Silver Certificates: Why Were They Issued and How Much Are They Worth?

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   United States silver certificates are probably the most popular and widely collected type of U.S. paper currency. This is because...

United States 1976 Lincoln Cent

1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...

1943 Steel Penny and Copper Pennies: History, Values and a Rare Variety

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The year 1943 found the United States getting more deeply involved in World War II with overseas deployments. At home,...

The Story of the 1973/74 Aluminum Lincoln Penny

By Blanchard & Company ...... How do you run a successful business? You make sure that costs don’t exceed revenues. However, in a 2014 biennial report to...
1965 Silver Quarter Value: Error Coins and History

1965 Silver Quarter Value: Error Coins and History

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   The 1965 Washington quarter was the first US quarter not made of 90% pure silver. This transition from...
United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Launched in 1999, the 50 State Quarters Program provided each state the reverse of the quarter as a canvas...

The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin That Kicked off a Collecting Frenzy

By David W. Lange for CoinWeek .....   There are a handful of events that have brought the hobby of collecting coins front and center in...
Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When it comes to error coins, a mule is simply a coin that was struck from a die pair that...

Treasure Coins: Ancient Gold Coins Recovered From Shipwrecks

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The Dokos Shipwreck, the oldest in the world, was discovered by the father of underwater archaeology, Peter Throckmorton, after...
A Cache of 1826 Large Cents Hidden in the 1800s - Q. David Bowers, Stack's Bowers Galleries

An Odd Cache of 1826 Large Cents Hidden in the 1800s

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   The late Oscar G. Schilke lived on the shore of Dodge Pond in Niantic, Connecticut, in...

Coin Profile – 1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

As the first commemorative Half Dollar struck, the Columbian Exposition Half Dollar holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. From...

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote...
The Morgan Dollar and the Rarest Silver Crown of the Latin Monetary Union

The Morgan Dollar and the Rarest Silver Crown of the Latin Monetary Union

By Ursula Kampmann for Numismatica Genevensis ......   On November 16, 2021, Numismatica Genevensis will be auctioning a very important numismatic rarity. It is the rarest...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

United States 1933 Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 double eagle $20 gold coin is one of American Numismatics' most notorious coins. Only...
1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Today, the United States Mint is the largest producer of coins in the world, striking billions of circulating coins, millions...

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan .....   Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called "two-bits"? Or, a half-dollar "four-bits"? Do you know why...
Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   A Remarkable Find In August of 1908, two boys named James McFarland and John May were swimming...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of April

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of April

By CoinWeek .....   Big things are always happening at the United States Mint, but the month of April sees the beginning and end of some very...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in March

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in March

By CoinWeek .....   One might think that as March takes its turn in the calendar's monthly procession that the business of the United States Mint might...

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...
The Mystery of the 1964-D Peace Dollar

The Mystery of the 1964-D Peace Dollar

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   While the 1933 St. Gaudens’ $20 gold coin is widely viewed as the most infamous American coin of all time...
SS Republic's Incredible Numismatic Treasures

SS Republic’s Incredible Numismatic Treasures

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Coin collectors have long been fascinated by famous shipwrecks of vessels that were carrying lots of valuable coins, such as...
Privy Marks Take the Place of Coveted O and CC Mintmarks on Morgan Dollar Reissues

Privy Marks Take the Place of Coveted O and CC Mintmarks on Morgan Reissues

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   At noon on May 24, 2021, the United States Mint will release two .999 fine uncirculated silver dollar coins,...
1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   We recently discussed what an unusual year 1922 was in the history of U.S. coinage, but 1921 was also a...

US Modern Coin Profiles – 2016-W Gold Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

  Description The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin the U.S. series. The coin's elegant design draws heavily from the...

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of...
Fugio Cents: The First Regular-Issue United States Coin

Fugio Cents: The First Regular-Issue United States Coin

By John Dannreuther, Gordon Wrubel, Craig Sholley, Brian Greer, Chuck Link, Tony Terranova, Chris Victor-McCawley, David McCarthy, and Erik Goldstein for PCGS ......   Over the...

Unusual Items: US Mint ‘Gold Disks’ Made for Oil Payments to Saudi Arabia

By CoinWeek .....   One of the things we find most exciting about reporting on the numismatic marketplace is coming across those things we either didn’t...

Whitman Coin Folders as Collectible Items

By David W. Lange ..... As a collector of vintage coin boards, folders and albums for nearly 40 years, my dream has been to publish...

US Coin Profiles – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1 1916-1917

Charles Barber's quarter dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890, which allowed for the...