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The 1615-16 Coins of Bermuda (Sommer Islands): The First English Coins of North America

The 1615-16 Coins of Bermuda (Sommer Islands): The First English Coins of North America

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #226 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds In 1615 or 1616, coins were introduced in Bermuda. Although Bermuda was then called the Sommer Islands, for clarity, it is best to refer here to this place as Bermuda, […]

Rare Coin Profile: 1827/3/2 Capped Bust Quarter, PCGS PR64 CAC

Rare Coin Profile: 1827/3/2 Capped Bust Quarter, PCGS PR64 CAC

The following Coin Profile comes from Heritage Auctions, which is auctioning this coin from the Eugene H. Gardner Collection, auction #1213 on June 23, 2014 as Lot 30357. There are only 9 examples known to exist. The auction catalog reads as follows……. 1827/3/2 25C Original PR64 PCGS. CAC. B-1, R.7. This delightful Choice proof exhibits […]

Arches National Park Quarter Released at Utah Ceremony

Arches National Park Quarter Released at Utah Ceremony

On June 6, Deputy Director of the United States Mint Dick Petereson joined Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox in Moab, Utah for the launch ceremony of the Arches National Park quarter. Dave Sakrison, mayor of Moab and master of ceremonies for the event. 400 people attended the ceremony. That number includes 40 children. $20,000 […]

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The Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I, debuts at Heritage Auctions, June 23, 2014

The Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I, debuts at Heritage Auctions, June 23, 2014

The first of four auctions of financier and numismatic legend Eugene H. Gardner, presented by Heritage Auctions in New York The extraordinary rare coin collection of Lancaster, PA collector Eugene H. Gardner will be presented in the first of four unreserved auctions , taking place June 23, 2014 at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (2 E. 79th Street, at 5th Avenue). “This collection […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell Garrett 1804 Dollar (PR-55 NGC)

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell Garrett 1804 Dollar (PR-55 NGC)

“The King of American Coins” A beautiful specimen of the “King of American Coins,” the world-famous 1804 silver dollar, will be presented in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. The 1804 dollar will be a star attraction in the company’s Rarities […]

Newman Part IV Soars to $11 Million

Newman Part IV Soars to $11 Million

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. NGC 1776 Continental Dollar & 1792 Silver Center Cent Each Claim $1.41 Million! It seems like in the wink of an eye the memories of a harsh winter have been replaced with green grass and fresh blooms. Instead of being greeted with the grating sound of snowplow blades making repeated trips […]

Example of Highly Elusive 1898-O VAM 20 Found on eBay

Example of Highly Elusive 1898-O VAM 20 Found on eBay

As reported in VAMs and More: The View…. It is most likely the major cherrypick of the decade. Rob Franklin, author of the WOW! VAMs! Book, pulled it off with a $50 snatch on eBay. The coin is the 1898-O VAM 20. It is apparently the only example of a mint worker accidentally stamping the dies […]

Top Ten U.S. Gold Trophy Coins and their Pitches

Top Ten U.S. Gold Trophy Coins and their Pitches

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I define a “Trophy Coin” as one which suitably combines rarity, appearance, and a great story in one neat package. Trophy coins aren’t necessarily the rarest pieces within a specific series. As an example, a 1907 High Relief is far from the rarest issue in the St. […]

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #222 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Amazingly, locally minted large copper coins circulated in Connecticut in the late 1730s and early 1740s; Higley Coppers are among the rarest and most exciting of all American colonial […]

EAC Coin Grading Guide Available to Collectors. VIDEO: 11:23

EAC Coin Grading Guide Available to Collectors. VIDEO: 11:23

Bill Eckberg, Bob Fagaly, Chuck Heck, Kirk Thomas and Ray Williams – Early American Coppers…….. Interviewer: David Lisot – CoinWeek.com ….. Although conceived many years ago it was not until this month that a grading guide featuring early copper and Colonial coins has become a reality. Hear from the team of Early American copper specialists […]

The Riverboat Collection of Private & Territorial gold coins, part 2: Auction Results

The Riverboat Collection of Private & Territorial gold coins, part 2: Auction Results

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #221 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….. When I first wrote about “The Riverboat Collection” about a month ago, I did not realize just how much impact the sale of this collection, in Illinois on April 24, would have or just […]

ANA Hosts EAC Members Visiting Colorado Springs. VIDEO: 1:47

ANA Hosts EAC Members Visiting Colorado Springs. VIDEO: 1:47

Kim Kiick, American Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. The 47th annual Early American Coppers Society coin convention was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This city is also home the American Numismatic Association, the largest coin collector organization in the United States. Attendees at the EAC Convention were treated to some special visits to ANA […]

Odyssey Marine Recovers 1,000 Ounces of SS Central America Gold

Odyssey Marine Recovers 1,000 Ounces of SS Central America Gold

Latest dive reveals still more SS Central America gold…. Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. announced Monday that it had recovered five gold ingots and two $20 double eagles (one, an 1850 struck in Philadelphia, the second, an 1857-S). The ingots were stamped with assayer’s marks and weights that range from 96.5 to 313.5 troy ounces. The […]

Rare US Gold Coins: The Bently Effect

Rare US Gold Coins: The Bently Effect

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. As I have discussed in prior blogs, a paradigm shift has occurred in the rare date gold markets in the last two-three years. Formerly unpopular areas of the market such as San Francisco half eagles and eagles and No Motto Philadelphia eagles (and others) have gone from […]

EAC President and President-elect talk about the Challenges and Visions for the Organization

EAC President and President-elect talk about the Challenges and Visions for the Organization

Bim Gander Talks About His EAC Presidency. VIDEO: 4:33. Bim Gander, President, Early American Copper Society Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. EAC is a club of 1300 member that elects a president for a term of three years. Departing president Bim Gander talks about his time in office and the challenges of leadership including difficult financial […]

EAC Happening Colorado Springs 2014. VIDEO: 11:51.

