All posts by Doug Winter

Classic US Coins: So You’ve Decided to Collect Dahlonega Gold…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner The Dahlonega Mint opened in 1838 as a result of the North Georgia gold rush. The difficulty of transporting gold ore to Philadelphia for deposits and/or coinage made this former backwater a viable location for the production of coinage. The Mint was opened until 1861 when […]

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1998: The Last of the Heraldic Eagle Washington Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The inaugural release of the first 50 State Quarters in 1999 meant big changes were coming to the Washington quarter, a coin that had seen relatively few major changes since its debut in 1932. When the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act (link to PDF) was signed into law […]

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1969-S DDO Penny Sold to Honest Coin Dealer for 5 Cents Expected to Realize Over $40,000 at Auction

Over the past 50 years, an individual from San Francisco accumulated thousands of Lincoln cents from change, friends, and by searching rolls. He never found anything of note, and finally the day came to sell the collection. He obtained several quotes from local coin shops and ended up selling the whole collection for a few […]

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Larry Ness Indian Peace Medals Brings Over $900,000 at Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

The highly anticipated Larry Ness Collection of Indian Peace medals crossed the auction block on November 10 as part of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction, held at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California. Larry Ness built one of the most complete collections of this series ever assembled, including a remarkable […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime Counterfeit Coins By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……. The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades […]

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Impressive Chinese Coins Featured in Heritage Hong Kong Auction

As the last major auction event on the Heritage Auctions 2020 numismatic calendar, our December 18-19 Hong Kong Signature Auction allows us to reflect on the events of the year with a new appreciation for how we have been able to weather the turbulent events of the last 12 months. While we have undeniably been […]

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Tauler and Fau Highlight Rare Ancient, Spanish and World Coins in Auction 70

By Tauler and Fau …… Featuring 329 lots of rare Ancient, Spanish, and World Coins, Auction 70 from Tauler and Fau–exclusively online–closes on Tuesday, November 24, beginning at 04:00 p.m. (CET). The catalogue is already available at www.tauleryfau.com. Among the many highlights of the Ancient Greek coin selection, you will find a gorgeous and fully […]

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David Lawrence Rare Coins Offers #1 PCGS Registry Set of Proof Seated Liberty Half Dollars

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The special Thanksgiving auction #1145 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) features 300 new coins plus 35 Vault Values and 30 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale showcases a number of incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a key date 1914-D 1c PCGS/CAC MS64 RD, a […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards

  CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, ancient coin writer Mike Markowitz gives an informative talk about ancient weight standards and how this important knowledge helps modern collectors ascertain […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Power of Coin Photography

  High-quality digital photography has become a game-changer in numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Most major players in the rare coin market have been concerned about the COVID-19 crisis’s impact on the US economy. However, numismatics has been flourishing during these challenging times. With so many staying at home […]

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Demand for Collector Coins Holds Strong

The demand for both collectible and intrinsically impacted coins doesn’t seem to be pausing, even to come up for air. While there have been recent gyrations in the spot price of gold, silver and yes, even copper, none of this appears to be slowing the demand for collectible coins, which for the most part continues to outstrip supplies. This isn’t just the market for bullion American Eagle coins, but the demand continues for the new Mint issues, for 1964 and earlier circulation strike gold and silver coins, and just about anything collectible

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Numismatic Crime Information Center – Help Find Coins Stolen or Missing From Mail

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Lost in Transit: Florida to Germany A USPS package being shipped from Florida to Germany has been reported missing/stolen. The package contained a 2017 Gold South Africa Krugerrand 50th Anniversary NGC Proof 69 Early Release Tsehlo signed NGC#4541786-027. Stolen/Lost in Transit: California […]

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Pogue 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime, One of Finest Known, Offered by GreatCollections

Pogue Collection Coin By Great Collections …. On Sunday, November 22, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this beautifully toned 1795 Flowing Hair half dime (LM-10) from the Pogue Collection, graded MS-67 by PCGS and approved by CAC. Most rare early US coin experts agree that this example, with its original luster still intact, is the […]

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Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold in Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020 Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction was highlighted by several historic collections that were brought to market for the first time in decades. Hosted at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California, the sale witnessed remarkably strong bidder participation through the firm’s award-winning website and mobile apps, an active phone bidding bank, […]

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Get Familiar with the New 2021 American Eagle Reverse Designs

American Eagle Reverse Designs BY PROVIDENTMETALS.COM Over the course of four decades in production, from the 1980s and 1990s to the 2000s and 2010s, the American Eagle silver and gold coins from the US Mint have provided investors and collectors with stability. Since 1986, the American Eagle Silver Coin has paired Walking Liberty on the […]

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Enough is Enough… The U.S. Mint Needs to Change

Dear United States Mint, Not a day goes by that we do not receive angry emails from both collectors and established dealers in the rare coin market about the lineup, marketing, and rollout of the Mint’s numismatic products. It would truly be exhausting to answer them individually, and so we devote most of our time […]

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A Message From United States Mint Director David J. Ryder

David J. Ryder is the Director of the United States Mint… Dear Mint Customers, I want to take this opportunity to speak to you about the Mint’s approach to our numismatic program. First off, the United States Mint is unique in that we are an agency of the Federal Government, and also a retail sales […]

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US Mint Mayflower Gold, Silver Coin Sales Launch Goes How You’d Expect…

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …. If you’re still interested in purchasing the Mayflower 400th Anniversary Silver Reverse Proof medal, then we have some bad news. As of Thursday morning (November 19), the medal was still available on the United States Mint’s website at catalog.usmint.gov. But by the time of publication, the Mint lists the item […]

