Tag: US Coins

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. My first encounter with the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection occurred nearly three decades ago. While in the Washington D.C. area I planned a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of American History to see what coins they might have on exhibit. My interest in rare […]

Million Dollar 1894-S Barber Dime Purchased by John Feigenbaum. VIDEO: 4:01

Million Dollar 1894-S Barber Dime Purchased by John Feigenbaum. VIDEO: 4:01

John Feigenbaum, President, David Lawrence Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot……… One of the classic rarities of United States numismatics has traded hands. John Feigenbaum, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins, has purchased a PCGS PR64 example of the 1894-S Barber dime, one of less than two dozen known. John shares the story how he was […]

All-Time Finest U.S. Half Cent Set And Superb German Coins on Display at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

All-Time Finest U.S. Half Cent Set And Superb German Coins on Display at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

The number one finest set of all time of United States half cents from 1793 to 1857 will be displayed for the first time in public at the June 2013 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo. There will also be exhibits of the all-time finest sets of German Empire 25 pfennig proof coins, […]

By May 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
John Maben Talks About the New 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set. VIDEO: 6:05

John Maben Talks About the New 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set. VIDEO: 6:05

John Maben, CEO, Modern Coin Mart Interviewer: David Lisot……. John Maben owns a company that specializes in selling modern coins. He talks about the new innovative finish on the Silver Eagle being offered for sale by the US Mint. He discusses the breadth of the collector base for modern issues and shares his opinion about […]

The finest of five known proof 1895-O dollars to be offered in Long Beach

The finest of five known proof 1895-O dollars to be offered in Long Beach

The existence of a branch mint proof 1895-O dollar was unknown and unsuspected until recently. In Walter Breen’s comprehensive 1977 proof Encyclopedia, he mentions the existence of an 1895-O quarter and half dollar, but no mention of a dollar. Wayne Miller’s 1986 dollar reference mentions many known, probable, and even definitely-not-proofs. The Anita Maxwell Trust […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Sales of the West Point Silver Eagle sets began at noon on May 9. According to David Harper of Numismatic News , during the first two hours 88,000 sets were sold, which is more than during the entire first day of sales of last year’s San Francisco sets. The 2012 sets sold 85,341 […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Southern Gold Rush, the Seymour Collection, and Templeton Reid

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Southern Gold Rush, the Seymour Collection, and Templeton Reid

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #168 ….. On Friday, May 10, at a convention center in New Orleans, Stack’s-Bowers sold a substantial part of the Dexter Seymour Collection of territorial gold coins, as part of the official auction of the […]

Technology Changes How Collectors of Coins and Precious Metals Investors do Business: Modern Coin Mart Launches New Go2MCM App for iPad

Technology Changes How Collectors of Coins and Precious Metals Investors do Business: Modern Coin Mart Launches New Go2MCM App for iPad

ModernCoinMart (MCM), a division of John Maben Rare Coins, Inc., of Sarasota, Florida, has laid a benchmark in the 21st century coin market as being among the first major retailers in modern coins and bullion to launch their own iPad store application. Designed and developed by a partnership between Arkansas based Amos Digital and MCM […]

EAC 2013 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks. VIDEO:  6:08

EAC 2013 Coin Convention Reception and Opening Remarks. VIDEO: 6:08

This year’s Early America Coppers Convention gathering was held in Newark, Ohio. Bim Gander, EAC president, delivers some remarks at the opening reception to a room packed with attendees. He acknowledges many of the people responsible for holding the convention and talks about next year’s event. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 Early American Coppers […]

EAC Happening 2013 Large Cents. VIDEO: 4:47

EAC Happening 2013 Large Cents. VIDEO: 4:47

Interviewer & Host: David Lisot……….. The EAC Happening is the most exciting part of the annual Early American Coppers Convention. Rooms full of collectors converge to show and compare examples of some of the most rare and desirable early American coins. Large cents are by far the most popular series and this year’s gathering had […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint to Release West Point Silver Eagle Set May 9

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint to Release West Point Silver Eagle Set May 9

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… This spring is shaping up as a busy period for the U.S. Mint and an exciting, albeit expensive one for collectors of modern U.S. coins because so many coins are being released in rapid succession. On the heels of the release of the regular and silver proof sets, new presidential and Native American […]

EAC Happening 2013 Half Cents, Colonials, & Early American Silver. VIDEO: 5:09

EAC Happening 2013 Half Cents, Colonials, & Early American Silver. VIDEO: 5:09

Interviewer & Host: David Lisot……. Three more popular categories of early American coins are displayed at the EAC Happening. Rare varieties of coins are made available for collectors to examine and learn about so they can successful build their own collections. See and hear from the experts. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 Early American […]

CSNS Coin Show A Barn Burner For Numismatics

CSNS Coin Show A Barn Burner For Numismatics

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Heritage Triple Crown In Illinois Captures $68 Million! Finest Known NGC 1796 Dollar and 1852 Humbert $10 Each Gain Entry to Million Dollar Club! As a dynamic and exciting month of April winds down, numismatic icons are at the center of media outlets’ attention; gold and silver have been […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires the Daggett­-Parker-Brown 1894-­S Barber Dime

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires the Daggett­-Parker-Brown 1894-­S Barber Dime

David Lawrence Rare Coins announced today the acquisition of one of the finest of (10) ten known examples of the famous 1894-S dime. It is graded PCGS Proof 64 (Branch Mint Proof) and CAC approved for quality and eye appeal. John Feigenbaum, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins, states that the 1894-S dime “is one […]

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Circulating Commemorative Proposal Aims to Revitalize Modern American Coinage

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Circulating Commemorative Proposal Aims to Revitalize Modern American Coinage

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… If there is one idea for improving American coin designs that appears to command a broad consensus among collectors of American coins, it is that the U.S. should mint more coins with images of Liberty on them. That is a recurring them in recommendations from collectors that appear in online forums and elsewhere. […]

New Book by Jon Amato “The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797″. VIDEO: 4:28.

New Book by Jon Amato “The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797″. VIDEO: 4:28.

Jon Amato, Ph.D. Numismatic Author Interviewer: David Lisot ……….. Jon Amato has worked in this publication for more than a decade drawing information from auction catalogs, price lists and dealer information. The result is the definitive work about this short lived series of United States half dollars. Jon shares what was involved in having his […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Million Dollar Items Lead Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Million Dollar Items Lead Central States Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #165 ….. In association with the Central States (CSNS) Convention near Chicago, Heritage conducted an auction extravaganza. During the night of Thursday, April 25, the sale of items from the Eric Newman Collection was followed […]

Stacks Bowers ANA Money Show Auction May 7-11 Will Showcase Two Old-Time Coin Collections

Stacks Bowers ANA Money Show Auction May 7-11 Will Showcase Two Old-Time Coin Collections

 Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the only official ANA auctioneer for 2013, and will present the first of their two ANA auctions for the year with the May 7-11 Official Auction of the ANA National Money Show in New Orleans, La. “Get set for one of the most important auctions of the season,” noted Chris Napolitano, […]

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 […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1839 Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1839 Quarter

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community … #164 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Tomorrow, Thursday, April 25, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in the CSNS auction in Illinois, Heritage will sell the only known Proof 1839 Quarter. Though pre-1858 Proofs tend to be extremely rare, there are […]

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In the week since precious metal prices suffered their biggest decline since the 1980’s, buyers of silver and gold coins and bars have been taking advantage of the lower prices at a frenzied pace.  That bodes well for those looking for higher prices. There are all kinds of factors that show there is a […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Surveys Customers about Possible Special Sets in 2014 to Mark 50th Anniversary of JFK Half Dollar

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Surveys Customers about Possible Special Sets in 2014 to Mark 50th Anniversary of JFK Half Dollar

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… John F. Kennedy remains one of the most admired and beloved presidents in American history as the 50th anniversary of his assassination, which will be on November 22, approaches. Already the Republic of San Marino, the oldest constitutional republic in the world and one of the smallest countries, is […]

World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Collectors Caravan Beating A Path To CSNS; Heritage CICF-CSNS Sales Boasts Finest Known Icons; Generic US Gold A Bargain As I took a stroll outside my New Hampshire home today, in a few isolated areas, I observed the last remaining crusts of snow maintaining their fleeting yet memorable presence […]

By April 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Legend-Morphy’s April 11 Vegas Regency Auction III smashes expectations

Legend-Morphy’s April 11 Vegas Regency Auction III smashes expectations

Headliners: Marshall CC Morgan Dollar Collection, Gerry Forsythe Mercury Dime Duplicate Collection LAS VEGAS – Legend-Morphy Auctions does it again with The Regency Auction III, exceeding expectations, smashing estimates, and creating several record prices. Held at the Bellagio during the PCGS Members Only Show, aggressive online pre-bidding culminated with two and a half hours of […]

More than 150 rarities from The Eric P. Newman Collection at Heritage Auctions

More than 150 rarities from The Eric P. Newman Collection at Heritage Auctions

Pattern and experimental coins at Central States, April 25; proceeds to benefit Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society  Pattern coinage collected by Eric P. Newman, legendary numismatic researcher and founding member of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS), will be sold April 25 at the CSNS Annual Convention’s Official Auction, presented by Heritage Auctions in […]

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma–And How It Can Regain Its Mojo

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma–And How It Can Regain Its Mojo

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I recently sold an interesting coin (details to follow) and the entire process, which was reasonably quick and painless for both myself and the buyer, got me to thinking: can a coin get bad karma and if it does what does it take for it to […]

Sonny Henry’s Auction Service Release Prices Realized for April 6th Auction

Sonny Henry’s Auction Service Release Prices Realized for April 6th Auction

The April 6, 2013  Coin & Currency Auction, & Mail Bid of the  Cheyenne Collection & others conducted by SONNY HENRY’S AUCTION SERVICE of Mendota, IL was held at the Midwest Center for Christian Living Lasalle, IL.  It was very fast paced, and exciting. There were over 100 bidders in attendance coming from Illinois, Iowa, […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Many Exciting, Classic U.S. coins are not Expensive

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Many Exciting, Classic U.S. coins are not Expensive

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #162 ….. Collectors or prospective collectors should not get the impression that terrific, classic U.S. coins must be really expensive. People could certainly get such an impression from news reports or published commentary about great […]

Silver 101 : THE WORLD OF EXPENSIVE SILVER

Silver 101 : THE WORLD OF EXPENSIVE SILVER

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… What will the bullion markets look like when silver reaches $100 an ounce? Some would say the previous sentence is an exercise in optimism by silver bugs. How does $1000 an ounce sound? That doesn’t mean silver investors would rule the world if this scenario came to pass, as […]

By April 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Over $11 Million In Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Over $11 Million In Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, an incredibly successful sale that realized $11,922,392. Offering U.S. coins, paper money, medals and tokens, the sale featured a number of significant collections. Colonial coins paved the way, with Part III of the Legendary Ted L. Craige Collection leading off […]

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