The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   As a professional coin grader for most of my career, I can tell you that for as...

Mint State 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime Featured in June 2018...

By James McCartney - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Among the significant rarities in our June 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin &...

Buddy Ebsen 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers...

By James McCartney - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Among the significant rarities featured in our June 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin...

Early U.S. Mint History: The Samuel Moore Letters

By Len Augsburger .....   Republished from The E-Gobrecht - the Electronic Publication of the Liberty Seated Collector Club (LSCC) Published on CoinLink   Part 1-The Hiring of Christian Gobrecht During a...

Walking Liberty Half Dollars Have Made Impressive Strides

A closer look at collector demand for Ultra-Gem Walking Liberty Half Dollars By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Spring is definitely here, my...

Sotheby’s New York Sale of Historic Coins & Medals Totals $5...

The Collection of Ralph and Lois Stone 100% Sold, Featuring Magnificent Morgan Silver Dollars Auction Led by an 1884-S and an 1893-S; Each Sold for...

Incredible 1874 Trade Dollar From Beasley Collection at Stack’s Bowers June...

By James McCartney - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ...... Among the significant cabinets featured in our June 2018 Baltimore Auction is the Beasley Collection,...

King of American Coins Comes to Long Beach: Heritage to Auction...

1804 dollars deserve headlines every time they come to auction. Heritage is proud to feature the Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen, a Class I "Original", as one...

Recovered Artifacts Confirm Site of Pulaski Shipwreck

Over 100 early 19th-century gold and silver coins recovered from the Steamship Pulaski wreck on earlier dive By CoinWeek News Staff ....   In January, marine exploration and...

US Coin Profile – The Finest Known Proof 1838 Capped Bust...

The 1838 Proof Capped Bust half dollar has always been overshadowed by its more famous 1838-O cousins, but the Philadelphia Mint issue is actually much...

Brother, Can You Spare a Trime?

In the late 1840s, gold was discovered in California, setting off the fabled Gold Rush. So much gold was eventually mined and turned into...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1883 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit coin - 1883 Seated Half Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   A counterfeit coin 1883 half dollar features a large number...

Whitman Releases 3rd Edition Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half...

Expanded With New Research and Market Analysis Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and expanded new third edition of A Guide Book of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Dollar

1903-S Counterfeit  Morgan Silver Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The raised lumps and lines on this 1903-S are signs of counterfeit Morgan Dollar...

One of America’s Greatest Coins: The 1917-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar...

World War 1 Coinage by the US Mint includes the Walking Liberty Half Dollar In 1914, British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey famously said of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1928 Peace Dollar

Counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollar By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher on Counterfeit Coin Detection – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Since so many counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollars are,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Chinese Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime

Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Spurious Chinese Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dimes are now starting to be seen...

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires Hall of Fame Collection

David Lawrence Rare Coins of Virginia Beach has purchased one of the most impressive sets of U.S. coins that has ever been assembled. The...

Incredible Sutton Court Collection Early Half Dollars at Stack’s Bowers Baltimore...

By James McCartney - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   The Sutton Court Collection of Early Half Dollars Varieties is one of the most exciting...

PCGS to Display Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollar Super Set at Long Beach...

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display the Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollar  Super Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921) at the Long Beach Expo at the Long...

Legend to Auction Oak Crest Collection Carson City Half Eagles, Crow...

Two important collections will anchor the May 2018 New Orleans Regency Auction Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to have been selected to sell...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins – Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ......   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The...

Counterfeit Detection – Oregon Trail Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

Counterfeit Oregon Trail commemorative silver half dollar  - A closer look reveals plenty of problems on this coin's surfaces By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Oregon...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare Knob 6, No Stem...

The 1806 Knob 6, No Stem O-108 Bust half dollar is one of the greatest rarities in the Draped Bust half Dollar series. Examples have...

Finest Known 1805 O-112 Bust Half Dollar Offered in Stack’s Bowers...

By James McCartney - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   The Sutton Court Collection of Early Bust Half Dollar Varieties is one of the most...

Stone Mountain: Birth of the Klan Half Dollar

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   It was in 1923 that renowned sculptor Gutzon Borglum wrote to influential senator Henry Cabot Lodge, urging him to...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Counterfeit 1802 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse Silver Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   This spurious 1802 dollar is a good...

Heritage Auctions – Finest Cert. 1879 Schoolgirl Dollar in Silver...

The Schoolgirl dollar is George T. Morgan's masterpiece. The design of Liberty faces left, with E PLURIBUS at the left rim, seven stars above,...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 32: Liberty...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #398 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Liberty Seated dimes were...

U.S. Coin Profile – 1838-O Reeded Edge Half Dollar Branch Mint...

The following coin catalog description is of LOT #4861 from the 2018 Heritage FUN US Coin Signature Auction in Tampa. As a Branch Mint Proof, this...