Tag: George Washington

Spink: Arguably the 1st Authorized Coin Struck by the United States Mint

Spink: Arguably the 1st Authorized Coin Struck by the United States Mint

Spink is excited to announce that there will be a fantastic numismatic collector’s series sale this spring. The sale will take place on the 4th and 5th of April in New York, starting from 11 am. This sale contains an amazing show stopper: a 1792 Half Disme, which is the stuff that Broadway shows and […]

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 […]

United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Description: Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union. The series was authorized by Public Law 105-124 on December 1, 1997. Five quarters were released every year with a common obverse and different reverses representative of the states being […]

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 4: 1866-71 5¢ Nickels

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 4: 1866-71 5¢ Nickels

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #362 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   This is the fourth column in a series on collecting U.S. patterns without spending as much as $5,000 on any one piece. Patterns of interesting, alternative designs for five cent nickels […]

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 […]

United States 1999 Delaware 50 State Quarter

United States 1999 Delaware 50 State Quarter

Description: The 1999 Delaware quarter, released on January 1, was the first issue in the 50 States Quarters series and honors the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. Delaware became the first state on December 7, 1787, when all 30 delegates of the Delaware Constitutional Convention ratified the U.S. Constitution. 11 years earlier, […]

2016 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 23

2016 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Feb. 23

Sales will open for the United States Mint 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof SetTM (product code 16AP) on February 23 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The five proof finish quarters in this year’s set have reverse designs honoring Shawnee National Forest (IL), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (KY), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (WV), […]

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Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors’ Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Silver Dollar. Part I can be read here ……. and Part II is here . The renowned 18th-century French nobleman, the Marquis de Lafayette, has occupied a special place in the hearts of Americans for over 200 years. Born in 1757 […]

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Saratoga 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Now

Saratoga 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Now

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Saratoga National Historical Park Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin went on sale at noon Eastern Time today, December 3 at the United States Mint. With a retail price of US$149.95, the coin has an Uncirculated finish and consists of five troy ounces (155.5 grams) of […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – July 19, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – July 19, 2015

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   David Lawrence Rare Coins is a numismatic firm in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that has offered online coin auctions for many years. Every David Lawrence rare coin auction offers a wide range of U.S. and foreign coins, including classic issues and modern coinage. Included in each auction are copper, silver, and gold […]

Rare Early American Congressional Gold Medal up for Sale

Rare Early American Congressional Gold Medal up for Sale

By The Raab Collection….   A Newly Discovered, Long-Lost American Treasure up for Sale An Original Congressional Gold Medal, the Only from Early America Given to a President Known to Still Be in Private Hanes; Valued at $225,000 Presented on Behalf of a Grateful Nation to General and Future President William Henry Harrison, Its Location […]

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 1

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 1

By Jay H. Recher – Paper Money Guaranty Corporation ……   Originally posted on www.pmgnotes.com on 3/10/2015.   The first part of a two-part article discussing the three notes that make up the Educational Series Three notes make up the Educational Series: the $1 (Fr. 224-225), $2 (Fr. 247-248) and the $5 (Fr. 268-270). These […]

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed (UPDATED MARCH 28)

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed (UPDATED MARCH 28)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   UPDATE: According to the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s Patrick McMahon, the time capsule will be reburied some time after April 2015. So if you get the chance or just happen to be in the area, check out the time capsule’s contents at the MFA before the exhibit ends […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 1: Origins and Meaning

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 1: Origins and Meaning

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #144….   Two of the five finest known 1792 half dismes will be offered at auction in January 2013 and at least six others will be offered as well. I estimate that just three hundred […]

Through the Numismatic Glass: Two Cents Worth

Through the Numismatic Glass: Two Cents Worth

By Dr. Thomas F. Fitzgerald – The California Numismatist….   Almost 60 years had passed since the two-cent piece was first proposed by a Senator in 1806. In 1864 this denomination finally became a reality during the coinage problems as a result of the Civil War. The two-cent coins then had a very short lifetime […]

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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