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Partrick Collection of Hard Times and Merchant Tokens at Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions has opened the third offering from the Donald G. Partrick Collection for bidding online now. Covering Hard Times and Merchant Tokens, this collection boasts over 800 lots of 19th-century tokens minted up to about the start of the Civil War, including, numerous extremely rare pieces, as might be expected from a collection of […]

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Coin Board News Number 57 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com ….. For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 57 — Winter 2021 Annual Update Issue   A YEAR OF MINIMAL CHANGE Yes, 2020 was a year in which we were all too distracted with a pandemic and a contentious presidential election to generate much action in the […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires Coins In Motion

Stack’s Bowers Galleries (SBG) is proud to announce the acquisition of Coins In Motion LLC. The patent-pending Coins In Motion technology creates high-resolution animations that accurately capture the in-hand visual appeal of coins and banknotes in a manner unlike any still or video photography available today. Coins In Motion animations will be first available for […]

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Winter Wonderland Themed US Mint Ornaments Available November 20

The United States Mint will open sales on November 20 at noon EST for the new 2020 Mighty Minters™ Ornament and the 2020 United States Mint Ornament. The 2020 Mighty Minters Ornament (product code 20XT) features Mighty Minters Alex, Sophie, and Eli the fox, the Mint’s coin collecting ambassadors. This year’s ornament has a colorful […]

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New Collector Coin From Hungary: The Reformed Great Church and College in Debrecen

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The seventh coin in an annual series of legal tender 2,000 forint coins struck with an antique bronze finish and featuring Hungarian national memorial sites, has been released by the Mint of Hungary and will be available in December. The 2020 version is dedicated to the Reformed Great Church […]

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Stack’s Bowers January 2021 Auction to Feature Oro del Nuevo Mundo Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the sale of the Oro del Nuevo Mundo Collection in our January 2021 auction, to be held January 15-16 as an officially sanctioned auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The collection represents one of the most significant offerings of Latin American coinage within recent memory, […]

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Barber Silver Coinage Values and Key Dates: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… By the late 1880s, the public had grown tired of Christian Gobrecht’s Seated Liberty designs that had appeared on silver coinage for half a century since the 1830s. A competition was held by the United States Mint to redesign the nation’s silver dimes, quarters, and half dollars. Yet because only […]

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Clipped Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. Money equals power, and a ruler’s success often hinges on control of that power. The stability of a monetary system can reinforce a ruler’s right to rule; conversely, an unsound and vulnerable coinage can lead to disruptive social and economic issues. As a result, medieval authorities, much like their […]

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Mike Coltrane Collection of North Carolina Currency Now Open for Bidding

Following the successful over $2 million auction of Part I of The Mike Coltrane Collection, Heritage Auctions is now privileged to offer the next part of Mr. Coltrane’s collection in a month-long auction at Currency.HA.com. Covering more than 200 years of North Carolina currency, the material in this auction ranges from Colonial notes all the […]

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PAN Reports Successful COVID-Compliant Fall Coin Show

By Pat McBride – Corresponding Secretary, Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …… The PAN Fall Coin Show was successfully held on October 29-31, 2020, at the Monroeville Convention Center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with COVID-19 guidance and rules in place. The PAN Board came up with a detailed COVID-19 Protocol that was proposed to both the […]

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The Little Rock Nine and the 2007 Desegregation Commemorative Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… One of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Era in the mid-20th century United States occurred when Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was formally integrated. The United States Supreme Court ruling that served as the catalyst for integration in public school systems across the country had […]

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Harvey Stack: The History of Stack’s – 1985, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Another Year of Change Like the year before, 1985 was another major year for the hobby as it changed and adopted new guidelines for dealer and collector activity. The precious metals markets–especially for silver–calmed down after the loss of the fortunes that the Hunt Brothers had […]

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The Coin Analyst: Why Were the 2020 Libertads Delayed So Long?

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Sometimes studying a modern coin series can involve solving a mystery. One such mystery is exactly why the popular Mexican Libertad series of silver and gold coins only began to see the release of its 2020 coins in late September, and that was only the coins sold within […]

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United States 1974 Lincoln Cent

Description 1974 was an interesting year in the annals of numismatic history. The country was putting the finishing touches on its planned Bicentennial celebrations. The United States Mint was gearing up to produce a range of commemorative coins and medals to mark the occasion. The year would also mark the final Blue and Brown Pack […]

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NGC Promotes Two Top Members of Coin Grading Team

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is pleased to announce the promotions of Scott Schechter to Chief Numismatist and Grading Finalizer and Ben Wengel to Senior Grading Finalizer of World Coins on November 16, 2020. The NGC coin grading team is world-renowned for its expertise and integrity. Schechter and Wengel’s promotions reflect their extraordinary numismatic knowledge and […]

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Incredible Semi-Dated Elizabethan Gold Pound at Stack’s Bowers NYINC 2021 Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Few English monarchs have had such a storied and pivotal reign as Elizabeth I, ruling for nearly 45 years until her death in 1603. The daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, she ascended to the throne in 1558 following the […]

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Moneyers Not ID’d on U.S. Coins

Has the United States ever identified a moneyer on our coins?
The identity of the moneyer or mintmaster on a coin dates from the time of the ancient Greek city-states; however, the United States has never marked our coinage with some indication of who was responsible for the finished product.
 
