US Coins

Coin Collecting Strategies – Building a Type Set of U.S. $10 Gold Eagle Coins

Coin Collecting Strategies – Building a Type Set of U.S. $10 Gold Eagle Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #357 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Just seven coins are needed for a regular type set of gold eagles (U.S. $10 Gold eagle coins). The purpose here is to discuss building such a set without spending a […]

Heritage to sell Early $5 Half Eagles from Hutchinson Collection at FUN

Heritage to sell Early $5 Half Eagles from Hutchinson Collection at FUN

1828 Capped Head Left Half Eagle, BD-4, MS62 By Heritage Auctions ……..   Sometimes it is our pleasure as collectors to view one of our consignments and appreciate it for the numismatic accomplishment that it is. Such it is with The Hutchinson Collection, a collection of early half eagles by variety that will be offered […]

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 25: Liberty Head Nickels

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 25: Liberty Head Nickels

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #355 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Publicly distributed, Liberty Head nickels were minted from 1883 to 1912. A set of business strike Liberty Head nickels may be completed without spending as much as $500 on any one […]

Collectors Intrigued by Political Campaign Memorabilia

Collectors Intrigued by Political Campaign Memorabilia

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Baltimore Expo on Deck; Colonial Copper Caper As we go to press the numismatic calendar reveals that we are one week away from the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the last major venue for 2016. Wow, where did this year […]

Classic US Coins – 50 US Gold Issues with the “Wow” Factor

Classic US Coins – 50 US Gold Issues with the “Wow” Factor

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Certain issues in the various United States gold types struck between 1795 and 1933 have what might best be called a “Wow Factor.” Something about the issue—be it rarity, design, historic association or low mintage—appeals to a variety of collectors. These coins have strong multiple […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

Posted by Max Spiegel for NGC ……..   Three Cent nickels were struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel with a silver-gray color, but the coin submitted to NGC appeared to be made entirely out of copper. Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®), a professional coin conservation company affiliated with NGC, recently received a coin that the […]

Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1808 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle at Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1808 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle at Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Featured as lot 2136 in our Rarities Night session of the Stack’s Bowers November 2016 Baltimore auction is a glorious Mint State 1808 Capped Bust Left half eagle of the Bass Danreuther-3 die pairing. Conceived by Assistant Engraver John Reich, the Capped Bust Left […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Our October 31-November 2 New York auction boasts a Proof-65 1846 dollar, one of the finest-known examples and the second-finest proof 1846 dollar known at PCGS. Further, it is the Breen-5436 variety, with a noticeably double-punched date and remnants of the secondary digits below the primary numerals, far below their correct position. The coin is […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 During the fall of 1955 and winter and early spring of 1956, Stack’s continued building segments of the J.K. Lilly Collection, keeping him informed while he spent his winter in Florida. We […]

Four Captivating U.S. Patterns from the Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Four Captivating U.S. Patterns from the Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By Hubert Walker for Coinweek ….   Stack’s Bowers, the official auctioneer for the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, will hold its next Rarities Night Auction of U.S. Coins on November 3. The 196 lots up for offer consist of a variety of lustrous, rare and conditionally rare examples of almost every classic […]

Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #354 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   In the realm of classic U.S. coins, the most exciting and mystifying date may be the 1870-S. For collectors who cannot afford one of the rarest silver dollars, the only 1870-S […]

CoinWeek IQ: Original vs. Non-Original Gold Coin Surfaces – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Original vs. Non-Original Gold Coin Surfaces – 4K Video

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek caught up with Douglas Winter. Doug is an acclaimed author, blogger, and leading dealer in rare gold coins. His website is www.raregoldcoins.com. In this CoinWeek IQ video, Doug shares valuable tips that gold coin collectors need to know to purchase gold coins with original […]

Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

By Arnold Miniman, Collector for Stack’s Bowers ……   The Carolina Collection will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Early American Coins auction session held in conjunction with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club. The session begins Friday evening at 4:00 PM ET, on November 4, 2016, in Room 308. The auction is now online for […]

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Rarities Pace $8.5 Million Results in Dallas

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Rarities Pace $8.5 Million Results in Dallas

Three coins from the earliest days of the United States Mint highlighted the results as Heritage’s October 3-5 US Coins Signature Auction in Dallas realized a total of $8.5 million USD. All prices realized include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. The clear highlight of this auction was a 1794 silver dollar, graded VF25 by PCGS, which […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: The Concept of the Stretch Date

Coin Collecting Strategies: The Concept of the Stretch Date

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Unless you are a very savvy collector, it is likely that many of the preconceptions you have about building your set(s) of choice are wrong. One of the most egregious mistakes that I see set collectors make has to do with the decision of what […]

Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Among the many highlights in our Early American Coins session at our November Baltimore Auction (presented in cooperation with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, or C4), is the outstanding Choice Mint State 1787 Massachusetts cent offered in lot 5177. We had the pleasure of […]

Go For The Gold This Fall – $20 Saints Are Great Value!

