US Coins

The Three Kings: The Proof-Only Double Eagles Dated 1883, 1884 and 1887

The Three Kings: The Proof-Only Double Eagles Dated 1883, 1884 and 1887

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   Continuing my fascination with Proof-only issues, I’d like to discuss the rare Proof-only double eagles dated 1883, 1884 and 1887. These issues are not all that well-known outside of Type Three Liberty Head collectors and I think they merit more than a passing mention. Beginning in 1881, production […]

Gem 1914 Quarter Eagle Featured in ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Auction

Gem 1914 Quarter Eagle Featured in ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Among the many jewels to be offered in the upcoming Stack’s Bowers auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim is a beautiful 1916 Indian quarter eagle certified MS-65 by PCGS and encapsulated in an old green PCGS holder. Vibrant honey and […]

Stack’s Bowers: Results of May 2016 Rarities Night Coin Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Results of May 2016 Rarities Night Coin Auction

As a fitting complement to their offering of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part IV, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s May 25, 2016, Rarities Auction exhibited strong activity, realizing over US$1.8 million including buyer’s premium. (All prices include the buyer’s premium.) The excitement began early in the sale with an offering of foreign gold […]

Million Dollar New World Hoard Coming to Long Beach Expo

Million Dollar New World Hoard Coming to Long Beach Expo

Over 2,000 coins from an impressive hoard of over 7,000 early 18th-century colonial coins, dubbed the New World Hoard, will greet visitors at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo (LongBeachExpo.com), June 9-11, 2016. The 1711-D 30 Deniers “Mousquetaire” colonials were made specifically for the New World when their voyage was inexplicably […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, part 19: Most Dynamic Half Eagles in 4th Auction

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, part 19: Most Dynamic Half Eagles in 4th Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #334 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Last week, silver coins in the fourth auction of the Pogue Family Coin Collection were covered. The Pogue IV sale was conducted in New York city by […]

US Gold Coins – What Are the Three Rarest Carson City Half Eagles?

US Gold Coins – What Are the Three Rarest Carson City Half Eagles?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……. Of the three denominations of gold coins struck at the Carson City Mint, perhaps the most popular to collect by date are the half eagles. Of the 19 issues produced between 1870 and 1893, all are obtainable in reasonably high grades. But some of these are rarer than most […]

Newly Identified Contemporary Counterfeit 1894-O Morgan Dollar

Newly Identified Contemporary Counterfeit 1894-O Morgan Dollar

Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader and Attributor NGC’s discovery is the first reported counterfeit example of this date. Recently, an 1894-O Morgan Dollar was examined in an invoice at NGC that was proven to be an unreported contemporary counterfeit. Despite being a well circulated piece, there were several distinct problems with the coin that […]

Pogue Family Coin Collection Part 18 – Half Dollars and Bust Dollars Fare Well in 4th Auction

Pogue Family Coin Collection Part 18 – Half Dollars and Bust Dollars Fare Well in 4th Auction

News and Analysis regarding coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #332 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds   The fourth in a series of auctions of the Pogue Family Coin Collection was conducted on Tuesday, May 24, by Stack’s-Bowers in association with Sotheby’s. Too much attention has been paid to the fact that the […]

Pogue IV Auction Sells 61 Coins, Surpasses $16 Million

Pogue IV Auction Sells 61 Coins, Surpasses $16 Million

1795 $1 and Proof 1833 $5 Both Sell For Over $1 Million Part IV of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s at Sotheby’s New York galleries, realized a total of US$16,749,038 for 61 lots, with an average lot value of more than $274,000 per coin. The Farouk-Pittman 1833 Proof […]

US Coin Album –  Steel This Cent

US Coin Album – Steel This Cent

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   A number of years ago, I purchased a strip of webbing for 1943 steel cents. “Webbing” is the US Mint’s term for punched-out planchet strips. When a strip of coin metal is run through the punching press it comes out with a […]

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

By Dan Duncan [Posted with Permission] – Pinnacle-Rarities ……   The works of Charles Barber’s career weren’t fully appreciated until after his death. His coinage was considered pedestrian in contemporary artistic circles. But in fairness to Barber, most of his work was predesignated to one idea or another. His use of classic Greco-Roman motifs has […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Newbie’s Lament,  What Should I Collect?

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Newbie’s Lament, What Should I Collect?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to ask is: what should I collect. The answer, of course, depends on your budget but it also depends on which sort of collection you are going to build: a […]

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Coin Expert Advice – 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 […]

PCGS: The 1822 Half Eagle – The Most Legendary Rarity in American Numismatics

PCGS: The 1822 Half Eagle – The Most Legendary Rarity in American Numismatics

By Ron Guth – Professional Coin Grading Service ……   Of all the U.S. numismatic rarities, the 1822 Half Eagle is one of the purest. It was not made by mistake. It was not a fantasy issue made for sale to collectors. It was not a restrike, nor was it a special coin created as […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – The SS Central America: 160 Years of Woe

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – The SS Central America: 160 Years of Woe

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Lot 239, Sedwick Treasure Auction #19 Rarely does one random event lead to so much mayhem as the wreck of SS Central America when it sank in a hurricane in 1857. It reminds me of something that Eppie Lederer (aka Ann Landers) once said […]

Finest Known 1792 Silver Disme Brings $998,750 in Heritage’s $28 Million CSNS Auctions

Finest Known 1792 Silver Disme Brings $998,750 in Heritage’s $28 Million CSNS Auctions

Early American rarities top the bill as collectors descend on April 27-May 1, 2016 Heritage Central States Numismatic Society auction; US & World Currency auctions bring $5.2+ million. Market remains vibrant with over 92% sold by dollar value. The finest known 1792 Silver Disme AU50 PCGS Secure, Ex: Judd-Donald G. Partrick Collection, a rare second […]

Building an Almost Uncirculated, Complete Type Set of Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins)

Building an Almost Uncirculated, Complete Type Set of Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins)

 News and Analysis regarding scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #331 A Weekly Analytical CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……. There are eight design types of half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins). For a total of less than $60,000, a complete type set may be assembled, with all coins having been certified by […]

Legend Auctions: Four Gold Coins to Watch (and Bid on) at Regency XVII

Legend Auctions: Four Gold Coins to Watch (and Bid on) at Regency XVII

By CoinWeek …..   On May 19, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct the 17th Regency sale at Harrah’s in the Big Easy, New Orleans, Louisiana. The firm, which hand-selects superior quality US coins, will offer 472 pieces ranging in price from a few hundred dollars to over $1.6 million. Headlining the event is Lot […]

1795 Draped Bust Dollar BB-52, Centered Bust, Single Finest PCGS Coin

1795 Draped Bust Dollar BB-52, Centered Bust, Single Finest PCGS Coin

By Q. David Bowers – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV Sale, to be held Tuesday, May 24, at Sotheby’s New York headquarters, contains more “Wow!” coins than any other auction in the history of numismatics–if you define it as a combination of great rarities in superb condition. And, […]

Sedwick Treasure Auctions: The Cob Report – Bank Error in Your Favor

Sedwick Treasure Auctions: The Cob Report – Bank Error in Your Favor

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   If you love U.S. coins and enjoy a good story, check out lots 267-282 in our upcoming auction. They are all quarter dollars, NGC-encapsulated with “New Orleans Bank Find” stated inside the slab. Auction estimates range from US$500-750 to $4,000-$6,000. All the coins are […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Premium Gem 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Premium Gem 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin

The 1921-S Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the greatest rarities in the series. Although the 1919-D – and only the 1919-D – is slightly rarer in Gem condition, the ’21-S still boasts the lowest absolute population in Mint State. Taking into account a likely number of resubmissions, there are possibly fewer than 200 […]

Interpreting Auction Prices for PCGS & NGC “MS-66” Barber Quarter Type Coins

Interpreting Auction Prices for PCGS & NGC “MS-66” Barber Quarter Type Coins

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #330 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   This discussion is aimed at a wide audience, not just prospective buyers of Barber quarters. Indeed, the broader implications of interpreting auction results for type coins over a five-year period are of interest […]

Classic US Coins – A Unique Treasure, Wonderful Gem Proof 1833 Half Eagle

Classic US Coins – A Unique Treasure, Wonderful Gem Proof 1833 Half Eagle

Only Proof Certified by PCGS By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   David Akers: “My favorite Pittman Collection coin” One of the most marvelous of the D. Brent Pogue Collection coins is this ultra-quality 1833 Large Date half eagle, Proof-67–the only Proof of this date ever certified by PCGS. The combination of […]

Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the most beautiful coins ever produced in the United States, and Collectors have long respected it as one of the great American […]

US Gold Coins – Proof Only Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold Coins

US Gold Coins – Proof Only Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ………   Important Type Three Proof Liberty Head double eagles often come up in auction, and that got me to thinking… What are these coins, why are they important and do they deserve the market premiums they enjoy? A Proof-only coin is an issue that exists only in a Proof-only […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Present Classic Rarities and Collector Coins in Regency Auction XVII

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Present Classic Rarities and Collector Coins in Regency Auction XVII

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is pleased to present Regency Auction XVII, to be held on the evening of May 19 at Harrah’s New Orleans, as the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show. Classic rarities and popular collector coins abound in the 470 lot sale. Among classic rarities are an original and a restrike […]

Top 5 Modern Coins at Legend Regency Auction XVII

Top 5 Modern Coins at Legend Regency Auction XVII

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The upcoming Legend Regency Auction XVII that will be held at Harrah’s in New Orleans offers a robust array of 472 lots, most of which consist of classic U.S. copper, silver, and gold coins from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The May 19, 2016 auction will also […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 9: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 each, Part 9: ‘No Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #328 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type dates from 1839 to 1866. For less than $5000 per coin, a collector may build a […]

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection –  1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with Arabic Punch

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection – 1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with Arabic Punch

Counterfeit 1907-S Gold $10 Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   NGC recently received a counterfeit gold coin submission of a 1907-S Eagle that had an Arabic punch. Most collectors associate chopmarks with the short-lived Trade Dollar series, which circulated extensively throughout Southeast Asia. Many merchants chopmarked the coins to show that […]

Classic US Coins – Iconic 1793 Chain Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers May 2016 Rarities Auction

Classic US Coins – Iconic 1793 Chain Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers May 2016 Rarities Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer a handsome 1793 Chain AMERICA cent in our upcoming May 25 Rarities Auction held in conjunction with Sotheby’s. Although the rich cappuccino surfaces are slightly granular under magnification, they remain attractive overall and glossy to the naked […]

 
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