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...
United States 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   1974 was an interesting year at the Denver Mint. Not only was planning for the 1975/76 Bicentennial coinage well underway but...
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...
Lovely Bust Half Dollar From Abigail Collection Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

Lovely Bust Half Dollar From Abigail Collection Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The Capped Bust half dollar is one of the most popular series in all American numismatics....
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...
Mule Mint Errors: The Rarest of the Rare

Mule Mint Errors: The Rarest of the Rare

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When we hear the word “mule” we usually think of the animal that is the offspring of a horse...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel 1913 Type 2 5¢ with Test Cut Struck on a $5 Gold Planchet (8.33 g) NGC...
The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar

The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most important varieties for the series from the...
Beautiful Original 1827/3 Capped Bust Quarter Offered by GreatCollections

Beautiful Original 1827/3 Capped Bust Quarter Offered by GreatCollections

GreatCollections.com offered collectors an opportunity to bid on a beautifully toned, overdate original 1827/3 Capped Bust quarter, graded Proof-65 by PCGS in a gold...
Heritage Auction of Bonser Collection Error Coins Closes on March 28

Heritage Auction of Bonser Collection Error Coins Closes on March 28

When coins are manufactured, things don't necessarily go as planned, and the results can be both very intriguing and highly collectible. And so, Heritage...
Morgan Dollar Varieties and Prooflikes/DMPLS in Heritage Showcase Auction

Morgan Dollar Varieties and Prooflikes/DMPLS in Heritage Showcase Auction

The current Showcase auction of US coins from Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Silver Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM die...
Near-Perfect DCAM Proof 1970-S Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Near-Perfect DCAM Proof 1970-S Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Collectors should note that a near-perfect Deep Cameo Proof 1970-S Lincoln cent, certified PR-69 RD by PCGS with a US bunting flag label, is...
New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   Already excited at the possibility of a new 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar die combination,...
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...
New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   It's always fun to look at a complete or near-complete collection by date and mintmark...
A Brief Explanation of Off-Metal Error Coins

A Brief Explanation of Off-Metal Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   Although there are many valuable mint errors, among the loftiest of these are classified as “off-metal”. The most valuable...
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...
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...