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Stack’s Bowers Auctions – Get Ready for the Dexter Specimen of the 1804 Dollar, the “King of American Coins”

Stack’s Bowers Auctions – Get Ready for the Dexter Specimen of the 1804 Dollar, the “King of American Coins”

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   One of the Finest Known! The 1804 silver dollar is the very definition of the icon of American numismatics. For over 150 years more has been written about this rarity than for the next several combined! When it was crowned as “king” we don’t know. George […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #369 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type was covered in Part Nine of this series. The ‘With Motto’ type dates […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect No Motto $10.00 Liberty Head Gold Eagles…

So You’ve Decided to Collect No Motto $10.00 Liberty Head Gold Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Liberty Head eagles were struck from 1838 through 1907 and exist in two distinct design types: No Motto (1838-1866) and With Motto (1866-1907). This article is going to focus on the No Motto issues from two perspectives: affordable coins (in this case up to $5,000 […]

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I recently had the guts to spend more than $100 in buying unsearched rolls of old one-cent coins on eBay. I know, I know, you’re probably wondering what possessed me to spend so much money on a bunch of circulated, common-date wheat cents. I’m sure I’d be giving […]

NCIC: Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

NCIC: Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

By Numismatic Crime Information Center …….   On Friday January 6, 2017, during the FUN Show, the hotel room of a collector was burglarized, resulting in the loss of 19 coins, mostly US Bust Half-Dollars. An itemized list appears below. The total value exceeds $40,000 USD. Fort Lauderdale police and Doug Davis of the Numismatic […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 20th Regency Auction Brings Powerful Results

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 20th Regency Auction Brings Powerful Results

With 296 lots of hand-selected rare coins, Legend’s Regency Auction XX, the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show, saw strong bidding in several areas, and although smaller in size than recent offerings, Regency XX realized impressive prices and the small boutique auction style continue to draw large numbers of serious bidders. The sale […]

CoinWeek Podcast #53: Coins as an Investment & Congress and the CCAC with Reed Hawn

CoinWeek Podcast #53: Coins as an Investment & Congress and the CCAC with Reed Hawn

CoinWeek Podcast #53 :Coins as an Investment & Congress and the CCAC with Reed Hawn Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the Podcast we talk to Reed Hawn. Collector, investor, and former member of the CCAC. We talk […]

Condition Census Gem 1875-CC Liberty Seated Quarter Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Condition Census Gem 1875-CC Liberty Seated Quarter Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   This week’s United States Coin of the Week may have originated from the Carson City Mint in the Wild West, but it was likely in New England that it first came to light and was quickly stashed away to be impeccably preserved for future […]

Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Proof sets. Mint sets. Commemorative coins. Is there a bottom to the falling mintages of these U.S. Mint mainstays? New lows experienced by the 2016 National Park Service coins raise this question. And what should a profit-minded buyer do? When the United States modern commemorative period began in […]

US Mint News – Lions Club 1st Day Sales, Update on Buffalo Fractional Gold

US Mint News – Lions Club 1st Day Sales, Update on Buffalo Fractional Gold

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Lions Club 1st Day Sales The United States Mint released first-day sales figures today for the 2017 Lions Club International Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar. 19,244 Proof strike silver coins were sold, whereas 5,926 Uncirculated coins were ordered. Sales as of Sunday, January 22 total 23,349 pieces for the […]

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 13, a bill to commemorate the achievements–both in and out of the ring–of American boxing legend Muhammad Ali was introduced in the 115th Congress of the United States, which runs from January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2019. Identical bills were proposed in both the House […]

The Epic $100 Nickel Roll Search

The Epic $100 Nickel Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I’ve been picking through nickel rolls for years. I searched through my first roll of nickels in 1993, when I was 12 years old and first getting into coin collecting. I remember finding one or two pre-1960 Jefferson nickels in almost every roll back in those days, but […]

Toned Morgan Dollar Highlights from Legend’s Northern Lights Sale, Pt. 3

Toned Morgan Dollar Highlights from Legend’s Northern Lights Sale, Pt. 3

Regency Auction XX is almost here! By CoinWeek ……   Legend Rare Coin Auctions will present Part Three of the Northern Lights Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars at the upcoming Regency XX sale in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Galileo room at The Venetian hotel plays host to the event, which starts at 7:30 Eastern Standard […]

Doug Winter Numismatics Buys Gem 1850-O Eagle, Ex-Eliasberg at 2017 FUN Show

Doug Winter Numismatics Buys Gem 1850-O Eagle, Ex-Eliasberg at 2017 FUN Show

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   For a variety of reasons (including some below), No Motto Liberty Head eagles are exceedingly rare in higher grades. Even “common” issues from Philadelphia produced in the 1840s and ’50s are rare in the lower Uncirculated grades and mostly unknown in MS63 to MS64; let […]

U.S. Mint to Release 2017 Native American $1 Coin Products Jan. 25

U.S. Mint to Release 2017 Native American $1 Coin Products Jan. 25

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for product options containing 2017 Native American $1 Coins beginning on January 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The 2017 coin honors Sequoyah of the Cherokee Nation, creator of the Cherokee syllabary, or writing system. The reverse (tails) design features a profiled likeness of Sequoyah writing “Sequoyah […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 9

