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Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale’s Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ….   Professional coin grading can be a mysterious and inscrutable process to the average collector. Take a coin, insert it into the “black box” of third-party grading, and watch it come out the other side […]

By February 16, 20170 Comments Read More →
U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 5: “Standard Silver” Dimes

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 5: “Standard Silver” Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #371 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   It is not practical to cover all dime patterns in one discussion. The topic here is Liberty Head, “Standard Silver” dime patterns that cost less than $5,000 each. These are dated […]

Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The year 1870 saw the beginning of coin production at the Carson City Mint, starting a decade of low-mintage issues affecting nearly all of the gold denominations. The Liberty half eagle was the smallest of the gold coins manufactured by this western mint, and […]

United States 1873 Trade Dollar Silver Coin

United States 1873 Trade Dollar Silver Coin

Description: Throughout history, certain coins–often silver ones–have circulated around large geographical regions far from their place of origin. The Maria Theresa thaler, the Spanish dollar, the Athenian owl – all were accepted as legal tender far and wide because of their precious metal content and reliability. During the Age of Exploration and subsequent Age of […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 10

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 10

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 […]

Heritage Auctions: Rare and Important Early Cents Offered in Padula Family Collection

Heritage Auctions: Rare and Important Early Cents Offered in Padula Family Collection

Elusive 1793 S-15 cent and famous Reeded Edge cent on display at February 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 Padula […]

Legend Market Report – Pre Super Bowl Week

Legend Market Report – Pre Super Bowl Week

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   EVERYONE WATCHES FOOTBALL Okay, maybe for a few hours on Sunday the coin community went really quiet. It was the first time in a few weeks (actually since the election) that collectors were preoccupied. However, we are confident that by the time the many Internet Auctions started […]

Fresh Extremely Fine 1943 Copper Cent in Goldberg Pre-Long Beach Auction

Fresh Extremely Fine 1943 Copper Cent in Goldberg Pre-Long Beach Auction

1943 Lincoln 1C PCGS EF45 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #370 Just prior to the winter Coin, Stamp & Collectible Expo in Long Beach, California, the Goldbergs will conduct an auction of a wide variety of coins, […]

Virtually Flawless Proof-68 1914 Indian Half Eagle Featured in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Virtually Flawless Proof-68 1914 Indian Half Eagle Featured in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The Matte Proof Indian quarter eagles and half eagles of the early 20th century occupy a special niche in United States numismatics. The innovative sunken-relief design (courtesy of collaboration between Bela Lyon Pratt and William Sturgis) certainly captured the attention of the contemporary public, […]

Coin Board Collecting – Special Book Offer

Coin Board Collecting – Special Book Offer

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   Time flies, and there are now three titles now published under the PennyBoard Press imprint: Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s & 1940s: A Complete History, Catalog and Value Guide Coin Collecting Albums: A Complete History & Catalog, Volume One – The National Coin Album & Related […]

Stack’s Bowers Auctions – Get Ready for the Dexter Specimen of the 1804 Dollar, the “King of American Coins”

Stack’s Bowers Auctions – Get Ready for the Dexter Specimen of the 1804 Dollar, the “King of American Coins”

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   One of the Finest Known! The 1804 silver dollar is the very definition of the icon of American numismatics. For over 150 years more has been written about this rarity than for the next several combined! When it was crowned as “king” we don’t know. George […]

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #369 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type was covered in Part Nine of this series. The ‘With Motto’ type dates […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect No Motto $10.00 Liberty Head Gold Eagles…

So You’ve Decided to Collect No Motto $10.00 Liberty Head Gold Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Liberty Head eagles were struck from 1838 through 1907 and exist in two distinct design types: No Motto (1838-1866) and With Motto (1866-1907). This article is going to focus on the No Motto issues from two perspectives: affordable coins (in this case up to $5,000 […]

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I recently had the guts to spend more than $100 in buying unsearched rolls of old one-cent coins on eBay. I know, I know, you’re probably wondering what possessed me to spend so much money on a bunch of circulated, common-date wheat cents. I’m sure I’d be giving […]

NCIC: Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

NCIC: Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

By Numismatic Crime Information Center …….   On Friday January 6, 2017, during the FUN Show, the hotel room of a collector was burglarized, resulting in the loss of 19 coins, mostly US Bust Half-Dollars. An itemized list appears below. The total value exceeds $40,000 USD. Fort Lauderdale police and Doug Davis of the Numismatic […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 20th Regency Auction Brings Powerful Results

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 20th Regency Auction Brings Powerful Results

With 296 lots of hand-selected rare coins, Legend’s Regency Auction XX, the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show, saw strong bidding in several areas, and although smaller in size than recent offerings, Regency XX realized impressive prices and the small boutique auction style continue to draw large numbers of serious bidders. The sale […]

CoinWeek Podcast #53: Coins as an Investment & Congress and the CCAC with Reed Hawn

