Tag: Colonial Coins

First Read: From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read: From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Dr. Philip L. Mossman “The Spanish Milled Dollar The Coin of Our Nation’s Founders” These words […]

Coin Market Report: No Stop for the Numismatic Juggernaut; All Eyes on Newman IV Coin Auction

Coin Market Report: No Stop for the Numismatic Juggernaut; All Eyes on Newman IV Coin Auction

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. Numismatics welcoming a new audience – type coins a great starting point In the event that you haven’t heard, numismatics continues to be a very exciting topic of conversation. Much of this fanfare is being caused by major rarities coming to auctions. This, coupled with tales of buried treasure and fabulous […]

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #222 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Amazingly, locally minted large copper coins circulated in Connecticut in the late 1730s and early 1740s; Higley Coppers are among the rarest and most exciting of all American colonial […]

The Finest Silver Continental Currency dollar

The Finest Silver Continental Currency dollar

Heritage Auctions is offering, as a part of the May 16 – 17 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection IV Signature Auction in New York, a spectacular MS63 Continental Currency dollar in silver. This is this coin’s first auction offering since its appearance in lot 2132 of the George Earle Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1912), […]

Baldwin’s Announces: The Arielle Collection, Part Two: British Colonial Coins

Baldwin’s Announces: The Arielle Collection, Part Two: British Colonial Coins

The first day of Baldwin’s three-day May auction calendar will contain the second part of one of the most impressive British colonial coin collections to have ever been offered for sale by public auction. Part One of The Arielle Collection sold through Baldwin’s Coinex auctions in September 2013, where every one of the 818 lots […]

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Million Dollar Coins: Adam Crum Talks About Buying the Brasher Doubloon. VIDEO: 2:33

Million Dollar Coins: Adam Crum Talks About Buying the Brasher Doubloon. VIDEO: 2:33

Adam Crum, Vice President, Monaco Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. It has been called the rarest American gold coin. There are only seven known to exist. It is the Brasher Doubloon. Recently Adam Crum of Monaco Rare Coin purchased the finest known example for $4,582,500. He explains why he believes this coin is so […]

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The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 10: Colonial Coins and other pre-1793 American items

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 10: Colonial Coins and other pre-1793 American items

 Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #208 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. A year ago, the Eric Newman Collection was the most famous numismatic collection, which features United States coins, to be intact and not be in a public institution. […]

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Historic 1787 Brasher Doubloon Offered By Heritage Auctions At FUN

Historic 1787 Brasher Doubloon Offered By Heritage Auctions At FUN

Seen in public only a relatively few times since Chicago coin dealer Walter Perschke purchased it in 1979 for a then-record $430,000, the Newlin-Davis-Perschke specimen 1787 gold Brasher Doubloon will be offered by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando. Described as the finest certified of the seven known Brasher Doubloons, […]

Kagin’s Buys First American Pattern Coin for $1.175 Million in Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:37

Kagin’s Buys First American Pattern Coin for $1.175 Million in Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:37

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage. David McCarthy & Don Kagin, Purchasers, Kagin’s. The only known variety of a 1783 Nova Constellatio silver coin sold for $1.175,000 in the recent Heritage Auctions Platinum Night session at the Central States Numismatic Convention in Schamuburg, Illinois. David McCarthy of Kagin’s offered the winning bid that set another price for […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Historically Important Higley Coppers Always Draw Attention!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Historically Important Higley Coppers Always Draw Attention!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #161 ….. In some instances, very low quality coins are worth substantial sums, especially when such coins are very rare and very popular. Higley Coppers are legends among collectors of colonials (and other pre-federal items). […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Over $11 Million In Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Over $11 Million In Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, an incredibly successful sale that realized $11,922,392. Offering U.S. coins, paper money, medals and tokens, the sale featured a number of significant collections. Colonial coins paved the way, with Part III of the Legendary Ted L. Craige Collection leading off […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Major Collection of Colonials To Be Auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Major Collection of Colonials To Be Auctioned

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #157 ….. On Wed, March 13, at a convention center in Baltimore, Stack’s-Bowers will offer, at public auction, a large part of the Ted Craige Collection of colonial coins and other pre-federal items. Pre-1792 coins […]

