The Great U.S. Mint Silver Coin Swindle

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com .....   Most U.S. coin collectors know that the United States Mint continued to pump 1964-dated 90% silver dimes, quarters and...
United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976...
US Coins - What’s up With the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t Know About

US Coins – What’s up With the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman,...
United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

1980 was an inflection point in the history of the cent. The juxtapenultimate date struck from the majority-copper alloy in use since the early 1960s,...

Eisenhower Dollars: History, Values and Scarce Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Eisenhower dollars, issued from 1971 to 1978, were the first dollar coins issued since the Peace dollar series ended in...

1943 Steel Pennies: An Important Part of U.S. Numismatic History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In the history of American numismatics, there are few coins that are more popular or well-known -- even outside the...

Why Are 1943 Copper and 1944 Steel Lincoln Cent Errors So Valuable?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Lincoln Cent Errors, Coin Markets #306   For CoinWeek by Greg Reynolds .....   Although 1909-S VDB and 1914-D pennies are often thought of as...
Coin Maze

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Selling Your Coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that...
United States 1972-P Roosevelt Dime

United States 1972-P Roosevelt Dime

As the Roosevelt dime entered production in 1972, the design had served its statutorily-mandated minimum service life of 25 years. The four-term president was...

United States 1976 Lincoln Cent

1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...

United States 1969-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Description The 1969-S Lincoln Memorial cent is collected by many people for many reasons. Among Lincoln cent enthusiasts, the coin is, at the very least, coveted...

Everything You Need to Know About the 1943 Copper Penny

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   As collectors of U.S. coins are well aware, in 1943 during World War II, the United States Mint struck zinc-coated...
United States 1964 Jefferson Nickel

United States 1964 Jefferson Nickel

At the ANA Convention in Cleveland in 1964, Felix Schlag, designer of the Jefferson nickel, addressed the Educational Forum and shared some details of...
1964 Special Mint Set Kennedy Half Dollar - Stack's Bowers Auctions

The 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar: History and Values

The assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a huge shock to the American nation and the world, not only...

1958 Doubled Die Remains One of the Most Elusive Lincoln Cent Varieties

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Lincoln cent is one of the most popular United States series, and over its century-plus run that began...

Mercury Dimes – History, Values and Some Key Dates: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1916 the dime, the quarter, and the half dollar were each eligible for a new design, and the Treasury...

1943 Steel Penny and Copper Pennies: History, Values and a Rare Variety

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The year 1943 found the United States getting more deeply involved in World War II with overseas deployments. At home,...
It’s "Doubled" Die! - Error Coins and Coin Varieties

It’s “Doubled” Die! – Error Coins and Coin Varieties

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most nagging malapropisms in numismatics has to do with what is easily the most popular and...

United States 1971-D Eisenhower Dollar

Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...
United States 1935-D Washington Quarter

United States 1935-D Washington Quarter

To honor the 200th anniversary of President and General George Washington’s birthday, Congress passed a joint resolution in 1924 that was signed by then-President...

The Secrets to Collecting Walking Liberty Half Dollars: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Walking Liberty half dollar, issued for 31 years from 1916 to 1947 and which includes 65 date and mint...

United States 1982-D Jefferson Nickel

Description Background The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of that coin's production run. A design contest to commemorate...

United States 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   1971 was meant to mark a significant change in the life of the Kennedy half dollar. Introduced in 1964 to honor the...

Rare SMS 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Sets $108,000 World Record Price

A 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar sold for a world record $108,000, making it the most expensive coin of its type, during a public auction...
United States 1987-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1987-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar

According to the 1988 Annual Report of the Director of the Mint, due to declining demand, no 1987 Kennedy half dollars were struck for...

The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin That Kicked off a Collecting Frenzy

By David W. Lange for CoinWeek .....   There are a handful of events that have brought the hobby of collecting coins front and center in...
The 1894 Doubled Die Indian Cent

The 1894 Doubled Date Indian Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most enduring Indian Cent varieties is the 1894/1894 Doubled Date, a piece that excites not only...
United States 1967 Lincoln Cent

United States 1967 Lincoln Cent

1967 marked the beginning of a return to normalcy for the United States Mint. The Coinage Act of 1965 radically recalibrated American coinage, dropping...

The Great American Coin Hunt Has Arrived

By CoinWeek Staff Reports .....   Coinciding with National Coin Week (April 21-28), hundreds of the country's leading coin dealers and collectors will be also celebrating...
Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Lincoln Wheat cents turn up in pocket change, the effects of loved ones, and in rolls of cents tucked...