Tag: US Coins

Rare Gold Coin Sponsors Building of New Church

Rare Gold Coin Sponsors Building of New Church

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   The church is typically kept strong by the contributions of its people. One patron, though, has taken the practice of paying tithes to new heights. An anonymous woman donated an 1866 proof gold $20 coin to the GracePoint Church of Valparaiso, Indiana. The donation will be used […]

Over $15.9 Million in US Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Over $15.9 Million in US Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Whitman Baltimore Auction

There was certainly no shortage of significant numismatic offerings throughout the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coins and Collectibles Expo, held at the Baltimore Convention Center in the final week of March. Anchored by the exceptional Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the Collections of Dr. Gordon Shaw and Anthony Bettencourt, this […]

Heritage: Virtually 100% sell-through in $9.8 Million Dallas US Coin Auction

Heritage: Virtually 100% sell-through in $9.8 Million Dallas US Coin Auction

NGC MS63 1892-S Dollar fetches $76,375 in Heritage Auctions’ April 4-6 event. Many coins actually exceed their prices from 2014 market peak Over $9.8 million in rare U.S. coins crossed the auction block in Heritage Auctions’ offerings of April 4-6, held at its Dallas headquarters. In total, over 4,100 lots found new homes during this […]

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

Description: The United States Mint released three commemorative coins in 2017 that honor Boys Town, a non-profit child welfare organization headquartered in Nebraska. While the mission of Boys Town today is to help provide care for at-risk youth of all genders, the iconic youth organization was founded in 1917 as a refuge for wayward boys. […]

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #379 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins were minted from 1850 to 1907. Before 1850, the largest U.S. coin denomination was the $10 gold piece (the eagle). This discussion is about […]

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $5 Gold Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $5 Gold Coin

Description: The 2017 Boys Town commemorative $5 gold coin is one of three special United States Mint issues that honor the 100th anniversary of the famous Nebraska-based organization that provides care for at-risk youth. The non-profit organization was founded in 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan, who established Boys Town in Omaha as a home for […]

Special NGC San Francisco Trolley Label for 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle

Special NGC San Francisco Trolley Label for 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle

NGC will offer a new label to celebrate the release of the 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle, which will be released in a set limited to just 75,000 pieces The United States Mint released the Congratulations Set on April 4. Surprisingly, the Congratulations Set contains an S-mint 2017 Proof Silver Eagle, not a W-mint coin as […]

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare and Underappreciated 1849-O Eagle

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare and Underappreciated 1849-O Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   In the No Motto New Orleans eagle series (produced from 1841 through 1860), there are two well-known rarities: the 1841-O and the 1859-O. The next rarity tier consists of four issues: the 1849-O, 1852-O, 1856-O and 1857-O–which are extremely hard to locate in About Uncirculated […]

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

Description: The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk youth and made famous by the 1938 movie of the same name, is commemorated on a clad half dollar, a silver dollar and a $5 gold coin celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1917. Established by Father Edward Flanagan, the charity’s main focus was […]

Pogue Collection Surpasses $106 Million

Pogue Collection Surpasses $106 Million

Fifth Sale Nets Over $21 Million for 232 Coins Setting a new world record for the most valuable numismatic cabinet ever sold, and perhaps a new world record for any holding of collectibles in any field, the D. Brent Pogue Collection netted total sales of $106,720,432.25 USD over the course of five auction events held […]

Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Classic US Coins – Proof Morgan Silver Dollars for Less Than $5,000 Each

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #378 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Proof Morgan silver dollars were minted in Philadelphia from 1878 to 1904 and possibly in 1921. Branch Mint Proofs and non-Proof special strikings are different topics. For less than $5,000 each, […]

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What You Should Know

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What You Should Know

Everything you need to know about the U.S. Mint’s 225th Anniversary American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   As of today at noon Eastern Standard Time, the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin goes on sale at the United States Mint. While the year is far from over, […]

CoinWeek IQ: Let’s Collect: Early Coppers – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Let’s Collect: Early Coppers – 4K Video

The coin collecting hobby in the United States grew tremendously in the mid-19th century when collectors saved Early American copper coins from destruction after the Large Cent and Half Cent were rendered obsolete by the emergence of the Small Cent. More than 150 years later, collecting these beautiful copper coins remains a vital part of […]

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   Familiar items are often underappreciated, and Jefferson nickels tend to receive the Rodney Dangerfield treatment from collectors. The coin has been such a constant part of daily life that even during its 75th anniversary in 2013, was an “under the radar” event. Why collect five-cent pieces when older or flashier series are […]

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, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …….   The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin 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 […]

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At about 11 pm it was all over – the end of a journey. A journey that, for the Pogue family, lasted 35 years, and for collector D. Brent Pogue, spanned the entirety of his adult life. The collection, which now stands as the most […]

S-Mint Proof “Congratulations Set” American Silver Eagle “No Longer Available”

S-Mint Proof “Congratulations Set” American Silver Eagle “No Longer Available”