Why would a coin be graded Proof-55? I thought proofs were graded between Proof-60 and Proof-70.
Any proof coin certified by a third-party service to be in less than Proof-60 “condition” has problems, likely from having been mishandled

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Scarce Panama 5 and 10 Balboa Notes at Stack’s Bowers Jan. World Paper Money Auction

By Christopher Dahncke – Currency Auction Associate, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Panama P-24a 1941 10 Balboas Our January 2021 NYINC sale is filling up with a vast array of paper money from around the globe that is sure to excite collectors. One such item is a Panama P-24a 1941 10 Balboas note graded by PMG […]

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The Last Coins of the Roman Empire

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. The Roman Empire began on January 16, 27 BCE when the Roman Senate conferred the titles Augustus and Princeps on Octavian; it ended on May 29, 1453 CE when the imperial capital in Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks. The last emperor of the Romans, Constantine XI Palaiologos […]

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Lucky Aussie to Win First Coin of 2021

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has a new format for the annual First Coin of the Year event, according to a Nov. 16 press release.
To ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff, the event, which is normally held onsite at the Mint in Canberra, will be digital

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Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy for counterfeit coins. The 1914-D Lincoln Cent is well-known as one of the keys to the series, but its San Francisco counterpart is a scarce issue in its own […]

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Künker eLive Auction 63, Premium 345 Now Online

Künker Online Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Künker Online Auctions is presenting two online auction sales that are ready to be viewed. The eLive Auction 63 will take place from November 30 to December 1, starting at 5 pm on www.eLive-Auction.com. More than 1,200 lots from the ancient world to modern times await you. The […]

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Royal Australian Mint Takes First Coin of the Year Event Digital

First Coin of 2021 to be won by lucky Australian Today, the Royal Australian Mint announced a new format for the highly anticipated annual First Coin of the Year event. To ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff, the event, which is normally held onsite at the Mint in Canberra, will be digital. […]

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Special Selections of Isaac Rudman Latin American Coins Open for Bidding

As a collector of beautiful and important objects of Latin America and the Caribbean, Isaac Rudman is as unique as the items he collects. With a sharp mind, diligent eye for quality, and great knowledge of history, Isaac has dedicated a tremendous amount of time and effort to gather amazingly significant collections in various fields. […]

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Celebrate Christmas in Style with Silver Bullion

While silver bullion is available annually in a wide range of types and designs that are familiar, such as American Silver Eagle coins or PAMP Suisse silver bars, there are also precious metals released each year with seasonal themes. Among the most beautiful options are those silver Christmas products released by private mints. With distinctive […]

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United States 1893-CC Morgan Dollar

Description The Morgan dollar gets its name from United States Mint engraver George T. Morgan, who designed the dollar coin in competition with then-Chief Engraver William Barber. The two had a generally cordial relationship, though numismatists throughout the generations have supposed that Barber may have been envious of Morgan’s talent as an engraver and treated […]

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Privy Mark Eagles ‘Break the Internet’

It comes as no surprise that the big news in Mint product sales this week is the Nov. 5 release of the proof gold and silver American Eagle coins commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II that bear a “V75” privy mark on the obverse. The Mint reported that the limited edition coins sold out quickly – in seven minutes for the gold coin – and many users encountered issues accessing the Mint’s website (the only mode of ordering due to COVID-19) due to an unprecedented spike in traffic volume

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Mythologized and Mistrusted: Freemason Mark Pennies

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. A fraternal organization whose origins are purported to stretch back to ancient times, FREEMASONRY has a storied history of secrecy and is often accused of wielding influence over whole societies and governments. The first recorded evidence of the Freemason initiation comes from the diary of Elias Ashmole. On October […]

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The German Princess Who Became a Russian Empress: Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Much like another female ruler some two centuries prior (Elizabeth I in England), an empress in Russia would oversee great national growth in both land and power, and have a “golden age” associated with her reign. What is different, however, is that this ruler […]

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Unique War of 1812 $3 Note Leads Results in Heritage Auction of Mike Coltrane Collection

A $3 bill issued during the War of 1812 led the results in Heritage Auction’s November 4-5 sale of The Mike Coltrane Collection Part 1. Overall, this auction brought nearly $2.6 million USD, with all results including a 20% Buyer’s Premium. This fully signed, issued, and uncancelled Act of February 24, 1815, $3 note is […]

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Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term “hobo nickel” is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. Classic […]

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Jim Bisognani: ‘V75’ End of World War II Gold, Silver Coins on Fire

The Silver and Gold Eagles celebrating the end of World War II are soaring to lofty heights By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… It was a hard fight, and many of us didn’t get what we wanted. No, I’m not talking about the presidential election. I am referring to the mad dash […]

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New 50p Continues Raymond Briggs Father Christmas Collection

We could all do with a little bit of cheer this year and therefore, following the amazing success of the 2018 and 2019 Father Christmas coins, The Pobjoy Mint is proud to present a new design for this year featuring Father ChristmasTM, the character derived from a British Children’s book written and illustrated by Raymond […]

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Always Check for Altered Dates: PCGS

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… While many experts check for date and mintmark alterations on key-date coinage, especially that of the United States, it is important to check on all coins, even common ones, because sometimes you will find a surprise. A curious alteration was detected in a recent Paris Express Submission to PCGS […]

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Pattern US Coins: The 1879 Schoolgirl Dollar

One of the many fascinating patterns to be found in the current Heritage Auction of Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part II is an 1879 silver dollar featuring a portrait of Liberty known as the Schoolgirl design. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully designed of all patterns as well as […]

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Pattern US Coins: The 1879 Schoolgirl Dollar

