Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Where Did the Mint Get Aluminum? –...

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Bruce W....

World Coins – Enigmatic and Extremely Rare Philippines/French Pattern Mule

By Greg Cohen & Kyle Ponterio - Stack's Bowers Auctions ......   An intriguing specialty in numismatics is “pattern coinage.” While this area has long been...

PCGS to Display Finest Gobrecht Dollar Set At 2015 FUN

The all-time finest 1836-1839 Gobrecht Dollar patterns set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in public at the January 2015 Florida United...

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, Part 12: Pre-1793 Patterns for...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #251 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The...

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...

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...

Unique Peace Dollar Rarities and Discovery Pieces To Be Sold by...

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,...

Historic Harry Bass Collection Patterns Offered By Heritage Auctions At ANA...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

US Coins: The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coins

By Leo Frese, Independent Numismatic Consultant - LeoFreseCoins.com ...........   Recently an East Coast gentleman consigned his collection for me to market. Among his holdings was...

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

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...

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

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,...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. 500 Unit Silver Pattern of...

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

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, Part...

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...

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

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: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 2: Amazing...

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...

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...

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...

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

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....

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Silver Center Copper Cent Pattern...

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

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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,...

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"...

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

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...

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

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 PCGS list of U.S. coins...

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...