The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Roosevelt decided that it was time for...

A Shipwreck for the Ages: The SS Central America and the...

The siren song of gold called from California to every corner of the country. Across the nation, men (and a much smaller number of...

Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold...

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...

US Coin Profile – The Finest Known Proof 1838 Capped Bust...

The 1838 Proof Capped Bust half dollar has always been overshadowed by its more famous 1838-O cousins, but the Philadelphia Mint issue is actually much...

United States 1964 Washington Quarter Dollar Silver Proof Coin

  Description - Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally...

United States 1947-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

Heritage Auctions – Condition Census 1881 Proof Three Dollar Gold Coin

With only 500 circulation strikes produced, the 1881 three dollar gold piece boasts the lowest mintage in the series and is an important key...

Coin Stories: Where Charles Barber Found Inspiration for a New Series...

After 55 years, the Seated Liberty half dollar design had become somewhat of a dinosaur. A classic, yes. Exciting, no. The design was heavily...

From the Icy Waters of the Atlantic: The WWII Treasure of...

The German commander of the Nazi U-boat fleet predicted that by using submarines to cut off Britain’s overseas commerce, Germany could bring the mighty...

One of America’s Greatest Coins: The 1917-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar...

World War 1 Coinage by the US Mint includes the Walking Liberty Half Dollar In 1914, British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey famously said of...

Coin Profiles – The 1850 $5 Moffat Gold Coin – A...

Moffat Gold Coin - Imagine this for a moment: private issuance of currency isn’t frowned upon. In fact, it’s legal. There is an abundance...

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – Get Lady Liberty as a 1920s...

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 - When you think of ways to honor your country, what do you think of? -  For nations around the world,...

Heritage Auctions – Rare 9 Leaves 1795 Small Eagle Reverse Gold...

The Philadelphia Mint struck gold coins for the first time in 1795, when a reported mintage of 5,583 Capped Bust Right eagles was accomplished....

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare Knob 6, No Stem...

The 1806 Knob 6, No Stem O-108 Bust half dollar is one of the greatest rarities in the Draped Bust half Dollar series. Examples have...

United States 2018 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence: Life Platinum...

Description: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,...

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

Description: 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...

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

The following coin catalog description is of LOT #4861 from the 2018 Heritage FUN US Coin Signature Auction in Tampa. As a Branch Mint Proof, this...

Classic US Gold Coin Profile – The 1795 Small Eagle Half...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I’m not sure the 1795 Small Eagle half eagle is my favorite American gold coin, but...

United States 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin

Description: In 2017, the United States Mint celebrated the 225th anniversary of its creation with the construction of the Philadelphia Mint as authorized by the...

US Coin Profile – 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

Description: On July 30, 2015, the United States Mint will issue a 1 ounce .9999 gold coin struck in high relief and bearing the notional...

Look Back: United States 2011 September 11 National Medal

Description: The 2011 September 11 National Medal honors the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and...

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

Description: The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk youth and made famous by the 1938 movie of the same name, is commemorated on...

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National...

Description: 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 1937 Washington Quarter (Proof)

Description - Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally...

United States 1964-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: 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 1982 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1982 was a landmark year for the United States one-cent coin, as the metallic composition of the coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated...

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at...

Description: 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 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 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976...

United States 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar

  Description: The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar was the last of the regular-strike silver-clad half dollars and the last Kennedy half intended for circulation that contained...