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The Coin Analyst: Update on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Update on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Collectors who ordered 25th anniversary silver eagle sets from the Mint on October 27 are eagerly awaiting shipment of their sets. A waiting list for the sets was posted about 4 ½ hours after the start of sales on October 27, which was one of the fastest sells-outs in U.S. […]

By November 8, 2011 59 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series Still Has Legs

The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series Still Has Legs

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been an interesting year for collectors of the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful (ATB) coin series. The bullion versions, which were hard to obtain when the 2010 coins were released, are now readily available, and relatively few people seem interested in them, although bullion sales did pick up a […]

By November 3, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
Pinnacle Purchases Spectacular Proof Seated Quarter Collection

Pinnacle Purchases Spectacular Proof Seated Quarter Collection

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase of another world class set. We have acquired celebrated collector Bruce Scher’s Proof Seated Quarter collection. His focus (as in all things) is seeking finest known, eye appealing examples. While lacking only two dates, the set is currently ranked second on […]

Three Things Gold Buyers Must Know First

Three Things Gold Buyers Must Know First

Recent news stories questioning what some dealers charge when selling gold coins reinforces what experts have advised for years: do your homework first. Investors should become knowledgeable before purchasing precious metal bullion coins as a financial investment or economic hedge, according to officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com), a nonprofit California-based organization founded in […]

Superb Gem 1876 Twenty Cent to be offered by Heritage

Superb Gem 1876 Twenty Cent to be offered by Heritage

1876 20C MS67 PCGS Secure. CAC – Lot 3302 in Heritage’s Beverly Hills Auction Novenber 8-10 The twenty cent piece was born out of Free Silver movement, an important political lobby that perceived the gold standard as a threat to poorer citizens, particularly farmers and silver miners. In the early 1870s many of the world’s […]

Two Cool Proof Civil War Gold Dollars

Two Cool Proof Civil War Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com Douglas Winter Numismatics recently sold two very rare and very beautiful Proof gold dollars from the Civil War era. These were an 1862 graded Proof-64 Deep Cameo by PCGS, and an 1864 graded Proof-66 Deep Cameo by PCGS. Both coins had also been approved by CAC. I’d like to share some […]

By November 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets Sell Out in 4 ½ Hours Amid Widespread Ordering Problems

The Coin Analyst: 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets Sell Out in 4 ½ Hours Amid Widespread Ordering Problems

by Louis Golino for Coin Week The widely and eagerly anticipated 25th anniversary American silver eagle sets sold out on October 27 in 4 ½ hours, but large numbers of collectors were unable to place orders because of problems with the Mint’s web site and telephone order options. The sets are limited to 100,000 units […]

By October 28, 2011 65 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Issues world’s largest and most valuable gold bullion coin

Perth Mint Issues world’s largest and most valuable gold bullion coin

The biggest, heaviest, inherently the most valuable gold bullion coin in the world has been unveiled by The Perth Mint. Weighing one tonne (32,150.7466 troy ounces) of 99.99% pure gold, the monumental coin measures nearly 80 cms wide and more than 12cms deep.  At current Bullion prices the coin would be worth over 55 Million […]

Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint’s ultra-high relief creation is the world’s first 10-kilo coin crafted of 99.999% pure gold Vancouver, British Columbia, October 21, 2011 – The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce it has crafted the world’s first 10-kilo 99.999% pure gold coin and that this exquisite numismatic creation has been dedicated to Bill Reid’s […]

The Royal Canadian Mint is hosting Online Coin Exchanges

The Royal Canadian Mint is hosting Online Coin Exchanges

Canadian Mint Did you know that the Royal Canadian Mint’s high-tech plant in Winnipeg produces over 1 billion circulation coins every year? That’s like 20 million coins per day or 750 coins per second! Even though the Mint has produced coins for more than 70 countries in the last 35 years, this post is all […]

Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Graded Plain 4 1834 Capped Head Five Dollar

Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Graded Plain 4 1834 Capped Head Five Dollar

Heritage Auctions On June 28, 1834 Congress passed a law adjusting the weight and composition of the gold eagle (which had not been minted since 1804), half eagle, and quarter eagle. The so-called “old tenor” coinage, struck prior to this act, was .9167 gold (22 carats), which was based on the composition of British gold […]

Heritage Call to Support the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Heritage Call to Support the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Heritage Auctions As passionate collectors, we believe that we have a responsibility to preserve the history of numismatics for future generations. It is with this sense of duty that we are compelled to ask for your help. The National Numismatic Collection (NNC) is among the world’s finest such collections and consists of more than 1 […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Eliasberg 1796 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Eliasberg 1796 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin)

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #76 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Although early Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) are very expensive, I find that many collectors like to read about them. A famous 1796/5 Half Eagle is ‘in the news’ as Heritage will offer the […]

By October 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Some Silver Coins for First Time

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Some Silver Coins for First Time

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Perhaps it just comes with the territory when you are the world’s largest coin dealer, but the U.S. Mint just can’t seem get a break from coin collectors and investors no matter what it does. Pick up any leading print coin publication, or read the typical coin blog or […]

By October 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Building a Basic Type Set of Five Dollar Gold Pieces

Building a Basic Type Set of Five Dollar Gold Pieces

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The half eagle is the very first gold coin to be struck at the United States mint. This denomination was struck without interruption from 1795 to 1929, and it is the only U.S. gold issue to be produced at all eight United States mints. It is very popular with collectors, […]

