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....

New Half Cent Handbook Looks to Demystify Collecting Half Cents by Variety and Die...

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

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

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

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

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 Vegas Auction

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

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,...

Heritage to Offer Finest Known 1796 No Pole Half Cent at FUN Auction

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....

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...
Heritage Auction

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...

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...

E Pluribus Unum Collection Pt 2 Realizes $1.1 Million+ at Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020...

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

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

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

Connecticut Coppers of Donald G. Partrick Collection at Heritage Auction

One of the most memorable U.S. Coin auctions of all time may well have been Heritage Auction's January 2015 presentation of Donald G. Partrick's...

Stunning NGC-Certified Connecticut Coppers From Partrick Collection Being Sold

More than 500 Connecticut Coppers certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) from the Donald G. Partrick Collection are being offered for sale, representing an...

New Jersey Coppers: Engraver Walter Mould Leaves His Mark

By Gordon Wrubel for for PCGS ......   In 1881 Dr. Edward Maris published his comprehensive study of the New Jersey copper die varieties. These were...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Nearly $14 Million of US Coins and Exonumia in August...

Over $13.94 million in United States coins and Numismatic Americana was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction, contributing to...

ESM Collection of Large Cents Realizes Over $4.6 Million at Stack’s Bowers August Rarities...

The incredible ESM Collection of United States Large Cents realized over $4.6 million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction. Offered...
Newly Unearthed Maris 10 1/2-C New Jersey Copper in Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction.

Newly Unearthed Maris 10 1/2-C New Jersey Copper in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   ​Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to present a newly discovered example of the 1786 Maris 10...

The Engraved Pattern “Mature Head” Cent Design Model

A Window Into the Mind of Christian Gobrecht   By Rexford Goldbaum .....   Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Penny Wise, the official publication of Early...

Historic 1793 Strawberry Leaf Cent Could Bring Over Half-Million Dollars at Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to offer the finest known example of the 1793 Strawberry Leaf...

Stack’s Bowers Offering ESM Collection of Large Cents, Ancient Roman Solidi

ESM Collection of United States Large Cents Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the ESM Collection of United States Large Cents as part of...

Finest Known Pedigreed Large Cents of ESM Collection at Stack’s Bowers August Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the ESM Collection of United States Large Cents as part of our August 2020 Auction. The collection comprises...

Pease Collection Paper Money, Colonial Copper at Heritage Auctions

The Charles R. Pease Collection, Part IV The latest Heritage Auctions Month-Long currency auction features the fourth offering from The Charles R. Pease Collection. We...

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

By Stack's Bowers ......   Incredible Gem 1809 Classic Head Half Cent The Green-Newman-Pogue Specimen 1809 Classic Head Half Cent. C-6, B-6. Rarity-1. MS-65+ BN (PCGS). CAC. This is...
Confronting Dr. William H. Sheldon, early american copper, large cent collector, author of Penny Whimsy - by David T. Alexander

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 – 1835/1826

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: Early US Copper Planchets with Bill Eckberg, EAC

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...