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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit 1875-S Trade Dollar By Max Spiegel, NGC….   One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted to NGC that exhibited a number of the telltale signs of a fake. Trade Dollars are one of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues, and fakes are received […]

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Modern coins took some of the top bids at the Heritage Auctions sale during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Show in Denver, Colorado, August 2-6, 2017. Nearly 99 percent of some 5,095 lots, including United States and world coins as well as paper currency, […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   NGC graders identify counterfeit coins with added or altered mint marks each and every day. These alterations are seen so often that we devoted an entire article to them last year, which can […]

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced in 1905. The 2.5-peso gold coin’s run began in 1918, and the two-peso gold coin followed in 1919. The 20-peso gold coin featuring the Aztec Sun Stone was first struck […]

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

Over its long life, the Mediterranean superpower struck a wide array of silver ancient coins   Roman silver coins were produced in astonishing variety over a period of about 800 years. Considering the broad historical themes they represent, it’s no surprise they are among the most popular of all ancient coins. Many collectors specialize in […]

At the ANA, Many Attempts to Bridge the Coin Collecting Divide

At the ANA, Many Attempts to Bridge the Coin Collecting Divide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   To hear some veterans of the industry tell it, the coin hobby of today is a much different creature than the one they found themselves on top of 20 or 30 years ago. That was a time when a dealer with a suitcase full of […]

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Every session, Congress authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. These coins help raise money for important causes. Part of the price of these coins is a surcharge that goes to organizations and projects that benefit the community. For example, surcharges on the U.S. Capitol Visitor […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel – Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering and raised lumps helped NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle. The 1924 Double Eagle is by far the most common date in the Saint-Gaudens series. NGC has graded more than […]

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty

This incredible Mexico 1916 Oaxaca 60 Pesos Gold Error Coin was struck on a U.S. $10 Liberty. The 1916 Gold 60 Peso was struck in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is one of the southern states in Mexico. The coins bear the portrait of Benito Juarez. These coins were struck by a Provisional Government during the revolution. […]

Ancient Roman Coins – Vespasian Aureus Buried at Pompeii

Ancient Roman Coins – Vespasian Aureus Buried at Pompeii

Vespasian. 69-79 CE. AV Aureus – Rome Mint – Struck 70 CE By Russell A. Augustin – AU Capital Management, LLC ….   Mt. Vesuvius began erupting on August 24, 79 CE and continued for two days, burying the Roman settlements of Pompeii and Herculaneum, among others. There were warning signs: small earthquakes started a […]

Coin Collecting Strategies and Coin Values – Auction Prices Realized

Coin Collecting Strategies and Coin Values – Auction Prices Realized

Auction Prices Realized – They’ve empowered coin collectors, but they can be tricky In recent years, the world of rare coin price guides has changed dramatically. When I began my career as a rare coin dealer in the 1970s, the Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”), was the primary source of rare […]

Barry Stuppler Selected as New Professional Numismatists Guild President

Barry Stuppler Selected as New Professional Numismatists Guild President

Officers of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) have selected Barry Stuppler to be the organization’s President for the 2017 – 2019 term. Stuppler was selected during the PNG Board of Directors meeting in Denver, Colorado on July 30, 2017. He is President of Stuppler & Company, Inc. in Woodland Hills, California as well as President […]

First United States Coin? David McCarthy Believes It’s the Quint.

First United States Coin? David McCarthy Believes It’s the Quint.

From CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan: Senior numismatist for Kagin’s, David McCarthy has just published new research into the Type 2 Quint pattern coin that has been a subject of great interest for the firm since it acquired the coin at a 2013 Heritage auction. After more than four years of research, McCarthy believes that the […]

19th Century Rarities Highlight Heritage Platinum Currency Auction at ANA

19th Century Rarities Highlight Heritage Platinum Currency Auction at ANA

On August 3,  Heritage Platinum Currency Auction, will betaking place at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver Heritage Platinum Currency Auction will present the finest-known 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate, PCGS, Very Fine 35. The specimen is one of only 96,000 examples that were printed, and far fewer survived following the redemption rate ordered under […]

Ancient Coins – Choice Marcus Aurelius Gold Aureus at 2017 ANA Auction

Ancient Coins – Choice Marcus Aurelius Gold Aureus at 2017 ANA Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World and Ancient coin catalog is now online. For this week’s ancient coin preview we have yet another wonderful Roman Empire aureus. Marcus Aurelius is one of the most famous of the Roman Emperors, known to historians as […]

More Ancient Roman Coins Found In Spain

More Ancient Roman Coins Found In Spain

By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com ……   Coins from the bygone empire of Ancient Rome are found all around Europe, Northern Africa, and the other parts of the world conquered by the Romans. Spreading its commercial empire was one of the many ways in which Rome expanded its borders and grew its wealth. Today, we […]

U.S. Mint Releases Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set August 1

U.S. Mint Releases Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set August 1

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set™ (product code 17XC) on August 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Struck in celebration of the Mint’s 225th anniversary, this set contains 10 coins with an enhanced uncirculated finish featuring a combination of laser-frosted areas and an unpolished field that […]

GoldDealer Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Moves Higher After FOMC Announcement

GoldDealer Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Moves Higher After FOMC Announcement

Precious Metals Market Commentary for Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $2.70 today at $1,249.40 – this before the FOMC released its latest thoughts concerning interest rates. Gold opened a bit lower today reaching $1,245.00 before turning higher – so […]

Fossil Creek Gem 1894-O Barber Dime Featured in 2017 ANA Auction

Fossil Creek Gem 1894-O Barber Dime Featured in 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Lot 2065 in Rarities Night of our Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money features an incredible 1894-O Barber dime from the Fossil Creek Collection, certified MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC. The surfaces of this deeply original Gem display […]

In Memoriam: Industry Icon Leon Hendrickson Passes Away at 90

In Memoriam: Industry Icon Leon Hendrickson Passes Away at 90

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   Truly a giant in the professional ranks of rare coin dealers. –Jeff Garrett, President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and owner of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries Icon of the rare coin industry and all-around gentleman Leon Hendrickson passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. […]

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction as being among the most difficult and longest-lived series in all of 19th/early 20th century American numismatics. Specializing in 20 Libs requires patience, a healthy budget (although there are […]

APMEX Announces Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coin

APMEX Announces Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coin

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first-ever 1 oz Platinum bullion coin from The Royal Mint. When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned June 2, 1953, 10 heraldic beast statues stood watch at the ceremony, representing the different houses joining in Her Majesty’s royal ancestry. […]

Classic Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

Classic Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money remains one of the largest coin conventions in the calendar year. Stack’s Bowers, an Official Auctioneer of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, will conduct a seven-session sale over the course of eight days, with sale highlights featured in the Session Four […]

Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Updated Coin Grading Correspondence Course Offered by ANA

Coin Grading is one of the key skills every coin collector strives to master. Some collectors are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of the multi-day grading seminar offered by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). But for those who cannot attend the seminar, the ANA’s “Grading U.S. Coins Today” correspondence course is the […]

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Gold Coin of the Great Kushans

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Gold Coin of the Great Kushans

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ……   Pompeia’s pick this time is a departure from our usual run of Greco-Roman coins: A gold double-dinar of Vima Kadphises, Kushan ruler of northern and central India from 113 to 137 CE Considering the importance of Ancient India as home of one of the Ancient World’s […]

NGC Ancients: Sea Creatures on Greek Coins

NGC Ancients: Sea Creatures on Greek Coins

An ancient people’s reliance on the sea is reflected in money Finely engraved images of animals and mythic creatures are commonplace on ancient Greek coins. The spectrum is incredible, ranging from imaginary creatures to the kinds of animals the ancients encountered in everyday life. Among the most frequently shown are aquatic creatures. This is hardly […]

Modern US Coins – Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

Modern US Coins – Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Susan B. Anthony dollars are growing on some collectors these days. Now gracefully approaching middle age, the nation’s first small-size dollar coin series, which lasted from 1979 until 1981 and reappeared for a stray stint in 1999, hearkens to a relatively quainter time in American numismatics. The first […]

Whitman Releases 4th Edition of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins

Whitman Releases 4th Edition of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publications ……   The fourth edition of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins will enjoy its public debut in a few short weeks. Look for it at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. In the meantime, if you’re a fan of modern […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit 1875 Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Many Chinese counterfeits are made from dies that are not directly copied from genuine examples, therefore many of the details are incorrect. Cents have long been the target of counterfeiters because of the numerous key dates and the popularity of […]

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ……   Probably one of the most significant “finds” we as a group have made is this Gobrecht dollar, and it is certainly the earliest we have seen, as the holed source coin sold in a 2008 auction. This article is intended as another installment disclosing discovered […]

 
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