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The Geyer Collection of World War II era Mint Error Coins

The Geyer Collection of World War II era Mint Error Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #190 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds From Nov 1st to 3rd, Heritage will conduct a coin auction in New York City, about two weeks before the epic sale of many items from the Eric Newman Collection. […]

By October 16, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ………. Today, we’d like to discuss building a truly remarkable 20th century US Type set. Type sets enable you to assemble a representative sampling of coins over a particular period of time, or of a particular type of coin. When we think of type sets, we usually […]

Collecting Insights for the Standing Liberty Quarter Series- Part 2

Collecting Insights for the Standing Liberty Quarter Series- Part 2

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ………. Standing Liberty Quarters were struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 1916 until 1930 with the exception of only 1922, when no quarters were produced at any Mint.  Strikings at Denver and San Francisco were more sporadic.  This is the only 20th century regular issue U.S. coin for which […]

Morgan Silver Dollars – A Short History on the Pittman Act

Morgan Silver Dollars – A Short History on the Pittman Act

by Steven Cochran, The Coin Explorer – Gainesville Coins ………. Most collectors of U.S. coins are at least vaguely aware of the Pittman Act of 1918, which resulted in the melting down of over 270 million morgan silver dollars (mostly Morgans), and the sale of the bullion overseas. The U.S. Mint was then required to […]

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 3: Draped Bust Quarters

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 3: Draped Bust Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #189 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds One of the most famous, interesting and awe-inspiring of all collections of American coins, and related items, was formed by Eric P. Newman, who celebrated his 102nd birthday not long […]

How Hoards Affect Value….. Further Significant Hoards

How Hoards Affect Value….. Further Significant Hoards

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. The introduction of a coin hoard to the marketplace is always an event of great interest and discussion. Sometimes it can drastically alter the value of a specific coin, especially when hoards are composed of numismatic or collectible coins. Some of the highest profile hoards […]

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What Can CAC Population Figures Tell Coin Collectors About Quality and Rarity in the Rare Date Gold Market?

What Can CAC Population Figures Tell Coin Collectors About Quality and Rarity in the Rare Date Gold Market?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Now that the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has become an integral part of the rare date gold market, there are certain things that their database of coins that have been approved can tell collectors. This wasn’t necessarily true as recently as a year to a year and […]

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Sandblast ‘Matte Proof’ Gold Coins: Original 1912 Set auctioned during Autumn Long Beach Expo

Sandblast ‘Matte Proof’ Gold Coins: Original 1912 Set auctioned during Autumn Long Beach Expo

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #188 A Weekly Column for CoinWeek by Greg Reynolds The emergence of an original gold Proof set from 1912 is a major event, as all “Matte Proof” gold issues are rare and a majority of the survivors […]

What Killed the New Orleans Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Market?

What Killed the New Orleans Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Market?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… If you had asked me a decade ago which series of New Orleans gold coin had the most upside potential I would have replied, “quarter eagles.” This was a series which has everything going for it. It is short-lived (a total of 14 issues were struck […]

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US Coins: 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

US Coins: 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 its 75th anniversary this year has been an under the radar event. Why collect 5-cent pieces when older or flashier series are some of […]

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Stack’s Bowers Sells Bentley Shores $10 Indian Gold Coins at ANA Rarities Night. VIDEO: 1:49

Stack’s Bowers Sells Bentley Shores $10 Indian Gold Coins at ANA Rarities Night. VIDEO: 1:49

Vicken Yegparian, Vice President Numismatics, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: David Lisot…….. A collection of the finest know $10 Indian gold coins has been sold be Stack’s Bowers Auctions of California for more than $4 million. The collection was comprised of 52 coins assembled by a prominent collector. Vicken Yegparian talks about some of the highlights. Copyright […]

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And The Winner For Most Popular Coin Is….

And The Winner For Most Popular Coin Is….

I bought a ton of coins at the recent ANA. They ranged in price from under $1,000 to close to $100,000 and nearly all have been sold on my website in the two+ weeks since the end of the show. One coin garnered more attention than any other. It was ordered no less than eleven […]

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Mirror Mirror  : Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars

Mirror Mirror : Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars by date is extremely challenging. There are few numismatic delicacies as aesthetically appealing as a deeply Prooflike silver dollar. These coins are simply stunning! Anyone who collects Morgan Silver Dollars is familiar with these interesting coins. Even though most […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

By August 30, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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. […]

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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 […]

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