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...
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...
Sydney F. Martin Collection Part II Realizes Nearly $4.2 Million in Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Showcase Auction

Sydney F. Martin Collection Part II Realizes Nearly $4.2 Million in Stack’s Bowers Winter...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to have conducted Part II of the Sydney F. Martin Collection in Baltimore at their Winter 2022 Showcase Auction,...
CoinWeek Podcast #170: The Wreath Cent That Went to Space

CoinWeek Podcast #170: The Wreath Cent That Went to Space

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
United States 1865 Two Cent Piece

United States 1865 Two Cent Piece

First struck in 1864 in an attempt to solve the nationwide coin shortage, caused by the onset of the U.S. Civil War, the Two...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

This fake has problems with both its weight and its composition   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The United States Mint issued the Classic Head Cent...
United States 1911-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1911-D Lincoln Cent

The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and its elegant sculptural design served as...
Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle Sold in 2021 for $18.87 million USD, this is officially the most expensive...
United States 1978-P Lincoln Cent

United States 1978-P Lincoln Cent

The Philadelphia Mint struck over 5.5 billion Lincoln cents in 1978, consuming 765,914.1 pounds or 157,583.8 metric tonnes of copper. It should be noted,...
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th-Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Today, we’d like to discuss building a truly remarkable 20th-century US Type set. Type sets enable you...
Famous 1943 Bronze Cent Error Coin Offered by GreatCollections

Famous 1943 Bronze Cent Error Coin Offered by GreatCollections

Biding is now live on Greatcollections.com for a handsome example of the famous 1943 Copper Penny error, graded as AU 50 BN by PCGS...
Colonial, Gold Rarities Highlight the Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

Colonial, Gold Rarities Highlight the Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce their Winter 2022 Showcase Auction, the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo. The...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique 1973-S Proof Ike Dollar Mated Pair

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1973-S Proof Ike Dollar Mated Pair

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   1973-S Proof Ike Dollar Mated Pair Ike Dollar Struck on a 1¢ Planchet mated with an Ike Dollar Indented by...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1867 Indian Head Cent

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1867 Indian Head Cent

The numbers just don't add up on this fake coin   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Indian Head Cent series of 1859-1909 remains one of...
Brother Jonathan Shipwreck Gold Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Brother Jonathan Shipwreck Gold Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1242 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 600 total lots - including more than 50 No...
United States 1925 Lincoln Cent

United States 1925 Lincoln Cent

1925 represented a 31% drop in output from the previous year’s total production at the Philadelphia Mint. Despite producing a fraction of the previous...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Authenticating the 1909-S VDB Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating the 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered and counterfeit Coin - 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you...
2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent Designs and Values

2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent Designs and Values

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   In 2009, the United States Mint marked the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth with a four-coin series...
United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant...
Rare Modern US No Mint Mark Proof Coins

Rare Modern US No Mint Mark Proof Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Modern Proof coins that were struck at the San Francisco Mint, as most Proof coinage has been since 1968, normally...
United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1976-D 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 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Despite the Bicentennial Coin Program that resulted in the redesigning of half the United States circulating denominations, the Lincoln cent remained unchanged. While the Philadelphia...
Early US Coins: Only $361.03 Worth of Chain Cents Were Ever Produced

Early US Coins: Only $361.03 Worth of Chain Cents Were Ever Produced

By Blanchard & Company ......   It's big, beautiful, and very rare. It's also controversial and was only minted for one year, which increases the rarity value...
United States 1901 Indian Head Cent

United States 1901 Indian Head Cent

With the opening of their brand-new facility at 1700 Spring Garden Street, 1901 was a big year for the United States Mint in Philadelphia....
Tom Bender’s Collection, Featuring Elite Troves of Carson City Coins, Indian and Lincoln Cents, Offered at Heritage Auctions August 22-28

Tom Bender’s Collection, Featuring Elite Troves of Carson City Coins, Indian and Lincoln Cents,...

“Duke of Carson City Coins” among most important in all of U.S. numismatics   A passion can be sparked by any number of factors. In the...
United States 1877 Indian Head Cent

United States 1877 Indian Head Cent

The small "white cents", so-called because of their light color compared to that of the older large cents, had at first escaped the hoarding...
Top Pop DCAM 1951 Proof Lincoln Cent Offered by GreatCollections

Top Pop DCAM 1951 Proof Lincoln Cent Offered by GreatCollections

As part of their sale of the Red Copper Collection, GreatCollections is offering collectors the opportunity to bid on an outstanding top population 1951...
'Legendary' 1927-D Double Eagle Offered at Heritage Auction

‘Legendary’ 1927-D Double Eagle Offered at Heritage Auction

August 22-28 event also features collections of James R. McGuigan, Christopher J. Salmon and Tom Bender   In their classic reference Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins...
Rare Deep Cameo Proof 1957 Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Rare Deep Cameo Proof 1957 Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

GreatCollections is offering collectors an opportunity to bid on a beautiful 1957 Proof Lincoln cent graded as PR67 RD DCAM by PCGS. With only...
United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant...