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Philadelphia Mint 1859 Design Change Creates Three Rare $2.50 Gold Coins

Philadelphia Mint 1859 Design Change Creates Three Rare $2.50 Gold Coins

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   The year 1859 was an eventful one for the United States Mint as well as future collectors. That was when the Mint redesigned or refined some of our circulating gold, silver and copper coins. For gold coin enthusiasts, this decision led to the birth of three […]

US Gold Coins under $5000 – Liberty Head Quarter Eagles from the 1840s

US Gold Coins under $5000 – Liberty Head Quarter Eagles from the 1840s

News and Analysis regarding coins,  markets, and the collecting community #322 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………   Liberty Head quarter eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins) were minted from 1840 to 1907. It is practical and logical to limit this discussion to those from the 1840s. During the first decade of this type, […]

US Coin Market – Expert Advice – The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

US Coin Market – Expert Advice – The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities.com ……   Three Old School Rules to Protect New Rare Coin Buyers I began my career in numismatics during the late eighties. Rare coins were undergoing somewhat of a renaissance. Third party grading and encapsulation had begun in earnest. The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the American Numismatics Association Certifications […]

US Coins – The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle: A Primer

US Coins – The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle: A Primer

The Morgan Silver Dollar and the American Silver Eagle By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   The Morgan dollar was born from two impulses. One was the curious political alliance of populist “free silver” advocates–who wanted a bimetallic (gold and silver) monetary standard and an inflationary monetary policy in order to relieve the […]

Heritage to Auction Reiner Hoard of GSA Morgan Dollars at Dallas Money Show

Heritage to Auction Reiner Hoard of GSA Morgan Dollars at Dallas Money Show

The Reiner Hoard Collection of GSA Dollars by Heritage Auctions ………   The March 3-6 Dallas ANA Signature auction features Selections from The Lenny Reiner Collection, Part III, an outstanding collection consisting entirely of GSA Morgan dollars. This is the second Signature Auction offering of the Reiner Hoard GSA dollars; the first part appeared at […]

Coin Collecting Strategy – Building a Type Set as a Rare Coin Investment

Coin Collecting Strategy – Building a Type Set as a Rare Coin Investment

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com …….   In general, segments of the coin market appreciate together, rather than by specific coin issues that pull away from the rest of the pack – such as 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents, 1889-CC Morgan silver dollars or 1911-D $2.50 gold coins, for example. Instead, during various time periods, […]

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]

PCGS: Analysis Confirms Two More Virtually Pure Copper Judd-2 1792 Pattern Cents

PCGS: Analysis Confirms Two More Virtually Pure Copper Judd-2 1792 Pattern Cents

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently had the unique opportunity to perform metallurgical testing on two different examples of the extremely rare 1792 Pattern Cent. Both were shown to have been made of essentially pure copper instead of a “fusible alloy” containing copper and a small portion of silver. “The results give a clearer picture […]

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US Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 7 – Classic Head Half Eagles ($5 gold pieces)

US Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 7 – Classic Head Half Eagles ($5 gold pieces)

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting  #320 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………   The present topic is collecting Classic Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) that cost less than $5000 each, with emphasis upon the availability of Extremely Fine to AU grade coins and scarcity estimates. Half […]

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US Gold Coins –  A Rarity Study of Civil War $10 Gold Eagles

US Gold Coins – A Rarity Study of Civil War $10 Gold Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……….   A Rarity Study of Civil War $10 US Gold Coins This is the first of potentially many articles which focus on rarity and Condition Census information in the Liberty Head eagle series. The first sub-group I’m going to focus on is the 11 Civil War […]

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Early American Gold Coins “Regulated” by Brasher Certified by NGC

Early American Gold Coins “Regulated” by Brasher Certified by NGC

Regulated Chile 1751So J 8 Escudos with a clip that reduced the weight to 26.358 grams and the denomination to $15. The coin was then stamped by Ephraim Brasher. NGC has graded it NGC AU 53. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a group of rare six “regulated” gold coins, five of which were handled […]

US Gold Coins – Why Does the 1861-C Half Eagle Get No Love?

US Gold Coins – Why Does the 1861-C Half Eagle Get No Love?

1861-C $5.00 PCGS AU55 CAC By Doug Winter– RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ………   When I first became interested in Southern branch mint US gold coinage, the 1861-C and 1861-D $5 half eagles were both highly regarded issues. The latter was always worth more than the former, but both were sought-after and regarded as key […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Pt. 15: Reich Half Dollars from the 1830s

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Pt. 15: Reich Half Dollars from the 1830s

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #319 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…….. On Tuesday, February 9, Stack’s Bowers, in association with Sotheby’s, conducted the third in a series of auction of the Pogue Family Coin Collection. Last week, this third auction was reviewed in depth. In […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Why I Recommend Numismatic Specialization

Coin Collecting Strategies – Why I Recommend Numismatic Specialization

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ………   When I first started out in the coin business, I assumed I was going to sell everything; Morgan Dollars, Barber Dimes, Saint-Gaudens double eagles and Charlotte gold, I’d handle it all. But I quickly learned that it would be difficult–and costly–to be an expert in so many areas […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit 1896-S Barber Quarter By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable. The Barber Quarter series has several low mintage key dates: the 1896-S, 1901-S and 1913-S are scarce in all grades and rare in higher grades. Of the three the […]