By October 10, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
The Perth Mint – New Product Releases for October 2011

The Perth Mint – New Product Releases for October 2011

October is proving to be another exciting month at The Perth Mint, with an immense range of highly anticipated new product releases. The Perth Mint is proud to showcase its internationally renowned Australian Lunar Series II this month, celebrating the auspicious 2012 Year of the Dragon. This month’s lunar releases include the stunning special edition […]

NGC Announces Valuable Auction Research Tool

NGC Announces Valuable Auction Research Tool

[Sarasota, Florida] ⎯ Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the release today of NGC Auction Central – a new resource that maintains auction data for NGC-certified US coins from prominent auction houses including Heritage, Stack’s Bowers, Teletrade, David Lawrence Rare Coins, and Great Collections. With this exciting new feature, both upcoming auctions and prices realized information […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Norweb-Richmond 1854-S $2.5 Gold Coin (Quarter Eagle)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Norweb-Richmond 1854-S $2.5 Gold Coin (Quarter Eagle)

News & Analysis on rare  coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #74 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Oct. 14th, in Pittsburgh, the Norweb-Richmond 1854-S Quarter Eagle (U.S. $2½ gold coin) will be offered by Heritage in an official ANA auction. It is PCGS graded ‘Very Fine-35.’ While this coin is the primary […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Extremely Fine 1856-O $20 gold coin to be auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Extremely Fine 1856-O $20 gold coin to be auctioned

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #73 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Friday, Oct. 14, Heritage will auction an 1856-O Double Eagle ($20 gold coin) in Pittsburgh as part of the official auction of the first Fall ANA Convention. Traditionally, there have been two ANA Conventions in […]

By September 21, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Historic Rarities Highlight ANA Museum Showcase in Pittsburgh

Historic Rarities Highlight ANA Museum Showcase in Pittsburgh

The American Numismatic Association’s Museum Showcase, featuring rare and historic numismatic treasures, will be on display at the 2011 ANA Pittsburgh National Money Show, Oct. 13-15. The showcase includes objects from the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and private collections. The showcase, located in Hall C of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, will feature […]

Canadian Culture, Traditions and Icons Stand Out on New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Canadian Culture, Traditions and Icons Stand Out on New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The 75th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada is joined by a treasure trove of gold and silver coins celebrating the upcoming Year of the Dragon; new issues from ongoing series; and an early flurry of winter-themed coins Ottawa, Ontario, August 25, 2011 – With a growing list of customers eager for expertly crafted coins to collect or […]

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAN IN MOTION WORLD TOUR

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAN IN MOTION WORLD TOUR

St John’s, NL, August 24, 2011 – As the Canada-wide relay to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour gets under way in Cape Spear NL, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to launch a medallion replicating the stunning relay participant medal. This inspiring medallion can be purchased as a […]

U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

by Louis Golino for Coin Week For several years collectors of American silver eagles have speculated about whether the U.S. Mint would issue a limited edition set of American silver eagles to mark the coin’s 25th anniversary in 2011. The coin was first produced in 1986. This issue has been on collector’s minds ever since […]

The King of American Coins – the Dollar of 1804 – Part 1

The King of American Coins – the Dollar of 1804 – Part 1

Background of the ANA’s Idler 1804 Dollar as Exhibited at the 2011 World’s Fair of Money in Chicago -  Part 1 By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com The “Idler Specimen” of the 1804 Dollar, a coin issue that’s often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” will be exhibited by the American Numismatic […]

Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Very Rare 19th Century Proof, Possibly Six in Private Hands Condition Census Example, Ex: Harry Bass The 1868 Liberty double eagle is one of the rarest dates of the series in proof format, from a tiny mintage of just 25 pieces. The coin offered here is one of the finest survivors of that minuscule production, […]

Overall and Comparative Rarity Analysis of Dahlonega Gold Coinage

Overall and Comparative Rarity Analysis of Dahlonega Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter – RareDateGold.com Using the revised population estimates in the third edition of my book, it is possible to make some interesting observations and conclusions regarding Dahlonega coinage. As an example, it is possible to estimate the average number of survivors for each denomination, the percentage of survivors by grade, and an overall […]

PCGS Will Display and Sponsor Eye-Opening Exhibits at Chicago ANA

PCGS Will Display and Sponsor Eye-Opening Exhibits at Chicago ANA

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will sponsor a wide range of amazing exhibits and informative presentations at the American Numismatic Association’s Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 16 – 20, 2011. The eagerly anticipated exhibit will in Hall F of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd. in Rosemont, IL, site of […]

By August 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile: 1802 Half Dime, a Landmark Rarity

Coin Profile: 1802 Half Dime, a Landmark Rarity

In all of U.S. numismatics there are only a handful of regular issue coins that can compare in absolute rarity to the 1802 half dime. For any numismatic observer, it is the measure of a great collection. The presence of an 1802 half dime is the benchmark used to judge whether a collector has a […]

A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

BY Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a problem in the market. Doctoring is not new. I’ve heard stories of American collectors and dealers “messing” with coins as far back as a century ago, and I have no doubt that the […]

Multi-Million Collection of Cents on Display at Chicago’s World’s Fair of Money

Multi-Million Collection of Cents on Display at Chicago’s World’s Fair of Money

The number one-ranked collection of United States large cents in both the PGCS and NGC Set Registry listings will be publicly displayed in Chicago at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, August 16 – 20, 2011. The historic coins from the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation include some of the finest known examples of […]

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