United States 1838-O Seated Liberty Dime

The New Orleans Mint was one of three branches of the United States Mint authorized to be opened by the Coinage Act of March...
The Twenty Cent Piece: One of the Shortest Chapters in American Numismatics

The Twenty Cent Piece: One of the Shortest Chapters in American Numismatics

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Proposals for a twenty-cent coin date to 1791 and then 1806 but were rejected at the time. Although no twenty-cent...
Tom Bender’s Collection, Featuring Elite Troves of Carson City Coins, Indian and Lincoln Cents, Offered at Heritage Auctions August 22-28

Tom Bender’s Collection, Featuring Elite Troves of Carson City Coins, Indian and Lincoln Cents,...

“Duke of Carson City Coins” among most important in all of U.S. numismatics   A passion can be sparked by any number of factors. In the...
The Mystery of the Only Known 1870-S Half Dime

The Mystery of the Only Known 1870-S Half Dime

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1870, when a new mint facility was being built in San Francisco for the "Granite Lady", as the building...
All-Time #1 Set of Seated Quarters on Display at ANA World’s Fair

All-Time #1 Set of Seated Quarters on Display at ANA World’s Fair

D.L. Hansen and David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) will be displaying the All-Time Finest PCGS Registry Set of Circulation Strike Seated Liberty Quarters at...
Proof Cameo 1843 Seated Liberty Half Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Proof Cameo 1843 Seated Liberty Half Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

With a fine provence and spectacular toning, GreatCollections is offering the only certified Proof Cameo 1843 Seated Liberty Half Dollar. Graded as a PR...
Gem Proof 1849 Dime Offered in Stack's Bowers June 2022 Auction

Gem Proof 1849 Dime Offered in Stack’s Bowers June 2022 Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The 1849 Proof dime is a rarity among Liberty Seated coinage and Proof coins as a...
SS Republic's Incredible Numismatic Treasures

SS Republic’s Incredible Numismatic Treasures

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Coin collectors have long been fascinated by famous shipwrecks of vessels that were carrying lots of valuable coins, such as...
United States Dollars - Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

United States Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under United States Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling the resumption of the mintage of...
United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

U.S. Circulating Coin Production in 1887 - Putting the 1887 Half in Context In 1887, the Philadelphia Mint handled U.S. coin production for all of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Counterfeit Dollar

1872 Seated Liberty Counterfeit Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that...
Seated Liberty Dollars Are Much Rarer Than Morgan and Peace Dollars

Seated Liberty Dollars Are Much Rarer Than Morgan and Peace Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Liberty Seated Dollars, designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht, were issued from 1840 to 1873 and were...
New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   Already excited at the possibility of a new 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar die combination,...
New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   It's always fun to look at a complete or near-complete collection by date and mintmark...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the previous installment, I discussed counterfeits struck from dies made from damaged and repaired genuine...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1876-CC 20 Cent Piece

This counterfeit of an unusual denomination shows plenty of clues that it isn't worth a fortune   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 20 cent piece...
Half Dollars from the Abigail Collection Part II Featured in our Spring 2022 Showcase Auction - Stack's Bowers Galleries

Abigail Collection Part II Half Dollars in Stack’s Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

By James McCartney - Director of Consignments and Numismatics, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to feature a spectacular selection of Capped...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1883 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin - 1883 Seated Half Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A counterfeit coin 1883 half dollar features a large number...
Heritage Offers McCloskey Collection, Classic US Commemoratives in Upcoming Auctions

Heritage Offers McCloskey Collection, Classic US Commemoratives in Upcoming Auctions

The John W. McCloskey Collection Showcase Auction Dr. John W. McCloskey was a prolific researcher and pathfinder in multiple areas of American numismatics. He was...
What Were the Odds? A Rare 1862 Seated Liberty Dollar in Mint State

What Were the Odds? A Rare 1862 Seated Liberty Dollar in Mint State

By Greg Shishmanian .....   Last year a friend who’s been a coin dealer since the late 1970s shared a story about a shop he visited...
McCloskey Coin Collection Featured in Heritage Auctions FUN Show Sale

McCloskey Coin Collection Featured in Heritage Auctions FUN Show Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is proud to have certified more than 1,000 coins from the prestigious collection of John W. McCloskey, a renowned numismatic...
Scarce Gem 1853 Seated Liberty Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Scarce Gem 1853 Seated Liberty Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

GreatCollections is offering an 1853 Seated Liberty dollar certified MS-65 with a Gold Shield by PCGS, one of two examples reported in that grade...
Top Pop 1870 Seated Dollar Featured in Stack's Bowers November Showcase Auction

Top Pop 1870 Seated Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers November Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The 1870 Liberty Seated dollar represents the final lower-mintage Philadelphia issue before production exploded above one...
Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Don't overlook rare coins from the early Proof Sets   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   We have all read the headlines about the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Key Date Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter

Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter...
United States 1861-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar

United States 1861-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   Description The 1861 half dollars from the New Orleans Mint have the distinction of being the only issue in U.S....
Building A Certified Grading Set of Liberty Seated Dollars

Building A Certified Grading Set of Liberty Seated Dollars

By Greg Shishmanian .....   A longtime friend and I were enjoying one of our many conversations on our favorite series when suddenly he suggested that...

Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Regency Auction 45

Are you ready? Regency Auction 45 is now done being cataloged, and we have posted our watchlist. This is one of our most diverse sales...

Interesting Coins – A Love Token on Valentine’s Day

On this Valentine's Day, we figured we'd add in a numismatic twist. Love tokens are generally defined as coins where one or sometimes both...

Heritage to Offer Donald G. Partrick Collection of Merchant Counterstamps

The extensive holdings of Donald G. Partrick include some of the rarest coins of U.S. series including many ultra-rare and unique colonials, early coppers,...