Coin Grading - A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins - Doug Winter

Coin Grading – A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a...
United States 1938-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1938-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel’s 1938 debut marked the end of the 25-year production run of the Buffalo nickel. James Earl Fraser’s Buffalo design, a classic...
Dale Friend: A Rememberance

Dale Friend: A Rememberance

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The first time I can recall interacting with Dale Friend was around 15 years or so ago. I...
New 1854 Period 1 California Fractional Gold Dollar Variety Discovered

New 1854 Period 1 California Fractional Gold Dollar Variety Discovered

A new die variety of California Fractional Gold Dollar has been discovered by Ken Glickman, an avid collector and researcher of California Fractional Gold...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Key Date Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter

Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter...
United States 1861-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar

United States 1861-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   Description The 1861 half dollars from the New Orleans Mint have the distinction of being the only issue in U.S....
United States 1951 Franklin Half Dollar Proof

United States 1951 Franklin Half Dollar Proof

This second-year Proof issue of the Franklin half dollar was struck at the Philadelphia Mint and represents a challenging issue for collectors looking to...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of October

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of October

By CoinWeek .....   October has historically been an important month for the United States Mint. In its earliest days, October marked the beginning of a mission...
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Display Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel at Long Beach Expo

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Display Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel at Long...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the display of the famous Hawaii Five-O specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel at the Long Beach Collectibles Expo,...
So You've Decided to Collect US Gold Coins by Type...

So You’ve Decided to Collect US Gold Coins by Type…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Many collectors of United States gold want to collect with a purpose and with a goal. However,...
Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   This story begins in 1783, when a remarkable group of pattern coins was struck: the 5-unit...
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part One – Small Silver Coins

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part One – Small Silver Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   I often refer to the “Red Book” to refresh my memory. A Guide Book Of United States Coins, published...
COAC 2021: The Victor David Brenner Centennial

COAC 2021: The Victor David Brenner Centennial

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   After a hiatus of a dozen years, this last Friday and Saturday (17–18 September) saw...
Doug Winter - Building a Year Set of Gold Dollars: Part I

Building a Year Set of Gold Dollars: Part I

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Gold dollars make for a fascinating set in which to specialize. They were produced from 1849 through...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: United States 1892 Half Eagle Gold Coin

Counterfeit Gold Coin -  1892 Half Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Many counterfeit gold coins originated in the 1960s and '70s in...
Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part I   Approved When the Lafayette dollar was approved by President William McKinley on March 3, 1899, it...
Fun with Obsolete US Coin Denominations

Fun with Obsolete US Coin Denominations

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Having fun with our hobby isn’t hard if you’re open-minded. We have the freedom to collect what we want...
The Stack's Bowers 2021 Post-ANA Auction: Some Gold Highlights With Analysis

The Stack’s Bowers 2021 Post-ANA Auction: Some Gold Highlights With Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Stack’s Bowers (and Heritage) ANA auctions were historically significant in this most unusual year as they...

Harlan J. Berk Sells PQ Crimson Tide Peace Dollar Collection

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd (HJB) announced the sale of the Crimson Tide Peace Dollar Collection. This exceptionally nice, 100%...
Legend Numismatics Buys Eliasberg 1894-S Dime for $1.8 Million, Now in Bruce Morelan Collection

Legend Numismatics Buys Eliasberg 1894-S Dime for $1.8 Million, Now in Bruce Morelan Collection

Morelan completes “numismatic trifecta” with fabled coin acquired by Legend from Kevin Lipton and John Albanese   An 1894 San Francisco Mint silver dime that once...
The Top 6 Most Expensive US Coins - Bullion Shark

The Top 6 Most Expensive US Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The following six U.S. coins are those that have sold for the highest amounts to date at auctions. For of...
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...
Famous Jack Lee 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar Realizes $2.09 Million at GreatCollections Auction

Famous Jack Lee 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar Realizes $2.09 Million at GreatCollections Auction

By CoinWeek .....   On Sunday, August 29, the famous Jack Lee and Coronet Collection 1893-S Morgan silver dollar, graded MS-67 by PCGS and approved as...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Over $31 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in the Stack’s Bowers August ANA Auction

Over $31 million USD in United States coins and Americana was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, contributing to over...
Why Shouldn't a Nice VF Charlotte or Dahlonega Half Eagle be Worth $3,000... or More?

Why Shouldn’t a Nice VF Charlotte or Dahlonega Half Eagle be Worth $3,000… or...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In recent years, prices for average ("B" quality) to above-average ("B" to "B+" quality) Charlotte and Dahlonega...
US Coins - A Concise Overview of the Washington Quarter Silver Issues

US Coins – A Concise Overview of the Washington Quarter Silver Issues

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   The long-running obverse design of the Washington quarter is currently in its final year and will be changed...
United States Mint

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Officials Discuss Challenges of Demand Spike and Pandemic

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   On August 25, United States Mint Director David J. Ryder and several of his key staff members held...
Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of September

Big Things Happened at the Mint in the Month of September

By CoinWeek .....   In this edition of Big Things, we take a look at a variety of events, historical and numismatic, that have taken place at...
The History of the Peace Dollar Is Still Evolving

The History of the Peace Dollar Is Still Evolving

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   On August 10 the United States Mint offered the 200,000 2021 Peace dollars being issued to mark the centennial of...
A Collectible Counterfeit? The Story of Henning Nickels - Tyler Rossi

A Collectible Counterfeit? The Story of Henning Nickels

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   A few years ago, I decided to start coin roll hunting, and with $25 I opened an account at...