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Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles Major Varieties

Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles Major Varieties

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… The true test of popularity for a series is when collectors begin to focus on varieties within the series rather than just dates. Some series, like Capped Bust half dollars, are actually more avidly collected by variety than they are by date. As a rule, gold […]

By October 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Philadelphia Mint Barber Half Dollars of 1904

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Philadelphia Mint Barber Half Dollars of 1904

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #132 ….. There has been a tremendous amount of discussion concerning the silver dollars of 1804, yet minimal talk about the half dollars of 1904, which are not as common as many collectors believe them […]

Carvin Goodridge Collection of Half Cents Sold by McCawley Grellman Auctions

Carvin Goodridge Collection of Half Cents Sold by McCawley Grellman Auctions

Chris McCawley, President, McCawley Grellman Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot A well known collection of half cents has been sold at auction that included some rare examples of early American numismatics. Chris McCawley shares how the Goodridge Collection came to be sold and shows examples of some of the highlights. Copyright © CoinWeek – September 2012 The […]

By September 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Carson City Mint Morgan Silver Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Carson City Mint Morgan Silver Dollars

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #131 ….. The topic here is collecting Morgan Silver Dollars that were minted in Carson City, Nevada. Coins struck at the Carson City Mint each have a ‘CC’ mintmark on the reverse (back of the […]

By September 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Civil War and the National Banking System – The Birth of National Bank Notes

The Civil War and the National Banking System – The Birth of National Bank Notes

by Kevin Foley for CoinWeek ……. On the eve of the Civil War in 1861, the financial and banking system in the United States bore little resemblance to current institutions and practices. There was no central bank. The Federal Reserve System had yet to come into existence. Banking was largely a state regulated function. Money […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Special 1839-O Liberty Seated Dime

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Special 1839-O Liberty Seated Dime

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #130 ….. Among classic U.S. coins, Branch Mint Proofs and Special Strikings are extremely rare. More than 99.9% of all classic Proofs were struck at the headquarters Mint in Philadelphia. Coins that are not business […]

By September 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Circulated Barber Quarters, with emphasis upon recent auction results for Key Dates

Circulated Barber Quarters, with emphasis upon recent auction results for Key Dates

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #129 ….. Barber Quarters are a very popular series of U.S. coins. Although I frequently write about gem quality (65 and higher grade) Barber Quarters that sell in major auctions, it is important to keep […]

By September 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Date US Gold Coins – Grade Distribution

Rare Date US Gold Coins – Grade Distribution

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner There are essentially two types of rarity: absolute (a coin that is rare in all grades; an example of this would be an 1842-O half eagle) and conditional (a coin that is rare based mainly on grade; an example of this would be an MS63 1892-O eagle). […]

By September 11, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Federal Judge Upholds Verdict – Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagles remain the “Property of the Government”

Federal Judge Upholds Verdict – Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagles remain the “Property of the Government”

UPDATE: U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis has ruled in favor of the United States Government, upholding the decision of a federal court jury in July 2011, stating: “The disputed double eagles were not lawfully removed from the United States Mint and . . . remain the property of the United States” . Joan Langbord […]

By September 10, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
LOOK FOR ‘UNCOMMON’ COMMONS

LOOK FOR ‘UNCOMMON’ COMMONS

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… “Don’t buy common coins” is standard and wise advice. Ironically, many who dispense that bit of numismatic counsel make a good chunk of their income from dealing in everyday material. What sounds contradictory on the surface can be explained logically. No one stays in business by not meeting the […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Showdown of Walking Liberty Half Dollar Sets

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Showdown of Walking Liberty Half Dollar Sets

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #128 ….. The ‘High Desert’ set and the set assembled by Gerald Forsythe are the two highest ranked sets of business strike Walking Liberty Half Dollars, with major varieties, in the PCGS registry. At the […]

By September 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
How To Become A Coin Kingpin

How To Become A Coin Kingpin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Deciding what to collect can often be a case of deciding what not to collect. This zen-like statement actually makes a lot of sense once you get over the initial “huh?” Let me explain. Anyone with a more-than-casual interest in coins wants to be a force within […]

By September 4, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Very Early U.S. coins in Southern California Auctions

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Very Early U.S. coins in Southern California Auctions

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #126 ….. Every September or October, the third Long Beach Expo of the year is held at the Long Beach Convention Center in the county of Los Angeles. This event is open to the public […]

Duke’s Creek Collection – Finest Known Dahlonega $5 Gold Video

Duke’s Creek Collection – Finest Known Dahlonega $5 Gold Video

A collection of many of the finest known $5 gold pieces from the Dahlonega Mint will be coming to market by dealer Jeff Garrett. Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to broker the sale. The Duke’s Creek Collection was carefully assembled over many years by the late Jack Hancock and Bob […]

By August 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
COLLECTING STRATEGIES/DON’T FOLLOW THE HERD

COLLECTING STRATEGIES/DON’T FOLLOW THE HERD

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… This edition of Collecting Strategies isn’t designed to get anyone to trod along a popular or familiar path. Why not let your natural interests lead to creating a unique and customized approach to numismatics? It seems that the standard date and mintmark/Whitman folder method of coin collecting seldom works […]

By August 27, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Early American Copper Highlights from Stack’s Bowers Auction Sale ANA World’s Fair of Money 2012

Early American Copper Highlights from Stack’s Bowers Auction Sale ANA World’s Fair of Money 2012

Chris McCawley, President, McCawley & Grellman Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot Stack’s Bowers held an important auction sale at the Philadelphia ANA Convention that included some important early US copper coins. Copper specialist Chris McCawley comments on the coins and the state of the market. Video Runtime: 2:25 Copyright © CoinWeek – August 2012 American Numismatic […]