One of the many fascinating patterns to be found in the current Heritage Auction of Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part II is an 1879 silver dollar featuring a portrait of Liberty known as the Schoolgirl design. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully designed of all patterns as well as […]

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So You’ve Decided to Collect Classic Head Half Eagle Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner As a companion piece to the Sunnyvale Collection of Classic Head half eagles that they offered for sale in mid-October 2020, Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN) creating a guide for assembling a set of these interesting coins. * * * Classic Head half eagles were struck from […]

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Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles…. Some The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are legal. One might theoretically ask the same question about many objects or substances that are traded domestically and internationally. The ACCG web site offers a few common sense precautions and […]

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Pattern US Coins: The 1879 Schoolgirl Dollar

One of the many fascinating patterns to be found in the current Heritage Auction of Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part II is an 1879 silver dollar featuring a portrait of Liberty known as the Schoolgirl design. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully designed of all patterns as well as […]

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Renowned NGC-Certified Spanish Gold Royal Debuts in Sedwick Auction

A phenomenal “Royal” Gold 8 Escudos certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is making its debut in Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC’s upcoming Auction 28 sale being held from November 17-19, 2020. Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC is a leading auction house specializing in Spanish American colonial coinage as well as shipwreck coins and artifacts worldwide. Online bidding is now open. […]

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Trinidad & Tobago Launches Further Polymer Banknote Denominations

By De La Rue, plc ….. The Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago announced that new $5, $10 and $20 denominations on De La Rue’s SAFEGUARD® polymer substrate entered circulation on November 2. The design of the new polymer notes is consistent with the new $100 and retains familiar themes from the previous cotton series […]

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Altered Coin Detection: Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation(NGC) ……. A white “frost” was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a cameo appearance. There are a number of ways that nefarious individuals altered coins in an attempt to trick unsuspecting buyers into thinking that the coin is better than it […]

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The 1922 Peace Dollar With Moustache Variety

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Peace Dollar, 1922 $1 VAM 12A Moustache, PCGS MS64. Image courtesy PCGS The 1922 Peace dollar struck at the Philadelphia Mint may be one of the most common dates among all Peace dollars, but it boasts some outstanding and highly collectible varieties. One of these is the 1922 Moustache […]

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Collecting the Liberty Head Nickel: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… In the late 1880s, the United States Mint began looking into replacing the Shield nickel, the five-cent piece that was struck from 1866 to 1883 and composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel, because of longstanding production problems with that coin. Liberty Head Nickel Chief Engraver Charles Barber was asked […]

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Top Five Results From Künker’s Fall World Coin Auctions

The Top Five of Künker’s Fall Auction Sales With a record-breaking total result of more than 14 million euros, Künker’s Fall Auction Sales have almost doubled their estimate of 7.4 million euros. We present the five most expensive lots of the auction week as well as the surprise of the sale: a lot with an […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in October 2020

During October, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Las Vegas and Dallas in addition to public internet sales. Here are 10 examples, selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1868 Quarter in PR-65 On October 4, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved Proof-65 1868 quarter for $2,255.62 […]

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British Coin Rarities Lead Results in $8.5+ Million Heritage Auction

Large British coin gold rarities were the big story as Heritage Auction’s Platinum and Signature Auction sold more than $8.5 million USD in world and ancient coins November 5 – 6. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The top lot in the auction, selling for $360,000, was an 1826 5 Pounds, graded Proof-66 […]

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New Crown Coin Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Dickens’ Christmas Carol

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the new release and first Christmas coin of 2020 on behalf of Ascension Island. As Ascension Island is actually mentioned in Charles Dickens’ book Bleak House, we felt this would be a perfect fit for the issue of a Christmas Crown. We are excited to share the new […]

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Historic 1797 Small Eagle $10 Featured in Stack’s Bowers Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The 1797 is the scarcest date in the Capped Bust Right, Small Eagle $10 gold series of 1795 to 1797. Specialist John W. Dannreuther provides an estimated mintage of 1,250 to 3,615 coins, with only 55 to 65 extant in all grades. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is […]

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Stack’s Bowers Offers Jewell City, Kansas $5 Circus Poster Note in Nov. 2020 Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A new-to-the-market Circus Poster format $5 Brown Back from the First National Bank of Jewell City, Kansas is being offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 United States Currency Auction. Seven different Kansas towns issued $5 Brown Backs with the circus poster design. Those […]

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David Lawrence Rare Coins Offers Highlights From SS Central America, Brother Jonathan Shipwrecks

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The latest Sunday Internet Auction from David Lawrence Rare Coins is now live. Auction #1144 features 325 new coins plus 50 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale is full of incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a silky smooth 1900-O/CC $1 PCGS/CAC […]

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Gem 1889 $3 Gold Featured in Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020 Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The mintage for the 1889 $3 gold piece was just 2,300 coins all delivered in December, down more than 50% from the previous year’s total. It was the final circulation-strike for the denomination and only about 200 to 250 Mint State examples can be accounted for, […]

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A Thrice Countermarked Tour of the Americas: Stack’s Bowers Auctions

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Countermarks have long served in the role of “repurposed numismatics”, with a host coin issued under the auspices of one authority being appropriated by another sometime down the road. The concept of repurposing coins is not new and often involves the melting down of […]

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Catawiki Coin Ancient and Modern Coin Highlights are Just the Tip of the Iceburg

By CoinWeek …. A wide range of collectibles is available on Catawiki.com, including jewelry, fine art, stamps, comics, toys, antiques, wine, and military orders, decorations, and medals. And of course, coin collectors will also find a large selection of rare coins, precious metal bullion, and even currency. This week, we focus on just a few […]

