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 Roosevelt decided that...

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

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...

Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One...

The 1943 Donald Lutes bronze cent, at left above, and the 1943-S Kenneth S. Wing bronze cent. The ultra-rare NGC-certified Lutes and Wing 1943 Bronze...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent The Flying Eagle Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and...

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...

CoinWeek IQ – The Oddities of Indian Head Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   We all know that there are countless varieties of large cents, meticulously cataloged and collected. Early silver coinage and...

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...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: A Superb 1909-S VDB Cent

The Iconic 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent The debut of the Lincoln cent was highly anticipated, by coin collectors and the general public alike. As the...

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...

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   I recently had the guts to spend more than $100 in buying unsearched rolls of old one-cent coins on...

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...

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...

Top Pop 1924 Lincoln Wheat Cent in Demand at GreatCollections

Lincoln Wheat Cent By CoinWeek ....   Later this week on Sunday, June 23, bidding ends on this 1924 Lincoln Wheat cent, graded MS-67+ RD by...

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...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Half Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   A recent internet listing for an 1804 "C-6" half cent was the motivation to pull this...

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”,...

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...

World’s Finest Collection of Indian Head Cents Offered by Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions announces it has been chosen to present The Castle Collection of Indian Cents - the world's finest examples obtainable of this widely...

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...

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...

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...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   After writing the previous “family” article about rather deceptive struck counterfeit half cents based on the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CoinWeek IQ: A Breakdown of Flowing Hair Large Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   The Flowing Hair cent of 1793, along with the half cent, were the first coins mass-produced by the United...

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...

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...