WHERE ARE ALL THE COOL COINS?

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics ( A portion of her Recent Market Report) The FUN show had a small group of monster coins in...

Stack’s-Bowers to Display Cardinal Collection’s Finest Known 1792 Half Disme

A classic early American rarity, the rainbow-toned 1792 half disme, graded NGC MS-68, will be exhibited during the first two days of the Long...

Pattern Coins: 1852 PG$1 Gold Dollar, Judd-145

1852 Ring Dollar in Gold, Judd-145, Thin Planchet PR68 Cameo, Finest Certified The United States Mint experimented with pattern gold dollars in 1852, producing those...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS list of U.S. coins & patterns valued...

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #42 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Feb. 15, the Professional Coin...

The Magnolia Collection of Early U.S. Gold Coins, late 19th century Patterns, Trade Dollars...

Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #51 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On the evening of Tuesday, May3rd, the...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, part 2, patterns and...

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin community #58 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I wrote about copper and silver...

Coin Profile: Counterpunched Platinum 1814 half dollar pattern

Heritage's upcoming 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction, to be held August 11-12, will feature the unique "Platina" or "P-Punched"...

Important 1792 Fusible Alloy Cent, Judd-2 to be offered in Chicago

The 1792 pattern cents, Birch cent, half disme, disme, and quarter were the prototypes for what later became the cent, nickel, dime,...

1877 gilt copper $50 Half Union leads Heritage Auctions offerings in Pittsburgh

The Baltimore Collection, Part Two and The Rubic Collection available to collectors in Pittsburgh, Oct. 13-14 Heritage Auctions will present the official auction of the...

Rare South African Coins Highlight $9 million NYINC auction

A pair of South African rarities led all lots as our first auction of 2012 brought in over $9 million in New York, January...
Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum Pattern Dollar in Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction

Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum Dollar Pattern in Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Todd McKenna - Numismatist, Stacks Bowers Galleries ......   This pattern, designed by the Austrian engraver Richard Placht for the Vienna Mint, was undertaken during the...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night in Baltimore, Part 1

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #100 It seems appropriate for the...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Silver Center Copper Cent Pattern Brings $1.15 Million

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #104 - Updated on April...

1860 Five Dollar Pattern on a Ten Dollar Planchet, the Only Example Available in...

Gold patterns are always fascinating, and Heritage's 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction in Philadelphia contains an intriguing exampleof one such experimental piece....

Unique Pattern 1814 Platinum Half Dollar Certified by PCGS

One of the most intriguing -- and mysterious -- pattern coins ever produced by the United States is now in a Professional Coin Grading...

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

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...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 2: Amazing Pieces to be...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #145 ….. I focus upon two...

New Books: United States Pattern & Experimental Pieces of WWII By Roger W. Burdette

Possibly the Most Important Numismatic Book of the Decade Well before the United States entered World War II, copper, nickel and several other metals had...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, Part 2 — Patterns

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #158 ….. One of the most...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. 500 Unit Silver Pattern of 1783 (Type 2...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #160 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   * * * During...

More than 150 rarities from The Eric P. Newman Collection at Heritage Auctions

Pattern and experimental coins at Central States, April 25; proceeds to benefit Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society  Pattern coinage collected by Eric P. Newman,...

PCGS Plans $15 Million, Unique Nova Constellatio Patterns Set Exhibit At ANA

A unique set of four 1783 Nova Constellatio patterns, insured for $15 million, will be displayed by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) and Beverly...

The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coin

By Leo Frese - Independent Numismatic Consultant, LeoFreseCoins.com ......   A few years ago, an East Coast gentleman consigned his collection for me to market. Among...

British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #203 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds On Jan. 10th and 11th,...

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

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

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

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...

Historic Harry Bass Collection Patterns Offered By Heritage Auctions At ANA World’s Fair of...

Proceeds from August 7, 2014 auction of these 30 coins will aid philanthropic mission of Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation... Thirty United States pattern coins...

Unique Peace Dollar Rarities and Discovery Pieces To Be Sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

By Stack's Bowers ........ A group of five unusual Peace dollars consigned to Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2014 ANA Sale proves to include important Patterns,...
1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

The 1877 fifty dollar patterns, named half unions, were struck in both Large and Small Head varieties, both types using a common reverse. One...

NGC Grades The Donald G. Partrick Collection, Part I

On November 10, 2014, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that the service has graded Part I of the phenomenal collection of Donald G. Partrick. A serious...