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The Confederacy in American Life; on American Coins

The Confederacy in American Life; on American Coins

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …..   Rewriting history is a great temptation to ideologues of left and right, but recalls the old child’s prayer in the wake of some unimaginable tragedy, “Lord. Make it didn’t happen!” Retrofitting the past with concepts of today can be very appealing but it is illogical and indefensible. […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction #973: Lots You Need to Know

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction #973: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) conducts online auctions of certified coins, offering collectors a mix of classic and modern material in all grades so that the everyman collector and the ultra-high-end registry set builder has the opportunity to upgrade their collections with new coins each week. Auction 973 is live now […]

Five Snoozing U.S. Gold Series and Their Chances to Re-Awaken

Five Snoozing U.S. Gold Series and Their Chances to Re-Awaken

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner ……   I’ve specialized in United States gold coins since the 1980s and I’ve seen a number of series go from cold to hot and vice-versa. There are currently some series that are not actively collected, which have at various times been more popular. Let’s look […]

NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

Vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in Heritage Auctions’ recent sale at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money this month in Denver. The top two coins in the auction were both recently submitted to NGC for certification. One was a 1943 bronze cent graded NGC MS […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit 1875-S Trade Dollar By Max Spiegel, NGC….   One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted to NGC that exhibited a number of the telltale signs of a fake. Trade Dollars are one of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues, and fakes are received […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Is Back with Internet Auction 973

David Lawrence Rare Coins Is Back with Internet Auction 973

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #973 is now live with a great selection of 325 fresh, new coins, over 60 No Reserve lots and 24 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, August 13. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   NGC graders identify counterfeit coins with added or altered mint marks each and every day. These alterations are seen so often that we devoted an entire article to them last year, which can […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Pete Smith, Joel Orosz, Len Augsburger Talk 1792 Coins

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Pete Smith, Joel Orosz, Len Augsburger Talk 1792 Coins

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan talks with Pete Smith, Joel Orosz and Leonard D Augsburger, authors of a new book on the United States Mint and 1792 – the year our nation’s coinage was born. As you can tell from the conversation, these are dedicated and serious numismatic researchers and authors whose passion for numismatics is contagious. […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel – Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering and raised lumps helped NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle. The 1924 Double Eagle is by far the most common date in the Saint-Gaudens series. NGC has graded more than […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Silvano DiGenova Talks Rare $20 Proof Gold Coins

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Silvano DiGenova Talks Rare $20 Proof Gold Coins

Silvano DiGenova talks rare $20 gold Proofs Charles Morgan, Editor of CoinWeek, talks with US Coin expert Silvano DiGenova about 19th-century $20 proof gold. These coins represent the top 1% in all US numismatics. Silvano has been handling coins such as these for quite some time, and the conversation expands with insights into the high-end […]

U.S. Mint to Display 1933 Double Eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

U.S. Mint to Display 1933 Double Eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Acting Deputy Director David Motl today announced that the United States Mint will display two of the 10 1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coins recovered by the government in 2004 that were the subject of 11 years of litigation (which was recently resolved in favor of the Government) at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s […]

Finest Known 1819 Overton-108 Capped Bust Half Dollar at August ANA Auction

Finest Known 1819 Overton-108 Capped Bust Half Dollar at August ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Showcased in lot 2095 of our August 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Session is an incredible 1819 Capped Bust half dollar that exhibits exceptional preservation and beautiful patina. This stunning Gem should be viewed to be truly appreciated as each side […]

Fossil Creek Gem 1894-O Barber Dime Featured in 2017 ANA Auction

Fossil Creek Gem 1894-O Barber Dime Featured in 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Lot 2065 in Rarities Night of our Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money features an incredible 1894-O Barber dime from the Fossil Creek Collection, certified MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC. The surfaces of this deeply original Gem display […]

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction as being among the most difficult and longest-lived series in all of 19th/early 20th century American numismatics. Specializing in 20 Libs requires patience, a healthy budget (although there are […]

