Author Archive: Greg Reynolds

Greg Reynolds has carefully examined a vast majority of the greatest U.S. coins and most of the finest classic U.S. type coins. He personally attended sales of the Eliasberg, Pittman, and Gardner Collections, among other landmark events. Greg has also covered major auctions of world coins, including the sale of the Millennia Collection.

In addition to more than two hundred analytical columns for CoinWeek and at least fifty articles for CoinLink, Reynolds has contributed hundreds of articles to Numismatic News newspaper and related publications.

For three years in a row, he has been the winner of the ‘Best All-Around Portfolio’ award of the NLG. Greg has also won NLG awards for individual articles, for a series of articles on the Eric Newman Collection, and for best column published on a web site.

Reynolds is available for private consultations: insightful10{a}gmail.com

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A Softly Spoken Great Rarity: 1853-O ‘No Arrows’ Liberty Seated Half Dollar

A Softly Spoken Great Rarity: 1853-O ‘No Arrows’ Liberty Seated Half Dollar

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #246 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… At the upcoming Baltimore Coin & Currency Expo, Stack’s-Bowers will auction an astonishing collection of coins and related items from 1853, an extremely important year in the monetary history of the United States. A […]

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CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #245 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… Morgan Silver Dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. The key business strike in the series is the 1893 San Francisco Mint issue. On Oct. 2, in Las Vegas, Legend […]

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Classic U.S. Coins: The Rarity of 1843-O Liberty Seated Dime

Classic U.S. Coins: The Rarity of 1843-O Liberty Seated Dime

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #244 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… In a discussion in 2012, I noted that people do not often think about the rarity of 1846 Liberty Seated Dimes. The 1843-O is a little more recognized than the 1846, though most collectors […]

The Quiet 1805 Half Dime, with discussion of the Pittman coin in the upcoming Stack’s Bowers Auction

The Quiet 1805 Half Dime, with discussion of the Pittman coin in the upcoming Stack’s Bowers Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #243 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Most people have never heard of half dimes, which are much different from five cent nickels. Actually, nickels are typically 25% nickel and 75% copper. Three Cent Nickels were struck in 1865 before five […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 6: Three Dollar Gold Coins

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 6: Three Dollar Gold Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #242   A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… U.S. Three Dollar Gold coins were minted from 1854 to 1889. There is just one design type of this denomination. In addition to the fact that some non-rare […]

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Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 5: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 5: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #241 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds   Liberty Eagles were minted from 1838 to 1907. There are three types or subtypes. Gobrecht, also called ‘Head of 1838,’ Eagles  were produced during just two years, 1838 […]

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Not Fully Appreciated, Norweb 1796 Quarter Sells for $411,250

Not Fully Appreciated, Norweb 1796 Quarter Sells for $411,250

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #240 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…… At the recently concluded Long Beach Expo, Heritage conducted a surprisingly large auction extravaganza, less than one month after the conclusion of the ANA Convention in Illinois, which included […]

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Rare 1681 silver Halfcrown of King Charles II, with mark of the Royal African Company

Rare 1681 silver Halfcrown of King Charles II, with mark of the Royal African Company

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #239 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……….. Halfcrowns, 2½ Shillings silver coins, of English King Charles II are not rare overall. Thousands survive of those minted during his reign from 1660 to 1685. The 1681 Halfcrown ‘in […]

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Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 4: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 4: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #238 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Liberty Eagles were minted from 1838 to 1907. These are sometimes termed ‘Liberty Head Eagles.’ Similar, Liberty Head Quarter Eagles ($2½) and Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) were minted […]

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions, part 2, with interpretation of Specimen designations

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions, part 2, with interpretation of Specimen designations

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #237 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage, separately, conducted successful auctions at the ANA Convention earlier this month in Rosemont, Illinois. In part 1, three, individual million dollar coins were covered: the Garrett family […]

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions ….Part 1

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions ….Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #236 — Edited on Aug. 14, 2014, 11:06 pm A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. For the first time, both Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage conducted official ANA auctions at the summer convention, which was held from […]

Key 1896-S Barber Quarter in Stack’s-Bowers Auction, A Tremendous Condition Rarity

Key 1896-S Barber Quarter in Stack’s-Bowers Auction, A Tremendous Condition Rarity

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #235 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Barber Quarters are a popular series of U.S. coins. When I was a kid, I was extremely interested in them. Even now, heavily circulated, non-rare Barber Quarters are available […]

Key 1849-O Quarter in SBG Auction, an Unnoticed Rarity

Key 1849-O Quarter in SBG Auction, an Unnoticed Rarity

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #234 … A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. One of the finest 1849-O quarters is ‘in the news’ as it will be offered by Stack’s-Bowers on August 6th, at the ANA Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. The […]

The Spectacular Newman-Jung Coin and other 1818/5 Capped Bust Quarters

The Spectacular Newman-Jung Coin and other 1818/5 Capped Bust Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #233 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………… The most exciting consignment to the Heritage ANA auction is the pre-1840 U.S. material from Oliver Jung. Last week’s column covered the Jackman-Jung 1794 Apple Cheek Large Cent. […]

