Washington State Coin Dealer Dan Duncan Receives ICTA Service Award

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer-member Dan Duncan (Pinnacle Rarities in Olympia, Washington) has received the association’s 2020 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding...

US Coin Design – The Heraldic Eagle Design

by Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......... Many of the coins we collect are graced with images of the bald eagle, our national bird. Most of...

Tips for Collectors – Small Coin Shows and Smart Phones

Small Coin Shows and Smart Phones By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities Dealers at coin shows have prattled on and on about the lack of fresh...

How the Trime ( Three Cent Coin ) Saved Pre-Civil War...

Three Cent Silver - by Kathleen Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities Following the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, the “Forty-Niners” and their followers...

The Highly Collectible & History Packed Gold Commemorative Coin Series

By Kathleen Duncan of Pinnacle Rarities ......   The Gold Classic Commemorative series is an easily obtainable collection, containing only 11 issues, not including the exceptionally...

US Classic Coins – An Indian Head Cent Primer

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   Like its Flying Eagle predecessor, also designed by James Barton Longacre, the Indian Head cent was initially struck...

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities ......   The works of Charles Barber’s career weren’t fully appreciated until after his death. His coinage was considered pedestrian...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Blueprints for Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities .....   From buzzard to beau (bow) dollar, that large silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921...

US Coin Market – Expert Advice – The Re-Branding of Rare...

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities.com ......   Three Old School Rules to Protect New Rare Coin Buyers I began my career in numismatics during the late eighties....

US Coins – A Concise Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter...

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each...

The Crest of the Commemorative Coin Wave – 1936

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities.com ......   Historically, 1936 was not a great year for most Americans. The United States was deep into the Great Depression....

Finding Numismatic History in Unlikely Places with Pinnacle-Rarities

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ..... Ezra Meeker - Champion of the Oregon Trail Over the summer months our numismatic travels took us to great historical...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Buying Coins From Digital Photographs

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities, Inc........   My first job in the industry was in the back of a coin shop. The store had a...

Matt Powell Joins Pinnacle Team

Pinnacle Rarities is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Powell to the role of Marketing Director/Numismatist. Matt joined Pinnacle's team full-time on November...