Counterfeit Protection: 1881-S Morgan Dollar

From the NGC by Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher on 5/15/2012 Raised areas and the incorrrect shape of the mintmark identify this 1881-S Morgan as a counterfeit. The 1881-S...

World Coins: Chile 2008 50 Peso

From the NGC Posted by Jay Turner, NGC Grader on 5/15/2012 Some 2008 50 Peso coins were issued with Chile misspelled. In numismatics, errors and varieties are two of...

Rare Double Eagles Highlight Long Beach Offerings

An outstanding selection of rare twenty dollar gold coins highlights Heritage's upcoming US Coins Signature Auction, to take place May 30-June 3 at the...

NGC Certifies Unique Stella $4 Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has authenticated and graded the single known example of a distinctive Stella variety as PF- 60, J-1636a. The Stella, or four-dollar...

The “Deal Shopping” Mentality and Rare Coin Prices

By Doug Winter - Raregoldcoins.com I had an interesting experience at a recent show that I thought was worth sharing. A new-to-the-market collector/investor came up...

1863 Quarter Eagle – A Classic Proof-Only Numismatic Rarity offered at...

The 1863 quarter eagle is a classic American coin issue that is familiar to many collectors, even those who specialize outside the rarefied atmosphere...

Coin Profiles: Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle With 1834 Small Head

All proof U.S. gold coins from the 1830s are very rare, and only six specimens of the 1836 Classic Head quarter eagle are...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Unrecognized Importance of 1846 Dimes

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #98 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds When people think about rare dimes,...

PCGS Will Recognize Circulation Strike 1841 Philadelphia Quarter Eagles!

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is announcing a big change involving one of the most famous and desirable United States gold coin rarities, the...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Finest Known Carson City, Nevada Gold...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #96 At the ANA Convention...

NGC Certifies Unique Proof 1854 $10

Coin is one of only a handful of higher denomination proof coins from the 1850s known. NGC recently identified and certified a proof 1854 $10...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: $1.38 Million Auction Record for a...

News & Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #90 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds....   At the FUN Convention in Orlando, an 1829...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The 1793 Large Cents of Denis...

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  collecting community #87 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds For decades, Denis Loring has been...

The Coin Analyst: Update on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Collectors who ordered 25th anniversary silver eagle sets from the Mint on October 27 are eagerly awaiting shipment of their...

Pinnacle Purchases Spectacular Proof Seated Quarter Collection

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase of another world class set. We have acquired celebrated collector Bruce...

Superb Gem 1876 Twenty Cent to be offered by Heritage

1876 20C MS67 PCGS Secure. CAC - Lot 3302 in Heritage's Beverly Hills Auction Novenber 8-10 The twenty cent piece was born out of Free...

Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Graded Plain 4 1834 Capped Head...

Heritage Auctions On June 28, 1834 Congress passed a law adjusting the weight and composition of the gold eagle (which had not been minted...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Norweb-Richmond 1854-S $2.5 Gold Coin...

News & Analysis on rare  coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #74 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Oct. 14th, in Pittsburgh, the Norweb-Richmond...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Extremely Fine 1856-O $20 gold coin...

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #73 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Friday, Oct. 14, Heritage will auction...

The King of American Coins – the Dollar of 1804 –...

Background of the ANA’s Idler 1804 Dollar as Exhibited at the 2011 World’s Fair of Money in Chicago -  Part 1 By Mark Ferguson for...

Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Very Rare 19th Century Proof, Possibly Six in Private Hands Condition Census Example, Ex: Harry Bass The 1868 Liberty double eagle is one of the rarest...

Overall and Comparative Rarity Analysis of Dahlonega Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter - RareDateGold.com Using the revised population estimates in the third edition of my book, it is possible to make some interesting observations...

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...

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: 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"...

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 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...

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....

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...

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...