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...

5 Cent Nickels – Jefferson Wartime Nickel, 1942-1945

Description: During World War II nickel metal was a strategic war material for munitions, and the supply of the raw material was not sufficient to...

Classic US Coins – Building a Set of Buffalo Nickels at...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #396 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   With more than two...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Familiar items are often underappreciated, and Jefferson nickels tend to receive the Rodney Dangerfield treatment from collectors. The coin has been such a...

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...

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series...

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   Historical BackgroundThe entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each...

5 Cent Nickels – Buffalo Nickel, Type 2, 1913-1938

Description: Buffalo, or Indian Head, nickels have been a popular series with collectors since the start of the type, abetted by the introduction of collecting...

Beautiful Draped Bust Half Dollar Among Gem Type Coins of Latest...

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...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Cool Coin 1834-1933 Gold Type...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Earlier in 2017, I wrote an article about collecting US gold coins by type. This article...

MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   You know, one of the great things about this hobby is that there’s something in it for...

Dollars – Sacagawea Dollar, 2000-date

Description: Dollar coins in general did not actively circulate in this country. Even the large silver "cartwheels" tended to have more value as bullion than...

When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop?...

Coin Collecting Strategy – Building a Type Set as a Rare...

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com .......   In general, segments of the coin market appreciate together, rather than by specific coin issues that pull...

Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Bronze/ Brass, Memorial Reverse, 1959-1982

Description: The Lincoln motif on the cent was introduced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The 150th anniversary of that event occasioned another...

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

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...

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction...

Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

I recently received an email from a collector who asked what I thought were an extremely intelligent group of questions. In a nutshell, he asked the following. As boomers age, are we nearing a bubble in coin prices?

Collecting Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #53 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ......   More than 20 years ago, there was...

1921 – A Collector’s Paradise

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation... Memories of collecting a complete 1921 coin set In my previous article, I touched on several worthy series and...

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....

The Art of Collecting Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   When dealers and collectors compare different types and series, we usually have to make allowances for the...

Dollars – Eisenhower Dollar, 1971-1978

Description: The silver dollar was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, and the denomination was intended to be the standard unit of...

Reselling Newman: eBay and the Eric P. Newman Coin Collection

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   It’s inevitable that much of the highly publicized Newman collection will find its way back into the...

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...

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades...

By Thomas Bush - Thomas Bush Numismatics ......   Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”! The Charles...

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...