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Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Gold Dollars …

Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Gold Dollars …

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Sure, size matters – but collectors have long appreciated gold dollars, the smallest size and denomination in the annals of American gold coin issues. * * * The United States gold dollar was made from 1849 through 1889 in three distinct types and was […]

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: An Interesting 1798 “S-158 Large Cent” + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: An Interesting 1798 “S-158 Large Cent” + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ……   This is intended as a summary of the documented counterfeit 1798 “S-158” large cents to date, including several listed sellers. The “source” coin, the example most likely used to create the dies to strike the other copies was unknown when we became aware of the […]

U.S. Coins Realize Over $12.4 Million in Stack’s Bowers 2017 ANA Auction

U.S. Coins Realize Over $12.4 Million in Stack’s Bowers 2017 ANA Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money met with incredible success, realizing a total of $19.2 million across all sessions, including over $12.4 million in United States coins. Showcasing the High Rise Collection, the Magnolia Collection, and other important properties, the sale offered an incomparable lineup of rarities […]

The Confederacy in American Life; on American Coins

The Confederacy in American Life; on American Coins

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …..   Rewriting history is a great temptation to ideologues of left and right, but recalls the old child’s prayer in the wake of some unimaginable tragedy, “Lord. Make it didn’t happen!” Retrofitting the past with concepts of today can be very appealing but it is illogical and indefensible. […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction #973: Lots You Need to Know

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction #973: 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 973 is live now […]

Five Snoozing U.S. Gold Series and Their Chances to Re-Awaken

Five Snoozing U.S. Gold Series and Their Chances to Re-Awaken

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner ……   I’ve specialized in United States gold coins since the 1980s and I’ve seen a number of series go from cold to hot and vice-versa. There are currently some series that are not actively collected, which have at various times been more popular. Let’s look […]

CoinWeek: Private Lot Viewing: Stack’s Bowers 2017 ANA Rarities Night Sale – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Private Lot Viewing: Stack’s Bowers 2017 ANA Rarities Night Sale – 4K Video

Go behind the scenes of the hobby’s most important rare coin markets with CoinWeek’s Private Lot Viewing 4K Videos. In this episode, editor Charles Morgan sits down with Vicken Yegparian, Vice President of Numismatics at Stack’s Bowers Galleries, to discuss three amazing lots from the firm’s Rarities Night auction at the 2017 ANA World’s Fair […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Is Back with Internet Auction 973

David Lawrence Rare Coins Is Back with Internet Auction 973

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #973 is now live with a great selection of 325 fresh, new coins, over 60 No Reserve lots and 24 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, August 13. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale […]

A Reader Writes: Harvey Stack on the Hobby’s Relationship with Toning

A Reader Writes: Harvey Stack on the Hobby’s Relationship with Toning

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …..   Dear Charles, Welcome home! It had to be a hard week. Morning till late-at-night events, your days just on the floor doing videos with Hubert, but you surely tried to keep up with everything going on. Bravo! I enjoyed the livestreaming you did and found […]

Heritage ANA Auction Results – Two U.S. Pennies Equal Nearly $500,000

Heritage ANA Auction Results – Two U.S. Pennies Equal Nearly $500,000

1792 cent and 1943 Lincoln penny offered for the first time at auction Two of the rarest U.S. coins ever discovered sold for nearly $500,000 USD at a public auction held in conjunction with the world’s largest coin show. A newly-discovered 1943 Lincoln penny shot to $282,000 because it was made of the wrong material […]

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 2

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 2

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …..   In Part One, I discussed the beginnings of popular coin collecting in America in the late 1850s. I also discussed the birth of the coin dealing market and the origins of several coin clubs and organizations in the latter half of the 19th century. And of course, […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Pete Smith, Joel Orosz, Len Augsburger Talk 1792 Coins

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Pete Smith, Joel Orosz, Len Augsburger Talk 1792 Coins

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan talks with Pete Smith, Joel Orosz and Leonard D Augsburger, authors of a new book on the United States Mint and 1792 – the year our nation’s coinage was born. As you can tell from the conversation, these are dedicated and serious numismatic researchers and authors whose passion for numismatics is contagious. […]

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Every session, Congress authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. These coins help raise money for important causes. Part of the price of these coins is a surcharge that goes to organizations and projects that benefit the community. For example, surcharges on the U.S. Capitol Visitor […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel – Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering and raised lumps helped NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle. The 1924 Double Eagle is by far the most common date in the Saint-Gaudens series. NGC has graded more than […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – A Time of Traitors with John Kraljevich

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – A Time of Traitors with John Kraljevich

A Trio of U.S. Medals from 1861 with John Kraljevich Our friend John Kraljevich is one of the stars of the next generation of experts, researchers and dealers who are quietly but enthusiastically exposing a new generation to numismatics. He is joined by CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan to discuss a trio of American Civil War […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Silvano DiGenova Talks Rare $20 Proof Gold Coins

