This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, Mike Markowitz sits down to discuss his favorite area of ancient coin collecting, Byzantine coins. The Byzantine Empire stood for more than a thousand years, falling on May 29, 1453 when Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire. Historians call it the Byzantine Empire, but they called themselves Romans. Their coinage is often imbued with religious symbolism and the echoes of history that they contain within have inspired generations of collectors. You’ll learn more, next on the CoinWeek Podcast. The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. The January February issue of the rare coin market report is out now. You can read it online by going to Pcgs.com. In this issue read new information about Fugue Cents- which PCGS now considers the First Regular Issue United States Coin and learn why Canadian coins are white hot right now.