US Coins

Created Rarity: Coins That Have Become More Valuable Due to Melting

Created Rarity: Coins That Have Become More Valuable Due to Melting

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. When it comes to collecting, rarity always drives up the value of an item; this is especially apparent in regard to numismatic coins. There are a few factors that can influence a coin’s rarity, starting with the most obvious: coins that have a limited mintage. […]

By September 16, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies New 1837 Reeded Edge Half Dollar Variety

NGC Certifies New 1837 Reeded Edge Half Dollar Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced today that it has certified a previously unknown variety of 1837 Reeded Edge Half Dolla. Attributed as “GR-26,” this coin is graded NGC MS 61 and is pedigreed as the “Discovery Coin.” It was submitted to NGC by Heritage Auctions on behalf of Charles Link, an important collector. In […]

Begin Collecting Early American Coins with the Draped Bust-Heraldic EagleType

Begin Collecting Early American Coins with the Draped Bust-Heraldic EagleType

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com …….. As the number of collectors who are buying up early American coins grows, these coins are becoming scarcer, forcing their prices higher over the long-term.  This has been a problem that has caused many collectors to change their areas of collecting interest. For example, a few problem-free early American […]

By September 6, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The 1854-S Double Eagle US Gold Coin: A Study

The 1854-S Double Eagle US Gold Coin: A Study

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… The 1854-S double eagle is one of the most interesting Liberty Head double eagles. It is widely acclaimed by collectors due to its status as the first double eagle from this mint, and the rarity of the quarter eagle and half eagle from this year makes […]

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Missouri Cabinet of Finest Known Half Cents to be Sold by Goldbergs. VIDEO: 3:46

Missouri Cabinet of Finest Known Half Cents to be Sold by Goldbergs. VIDEO: 3:46

R. Tettenhorst, Owner, Missouri Cabinet Collection Interviewer: David Lisot……. This Half Cent collection has amazed collectors of Early American Copper coins for its completeness and quality. Hear from the collector as he describes how he was able to put together this world class coin collection. He explains why he chose an auction as the way […]

By September 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Should I Buy The  Reverse Proof $50 Buffalo Gold Coin ?

Should I Buy The Reverse Proof $50 Buffalo Gold Coin ?

By Leo Frese, Independent Numismatic Consultant – LeoFreseCoins.com ……….. The special Reverse Proof $50 Buffalo gold coin is currently being produced and sold by the Mint. If you can buy a piece directly from the Mint for $1740, why would you purchase one currently offered in today’s marketplace for $3000-4000? Let me begin by stating […]

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NGC Coin Grader Spots Rare Morgan Dollar Variety

NGC Coin Grader Spots Rare Morgan Dollar Variety

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation A recent bulk submission included a rare San Francisco 1921 Morgan Dollar hidden among nearly 1,000 other Morgan Dollars. An NGC grader was examining a bulk submission of nearly 1,000 Morgan Dollars when one coin stood out. The submission comprised a variety of dates and most of the coins were in […]

The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… At the recently-concluded American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, the most important coin show of the year, a major highlight was the fact that the US Mint was selling the 2013-W American Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold Coin in person to show attendees. From the start […]

1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $3.88 Million in pre-ANA Auction near Chicago

1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $3.88 Million in pre-ANA Auction near Chicago

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding U.S. coins, coin markets, and  coin auctions #181 ….. During the evening of Friday, August 9, Heritage conducted a ‘Platinum Night’ session as part of this firm’s pre-ANA auction at a hotel near Chicago. The ANA Convention is currently […]

NGC Expands Guarantee to Cover Morgan Dollars in GSA Holders

NGC Expands Guarantee to Cover Morgan Dollars in GSA Holders

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that its comprehensive guarantee of grade and authenticity has been expanded to cover GSA Hoard Morgan Dollars that have been graded by NGC in their original black GSA holders. This update will be applied retroactively to include all NGC-certified GSA Morgan Dollars and will supersede the language on the […]

US Coins: The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coins

US Coins: The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coins

By Leo Frese, Independent Numismatic Consultant – LeoFreseCoins.com ……….. Recently an East Coast gentleman consigned his collection for me to market. Among his holdings was a Pattern that was quite “interesting”. My research and insights follow. Historically speaking, 1875 was not a banner year. Yes, the National Bowling Association was formed, and sadly, nearly 16,000 […]

By August 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Early American Coppers Convention Video Playlist

Early American Coppers Convention Video Playlist

Coinweek Producer and videographer David Lisot attended the Early American Copper [EAC] Convention this past May. Below are an assortment of Video News reports, Interviews and regular features from the show. We hope you enjoy this condensed format where we present the videos in a Playlist format. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. EAC Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks […]

By August 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: Transitional Gold Coins

Collecting Strategies: Transitional Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I am often asked for ideas about which US gold coins to collect, especially ones that are a little bit “out of the box.” I recently had a conversation with a long-time collector about new directions for his set and we discussed the possibility of starting […]

California Gold: The Very Rare Schultz & Co Five Dollar Gold Coin

California Gold: The Very Rare Schultz & Co Five Dollar Gold Coin

In the hectic atmosphere of the California Gold Rush, many partnerships were made and broken in a matter of months. Some have been immortalized, as through the discovery of the S.S. Central America treasure, while others remain obscure. Though it is not as mystery-shrouded as, for example, the Cincinnati Mining & Trading Co., the firm […]

The Only Complete Collection of U.S. Half Cents Ever Formed to be Auctioned in 2014

The Only Complete Collection of U.S. Half Cents Ever Formed to be Auctioned in 2014

