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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: Collecting a Half Cent Type Set (with Bill...

 In this video, Early American Coppers (EAC) president Bill Eckberg breaks down the U.S. half cent denomination for those interested in building a type...

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...

Over $19.8 Million of United States Coins Sold by Stack’s Bowers...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World’ Fair of Money attracted collectors from all over the world to Rosemont, Illinois for...

Near-Mint 1795 C-2a Half Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night...

Half Cent Rarity by James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Early American copper enthusiasts will be delighted at the incredible 1795 C-2a half...

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...

Rare Proof 1837 N-10 1837 Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers August...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Among the most coveted early American coppers are the Proof large cents struck in the mid-19th...

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...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Certified Immunis Columbia...

The 1787 Immunis Columbia, with the Eagle reverse, is a mysterious issue that has puzzled numismatists since the earliest days of the hobby. In The...

Early American Coppers, American Numismatic Society to Remember Specialist and Friend...

On Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Early American Coppers (EAC) Convention in Dayton, Ohio, the EAC and the American Numismatic Society (ANS) will...

1792 A Hub Story: How the First U.S. Mint Coinage Dies...

 At the 2018 Early American Coppers Convention in Traverse City, Michigan, EAC President William Eckberg gave an in-depth presentation on his ongoing research into the production techniques employed...

NGC Certifies New Half Cent Variety

1795 Die Marriage Previously Unknown with Lettered Edge Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has identified a new variety of 1795 Half Cent. It is the first...

ANS Acquires Del Bland Archive of United States Large Cent Research

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the vast archive of research data assembled by United States large cent...

CoinWeek: Silly Heads of 1839 – Discovering a New Variety

 At the 2018 Early American Coppers Convention in Traverse City, Michigan, numismatist Mark Klein, an EAC member and student of 1839-dated large cents, gave an in-depth...

The Five Aspects That Make Coin Collections Great, or How to...

Building Great Coin Collections By John Kraljevich - jkamericana.com A CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Among the perks of being an auction cataloguer is the ability to...

Brasher Doubloon and Historic New York Coppers in PCGS Exhibit at...

After their acclaimed exhibit at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money, eight historic early American coins--including a legendary 1787...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1803 “C-3” Half Cent +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… This is the 3rd article in the series reviewing an early half cent (17th in the series on the...

Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction: Lots You Need to Know

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Goldberg's Pre-Long Beach Auction, offering a range of United States Coins & Currency as well as Ancient and World...

Choice Mint State 1807 “Comet” Draped Bust Cent Featured in Stack’s...

By James McCartney - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Our upcoming August 2018 Auction at the ANA World's Fair of Money will feature a...