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Silvano DiGenova Talks Rare $20 Proof Gold Coins

Silvano DiGenova talks rare $20 gold Proofs Charles Morgan, Editor of CoinWeek, talks with US Coin expert Silvano DiGenova about 19th-century $20 proof gold. These coins represent the top 1% in all US numismatics. Silvano has been handling coins such as these for quite some time, and the conversation expands with insights into the high-end […]

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Engraved Love Token Coins

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Engraved Love Token Coins

Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins – MEGA RED The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) features different types of altered coins in several new appendices, including an eight-page illustrated study of love tokens. MEGA RED retails for $49.95 and is […]

NGC-Certified Lesher Dollar Set on Display at ANA Show in Denver

NGC-Certified Lesher Dollar Set on Display at ANA Show in Denver

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Henderson-Marchase Collection, the most complete set of Lesher “Referendum Dollars”, which will go on display at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2017 World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. The silver octagonal medals were privately made in 1900 and 1901 by Joseph Lesher of Victor, Colorado. […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Charles Morgan talks with Charmy Harker The “Penny Lady”

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Charles Morgan talks with Charmy Harker The “Penny Lady”

The “Penny Lady” show us a 25 planchet Lincoln Cent Error One of the joys of collecting is the people that you meet and interact with. That is also true of Coin Dealers. Charmy Harker is known as the “Penny Lady” for her love and knowledge of all things about Indian Head and Lincoln cents. […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek –  Fred Weinberg Shows Us One “Screwed Up” Lincoln Cent Error

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Fred Weinberg Shows Us One “Screwed Up” Lincoln Cent Error

Amazing Lincoln Cent Error Coin CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan got a chance to visit with error coin expert Fred Weinberg, who showed us a 1967 Lincoln Cent error that has been struck with a full magnetic screw embedded into the coin. One of the most unusual error coins you will ever see. Check it out! […]

U.S. Mint to Display 1933 Double Eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

U.S. Mint to Display 1933 Double Eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Acting Deputy Director David Motl today announced that the United States Mint will display two of the 10 1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coins recovered by the government in 2004 that were the subject of 11 years of litigation (which was recently resolved in favor of the Government) at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s […]

First United States Coin? David McCarthy Believes It’s the Quint.

First United States Coin? David McCarthy Believes It’s the Quint.

From CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan: Senior numismatist for Kagin’s, David McCarthy has just published new research into the Type 2 Quint pattern coin that has been a subject of great interest for the firm since it acquired the coin at a 2013 Heritage auction. After more than four years of research, McCarthy believes that the […]

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 1

10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 1

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …..   Selecting with absolute precision 10 of the greatest moments in the history of coin collecting in the United States is a daunting task. Numismatics has enjoyed more than 160 years of growth in the U.S. since its murky beginnings in the early 19th century. Its rollicking career […]

Finest Known 1819 Overton-108 Capped Bust Half Dollar at August ANA Auction

Finest Known 1819 Overton-108 Capped Bust Half Dollar at August ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Showcased in lot 2095 of our August 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Session is an incredible 1819 Capped Bust half dollar that exhibits exceptional preservation and beautiful patina. This stunning Gem should be viewed to be truly appreciated as each side […]

Whitman Publishes Expanded 2nd Edition of Guide Book of Buffalo, Jefferson Nickels

Whitman Publishes Expanded 2nd Edition of Guide Book of Buffalo, Jefferson Nickels

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new second edition of the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page softcover book is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95 USD. Bowers will autograph copies at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair […]

Fossil Creek Gem 1894-O Barber Dime Featured in 2017 ANA Auction

Fossil Creek Gem 1894-O Barber Dime Featured in 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Lot 2065 in Rarities Night of our Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money features an incredible 1894-O Barber dime from the Fossil Creek Collection, certified MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC. The surfaces of this deeply original Gem display […]

U.S. Coin Rarities Highlight Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money

U.S. Coin Rarities Highlight Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an incredible lineup of United States coins in their Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. Showcasing the High Rise Collection, the Magnolia Collection, and other important properties, this sale is poised to be the numismatic event of the summer […]

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction as being among the most difficult and longest-lived series in all of 19th/early 20th century American numismatics. Specializing in 20 Libs requires patience, a healthy budget (although there are […]

Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

The collection of coins from 1838-1861 is part of the “Gold-Digging in Georgia” exhibit Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is honored to have certified the Thomas Leverette McMullan Reed Creek Collection of Dahlonega Mint Coins, which is now prominently on display at the University of Georgia in Athens. This collection contains all 62 issues of the […]

Internet Auction 970 from David Lawrence Rare Coins: Highlights

Internet Auction 970 from David Lawrence Rare Coins: Highlights

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #970 is live with a great selection of 310 fresh, new coins, 55 No Reserve lots and 30 Vault Values. This week we also have a fresh group of 25 lovely California Fractional Gold pieces available, all running with No Reserve, many housed in […]

 
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