A “Long-Lost” Lord St. Oswald 1794 Half Cent Reappears

By Ron Guth .....   In 1795, an Englishman named William Strickland returned to his home following a sightseeing trip to America that began in 1794....

Top Pop 1909-S Lincoln Cent Repunched Mintmark Variety Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, April 18, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this S Over Horizontal S 1909-S Lincoln Cent, graded MS-67 RD by PCGS...

Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Lincoln Wheat cents turn up in pocket change, the effects of loved ones, and in rolls of cents tucked...

Classic US Coins: The Short-Lived Two Cent Piece

The Two Cent Piece by Kathleen Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   The Two Cent piece designed by James Longacre was struck for a mere 10...

New Half Cent Handbook Looks to Demystify Collecting Half Cents by...

By CoinWeek ..... The Half Cent Handbook: Draped Bust Varieties: 1800-1808 (2021), by Ed Fuhrman   Since its release in 2019, The Half Cent: 1793-1857, self-published by...

Proof Indian Head Cents: An Overview by Decade

Indian Head Cents by Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   Production of the ever-popular Indian cent spanned six fascinating decades of United States history. Struck from...

$250 Indian Head Cent / Wheat Cent Grab Bag

By CoinWeek .....   In this episode of CoinWeek Streaming News, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan cracks open a bag of over 150 mixed date small cents...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren't made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how. Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent By...

Extraordinary New Jersey Coppers From the Donald G. Partrick Collection at...

The Donald G. Partrick Collection of Extraordinary Colonial Coinage Featuring New Jersey Coppers promises to strike a chord with specialists across every colonial collecting...

The S-Mint Indian Cents: Classic US Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few coin series that originated in the 19th century and are as widely collected by date and...

From the Brink to the Dark Side: Early American Copper Struck...

Struck Counterfeits by Jack D. Young for Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As introduction, a member of Early American Coppers (EAC) posted on the club's...

Historic 1794 Starred Reverse Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Las...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Sheldon-48 Starred Reverse 1794 Liberty Cap cent is one of the most popular, eagerly sought,...

Stack’s Bowers March Showcase Auction Features Incredible PR-67+ DCAM (PCGS) CAC...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Proof 1897 Indian cent is an underrated rarity among the late dates from this series....

United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

1980 was an inflection point in the history of the cent. The juxtapenultimate date struck from the majority-copper alloy in use since the early 1960s,...

Heritage to Offer Finest Known 1796 No Pole Half Cent at...

Heritage Auctions is proud to offer the finest known 1796 No Pole Half Cent as a part of our January 20-24 FUN Signature Auction....

United States 2003 Lincoln Cent

Background The 2003 Lincoln cent was issued against the backdrop of many calling for the denomination’s elimination and represented one of the better-struck issues bearing...

United States 1968-D Lincoln Cent

Description In the lead-up to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, speculators and coin collectors drew the ire of the Mint, the Treasury,...

Numismatic Expert Kevin Vinton to Join Stack’s Bowers Galleries Team

Stack’s Bowers Galleries (SBG) is pleased to announce that Kevin Vinton, respected expert, dealer, and auctioneer in United States colonial coinage and early federal...

Incredible Gem 1809 Classic Head Half Cent: Stack’s Bowers Direct

By Stack's Bowers ......   The Green-Newman-Pogue Specimen 1809 Classic Head Half Cent. C-6, B-6. Rarity-1. MS-65+ BN (PCGS). CAC.   This is a gorgeous example featuring a warm...

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...

United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

Description As David Lange writes in his excellent CoinWeek article, 1960 was a pivotal year for coin collecting in America. Rare coins, the traditional backbone of...

The Most Valuable US Pennies: A Baker’s Dozen

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   While each series of United States cent (or penny) has its own key coins based on mintages and the number...

Everything You Need to Know About the 1943 Copper Penny

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   As collectors of U.S. coins are well aware, in 1943 during World War II, the United States Mint struck zinc-coated...

Heritage Offering Finest Known 1792 Silver Center Cent at Jan. 2021...

Few issues in the annals of American coinage are as historically important as the 1792 patterns. Those simple coins laid the foundation for everything...

E Pluribus Unum Collection Pt 2 Realizes $1.1 Million+ at Stack’s...

Built over more than half a century, the E Pluribus Unum Collection is replete with coins and medals of superb rarity and quality, many...

1969-S DDO Penny Sold to Honest Coin Dealer for 5 Cents...

Over the past 50 years, an individual from San Francisco accumulated thousands of Lincoln cents from change, friends, and by searching rolls. He never...

United States 1974 Lincoln Cent

Description 1974 was an interesting year in the annals of numismatic history. The country was putting the finishing touches on its planned Bicentennial celebrations. The...

Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy...

Results Analysis of the Donald G. Partrick Collection of Connecticut Copper...

By Ron Guth .....   On November 1, 2020, Heritage Auctions sold the Connecticut Copper collection assembled by Donald G. Partrick. This was a highly anticipated...

Copper and the War of 1812 – The 1814 Plain 4...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Copper and the War of 1812 Coin production at the United States Mint had become erratic in the years leading...