Collecting the Special Mint Set Coins of 1965-1967

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The mid-1960s was a colorful time in American numismatics, with the United States Mint making a series of changes...

1892-S Morgan Dollar, Uncirculated, $15—No Haggling!

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing ......   How would you like an opportunity to spend less than $100, and get a collection of coins worth...

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...
Q. David Bowers: Silver Coin Excitement in New Orleans. Courtesy Stack's Bowers Galleries

Q. David Bowers: Silver Coin Excitement in New Orleans

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   On October 29, 1982, a few minutes past noon, pandemonium prevailed in the French Quarter in...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1911-D Quarter Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent

Counterfeit large cents - 1793 Flowing Hair Cent - Tooling Marks; Raised Lines   By Max Spiegel, NGC ........   The first coins struck by the United States Mint...

One of Only Two Known Surviving 1945 Silver Threepence Coins Surfaces

The “rarest British circulating coin in 200 years” has been certified as genuine by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the world’s largest third-party certification, grading...
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...

NGC Certifies Majority of Emergency Production 2020(P) Silver Eagles

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has already certified more than half of April’s emergency production of 240,000 American Silver Eagles at the Philadelphia Mint. The Philadelphia...

The Story Behind the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Large dollar coins have never been overly successful in the United States. Early silver dollars didn’t circulate widely in...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Look closely at these modern coins before you buy. A careful examination of the details can reveal a counterfeit. Counterfeit 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle By Paul...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar.   By Max Spiegel,...
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...

Origins of the 1921 “Zerbe Proof” Morgan Silver Dollars are Uncertain

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com I’ve been selling a collection for an old friend and collector who purchased a 1921 Morgan silver dollar...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit Coins by Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .......   Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft,...

David W. Lange Acquires Massive “Midwest Collection” of Vintage Coin Boards

By Coin Board News ......   In a very rare opportunity, vintage coin board collector and dealer David W. Lange has negotiated the purchase of more than...

World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit 1928 South Africa Gold Sovereign By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   A group of four 1928 South African Sovereigns was recently submitted to NGC all...

The Canadian Silver Dollars of 1935-67

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The coins of Canada attract collectors from all around the world with their beautiful, nature-themed designs and motifs of...

Philippine Coinage Under U.S. Administration

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   American was propelled into war with Spain after an explosion that sank the battleship...

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have...
What Are Full Bands on Roosevelt Dimes?

What Are Full Bands on Roosevelt Dimes?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Roosevelt Dimes are among several series that are graded not only upon the basis of circulation wear but also...

The 1920 Wilson Dollar: A Counterfeited Rarity

An elusive medal represents a challenge for collectors of higher grades   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Wilson dollar was struck to commemorate the opening of...
Mules and Blocks on Bucks: PCGS Certified Paper Money

Mules and Blocks on Bucks: PCGS Certified Paper Money

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   It isn’t every day that a United States banknote variety that is currently unlisted in the foremost reference catalog...

Victor David Brenner & His Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent collectors new and seasoned alike know the three ubiquitous letters of their specialty. These are the letters “VDB”,...

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek .....   The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice,...

What Are Mint State Coins?

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Even if you are relatively new to coin collecting, you probably already know that the value of a coin is...

The Golden Dollar: Story of the Sacagaweas

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   The dollar coin has never circulated well in America. Even designs that are loved by collectors today, such as...

Counterfeit Detection: 1963-D Roosevelt Dime With Altered Bands

Careful examination of this 1963-D Roosevelt Dime reveals an alteration to the torch   Altered Roosevelt Dime by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Coins are altered in a...

The 1898 “Single 9” Pond: South Africa’s Rarest Gold Coin

Most serious coin collectors in South Africa have heard about the Single 9, commonly referred to as the “King of South African Coins.” However...
Rings Versus Clicks: Why You Should Listen To Your Coins

Rings Versus Clicks: Why You Should Listen To Your Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   One of the biggest volume purchases in most coin shops is that of pre-1965 90% silver U.S. coinage. Depending...