Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Pt. 22: Braided...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #347 U.S. half cents were first struck in 1793, and Braided...

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...

CoinWeek IQ: Proper Preservation Techniques for Copper Coins – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com. Copper is one of the most reactive metals used to make coins. Because of this, copper...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 20: Classic...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #336 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This is the 20th...

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...

Top 5 Modern Coins at Legend Regency Auction XVII

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek .......   The upcoming Legend Regency Auction XVII that will be held at Harrah’s in New Orleans offers a robust array...

Classic US Coins – Iconic 1793 Chain Cent Offered in Stack’s...

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers .....   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer a handsome 1793 Chain AMERICA cent in our...

Is the Naftzger-Blay 1807/6 the only Gem Quality & Full Red...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics:News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #292 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds.... At...

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19...

COOL COINS! EAC Coin Convention 2015 Sheldon Variety Large Cents –...

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com at the 2015 EAC Coin Convention. Lucas Baldridge, Sheldon 1, Mark Borckardt, Sheldon 1, Steve Carr, Sheldon 15, William Eckberg, Sheldon 242, Steven Ellworth, Sheldon...

Missouri Cabinet of Finest Known Half Cents to be Sold by...

R. Tettenhorst, Owner, Missouri Cabinet Collection Interviewer: David Lisot....... This Half Cent collection has amazed collectors of Early American Copper coins for its completeness and quality. Hear...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. coins for less than $500...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #170 ….. The purpose here is...

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,...

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...

Half Cents – 1793 Flowing Hair Half Cent

Description: The 1793 Liberty Cap has obvious significance as the first Half Cent produced by the Mint, and is also a highly coveted one-year type....

Half Cents – 1794 Half Cent Liberty Cap Head Facing Right-...

The half cent coin was produced in the United States from 1793-1857. The half-cent piece was made of 100% copper. It was slightly smaller...

Half Cents – Liberty Cap Half Cent, Head Facing Right, Small...

Description: Though 1794 half cents are sometimes included in the Liberty Cap, Head Facing Right type, there are differences that distinguish that date from half...

Half Cents – Draped Bust Half Cent, 1800-1808

Description: Half cents were authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, were first produced in 1793, but were not popular with the public....

Half Cents – Classic Head Half Cent, 1809-1836

Description: Robert Patterson, a respected scholar with ties to President Thomas Jefferson, was appointed Director of the U.S. Mint in 1805. As Director, he was...

Half Cents – Braided Hair Half Cent, 1840-1857

By 1809 the half cent was not a denomination as frequently used in commerce as was the cent and various foreign coins that circulated...

Large Cents – 1793 Chain Cent – Ameri. Reverse

Description: Considered the first Chain cent produced, and struck between February 27th and March 12th, 1793, the first coinage of the fledgling United States Mint...

Large Cents – 1793 Chain Cent – America Reverse

Description:Chain Cents were struck only briefly in 1793, replaced by the more available Wreath Cent type, presumably due to contemporary criticism of the chain...

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...

Large Cents – Liberty Cap Cent, 1793-1796

Description: The Liberty Cap design by Joseph Wright was derived from what today is likely one of the most popular early medals, the Libertas Americana...

Large Cents – Draped Bust Cent, 1796-1807

Description: Copper cents in the early years of the country had a checkered history. The large cents were not the most easily handled, but they...

Large Cents – Classic Head Cent 1808-1814

Description: Robert Patterson, an Irish immigrant, was a schoolmaster, shopkeeper, and mathematician, the teacher of the man who later surveyed the original boundaries of the...

Large Cents – Matron Head Large Cent, 1816-1835

Description: The Classic Head cents had been coined through 1814, but because of a copper shortage no cents were made in 1815; the only year...

Large Cents – Modified Matron Head Cent, 1836-1839

Description: Continuous modifications were made to the Matron Head cent starting in the mid-1830s, and the transitional nature of the changes has resulted in differences...

Large Cents – Braided Hair Cent, 1839-1857

Description: Liberty Head Large cents were produced from 1816 through 1857. Modifications were made to the Matron Head style starting in the mid-1830s, and the...