Internet Auction 970 from David Lawrence Rare Coins: Highlights

Internet Auction 970 from David Lawrence Rare Coins: Highlights

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #970 is live with a great selection of 310 fresh, new coins, 55 No Reserve lots and 30 Vault Values. This week we also have a fresh group of 25 lovely California Fractional Gold pieces available, all running with No Reserve, many housed in […]

Classic Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

Classic Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money remains one of the largest coin conventions in the calendar year. Stack’s Bowers, an Official Auctioneer of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, will conduct a seven-session sale over the course of eight days, with sale highlights featured in the Session Four […]

Prooflike 1857-S Double Eagle Gold Coins from the SS Central America Shipwreck

Prooflike 1857-S Double Eagle Gold Coins from the SS Central America Shipwreck

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   The loss of SS Central America in September 1857 had a major impact on the history of the United States. Although a recession had already started in 1856, and a major insurance company failed in August, the loss of this ship caused upheaval in financial markets and exacerbated […]

Bidding Wars Drive Prices to Record Levels at Legend’s Regency XXII Auction

Bidding Wars Drive Prices to Record Levels at Legend’s Regency XXII Auction

A packed Legend Regency Auction room and record number of bidders online helped drive prices realized to extraordinarily strong prices. The top lot surprised all in attendance when several internet bidders, a phone bidder, and a floor bidder fought it out on lot 431, a fresh-to-market 1892-S Morgan dollar in PCGS MS64 CAC to a […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit 1875 Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Many Chinese counterfeits are made from dies that are not directly copied from genuine examples, therefore many of the details are incorrect. Cents have long been the target of counterfeiters because of the numerous key dates and the popularity of […]

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ……   Probably one of the most significant “finds” we as a group have made is this Gobrecht dollar, and it is certainly the earliest we have seen, as the holed source coin sold in a 2008 auction. This article is intended as another installment disclosing discovered […]

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In Part 1, I frame the topic and put forth the perspectives of very accomplished collectors regarding natural toning. As I discuss in Part 2, preferring coins with natural toning is a tradition at the core of coin collecting culture in the United States Here in Part 3, […]

The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   Between 1795 and 1933 a total of 36 major gold types were issued for circulation. In my May 2017 article on collecting US gold by type, I touched on these. In this follow-up, I’m going to discuss each type in more detail with suggestions on how and what […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 15

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 15

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 29 and […]

Coin Collecting Tips: Liberty Coins On A Budget

Coin Collecting Tips: Liberty Coins On A Budget

Seated, standing, walking, draped or capped — assemble a type set featuring Ms. Liberty By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   The Fourth of July — our great republic has just celebrated the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and for 225 of those years we’ve been striking coins (Gulp! […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction 968 Open Through Sunday

David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction 968 Open Through Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   David Lawrence Rare Coins Sunday Internet Auction #968 is now live with a great selection of 300 fresh, new coins, over 50 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, July 9th. Some of the more interesting highlights from […]

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 2

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 2

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In Part 1, I discussed the fact that almost all sophisticated collectors of U.S. coins have a very strong preference for natural toning, as opposed to coins that have been artificially toned, doctored, or dipped in brightening chemical solutions. As more and more rare coins become subject to […]

History Hidden in Plain Sight:  Freemasons on United States Coins

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have questioned the organization’s spiritual views. For those initiated into the fraternity, Masonry is said to offer a path to self-improvement and lifelong friendships. Historically, public suspicion of the Freemasons […]

Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Coin Auction Realizes Over $5.3 Million

Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Coin Auction Realizes Over $5.3 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Coin Auction of the June 2017 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo, held at the Baltimore Convention Center, brought together collectors across all specialties for the offering of material truly fresh to the market. Highlighted by the Blue Moon and Robert Warner Wolfe Collections, over $5.3 million USD in U.S. coins […]

Eye Appeal of Coins in the Age of the Internet

Eye Appeal of Coins in the Age of the Internet

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   I’ve recently read articles on other websites about how the coin market has changed in the last few decades. Surprisingly, too few of these articles mentioned the Internet coin market; the single biggest game-changer of the past decade, certainly, and along with third-party grading probably the most important […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1911-D Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read about two unusual alterations and how NGC experts discovered these two type of counterfeits. Chased Mintmark There are a number of methods used by counterfeiters to add a mintmark to […]

 
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