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What Are Ghost Coins?

Ghost Coins: 1983-D Washington Quarter Varieties

By N.B. Cruzada .....   What Is a Ghost Coin? Simply stated, a "ghost coin" is a coin that is not supposed to exist yet does. The existence...
1944-D Lincoln Cent. Image: Heritage Auctions / CoinWeek.

1944-D Lincoln Cent : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   After a year where each of the three mints produced one cent coins on experimental...
1865 Two-Cent Piece. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1865 Two-Cent Piece : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   First struck in 1864 in an attempt to solve the nationwide coin shortage, caused by the onset of the U.S. Civil...
1838-O Liberty Seated Dime. Image: Heritage Auctions / CoinWeek.

1838-O Liberty Seated Dime : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The New Orleans Mint was one of three branches of the United States Mint authorized to be opened by the Coinage...
1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Proof. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Proof : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   Before issuing its 1964 Proof Sets, the United States Mint had produced Proof coins for collector purchase from 1950 onward. In...
1992-D Lincoln Cent. Image: Stack's Bowers / Adobe Stock.

1992-D Lincoln Memorial Cent : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The Denver Mint struck nearly 4.5 billion Lincoln Memorial Cents in 1992, which in a...
1949-S Roosevelt Dime. Image: Heritage Auctions.

1949-S Roosevelt Dime : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   As one of the key dates of the Roosevelt silver dime series, the 1949-S Roosevelt...
Mike Byers Mint Error News issue #69

Mint Error News Magazine #69 Now Available

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Issue 69 Now Available! Issue 69 of Mint Error News Magazine features a historical collection of plasters and...
1864 Two-Cent Piece. Small Date. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1864 Two-Cent Piece – A Collector’s Guide | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... With the passage of the Coinage Act of 1864, the United States Congress authorized the design and production of a brand-new...
Cherrypicker's Guide. Image: Whitman Publishing.

Sold-Out Cherrypickers’ Guide, Part II Gets Second Printing

Whitman Publishing is releasing a second printing of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties: Volume II, 6th Edition. The sixth edition of the...
1862 Three-Cent Silver Coin. Image: Stack's Bowers.

1862 Three-Cent Silver : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The United States Mint at Philadelphia struck 343,000 Three-Cent Silver coins in 1862; this was the last mintage over 100,000 that...
Open 3 date logotypes for the half eagle, double eagle, nickel five cent coin, and the cent.

Open Three – A Coin Die Variety From 1873

The term "Open Three" or "Open 3" describes a typographical style of the Arabic numeral “3” found on later dies produced in 1873. Earlier...
1923 Peace dollar with rotated dies. On this example, the reverse die is rotated approximately 60 degrees. Image: Stack’s Bowers / CoinWeek.

Rotated Alignment – A Variety of Error Coin

The term "rotated alignment" refers to a type of mint error and describes the alignment of a coin that has been struck by dies...
2000 Washington quarter Sacagawea dollar mule error coin.

Sacagawea Dollar Washington Quarter Mule Sets Record Price at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, January 21, 2024, the online numismatic auction firm GreatCollections sold a rare (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar/Washington quarter mule mint error for...
This is an image of a 1811 Classic Head Half Cent from the Eliasberg Collection

Eliasberg 1811 Classic Half Cent Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek .....   GreatCollections is currently offering a rare 1811 Classic Head half cent from the famous collection of Louis Eliasberg. GreatCollections has set the...

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