CoinWeek IQ - Intro to Colonial State Copper Coinages

CoinWeek IQ – Intro to Colonial State Copper Coinages

Colonial State Coppers by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Colonial coins and Federal issues are entirely different beasts, and when you’re first getting into colonials,...

Numismatist Walter J. Husak Passes at the Age of 80

Walter J. Husak, founder of HK Aerospace (an aerospace-part manufacturing company based in Burbank, California) and large cent specialist, died on December 15, 2022,...
Colonial and Early Copper Coin Heritage Auction December 19

Colonial and Early Copper Coin Heritage Auction December 19

The December 19 Showcase auction from Heritage Auctions focuses on a selection of Colonial coinage and early US Mint copper issues, all ready to...
Counterfeit Detection: Altered Date 1814 Large Cent

Counterfeit Detection: Altered Date 1814 Large Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Classic Head Cent was a short-lived seven-year series from 1808 to 1814, with a few commonly recognized varieties...
New Jersey Copper Leads Coltrane Collection Over $2.4 Million

New Jersey Copper Leads Coltrane Collection Over $2.4 Million

A 1788 New Jersey Copper, MS63 Brown sold for $192,000 USD to lead Heritage Auctions' Estate of Mike Coltrane Collection of U.S. Coins Signature...
Sydney F. Martin Collection Part II Realizes Nearly $4.2 Million in Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Showcase Auction

Sydney F. Martin Collection Part II Realizes Nearly $4.2 Million in Stack’s Bowers Winter...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to have conducted Part II of the Sydney F. Martin Collection in Baltimore at their Winter 2022 Showcase Auction,...
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...
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...
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...
Colonial, Gold Rarities Highlight the Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

Colonial, Gold Rarities Highlight the Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce their Winter 2022 Showcase Auction, the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo. The...
Stack’s Bowers Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Announces Part II of Sydney F. Martin Collection Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present the second installment in the sale of the vast Sydney F. Martin Collection of early American coins, tokens, medals,...
Early US Coins: Only $361.03 Worth of Chain Cents Were Ever Produced

Early US Coins: Only $361.03 Worth of Chain Cents Were Ever Produced

By Blanchard & Company ......   It's big, beautiful, and very rare. It's also controversial and was only minted for one year, which increases the rarity value...
Stack’s Bowers Announces Auction Schedule for Sydney F. Martin Collection Part II

Stack’s Bowers Announces Auction Schedule for Sydney F. Martin Collection Part II

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the Sydney F. Martin Collection Part II will be held at the 2022 Whitman Coin & Collectibles...
'Legendary' 1927-D Double Eagle Offered at Heritage Auction

‘Legendary’ 1927-D Double Eagle Offered at Heritage Auction

August 22-28 event also features collections of James R. McGuigan, Christopher J. Salmon and Tom Bender   In their classic reference Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   This latest installment in the continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to...
Stack’s Bowers Announces Inaugural Offering From Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Announces Inaugural Offering From Sydney F. Martin Collection

For three decades, Sydney F. Martin of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Amelia Island, Florida, was a preeminent figure in American numismatics. He served as president...
Finest Known 1835 Matron Head Large Cent Offered by GreatCollections

Finest Known 1835 Matron Head Large Cent Offered by GreatCollections

GreatCollections is offering discerning collectors the opportunity to bid on an 1835 Matron Head large cent graded MS65 RB by PCGS. Certified by CAC...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   A comment I have heard in regards to these latest struck fakes is that...
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...
Incredible U.S. Coin Rarities Offered in Stack’s Bowers June 2022 Auction

Incredible U.S. Coin Rarities Offered in Stack’s Bowers June 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to present their June 2022 Showcase Auction of United States Coins and Numismatic Americana, the official Auction for the...
Stack's Bowers Galleries to Present Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Present Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack's Bowers Galleries has been selected to sell Sydney F. Martin's many remarkable numismatic collections at public auction over a several-year span, beginning in...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   So, here we are after my "last" installment of this series. In that one, I stated:...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1798 "S-158" Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1798 “S-158” Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is the last of my intended short Dark Corner articles - a fitting last example,...
It's a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

It’s a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As I continue to document the "family" of counterfeits currently available on the market, both as...
United States 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

United States 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

The Draped Bust was the second design type of the half cent denomination. Conceived as an important low-value coin for the everyman, the denomination...
Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents - Jack D. Young

Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   It has been a while since I wrote my CoinWeek article on the "family" of large...
Q. David Bowers: The Curious 1817 Cent With 15 Stars

Q. David Bowers: The Curious 1817 Cent With 15 Stars

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   I have always liked large copper cents. First minted in 1793, they were made continuously until...
Charles Morgan: Ten Coins I'd Love to Own

Charles Morgan: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   1794 Flowing Hair Cent (Head of 1794) in AU58 to MS63 The Flowing Hair cent was produced starting at the...
Classic 1793 Wreath Cent Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

Classic 1793 Wreath Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The 1793 Wreath cent can be considered an ultimate type coin as well as an incredibly...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper - Jack D. Young

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In this series, I intend to continue to showcase different levels of "counterfeits", using a rather...