CoinWeek Coverage of Half Dollars

Whitman Releases New Search & Save Coin Books on Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars

Whitman Releases New Search & Save Coin Books on Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars

Whitman Publishing announces the release of two new volumes in its series of combination book-albums trademarked under the name Search & Save. Each new volume consists of a 96-page hardcover book bound with a Whitman Classic Coin Album page for storing and displaying a customized coin collection. The Search & Save volumes are intended for […]

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

By Thomas Bush – Thomas Bush Numismatics ……   Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”![1] The Charles Barber coinage of 1892 has been ridiculed and derided over the years with the above-mentioned ideas and statements. Perhaps with no small bit of […]

By August 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars – Audio: 11:14

CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars – Audio: 11:14

CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars Franklin half dollars have long been a collector favorite. One of the most attractive 20th-century coins, the crisp, clean design leaves provides precious little cover for bag marks and scratches. Advanced collectors seek out the best specimens. For some dates, conditional rarities in high Mint State grades bring tens […]

By June 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pogue Family Coin Collection Part 18 – Half Dollars and Bust Dollars Fare Well in 4th Auction

Pogue Family Coin Collection Part 18 – Half Dollars and Bust Dollars Fare Well in 4th Auction

News and Analysis regarding coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #332 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds   The fourth in a series of auctions of the Pogue Family Coin Collection was conducted on Tuesday, May 24, by Stack’s-Bowers in association with Sotheby’s. Too much attention has been paid to the fact that the […]

The “Other” Monty Hall Problem: Disappearing Half Dollars

The “Other” Monty Hall Problem: Disappearing Half Dollars

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   I enjoy viewing old TV game shows. I grew up seeing guys like Bert Convy, Bob Barker, and Jim Perry wheel and deal with contestants for prizes like new cars, fine jewelry, and fancy computers with 64 kilobytes of RAM (it was the eighties). I also enjoy watching […]

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars Still Matter

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars Still Matter

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   I’ve written about commemorative coins before. I wrote about what they are, and why we collect them. Commemoratives in the United States are typically divided into Classic and Modern categories, and I talked briefly about the distinction. Recent commemoratives, such as the 2014 National Baseball Hall […]

Draped Bust 1807 Half Dollars, with mention of a Gem Quality Coin ‘in the news’!

Draped Bust 1807 Half Dollars, with mention of a Gem Quality Coin ‘in the news’!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #323 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   Though more than two hundred years old, 1807 Draped Bust half dollars are not rare and are available to collectors in a range of grades and states of preservation. […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Pt. 15: Reich Half Dollars from the 1830s

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Pt. 15: Reich Half Dollars from the 1830s

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #319 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…….. On Tuesday, February 9, Stack’s Bowers, in association with Sotheby’s, conducted the third in a series of auction of the Pogue Family Coin Collection. Last week, this third auction was reviewed in depth. In […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the reports and correspondence of the individual coin sponsors. The information presented will not simply be a reworking […]

By January 15, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
US Coins – Offerings of Great Half Dollars Characterized The Year 2015

US Coins – Offerings of Great Half Dollars Characterized The Year 2015

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #311 ……. A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……..   In the history of coin collecting, 2015 will be remembered as a year when a large number of extraordinary, classic U.S. half dollars were auctioned. Indeed, […]

By December 30, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. silver coins for less than $100 each: 19th Century Types from Three Cent Silvers to Half Dollars

Classic U.S. silver coins for less than $100 each: 19th Century Types from Three Cent Silvers to Half Dollars

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #309 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. For less than $100 per coin, a collector may assemble a complete type set of U.S. silver coins of series that began after 1806 and before 1900, except silver dollars. In addition to multiple […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Shireman Set of Gem Barber Half Dollars To Be Auctioned

Shireman Set of Gem Barber Half Dollars To Be Auctioned

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #307 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….. The Barber half dollar collection assembled by Dr. Peter Shireman is, by far, the finest intact set that is known to the coin community and was built during a period of more than twenty […]

By December 2, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
The Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 10 –  Gem Capped Bust Half Dollars

The Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 10 – Gem Capped Bust Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #299 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…… On Wed. Sept. 30, Stack’s-Bowers, in association with Sotheby’s, conducted the second in a series of auctions of the Pogue Family Coin Collection. Earlier this week, gold rarities were […]

Half Dollars Fare Well in Baltimore Coin Auction; Markets for Silver Rarities Are Stable

Half Dollars Fare Well in Baltimore Coin Auction; Markets for Silver Rarities Are Stable

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #287 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. Recent sharp declines in gold and silver bullion levels have caused many collectors and dealers to become concerned about market levels for rare or at least scarce coins. […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The Franklin half dollar was struck for just 15 years, from 1948 to 1963. It was replaced in 1964 by the Kennedy half, under circumstances that need no explanation […]