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Selections From Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part II Lead November Heritage Dallas Auction

Two Premier Sessions highlight Heritage’s November 19-22 Dallas Signature auction. Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part II launches the event, with 279 lots offered as Premier Session 1, starting promptly at 6:00 pm Central Time, Thursday evening, November 19. Our regular Premier Session follows a day later on Friday evening at 5:30 […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block

CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. A beautiful 1713-J 8 Escudos Royal in MS66 will be sold this month at Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s 28th Treasure Auction. The following is a […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block

> CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. PCGS President Brett Charville is our guest in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. A beautiful 1713-J 8 Escudos Royal in MS66 will be […]

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2000 Cheerios Lincoln Cent

The Sacagawea dollar of 2000 has boldly detailed tail feathers inside the Cheerios box. Along with that came a 2000 Lincoln cent. Was there anything specially detailed about the Lincoln cent?
Most 2000 Cheerios Lincoln cents can only be differentiated from other 2000 cents by the special packaging in which the coin is first encountered

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Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Second “Family” of Struck Fake Draped Bust Dollars

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… As I noted in my past CoinWeek article on the 1795 “off-center” Bust dollar fakes, my discussion at the 2019 Dayton EAC Convention on counterfeits included three “families” of fakes: the 1804 “C-6” half cent set; the 1833 “N-5” large cent set; and the 1795 “off-center” […]

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The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part Two

By John Kraljevich – Numismatic Consultant, Stack’s Bowers …… Download your free copy of the catalog or view online   In November 2019, before the world of coin shows and everything else was turned on its ear, the first offering of coins from the E Pluribus Unum Collection was a throwback to the golden days […]

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PCGS Certifies Indian Capricorn Zodiac Mohur Gold Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… India Mughal Empire Zodiac Mohur AH1033//18 (1624) KM-180.19 Capricorn PCGS AU53. Images courtesy PCGS Of the many great coins and rarities from India, the Zodiac series of the Mughal Empire is one that is beloved and cherished by numismatists and collectors today. The coins were issued to incorporate the […]

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Bank Employees Searching Rolls

By Andy (last name withheld) 
As a bank employee, I have gone through many dozens of boxes of coins on my own time, having bought the boxes with my money. I have found a lot over the years with coins and currency. I have educated many tellers over the years as they come and go about coins and currency and what to look for

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Civil War Gold in final ‘BigMo’ Offering

Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer 31 gold coins that make up the second and final portion of the BigMo Collection of Civil War Coinage during its final Regency Auction of 2020 on Dec. 3. The sale will be held at the Park MGM in Las Vegas in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show

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Tauler and Fau E-Auction 69 Ancient and World Coin Highlights

By Tauler and Fau …… Tauler and Fau’s E-Auction 69 – Fall Selection features 800 lots of Greek, Ancient Spanish, Roman Republican and Imperial, Visigothic, Andalusian, Medieval, Spanish Monarchy, Centenary of the Peseta, and World Coins, as well as Medals, Banknotes and Large Lots. E-Auction 69 closes on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, beginning at 03:00 […]

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EID MAR Brutus Aureus Sells for Nearly $4.2 Million

By Tom Michael 
Authenticated, encapsulated and graded MSΗ 5/5 – 3/5, Fine Style by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and sold by Roma Numismatics Limited in their celebratory Auction XX, this is only the third known example in gold of this post-assassination design. The other two examples are currently with institutions; one on long-term loan to the British Museum and the other in the Deutsche Bundesbank collection.
Final bid was 2

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Numismatic Crime Information Center – Updates and New Internet Forums

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Good morning, this is Doug Davis from the nonprofit Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC). Today I would like to introduce you to our new forums section on the NCIC website. Please take the time to visit our site, check out our forums, […]

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Two Killer Walking Liberty Halves At GreatCollections November 8 Auction

By CoinWeek …. Bidding for two noteworthy Walking Liberty half dollars comes to an end at GreatCollections.com on Sunday, November 8. With the market for coins in the $5,000 to $25,000 segment being so strong recently, we thought we’d remark about these two Condition Census examples At the time of publication, the high bid for […]

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Jeff Garrett: Zoom Saves the ANA’s Educational Mission

COVID-19 has forced the ANA to adapt to our new, virtual world   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… During my tenure on the ANA Board of Governors, including my time as president from 2015 to 2017, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) has struggled to secure funding for its educational mission. Annual […]

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CCG Announces Two High-Level Promotions

  Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is pleased to announce the promotions of Michael Browne to Chief Operating Officer and Max Spiegel to President on November 3, 2020. Michael Browne was promoted to COO from the position of Senior Vice President of Operations. This move reflects Browne’s leading role in overseeing the daily operations of the […]

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Coins for Special Occasions

From the Oct. 30 Numismatic News eNewsletter 
Do you purchase coins for holidays, birthdays, or other special occasions? Which one(s)?
Here are some responses from our eLetter readers. 
 
I purchase a 1-ounce silver coin from around the world for the birthday of each of my children and grandchildren

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Roman Coins From the War Against Hannibal

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. The Second Punic War began when the Carthaginian general Hannibal invaded Italy in 218 BCE. Hannibal ravaged Italy with impunity for 14 years, defeating every Roman army sent out to meet him. His greatest victory was at Cannae[1] on August 2, 216 BCE, when, according to the Roman […]

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David Lawrence Rare Coins Offers Gem 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent, Among Other Highlights

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The newest Sunday Internet Auction from David Lawrence Rare Coins is now live. Auction #1143 features 350 new coins plus 50 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale is full of incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a gorgeous gem 1909-S VDB 1c […]

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Final 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Nov. 5

The United States Mint will release the final 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set featuring coins honoring Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve on November 5 at noon EST. Priced at $11.50 USD, the set includes the following coins: One uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint One uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint One Proof quarter […]

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Lunar Series III Year of the Ox 1oz Silver Gilded Coin From Perth Mint

The stunning 2021 Year of the Ox 1oz Silver Gilded Edition is the perfect gift or collectible for those born under the lunar ox. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar ox in 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973 and every 12th preceding year are said to be kind, intelligent, honest, and reliable. Admired […]

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Early US Pattern Coins: “Backward Liberty” 1839 Silver Half Dollar

The upcoming November 19-22 Signature Auction of US Coins from Heritage Auctions features numerous fascinating pattern coins. One of them is an 1839 half dollar pattern with a design Judd calls “Coronet Head facing right”, also sometimes known as the “Backward Liberty”. It is strongly reminiscent of the 10-dollar Coronet Head gold coins of 1838 […]

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A Memorable 1892-O Half Eagle: Doug Winter

Despite its low mintage of just 10,000 coins, the 1892-O half eagle is a coin that doesn’t receive a lot of love, even from New Orleans gold specialists. This is likely because it is lumped in with the 1893-O and the 1894-O, which are much more available. The rarity profile of the 1892-O is far […]

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Saudi Arabia Issues Its First Polymer Banknote

By CCL Security ….. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority has issued the Kingdom’s first polymer banknote. The new 5 Riyal banknote uses Guardian™ polymer substrate by CCL Industries (Innovia) that is already used in over 160 denominations and commemorative banknotes around the world. Polymer was chosen, say the Saudi authorities, because it’s distinguishable for its […]

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Results Analysis of the Donald G. Partrick Collection of Connecticut Copper Coins

By Ron Guth ….. On November 1, 2020, Heritage Auctions sold the Connecticut Copper collection assembled by Donald G. Partrick. This was a highly anticipated event because many of Mr. Partrick’s coins had been off the market since the 1980s and earlier. Mr. Partrick was known as a strong buyer of top-quality and rare Colonial […]

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NGC Special Designations, Labels for End of WWII 75th Anniversary Gold, Silver Eagles

Get ready for two exciting United States Mint releases on November 5: a 2020-W Proof Gold Eagle and a 2020-W Proof Silver Eagle, both with a V75 privy mark commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The privy mark — unusual for US coins — and an extremely low mintage of only 1,945 for […]

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“King of Small Size” Gem 1933 $10 Offered in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… ​Small size currency enthusiasts will be pleased to find a high-grade example of one of the key notes to the entire small size series offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 12, 2020 U.S. Currency Auction. This Fr. 1700 1933 $10 Silver Certificate is often […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 60 Years of Supercars at Bathurst 1000

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To mark the 60th year of the Supercars Championship, the Royal Australian Mint is launching a coin collection that showcases eight of Australia’s most celebrated race cars. The 60 Years of Australian Touring Car Champions collection features the classic cars of racing legends including Norm Beechey, Jim Richards, and […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 60 Years of Supercars at Bathurst 1000

By Royal Australian Mint …… To mark the 60th year of the Supercars Championship, the Royal Australian Mint is launching a coin collection that showcases eight of Australia’s most celebrated race cars. The 60 Years of Australian Touring Car Champions collection features the classic cars of racing legends including Norm Beechey, Jim Richards, and Dick […]

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U.S. Mint Strikes 1 Million Silver Eagles at San Francisco Mint

By Bullion Shark LLC …… For the second time in 2020, the United States Mint has produced a limited number of American Silver Eagles at a mint other than its West Point facility, which has historically handled the bulk of production of these coins. Those coins were offered to the Mint’s network of Authorized Purchasers […]

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The 2001 Vermont Quarter: Maples & Mountains

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The 2001 Vermont Quarter was the 14th issue in the long-running and popular 50 State Quarters program that launched in 1999 and continued through 2008. The series, which inspired more than 125 million people to become coin collectors and spawned a generation of numismatists, honors each of the 50 […]

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Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Designs to be Reviewed by CCAC

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting November 17, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. Agenda: Review and discussion […]

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Heritage Offers Minting Miscues From the Don Bonser Collection, Part 1

When coins are manufactured, things don’t necessarily go as planned, and the results can be both very intriguing and highly collectible. The Don Bonser Collection of United States Error Coins, Part 1 is evidence of this, containing over 160 examples of Murphy’s Law in action. This month-long auction is open now for bidding at Coins.HA.com, […]

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South African Mint Continues Inventions Series With 2020 Retinal Cryoprobe Coins

By South African Mint …… On World Sight Day (WSD), the South African Mint, a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), once again shined the light on the retinal cryoprobe featured on its 2020 crown and tickey series. The South African Mint has a long tradition of embodying the national genius […]

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East India Company Presents Victory – First Coin in Queen’s Virtues Collection

By East India Company Bullion Ltd …… The East India Company Bullion Ltd., in association with the Government of St. Helena, is pleased to introduce a new series of gold and silver collector coins entitled The Queen’s Virtues Collection. The first release in this exciting new collection comprises both 1oz gold and 1oz silver Proof […]

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Death Thaler……..

