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Pedigrees & Hoards: The SS Republic Founder’s Edition Set

Pedigrees & Hoards: The SS Republic Founder’s Edition Set

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek….   Back in May, I discussed coins from the SS Republic shipwreck and how they fit into the world of pedigree collecting. I also mentioned different approaches to collecting examples from the shipwreck and how I preferred to collect recovered 1861-O Seated Liberty half dollar varieties. The two things I […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Hoard of 1873 Gold Double Eagles Discovered; NGC Certifies with “Crime of ‘73” Provenance

Hoard of 1873 Gold Double Eagles Discovered; NGC Certifies with “Crime of ‘73” Provenance

by Adam Crum for Monaco Rare Coins …….. More often than not, challenging economic times inspire policy makers to change currency policies . . . and sometimes, with dire and unintended consequences on the economy. The Coinage Act of 1873 did just that . . . and my recent discovery of an original bag of […]

By September 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pre-bidding Open for Legend Rare Coin’s Regency XIV Auction

Pre-bidding Open for Legend Rare Coin’s Regency XIV Auction

By CoinWeek….   Pre-bidding is now open for Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction XIV, which will be held October 15 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas as part of the October PCGS Members Only Show (running the 13th through the 16th). The live auction will start at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) / 7:30 Eastern […]

By September 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   As a professional coin grader for most of my career, I can tell you that for as complex as the Morgan dollar is – and it is – the Peace dollar really takes the cake for being a difficult coin to grade. It’s not that graders […]

By September 21, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
The Rarest Half Dollar Coin of the Philadelphia Mint: The 1817/4 Overdate Bust Half

The Rarest Half Dollar Coin of the Philadelphia Mint: The 1817/4 Overdate Bust Half

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #295 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……. Before 2005, just seven 1817/4 overdate bust halves were known and four have curiously appeared since, bringing the total to eleven. The second or third finest is currently ‘in the news.’ The Meyer-Pogue […]

By September 16, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
ANA Money Museum to Deaccess Bulk Items from Collection

ANA Money Museum to Deaccess Bulk Items from Collection

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will dispose of low-value bulk coins that have accumulated in the museum’s vaults during the last 50 years. Stack’s Bowers Galleries will feature a number of these deaccessioned items in their Collections & Accumulations Auction, which will take place on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at […]

Goldbergs to Auction Tom Reynolds Large Cent Collection – VIDEO: 1:49

Goldbergs to Auction Tom Reynolds Large Cent Collection – VIDEO: 1:49

Kenneth Goldman, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. Tom Reynolds has many of the finest-known large cents in existence. His collection took meticulous care and decades to assemble. Numismatist Ken Goldman talks about its highlights and significance.   Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA: Part Two

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA: Part Two

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ………. At the recent 2015 ANA convention, I was able to purchase a number of really exciting choice and rare 18th and 19th century United States gold coins. Some of these never made my website; others did and sold quickly. In the latter category was a fresh-to-the-market […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigrees & Hoards: The Gilded Age Collection

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Gilded Age Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek….   In a previous article, I took a critical stance on “Private” or “Personal” collections and their worthiness to be given pedigree status. One of my reasons for this is because grading services give this type of material an artificial bump in the marketplace when there is no basis for the […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Diversity Marks Heritage Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Auction

Diversity Marks Heritage Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Auction

1792 Copper Disme, 1877 Half Union and 1905 Gold Indian Cent expected to lead the way in varied Long Beach Expo offerings, Sept. 17-20, 2015 A 1792 Copper Disme XF40 PCGS Secure, Ex: Wurtzbach-Partrick, one of the most storied coins in American Numismatics, is among the top offerings in Heritage Auctions’ September 17-20 Long Beach […]

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA  Part One

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA Part One

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ………. Without fail, the annual ANA convention brings out many great coins. Some of these are old friends; others are new to the market. Many of the best coins I buy at major shows never make it onto my website, but they deserve attention. Two of the […]

By August 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Whitman Releases New Bowers Book on Barber Silver Coinage

Whitman Releases New Bowers Book on Barber Silver Coinage

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 384-page Bowers book (number 20 in the popular Bowers Series) will be available September 22, 2015, from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $29.95. It can also be borrowed for free as […]

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red ‘Early Date’ Large Cent?

