The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar

The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most important varieties for the series from the...
The 1894 Doubled Die Indian Cent

The 1894 Doubled Date Indian Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most enduring Indian Cent varieties is the 1894/1894 Doubled Date, a piece that excites not only...

In 2017 PCGS Certified Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors in 2017. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed...
A Brief Explanation of Off-Metal Error Coins

A Brief Explanation of Off-Metal Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   Although there are many valuable mint errors, among the loftiest of these are classified as “off-metal”. The most valuable...

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

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....
Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

The popular and abundant silver dollar makes a great addition to any collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This year marks the...

Buyer of Ultra-Rare 1894-S Barber Dime Crosses It to PCGS

The 1894-S dime, recently sold for $1,440,000, is now in a Professional Coin Grading Service holder, graded PCGS PR65+   The anonymous winning bidder for one...

The Semi-Key 1921 Mercury Dimes

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Mercury Dime enthusiasts regard the famous 1916-D as the grail of the series, a key date coin on par...
Jeff Garrett: Guarantees in the Rare Coin Market

Jeff Garrett: Guarantees in the Rare Coin Market

The 35-year success of authentication and grading has given numismatics peace of mind   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Rare coin certification is...

1969-S DDO Penny Sold to Honest Coin Dealer for 5 Cents Expected to Realize...

Over the past 50 years, an individual from San Francisco accumulated thousands of Lincoln cents from change, friends, and by searching rolls. He never...

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...

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...
Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   What draws our eye to vibrant color? There’s no question color is one of the most important aspects of...

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...
Five Mint Mark Positions on Jefferson Nickels

Five Mint Mark Positions on Jefferson Nickels

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   At least three United States Mint coins still in use today have seen two significantly different mint mark positions,...

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...

Gold Bullion Spotlight: The South Africa Krugerrand

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   South Africa 1967 Krugerrand PCGS MS67 The modern bullion coin market wouldn’t exist without the forerunner that, at one point,...

Telling a 1964 Accented Hair Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Apart From Regular Kennedy Halves

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1964 Accented Hair Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most sought-after varieties of the long-running Kennedy series....

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...

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...

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...

NGC Presents Last Great Mystery of SS Central America Shipwreck

On September 3, 1857, SS Central America began a voyage from Panama to New York City carrying very important cargo: thousands of freshly minted...

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...
Jeff Garrett: Guide to Determining Coin Prices

Jeff Garrett: Guide to Determining Coin Prices

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   In recent years, the world of rare coin price guides has changed dramatically. When I began...
1998 Washington Quarter - PCGS

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...

Notable Notes: The “Lincoln Porthole” $5 Silver Certificate

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   This installment of “Notable Notes” highlights one of the more popular 20th-century “Horse Blankets”, so named because of the...

1921 – A Year of Numismatic Change

Numismatic Change in 1921 by Mike Garofalo for PCGS ......   The year was 1921. America, much like today, was a dynamic and changing place. President...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

Counterfeit 1884-S Morgan Dollar   Counterfeit Coin Review by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Lest you think spotting fakes is easy, take a look at this 1884-S...
Where Are the Bronze Lincoln Memorial Cents Going?

Where Are the Bronze Lincoln Memorial Cents Going?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   You may have noticed it’s getting harder to find bronze Lincoln Memorial cents in circulation these days. In the...