The Cutest of Apple Cheeks: The Jackman-Jung 1794 Large Cent

The Cutest of Apple Cheeks: The Jackman-Jung 1794 Large Cent

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #232 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. In early August, Heritage will auction a group of type coins consigned by Oliver Jung, including the finest known 1794 Apple Cheek Large Cent. Among coin collectors, Jung is […]

The Norweb 1797 Half Dollar, among the top five of the entire Draped Bust ‘Small Eagle’ type

The Norweb 1797 Half Dollar, among the top five of the entire Draped Bust ‘Small Eagle’ type

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #231 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek.com …… The Norweb 1797 Draped Bust, Small Eagle Half Dollar is, indisputably, the second finest known 1797 half dollar. It is certainly among the five finest coins of […]

Dimes of 1809 – A Key in the Capped Bust Dime Series

Dimes of 1809 – A Key in the Capped Bust Dime Series

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #230 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. The Capped Bust Dime series was minted from 1809 to 1837. The 1822 is the only date that is rarer than the 1809, though a famous variety of an […]

The Incredible Eugene Gardner Collection, part 3: Stunning, Classic U.S. Silver Coins

The Incredible Eugene Gardner Collection, part 3: Stunning, Classic U.S. Silver Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #229, Special Monday Edition A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. As was said in part 1, incredible is the right word to describe the Eugene Gardner Collection. In part 2, famous coins that sold on June […]

The Incredible Eugene Gardner Collection, part 2: Famous Coins in the June 23rd Auction

The Incredible Eugene Gardner Collection, part 2: Famous Coins in the June 23rd Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #228 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek.com …….. As was said in part 1, incredible is the right word to describe the collection of Eugene Gardner. Now, after many of Eugene’s coins were auctioned by […]

SBG to Auction Important Condition Rarity: The Eliasberg, Probable Finest Known 1906-S Double Eagle ($20 gold coin)

SBG to Auction Important Condition Rarity: The Eliasberg, Probable Finest Known 1906-S Double Eagle ($20 gold coin)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #227 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. A gem quality, 1906 San Francisco Mint Double Eagle ($20 gold coin) is ‘in the news’! On Friday, June 27, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Stack’s-Bowers will auction a […]

The 1615-16 Coins of Bermuda (Sommer Islands): The First English Coins of North America

The 1615-16 Coins of Bermuda (Sommer Islands): The First English Coins of North America

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #226 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds In 1615 or 1616, coins were introduced in Bermuda. Although Bermuda was then called the Sommer Islands, for clarity, it is best to refer here to this place as Bermuda, […]

The First Coins Struck in The Original Thirteen Colonies: Massachusetts (‘NE’) Silver of 1652

The First Coins Struck in The Original Thirteen Colonies: Massachusetts (‘NE’) Silver of 1652

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #225 A CoinWeek Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. The original thirteen States of the USA were colonies of Great Britain before the declaration of independence in 1776. Massachusetts was one of these thirteen, though its name and boundaries were different […]

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 […]

The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #223 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….. A very substantial number of pre-1793 items from the Eric P. Newman Collection were auctioned by Heritage on May 16 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 East 79th St., New […]

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #222 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Amazingly, locally minted large copper coins circulated in Connecticut in the late 1730s and early 1740s; Higley Coppers are among the rarest and most exciting of all American colonial […]

The Riverboat Collection of Private & Territorial gold coins, part 2: Auction Results

The Riverboat Collection of Private & Territorial gold coins, part 2: Auction Results

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #221 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….. When I first wrote about “The Riverboat Collection” about a month ago, I did not realize just how much impact the sale of this collection, in Illinois on April 24, would have or just […]

US Rare Coins: 1792 Dime and Silver Center Copper Cent Patterns

US Rare Coins: 1792 Dime and Silver Center Copper Cent Patterns

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #220 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…… Perhaps the most famous of all patterns is the ‘Silver Center Copper Cent’ of 1792. It is certainly the most famous non-gold pattern. The 1792 dime patterns, then each […]

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 3:  19th Century One Dollar Gold Pieces

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 3: 19th Century One Dollar Gold Pieces

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #219 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……… United States One Dollar Gold coins were minted from 1849 to 1889. Early 20th century, commemoratives One Dollar Gold pieces are a different species; they were minted to […]

1797 Dimes ‘in the news’ and general information for collecting Draped Bust Dimes

1797 Dimes ‘in the news’ and general information for collecting Draped Bust Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #218 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. As 1796 is the first year of dimes, which were a novel and mysterious denomination at the time, and because 1796 dimes are less scarce than 1797 dimes, 1796 dimes […]

“The Riverboat Collection” of Private & Territorial gold coins to make big waves at Central States Auction

“The Riverboat Collection” of Private & Territorial gold coins to make big waves at Central States Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #217 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. On Thursday, April 24, at a convention center near Chicago, Heritage will offer “The Riverboat Collection” of private and territorial gold coins, as part of the official auction of the CSNS Convention. This is one […]

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