Nova Constellatio: The Story of America’s First Minted Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   In 1783 the monetary system in the United States was something of a mess. There was inconsistency among the coinage used...

CoinWeek IQ: A Preview of Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 33rd Regency...

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Legend Rare Coin Auctions will hold their 33rd Regency Auction on June 27 in Las Vegas. It will feature...

Fabled SS Central America Treasure Reveals Extremely Rare, Gem 1856-S Dime

Retrieved in latest SS Central America sunken treasure recovery, top rarity is now graded PCGS MS65 CAC, tied for finest known The SS Central America,...

Condition Rarity 1884-CC Morgan Dollar Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   Bidding ends Sunday, June 16 on GreatCollections.com for this 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar, graded MS-67+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. Struck at...

Lightly Toned High Relief Silver 1921 Peace Dollar on GreatCollections.com

Semi-key Peace dollar among many GreatCollections auction highlights Peace Dollar offerings found by CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, June 9, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this toned...

Finest 1831 Capped Bust Dime Variety Featured in August 2019 ANA...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   The JR-3 variety of the 1831 Capped Bust dime is unremarkable in most grades and carries...

The Unusual Journey of the Three Cent Silver Coin

Indian Head cents and Three cent Coins The Three cent coins by Blanchard & Company ......   American coinage often follows a strange path. Each piece minted...

Key Date 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   In just a couple days, on Sunday, June 2, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this key date 1893-S morgan dollar, graded XF-40...

Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman

By John Frost - President and Journal Editor, Barber Coin Collectors’ Society ......   When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem Proof 1837 No Stars...

Chief Engraver William Kneass suffered a stroke before he could finalize the design for the Seated Liberty motif, which replaced the Capped Bust design...

Three Famous Coin Hoards

By Blanchard & Company ......   For millennia, people have buried and hoarded coins for various reasons. In ancient times, many coin hoards were buried during wartime....

On eBay Right Now: Mint State 1927-S Walking Liberty Half Dollars

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Building a great collection starts with purpose but can only truly be realized with years of patience and informed...

Rainbow Toned 1882-S Morgan Silver Dollar With Gold CAC and OGH...

Morgan Dollar in OGM holder and Gold CAC Sticker On Sunday, May 5, GreatCollections is closing the bidding on a PCGS MS-63 1882-S Morgan dollar in a first generation Old...

Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early...

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1979 featured several influential numismatic events, including heavy precious metal...

Gem 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   The Capped Bust quarter series, struck from 1815 through 1838, is vastly underrated and contains many...

Morgan Dollars: Central States Auction Features “Perfection”

Morgan Dollars are always among the most popular coins in any United States coin auction, and the truly exceptional collections of these coins are...

A Brief History of the U.S. Trade Dollar

By Blanchard & Company ......   In the late 1860s and early '70s, trade between the United States and China was increasing. However, a threat to...

An Overlooked Modern Rarity? Burnished Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark ......   Since its beginnings in 1986, the American Silver Eagle has become one of the world’s most popular coins. Its stunning...

GreatCollections to Auction 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar

Recently Graded, Last Traded in 1960 for $500; Expected to Realize $150,000+   On Sunday, April 7, GreatCollections will be auctioning a recently re-discovered 1895 Proof...

Extensive Bust Half Collection Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ......   Our Sunday Internet Auction #1058 includes a selection of 542 New Items along with 100 No Reserve Lots and 95...

A Brief History of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

By Dennis Tucker - Publisher, Whitman Publishing, LLC ......   Whenever the classic coins of the United States are ranked for popularity, the famous Morgan silver...

United States 1916 Mercury Dime

The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin in the U.S. series. The coin's elegant design draws heavily from...

The 1792 Half Disme: A Small Coin with Huge Historical Significance

By Blanchard & Company ......   The United States of America was still in its infancy in the early 1790s. The Founding Fathers signed the Constitution...

High-Grade Connecticut Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar Coin at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek .....   On Sunday, February 24 at 9:46 pm Eastern Time, bidding closed on a toned PCGS MS-67 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary Commemorative half dollar...

Why Collectors Dream of Owning an 1894-S Barber Dime

By Blanchard & Company ......   Barber dimes were minted from 1892 through 1916 and struck at four different mints. In 1894, however, the San Francisco Mint...

US Silver Coins – History Revealed by Recovered SS Central America...

Retrieved sunken treasure gives a fascinating glimpse of Gold Rush-era daily commerce aboard fabled Ship of Gold Historic silver and gold coins discovered in the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1928 Peace Dollar, Part 2

An extra ray of light is one of the indicators this piece isn't genuine By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Part 1 The 1928 Peace Dollar had...

Whitman Publishing Announces Expanded, Updated 6th Edition of Q. David Bowers’s...

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newly expanded and updated sixth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David...

Bidding on Rare 1895 Morgan Dollar Proof Coin in NGC PF-66...

By CoinWeek ....   Later tonight, bidding comes to a close on GreatCollections.com for this impressively struck 1895 Morgan dollar graded Proof 66 by NGC. The 1895...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Proof 1839 Seated Half Dollar

The 1839 proof No Drapery Seated Liberty half dollar is a celebrated 19th-century rarity and a one-year design type that will appeal to series...