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

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new second edition of the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels, by Q. David Bowers. The...

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Great Depression Hobo Nickels

The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) officially debuted at the Whitman Coin and...

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Familiar items are often underappreciated, and Jefferson nickels tend to receive the Rodney Dangerfield treatment from collectors. The coin has been such a...

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 4: 1866-71...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #362 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This is the...

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 25: Liberty...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #355 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Publicly distributed, Liberty...

Riding the Rails with Hobo Nickels

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Recently, I’ve seen a few replica rounds out there that copy some designs from the old “hobo nickels”. Turns out,...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Pt. 23: Proof...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #349 The emphasis here is on PCGS- or NGC-certified, Proof-64 or...

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and...

CoinWeek Podcast #36: Donn Pearlman talks 1913 Nickels, Numismatic Writing, and a Hobby in Transition Few in the coin industry have been as successful in bringing...

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #338 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Though not coins, patterns...

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because...
Three Cent Nickels

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each: Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #281 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds.... Three Cent Nickels were minted...

CoinWeek Grading Series: BUFFALO NICKELS: How to Tell the Difference Between...

Taught by Ray Herz. Another video in the CoinWeek grading series with different experts in the various fields of numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the...

First Read: Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and...

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... In this edition...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #254  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Ethnic Slurs on Hobo Nickels (Part II)

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-sylum readers...

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Ethnic Slurs on Hobo Nickels

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-sylum readers...

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ……….. Welcome back to the Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker guide to building the ultimate 20th century...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Nickels, Dimes & Patterns in Stack’s-Bowers...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #114 This week, the firm of...
Liberty Head Nickels

An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, Part 2, Uncirculated Coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #112 Click Here to read Part...

An Introduction to Liberty Nickels, part 1, Circulated Coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #111 For more than a half-century,...

Collecting Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #53 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ......   More than 20 years ago, there was...

Three Cents Nickels – Three Cent Nickel 1865-1889

Description: The three cent coin has an unusual history. It was proposed in 1851 both as a result of the decrease in postage rates from...

5 Cent Nickels – Shield Nickel With Rays, 1866-1867

Description: Introduced following the end of the Civil War, the eponymously named Shield "nickel" was the nation's first five cent piece with nickel metal content....

5 Cent Nickels – Shield Nickel No Rays, 1867-1883

Description: Because of consistent demand, production of the nickel five cent piece was higher than that of the equivalently valued silver half dime each year...

5 Cent Nickels – 1883 Liberty Head Nickel – No Cents...

Description: The Liberty Head nickel, sometimes referred to as the V nickel due to its reverse design, was an American nickel five-cent piece. Officially, it...

5 Cent Nickels – Liberty Head Nickel, With Cents, 1883-1912

Description: Charles Barber's Liberty Head five cent coin was first produced for circulation in 1883 after two years of development of various patterns for the...

5 Cent Nickels – 1913 Type 1 Buffalo Nickel (1913 Only)

Photos used with permission and courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries On March 4, 1913, coins from the first bag to go into circulation were...

5 Cent Nickels – Buffalo Nickel, Type 2, 1913-1938

Description: Buffalo, or Indian Head, nickels have been a popular series with collectors since the start of the type, abetted by the introduction of collecting...

5 Cent Nickels – Jefferson Wartime Nickel, 1942-1945

Description: During World War II nickel metal was a strategic war material for munitions, and the supply of the raw material was not sufficient to...

5 Cent Nickels – Jefferson Nickel, 1938-2003

Description: Nickel five cent pieces have been produced since 1866 and from the beginning the denomination has been a mainstay in commerce. Though obviously the...