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...

Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   Online Auctions Tide Collectors Over – My Five–0 Season Continues Summer 2016 has certainly been busy and eventful....

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...

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: Three Cent Nickels

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #281 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds.... Three Cent Nickels were minted...

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...

Three Cents Nickels – Three Cent Nickel 1865-1889

Description: The three cent coin has an unusual history. It was proposed in 1851 both as a result of the decrease in postage rates from...

5 Cent Nickels – Shield Nickel With Rays, 1866-1867

Description: Introduced following the end of the Civil War, the eponymously named Shield "nickel" was the nation's first five cent piece with nickel metal content....

5 Cent Nickels – Shield Nickel No Rays, 1867-1883

Description: Because of consistent demand, production of the nickel five cent piece was higher than that of the equivalently valued silver half dime each year...

5 Cent Nickels – 1883 Liberty Head Nickel – No Cents...

Description: The Liberty Head nickel, sometimes referred to as the V nickel due to its reverse design, was an American nickel five-cent piece. Officially, it...

5 Cent Nickels – Liberty Head Nickel, With Cents, 1883-1912

Description: Charles Barber's Liberty Head five cent coin was first produced for circulation in 1883 after two years of development of various patterns for the...

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...

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...

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...

5 Cent Nickels – Jefferson Nickel, 1938-2003

Description: Nickel five cent pieces have been produced since 1866 and from the beginning the denomination has been a mainstay in commerce. Though obviously the...