EAC Happening Colorado Springs 2014. VIDEO: 11:51.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. Each Early American Coppers Convention begins with what is called a “Happening”. Collectors specializing in large cents, half cents, and Colonial coins set up displays with a specific date and variety of a particular issue. Multiple examples are available for collectors to see and compare. It is a great opportunity to […]

Central States Auction Signals Strength in Rare Coin Market

Central States Auction Signals Strength in Rare Coin Market

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. Rare Coin Market is strong as Heritage Sale Races To $47 Million – Territorial Gold A Powerhouse Birds are singing; the ground and trees are slowly becoming alive again. Ah, those seasonal changes are so much appreciated. Yet, for numismatists, the rites of spring wouldn’t be complete without the Central States […]

EAC Coin Convention Opening Remarks 2014. VIDEO: 16:54.

EAC Coin Convention Opening Remarks 2014. VIDEO: 16:54.

Bim Gander, President, Early American Coppers Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. Bim Gander is concluding his term as EAC president. In Colorado Springs he presided over one of the largest gatherings of Early American Copper collectors to take place in many years. In his convention opening address he acknowledges the people responsible for making the show […]

US Rare Coins: 1792 Dime and Silver Center Copper Cent Patterns

US Rare Coins: 1792 Dime and Silver Center Copper Cent Patterns

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #220 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…… Perhaps the most famous of all patterns is the ‘Silver Center Copper Cent’ of 1792. It is certainly the most famous non-gold pattern. The 1792 dime patterns, then each […]

San Francisco Gold Coins with Numismatic Significance

San Francisco Gold Coins with Numismatic Significance

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. If you read the coin descriptions on my website you will note that I often refer to a coin having what I term “numismatic significance.”  I’d like to explain and discuss this term, and then specifically apply it to gold coins from San Francisco. The term “numismatic […]

Rare Coins: Likely Unique 1891-O Proof Dime, The Only Certified Proof Unlisted Variety

Rare Coins: Likely Unique 1891-O Proof Dime, The Only Certified Proof Unlisted Variety

From the CSNS Heritage catalog as Lot 5574 Walter Breen called the early presentation pieces and pre-1858 dated proofs the caviar of proof coinage, and then compared them to the branch mint proofs that he called “dishes of peacock’s tongues.” Proof coins were struck at the branch mints for presentation purposes, to mark special occasions, […]

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 3:  19th Century One Dollar Gold Pieces

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 3: 19th Century One Dollar Gold Pieces

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #219 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……… United States One Dollar Gold coins were minted from 1849 to 1889. Early 20th century, commemoratives One Dollar Gold pieces are a different species; they were minted to […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Peter Bertram on Davis Flight Medals

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Peter Bertram on Davis Flight Medals

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, longtime E-Sylum contributor and Civil War token and medal specialist Peter Bertram offers his opinion on Davis Flight Medals, a topic brought up in the E-Sylum last week by fellow token collector Alan […]

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These New 1804 Dollar Discoveries and More will be Revealed at CSNS Convention

These New 1804 Dollar Discoveries and More will be Revealed at CSNS Convention

By Mark Ferguson – www.1804Dollar.com At 6:00 pm Central time on Thursday, April 24th I will be releasing my new book, The Dollar of 1804 – The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret, at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, IL. CoinWeek will be posting a video after my presentation which will reveal major new discoveries […]

First Read: U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles: The Gilded Age of Coinage

First Read: U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles: The Gilded Age of Coinage

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek……   U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles: The Gilded Age of Coinage by Q. David Bowers with Robert Galiette It’s easy to take Q. David Bowers for granted. The Hobby’s […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Major Prince and the 1859-S One Dollar Gold Pieces

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum contributor Dan Owens tells a fascinating story that traces a significant number of surviving 1859-S One dollar gold pieces to an 1859 Utah Army payroll.     Spring had finally arrived […]

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New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

Numismatic researcher Mark Ferguson has announced an April 24th presentation at the Central States Numismatic Society, where he plans to announce new findings he has uncovered while studying the famed “King of Coins”, the 1804 dollar. The event will take place at 6:00pm and will kick off the release of Ferguson’s new book, The Dollar […]

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“The Riverboat Collection” of Private & Territorial gold coins to make big waves at Central States Auction

“The Riverboat Collection” of Private & Territorial gold coins to make big waves at Central States Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #217 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. On Thursday, April 24, at a convention center near Chicago, Heritage will offer “The Riverboat Collection” of private and territorial gold coins, as part of the official auction of the CSNS Convention. This is one […]

1870 Double Eagle Proof Featured at GreatCollections

1870 Double Eagle Proof Featured at GreatCollections

Double Eagle is one of only 4-5 in private hands…. GreatCollections is proud to offer a rare Proof Double Eagle in their auction ending on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The 1870 Double Eagle Proof is graded PCGS Proof-64 DCAM by PCGS and is expected to sell for over $140,000. “It is always a privilege to offer […]

First Read: Two Morgan Dollar Books

First Read: Two Morgan Dollar Books

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Carson City Morgan Dollars: Featuring the Coins of the GSA Hoard, by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar & Jeff Oxman (3rd Edition) © 2014 Whitman Publishing, LLC. 130 pages, full color, hardback. […]

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