United States 1925 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

United States 1925 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

By 1925, gold coins had mostly fallen from circulation within the United States. Instead, the Government intended these coins to fulfill two main roles:...
United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant...
CoinWeek IQ: United States 1887-S Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek IQ: United States 1887-S Morgan Dollar

The 1887-S Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the San Francisco branch...
United States 1976-D Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1976-D Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   First released on July 7, 1975, the Kennedy half dollar became the first United States Bicentennial design to reach public hands....
United States 1943-S Jefferson Nickel

United States 1943-S Jefferson Nickel

As with all war nickels, the 1943-S Jefferson nickel contained the updated wartime alloy of 35% silver, 9% manganese, and 56% copper authorized in...
United States 1987-S Roosevelt Dime

United States 1987-S Roosevelt Dime

In celebration of the current San Francisco Mint’s 50th anniversary, an unprecedented 2,263 visitors were allowed to tour the building all while under heavy...
United States 1883 Without Cents Nickel

United States 1883 Without Cents Nickel

The Liberty Head nickel--or "V" nickel, as it's more commonly known--was the second design style of the United States five-cent nickel coin. The design,...
United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1976-D 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...

United States 1838-O Seated Liberty Dime

The New Orleans Mint was one of three branches of the United States Mint authorized to be opened by the Coinage Act of March...
Ancient Greek Coins - The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

Ancient Greek Coins – The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the Colosseo Collection ......   Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on...
United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Despite the Bicentennial Coin Program that resulted in the redesigning of half the United States circulating denominations, the Lincoln cent remained unchanged. While the Philadelphia...
United States 1928-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar

United States 1928-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar

While the Walking Liberty half dollar was well received by the public, a general lack of demand and the silver dollar production requirements of...

United States 2003-P Washington Quarter Dollar / Alabama State Quarter

The 50 State Quarters Program The Washington quarter was introduced in 1932 and was intended to be a one-year circulating commemorative coin struck to honor...
United States 1887-O Morgan Dollar

United States 1887-O Morgan Dollar

The 1887-O Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the New Orleans branch...
World Coin Profile - South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

World Coin Profile – South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gold Krugerrand, the South African Mint minted its first-ever 1 oz silver Krugerrand. Additionally,...
Ancient Greek Coins - Zeus at Olympia

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ......   As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of...

United States 1982-P 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...
United States 1901 Indian Head Cent

United States 1901 Indian Head Cent

With the opening of their brand-new facility at 1700 Spring Garden Street, 1901 was a big year for the United States Mint in Philadelphia....
United States 1963 Washington Quarter Silver Proof Coin

United States 1963 Washington Quarter Silver Proof Coin

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...
Coin Profiles - Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because...

United States 1977 Eisenhower Dollar

Besides removing silver from the quarter and the dime, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined...
United States 1877 Indian Head Cent

United States 1877 Indian Head Cent

The small "white cents", so-called because of their light color compared to that of the older large cents, had at first escaped the hoarding...

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II the King of Macedonia

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection   Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great and the...
United States 1904 Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle

United States 1904 Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle

By 1904, the United States' large format gold double eagle had begun to fall in popularity and had practically ceased to circulate. As a...
United States 1922 Grant Centennial Commemorative Gold Dollar

United States 1922 Grant Centennial Commemorative Gold Dollar

If one commemorative coin is good, then two coins are twice as good--or so the reasoning goes with these often exploited issues. The Grant...
United States 1938 Jefferson Nickel

United States 1938 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...

United States 1916 Mercury Dime

The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin in the U.S. series. The coin's elegant design draws heavily from...
United States 1977-D Roosevelt Dime

United States 1977-D Roosevelt Dime

On February 9, 1977, Frank H. MacDonald, then-Deputy Director of the United States Mint, announced that the Denver facility would cease production. Two days...
United States 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

The specific design of the Franklin half dollar--Founding Father Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse--was heavily advocated for...
Paper Money Profile: United States Series 1976 $2 Federal Reserve Note (Bicentennial $2 Bill)

Paper Money Profile: United States Series 1976 $2 Federal Reserve Note

Introduction In the mid-1970s, the United States of America prepared to mark the bicentennial of its independence from Great Britain. Celebrations were planned across the...