The Boston Mint and the First Colonial Coins

The Boston Mint and the First Colonial Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   How, as a trade-based colony belonging to the world’s greatest maritime empire, did the Massachusetts Bay Colony begin striking...
Certified Acceptance Corporation

CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

By CoinWeek News Staff....   The Certified Acceptance Corporation, also known as CAC, has notified collectors that beginning January 1, 2015, it will no longer accept Colonial coins...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers .....   Among the many highlights in our Early American Coins session at our November Baltimore Auction...

PCGS Paris Office Certifies 1776 Continental Dollar Found in Junk Box for 50 Cents

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Grading in the Paris office for PCGS is always a thrill. The submissions in Europe always trend to yielding...

NGC Releases Image Gallery, Video for Partrick Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has updated its image gallery of the Donald G. Partrick Collection with more than 1,000 additional coins, tokens, and medals,...

CoinWeek IQ – Intro to Colonial State Copper Coinages

Colonial State Coppers by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Colonial coins and Federal issues are entirely different beasts, and when you’re first getting into colonials,...
Recently Discovered Finest Known "NE" Massachusetts Shilling Certified by NGC

Recently Discovered Finest Known “NE” Massachusetts Shilling Certified by NGC

The finest known "NE" Massachusetts Shilling, which was recently certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), is part of a Morton and Eden sale this...
Stack’s Bowers Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection

One of the Most Significant Cabinets of the Modern Era   For three decades, Sydney F. Martin was a preeminent figure in American numismatics. He served...

Brasher Doubloon and New York Coppers in PCGS Exhibit at ANA

One of the legendary 1787 gold Brasher Doubloon and seven of the finest known 1780s New York colonial era copper coins will be displayed...

Eliasberg Noe-16 1652 Pine Tree Shilling Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2019 ANA Auction

Pine Tree Shilling By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Among the significant Early American coins featured in our August 2019 ANA Auction...

New York Copper Coins and Patterns in the Kendall Collection

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #270 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   A comment I have heard in regards to these latest struck fakes is that...

ANA Signature Auction Features Great Coins in Fascinating Collections

The ANA World's Fair of Money is always one of the top numismatic events of the year, and, as always, Heritage is proud to...

Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Attractive coins can be found at all levels of the Sheldon scale Much attention in numismatics is focused on quality. One of the most common...

Colonial Coins: Higley Coppers Auctioned Over the Last Ten Years

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #222 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Uniface Fugio Copper Impressions in Gold Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ........   Our May 2019 Baltimore Auction will feature an exceptional selection of United States colonial coinage, including...

Million Dollar New World Hoard Coming to Long Beach Expo

Over 2,000 coins from an impressive hoard of over 7,000 early 18th-century colonial coins, dubbed the New World Hoard, will greet visitors at the...

Unique Complete Nova Constellatio Set In Lipton’s ANA World’s Fair of Money Display

The only complete, four-denominations set of the USA’s first proposed coins, the 1783 Nova Constellatio patterns, along with the finest known 1792 Birch cent...
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...

Horses and Torses: Collecting New Jersey Coppers as Illustrated by the E Pluribus Unum...

By Kyle Knapp for PCGS ......   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale of the E Pluribus Unum Collection of New Jersey Coppers in Baltimore in November...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Unique “The Wheele Goes Round” Higley Copper

Our upcoming August 13-20 ANA Signature Auction will feature a unique colonial coin: a Higley Copper with a wheel device and the legend THE...
Heritage Auction

Three Platinum Sessions Highlight Heritage FUN Signature Auction

Although Florida United Numismatists (FUN) canceled January's Expo in Orlando, Heritage's full slate of auctions change only in their date and location. Heritage will...

U.S. Colonial Coin Profile: Finest Certified Sommer Islands Small Portholes Sixpence

Known as the Bermuda Islands today, the Sommer Islands were uninhabited until discovered and eventually settled by means of a series of shipwrecks. The...

Language and the Successful Circulation of Money in the United States

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Prior to the adoption of the United States dollar with the Mint Act of 1792, the...

Colonial Coin Highlights – Rare Noe 3-E Willow Tree Shilling, VF35

Willow Tree shillings are among the rarest Massachusetts silver pieces. The coins are believed to have been struck between 1653 and 1660, although some...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Certified Immunis Columbia Copper

The 1787 Immunis Columbia, with the Eagle reverse, is a mysterious issue that has puzzled numismatists since the earliest days of the hobby. In The...

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Episode 50 – Legendary Edition 4K

CoinWeek's Cool Coins! is back. In this special 50th Episode, we've lined up four of the industry's most respected and knowledgeable dealers to share...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1723 “Silver D:G REX Hibernia”

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is my third article regarding counterfeit Colonial “coins” and is a rather significant find; it...
Higley Coppers: The Talking Coins of Connecticut

Higley Coppers: The Talking Coins of Connecticut

By Austin Andrews for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   The written word enables coins—otherwise silent objects—to speak out, declare, and demand, sometimes on their own...
Long Beach Auction

Coins – The Long Beach Auction, Just What the Doctor Ordered

Long Beach Auction sale presents unique opportunities: golden and otherwise By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   In my youth, the winter was a...