Tag: US Coins

Impressive Results from Stack’s Bowers 2015 ANA Auctions

Impressive Results from Stack’s Bowers 2015 ANA Auctions

“Excitement” was the buzzword at the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money held last week in Rosemont, Illinois, a familiar and popular venue for collectors and dealers alike. Adding to the excitement of this annual summer event were two official auction sales of U.S. coins held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The company’s ever-popular Rarities Night […]

Heritage Coin Auction Results – 1793 Wreath Cent Brings $399,500

Heritage Coin Auction Results – 1793 Wreath Cent Brings $399,500

1793 1C Wreath Cent, Vine and Bars, S-6 Heritage’s  Aug. 12-16 ANA Auctions in Chicago tops $46+ million with U.S. Coins portion alone almost $35 million,  A 1793 1C Wreath Cent, Vine and Bars, MS66 Red and Brown PCGS CAC, the finest known Sprung Die example and one of the five finest 1793 Wreath Cents […]

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Six- and seven-figure “trophy” coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end items are in a completely different universe than where the average collector resides. Since the market for coins in the $1 to $250 range is much broader than the […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent by NGC  ……. Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren’t made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how. This 1858 Flying Eagle Cent submitted to NGC for grading and authentication is a perfect example for study. This 1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent was recently […]

In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it piques in us a strong, stubborn, contrary […]

1828 Proof Capped Bust Quarter Offered by Stacks Bowers at Rarities Night Coin Auction

1828 Proof Capped Bust Quarter Offered by Stacks Bowers at Rarities Night Coin Auction

Fantastic Gem Proof 1828 Capped Bust Quarter The Parmelee Collection Example The following coin is being offered at The Rarities Night Session of the Stacks Bowers ANA US Coin Auction as LOT # 10075. The lot description below describes the coin in glowing terms as it is one of the more beautiful bust quarters one […]

US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare Date Gold?

US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare Date Gold?

By Doug Winter– RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   In the last decade, we have seen a number of Next Big Things in the rare date gold market. We’ve seen New Orleans double eagles and Carson City double eagles. We’ve seen Civil War issues, and we’ve seen No Motto San Francisco eagles. In most cases, we’ve […]

US Coin Profiles – 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent

US Coin Profiles – 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent

Monumental Gem Red 1807/6 Large Cent -Far and Away the Finest Known 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent. S-273. Rarity-1. Large 7, Pointed 1. MS-66 RD (PCGS). OGH. CAC. This incredible red Gem delivers an unrivaled and captivating aesthetic, matched by an equally impressive provenance that traces it through some of the most significant hands in U.S. […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding on a coin set to collect, consider the costs involved in obtaining each coin in the series. When I began collecting decades ago, my first goal was to complete a set of 1941 to date Lincoln Cents. I lived in Florida at the time and locating […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. The design details on this counterfeit Seated Liberty Dime are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades with considerable new research done by […]

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

By James McCartney  – Stacks Bowers …….. By 1885, the Carson City Mint had been striking coins for 15 years. The success of the nearby Comstock Lode prompted government officials to push for a federal mint in the area, hoping it would guarantee a steady supply of bullion, increased production figures and sustained profitability. These […]

Gorgeous Gem Judd-67 Pattern Gold Dollar to be Featured at Stacks Bowers Rarities Night in Chicago

Gorgeous Gem Judd-67 Pattern Gold Dollar to be Featured at Stacks Bowers Rarities Night in Chicago

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers …….. While the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia had been striking gold coins since 1795, these quarter eagle, half eagle, and eagle denominations represented a large sum of money and were mostly used in large business transactions. Many were also sent abroad and melted to take advantage […]

Garrett-Kaselitz Coin and 1838-O Liberty Seated Dimes in General

Garrett-Kaselitz Coin and 1838-O Liberty Seated Dimes in General

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #286 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. The 1838-O dime is an inaugural issue of the New Orleans Mint and is the only Branch Mint representative of the first design type of Liberty Seated Dimes, […]

Coin Collector Profiles – The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection

Coin Collector Profiles – The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection

An Appreciation by Gordon J. Wrubel ………… As with many serious collectors, Douglas Kaselitz, known to his friends as Doug, developed a strong passion for coin collecting at a very young age. Also like many budding mid-century collectors, he financed his earliest purchases with his first job, at the age of 12, delivering newspapers. While […]

What’s Up in the Carson City Gold Coin Market?

