Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Ten Leading Topics of 2010

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #33 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This is my last column...

Three Big Rarities Offered at FUN Auctions

For the past few years, arguably the main annual event for the rare coin market has been the massive Heritage auctions at the Florida United Numismatists convention, a major coin show that will take place during the first week of the new year

NGC Certifies Historic Cache of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles

NGC has certified a very interesting group of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles that have remained in the possession of a family since prior to World War II. When purchased in Europe last month, their unusual history was revealed to the buyer.

Which Civil War Gold Coins Will Be Promoted in 2011?

I don’t consider myself to be a real pro when it comes to rare coin promotion but even I know a no-brainer when I...

Jim O’Neal Collection of $5 Indians Readies for Auction in Heritage...

Finest known 1909-O half eagle headlines the Jan. 6 Platinum Night auction of this PCGS Registry Set All-Time Finest in Tampa, FL The finest collectible...

The Finest New Orleans Double Eagle Gold Coin to be Sold...

The upcoming 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction features what is probably the finest New Orleans twenty of any...

The Fab Five Type Three $20 Liberty Head Double Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com There are five ultra-low mintage Type Three Liberty Head double eagles that were produced for circulation during the 1880’s and...

The Record-Setting Sale of an 1875 Half Eagle: What Does it...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com In the Bowers and Merena November 2010 Baltimore auction, a business strike 1875 half eagle sold without a lot of...

US Gold Coins: AU58 New Orleans Eagles – A Case...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com Take two 1842-O Liberty Head eagles in NGC AU58. One is worth $11,500 and gets multiple orders on my...

A Numismatically Significant 1859-D Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I recently bought and sold a seemingly innocuous 1859-D quarter eagle that had a great degree of numismatic significance. Before I explain...

Quarter Eagles – Classic Head Quarter Eagle, 1834-1839

Description: Gold $2.50 quarter eagles had been produced since 1796. Few gold coins of any denomination circulated, and those that did traded at more than...

Quarter Eagles – Indian Head Quarter Eagle, 1908-1929

Description: The early part of the 20th century was a time of great creativity in the design of U.S. coinage. August Saint-Gaudens' double eagle was...

Eagles – Liberty Head Eagle with Motto, 1866-1907

Description: The $10 gold eagle was the largest denomination coin authorized by the Mint Act of 1792, but an unfavorable silver to gold ratio meant...

Eagles – Indian Head Eagle, With Motto, 1908-1933

Description: In 1907 a collaboration between the dynamic president Theodore Roosevelt and renown American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens resulted in new designs for both the $20...

Double Eagles – 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim

Frank A. Leach was superintendent of the U.S. Mint in San Francisco from 1897 to 1907. He assumed the title of Mint director in...

Double Eagles – Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, With Motto, 1908-1933

Description: The first Saint-Gaudens double eagles, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful and artistic U.S. coin designs, did not display the motto IN GOD...

Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of SS Brother Jonathan

Dennis M. Powers Citadel Press Books (2006) ISBN 0806527471 Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (3/07) .....   Treasure Ship is the story behind the story of...