Go For The Gold This Fall – $20 Saints Are Great Value!

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Heritage Dallas sale rakes in $8.5 Million; Fresh top-grade material captures record prices! Action in the metal market has always translated into heightened demand. As a great trader told me long ago, “There is nothing as powerful as movement, any movement of consequence up or down. […]

USA Coin Album: Numismatic Lame Ducks

USA Coin Album: Numismatic Lame Ducks

By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC ……..   In politics, a lame duck is an official whose term of office is concluding and whose successor has already been elected. In effect, this person is seen as no longer useful. This term has a numismatic application as well. Among USA coins there have been […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #353 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The theme here is completing a set of Barber dimes in Very Fine to Almost Uncirculated grades, without spending as much as $500 on any one coin. Naturally toned and pleasant representatives of one or two of the […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   In recent years, the “Classic” Commemorative series has become increasingly popular. These coins were first issued in 1892 to celebrate the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, with nearly a million Columbian half dollars […]

Stack’s Bowers: Gem 1916-S Indian Half Eagle at Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Gem 1916-S Indian Half Eagle at Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   To be presented in lot 2149 of Rarities Night in our November 2016 Baltimore auction is a glorious 1916-S Indian half eagle certified MS-66 by PCGS and one of the finest survivors of the issue. The San Francisco Mint was the only mint to […]

1870-S Dollar Headlines Heritage New York Coin Auction

1870-S Dollar Headlines Heritage New York Coin Auction

An 1870-S silver dollar, one of only nine confirmed examples, takes center stage as Heritage presents an auction of rare US coins at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York October 31 through November 2. The premier session, featuring the finest coins in this auction is scheduled for October 31 at 6PM ET. The 1870-S dollar is […]

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Episode 50 – Legendary Edition 4K

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Episode 50 – Legendary Edition 4K

CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! is back. In this special 50th Episode, we’ve lined up four of the industry’s most respected and knowledgeable dealers to share some of their favorite coins. You won’t want to miss a second of this 4K video program. Segments: Q. David Bowers of Stack’s Bowers discusses the Pine Tree Shilling. Ira Goldberg […]

Prooflike Mint State 1848-O Liberty Eagle in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Prooflike Mint State 1848-O Liberty Eagle in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The 1848-O Liberty eagle was the only gold coin issued at New Orleans in that year. Production had dropped significantly to just 35,850 examples, compared to nearly 600,000 coins produced in 1847. Today, all survivors of the issue are treasured, although most pieces have […]

NCS Conservation: Special Concerns For Gold Coins

NCS Conservation: Special Concerns For Gold Coins

Although gold coins are less impacted by environmental effects than silver and copper coins, they are not completely impervious to such damage Even though gold is the most stable metal typically used to make coins, a gold coin or one that is mostly gold is not impervious to the perils of poor long-term storage. Problems […]

Million Dollar Coins, Part 2: U.S. Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars

Million Dollar Coins, Part 2: U.S. Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars

Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #352 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   In part 1, 1792 patterns that are worth more than $1 million each were covered. The present topic is million dollar silver dollars, including both classic U.S. silver dollars (1794-1935) and trade dollars (1873-85). Although […]

Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers Announces Pogue V Date

Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers Announces Pogue V Date

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce Part V of their series of auctions featuring the D. Brent Pogue Collection–the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block, and the collection with the highest overall quality. Gathered over a period of many years, dating back to the 1970s, many if not most […]

Legend’s Regency Auction 18 Smashes Records: Toned Morgan Dollars Bring “Beyond Moon Money”

Legend’s Regency Auction 18 Smashes Records: Toned Morgan Dollars Bring “Beyond Moon Money”

Two collections of magnificently toned Morgan dollar collections highlighted Legend Rare Coin Auction’s (LRCA) 18th Regency Auction, held on September 29 in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. World Record Prices for spectacular, “monster” toned Morgans were realized, and included: Lot 52: $1881-S PCGS MS68 CAC realized $25,850 Lot 77: $1 1881-S PCGS MS66 […]

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Joel Iskowitz is a prolific designer of U.S. coins, having served in the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program since 2003. In this special […]

Uncool Coins! #3 – A $4 Stella Gold Coin of Ill-Repute – 4K Video

Uncool Coins! #3 – A $4 Stella Gold Coin of Ill-Repute – 4K Video

You know you can trust CoinWeek to tell it like it is. In this episode of our popular Uncool Coins!, rare coin dealer Russ Augustin of AU Capital Management shares with us the story of one of the U.S. series’ great rarities, an 1879 Stella $4 gold pattern coin. This is a coin that often […]

 
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