United States 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar

Description Morgan dollar production continued at its Congressionally mandated pace in 1887, despite the fact that even 10 years into the series' run it had...
Counterfeit 1875-CC Half Dollars and Facebook “Sponsored” Ads

Counterfeit 1875-CC Half Dollars and Facebook “Sponsored” Ads

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   I first became aware of these fakes in fake PCGS slabs through a Facebook advertisement in...
Look Out! More Fake "Certified" Morgan Dollars Appear in Facebook Ads

Look Out! More Fake “Certified” Morgan Dollars Appear in Facebook Ads

By CoinWeek ....   On January 16, CoinWeek published an article by Jack Young where he talked about a particularly egregious wave of counterfeit Morgan dollars...
Rare Superb Gem 1901-S Barber Quarter Offered by GreatCollections

Rare Superb Gem 1901-S Barber Quarter Offered by GreatCollections

GreatCollections is offering collectors the opportunity to bid on what is perhaps currently one of the rarest non-gold coins struck by the United States...
Exclusive Video: Let's Talk About the 1803 O-103 Draped Bust Half Dollar

Exclusive Video: Let’s Talk About the 1803 O-103 Draped Bust Half Dollar

  Today, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan takes a look at the 1803-dated Overton-103 Draped Bust half dollar. We have a circulated example to share with...
If You Find This Coin Under Your Sofa... It Could Be Worth $23,000!

If You Find This Coin Under Your Sofa… It Could Be Worth $23,000!

  What would happen if you looked under your sofa cushion and found a nearly uncirculated 1799/8 BB-141 Draped Bust silver dollar? Lots of things,...
United States 1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

United States 1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Issued only six years after the United States Mint was established by the Coinage Act of April 2, 1792, the 1798 dollar represents one...
An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   The initial wave of fakes that I found (I recorded 13 different sellers during an approximately...

United States 1893-CC Morgan Dollar

Description The Morgan dollar gets its name from United States Mint engraver George T. Morgan, who designed the dollar coin in competition with then-Chief Engraver...
The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   There are many strategies for collecting the classic commemorative series. With 144 silver coins across 50 different issues,...
The 2016-W Silver Eagle From the West Point Mint Hoard Explained

The 2016-W Silver Eagle From the West Point Mint Hoard Explained

The West Point Mint Hoard of Silver Eagles by Bullion Shark LLC ......   In a surprise move, the United States Mint announced in late 2019...

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....
Deep Mirror Prooflike 1885 Morgan Dollar at GreatCollections

Deep Mirror Prooflike 1885 Morgan Dollar at GreatCollections

Last weekend, GreatCollections offered collectors of Morgan silver dollars the opportunity to acquire an extremely high-grade conditional rarity. This 1885 dollar not only earned...
United States 1923 Peace Dollar

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

The 1923 Peace dollar is one of the most common issues in the series of dollar coins (1921-35) designed by Anthony de Francisci. Peace...
The 1961 Proof Doubled Die Franklin Half Dollar

The 1961 Proof Doubled Die Franklin Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   While the "Bugs Bunny" Franklin half dollar captures the whimsy of the series enthusiast, the most popular variety of...
David Lawrence Rare Coins Offering Hillsborough Collection of Morgan Dollars With Strong Eye Appeal

SGF Collection of Morgan Dollars at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1256 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 450 total lots - including more than 350 No...
New Books and Coin Supplies From Whitman Publishing in 2023

New Books and Coin Supplies From Whitman Publishing in 2023

Whitman Publishing announces a slate of new books and hobby supplies that will be available in 2023. The lineup includes titles on U.S. and...
United States 1953 Proof Franklin Half Dollar

United States 1953 Proof Franklin Half Dollar

After the production of Proof Franklin half dollars began in 1950, two years after the introduction of the series, the United States Mint saw...

Counterfeit Detection – The 1895 Morgan Dollar

This 1895 Morgan dollar forgery is a simple case of just too much silver and not enough effort on the details.   The 1895 Morgan dollar...

Hear William Jennings Bryan’s Famous “Cross of Gold” Speech

William Jennings Bryan's famous "Cross of Gold" speech catapulted the 36-year-old congressman to national prominence and brought the issue of bimetallism to the forefront...
United States 1860 Seated Liberty Dime

United States 1860 Seated Liberty Dime

The Seated Liberty (or Liberty Seated) dime debuted in 1837 and underwent a number of design modifications over the course of its 54-year run....

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...
Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Draped Bust Dollars

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Draped Bust Dollars

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In a discussion at the 2019 Dayton EAC Convention on counterfeits, we talked of three "families"...

United States 1936 Elgin Centennial Half Dollar

Although the 1936 Elgin Centennial Half Dollar was conceived partly to commemorate the founding of Elgin, Illinois, this theme is not readily apparent when...

United States 1921 Peace Dollar

Description: The 1921 Peace dollar is the debut issue of Anthony de Francisci's Art Deco design, produced from 1921-1928 and then again for two years...
A New "Family" of Draped Bust Half Dollar Counterfeits

A New “Family” of Draped Bust Half Dollar Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   I have written several CoinWeek articles on groups of counterfeits I call "families", where a genuine...
Rainbow Toned 1884-O Morgan Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Rainbow Toned 1884-O Morgan Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Currently for sale on GreatCollections.com is a spectacularly toned 1884 New Orleans Morgan dollar. Not only does this coin display luminous rainbow toning with...
United States 1988 American Silver Eagle

United States 1988 American Silver Eagle

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 1.86% PCGS POP MS-69: 12,256 Population Growth Since 2014: 112.67%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 5,763) NGC MS-69 $43 – $47▲ Annual...
Out of the Woodwork: Important Coins Come out of Hiding

Out of the Woodwork: Important Coins Come out of Hiding

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Many famous and important rare coins can be traced back to their origins through their provenance with a reasonable...
Waco Toned Morgan Dollar Collection Offered by David Lawrence

Waco Toned Morgan Dollar Collection Offered by David Lawrence

Sunday Auction #1251 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 625 total lots - including more than 100 No...