United States 1999 Delaware 50 State Quarter

Description The 1999 Delaware quarter, released on January 1, was the first issue in the 50 States Quarters series and honors the first state to...

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 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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...
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...

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...
United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

1980 was an inflection point in the history of the cent. The juxtapenultimate date struck from the majority-copper alloy in use since the early 1960s,...

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...

United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976...

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 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...

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...
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 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 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 1928-S Peace Dollar

United States 1928-S Peace Dollar

Description The 1928-S Peace dollar is among the most common later-date Peace dollars and one of the series’ major condition rarities. The last date struck...
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...
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...