Coin Profile 1804 Bust Quarter, Single Finest Certified B-1, Ex: Colonel Green

At the time of his death--with a total estate valued at more than $40 million--his coin collection was valued at an estimated $5 million, along with a stamp collection worth $3.5 million.

Coin Profiles: Unique 1834 Original Half Dollar O-104, Ex: Brand, Norweb

"Perhaps unique as a die variety; Walter Breen did not know of other examples, but he was aware of this one, as he participated in the sale of it to Mrs. Norweb. "Here is a superb gem coin, a half dollar for the ages."
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...

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 1796 Draped Bust Small Eagle Quarter

Quarters – Draped Bust Small Eagle Quarter, 1796

Description: The Draped Bust half dollar was introduced after only two years of production of the previous design. The simple portrait of Liberty on the...

Dimes – Roosevelt Clad Dime, 1964- present

Description: Franklin Roosevelt's portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the "Greatest Generation", those...

Dimes – Roosevelt Silver Dime 1946-1964

Description: Franklin D. Roosevelt led the United States through both the "great" economic depression of the early 1930s and World War II, events that defined...

Dimes – Ten Cent Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle, 1798-1807

Description: The Mint Act of 1792 specified coins of various denominations, including "dismes" which were to be "of the value of one tenth of a...

Eagles – Indian Head Eagle, With Motto, 1908-1933

Description: In 1907 a collaboration between the dynamic president Theodore Roosevelt and renown American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens resulted in new designs for both the $20...

Video Coin News: Martin Logies talks about the 1792 half disme

Martin Logies Director, Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation talks about the 1792 half disme in the collection, its numismatic significance, and how the early coins...

Coin Profiles: Washington Roman Head Cent

The exact number of surviving Washington Roman Head cents is unknown although the total is clearly small, given the number of pieces that appear...

Coin Profiles: 1776 Brass Continental Dollar

About 15 brass Continental Currency pieces are known in all grades, and they are only known from the original engraving or the first modification...

Coin Profile: 1808 Quarter Eagle a Rare One-Year Type Coin

Johann Matthias (John) Reich was a Bavarian native who learned the engraving trade from his father, Johann Christian Reich. According to L. Forrer in...
Coin Profiles - Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because...

World Coin Profile – The 17th Century St. Patrick Halfpenny

The St. Patrick halfpenny was a milled coin minted in the 17th century in England, Ireland and Wales. The reverse design shows King David...

Coin Profile: Proof 1836 50/00 Capped Bust Half Dollar

One of Only Six Examples Positively Confirmed to Exist; The Breen Plate Coin Writing in the 1989 edition of his encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial...

Coin Profile: Proof 1860 $20 Double Eagle

1860 $20 PR64 Cameo NGC. The Breen Proof Encyclopedia records something north of 30 complete gold proof sets minted for 1860, although the...

Coin Profiles: Unique Proof 1823 O-111 Bust Half Dollar

In the 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Platinum Night US Coin Auction, Heritage Auctions offer several very rare proof bust halves. One of these is...

Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint  fifth silver coin in the series "Tales and Legends in Austria", recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used...

Coin Profiles: The Eliasberg 1858-O $20.00 Gold Double Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com I’d like to share a photo and some information about a really interesting coin that I recently bought and sold....

Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1979-1999

Susan B. Anthony dollars, known as “Susies”by many collectors, were the second copper-nickel dollar coin produced for circulation in this country. The...
United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

Americans of the 1920s seemed so preoccupied with enjoying the present that celebrating the past was destined to take a back seat. Even so,...
United States 1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar

United States 1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar

When the United States formally took possession of the Louisiana Territory on December 20, 1803, effectively doubling the size of the country, Napoleon was...
Coin Profiles - 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors' Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Dollar. Part I can be read here ....... and Part...
United States 1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar

United States 1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar

In 1919, Alabama celebrated the centennial of its admission into the Union as the nation's 22nd state. Two years later, the occasion was marked...

Coin Profiles: San Diego Collection of Proof Seated Dollars

By Dan Duncan Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase of the San Diego Collection of Seated Dollars, an amazing grouping featuring fourteen of...

The 1856-S Eagle: A Study of Mintmark Varieties

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com....   I’d like to thank collector John Toffaletti for writing this interesting study of 1856-S eagles and contributing it to raregoldcoins.com...

Coin Profile: Counterpunched Platinum 1814 half dollar pattern

Heritage's upcoming 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction, to be held August 11-12, will feature the unique "Platina" or "P-Punched"...

Important 1792 Fusible Alloy Cent, Judd-2 to be offered in Chicago

The 1792 pattern cents, Birch cent, half disme, disme, and quarter were the prototypes for what later became the cent, nickel, dime,...

Coin Profile: 1802 Half Dime, a Landmark Rarity

In all of U.S. numismatics there are only a handful of regular issue coins that can compare in absolute rarity to the 1802 half...