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Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection –  1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with Arabic Punch

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection – 1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with Arabic Punch

Counterfeit 1907-S Gold $10 Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   NGC recently received a counterfeit gold coin submission of a 1907-S Eagle that had an Arabic punch. Most collectors associate chopmarks with the short-lived Trade Dollar series, which circulated extensively throughout Southeast Asia. Many merchants chopmarked the coins to show that […]

Classic US Coins – Iconic 1793 Chain Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers May 2016 Rarities Auction

Classic US Coins – Iconic 1793 Chain Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers May 2016 Rarities Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer a handsome 1793 Chain AMERICA cent in our upcoming May 25 Rarities Auction held in conjunction with Sotheby’s. Although the rich cappuccino surfaces are slightly granular under magnification, they remain attractive overall and glossy to the naked […]

US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Nude: devoid of a natural or conventional covering, especially a person’s flesh. Whether you say nude, naked, unclothed, in the buff or nekkid… It’s the most natural state a person can be in. And yet, the only thing that’s socially acceptable is to cover up. It seems as though […]

Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Saint-Gaudens’ high relief double eagle obverse By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   The great Gold Coin Saint-Gaudens! It’s only fitting that the masterpiece of American Coin Art–the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle–started production just a few years after President William McKinley officially put the country on the gold standard. With the battle […]

Coin Collecting Strategy – Building a Type Set as a Rare Coin Investment

Coin Collecting Strategy – Building a Type Set as a Rare Coin Investment

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com …….   In general, segments of the coin market appreciate together, rather than by specific coin issues that pull away from the rest of the pack – such as 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents, 1889-CC Morgan silver dollars or 1911-D $2.50 gold coins, for example. Instead, during various time periods, […]

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit 1896-S Barber Quarter By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable. The Barber Quarter series has several low mintage key dates: the 1896-S, 1901-S and 1913-S are scarce in all grades and rare in higher grades. Of the three the […]

Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

I recently received an email from a collector who asked what I thought were an extremely intelligent group of questions. In a nutshell, he asked the following. As boomers age, are we nearing a bubble in coin prices?

By February 1, 2016 7 Comments Read More →
Uncool Coins! Update: 1850 Liberty $20 Listed on eBay for 99 Cents Sells

Uncool Coins! Update: 1850 Liberty $20 Listed on eBay for 99 Cents Sells

The results are in… By CoinWeek News Staff….   In a recent Uncool Coins! 4K video segment, CoinWeek brought you the heartrending story of an 1850 Liberty $20 Double Eagle gold coin–graded MS-64 Proof-like by NGC (the only one of its kind)–that a buyer (who shall forever remain anonymous) cracked out of its holder and […]

By January 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date?

Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com….   Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date? So why, then, do these series lag such non-gold 20th-century designs as the Lincoln Cent, Buffalo Nickel, Mercury Dime and Walking Liberty Half Dollar when it comes to numbers of active set collectors? I can think of […]

By December 26, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In this article I will continue to discuss how the rarity of Morgan silver dollars was affected by changes in supply and availability. This story is of a hoard of mostly Morgan silver dollars that was […]

By December 23, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

While the 2015 coin market features strength, there are areas for additional growth and opportunity in 2016 for every level of collector By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc …….   This past year was an amazing year for numismatics that featured many high-end collections that came to market and […]

The 1846-C Quarter Eagle: The “Southern Darling” of U.S. Coins

The 1846-C Quarter Eagle: The “Southern Darling” of U.S. Coins

Photo: Jan 2012 Fun Heritage Auction Lot # 4750 By Timothy O’Fallon – Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals ……..   On July 27, 1844, some students were taking an impromptu tour of the U.S. Mint facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Mint had been producing gold coins with the legendary “C” mint mark for less […]

CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II – Audio: 7:11

CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II – Audio: 7:11

In this CoinWeek podcast, editor Charles Morgan adapts Modern Coin Wholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki’s second article on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. In this podcast, toning, strike, and packaging are covered. “The Morgan Dollar vs. […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
US Gold Coins – A Date by Date Analysis of New Orleans Eagles, Part Two: With Motto, 1879-1906

US Gold Coins – A Date by Date Analysis of New Orleans Eagles, Part Two: With Motto, 1879-1906

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   Earlier this fall I wrote the first part of this article, which discussed the No Motto eagles from the New Orleans mint. (You can find the full article here.) This second part focuses on the With Motto eagles from the Crescent City. Production of eagles at […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Liberty and Indian Princess Head Gold Dollars

The Liberty and Indian Princess Head Gold Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Coin writers like to be thorough. If you’ve ever picked up a book on a particular series (and you have, right? Don’t we have a saying in this hobby?), then you know that the true origins of your favorite coin lay in the mists of time, […]

By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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 →
The U.S. $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle

The U.S. $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   There’s been quite a surge of interest in the pre-Saint-Gaudens Liberty Head type of eagles and double eagles as of late, with several outstanding pieces (including one of the most complete collections of Liberty Head types in recent memory) hitting the auction block. Personally, I’m happy […]

By October 13, 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 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 →
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 →
ANA Money Museum to Deaccess Bulk Items from Collection

ANA Money Museum to Deaccess Bulk Items from Collection

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will dispose of low-value bulk coins that have accumulated in the museum’s vaults during the last 50 years. Stack’s Bowers Galleries will feature a number of these deaccessioned items in their Collections & Accumulations Auction, which will take place on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at […]

Whitman Releases New Bowers Book on Barber Silver Coinage

Whitman Releases New Bowers Book on Barber Silver Coinage

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 384-page Bowers book (number 20 in the popular Bowers Series) will be available September 22, 2015, from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $29.95. It can also be borrowed for free as […]

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red ‘Early Date’ Large Cent?

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red ‘Early Date’ Large Cent?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics:News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #292 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. At the ANA Convention near Chicago, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned one of the most famous and awe-striking of all ‘early date’ large cents (1793-1814). This 1807/6 overdate, Draped Bust cent is PCGS […]

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19 in the popular Bowers Series) can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a benefit […]

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com at the 2015 EAC Coin Convention. Lucas Baldridge, Sheldon 1, Mark Borckardt, Sheldon 1, Steve Carr, Sheldon 15, William Eckberg, Sheldon 242, Steven Ellworth, Sheldon 188, Pierre Fricke, Sheldon 264, Sam Foose, Sheldon 48, Bim Gander, Sheldon 28, Greg Hannigan, Sheldon 79, Chuck Heck, Sheldon 48, Denis Loring, Sheldon 17a, Chris […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XII Sale is Tonight!

Part 1 of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars among the sale’s many highlights… CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The sale will kick off with the 64-lot first half of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars. The Coronet Collection is the current #1 Morgan dollar set on PCGS’ Set Registry. In addition, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two Cent Pieces

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #283 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   Like Three Cent nickels, Two Cent Pieces tend to be interesting topics for conversations, even among non-collectors. Many people are astonished or curious to learn that the denominations ever existed. Two weeks ago, […]

 
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