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The San Francisco Surprise – Schuyler Rumsey Auction

The San Francisco Surprise – Schuyler Rumsey Auction

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Around four or five months ago, I got wind of a soon-to-be-conducted rare gold coin auction in San Francisco (The Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Collection) that sounded interesting, to say the least. I heard that it contained long date runs of Liberty Head gold and it featured […]

By February 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Capping Liberty: The Invention of a Numismatic Iconography for the New American Republic

Capping Liberty: The Invention of a Numismatic Iconography for the New American Republic

An Exhibition of Coins, Medals, Banknotes, and Related Books, Manuscripts, and Graphic Arts from Princeton University Collections Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library, March 3, 2012, to July 8, 2012 When the founders of the American Republic declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776, one of the major tasks they took on was the creation […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Finest Known Carson City, Nevada Gold Coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Finest Known Carson City, Nevada Gold Coin

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #96 At the ANA Convention in August, which will be held in Philadelphia, Stack’s Bowers Galleries (SBG) will auction the only complete collection of Carson City, Nevada Mint, U.S. coins. The consignor wishes to remain […]

By February 22, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2011 Low Mintage Key Coins Likely to Perform Well

The Coin Analyst: 2011 Low Mintage Key Coins Likely to Perform Well

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Determining which coins will be low mintage keys in their respective series is a significant part of the fun of collecting modern U.S. coins. As one year nears its end, astute collectors study sales figures and compare them with the final mintages for coins in the same series. It is […]

By February 20, 2012 6 Comments Read More →
The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Cats versus dogs. Coke versus Pepsi. Good versus evil. You get my point: two camps competing for your heart, your affection or your soul. Its not that far-fetched to stretch this analogy out to some of the basic issues in coin collecting. No, its not the Satanic […]

By February 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: The Modern Commemorative Coin Program and the Launch of Infantry Soldier Dollars

The Coin Analyst: The Modern Commemorative Coin Program and the Launch of Infantry Soldier Dollars

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Critics often assert that too many modern U.S. commemorative coins have been issued, and that the program has been abused to raise money from surcharges. Each coin carries a surcharge that goes to non-profits groups that promote the interests of the constituency commemorated on the coins. In fact, the U.S. […]

By February 15, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Unique Proof 1854 $10

NGC Certifies Unique Proof 1854 $10

Coin is one of only a handful of higher denomination proof coins from the 1850s known. NGC recently identified and certified a proof 1854 $10 gold piece. The coin grades Proof 55 Cameo. While a small number of lower denomination proof coins are known from this year, notably examples of the first year of issue […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dimes, including an 1802

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Dimes, including an 1802

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #95 Contrary to popular belief, not all U.S. five cent coins are nickels. Actually, nickels are traditionally 25% nickel and 75% copper. Three Cent Nickels were struck in 1865 before five cent nickels were introduced […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Classic vs. Modern: Both Kinds of Coins Are Rewarding to Collect

The Coin Analyst: Classic vs. Modern: Both Kinds of Coins Are Rewarding to Collect

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The community of people who actively collect coins includes those who are mainly interested in classic coins, those who focus primarily on modern issues, and those who collect both. For the purposes of this column, classic coins will consist of American coins issued before World War II such as Morgan […]

By February 13, 2012 9 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Early Silver Dollars & Grading Issues

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Early Silver Dollars & Grading Issues

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #94 Over the last two months, I have covered early large cents (Loring’s 1793s; Eliasberg Chain Cent), early $5 gold coins (in Baltimore auction; Jacobson Half Eagles in FUN sale), Saint Gaudens $20 gold coins […]

By February 8, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Assembling A Year Set of Liberty Head Eagles, Part Two: 1867-1907

Assembling A Year Set of Liberty Head Eagles, Part Two: 1867-1907

Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the first part of this article, I discussed the ins and outs of assembling a year set of Liberty Head eagles from 1838 through 1866. In case you’ve already forgotten the premise, it’s that a collector can purchase one example of each year that this denomination/type was […]

By February 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Greatest Dahlonega Mint Quarter Eagle…..Ever

Greatest Dahlonega Mint Quarter Eagle…..Ever

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Unlike their gold dollar and half eagle counterparts, high grade Dahlonega quarter eagles are very rare. This denomination is extremely hard to find in Uncirculated grades and there are a number of dates, especially the rarities, that are virtually non-existent. That’s why a recent purchase of mine […]

By February 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Liberty Seated Half Dollars on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Liberty Seated Half Dollars on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the  collecting community #93 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds It has been a while since I have written about Liberty Seated Half Dollars. Indeed, I have not done so since August 2011, when I discussed several Liberty Seated halves that had then just been auctioned, […]

By February 1, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Peace, Dollars and Peace Dollars

Peace, Dollars and Peace Dollars

Article Written by Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities CoinWeek Content Partner World War I was called “The War to End All Wars.” The sad irony is that it was arguably the war to begin all wars – at least for the modern era. A couple generations (or more) removed, it’s hard for us to get […]

By January 31, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Denis Loring Sale of 1793 Cents and Other Early Copper by Heritage Auctions

Denis Loring Sale of 1793 Cents and Other Early Copper by Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions – January 4, 2012 Auctioneer : Sam Foose Early American copper specialist Denis Loring assembled a collection of large cents that included many varieties including the early dates. In this auction sale, conducted by Heritage Galleries at a Platinum Night in Orlando, Florida, Denis’ 1793 varieties are offered for public bidding.Watch the entire […]

