CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake At a metal-detecting rally in...

First Read: Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and...

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.... In this edition...

US Coin Profile – 1943-S Lincoln Cent Error Struck on a...

The following coin profile of the 1943-S bronze Lincoln cent error comes from LOT #4764 of Heritage's 2018 Winter Fun Signature Auction that will be taking place...

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....

CoinWeek IQ: A Breakdown of Flowing Hair Large Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   The Flowing Hair cent of 1793, along with the half cent, were the first coins mass-produced by the United...

Heritage Auctions – Select 1804 Small 8 Over Large 8 Half...

At the Heritage Summer FUN Signature Auction one of the highlights was a PCGS-graded MS63 example of the 1804 half eagle, variety BD-7. At...

Stack’s Bowers: 1982-83 Bronze Lincoln Cent Errors Featured in August 2017...

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ......   The Denver Mint struck over 12 billion Lincoln cents in 1982 and 1983 combined, ensuring...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Great Britain Guinea/Sovereign Pattern...

Recently Surfaced After 200 Years   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   W&R-182 Copper NGC MS62BN Although this unique pattern Guinea/Sovereign is listed in the...

CoinWeek IQ – The Oddities of Indian Head Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   We all know that there are countless varieties of large cents, meticulously cataloged and collected. Early silver coinage and...

Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Andy Oskam, President, Ike Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com......... Eisenhower dollars continue to be a collecting series of interest to collectors especially to members of the...

1806 Draped Bust Silver Half Dollar: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   She is a busty beauty with flowing long hair. This 1806 classic silver half dollar, the Draped Bust, has outstanding...

NGC Certifies New Half Cent Variety

1795 Die Marriage Previously Unknown with Lettered Edge Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has identified a new variety of 1795 Half Cent. It is the first...

US Coin Album – Steel This Cent

By David W. Lange - Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   A number of years ago, I purchased a strip of webbing for 1943...

Collecting the Special Mint Set Coins of 1965-1967

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The mid-1960s was a colorful time in American numismatics, with the United States Mint making a series of changes...

NGC Certifies Seated Liberty Half Dollar Error Struck on Quarter Planchet

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an incredible error coin: a Seated Liberty half dollar struck on a quarter planchet. This stunning error is...

Newly Discovered Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule to be Offered...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to offer the 17th-known example of the famous (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule in their Official Auction...

CoinWeek: Silly Heads of 1839 – Discovering a New Variety

 At the 2018 Early American Coppers Convention in Traverse City, Michigan, numismatist Mark Klein, an EAC member and student of 1839-dated large cents, gave an in-depth...

Unique Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Mint Error Discovery Coin Available at...

Only known piece with missing edge lettering By CoinWeek ....   As many collectors know, after the first few Presidential $1 coins were issued in 2007, some...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique Great Britain...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is the only known 1911 Great Britain 5 Pound Die Trial. It was struck on March...

Heritage ANA Auction Results – Two U.S. Pennies Equal Nearly $500,000

1792 cent and 1943 Lincoln penny offered for the first time at auction Two of the rarest U.S. coins ever discovered sold for nearly $500,000...

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

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

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial...

Double Denomination & Dual Date   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is the only known Proof Bicentennial quarter struck over a Roosevelt dime....

NGC Certifies Rare 1942 and 1943 Wrong Planchet Cents

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extraordinary group of four 1942 and 1943 Lincoln Cents struck on the wrong planchets. Included in this...

Specimen 1795 Dollar, Error Rarities Highlight Heritage Auctions US Coin FUN...

1943 Bronze Cents from Philadelphia and San Francisco featured in January 4 Platinum Night FUN Sale Nearly 7,000 lots from private collections, including early U.S....

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error...

This incredible Mexico 1916 Oaxaca 60 Pesos Gold Error Coin was struck on a U.S. $10 Liberty. The 1916 Gold 60 Peso was struck in...

Another Error Coin Pioneer Passes … Lonesome John Devine 1933-2013

Memorial by Ronn Fern & Ken Potter John P. Devine, a founding member of the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) and...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem ‘Capped Die’ 1879-CC Dollar

Only the 1889-CC is scarcer than the 1879-CC among Carson City Morgan dollars, and the so-called "Capped Die" VAM-3 overmintmark ranks among the most...

High Quality 18th Century Issues Highlight Heritage Dallas Offerings

Heritage's next auction of US coinage is scheduled to take place October 17-19 at the company's world headquarters in Dallas. More than 2,100 lots...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Dual Mint Mark Proof...

Unique Dual Mint Mark Discovery   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Upon closer examination of the understrike on the reverse of the quarter, Jon...

Unique $50 Gold Eagle Wrong Planchet Error in Heritage’s FUN Signature...

Struck on a .9999 American Buffalo blank, the ‘Eagalo’ is the only known U.S. gold wrong planchet error Collectors will have the opportunity in January...