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Double Eagles – 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim

Frank A. Leach was superintendent of the U.S. Mint in San Francisco from 1897 to 1907. He assumed the title of Mint director in...

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....

Quarters – Washington Quarter, 1932-1964

Description: The United States in the early 1930s suffered under the effects of a widespread economic depression that followed the 1929 stock market crash. The...

Half Dollars – Liberty Seated Half Dollar, No Motto, No Drapery,...

Description: Capped Bust half dollars produced at the end of 1836 were some of the first coins made using new steam coinage presses and a...

Half Dollars – Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Motto, With Drapery, 1866-1891

Description: The Civil War ended in May, 1865, with the surrender of the last Confederate troops. President Lincoln had been assassinated the previous month, and...

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...

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...

Dollars – Liberty Seated Dollar With Motto, 1866-1873

Description: The With Motto Seated dollar was the third of the type, following both the initial Gobrecht dollar with its dramatic soaring eagle on the...

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,...

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...

Half Cents – Liberty Cap Half Cent, Head Facing Right, Small...

Description: Though 1794 half cents are sometimes included in the Liberty Cap, Head Facing Right type, there are differences that distinguish that date from half...

Half Cents – Draped Bust Half Cent, 1800-1808

Description: Half cents were authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, were first produced in 1793, but were not popular with the public....

Half Cents – Braided Hair Half Cent, 1840-1857

By 1809 the half cent was not a denomination as frequently used in commerce as was the cent and various foreign coins that circulated...

Large Cents – 1793 Wreath Cent

Description: The Chain cents produced early in 1793 received immediate criticism. The obverse Liberty was considered an unflattering portrait of the symbol of freedom, particularly...

Large Cents – Matron Head Large Cent, 1816-1835

Description: The Classic Head cents had been coined through 1814, but because of a copper shortage no cents were made in 1815; the only year...

Large Cents – Modified Matron Head Cent, 1836-1839

Description: Continuous modifications were made to the Matron Head cent starting in the mid-1830s, and the transitional nature of the changes has resulted in differences...

Large Cents – Braided Hair Cent, 1839-1857

Description: Liberty Head Large cents were produced from 1816 through 1857. Modifications were made to the Matron Head style starting in the mid-1830s, and the...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1856-O Double Eagles and Other Great...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #19 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   This week, I wish to focus...

1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition Fifty Dollars

Ever since Balboa first gazed upon the Pacific Ocean in 1513, Europeans had dreamed and schemed of ways to connect the Gulf of Mexico...

The Ted Naftzger Collection of United States Large Cents to be...

Ira and Larry Goldberg will auction The Ted Naftzger Collection of United States Large Cents in 2008 and 2009. The collection will be ...

Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. Now, as the coin nears its 100th anniversary (and the bicentennial of Abraham...

Husak Large Cents Soar Past $10.7 Million At Heritage’s $25 Million...

The auction room was jammed with hundreds of bidders before the first lot of the Large Cent Collection of Walter Husak was offered...

Hobo Nickel Guidebook by Stephen P. Alpert

The Original Hobo Nickel Society has just published its Hobo Nickel Guidebook authored by Stephen P. Alpert, which presents an up to...