US Coins

Classic US Gold Coins – The Enigmatic Proof-Only 1887 Half Eagle

Classic US Gold Coins – The Enigmatic Proof-Only 1887 Half Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The half eagle denomination was produced virtually uninterrupted from 1795 through 1929. During this 130-year period only one issue–the 1887–was struck in only a Proof format. For reasons still unknown, no business strike half eagles were made in 1887 and a total of just 87 […]

Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   How does a person become fascinated with silver dollars? Growing up in a place such as Helena, Montana where Morgan and Peace dollars were a part of daily life meant that Wayne Miller was constantly exposed to the hefty coins at an early age. “Montana was one of […]

Indiana Church Strikes Gold with Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

Indiana Church Strikes Gold with Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

An historic 1866 Double Eagle, one of only 10 known examples, survived an attempted theft and was donated to a Valparaiso church. It could now bring $300,000 or more when offered by Heritage Auctions A valuable 19th-century U.S. gold coin featuring one of the earliest uses of the motto “In God We Trust” will help […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   It may have been Neil Gorsuch’s first day on the bench, but the real news Monday, April 17 (at least for coin collectors) is that the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the Langbord family’s appeal as they attempted to recover 10 1933 double eagle $20 gold […]

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #65: Bruce Morelan Buys an 1804 Dollar – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. What does it feel like to buy an 1804 Dollar? The 1804 Dollar has long been regarded as the “King of American Coins” and those […]

Heritage Offers Hutchinson Collection Half Eagle Gold Coins at Central States Signature Auction

Heritage Offers Hutchinson Collection Half Eagle Gold Coins at Central States Signature Auction

Offerings from The Hutchinson Collection, Part II are featured as the April 26 – May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction opens for bidding soon at the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention in Chicago and online at www.HA.com/coins. Our popular Platinum Night session, featuring the finest numismatic material, is scheduled for the evening of […]

Sweet Tea Currency Notes, Virtually Flawless 1936 Satin Proof Buffalo Featured in DLRC Auction #956 – Bidding Ends Sunday!

Sweet Tea Currency Notes, Virtually Flawless 1936 Satin Proof Buffalo Featured in DLRC Auction #956 – Bidding Ends Sunday!

By CoinWeek …..   On 8:00 pm Sunday night, David Lawrence Rare Coins will wrap up Auction #956. Featuring 385 certified coins and 49 notes from the Sweet Tea Collection, the latest lot offering offers collectors of all budgets and interest areas an opportunity to add high-quality material to their collection without paying the high […]

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #379 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins were minted from 1850 to 1907. Before 1850, the largest U.S. coin denomination was the $10 gold piece (the eagle). This discussion is about […]

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare and Underappreciated 1849-O Eagle

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare and Underappreciated 1849-O Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   In the No Motto New Orleans eagle series (produced from 1841 through 1860), there are two well-known rarities: the 1841-O and the 1859-O. The next rarity tier consists of four issues: the 1849-O, 1852-O, 1856-O and 1857-O–which are extremely hard to locate in About Uncirculated […]

Pogue Collection Surpasses $106 Million

Pogue Collection Surpasses $106 Million

Fifth Sale Nets Over $21 Million for 232 Coins Setting a new world record for the most valuable numismatic cabinet ever sold, and perhaps a new world record for any holding of collectibles in any field, the D. Brent Pogue Collection netted total sales of $106,720,432.25 USD over the course of five auction events held […]

Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #378 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Proof Morgan silver dollars were minted in Philadelphia from 1878 to 1904 and possibly in 1921. Branch Mint Proofs and non-Proof special strikings are different topics. For less than $5,000 each, […]

CoinWeek IQ: Let’s Collect: Early Coppers – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Let’s Collect: Early Coppers – 4K Video

The coin collecting hobby in the United States grew tremendously in the mid-19th century when collectors saved Early American copper coins from destruction after the Large Cent and Half Cent were rendered obsolete by the emergence of the Small Cent. More than 150 years later, collecting these beautiful copper coins remains a vital part of […]

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   Familiar items are often underappreciated, and Jefferson nickels tend to receive the Rodney Dangerfield treatment from collectors. The coin has been such a constant part of daily life that even during its 75th anniversary in 2013, was an “under the radar” event. Why collect five-cent pieces when older or flashier series are […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …….   The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades with […]

Legend Numismatics Buys Dexter/Pogue 1804

Legend Numismatics Buys Dexter/Pogue 1804

Famous coin now part of “Super Collector” Bruce Morelan’s early American dollars set The Class I Dexter/Pogue specimen 1804 Draped Bust U.S. silver dollar purchased at auction on Friday night, March 31, 2017, for $3,290,000 jointly by Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, California and John Albanese of Bedminster, New Jersey, was sold by them less […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #377 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The Pogue V sale by Stack’s-Bowers was held the evening of Friday, March 31 at the Evergreen House, the former residence of the Garrett Family Coin Collection. This auction was enormously […]

