US Coins

PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at 2017 FUN

PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at 2017 FUN

The world’s most valuable coin ever sold at auction, the 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded PCGS SP66 and believed by many experts to be the first silver dollar struck by the United States, will be publicly displayed in the U.S. for the first time since it was purchased at auction three years ago for $10 […]

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Gadoury Auction of World Gold Coins Set for Monaco Dec. 3, 2016

Gadoury Auction of World Gold Coins Set for Monaco Dec. 3, 2016

Gold: from Ancient Times to the Present Day – featuring almost 100 $20 Liberty Head US Gold coins including many from Carson City. In the upcoming Gadoury Auction on December 3, 2016 a large collection of world gold coins will be auctioned off. Thematically, the spectrum ranges from Republican aurei to an almost complete series […]

Classic US Coins – The New Orleans Eagle Market is Sizzling

Classic US Coins – The New Orleans Eagle Market is Sizzling

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The recent Stacks Bowers Baltimore auction contained a group of comparatively high grade New Orleans eagles which contained a few very important pieces. While admittedly a small sample size (just seven coins), the prices realized were all very strong. This leads me to conclude that […]

Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #358 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   This discussion is about those U.S. half cents that are or were worth more than $1 million each, or may realistically retail for that much in the near future. As markets […]

Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Sharply Struck Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime

Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Sharply Struck Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   No other Mercury dime enjoys the popularity of the 1916-D, a date that is sought in all grades from barely identifiable AG-3 to Gem. Only 264,000 examples of the date were struck at the Denver Mint in 1916. Philadelphia and San Francisco produced Barber […]

Heritage – Saint-Gaudens Gold Highlights $12 Million New York Coin Auction

Heritage – Saint-Gaudens Gold Highlights $12 Million New York Coin Auction

Rare double eagles from The Cherny Collection, topped by a Gem 1920-S piece, provided many of the highlights as Heritage’s October 31-November 2 New York Signature auction realized in excess of $12.4 million USD. All prices include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. The Cherny Collection supplied numerous rare Saints to this auction. The highlight was the […]

A Relative to the Confederate Half Dollar? 6 U.S. Highlights in Sedwick Treasure Auction 20

A Relative to the Confederate Half Dollar? 6 U.S. Highlights in Sedwick Treasure Auction 20

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   While Spanish colonial and shipwreck coins make up much of our November Sedwick Treasure Auction , a number of other collecting areas are well represented. We’ve already taken a look at paper money, so let’s turn to U.S. rarities coming up for auction. Lot 1401 […]

Sonny Henry’s Nov. 12 Coin & Currency Auction to feature 1852-0 $20

Sonny Henry’s Nov. 12 Coin & Currency Auction to feature 1852-0 $20

PUBLIC COIN & CURRENCY AUCTION Live, Online, MAIL, & Phone BIDS of  Several Northern Illinois Lifetime Collections and others. November 12, 2016 Conducted at: Midwest Center for Christian Living Intersection of I-80 & Exit 77 599 Canaan Drive “across from Flying “J” Lasalle, Illinois Inspection: 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Auction 1:00 p.m. Selling over 500 lots […]

Classic US Gold – Stretch Dates: Liberty Head Quarter Eagles

Classic US Gold – Stretch Dates: Liberty Head Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   In October 2016 I wrote a blog entitled The Concept of the Stretch Date. It was well-received, and I thought it would be interesting to apply this concept to a few specific series. For my first attempt, I’ve chosen Liberty Head quarter eagles… * * […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1909-O Half Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1909-O Half Eagle

The New Orleans Mint ceased coining operations in 1909 after more than 70 years in the business of striking the nation’s gold and silver coinage. The Annual Mint Director’s Report of 1910 sheds light on the reasons underlying the suspension of coinage at the Louisiana facility: The amount of gold which is available for coinage […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Building a Type Set of U.S. $10 Gold Eagle Coins

Coin Collecting Strategies – Building a Type Set of U.S. $10 Gold Eagle Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #357 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Just seven coins are needed for a regular type set of gold eagles (U.S. $10 Gold eagle coins). The purpose here is to discuss building such a set without spending a […]

Heritage to sell Early $5 Half Eagles from Hutchinson Collection at FUN

Heritage to sell Early $5 Half Eagles from Hutchinson Collection at FUN

1828 Capped Head Left Half Eagle, BD-4, MS62 By Heritage Auctions ……..   Sometimes it is our pleasure as collectors to view one of our consignments and appreciate it for the numismatic accomplishment that it is. Such it is with The Hutchinson Collection, a collection of early half eagles by variety that will be offered […]

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 25: Liberty Head Nickels

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 25: Liberty Head Nickels

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #355 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Publicly distributed, Liberty Head nickels were minted from 1883 to 1912. A set of business strike Liberty Head nickels may be completed without spending as much as $500 on any one […]

