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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...
1796 Capped Bust quarter eagle, no stars. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1796 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle, No Stars

There is little doubt that the 1796 Capped Bust Right, No Stars quarter eagle and the 1808 Capped Bust quarter eagle are two of...
1971-S Eisenhower Dollar. Image: CoinWeek / Stack's Bowers.

1971-S Eisenhower Dollar Proof : A Collector’s Guide

The Eisenhower dollar's debut in 1971 marked a resumption of producing a circulating dollar coin for the first time since 1935. The size of...
1878 Twenty-Cent Piece. Image: Heritage Auctions.

1878 Twenty Cent Piece : A Collector’s Guide

The Twenty Cent piece took its final bow with this 1878 Proof-only issue. Six hundred coins were reportedly struck - a slight increase over...
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.

1794 Flowing Hair Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

The United States silver dollar denomination was authorized by the Mint Act of April 2, 1792, but was not produced until the fall of...
1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Flowing Hair Half Dime, 1794-1795 | CoinWeek

Small numbers of half dismes were made in 1792, a tangible result of the efforts of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton to...
1987-S American Silver Eagle Proof. Image: CoinWeek.

1987-S American Silver Eagle Proof : A Collector’s Guide

1987 was the second year of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program and the first full year of coin production. While the bullion coin...
United States 1965 Lincoln Cent

1965 Lincoln Cent : A Collector’s Guide

To collectors of U.S. coins, 1965 was an epoch-making year in the history of the American monetary system. A coinage shortage and the rise...
This is an image of the 2012-P Arcadia National Park quarter dollar.

2012-P Acadia National Park Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

The 2012-P Acadia National Park quarter was the third America the Beautiful (ATB) quarter design released in the third year of that program and...
1886-O Morgan Dollar in PCGS MS67DMPL. Image: Stack's Bowers.

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...
1938-D Buffalo nickel. Image: David Lawrence Rare Coins / CoinWeek.

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...
1792 Half Disme. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

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 graded NGC MS61. Image: Stack's Bowers.

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 graded PCGS MS67+RD. Image: Heritage Auctions (visit www.ha.com).

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...
2022-S Wilma Mankiller quarter. Image: CoinWeek / United States Mint.

2022-S Wilma Mankiller American Women Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

In 2022, the United States Mint launched a new series of circulating commemorative quarter dollar coins. The quarter dollar, which has not had a...
1986-S American Silver Eagle Proof. Image: CoinWeek / Adobe Stock.

1986-S American Silver Eagle Proof : A Collector’s Guide

The United States entered the bullion coin business when Congress authorized the production of .999 fine silver coins with the passage of the Liberty...
1955-S Lincoln Cent. Image: Heritage Auctions (visit www.ha.com).

1955-S Lincoln Cent : A Collector’s Guide

Due to the pending (and ultimately temporary) shut down of the United States Mint facility in San Francisco, the 1955-S Lincoln cent is one...
1913 Buffalo Nickel, Type I. Image: David Lawrene Rare Coins.

Buffalo Nickel, Type 1 (1913) | CoinWeek

The Type 1 Buffalo nickel surplanted the Liberty Head nickel design of Charles E. Barber that had been on the chopping block ever since...
2015-D Native American Dollar - Mohawk Ironworkers. Image: CoinWeek / U.S. Mint.

2015-D Native American – Mohawk Ironworkers Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

The 2015 Native American dollar coin celebrates the contributions of the Mohawk Ironworkers. For nearly a century, ironworkers from the Mohawk tribe have changed...
Coin Rarity

What Makes a Great Coin Rarity?

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   I wish to focus upon the topic of viewing Great Rarities. This important topic relates to several key concepts: ...
Jack Young's Fun with Fakes 1799 Dollar

An “Old” 1799 Draped Bust Dollar – Jack Young’s Fun With Fakes

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC), and the Dark Side Group ......   Since I wrote my article on an ANA documented counterfeit 1799...
1796 Liberty Cap Cent, Sheldon-83. Image: Heritage Auctions (visit www.ha.com).

1796 Liberty Cap Cent : A Collector’s Guide

The United States Mint used six obverses and six reverses (as understood in 1901) to create 11 die marriages for the 1796 Liberty Cap...
1795 Liberty Cap Cent, Sheldon-73. Image: Heritage Auctions (visit www.ha.com).

1795 Liberty Cap Cent : A Collector’s Guide

Three obverse dies and three reverse dies were used to strike 37,000 Lettered Edge cents with the 1795 date. Midyear, President George Washington authorized...
Redfield Hoard

The Redfield Hoard of Morgan Silver Dollars

The Redfield Hoard was a historic grouping of Morgan silver dollars, the pedigree of which can be found on Paramount holders. These coins carry...
1794 Liberty Cap Cent, Sheldon-22. Image: Stack's Bowers.

1794 Liberty Cap Cent : A Collector’s Guide

1794 Liberty Cap cent production was far more successful than the United States Mint's inaugural-year of cent production had been. The Mint settled on...
1793 Liberty Cap Cent, Sheldon-14. Image: Stack's Bowers.

1793 Liberty Cap Cent : A Collector’s Guide

The third cent design issued in 1793, engraver Joseph Wright's Liberty Cap cent was a major improvement over the designs produced by the United...
1794 Liberty Cap Cent. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Liberty Cap Cent, 1793-1796 | CoinWeek

The cent, America's longest serving coin, debuted in 1793. Struck on blanks of English import, the denomination had already undergone two design changes before...