CoinWeek Podcast #53: Coins as an Investment & Congress and the CCAC with Reed Hawn

CoinWeek Podcast #53 :Coins as an Investment & Congress and the CCAC with Reed Hawn Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the Podcast we talk to Reed Hawn. Collector, investor, and former member of the CCAC. We talk […]

Condition Census Gem 1875-CC Liberty Seated Quarter Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Condition Census Gem 1875-CC Liberty Seated Quarter Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   This week’s United States Coin of the Week may have originated from the Carson City Mint in the Wild West, but it was likely in New England that it first came to light and was quickly stashed away to be impeccably preserved for future […]

Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Proof sets. Mint sets. Commemorative coins. Is there a bottom to the falling mintages of these U.S. Mint mainstays? New lows experienced by the 2016 National Park Service coins raise this question. And what should a profit-minded buyer do? When the United States modern commemorative period began in […]

US Mint News – Lions Club 1st Day Sales, Update on Buffalo Fractional Gold

US Mint News – Lions Club 1st Day Sales, Update on Buffalo Fractional Gold

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Lions Club 1st Day Sales The United States Mint released first-day sales figures today for the 2017 Lions Club International Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar. 19,244 Proof strike silver coins were sold, whereas 5,926 Uncirculated coins were ordered. Sales as of Sunday, January 22 total 23,349 pieces for the […]

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 13, a bill to commemorate the achievements–both in and out of the ring–of American boxing legend Muhammad Ali was introduced in the 115th Congress of the United States, which runs from January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2019. Identical bills were proposed in both the House […]

The Epic $100 Nickel Roll Search

The Epic $100 Nickel Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I’ve been picking through nickel rolls for years. I searched through my first roll of nickels in 1993, when I was 12 years old and first getting into coin collecting. I remember finding one or two pre-1960 Jefferson nickels in almost every roll back in those days, but […]

Toned Morgan Dollar Highlights from Legend’s Northern Lights Sale, Pt. 3

Toned Morgan Dollar Highlights from Legend’s Northern Lights Sale, Pt. 3

Regency Auction XX is almost here! By CoinWeek ……   Legend Rare Coin Auctions will present Part Three of the Northern Lights Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars at the upcoming Regency XX sale in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Galileo room at The Venetian hotel plays host to the event, which starts at 7:30 Eastern Standard […]

Doug Winter Numismatics Buys Gem 1850-O Eagle, Ex-Eliasberg at 2017 FUN Show

Doug Winter Numismatics Buys Gem 1850-O Eagle, Ex-Eliasberg at 2017 FUN Show

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   For a variety of reasons (including some below), No Motto Liberty Head eagles are exceedingly rare in higher grades. Even “common” issues from Philadelphia produced in the 1840s and ’50s are rare in the lower Uncirculated grades and mostly unknown in MS63 to MS64; let […]

U.S. Mint to Release 2017 Native American $1 Coin Products Jan. 25

U.S. Mint to Release 2017 Native American $1 Coin Products Jan. 25

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for product options containing 2017 Native American $1 Coins beginning on January 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The 2017 coin honors Sequoyah of the Cherokee Nation, creator of the Cherokee syllabary, or writing system. The reverse (tails) design features a profiled likeness of Sequoyah writing “Sequoyah […]

By January 19, 20170 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 9

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 9

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | In the fall of 1958 we had our customary visit from Mr. Lilly and we showed him some of our recent acquisitions […]

CoinWeek: Legend Rare Coin Auctions Offers Simpson Standard Silver Pattern Set – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Legend Rare Coin Auctions Offers Simpson Standard Silver Pattern Set – 4K Video

No collector has ever assembled a complete set of 19th-century “Standard Silver” patterns from the Philadelphia Mint. Collector Bob Simpson of Texas came close, piecing together a set of unrivaled quality and eye appeal. Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer the first tranche of these patterns at their upcoming Regency XX Sale at The Venetian […]

Philadelphia Mint Quietly Releases 2017-P Lincoln Cent

Philadelphia Mint Quietly Releases 2017-P Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   One of the most important U.S. coins in numismatic history entered circulation over the past several days, and barely anyone noticed – at first, anyway. The 2017-P Lincoln cent became the first-ever United States one-cent coin to bear Philadelphia’s “P” mintmark. The coin, which has already been discovered […]

Mint Director Comments – 225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin

Mint Director Comments – 225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson today unveiled designs for the 2017  225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin in the historic Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room. The ceremony, led by Mint Chief of Staff Elisa Basnight, kicked off a year-long series […]

By January 13, 20170 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan Honored for Van Allen Morgan Dollar Podcast

CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan Honored for Van Allen Morgan Dollar Podcast

On Friday, January 6, the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors (SSDC) awarded CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan its prestigious A. George Mallis Memorial Award for the December 16, 2016 episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, “Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen”. In the Podcast, Morgan discussed the 1964 Morgan dollar hubs recently discovered at the United […]

 
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