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United States Mint Announces 2011 Native American $1 Coin Design

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced the reverse design for the 2011 Native American $1 Coin.  The theme for the design is “Supreme Sachem Ousamequin, Massasoit of the Great Wampanoag Nation Creates Alliance with... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS SecurePlus Program, Part 1: An Explanation

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS SecurePlus Program, Part 1: An Explanation

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #28 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On March 25, 2010, David Hall and Don Willis, the top officials at the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS),... read more »

 

US Mint Introduces New Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin

US Mint Introduces New Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin

Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin Launches on Anniversary of Gettysburg Address WASHINGTON – The United States Mint launched a new Presidential $1 Coin honoring Abraham Lincoln today, the 147th anniversary of his Gettysburg Address. ... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The B&M Auction of the Malibu Collection of Standing Liberty Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The B&M Auction of the Malibu Collection of Standing Liberty Quarters

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #27 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds I. The Malibu Collection In Baltimore, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, B&M auctioned the ‘Malibu’ collections... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Stack’s auction of the W. L. Carson Collection of Proof Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Stack’s auction of the W. L. Carson Collection of Proof Coins

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins and coin markets #26 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The current topic is the W. L. Carson collection, which features Proof U.S. coins. It was auctioned by Stack’s in Baltimore last week. B&M... read more »

 

Finding Numismatic History in Unlikely Places

Finding Numismatic History in Unlikely Places

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities Ezra Meeker – Champion of the Oregon Trail Over the summer months our numismatic travels took us to great historical cities like Boston and Philadelphia. And this week we travel to Baltimore, another... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The CoinFest, Washlady Dollar, 1861-O $20 gold coin, Connecticut Coppers

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The CoinFest, Washlady Dollar, 1861-O $20 gold coin, Connecticut Coppers

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #25 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds I. The CoinFest The fourth annual CoinFest was held in Stamford (CT) from Oct. 28th to Oct. 30th. For the first time,... read more »

 

Bowers and Merena Selected for 2011-2013 ANA Pre-Show Auctions

Bowers and Merena Selected for 2011-2013 ANA Pre-Show Auctions

Bowers and Merena Auctions has been selected by the American Numismatic Association as the official auctioneer for the ANA Pre-Show, which will immediately precede the World’s Fair of Money conventions. This three-year agreement includes... read more »

 

1879 ‘Washlady’ dollar brings $161,000 to lead $9.42 million Heritage COINFEST auction

1879 ‘Washlady’ dollar brings $161,000 to lead $9.42 million Heritage COINFEST auction

Rare U.S. Coins continue to provide for steady, even stellar prices in a crawling national economy, as evidenced by Heritage’s $9.42 million COINFEST Signature® U.S. Coin Auction, held Oct. 27-30 at the Marriot Hotel & Spa in Stamford,... read more »

 

The Legacy of the Swiss Vreneli Gold Coin

The Legacy of the Swiss Vreneli Gold Coin

The Swiss Vreneli (1897 – 1949) embodies Switzerland’s status as a financial center of the world. The coin’s long standing reputation among investors and collectors illustrates its outstanding beauty and quality. The Swiss Vreneli... read more »

 

The Whole Cultural Record

The Whole Cultural Record

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting In the latest issue of Archaeology magazine (Nov-Dec 2010) AIA President Brian Rose proposes an intriguing professional goal, saying — “We must preserve the whole cultural record.”... read more »

 

Coin Profile: Norweb Specimen of the 1796 15 Stars Small Eagle Half Dollar Highlights B&M Sale in Baltimore

Coin Profile: Norweb Specimen of the 1796 15 Stars Small Eagle Half Dollar Highlights B&M Sale in Baltimore

A Prooflike NGC MS-63; Tied for Condition Census #3 The Half Dollars that the United States Mint delivered in 1797 differed from the previous issues for this denomination from 1794 and 1795. For in late 1796 Mint personnel adopted Robert Scot’s... read more »

 

PCGS Currency Releases Population Report for Serial Number Blocks

PCGS Currency Releases Population Report for Serial Number Blocks

The newest resource for paper money collectors is now available online. PCGS Currency has expanded the PCGS Currency Population Report, a report by grade of more than 250,000 notes authenticated and certified by PCGS Currency, to include population... read more »

 

Gold tops $1,350 Before Fed Meeting Next Week

Gold tops $1,350 Before Fed Meeting Next Week

Markets await more money printing and key midterm elections GDP meets expectations Gold broke $1,350 today just before data showed the U.S. gross domestic product grew by 2 percent in the third quarter on high consumer spending, meeting economic... read more »

 

Coin Discovery: New Variety Discovered -1878 Vam 852010

Coin Discovery: New Variety Discovered -1878 Vam 852010

A New die marriage for the 1878 Morgan Dollar had been discovered by Kenneth Robb, a collector whose primary interest center around Vam varieties for the popular Morgan Silver Dollar series. When a Morgan or Peace Dollar is attributed with... read more »

 
 
 
 
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