U.S. Colonial Coins Added to PCGS Price Guide

U.S. Colonial Coins Added to PCGS Price Guide

United States colonial-era coins, from the early Massachusetts silver pieces of 1652 to private and regional issues produced in the early 19th century, have been added to the PCGS Price Guide , the Internet’s most comprehensive reference for values of coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service.  The new Colonial section is now part of […]

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The Five Aspects That Make Collections Great Or, How to Build the Next Great Collection

The Five Aspects That Make Collections Great Or, How to Build the Next Great Collection

By John Kraljevich – jkamericana.com A CoinWeek Content Partner …….. Among the perks of being an auction cataloguer is the ability to see great collection in situ, just as the collector formed them: complete, in their envelopes, in their natural state of order or disorder. Seeing three great collections side by side during my cataloguing […]

The Most Valuable Coin Ever “Found” in the US to be Sold in Baltimore Auction

The Most Valuable Coin Ever “Found” in the US to be Sold in Baltimore Auction

Set to cross the block in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo is a famously rare New England sixpence, considered the most valuable American coin ever found with a metal detector. This remarkable coin, struck in 1652, was discovered 339 years later in a Long Island potato […]

By October 29, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The PEI Holey Dollar, Canada’s Most Exotic and Celebrated Colonial-era Coin

The PEI Holey Dollar, Canada’s Most Exotic and Celebrated Colonial-era Coin

This is the first book-length study to be devoted to Canada’s most exotic and celebrated colonial-era coin, the Holey Dollar of Prince Edward Island and its accompanying Dump. The fruit of twenty years of research in international archives, libraries, and private and institutional collections, from as far afield as Charlottetown and Puerto Rico, Vancouver and […]

By September 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
1817 New Spain (Texas) Jolas, Make First Public Offering at Heritage Auction

1817 New Spain (Texas) Jolas, Make First Public Offering at Heritage Auction

Many American collectors are familiar with the 1818 New Spain (Texas) half real coins, called jolas, through their listing in A Guide Book of United States Coins, and in other colonial references. Although they were known to a small number of Texas collectors for several decades, the first widely publicized notice of the similar 1817 […]

EAC 2012 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks

EAC 2012 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks

This year’s Early America Coppers gathering was held in Buffalo, New York. Each convention requires effort from club members to create these memorable gatherings of collectors and dealers who specialize in the early numismatic creations of the United States. Bim Gander, incoming EAC president makes some comments as well as other members of the EAC […]

Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo Tops $16.4 Million

Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo Tops $16.4 Million

More than 6,500 U.S. Coin and Exonumia Lots Realize $16,407,956 IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted its Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo March 19-27, 2012. The impressive sale presented 6,554 U.S. coin, currency and exonumia lots and realized a total of $16,407,956. “The sale was extremely well attended and […]

Important 1776 New Hampshire Copper Rarity to be offered by Stacks Bowers in Baltimore

Important 1776 New Hampshire Copper Rarity to be offered by Stacks Bowers in Baltimore

Ex: Stickney, Ellsworth, Garrett The Guide Book Plate Coin The history of this rare copper New Hampshire coinage is fairly well documented in the literature, especially in Sylvester S. Crosby’s Early Coins of America (1875), which reproduces the enabling legislation in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, March 13, 1775, and includes other valuable information […]

Coin Profile: St. Patrick Halfpenny

Coin Profile: St. Patrick Halfpenny

The St Patrick halfpenny was a milled coin minted in the 17th century in England, Ireland and Wales. The reverse design shows King David kneeling playing a harp while gazing up at the royal crown of England. One peculiarity of the harp is that it bears a semi-nude winged female figure on the pillar, a […]

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Coin Profiles: 1776 Brass Continental Dollar

Coin Profiles: 1776 Brass Continental Dollar

About 15 brass Continental Currency pieces are known in all grades, and they are only known from the original engraving or the first modification of Reverse A. Breen recorded an example of the EG FECIT variety in brass; however, that piece has never materialized. Current rarity information indicates that there are three known examples of […]

Coin Profiles: Washington Roman Head Cent

Coin Profiles: Washington Roman Head Cent

The exact number of surviving Washington Roman Head cents is unknown although the total is clearly small, given the number of pieces that appear in auctions. In Heritage’s own sales since the beginning of their Permanent Auction Archives in 1993, just four auction appearances represent three different coins. The most recent was a PR61 Brown […]

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