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red ‘Early Date’ Large Cent?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics:News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #292 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. At the ANA Convention near Chicago, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned one of the most famous and awe-striking of all ‘early date’ large cents (1793-1814). This 1807/6 overdate, Draped Bust cent is PCGS […]

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar. It is arguably the most famous VAM out there (a “VAM” being a Morgan or Peace dollar variety as officially cataloged by Leroy Van Allen and George Mallis), and […]

Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

By Tom DeLorey – Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.   Walter Mustain was a numismatist of the old school, collecting coins for the fun of it and not a slave to the slab mentality. He collected large cents, which to a copper collector are meant to be held by the edge, bare fingers on bare metal, and […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan Dollars at GreatCollections

The Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan Dollars at GreatCollections

Comprehensive PCGS-Graded Collection Being Sold Unreserved  GreatCollections is currently auctioning the Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan and Peace Dollars. The collection is virtually complete and includes many duplicates of the key dates. All have been graded by PCGS in grades from F-12 to MS-67. Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections commented: “There are over 200 PCGS […]

Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

By CoinWeek News Staff…. For Palos Verdes, California-based coin dealer Larry Shapiro, Legend Rare Coin Auction’s first offering of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars offered a chance to reminisce about his Morgan dollar collection and to begin building the next big Morgan dollar set. Larry Shapiro knows Morgan dollars. The nationally-known dealer, who spends […]

By August 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Six- and seven-figure “trophy” coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end items are in a completely different universe than where the average collector resides. Since the market for coins in the $1 to $250 range is much broader than the […]

By August 14, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

By Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used in a variety of ways. Increasingly, these values are used by buyers of coins who want to know how much like-kind coins have been bringing on the open market so […]

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

1807 Bust Left $5.00 Graded AU55+ by PCGS By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …..   Around a year ago, I wrote a blog that discussed original 19th century U.S. gold coins and used photos of specific coins to illustrate the points I was attempting to make. This was one of my most […]

By August 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins – Rare & Exciting “1825/4/1” Half Eagle  ($5 gold coin) in ANA Auction

US Gold Coins – Rare & Exciting “1825/4/1” Half Eagle ($5 gold coin) in ANA Auction

1825/1 Capped Head Left Half Eagle Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #290 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………… Half eagles are U.S. $5 gold coins, and were minted for use in commerce from 1795 to 1929, though not in every […]

Carson City Morgan Dollars

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco, New Orleans and, at the very end of its run, Denver. To a Morgan dollar collector, coins from each mint have different “personalities” – San Francisco represented the cutting […]

PCGS Certifies Tom Reynolds Collection of Early Date U.S. Large Cents

PCGS Certifies Tom Reynolds Collection of Early Date U.S. Large Cents

The early date (1793 – 1814) United States large cents collection of well-known early American coppers collector and dealer, Tom Reynolds of Nebraska, has been certified for authenticity and grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with PCGS Secure™ Service. The collection includes the finest known 1793 Lettered Edge Wreath cent, Sheldon 11-b, and coins […]

By August 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Proof Gold Coins – 1858 Proof Liberty Half Eagle – Finest of 5 known

Proof Gold Coins – 1858 Proof Liberty Half Eagle – Finest of 5 known

PR67 Ultra Cameo – Finest-Known – Only Five Examples Traced Heritage Auctions is offering an interesting collection of 30 Proof $5 Half Eagles from the Trompeter Collection. This Coin – Lot 4348  in Heritages 2015 ANA Signature Sale # 1223 should be the highlight of this selection of coins as evidenced by the catalog description […]

US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare Date Gold?

US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare Date Gold?

By Doug Winter– RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   In the last decade, we have seen a number of Next Big Things in the rare date gold market. We’ve seen New Orleans double eagles and Carson City double eagles. We’ve seen Civil War issues, and we’ve seen No Motto San Francisco eagles. In most cases, we’ve […]

1795 Reeded Edge Large Cent Appears, First Time in 50 Years

1795 Reeded Edge Large Cent Appears, First Time in 50 Years

To be offered at auction, Jan. 7, 2016, at the Tampa, Florida FUN convention A 1795 Reeded Edge large cent, NGC VG Details – The ‘House of Davis McKinney’ Specimen – will be sold at auction for the first time in half a century on January 7, 2016. It will be presented as part of […]

US Coin Profiles – 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent

US Coin Profiles – 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent

Monumental Gem Red 1807/6 Large Cent -Far and Away the Finest Known 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent. S-273. Rarity-1. Large 7, Pointed 1. MS-66 RD (PCGS). OGH. CAC. This incredible red Gem delivers an unrivaled and captivating aesthetic, matched by an equally impressive provenance that traces it through some of the most significant hands in U.S. […]

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …………….. In all of my years of being a professional numismatist, I have met few collectors who “get it” the way Steve Duckor does. Steve is a generous, gracious individual who is easy to deal with and who has a great eye. When he decides to tackle […]

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19 in the popular Bowers Series) can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a benefit […]

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com at the 2015 EAC Coin Convention. Lucas Baldridge, Sheldon 1, Mark Borckardt, Sheldon 1, Steve Carr, Sheldon 15, William Eckberg, Sheldon 242, Steven Ellworth, Sheldon 188, Pierre Fricke, Sheldon 264, Sam Foose, Sheldon 48, Bim Gander, Sheldon 28, Greg Hannigan, Sheldon 79, Chuck Heck, Sheldon 48, Denis Loring, Sheldon 17a, Chris […]

 
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