Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent - courtesy of Heritage Auctions.   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, NGC ......   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...
United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

Description Lincoln cents were in short supply as the United States entered its second year of war in Europe. Increased wartime economic activity drove up...
Dave & Adam's Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

Dave & Adam’s Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified one of the finest examples of the famed 1943 Bronze Cent, an elusive mint error highly prized by...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Mated Pair of 1974-S Lincoln Cents Struck by...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Although there are U.S. coins that are two-headed (struck by two obverse dies), two-tailed (struck by two...
Top Pop 1909-S Lincoln Cent Repunched Mintmark Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Top Pop 1909-S Lincoln Cent Repunched Mintmark Variety Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, April 18, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this S Over Horizontal S 1909-S Lincoln Cent, graded MS-67 RD by PCGS...
Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Lincoln Wheat cents turn up in pocket change, the effects of loved ones, and in rolls of cents tucked...

Proof Indian Head Cents: An Overview by Decade

Indian Head Cents by Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   Production of the ever-popular Indian cent spanned six fascinating decades of United States history. Struck from...

$250 Indian Head Cent / Wheat Cent Grab Bag

By CoinWeek .....   In this episode of CoinWeek Streaming News, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan cracks open a bag of over 150 mixed date small cents...

1943-S Steel Lincoln Cent With Strong Eye Appeal Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, March 21, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this toned 1943-S Steel Lincoln Cent, graded MS-66 by PCGS and approved by...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren't made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how. Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent By...

The S-Mint Indian Cents: Classic US Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few coin series that originated in the 19th century and are as widely collected by date and...

Stack’s Bowers March Showcase Auction Features Incredible PR-67+ DCAM (PCGS) CAC 1897 Cent

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Proof 1897 Indian cent is an underrated rarity among the late dates from this series....
United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

1980 was an inflection point in the history of the cent. The juxtapenultimate date struck from the majority-copper alloy in use since the early 1960s,...
United States 2003 Lincoln Cent

United States 2003 Lincoln Cent

Background The 2003 Lincoln cent was issued against the backdrop of many calling for the denomination’s elimination and represented one of the better-struck issues bearing...

United States 1968-D Lincoln Cent

Description In the lead-up to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, speculators and coin collectors drew the ire of the Mint, the Treasury,...
United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

Description As David Lange writes in his excellent CoinWeek article, 1960 was a pivotal year for coin collecting in America. Rare coins, the traditional backbone of...

The Most Valuable US Pennies: A Baker’s Dozen

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   While each series of United States cent (or penny) has its own key coins based on mintages and the number...

Everything You Need to Know About the 1943 Copper Penny

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   As collectors of U.S. coins are well aware, in 1943 during World War II, the United States Mint struck zinc-coated...

1969-S DDO Penny Sold to Honest Coin Dealer for 5 Cents Expected to Realize...

Over the past 50 years, an individual from San Francisco accumulated thousands of Lincoln cents from change, friends, and by searching rolls. He never...

United States 1974 Lincoln Cent

Description 1974 was an interesting year in the annals of numismatic history. The country was putting the finishing touches on its planned Bicentennial celebrations. The...

Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy...
The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent and How It Changed the Hobby: CoinWeek Streaming News

The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent and How it Changed the Hobby: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...

1943 Steel Penny and Copper Pennies: History, Values and a Rare Variety

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The year 1943 found the United States getting more deeply involved in World War II with overseas deployments. At home,...

Historic Origins and Values of the Wheat Penny: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Lincoln cent has been issued continuously since 1909, longer than any other coin currently produced by the United States....

Top Pop 1916 Lincoln Cent in Stack’s Bowers November 2020 Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   As a well-produced issue from the first decade of the series, the 1916 Lincoln cent is...

Popular 1944-D/S Lincoln Cent Overstrike Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, August 23, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1944-D/S Lincoln cent, graded MS-67 RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. Almost...

Could COVID Kill the Penny?

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   The COVID-19 pandemic has created a nationwide coin shortage. Shoppers are relying on debit and credit cards to avoid...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1977 Lincoln Cent on Aluminum Planchet

This Unique 1977 Aluminum Cent is either an intentionally made Mint Error on a leftover aluminum planchet from 1974-1975 or a pattern struck in...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent   1856 Flying Eagle cents. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen By 1856...

Top Pop 1913-S Lincoln Cent: Stack’s Bowers Direct

By Stack's Bowers ......   Top Pop 1913-S Lincoln Cent - Finest RB Seen at PCGS or CAC MS-66 RB (PCGS). CAC.   Attractive and impressively preserved, this Gem...