Classic US Coins – David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires 1794 Silver Dollar

Classic US Coins – David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires 1794 Silver Dollar

One of America’s First Silver Dollars David Lawrence Rare Coins has acquired one of the top condition census examples of America’s first silver dollar. Graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America (NGC) as an Almost Uncirculated 58 and verified by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), this 1794 silver dollar is among the 12 finest examples known […]

Stack’s Bowers: D. Brent Pogue Collection Becomes Most Valuable Ever Sold

Stack’s Bowers: D. Brent Pogue Collection Becomes Most Valuable Ever Sold

Pogue III Sale Brings Over $17 Million Garrett 1793 Chain Cent Leads All Lots at $998,750 5-1/2 Cents Worth of Half Cents Bring $4.16 Million With the third sale of a planned series of five, the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby’s, became the most valuable series […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report –  Four Coin Auctions In Less Than 30 Days – OUCH?

Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Four Coin Auctions In Less Than 30 Days – OUCH?

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ….   1)  Goldbergs started off the parade of four auctions in 30 days. They had the amazing Reynolds Collection of early copper. This was a special sale because many of the coins not only were of great rarity and quality, but many had been off the market for decades. Several […]

Classic U.S. Coins – NGC Discovers Extremely Rare Dime

Classic U.S. Coins – NGC Discovers Extremely Rare Dime

1796 JR-7 Variety is the Finer of Just Two Known Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare 1796 dime. A routine submission of early Bust silver coins, which included a well worn 1796 dime, for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus® service has furnished numismatics with its second-known example of a previously unique die marriage. […]

NGC Releases Enhanced Census  and US Coin Price Guide

NGC Releases Enhanced Census and US Coin Price Guide

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® – NGC® has launched a new and dramatically improved Census and US Coin Price Guide. Utilizing the latest technologies, the enhanced NGC Census and NGC US Coin Price Guide are faster and easier to use than ever before and now resize seamlessly across all devices including smartphones and tablets. Both resources are […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 13: Probable Finest Known ‘Broken 3’ 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 13: Probable Finest Known ‘Broken 3’ 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar

LOT 3047 – 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar  Broken 3  Mint State-65+ (PCGS) Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #317 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   On Tuesday, February 9, Stack’s Bowers, in cooperation with Sotheby’s, will conduct the third […]

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The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant –  Stacks Bowers …..   Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanor and good senses of humor are more commonplace than their opposites, from local coin shows to Manhattan auction galleries. The bourse floor is a leveler that puts experts and connoisseurs shoulder to shoulder with […]

US Gold Coin Profile – Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle

US Gold Coin Profile – Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle

1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle.  Proof-64 Cameo (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. This outstanding early Proof gold rarity would serve as a highlight in the finest cabinet. Boldly struck on the obverse, each star is fully brought up and crisp and Liberty’s hair curls are as sharp as ever seen in a quarter eagle of this […]

Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

I recently received an email from a collector who asked what I thought were an extremely intelligent group of questions. In a nutshell, he asked the following. As boomers age, are we nearing a bubble in coin prices?

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions To Present Its Largest Regency Auction To Date

Legend Rare Coin Auctions To Present Its Largest Regency Auction To Date

Superb MS67 FH 1916 Standing Liberty 25C Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to present its largest auction to date as the official auctioneer for the PCGS Members Only Show at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on the evening of Thursday, February 18, commencing at 4:30 PT / 7:30 ET. The 484 lot […]

New So-Called Dollar Plastic Coin Holder Debuts at FUN – 4K CoinWeek Video

New So-Called Dollar Plastic Coin Holder Debuts at FUN – 4K CoinWeek Video

At the 2016 Florida United Numismatists Annual Winter Convention, CoinWeek met up with So-Called Dollar Expert Jeff Shevlin to ask him about the status of his next scholarly book on So-Called Dollars. While there, Shevlin shared with us a new line of Capital-style custom plastic holders for the So-Called Dollars of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International […]

Incredible Gem 1793 Chain AMERICA Cent – A Numismatic Landmark

Incredible Gem 1793 Chain AMERICA Cent – A Numismatic Landmark

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers…. Finest Ever Certified! There is something incredible, something special, about any 1793 Chain cent. First delivered by the coiner at the Mint on March 1, 1793, these were released into circulation without fanfare. There is no known record of anyone having a numismatic interest in them at the […]

Wonderful Large Cent Coin Collection of Tom Reynolds to be auctioned by the Goldbergs

Wonderful Large Cent Coin Collection of Tom Reynolds to be auctioned by the Goldbergs

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #316 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… For decades, vague rumors surrounding the personal collection of dealer Tom Reynolds have swirled. Even veteran collectors and leading dealers in large cents were unaware of the extent […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar

Counterfeit 1872 Seated Liberty Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that this 1872 Seated Liberty Dollar is a counterfeit. The 1872 Seated Liberty Dollar had the highest mintage of any coin in the series with just over 1.1 million pieces struck. […]

1794 Flowing Hair Dollar Travels in Europe

1794 Flowing Hair Dollar Travels in Europe

1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   A 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar made headlines when it sold at auction for more than $10 million in 2013. Today, this same coin is once again making headlines as it takes a trip across the pond to Europe, where it will be […]

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