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

By CoinWeek .....   The month of December has historically been a time for Americans to take it easy, spend time with their family, celebrate the...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in October 2022

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

During the month of October, CAC-approved certified coins fared well in live auctions in Dallas County, Texas, and Monmouth County, New Jersey - in...

Seven of the Most Valuable Wheat Cents

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Though they aren’t worth much on their faces, pennies are some of the most fun coins to chase as a...
Ten Notable US Mint Directors and What They Are Known For

Ten Notable US Mint Directors and What They Are Known For

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   #1. David Rittenhouse (April 1792 - June 1795) The term “polymath” is usually employed to describe the...
Proof 69 DCAM Accented Hair 1969 Kennedy Half Offered by GreatCollections

Proof 69 DCAM Accented Hair 1969 Kennedy Half Offered by GreatCollections

Greatcollections.com is offering collectors a fantastic opportunity to bid on a very rare Kennedy Half dollar variety. Graded as PR 69 DCAM, this 1964...
United States 1883-S Morgan Dollar

United States 1883-S Morgan Dollar

With a mintage of 6,250,000 coins, the 1883-S Morgan dollar should be a relatively common coin. However, unlike other contemporary dates, this type is...
United States 1982-P Roosevelt Dime

The United States 1982-P Roosevelt Dime

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the "Greatest Generation":...
Rare U.S. gold coins

US Coin Market – The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   Three Old School Rules to Protect New Rare Coin Buyers I began my career in numismatics during the late...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent   The Flying Eagle Cent by Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and...
Rare and Gem Bust Half Dollars at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Rare and Gem Bust Half Dollars at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1250 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 500 total lots - including more than 125 No...
The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a select column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek .....   This series of articles will give readers an insider’s...
United States 1961 Lincoln Cent Proof

United States 1961 Lincoln Cent Proof

When the production of Proof coins resumed after an eight-year hiatus at the Philadelphia Mint ended in 1950, mintages initially remained quite limited. But...
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,...
Stack’s Bowers to Sell Coin Collection of T. Boone Pickens

Stack’s Bowers to Sell Coin Collection of T. Boone Pickens

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to have been selected to auction the coin collection of the late T. Boone Pickens, influential businessman and financier. Pickens...
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...
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...

Nova Constellatio: The Story of America’s First Minted Coin

By Blanchard & Company ...... In 1783 the monetary system in the United States was something of a mess. There was inconsistency among the coinage used...
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...
Over $23 Million Sold in Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

Over $23 Million Sold in Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

Over $23 million in United States coins and currency was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Winter 2022 Showcase Auction, marking an incredibly successful...

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...
CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...
Exotic and Intentional U.S. Error Coins in the Marketplace

Exotic and Intentional U.S. Error Coins in the Marketplace

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   One of the most controversial categories of U.S. coins is Mint Errors. Many dealers and collectors, as...

United States 1979-P Susan B. Anthony Dollar

The Birth (and Death) of the Modern Small Dollar Of all of the coins struck over the long career of the United States Mint, no...
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...
Heritage Opens Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest to Collectors

Heritage Opens Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest to Collectors

This December event features almost 500 gold pieces and coins and jewelry from the world’s most famous hidden treasure   This time, at least, the hunt...
United States 1958 Washington Quarter

United States 1958 Washington Quarter

In the grand scheme of things, the recession of 1958, which has come to be known as the "Eisenhower Recession", was relatively minor. Even...