Tag: Coin Blog

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……….   Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as part of an […]

US Coins – Pogue Sale Part V: The Landmark Hines 1799 Cent

US Coins – Pogue Sale Part V: The Landmark Hines 1799 Cent

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   Fact: The most popular American series to collect by die varieties is copper cents from 1793 to 1857. Fact: The most famous single coin in large cent lore and tradition is the Henry Hines 1799 cent, the only known Mint State example. Crossing the auction block […]

Precious Metals Markets – Gold Continues to Hold Steady

Precious Metals Markets – Gold Continues to Hold Steady

Commentary for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed virtually unchanged today down $0.20 at $1,238.90. It lost ground in early trading and at one point reaching $1,227.00 before turning around – gaining back its lost ground despite a strong Dollar Index […]

Stack’s Bowers: The February Collectors Choice Online Auction

Stack’s Bowers: The February Collectors Choice Online Auction

The Stack’s Bowers February Collectors Choice auction of U.S. coins and currency is now online for viewing and bidding. It features over $750,000 in value and only 50 lots are reserved! Many highlights were available for viewing at the Long Beach Coin Expo, at Table 502. The U.S. Currency auction will close for bidding live on […]

Long Beach Expo Underway—But I’m Snowbound

Long Beach Expo Underway—But I’m Snowbound

Collectors Should Enjoy A Martini In The Morning By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Well I spoke too soon in my last report. I had addressed that, much to my relief, we who reside in New Hampshire had not been on the receiving end of a large “named snowstorm” to end the […]

Paper Money Auction – Rare Oil City Bank $5 Color Proof

Paper Money Auction – Rare Oil City Bank $5 Color Proof

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   ​A very rare $5 color proof from the Oil City Bank of Oil City, Pennsylvania (Haxby PA-380 G6a) will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo in March. The India paper only proof produced […]

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ……   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and Caria. It was mentioned by ancient authors specifically because of how its customs and language differed from Caria. Until recently, it was not possible to decisively attribute any archaic or […]

Gold Markets – Gold Continues to Rise

Gold Markets – Gold Continues to Rise

Commentary for Thursday, February 16, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $8.50 at $1,241.60 today. This looks like one of those typical days when the dollar moves lower and gold moves higher. The Dollar Index closed yesterday at 101.09 and today is trading […]

Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The year 1870 saw the beginning of coin production at the Carson City Mint, starting a decade of low-mintage issues affecting nearly all of the gold denominations. The Liberty half eagle was the smallest of the gold coins manufactured by this western mint, and […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 10

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 10

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 19 and […]

Legend Market Report – Pre Super Bowl Week

Legend Market Report – Pre Super Bowl Week

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   EVERYONE WATCHES FOOTBALL Okay, maybe for a few hours on Sunday the coin community went really quiet. It was the first time in a few weeks (actually since the election) that collectors were preoccupied. However, we are confident that by the time the many Internet Auctions started […]

Coin Collecting & Market Commentary: European Numismatics

Coin Collecting & Market Commentary: European Numismatics

Attending the World Money Fair in Germany is a rewarding experience By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   During the previous week I attended the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. Over the years I’d heard a lot about this convention but had never been able to attend. My main specialty has […]

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Photo from the Bristol Post By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   Here’s a caper that’s perhaps more fit for the silver screen than a news site, but it’s true nonetheless. Over £33,000 (approx. $41,250 USD) in stolen coins were taken from a distribution company in the Stoke Gifford village of South Gloucestershire, England. […]

Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Showcase Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   Our inaugural preview of the upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a vintage Chinese coin that always performs well at auction; the Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in […]

World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Royal Mint in the U.K. has over eight centuries of experience under its belt. Yet even the best coining operations occasionally make errors. When they do, you had better bet that collectors are searching for those rarities! Currently, the hottest error-coin craze in Britain centers around […]

Virtually Flawless Proof-68 1914 Indian Half Eagle Featured in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Virtually Flawless Proof-68 1914 Indian Half Eagle Featured in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The Matte Proof Indian quarter eagles and half eagles of the early 20th century occupy a special niche in United States numismatics. The innovative sunken-relief design (courtesy of collaboration between Bela Lyon Pratt and William Sturgis) certainly captured the attention of the contemporary public, […]

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   It has been real cold in the Granite State. Luckily for the first time in a couple years we haven’t been hit with a huge “named” winter storm to wrap up January in New England. What we do have is an exciting and aggressive start to […]

Stack’s Bowers Auctions – Get Ready for the Dexter Specimen of the 1804 Dollar, the “King of American Coins”

Stack’s Bowers Auctions – Get Ready for the Dexter Specimen of the 1804 Dollar, the “King of American Coins”

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   One of the Finest Known! The 1804 silver dollar is the very definition of the icon of American numismatics. For over 150 years more has been written about this rarity than for the next several combined! When it was crowned as “king” we don’t know. George […]

