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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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...

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...

Small Cents – Indian Head Cent, Copper-Nickel, 1860-1864

Description: James B. Longacre's Indian Head design for the cent debuted in 1859. The previous Flying Eagle design had been minted for only three years...

Small Cents – 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent

Description:The first year issue of perhaps one of the most popular and enduring designs in US Coinage. The new coin featured a portrait of...

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...

Two Cent Pieces – 1864-1873

The two-cent coin was produced in the United States from 1864-1873 with decreasing mintages throughout that time. The two-cent piece was made of 95%...

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...

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...

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...

Whitman Publishing Releases Expanded New Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

Whitman Publishing has released an expanded, updated second edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, a popular entry in the Bowers Series...

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...

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...

Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Bronze, Wheat Ears Reverse, 1909-1958

Description: The Lincoln cent has been a favorite of collectors for many years. Part of the appeal lies in the fact that it is the...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

USA Coin Album: Numismatic Lame Ducks

By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC ........   In politics, a lame duck is an official whose term of office is concluding and whose...

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...

Small Cents – One Cent Flying Eagle, 1856-1858

Description: By the early 1850s copper availability was limited, and the price of the raw metal rose to the point that the Mint lost money...

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...

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,...

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...