Whitman Baltimore Underway with Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

Whitman Baltimore Underway with Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

1945 Mercury Dime NGC MS 66 By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   Stack’s Bowers March coin auction extravaganza; Partially split bands deserve a premium; Coins and taxidermy: Just what the doctor ordered The end of March is not going out like a lamb in the numismatic world as there is a sustained flurry […]

A Dozen Unheralded San Francisco Gold Issues Which (Almost) Never Come Nice

A Dozen Unheralded San Francisco Gold Issues Which (Almost) Never Come Nice

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   There are numerous San Francisco issues that are known for their typically ratty appearance. This “rattiness” may be the result of extensive commercial use, numismatic abuse, or poor strike/planchet preparation. This blog is not about these issues; it is about some of the seemingly more […]

Elusive Mint State Liberty Head Gold Coins in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Elusive Mint State Liberty Head Gold Coins in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Lot 3133 in our Rarities Night Session of our March 2017 Baltimore Auction will spotlight a gorgeous MS-60 (PCGS) CAC example of the 1852-O double eagle, struck just two years after the introduction of the denomination to American commerce. The 1852-O double eagle is […]

U.S. Mint Continues to Surprise with 2017-S American Silver Eagle in New Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint Continues to Surprise with 2017-S American Silver Eagle in New Congratulations Set

By CoinWeek News Staff …… Earlier in the week, PCGS tipped off CoinWeek regarding the U.S. Mint’s latest surprise release – the 2017-S American Silver Eagle Proof Coin, available in the upcoming 2017 Congratulations Set, available April 4. A Mint press release later confirmed the information we received Monday. While this is not the first time […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 1818 Gold Half Eagle Coin Varieties

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 1818 Gold Half Eagle Coin Varieties

The middle of the Capped Head series offers a trio of scarce-to-rare 1818 half eagles, including two of the most famous reverse die blunders of the entire half eagle series. The popular STATESOF variety (BD-2) attracts much of the attention, although the equally interesting BD-3 die marriage, with its overpunched denomination, is arguably the greater […]

Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to Part V of our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States coinage. Never before and never again will there be such a combination of great rarity and superb condition. […]

A $20,000 Franklin Half Dollar? You Bet! Auction Ends Tonight.

A $20,000 Franklin Half Dollar? You Bet! Auction Ends Tonight.

By CoinWeek …..   On the evening of March 26, David Lawrence Rare Coins will sell a modern certified coin for a price approaching $20,000 USD. The coin is a Franklin half dollar – in Proof -that was issued two years into the production of the short-lived series. Franklin half dollars were minted between 1948-1963. […]

Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

If you are looking for a collecting challenge, consider US pattern coinage By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The year 2017 is a great time to consider one the most interesting areas of the rare coin market–United States pattern coinage. The first United States pattern coins were struck 225 years ago […]

Kagin’s 2017 ANA National Money Show Auction Brings $6.385 Million

Kagin’s 2017 ANA National Money Show Auction Brings $6.385 Million

By Kagin’s Auctions ……   In what some have called a surprisingly large physical turnout, the Kagin’s Auctions Official ANA National Money Show Auction of just over 1,000 lots realized $6.385 Million USD including the 17.5% buyers’ premium. “I apologize to those bidding live that both nights the auction lasted much longer than anticipated, but […]

Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ……   Among American coin specialties that attract many enthusiasts who enjoy the field for years, large copper cents are in the front rank. Early American Coppers, Inc., abbreviated EAC, is the meeting place. Founded in the 1960s, the organization is like a private club—with gatherings and other […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #376 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Most of the first 27 parts explain how sets of a single series of classic U.S. coins may be completed or nearly completed without spending as much as $500 on any […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect Charlotte Gold Coins…

So You’ve Decided to Collect Charlotte Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The Charlotte Mint was operational from 1838 through 1861 and it produced gold coins in three denominations only: dollars, quarter eagles, and half eagles. Today, these coins are very collectable although the number of people specializing in this mint seems to be lower than those […]

CoinWeek: Cool Coins 2017 Episode 3 – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Cool Coins 2017 Episode 3 – 4K Video

Cool Coins! is back with this, our third episode for 2017! We talk to rare gold coin expert Doug Winter about a phenomenal Gem $10 gold Indian coin from the Clapp-Eliasberg Coin Collections. Del Parker shows off one of the Great Modern World Coins, the 1985 Irish 20 p. Jeff Garrett unearthed an original “roll” […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V: An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V: An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich – Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….   For the last two years, most of my numismatic efforts have been concentrated on the cataloging of this magnificent collection. Since these undertakings began, I’ve been reminded consistently of the good fortune I’ve had to get to know so many expert numismatists who have been happy […]

 
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