US Coins

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 […]

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 […]

Falling in Love with Numismatics – Suddenly It’s 1952!

Falling in Love with Numismatics – Suddenly It’s 1952!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers …… As I write these words I enjoy numismatics every bit as much as I did when I was a kid in junior high school in 1952. Given two blue Whitman folders for Lincoln pennies and told that if I found a 1909-S V.D.B. cent in pocket change […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #966 Ending Sunday

David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #966 Ending Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #966 is still live with a great selection of 315 fresh, new coins, over 70 No Reserve lots and 30 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, June 25. This week we are proud to offer eight exceptional pieces […]

CoinWeek Podcast #71:  Early Coppers to Buy… and to Avoid – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #71: Early Coppers to Buy… and to Avoid – Audio

CoinWeek  Podcast #71: Early Coppers to Buy… and to Avoid Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Bill Eckberg is the president of the Early American Coppers (EAC), a specialty club dedicated to the study and collecting of early U.S. copper cents and […]

Heritage Auctions: Collector Coins Highlighted in Summer FUN Offerings

Heritage Auctions: Collector Coins Highlighted in Summer FUN Offerings

We are pleased to present our offerings in the July 6-9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction. This is our 11th annual Summer FUN event, yet Heritage’s history as Official Auctioneer for FUN goes all the way back to 1997 – now 20 years and counting. The current Summer FUN show focuses on collectors and […]

CoinWeek: Beautiful Cartwheels: DMPL & PL Morgan Dollars – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Beautiful Cartwheels: DMPL & PL Morgan Dollars – 4K Video

Coin dealer Don Rinkor specializes in DMPL and PL Morgan dollars. This popular subset of Morgan dollar collecting focuses on highly reflective dollars, many with rich cameo contrast. In this video, CoinWeek talked to Don about five DMPL or PL dollars that savvy collectors should know about, how eye appeal is important on PL and […]

Four More Lots You Need to Know: Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Auction

Four More Lots You Need to Know: Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Auction

By CoinWeek ….. Previously, CoinWeek covered three important modern coin lots that you need to know about from the Stack’s Bowers June 2017 auction at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. In this piece, CoinWeek’s editors will run down classic U.S. coin highlights that you will not want to miss. Stack’s Bowers […]

Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years to Appear at Heritage Auctions ANA Platinum Night

Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years to Appear at Heritage Auctions ANA Platinum Night

1792 cent with plain edge traced back to 1890 Parmelee auction; consignment window still open The consignment deadline for Heritage Auctions’ 2017 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction is June 21, so sellers still have a few days to submit their high-end collections to appear along with special offerings, such as a 1792 Parmelee Birch Cent […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 965: Lots You Need to Know

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 965: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) conducts online auctions of certified coins, offering collectors a mix of classic and modern material in all grades so that the everyman collector and the ultra-high-end registry set builder has the opportunity to upgrade their collections with new coins each week. Auction 965 is live now […]

Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins 1821-1915

Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins 1821-1915

Proof gold coins are ideal for the few great coins collecting strategy By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The late, great collector Ed Trompeter once stated “only real men collect Proof United States gold coins.” This chauvinistic statement would be politically incorrect in today’s world, but it does offer a glimpse […]

Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1793 S-5 Wreath Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1793 S-5 Wreath Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… Continuing on the theme of disclosing discovered current deceptive struck counterfeits and establishing one-page attribution guides for each, the variety for this installment has been the subject of a previous CoinWeek article from the folks at NGC entitled “Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair Large […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions June Premier Sale: Lots You Need to Know

Legend Rare Coin Auctions June Premier Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is offering up 178 lots of high-eye-appeal coins for bid in their June Premier Sale. Bidding ends on Thursday, June 15 at about 10PM EST. This is a Soft Close auction, where bidding is extended by another two minutes if a bid is placed on the […]

Impressive Mint State 1811 Half Eagle Gold Coin in June 2017 Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Impressive Mint State 1811 Half Eagle Gold Coin in June 2017 Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Lot 11394 of our June 2017 Baltimore Auction spotlights a gorgeous MS-62+ (PCGS) CAC 1811 Capped Bust Left half eagle. This example is the BD-1, Tall 5 variety and ranks among the finest-known survivors of that marriage. Earlier offered as part of the Griggs […]

United States 1937 Washington Quarter (Proof)

United States 1937 Washington Quarter (Proof)

Description – Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck from 1932 to 1998, save for a two-year run in 1975 and 1976, when the coin’s reverse was swapped out for the “drummer boy” design of Jack […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren’t made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   This 1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent was recently submitted to NGC for certification. It was immediately recognized as an older style of […]

