The Peace Dollar (1921-1935): A Date by Date Analysis

The Peace Dollar by Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   2021 is the centennial of one of American numismatics' most popular series – the Peace...

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 Coins – A Concise Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series

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...

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...

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

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...

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...
The Once and Future Commemorative Washington Quarter

The Once and Future Commemorative Washington Quarter

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   The Washington Quarter obverse is one of the longest-running U.S. coin designs. Since colonial times, the George Washington motif...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Rare U.S. gold coins

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

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....

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....

Pinnacle Rarities Purchases 1884 Proof Trade Dollar “Norweb Specimen”

Pinnacle Rarities is proud to announce the purchase and subsequent sale of one of only 10 examples of the famed 1884 Proof Trade dollars....

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...