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Modern US Coins – Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

Modern US Coins – Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Susan B. Anthony dollars are growing on some collectors these days. Now gracefully approaching middle age, the nation’s first small-size dollar coin series, which lasted from 1979 until 1981 and reappeared for a stray stint in 1999, hearkens to a relatively quainter time in American numismatics. The first […]

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …..   In Part 1, I frame the topic and put forth the perspectives of very accomplished collectors regarding natural toning. As I discuss in Part 2, preferring coins with natural toning is a tradition at the core of coin collecting culture in the United States Here in Part 3, […]

The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   Between 1795 and 1933 a total of 36 major gold types were issued for circulation. In my May 2017 article on collecting US gold by type, I touched on these. In this follow-up, I’m going to discuss each type in more detail with suggestions on how and what […]

History Hidden in Plain Sight:  Freemasons on United States Coins

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have questioned the organization’s spiritual views. For those initiated into the fraternity, Masonry is said to offer a path to self-improvement and lifelong friendships. Historically, public suspicion of the Freemasons […]

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 […]

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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 […]

By June 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #68: Things to Know When Selling Off Coins From Your Collection

CoinWeek Podcast #68: Things to Know When Selling Off Coins From Your Collection

CoinWeek Podcast #68: Things to Know When Selling Off Coins From Your Collection Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This week on the CoinWeek podcast, we’re on the hunt for good advice on how to sell a dozen or so coins in our […]

How Paper Currency Has Changed in Our Lifetimes

How Paper Currency Has Changed in Our Lifetimes

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Take a look at the paper currency you’re carrying around and think back several years. You’ll probably notice that today’s money looks much different than it did just a handful of years ago. In many cases, the changes have been significant and obvious – such as the colorful […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: Numismatic Diversification

Coin Collecting Strategies: Numismatic Diversification

Diversifying your coin collecting areas of interest is a very enjoyable way to collect and learn about the history of different series By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   During a recent meeting with my financial advisor we discussed the importance of diversification. Having all of your eggs in any one basket is […]

The Concept of “Freshness” in Numismatics

The Concept of “Freshness” in Numismatics

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   There is almost no term in the rare coin market which is more misused than “fresh”. I am certainly guilty of overusing this word, and if you look at the coin descriptions I write on my website, I use the word “fresh” more often than […]

CoinWeek Reaches Two Major Milestones: Two Million Video Views & 40,000 Facebook Fans

CoinWeek Reaches Two Major Milestones: Two Million Video Views & 40,000 Facebook Fans

By CoinWeek …..   On Monday, May 15, 2017, CoinWeek surpassed two million views on its award-winning YouTube video channel. CoinWeek’s award-winning videos have brought numismatics to a new generation of collectors, with popular series such as CoinWeek IQ, Cool Coins!, Cool Currency!, and the CoinWeek Podcast. Since CoinWeek’s launch in 2011, our video team […]

Evaluating Safe Preservation Methods for Proof Coins

Evaluating Safe Preservation Methods for Proof Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   For as long as there have been proof coins, there have been collectors trying to preserve them. Proof coins, which are often struck more than once (at least twice) on polished planchets by specially prepared dies, are specifically designed to be appreciated and are not intended for use […]

One Way or Another: New Legislation Seeks to Change America’s Circulating Coinage

One Way or Another: New Legislation Seeks to Change America’s Circulating Coinage

Two recent Republican bills aim to save taxpayers money By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Two new pieces of legislation have been introduced (in one instance, reintroduced) to Congress that seek to alter the landscape of our nation’s circulating coinage. COINS Act of 2017 Republican Senators John McCain (AZ) and Michael Enzi (WY) introduced […]

Uncool Coins!: The Tale of the 1850 Double Eagle – 4K Video

Uncool Coins!: The Tale of the 1850 Double Eagle – 4K Video

Usually, when you think of the term “crack-out game” you think of a collector or dealer anxiously resubmitted an already graded coin hoping that it will end up in higher grade plastic. But what happens when you take an unknowledgeable rare coin collector / investor, $100,000+ in palladium ingots, and an NGC-graded 1850 double eagle […]

Classic US Coins – Is the Vintage Commemorative Coin Market Sunk?

Classic US Coins – Is the Vintage Commemorative Coin Market Sunk?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #380 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Vintage silver commemorative coins were minted from 1892 to 1955. Except for the Isabella quarter (1893) and the Lafayette silver dollar (1900), all are half dollars. Prices for these have never […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series The X-Files has a UFO poster that proclaims: I WANT TO BELIEVE. The sentiment is widely shared, even among numismatists, who are generally a rather skeptical bunch. The “Alien” […]

British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Earlier this year, the British public–along with the rest of the world–was invited to help solve the mystery of a 913-piece gold coin hoard hidden inside a vintage piano donated to a local community college in 2015. The 91.7% pure gold coins, 633 sovereigns and 280 half sovereigns dating […]

By April 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   The other practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches of the most abandoned kind who had no use for the religion of their fathers took to contributing dues and free-will offerings to swell the Jewish exchequer; and other […]

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #379 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins were minted from 1850 to 1907. Before 1850, the largest U.S. coin denomination was the $10 gold piece (the eagle). This discussion is about […]

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At about 11 pm it was all over – the end of a journey. A journey that, for the Pogue family, lasted 35 years, and for collector D. Brent Pogue, spanned the entirety of his adult life. The collection, which now stands as the most […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #377 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The Pogue V sale by Stack’s-Bowers was held the evening of Friday, March 31 at the Evergreen House, the former residence of the Garrett Family Coin Collection. This auction was enormously […]

Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety at Coin Shows

Dealing With Criminals: Coin Dealers, Security Experts Weigh in on Safety at Coin Shows

Coin theft is one of the biggest threats coin dealers face, whether they are working out of a brick-and-mortar storefront or attending coin shows halfway across the country By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It doesn’t matter how big a show is or where it’s held, all coin shows present inherent security risks. It […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #376 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Most of the first 27 parts explain how sets of a single series of classic U.S. coins may be completed or nearly completed without spending as much as $500 on any […]

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Gorge Selgin is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute and Professor Emeritus […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them… — […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 22: Epic Sales in the Same League

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 22: Epic Sales in the Same League

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #375 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The vast majority of the coins in the Pogue Family Coin Collection, especially the core collection of U.S. coins dating from 1793 to 1839, were consigned to Stack’s-Bowers in 2014 to […]

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   One of the first pieces that we wrote for CoinWeek discussed Bicentennial quarters. In it, we discussed the nuances of the issue, from strike to Mint State grade distribution of the P- and D-mint coins by PCGS and NGC. We also questioned whether the coin […]

Cool Coins! 2017 Episode 1 – Over a Million Dollars in Rare Coins – 4K Video

Cool Coins! 2017 Episode 1 – Over a Million Dollars in Rare Coins – 4K Video

Cool Coins! kicks off 2017 with this “million dollar” episode, featuring WINGS Co-President Lance Tchor and his 1952 Peru 100 Soles gold coin with deep mirror Prooflike surfaces in an NGC MS67 holder; error coin specialist and author Fred Weinberg with a very special “golden” State Quarter (a coin you might find in change!); treasure […]

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 […]

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how […]

 
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