Language and the Successful Circulation of Money in the United States

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Prior to the adoption of the United States dollar with the Mint Act of 1792, the...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper - Jack D. Young

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In this series, I intend to continue to showcase different levels of "counterfeits", using a rather...
Stack’s Bowers Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection

One of the Most Significant Cabinets of the Modern Era   For three decades, Sydney F. Martin was a preeminent figure in American numismatics. He served...
The Boston Mint and the First Colonial Coins

The Boston Mint and the First Colonial Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   How, as a trade-based colony belonging to the world’s greatest maritime empire, did the Massachusetts Bay Colony begin striking...
Recently Discovered Finest Known "NE" Massachusetts Shilling Certified by NGC

Recently Discovered Finest Known “NE” Massachusetts Shilling Certified by NGC

The finest known "NE" Massachusetts Shilling, which was recently certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), is part of a Morton and Eden sale this...
Important U.S. Coins, Currency and Americana in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction

Important U.S. Coins, Currency and Americana in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their official auction for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the first such event since the...

Condition Census Pitt Farthing Discovered in UK

A Newman Numismatic Portal user from the United Kingdom recently reported the discovery of a high-grade Pitt farthing, which researcher Chris McDowell ranks as...
Extraordinary New Jersey Coppers From the Donald G. Partrick Collection at Heritage

Extraordinary New Jersey Coppers From the Donald G. Partrick Collection at Heritage

The Donald G. Partrick Collection of Extraordinary Colonial Coinage Featuring New Jersey Coppers promises to strike a chord with specialists across every colonial collecting...

NGC-Certified Brasher Doubloon Realizes a Record $9.36 Million at Partrick Sale

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The finest Brasher Doubloon, graded MS 65★ by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), sold for an astounding $9.36 million USD...

Colonial Coin Collectors Club Names New Publication Award in Honor of Sydney Martin

By American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) Board of Directors announced the creation of the Sydney F. Martin Numismatic Publication...

Numismatic Expert Kevin Vinton to Join Stack’s Bowers Galleries Team

Stack’s Bowers Galleries (SBG) is pleased to announce that Kevin Vinton, respected expert, dealer, and auctioneer in United States colonial coinage and early federal...
Heritage Auction

Three Platinum Sessions Highlight Heritage FUN Signature Auction

Although Florida United Numismatists (FUN) canceled January's Expo in Orlando, Heritage's full slate of auctions change only in their date and location. Heritage will...

E Pluribus Unum Collection Pt 2 Realizes $1.1 Million+ at Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020...

Built over more than half a century, the E Pluribus Unum Collection is replete with coins and medals of superb rarity and quality, many...

Colonial Coins, Washingtoniana, Indian Peace Medals in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part 2: Colonial Coins and Washingtoniana The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part 2: Colonial Coins and Washingtoniana will be featured...
Colonial Coin Expert Sydney Martin to Receive ANS 2020 Huntington Award

Colonial Coin Expert Sydney Martin to Receive ANS 2020 Huntington Award

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Mr. Sydney Martin the 2020 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition...

New Jersey Coppers: Engraver Walter Mould Leaves His Mark

By Gordon Wrubel for for PCGS ......   In 1881 Dr. Edward Maris published his comprehensive study of the New Jersey copper die varieties. These were...

Colonial Coin Highlights – Rare Noe 3-E Willow Tree Shilling, VF35

Willow Tree shillings are among the rarest Massachusetts silver pieces. The coins are believed to have been struck between 1653 and 1660, although some...

NGC Releases Image Gallery, Video for Partrick Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has updated its image gallery of the Donald G. Partrick Collection with more than 1,000 additional coins, tokens, and medals,...

Jeff Garrett: Consider Collecting Colonial Coins

The possibilities for collecting colonial coinage are as endless as the coins are fascinating   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   A few weeks...

Over $5 Million Realized in Stack’s Bowers June 2020 Santa Ana Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction continued the trend of exceptional prices realized recently demonstrated in their March Santa Ana and May Hong...

Pease Collection Paper Money, Colonial Copper at Heritage Auctions

The Charles R. Pease Collection, Part IV The latest Heritage Auctions Month-Long currency auction features the fourth offering from The Charles R. Pease Collection. We...

U.S. Colonial Coin Profile: Finest Certified Sommer Islands Small Portholes Sixpence

Known as the Bermuda Islands today, the Sommer Islands were uninhabited until discovered and eventually settled by means of a series of shipwrecks. The...

Stack’s Bowers Kicks Off March Auction With Over $650,000 in Americana, Colonial Coins

View all lots and bid online in the March 2020 Auction!   Session One of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction, showcasing exonumia through colonials,...

PCGS Paris Office Certifies 1776 Continental Dollar Found in Junk Box for 50 Cents

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Grading in the Paris office for PCGS is always a thrill. The submissions in Europe always trend to yielding...

CoinWeek IQ – Intro to Colonial State Copper Coinages

Colonial State Coppers by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Colonial coins and Federal issues are entirely different beasts, and when you’re first getting into colonials,...

Horses and Torses: Collecting New Jersey Coppers as Illustrated by the E Pluribus Unum...

By Kyle Knapp for PCGS ......   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale of the E Pluribus Unum Collection of New Jersey Coppers in Baltimore in November...

Historic Noe-13 Oak Tree Shilling Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2019 Baltimore Auction

Oak Tree shilling by James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   The Noe-13 1652 Oak Tree shilling is among the scarcest varieties from the...

Infamous “NE” Pine Tree Shilling Featured in Stack’s Bowers November 2019 Baltimore Auction

Pine Tree shilling by James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Featured in Stack's Bowers November 2019 Baltimore Auction is a remarkable 1652 Pine...

Heritage Auctions – Bermuda Coinage – Sommer Islands Threepence

The Sommer Islands coinage was produced in England circa 1616 for use in the British colony now known as Bermuda. The coins were authorized...

Eliasberg Noe-16 1652 Pine Tree Shilling Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2019 ANA Auction

Pine Tree Shilling By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Among the significant Early American coins featured in our August 2019 ANA Auction...