Gem Proof 1849 Dime Offered in Stack's Bowers June 2022 Auction

Gem Proof 1849 Dime Offered in Stack’s Bowers June 2022 Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The 1849 Proof dime is a rarity among Liberty Seated coinage and Proof coins as a...
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...
United States 1969-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1969-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
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...
Rare Key Date 1854-O Double Eagle at GreatCollections

Rare Key Date 1854-O Double Eagle at GreatCollections

Currently, GreatCollections is auctioning a rare 1854-O Liberty Gold Double Eagle graded AU 55 by PCGS. This rare opportunity for collectors to acquire one...
Boulder City Collection of Classic US Cents in Heritage Showcase Auction

Boulder City Collection of Classic US Cents in Heritage Showcase Auction

Heritage Auctions is proud to present, in a current Showcase sale, the Boulder City Collection. Built around an outstanding set of Flying Eagle and...
World Record Prices in $13.6 Million Stack’s Bowers Hendricks Set Auction

World Record Prices in $13.6 Million Stack’s Bowers Hendricks Set Auction

The incredible Hendricks Set of United States Gold Coins from the Fairmont Collection sold for over $13.6 million USD in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries...

Collecting Classic Silver Commemorative Coinage (1892–1954)

A look at this often-underrated yet highly interesting series   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   For anyone looking for value when trying to...
Gold Ingot, Simpson Collection Lead Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Sales Past $65 Million

Gold Ingot, Simpson Collection Lead Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Sales Past $65 Million

Justh & Hunter gold bar, once thought lost forever at sea, brings $1.32 million, in record-smashing event   A Justh & Hunter Gold Ingot sold for...
The Rarest American Platinum Eagles

The Rarest American Platinum Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1997, the United States Mint launched the American Platinum Eagle program to compete with other world mints that were...
United States 2001-S Sacagawea Dollar Proof

United States 2001-S Sacagawea Dollar Proof

With the US Treasury’s stockpile of Susan B. Anthony dollar coins dwindling rapidly, the United States Mint was charged under the United States $1...
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...
GreatCollections Offering One of Finest Certified 1913-S Barber Quarters

GreatCollections Offering One of Finest Certified 1913-S Barber Quarters

GreatCollections is currently offering interested numismatists a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest certified examples of the Barber Quarter Dollar series. This...

Numismatic Researcher Rusty Goe Receives PNG Book of the Year Award

In 2021, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) honored Reno, Nevada-based numismatic writer, researcher, and coin dealer Rusty Goe with double awards for his The...
United States Mint to Reopen Washington, DC Coin Store

United States Mint to Reopen Washington, DC Coin Store

The United States Mint is reopening its Washington, DC Coin Store on May 16, 2022. The store had been closed for more than two...
Clearwater Barber Dime Collection Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Clearwater Barber Dime Collection Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1222 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 500 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which...

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...
1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   We recently discussed what an unusual year 1922 was in the history of U.S. coinage, but 1921 was also a...
Strong Results for Legend Regency Auction 51 Early Dollar, Pattern Collections

Strong Results for Legend Regency Auction 51 Early Dollar, Pattern Collections

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ (LRCA) Regency 51, featuring the first parts of the Dale Friend Collection and Glorious Patterns Collection, took place on the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime

Counterfeit 1795 Half Dime Reverse   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Counterfeit half dimes are not particularly common, but NGC graders recently identified a...
Finest PCGS CAC Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection Offered by GreatCollections

Finest PCGS CAC Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection Offered by GreatCollections

The Rollo Fox Collection is Ranked #1 at PCGS   The #1 PCGS Registry Set of CAC-approved Walking Liberty Half Dollars formed by noted numismatist Mr....
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:...
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...
Jessica Berkman Named President of Legend Rare Coin Auctions

Jessica Berkman Named President of Legend Rare Coin Auctions

It is with great pride that Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) announces that Jessica Berkman has been promoted to President of America’s boutique rare...
High-Grade Classic US Coin Highlights of Stack's Bowers June Auction

High-Grade Classic US Coin Highlights of Stack’s Bowers June Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   Rainbow Proof Barber Quarter Proof Barber quarters are known for low mintages, as well as their beauty...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of May

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

By CoinWeek .....   Summer gets underway in May and for some Americans, this is a period of rest and relaxation. Not so for the United States...