US Coins

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 […]

By March 23, 2016 4 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By March 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By February 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By February 23, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By February 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By February 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

 
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