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US Coins – NGC Certifies New Bust Quarter Variety

US Coins – NGC Certifies New Bust Quarter Variety

1822 B-3 is a Previously Unknown Die Marriage Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an 1822 quarter dollar variety that was previously unknown to numismatists. The new discovery has been cataloged as Browning-3, adding a third variety to the two 1822 die marriages that have been sought by generations of quarter collectors. The numbering system […]

Rare British Pattern Crown Certified by NGC

Rare British Pattern Crown Certified by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of only two known Great Britain 1950 Pattern Crowns. It is graded NGC MS 63. The 1950 Pattern Crowns were struck as the United Kingdom prepared to release a new crown coin in 1951 after a 13-year hiatus. The 1951 Crown was to be the first struck in […]

Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Over the weekend, British media (especially the tabloids) began to report that a man had discovered a counterfeit version of the new 12-sided one-pound coin. Roy Wright, a 48-year-old charity worker from Addlestone in Surrey, England, noticed the suspect coin while giving a tip to a delivery man. After […]

British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Earlier this year, the British public–along with the rest of the world–was invited to help solve the mystery of a 913-piece gold coin hoard hidden inside a vintage piano donated to a local community college in 2015. The 91.7% pure gold coins, 633 sovereigns and 280 half sovereigns dating […]

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

A unique Canadian Maple Leaf error is certified by NGC Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated and graded an extremely rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf error. This 2005 $5 Silver Maple Leaf was incorrectly struck on a 25.1g .9999 silver planchet intended for commemorative silver dollars instead of a 31.1g .9999 silver planchet used for […]

Classic US Coins – A Design Analysis of the 1964 Morgan Hubs

Classic US Coins – A Design Analysis of the 1964 Morgan Hubs

By Leroy Van Allen, Special for CoinWeek …..   In November, Charles Morgan, Editor of CoinWeek, sent me an e-mail with three overall photographs of the two Morgan dollar hubs dated 1964 recently found by numismatists at the Philadelphia Mint. He wanted to know if I had any information on these hubs. This was the […]

NGC, Stack’s Bowers Galleries Identify New California Fractional Gold Variety

NGC, Stack’s Bowers Galleries Identify New California Fractional Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Stack’s Bowers Galleries have identified a new variety of California Fractional Gold. The 1854 Octagonal California Gold Dollar was recently submitted to NGC for attribution and grading. California Fractional Gold Pieces were struck by private mints in California in order to fill a need for smaller denominations in commerce. The […]

Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar Offered by Heritage Auctions

Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar Offered by Heritage Auctions

Authenticated by NGC, this discovery coin will be featured in the Heritage Platinum Night Auction at the ANA Anaheim World’s Fair of Money, August 10, 2016 A first-of-its-kind, recently-discovered 1795 U.S. Flowing Hair silver dollar with two separate “plugs” has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and will be a featured highlight of the […]

PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

By Mint Error News …..   This is a unique pair of SPECIMEN brass die trials for the Canadian $20 1986 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin. These are the only known Canadian $20 SPECIMEN brass die trials of any design or series. They are uniface since each die was tested separately. They are in […]

Newly Discovered Original Series Salem, NJ $100 in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

Newly Discovered Original Series Salem, NJ $100 in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

A recently discovered Original Series $100 National Banknote from the Salem National Banking Company of Salem, New Jersey, Charter #1326, will have collectors abuzz when it crosses the block at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this August in Anaheim, California. The note is the first First […]

Early American Gold Coins “Regulated” by Brasher Certified by NGC

Early American Gold Coins “Regulated” by Brasher Certified by NGC

Regulated Chile 1751So J 8 Escudos with a clip that reduced the weight to 26.358 grams and the denomination to $15. The coin was then stamped by Ephraim Brasher. NGC has graded it NGC AU 53. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a group of rare six “regulated” gold coins, five of which were handled […]

David McCarthy Talks about the Newly Discovered Billy the Kid Tintype – Video: 7:04

David McCarthy Talks about the Newly Discovered Billy the Kid Tintype – Video: 7:04

