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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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 […]

The Rarest 20th Century, Regular U.S. Coins: 1927-D Saint Gaudens Double Eagles ($20 gold pieces)

The Rarest 20th Century, Regular U.S. Coins: 1927-D Saint Gaudens Double Eagles ($20 gold pieces)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #216 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. Double Eagles are U.S. $20 gold coins, and regular issues were minted from 1850 to 1933. ‘Liberty Head’ or Liberty Double Eagles date from 1850 to 1907. Saint Gaudens Double […]

Rare US Coins: Gem Quality, Norweb Family 1833 Dime

Rare US Coins: Gem Quality, Norweb Family 1833 Dime

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #215 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. Over a period of two afternoons, I spent a few hours viewing the U.S. coins that will be offered tomorrow in a Stack’s-Bowers Rarities Night event in Baltimore. […]

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 2: Commemorative One Dollar Gold Pieces

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 2: Commemorative One Dollar Gold Pieces

 Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #214 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The present topic is Choice (MS-63) to Gem Uncirculated (MS-65 or higher grade) commemorative one dollar gold pieces. These are only nine issues of such commemorative U.S. gold coins, which date […]

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 […]

Dahlonega, Georgia Mint Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) of 1861

Dahlonega, Georgia Mint Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) of 1861

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #212 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. Gold coins were produced at the Branch U.S. Mint in Dahlonega, Georgia, from 1838 to 1861. One Dollar Gold pieces, Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins), Three Dollar Gold pieces and Half […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000, Part 1: Classic Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ Gold)

Rare Gold Coins under $5000, Part 1: Classic Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ Gold)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #211 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The present topic is Very Fine to AU grade, Classic Head Quarter Eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins). These were minted from 1834 to 1838. U.S. Quarter Eagles date from 1796 to […]

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The Incredible Eugene Gardner Coin Collection, Part 1: Preliminary Thoughts and Dime Preview

The Incredible Eugene Gardner Coin Collection, Part 1: Preliminary Thoughts and Dime Preview

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #210 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. Incredible is the right word to describe the collection of Eugene Gardner. Dictionaries, such as Merriam-Webster, tend to define “incredible” as ‘amazing’ or ‘extraordinary,’ perhaps even “too extraordinary to believe”! Indeed, […]

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Two of Four Known Strawberry Leaf Large Cents Sell in the FUN Auction of the Mervis Collection

Two of Four Known Strawberry Leaf Large Cents Sell in the FUN Auction of the Mervis Collection

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #209 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. On Jan. 10, 2014, at the FUN Convention in Orlando, Heritage auctioned one of the most complete collections of large cents that has ever been assembled, which was owned […]

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The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 10: Colonial Coins and other pre-1793 American items

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 10: Colonial Coins and other pre-1793 American items

 Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #208 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. A year ago, the Eric Newman Collection was the most famous numismatic collection, which features United States coins, to be intact and not be in a public institution. […]

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The Missouri Half Cent Coin Collection, Part III: Astonishing $18.26 Million for Tettenhorst Set!

The Missouri Half Cent Coin Collection, Part III: Astonishing $18.26 Million for Tettenhorst Set!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #207 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. The Tettenhorst-Missouri set of just half cents totaled more than $18 million in just one day, for 228 half cents! The Goldbergs auctioned this collection on Sunday, Jan. […]

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The Missouri Half Cent Collection, Part II: Tettenhorst, Superb Gem 1794

The Missouri Half Cent Collection, Part II: Tettenhorst, Superb Gem 1794

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #206 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds The collector known as “Tettenhorst,” who lives in the State of Missouri, has assembled the all-time most comprehensive set of half cents, which includes many gem quality coins. This […]

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The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 9: European Coins

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 9: European Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #205 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Many collectors were surprised to learn that Eric Newman had a tremendous collection of European coins and many excellent coins from elsewhere in the world. After all, the Eric […]

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Coin Auctions: Famous Rarities Bring Millions in FUN Coin & Currency Sale

Coin Auctions: Famous Rarities Bring Millions in FUN Coin & Currency Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #204 A weekly CoinWeek column by Greg Reynolds In the annual Platinum Night session of the FUN Convention auction that Heritage conducts every January in Florida, there are always famous rarities among a large offering of U.S. […]

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British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #203 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds On Jan. 10th and 11th, Stack’s-Bowers-Ponterio conducted one of the official auctions of a coin convention that is held every January in Manhattan. More than two thousand coins and medals from around the world […]

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