US Coins

NGC Exhibits the Moser #1 Morgan Silver Dollar Registry Set at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Exhibits the Moser #1 Morgan Silver Dollar Registry Set at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ( www.NGCcoin.com) will host numismatic exhibits at its booth during the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The largest NGC exhibit is the M L Moser Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars, the #1 ranked set of Morgan Silver Dollars in the NGC Registry. A preview of the exhibit can […]

Important 1792 Fusible Alloy Cent, Judd-2 to be offered in Chicago

Important 1792 Fusible Alloy Cent, Judd-2 to be offered in Chicago

The 1792 pattern cents, Birch cent, half disme, disme, and quarter were the prototypes for what later became the cent, nickel, dime, and quarter that are still the staples of commerce today. These patterns were essential to the development of United States coinage. As Matthew Kleinsteuber, an analyst for NFC Coins, says, “1792 patterns were […]

Rare Gold Shines In $11 Million Summer FUN Auction

Rare Gold Shines In $11 Million Summer FUN Auction

Rare and high quality gold coins dominated the results in our recent 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction. Overall, the prices realized in this auction approached $11.3 million, including the 15% Buyer’s Premium. Top honors went to a 1797 16 Stars Half Eagle, graded AU53 by NGC. This coin’s die marriage, BD-3, […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, part 2, early gold

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, part 2, early gold

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #61 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The official auction of the Summer FUN Convention was conducted by Heritage on July 7th and 8th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Last week, I wrote about the convention in general and about […]

Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that I’d like to share. 1. Don’t Get Into a Forced Sale Situation. When it comes to buying coins, most people (dealers and collectors) are sharks. If they know that you are in a situation of desperation, […]

Pricing the priceless: What’s a 1933 $20 gold double eagle worth?

Pricing the priceless: What’s a 1933 $20 gold double eagle worth?

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the July 25, 2011, issue of Coin World As the trial to determine who owns the “Langbord 10” 1933 Saint-Gaudens gold $20 double eagles is scheduled to begin July 7 in a Philadelphia federal courtroom, many are wondering what these coins are worth. We know what the […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, with emphasis upon dimes and quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, with emphasis upon dimes and quarters

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #60 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The official auction of the Summer FUN Convention will be conducted by Heritage on July 7th and 8th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. There are numerous worthwhile coins in this auction, including some desirable […]

Coin Profile: Counterpunched Platinum 1814 half dollar pattern

Coin Profile: Counterpunched Platinum 1814 half dollar pattern

Heritage’s upcoming 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction, to be held August 11-12, will feature the unique “Platina” or “P-Punched” Judd-44 1814 half dollar, struck in platinum. This coin was struck from the same dies as the O-107 variety, but in platinum with a lettered edge. After striking, 33 backward letters […]

20 Interesting, Undervalued U.S. Gold Coins You Can Buy for Less Than $5,000

20 Interesting, Undervalued U.S. Gold Coins You Can Buy for Less Than $5,000

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In a recent blog, I mentioned the fact that the entry level to become a buyer of interesting United States gold coins was a much lower barrier than many new collectors realize. I mentioned some general issues and types that could be found in the $1,000-2,500 range that I felt […]

Coin Board News – Number 19

Coin Board News – Number 19

By David W. Lange – July 2011 – www.coincollectingboards.net MARKET ACTIVITY There seemed to be more than the usual coin board activity on eBay over the past few months. In addition, the quality of the material offered rose considerably from the usual dogs. Most of the boards were relatively common, but their average condition was […]

The 1856-S Eagle: A Study of Mintmark Varieties

The 1856-S Eagle: A Study of Mintmark Varieties

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com I’d like to thank collector John Toffaletti for writing this interesting study of 1856-S eagles and contributing it to raregoldcoins.com for publication. I think you’ll find it very interesting and it contains information that has never been published before. There appears to be new interest in the older gold coins […]

The Coin Analyst: Inaugural Column

The Coin Analyst: Inaugural Column

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the first article in a new regular column for Coin Week that will discuss issues and trends in U.S. and world coins. My goal is to keep readers informed about major developments and to provide suggestions for ways to get the most out of your hobby. I welcome […]

eBay Coin Auctions Continue To Surprise as some GSA Morgan Silver Dollars Soar

eBay Coin Auctions Continue To Surprise as some GSA Morgan Silver Dollars Soar

By Steve Roach First published in the June 20, 2011, issue of Coin World Sometimes, the kind of holder that a coin is in can have a dramatic impact on its price. Every once in a while collectors go crazy for a coin on eBay. That happened on May 29 as 13 bidders placed 39 […]

Early American Coppers Market Report

Early American Coppers Market Report

June 2011 Long Beach Expo Video News Tom Reynolds Early American Coin Gallery, Owner Interviewer: David Lisot Tom Reynolds reports on trading in early American copper coins. He comments on the relationship between bullion and early cent collecting.     Early American Coppers Market Report Long Beach Expo Copyright © June, 2011

Broad Demand Seen For Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Broad Demand Seen For Walking Liberty Half Dollars

By Steve Roach – First published in the June 16, 2011, issue of Coin World Demand is broad for Mint State Walking Liberty half dollars and many issues have seen prices increase steadily in the last month. As of May 25, there are at least five wholesale buyers who are aggressively buying MS-64 to MS-66 […]

