Tag: US Coins

Fossil Creek Gem 1894-O Barber Dime Featured in 2017 ANA Auction

Fossil Creek Gem 1894-O Barber Dime Featured in 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Lot 2065 in Rarities Night of our Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money features an incredible 1894-O Barber dime from the Fossil Creek Collection, certified MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC. The surfaces of this deeply original Gem display […]

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction as being among the most difficult and longest-lived series in all of 19th/early 20th century American numismatics. Specializing in 20 Libs requires patience, a healthy budget (although there are […]

Internet Auction 970 from David Lawrence Rare Coins: Highlights

Internet Auction 970 from David Lawrence Rare Coins: Highlights

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #970 is live with a great selection of 310 fresh, new coins, 55 No Reserve lots and 30 Vault Values. This week we also have a fresh group of 25 lovely California Fractional Gold pieces available, all running with No Reserve, many housed in […]

Classic Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

Classic Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money remains one of the largest coin conventions in the calendar year. Stack’s Bowers, an Official Auctioneer of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, will conduct a seven-session sale over the course of eight days, with sale highlights featured in the Session Four […]

Prooflike 1857-S Double Eagle Gold Coins from the SS Central America Shipwreck

Prooflike 1857-S Double Eagle Gold Coins from the SS Central America Shipwreck

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   The loss of SS Central America in September 1857 had a major impact on the history of the United States. Although a recession had already started in 1856, and a major insurance company failed in August, the loss of this ship caused upheaval in financial markets and exacerbated […]

Bidding Wars Drive Prices to Record Levels at Legend’s Regency XXII Auction

Bidding Wars Drive Prices to Record Levels at Legend’s Regency XXII Auction

A packed Legend Regency Auction room and record number of bidders online helped drive prices realized to extraordinarily strong prices. The top lot surprised all in attendance when several internet bidders, a phone bidder, and a floor bidder fought it out on lot 431, a fresh-to-market 1892-S Morgan dollar in PCGS MS64 CAC to a […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875 Indian Head Cent

Counterfeit 1875 Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Many Chinese counterfeits are made from dies that are not directly copied from genuine examples, therefore many of the details are incorrect. Cents have long been the target of counterfeiters because of the numerous key dates and the popularity of […]

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ……   Probably one of the most significant “finds” we as a group have made is this Gobrecht dollar, and it is certainly the earliest we have seen, as the holed source coin sold in a 2008 auction. This article is intended as another installment disclosing discovered […]

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In Part 1, I frame the topic and put forth the perspectives of very accomplished collectors regarding natural toning. As I discuss in Part 2, preferring coins with natural toning is a tradition at the core of coin collecting culture in the United States Here in Part 3, […]

The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   Between 1795 and 1933 a total of 36 major gold types were issued for circulation. In my May 2017 article on collecting US gold by type, I touched on these. In this follow-up, I’m going to discuss each type in more detail with suggestions on how and what […]

NGC Label for American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof Coin

NGC Label for American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof Coin

The American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof coin can be encapsulated with NGC’s Platinum Eagle 20th Anniversary label at no additional charge The American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof coin went on sale July 6 by the U.S. Mint. The coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the American Platinum Eagle, the first platinum coin ever […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 15

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 15

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 29 and […]

Coin Collecting Tips: Liberty Coins On A Budget

Coin Collecting Tips: Liberty Coins On A Budget

Seated, standing, walking, draped or capped — assemble a type set featuring Ms. Liberty By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   The Fourth of July — our great republic has just celebrated the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and for 225 of those years we’ve been striking coins (Gulp! […]

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek ……   A comment I have heard in regards to these latest struck fakes is that the counterfeiters do not copy low-grade or common coins; the subject of this latest article begs to differ and I titled my previous Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) News […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction 968 Open Through Sunday

David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction 968 Open Through Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   David Lawrence Rare Coins Sunday Internet Auction #968 is now live with a great selection of 300 fresh, new coins, over 50 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, July 9th. Some of the more interesting highlights from […]

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 2

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 2

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In Part 1, I discussed the fact that almost all sophisticated collectors of U.S. coins have a very strong preference for natural toning, as opposed to coins that have been artificially toned, doctored, or dipped in brightening chemical solutions. As more and more rare coins become subject to […]

History Hidden in Plain Sight:  Freemasons on United States Coins

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have questioned the organization’s spiritual views. For those initiated into the fraternity, Masonry is said to offer a path to self-improvement and lifelong friendships. Historically, public suspicion of the Freemasons […]

