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Highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection: The Finest Certified Proof 1827 Quarter Dollar From the Joseph J. Mickley Collection

Highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection: The Finest Certified Proof 1827 Quarter Dollar From the Joseph J. Mickley Collection

By Q. David Bowers – Founder, Stack’s Bowers A Link with Tradition Of all rarities in the American series, the 1827 quarter is one of the most famous, most storied. Joseph J. Mickley, a Philadelphia teenager, became interested in rare coins in 1816 when he attempted unsuccessfully to find a copper cent of 1799, the year […]

Stunning 1900-O Barber Quarter in Stephen Winthrop’s Type Set

Stunning 1900-O Barber Quarter in Stephen Winthrop’s Type Set

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #263 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds…. The stunning 1900-O Barber Quarter in Stephen Winthrop’s collection is almost irresistible. This coin is PCGS graded MS-66 and CAC approved. It is more attractive than 97% of the […]

By February 4, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar Coin – Part I

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar Coin – Part I

  by David Provost for CoinWeek…. Author’s Note: This installment of the Lafayette dollar story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part II) will discuss the coin as a collectible. US commemorative coins have always been used as fundraising tools for their sponsors. From the first half dollars struck in 1892-93 for […]

By February 3, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Rare Silver Dollar Coin kept as a Talisman from D-Day to Berlin makes $437,100

Rare Silver Dollar Coin kept as a Talisman from D-Day to Berlin makes $437,100

Only one pair of dies was used in the production of the 1794 issue. The young nation’s first mint had just been established in Philadelphia two years earlier, and its premises spread over two lots on 7th Street between Market and Arch, with the renowned scientist and inventor David Rittenhouse as its director. Thomas Jefferson’s […]

By January 30, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand… By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder what those unsightly imperfections are–and why they’re there–you’re not alone. The numismatic community first took note of so-called “milk spots” several years ago and is still trying to […]

By January 30, 2015 9 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin went on sale yesterday, January 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The coins, authorized by Public Law 112-104, celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals, the longest-serving law enforcement agency in the federal government. Today, the U.S. Mint released first day sales […]

By January 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

High Noon: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins go on Sale Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins on Jan. 29 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Public Law 112-104 authorizes the bureau to mint and issue up to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins. Customer demand will determine […]

By January 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 3

2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 3

By US Mint…. Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code Q5G) at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Feb. 3. The five proof finish quarters in this year’s set bear reverse (tails side) designs honoring Homestead National Monument of America (NE), Kisatchie National Forest (LA), […]

By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Berlin Sale January 29th includes First Gold Coins of the United States

Künker Berlin Sale January 29th includes First Gold Coins of the United States

Within the upcoming Fritz Rudolf Künker Berlin sale, to be held on January 29, 2015 a small series of early gold coins from the United States of America is included. You see, the gold 1, 5, 10 and 20 dollar pieces are testimonies to the different kinds of gold rushes; From the first in North […]

By January 27, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff…   With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Read:  Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read: Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. In this edition of First Read, we take a look at two self-published works in the field of modern numismatics. Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors by Richard Bousquet […]

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint Releases 2015 Congratulations Set

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Need a present for a wedding? An anniversary? Retirement? The birth of a child? Then take a look at the Mint’s perennially-popular Congratulations Set. A new set, containing a special folder and a brand-new American Silver Eagle proof coin, comes out every year. This year’s Congratulations Set goes on sale […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams Discusses Regency XI Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams Discusses Regency XI Auction

In January of 2015, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ booth at the Florida United Numismatists Convention to talk to LRCA President Julie Abrams about the featured collected consignments in the upcoming Regency XI Rare Coin Auction, which will be held on February 19, 2015 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile – 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle, only five known

Coin Profile – 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle, only five known

The 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle Before the Mint began its program of commercial proof set offerings in 1858, only a handful of proofs were struck each year to satisfy the needs of influential Treasury officials or well-connected collectors. Proof gold coins of the pre-1858 era are especially elusive, as few numismatists could afford to collect […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, part 12: Copper-Nickel Indian Cents

