The Once Unknown, Now Famous 1817/4 Half Dollar

The Once Unknown, Now Famous 1817/4 Half Dollar

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Classic rarities among American silver coins have commanded attention for a long time. The 1804 silver...
Two Dramatic U.S. Mint Error Coins in the News

Two Dramatic U.S. Mint Error Coins in the News

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Recently, two important and unique United States Mint error coins – a very rare off-center Carson City Morgan silver dollar...
Eliasberg Capped Bust Large Date Dime Offered by GreatCollections

Eliasberg Capped Bust Large Date Dime Offered by GreatCollections

Bidding is now live on GreatCollections.com for a stunning 1821 Capped Bust Large Date dime graded as MS 66 by PCGS. Not only is...
1839/8 $10.00 Gold No Motto Liberty Head Eagle, PCGS MS61. Images courtesy Doug Winter Numismatics

Liberty Head Gold Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   If you hear someone refer to "gold eagles", you might think of the American Gold Eagle issued since 1986. But...
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...
Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Modern Proof coins have thrown many intriguing curveballs toward collectors over the years, with some of the most confusing...
Errors & Varieties: The Popular Off-Center Strike

Errors & Varieties: The Popular Off-Center Strike

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   Perhaps the most well-known and popular mint error type is the off-center strike. The error is defined as a...
Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

By Tom DeLorey ......   About 45 years ago, collector Del Romines came into my office at Coin World’s "Collectors Clearinghouse" with two well-worn 1943-P nickels...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which...
Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coins: A Guide for Collectors

Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coins: A Guide for Collectors

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Liberty Head half eagles were produced from 1839 until they were discontinued in 1908. This long-lived series...
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...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1942-S Lincoln on Curaçao Cent Planchet

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1942-S Lincoln on Curaçao Cent Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   1942-S Wartime Lincoln Cent Struck on a Bronze Planchet NGC MS 62 Brown Unique Discovery Coin   This is a fascinating 1942-S...
Single Finest Cameo Proof 1968 "No S" Dime Offered at GreatCollections

Single Finest Cameo Proof 1968 “No S” Dime Offered at GreatCollections

Bidding is now live on GreatCollections.com for the opportunity to acquire the single finest 1968 “No S” Cameo Proof Roosevelt dime graded as PR-69....
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Triple Struck 1741 Peru Gold 8 Escudos

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Triple Struck 1741 Peru Gold 8 Escudos

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   1741 L V Peru Gold 8 Escudos Triple Struck Flipover NGC MS 62 Unique   This 1741 Peru Gold 8 Escudos is...
Lovely Bust Half Dollar From Abigail Collection Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

Lovely Bust Half Dollar From Abigail Collection Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The Capped Bust half dollar is one of the most popular series in all American numismatics....
Mule Mint Errors: The Rarest of the Rare

Mule Mint Errors: The Rarest of the Rare

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When we hear the word “mule” we usually think of the animal that is the offspring of a horse...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel 1913 Type 2 5¢ with Test Cut Struck on a $5 Gold Planchet (8.33 g) NGC...
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...
Beautiful Original 1827/3 Capped Bust Quarter Offered by GreatCollections

Beautiful Original 1827/3 Capped Bust Quarter Offered by GreatCollections

GreatCollections.com offered collectors an opportunity to bid on a beautifully toned, overdate original 1827/3 Capped Bust quarter, graded Proof-65 by PCGS in a gold...
Heritage Auction of Bonser Collection Error Coins Closes on March 28

Heritage Auction of Bonser Collection Error Coins Closes on March 28

When coins are manufactured, things don't necessarily go as planned, and the results can be both very intriguing and highly collectible. And so, Heritage...
Morgan Dollar Varieties and Prooflikes/DMPLS in Heritage Showcase Auction

Morgan Dollar Varieties and Prooflikes/DMPLS in Heritage Showcase Auction

The current Showcase auction of US coins from Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Silver Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM die...
Near-Perfect DCAM Proof 1970-S Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Near-Perfect DCAM Proof 1970-S Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Collectors should note that a near-perfect Deep Cameo Proof 1970-S Lincoln cent, certified PR-69 RD by PCGS with a US bunting flag label, is...
New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   Already excited at the possibility of a new 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar die combination,...
The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Teddy Roosevelt decided...
New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   It's always fun to look at a complete or near-complete collection by date and mintmark...
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...
Exemplary Early Half Eagle Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring 2022 Showcase Auction

Exemplary Early Half Eagle Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   This exceptional 1802/1 half eagle will be featured in the Rarities Night session of the Stack's...

Classic US Gold Coin Profile – The 1795 Small Eagle Half Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I’m not sure the 1795 Small Eagle half eagle is my favorite American gold coin, but it...
United States 1936 Lincoln Cent

United States 1936 Lincoln Cent

Demand for domestic coinage continued to grow in 1936 and the United States Mint responded by adding shifts and ramping up production. In Philadelphia,...
Dramatic New Hampshire State Quarter Error at GreatCollections.com

Dramatic New Hampshire State Quarter Error at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek .....   Up for sale in the most recent GreatCollections auction was an interesting certified error coin. Graded MS-67 by NGC, this 2000-P New...