1st-Time Display Together of “Big Four” U.S. Coin Rarities at Central States

1st-Time Display Together of “Big Four” U.S. Coin Rarities at Central States

Four of the most famous United States rare coins with a combined face value of only $1.16 but insured now for $19 million will...
Jeff Garrett: Collecting Barber Coinage

Barber Silver Coinage Values and Key Dates: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   By the late 1880s, the public had grown tired of Christian Gobrecht's Seated Liberty designs that had appeared on silver...

Jeff Garrett: The Big Five Coins Everyone Covets

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I started my full-time career in numismatics around 1977, numismatic rarity was measured against five coins....
The Liberty Nickel: Twice Controversial

The Liberty Nickel: Twice Controversial

By Kathleen Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   The Liberty nickel, also referred to as the “V” nickel, is a simple design by Charles E. Barber...

Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman

By John Frost - President and Journal Editor, Barber Coin Collectors’ Society ......   When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the...

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1901-S Barber Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the dark corners of my mind I hadn't anticipated writing this article as this is...

Why Collectors Dream of Owning an 1894-S Barber Dime

By Blanchard & Company ......   Barber dimes were minted from 1892 through 1916 and struck at four different mints. In 1894, however, the San Francisco Mint...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1899 DDR Barber Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1899 DDR Barber Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   My third installment of this series features what would be another of a very rare variety,...
Jeff Garrett: Budget Collecting - Consider the Coins Left Behind

Jeff Garrett: Budget Collecting – Consider the Coins Left Behind

What didn’t sell at the World’s Fair of Money offers hints on where to look for bargains right now   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty...
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...
United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

While not necessarily a well-known year in American history, 1886 saw a series of interesting and important historical events: the dedication of the Statue...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. Coins in the $1K to $5K Range

News and Analysis:  scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #41 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   Today’s column features recommendations for collectors. Last week,...

Jeff Garrett: Getting Started in U.S. Coin Collecting

Ten answers to the question: What coins should I pursue in U.S. Coin Collecting ?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   I often have...

Over $19.8 Million of United States Coins Sold by Stack’s Bowers at 2019 ANA...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World’ Fair of Money attracted collectors from all over the world to Rosemont, Illinois for...
Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Nickel

Bruce Morelan Reacquires Finest 1913 Liberty Nickel, Legend Buys Finest Sets

Multimillion-Dollar Sets Involve the All-Time Finest 1913 Liberty Nickel, Graded PR66 by Professional Coin Grading Service   Bruce Morelan and Legend Numismatics recently completed a historic...
NGC-Certified 1894-S Barber Dime in Stack's Bowers Auction

NGC-Certified 1894-S Barber Dime Set to Sell for Seven Figures in Stack’s Bowers Sale

An example of the legendary 1894-S Barber Dime, graded PF 65 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), is poised to realize a seven-figure sum in...

Harvey Stack – An Unpublished Story About the 1894-S Dime

The backstory of the 1894-S Barber Dime by Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   When one goes looking into numismatic history to try...

NGC Certifies Pattern Coins From Estate of US Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified five 19th-century US pattern coins that belonged to Charles E. Barber, the US Mint Chief Engraver from 1880...
Dale Friend: A Rememberance

Dale Friend: A Rememberance

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The first time I can recall interacting with Dale Friend was around 15 years or so ago. I...
Legend Numismatics Buys Eliasberg 1894-S Dime for $1.8 Million, Now in Bruce Morelan Collection

Legend Numismatics Buys Eliasberg 1894-S Dime for $1.8 Million, Now in Bruce Morelan Collection

Morelan completes “numismatic trifecta” with fabled coin acquired by Legend from Kevin Lipton and John Albanese   An 1894 San Francisco Mint silver dime that once...
Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Don't overlook rare coins from the early Proof Sets   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   We have all read the headlines about the...

Coin Stories: Where Charles Barber Found Inspiration for a New Series of Silver Coins

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   After 55 years, the Seated Liberty half dollar design had become somewhat of a dinosaur. A classic, yes. Exciting,...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auctions Eight of Top 10 U.S. Coins in 2020

Eight of the top 10 highest auction prices realized for U.S. coins in 2020 were achieved by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, emphasizing their role as...

Bob R. Simpson Collection Debuts at $14.6 Million at Heritage Auctions

“The results exceeded every expectation I had” – Bob R. Simpson   “Numismatic royalty.” Those are the words the auctioneer used to describe legendary collector Bob R....

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

By Thomas Bush - Thomas Bush Numismatics ......   Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”! The Charles...

NGC 1894-S Barber Dime, 1794 Dollar Each Realize Over $1 Million in Stack’s Bowers...

Two vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) each realized more than $1 million in a Stack’s Bowers auction on December 17,...

Another 1894-S Dime Finds Its Way Home: David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L. Hansen...

On Thursday night, August 16, 2019, at the Stack’s-Bowers Rarities Night Auction, hosted by the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, John...
Gem Hansen Collection Barber Dimes at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Gem Hansen Collection Barber Dimes at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1208 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 400 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
Over $17.8 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers Dec. 2020 Showcase Auction

Over $17.8 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers Dec. 2020 Showcase Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries December Showcase Auction marked a magnificent conclusion to the firm’s 2020 auction season. The firm has now auctioned eight of...

Curious Hoard of 1883 NO CENTS Liberty Nickels Offered at CSNS by Heritage Auctions

Hidden for more than a century, nearly 300 NO CENTS Liberty nickels coins are presented as one lot April 25-30 A historic hoard of nearly 300...