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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 […]

Early US Copper Sold Coins at Heritage Auctions Platinum Night, CSNS Convention

Early US Copper Sold Coins at Heritage Auctions Platinum Night, CSNS Convention

Auctioneer: Bob Merrill Platinum Night Sales by Heritage Auctions feature some of the most rare and desirable United States coins. At this year’s Platinum Night Sale held at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, IL some classic early copper coins were sold. Runtime 7:58 Copyright © CoinWeek – April 2012 Central States Numismatic […]

CAC to Accept Eisenhower Dollars

CAC to Accept Eisenhower Dollars

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek I’m happy to announce this week that CAC, the Certified Acceptance Corporation, will announce that they will now accept Cu-Ni clad and silver business strike Eisenhower dollars (1971-1978) for review and certification. The Eisenhower dollar, the last of the “Big Dollar” coins, will be the first clad-era series to be […]

What Gold Coins Do CAC Stickers Add the Most Value to?

What Gold Coins Do CAC Stickers Add the Most Value to?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com After 4 years of being traded on the open market, I think few collectors and dealers would argue the statement that CAC stickering has added considerable value and liquidity to many types of United States gold coinage. But are we now able to determine with a decent degree of accuracy […]

GreatCollections to auction rare $3 gold piece, graded by PCGS

GreatCollections to auction rare $3 gold piece, graded by PCGS

Issued in 1860, it is among the finest known. April 25, 2012, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is offering a selection of rare certified coins in their auctions ending April 29, 2012.  The group has been consigned by several consignors and includes one of the finest 1860 Three-dollar Gold Pieces known, graded Proof-65 by PCGS (prior […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Pleasing Coins on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Pleasing Coins on Platinum Night

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #105 Last week, I covered the Silver Center Copper Cent pattern of 1792 that sold for $1.15 million in Heritage’s Platinum Night event of April 19, at a convention center near Chicago. This week, I […]

Heritage Sells Silver Center Cent for $1 Million at CSNS Convention

Heritage Sells Silver Center Cent for $1 Million at CSNS Convention

Michael Sadler, Heritage Auctioneer, Todd Imhof, Heritage VP David Lisot, Interviewer. Another landmark coin has been sold by Heritage Auctions. The 1792 cent is an experimental issue that had a small plug of silver in the middle of the coin. It is considered the first coin struck inside the Philadelphia Mint. This coin is graded […]

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The Coin Analyst: Collectors and the Market Need Better Resources on Coin Values and Mintages

The Coin Analyst: Collectors and the Market Need Better Resources on Coin Values and Mintages

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There has been some interesting discussion on this web site recently about the need for more accurate pricing information about U.S. coins. For example, Vic Bozarth recently wrote about the Coin Dealer Newsletter (CDN), commonly known as the Greysheet (www.greysheet.com), and said that its data is skewed by the inclusion of […]

More Thoughts on Modern Coins: A Reader Writes

More Thoughts on Modern Coins: A Reader Writes

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about Eisenhower dollars and the way they’re treated in the Redbook. The column made the rounds of the editorial boards of several coin magazines, Whitman Publishing (who want you to know that the “Professional Edition” of the Redbook does include […]

PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

PNG Adopts Coin Doctoring Definition

(Schaumburg, Illinois) — Members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) attending the organization’s general membership meeting on April 17, 2012 overwhelmingly approved a three-point definition of so-called “coin doctoring.” “This is a complex issue, but we needed to have a concise definition to help combat the deliberative and unacceptable alteration of coins in an effort […]

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