David W. Lange on the Enduring Appeal of the Lincoln Cent

By David W. Lange for Whitman Publishing ......   Like most numismatists of my generation, I discovered the hobby of collecting coins through the Lincoln cent...

CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Flying Eagle Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Flying eagle cents offer a unique opportunity to collectors. Many early coins, such as large cents, have been extensively...

Rare Original Proof 1836 Half Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers May...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Proof early American copper coinage is one of the most fascinating and intensely pursued series in...

Jim Bisognani: These Lincolns Make Cents

Solving the copper conundrum; summer expos around the corner   By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report .....   Although the first day of summer is a month away, spring...

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

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...

NGC Celebrates First 2019-W Cent With Special Attribution

A special NGC attribution and label are among the ways coin collectors can recognize this historic US Mint release. Special submission instructions must be...

How the Flying Eagle Cent Reinvented the Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   For more than 60 years, the United States minted the large cent. These coins, about the size of a half...

NGC Certifies Rare 1943 Copper Cent

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 1943 Copper Cent that was found in a gumball machine decades ago. The 1943 Copper Cent is...

Coins Are a Curious Thing: Indian Head Cents

By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report ......   As often happens during the winter season, I find myself at the mercy of the elements. This past weekend...

Lincoln Cents, Including One of Finest Known 1929-S, Highlight GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, February 10, bidding closed on several high-quality Lincoln cents offered on GreatCollections.com. Below are a few noteworthy selections. 1929-S Lincoln Cent...

World-Class Collection of Flying Eagle and Indian Cents Available From Harlan...

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd ......   The Images Collection is an exceptionally fine assemblage of Mint State Flying Eagle and Indian cents built over an...

ANS Acquires Del Bland Archive of United States Large Cent Research

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the vast archive of research data assembled by United States large cent...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Bushnell Specimen Getz Pattern...

The 1792 Washington President 1 copper and silver coins are attributed to the hand of Lancaster, Pennsylvania engraver Peter Getz. Working with a large...

Whitman Publishing Releases New Third Edition of Lincoln Cents Guide Book

Whitman Publishing has released an updated and revised third edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents. It continues in the popular tradition...

CoinWeek: Silly Heads of 1839 – Discovering a New Variety

 At the 2018 Early American Coppers Convention in Traverse City, Michigan, numismatist Mark Klein, an EAC member and student of 1839-dated large cents, gave an in-depth...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1877 Indian Head Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   A difference in facial expression is among the many clues this coin is fake. Although it had only the second-lowest mintage...

United States 1976 Lincoln Cent

Description: 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...

Choice Mint State 1807 “Comet” Draped Bust Cent Featured in Stack’s...

By James McCartney - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Our upcoming August 2018 Auction at the ANA World's Fair of Money will feature a...

Cleaned Copper Coins May Be Challenging to Detect

Posted by David W. Lange, NGC Research Director This month Dave discusses the difficulty of detecting cleaned copper and bronze coins My recent column on the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head Cent for certification. The...

The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Roosevelt decided that it was time for...

Bernard Alan Edison, aka “R. Tettenhorst” (1928-2018): In Memoriam

By CoinWeek ....   Bernard Alan Edison, the collector responsible for one of the all-time great collections of copper United States Half Cents, has passed away....

Incredible 1797 Draped Bust Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2018...

By James McCartney - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   With over $24.6 million in U.S. coins and paper money sold in our March 2018...

NGC: U.S. Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1857 Half Cent

Problems abound on the obverse and reverse of this crude fake By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Half Cent denomination that had...

Alexander Hamilton’s Request for Coins – and the Coins He Requested...

By Rago Arts & Auctions ......   Seldom does one get to handle a piece of American history as important as a document written by one...

Heritage Auctions – Red 1922 No D Lincoln Cent, Die Pair...

Old-time collectors knew this issue simply as the "1922 Plain" cents, although the current terminology is 1922 No D Lincoln Cent No cents were coined...

Exceedingly Rare 1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent Offered at Stack’s...

1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent - One of Just Three Examples Known By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries is...

Colonial Coinage – Fugio Coppers Are Not One-Cent Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #404 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Research for this discussion...

Classic US Coins – How the Key Date 1909-S VDB Cent...

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   There is a lot of romance associated with coin collecting, and certain popular and greatly coveted coins convey that...

Coin Collecting Strategies – One Way to Pay for an...

Coin Collecting Strategies - A middle-class path to completing a series in a few years Coin Collecting Strategies By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...