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Antietam and Gettysburg: Classic US Civil War Commemorative Coins

Antietam and Gettysburg: Classic US Civil War Commemorative Coins

The Antietam and Gettysburg Classic Civil War Commemoratives are popular with collectors of coins and Civil War history By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   When I was young, as I am sure it is with school age children today, seeing Memorial Day finally appear on the calendar was a time to rejoice, as […]

Upgrade Your Set: The Top Hat Collection of Standing Liberty Quarters

Upgrade Your Set: The Top Hat Collection of Standing Liberty Quarters

By CoinWeek ….   Last year was the 100th anniversary of the Standing Liberty quarter. To mark the occasion, the United States Mint celebrated the classic coin by producing a 1/4 ounce, .9999 fine gold version featuring an adaptation of Hermon A. MacNeil’s iconic design. But the high retail cost of the new gold coin, […]

Classic US Coins – Rare Early Cents Offered in Padula Family Collection

Classic US Coins – Rare Early Cents Offered in Padula Family Collection

Elusive 1793 S-15 cent and famous Reeded Edge cent offered during Heritage Auctions’ September Long Beach Expo Early American copper collectors are urged to consign to Heritage Auctions’ September 6-11 Long Beach Expo Auction, which will feature an important, lifetime large cent collection offering one of the few complete Sheldon-numbered variety sets ever formed. The […]

United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

Choice Dahlonega Mint 1839 Liberty Head Half Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

Choice Dahlonega Mint 1839 Liberty Head Half Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The half eagles struck at the Dahlonega Mint in 1839 represent a very significant and popular issue from that Georgia mint. Our June 2017 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore will feature a delightful AU-58 1839-D half eagle that is among […]

Legend Auctions: Monster Toned Dollars Bring Big Money in Big Easy

Legend Auctions: Monster Toned Dollars Bring Big Money in Big Easy

Legend Rare Coin Auctions conducted its 21st Regency Auction on the evening of May 18. The sale consisted of 520 hand selected, quality rare coins featuring several important collections. Included among these was Part 2 of the Bob Simpson Collection of Standard Silver Patterns, selections from JK’s Mirror Collection, the Linda Collection of Mint State […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #961 Closes Sunday

David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #961 Closes Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #961 is now live with a great selection of 280 fresh, new coins, over 60 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, May 21st. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale […]

The Concept of “Freshness” in Numismatics

The Concept of “Freshness” in Numismatics

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   There is almost no term in the rare coin market which is more misused than “fresh”. I am certainly guilty of overusing this word, and if you look at the coin descriptions I write on my website, I use the word “fresh” more often than […]

Modern US Coins – Why Did the Number of Cameo Proofs Increase from 1950 to 1964?

Modern US Coins – Why Did the Number of Cameo Proofs Increase from 1950 to 1964?

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   An experienced collector once told me that when he started collecting a series, the first coin he bought was a proof. A proof, he explained, is the ideal version of the coin and shows the best possible expression of the artist’s and manufacturer’s vision. Proof coins from about […]

CoinWeek IQ: Collect Smart on a Budget – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Collect Smart on a Budget – 4K Video

Collect more of what you want by implementing these strategies… Not every collector has the unlimited means necessary to put together a world famous coin collection, but many collectors on a budget overlook methods that can help them get the most enjoyment and value out of the hobby. In this CoinWeek IQ video, editor Charles […]

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a die struck copy of an important coin that bore tooling marks, a telltale sign of counterfeit efforts. Read on for more details. It is very easy for authenticators […]

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

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XXI 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, May, 18, 2017 at Harrah’s in New Orleans, the New Jersey-based firm will offer 521 PCGS- and NGC-certified coins at their Regency XXI Sale. Many are either conditionally rare or rare in an absolute sense, […]

US Coins – Finest Known 1803 Cohen-2 Half Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

US Coins – Finest Known 1803 Cohen-2 Half Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Early American copper collectors pursue numismatics with great enthusiasm, resulting in long-established condition censuses for most issues. Usually, the finest half dozen examples of a given variety comprise a recognized hierarchy with provenances stretching back a century or more. Rarely, if ever, is this […]

AER Acquires Virtually Flawless $20 High Relief Saint-Gaudens Gold

AER Acquires Virtually Flawless $20 High Relief Saint-Gaudens Gold

In March 2017, the American Eagle Reserve acquired the unparalleled 1907 $20 High Relief Saint-Gaudens Wire-Rim certified by PCGS Mint State-69, further endorsed by CAC, for a price that is likely a record for this coin. The coin has since been sold into a private collection that contains many great high-grade U.S. gold coins. Most […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 13

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 13

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 19 and […]

CoinWeek: D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, Session V – HD Video

CoinWeek: D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, Session V – HD Video

It was history in the making, and CoinWeek was there. On March 31, 2017 in the carriage house of the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore – once the home of T. Harrison Garrett and the Garrett Family Coin Collection – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in conjunction with Sotheby’s, conducted the fifth and final sale of the D. […]

Internet Auction #960 from David Lawrence Rare Coins Open Through Sunday

Internet Auction #960 from David Lawrence Rare Coins Open Through Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   The Sunday David Lawrence Internet Auction #960 is now live with a great selection of 350 fresh, new coins, over 90 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, May 14. Some of the more interesting highlights from this […]

New Book on 1802 Half Dimes Released by Heritage Auctions

New Book on 1802 Half Dimes Released by Heritage Auctions

Obverse, 1802 Half Dime, Valentine Specimen. PCGS AU-50. Image courtesy Heritage Auctions   Jon Amato examines the census of a classic American coin The 1802 half dime is one of the great rarities in U.S. numismatics. It is without a doubt the key-date early half dime. Despite its notoriety as a classic numismatic rarity, less […]

Evaluating Safe Preservation Methods for Proof Coins

Evaluating Safe Preservation Methods for Proof Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   For as long as there have been proof coins, there have been collectors trying to preserve them. Proof coins, which are often struck more than once (at least twice) on polished planchets by specially prepared dies, are specifically designed to be appreciated and are not intended for use […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Only Known Proof B-4 1820 Capped Bust Quarter

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Only Known Proof B-4 1820 Capped Bust Quarter

Before the Mint began their program of commercial proof offerings in 1858, no records were kept of how many proof coins were made during any particular year. In the early days, before about 1840, proofs were struck whenever a government official, such as the Secretary of State, requested specimen coins for diplomatic presentations, or when […]

The U.S. Government Confiscates Ten Multi-Million Dollar Coins

The U.S. Government Confiscates Ten Multi-Million Dollar Coins

Opinion by Dr. Richard S. Appel – Unique Rare Coins …… Mystery, intrigue and a see-saw legal battle has surrounded 10 1933 St. Gaudens $20 gold coins since their discovery in a family safe deposit box in 2002. The box originally belonged to Israel Switt, a long-time Philadelphia jeweler and coin dealer. He died in […]

Stack’s Bowers Offers PCGS MS64 Lord St. Oswald-Norweb 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar at August 2017 ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers Offers PCGS MS64 Lord St. Oswald-Norweb 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar at August 2017 ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to feature the incredible Lord St. Oswald-Norweb 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar as part of their August 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction in Denver, Colorado. This MS-64 (PCGS) example was last offered at public auction in the firm’s sale of the Norweb Collection in November 1988. This incredible […]

Uncool Coins!: The Tale of the 1850 Double Eagle – 4K Video

Uncool Coins!: The Tale of the 1850 Double Eagle – 4K Video

Usually, when you think of the term “crack-out game” you think of a collector or dealer anxiously resubmitted an already graded coin hoping that it will end up in higher grade plastic. But what happens when you take an unknowledgeable rare coin collector / investor, $100,000+ in palladium ingots, and an NGC-graded 1850 double eagle […]

From the Brink to the Dark Side: Early American Copper Struck Counterfeits & Damaged Source Coins

From the Brink to the Dark Side: Early American Copper Struck Counterfeits & Damaged Source Coins

By Jack D. Young for Early American Coppers (EAC) ……   As introduction, a member of Early American Coppers (EAC) posted on the club’s Facebook page “Dark Side”, a fake 1796 “S-85” that he astutely identified from a recent internet listing, and as follow-up to that discussion I was able to post images of the […]

NGC Certifies Rare 1942 and 1943 Wrong Planchet Cents

NGC Certifies Rare 1942 and 1943 Wrong Planchet Cents

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extraordinary group of four 1942 and 1943 Lincoln Cents struck on the wrong planchets. Included in this group are two examples of the 1943 bronze (“copper”) cent, one of the most famous US error coins. In 1943, the US Mint used zinc-coated steel for Lincoln Cents instead of […]

Finest Known 1858 Gold Dollar, Buffalo Nickel Rainbow Toner Among Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction

Finest Known 1858 Gold Dollar, Buffalo Nickel Rainbow Toner Among Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction

By CoinWeek ….   The latest Internet auction from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) (number 959 for those keeping track at home) closes this Sunday night, May 7. If you’re unfamiliar with the company, the Virginia Beach-based David Lawrence Rare Coins was founded by David (Lawrence) Feigenbaum in 1979. Over the years the company has […]

Rare Coin Auction: 1810 Half Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

Rare Coin Auction: 1810 Half Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

1810 Capped Bust half eagle one rare coin among many to be offered by Stack’s Bowers in Baltimore By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   This week’s featured highlight from our official June 2017 Baltimore Expo Auction is an extreme rarity from the Capped Bust half eagle series that has been […]

The Biggest Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ Central States Signature Sale

The Biggest Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ Central States Signature Sale

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   The 78th annual convention of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) took place from Wednesday, April 26 through Saturday, April 29, and Heritage Auctions served as the official auctioneer. The central States Signature Auction was held in multiple sessions starting on Wednesday and extended beyond the convention itself, […]

Legend Rare Coins Auctions to Present Regency Auction XXI May 18 in New Orleans

Legend Rare Coins Auctions to Present Regency Auction XXI May 18 in New Orleans

The next Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Sale will be held on May 18, in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show in New Orleans. The Regency Auction XXI will feature one of the most diverse and impressive presentations of rare coins ever offered in a Legend sale. Three “named” collections anchor the sale: The Bob […]

United States 1931-S Lincoln Cent

United States 1931-S Lincoln Cent

Description: The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. And while the golden era of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and […]

 
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