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...

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...

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...

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...

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

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ..... Lincoln Wheat cents turn up in pocket change, the effects of loved ones, and in rolls of cents tucked...

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...

United States 1954-S Franklin Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   The last Franklin half dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint, the 1954-S, offers a window into an evolving postwar United...

CoinWeek Readers React to Silver Eagle Sell Out

By CoinWeek .....   On Thursday, February 11, the last Proof American Silver Eagle to feature the iconic Heraldic Eagle reverse by John Mercanti went on...

The 10 Most Valuable 20th-Century US Half Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   During the 20th century, the United States Mint issued a variety of different types of half dollars, including the final...

Common Date Proof Franklin Half Dollar Sells for $3,612 at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek .....   A Proof 65 Franklin half dollar is not typically considered a valuable coin, and your typical 1962 Proof Set will likely yield...

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...

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...

United States 1940 Jefferson Nickel

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

United States 1968-D Lincoln Cent

Description In the lead-up to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, speculators and coin collectors drew the ire of the Mint, the Treasury,...

1933 Double Eagle to be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

By Christopher Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Well, CoinWeek's recently-published 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle story will need an update now that the New York Times...

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the...

By CoinWeek .....   February may be the shortest month in the calendar year, but it has traditionally been a very busy month for the United...

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...

Coin Collecting Strategies: Cherry Picking

Nearly every series offers something for the cherry picking specialist   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   There are few things in coin collecting...

United States 1870-S $3 Gold Coin

By CoinWeek IQ .....   A great numismatic rarity was interred in the northeast cornerstone of the second San Francisco Mint on May 25, 1870, during...

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...

The S-Mint Indian Cents: Classic US Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few coin series that originated in the 19th century and are as widely collected by date and...

One-of-a-Kind Errors in The Don Bonser Collection of United States Error...

When coins are manufactured, things don't necessarily go as planned, and the results can be both very intriguing and highly collectible. The Don Bonser...

The 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative Half Dollar Turns 100

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   EDITORS' NOTE: This Thanksgiving week, CoinWeek's Giveaway #357 contest prize is a PCGS MS-64 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative, and one...

How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Rupees

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Little thought is given by many people on the previous incarnations of the metal that makes up the coins...

Jeff Garrett: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Jeff Garrett for CoinWeek .....   When asked to write an article about 10 coins I would love to own, my thoughts immediately turned to...

Greg Cohen: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Greg Cohen for CoinWeek .....   As a professional numismatist who has worked for some of the biggest companies in the industry, I have had...

Top Pop 1909-S Lincoln Cent Repunched Mintmark Variety Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, April 18, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this S Over Horizontal S 1909-S Lincoln Cent, graded MS-67 RD by PCGS...

Classic US Coins: The Short-Lived Two Cent Piece

The Two Cent Piece by Kathleen Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   The Two Cent piece designed by James Longacre was struck for a mere 10...

United States Mint Announces 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Program Designs

On Thursday, April 8, the United States Mint officially announced the designs for the 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. This multi-year series that...