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Coin Profiles: Unique Proof 1823 O-111 Bust Half Dollar

Coin Profiles: Unique Proof 1823 O-111 Bust Half Dollar

In the 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Platinum Night US Coin Auction, Heritage Auctions offer several very rare proof bust halves. One of these is the sole known proof 1823 half dollar from O-111 dies, though a handful of O-108 specimens are accepted... read more »

 

New Coin Books: Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint 1796-1838

New Coin Books: Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint 1796-1838

Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint 1796-1838    is the culmination of over a decade of research by the authors into the early quarters from the first US Mint. Rory has spent countless hours photographing many of the most amazing... read more »

 

Coin Profile: Proof 1860 $20 Double Eagle

Coin Profile: Proof 1860 $20 Double Eagle

1860 $20 PR64 Cameo NGC. The Breen Proof Encyclopedia records something north of 30 complete gold proof sets minted for 1860, although the Mint during this period would also provide individual denominations upon request. The net production... read more »

 

Coin Profile: Proof 1836 50/00 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Coin Profile: Proof 1836 50/00 Capped Bust Half Dollar

One of Only Six Examples Positively Confirmed to Exist; The Breen Plate Coin Writing in the 1989 edition of his encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial proof coins, the late Walter Breen accounts for four die marriages of the proof 1836 Lettered Edge... read more »

 

Coin Profiles: Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles: Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for... read more »

 

Coin Profile: 1808 Quarter Eagle a Rare One-Year Type Coin

Coin Profile: 1808 Quarter Eagle a Rare One-Year Type Coin

Johann Matthias (John) Reich was a Bavarian native who learned the engraving trade from his father, Johann Christian Reich. According to L. Forrer in the Biographical Dictionary of Medalists: the elder Reich was “born at Eisenberg (Saxe-Altenburg)... read more »

 

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

The first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth, #1101, during the American Numismatic Association’s... read more »

 

Coin Profiles: 1776 Brass Continental Dollar

Coin Profiles: 1776 Brass Continental Dollar

About 15 brass Continental Currency pieces are known in all grades, and they are only known from the original engraving or the first modification of Reverse A. Breen recorded an example of the EG FECIT variety in brass; however, that piece has... read more »

 

Gold, silver bullion on rise, but ATB 5-oz silver coins settle down

Gold, silver bullion on rise, but ATB 5-oz silver coins settle down

By Steve Roach - http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the February 28, 2011 issue of Coin World On Feb. 8, silver and gold made a big jump as the U.S. dollar showed signs of weakening and the market reacted to China increasing... read more »

 

Coin Profiles: Washington Roman Head Cent

Coin Profiles: Washington Roman Head Cent

The exact number of surviving Washington Roman Head cents is unknown although the total is clearly small, given the number of pieces that appear in auctions. In Heritage’s own sales since the beginning of their Permanent Auction Archives... read more »

 

Video Coin News: Martin Logies talks about the 1792 half disme

Video Coin News: Martin Logies talks about the 1792 half disme

Martin Logies Director, Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation talks about the 1792 half disme in the collection, its numismatic significance, and how the early coins of America were struck. [Runtime 6:34] The player will show in this paragraph ... read more »

 

Why is a 1907 $10 Gold piece worth more than $2 million?

Why is a 1907 $10 Gold piece worth more than $2 million?

News and Analysis on, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #39 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I wrote about the auction of an NGC certified 1907 “Rolled Edge PF-67 SATIN” $10 gold piece for a record $2,185,000. I... read more »

 

Coin Club Profiles: The Token and Medal Society (TAMS)

Coin Club Profiles: The Token and Medal Society (TAMS)

By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments Well if you have not heard of this group don’t feel too bad because it does a great deal of work in one of the more obscure areas of rare coin interest but one of the most interesting.... read more »

 

Bullion Coins: The Austrian Philharmonic Coin

Bullion Coins: The Austrian Philharmonic Coin

By Gainesville Coins The Austrian Mint began striking coins in 1194. Over those 800 years, the Mint gained a fantastic reputation for producing coins with unmatched quality and exceptional design. One of the Austrian Mint’s most internationally... read more »

 

Considering a “Gold” IRA? – Choose Wisely

Considering a “Gold” IRA? – Choose Wisely

There are probably 101 good reasons to own precious metals right now, and for the average consumer/investor, almost as many choices to be made. One option that is currently very attractive is the purchase of gold and precious metals within... read more »

 

Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1979-1999

Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1979-1999

Susan B. Anthony dollars, known as “Susies”by many collectors, were the second copper-nickel dollar coin produced for circulation in this country. The first was the Eisenhower dollar in 1971, designed by Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro.... read more »

 

1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

Based on Article by Lee Gast As the first commemorative Half Dollar struck, the Columbian half holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. From the first proof striking that sold for $10,000 in 1892,(The first specimen... read more »

 

Dr. Norman Jacobs Collection of Korean and Japanese Coins on display at NYINC

Dr. Norman Jacobs Collection of Korean and Japanese Coins on display at NYINC

Heritage Auctions has announced that we will be auctioning The Dr. Norman Jacobs Collection of Korean and Japanese Coins, the most important collection of its kind, from one of the most famous Asian numismatic experts to have lived. This collection... read more »

 

Coin Profiles: Unique 1834 Original Half Dollar O-104, Ex: Brand, Norweb

Coin Profiles: Unique 1834 Original Half Dollar O-104, Ex: Brand, Norweb

1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar PR65 NGC. O-104, Unique as a Proof. Only a few proof 1834 half dollars are known, mostly restrikes from the dies used to produce the Crushed Lettered Edge coins. In the catalog of the George “Buddy” Byers... read more »

 

Coin Profile 1804 Bust Quarter, Single Finest Certified B-1, Ex: Colonel Green

Coin Profile 1804 Bust Quarter, Single Finest Certified B-1, Ex: Colonel Green

Colonel Edward Howland Robinson Green (better known as Col. E.H.R. Green or, more simply, Col. Green), was the son of Henrietta Howland Robinson Green, née Henrietta Howland Robinson (1834-1916). She, too, is known more simply as Hetty Green,... read more »

 
 
 
 
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