Key Date Coins: 1801 Draped Bust Half Dollars – Heraldic Eagle

Key Date Coins: 1801 Draped Bust Half Dollars – Heraldic Eagle

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #280 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. As two of the six best 1801 half dollars were just auctioned in the Pogue I sale by Stack’s-Bowers in New York on May 19, 2015, coins of this […]

The Incredible Gene Gardner Coin Collection, Part 6 –  Auction #3 with a focus on Half Dollars

The Incredible Gene Gardner Coin Collection, Part 6 – Auction #3 with a focus on Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #277 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   This discussion has two linked themes. The first is the implications of the results of the third Gardner sale for markets for rarities and the second is the […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 4: Barber and Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 4: Barber and Walking Liberty Half Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   We continue our guide to the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set by focusing on the century’s forgotten denomination, the half dollar. For many Americans, the fact that the United States continues to produce a half dollar would come as a surprise. The coin hasn’t been a […]

Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers….   Among all United States silver coin designs the rarest of the rare is that used only in 1796 and 1797. The obverse is the Draped Bust type with Liberty facing to the right. The reverse is the Small Eagle type with the national bird perched on a […]

CoinWeek Grading Series –  Walking Liberty Half Dollars

CoinWeek Grading Series – Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Taught by Ray Herz. Another video in the CoinWeek grading series with different experts in the various fields of numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the numismatic spectrum. More news and […]

By March 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bust Half Dollars and Territorial Gold Coins Highlight the PNG US Coin Auction

Bust Half Dollars and Territorial Gold Coins Highlight the PNG US Coin Auction

Heritage is proud to present the inaugural PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature auction, scheduled for February 26-March 1 in Dallas! This is home turf for Heritage auctions, and after a coast to coast swing that headlined the record-setting Orlando FUN auction, followed by the annual trip to the West Coast and a busy Long […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #255 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Walking Liberty half dollars ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can be completed with circulated representatives of some ‘early dates’ […]

By December 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
The Incredible Gene Gardner Collection, Part 5: Finest  ‘No Motto’ Liberty Seated Half Dollars

The Incredible Gene Gardner Collection, Part 5: Finest ‘No Motto’ Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics #248: Special Saturday Edition relating to the all-time best collection of 19th century U.S. silver coins to ever be publicly auctioned A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds………. As was reported on Wednesday in part 4 of this series of discussions, the second of four planned auctions of the Gene […]

By November 1, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
All About the Benjamins: Why You Should Collect Franklin Half Dollars

All About the Benjamins: Why You Should Collect Franklin Half Dollars

Terrence Campbell at Gainesville Coins ……… Everyone likes Benjamins, right? Usually, when Ben Franklin is referenced in regard to currency, our first thought is that of the 100 dollar note. The Ben Franklin note itself has become an icon of modern pop culture, conspicuous consumption, and the nouveau riche lifestyle. However, as an avid coin collector, when I […]

Building a Set of Almost Uncirculated-55 to ‘Mint State’-63 Barber Half Dollars

Building a Set of Almost Uncirculated-55 to ‘Mint State’-63 Barber Half Dollars

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #213 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The purpose here is to discuss the costs and practicality of assembling a set of Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915), in which all of the coins grade from AU-55 to MS-63. Many of these will cost more […]

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 8: Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Half Dollars

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 8: Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #197 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Almost all of the U.S. silver coins that were in the Eric P. Newman Collection, plus some copper and nickel coins, were auctioned by Heritage on Nov. 15 and 16 […]

By December 4, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 5: 1796 U.S. Half Dollars

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 5: 1796 U.S. Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #194 A Weekly Column for CoinWeek by Greg Reynolds …………….. This is the fifth in a series on the Eric Newman Coin Collection, the most famous coin collection to be auctioned since the Eliasberg and Pittman sales […]

By November 13, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins for less than $500 each, Part 6: Barber Half Dollars

Classic US Coins for less than $500 each, Part 6: Barber Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #176 ….. This is the sixth in a series of articles on classic US coins that cost less than $500 each. This series is aimed at people who wish to […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 Each, Part 5 : Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 Each, Part 5 : Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #175 ….. This is the fifth in a series of articles on classic U.S. coins that cost less than $500 each. This series is aimed at people who wish to […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Inexpensive 20th Century Half Dollars for Beginners

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Inexpensive 20th Century Half Dollars for Beginners

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #174 ….. Last week’s topic was modestly priced Bust Half Dollars, which may be too expensive or too exotic for beginners. After someone has collected coins for a while, it is not unusual for he […]

 
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