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. It is impossible to make generalizations about the German States during the period after the Thirty Years’ War[1] because the country we now know as a single unified Germany was then comprised of almost three hundred principalities, ranging in size and strength from the large organized states of Prussia […]

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Stack’s Bowers Offers Bill Fivaz’s World’s Worst Type Coin Set

In an endeavor that spanned more than 25 years, noted numismatist and researcher Bill Fivaz put considerable efforts into obtaining and downgrading coins for his self-named “World’s Worst Type Set”. As those who know Bill fondly recall, he would show off these heavily worn and sometimes nearly unidentifiable coins at his local coin club and […]

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Small Business Investors, Hobbyists Sue Minnesota for Criminalizing Their Pursuits

Coin Collectors, Precious Metal Investors Fight MN Requirement to be Licensed and Bonded for Transactions Over $25K   A group of small business investors and coin enthusiasts are suing the State of Minnesota in an effort to decriminalize their small-cap alternative investment and collection pursuits. A September 22, 2020, online press conference addressed this lawsuit […]

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The Continuing Threat of Counterfeits: A Problem for Numismatics and the NBA

By Michael Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Counterfeit products – including fakes of rare and circulating U.S. coins and precious metal bullion coins– have been a continuing and are a still-growing problem. In the past few years, I have examined several customers’ coin collections and sadly detected one or more counterfeit coins in each. In one instance, […]

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Salome and the Rarity of Coins Featuring People From The Bible

By Michael Beall for CoinWeek ….. Portraits of important persons in ancient times are among the most sought-after pieces of ancient coinage, though key biblical characters are seldom depicted on contemporary coins. Jewish law during the Second Temple period, including the second commandment, forbade the depiction of human beings in any form, and Christian iconography […]

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United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976 was a special year: the 200th anniversary, or bicentennial, of our nation’s founding. But Congress and the U.S. Mint were still leery of what they viewed as the abuses of […]

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Superb Austrian 100 Corona Gold, Deep Cameo 1839 Proof Sovereign at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   Atlas Numismatics is pleased to offer a fresh selection of coins and medals that we have assembled for your consideration. We hope that you may find something of interest among the new items. Atlas remains actively interested in purchasing individual items and whole collections. We are happy to assist with shipping and […]

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Superb Austrian 100 Corona Gold, Deep Cameo 1839 Proof Sovereign at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics is pleased to offer a fresh selection of coins and medals that we have assembled for your consideration. We hope that you may find something of interest among the new items. Atlas remains actively interested in purchasing individual items and whole collections. We are happy to assist with shipping and insurance […]

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Stack’s Bowers October Ancient, World Coins Collectors Choice Online Auction Realizes Over $1.2 Million

Demonstrating the continuing success of their Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce that their October 2020 online offering of ancient and world coins, medals, and paper money brought just over $1.22 million. The sale of 2,543 lots surpassed the presale estimate and featured an impressive sell-through rate of 93.2%. […]

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A 430+ Year Old Gold Sovereign Fit for the Queen (and Her Favorite Nobles)

Most coins that you have in your pocket today are average at best–pedestrian pieces of commerce that can be owned by nearly anyone. However, Heritage Auctions is now offering a coin in World Coin Auction #3088 that was fit for a queen (and her most trusted nobles). The piece in question is a very special […]

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Proceeds From New Royal Australian Mint Coin to be Given to Australia’s Firefighters

By Royal Australian Mint …… Twelve months on from the devastating bushfires that swept the nation, the Royal Australian Mint has launched a colored $2 commemorative coin honoring Australia’s firefighters, following the release of a circulating coin of the same design. Speaking at the launch of the coins, Royal Australian Mint General Manager Mark Cartwright […]

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US Mint to Opens Sales for End of World War II 75th Anniversary Coins, Medal in November

Beginning in November, the United States Mint is releasing four products to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II. November 5 End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (20XE) Product Limit: 1,945 Price: Per Pricing Grid The obverse features a version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure […]

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American Numismatic Society Announces “Greatest Coins” Video Series

In this series, short videos realized by our curatorial team will examine coins in the American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) collection, carefully selected for their historical fame and significance. Intended for a wide audience of experts and non-experts alike, these videos will feature multimedia materials that contribute not only to the understanding of the historical and […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #143: Innovation Past, Present and Future: PCGS and NFC With Brett Charville

   CoinWeek Podcast #143: Innovation Past, Present, and Future: PCGS and NFC with Brett Charville Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.   PCGS President Brett Charville is our guest in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Brett Charville has become an […]

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Bidding Ends Today for Outstanding Toned PR-68 DCAM 1995-W at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On GreatCollections.com, bidding ends Sunday, November 1 for this amazingly toned 1995-W American Silver Eagle, graded Proof-68 DCAM by PCGS. In March 2013, GreatCollections famously sold a PR70 DCAM 1995-W for the record price of $86,654.70 USD (including a 10% buyer’s premium). A startling price, but indicative of the intense demand Silver […]

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Künker Offers Books From Numismatic Library of Alain Poinsignon

Künker Nuismatic Book Auctions by Künker GmbH ……   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, It is part and parcel of the statutes of both the International Association of Professional Numismatists and of the Verband der Deutschen Münzhändler (Association of German Coin Dealers) that all members need to have an extensive specialist library. And there is […]

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New World Record – NGC Ancients-Certified EID MAR Aureus Realizes Nearly $4.2 Million at Auction

An EID MAR aureus of Brutus, recently certified by NGC Ancients, has sold for nearly $4.2 million, the highest price ever paid for an ancient coin at auction. The Death of Julius Caesar (1806) by Vincenzo Camuccini The EID MAR’s iconic design with two daggers and a liberty cap on its reverse celebrates the assassination […]

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‘Coining’ Horror for Halloween

Happy Halloween!
These creepy coins are no trick, so treat yourself to some visuals…if you dare.
 
