United States 1916-D Mercury Dime - CoinWeek IQ Coin Profile

United States 1916-D Mercury Dime

The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin in the U.S. series. The coin's elegant design draws heavily from...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Dollar

1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Silver Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company ......   The raised lumps and lines on this 1903-S are signs of counterfeit Morgan Dollar production. * *...
Spectacular 1886 Morgan Dollar Die Cap Error to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Spectacular 1886 Morgan Dollar Die Cap Error to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Famous coin one of Amon Carter’s personal favorites   One of the greatest error coins known, the 1886 Morgan Dollar Obverse Die Cap graded PCGS MS64,...
United States 1954-S Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1954-S Franklin Half Dollar

The last Franklin half dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint, the 1954-S, offers a window into an evolving postwar United States Mint. Replacing the...
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Two - Silver Dollars

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Two – Silver Dollars

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In the first installment of this three-part series on collecting the coinage of the Carson City (CC) Mint, I...
United States 1881-S Morgan Dollar

United States 1881-S Morgan Dollar

The 1881-S Morgan dollar is a large silver coin that was struck at the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint. Known more...
United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar

The era of the big dollar coin was already coming to a close when the United States Mint struck the last 59,000,000 Eisenhower dollar...
United States 1886 Morgan Dollar Silver Coin

United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description The 1886 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the United States Mint...
United States 1951 Franklin Half Dollar Proof

United States 1951 Franklin Half Dollar Proof

This second-year Proof issue of the Franklin half dollar was struck at the Philadelphia Mint and represents a challenging issue for collectors looking to...

When Dealing With Eisenhower Dollars, Grade Is Everything

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   For better or worse, Whitman’s A Guidebook of United States Coins (the Red Book) is still the gold standard...

US Coins – The Short-Lived Franklin Half Dollar

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   With a lifespan of just 15 years (1948-63) and no high-priced key dates even in Mint State grades, the Franklin half dollar is...
United States 1928-S Peace Dollar

United States 1928-S Peace Dollar

Description The 1928-S Peace dollar is among the most common later-date Peace dollars and one of the series’ major condition rarities. The last date struck...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This counterfeit coin forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   NGC graders...

United States 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar

Description: The 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar is the second United States coin struck to honor the 34th President of the United States, the first being...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering, and raised lumps helped graders at NGC...
CoinWeek IQ Modern Coin Profiles - United States 1974-D Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1974-D Eisenhower Dollar

Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined...
United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large's desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute...

United States 1972 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

  The Eisenhower Dollar While the country at large's desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming...
United States 1904-O Morgan Silver Dollar - CoinWeek IQ US Coin Profiles

United States 1904-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Description In mid-to-late 1904, an article appeared in newspapers across the country with the blaring headline: “Passing of the Good Old American Silver Dollar.” Under...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1911-D Quarter Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

United States 1933 Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 double eagle $20 gold coin is one of American Numismatics' most notorious coins. Only...

United States 1971-D Eisenhower Dollar

Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...

United States 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar

Description Morgan dollar production continued at its Congressionally mandated pace in 1887, despite the fact that even 10 years into the series' run it had...

United States 1893-CC Morgan Dollar

Description The Morgan dollar gets its name from United States Mint engraver George T. Morgan, who designed the dollar coin in competition with then-Chief Engraver...

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

Image: Coins in Motion. Description: The 1923 Peace dollar is one of the most common issues in the series of dollar coins (1921-35) designed by Anthony...

CoinWeek Streaming News: Franklin Half Dollar Full Bell Line Designations

 CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan discusses Franklin Half Dollars in this CoinWeek Streaming News segment, sponsored by NGC. Franklin Half Dollars are a popular silver coin...

United States 1921 Peace Dollar

Description: The 1921 Peace dollar is the debut issue of Anthony de Francisci's Art Deco design, produced from 1921-1928 and then again for two years...

Collecting Strategies: Peace Dollars – Mintage vs. Price in MS63

Market Analysis by CoinWeek .....   Hi folks. Today we wanted to draw your attention to the popular U.S. Peace dollar series and some collecting strategies...
United States 1921-S Zerbe Proof Morgan Silver Dollar

CoinWeek IQ: United States 1921-S Morgan Dollar Zerbe Proof

Description The Zerbe Proof 1921-S Morgan dollar is one of the rarest and most enigmatic issues of the Morgan dollar series. The Morgan dollar, known more...

United States 1977 Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Besides removing silver from the quarter and the dime, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined...