US Silver Dollars

APMEX Ramps Up Rare Coin Selections

APMEX Ramps Up Rare Coin Selections

A leader in the Precious Metals industry for over 15 years, APMEX has always had a small selection of collector coins, as part of their bullion-rich inventory. This year, however, APMEX made a strategic business decision to give many more old coins and currency new homes by growing their rare coin and currency inventory selections. […]

By November 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Regency Auction XIV Brings Close to $5 Million

Legend Regency Auction XIV Brings Close to $5 Million

Anchored by huge numbers from the Coronet Collection, Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction XIV brings just shy of $5 million On October 15, Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up their 14th Regency Auction at The Bellagio in Las Vegas and the final numbers were impressive–especially for Morgan Dollars, which made up over half of […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Seated Liberty Dollars – An Overlooked Series with Long-term Potential

Coin Collecting Strategies – 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 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Authenticated as Zerbe Proof

1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Authenticated as Zerbe Proof

Coin in ANA collection authenticated by NGC A 1921 Morgan silver dollar owned by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and used in a course at the 2015 Summer Seminar recently was identified as a “Zerbe Proof.” Summer Seminar instructors Michael S. Fey, John Baumgart and Isaac Wallie noticed distinguishing marks on the coin. The trio, […]

Gold and Colonial Rarities Highlight Heritage New York US Coin Offerings

Gold and Colonial Rarities Highlight Heritage New York US Coin Offerings

Heritage is pleased to present the New York US Coins Signature auction at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Online bidding for this auction is already open at HA.com/Coins. The Premier Session, featuring nearly 700 of the finest lots in the auction, is scheduled for Thursday evening, October 29, with two more floor sessions on Friday, […]

Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction XIV: Nearly 200 Morgan Dollars + Coronet Collection Part II

Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction XIV: Nearly 200 Morgan Dollars + Coronet Collection Part II

By CoinWeek Staff Reports….   On Thursday, October 15, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct Regency Auction XIV. The sale is the official auction of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Member’s Only Show and is typically a great venue for type coin collectors looking for material with plus […]

By October 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek ………   A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” was certified by PCGS at the 2011 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” specimen of […]

By October 11, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for You?

MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for You?

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   You know, one of the great things about this hobby is that there’s something in it for everybody. Let’s say that you were really into cars, a real gear head. Unless you’re independently wealthy or a hedge fund trader, it’s doubtful that you’d ever get a […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Collection, part 8: The Finest 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollars

The Marvelous Pogue Family Collection, part 8: The Finest 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollars

Catherine Bullowa 1795 Flowing Hair Dollar Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #297… A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… The Pogue II sale will be held on Wednesday, September 30, at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York, which is located at the […]

By September 29, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
The Art of Collecting Peace Dollars

The Art of Collecting Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   When dealers and collectors compare different types and series, we usually have to make allowances for the eccentricities of each issue while at the same time be willing to pay more if they overcome them. For example, Morgan dollars from the New Orleans Mint tend to […]

By September 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kraljevich: The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part II, An Appreciation

Kraljevich: The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part II, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich – Stack’s Bowers Galleries…. Our second offering of coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection is a diverse one, a harmony of chords that are both familiar and exotic, arranged together to play a tune that could only emerge from a cabinet of this exquisite quality. The Capped Bust half dollar series is […]

By September 24, 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 →
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 […]

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 →
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 […]

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

By James McCartney  – Stacks Bowers …….. By 1885, the Carson City Mint had been striking coins for 15 years. The success of the nearby Comstock Lode prompted government officials to push for a federal mint in the area, hoping it would guarantee a steady supply of bullion, increased production figures and sustained profitability. These […]

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of the colorful names attributed to Morgan dollar varieties over the years. I don’t often write about them, so to “fill in the gaps” and maybe introduce people to one of the more […]

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

1893-S Morgan Dollar Brings $282,000 at $8.3+ Million Heritage Summer FUN Auction

1893-S Morgan Dollar Brings $282,000 at $8.3+ Million Heritage Summer FUN Auction

July 9-12, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando; highly sought-after 1803 half dollar approaches $100,000 An 1893-S $1 MS63 PCGS, a tremendous Mint State example of one the rarest Morgan Dollar issues, drew top honors with $282,000 final price realized to lead Heritage Auctions’ $8.3+ million Summer FUN U.S. Coins Signature® Auction, July […]

1893-S Morgan Dollar Tops Heritage Summer FUN Auction

1893-S Morgan Dollar Tops Heritage Summer FUN Auction

Michael Standish’s narrative on the 1893-S Morgan dollar in his reference work Morgan Dollar — America’s Love Affair With a Legendary Coin (2014): “The 1895 Proof may be popularly referred to as the King of Morgan Dollars, but it’s more steward than heir to the throne. The true king is the Mint State 1893-S.” The […]

Types of Variations in VAM Coins

Types of Variations in VAM Coins

By Tony Davis for CoinWeek….   Identifying different varieties of Morgan and Peace silver dollars can be fairly intimidating to the new or inexperienced collector. These coins can come in an endless amount of variations, and are often referred to as VAM coins, after the founders, Leroy Van Allen and A. George Mallis. These two […]

View Magnificent Pogue Coins  In Online PCGS Digital Albums

View Magnificent Pogue Coins In Online PCGS Digital Albums

Every collector can now admire the PCGS-certified coins in the first and the upcoming second auction of magnificent rarities in the fabulous D. Brent Pogue Collection. All the complete sets of the Pogue Collection that were in the May 19, 2015 auction conducted jointly by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are listed in the PCGS […]

By May 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:  D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction: D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Nets Over $25 Million for Just 128 Coins

By Stack’s Bowers….   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York City. The single finest known example of the 1808 quarter eagle, graded MS-65 (PCGS), realized $2.35 million, a new world […]

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. A light round of applause met the $2,000,000 hammer price that lot 1128–a rare 1808 quarter eagle–brought at Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s joint offering of the D. Brent Pogue Family Collection. The coin, once part of Congressman Jimmy Hayes well-regarded type set, closed the door on the first of seven […]

Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At Reduced Prices?

Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At Reduced Prices?

Posted by Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report….   Rare US coins were in great demand, while many rare coins which are not fresh to the market were selling at reduced prices from their last appearances. May 2015 has certainly been a busy and exciting month in numismatics. As I write this edition I’m waiting for the […]

Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Who doesn’t dream of finding a hidden treasure in their attic or behind a wall?

Recently, a true treasure story came to light as I explored the background of a rare Carson City die owned by Littleton Coin Company. The true history of this fascinating piece began to revel itself back in 2003…

Coin Profiles – The Phantom Silver Dollars Of 1895

Coin Profiles – The Phantom Silver Dollars Of 1895

By Tom DeLorey – Harlan J Berk Ltd. …..   The Morgan dollar has long been one of the most popular American coin series, apparently second only to the Lincoln cent in the number of people who collect it in some manner, and the 1895-P dollar has long been called “The King of Morgan Dollars.” […]

 
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