U.S. Mint Confirms Total Number of Gold Eagle Errors Released

U.S. Mint Confirms Total Number of Gold Eagle Errors Released

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   All of the American Gold Eagle $10 quarter-ounce bullion coins mistakenly struck with an unfinished Proof obverse die were...
PCGS New World Coin Variety Report November 2021

PCGS New World Coin Variety Report November 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   PCGS has been seeing some fantastic coins recently, including some new discoveries and old favorites. Numismatic headlines were made...

The 1898 “Single 9” Pond: South Africa’s Rarest Gold Coin

Most serious coin collectors in South Africa have heard about the Single 9, commonly referred to as the “King of South African Coins.” However...
PCGS New World Coin Variety Report October 2021

PCGS New World Coin Variety Report October 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   This month has been active with several new varieties being added to the PCGS database and census. These include...
The Coin Analyst: California Coin Dealer Discovers Major 2021 Gold Eagle Error Coin

The Coin Analyst: California Coin Dealer Discovers Major 2021 Gold Eagle Error Coin

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Gerald Medel, owner of Lakeside Coins in El Cajon, part of San Diego County, California, recently made the...
PCGS Certifies 1/4 oz 2021 Type 2 American Gold Eagle Bullion Coins With “W” Mint Marks

PCGS Certifies 1/4 oz 2021 Type 2 American Gold Eagle Bullion Coins With...

Submitted by GreatCollections, the Type 2 Reverse bullion coins with West Point mint marks were found by Gerald Medel and are now classified as...
GreatCollections Offering 1972-S Eisenhower Dollar Wrong Planchet Error

GreatCollections Offering 1972-S Eisenhower Dollar Wrong Planchet Error

The firm GreatCollections is offering a major error, a 1972-S Proof Eisenhower dollar struck on a clad Kennedy half dollar planchet, in an auction...
Royal Dutch Mint Issues 2021 Ducat Coin With 2020 Reverse by Mistake

Royal Dutch Mint Issues 2021 Ducat Coin With 2020 Reverse by Mistake

By Coin & Currency Institute ......   An unintentional but serious error has been discovered on the just-issued 2021 Single Gold Ducat of the Netherlands. The...
The 1966 Australian Wavy “2” 20-Cent - PCGS

The 1966 Australian Wavy “2” 20-Cent

By Eric Eigner for PCGS ......   Modern Australian coins have been extremely popular, touching a cohort of new collectors with the collecting bug. While you...
New 1854 Period 1 California Fractional Gold Dollar Variety Discovered

New 1854 Period 1 California Fractional Gold Dollar Variety Discovered

A new die variety of California Fractional Gold Dollar has been discovered by Ken Glickman, an avid collector and researcher of California Fractional Gold...
Norweb 1820 Square Base 2 Half Eagle, the Only Available BD-4, Offered by Heritage Auctions

Norweb 1820 Square Base 2 Half Eagle, the Only Available BD-4, Offered by Heritage...

Nine 1820 half eagle varieties exist to challenge collectors. Four of those die marriages have a Square Base 2, and five varieties feature a...
1851-O/O $5, PCGS VF30. Images courtesy PCGS

PCGS New World Coin Variety Report September 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   With the positive response to the previous report in August 2021, we will continue the series! This month we...
Recently Discovered Rare Proof 1831 Capped Bust Quarter at Heritage Long Beach Auction

Recently Discovered Rare Proof 1831 Capped Bust Quarter at Heritage Long Beach Auction

The upcoming Long Beach Expo Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions, scheduled for October 6-10, features a magnificent Premium Gem Proof 1831 quarter, a piece...
Error Coins Featured in Heritage Showcase Auction October 6

Error Coins Featured in Heritage Showcase Auction October 6

Mint errors — the numismatic byproducts of Murphy's Law — take center stage again in Heritage Auction's latest Error Coinage Showcase Auction. Bidding is...
Heritage Showcase Auction Featuring VAMs, Prooflike Morgan Dollars

Heritage Showcase Auction Featuring VAMs, Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars

The latest Showcase auction of US coinsfrom Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Silver Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM die varieties...
Error Coin Highlights From PCGS for August 2021 - Hong Kong 1975 $5 Clipped Planchet Error PCGS MS64

Error Coin Highlights From PCGS for August 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   One of the highlights of being a grader is seeing some truly amazing coins. This is especially true with...
PCGS New World Coin Varieties Report August 2021

PCGS New World Coin Variety Report August 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   With the volume of coins submitted at PCGS, it is not uncommon for new significant world varieties to be...
Legend to Auction Howard Sharfman's Incredible Chicago Collection of Half Dollars

Legend to Auction Howard Sharfman’s Incredible Chicago Collection of Half Dollars

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   On September 2, 2021, Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ (LRCA) Regency Auction 47 will be held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Proof San Francisco Eisenhower Dollar Double Struck on Aluminum Token

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Proof San Francisco Eisenhower Dollar Double Struck on...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Proof 197X-S Ike Dollar Double Struck on 2 Gram Aluminum Shell Gas Token PCGS PR 64 1 of 3 Known   This...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent - courtesy of Heritage Auctions.   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, NGC ......   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Specimen Strike 1873 Closed 3 Gold Half Eagle

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Specimen Strike 1873 Closed 3 Gold Half...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Unique 1873 Closed 3 $5 Experimental Finish NGC SP 64   NGC has certified this unique 1873 Closed 3 Five Dollar...
Fred Weinberg’s Personal Error Coin Rarities on Display at Heritage Auctions’ ANA Booth

Fred Weinberg’s Personal Error Coin Rarities on Display at Heritage Auctions’ ANA Booth

1880-S Major Off-Center Morgan dollar and Sacagawea Quarter Mule offer collectors a once-in-a-generation opportunity   Longtime collector and error dealer Fred Weinberg has decided to retire...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - U.S. Proof Error Coins Offered in ANA Heritage Auction

Mike Byers Mint Error News – U.S. Proof Error Coins Offered in ANA Heritage...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Here is a Selection of U.S. Proof Error Coins that are featured in the upcoming August 2021...

Mint Error Coin Chronicles: Partial Collars

Fascinating errors illustrate mechanical difficulties when seating blanks   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of the world’s leading authority on mint errors, a popular segment...
Unique Wass Molitor $20 Gold Featured in August GreatCollections Auction

Unique Wass Molitor $20 Gold Featured in August GreatCollections Auction

The California territorial is one of the great rarities of the pioneer series   GreatCollections has been selected to auction the unique 1855 Wass Molitor Twenty...
Legend Rare Coins to Offer Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars in Regency Auction 47

Legend Rare Coins to Offer Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars in Regency Auction...

Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to announce the Chicago Collection of Early Half Dollars, which includes the #1 PCGS Registry Set of...
Error Coin Auction From Heritage Scheduled for July 15

Error Coin Auction From Heritage Scheduled for July 15

Mint errors take center stage again in Heritage Auctions' latest Error Coinage Showcase Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled...
VAMs and Dimple Morgan Dollars Reflected in Month-Long Auction

VAMs and Dimple Morgan Dollars Reflected in Month-Long Auction

The latest month-long auction of US coins from Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Morgan Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM varieties...

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...

One Collector’s Moon Kennedy Half Dollar Beckons Dreams of the Space Age

By Wes Benson for PCGS ......   I am a professional oil painter. My interest in art and all things visual informs or dictates many of...