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 9

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | In the fall of 1958 we had our customary visit from Mr. Lilly and we showed him some of our recent acquisitions […]

CoinWeek: Legend Rare Coin Auctions Offers Simpson Standard Silver Pattern Set – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Legend Rare Coin Auctions Offers Simpson Standard Silver Pattern Set – 4K Video

No collector has ever assembled a complete set of 19th-century “Standard Silver” patterns from the Philadelphia Mint. Collector Bob Simpson of Texas came close, piecing together a set of unrivaled quality and eye appeal. Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer the first tranche of these patterns at their upcoming Regency XX Sale at The Venetian […]

Philadelphia Mint Quietly Releases 2017-P Lincoln Cent

Philadelphia Mint Quietly Releases 2017-P Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   One of the most important U.S. coins in numismatic history entered circulation over the past several days, and barely anyone noticed – at first, anyway. The 2017-P Lincoln cent became the first-ever United States one-cent coin to bear Philadelphia’s “P” mintmark. The coin, which has already been discovered […]

Mint Director Comments – 225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin

Mint Director Comments – 225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson today unveiled designs for the 2017  225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin in the historic Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room. The ceremony, led by Mint Chief of Staff Elisa Basnight, kicked off a year-long series […]

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CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan Honored for Van Allen Morgan Dollar Podcast

CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan Honored for Van Allen Morgan Dollar Podcast

On Friday, January 6, the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors (SSDC) awarded CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan its prestigious A. George Mallis Memorial Award for the December 16, 2016 episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, “Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen”. In the Podcast, Morgan discussed the 1964 Morgan dollar hubs recently discovered at the United […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Private Lot Viewing: 1942 Glass Cent, 1884 Trade Dollar, and Much More! 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Private Lot Viewing: 1942 Glass Cent, 1884 Trade Dollar, and Much More! 4K Video

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan meets up with cataloguer Mark Borckardt of Heritage Auctions for this Private Lot Viewing video featuring several of the key lots from Heritage’s Platinum Night Auction at the Winter 2017 FUN Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In this video, you will get to hear Mark talk about a rare 1884 Trade […]

United States Mint Unveils Historic 2017 High Relief Gold Coin Design

United States Mint Unveils Historic 2017 High Relief Gold Coin Design

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Thursday, January 12, the United States Mint officially unveiled the designs of a 2017 High Relief gold coin that will be released in conjunction with the Mint’s 225th Anniversary celebration. The United States Mint was established in 1792 by an Act of Congress and has since provided the […]

Errors & Coin Varieties: Doubled Dies vs. Machine Doubling

Errors & Coin Varieties: Doubled Dies vs. Machine Doubling

The distinction between genuine die doubling and mechanical doubling can be subtle, but they can easily be differentiated with just a loupe and a bit of knowledge One of the more common questions that NGC Customer Service receives is regarding the difference between a doubled die and machine doubling. This distinction is very important, because […]

Healthy Prices Realized for FUN Platinum Night Auction Coins

Healthy Prices Realized for FUN Platinum Night Auction Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #366 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   During or just prior to major coin conventions, Heritage conducts two to four U.S. coin Platinum Night events each year, each as a part of an auction extravaganza that includes additional […]

Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Searching through $25 worth of penny rolls is like going on a treasure hunt right from the comfort of your own home. For $25, you can pick up a box of 2,500 pennies from your bank and dive in on the pursuit of finding Lincoln wheat cents, Indian […]

Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar at January Collectors Choice Online Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar at January Collectors Choice Online Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The January 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction offers nearly 700 lots and an impressive barrage of rarities including a delightful 1889-CC Morgan silver dollar certified MS-62 by PCGS (lot 91341). The 1889-CC Morgan dollar is one of the most desirable issues of the series, […]

Coin Collecting Market – Make It FUN For Everyone

Coin Collecting Market – Make It FUN For Everyone

Colonial copper and Civil War silver bargains; 2017, the year of the collector By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Phew! Just shoveled off about a foot of heavy wet snow from my roof and driveway here in New Hampshire and I am now settled into my home office raring to see what […]

1905-S Dimes Overlooked: Superb Coin in 2017 FUN Auction

1905-S Dimes Overlooked: Superb Coin in 2017 FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #365 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   On January, 4, 2017, in the upcoming FUN auction, Heritage will offer a PCGS-graded MS-66 1905-S dime that has not received much attention and could be an excellent value for a […]

Rare Coin Market Commentary – What To Expect For 2017 And Beyond

Rare Coin Market Commentary – What To Expect For 2017 And Beyond

Now is an excellent time to be collecting rare coins By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   As the year winds down most who are involved in the world of numismatics are starting to consider what the New Year will bring. Many will be happy to put 2016 in the past. The […]

Record Prices for Sierra Madre Gold Collection at GreatCollections

Record Prices for Sierra Madre Gold Collection at GreatCollections

The results are in for the Sierra Madre Collection of U.S. Gold Coins, sold by GreatCollections on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Comprised of 55 pieces, the sale of the classic gold coins set many records, helped by the older generation slabs they were housed in. “The theme of the collection: Exceptional coins bring exceptional money,” […]

 
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