US Gold Coins

So You’ve Decided to Collect Early American Gold Coins…

So You’ve Decided to Collect Early American Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The term “Early American Gold Coins” generally refers to the quarter eagles, half eagles and eagles produced at the Philadelphia Mint between 1795 and 1834. By its very nature, early American gold attracts well-heeled collectors. There aren’t many interesting issues available anymore in the sub-$10,000 […]

Classic US Gold Coins – The Enigmatic Proof-Only 1887 Half Eagle

Classic US Gold Coins – The Enigmatic Proof-Only 1887 Half Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The half eagle denomination was produced virtually uninterrupted from 1795 through 1929. During this 130-year period only one issue–the 1887–was struck in only a Proof format. For reasons still unknown, no business strike half eagles were made in 1887 and a total of just 87 […]

Indiana Church Strikes Gold with Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

Indiana Church Strikes Gold with Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

An historic 1866 Double Eagle, one of only 10 known examples, survived an attempted theft and was donated to a Valparaiso church. It could now bring $300,000 or more when offered by Heritage Auctions A valuable 19th-century U.S. gold coin featuring one of the earliest uses of the motto “In God We Trust” will help […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles Case

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   It may have been Neil Gorsuch’s first day on the bench, but the real news Monday, April 17 (at least for coin collectors) is that the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the Langbord family’s appeal as they attempted to recover 10 1933 double eagle $20 gold coins […]

Heritage Offers Hutchinson Collection Half Eagle Gold Coins at Central States Signature Auction

Heritage Offers Hutchinson Collection Half Eagle Gold Coins at Central States Signature Auction

Offerings from The Hutchinson Collection, Part II are featured as the April 26 – May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction opens for bidding soon at the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention in Chicago and online at www.HA.com/coins. Our popular Platinum Night session, featuring the finest numismatic material, is scheduled for the evening of […]

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #379 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins were minted from 1850 to 1907. Before 1850, the largest U.S. coin denomination was the $10 gold piece (the eagle). This discussion is about […]

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare and Underappreciated 1849-O Eagle

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare and Underappreciated 1849-O Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   In the No Motto New Orleans eagle series (produced from 1841 through 1860), there are two well-known rarities: the 1841-O and the 1859-O. The next rarity tier consists of four issues: the 1849-O, 1852-O, 1856-O and 1857-O–which are extremely hard to locate in About Uncirculated […]

A Dozen Unheralded San Francisco Gold Issues Which (Almost) Never Come Nice

A Dozen Unheralded San Francisco Gold Issues Which (Almost) Never Come Nice

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   There are numerous San Francisco issues that are known for their typically ratty appearance. This “rattiness” may be the result of extensive commercial use, numismatic abuse, or poor strike/planchet preparation. This blog is not about these issues; it is about some of the seemingly more […]

Elusive Mint State Liberty Head Gold Coins in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Elusive Mint State Liberty Head Gold Coins in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Lot 3133 in our Rarities Night Session of our March 2017 Baltimore Auction will spotlight a gorgeous MS-60 (PCGS) CAC example of the 1852-O double eagle, struck just two years after the introduction of the denomination to American commerce. The 1852-O double eagle is […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 1818 Gold Half Eagle Coin Varieties

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 1818 Gold Half Eagle Coin Varieties

The middle of the Capped Head series offers a trio of scarce-to-rare 1818 half eagles, including two of the most famous reverse die blunders of the entire half eagle series. The popular STATESOF variety (BD-2) attracts much of the attention, although the equally interesting BD-3 die marriage, with its overpunched denomination, is arguably the greater […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect Charlotte Gold Coins…

So You’ve Decided to Collect Charlotte Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The Charlotte Mint was operational from 1838 through 1861 and it produced gold coins in three denominations only: dollars, quarter eagles, and half eagles. Today, these coins are very collectable although the number of people specializing in this mint seems to be lower than those […]

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

Legend Market Report – Final February Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   WHAT AN EXPLOSIVE WEEK BOOM goes the dynamite! What a week we had. It was like going from 0 to 80 in four seconds. Legend Numismatics was on a tear this past week. We sold THREE six-figure coins, several coins in the mid-five-figures, and lots of coins […]

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Quarter Eagles…

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Quarter Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Liberty Head quarter eagles were issued from 1840 from 1907 at the Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dahlonega and San Francisco mints. Including major varieties, there are over 150 different issues which range from very common to very rare. This series, while very long-lived, is completable […]

Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The year 1870 saw the beginning of coin production at the Carson City Mint, starting a decade of low-mintage issues affecting nearly all of the gold denominations. The Liberty half eagle was the smallest of the gold coins manufactured by this western mint, and […]

Virtually Flawless Proof-68 1914 Indian Half Eagle Featured in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Virtually Flawless Proof-68 1914 Indian Half Eagle Featured in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The Matte Proof Indian quarter eagles and half eagles of the early 20th century occupy a special niche in United States numismatics. The innovative sunken-relief design (courtesy of collaboration between Bela Lyon Pratt and William Sturgis) certainly captured the attention of the contemporary public, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census Gem 1914-D Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin

Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census Gem 1914-D Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Offered as part of our January 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction is a gorgeous Gem 1914-D Indian quarter eagle $2.50 gold coin that ranks among the finest survivors of this desirable issue. The 1914-D is the second of just three years that Indian quarter […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect Carson City Gold…

So You’ve Decided to Collect Carson City Gold…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Congratulations on your decision. I’m sure you’ve given this a lot of thought and I’d like to assist you in formulating a plan of attack. First, there are two things you’ll need plenty of: funds and patience. Second, you’ll need some guidance regarding the logistics […]

Stack’s Bowers: Gem 1929 Indian Quarter Eagle in 1st Collectors Choice Online Auction of 2017

Stack’s Bowers: Gem 1929 Indian Quarter Eagle in 1st Collectors Choice Online Auction of 2017

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   This week’s featured highlight for our January 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction was produced on the cusp of the greatest worldwide economic disaster of the 20th century – the Great Depression. This Gem 1929 Indian quarter eagle reminds us that even amidst the dreariest […]

What’s Hot and What’s Not: The Rare Date Gold Market at the End of 2016

What’s Hot and What’s Not: The Rare Date Gold Market at the End of 2016

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   From a numismatic point of view, 2016 wasn’t an especially good year. In most series, prices were down; in some cases by as much as 20-30%. Perhaps the only bright spot in the 2016 coin market was rare date gold. My business was strong in […]

1861-P Paquet Reverse Features in $16 Million Type I Double Eagle Display at January FUN

1861-P Paquet Reverse Features in $16 Million Type I Double Eagle Display at January FUN

Gold Coin Worthy of a King Makes First Appearance in a Decade By Monaco Rare Coins ……   The finest known of only two 1861 Philadelphia Mint Paquet Reverse Double Eagles, graded NGC MS67, has been sold and will be publicly displayed for the first time in a decade during the January 2017 Florida United […]

Coin Auctions – A Mint for the Comstock Lode in Carson City, Nevada

Coin Auctions – A Mint for the Comstock Lode in Carson City, Nevada

Only for a few years the US Mint struck gold and silver coins at its branch in Carson City. Only 57 types of gold coins originated there. Auction house Gadoury is now able to offer an impressive number of these rarities in their forthcoming auction. In 1859, a few gold prospectors found the hitherto richest […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Choice Mint State 1906 Liberty Double Eagle at Our March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Choice Mint State 1906 Liberty Double Eagle at Our March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Already consigned to our Official Auction of the March 2017 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is a lovely Choice Mint State 1906 Liberty Head double eagle only recently reintroduced to the numismatic market. Rich honey-gold hues dominate both sides, adorned by subtle green at […]

US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center. The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 After making our delivery of United States and foreign gold coins to Mr. Josiah K. Lilly in the spring of 1956, I discussed ways of making his collection grow. […]

Gadoury Auction of World Gold Coins Set for Monaco Dec. 3, 2016

Gadoury Auction of World Gold Coins Set for Monaco Dec. 3, 2016

Gold: from Ancient Times to the Present Day – featuring almost 100 $20 Liberty Head US Gold coins including many from Carson City. In the upcoming Gadoury Auction on December 3, 2016 a large collection of world gold coins will be auctioned off. Thematically, the spectrum ranges from Republican aurei to an almost complete series […]

Classic US Coins – The New Orleans Eagle Market is Sizzling

Classic US Coins – The New Orleans Eagle Market is Sizzling

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The recent Stacks Bowers Baltimore auction contained a group of comparatively high grade New Orleans eagles which contained a few very important pieces. While admittedly a small sample size (just seven coins), the prices realized were all very strong. This leads me to conclude that […]

 
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