Half Dimes – Liberty Seated Half Dime, Arrows, 1853-1855

Description: The Act of February 21, 1853, established the prevalence of fiat coinage for this nation; the value stamped on a coin was what the...

Dimes – Liberty Seated Dime, Stars, Drapery, 1840-1860

Description: Robert Hughes, a sculptor originally from London, was hired in late 1840 to make modifications to Christian Gobrecht's Liberty on the Seated design for...

Dollars – 1921 Peace Dollar – High Relief

Description: The Peace Dollar is a silver United States dollar coin minted from 1921 to 1928, then again in 1934 and 1935. Early proposals for...

Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2,500,...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #340 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Numismatic Books: Collectible Ike Varieties: Facts, Photos and Theories

Author / Editor: Rob Ezerman; David Golan; Herbert Hicks; Gary Hoop; Andrew Oskam; Bill Sanders; Brian Vaile The Ike Group's Top Collectible Varieties and our...

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...

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,...

Dimes – Ten Cent Draped Bust Small Eagle, 1796-1797

Description: Thomas Jefferson proposed a decimal system for U.S. coinage in 1783 partly to signify a break from Old World traditions, partly to recognize growing...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Quarters of 1876, including a fabulous...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #141 ….. Although 1876 quarters are...

Half Dimes – Capped Bust Half Dime, 1829-1837

Description: The Draped Bust half dime was last produced in 1805, the final year of a short five-year series of the type (no half dimes...

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...

Half Dollars – Franklin Half Dollar, 1948-1963

Description: The half dollar was eligible for a change in the early 1940s based on the Act of September 26, 1890, which specified that a...

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...

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 26: Capped...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #360 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This series of...

Half Dollars – Liberty Walking Half Dollar, 1916-1947

Description: Charles Barber's half dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890 which allowed for the...

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...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime From AG3 to...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of...

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...

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...

Dollars – Draped Bust Dollar, Heraldic Eagle, 1798-1804

Description: Two reverse designs were used on 1798 dollars. The first displayed a smaller eagle surrounded by a wreath, the second a larger eagle in...

Half Dollars – Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollar, 1807-1836

Description: Two half dollar series are called "Bust Halves", the earlier Draped Bust type that ended in 1807 and the Capped Bust type that started...

Three Cent Silver – Three Cent Silver, Type 3, 1859-1873

Description: The Type 2 design modification of the three cent silver coin failed to improve striking quality so additional, apparently successful, modifications were done to...

Whitman Releases New Bowers Book on Barber Silver Coinage

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 384-page Bowers book (number 20 in...

The Incredible Gene Gardner Collection, Part 5: Finest ‘No Motto’...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics #248: Special Saturday Edition relating to the all-time best collection of 19th century U.S. silver coins to ever be...

Quarters – Draped Bust Small Eagle Quarter, 1796

Description: The Draped Bust half dollar was introduced after only two years of production of the previous design. The simple portrait of Liberty on the...

Half Dollars – Capped Bust, Reeded Edge Half Dollar, 1836-1839

Description: In 1836 Christian Gobrecht completed work for new Capped Bust half dollar obverse and reverse dies in preparation for the transition from man- or...

Not Fully Appreciated, Norweb 1796 Quarter Sells for $411,250

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #240 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Dollars – Peace Dollar, Low Relief, 1922-1935

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

Half Dimes – Liberty Seated Half Dime, Stars, No Drapery 1838-1840

Description: Though the No Stars half dime was a more faithful rendition of the cameo-like Liberty Seated design as implemented by Christian Gobrecht, objections were...

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an...

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   A light round of applause met the $2,000,000 hammer price that lot 1128--a rare 1808 quarter eagle--brought at Stack's...