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US Coins – What’s up with the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t Know About

US Coins – What’s up with the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t Know About

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker …..   Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman, 2006), Q. David Bowers offers up the generic (“Cherrypicking for quality is advised”), and the baffling (“In this era plastic holders … were a popular way to display sets of coins, […]

By November 30, 2016 2 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Sharply Struck Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime

Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Sharply Struck Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   No other Mercury dime enjoys the popularity of the 1916-D, a date that is sought in all grades from barely identifiable AG-3 to Gem. Only 264,000 examples of the date were struck at the Denver Mint in 1916. Philadelphia and San Francisco produced Barber […]

By November 16, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2,500, Pt. 2: Half Dimes

Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2,500, Pt. 2: Half Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #340 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   During the history of coin collecting in the United States, most coin enthusiasts at one time or another have sought to complete, or nearly complete, a set […]

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ….   We are 47 years into the clad era and the dust is yet to settle. Even though there’s a lot of action to be had, it seems the hobby as a whole can give the clad era one great big shrug of the shoulders. We […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Key Date 1870-CC Quarter

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Key Date 1870-CC Quarter

Counterfeit 1870-CC Quarter by Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter series. Read about the counterfeit that was submitted and how our experts recognized it. One of the most interesting fakes that NGC has received in the past year was an 1870-CC quarter. The […]

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 […]

Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2,500 – Part 1: Copper

Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2,500 – Part 1: Copper

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #274 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., most coin enthusiasts, at one time or another, have sought to complete, or nearly complete, a set of […]

Copper and Silver Key Date U.S. Coins in Goldbergs Auction Next Week

Copper and Silver Key Date U.S. Coins in Goldbergs Auction Next Week

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #224 A CoinWeek Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., a large percentage of enthusiasts have sought to complete sets. Indeed, almost all collectors of U.S. coins have aimed to […]

Circulated Barber Quarters, with emphasis upon recent auction results for Key Dates

Circulated Barber Quarters, with emphasis upon recent auction results for Key Dates

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #129 ….. Barber Quarters are a very popular series of U.S. coins. Although I frequently write about gem quality (65 and higher grade) Barber Quarters that sell in major auctions, it is important to keep […]

By September 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …….. Today we’ll talk about the modern commemorative “key date” MS-69 short set – a set comprised of the four most expensive half dollars in MS-69 condition. In the coin market, the health of key coins can dictate the growth potential of more common dates. By looking […]

Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Coin Grading is one of the key skills every coin collector strives to master. Some collectors are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of the multi-day grading seminar offered by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). But for those who cannot attend the seminar, the ANA’s “Grading U.S. Coins Today” correspondence course is the […]

NGC Registry Set News: From Monkeys and Quetzals to Francs and Shillings

NGC Registry Set News: From Monkeys and Quetzals to Francs and Shillings

New NGC Registry sets this month include China, Gabon, Great Britain, US Cents and more This month, the NGC Registry offers a variety of new coin collecting choices for your enjoyment. From Lincoln cents in the US to Silver $10 in remote Palau, there is something new for everyone. We have a wide variety of […]

They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of numismatics’ most neglected areas, America’s rich heritage of political medalets that recall the drama of vanished Presidential campaigns. Medalets of successful contenders are fascinating bits of Americana, but issues […]

What’s Hot and What’s Not: The Rare Date Gold Market at the End of 2016

What’s Hot and What’s Not: The Rare Date Gold Market at the End of 2016

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   From a numismatic point of view, 2016 wasn’t an especially good year. In most series, prices were down; in some cases by as much as 20-30%. Perhaps the only bright spot in the 2016 coin market was rare date gold. My business was strong in […]

By December 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: The Concept of the Stretch Date

Coin Collecting Strategies: The Concept of the Stretch Date

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Unless you are a very savvy collector, it is likely that many of the preconceptions you have about building your set(s) of choice are wrong. One of the most egregious mistakes that I see set collectors make has to do with the decision of what […]

By October 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   NGC graders find an altered-date 1856 Flying Eagle cent and explain what to avoid. The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and highly collectible issue because of its status as the first Small Cent. Large Cents, which had been struck […]

April 21 Release Date Set for 2016 Mercury Dime Gold Coin

April 21 Release Date Set for 2016 Mercury Dime Gold Coin

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. After months of anticipation, coin collectors can finally zero in on April 21 as the first day they can buy the 2016 Mercury dime gold commemorative coin – the first of three 2016 gold coins to honor the centennial anniversary of classic silver Liberty coin designs by Adolph A. […]

