Jeff Garrett: Collecting Error Coins

How to get comfortable in this challenging and fascinating corner of numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My daily assortment of emails...

The 1900-O Over CC Morgan Dollar: The “Last” Carson City Silver...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Carson City Morgan Dollars bearing the famous “CC” mintmark are at the top of many coin collectors’ want lists....

PCGS Certifies Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed quarter...

What Is a 1999 Delaware State Quarter Worth?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Hard to believe but it’s been almost 20 years since the United States Mint inaugurated its...

Type I and II 1979 and 1981 Susan B. Anthony Dollars

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Susan B. Anthony dollars belong to one of the shortest-lived coin series in United States history, and they were...

The 6 Classic Mercury Dime Key Dates & Rarities

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Winged Liberty Head Dime, better known as the "Mercury" Dime, was struck by the United States Mint from...

A Quick Look at the Silver Clad Kennedy Half Dollar

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     Talk about an under-appreciated series. The silver-clad Kennedy half dollar has always played second fiddle to...

1998: The Last of the Heraldic Eagle Washington Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The inaugural release of the first 50 State Quarters in 1999 meant big changes were coming to the Washington...

Modern Coins – Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... Thirty plus years after the establishment of the first professional coin grading companies, some modern coin collectors remain skeptical of...

Understanding the 1938-D D Over S Buffalo Nickel Variety

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Buffalo Nickel series, running from 1913 through 1938 and designed by James Earle Fraser, yields many rare and...

The 2001 Vermont Quarter: Maples & Mountains

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 2001 Vermont Quarter was the 14th issue in the long-running and popular 50 State Quarters program that launched...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Buffalo Nickel by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .........   The 1924-S Buffalo Nickel is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close...

Jim Bisognani: ‘V75’ End of World War II Gold, Silver Coins...

The Silver and Gold Eagles celebrating the end of World War II are soaring to lofty heights   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report...

Surprise! Couple Finds Out Their Gold Coin is Worth $100,000+

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The recently found 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle now graded PCGS VF30. Images courtesy PCGS. We’ve all heard the stories...

PCGS 2020-W Quarter Quest Winners Split $2,000 Cash Prize for 2020-W...

Three Collectors Splitting $2,000 Bounty for Submitting First 2020-W Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Quarters for Grading by Professional Coin Grading Service   Professional Coin Grading Service...

Jim Bisognani: Will the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle Beat...

An instant “rarity” sets the market aflutter, but perfection has its price   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   In the early 1980s, many...

Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One...

The 1943 Donald Lutes bronze cent, at left above, and the 1943-S Kenneth S. Wing bronze cent. The ultra-rare NGC-certified Lutes and Wing 1943 Bronze...

The Affordable Yet Scarce 1939-D & 1950-D Jefferson Nickel Keys Dates

By Jon Garner for PCGS ......   Jefferson nickels have been around since 1938, but despite the long run of this popular series, it has not...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1896-S Barber Quarter

Counterfeit 1896-S Barber Quarter By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable. The Barber...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Evidence of heavy polishing where the fourth leg should be - 1937-D Buffalo Nickel   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1937-D 3 Legged...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent The Flying Eagle Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1815 Half Dollar

The altered date on this half dollar imitates a true numismatic rarity   Altered Date Counterfeits by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In the early part of the...

PCGS Paris Office Certifies 1776 Continental Dollar Found in Junk Box...

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

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1893-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Ben Wengel - Grader, NGC ......   A recent 1893-O Morgan Dollar submission was confirmed a counterfeit when NGC graders identified one...

Top Pop 1981-S Lincoln Cent Set to Bring $1,000+ at GreatCollections...

By CoinWeek .....   Note: This coin sold for $2,137.50 USD. A top-population 1981-S Lincoln cent Type 1 (PCGS PR70DCAM) is currently drawing strong interest from collectors...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1861-D Gold Dollar – Added Mintmark

Genuine 1861-D gold dollar   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC graders were surprised to see an 1861-D gold dollar with an added mintmark. There...

Jeff Garrett: Collecting 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars

There’s more to these historic coins than you might think   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This year marks the 100th anniversary of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Half Eagle with “Stock...

Counterfeit 1915-S $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle / stock reverse By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC receives countless fakes struck from stock dies. Many...

Scarce “Triple Sig” Series 1882 $50 Gold Certificate Found in Old...

1882 $50 Gold Certificate, PCGS Very Fine 30   By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Recently, PCGS Banknote had this beautiful Gold Certificate come through the grading...

What Is a 1969 United States Proof Set Worth?

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the 1969 Proof Set from the United States Mint....