United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

1980 was an inflection point in the history of the cent. The juxtapenultimate date struck from the majority-copper alloy in use since the early 1960s,...
United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976...
Coin Maze

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Selling Your Coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that...
US Coins - What’s up With the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t Know About

US Coins – What’s up With the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman,...
United States 1964 Jefferson Nickel

United States 1964 Jefferson Nickel

At the ANA Convention in Cleveland in 1964, Felix Schlag, designer of the Jefferson nickel, addressed the Educational Forum and shared some details of...

United States 1969-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Description The 1969-S Lincoln Memorial cent is collected by many people for many reasons. Among Lincoln cent enthusiasts, the coin is, at the very least, coveted...

United States 1971-D Eisenhower Dollar

Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...

United States 1982-D Jefferson Nickel

Description Background The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of that coin's production run. A design contest to commemorate...

United States 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   1971 was meant to mark a significant change in the life of the Kennedy half dollar. Introduced in 1964 to honor the...
Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Lincoln Wheat cents turn up in pocket change, the effects of loved ones, and in rolls of cents tucked...
Ancient Gold Coin Hoard Pinpoints Persian Destruction of Jerusalem

Ancient Gold Coin Hoard Pinpoints Persian Destruction of Jerusalem

By David Hendin for CoinWeek .....   If a hoard of 264 Byzantine gold solidi suddenly appeared and careful examination showed that every coin in the...
United States 1999-D Delaware 50 State Quarter

United States 1999-D Delaware 50 State Quarter

The 1999-D Delaware quarter, released on January 1, was the first issue in the 50 States Quarters series struck at the Denver Mint. Delaware...

United States 1964-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

Collecting $2 Bills Dated From 1862 to the Present

The $2 bill has never been very widely accepted by the American public, nor as widely collected as other denominations   By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When...
United States 1938-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1938-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel’s 1938 debut marked the end of the 25-year production run of the Buffalo nickel. James Earl Fraser’s Buffalo design, a classic...

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...
Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter

Pocket Change Finds: Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   With the close of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program earlier this year, a new, legislatively mandated quarter design...
1964 Special Mint Set Kennedy Half Dollar - Stack's Bowers Auctions

The 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar: History and Values

The assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a huge shock to the American nation and the world, not only...
United States Mint Clarifies Statement Regarding Silver Supply Shortage

United States Mint Clarifies Statement Regarding Silver Supply Shortage

In a message released Friday, May 28 , we made reference to a global shortage of silver. In more precise terms, the silver shortage...
United States 1972-D Washington Quarter

United States 1972-D Washington Quarter

Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck...
The Rarest American Silver Eagles

The Rarest American Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The American Silver Eagle series, which turned 35 this year, is the most widely collected and popular modern U.S. coin...
US Coins - A Concise Overview of the Washington Quarter Silver Issues

US Coins – A Concise Overview of the Washington Quarter Silver Issues

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   The long-running obverse design of the Washington quarter is currently in its final year and will be changed...
First 2021 Morgan Dollars Sell out in Minutes

First 2021 Morgan Dollars Sell Out in Minutes

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   2021 Morgan dollars with privy marks representing the New Orleans and Carson City Mints became unavailable almost immediately at...

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

1982 was a landmark year for the United States one-cent coin, as the metallic composition of the coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated...
U.S. Mint Confirms Total Number of Gold Eagle Errors Released

U.S. Mint Confirms Total Number of Gold Eagle Errors Released

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   All of the American Gold Eagle $10 quarter-ounce bullion coins mistakenly struck with an unfinished Proof obverse die were...
United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

Description Lincoln cents were in short supply as the United States entered its second year of war in Europe. Increased wartime economic activity drove up...
United States 1982-D Roosevelt Dime

United States 1982-D Roosevelt Dime

Description President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the "Greatest Generation":...

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...
A Collectible Counterfeit? The Story of Henning Nickels - Tyler Rossi

A Collectible Counterfeit? The Story of Henning Nickels

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   A few years ago, I decided to start coin roll hunting, and with $25 I opened an account at...

United States 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar

Description Morgan dollar production continued at its Congressionally mandated pace in 1887, despite the fact that even 10 years into the series' run it had...