Finest 1831 Capped Bust Dime Variety Featured in August 2019 ANA Sale

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   The JR-3 variety of the 1831 Capped Bust dime is unremarkable in most grades and carries...
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...
United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

Description As David Lange writes in his excellent CoinWeek article, 1960 was a pivotal year for coin collecting in America. Rare coins, the traditional backbone of...
The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

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

By Blanchard & Company ......   It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Teddy Roosevelt decided...
The Washington Quarter Made Coin Collecting a Household Pursuit

Everything You Need to Know About Washington Quarters

By Bullion Shark LLC ...... Various coins were proposed to commemorate the bicentennial of President George Washington’s 1732 birth. The United States Congress ultimately approved...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1973-S Proof Clad Ike Dollar Double Struck on...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is one of the most spectacular Proof Ike dollar mint errors of all time. Not only...

Typo on New $50 Banknote Latest Kerfuffle at Reserve Bank of Australia

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Thursday, May 9, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) acknowledged a typo on the new $50 polymer banknote....

US Coins – NGC Certifies New Bust Quarter Variety

1822 B-3 is a Previously Unknown Die Marriage Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an 1822 quarter dollar variety that was previously unknown to numismatists....

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar....

Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique Great Britain Lead Die Trial

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is the only known 1911 Great Britain 5 Pound Die Trial. It was struck on March...
reverse, United States 2000-P Jefferson Nickel struck with two obverse dies, PCGS MS65. Image courtesy Mike Byers and Mint Error News

Mint Error News: PCGS Certifies Unique Two-Headed Nickel

United States 2000-P Jefferson Nickel Struck with Two Obverse Dies, PCGS MS65 By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is the only known U.S....
One-of-a-Kind Error Coins of Don Bonser Collection, Small Size Notes in Heritage Auctions

One-of-a-Kind Error Coins of Don Bonser Collection, Small Size Notes in Heritage Auctions

When coins are manufactured, things don't necessarily go as planned, and the results can be both very intriguing and highly collectible. The Don Bonser Collection...

Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Missing Edge Lettering is the Second Example Discovered of the Sold-Out Issue In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint released a popular Silver $20 piece titled...

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Morgan Dollar Varieties By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of...

Specialty Silver Dollars Offered in Month-Long Heritage Auction

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

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Overstruck on Canadian...

King George V (1911-1936) Mint Error NGC PF 64 UNIQUE DISCOVERY COIN   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This unique 1970-S Proof Quarter mint error from...

Impressive Mint State 1811 Half Eagle Gold Coin in June 2017 Stack’s Bowers Baltimore...

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ......   Lot 11394 of our June 2017 Baltimore Auction spotlights a gorgeous MS-62+ (PCGS) CAC 1811...
Flowing Hair Stellas Lead Heritage U.S. Coins Auction Above $16.5 Million

Flowing Hair Stellas Lead Heritage U.S. Coins Auction Above $16.5 Million

An 1879 Flowing Hair Stella sold for $184,500 USD to lead Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction to $16,503,414. The event...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Paul Sandler - Grader/Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of...

Heritage Auctions Private Coin Lot Viewing – Summer FUN 2016 – 4K Video

Heritage Auctions is the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists Winter and Summer FUN coin shows. At the Summer 2016 FUN coin show,...

Historic 1793 Strawberry Leaf Cent Could Bring Over Half-Million Dollars at Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to offer the finest known example of the 1793 Strawberry Leaf...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Triple Struck 1741 Peru Gold 8 Escudos

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Triple Struck 1741 Peru Gold 8 Escudos

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   1741 L V Peru Gold 8 Escudos Triple Struck Flipover NGC MS 62 Unique   This 1741 Peru Gold 8 Escudos is...
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...

Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure

Nine elusive examples of the large mint mark over small mint mark variety now confirmed from treasure retrieved in 2014   The fabled SS Central America,...

NGC, Stack’s Bowers Galleries Identify New California Fractional Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Stack’s Bowers Galleries have identified a new variety of California Fractional Gold. The 1854 Octagonal California Gold Dollar was...

Famous Bronze 1943 Lincoln Cent in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Bronze 1943 Lincoln cent is perhaps the most famous Mint Error to ever emerge from...
Jeff Garrett: Tips on How to Collect Capped Bust Half Dollars

Jeff Garrett: Tips on How to Collect Capped Bust Half Dollars

The early silver series can be rewarding, regardless of whether you collect by variety   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I wrote...

Classic US Coin Profiles: One of the Finest Known 1839/8 Type of 1838 $10...

Varieties of the 1839 $10 eagle are known with the Liberty Head design as seen on coins from 1838 (along with large letters on...
Dave & Adam's Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

Dave & Adam’s Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified one of the finest examples of the famed 1943 Bronze Cent, an elusive mint error highly prized by...
Rare Proof Bicentennial Quarter Error Coin Offered by GreatCollections

Rare Proof Bicentennial Quarter Error Coin Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek .....   Up for auction on GreatCollections.com is a potentially unique error Proof Bicentennial Washington quarter. Collectors have until Sunday, February 6 to place...