By August 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Phillip Clover Collection of U.S. Large Cents Headlines Heritage Long Beach Auction

The Phillip Clover Collection of U.S. Large Cents Headlines Heritage Long Beach Auction

Nearly complete set of early large cents by Sheldon variety presents a notable opportunity for collectors to obtain some of the earliest coinage produced in the U.S., Sept. 6, in Long Beach, CA The Phillip Clover Collection of U.S. Large Cents, a near-complete set of early large cents by Sheldon die variety, will give collectors […]

The Battle Born Gold Coins: A Quick Analysis By Doug Winter

The Battle Born Gold Coins: A Quick Analysis By Doug Winter

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner The recently concluded Battle Born sale, held by Stack’s Bowers at the 2012 Philadelphia ANA convention, was clearly a benchmark for collectors of Carson City coinage. It was probably the finest collection of gold from this mint that has been sold at auction during our lifetime; only […]

By August 21, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The ANA Rarities Night, Part 2: Auction Results for Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The ANA Rarities Night, Part 2: Auction Results for Quarters

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #123 ….. On Thursday, Aug. 9th, at the Pennsylvania Convention center in Philadelphia, Stack’s-Bowers conducted their third Rarities Night event. Earlier the same evening, the “Battle Born Collection” was sold. I have already written two […]

Appearance of the Perschke Specimen of the Brasher Doubloom at the ANA in Philadelphia 2012

Appearance of the Perschke Specimen of the Brasher Doubloom at the ANA in Philadelphia 2012

Walter Perschke, President, Numisco Rare Coins Interviewer: David Lisot In 1979 Walter Perschke purchased the first offering of the famous Brasher Doubloon to be sold in more than 50 years. He has held the coin since then and has now decided to sell it. He talks about what it was like when he purchased the […]

By August 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Battle Born Results, Part 2: Carson City Gold

Battle Born Results, Part 2: Carson City Gold

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #122 ….. On August 9th, in Philadelphia, Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) auctioned the “Battle Born” collection of Carson City, Nevada Mint coins. It was the only time that a complete collection of Carson City Mint coins […]

Rare Dime Coin Sells for Record $1.84 Million at Auction in Philadelphia

Rare Dime Coin Sells for Record $1.84 Million at Auction in Philadelphia

World’s Preeminent Rare Coin Auction House Makes History with Sale of the Unique ‘1873-CC No Arrows’ Dime from Carson City Mint to Anonymous Bidder at Annual ANA Auction Leading international rare coin auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted one of the most highly-anticipated events in numismatic auction history on August 9, 2012, with a record-setting […]

Battle Born Results, Part 1: Rare Silver Carson City Coins

Battle Born Results, Part 1: Rare Silver Carson City Coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #121 ….. On August 9th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) auctioned a complete collection of Carson City, Nevada Mint, U.S. coins. The consignor  refers to this set as the “Battle […]

1907 Ultra High Relief $20 brings $1+ million to lead Heritage’s $27.5+ million Philadelphia auction

1907 Ultra High Relief $20 brings $1+ million to lead Heritage’s $27.5+ million Philadelphia auction

Rare numismatic gold, early American coinage continue showing strength in Platinum Night® auction  An extremely rare example of the prized 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle sold for $1,057,500 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $27.5+ million US Coins Signature® Auction, held in Philadelphia, Aug. 2-5. All prices include 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. “More than $21 million in […]

David E. Schenkman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

David E. Schenkman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Author and Summer Seminar instructor David E. Schenkman will receive the American Numismatic Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Aug. 10 during the World’s Fair of MoneySM in Philadelphia. Schenkman has shared his knowledge of tokens with collectors since his first article was published in 1964. Every one of his eight books is considered a standard […]

Stack’s Bowers offers Newly Discovered Rare 1808/7 C-1, B-1 Half Cent

Stack’s Bowers offers Newly Discovered Rare 1808/7 C-1, B-1 Half Cent

IRVINE, Calif – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is set to auction the newly discovered 1808/7 C-1 half cent, the second finest known of the variety in the grade of Fine-12 (PCGS) CAC at their Official ANA sale later this summer. This rare die pairing was first discovered by Roger S. Cohen, Jr. in 1952 and over […]

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to Sell the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to broker the sale of the famous Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Half Eagles. The 27-coin collection has been graded and encapsulated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and will be on display at Mid-American’s booth (#s 508 and 510) at the ANA World’s Fair of […]

By August 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Battle Born 1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Battle Born 1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #119 …… The primary topic here is the “Battle Born Collection” 1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter, which is PCGS graded AU-55 and is CAC approved. On Thursday, Aug. 9th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, […]

Fourth Edition of Q. David Bowers’ Classic Guide Book on Morgan Dollars Released

Fourth Edition of Q. David Bowers’ Classic Guide Book on Morgan Dollars Released

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …….. There are at most a handful of people in the world who possess the knowledge and expertise on Morgan Dollars that Q. David Bowers does. Part of that world class expertise comes from being a full-time professional coin dealer for more than half a century. It also comes from decades […]

San Francisco Liberty Head Eagles 1854-1878: A Date-by-Date Analysis, Part One

San Francisco Liberty Head Eagles 1854-1878: A Date-by-Date Analysis, Part One

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner After many years of neglect, the Liberty Head gold coinage from the San Francisco mint is becoming popular with collectors. This makes sense as it is, for the most part, affordable and there is no denying the historic connotation(s) of the early issues. In my experience, one […]

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