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US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA  Part One

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA Part One

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ………. Without fail, the annual ANA convention brings out many great coins. Some of these are old friends; others are new to the market. Many of the best coins I buy at major shows never make it onto my website, but they deserve attention. Two of the […]

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Whitman Releases New Bowers Book on Barber Silver Coinage

Whitman Releases New Bowers Book on Barber Silver Coinage

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 384-page Bowers book (number 20 in the popular Bowers Series) will be available September 22, 2015, from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $29.95. It can also be borrowed for free as […]

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red ‘Early Date’ Large Cent?

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red ‘Early Date’ Large Cent?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics:News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #292 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. At the ANA Convention near Chicago, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned one of the most famous and awe-striking of all ‘early date’ large cents (1793-1814). This 1807/6 overdate, Draped Bust cent is PCGS […]

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com…..   In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar. It is arguably the most famous VAM out there (a “VAM” being a Morgan or Peace dollar variety as officially cataloged by Leroy Van Allen and George Mallis), and if you’re of […]

Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

Walter Mustain: A Collector Remembered – Video: 11:02

By Tom DeLorey – Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.   Walter Mustain was a numismatist of the old school, collecting coins for the fun of it and not a slave to the slab mentality. He collected large cents, which to a copper collector are meant to be held by the edge, bare fingers on bare metal, and […]

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The Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan Dollars at GreatCollections

The Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan Dollars at GreatCollections

Comprehensive PCGS-Graded Collection Being Sold Unreserved  GreatCollections is currently auctioning the Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan and Peace Dollars. The collection is virtually complete and includes many duplicates of the key dates. All have been graded by PCGS in grades from F-12 to MS-67. Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections commented: “There are over 200 PCGS […]

Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

By CoinWeek News Staff…. For Palos Verdes, California-based coin dealer Larry Shapiro, Legend Rare Coin Auction’s first offering of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars offered a chance to reminisce about his Morgan dollar collection and to begin building the next big Morgan dollar set. Larry Shapiro knows Morgan dollars. The nationally-known dealer, who spends […]

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The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Six- and seven-figure “trophy” coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end items are in a completely different universe than where the average collector resides. Since the market for coins in the $1 to $250 range is much broader than the […]

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Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

Do Coin Auction Prices Represent “Retail” or “Wholesale” Values?

By Mark Ferguson – MFRareCoins.com for CoinWeek The prices that coins have sold for at auction contain very valuable market information. This information is used in a variety of ways. Increasingly, these values are used by buyers of coins who want to know how much like-kind coins have been bringing on the open market so […]

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins Look Like?

1807 Bust Left $5.00 Graded AU55+ by PCGS By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Around a year ago, I wrote a blog that discussed original 19th century U.S. gold coins and used photos of specific coins to illustrate the points I was attempting to make. This was one of my most popular blog […]

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US Gold Coins – Rare & Exciting “1825/4/1” Half Eagle  ($5 gold coin) in ANA Auction

US Gold Coins – Rare & Exciting “1825/4/1” Half Eagle ($5 gold coin) in ANA Auction

1825/1 Capped Head Left Half Eagle Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #290 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………… Half eagles are U.S. $5 gold coins, and were minted for use in commerce from 1795 to 1929, though not in every […]

Carson City Morgan Dollars

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com…..   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco, New Orleans and, at the very end of its run, Denver. To a Morgan dollar collector, coins from each mint have different “personalities” – San Francisco represented the cutting edge of coining […]

PCGS Certifies Tom Reynolds Collection of Early Date U.S. Large Cents

PCGS Certifies Tom Reynolds Collection of Early Date U.S. Large Cents

The early date (1793 – 1814) United States large cents collection of well-known early American coppers collector and dealer, Tom Reynolds of Nebraska, has been certified for authenticity and grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with PCGS Secure™ Service. The collection includes the finest known 1793 Lettered Edge Wreath cent, Sheldon 11-b, and coins […]

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Proof Gold Coins – 1858 Proof Liberty Half Eagle – Finest of 5 known

Proof Gold Coins – 1858 Proof Liberty Half Eagle – Finest of 5 known

PR67 Ultra Cameo – Finest-Known – Only Five Examples Traced Heritage Auctions is offering an interesting collection of 30 Proof $5 Half Eagles from the Trompeter Collection. This Coin – Lot 4348  in Heritages 2015 ANA Signature Sale # 1223 should be the highlight of this selection of coins as evidenced by the catalog description […]

US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare Date Gold?

US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare Date Gold?

