Clay, Cardboard, and Zinc: Altered Coinage of World War II

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   In the United States, the most dramatic effect that World War II had on our coinage was the steel...

Nova Constellatio: The Story of America’s First Minted Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   In 1783 the monetary system in the United States was something of a mess. There was inconsistency among the coinage used...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1922 High Relief Peace Dollar...

Judd-2018 is a recently discovered trial striking of the 1922 High Relief Peace dollar, struck in business-strike format and first reported by David W....

The First Verified 1974-D Aluminum Cent Will Be Offered By Heritage...

Rumored to exist for years but not confirmed until now, the first verified 1974 Lincoln cent struck in aluminum at the Denver Mint will...

The French in Vietnam – Rare 1946 French Indochinese Piastre Pattern...

French Indochinese piastre By CoinWeek ....   Compared to Portugal and Spain, France was late colonizing Asia and the Far East. Its involvement in Southeast Asian affairs...

NGC Certified Pattern Struck on Gilded and Cutdown Seated Liberty Dime

This recent discovery was previously unknown to the numismatic community Authenticated and certified by NGC (and approved by CAC), this 1852 gold dollar pattern (Judd...

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...

Three Dollar Gold Coins From Chinook Collection Offered at CSNS

It isn't often that we're able to feature a collection of three dollar gold pieces in one of our auctions, but three dollar gold...

The Puzzle of the Nova Constellatios

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   What was the first US coin? The 1793 large cent? Or the 1792 half disme? Nope. The first coin series minted...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1885 Snowden Dollar in Aluminum

One of the fascinating pieces being offered in the Beverly Hills Signature Auction is an experimental 1885 Snowden dollar. The obverse and reverse dies...

4K Video of the Rare 1974-D Aluminum Cent – CoinWeek Exclusive

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World's Fair of Money, the United States Mint gave attendees a chance to view the recently discovered...

Flowing Hair Stella Offered in Heritage Auctions U.S. Coins Sale

Numismatic rarity discovered after decades in Massachusetts family safe   A superb example of an extremely rare 140-year-old U.S. coin that sat, untouched and perhaps unknown,...

New Million Dollar Coin: David Lawrence Rare Coins Sells 1879 Coiled...

David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) has brokered one of the rarest U.S. gold issues from the 19th Century. Graded by PCGS Proof 66 Cameo,...

Featured Highlights From the E. Horatio Morgan Collection – August 2019...

E. Horatio Morgan Collection by Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   We are thrilled to present selections from the incredible E. Horatio Morgan Collection, which are among...

NGC Certifies Newman’s Unique 1792 Washington President Gold Eagle

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the late Eric P. Newman’s most cherished coin: the unique 1792 Washington President gold eagle that researchers believe...

Morgan Dollar Grading Set, 1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle Proof Highlight...

April 26 Platinum Night features newly discovered 1856-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle A rare proof specimen of the 1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle and an...

Key Carson City Gold, Choice Wildman Thaler Among New Coins at...

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 2019 ANA World's Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019 being held in Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago)....

Heritage Auctions – Finest Cert. 1879 Schoolgirl Dollar in Silver...

The Schoolgirl dollar is George T. Morgan's masterpiece. The design of Liberty faces left, with E PLURIBUS at the left rim, seven stars above,...

Rare US Coins – Glass Cent Pattern Discovered

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Amid the nationwide mobilization effort for the Second World War, the United States Mint was forced to explore...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Bushnell Specimen Getz Pattern...

The 1792 Washington President 1 copper and silver coins are attributed to the hand of Lancaster, Pennsylvania engraver Peter Getz. Working with a large...

Finest Certified Judd-145 1852 Ring Dollar in Gold at Heritage Dallas...

The reason for experimentation with gold dollars and the ring dollar specifically, (Judd-136 to Judd-148) was to provide a larger, more convenient diameter for the coins....

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 3: Three...

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #351 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This is the third in a series on collecting U.S....

Discovery Coin: 1974-D Aluminum Lincoln Cent on Display at Long...

With David Hall, Professional Coin Grading Service, Todd Imhoff, Heritage Auctions, Randy Lawrence, and Fred Weinberg. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com .......   A newly discovered Lincoln cent...

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...

CoinWeek Podcast #84: America’s First Coin… Could It Be the Quint?

CoinWeek Podcast #84: America's First Coin... Could It Be the Quint? Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to...

The Coin Analyst: Federal Judge Rules Against Government in 1974-D Aluminum...

The Coin Analyst by CoinWeek... It looks like Heritage might get to auction that unique 1974-D aluminum cent after all… Intended to be one of the...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 1: Origins...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #144....   Two of the five finest...

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 1: Donut...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #338 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Though not coins, patterns...

Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore Auction: Classic Lots You Need to Know

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ..... The Stack's Bowers November 2017 Baltimore Auction, like all other Stack's Bowers sales at the Whitman Coin...

Mysterious Honan Pattern 500 Cash Copper Coin at Stack’s Bowers Hong...

By Kyle Ponterio - Stack's Bowers Auctions ......   This week’s highlight from the Q. David Bowers collection of Chinese Copper Coins being offered in our...