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1941 Mercury Dime Proof. Image: Heritage Auctions / CoinWeek.

1941 Mercury Dime Proof : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The popular Mercury Dime series was produced for circulation from 1916 through 1945, but Proof versions of the iconic Adolph Weinman...
1993-P American Silver Eagle Proof. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1993-P Proof American Silver Eagle : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   For the 1993 Proof American Silver Eagle, the United States Mint shifted production from the San Francisco Mint to the Philadelphia...
1797 Capped Bust Eagle. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Capped Bust Eagle, Heraldic Eagle (1797-1804) | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The highest denomination coin authorized by the Mint Act of 1792 was the $10 gold...
1795 Capped Bust Half Eagle, Heraldic Eagle Reverse. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Capped Bust Right Half Eagle, Heraldic Eagle (1795-1807) | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... This type is also labeled the Draped Bust or Turban Head to distinguish it from the later Capped Bust type introduced...
Type 2 1857 Three-Cent Silver. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Three-Cent Silver, Type 2 (1854-1858) | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 * * * Though the initial production of Three-Cent Silver coins helped meet the need...
1869 Three-Cent Silver. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Three-Cent Silver, Type 3 (1859-1873) | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   Type 1 | Type 2 | Type 3 * * * The Type 2 design modification of the Three-Cent Silver coin failed to...
1895 Barber Quarter. Image: Heritage Auctions / CoinWeek.

1895 Barber Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The Philadelphia Mint struck 4,440,000 Barber Quarters in 1895 - a tiny sum by today's...
Left: The Famous Lord St. Oswald-Norweb 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. Right: The Taffs-Miles-Blue Moon 1794 Dollar Reverse. Both Images Courtesy: Stack's Bowers.

Flowing Hair Dollar, 1794-1795 | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... The Mint Act of April 2, 1792, authorized the production of half cent and one cent copper coins, silver coins in...
1926 Indian Head Quarter Eagle. Image: Stack's Bowers.

1926 Indian Head Quarter Eagle : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The Philadelphia Mint struck 446,000 Indian Head Quarter Eagles in 1926, a typical mintage for the $2.50 gold coin denomination. 1926...
1853 Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Arrows and Rays. Image: David Lawrence Rare Coins / CoinWeek.

Liberty Seated Half Dollar, Arrows and Rays (1853) | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... With vast quantities of California gold arriving in the nation's commercial centers, the balance of the gold-to-silver ratio had become so...
1983-P Kennedy Half Dollar. Image: CoinWeek / Adobe Stock.

1983-P Kennedy Half Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The 1983-P Kennedy half dollar was struck at the Philadelphia Mint and was intended to be a circulating coin. The coin...
1892 Barber Quarter. Image: Heritage Auctions / Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

1892 Barber Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   Generations of Americans living through the second half of the 19th century had known only...
2017-P Boys Town Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar. Image: CoinWeek.

2017-P Boys Town Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

What Is Boys Town, and Why Did the Mint Create a Commemorative Coin to Honor It? The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk...
1863 Proof Three-Cent Silver. Image: Heritage Auctions (www.ha.com).

1863 Three-Cent Silver Proof : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   Only 460 Three-Cent Silver Proofs were struck in 1863 over the course of three days. The United States Mint in Philadelphia...
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...

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