United States Series 1935A Hawaii Overprint Notes

United States Series 1935A Hawaii Overprint Notes

In the wake of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States command was faced with the prospect...
United States Dollars - Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

United States Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under United States Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling the resumption of the mintage of...
United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

U.S. Circulating Coin Production in 1887 - Putting the 1887 Half in Context In 1887, the Philadelphia Mint handled U.S. coin production for all of...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

New Tetradrachm Overview The new style of Athenian "owl"--so-called due to the iconic image of an owl on the reverse--originated in a Greece newly conquered...
United States 2014-P Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 2014-P Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   With the United States Mint moving at lightning speed, the Kennedy half dollar was designed, stuck, and placed in circulation just...
United States 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar with Blue Pack

United States 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar

While the country at large's desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed...
Ancient Coins - The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Kaunos Coinage By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and...
Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece - Theban Silver Stater

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Theban Silver Stater

Overview Thebes Thebes was one of the major cities of ancient Greece, and for a brief time it was the preeminent power in the Greek world....

U.S. Coin Profile – 1838-O Reeded Edge Half Dollar Branch Mint Proof

"1838-O 50C GR-1, R.7, Branch Mint PR63 PCGS. CAC. The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the rarest and most enigmatic issues in...
United States 1917 Type I Standing Liberty Quarter

United States 1917 Type I Standing Liberty Quarter

First released in 1916 with a minuscule mintage, the Standing Liberty Quarter garnered almost immediate controversy. As the newly appointed Director of the Mint,...
United States 1932-D Washington Quarter

United States 1932-D Washington Quarter

1932 was a seminal year for the US quarter. The United States Mint had concluded the design process of the commemorative quarter destined to mark...

United States 1973 Eisenhower Dollar

Description 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 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

United States 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

The Draped Bust was the second design type of the half cent denomination. Conceived as an important low-value coin for the everyman, the denomination...
United States 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   1974 was an interesting year at the Denver Mint. Not only was planning for the 1975/76 Bicentennial coinage well underway but...
United States 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar

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...
United States 1989-D Roosevelt Dime

United States 1989-D Roosevelt Dime

The choice to memorialize President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the dime, made shortly after his death in 1945, was a fitting one. Having served...
United States 1921 Morgan Dollar

United States 1921 Morgan Dollar

Suspended in 1904 due to a significant drop in the demand for silver resulting from the passage of the 1890 Sherman Silver Act, no...
United States 1932-S Washington Quarter

United States 1932-S Washington Quarter

As the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth in 1932 drew closer, the United States Mint began preparing the Nation’s numismatic arena. With the Act...
Ancient Coins - The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity - the Athenian Owl

Ancient Coins – The Most Famous Coin of Antiquity – the Athenian Owl

The Athenian Owl by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and...
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...
United States 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent

United States 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent

The smallest denomination ever struck by the U.S. Mint, the half cent is an extremely complex series. It features five major types and subtypes...

United States 1971 (P) 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 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

United States 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

The Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle is one of the most famous of all American coin types, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful...

United States 1964 Washington Quarter Dollar 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...

One of America’s Greatest Coins: The 1917-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar World War 1...

World War 1 Coinage by the US Mint includes the Walking Liberty Half Dollar In 1914, British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey famously said of...

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,...

United States 1972-D Roosevelt Dime

As the Roosevelt dime entered production in 1972, the design had served its statutorily-mandated minimum service life of 25 years. The four-term president was...
United States 1861 Indian Head Cent

United States 1861 Indian Head Cent

By January 1861, the process of southern secession was underway, signaling the onset of America’s deadliest war. Throughout this tumultuous year, the country experienced...
United States 1949-S Roosevelt Dime

United States 1949-S Roosevelt Dime

As one of the key dates of the series, the 1949-S Roosevelt dime is second in rarity only to the Philadelphia Mint’s 1955 mintage...