Exemplary Early Half Eagle Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring 2022 Showcase Auction

Exemplary Early Half Eagle Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   This exceptional 1802/1 half eagle will be featured in the Rarities Night session of the Stack's...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the previous installment, I discussed counterfeits struck from dies made from damaged and repaired genuine...

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

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 it...
Dramatic New Hampshire State Quarter Error at GreatCollections.com

Dramatic New Hampshire State Quarter Error at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek .....   Up for sale in the most recent GreatCollections auction was an interesting certified error coin. Graded MS-67 by NGC, this 2000-P New...
United States 1949-S Roosevelt Dime

United States 1949-S Roosevelt Dime

As one of the key dates of the series, the 1949-S Roosevelt dime is second in rarity only to the Philadelphia Mint’s 1955 mintage...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper - Jack D. Young

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In this series, I intend to continue to showcase different levels of "counterfeits", using a rather...
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...
United States 1864 Two Cent Coin

United States 1864 Two Cent Coin

With the passage of the Coinage Act of 1864, the United States Congress authorized the design and production of a brand-new denomination, the short-lived...
United States 1910 Lincoln Cent

United States 1910 Lincoln Cent

While still a fledgling design, the Philadelphia Mint struck nearly 50% more 1910 Lincoln cents than in 1909. In fact, it was the largest...
The Gumball Machine Giveth: GreatCollections Offers Rare 1943 Copper Cent

The Gumball Machine Giveth: GreatCollections Offers Rare 1943 Copper Cent

GreatCollections.com is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors to acquire one of the most famous US error coins. Bidding on the famous 1943 Lincoln...

Telling a 1964 Accented Hair Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Apart From Regular Kennedy Halves

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1964 Accented Hair Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most sought-after varieties of the long-running Kennedy series....
The 1894 Doubled Die Indian Cent

The 1894 Doubled Date Indian Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most enduring Indian Cent varieties is the 1894/1894 Doubled Date, a piece that excites not only...
France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView

PCGS Around the World – Full Mirror Brockage Mint Error French Gold

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView In coin...
Gem Off-Center Victoria Sovereign Among New World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Gem Off-Center Victoria Sovereign Among New World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   This month we have brought together quite an interesting selection of coins and medals for your consideration. If you see something of interest,...
It’s "Doubled" Die! - Error Coins and Coin Varieties

It’s “Doubled” Die! – Error Coins and Coin Varieties

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most nagging malapropisms in numismatics has to do with what is easily the most popular and...
A Showcase of VAM Morgan Dollar Varieties From Heritage Auctions

A Showcase of VAM Morgan Dollar Varieties From Heritage Auctions

The latest Showcase auction of US coins from Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Silver Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM die...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel   Altered Date and Added Mintmark - The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics can aid in finding the counterfeits.   There...
Spectacular 1886 Morgan Dollar Die Cap Error to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Spectacular 1886 Morgan Dollar Die Cap Error to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Famous coin one of Amon Carter’s personal favorites   One of the greatest error coins known, the 1886 Morgan Dollar Obverse Die Cap graded PCGS MS64,...
Edging Your Bets: Edge Varieties Are Worth Looking For

Edging Your Bets: Edge Varieties Are Worth Looking For

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   It seems most collectors look for varieties on the obverse and reverse of a coin, and that makes total...
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...