Early American Coppers

Heritage ANA Auction Results – Two U.S. Pennies Equal Nearly $500,000

Heritage ANA Auction Results – Two U.S. Pennies Equal Nearly $500,000

1792 cent and 1943 Lincoln penny offered for the first time at auction Two of the rarest U.S. coins ever discovered sold for nearly $500,000 USD at a public auction held in conjunction with the world’s largest coin show. A newly-discovered 1943 Lincoln penny shot to $282,000 because it was made of the wrong material […]

CoinWeek Podcast #71:  Early Coppers to Buy… and to Avoid – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #71: Early Coppers to Buy… and to Avoid – Audio

CoinWeek  Podcast #71: Early Coppers to Buy… and to Avoid Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Bill Eckberg is the president of the Early American Coppers (EAC), a specialty club dedicated to the study and collecting of early U.S. copper cents and […]

Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years to Appear at Heritage Auctions ANA Platinum Night

Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years to Appear at Heritage Auctions ANA Platinum Night

1792 cent with plain edge traced back to 1890 Parmelee auction; consignment window still open The consignment deadline for Heritage Auctions’ 2017 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction is June 21, so sellers still have a few days to submit their high-end collections to appear along with special offerings, such as a 1792 Parmelee Birch Cent […]

Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1793 S-5 Wreath Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1793 S-5 Wreath Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ……   Continuing on the theme of disclosing discovered current deceptive struck counterfeits and establishing one-page attribution guides for each, the variety for this installment has been the subject of a previous CoinWeek article from the folks at NGC entitled “Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair […]

Classic US Coins – Rare Early Cents Offered in Padula Family Collection

Classic US Coins – Rare Early Cents Offered in Padula Family Collection

Elusive 1793 S-15 cent and famous Reeded Edge cent offered during Heritage Auctions’ September Long Beach Expo Early American copper collectors are urged to consign to Heritage Auctions’ September 6-11 Long Beach Expo Auction, which will feature an important, lifetime large cent collection offering one of the few complete Sheldon-numbered variety sets ever formed. The […]

US Coins – Finest Known 1803 Cohen-2 Half Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

US Coins – Finest Known 1803 Cohen-2 Half Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Early American copper collectors pursue numismatics with great enthusiasm, resulting in long-established condition censuses for most issues. Usually, the finest half dozen examples of a given variety comprise a recognized hierarchy with provenances stretching back a century or more. Rarely, if ever, is this […]

From the Brink to the Dark Side: Early American Copper Struck Counterfeits & Damaged Source Coins

From the Brink to the Dark Side: Early American Copper Struck Counterfeits & Damaged Source Coins

By Jack D. Young for Early American Coppers (EAC) …… As introduction, a member of Early American Coppers (EAC) posted on the club’s Facebook page “Dark Side”, a fake 1796 “S-85” that he astutely identified from a recent internet listing, and as follow-up to that discussion I was able to post images of the discovered […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V: An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V: An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich – Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….   For the last two years, most of my numismatic efforts have been concentrated on the cataloging of this magnificent collection. Since these undertakings began, I’ve been reminded consistently of the good fortune I’ve had to get to know so many expert numismatists who have been happy […]

Copper Is Golden: Collecting Classic US Large Cents

Copper Is Golden: Collecting Classic US Large Cents

Draped bust large cents reveal grand returns; “Make mine milk chocolate please!” By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   According to the calendar, spring is just around the corner, officially arriving next week. Yet as I sit at my desk researching for this installment, we are being hit by a major winter storm: […]

CoinWeek: Stack’s Bowers Previews Final Pogue Collection Sale – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Stack’s Bowers Previews Final Pogue Collection Sale – 4K Video

On March 31, 2017, Stack’s Bowers will team up once again with Sotheby’s to offer the final selection of exquisite coins from the historic D. Brent Pogue Collection. This fifth session will feature the largest offering to date and will be held on March 31, 2017 at the beautiful Evergreen Museum & Library on North […]

US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center. The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices […]

Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #358 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   This discussion is about those U.S. half cents that are or were worth more than $1 million each, or may realistically retail for that much in the near future. As markets […]

Collectors Intrigued by Political Campaign Memorabilia

Collectors Intrigued by Political Campaign Memorabilia

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Baltimore Expo on Deck; Colonial Copper Caper As we go to press the numismatic calendar reveals that we are one week away from the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the last major venue for 2016. Wow, where did this year […]

Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

By Arnold Miniman, Collector for Stack’s Bowers ……   The Carolina Collection will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Early American Coins auction session held in conjunction with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club. The session begins Friday evening at 4:00 PM ET, on November 4, 2016, in Room 308. The auction is now online for […]

Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Among the many highlights in our Early American Coins session at our November Baltimore Auction (presented in cooperation with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, or C4), is the outstanding Choice Mint State 1787 Massachusetts cent offered in lot 5177. We had the pleasure of […]

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Episode 50 – Legendary Edition 4K

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Episode 50 – Legendary Edition 4K

CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! is back. In this special 50th Episode, we’ve lined up four of the industry’s most respected and knowledgeable dealers to share some of their favorite coins. You won’t want to miss a second of this 4K video program. Segments: Q. David Bowers of Stack’s Bowers discusses the Pine Tree Shilling. Ira Goldberg […]

Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers Announces Pogue V Date

Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers Announces Pogue V Date

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce Part V of their series of auctions featuring the D. Brent Pogue Collection–the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block, and the collection with the highest overall quality. Gathered over a period of many years, dating back to the 1970s, many if not most […]

CoinWeek Podcast #41: Jon Alan Boka’s Incredible 1794 Cent Collection

CoinWeek Podcast #41: Jon Alan Boka’s Incredible 1794 Cent Collection

CoinWeek Podcast #41: Jon Alan Boka’s Incredible 1794 Cent Collection Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. The 1794 Cent has puzzled and excited early copper specialists for more than 150 years. With more than 50 varieties deemed “collectible” by Dr. William Sheldon, […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census 1798 S-166 Draped Bust Cent to Be Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census 1798 S-166 Draped Bust Cent to Be Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The Draped Bust cents of 1798 represent one of the most dynamic issues of early American copper coinage, with significant modifications to both the obverse and reverse design types throughout the year. With 46 distinct die pairings, the challenge this issue presents to collectors […]

Strong Hammer Prices at Goldberg Auction Reflect Early American Copper Market Strength

Strong Hammer Prices at Goldberg Auction Reflect Early American Copper Market Strength

CoinWeek Auction Analysis …..   Led by the Fred Iskra Collection of Large Cents, copper coins made up more than 600 of the 2,600 lots offered by Goldberg Auctioneers in their September 4-7 Pre-Long Beach Auction. With prices realized ranging from strong to superior, the results are yet another indicator of what CoinWeek’s price analysts […]

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Private Lot Viewing – Heritage Auctions Platinum Night August 2016 – 4K Video

Private Lot Viewing – Heritage Auctions Platinum Night August 2016 – 4K Video

At the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money, Heritage Auctions offered collectors a chance to take home a number of important numismatic rarities. Before Heritage’s big Platinum Night Auction, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat with Heritage’s Mark Borckardt to get a one-on-one tour of some of the sale’s most exciting offerings. In […]

Million Dollar Coins, Part 1: 1792 Patterns

Million Dollar Coins, Part 1: 1792 Patterns

The First American Cent – Bushnell-Parmelee-Jenks-Col. Green 1792 Birch Cent – Choice AU-58 (PCGS) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #348 This week’s column is about those 1792 patterns that, in my estimation, are likely to be worth more than $1 million in the current […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 22: Braided Hair Half Cents

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 22: Braided Hair Half Cents

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #347 U.S. half cents were first struck in 1793, and Braided Hair half cents were introduced in 1840. It is generally believed, though, that all half cents dating from 1840 to 1848 are Proofs. Indeed, standard references imply that […]

Eliasberg Gold Shines Brightly at Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA U.S. Coins Auction

Eliasberg Gold Shines Brightly at Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA U.S. Coins Auction

Even three-and-a-half decades after the original dispersal of his incredible gold coin collection, Louis E Eliasberg, Sr. was the champion at the Stack’s Bowers August 2016 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money United States coins realized over US$13.1 million as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA auction, which in total […]

Heritage Auctions: Two Cents Lead $38 Million Anaheim ANA Results

Heritage Auctions: Two Cents Lead $38 Million Anaheim ANA Results

  Two early American cents, among the first struck by the U.S. Mint in 1792, sold for a combined US$869,500 – more than 43 million times their face value – to lead the results in Heritage’s August 10 – 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction in Anaheim, California. Overall results from US coins totaled nearly […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 21: Matron Head Large Cents

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 21: Matron Head Large Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #343 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   For less than $500 per coin, an extensive and impressive collection of early U.S. copper coins could be assembled ‘by date.’ Although Matron Head large cents could […]

Two 1792 Cents Enliven Heritage 2016 ANA U.S. Coin Signature Auctions

Two 1792 Cents Enliven Heritage 2016 ANA U.S. Coin Signature Auctions

Scarce gold issues costar in 5,000-lot Anaheim Platinum Night, Floor and Non-Floor Sessions A 1792 Silver Center Cent, Judd-1, SP35 PCGS Secure CAC will give collectors a rare opportunity to own one of the most historic coins in early American numismatics on August 10-14 at Heritage Auctions’ ANA U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Anaheim, CA. […]

Heritage Auctions to Present Jon Alan Boka 1794 Cent Collection at Long Beach

Heritage Auctions to Present Jon Alan Boka 1794 Cent Collection at Long Beach

On display at the ANA and to be auctioned at the September Long Beach Expo, over half of the collection ranks in the top 10 for their respective variety   Right: The finest-known 1794 S-19a Discovery Coin, XF40 PCGS. From The Al Boka Collection, Part II   This September at the Long Beach Expo, Heritage […]

Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Attractive coins can be found at all levels of the Sheldon scale Much attention in numismatics is focused on quality. One of the most common pieces of wisdom dispensed by experienced numismatists is to buy the best you can afford. For decades this advice has served most collectors very well. Top quality coins have been […]

CoinWeek IQ: Proper Preservation Techniques for Copper Coins – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Proper Preservation Techniques for Copper Coins – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com. Copper is one of the most reactive metals used to make coins. Because of this, copper coins require constant care to maintain their original beautiful appearance. In this insightful CoinWeek video, Early American Coppers president Bill Eckberg demonstrates the proper preservation techniques for copper coins and describes […]

 
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