US Silver Dollars

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

By C. Logan McKechnie for the VAM View…. VAMs have always been the stepchild of the numismatic marketplace. Morgan dollars, however, are the most collected coins in the world but, it is hard to convince the generic collector that all Morgan and Peace dollars are VAMs. This summer has brought home a staleness in the […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction IX to feature The Sunnywood Collection

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction IX to feature The Sunnywood Collection

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction IX to feature The Sunnywood Collection and duplicates, boasts numerous other numismatic treasures LINCROFT, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to announce The Regency Auction IX featuring The Sunnywood Collection, which will be held October 2nd at the PCGS Members Only Show at the Bellagio in Las […]

By September 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin by Michael “Miles” Standish The mighty Morgan dollar, as Michael Standish notes in his important new reference book on the most widely collected classic American coin, is […]

By September 2, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Vam View: Sometimes it is the High Cost of Plastic

Vam View: Sometimes it is the High Cost of Plastic

My how the times do change. When PCGS introduced its Regency holder in 1992, it was intended to allow the collector to recognize “special‟ coins—either to showcase very rare pieces, special pedigree coins or even special events. The Regency slab is a large slab, five inches high and three across at the widest point. At […]

By August 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sunnywood Collection of Toned Morgans to Headline October Regency Auction IX

Sunnywood Collection of Toned Morgans to Headline October Regency Auction IX

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to proud to announce the consignment of the world famous Sunnywood Collection to the October Regency Auction IX… Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to announce that they have been consigned The Simpson Sunnywood Collection of toned Morgan Dollars in their upcoming October 2nd Regency Auction IX. This world renowned collection […]

VAM News: Ups and Downs for VAM Prices in July

VAM News: Ups and Downs for VAM Prices in July

As reported in VAMs and More: The View…. The so-called experts predict it is the fall before a major rebound in VAM prices. The predictions came in articles in Coin World and on the CoinTalk websites. Time can only confirm that look into the crystal ball, but sales at the mid-July auction by Heritage were, […]

By July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell Garrett 1804 Dollar (PR-55 NGC)

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell Garrett 1804 Dollar (PR-55 NGC)

“The King of American Coins” A beautiful specimen of the “King of American Coins,” the world-famous 1804 silver dollar, will be presented in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. The 1804 dollar will be a star attraction in the company’s Rarities […]

Example of Highly Elusive 1898-O VAM 20 Found on eBay

Example of Highly Elusive 1898-O VAM 20 Found on eBay

As reported in VAMs and More: The View…. It is most likely the major cherrypick of the decade. Rob Franklin, author of the WOW! VAMs! Book, pulled it off with a $50 snatch on eBay. The coin is the 1898-O VAM 20. It is apparently the only example of a mint worker accidentally stamping the dies […]

These New 1804 Dollar Discoveries and More will be Revealed at CSNS Convention

These New 1804 Dollar Discoveries and More will be Revealed at CSNS Convention

By Mark Ferguson – www.1804Dollar.com At 6:00 pm Central time on Thursday, April 24th I will be releasing my new book, The Dollar of 1804 – The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret, at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, IL. CoinWeek will be posting a video after my presentation which will reveal major new discoveries […]

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

Numismatic researcher Mark Ferguson has announced an April 24th presentation at the Central States Numismatic Society, where he plans to announce new findings he has uncovered while studying the famed “King of Coins”, the 1804 dollar. The event will take place at 6:00pm and will kick off the release of Ferguson’s new book, The Dollar […]

By April 11, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
First Read: Two Morgan Dollar Books

First Read: Two Morgan Dollar Books

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Carson City Morgan Dollars: Featuring the Coins of the GSA Hoard, by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar & Jeff Oxman (3rd Edition) © 2014 Whitman Publishing, LLC. 130 pages, full color, hardback. […]

Silver Dollar Seminar offered at 51st Las Vegas Club Show

Silver Dollar Seminar offered at 51st Las Vegas Club Show

51st Annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show: April 4-6, 2014 Silver Dollar Seminar offered at 51st Las Vegas Club Show The Las Vegas Numismatic Society 51st annual coin show is set for April 4-6 in Las Vegas. Last year’s annual show drew 300 dealers and over 3000 visitors, nearly doubling attendance the previous year.  […]

By March 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Which Way is the Wind Blowing in the Morgan Dollar Market?

Which Way is the Wind Blowing in the Morgan Dollar Market?

