Understanding the Silver Planchet Shortage at the U.S. Mint

Understanding the Silver Planchet Shortage at the U.S. Mint

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   If you've been wondering why the current premium over spot silver for American Silver Eagles is so much higher than...
United States 1987-S Roosevelt Dime

United States 1987-S Roosevelt Dime

In celebration of the current San Francisco Mint’s 50th anniversary, an unprecedented 2,263 visitors were allowed to tour the building all while under heavy...
United States 1883 Without Cents Nickel

United States 1883 Without Cents Nickel

The Liberty Head nickel--or "V" nickel, as it's more commonly known--was the second design style of the United States five-cent nickel coin. The design,...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Sleeping Giants and Emergent Coins

1822 half eagle $5 gold piece By Bruce Smith - Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer, Blanchard and Company ......   The year was 1822. On its...

United States 1838-O Seated Liberty Dime

The New Orleans Mint was one of three branches of the United States Mint authorized to be opened by the Coinage Act of March...
Jeff Garrett: Do Bullion Prices Still Matter?

Jeff Garrett: Do Bullion Prices Still Matter?

While prices of gold and silver have cooled, the collectible coin market is still on a hot streak   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...
United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Despite the Bicentennial Coin Program that resulted in the redesigning of half the United States circulating denominations, the Lincoln cent remained unchanged. While the Philadelphia...
United States 1928-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar

United States 1928-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar

While the Walking Liberty half dollar was well received by the public, a general lack of demand and the silver dollar production requirements of...

United States 2003-P Washington Quarter Dollar / Alabama State Quarter

The 50 State Quarters Program The Washington quarter was introduced in 1932 and was intended to be a one-year circulating commemorative coin struck to honor...
United States 1887-O Morgan Dollar

United States 1887-O Morgan Dollar

The 1887-O Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the New Orleans branch...
Jeff Garrett: Billionaires and the Stratosphere of Numismatics

Jeff Garrett: Billionaires and the Stratosphere of Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Each year about this time (leading up to the ANA World’s Fair of Money), Heritage Auctions...
1903 Fengtien Tael, King of Chinese Coins, Sells for Over $6.9 Million

1903 Fengtien Tael, King of Chinese Coins, Sells for Over $6.9 Million

By CoinWeek .....   On August 10, 2022, the Beijing ChengXuan Auction Company sold the famed 1903 Fengtien Tael, called the "King of Chinese Coins", for just...
United States 1904 Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle

United States 1904 Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle

By 1904, the United States' large format gold double eagle had begun to fall in popularity and had practically ceased to circulate. As a...
1970s Quarter Values: Prices and Overview

1970s Quarter Values: Prices and Overview

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Gainesville Coins ......   As many collectors find, values for 1970s Washington quarters are all over the map. The value of any...
United States 1938 Jefferson Nickel

United States 1938 Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in July 2022

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in July 2022

During the month of July, CAC-approved coins fared well in live auctions in Dallas and Las Vegas, in addition to performing in many internet...
Let's Talk About $20 Gold Coins: Grading, Population, and the Market

Let’s Talk About $20 Gold Coins: Grading, Population, and the Market

  In this episode of the CoinWeek Live Stream on YouTube, noted coin expert Russ Augustin (AU Capital Management/RARCOA) joins Charles Morgan to discuss common...
United States 1977-D Roosevelt Dime

United States 1977-D Roosevelt Dime

On February 9, 1977, Frank H. MacDonald, then-Deputy Director of the United States Mint, announced that the Denver facility would cease production. Two days...
The Mystery of the Only Known 1870-S Half Dime

The Mystery of the Only Known 1870-S Half Dime

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1870, when a new mint facility was being built in San Francisco for the "Granite Lady", as the building...
Rainbow-Toned Morgan Dollars

Rainbow-Toned Morgan Dollars

By Kyle Clifford Knapp for PCGS ......   An 1881-S Morgan Dollar graded PCGS MS67+ and bearing a price guide value of $1,100 realized $19,387 USD....
United States 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

The specific design of the Franklin half dollar--Founding Father Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse--was heavily advocated for...
Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When it comes to error coins, a mule is simply a coin that was struck from a die pair that...
The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

The 1925 British Gold Sovereign Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Great Britain 1925 Sovereign gold coin is one of the more commonly encountered sovereigns. Often the coin has...
Standing Liberty Quarters Worth Money

Standing Liberty Quarters Worth Money

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   Virtually all Standing Liberty quarters are worth more than their melt value (roughly $5). Many of them are...
$2.50 Indian Gold Coins: Ripe for Cherry Picking

$2.50 Indian Gold Coins: Ripe for Cherry Picking

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Saint-Gaudens $20 doublea eagle and $10 eagle gold coins were introduced in 1907 after years of discussion, design, model...
The 1888 Morgan Dollar: Key Varieties & Prices

The 1888 Morgan Dollar: Key Varieties & Prices

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   The 1888 Morgan silver dollar is best known for its interesting die varieties. For collectors of rare varieties...
United States 1861-D Gold Dollar

United States 1861-D Gold Dollar

History of the 1861 Dahlonega Gold Dollar During the lead-up to the Civil War, branch mints in the southern United States began preparing for the...
Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent enthusiasts can reel off the “Big Four” key dates for their favorite series with little hesitation: 1909-S,...
One of Three Known Eisenhower Dollar Prototypes in 1st Auction Appearance at FUN

Coin Market Fundamentals Have Changed

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Unprecedented demand has forced rare coin prices to record-high levels across virtually all series of U.S. coinage. As auction...
Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1982, the United States Mint commemorative coin program was revived after a long hiatus with the launch of the...