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...

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...

Half Dollars – Barber Half Dollar, 1892-1915

Description: The Mint Act of 1890 allowed for change of coin designs every 25 years, and the dime, quarter, and half dollar were eligible for...

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...

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...

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...

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades...

By Thomas Bush - Thomas Bush Numismatics ......   Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”! The Charles...

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...

Dollars – Liberty Seated Dollar No Motto, 1840-1866

Description: In the 1840 reelection campaign of president Martin Van Buren the phrase "O.K." came into use, derived from the "Old Kinderhook" nickname that was...

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...

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...

Gardner III Powers To $13.8 Million In Big Apple; Rarities At...

Posted by Jim Bisognani - NGC Market Report....   Rare US coins were in great demand, while many rare coins which are not fresh to the market were...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Astonishing Three Cent Silvers in Rarities...

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #139 ….. On Thursday, Nov. 15,...

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...

Quarters – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 2, 1917-1930

Description: In 1916 Charles E. Barber's designs for the dime, quarter, and half dollar were set aside, replaced by Adolph A. Weinman's designs for the...

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   We continue our guide to the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set by focusing on the century’s forgotten...

Three Cent Silver – Three Cent Silver, Type 1, 1851-1853

Description: Called a trime in some Treasury Department records, the three cent silver coin was the smallest ever issued by the U.S. in terms of...

Quarters – Liberty Seated Quarter with motto 1866-1891

Description: The "Seated Liberty" designs appeared on most regular-issue silver United States coinage during the mid- and late-nineteenth century, from 1836 through 1891. The denominations...

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...

Twenty Cents – 1875-1878

Description: The United States twenty cent coin (often called a twenty cent piece) was a unit of currency equalling 1/5th of a United States dollar. The...

Half Dimes – Liberty Seated Half Dime, Stars, 1838-1859

Description: This type might be more specifically described as the Stars, Drapery half dime, to distinguish it from the previous 1838-1840 Stars, No Drapery issue...

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...

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...

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....

Half Dollars – 1853 Seated Half Dollar – Arrows and Rays

Description: The 1853 is a highly desirable one-year type Seated Half Dollar with arrows at the date and rays on the reverse added to indicate...

Dimes – Roosevelt Clad Dime, 1964- present

Description: Franklin Roosevelt's portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the "Greatest Generation", those...

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...

Half Dollars – Draped Bust Small Eagle Half Dollar, 1796-1797

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...

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...

Five PQ Coins to Pick up at Legend Rare Coin Auctions...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Legend Rare Coin Auctions has kicked off the first of its three planned Summer Sessions. These...