Collectors Intrigued by Political Campaign Memorabilia

Collectors Intrigued by Political Campaign Memorabilia

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Baltimore Expo on Deck; Colonial Copper Caper As we go to press the numismatic calendar reveals that we are one week away from the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the last major venue for 2016. Wow, where did this year […]

Classic US Coins – 50 US Gold Issues with the “Wow” Factor

Classic US Coins – 50 US Gold Issues with the “Wow” Factor

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Certain issues in the various United States gold types struck between 1795 and 1933 have what might best be called a “Wow Factor.” Something about the issue—be it rarity, design, historic association or low mintage—appeals to a variety of collectors. These coins have strong multiple […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

Posted by Max Spiegel for NGC ……..   Three Cent nickels were struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel with a silver-gray color, but the coin submitted to NGC appeared to be made entirely out of copper. Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®), a professional coin conservation company affiliated with NGC, recently received a coin that the […]

Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1808 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle at Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1808 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle at Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Featured as lot 2136 in our Rarities Night session of the Stack’s Bowers November 2016 Baltimore auction is a glorious Mint State 1808 Capped Bust Left half eagle of the Bass Danreuther-3 die pairing. Conceived by Assistant Engraver John Reich, the Capped Bust Left […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Our October 31-November 2 New York auction boasts a Proof-65 1846 dollar, one of the finest-known examples and the second-finest proof 1846 dollar known at PCGS. Further, it is the Breen-5436 variety, with a noticeably double-punched date and remnants of the secondary digits below the primary numerals, far below their correct position. The coin is […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 During the fall of 1955 and winter and early spring of 1956, Stack’s continued building segments of the J.K. Lilly Collection, keeping him informed while he spent his winter in Florida. We […]

Four Captivating U.S. Patterns from the Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Four Captivating U.S. Patterns from the Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By Hubert Walker for Coinweek ….   Stack’s Bowers, the official auctioneer for the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, will hold its next Rarities Night Auction of U.S. Coins on November 3. The 196 lots up for offer consist of a variety of lustrous, rare and conditionally rare examples of almost every classic […]

Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #354 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   In the realm of classic U.S. coins, the most exciting and mystifying date may be the 1870-S. For collectors who cannot afford one of the rarest silver dollars, the only 1870-S […]

CoinWeek IQ: Original vs. Non-Original Gold Coin Surfaces – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Original vs. Non-Original Gold Coin Surfaces – 4K Video

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek caught up with Douglas Winter. Doug is an acclaimed author, blogger, and leading dealer in rare gold coins. His website is www.raregoldcoins.com. In this CoinWeek IQ video, Doug shares valuable tips that gold coin collectors need to know to purchase gold coins with original […]

Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

By Arnold Miniman, Collector for Stack’s Bowers ……   The Carolina Collection will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Early American Coins auction session held in conjunction with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club. The session begins Friday evening at 4:00 PM ET, on November 4, 2016, in Room 308. The auction is now online for […]

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Rarities Pace $8.5 Million Results in Dallas

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Rarities Pace $8.5 Million Results in Dallas

Three coins from the earliest days of the United States Mint highlighted the results as Heritage’s October 3-5 US Coins Signature Auction in Dallas realized a total of $8.5 million USD. All prices realized include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. The clear highlight of this auction was a 1794 silver dollar, graded VF25 by PCGS, which […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: The Concept of the Stretch Date

Coin Collecting Strategies: The Concept of the Stretch Date

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Unless you are a very savvy collector, it is likely that many of the preconceptions you have about building your set(s) of choice are wrong. One of the most egregious mistakes that I see set collectors make has to do with the decision of what […]

Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Among the many highlights in our Early American Coins session at our November Baltimore Auction (presented in cooperation with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, or C4), is the outstanding Choice Mint State 1787 Massachusetts cent offered in lot 5177. We had the pleasure of […]

Go For The Gold This Fall – $20 Saints Are Great Value!

Go For The Gold This Fall – $20 Saints Are Great Value!

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Heritage Dallas sale rakes in $8.5 Million; Fresh top-grade material captures record prices! Action in the metal market has always translated into heightened demand. As a great trader told me long ago, “There is nothing as powerful as movement, any movement of consequence up or down. […]

USA Coin Album: Numismatic Lame Ducks

USA Coin Album: Numismatic Lame Ducks

By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC ……..   In politics, a lame duck is an official whose term of office is concluding and whose successor has already been elected. In effect, this person is seen as no longer useful. This term has a numismatic application as well. Among USA coins there have been […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #353 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The theme here is completing a set of Barber dimes in Very Fine to Almost Uncirculated grades, without spending as much as $500 on any one coin. Naturally toned and pleasant representatives of one or two of the […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   In recent years, the “Classic” Commemorative series has become increasingly popular. These coins were first issued in 1892 to celebrate the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, with nearly a million Columbian half dollars […]

 
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