A Guide to Collecting the Indian Head Penny: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   For generations of collectors, Indian Head pennies (issued for 50 years from 1859 to 1909), have been one of the...

Coin Profile: United States 1911-D Lincoln Cent

Lincoln Cent Description 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...

Abraham Lincoln: A Numismatic Legacy Considered

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     Prelude to War On January 12, 1848, a 39-year-old Whig congressman from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln took...

Confronting Sheldon

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   Dr. William Herbert Sheldon, born on November 19, 1898 and dying on September 17, 1977, was venerated for...

America’s First “Penny”: The 1793 AMERI. Flowing Hair Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   After the founding of the United States in 1776, a variety of privately issued coins, medals, and tokens served...

Finest Graded 1862 Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2020 Santa...

Featured in the Stack's Bowers Galleries upcoming June 2020 Santa Ana Auction is an incredible MS-68 (PCGS) 1862 Indian cent that stands alone at...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another “All in the Family” Half Cent –...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Continuing the theme from my previous CoinWeek article on the “family” of 1804 “C-6” struck counterfeits...

Replacing the Large Cent With the Small Cent: A New Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The United States one-cent coin was, along with the half cent, among the first denominations ever coined by the...

Victor David Brenner & His Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent collectors new and seasoned alike know the three ubiquitous letters of their specialty. These are the letters “VDB”,...

Collecting Colonials: 1786 Vermontensium Landscape Type Coppers Offer Whimsy and Challenge

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   When numismatist Hillyer Ryder set out to publish a reference catalog of Vermont coppers, he saw...

CoinWeek Podcast #133: Early US Copper Planchets (with Bill Eckberg)

  CoinWeek Podcast #133: Early US Copper Planchets (with Bill Eckberg) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

Description 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...

Early American Copper Coin Profiles: Finest Certified 1811 Half Cent

The 1811 Classic Head half cent is a low-mintage key in the popular series and a challenging condition rarity in high grade. Only a...

Gem Proof 1868 Judd-611 Pattern Large Cent in Stack’s Bowers June...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Braided Hair large cent was struck for circulation from 1839 through 1857, when it was...

ESM Collection of US Half Cents Tops $1 Million During Stack’s...

The ESM Collection is one of the most significant half cent cabinets offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in recent years. It is ranked #2...

Matte Proof 1910 Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections Much Scarcer Than Commonly...

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, April 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1910 Lincoln Proof cent, graded PR-67 RD by PCGS and approved by...

Classic US Coin Profiles: Possibly the Finest 1916-D Lincoln Cent

The story of the 1916-D Lincoln cent, which claims a mintage approaching 36 million coins, mirrors those of its contemporaries. The issue can be...

Unique 1800 S-209 Obverse Brockage Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   We are thrilled to present a rare mint error large cent among the many early American...

1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $124k at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, March 1, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS and...

Condition Census 1793 Wreath Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2020 Baltimore...

Fresh-to-Market S-11c Variety a Major Wreath Cent Rarity   By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The large cents struck by the United States Mint...

Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week: Gem Proof 1870 Two...

Just One Certified Finer   1870 Two Cent Piece. Proof-66+ RD (PCGS). CAC. This is an enchanting specimen, the surfaces awash in vivid rose-orange color with subtle...

CoinWeek Podcast #125: Denis Loring on Collecting Copper Coins

 CoinWeek Podcast #125: Denis Loring on Collecting Copper Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.   CoinWeek...

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

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...

The 1875 Dot Reverse Indian Head Cent: Did It Catch a...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   What’s up with the unusual raised dot on the reverse of some 1875 Indian Head cents? That’s the question...

Gem Red 1835 Classic Head Half Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Assistant Engraver John Reich’s Classic Head design type was introduced on the large cents of 1808...

Coin Profile: United States 1877 Indian Head Cent

Description: 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...

The 10th Anniversary of the Lincoln Shield Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   It’s perhaps hard to believe that 10 years have already passed since the first Lincoln Union Shield cent emerged...

Near-Gem 1797 Large Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers March 2020 Baltimore...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The large cents struck by the United States Mint in the 18th century were crucial to...

The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin That Kicked off a...

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

United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

Description 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...