By Doug Winter– RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner….   In the last decade, we have seen a number of Next Big Things in the rare date gold market. We’ve seen New Orleans double eagles and Carson City double eagles. We’ve seen Civil War issues, and we’ve seen No Motto San Francisco eagles. In most cases, we’ve […]

1795 Reeded Edge Large Cent Appears, First Time in 50 Years

1795 Reeded Edge Large Cent Appears, First Time in 50 Years

To be offered at auction, Jan. 7, 2016, at the Tampa, Florida FUN convention A 1795 Reeded Edge large cent, NGC VG Details – The ‘House of Davis McKinney’ Specimen – will be sold at auction for the first time in half a century on January 7, 2016. It will be presented as part of […]

US Coin Profiles – 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent

US Coin Profiles – 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent

Monumental Gem Red 1807/6 Large Cent -Far and Away the Finest Known 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent. S-273. Rarity-1. Large 7, Pointed 1. MS-66 RD (PCGS). OGH. CAC. This incredible red Gem delivers an unrivaled and captivating aesthetic, matched by an equally impressive provenance that traces it through some of the most significant hands in U.S. […]

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …………….. In all of my years of being a professional numismatist, I have met few collectors who “get it” the way Steve Duckor does. Steve is a generous, gracious individual who is easy to deal with and who has a great eye. When he decides to tackle […]

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19 in the popular Bowers Series) can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a benefit […]

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents – VIDEO: 7:59

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com at the 2015 EAC Coin Convention. Lucas Baldridge, Sheldon 1, Mark Borckardt, Sheldon 1, Steve Carr, Sheldon 15, William Eckberg, Sheldon 242, Steven Ellworth, Sheldon 188, Pierre Fricke, Sheldon 264, Sam Foose, Sheldon 48, Bim Gander, Sheldon 28, Greg Hannigan, Sheldon 79, Chuck Heck, Sheldon 48, Denis Loring, Sheldon 17a, Chris […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. The design details on this counterfeit Seated Liberty Dime are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades with considerable new research done by […]

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

By James McCartney  – Stacks Bowers …….. By 1885, the Carson City Mint had been striking coins for 15 years. The success of the nearby Comstock Lode prompted government officials to push for a federal mint in the area, hoping it would guarantee a steady supply of bullion, increased production figures and sustained profitability. These […]

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/1/2015. Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of the colorful names attributed to Morgan dollar varieties over the years. I don’t often write about them, so to “fill in the gaps” and maybe introduce […]

Garrett-Kaselitz Coin and 1838-O Liberty Seated Dimes in General

Garrett-Kaselitz Coin and 1838-O Liberty Seated Dimes in General

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #286 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. The 1838-O dime is an inaugural issue of the New Orleans Mint and is the only Branch Mint representative of the first design type of Liberty Seated Dimes, […]

1893-S Morgan Dollar Brings $282,000 at $8.3+ Million Heritage Summer FUN Auction

1893-S Morgan Dollar Brings $282,000 at $8.3+ Million Heritage Summer FUN Auction

July 9-12, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando; highly sought-after 1803 half dollar approaches $100,000 An 1893-S $1 MS63 PCGS, a tremendous Mint State example of one the rarest Morgan Dollar issues, drew top honors with $282,000 final price realized to lead Heritage Auctions’ $8.3+ million Summer FUN U.S. Coins Signature® Auction, July […]

1893-S Morgan Dollar Tops Heritage Summer FUN Auction

1893-S Morgan Dollar Tops Heritage Summer FUN Auction

Michael Standish’s narrative on the 1893-S Morgan dollar in his reference work Morgan Dollar — America’s Love Affair With a Legendary Coin (2014): “The 1895 Proof may be popularly referred to as the King of Morgan Dollars, but it’s more steward than heir to the throne. The true king is the Mint State 1893-S.” The […]

The Benefits of Membership in the Early American Coppers Society – VIDEO: 12:15.

The Benefits of Membership in the Early American Coppers Society – VIDEO: 12:15.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. EAC has been around since 1967. They are an elite group of coin collectors who appreciate coins from early America particularly the copper issues. But they do welcome any person who shares this interest. Find out from new and old members why they belong to EAC. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek […]

The San Francisco Gold Coin Market: What’s Hot, and What’s Not

The San Francisco Gold Coin Market: What’s Hot, and What’s Not

by Doug Winter – Douglas Winter Numismatics I’ve written a lot about the 19th century gold coinage from the San Francisco mint, but it’s been awhile since I’ve discussed the “heat factor” for the various types and denominations from this mint. Clearly, San Francisco gold has gone from “unloved” to “up and coming” in the […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 16: Indian Head Half Eagles

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 16: Indian Head Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #284 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds…. For less than $500 per coin, a set of Indian Head half eagles ($5 gold coins) may be assembled that is missing just three dates. Indian Head half eagles […]

 
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