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …..   Well, that didn’t take long. In a final bow to collectors, former U.S. Mint Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson authorized the production of American Silver Eagle Proof coins at the San Francisco Mint. The coins, which bear the “S” mintmark, differ from the regular issue Proof coins that are being struck […]

Legend Numismatics Buys Dexter/Pogue 1804

Legend Numismatics Buys Dexter/Pogue 1804

Famous coin now part of “Super Collector” Bruce Morelan’s early American dollars set The Class I Dexter/Pogue specimen 1804 Draped Bust U.S. silver dollar purchased at auction on Friday night, March 31, 2017, for $3,290,000 jointly by Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, California and John Albanese of Bedminster, New Jersey, was sold by them less […]

American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin to Be Released April 6

American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin to Be Released April 6

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin (product code 17XA) on April 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Struck in conjunction with the Mint’s 225th anniversary, this unique coin portrays allegorical Liberty as an African-American woman. Its obverse design depicts a profile of Liberty wearing […]

Unexpected S-Mint Silver Eagle Proof: 2017 U.S. Mint Congratulations Set on Sale April 4

Unexpected S-Mint Silver Eagle Proof: 2017 U.S. Mint Congratulations Set on Sale April 4

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2017 Congratulations Set (product code 17RF) starting on April 4 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $54.95, this set features for the first time ever an American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin bearing the “S” mint mark of the San Francisco Mint. The coin […]

U.S. Mint to Launch Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter at April 4 Ceremony

U.S. Mint to Launch Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter at April 4 Ceremony

WHAT: Join officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service for the official launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 10 a.m. EDT. Ceremony highlights include special recognition of Thomas Hipschen, designer of the Frederick […]

A Dozen Unheralded San Francisco Gold Issues Which (Almost) Never Come Nice

A Dozen Unheralded San Francisco Gold Issues Which (Almost) Never Come Nice

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   There are numerous San Francisco issues that are known for their typically ratty appearance. This “rattiness” may be the result of extensive commercial use, numismatic abuse, or poor strike/planchet preparation. This blog is not about these issues; it is about some of the seemingly more […]

Elusive Mint State Liberty Head Gold Coins in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Elusive Mint State Liberty Head Gold Coins in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Lot 3133 in our Rarities Night Session of our March 2017 Baltimore Auction will spotlight a gorgeous MS-60 (PCGS) CAC example of the 1852-O double eagle, struck just two years after the introduction of the denomination to American commerce. The 1852-O double eagle is […]

CoinWeek Podcast #62: Glenna Goodacre’s Sacagawea Dollar Experience with Dan Anthony

CoinWeek Podcast #62: Glenna Goodacre’s Sacagawea Dollar Experience with Dan Anthony

CoinWeek Podcast #62: Glenna Goodacre’s Sacagawea Dollar Experience with Dan Anthony Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Glenna Goodacre is an American artist, known for her Native American and Central American art and also for her Sacagawea dollar design. Dan Anthony is […]

U.S. Mint Continues to Surprise with 2017-S American Silver Eagle in New Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint Continues to Surprise with 2017-S American Silver Eagle in New Congratulations Set

By CoinWeek News Staff …… Earlier in the week, PCGS tipped off CoinWeek regarding the U.S. Mint’s latest surprise release – the 2017-S American Silver Eagle Proof Coin, available in the upcoming 2017 Congratulations Set, available April 4. A Mint press release later confirmed the information we received Monday. While this is not the first time […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 1818 Gold Half Eagle Coin Varieties

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 1818 Gold Half Eagle Coin Varieties

The middle of the Capped Head series offers a trio of scarce-to-rare 1818 half eagles, including two of the most famous reverse die blunders of the entire half eagle series. The popular STATESOF variety (BD-2) attracts much of the attention, although the equally interesting BD-3 die marriage, with its overpunched denomination, is arguably the greater […]

Place Bids Now on Heritage Auctions Dallas US Coin Offerings

Place Bids Now on Heritage Auctions Dallas US Coin Offerings

It is our pleasure to welcome the numismatic world to Dallas for our upcoming Dallas Signature Auction of US Coins. Auction sessions are scheduled for April 4-5 at our World Headquarters, and April 6 through www.HA.com. The finest material is scheduled to sell in our Premier Session, scheduled for 6PM CT, Tuesday, April 4. As […]

New Commemorative Coin Proposals Celebrate 1st Infantry Centennial, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

New Commemorative Coin Proposals Celebrate 1st Infantry Centennial, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Two new commemorative coin bills have been introduced recently into the United States Congress: Army 1st Infantry Division Centennial The Duty First Act (H.R. 1582) was introduced by Representative Steve Russell (R-OK5) on March 16. The bill authorizes the Treasury Department (and, by extension, the Mint) to produce a […]

Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to Part V of our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States coinage. Never before and never again will there be such a combination of great rarity and superb condition. […]

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Proof Coin Reveals One Style of Mintmark Punched over Another Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half Dollar series. Submitted for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus Service by Florida dealer Bob Ryan, it was at first suspected to be a normal “S” mintmark punched over an inverted impression […]

 
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