Originally published in the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors March 10, 2014 Newsletter – ssdcvams.com…….   Sometime in March, either at the beginning or the end, there is suppose to be a lamb and a lion. After the past 90 days in the VAM and Morgan Dollar Market, it is hard to tell if the month […]

By March 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Carson City Morgan Dollars Book Released in Updated Third Edition

Carson City Morgan Dollars Book Released in Updated Third Edition

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and revised third edition of Carson City Morgan Dollars, by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar, and Jeff Oxman. The new 136-page hardcover book debuted at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Atlanta, Georgia, March 1, 2014. It is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and […]

By March 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Eugene H. Gardner Coin Collection of Rare US Coins to be sold by Heritage

The Eugene H. Gardner Coin Collection of Rare US Coins to be sold by Heritage

One of the finest collections of American silver ever assembled, more than 3,000 coins in all; first auction scheduled for June 23 at Heritage Auctions New York Heritage Auctions announces the sale of the rare coin collection of Eugene H. Gardner , to be sold in four unreserved auctions to take place in New York […]

Pinnacle Rarities Purchases 1884 Proof Trade Dollar “Norweb Specimen”

Pinnacle Rarities Purchases 1884 Proof Trade Dollar “Norweb Specimen”

Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase and subsequent sale of one of only ten examples of the famed 1884 Proof Trade dollars. 1884 and the “sister coin” 1885 Proof trade dollars are two of the most coveted issues in all of numismatics. Their story is steeped in numismatic lore and their host pedigrees […]

U.S. Silver Dollars of 1797

U.S. Silver Dollars of 1797

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #198 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………… Business strike early U.S. silver dollars date from 1794 to 1803. Silver dollars dated 1804 are special strikings that could not have been made before 1834. There are […]

By December 11, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, Part 7: Gem Quality Early U.S. Silver Dollars

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, Part 7: Gem Quality Early U.S. Silver Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #196 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. The silver U.S. coins that were in the collection of Eric P. Newman, along with some U.S. copper coins and nickels, were auctioned by Heritage on Nov. 15 […]

By November 27, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Premium Gem 1799 silver dollar is one of two coins for the entire year certified at NGC in this grade

Premium Gem 1799 silver dollar is one of two coins for the entire year certified at NGC in this grade

One of the highlights of the Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II Signature Auction is the Green-Newman 1799 dollar. This coin is, quite simply, the finest known 1799 B-5, BB-157 die marriage, the finest known 1799-dated dollar (for those collecting by date and major type), and the finest known of any Draped […]

NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Proof 1801 Bust Silver Dollar

NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Proof 1801 Bust Silver Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare and important Proof 1801 Silver Dollar. Graded NGC PF 66 Cameo, it is the finest of only two known specimens. The coin was submitted to NGC by Sarasota Rare Coin Gallery on behalf of a prominent East Coast collector. The United States did not strike any […]

Seated Liberty Dollars: An Overlooked Series with Long-term Potential

Seated Liberty Dollars: An Overlooked Series with Long-term Potential

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com …… Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have been promoted and enthusiastically collected for decades; and “early” silver dollars, struck between 1794 and 1804, have had a long, strong following of collectors.  But Seated Liberty silver dollars, coined from 1840 through 1873, have fallen through the cracks in […]

By October 16, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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 […]

By September 16, 2013 3 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 […]

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 […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 7: Trade Dollars

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 7: Trade Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #177 ….. This is the seventh in a series of articles on classic U.S. coins that cost less than $500 each. The purpose is to discuss methods of forming collections of […]

Coin pricing: Always a mystery

Coin pricing: Always a mystery

By C. Logan McKechnie : VamsandMore.com  [The View Vol. 2 - Issue 8] …….. When it comes to confusing coin pricing, April was in like a lion and out like a lamb. It was a month that produced the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Perhaps the biggest steal of the month, maybe the […]

Carson City’s First Silver Dollar Was Not a Morgan Dollar

Carson City’s First Silver Dollar Was Not a Morgan Dollar

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. The Carson City mint is famous for the Morgan dollars that it produced, but they were not the first dollars struck at the Carson City mint. When the Carson City mint opened in 1870 the dollars of the day were of the Seated Liberty design. These dollars […]

The finest of five known proof 1895-O dollars to be offered in Long Beach

The finest of five known proof 1895-O dollars to be offered in Long Beach

The existence of a branch mint proof 1895-O dollar was unknown and unsuspected until recently. In Walter Breen’s comprehensive 1977 proof Encyclopedia, he mentions the existence of an 1895-O quarter and half dollar, but no mention of a dollar. Wayne Miller’s 1986 dollar reference mentions many known, probable, and even definitely-not-proofs. The Anita Maxwell Trust […]

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