Silver Coins

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 1

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 1

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., most of the greatest all-time collections were characterized by many coins with attractive, natural toning – especially many coins that had never been cleaned, dipped or otherwise deliberately modified. I have personally and carefully inspected a substantial percentage of […]

CoinWeek: Beautiful Cartwheels: DMPL & PL Morgan Dollars – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Beautiful Cartwheels: DMPL & PL Morgan Dollars – 4K Video

Coin dealer Don Rinkor specializes in DMPL and PL Morgan dollars. This popular subset of Morgan dollar collecting focuses on highly reflective dollars, many with rich cameo contrast. In this video, CoinWeek talked to Don about five DMPL or PL dollars that savvy collectors should know about, how eye appeal is important on PL and […]

Gem 1851-O Half Dollar at Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

Gem 1851-O Half Dollar at Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848 sent shockwaves through the American economy that reverberated for decades. While the gold to silver ratio of both the domestic and international markets had greatly affected the operations of the United States Mint since its […]

CoinWeek: Let’s Grade Coins: Episode I – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Let’s Grade Coins: Episode I – 4K Video

When it comes to rare coins, condition and eye appeal can mean the difference of hundreds or thousands of dollars. In order to get the most out of your collecting dollar, you will need to study the market and hone your grading eye. In this episode of Let’s Grade Coins, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks […]

Upgrade Your Set: The Top Hat Collection of Standing Liberty Quarters

Upgrade Your Set: The Top Hat Collection of Standing Liberty Quarters

By CoinWeek ….   Last year was the 100th anniversary of the Standing Liberty quarter. To mark the occasion, the United States Mint celebrated the classic coin by producing a 1/4 ounce, .9999 fine gold version featuring an adaptation of Hermon A. MacNeil’s iconic design. But the high retail cost of the new gold coin, […]

CoinWeek: D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, Session V – HD Video

CoinWeek: D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, Session V – HD Video

It was history in the making, and CoinWeek was there. On March 31, 2017 in the carriage house of the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore – once the home of T. Harrison Garrett and the Garrett Family Coin Collection – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in conjunction with Sotheby’s, conducted the fifth and final sale of the D. […]

Internet Auction #960 from David Lawrence Rare Coins Open Through Sunday

Internet Auction #960 from David Lawrence Rare Coins Open Through Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   The Sunday David Lawrence Internet Auction #960 is now live with a great selection of 350 fresh, new coins, over 90 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, May 14. Some of the more interesting highlights from this […]

New Book on 1802 Half Dimes Released by Heritage Auctions

New Book on 1802 Half Dimes Released by Heritage Auctions

Obverse, 1802 Half Dime, Valentine Specimen. PCGS AU-50. Image courtesy Heritage Auctions   Jon Amato examines the census of a classic American coin The 1802 half dime is one of the great rarities in U.S. numismatics. It is without a doubt the key-date early half dime. Despite its notoriety as a classic numismatic rarity, less […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Only Known Proof B-4 1820 Capped Bust Quarter

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Only Known Proof B-4 1820 Capped Bust Quarter

Before the Mint began their program of commercial proof offerings in 1858, no records were kept of how many proof coins were made during any particular year. In the early days, before about 1840, proofs were struck whenever a government official, such as the Secretary of State, requested specimen coins for diplomatic presentations, or when […]

Sweet Tea Currency Notes, Virtually Flawless 1936 Satin Proof Buffalo Featured in DLRC Auction #956 – Bidding Ends Sunday!

Sweet Tea Currency Notes, Virtually Flawless 1936 Satin Proof Buffalo Featured in DLRC Auction #956 – Bidding Ends Sunday!

By CoinWeek …..   On 8:00 pm Sunday night, David Lawrence Rare Coins will wrap up Auction #956. Featuring 385 certified coins and 49 notes from the Sweet Tea Collection, the latest lot offering offers collectors of all budgets and interest areas an opportunity to add high-quality material to their collection without paying the high […]

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

Description: The 1923 Peace dollar is one of the most common issues in the series of dollar coins (1921-35) designed by Anthony de Francisci. Peace dollars bear an obverse image of a young Lady Liberty crowned with rays, strikingly resembling the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. First issued five years after the end […]

United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 1886 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. Nearly 20 million 1886 Morgan dollars were made, and while the vast majority were ultimately melted, enough survive today to satisfy general collector demands. The Morgan dollar, as […]

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 5: “Standard Silver” Dimes

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 5: “Standard Silver” Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #371 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   It is not practical to cover all dime patterns in one discussion. The topic here is Liberty Head, “Standard Silver” dime patterns that cost less than $5,000 each. These are dated […]

1905-S Dimes Overlooked: Superb Coin in 2017 FUN Auction

1905-S Dimes Overlooked: Superb Coin in 2017 FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #365 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   On January, 4, 2017, in the upcoming FUN auction, Heritage will offer a PCGS-graded MS-66 1905-S dime that has not received much attention and could be an excellent value for a […]

