High-Grade Classic US Coin Highlights of Stack's Bowers June Auction

High-Grade Classic US Coin Highlights of Stack’s Bowers June Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   Rainbow Proof Barber Quarter Proof Barber quarters are known for low mintages, as well as their beauty...
United States 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar with Blue Pack

United States 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar

While the country at large's desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Counterfeit Dollar

1872 Seated Liberty Counterfeit Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that...
1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Today, the United States Mint is the largest producer of coins in the world, striking billions of circulating coins, millions...
PCGS Everyman Set Registry Proves Popular With Budget Collectors

PCGS Everyman Set Registry Proves Popular With Budget Collectors

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   PCGS launched the “Everyman Mint State” category a few months ago, and it continues to grow at a steady...

Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program, Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...

Counterfeit Protection: 1881-S Morgan Dollar

By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised areas and the incorrect shape of the mintmark identify this 1881-S Morgan as a counterfeit. The 1881-S...
Trade Dollars Featured in May 2022 Stack's Bowers Hong Kong Auction

Trade Dollars Featured in May 2022 Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Western interest and trade within China is relatively recent, only beginning in...
Seated Liberty Dollars Are Much Rarer Than Morgan and Peace Dollars

Seated Liberty Dollars Are Much Rarer Than Morgan and Peace Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Liberty Seated Dollars, designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht, were issued from 1840 to 1873 and were...
US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

The United States Mint is announcing that the order window will open on March 24 at noon (EDT) for the 2022 National Purple Heart...

Commemorative Coin Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
U.S. Rarities From Zito Collection in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

U.S. Rarities From Zito Collection in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to present the Dr. Paul and Rosalie Zito Collection, a standout offering in their Spring 2022 Official Auction of...
Morgan Dollar Varieties and Prooflikes/DMPLS in Heritage Showcase Auction

Morgan Dollar Varieties and Prooflikes/DMPLS in Heritage Showcase Auction

The current Showcase auction of US coins from Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Silver Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM die...
United States 1921 Morgan Dollar

United States 1921 Morgan Dollar

Suspended in 1904 due to a significant drop in the demand for silver resulting from the passage of the 1890 Sherman Silver Act, no...
David Lawrence Offers Liberty Hill Collection of Morgan Dollars and Silver Eagles

David Lawrence Offers Liberty Hill Collection of Morgan Dollars and Silver Eagles

Sunday Auction #1214 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 650 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
US Mint Women’s Suffrage Coin Wins Most Historically Significant at 2022 Coin of the Year Awards

US Mint Women’s Suffrage Coin Wins Most Historically Significant at 2022 Coin of the...

The United States Mint was honored at the 2022 Coin of the Year (COTY) international awards competition with its Women’s Suffrage Silver Dollar recognized...
US Mint Pauses Production and Sales of 2022 Morgan and Peace Dollars

US Mint Pauses Production and Sales of 2022 Morgan and Peace Dollars

Popular Historic Program Will Return in 2023   The United States Mint has announced that it will forgo the production and sales of Morgan and Peace...
1st-Time Display Together of “Big Four” U.S. Coin Rarities at Central States

1st-Time Display Together of “Big Four” U.S. Coin Rarities at Central States

Four of the most famous United States rare coins with a combined face value of only $1.16 but insured now for $19 million will...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Another of the holed and repaired fakes, the 1836 Gobrecht Dollar is one of the most...
Rare 1884 Trade Dollar, One of Ten Struck, Offered by GreatCollections

Rare 1884 Trade Dollar, One of Ten Struck, Offered by GreatCollections

1884 Trade Silver Dollar PCGS Proof-63 (Ex. Farouk and Norweb Collections)   Collectors may be interested in the exceptional 1884 Trade Silver Dollar up for sale...
National Silver Dollar Round Table Award Winners and Central States Update

National Silver Dollar Round Table Award Winners and Central States Update

No NSDR Banquet at Central States National Silver Dollar Round Table membership ... I want to thank all of you that responded to the last...
David Lawrence Rare Coins Offering Skyline Drive Morgan Dollar Collection Part 2

David Lawrence Rare Coins Offering Skyline Drive Morgan Dollar Collection Part 2

Sunday Auction #1211 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 600 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
US Mint Accepting Orders for National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Feb. 24

US Mint Accepting Orders for National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Feb....

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Program on February 24 at noon...
NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership, Special Label for 2022 Purple Heart Commemorative Coin

NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership, Special Label for 2022 Purple Heart Commemorative Coin

One of the oldest and most highly regarded US military honors — the Purple Heart — is being recognized with the release of the...
The Mystery of the 1964-D Peace Dollar

The Mystery of the 1964-D Peace Dollar

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   While the 1933 St. Gaudens’ $20 gold coin is widely viewed as the most infamous American coin of all time...
David Lawrence Rare Coins Offers Skyline Drive Collection of Silver Dollars

David Lawrence Rare Coins Offers Skyline Drive Collection of Silver Dollars

Sunday Auction #1209 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 550 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
What Were the Odds? A Rare 1862 Seated Liberty Dollar in Mint State

What Were the Odds? A Rare 1862 Seated Liberty Dollar in Mint State

By Greg Shishmanian .....   Last year a friend who’s been a coin dealer since the late 1970s shared a story about a shop he visited...
America's First Silver Dollar - 1794

America’s First Silver Dollar Acquired for $12 Million by GreatCollections

World's Most Valuable Silver Coin and Second-Highest Price Ever Paid for a Rare Coin   An exceedingly rare coin minted in 1794, widely believed to be...
Thomas Uram Signature Labels Available Exclusively From Bullion Shark

Thomas Uram Signature Labels Available Exclusively From Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Thomas J. Uram, a longtime leader within the numismatic community, has signed an exclusive deal with Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)...
Heritage to Hold Showcase Auction of Carson City Coinage January 24

Heritage to Hold Showcase Auction of Carson City Coinage January 24

The Carson City Mint operated from 1870-1893, producing some of the most sought-after coins in US numismatic history, ranging from dimes to double eagles,...