By January 30, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coins That I Never See With Good Eye Appeal Part Two: Quarter Eagles

Coins That I Never See With Good Eye Appeal Part Two: Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the first installment of this multi-part feature, I discussed some of the gold dollar issues that are rarely seen with good overall eye appeal. In this, the second part, I am going to look at quarter eagles that do not generally come with good eye appeal. […]

By January 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Bust Half Dollars on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Bust Half Dollars on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #92 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Regarding the FUN Convention auction in Orlando earlier this month, I discussed quarters last week, the Garrett-Jacobson 1829 ‘Large Date’ Half Eagle the week before, the Eliasberg-Atwater-Jung 1793 Chain Cent right after the sale, and Dr. Duckor’s […]

By January 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
When Is Deep Cameo/Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a Premium?

When Is Deep Cameo/Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a Premium?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Having recently handled a considerable number of impressive Proof gold coins, I’ve been thinking about when a specific coin is worth a premium because of is status as a Deep Cameo (PCGS’ modifier) or Ultra Cameo (NGC’s modifier). After a brief explanation of these terms, I’d like […]

By January 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Possible New U.S. Collector Coins Suggested in Mint Survey

The Coin Analyst: Possible New U.S. Collector Coins Suggested in Mint Survey

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Last week a polling company hired by the U.S. Mint e-mailed some of its customers a fascinating survey that sought to gauge the level of interest in some new collectible coins. Few things get coin collectors, especially those who collect modern U.S. coins, more excited than the possibility of new […]

By January 23, 2012 6 Comments Read More →
NSDR Silver Dollar Year in Review 2012

NSDR Silver Dollar Year in Review 2012

Randy Campbell, Emcee Randy Campbell has been the host and master of ceremonies for the NSDR Awards Banquet for many years. As the banquet begins Randy gives a review of what has happened in the hobby during the past year and what may be coming in the next. Learn about the issues and concerns of […]

By January 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Market Analysis and Latest Developments on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Market Analysis and Latest Developments on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Late last year the 25th anniversary American silver eagle sets that were released at the end of November dominated the modern U.S. coin market. There was literally a frenzy of interest in these sets. Thousands of opened, unopened, and graded sets traded on e-Bay and elsewhere, and for a while […]

By January 20, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
How to Buy Rare Coins on eBay

How to Buy Rare Coins on eBay

by Ross W. Bailey, From The E-Gobrecht – 2012 Volume 8, Issue 1 The Electronic Newsletter of the LIBERTY SEATED COLLECTORS CLUB This article distills the lessons gleaned from my ten years of experience as an active buyer and collector of rare coins on eBay. Over that period of time, I’ve made many mistakes, and […]

NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

NSDR Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

Randy Campbell, Emcee After many years of service a single individual is recognized for their contributions to NSDR and to the hobby of silver dollar collecting. This year’s winner of the National Silver Dollar’s most prestigious award is John Dannreuther who shares some remarks about winner such a coveted prize. 11:46 For more news and […]

By January 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NSDR Man of the Year 2012

NSDR Man of the Year 2012

For more news and videos about coin collecting visit CoinWeek.com Randy Campbell, Emcee Many NSDR members work behind the scenes to bring good into the world and to the hobby of silver dollars. Their desire is not recognition but rather to make positive change. Richard “Kenny” Duncan is just such a man and is winner […]

By January 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic Silver Quarters sold on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic Silver Quarters sold on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  collecting community #91 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds At the FUN Convention in Orlando, Heritage auctioned around $55 million worth of coins. In addition to a special section devoted to Dr. Duckor’s Saint Gaudens Double Eagles, lead offerings were organized in two Platinum Night […]

By January 18, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
NSDR Presidential Awards 2012

NSDR Presidential Awards 2012

John Highfill, President The president of the National Silver Dollar Roundtable has the prerogative to bestow an award on people he believes have made significant contributions to the organization and hobby of numismatics. This year President Highfill awards Douglas Sharpe, Sandy Gulde, Robert Higgins and Randy Campbell. Watch and find out what these folks did […]

By January 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Heritage Auctions Platinum Night: Interviewer: David Lisot, Samuel Foose, Heritage Auctioneer, John Kraljevich, Numismatist Actually it was not a penny, it was a cent. A 1793 Chain Cent in PCGS CAC MS65 condition sold at a Heritage Auction for more than $1 million. See the room full of people at a legendary Heritage Auction Galleries […]

By January 18, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in classic American coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. Last year I interviewed him for CoinWeek about his interest in coins and his expertise on silver dollars . An Oregon woman […]

By January 17, 2012 10 Comments Read More →
The 2012 FUN Show: Some Observations

The 2012 FUN Show: Some Observations

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner I can count on one hand the number of coin shows that, after close to three decades in the business, I still enjoy. The FUN show is one of them. It is well run, well-attended, and even when the market is just so-so, it tends to be […]

By January 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
NSDR Presidential Remarks 2012

NSDR Presidential Remarks 2012

John Highfill, President NSDR president John Highfill opens the Awards Banquet as he shares news about the accomplishments of the organizations. A new website has been created as well as other avenues for the silver dollar group to gain more attention. 3:44 For more news and videos about coin collecting visit CoinWeek.com View additional videos […]

By January 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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