United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

United States 1864 Large Motto Two Cent Piece

In 1864 when the Two Cent coin was first issued, the US Civil War was still raging. One effect of the war was a...
Incredible U.S. Coin Rarities Offered in Stack’s Bowers June 2022 Auction

Incredible U.S. Coin Rarities Offered in Stack’s Bowers June 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to present their June 2022 Showcase Auction of United States Coins and Numismatic Americana, the official Auction for the...
Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Modern Proof coins have thrown many intriguing curveballs toward collectors over the years, with some of the most confusing...
United States 1929 Lincoln Wheat Cent

United States 1929 Lincoln Cent

Hindsight is 20/20, and despite the Great Depression looming right around the corner, it was business as usual at the United States Mint in...
Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

By Tom DeLorey ......   About 45 years ago, collector Del Romines came into my office at Coin World’s "Collectors Clearinghouse" with two well-worn 1943-P nickels...
Boulder City Collection of Classic US Cents in Heritage Showcase Auction

Boulder City Collection of Classic US Cents in Heritage Showcase Auction

Heritage Auctions is proud to present, in a current Showcase sale, the Boulder City Collection. Built around an outstanding set of Flying Eagle and...
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...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   So, here we are after my "last" installment of this series. In that one, I stated:...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1798 "S-158" Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1798 “S-158” Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is the last of my intended short Dark Corner articles - a fitting last example,...
Q. David Bowers: Brief Notes on Indian Head Cents

Q. David Bowers: Brief Notes on Indian Head Cents

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   In 1859, a new design was adopted for the cent, incorporating on the obverse Miss Liberty...
1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Today, the United States Mint is the largest producer of coins in the world, striking billions of circulating coins, millions...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1942-S Lincoln on Curaçao Cent Planchet

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1942-S Lincoln on Curaçao Cent Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   1942-S Wartime Lincoln Cent Struck on a Bronze Planchet NGC MS 62 Brown Unique Discovery Coin   This is a fascinating 1942-S...
It's a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

It’s a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As I continue to document the "family" of counterfeits currently available on the market, both as...
United States 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

United States 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent

The Draped Bust was the second design type of the half cent denomination. Conceived as an important low-value coin for the everyman, the denomination...
Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents - Jack D. Young

Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   It has been a while since I wrote my CoinWeek article on the "family" of large...
Top Registry Set of Lincoln Cents Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Top Registry Set of Lincoln Cents Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1215 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 600 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1857 Half Cent

Problems abound on the obverse and reverse of this crude fake   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Half Cent denomination that had...
Near-Perfect DCAM Proof 1970-S Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Near-Perfect DCAM Proof 1970-S Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Collectors should note that a near-perfect Deep Cameo Proof 1970-S Lincoln cent, certified PR-69 RD by PCGS with a US bunting flag label, is...
The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

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

By Blanchard & Company ......   It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Teddy Roosevelt decided...
United States 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent

United States 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent

The smallest denomination ever struck by the U.S. Mint, the half cent is an extremely complex series. It features five major types and subtypes...
Q. David Bowers: The Curious 1817 Cent With 15 Stars

Q. David Bowers: The Curious 1817 Cent With 15 Stars

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   I have always liked large copper cents. First minted in 1793, they were made continuously until...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head cent for...
United States 1936 Lincoln Cent

United States 1936 Lincoln Cent

Demand for domestic coinage continued to grow in 1936 and the United States Mint responded by adding shifts and ramping up production. In Philadelphia,...
Classic 1793 Wreath Cent Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

Classic 1793 Wreath Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The 1793 Wreath cent can be considered an ultimate type coin as well as an incredibly...
United States 1861 Indian Head Cent

United States 1861 Indian Head Cent

By January 1861, the process of southern secession was underway, signaling the onset of America’s deadliest war. Throughout this tumultuous year, the country experienced...
Fugio Cents: The First Regular-Issue United States Coin

Fugio Cents: The First Regular-Issue United States Coin

By John Dannreuther, Gordon Wrubel, Craig Sholley, Brian Greer, Chuck Link, Tony Terranova, Chris Victor-McCawley, David McCarthy, and Erik Goldstein for PCGS ......   Over the...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper - Jack D. Young

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” NOT 1787 Connecticut Copper

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In this series, I intend to continue to showcase different levels of "counterfeits", using a rather...
United States 1967 Lincoln Cent

United States 1967 Lincoln Cent

1967 marked the beginning of a return to normalcy for the United States Mint. The Coinage Act of 1965 radically recalibrated American coinage, dropping...
United States 1864 Two Cent Coin

United States 1864 Two Cent Coin

With the passage of the Coinage Act of 1864, the United States Congress authorized the design and production of a brand-new denomination, the short-lived...
United States 1910 Lincoln Cent

United States 1910 Lincoln Cent

While still a fledgling design, the Philadelphia Mint struck nearly 50% more 1910 Lincoln cents than in 1909. In fact, it was the largest...