United States 1915-S Buffalo Nickel

United States 1915-S Buffalo Nickel

1915 was the third year of Buffalo nickel production. It was also the year in which Black Diamond, the North American bison allegedly used...
United States 1899 Liberty Head Nickel

United States 1899 Liberty Head Nickel

A relatively unremarkable year for the nickel, 1899 saw a continued upswing in mintage sizes, which started after the United States Mint temporarily suspended...
Counterfeit Detection: Altered 1926-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Detection: Altered 1926-D Buffalo Nickel

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   In 1926, the Denver Mint struck some 5.6 million Buffalo nickels, which is nearly six times the San Francisco...
United States 1937-D "3 Legged" Buffalo Nickel

United States 1937-D “3 Legged” Buffalo Nickel

The famous 1937-D “3 Legged” Buffalo nickel is one of the most important modern US coins and probably the most well-known type in the...

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 2: Nickels and...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Welcome back to the Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker guide to building the ultimate 20th century...
Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle Sold in 2021 for $18.87 million USD, this is officially the most expensive...

GreatCollections Acquires Walton 1913 Liberty Head Nickel

The famed Walton 1913 Liberty Head Nickel has been acquired by GreatCollections for $4.2 million USD. It is the second of only five known...
United States 1953-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1953-D Jefferson Nickel

The Denver Mint reconfigured its entire production floor in 1953 so that all manufacturing steps occurred in sequence and on the same floor of...
Brother Jonathan Shipwreck Gold Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Brother Jonathan Shipwreck Gold Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1242 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 600 total lots - including more than 50 No...
United States 1939 Jefferson Nickel

United States 1939 Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
United States 1943-S Jefferson Nickel

United States 1943-S Jefferson Nickel

As with all war nickels, the 1943-S Jefferson nickel contained the updated wartime alloy of 35% silver, 9% manganese, and 56% copper authorized in...
United States 1883 Without Cents Nickel

United States 1883 Without Cents Nickel

The Liberty Head nickel--or "V" nickel, as it's more commonly known--was the second design style of the United States five-cent nickel coin. The design,...

United States 1982-P Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
High Grade Full Steps 1944-S Silver Jefferson Nickel at GreatCollections

High Grade Full Steps 1944-S Silver Jefferson Nickel at GreatCollections

Biding is live on Greatcollections.com for a beautiful 1944-S Jefferson nickel. Graded as MS 67 with Full Steps by PCGS, collectors should be aware...
United States 1938 Jefferson Nickel

United States 1938 Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
No-Date Buffalo Nickels: How to Find Their Value

No-Date Buffalo Nickels: How to Find Their Value

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins ......   It's quite common to find Buffalo nickels that are dateless—missing the four digits that indicate the year the coin...
Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel Sells for $400,000

Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel Sells for $400,000

By Mike Byers ......   A unique gold Buffalo Nickel has been sold by Mike Byers Inc for $400,000 USD to the JDG Trust, owner of...
United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

United States 1886 Liberty Head Nickel

While not necessarily a well-known year in American history, 1886 saw a series of interesting and important historical events: the dedication of the Statue...
United States 1969-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1969-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit 1880 Shield Nickel   Counterfeit Coins by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Even with only a quick glance, a number of problems with this...
Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

The theme of this year’s event is “Dynamic Designs, Artistic Masterpieces."   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   This morning, as I emerged from...
Heritage Bullion and Modern Coins Auction Set for April 11

Heritage Bullion and Modern Coins Auction Set for April 11

Bidding is now open in Heritage's Showcase Auction of Modern Collectible US Coins and Bullion, with the concluding live session scheduled for 6 PM...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel 1913 Type 2 5¢ with Test Cut Struck on a $5 Gold Planchet (8.33 g) NGC...
United States 1971-S Jefferson Nickel

United States 1971-S Jefferson Nickel

By late 1970, the Proof Jefferson nickel master dies had become severely worn and lacking fine detail. To correct the issue, the United States...

Bags in the Basement: Quantity Over Quality

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Some coin deals are more memorable than others. Most deals are “one and done”, and you go on to...
United States 1947-D Jefferson Nickel

United States 1947-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
Five Mint Mark Positions on Jefferson Nickels

Five Mint Mark Positions on Jefferson Nickels

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   At least three United States Mint coins still in use today have seen two significantly different mint mark positions,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel   Altered Date and Added Mintmark - The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics can aid in finding the counterfeits.   There...
Finest 1913 Nickel Acquired by GreatCollections in $13 Million “Big Three” Thanksgiving Transaction

Finest 1913 Nickel Acquired by GreatCollections in $13 Million “Big Three” Thanksgiving Transaction

The “Big Three” Includes the 1913 Nickel, 1894-S Dime & 1804 Silver Dollar   GreatCollections has acquired the finest 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, graded PCGS PR66...

United States 1964-D Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...