US Coins

20 Popular 19th Century US Gold Coins Priced Below $10,000

20 Popular 19th Century US Gold Coins Priced Below $10,000

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner There are dozens of United States gold coins that are accorded a high degree of value for various reasons: first-year-of-issue, low mintage figures, beautiful design, strong collector appeal, etc. These are not always the “rarest” coins in a series and when the value-conscious collector looks at the […]

An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver

An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Even with premiums of $2.50 to $4 an ounce above spot, government-issued bullion coins such as the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic and Mexican Libertad are extremely popular among modern silver investors. Cost-conscious shoppers tend to go for circulated pre-1965 U.S. dimes, quarters and half dollars at […]

New Book on “Copper Collector’s Guide to the Identification of 2×2 Envelopes”

New Book on “Copper Collector’s Guide to the Identification of 2×2 Envelopes”

Ralph Rucker, Author Interviewer: David Lisot. The Early American Coppers group prides itself on the depth of research that its members do learning about coinage. Ralph Rucker takes that research to a new level in his new book on the 2×2 envelopes that contained these coins. He shares why his believes his research is important […]

The History of the Trade Dollar

The History of the Trade Dollar

Article Written by Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities CoinWeek Content Partner Until the 1850’s, Americans spent most of their history looking towards the East Coast and Europe. Thereafter, we began to explore the strategic and economic significance of developing the West Coast and maintaining shipping routes from there to the Far East. The problem for […]

Cool Coins! EAC Buffalo 2012

Cool Coins! EAC Buffalo 2012

CoinWeek Video: 8:22 Interviewer: David Lisot When members of the Early American Coppers gather for one of their conventions participants bring coins with them to sell and trade as well as those in their collections. On opening night of the convention everyone gathers for what is called the “Happening” where a room is set up […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Condition Rarity, Silver Washington Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Condition Rarity, Silver Washington Quarters

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #110 My topic this week is condition rarity Washington Quarters that recently realized more than $10,000 each at auction. These are common coins. I am here referring to particular Washington Quarters that are PCGS graded […]

Phillip Clover Collection of Large Cents to be Sold by Heritage Auctions

Phillip Clover Collection of Large Cents to be Sold by Heritage Auctions

Mark Borckardt, Senior Cataloguer, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot. Another important collection of large cents is coming to the auction block. Mark Borckardt, large cent specialist and EAC member describes what kind of varieties will be offered and other details of the upcoming auction sale. Video Runtime: 1:34. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2012 Early […]

Gold and Silver Sizzles at Bonhams Rarities Lead Memorial Day Coin Auction in Los Angeles

Gold and Silver Sizzles at Bonhams Rarities Lead Memorial Day Coin Auction in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – Bonhams is pleased to announce a strong result for its Memorial Day auction of Rare Coins and Medals that took place on May 27.  The 730-lot sale brought more than $1.353 million and offered a diverse group of fresh to market rarities from various owners, as well as coinage from the Estate of television and business […]

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Kids and Coins at EAC 2012

Kids and Coins at EAC 2012

5th & 6th Grades from Immaculate Conception School, Buffalo, NY 2012 Interviewer: David Lisot, Imagine a whole busload of young students being dropped off at a coin convention. Imagine how interesting it would be for them to be able to hold coins hundreds of years old and ask dealers questions about them. That is what […]

Members Share Why They Belong to EAC

Members Share Why They Belong to EAC

Mark Borckardt, Nick Gampietro, Pierre Fricke, Walter Husak, Ralph Rucker Interviewer: David Lisot The Early American Coppers group is more than just an organization devoted to the study of the copper coins of early America. EAC is a fraternity of collectors that are friends with one another and share knowledge about what they collect. Hear […]

How to Collect Confederate Paper Money Video

How to Collect Confederate Paper Money Video

Pierre Fricke, Author Interviewer: David Lisot Pierre Fricke continues his research efforts in the field of Confederate with this new book being published. He shares what information is contained and why collectors will want to add this new literary effort to their libraries. Video runtime : 1:52. Early American Coppers Convention Buffalo, New York 5/4/2012 […]

Purpose of the Liberty Cap Foundation

Purpose of the Liberty Cap Foundation

Walter Husak, Founder, Liberty Cap Foundation Interviewer: David Lisot. Walter Husak once possessed and sold one of the finest collections of early United States large cents ever assembled. He has created an archive of these coins that is available for research and inspiration for other coin collectors. Walter talks about the goals of the Liberty […]

Coins’ rarity not sole driver of market prices: Collecting patterns can influence demand and values

Coins’ rarity not sole driver of market prices: Collecting patterns can influence demand and values

By Steve Roach – www.steveroachonline.com First published in the June 4, 2012, Special Edition issue of Coin World A reader recently asked how a 1909-S Lincoln, V.D.B. cent could be worth considerably more than a 1982-P Roosevelt, No P dime. Both are well-known coins, with variations visible to the unaided eye and both are listed in mainstream […]

Good Values in Type Three Liberty Head Double Eagles

Good Values in Type Three Liberty Head Double Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Expert Contributor If you collect rare United States gold coins, you’ll notice that certain series have extremely compressed values. As an example, a common date Dahlonega half eagle grades EF45 might trade in the $2,300-2,600 range while the same date in AU50 often sells for a small premium; maybe […]

The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles, Part 3, The physical characteristics of Proof coins

The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles, Part 3, The physical characteristics of Proof coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #109 There is not a need to read the first two parts to understand this discussion. In the next two paragraphs, I provide an introduction for those who have not read part 1 or part […]

