Large Cents – Liberty Cap Cent, 1793-1796

Description: The Liberty Cap design by Joseph Wright was derived from what today is likely one of the most popular early medals, the Libertas Americana...

Large Cents – Draped Bust Cent, 1796-1807

Description: Copper cents in the early years of the country had a checkered history. The large cents were not the most easily handled, but they...

Large Cents – Classic Head Cent 1808-1814

Description: Robert Patterson, an Irish immigrant, was a schoolmaster, shopkeeper, and mathematician, the teacher of the man who later surveyed the original boundaries of the...

Large Cents – Matron Head Large Cent, 1816-1835

Description: The Classic Head cents had been coined through 1814, but because of a copper shortage no cents were made in 1815; the only year...

Large Cents – Modified Matron Head Cent, 1836-1839

Description: Continuous modifications were made to the Matron Head cent starting in the mid-1830s, and the transitional nature of the changes has resulted in differences...

Large Cents – Braided Hair Cent, 1839-1857

Description: Liberty Head Large cents were produced from 1816 through 1857. Modifications were made to the Matron Head style starting in the mid-1830s, and the...

Small Cents – One Cent Flying Eagle, 1856-1858

Description: By the early 1850s copper availability was limited, and the price of the raw metal rose to the point that the Mint lost money...

Small Cents – Indian Head Cent 1859 COPPER-NICKEL Laural Wreath Reverse

Description: The Indian Head one-cent coin was produced by the United States Mint from 1859 through 1909. It was designed by James Barton Longacre, the...

Small Cents – Indian Head Cent, Copper-Nickel, 1860-1864

Description: James B. Longacre's Indian Head design for the cent debuted in 1859. The previous Flying Eagle design had been minted for only three years...

Small Cents – Indian Head Cent, Bronze, 1864-1909

Description: The small "white cents", so-called because of their light color compared to that of the older large cents, had at first escaped the hoarding...

Small Cents – 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent

Description:The first year issue of perhaps one of the most popular and enduring designs in US Coinage. The new coin featured a portrait of...

Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Bronze, Wheat Ears Reverse, 1909-1958

Description: The Lincoln cent has been a favorite of collectors for many years. Part of the appeal lies in the fact that it is the...

Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Steel, Wheat Ears Reverse, 1943

Description: Lincoln cents were made of bronze most years, but World War II resulted in a couple of changes to the cent composition. Because copper...

Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Bronze/ Brass, Memorial Reverse, 1959-1982

Description: The Lincoln motif on the cent was introduced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The 150th anniversary of that event occasioned another...

Two Cent Pieces – 1864-1873

The two-cent coin was produced in the United States from 1864-1873 with decreasing mintages throughout that time. The two-cent piece was made of 95%...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1796 quarter, San Francisco Liberty Seated...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #21 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week's column was devoted to...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1943-D copper cent, 1795 Reeded Edge...

News and Analysis on coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #20 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds I had originally intended to write...

US Coins: Those Magical CC Morgans

The market is good – stable prices and strong demand for rarities along with an expanding collector base. In fact, an 1804 Class 1 Draped Bust Dollar just traded for $3.7 million at the Central States Numismatic Society coin convention in Rosemont, IL.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1856-O Double Eagles and other Great...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #19 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This week, I wish to focus...

1937 Battle of Antietam Half Dollar

The date of September 17, 1862 is remembered as the single bloodiest day of the American Civil War, as Federal forces under the...

Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys

By Michael S. Fey PhD; Jeff Oxman If you are an advanced collector of Morgan and Peace silver dollars, or just want to learn more...

Extreme Rarities in the Greatest Collection of U.S. Silver Coins to...

By Greg Reynolds for CoinLink .....   On April 29 and 30 in Cincinnati, Heritage will auction the collection of “Joseph C. Thomas,” which features U.S....

Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins By Q. David Bowers

From Q. David Bowers comes a book so comprehensive and authoritative that only the “Dean of American Numismatics” could have created it! Drawing on...

Lincoln Cent Matte Proofs By Kevin Flynn

The only book devoted entirely to matte proof Lincoln Cents. Over 250 color and black and white photos provide die diagnostics descriptions to identify...

The Ted Naftzger Collection of United States Large Cents to be...

Ira and Larry Goldberg will auction The Ted Naftzger Collection of United States Large Cents in 2008 and 2009. The collection will be ...

A Decade of Top 100 Insights by Michael S. Fey

Available from Wizard Coin Supply Here The book is a compilation of the last 10 years of Rare Coin Investments' Top 100 Insights and...

Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. Now, as the coin nears its 100th anniversary (and the bicentennial of Abraham...

Husak Large Cents Soar Past $10.7 Million At Heritage’s $25 Million...

The auction room was jammed with hundreds of bidders before the first lot of the Large Cent Collection of Walter Husak was offered...

Looking Through Lincoln Cents by: Charles D. Daughtrey

Pull a few pennies from your pocket. Take a close look. You may be holding an oddity that the U.S. Mint did not want...

Unique 1870 San Francisco Mint Half Dime Exhibited at CoinFest

By Greg Reynolds for CoinLink Only one 1870 San Francisco Mint half dime is known to exist. It was on display on Oct. 27...