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US Coins: 50 Years of Modern Proof Sets

US Coins: 50 Years of Modern Proof Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Proof coinage has been a fixture in American numismatics since the 19th century and a regular hobby staple since 1936, when the United States Mint offered the first modern proof sets after a two-decade hiatus. There was also a three-year intermission between 1965 and 1967, when a nationwide […]

Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #378 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Proof Morgan silver dollars were minted in Philadelphia from 1878 to 1904 and possibly in 1921. Branch Mint Proofs and non-Proof special strikings are different topics. For less than $5,000 each, […]

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   Familiar items are often underappreciated, and Jefferson nickels tend to receive the Rodney Dangerfield treatment from collectors. The coin has been such a constant part of daily life that even during its 75th anniversary in 2013, was an “under the radar” event. Why collect five-cent pieces when older or flashier series are […]

A Dozen Unheralded San Francisco Gold Issues Which (Almost) Never Come Nice

A Dozen Unheralded San Francisco Gold Issues Which (Almost) Never Come Nice

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   There are numerous San Francisco issues that are known for their typically ratty appearance. This “rattiness” may be the result of extensive commercial use, numismatic abuse, or poor strike/planchet preparation. This blog is not about these issues; it is about some of the seemingly more […]

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 5: “Standard Silver” Dimes

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 5: “Standard Silver” Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #371 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   It is not practical to cover all dime patterns in one discussion. The topic here is Liberty Head, “Standard Silver” dime patterns that cost less than $5,000 each. These are dated […]

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I recently had the guts to spend more than $100 in buying unsearched rolls of old one-cent coins on eBay. I know, I know, you’re probably wondering what possessed me to spend so much money on a bunch of circulated, common-date wheat cents. I’m sure I’d be giving […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 27: Capped Bust Half Dimes

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 27: Capped Bust Half Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #368 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   This discussion of Capped Bust half dimes is in line with a past discussion on Capped Bust half dollars and a recent piece on Capped Bust quarters. It is not difficult […]

How To Raise Money For Better Coins

How To Raise Money For Better Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……….   It happens to every collector, and often on a repeated basis. A special coin comes along – imagine a $5 gold Indian at close to melt value, an 1891-CC Morgan dollar in a PCGS or NGC EF-45 holder or a circulated 1807 Draped Bust half cent with appealing […]

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The Coin Analyst: What Are Your 50 State Quarters Worth Now?

The Coin Analyst: What Are Your 50 State Quarters Worth Now?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Has it really been nearly 20 years since the 50 State Quarters program kicked off? Time has certainly flown since the Delaware quarter marked the first installment, yet these popular coins still show up with some frequency. Between January 1, 1999 and November 3, 2008, the United States […]

World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #361 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Henry VIII is the most famous king in the history of England, and perhaps had the most impact on history of any English king. His second daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, may […]

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 26: Capped Bust Quarters

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 26: Capped Bust Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #360 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   This series of articles is aimed at collectors who do not wish to spend more than $500 for any one coin yet seek to build meaningful, enjoyable and noteworthy collections of […]

Five Mistakes I’ve Made (and Learned from) as a Collector

Five Mistakes I’ve Made (and Learned from) as a Collector

Have you ever had a less-than-brilliant coin collecting moment that you aren’t very proud of? Well take heart, fellow traveler – we’ve all “been there, done that”…. and we’re better collectors for it. By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   I’ve certainly made my share of mistakes as a coin collector. They were bound to […]

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set Available Nov. 22

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set Available Nov. 22

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ (product code 16AC) starting on November 22 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $5.95, the set contains 10 circulating coins-five from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and five from the United States Mint at Denver – […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

By November 21, 20160 Comments Read More →
Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Does anyone collect mint sets these days? Those who do are among a shrinking group of hobbyists By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for FUN Topics …..   The number of collectors who pursue mint sets as a significant numismatic objective today is relatively small – and getting smaller, according to United States Mint sales statistics and the […]

Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #354 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   In the realm of classic U.S. coins, the most exciting and mystifying date may be the 1870-S. For collectors who cannot afford one of the rarest silver dollars, the only 1870-S […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #353 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The theme here is completing a set of Barber dimes in Very Fine to Almost Uncirculated grades, without spending as much as $500 on any one coin. Naturally toned and pleasant representatives of one or two of the […]

