Quarters – Capped Bust Quarter, Small Diameter, 1831-1838

Description: Quarters with John Reich's Capped Bust design, introduced in 1815, were not produced in 1829 and 1830. When mintage began again in 1831 it...

Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter, No Motto, No Drapery, 1838-1840

Description: Engraver Christian Gobrecht's Liberty Seated motif was first seen in 1836 on the silver dollar, and in 1837 on the half dime and dime....

Quarters – Capped Bust Quarter, Large Size, 1815-1828

Description: The last Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle quarter dollar was minted in 1807, the same year that German immigrant John Reich was hired by the...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 15: Two...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #283 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds....   Like Three Cent nickels, Two...

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

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

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 25: Liberty...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #355 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Publicly distributed, Liberty...

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In this article I will continue to discuss...

Half Dimes – Liberty Seated Half Dime, No Stars, 1837-1838

Description: The portrayal of Liberty shown on Seated coins was favored by Mint Director Robert M. Patterson, who apparently did not like portraits on coins....

Half Dollars – Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Motto, With Drapery, Arrows,...

Description: The Mint Act of February 12, 1873, changed the weight of the half dollar by a minuscule amount, from 12.44 grams to 12.5 grams,...

Go For The Gold This Fall – $20 Saints Are Great...

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Heritage Dallas sale rakes in $8.5 Million; Fresh top-grade material captures record prices! Action in the metal market...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 21: Matron...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #343 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Attractive coins can be found at all levels of the Sheldon scale Much attention in numismatics is focused on quality. One of the most common...

The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents featured in...

Early American copper rarities cross the block Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL, as part Heritage’s FUN series of...

Large Cents – 1793 Wreath Cent

Description: The Chain cents produced early in 1793 received immediate criticism. The obverse Liberty was considered an unflattering portrait of the symbol of freedom, particularly...

APMEX Ramps Up Rare Coin Selections

A leader in the Precious Metals industry for over 15 years, APMEX has always had a small selection of collector coins, as part of...

ANA Money Museum to Deaccess Bulk Items from Collection

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will dispose of low-value bulk coins that have accumulated in the museum's vaults during...

Quarters – Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle Quarter, 1804-1807

Description: In contrast to the situation today, where quarters are probably the most commonly used coin for transactions, in the early 1800s few were used....

Legend Numismatics – THE DAKOTA COLLECTION

Legend Numismatics WHEW! We finally finished working with almost 2000 GEM Buffalo Nickels and Walkers. Getting them regraded, imaged, and stickered was a huge under...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each: Draped Bust Half...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #329 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ......   Draped Bust half cents...

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...

Dollars – Trade Dollar, 1873-1885

Description: Though Gobrecht/Liberty Seated dollars were the first silver dollars produced for domestic use since 1804, most did not extensively circulate but were instead sent...

Double Eagles – 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim

Frank A. Leach was superintendent of the U.S. Mint in San Francisco from 1897 to 1907. He assumed the title of Mint director in...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Gem Quality 1793 Chain Cent To...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #148 ….. On Thursday, Jan. 24,...

5 Cent Nickels – 1913 Type 1 Buffalo Nickel (1913 Only)

Photos used with permission and courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries On March 4, 1913, coins from the first bag to go into circulation were...

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...

Dimes – Seated Dime, Obverse Legend, Arrows 1873-1874

Description: The Mint Act of February 12, 1873, mandated a slight increase in the weight of the dime, to 2.50 grams; a difference which was...

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...

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...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

While the 2015 coin market features strength, there are areas for additional growth and opportunity in 2016 for every level of collector By Douglas LePre...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Dimes of 1822

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #136 ...... A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds   Capped Bust Dimes were...