Gem MS-68 1924 Standing Liberty Quarters in FUN Auction

Gem MS-68 1924 Standing Liberty Quarters in FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #363 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Two newsworthy 1924 Philadelphia Mint Standing Liberty Quarters (SLQs) will be offered in the Heritage auction at the FUN Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in January. Although bidders for these two […]

2016 Ends Strong at Legend Rare Coin Auction’s 19th Regency Sale in Las Vegas

2016 Ends Strong at Legend Rare Coin Auction’s 19th Regency Sale in Las Vegas

On the evening of December 15, 2016, Legend Rare Coin Auctions held its 19th Regency Auction, offering 514 lots in the Official Auction for the PCGS Members Show. The results were impressive overall with a number of record-shattering realizations. Two core collections anchored the sale: the Angel Dee’s Collection of Toned Buffalo Nickels, The Young-Dakota […]

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen

CoinWeek Podcast #50: Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen The CoinWeek Podcast won the 2016 NLG Award for Best Audio Program. If you’d like to help the podcast grow and continue to bring you in-depth and thoughtful interviews and news coverage, then leave us a five-star review on the iTunes store. You can also download […]

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‘Tis the Season for Silver and Gold and Santa

‘Tis the Season for Silver and Gold and Santa

For the new collector, young or old, on your shopping list: go buy the book! By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   ‘Tis the season. The mere utterance of that well-known phrase evokes fond memories of our youth, childhood recollections of holidays and wish lists. While still an exciting time of year as […]

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 […]

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 26: Capped Bust Quarters

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 26: Capped Bust Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #360 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   This series of articles is aimed at collectors who do not wish to spend more than $500 for any one coin yet seek to build meaningful, enjoyable and noteworthy collections of […]

Coin Auctions – A Mint for the Comstock Lode in Carson City, Nevada

Coin Auctions – A Mint for the Comstock Lode in Carson City, Nevada

Only for a few years the US Mint struck gold and silver coins at its branch in Carson City. Only 57 types of gold coins originated there. Auction house Gadoury is now able to offer an impressive number of these rarities in their forthcoming auction. In 1859, a few gold prospectors found the hitherto richest […]

By November 29, 20160 Comments Read More →
PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at 2017 FUN

PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at 2017 FUN

The world’s most valuable coin ever sold at auction, the 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded PCGS SP66 and believed by many experts to be the first silver dollar struck by the United States, will be publicly displayed in the U.S. for the first time since it was purchased at auction three years ago for $10 […]

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Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Sharply Struck Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime

Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Sharply Struck Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   No other Mercury dime enjoys the popularity of the 1916-D, a date that is sought in all grades from barely identifiable AG-3 to Gem. Only 264,000 examples of the date were struck at the Denver Mint in 1916. Philadelphia and San Francisco produced Barber […]

Heritage – Saint-Gaudens Gold Highlights $12 Million New York Coin Auction

Heritage – Saint-Gaudens Gold Highlights $12 Million New York Coin Auction

Rare double eagles from The Cherny Collection, topped by a Gem 1920-S piece, provided many of the highlights as Heritage’s October 31-November 2 New York Signature auction realized in excess of $12.4 million USD. All prices include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. The Cherny Collection supplied numerous rare Saints to this auction. The highlight was the […]

A Relative to the Confederate Half Dollar? 6 U.S. Highlights in Sedwick Treasure Auction 20

A Relative to the Confederate Half Dollar? 6 U.S. Highlights in Sedwick Treasure Auction 20

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   While Spanish colonial and shipwreck coins make up much of our November Sedwick Treasure Auction , a number of other collecting areas are well represented. We’ve already taken a look at paper money, so let’s turn to U.S. rarities coming up for auction. Lot 1401 […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Our October 31-November 2 New York auction boasts a Proof-65 1846 dollar, one of the finest-known examples and the second-finest proof 1846 dollar known at PCGS. Further, it is the Breen-5436 variety, with a noticeably double-punched date and remnants of the secondary digits below the primary numerals, far below their correct position. The coin is […]

Four Captivating U.S. Patterns from the Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Four Captivating U.S. Patterns from the Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By Hubert Walker for Coinweek ….   Stack’s Bowers, the official auctioneer for the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, will hold its next Rarities Night Auction of U.S. Coins on November 3. The 196 lots up for offer consist of a variety of lustrous, rare and conditionally rare examples of almost every classic […]

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Rarities Pace $8.5 Million Results in Dallas

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Rarities Pace $8.5 Million Results in Dallas

Three coins from the earliest days of the United States Mint highlighted the results as Heritage’s October 3-5 US Coins Signature Auction in Dallas realized a total of $8.5 million USD. All prices realized include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. The clear highlight of this auction was a 1794 silver dollar, graded VF25 by PCGS, which […]

USA Coin Album: Numismatic Lame Ducks

USA Coin Album: Numismatic Lame Ducks

By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC ……..   In politics, a lame duck is an official whose term of office is concluding and whose successor has already been elected. In effect, this person is seen as no longer useful. This term has a numismatic application as well. Among USA coins there have been […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #353 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The theme here is completing a set of Barber dimes in Very Fine to Almost Uncirculated grades, without spending as much as $500 on any one coin. Naturally toned and pleasant representatives of one or two of the […]

 
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