United States 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

United States 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle 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...
Another "Family" - Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

Another “Family” – Capped Bust Quarter Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This latest installment is on an earlier series of the quarter denomination based on a B-10...
The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   While some recognize the 1848 CAL Quarter Eagle struck from California gold as the first United States commemorative coin,...
United States 1889-CC Morgan Dollar

United States 1889-CC Morgan Dollar

Run mainly by United States Mint officials from the Republican Party, the Carson City Mint was shuttered by President Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, in...

Coin Grading – PCGS Authenticates First Known 1878-S Specimen Morgan Dollar

In 2018, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) authenticated and certified the only known Specimen Morgan dollar - 1878-S Morgan dollar. The VAM 58 variety is...
US Gold Coins - What Are Coins With Character?

US Gold Coins – What Are Coins With Character?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com   CoinWeek Content Partner ......   On the front page of my website (www.raregoldcoins.com) you will see the tagline "Coins with Character". This...

United States 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but was not produced until the fall of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle.   Counterfeit Coin Detection by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   When we think of...
50 years of the modern proof set from the United States Mint

US Coins: 50 Years of Modern Proof Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com .....   1968-2018 Proof coinage has been a fixture in American numismatics since the 19th century and a regular hobby staple since...
Coin Profiles - 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors' Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Dollar. Part I can be read here ....... and Part...
2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set Available June 7

Six Different Types of U.S. Dollar Coins Since 1971

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In the years since silver was removed from our circulating coinage in 1964, there have been multiple attempts to create...
CoinWeek Podcast #170: The Wreath Cent That Went to Space

CoinWeek Podcast #170: The Wreath Cent That Went to Space

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are many unusual varieties among early United States Federal-era coinage, but perhaps few are as mysterious as some...
United States 1865 Two Cent Piece

United States 1865 Two Cent Piece

First struck in 1864 in an attempt to solve the nationwide coin shortage, caused by the onset of the U.S. Civil War, the Two...
United States 1948 Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1948 Franklin Half Dollar

First released in 1948, the Franklin half dollar was the last circulating U.S. denomination to adopt the portrait of a real individual, instead of...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

This fake has problems with both its weight and its composition   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The United States Mint issued the Classic Head Cent...
United States 1937-D "3 Legged" Buffalo Nickel

United States 1937-D “3 Legged” Buffalo Nickel

The famous 1937-D “3 Legged” Buffalo nickel is one of the most important modern US coins and probably the most well-known type in the...
Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle Sold in 2021 for $18.87 million USD, this is officially the most expensive...
Jesse Kraft Discusses the Rosenthal Specimen 1804 Dollar

Jesse Kraft Discusses the Rosenthal Specimen 1804 Dollar

In one of the finest video presentations you will ever see discussing a numismatic object, Dr. Jesse Kraft, Resolute Americana Chair of American Numismatics...
CoinWeek Podcast #169: Collecting Strategies - $1 to $10,000 Per Coin

CoinWeek Podcast #169: Collecting Strategies – $1 to $10,000 Per Coin

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
"Deadwood Collection" of Upright 5 Gold Dollars Comes to Market

“Deadwood Collection” of Upright 5 Gold Dollars Comes to Market

After 24 years of research and competitive buying, collector Craig Krueger is ready to part with “The Deadwood Collection” * * * By CoinWeek ..... Collector Craig...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of November

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of November

By CoinWeek .....   November is a big month in United States Mint history. Yellow fever was a recurrent problem in the early years, costing the lives...
United States 1988-P Roosevelt Dime

United States 1988-P Roosevelt Dime

Nine years after adopting the P mintmark, the Philadelphia Mint was on a roll. In fact, 1988 was the first year since 1967 that...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1908 Quarter Eagle

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1908 Quarter Eagle

The problems with this low-quality fake start with a glaring error   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Indian Head Quarter Eagle series that began in...

Jeff Garrett: The Misunderstood Gobrecht Silver Dollar

  Gobrecht Silver Dollars by Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   The Gobrecht silver dollar is a complicated yet fascinating series. At first glance, many...
United States 1924 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

United States 1924 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful and artistic numismatic designs ever realized in the United States, the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle is...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1884-CC Morgan Dollar

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1884-CC Morgan Dollar

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 1884-CC was once considered one of the greatest rarities of the Morgan Dollar series. However, the GSA sales...
United States 1921-S Zerbe Proof Morgan Silver Dollar

CoinWeek IQ: United States 1921-S Morgan Dollar Zerbe Proof

The Zerbe Proof 1921-S Morgan dollar is one of the rarest and most enigmatic issues of the Morgan dollar series. The Morgan dollar, known more...

Why Collectors Dream of Owning an 1894-S Barber Dime

By Blanchard & Company ......   Barber dimes were minted from 1892 through 1916 and struck at four different mints. In 1894, however, the San Francisco Mint...
The Million-Dollar Liberty Head Eagle

The Million-Dollar Liberty Head Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   It’s likely that Heritage’s recent sale of a PCGS AU53 1875 Liberty Head eagle will go largely...