Jim Bisognani: Coins That Make Great Gifts

Jim Bisognani: Coins That Make Great Gifts

Morgan and Peace Dollars or Pilgrim Half Dollars are the perfect presents for which numismatists will be thankful   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...
Toned Gem 1882-S Morgan Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Toned Gem 1882-S Morgan Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

A nicely toned 1882-S Morgan dollar offered by GreatCollections will cross the block in an online auction on Sunday, November 14. The coin is...
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Two - Silver Dollars

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Two – Silver Dollars

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In the first installment of this three-part series on collecting the coinage of the Carson City (CC) Mint, I...
Top Pop 1870 Seated Dollar Featured in Stack's Bowers November Showcase Auction

Top Pop 1870 Seated Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers November Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The 1870 Liberty Seated dollar represents the final lower-mintage Philadelphia issue before production exploded above one...
David Lawrence Rare Coins Offering Hillsborough Collection of Morgan Dollars With Strong Eye Appeal

David Lawrence Rare Coins Offering Hillsborough Collection of Morgan Dollars With Strong Eye Appeal

Sunday Auction #1194 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features 475 total lots - including 25 Vault Values and 160...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit Coin -  1885-CC Morgan Dollar   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   At first glance, the counterfeit coin GSA holder looks similar to...
Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Don't overlook rare coins from the early Proof Sets   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   We have all read the headlines about the...
United States 1881-S Morgan Dollar

United States 1881-S Morgan Dollar

The 1881-S Morgan dollar is a large silver coin that was struck at the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint. Known more...
1925 Peace Dollar in MS-67+ Offered by GreatCollections

1925 Peace Dollar in MS-67+ Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek .....   GreatCollections is offering one of the top-graded 1925 Peace dollars in an auction that closes on October 24. The coin is certified...
How Defunct Mints Have Been Brought Back to Life: The 2021 Privy Mark Morgan and Peace Dollars

How Defunct Mints Have Been Brought Back to Life: The 2021 Privy Mark Morgan...

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When the congressional legislation to issue the 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to mark the centennial of the release...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout.   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In recent years, the...
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...
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...
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%...
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...
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...
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...

When Dealing With Eisenhower Dollars, Grade Is Everything

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   For better or worse, Whitman’s A Guidebook of United States Coins (the Red Book) is still the gold standard...

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...
United States 1928-S Peace Dollar

United States 1928-S Peace Dollar

Description The 1928-S Peace dollar is among the most common later-date Peace dollars and one of the series’ major condition rarities. The last date struck...
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021 – Part Two

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021 – Part...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   In the weeks since the first part of this piece--U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021...
Proof-68 CAC 1881 Morgan Dollar From Original Set Featured in Stack's Bowers August 2021 Auction

Proof-68 CAC 1881 Morgan Dollar From Original Set Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2021...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries is featuring an original and matched 1881 Proof Set in our Official Auction...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This counterfeit coin forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   NGC graders...
A Look at the Forming Secondary Market of the 2021 Privy Morgans

A Look at the Forming Secondary Market of the 2021 Privy Morgans

By Christopher Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   In a year of high-profile United States Mint product releases, there is no doubt that the U.S. Mint’s 2021...