United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

In 1864 when the Two Cent coin was first issued, the US Civil War was still raging. One effect of the war was a...

US Coin Profiles – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1 1916-1917

Charles Barber's quarter dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890, which allowed for the...
United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

While not necessarily a well-known year in American history, 1886 saw a series of interesting and important historical events: the dedication of the Statue...

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Homestead National Park Quarter

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized...
United States 1929 Lincoln Wheat Cent

United States 1929 Lincoln Cent

Hindsight is 20/20, and despite the Great Depression looming right around the corner, it was business as usual at the United States Mint in...
United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

It was the "War to End All Wars". When the United States entered the conflict on April 6, 1917, World War I had been raging...
United States 1969-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1969-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
United States 1949 Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1949 Franklin Half Dollar

As United States Mint Director Nellie Tayloe Ross’s brainchild, she continually pushed the government to design and release a half dollar depicting Benjamin Franklin...
United States 2001-S Sacagawea Dollar Proof

United States 2001-S Sacagawea Dollar Proof

With the US Treasury’s stockpile of Susan B. Anthony dollar coins dwindling rapidly, the United States Mint was charged under the United States $1...

Ancient Coins: Lydian Gold Considered First Coins in the World

Lydian coinage is considered among the very first coins ever produced and used   By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   The...

Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin: 1849-1907

Too much gold? Start minting the Liberty Double Eagle It was 1849, and the Philadelphia Mint had more Gold Rush gold than it could possibly...
United States Dollars - Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

United States Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under United States Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling the resumption of the mintage of...
United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

U.S. Circulating Coin Production in 1887 - Putting the 1887 Half in Context In 1887, the Philadelphia Mint handled U.S. coin production for all of...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

New Tetradrachm Overview The new style of Athenian "owl"--so-called due to the iconic image of an owl on the reverse--originated in a Greece newly conquered...
United States 2014-P Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 2014-P Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   With the United States Mint moving at lightning speed, the Kennedy half dollar was designed, stuck, and placed in circulation just...
United States 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar with Blue Pack

United States 1971-S 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 industry developed...

Coin Stories: Where Charles Barber Found Inspiration for a New Series of Silver Coins

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   After 55 years, the Seated Liberty half dollar design had become somewhat of a dinosaur. A classic, yes. Exciting,...
Ancient Coins - The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Kaunos Coinage By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and...
Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece - Theban Silver Stater

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Theban Silver Stater

Overview Thebes Thebes was one of the major cities of ancient Greece, and for a brief time it was the preeminent power in the Greek world....

U.S. Coin Profile – 1838-O Reeded Edge Half Dollar Branch Mint Proof

"1838-O 50C GR-1, R.7, Branch Mint PR63 PCGS. CAC. The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the rarest and most enigmatic issues in...
Perth Mint Issues 2022 Dragon and Tiger 2 Kilo Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin

Perth Mint Issues 2022 Dragon and Tiger 2 Kilo Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin

The Perth Mint is excited to release this spectacular 2-kilo silver coin that celebrates the confident tiger and benevolent dragon. In Chinese culture, it is...
United States 1917 Type I Standing Liberty Quarter

United States 1917 Type I Standing Liberty Quarter

First released in 1916 with a minuscule mintage, the Standing Liberty Quarter garnered almost immediate controversy. As the newly appointed Director of the Mint,...
United States 1932-D Washington Quarter

United States 1932-D Washington Quarter

1932 was a seminal year for the US quarter. The United States Mint had concluded the design process of the commemorative quarter destined to mark...
Perth Mint Issues 1oz Gold Proof Coin Featuring the Australian Brumby

Perth Mint Issues 1oz Gold Proof Coin Featuring the Australian Brumby

According to tradition, when soldier and pastoralist James Brumby was transferred from Sydney to Van Diemen’s Land in 1801, he was forced to release...

United States 1973 Eisenhower Dollar

Description Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...
Perth Mint Releases 2nd Incused Kookaburra 5oz Silver Coin

Perth Mint Releases 2nd Incused Kookaburra 5oz Silver Coin

A recent addition to the Australian Kookaburra coin series, this stunning silver release features an incused impression of the latest kookaburra design. Known as...
United States 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

United States 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

The Draped Bust was the second design type of the half cent denomination. Conceived as an important low-value coin for the everyman, the denomination...
United States 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   1974 was an interesting year at the Denver Mint. Not only was planning for the 1975/76 Bicentennial coinage well underway but...
Perth Mint Issues 2022 1oz High-Relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold Proof Coin

Perth Mint Issues 2022 1oz High-Relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold Proof Coin

This majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle silver coin, featuring artistry prepared exclusively for The Perth Mint by renowned US designer John M. Mercanti, showcases our ultra-high...
Ancient Roman Coins - Vespasian Aureus Buried at Pompeii

Ancient Roman Coins – Vespasian Aureus Buried at Pompeii

Vespasian. 69-79 CE. AV Aureus - Rome Mint - Struck 70 CE   Aureus Buried at Pompeii by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Mt....