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CoinWeek Podcast #152: Completing a DANSCO 7070

 CoinWeek Podcast #152: Completing a DANSCO 7070 Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...
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 1975-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold in Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020 Auction

Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold in Stack’s Bowers...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction was highlighted by several historic collections that were brought to market for the first time in...

Harvey Stack: The History of Stack’s – 1985, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Another Year of Change Like the year before, 1985 was another major year for the hobby as...

Collecting the Liberty Head Nickel: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In the late 1880s, the United States Mint began looking into replacing the Shield nickel, the five-cent piece that was...

The Indian Head Gold Coins That Caused a Panic Over Germs

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Indian Head Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle were struck from 1908 through 1929 as continuations of two gold...

Bullion Shark: Collecting Classic, Modern, and Silver American Quarters

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and began striking pattern coins that year. The first regular issue coins...

New to Collecting & on a Budget? Where to Begin With Vintage US Coins

By Mike Sherman for PCGS ......   Just because you’re not a millionaire doesn’t mean you can’t have a great deal of fun building an interesting...

A World of Money: An Impressive Large Example of China’s Earliest Gold Coinage

By Heritage Auctions ......   Our December 5-6 Hong Kong Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of the most unique forms of currency...

Heritage December Dallas Auction Open for Bidding

The Heritage December 5-7 Signature auction of US coins, taking place at Heritage's world headquarters in Dallas, is now open for bidding! Building on...

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of...

Jim Bisognani: “15” Reasons to Buy US Gold Coin Series

Looking at the values of US gold coins over the last 15 years, lightly circulated is key   By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report ......   There's an adage...

Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction 34 – CoinWeek Preview

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 34 will be held on September 26 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas,...

Jeff Garrett: Getting Started in U.S. Coin Collecting

Ten answers to the question: What coins should I pursue in U.S. Coin Collecting ?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   I often have...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle. Counterfeit Coin Detection By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   When we think of...

Rago to Host Inaugural Online-Only Numismatic Auction on Bidsquare.com

By Rago Arts & Auctions ...... From June 15 through June 30, Rago Auctions is pleased to present its first ever online-only sale of U.S....

$5 Indian Gold, 19th-Century Type Coins Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ......   Our Sunday Internet Auction #1062 includes a selection of over 375 New Items with a pair of fantastic collections. The...

Beautiful Draped Bust Half Dollar Among Gem Type Coins of Latest David Lawrence Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ......   Our Sunday Internet Auction #1059 includes a selection of 415 New Items along with 100 No Reserve Lots and 50...

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection – 1907-S $10 Gold Eagle with Arabic Punch

Counterfeit 1907-S Gold $10 Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC recently received a counterfeit gold coin submission of a 1907-S Eagle...

Coin Design Blunders at the United States Mint

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   We all make mistakes – the U.S. Mint included. Over the years the Mint has released multiple coins with...

What are the Ideal Coins to Put Into a US Type Set?

US Type Set Strategies by Stewart Huckaby for Heritage Auctions .....   I wrote a previous article in this space about Type Sets, and some of...

US Coin Profiles – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1, 1916-1917

Description: Charles Barber's quarter dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890 which allowed for the...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime From AG3 to VG8

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of...
Proof US Gold Coins

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that...

The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   As a professional coin grader for most of my career, I can tell you that for as...

Brother, Can You Spare a Trime?

In the late 1840s, gold was discovered in California, setting off the fabled Gold Rush. So much gold was eventually mined and turned into...

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 is still the gold standard in printed price...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins – Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ......   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The...

Q. David Bowers: Numismatic Books & the Appeal of Double Eagles

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Double eagles have always been one of my favorite series. The first one I ever owned...