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US Gold Coins – What is the Rarest New Orleans Half Eagle?

US Gold Coins – What is the Rarest New Orleans Half Eagle?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   A total of 17 half eagles were produced at the New Orleans mint between 1840 and 1909. Focusing on the No Motto Liberty Head issues (struck between 1840 and 1857) there are at least five issues which I would call “rare” (i.e., fewer than 100 […]

Morphy Auctions April 2016 Premier Coin Sales Event Offers Outstanding Selection of Coins & Currency

Morphy Auctions April 2016 Premier Coin Sales Event Offers Outstanding Selection of Coins & Currency

This highly anticipated, semi-annual auction features over 400 lots of rare, commemorative, and international coinage, as well as historically important and visually stunning bank notes, certificates, and charters By Morphy Auctions ….   Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is pleased to announce this top-tier sales event to be […]

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Coin Auctions – Gardner Coins, Partrick Early US Pieces & Other Rarities Re-Appear at CSNS

Coin Auctions – Gardner Coins, Partrick Early US Pieces & Other Rarities Re-Appear at CSNS

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #327 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   In Schaumburg, Illinois, a small city not far from Chicago, the annual CSNS convention will be held April 27-30. In the official auction, which will be conducted […]

US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Nude: devoid of a natural or conventional covering, especially a person’s flesh. Whether you say nude, naked, unclothed, in the buff or nekkid… It’s the most natural state a person can be in. And yet, the only thing that’s socially acceptable is to cover up. It seems as though […]

Classic US Coins – The Short-Lived Carson City Mint

Classic US Coins – The Short-Lived Carson City Mint

Visiting America’s short-lived frontier mint in Carson City, Nevada By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Taking a vacation trip through Nevada and California recently, I visited the historic former Carson City Mint in the capital city of Nevada. Though a small, short-lived facility that struck U.S. coins only from 1870-1893, the Carson City Mint is […]

US Modern Coins – 2016-W Mercury Dime Debuts

US Modern Coins – 2016-W Mercury Dime Debuts

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   At first glance the 2016-W Mercury Dime coins are very invocative of the classic 1916-D Mercury Dime. The coins will be nearly the exact size of the vintage Mercury Dime and contain 1/10 oz. of .9999 fine (24 karat) gold. To my complete surprise when walking […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Blueprints for Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

Coin Collecting Strategies – Blueprints for Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities …..   From buzzard to beau (bow) dollar, that large silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921 has gone by a number of names. Regardless of the moniker, few coins have captured the hearts and minds of both collector and general public as much as the […]

US Coin Pattern –  1913 Buffalo Nickel

US Coin Pattern – 1913 Buffalo Nickel

Mint documents indicate that Philadelphia Mint Superintendent John Landis informed Mint Director George Roberts on March 3, 1913 that 17 pattern Buffalo Nickels had been struck. The documents also list to whom they were distributed. Of the 17 struck, six pieces went to John Landis on February 28 and are assumed to have been destroyed. […]

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars Still Matter

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars Still Matter

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   I’ve written about commemorative coins before. I wrote about what they are, and why we collect them. Commemoratives in the United States are typically divided into Classic and Modern categories, and I talked briefly about the distinction. Recent commemoratives, such as the 2014 National Baseball Hall […]

GreatCollections Auctions Yosemite Collection of U.S. Coins

GreatCollections Auctions Yosemite Collection of U.S. Coins

Comprehensive 19th-Century PCGS-Graded Collection Being Sold Unreserved GreatCollections is currently auctioning the Yosemite Collection of 19th-century U.S. coins. The collection starts in 1794 and goes through the end of the Seated series with all denominations from half cents through silver dollars. Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections commented: “There are over 600 PCGS-certified coins in the […]

US Gold Coins – Overlooked 1892 Carson City Eagle in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

US Gold Coins – Overlooked 1892 Carson City Eagle in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

1892-CC Liberty Eagle. MS-62+ (PCGS). CAC. A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds  …….. News and Analysis  on coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #325 This week, an 1892-CC eagle is ‘in the news,’ as an especially desirable, PCGS graded “MS-62+” coin will be offered by Stack’s-Bowers on March 31st, in Baltimore. The […]

Heritage Offers Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Collection at June Long Beach Expo

Heritage Offers Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Collection at June Long Beach Expo

Part of Heritage’s June 8-13, 2016 Long Beach Expo US Coins event The extraordinary Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Collection of U.S. and world coins, medals and tokens – a pristine, fresh-to-market grouping of more than 3,000 coins collected between the 1860s and the 1930s – will be offered at by Heritage Auctions, beginning […]

Coin Board News – Number 38

Coin Board News – Number 38

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 38 — Spring 2016 COIN BOARDS (not) FOR SALE Though I did manage to purchase seven coin boards during the past quarter, three of these went into my own collection, while three others were placed to a want-list customer. The […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Type Collector’s Dilemma

