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Extremely Rare 1907 $20 Gold Coin Soars to Over $2.7 Million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Auction on June 29

Extremely Rare 1907 $20 Gold Coin Soars to Over $2.7 Million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Auction on June 29

IRVINE, Calif. –The finest-graded specimen of America’s “most beautiful coin,” the MCMVII (1907) Proof Ultra High Relief double eagle graded Proof-69 by PCGS, crossed the auction block on the evening of Friday, June 29, 2012, and with the fall of the hammer a price of $2,760,000 had been won at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official […]

A New Regular CoinWeek Column by Mark Ferguson: ULTIMATE RARITIES starts on July 2nd

A New Regular CoinWeek Column by Mark Ferguson: ULTIMATE RARITIES starts on July 2nd

A New Regular CoinWeek Column by Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com                 Without their stories coins are just “pieces of metal.”  At least that’s what the late Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, called them many years ago while she and I were examining a tray full of some of […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Collecting Silver Dimes by Design Type

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Collecting Silver Dimes by Design Type

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #113 The topic here is assembling a type set of silver dimes. This discussion is aimed primarily at beginning and intermediate level collectors. Those who have no idea as to how to go about collecting […]

USA Coin Album: The San Francisco Mint Coinage of 1923, Part One

USA Coin Album: The San Francisco Mint Coinage of 1923, Part One

Posted by David W. Lange, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Research Director ….. Certain issues of United States coins seem to hold more appeal than similar coins of other dates and mints. Among my favorite coins are the various pieces coined at the San Francisco Mint in 1923. This was a significant year for several reasons, including the […]

Pinnacle Buys San Diego Collection of Twenty Cent Pieces

Pinnacle Buys San Diego Collection of Twenty Cent Pieces

Pinnacle Rarities has acquired another top PCGS registry set. Pinnacle has purchased the number two Twenty Cent, Circulation Strikes (1875-1876) Registry Set currently listed as the San Diego Collection. The full date set is comprised of a mere four coins. The Professional Coin Grading Service divides collector sets for the Twenty cent coinage removing the […]

An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, Part 2, Uncirculated Coins

An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, Part 2, Uncirculated Coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #112 Click Here to read Part One of this article: An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, part 1, Circulated Coins This week’s topic is the collecting of uncirculated Liberty Nickels. I focus on those that grade […]

An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, part 1, Circulated Coins

An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, part 1, Circulated Coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #111 For more than a half-century, Liberty Nickels have been extremely popular with collectors, partly because these are classic coins that are not expensive and are readily available in a wide range of grades. Liberty […]

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 […]

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com…. We are 47 years into the clad era and the dust is yet to settle. Even though there’s a lot of action to be had, it seems the hobby as a whole can give the clad era one great big shrug of the shoulders. We maintain that […]

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 […]

 
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