Finding Numismatic History in Unlikely Places With Pinnacle Rarities

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   Ezra Meeker - Champion of the Oregon Trail Over the summer months, our numismatic travels took us to great historical...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS SecurePlus Program, Part 1: An Explanation

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #28 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On March 25, 2010, David...
Sea Search Armada Seeks Rights to 1708 San Jose Shipwreck

Sea Search Armada Seeks Rights to 1708 San Jose Shipwreck

Sea Search Armada, a US-based salvage company, claims the Republic of Colombia owes it $4 billion to $17 billion for breaching a contract granting...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: O’Neal Collection of Indian Head $5 Gold Coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #30 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds....   I. FUN Auctions During the Jan. 2011...

Using Ancient Coins to Map Trade Routes in Mediterranean Europe

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have launched a research project in which nuclear radiation is used to identify changes in metal content...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The PCGS SecurePlus Program, Part 2: Reform

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the collecting community #29 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds I explain the PCGS SecurePlus program...

Heritage’s World and Ancient Coin Auction in NYC

International numismatic treasures highlighted by rare German, Polish and South American coins, as well as the largest gold coin in the world, a Chinese 321+ ounce Beijing Olympics gold 100,000 Yuan

Ponterio & Associates Kicks-Off 2011 with the January N.Y.I.N.C. Auction

The auction will feature 2,558 lots including Part I of the Len Novotny Collection of Mexican Coinage, the Michael Demling Collection of Ancient Coinage, and the David Ian Wright Collection of Italian Banknotes
1887 Liberty Head gold $20 Double Eagle

US Gold Coins – Proof Only Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .........   Important Type Three Proof Liberty Head double eagles often come up in auction, and that got me to thinking......

Historic Proof Sets, Stella Pattern Coins Momentous Opportunities at FUN

Remarkable set of six pattern coins associated with the famous “Stella” coinage experiment are important collective highlights of Heritage’s Tampa FUN Auction

Odyssey Marine Exploration Comments on WikiLeaks Information

"Black Swan" and HMS Sussex projects named in Government Communications Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NasdaqCM: OMEX) a pioneer in the field of deep ocean exploration,...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Henry Miller Collection

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #32 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds I. FUN Auctions Two weeks ago, I...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The B&M Auction of the Malibu Collection of Standing...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #27 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds I. The Malibu Collection In Baltimore,...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Stack’s auction of the W. L. Carson Collection of...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins and coin markets #26 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The current topic is the W. L. Carson collection,...

Coin Collecting Tips – Advice for beginning collectors of U.S. coins

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #22 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ........   There will not be a...
United States Dollars - Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

United States Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under United States Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling the resumption of the mintage of...

Dollars – Draped Bust Dollar, Heraldic Eagle, 1798-1804

Description: Two reverse designs were used on 1798 dollars. The first displayed a smaller eagle surrounded by a wreath, the second a larger eagle in...

Quarters – Washington Quarter, 1932-1964

Description: The United States in the early 1930s suffered under the effects of a widespread economic depression that followed the 1929 stock market crash. The...

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...

Dimes – Roosevelt Silver Dime 1946-1964

Description: Franklin D. Roosevelt led the United States through both the "great" economic depression of the early 1930s and World War II, events that defined...

Dimes – Winged Liberty (“Mercury”) Dime, 1916-1945

Description: The Mint Act of 1890 allowed the design of a coin to be changed every 25 years. Thus, in 1916, there was interest in...

Half Dimes – Flowing Hair Half Dime, 1794-1795

Description: Small numbers of half dimes were made in 1792, a tangible result of the efforts of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton to...

Double Eagles – Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, With Motto, 1908-1933

Description: The first Saint-Gaudens double eagles, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful and artistic U.S. coin designs, did not display the motto IN GOD...

Double Eagles – 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim

Frank A. Leach was superintendent of the U.S. Mint in San Francisco from 1897 to 1907. He assumed the title of Mint director in...

Double Eagles – Liberty Head Double Eagle, With Motto, 1866-1876

Description: When the double eagle was proposed one of the arguments in support of the new coin was that a depositor with a large amount...

Double Eagles – Liberty Head Double Eagle, Without Motto, 1849-1866

Description: By 1840 the Bechtler family of North Carolina had at their private mint produced more than $2.2 million in gold coins, about half of...

Eagles – Indian Head Eagle, With Motto, 1908-1933

Description: In 1907 a collaboration between the dynamic president Theodore Roosevelt and renown American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens resulted in new designs for both the $20...
Liberty Head With Motto $10 Gold Eagles

Eagles – Liberty Head Eagle with Motto, 1866-1907

Description: The $10 gold eagle was the largest denomination coin authorized by the Mint Act of 1792, but an unfavorable silver to gold ratio meant...

Quarter Eagles – Classic Head Quarter Eagle, 1834-1839

Description: Gold $2.50 quarter eagles had been produced since 1796. Few gold coins of any denomination circulated, and those that did traded at more than...

The Three Kings: The Proof-Only Double Eagles Dated 1883, 1884 and 1887

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   Continuing my fascination with Proof-only issues, I’d like to discuss the rare Proof-only double eagles dated 1883, 1884 and...