IRVINE, Calif. — A new example of the 1943 bronze Lincoln cent has been discovered, and will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale Rarities Night Auction, January 24, 2013.
Consigned by a New England family,... read more »
By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …….
Numismatists are a hardy lot. Once we have found a series or type of coin that we enjoy the hunt begins to either build a set, series or locate a nicely matched collection or... read more »
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News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #118 ……
On Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Pennsylvania Convention center in Philadelphia, Stack’s-Bowers will... read more »
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Certain issues of United States coins seem to hold more appeal than similar coins of other dates and mints.
Among my favorite coins are the various pieces... read more »
Turn-of-the-Century Pennies Ranked as World’s Fourth All-Time Finest Collection in Its Category
eBay and David Lawrence Rare Coins today announced plans to auction one of the world’s largest – and rarest – Lincoln penny collections.... read more »
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Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in classic American coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. Last year I interviewed... read more »
To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 inauguration, 10,000 specially-produced Lincoln cent kits will be given away free by rare coin dealer Paul Hollis of Mandeville, Louisiana. Each kit contains an illustrated... read more »
The first-ever public display of the one-of-a-kind set of 1943 bronze Lincoln cents from the Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints will be hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service and Legend Numismatics, Inc. during the first three... read more »
By the early 1850s copper availability was limited, and the price of the raw metal rose to the point that the Mint lost money on every cent that was made. At the same time the large copper cents had become increasingly unpopular... read more »
The Indian Head one-cent coin was produced by the United States Mint from 1859 through 1909. It was designed by James Barton Longacre, the Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint.
The obverse of the coin shows UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,... read more »
James B. Longacre’s Indian Head design for the cent debuted in 1859. The previous Flying Eagle design had been minted for only three years (including the 1856 pattern, usually considered a regular issue by collectors). The... read more »
The small “white cents”, so-called because of their light color compared to that of the older large cents, had at first escaped the hoarding of coins that came with the Civil War. But by 1862, in spite of the production... read more »
Description:The first year issue of perhaps one of the most popular and enduring designs in US Coinage. The new coin featured a portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the front and two “ears” of wheat on the back. The designers initials “VDB”... read more »
The Lincoln cent has been a favorite of collectors for many years. Part of the appeal lies in the fact that it is the first circulating U.S. coin to feature a likeness of an real person; who just happens to be one of the most respected... read more »
Lincoln cents were made of bronze most years, but World War II resulted in a couple of changes to the cent composition. Because copper was a critical war material, efforts were made to find alternative materials (ceramics and plastics... read more »