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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 […]

By April 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By April 11, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
“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. […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: Liberty “V” Murder Mystery + John W. Adams + Special Labels for 57th Street

Numismatic Quick Hits: Liberty “V” Murder Mystery + John W. Adams + Special Labels for 57th Street

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. How many times has the United States employed Roman numerals on its coinage? The silver three-cent piece debuted in 1851 and announced its value by employing the Roman numeral III on the reverse. When the three-cent nickel came along in 1865, the III was retained. In 1881, Mint […]

The Rarest 20th Century, Regular U.S. Coins: 1927-D Saint Gaudens Double Eagles ($20 gold pieces)

The Rarest 20th Century, Regular U.S. Coins: 1927-D Saint Gaudens Double Eagles ($20 gold pieces)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #216 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. Double Eagles are U.S. $20 gold coins, and regular issues were minted from 1850 to 1933. ‘Liberty Head’ or Liberty Double Eagles date from 1850 to 1907. Saint Gaudens Double […]

Newly Discovered Variety, Unique Example of 1855 Wass, Molitor $20 Territorial Gold to be Sold

Newly Discovered Variety, Unique Example of 1855 Wass, Molitor $20 Territorial Gold to be Sold

Heritage will be offering a newly discovered and unique Territorial Gold piece at the upcoming Central States Signature Sale April 23-7 in Chicago as Lot # 14006.  Below is the full description from the Heritage Catalog 1855 $20 Wass Molitor Twenty Dollar, Large Head AU53 NGC. Variety unlisted in Kagin, believed unique. An exciting new […]

Silver Dollar Seminar offered at 51st Las Vegas Club Show

Silver Dollar Seminar offered at 51st Las Vegas Club Show

51st Annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show: April 4-6, 2014 Silver Dollar Seminar offered at 51st Las Vegas Club Show The Las Vegas Numismatic Society 51st annual coin show is set for April 4-6 in Las Vegas. Last year’s annual show drew 300 dealers and over 3000 visitors, nearly doubling attendance the previous year.  […]

By March 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ten Buyer’s Tips for San Francisco Gold Coin Collectors

Ten Buyer’s Tips for San Francisco Gold Coin Collectors

If you are a collector of San Francisco gold coins, there are a few buying tips I’d like to offer. These range from pretty basic to pretty savvy, and they can be applied (in some cases) to other series if San Francisco coins are not your particular cup of chai. 1. Don’t Pay Shipwreck Prices […]

Ultra Rare Gold Coins Offered in Heritage Auction’s Upcoming Bently Sale

Ultra Rare Gold Coins Offered in Heritage Auction’s Upcoming Bently Sale

Nearly 600 coins, including many ultra rare gold coins, from the Collection of Donald E. Bently, the late founder, owner and CEO of Bently Nevada Corporation, will be sold Thursday, March 20, at the Bently Reserve, in a special single owner catalog by Heritage Auctions. The numismatic world is abuzz about this collection’s offering of […]

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 2: Commemorative One Dollar Gold Pieces

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 2: Commemorative One Dollar Gold Pieces

 Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #214 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The present topic is Choice (MS-63) to Gem Uncirculated (MS-65 or higher grade) commemorative one dollar gold pieces. These are only nine issues of such commemorative U.S. gold coins, which date […]

Cancelled Carson City Half Dollar Die: Which Die Marriage?

Cancelled Carson City Half Dollar Die: Which Die Marriage?

by Bill Bugert, e-Gobrecht 2014 Volume 10, Issue 3 March 2014 (Whole # 110) ………… In late January, David Sundman, President of the Littleton Coin Company and Treasurer of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, sent me an email with the following information and images. This article is an extract of my research and answer to David. […]

By March 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting: Why is San Francisco Gold Hot Right Now?

Coin Collecting: Why is San Francisco Gold Hot Right Now?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. As recently as a few years ago, I was wondering why San Francisco gold coins weren’t as popular as I thought they should have been (a blog from one year ago, for example). But a combination of factors has quickly turned the market for certain San Francisco gold coins, and […]

Building a Set of Almost Uncirculated-55 to ‘Mint State’-63 Barber Half Dollars

Building a Set of Almost Uncirculated-55 to ‘Mint State’-63 Barber Half Dollars

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #213 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The purpose here is to discuss the costs and practicality of assembling a set of Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915), in which all of the coins grade from AU-55 to MS-63. Many of these will cost more […]

The Saddle Ridge Buried Treasure Gold Coin Story. VIDEO

The Saddle Ridge Buried Treasure Gold Coin Story. VIDEO

David McCarthy, Numismatist, Kagin’s, Inc. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… How the Saddle Ridge Gold Treasure Was Found. VIDEO: 3:11 Just exactly how does someone find a buried treasure? Find out from the person who dealt with the people who discovered the Saddle Ridge Treasure. *************************************************************************** The Saddle Ridge Buried Treasure Gold Coin Story. VIDEO: 12:45 […]

By March 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Acquires 30-Ton “West 57th Street Coin Collection” Containing Over 1 Million Coins

Stack’s Acquires 30-Ton “West 57th Street Coin Collection” Containing Over 1 Million Coins

One of the greatest American coin hoards ever to be found has been acquired by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The hoard, which contains over a million coins, ranges from bags of large copper cents and Capped Bust half dollars, to Morgan and other silver dollars. Other coins include Washington quarters, Franklin half dollars, bags of Flying […]

Which Way is the Wind Blowing in the Morgan Dollar Market?

Which Way is the Wind Blowing in the Morgan Dollar Market?

Originally published in the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors March 10, 2014 Newsletter – ssdcvams.com…….   Sometime in March, either at the beginning or the end, there is suppose to be a lamb and a lion. After the past 90 days in the VAM and Morgan Dollar Market, it is hard to tell if the month […]

By March 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Don Kagin on the Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Don Kagin on the Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek………. On Thursday, March 6, 2014, CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan spoke with legendary numismatist Don Kagin about the Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard and the surrounding media circus stirred up by the fantastical find. Is this the biggest find ever brought to Kagin’s? Actually, no. I’ve been involved in all the major recovered shipwreck sunken […]

Carson City Morgan Dollars Book Released in Updated Third Edition

Carson City Morgan Dollars Book Released in Updated Third Edition

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and revised third edition of Carson City Morgan Dollars, by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar, and Jeff Oxman. The new 136-page hardcover book debuted at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Atlanta, Georgia, March 1, 2014. It is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and […]

By March 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Saddle Ridge Gold Coin Hoard: Some Thoughts

The Saddle Ridge Gold Coin Hoard: Some Thoughts

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Unless you spent the last two weeks in deep space you have no doubt read about/discussed/dreamt about the fabulous Saddle Ridge gold coin hoard. Enough has already been written about the background of this hoard that I won’t repeat it here. (NBC News, BBC, CNN, Yahoo, etc.) […]

Dahlonega, Georgia Mint Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) of 1861

Dahlonega, Georgia Mint Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) of 1861

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #212 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. Gold coins were produced at the Branch U.S. Mint in Dahlonega, Georgia, from 1838 to 1861. One Dollar Gold pieces, Quarter Eagles ($2½ gold coins), Three Dollar Gold pieces and Half […]

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