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1925-S Peace Dollar. Image: Stack's Bowers.

1925-S Peace Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

With 1,610,000 struck, and only about two dozen bags equivalent of uncirculated examples saved, the 1925-S Peace dollar is the key to the Peace...
1848 "CAL" Liberty Head quarter eagle.

1848 “CAL” Liberty Head Quarter Eagle : A Collector’s Guide

  The California Gold Rush may have been set off by James Wilson Marshall's January 24, 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, but the...
1931 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. Image Heritage Auctions (visit www.ha.com).

1931 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle : A Collector’s Guide

2,938,250 Saint-Gaudens double eagles were struck in 1931. None of the coins were distributed to the Federal Reserve Bank and nearly all of the...
1957 Roosevelt Dime. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Roosevelt Dime, Silver (1946-1964) | CoinWeek

A Turning Point in American History Few presidents were as consequential in American history as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. After failing to secure the Vice...
1975 No-S Roosevelt Dime.

1975 “No S” Roosevelt Dime – History and Value | CoinWeek

A common question we receive from readers of CoinWeek relates to the modern rarity 1975 "No S" Roosevelt dime. The coin is so rare...

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The House of Valentinian: CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   THE ROMAN EMPEROR Jovian was found dead at the age of 33 on February 17, 364 CE--apparently suffocated by...

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Some Practical Coin Grading Concepts for the Average Collector

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Several days ago, a collector (DeplorableDan) posted photos and comments about an 1836 Quarter Eagle, Block 8...

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Monnaie de Paris Destroys 27 Million Coins in Design Snafu

By CoinWeek ....   In November 2023, the Monnaie de Paris had to destroy 27 million freshly struck 10-, 20-, and 50-cent euro coins that featured...

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The National Gold Bullion Depository at Fort Henry Knox

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Several months before passage of the Gold Reserve Act of January 30, 1934, the United States Treasury...

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Truncation – How Portraits Fit on Coins

(n.) Truncation on coins can refer to the following things: 1.) The shortened part of a more complete object, such as a bust. The truncation is...

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1886-O Morgan Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

Even though the New Orleans Mint struck a whopping 10,710,000 silver dollars that year, the 1886-O Morgan dollar is not as easy to find...

Buffalo Nickel, Type 2 (1913-1938) | CoinWeek

Buffalo or Indian Head nickels have been a popular series with collectors since the start of the type, abetted by the introduction of collecting...

Eureka Banknote Discovery in GreatCollections Auction

Serial #1 of Iconic Town Name   A rare banknote from the First National Bank of Eureka, California is being auctioned by GreatCollections on Sunday, February...

Lanģued : A Heraldic Term Used on Coins

(adj.) From the French langue ("tongue"). In heraldry, the term "lanģued" refers to a figure that is depicted with its tongue visible or sticking out....

The House of Valentinian: CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   THE ROMAN EMPEROR Jovian was found dead at the age of 33 on February 17, 364 CE--apparently suffocated by...

Raw Coin – When a Slab Just Won’t Do

(n.) A "raw" coin is simply a coin that is not semi-permanently encapsulated in a plastic holder. In other words, a coin in its natural,...

1792 Half Disme : A Collector’s Guide

Early Attempts at a National Coinage Unsuccessful The Coinage Act of 1792 established the United States Mint and regulated the coins of the United States,...

1852-C Liberty Head Quarter Eagle : A Collector’s Guide

The United States Mint branch facility in Charlotte struck 9,772 quarter eagles in 1852 using one pair of dies (Winter die pair 14-I). As...

1934-D Lincoln Cent : A Collector’s Guide

The 1934-D Lincoln cent is notorious for the prominence of coins struck with heavily worn dies. Error-and-variety enthusiasts can seek out at least five...

Colonial Coin & Stamp Company – Coin Board Manufacturer

Colonial Coin & Stamp Company of New York City was founded by German immigrant Leiser Wolf Schnelling in or around 1931. Schnelling’s firm produced...

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