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 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 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-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 1972-D Washington Quarter

Description - 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...
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 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 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 1954-S Franklin Half Dollar

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

United States 1972 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

  The 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...
CoinWeek IQ Modern Coin Profiles - United States 1974-D Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1974-D Eisenhower Dollar

Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined...
United States 1944-P Jefferson War Nickel

United States 1944-P Jefferson War Nickel

Struck against the backdrop of war from an alloy developed to save copper and nickel, the 1944-P Jefferson nickel is one of the most...
United States 1904-O Morgan Silver Dollar - CoinWeek IQ US Coin Profiles

United States 1904-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Description In mid-to-late 1904, an article appeared in newspapers across the country with the blaring headline: “Passing of the Good Old American Silver Dollar.” Under...

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...

US Modern Coin Profiles – 2016-W Gold Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

  Description The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin the U.S. series. The coin's elegant design draws heavily from the...

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,...

United States 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar

Description: The 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar is the second United States coin struck to honor the 34th President of the United States, the first being...
United States 1870-S $3 Gold Coin

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...
United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: 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 an acute...
United States 1931-S Lincoln Cent

United States 1931-S Lincoln Cent

Description 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...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music With a Greek Kithara or “Guitar”

Olynthus, 355-352. Chalcidian league, 432-348. Tetradrachm, silver Ancient Greek Kithara or "guitar" - the reverse depicts a kithara from which the word “guitar” is derived. The...

US Coins – A Concise Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each...

Ancient Roman Coins – Octavian and the Battle of Actium

Octavian. Gold Aureus (7.8g) minted at Rome, 32-31 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Octavian was the son of Julius Caesar's niece...

Ancient Gold Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Ancient Gold Coin - Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Cyzicus was one of the great trade cities...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Provincial – Antioch Tetradrachm of Augustus

Overview: This tetradrachm (a silver four-drachmae coin), issued around the year 2 BCE, is from the Greco-Roman city of Antioch-on-the-Orontes in what is now southern...

United States 1864-S Seated Liberty Quarter

Consumers in San Francisco and along the West Coast were handling a rarity in the mid-1860s. As their counterparts in the east were vanishing from...

Perth Mint Issues 2021 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

Depicting master engraver John M. Mercanti’s sixth Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mint in a brand-new coin classification, this exceptionally detailed 1oz...

Canada 2016 100th Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote $1 Coin

Description: A century ago, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta granted most women the right to vote in provincial elections, beginning the journey that would one day...
Obverse, United States 1909-S Indian Head cent. Image courtesy David Lawrence Rare Coins

United States 1909-S Indian Head Cent

Description The 1909-S Indian Head cent is a semi-key coin that also represents one of the last issues of the iconic one-cent coin series that...