David McCarthy, Senior Numismatist at Kagin’s talks to David Lisot about the newly discovered tintype of famed western outlaw Billy the Kid. Verified authentic after two years of research, this rare image offers a unique and unexpected insight into the life of Billy and his gang of Regulators. Kagin’s will market this rare piece of […]

1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Authenticated as Zerbe Proof

1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Authenticated as Zerbe Proof

Coin in ANA collection authenticated by NGC A 1921 Morgan silver dollar owned by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and used in a course at the 2015 Summer Seminar recently was identified as a “Zerbe Proof.” Summer Seminar instructors Michael S. Fey, John Baumgart and Isaac Wallie noticed distinguishing marks on the coin. The trio, […]

$1 Million Worth of Gold Coins Recovered from 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

$1 Million Worth of Gold Coins Recovered from 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Friday, July 24, the Facebook page of a company called 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels, LLC promised that the next week would be “an exciting one” for everyone interested in the shipwreck of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet. Monday, we found out what they meant. On July […]

Rare Proof 1859 New Reverse Quarter Eagle to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale

Rare Proof 1859 New Reverse Quarter Eagle to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the Rubin Family Collection as part of our Official Auction in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money to be held in Rosemont, Illinois in August of this year. This small collection of gold, silver and copper coins includes the finest of three known Proof 1859 quarter […]

Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Who doesn’t dream of finding a hidden treasure in their attic or behind a wall?

Recently, a true treasure story came to light as I explored the background of a rare Carson City die owned by Littleton Coin Company. The true history of this fascinating piece began to revel itself back in 2003…

PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

New obverse and reverse die combination on a 1798 Draped Bust silver dollar. Image courtesy PCGS There’s been a big discovery in early American numismatics. Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has authenticated a long-speculated but never-before-confirmed new obverse and reverse die combination on a 1798 Draped Bust silver dollar. This new die marriage was struck […]

US Coins – Distinct Varieties of 2015 $5 Gold Eagles Discovered by NGC

US Coins – Distinct Varieties of 2015 $5 Gold Eagles Discovered by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) graders have discovered two distinct edge varieties of 2015 $5 One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles: “Wide Reeds” and “Narrow Reeds.” The “Wide Reeds” variant displays the standard size edge reeding seen on prior years’ One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles. The second style, called “Narrow Reeds” by NGC, has much smaller and finer reeds […]

NGC Grades Second “NO P” 1987 China Gold 5 Yuan Panda

NGC Grades Second “NO P” 1987 China Gold 5 Yuan Panda

By  David J. Camire for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation   In 1987 China struck Gold 5 Yuan Pandas with three mintmarks: P, Y and S. NGC has recently graded a second example of a Proof Yuan Panda with a missing mintmark…. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently graded a second example of a 1987 China Gold 5 Yuan […]

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

A coin dealer’s article on Double Mint Sets leads to the discovery of 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   This is a story about five tiny cloth sacks, a numismatic mystery 70 years in the making, and a coin industry veteran, whose recollection of one particular missed […]

Newly Discovered 1817/4 Half Dollar to be offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Newly Discovered 1817/4 Half Dollar to be offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Eleventh known example consigned to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Advanced collectors of U.S. silver coinage will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a newly discovered and recently certified example of this classic Capped Bust half dollar, the 11th known example of this important rarity, […]

Ancient Coins: New discovery?

Ancient Coins: New discovery?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog   An article posted December 2, 2013 in The Times of Israel caught my attention among many articles of interest in issue #825 of David Meadows’ “Explorator”. The headline “Oldest reference to Bohemian king found in Acre” was bolstered by a coin image purportedly representing a four-year-old […]

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 […]

NGC Recognizes New Variety of 2010­P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Specimen Issue

NGC Recognizes New Variety of 2010­P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Specimen Issue

The first variety in the America the Beautiful Quarters five-ounce silver coin series has been discovered and will now be recognized by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The variety, designated “Light Finish” by NGC, is so far seen only on the 2010-P Grand Canyon Specimen issue. The U.S. Mint strikes two types of five-ounce silver America […]

 
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