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, part 12: Copper-Nickel Indian Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #261  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…   From 1793 to 1857, one cent coins were about the size of quarters. During the 1850s,‘ups and downs’ in markets for copper, as a metal, and a growing […]

By January 21, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
State of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 18, 2015

State of the Mint: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 18, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

By January 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Mint Condition: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 11, 2015

Mint Condition: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 11, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that even rarer metals can be made into bullion coins, and cheaper, more common substances make up our circulating coinage. But gold and alloys of gold have been there from […]

By January 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Rare Coin Auctions to offer The Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to offer The Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is honored to have been selected to auction The Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars, the all time finest Morgan Dollar Set in the PCGS Registry. This prestigious collection includes the $1 1893-S PCGS MS67 CAC Ex Vermeule / Jack Lee, estimated at $2 million, and will be split between two sales […]

Partrick Coin Collection Part I realizes $25.93 million at FUN

Partrick Coin Collection Part I realizes $25.93 million at FUN

1792 Birch Cent brings $2.585 million in Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 8 evening session; five Partrick coins break seven figures in Orlando, FL ORLANDO, FL – Don Partrick’s visionary collection of American colonial coins electrified the numismatic community on Thursday night, Jan. 8, 2014 when the more than 350 coins contained therein realized almost $26 million […]

US Gold Coin Collecting Strategies – Ten Reasons Why Fives Are the New Tens

US Gold Coin Collecting Strategies – Ten Reasons Why Fives Are the New Tens

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Half eagles aren’t my favorite denomination per se but, from a coin collecting point of view, they make a lot of sense to me and on many different levels. If we look at the various US gold coin denominations from a macro perspective, I think it’s safe […]

By January 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States Mint Opens Sales for 2015 American Eagle Silver Proof Jan. 2

United States Mint Opens Sales for 2015 American Eagle Silver Proof Jan. 2

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin (product code ES6) on Jan. 2 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is the collector version of the United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. The coin’s obverse design features Adolph A. Weinman’s […]

By January 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Very Rare 1872 Double Eagle U.S. Proof Gold Coin

Coin Profiles – Very Rare 1872 Double Eagle U.S. Proof Gold Coin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I have handled some really amazing Proof gold coins in 2014, and one of the rarest and most interesting is this PCGS PR64 1872 double eagle. I’d like to share some information about this specific coin and about Proof Type Two double eagles in general. The Type […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign of Things to Come in 2015?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The conclusion of Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X December 18 sale at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas marks the end of the 2014 auction season and closes the door on a year that has been filled with highs and lows for the rare […]

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was introduced.  These lovely dollars […]

By December 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 10: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #255 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Walking Liberty half dollars ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can be completed with circulated representatives of some ‘early dates’ […]

By December 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

For absolute rarity, historic significance, and sheer romantic appeal, the 1861 Confederate half dollar is unsurpassed in the annals of American coinage. It is the only coin officially authorized and struck for the Confederate States of America. Thomas Elder was correct when he wrote in 1910 that this coin has profound historical significance that extends […]

US Gold Coins: What’s Hot And What’s Not ….. End of the Year Thoughts, 2014

US Gold Coins: What’s Hot And What’s Not ….. End of the Year Thoughts, 2014

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. As much as I hate writing (and reading) “year in review” articles and blogs, 2014 saw so much activity—positive and negative—that I think some sort of end of the year treatment is an important feature for my regular readers. Instead of merely summarizing the year, I thought […]

By December 15, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles: The finest known Lord Baltimore Pattern Denarium

Coin Profiles: The finest known Lord Baltimore Pattern Denarium

Heritage will offer by far the finest known example of the extremely rare Lord Baltimore copper pattern denarium/denarius or penny coinage in the upcoming January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando. The Lord Baltimore coinage of Maryland occupies an important position in the very early coinage of America’s Colonial era. They […]

 
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