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...

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco,...

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

By James McCartney  - Stacks Bowers ........ By 1885, the Carson City Mint had been striking coins for 15 years. The success of the nearby...

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

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of the colorful names...

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek....   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at...

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

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...

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...

Types of Variations in VAM Coins

By Tony Davis for CoinWeek....   Identifying different varieties of Morgan and Peace silver dollars can be fairly intimidating to the new or inexperienced collector. These...

View Magnificent Pogue Coins In Online PCGS Digital Albums

Every collector can now admire the PCGS-certified coins in the first and the upcoming second auction of magnificent rarities in the fabulous D. Brent...

World Records Fall at the Stack’s Bowers / Sotheby’s Coin Auction:...

By Stack's Bowers....   Collectors bid over $25 million to purchase just 128 coins Tuesday night at the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, presented...

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an...

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   A light round of applause met the $2,000,000 hammer price that lot 1128--a rare 1808 quarter eagle--brought at Stack's...

Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At...

Posted by Jim Bisognani - NGC Market Report....   Rare US coins were in great demand, while many rare coins which are not fresh to the market were...

Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Who doesn't dream of finding a hidden treasure in their attic or behind a wall? Recently, a true treasure story came to light as I explored the background of a rare Carson City die owned by Littleton Coin Company. The true history of this fascinating piece began to revel itself back in 2003…

Coin Profiles – The Phantom Silver Dollars Of 1895

By Tom DeLorey – Harlan J Berk Ltd. .....   The Morgan dollar has long been one of the most popular American coin series, apparently second...

Cool Coins! – March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo (1...

Charles Morgan and David Lisot strolled the bourse to find Cool Coins at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. Did...

PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

New obverse and reverse die combination on a 1798 Draped Bust silver dollar. Image courtesy PCGS There's been a big discovery in early American numismatics. Professional...

The Market for High and Low End 1884-CC Morgan Dollars –...

In this video, Andy Wedding, numismatist with Larry Shapiro Rare Coins, pulls two historic 1884-CC Morgan dollars out and discusses with CoinWeek how the...

Pedigrees & Hoards: The El Cortez Casino Collection

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek....   Probably no other state has brought as many “hoards & collections” into the hobby as the state of Nevada. Several...

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek.... If you haven't done so already, be sure to check out Part I of the Lafayette Dollar story by clicking...

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar Coin – Part I

  by David Provost for CoinWeek.... Author’s Note: This installment of the Lafayette dollar story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part II)...

Rare Silver Dollar Coin kept as a Talisman from D-Day to...

Only one pair of dies was used in the production of the 1794 issue. The young nation's first mint had just been established in...

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to offer The Coronet Collection of Morgan...

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is honored to have been selected to auction The Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars, the all time finest Morgan Dollar...

Is the Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X Sale a Sign...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... The conclusion of Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency X December 18 sale at the Venetian Hotel and...

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

The first of America's iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view...

1794 Silver Dollar Tops Fifth Newman Coin Collection Sale

Eric P. Newman's outstanding 1794 silver dollar AU50 NGC. Ex: "Col" E.H.R. Green was the undisputed star of the outstanding offerings in the $10.4+...

Historically Important & Likely Finest Unc. 1853 Silver Dollar

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #249 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds......... On Oct. 30, at the...

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

By C. Logan McKechnie for the VAM View.... VAMs have always been the stepchild of the numismatic marketplace. Morgan dollars, however, are the most collected...

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction IX to feature The Sunnywood...

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction IX to feature The Sunnywood Collection and duplicates, boasts numerous other numismatic treasures LINCROFT, NJ – Legend Rare Coin...

First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a...

Vam View: Sometimes it is the High Cost of Plastic

My how the times do change. When PCGS introduced its Regency holder in 1992, it was intended to allow the collector to recognize "special‟ coins—either...