The State of the Liberty Head Double Eagle Coin Market: 2011

The State of the Liberty Head Double Eagle Coin Market: 2011

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The level of popularity for the Liberty Head double eagle series, struck between 1850 and 1907, shows no signs of abating. In fact, I think these are the most avidly collected United States gold coins by date. How has the market fared for $20 Libs. in the last three to […]

Stick With The Keys… Coin Collecting Strategies

Stick With The Keys… Coin Collecting Strategies

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com When I was a kid just beginning to get serious about coins, an older local dealer made a comment that has stayed with me for years. When discussing his buying philosophy he said, “Stick with the keys, kid, you’ll never go wrong.” What he meant, of course, was that if […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Collecting Two Cent Pieces

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Collecting Two Cent Pieces

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #54 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Two Cent Pieces are interesting and fun to collect. Last week, I wrote about Three Cent Nickels. Those who never heard of Three Cent Nickels have probably never heard of Two Cent Pieces either. Unlike Three […]

Collecting Morgan Dollars Part II: an Interview with Steve Estes

Collecting Morgan Dollars Part II: an Interview with Steve Estes

by Louis Golino To view Part 1 of this article…Click Here Steve Estes is a Portland, Oregon coin dealer and a professional numismatist who has been in business since 1963. He and his wife, Debbi, sell primarily PCGS and NGC-certified and some raw coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars, Walking Liberty halves, and a wide […]

Collecting Morgan Dollars Part I: an Overview

Collecting Morgan Dollars Part I: an Overview

by Louis Golino The Morgan silver dollar, minted between 1878 and 1921, has no real peer in the numismatic world. It is by far the most widely collected and traded numismatic coin in the world. Attend any coin show and you will quickly see that slabbed and raw Morgan dollars are everywhere. Look through the […]

Coin Markets: What’s Hot and What’s Not – Spring 2011

Coin Markets: What’s Hot and What’s Not – Spring 2011

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com – One of the more popular entries in the DWN Blogospehere is the “Hot/Not” feature. Its been a while since I’ve written one of these, and with groundbreaking ideas not exactly teeming in my little coin brain right now, it seems as good a time as any to analyze which […]

The State of the Dahlonega Gold Coin Market, 2011

The State of the Dahlonega Gold Coin Market, 2011

Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com I published the second edition of my book on Dahlonega gold coinage in 2003. A lot of time has passed since then and, as part of the upcoming third edition, I’m going to be including a chapter in the new work that is a sort of State of the Union of […]

Members Comments on the EAC Convention

Members Comments on the EAC Convention

Hear comments from EAC club members, why they join and what it is about these coins that are so fascinating. Some of these folks have never been to an EAC Convention before and they explain what it is like to attend.   Member comments Early American Coppers Convention Copyright © May, 2011

EAC 2011 “Happening”

EAC 2011 “Happening”

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 for large cents, half cents, Colonials and […]

New Discovery Half Cent at EAC

New Discovery Half Cent at EAC

Chris McCawley of McCawley-Grellman Auctions had on display at the EAC Convention a recently discovered rare variety 1808 half cent. This rare coin surfaced in a collection purchased by another dealer who had the coin attributed and then sold to McCawley. This is a great example of rare coin varieties waiting to be discovered.   […]

Bim Gander, EAC Vice President

Bim Gander, EAC Vice President

Bim Gander shares why EAC selected Portland for its host city for this year’s convention as well as why people become members of Early American Coppers.   Bim Gander, EAC Vice President Early American Coppers Convention Copyright © May, 2011

Byzantine Bronzes at EAC

Byzantine Bronzes at EAC

Members of EAC are collectors of early American copper coins. Once you get the “copper bug” you find out that copper coins have been used for centuries as a medium of exchange. Hear collector/dealer Jerry Bobbe describe and show a collection of rare Byzantine coppers even bigger than American large cents.   Byzantine Bronzes at […]

Coin Profiles: The Eliasberg 1858-O $20.00 Gold Double Eagle

Coin Profiles: The Eliasberg 1858-O $20.00 Gold Double Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com I’d like to share a photo and some information about a really interesting coin that I recently bought and sold. It’s a lovely 1858-O double eagle, graded AU55 by PCGS. What makes this coin really special, in my opinion, is its fantastic pedigree. To the best of my knowledge it […]

Interesting Story of Repatriated 1921 Double Eagle in Heritage June Long Beach Auction

Interesting Story of Repatriated 1921 Double Eagle in Heritage June Long Beach Auction

We wish we had a gold dollar for every time we have thought, “If only this coin could talk!” Well, this one — a 1921 double eagle, graded AU53 by NGC — practically does. It tells a fascinating story: The consignor is a young man in Eastern Europe who wants a copy of the printed […]

US Coins: The $103,500 1862-S Eagle

US Coins: The $103,500 1862-S Eagle

Lost in the hubbub surrounding the recently-concluded Central States coin show and the Heritage auction held with it was a sale that I think ranks as one of the more remarkable in the rare gold coin market all year. The coin of which I speak is an 1862-S eagle graded MS61 by NGC. Unless you […]

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