Tag: Philadelphia Mint

US Classic Coins – An Indian Head Cent Primer

US Classic Coins – An Indian Head Cent Primer

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Like its Flying Eagle predecessor, also designed by James Barton Longacre, the Indian Head cent was initially struck on copper-nickel planchets. Copper-nickel cents were produced from 1859 until 1864 with a total production of about 158 million. You should have no problem finding a great selection. Proofs examples for […]

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   It has now been more than 50 years since collectors had to face the unthinkable — the end of fine silver coinage Numismatic writers frequently reference the year 1965 as the one in which copper-nickel-clad coins replaced the traditional silver issues, but […]

How Modern Coins Are Made

How Modern Coins Are Made

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   You hold them in your hand, jingle them in your pocket, and flip them to make decisions – but have you ever wondered how coins are made? It’s one of those random musings that doesn’t come up often – but when it does, it arouses the curiosity. Coin-making has […]

From the NGC Grading Room: 1964 Lincoln Cent Struck on Coin of India

From the NGC Grading Room: 1964 Lincoln Cent Struck on Coin of India

NGC Graders share an intriguing and visually dramatic error coin that was recently submitted for certification Among the various types of error coins that exist, one of the most coveted are coins overstruck on foreign coins from other countries. At a glance, these coins look so unusual or different from typical coins, they immediately invite […]

Finest Known 1792 Silver Disme Brings $998,750 in Heritage’s $28 Million CSNS Auctions

Finest Known 1792 Silver Disme Brings $998,750 in Heritage’s $28 Million CSNS Auctions

Early American rarities top the bill as collectors descend on April 27-May 1, 2016 Heritage Central States Numismatic Society auction; US & World Currency auctions bring $5.2+ million. Market remains vibrant with over 92% sold by dollar value. The finest known 1792 Silver Disme AU50 PCGS Secure, Ex: Judd-Donald G. Partrick Collection, a rare second […]

Coin Collecting – A Hobby for All

Coin Collecting – A Hobby for All

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ….   Coin collecting is one of the oldest and certainly one of the most popular hobbies in existence. Some might say that if is not the most widely followed of hobbies, it’s right up there. Young and old alike have shared the pleasures and rewards of coin collecting […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

By Paul Sandler, NGC Grader/Researcher …… Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of fake 1942/41 Mercury Dimes.   The 1942/41 Mercury Dime from the Philadelphia Mint is one of the most well-known overdates on any US coin. Although the variety was first discovered and announced in 1943, very few Mint State […]

The Proof Reverse Washington Quarter (1956-1964): An Unprecedented Variety, Pt. 3

The Proof Reverse Washington Quarter (1956-1964): An Unprecedented Variety, Pt. 3

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   In Part I and Part II of this article I discussed the history, attributes, legends, intrigue, and ongoing controversy surrounding these exceptional coins. I described how I and an increasing number of noted numismatists believe the Philadelphia Mint’s error in judgement led to their creation and […]

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The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 2

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 2

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… In PART I of this series I presented background information regarding the unique nine-coin series of Washington Quarters coined at the Philadelphia Mint from 1956-64. They were struck with the historic regular issue obverse Washington artwork, but simultaneously possessed reverse design elements identical with those only found […]

By February 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Every hobby has rarities. In this way collecting coins is no different than collecting stamps, artifacts, paintings, trading cards or anything else. In the early days of the United States politicians, ambassadors and wealthy individuals in America started collecting coins for education and pleasure. People like the […]

Q. David Bowers: More Numismatic Curiosities

Q. David Bowers: More Numismatic Curiosities

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers….   • The seated figure of a goddess on coinage was not new with the Liberty Seated silver coinage of the 19th century, but was used earlier on British and other coins,  and before that on coins of ancient Rome. • When trade dollars were first minted in […]

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

By Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd.…. Book includes proof that the inspiration for the motto “In God We Trust” pre-dates the U.S. Civil War An important new reference book about a popular United States gold coins series, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907 (Second Edition), provides beginning and advanced collectors historical vignettes, a date-by-date […]

By April 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Design and Manufacture on CBS Sunday Morning April 12

Coin Design and Manufacture on CBS Sunday Morning April 12

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Coin design and manufacturing are the subjects of two segments in this week’s CBS Sunday Morning, which airs April 12 at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). In the first coin-related segment, Anna Werner reports on the “miniature works of art” that are coins, focusing on the artists and engravers […]

By April 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Type One Double Eagle Market, An Update: Part One, Philadelphia

The Type One Double Eagle Market, An Update: Part One, Philadelphia

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… It’s been a few years since I’ve written in depth about the Type One double eagle market. But in double eagle time “a few years” is equal to a considerable amount of time when compared to other less popular series. This is a changing, dynamic market which […]

MEET THE 2012 NUMISMATIST OF THE YEAR

MEET THE 2012 NUMISMATIST OF THE YEAR

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …….   He’s one of those semi-familiar names who has accomplished as much or more in his field than others with greater notoriety. That’s what happens when a person quietly and diligently goes about his business for more than half a century. Author and researcher R.W. “Bob” Julian will be honored […]

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