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Type Collector’s Dilemma

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   I had an interesting conversation with a collector earlier this week about coin collecting strategies, a subject with widespread interest. I think it bears repeating and it deserves some discussion. After reading this, I hope you will share some of your comments/thoughts below. The collector I […]

Classic Coin Auctions – Half Cents to Quarters Feature at Rarities Night in Baltimore

Classic Coin Auctions – Half Cents to Quarters Feature at Rarities Night in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #324 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   On Thursday, March 31, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Stack’s-Bowers will conduct a Rarities Night event. This will be one session in a large and varied official auction of […]

Stunning New “Eureka Hoard” of 1850 Double Eagles

Stunning New “Eureka Hoard” of 1850 Double Eagles

By Adam Crum – Monaco Rare Coins ……..   Gold has kindled the imagination of mankind throughout the centuries, and gold coins have been intimately connected to the vagaries of man since recorded time began. Gold has been the forum for discussions and stories of it have filled countless volumes, as well as provided the […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #22: Coin Profile: 1931-S Lincoln Cent

CoinWeek Podcast #22: Coin Profile: 1931-S Lincoln Cent

CoinWeek Podcast #22: Coin Profile: 1931-S Lincoln Cent The 1931-S Lincoln Cent is a semi-key issue in one of the most popular collector coin series in the hobby. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we dig deep into the history of the issue and provide you valuable tips to avoid counterfeits. Mobile phone users. Stream […]

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US Gold Coins – Virtually Finest Known 1799 Eagle Offered March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Coin Auction

US Gold Coins – Virtually Finest Known 1799 Eagle Offered March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Coin Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers Based on the lot description by Eric Schena …..   Offered in lot 13198 of our March 2016 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is an incredible 1799 Capped Bust Right $10 gold eagle certified MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC. It […]

Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Saint-Gaudens’ high relief double eagle obverse By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   The great Gold Coin Saint-Gaudens! It’s only fitting that the masterpiece of American Coin Art–the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle–started production just a few years after President William McKinley officially put the country on the gold standard. With the battle […]

Extremely Rare Gold 1879 “Quintuple Stella” Pattern $20 in Legend Regency XVII Auction

Extremely Rare Gold 1879 “Quintuple Stella” Pattern $20 in Legend Regency XVII Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions today announced the consignment of the extremely rare 1879 Pattern $20 Judd-1643, popularly known among numismatists as a “Quintuple Stella.” One of only a small number struck, there are currently only five accounted for–including one ensconced in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. This major, seven-figure rarity has an […]

Legend Auctions to Offer Parmelee-Green-Stack 1827/3 Quarter

Legend Auctions to Offer Parmelee-Green-Stack 1827/3 Quarter

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is delighted to announce the consignment of one of the classic rarities in the entire series of American numismatics, an original 1827 quarter. The coin, which has been off the market since 2007, is graded Proof-64 by PCGS and boasts a provenance back to the mid-1850s, and includes such luminaries as […]

Mint State 1808 Quarter Eagle to be Offered at March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Mint State 1808 Quarter Eagle to be Offered at March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   As a type coin, the 1808 gold $2.50 quarter eagle has few peers. Struck for only one year and then only in limited numbers, the issue has been a recognized rarity for generations and is a focal point for many numismatists. The quarter […]

US Gold Coins – Battle of the 1838-C vs. The 1838-D Classic Head $5 Half Eagles

US Gold Coins – Battle of the 1838-C vs. The 1838-D Classic Head $5 Half Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …….   The 1838-C and 1838-D half eagle US Gold Coins are famous issues for similar reasons: they are first-year-of-issue coins and they both feature mintmarks on the obverse. They are issues with multiple levels of demand, and they have shown strong upsurges in popularity and price […]

Draped Bust 1807 Half Dollars, with mention of a Gem Quality Coin ‘in the news’!

Draped Bust 1807 Half Dollars, with mention of a Gem Quality Coin ‘in the news’!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #323 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   Though more than two hundred years old, 1807 Draped Bust half dollars are not rare and are available to collectors in a range of grades and states of preservation. […]

CoinWeek Podcast #21: Follow up with Julian Leidman on that Uncool 1850 $20 Gold Coin – Audio: 9:12

CoinWeek Podcast #21: Follow up with Julian Leidman on that Uncool 1850 $20 Gold Coin – Audio: 9:12

CoinWeek Podcast #21: Follow up with Julian Leidman on that Uncool 1850 $20 Gold Coin In one of the most epic fails in the history of coin collecting, the stubborn-headed owner of a conditionally-rare 1850 $20 gold coin ruined nearly all of its numismatic value by cracking it out of an NGC holder and attempting […]

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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 […]

 
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