Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

Top 10 Most Controversial US Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle Sold in 2021 for $18.87 million USD, this is officially the most expensive...
United States 1978-P Lincoln Cent

United States 1978-P Lincoln Cent

The Philadelphia Mint struck over 5.5 billion Lincoln cents in 1978, consuming 765,914.1 pounds or 157,583.8 metric tonnes of copper. It should be noted,...
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th-Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Today, we’d like to discuss building a truly remarkable 20th-century US Type set. Type sets enable you...
Famous 1943 Bronze Cent Error Coin Offered by GreatCollections

Famous 1943 Bronze Cent Error Coin Offered by GreatCollections

Biding is now live on Greatcollections.com for a handsome example of the famous 1943 Copper Penny error, graded as AU 50 BN by PCGS...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1867 Indian Head Cent

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1867 Indian Head Cent

The numbers just don't add up on this fake coin   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Indian Head Cent series of 1859-1909 remains one of...
Brother Jonathan Shipwreck Gold Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Brother Jonathan Shipwreck Gold Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1242 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 600 total lots - including more than 50 No...
United States 1925 Lincoln Cent

United States 1925 Lincoln Cent

1925 represented a 31% drop in output from the previous year’s total production at the Philadelphia Mint. Despite producing a fraction of the previous...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Authenticating the 1909-S VDB Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating the 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered and counterfeit Coin - 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you...
2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent Designs and Values

2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent Designs and Values

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   In 2009, the United States Mint marked the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth with a four-coin series...
United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant...
Rare Modern US No Mint Mark Proof Coins

Rare Modern US No Mint Mark Proof Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Modern Proof coins that were struck at the San Francisco Mint, as most Proof coinage has been since 1968, normally...
United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...
United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

United States 1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Despite the Bicentennial Coin Program that resulted in the redesigning of half the United States circulating denominations, the Lincoln cent remained unchanged. While the Philadelphia...
United States 1901 Indian Head Cent

United States 1901 Indian Head Cent

With the opening of their brand-new facility at 1700 Spring Garden Street, 1901 was a big year for the United States Mint in Philadelphia....
Tom Bender’s Collection, Featuring Elite Troves of Carson City Coins, Indian and Lincoln Cents, Offered at Heritage Auctions August 22-28

Tom Bender’s Collection, Featuring Elite Troves of Carson City Coins, Indian and Lincoln Cents,...

“Duke of Carson City Coins” among most important in all of U.S. numismatics   A passion can be sparked by any number of factors. In the...
United States 1877 Indian Head Cent

United States 1877 Indian Head Cent

The small "white cents", so-called because of their light color compared to that of the older large cents, had at first escaped the hoarding...
Top Pop DCAM 1951 Proof Lincoln Cent Offered by GreatCollections

Top Pop DCAM 1951 Proof Lincoln Cent Offered by GreatCollections

As part of their sale of the Red Copper Collection, GreatCollections is offering collectors the opportunity to bid on an outstanding top population 1951...
Rare Deep Cameo Proof 1957 Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Rare Deep Cameo Proof 1957 Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

GreatCollections is offering collectors an opportunity to bid on a beautiful 1957 Proof Lincoln cent graded as PR67 RD DCAM by PCGS. With only...

The Story of the 1973/74 Aluminum Lincoln Penny

By Blanchard & Company ...... How do you run a successful business? You make sure that costs don’t exceed revenues. However, in a 2014 biennial report to...
United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant...
All-Time #1 Lincoln Cent Proof Set Collection to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

All-Time #1 Lincoln Cent Proof Set Collection to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

For the past 20 years, the “Red Copper Collection” has won almost all of the top Registry Set awards for Lincoln Cents. The famed...
Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent enthusiasts can reel off the “Big Four” key dates for their favorite series with little hesitation: 1909-S,...
United States 1931-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1931-D Lincoln Cent

At the height of the Great Depression and resulting from the dramatic decline in the public’s demand for coins, the Denver Mint’s operations nearly...
Rare Bronze 1943 Lincoln Cent Comes to Heritage Auctions Long Beach/Summer FUN Event

Rare Bronze 1943 Lincoln Cent Comes to Heritage Auctions Long Beach/Summer FUN Event

July 14-17 to mark first auction appearance for AU50 rarity   An extremely rare 1943 Lincoln cent that was struck on a bronze planchet, which has...
GreatCollections - 1914-S Lincoln Cent MS 65 RD With a CAC Certification

GreatCollections – 1914-S Lincoln Cent MS 65 RD With a CAC Certification

As part of their current auction of the Edgemont Collection of Lincoln cents, GreatCollections is offering collectors the exciting opportunity to win a 1914-S...
1943 Steel Pennies: How Much They Are Worth Now

1943 Steel Pennies: How Much They Are Worth Now

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Gainesville Coins ......   Most steel pennies are worth between 20 cents and 20 dollars. Prices for 1943 penny error coins, like...
Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Modern Proof coins have thrown many intriguing curveballs toward collectors over the years, with some of the most confusing...
United States 1929 Lincoln Wheat Cent

United States 1929 Lincoln Cent

Hindsight is 20/20, and despite the Great Depression looming right around the corner, it was business as usual at the United States Mint in...
Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

By Tom DeLorey ......   About 45 years ago, collector Del Romines came into my office at Coin World’s "Collectors Clearinghouse" with two well-worn 1943-P nickels...
Boulder City Collection of Classic US Cents in Heritage Showcase Auction

Boulder City Collection of Classic US Cents in Heritage Showcase Auction

Heritage Auctions is proud to present, in a current Showcase sale, the Boulder City Collection. Built around an outstanding set of Flying Eagle and...