Tag: Pattern Coins

1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

The 1877 fifty dollar patterns, named half unions, were struck in both Large and Small Head varieties, both types using a common reverse. One specimen of each design was struck in gold (Judd-1546 and Judd-1548) and a small number of copper examples of each design were also produced (Judd-1547 and Judd-1549). Some of the copper […]

PCGS Certifies Rare Transitional Peace Dollars From Former Mint Director’s Estate

PCGS Certifies Rare Transitional Peace Dollars From Former Mint Director’s Estate

Five rare 1921 and 1922 proof and circulation strike Peace dollars that reflect historic transition changes in the original high-relief design of the series have been authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). The coins exhibit different finishes and relief, including a previously unreported 1921 High Relief sandblasted and antiqued finish presentation specimen. […]

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Unique Peace Dollar Rarities and Discovery Pieces To Be Sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Unique Peace Dollar Rarities and Discovery Pieces To Be Sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

By Stack’s Bowers …….. A group of five unusual Peace dollars consigned to Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2014 ANA Sale proves to include important Patterns, a unique Specimen, and a pair of coins from the early hub style trials for the regular issue 1922 Low Relief, shedding important new light on the development process for […]

Discovery Coin:  1974-D Aluminum Lincoln Cent on Display at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO

Discovery Coin: 1974-D Aluminum Lincoln Cent on Display at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO

With David Hall, Professional Coin Grading Service, Todd Imhoff, Heritage Auctions, Randy Lawrence, and Fred Weinberg. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. A newly discovered Lincoln cent was on display at the Long Beach Coin Expo in California. This coin was rumored to exist and finally surfaced in when it was brought into a coin store […]

By February 13, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
The First Verified 1974-D Aluminum Cent Will Be Offered By Heritage at Central States Auction

The First Verified 1974-D Aluminum Cent Will Be Offered By Heritage at Central States Auction

Rumored to exist for years but not confirmed until now, the first verified 1974 Lincoln cent struck in aluminum at the Denver Mint will be displayed by Heritage Auctions  at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, January 30 – February 1, 2014.  It then will be offered as one of […]

British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #203 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds On Jan. 10th and 11th, Stack’s-Bowers-Ponterio conducted one of the official auctions of a coin convention that is held every January in Manhattan. More than two thousand coins and medals from around the world […]

By January 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
US Coins: The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coins

US Coins: The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coins

By Leo Frese, Independent Numismatic Consultant – LeoFreseCoins.com ……….. Recently an East Coast gentleman consigned his collection for me to market. Among his holdings was a Pattern that was quite “interesting”. My research and insights follow. Historically speaking, 1875 was not a banner year. Yes, the National Bowling Association was formed, and sadly, nearly 16,000 […]

By August 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS Plans $15 Million, Unique Nova Constellatio Patterns Set Exhibit At ANA

PCGS Plans $15 Million, Unique Nova Constellatio Patterns Set Exhibit At ANA

A unique set of four 1783 Nova Constellatio patterns, insured for $15 million, will be displayed by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) and Beverly Hills dealer Kevin Lipton on behalf of the coins’ anonymous current owner at the Chicago American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM, August 13 – 17, 2013.  The one copper and […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. 500 Unit Silver Pattern of 1783 (Type 2 Quint) To Be Auctioned!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. 500 Unit Silver Pattern of 1783 (Type 2 Quint) To Be Auctioned!

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #160 ….. During the fourth week of April, Heritage will auction one of two known Quints, which are ‘500 Unit’ U.S. silver patterns dated 1783. The sale will occur at the CSNS convention in a […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Top Ten Auction Records for Coins & Patterns

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Top Ten Auction Records for Coins & Patterns

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #150 ….. Last Thursday, I was present when the Carter 1794 U.S. Silver Dollar realized $10,016,875, a world record for a coin sold at auction. As the auction result for this 1794 dollar is unlikely […]

By January 30, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Nickels, Dimes & Patterns in Stack’s-Bowers Baltimore Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Nickels, Dimes & Patterns in Stack’s-Bowers Baltimore Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #114 This week, the firm of Stack’s-Bowers is conducting an auction at the Baltimore Convention Center. I viewed many of the lots. It turns out to be a much better and more important auction than […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Silver Center Copper Cent Pattern Brings $1.15 Million

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Silver Center Copper Cent Pattern Brings $1.15 Million

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #104 – Updated on April 25, 2012 Among the most famous of all patterns is the ‘Silver Center Cent’ of 1792. The U.S. Mint did not begin striking coins until February or March 1793. Various […]

NGC Certifies Unique Stella $4 Gold Variety

NGC Certifies Unique Stella $4 Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has authenticated and graded the single known example of a distinctive Stella variety as PF- 60, J-1636a. The Stella, or four-dollar gold piece, was coined solely as a series of pattern pieces dated 1879 or 1880 in two major types. Both show a left-facing bust of Liberty on the obverse and […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night in Baltimore, Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night in Baltimore, Part 1

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #100 It seems appropriate for the one hundredth column in this series to be about a ‘Rarities Night’ auction event. My focus, of course, is often on coin rarities, rather than living people, history, coin […]

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Pattern Dollar in Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Pattern Dollar in Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist and  Stacks Bowers Auction Services Associate This pattern, designed by the Austrian engraver for the Vienna mint Richard Placht, was undertaken during the construction of the mausoleum for the late Dr. Sun Yat-sen .  The structure itself is located at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) […]

A H Baldwin to offer highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns

A H Baldwin to offer highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns

A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd are proud to announce the publication of a special preview brochure of the highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns which will be offered for sale at auction from May 2012 in three parts over 12 months. The brochure is available as a pdf document on our website […]

By February 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers Chicago ANA Auctions Top $40 Million with Record Prices

Stacks Bowers Chicago ANA Auctions Top $40 Million with Record Prices

Stack’s Bowers Galleries proved the current strength of the coin and currency market last week by realizing an astounding $40,084,165 at the Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, with U.S. coins realizing over $29.9 million of the total. The only official ANA auction in Chicago presented more than 9,000 lots of U.S. […]

The Magnolia Collection of Early U.S. Gold Coins, late 19th century Patterns, Trade Dollars and more!

The Magnolia Collection of Early U.S. Gold Coins, late 19th century Patterns, Trade Dollars and more!

Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #51 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On the evening of Tuesday, May3rd, the firm of Spink-Smythe auctioned the ‘Magnolia Collection‘ in New York. A 1795 Eagle ($10 gold coin) sold for a record $379,600. This sale was a small, quaint, fun auction, much […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS list of U.S. coins & patterns valued at more than $1 million each

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS list of U.S. coins & patterns valued at more than $1 million each

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #42 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Feb. 15, the Professional Coin Grading Service announced an update of the “Million Dollar Coin Club,” a group of U.S. coins, pre-Federal pieces, and patterns, that are said to each be worth more than […]

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