The Missouri Cabinet Sale will take place January 26 Ira and Larry Goldberg, along with Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley, are proud to announce the sale of the Missouri Cabinet Collection, containing 228 US Half Cents, on January 26, 2014. The Missouri Cabinet is the result of collaboration between Mr. R. Tettenhorst (Tett) and the Eric P. […]

By July 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins and Books! EAC Newark, Ohio 2013. VIDEO: 9:31

Cool Coins and Books! EAC Newark, Ohio 2013. VIDEO: 9:31

Lucas Baldridge, McCawley & Grellman, 1857 Large Cent, Mark Borckardt, Heritage Auctions, 1800 Large Cent Sheldon NC4 PCGS AG3, Colonel Steven Ellsworth, Butternut Coin, 1793 Wreath Cent Cent PCGS VF25, David Fanning, Kolbe & Fanning Book Sellers, 1875 First Edition, “Early Coins of America,”by Sylvester Crosby, and Samuel Foose, Heritage Auctions, 1855 Newcomb 10 “Falling […]

By July 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Grading Guidelines for Early American Copper Coinage Book to be Published. VIDEO: 3:28

Grading Guidelines for Early American Copper Coinage Book to be Published. VIDEO: 3:28

Bob Fagaly, Chief Editor, Dennis Fuoss, Large Cent Editor Interviewer: David Lisot……. Grading the Early American Copper coins  is a specialty area of coin collecting. The mixture of the metal and the minting techniques makes for a different set of circumstances when looking at the state of preservation of these coins. A new book is […]

By July 25, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #178 ….. On Friday, August 9, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in a pre-convention auction near Chicago, Heritage will sell the only known Proof 1855-San Francisco Mint, Liberty Seated Quarter. This quarter is currently in […]

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

By Greg Reynolds ………… In late June, John Feigenbaum of DLRC sold a PCGS certified Proof-64+, 1894-S Barber Dime. Feigenbaum had purchased it in early April from John Albanese of the CAC, who had acquired it from a private client earlier in April. Bruce Morelan and Laura Sperber, partners in a coin firm in New […]

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……… Previously published in the Coin Dealer Newsletter – Monthly Supplement, July 12th, 2013   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 […]

12 Undervalued, Affordable 19th Century Liberty Head Gold Coins: Part I

12 Undervalued, Affordable 19th Century Liberty Head Gold Coins: Part I

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog discussing specific undervalued, affordable gold coins. This is a topic which has proven popular in the past and, unless I’m mistaken, some of my suggested sleeper issues have grown dramatically in popularity—and price—in the last few years. […]

Larry Lee Talks About Why He Bought the Walton 1913 Nickel for More than $3 Million. VIDEO: 2:38

Larry Lee Talks About Why He Bought the Walton 1913 Nickel for More than $3 Million. VIDEO: 2:38

Larry Lee, owner of Coin and Bullion Reserve Interviewer: David Lisot……. Why would someone spend more than $3 million for a nickel? Larry Lee, owner of Coin and Bullion Reserve in Panama City, Florida, shares what made him decide to purchase one of the most famous and valuable coins in the world, the Walton 1913 […]

By July 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 7: Trade Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 7: Trade Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #177 ….. This is the seventh in a series of articles on classic U.S. coins that cost less than $500 each. The purpose is to discuss methods of forming collections of […]

Famous Coins: 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime Purchased by Legend Numismatics

Famous Coins: 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime Purchased by Legend Numismatics

Legend Numismatics has purchased one of the most famous coins in US Numismatics, the 10C 1894-S PCGS BM PR64+ Daggett Specimen from David Lawrence Rare Coins,  for a sum in excess of $2 million, a record price for any dime. While helping fulfill a collecting goal of Legend partner Bruce Morelan, the firm also believes […]

By July 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins for less than $500 each, Part 6: Barber Half Dollars

Classic US Coins for less than $500 each, Part 6: Barber Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #176 ….. This is the sixth in a series of articles on classic US coins that cost less than $500 each. This series is aimed at people who wish to […]

Should You Buy Very Rare US Gold Coins in Low(er) Grades?

Should You Buy Very Rare US Gold Coins in Low(er) Grades?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… As recently as a few years ago, if you asked me “should I buy very rare United States gold coins in low(er) grades” I would have resoundingly answered “no!”  But, as with so many things in life, perspectives change and my answer to this question has […]

Coin Values: When Rare Coin Auction Records Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Coin Values: When Rare Coin Auction Records Don’t Tell the Whole Story

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com I’ve discussed how using previous auction records can be an extremely valuable asset in determining coin values. But there are instances when previous records can be misleading and they can keep a collector from making an intelligent buying (or selling) decision. When I recently attended the Heritage pre-ANA Platinum Night […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 Each, Part 5 : Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 Each, Part 5 : Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #175 ….. This is the fifth in a series of articles on classic U.S. coins that cost less than $500 each. This series is aimed at people who wish to […]

United States Gold Coins with Multiple Levels of Demand

United States Gold Coins with Multiple Levels of Demand

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… A trend that I have noted in recent years is that a subset of gold issues which have what I refer to as Multiple Levels of Demand (MLD). These are coins with more than one potential set of buyers competing for them. As an example, a coin such as […]

Collecting United States Gold Coins by Type

Collecting United States Gold Coins by Type

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… In the world of rare American gold coins there tends to be two distinct camps: date collectors and type collectors. I have traditionally been a date collector and tend to value scarce/rare issues as opposed to more common issues in higher grades. But I’m beginning to become more interested […]

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