Finest Known PCGS Set Registry Collection of Roosevelt Dimes for Sale at TNA 2012

Finest Known PCGS Set Registry Collection of Roosevelt Dimes for Sale at TNA 2012

Lee Logan, Owner, Lee Logan Interviewer: David Lisot. Assembling a collection of the finest known coins of any series is a challenge and point of pride for any collector. Lee Logan has assembled just such a set for Roosevelt dimes. He shares what drives him to assemble his collections and why he believes it is […]

eBay Collaborates With Six PNG Members for Golden Opportunity Auction

eBay Collaborates With Six PNG Members for Golden Opportunity Auction

eBay’s 3rd Exclusive Coins Auction Is Largest-to-Date eBay has announced a collaboration with six of the world’s finest coin dealers to offer a select collection of rare pre-1933 gold coins. Sellers include Heritage Auctions, David Lawrence Rare Coins, Tangible Investments, SG Rare Coins, Lonestar Numismatics, and US Coins & Jewelry. eBay’s 3rd Coins Auction, Golden […]

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What are the Ideal Coins To Put Into a US Type Set?

What are the Ideal Coins To Put Into a US Type Set?

By Stewart Huckaby – Re-posted with Permission by Heritage Auctions About a year ago, I wrote an article in this space about Type Sets, and some of the considerations involved in putting them together. At a recent coin club meeting, I decided to talk a bit about some of the topics I had covered in […]

What Really Happened to the 1964 Denver Mint Peace Dollars?

What Really Happened to the 1964 Denver Mint Peace Dollars?

Michael Lantz, Denver Mint Foreman, Retired, 1961-1995 There is the tale of a legendary Peace dollar struck at the Denver Mint in silver and dated 1964. Rumors of this coin have been around for years. Was it really struck? Did any examples survive? Michael Lantz worked at the Denver during the 1960’s and knows what […]

Values are Quietly Rising for Ultra Rare Coins

Values are Quietly Rising for Ultra Rare Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com The rich are getting richer and they’re pushing values higher – sometimes much higher – for ultra rare coins.  It was back on July 7, 1989 that the first coin sold for the million dollar level – an 1804 silver dollar at $990,000, a coin that I have […]

The Coin Analyst: Extremely Rare 1870-S $3 Gold Coin To Be Auctioned on June 2 in Georgia – Real or Fake?

The Coin Analyst: Extremely Rare 1870-S $3 Gold Coin To Be Auctioned on June 2 in Georgia – Real or Fake?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Update: It appears that this item has been removed from the auction The 1870-S $3.00 gold coin is one of the great rarities of American numismatics. It is/was until recently believed that only one such coin existed and that it was struck to be placed in the cornerstone of the […]

The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles, Part 2, Casual Collecting in the 1840s

The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles, Part 2, Casual Collecting in the 1840s

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #108 As this is the second in a three part series, in the next two paragraphs, I provide an introduction for those who have not read part 1 or do not clearly remember it. The […]

Rare Double Eagles Highlight Long Beach Offerings

Rare Double Eagles Highlight Long Beach Offerings

An outstanding selection of rare twenty dollar gold coins highlights Heritage’s upcoming US Coins Signature Auction, to take place May 30-June 3 at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo. The most prominent among the double eagle offerings in this auction is probably the Eliasberg/Duckor 1931 coin. 1931 $20 MS66 PCGS Secure. Ex: Duckor/EliasbergEx.  The […]

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a Florida-based independent coin certification and grading company, announced today it has graded 25 million coins – becoming the first grading company to reach this milestone. Mark Salzberg, chairman of NGC, considers this milestone a great triumph. “It’s remarkable to look back on the collections we’ve seen as we approached the […]

NGC Offers New Label For TOP 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

NGC Offers New Label For TOP 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special presentation label for coins featured in Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins. This newly released book lists the Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins in terms of popularity, scarcity and affordability. Each coin listed in the book includes a detailed history, images, statistics and a graph displaying […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins), Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Controversy over 1841 Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins), Part 1

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #107 Quarter Eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins) were minted from 1796 to 1929, and in every year from 1829 to 1915. They are about the size of dimes and are 90% gold or nearly so. […]

Defining “Coin Doctoring” and a busy Central States coin show

Defining “Coin Doctoring” and a busy Central States coin show

By Steve Roach – www.steveroachonline.com First published in the May 14, 2012, issue of Coin World The just-completed Central States Numismatic Society convention represented a busy week for the rare coin market. On April 17 at the show, the Professional Numismatists Guild’s definition of “coin doctoring” was approved. Finding a single definition for such a […]

EAC 2012 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks

EAC 2012 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks

This year’s Early America Coppers gathering was held in Buffalo, New York. Each convention requires effort from club members to create these memorable gatherings of collectors and dealers who specialize in the early numismatic creations of the United States. Bim Gander, incoming EAC president makes some comments as well as other members of the EAC […]

A Baker’s Dozen of San Francisco Gold Treats

A Baker’s Dozen of San Francisco Gold Treats

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Collector K.U. recently asked me to help him construct a compact, meaningful list of San Francisco gold coins to form the basis of his collection. The parameters were as follows: the dates selected must have historic and/or numismatic significance, they must be selected for being the best […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Not Yet Famous 1864 Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Not Yet Famous 1864 Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins)

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #106 Among Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins), the 1841, the 1854-S and the 1863 are recognized Great Rarities. The two 1796 issues are well known rarities. The 1804-13 star reverse variety receives a lot of […]

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