Ancient Coins – Zeus, the King of the Gods

Ancient Coins – Zeus, the King of the Gods

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ……   Depending on who was in control at the time, the electrum coinage of Phokaia and Mytilene in Ionia was struck as payment to either the Persian Empire or the Delian League. Issued semi-annually, the volume of coins minted was prolific – both […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect No Motto $10.00 Liberty Head Gold Eagles…

So You’ve Decided to Collect No Motto $10.00 Liberty Head Gold Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Liberty Head eagles were struck from 1838 through 1907 and exist in two distinct design types: No Motto (1838-1866) and With Motto (1866-1907). This article is going to focus on the No Motto issues from two perspectives: affordable coins (in this case up to $5,000 […]

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics & Market Report – Coin Values & Great Coins Bring Great Prices

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics & Market Report – Coin Values & Great Coins Bring Great Prices

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   Great Coins Bring Great Prices IT MIGHT BE WINTER BUT THE HEAT IS ON! Last week was a highly unexpected STRONG week. We had decent sales off our web site, really strong sales off our Want Lists, and a few big “lucky” sales. The “switch” as we […]

Rare Bank of Germantown “Polar Bear” Note in March Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction

Rare Bank of Germantown “Polar Bear” Note in March Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   A rare obsolete banknote featuring one of the most iconic vignettes in American currency will be featured in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ upcoming Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. The $1 note from the Bank of Germantown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Haxby […]

Stack’s Bowers: This Week in Our New York Store

Stack’s Bowers: This Week in Our New York Store

By Andrew Bowers – Store Manager & Buyer, Stack’s Bowers ……   This week in our New York City gallery, an ingot from the U.S. Assay Office at New York was brought in. The ingot dated 1928 is stamped 27.44 ounces and shows its value at the time of $567.12. The heft of gold relative […]

Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Globalization has been a strong force in numismatics from the availability of world coins and the dissemination of information By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Recently I was able to attend the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) for the first time in quite a while. The event has been held […]

Condition Census Gem 1875-CC Liberty Seated Quarter Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Condition Census Gem 1875-CC Liberty Seated Quarter Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   This week’s United States Coin of the Week may have originated from the Carson City Mint in the Wild West, but it was likely in New England that it first came to light and was quickly stashed away to be impeccably preserved for future […]

Ancient Coins – After Three Years, Excavation of Jersey Hoard Complete

Ancient Coins – After Three Years, Excavation of Jersey Hoard Complete

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   On Sundays friends Reg Mead and Richard Miles would take to the fields of Grouville, in the Bailiwick of Jersey, an island in the United Kingdom, to search for an ancient Celtic Hoard. The hoard had become the stuff of legend, only coming to the men by […]

Numismatics’ Worldly Flavor—Big Apple Holds Court To NYINC

Numismatics’ Worldly Flavor—Big Apple Holds Court To NYINC

NYINC Heritage sales approach $18 Million; Pastor sells coins to dig for more! By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The international flavor of our hobby has always been one of the most exciting and yet often overlooked areas in numismatics; at least for most of the coindexters in the USA. For the […]

NCS Conservation: Scratches on Coins

NCS Conservation: Scratches on Coins

A scratch is a type of mechanical damage that has moved or removed metal from the surface of a coin By Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) ……   It is said that it is better to prevent a problem rather than correct it once it has occurred. In much of our numismatic pursuits this adage is […]

Doug Winter Numismatics Buys Gem 1850-O Eagle, Ex-Eliasberg at 2017 FUN Show

Doug Winter Numismatics Buys Gem 1850-O Eagle, Ex-Eliasberg at 2017 FUN Show

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   For a variety of reasons (including some below), No Motto Liberty Head eagles are exceedingly rare in higher grades. Even “common” issues from Philadelphia produced in the 1840s and ’50s are rare in the lower Uncirculated grades and mostly unknown in MS63 to MS64; let […]

World Banknotes – Sunken Luxury: The Loss of the SS Andrea Doria

World Banknotes – Sunken Luxury: The Loss of the SS Andrea Doria

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   The SS Andrea Doria name invokes tragedy now, but at the time of construction, she represented the hopes of Italian recovery after World War II. Construction began in 1950, with the ship launching in June 16, 1951. In terms of size, she was 697 feet […]

 
LLC. Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved. No portion of this site may be reproduced or copied without Written Permission
PO Box 916909 Longwood, Florida 32791-6909 | Office Hrs M-S 7:00AM-7:00PM | Toll Free: 800-579-5228 | Email:news@coinweek.com

ABOUT COINWEEK | ADVERTISING | WEEKLY COIN GIVEAWAY | CONTRIBUTE ARTICLES | NEWSLETTER | TERMS OF USE
Real Time Analytics