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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. […]

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.  […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

COOL COINS! from the Saddle Ridge Buried Treasure Gold Hoard. VIDEO: 2:00

COOL COINS! from the Saddle Ridge Buried Treasure Gold Hoard. VIDEO: 2:00

Donald Kagin, President, David McCarthy, Numismatist, Kagins, Inc., Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com…….. It is the greatest buried treasure find in the history of the United States. The numismatist who helped bring these historical coins to the market talks about his favorite coins of the entire treasure. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March  2014 American Numismatic Association’s […]

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Kagin Unveils Saddle Ridge Buried Treasure Gold Coins at ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:16

Kagin Unveils Saddle Ridge Buried Treasure Gold Coins at ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:16

Donald Kagin, Ph.D. & David McCarthy, Kagin’s Inc., Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… The discovery of the Saddle Ridge Collection of buried treasure gold coins was announced at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Atlanta. Kagin’s of California is the company representing the owners. It is being called the greatest find of buried treasure […]

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California Family Discovers 10 Million Buried Treasure of U.S. Gold Coins

California Family Discovers 10 Million Buried Treasure of U.S. Gold Coins

Hidden Cache of 19th Century U.S. Gold Coins May Be Most Valuable Hoard Unearthed in North America The Saddle Ridge Treasure of over 1400 gold coins, with an estimated value of $10+ Million, will be marketed exclusively by Kagin’s, Inc. and available for purchase at a later date through Amazon.com. Rare coin experts, Kagin’s Inc., […]

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Rare Gold Coins under $5000, Part 1: Classic Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ Gold)

Rare Gold Coins under $5000, Part 1: Classic Head Quarter Eagles ($2½ Gold)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #211 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. The present topic is Very Fine to AU grade, Classic Head Quarter Eagles (U.S. $2½ gold coins). These were minted from 1834 to 1838. U.S. Quarter Eagles date from 1796 to […]

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Buried Treasure of 1427  US Gold Coins  Certified by PCGS For Kagins Inc.

Buried Treasure of 1427 US Gold Coins Certified by PCGS For Kagins Inc.

 Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has authenticated, graded and certified 1,427 U.S. 19th century gold coins that were found in eight, decaying metal canisters buried on private property in California’s gold country. The coins are dated from 1847 to 1894, and the majority of them are $20 denomination Liberty Double Eagles struck at the San […]

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Rare US Gold Coins Highlight ANA Atlanta Auction

Rare US Gold Coins Highlight ANA Atlanta Auction

Rare gold coins are featured as Heritage Auctions presents the official auction of the Atlanta ANA National Money Show on February 27-28. An accompanying live session will be held exclusively through HA.com on March 2. A 17.5% Buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price for all lots. The February 27 Premier Session of […]

NGC Grades Newman Colonials

NGC Grades Newman Colonials

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified more than 600 American Colonial and Pre-Federal coins, tokens and medals from the outstanding collection of Eric P. Newman. Assembled over a period of more than 90 years, the selections include a number of extremely rare and high grade specimens that have not been seen publicly for many decades. […]

Discovery Coin:  1974-D Aluminum Lincoln Cent on Display at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO

Discovery Coin: 1974-D Aluminum Lincoln Cent on Display at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO

With David Hall, Professional Coin Grading Service, Todd Imhoff, Heritage Auctions, Randy Lawrence, and Fred Weinberg. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. A newly discovered Lincoln cent was on display at the Long Beach Coin Expo in California. This coin was rumored to exist and finally surfaced in when it was brought into a coin store […]

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NGC Recognizes Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties

NGC Recognizes Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will now attribute Liberty Seated Dime varieties listed in the “Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties” online reference by collector and researcher Gerry Fortin. The varieties will be attributed on the NGC certification label with an “F” number under NGC’s VarietyPlus® service. First issued in 1837, the […]

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Two of Four Known Strawberry Leaf Large Cents Sell in the FUN Auction of the Mervis Collection

Two of Four Known Strawberry Leaf Large Cents Sell in the FUN Auction of the Mervis Collection

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #209 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. On Jan. 10, 2014, at the FUN Convention in Orlando, Heritage auctioned one of the most complete collections of large cents that has ever been assembled, which was owned […]

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