Two Dramatic U.S. Mint Error Coins in the News

Two Dramatic U.S. Mint Error Coins in the News

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Recently, two important and unique United States Mint error coins – a very rare off-center Carson City Morgan silver dollar...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part I

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part I

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Recently, I discussed the very popular Indian Quarter Eagle series. The Indian Quarter Eagle set consists...
Untied States 1929 Indian Head Quarter Eagle

United States 1929 Indian Head Quarter Eagle

The story of America’s $2.5 gold Indian, also known as the Pratt-Bigelow quarter eagle, is at its core, a story of two presidential cousins....
Let's Talk About the Current State of the Silver Dollar Market

Let’s Talk About the Current State of the Silver Dollar Market

In this episode of the CoinWeek Live Stream on YouTube, noted coin expert Russ Augustin (AU Capital Management/RARCOA) joins Charles Morgan to discuss the...
What I learned about Liberty Head half eagles from the Fairmont Hoard - Doug Winter Numisatics

What Was Lacking From Fairmont/Hendricks: Missing Pieces of the Puzzle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Part One: Half Eagles The April 2022 Stack’s Bowers sale of the Fairmont/”Hendricks” set of Liberty Head half...
1839/8 $10.00 Gold No Motto Liberty Head Eagle, PCGS MS61. Images courtesy Doug Winter Numismatics

Liberty Head Gold Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   If you hear someone refer to "gold eagles", you might think of the American Gold Eagle issued since 1986. But...

Numismatic History – The GSA CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Hoard

Veteran numismatists may remember the great rush on Morgan Silver Dollars that occurred during the early 1960s. For generations these coins had laid undisturbed...

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – Get Lady Liberty as a 1920s Flapper!

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 - When you think of ways to honor your country, what do you think of?   For nations around the world, from...
United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

In 1864 when the Two Cent coin was first issued, the US Civil War was still raging. One effect of the war was a...
Higley Coppers: The Talking Coins of Connecticut

Higley Coppers: The Talking Coins of Connecticut

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The written word enables coins—otherwise silent objects—to speak out, declare, and demand, sometimes on their own...
Jeff Garrett: Collecting Barber Coinage

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Barber Coinage

A basic set of Barber coins can be easy to assemble, but there are ways to make it more of a challenge   By Jeff Garrett...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in May 2022

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in May 2022

During the month of May, CAC-approved coins fared well in internet sales and in a live auction in Dallas. Here are 10 examples, which...

US Coin Profiles – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1 1916-1917

Charles Barber's quarter dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890, which allowed for the...
The $4 Stella Gold Coin: A Failed Idea That Collectors Loved

The $4 Stella Gold Coin: A Failed Idea That Collectors Loved

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1879 and 1880, the United States Mint struck two design types of $4 gold coin patterns that are known...
United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

While not necessarily a well-known year in American history, 1886 saw a series of interesting and important historical events: the dedication of the Statue...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1723 Rosa Americana!

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1723 Rosa Americana!

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Since my "last" installment of this series about my 1796 large cent , I have attended...
Coming Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

Coming Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show unfolds at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, from June 30...
Trade Dollars: A Great Success Abroad But Not at Home

Trade Dollars: A Great Success Abroad But Not at Home

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In the 1850s, as a result of the discovery of large gold deposits in Australia and the Western United States,...
Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Modern Proof coins have thrown many intriguing curveballs toward collectors over the years, with some of the most confusing...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of June

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

By CoinWeek .....   Spring ends and summer begins in June. At the United States Mint, June has marked both beginnings and endings. Key personnel arrive and...
United States 1929 Lincoln Wheat Cent

United States 1929 Lincoln Cent

Hindsight is 20/20, and despite the Great Depression looming right around the corner, it was business as usual at the United States Mint in...
Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

By Tom DeLorey ......   About 45 years ago, collector Del Romines came into my office at Coin World’s "Collectors Clearinghouse" with two well-worn 1943-P nickels...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in April 2022

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in April 2022

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins on average in live auctions...
SS Republic's Incredible Numismatic Treasures

SS Republic’s Incredible Numismatic Treasures

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Coin collectors have long been fascinated by famous shipwrecks of vessels that were carrying lots of valuable coins, such as...
Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   If you've been following the coin market in recent years, then you might know that the...
United States 1949 Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1949 Franklin Half Dollar

As United States Mint Director Nellie Tayloe Ross’s brainchild, she continually pushed the government to design and release a half dollar depicting Benjamin Franklin...

Jeff Garrett: ANA Summer Seminar – A Chance to Learn From Experts

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   After a nearly three-year hiatus, the ANA Summer Seminar returns to Colorado Springs this year. Strict...

Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin: 1849-1907

Too much gold? Start minting the Liberty Double Eagle It was 1849, and the Philadelphia Mint had more Gold Rush gold than it could possibly...
New Dated Gold Coin Market Thanks to Fairmont/Hendricks Collection

New Dated Gold Coin Market Thanks to Fairmont/Hendricks Collection

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The April 2022 Stack’s Bowers sale of the Fairmont/”Hendricks” coins likely has forever changed the rare date...
Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Amon Carter, Sr. Born on December 11, 1879, Amon Gamaliel Carter, Sr., was a Texas oilman in...