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 3: Three Cent Pieces

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 3: Three Cent Pieces

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #351 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   This is the third in a series on collecting U.S. patterns without spending as much as $5,000 USD on any one piece. Although patterns are not coins, some did circulate as coins and patterns are often collected along […]

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 2: Two Cent Pieces

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 2: Two Cent Pieces

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #345 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   It has already been explained, in Part 15 of a series about classic U.S. coins, that a set of regular issue, business strike Two Cent Pieces may be completed without spending as much as $500 on any one […]

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut Cents,1¢ Nickels and Flying Eagles

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #338 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Though not coins, patterns are similar to coins, directly related to coins and often collected along with coins. Some coin patterns even circulated in commerce. The present topic is one-cent coin patterns […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Pt. 10: Very Rare Liberty Head Quarter Eagles

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Pt. 10: Very Rare Liberty Head Quarter Eagles

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #337 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head quarter eagles (U.S. $2.50 gold coins) were minted from 1840 to 1907. Representatives of most issues are available for less than $2,500, some for much less. The focus here is […]

Coin Collecting for Beginners – Why Short Sets Are No Small Potatoes

Coin Collecting for Beginners – Why Short Sets Are No Small Potatoes

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Short set of 1934-1938 Buffalo nickels, all protected in a custom-made display holder (image courtesy Littleton Coin Company). For many collectors, building a complete date and mint mark collection of any given coin series can be a daunting task. But there are some beautiful classic American issues that you […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each: Draped Bust Half Cents

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each: Draped Bust Half Cents

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #329 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   Draped Bust half cents were minted from 1800 to 1808. U.S. half cents were first made in 1793 and last produced in 1857. A set of Draped Bust half cents ‘by date’ […]

Modern Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

Modern Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

Silver Coins –  Low Budget Silver Coin Investing and Collecting

Silver Coins – Low Budget Silver Coin Investing and Collecting

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   At current spot prices in the $15/ounce range, silver isn’t the screaming bargain it was over a decade ago when the metal’s peak for the year was $5.05/ounce on July 22, 2002. Despite silver’s higher price point today, economic observers still say it’s still a good value based […]

Classic U.S. silver coins for less than $100 each: 19th Century Types from Three Cent Silvers to Half Dollars

Classic U.S. silver coins for less than $100 each: 19th Century Types from Three Cent Silvers to Half Dollars

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #309 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. For less than $100 per coin, a collector may assemble a complete type set of U.S. silver coins of series that began after 1806 and before 1900, except silver dollars. In addition to multiple […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Don’t Follow The Herd

Coin Collecting Strategies – Don’t Follow The Herd

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   This edition of Collecting Strategies isn’t designed to get anyone to trod along a popular or familiar path. Why not let your natural interests lead to creating a unique and customized approach to numismatics? It seems that the standard date and mintmark/Whitman folder method of coin collecting seldom works […]

By November 22, 20152 Comments Read More →
Classic U.S. Coins less than $500 each, Part 13 – Indian Head Quarter Eagles

Classic U.S. Coins less than $500 each, Part 13 – Indian Head Quarter Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #273 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   For less than $500 per coin, a set of true classic gold U.S. coins may certainly be completed except for just one coin. Indian Head quarter eagles ($2½ […]

NGC Ancients: New ‘Economy’ Tier for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: New ‘Economy’ Tier for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients….   NGC now offers an especially cost-effective way to submit lower-value ancients Coins of the ancient Greek and Roman world sometimes are expensive. For example, in recent years two Greek silver coins were sold at auction by the firm Numismatica Ars Classica for more than $2.5 million each, […]

Got A Low Numismatic Budget ?  Buy A Coin from the Newman Collection!

Got A Low Numismatic Budget ? Buy A Coin from the Newman Collection!

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Does that headline sound insane? How can a collector with limited funds even think of obtaining something from the jaw-dropping Eric P. Newman collection? It should be obvious that I’m not advising Joe Lunchbucket to bid on the 1796 Draped Bust Small Eagle quarter certified as MS-67* by the Numismatic Guaranty Corp. (all […]

 
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