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 1886 Morgan Dollar Silver Coin

United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description The 1886 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the United States Mint...
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....
United States 1951 Franklin Half Dollar Proof

United States 1951 Franklin Half Dollar Proof

This second-year Proof issue of the Franklin half dollar was struck at the Philadelphia Mint and represents a challenging issue for collectors looking to...
US Mint 2021 Silver Proof Set With American Eagle Coins Avail. Oct. 1

US Mint 2021 Silver Proof Set With American Eagle Coins Avail. Oct. 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set–American Eagle Collection on October 1 at noon EDT....
The Eagles of the Classic Commemoratives

The Eagles of the Classic Commemoratives

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   The 59 distinct designs of the silver and gold classic commemoratives are often collected by theme. The bald...
Why the American Silver Eagle Coin Should Be in Your Collection

Why the American Silver Eagle Coin Should Be in Your Collection

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Among numismatists, the American Silver Eagle is certainly popular. In November 2019, the United States Mint released a limited-edition San...
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1921-D Half Dollar   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The numerous abrasions were copied from a genuine specimen and will appear on...
Recently Discovered Rare Proof 1831 Capped Bust Quarter at Heritage Long Beach Auction

Recently Discovered Rare Proof 1831 Capped Bust Quarter at Heritage Long Beach Auction

The upcoming Long Beach Expo Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions, scheduled for October 6-10, features a magnificent Premium Gem Proof 1831 quarter, a piece...
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part One – Small Silver Coins

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part One – Small Silver Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   I often refer to the “Red Book” to refresh my memory. A Guide Book Of United States Coins, published...
Finest-Known 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Finest-Known 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek .....   With five days of bidding remaining, the top bid stands at more than $28,000. The Philadelphia Mint struck 2,943,166 half dollars in 1825...
Jim Bisognani: Absence Made the Market Grow Fonder

Jim Bisognani: Absence Made the Market Grow Fonder

The US Mint shipping delay has driven collectors to pay outstanding prices for the modern Morgan and Peace Dollars   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly...
Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part I   Approved When the Lafayette dollar was approved by President William McKinley on March 3, 1899, it...

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar Coin – Part I

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: This installment of the Lafayette dollar story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part...

Harlan J. Berk Sells PQ Crimson Tide Peace Dollar Collection

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd (HJB) announced the sale of the Crimson Tide Peace Dollar Collection. This exceptionally nice, 100%...
Legend Numismatics Buys Eliasberg 1894-S Dime for $1.8 Million, Now in Bruce Morelan Collection

Legend Numismatics Buys Eliasberg 1894-S Dime for $1.8 Million, Now in Bruce Morelan Collection

Morelan completes “numismatic trifecta” with fabled coin acquired by Legend from Kevin Lipton and John Albanese   An 1894 San Francisco Mint silver dime that once...
The Top 6 Most Expensive US Coins - Bullion Shark

The Top 6 Most Expensive US Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The following six U.S. coins are those that have sold for the highest amounts to date at auctions. For of...
Famous Jack Lee 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar Realizes $2.09 Million at GreatCollections Auction

Famous Jack Lee 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar Realizes $2.09 Million at GreatCollections Auction

By CoinWeek .....   On Sunday, August 29, the famous Jack Lee and Coronet Collection 1893-S Morgan silver dollar, graded MS-67 by PCGS and approved as...
Heritage Showcase Auction Featuring VAMs, Prooflike Morgan Dollars

Heritage Showcase Auction Featuring VAMs, Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars

The latest Showcase auction of US coinsfrom Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Silver Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM die varieties...
US Coins - A Concise Overview of the Washington Quarter Silver Issues

US Coins – A Concise Overview of the Washington Quarter Silver Issues

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   The long-running obverse design of the Washington quarter is currently in its final year and will be changed...
Redesigned 2021 West Point American Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin Available September 9

Redesigned 2021 West Point American Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin Available September 9

The United States Mint will accept orders for the redesigned 2021 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin produced at the West Point Mint...
The History of the Peace Dollar Is Still Evolving

The History of the Peace Dollar Is Still Evolving

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   On August 10 the United States Mint offered the 200,000 2021 Peace dollars being issued to mark the centennial of...
$24 Million in 24 Hours: GreatCollections Top Bidder for Three Historic Rare Coins

$24 Million in 24 Hours: GreatCollections Top Bidder for Three Historic Rare Coins

Two of the treasures might be exhibited with 1933 Double Eagle   Three of the world’s most valuable rare coins were acquired within a 24-hour time...
Legend to Auction Howard Sharfman's Incredible Chicago Collection of Half Dollars

Legend to Auction Howard Sharfman’s Incredible Chicago Collection of Half Dollars

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   On September 2, 2021, Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ (LRCA) Regency Auction 47 will be held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Finest 1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $7.68 Million at Stack’s Bowers Auction

The sole finest 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar sold for $7.68 million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, setting a new...

US Coins – A Concise Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each...

American Silver Eagle Collecting Strategies

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   American Silver Eagles have become one of the most popular silver bullion coins of the modern-day. Although many investors buy...

Morgan Dollars for Beginners: Proof vs. Prooflike

By CoinWeek ....   There are many aspects of coin collecting that can seem daunting to the uninitiated, but as often as not this is one...

US Coins – The Short-Lived Franklin Half Dollar

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   With a lifespan of just 15 years (1948-63) and no high-priced key dates even in Mint State grades, the Franklin half dollar is...
Toned Gem Overton-105 1822 Capped Bust Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2021 ANA Auction

Toned Gem Overton-105 1822 Capped Bust Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2021 ANA...

By Ben Mahaffey - Web Content Manager, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......     This stunning 1822 Capped Bust Silver half dollar, Overton-105, is among my favorite coins...