Third 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale July 11

Third 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale July 11

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin-Ozark National Scenic Riverways (product code 17AL) on July 11 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins features the same designs that appear on their America the Beautiful […]

Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Coin Auction Realizes Over $5.3 Million

Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Coin Auction Realizes Over $5.3 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Coin Auction of the June 2017 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo, held at the Baltimore Convention Center, brought together collectors across all specialties for the offering of material truly fresh to the market. Highlighted by the Blue Moon and Robert Warner Wolfe Collections, over $5.3 million USD in U.S. coins […]

Eye Appeal of Coins in the Age of the Internet

Eye Appeal of Coins in the Age of the Internet

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   I’ve recently read articles on other websites about how the coin market has changed in the last few decades. Surprisingly, too few of these articles mentioned the Internet coin market; the single biggest game-changer of the past decade, certainly, and along with third-party grading probably the most important […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1911-D Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read about two unusual alterations and how NGC experts discovered these two type of counterfeits. Chased Mintmark There are a number of methods used by counterfeiters to add a mintmark to […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Generic Gold Coins Fall to Historic Lows

Coin Collecting Strategies – Generic Gold Coins Fall to Historic Lows

If you’re not picky, it’s a great time to look at century-old US Generic Gold coins By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   In recent months, the value of United States generic gold coins has fallen to historic lows in relation to spot gold prices. Generic gold coins are defined as common-date […]

U.S. Mint Releases 20th Anniv. American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin July 6

U.S. Mint Releases 20th Anniv. American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin July 6

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2017 20th Anniversary One Ounce Platinum American Eagle Proof Coin (product code 17EJ) on July 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The Mint made numismatic history on June 6, 1997, when it introduced its first legal tender Platinum American Eagle Proof Coin. To commemorate the 20th […]

The Highly Collectible & History Packed Gold Commemorative Coin Series

The Highly Collectible & History Packed Gold Commemorative Coin Series

By Kathleen Duncan of Pinnacle Rarities ……   The Gold Classic Commemorative series is an easily obtainable collection, containing only 11 issues, not including the exceptionally rare Round and Octagonal Pan Pac $50 slugs. The coins are readily available in high grades and reasonably priced considering their low mintages. The first gold commems were issued […]

From the Brink II: An Update on Struck Counterfeits & Damaged Source Coins – 1807 Early Dime & Friends

From the Brink II: An Update on Struck Counterfeits & Damaged Source Coins – 1807 Early Dime & Friends

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek …… This article is intended as a continuation of the information reported in my previous CoinWeek article in regards to discoveries of damaged and repaired legitimate coins used to create the dies to strike this latest wave of struck “clones”/counterfeits. As previously stated, the research […]

DLRC Internet Auction #967 includes Smoky Mountain Morgan Dollar Collection

DLRC Internet Auction #967 includes Smoky Mountain Morgan Dollar Collection

Our Sunday Internet Auction #967 is now live with a great selection of 225 fresh, new coins, The Smoky Mountain Morgan Dollar Collection consisting of 91 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, July 2. This week we are pleased to offer the Smoky Mountain […]

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 1

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 1

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., most of the greatest all-time collections were characterized by many coins with attractive, natural toning – especially many coins that had never been cleaned, dipped or otherwise deliberately modified. I have personally and carefully inspected a substantial percentage of […]

Stack’s Bowers: 1982-83 Bronze Lincoln Cent Errors Featured in August 2017 ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers: 1982-83 Bronze Lincoln Cent Errors Featured in August 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   The Denver Mint struck over 12 billion Lincoln cents in 1982 and 1983 combined, ensuring that the term “scarce” would never be associated with cents bearing those dates. However, oversights in quality control and perhaps a bit of luck have resulted in two cents […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency XXII Sale: Lots You Need to Know

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency XXII Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   Handpicked high-eye-appeal U.S. coins are the hallmark of Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) and on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the New Jersey-based firm will offer 515 PCGS- and NGC-certified coins at their Regency XXII Sale. Many are either conditionally rare or rare […]

The Coin Analyst: How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace

The Coin Analyst: How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Since their debut in 1986, American Silver Eagles (ASEs) have been one of the most popular bullion coin series in the world, but their appeal extends well beyond the arena of precious metals investing. The American Silver Eagle, authorized by the passage of the Liberty Coin Act of […]

 
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