Paper Money – Australia Sets Issuance Date for New $5 Banknote

Paper Money – Australia Sets Issuance Date for New $5 Banknote

By Reserve Bank of Australia ….   On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is pleased to announce that the first of Australia’s next generation of banknotes, the new $5, will be issued from 1 September 2016. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens said: The new banknotes […]

By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Market Update – Gold Closes up $38.70 and Threatens the Important $1200.00 Level | CoinWeek

Gold Market Update – Gold Closes up $38.70 and Threatens the Important $1200.00 Level | CoinWeek

Commentary for Monday, February 8, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $38.70 on the Comex today at $1196.50. This will get everyone’s attention because during the trading day gold actually moved above $1200.00 before settling lower. Still the peak for gold last year was $1302.00 […]

Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date?

Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com….   Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date? So why, then, do these series lag such non-gold 20th-century designs as the Lincoln Cent, Buffalo Nickel, Mercury Dime and Walking Liberty Half Dollar when it comes to numbers of active set collectors? I can think of […]

By December 26, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Who would have guessed that starting a coin club would lead to nearly 40 years of constant but enjoyable work? Along with the late Kam Awash, John McCloskey played a significant role in founding the Liberty Seated Collectors Club in 1973. This was well before many of today’s specialized […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies –  Semi-Key Mercury Dimes

Coin Collecting Strategies – Semi-Key Mercury Dimes

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Mention Mercury or Winged Liberty Head dimes in collecting circles, and a few dates come to mind. Rather than automatically locking in on the 1916-D, 1921, 1921-D and the 1942/1 and 1942/1-D overdates, it might be a better idea to check out the many semi-keys that seem to be neglected. […]

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare Date Gold?

US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare Date Gold?

By Doug Winter– RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   In the last decade, we have seen a number of Next Big Things in the rare date gold market. We’ve seen New Orleans double eagles and Carson City double eagles. We’ve seen Civil War issues, and we’ve seen No Motto San Francisco eagles. In most cases, we’ve […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 24, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 24, 2015

ABSTRACT: Amid continued risk-off sentiment in the markets following an easing of geopolitical tensions, the precious metals sunk even further this week. The attention of investors, however, turns to the likelihood of an increase to the federal funds rate in September. Stock indices in the U.S. slumped on mixed corporate earnings data, while a strong […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 18, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 18, 2015

ABSTRACT: The major, immediate risks for the global economy seemed to reach “risk-off” status this week: China’s main stock index recovered 6.2% while Greece and its creditors agreed to a $7-billion bridge loan. These developments helped plunge the precious metals into the red each trading day this week. ========================= GOVERNMENT & POLICY News & Notes […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 25, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 25, 2015

  Undulating sentiment regarding the chances of a Greek default or a new bailout deal dominated the headlines yet again this week, swinging from optimism to despair and back again in the course of just a few days. Aside from volatility in Greece and a sharp correction in the Chinese markets, stocks, bonds, and commodities […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 19, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 19, 2015

by Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins   ABSTRACT: After opening the week in negative territory, U.S. stock indices and the precious metals recovered together as the dollar softened against its major peers. Conversely, Chinese equities on the Shanghai index sank into a sudden–though nonetheless unsurprising–correction. Volatile swings have returned to the world markets as the […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 12, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 12, 2015

by Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ABSTRACT: Both U.S. stock indices and global bonds swung back into positive territory after a recent bearish hangover set the scene for a rocky start to the week. Though the case remains strong for an eventual correction in equities, not only in North America but in Asia as well, […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: June 1-5, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: June 1-5, 2015

ABSTRACT: The current rout in the bond markets continued into its sixth week with rapidly rising yields and increased volatility in government bonds. Despite the outflow of funds from the typical safety net of government-issued debt, both stocks and commodities like crude oil and precious metals tracked lower throughout the week. =========================== GOVERNMENT & POLICY […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 22-29, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 22-29, 2015

The volatility of global equities was on the rise this week, with significant sell-offs on the major stock exchanges in the U.S. (Tuesday) and China (Thursday). This coincided with a downward revision of first-quarter GDP amid an array of other disappointing economic data in the States. Funds continued to crowd into the bond markets, though […]

 
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