What’s Up in the Carson City Gold Coin Market?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com It’s been far too long since I wrote about the Carson City gold coin market. Other than an analysis of CC double eagles which I wrote in October 2013, my last effort about this subject was a report on the Battle Born collection which I published in August 2012. In the […]

Numismatic History –  “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

Numismatic History – “Crime of 1873” Creates Coinage Chaos

By Jim Wells – The California Numismatist (Reposted from CoinLink)….   America’s coinage has undergone many changes in over two centuries, with frequent modifications to denominations, varieties, metals, and designs. Perhaps the most activity occurred in 1873. After three years of deliberation, the U. S. Congress passed a comprehensive Coinage Act that was signed by […]

Strong Demand for American Coins at Bonhams Sale

Strong Demand for American Coins at Bonhams Sale

The top selling lot at the Bonhams’ Coins and Medals sale on June 1 was a 1929 $5 coin that soared above expectations and fetched $40,950, racing past its high estimate of $25,000. The winning bid was placed in the room after a prolonged bidding war. The West Coast auction in which it sold was […]

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Long Beach Coin Show and Auction Report – Strength and Excitement in Golden State

Long Beach Coin Show and Auction Report – Strength and Excitement in Golden State

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Long Beach Expo—Heritage Signature Auction Provides Punch; Coins Priced in the “Wheelhouse” Are Surging. The just-concluded Long Beach Expo Coin Show, referred to as the “summer session” even though the official start of the summer season is a few weeks away, was a rousing success no matter […]

DLRC Cherrypicks the Pogue Coin Collection, Part 1

DLRC Cherrypicks the Pogue Coin Collection, Part 1

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins….   The first of six installments of the famous D. Brent Pogue Collection has now crossed the block at Sotheby’s, courtesy of Stack’s-Bowers Galleries. The Pogue Collection is one of the most exciting assemblages of United States coins to ever be offered at public auction. Certainly, it […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each: Three Cent Nickels

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each: Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #281 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Three Cent Nickels were minted from 1865 to 1889. Except for the 1877, every date in the series can be obtained for less than $500 each. Indeed, Good-04 grade Three Cent Nickels of at […]

105 Coins to be Offered in Pogue II Auction in September

105 Coins to be Offered in Pogue II Auction in September

Stack’s Bowers Galleries‘ auction offering of the unparalleled D. Brent Pogue Collection of Masterpieces of United States Coinage continues on September 30, 2015 in New York City. The Pogue II sale will continue the offering of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of half dollars, focusing on coins of the Capped Bust type from 1807 to […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which varieties should be collected. In the last several months a client of mine has become quite involved collecting Morgan Silver Dollars. This client is quite studious and has spent considerable time […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1793 Flowing Hair Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1793 Flowing Hair Cent

by Max Spiegel, NGC …….. Tool marks and raised lines identify a counterfeit 1793 Flowing Hair Cent. The first coins struck by the United States Mint were the half cents and large cents made in 1793. All half cents from this year bear the left-facing Liberty Cap design, while large cents feature three major design types: […]

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   A Pogue In The Hand Is Worth?; Difficulty Accurately Pricing Rarities; Hop To It; Try Chasing A Kangaroo It seems like in a wink of an eye winter in New England turned to spring and before I knew it summer is upon us. Memorial Day signals the […]

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com….   As I wrote in an earlier article, CAC populations have created a new category of rarity: the appearance rarity, which is most akin to traditional condition rarity. A scan of the most recent CAC populations reveals a number of coins which are very surprising to me as appearance rarities. In […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Long Should You Hold Rare Coins?

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Long Should You Hold Rare Coins?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Due to societal changes, coin collecting has gone from a life-long pursuit to a rush to complete and sell a coin set. Until about a decade ago, most collectors built their collections over a very long period. Many who began collecting in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 4: 18th Century Rarities Lead First Auction

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 4: 18th Century Rarities Lead First Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #278 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. Although most of the coins in the Pogue I sale were from the first third or so of the 19th century, 18th century rarities were the leaders in the […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection: An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection: An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant….   There have been auctions of American coins conducted in the United States since the decade following the nation’s founding. Even before the establishment of the United States Mint in 1792, collectors with an interest in art, geography, and history assembled cabinets of fine specimens, chosen for their rarity, their […]

The Incredible Gene Gardner Coin Collection, Part 6 –  Auction #3 with a focus on Half Dollars

The Incredible Gene Gardner Coin Collection, Part 6 – Auction #3 with a focus on Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #277 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   This discussion has two linked themes. The first is the implications of the results of the third Gardner sale for markets for rarities and the second is the […]

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The viability of 3rd party grade verification for modern coins is being borne out as a flurry of auctions for coins verified by Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based firm Collectibles Quality Assurance Company, LLC (QA Check) have started to appear on mainstream numismatic sales platforms eBay and Great Collections. QA Check is one of […]

 
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