Gem 1851-O Half Dollar at Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

Gem 1851-O Half Dollar at Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848 sent shockwaves through the American economy that reverberated for decades. While the gold to silver ratio of both the domestic and international markets had greatly affected the operations of the United States Mint since its […]

CoinWeek: Let’s Grade Coins: Episode I – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Let’s Grade Coins: Episode I – 4K Video

When it comes to rare coins, condition and eye appeal can mean the difference of hundreds or thousands of dollars. In order to get the most out of your collecting dollar, you will need to study the market and hone your grading eye. In this episode of Let’s Grade Coins, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks […]

Spink to Offer Rare Pewter Continental Currency Piece at June Auction

Spink to Offer Rare Pewter Continental Currency Piece at June Auction

On June 19 and 20, Spink USA in New York will be offering an amazing item. Lot 208 is a 1776 pewter Continental Dollar. Newman 3-D, Breen-1095, W-8460, Low R.4. PCGS MS63. “EG FECIT” on the obverse. “CURRENCY.” Large “N” in “AMERICAN” on the reverse. Sundial / Thirteen states on linked chains. The Continental Currency […]

Classic Gold US Coins – The “With Motto” New Orleans Eagle “Short Set”

Classic Gold US Coins – The “With Motto” New Orleans Eagle “Short Set”

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Collectors who like completable themed sets don’t have a ton of options if they’re on a budget. Sure, there’s the Indian Head quarter eagle series; it is completable but the 1911-D is an expensive hole to fill. Or there are esoteric “subsets” like the San […]

US Coins – NGC Certifies New Bust Quarter Variety

US Coins – NGC Certifies New Bust Quarter Variety

1822 B-3 is a Previously Unknown Die Marriage Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an 1822 quarter dollar variety that was previously unknown to numismatists. The new discovery has been cataloged as Browning-3, adding a third variety to the two 1822 die marriages that have been sought by generations of quarter collectors. The numbering system […]

Counterfeit Coins – A Mystery 1872-S “Half Dollar” and 1-Page Attribution Guide

Counterfeit Coins – A Mystery 1872-S “Half Dollar” and 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ……   One of the “coins” left out of my previous CoinWeek article on damaged source coins (for use in creating counterfeit dies) is this “mystery” 1872-S half dollar. Many of our documented source and counterfeit examples were discovered in one of the large internet sales venues, […]

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

Coin Grading Is in the Eye of the Beholder of the Holder, or…

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   I recently read the great piece by Josh Mcmorrow-Hernandez on CoinWeek about what a coin’s grade says about you as a collector. He is so right, and one of the answers he gave is one that should be emphasized and amplified again and again. I have […]

Fantastic Obsolete Coins from Our American Heritage: Liberty Seated 20-Cent Pieces

Fantastic Obsolete Coins from Our American Heritage: Liberty Seated 20-Cent Pieces

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   From its inception, the silver 20-cent coin was one of the most poorly conceived, ill-received and unpopular coins produced by the United States Mint. Its great similarity in design and size with the circulating 25-cent coin was confusing to many Americans. The 20-cent piece was allegedly […]

Internet Auction #963 from David Lawrence Rare Coins Closing Sunday

Internet Auction #963 from David Lawrence Rare Coins Closing Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #963 is now live with a great selection of 300 fresh, new coins, over 50 No Reserve lots and 50 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, June 4. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale […]

Heritage: Important Classic US Coins Offered in Long Beach Auction

Heritage: Important Classic US Coins Offered in Long Beach Auction

For more than a quarter of a century, Heritage and the Long Beach Coin Expo have combined talents and resources to present the Official Signature auctions – a long history of cooperation and success, and this is continuing with our current offerings scheduled for June 8-11 in Long Beach and through HA.com. At last count, […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Extremely Rare Copper 1875 Half Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Extremely Rare Copper 1875 Half Eagle

Our Long Beach Signature Auction of US Coins features an example of a 1874 half eagle struck in copper, graded Proof 64 Red and Brown by PCGS. This coin, cataloged as Judd-1371, is a regular dies trial striking in copper (from the regular proof dies) with reeded edge. This pattern was most likely distributed to […]

So You’ve Decided to Collect United States Gold Coins by Type…

So You’ve Decided to Collect United States Gold Coins by Type…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Many collectors of United States gold want to collect with a purpose and with a goal. However, these collectors don’t necessarily care to be specialized or ultra-specialized. In this case, collecting by type is a perfect fit. There are literally infinite ways by which to […]

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, […]

 
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