Collecting US Coins: Type vs Variety vs…?

By Mike Sherman for PCGS ......   The categorization of U.S. coins into types, sub-types, major varieties, minor or sub-varieties, and die varieties is far from...

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....

Pez Heads and Starburst: Errors and “Errors” of George Washington Presidential...

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   In 2007, eBay exploded with different varieties and errors of the new George Washington presidential dollar coins. The series...

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....

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...

Three Interesting Classic U.S. Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   At DWN, I get to handle many interesting coins. Some make it to the website; others...

Exceedingly Rare 1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent Offered at Stack’s...

1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent - One of Just Three Examples Known By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries is...

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in...

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

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...

Double-Tailed Quarter Dollar Error Coin – Most Expensive Washington Quarter Error...

 Nationally-known error coin dealer Fred Weinberg always brings amazing error coins with him when he travels the national coin show circuit. At the January 2018...

An Interesting 1840-O Half Eagle Gold Coin

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   In a recent (April 2020) Heritage Auction, I purchased a very interesting 1840-O Narrow Mill half...

Spotlight on Mint Error Coins in Month-Long Heritage Auction

Mint errors take center stage in Heritage's latest Month-Long Internet Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled for 6 pm...

Jeff Garrett: Coin Collecting by Die Variety

Variety is the spice of life — and coin collecting   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Over the last several months, a client...

Classic US Coins – Gold Stella $4 Coin Goes to Auction

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   There’s an old saying, “fake like a two-cent coin” or “a three-cent coin.” While these obscure denominations haven’t...

NGC Certifies Very Rare 2016 Silver Eagle Mint Error

The severity of the die clash is among the most dramatic ever seen on a US Mint bullion coin ( Silver Eagle Mint Error...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Set of Third Reich...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is a unique historical and unbelievable set of all three Third Reich proof silver issues in...

Heritage Auctions – Red 1922 No D Lincoln Cent, Die Pair...

Old-time collectors knew this issue simply as the "1922 Plain" cents, although the current terminology is 1922 No D Lincoln Cent No cents were coined...

A Pair of Royal Mint Mules Spurs Speculation

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek……….   The Royal Mint in Wales has confirmed the existence of a pair of £2, .999 fine silver mules, which...

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...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique 25¢ Feeder...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is the only known full-size feeder finger for any U.S. denomination that has not been struck...

Coin Auctions – The ANA Rarities Night, Part 4: U.S. Mint...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #125 ….. From Aug. 4th to...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Multiple Error Clad Ike...

Also Features a 70% Reverse Indent by a QUARTER Planchet   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   All Ike dollar off-metals are highly prized by...

NGC Attributing Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin, Kennedy Half Dollars

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is now attributing Proof Franklin half dollars and Proof Kennedy half dollars according to the die varieties cataloged by Rick...

Tips for Beginners: Coin Collecting by the Roll

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Collecting coins by the roll has always offered a “hoarding appeal” - if owning a single desirable coin is fun,...

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...

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 4: 1866-71...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #362 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This is the...

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,...

Rare US Gold Coins: “Holy Grail” BD-1 Variety 1796 Quarter Eagle

Gold $2.50 Quarter eagles were struck for the first time in 1796 and three die varieties are known for the date. This coin represents...

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...

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...