Pandora’s Box- Palau 
(Images courtesy Coin Invest Trust, CIT)
 
Fear Tales – Palau
(Images courtesy Coin Invest Trust, CIT)
 
40th Anniversary of Alien – The Perth Mint
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Trapped- CIT on behalf of Cook Islands
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Medusa- Cameroon
(Images courtesy Lithuanian Mint)
 
Blood Moon from the “Crystal Skull” series – Equatorial Guinea
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United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar

Description Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer Legendary Australian 1856 Pattern Sovereign

The Heritage November 5-6 World Coins Signature Auction and Platinum Night auction features an almost mythical piece and perhaps one of the most elusive in all of the Australian coinage–the 1856 Pattern Sovereign debuting Leonard Charles Wyon’s ‘banksia’ head. Maybe the most attractive portrait ever featured on an Australian coin, the style of Wyon (son […]

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Switzerland 2021 Shooting Talers Available Now for Preorder

Lucerne Shooting Festival First to Feature Two Shooting Talers, Due to Global Events   By Coin & Currency Institute …… Switzerland’s annual shooting taler is now available for preorder in advance of its late January to mid-February release date. The 2021 issue will be different than any that came before it. Swiss Shooting Festivals date […]

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Finest Graded “Black Back” 1880 $50 Silver Certificate at Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A rare and highly desirable “Black Back” Series of 1880 $50 Silver Certificate of Deposit, formerly from the Joel R. Anderson Collection, is being featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 United States Currency auction in lot 7093. The Fr.329 is graded About New […]

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Gem 1878 Carson City Morgan Silver Dollar Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, November 1, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1878-CC Morgan silver dollar graded MS-66 by PCGS. Over two million Morgan dollars were struck at the Carson City Mint in 1878, though only a few of these coins found their way into circulation at the time. But like many Morgan dollars, […]

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Tyras & Chersonesus: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek ….. This is the second article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black Sea (Euxine Sea). The first article was on Olbia, and this one covers the cities of Tyras and Chersonesus. Most of the colonies in the area, which is now southern […]

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Copper Composition 1943 Lincoln Cent

1943 copper cent, graded AU-50 by ANACS. (Image courtesy Heritage Auctions)
The headline reads: “If you still have this coin you are now rich!” Don’t you love it? This and the subsequent subheadline “The coins in your pocket could be worth thousands!” were posted to Yahoo.com on Oct

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Final Offerings From BigMo Civil War Collection Highlight Legend Regency Auction 42

Important Gold Rarities, All Condition Census Pieces, Will Excite Collectors   Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud, honored, and excited to offer 31 gold coins that make up the second and final portion of the BigMo Collection of Civil War Coinage. A world-class offering of gold coins struck 1861-1865, every coin is within the condition […]

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Guess How Much I Love You 50p Coin 2nd Edition Issued by Pobjoy Mint

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored 50p coin presented in a special pack Proof Sterling Silver 50p with Certificate in Box Issue Limit: 7,500 Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish; 2,000 for Silver Produced on behalf of the Gibraltar Government The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the new release of a second edition 50 pence coin featuring […]

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 28 Now Online

Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 28 Live on the Internet: Wednesday-Friday, November 17-19, 2020 Now Online – Click Here   By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… Assembling the consignments for this auction has been a long yet very rewarding task that has now come to fruition. We are simply amazed at the […]

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Branch Mint Gold of Gingko Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The newest Sunday Internet Auction from David Lawrence Rare Coins is now LIVE! Auction #1142 features 300 coins plus 30 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale is full of incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a later die state 1796 1c PCGS […]

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CoinWeek Streaming News: Classic Silver – the 1883-CC Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan hosts this episode of CoinWeek Streaming News live from our new studio. In this episode, we show off […]

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Larry H. Miller Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present The Larry H. Miller Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars in our November 10-13, 2020 Auction. It represents a historic offering that will excite even the most sophisticated collectors of this series. While certain cabinets have offered individual rarities, such […]

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Copper and the War of 1812 – The 1814 Plain 4 Large Cents of 1816

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Copper and the War of 1812 Coin production at the United States Mint had become erratic in the years leading up to the War of 1812, with no half cents struck since 1811, half dimes off the production roster since 1805, and silver dollars and gold eagles absent since […]

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Royal Mint Commemorates 100 Years of the Unknown Warrior With Remembrance Day Coin

As the original maker of UK coins, The Royal Mint has marked milestone moments in history for over a thousand years. Now it has revealed a new coin, created in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, to commemorate Remembrance Day 2020. The coin’s designer Natasha Preece, who works at The Royal Mint, captures this poignant […]

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PMG Certifies US Paper Money Rarities From Mike Coltrane Collection

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has certified hundreds of banknotes from the renowned Mike Coltrane Collection, which boasts some of the greatest rarities in American numismatics. Heritage Auctions is offering the Mike Coltrane Collection notes in two auctions in November: a Signature sale on Nov. 4-5, 2020 and an auction focused on North Carolina currency on Nov. 29. A […]

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Buffalo Nickels: A Brief History and a Sampling of Values

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Introduced in 1913, the Buffalo nickel was an early hit with collectors and a major circulation workhorse through 1938 when the series ended. The coins continued to circulate after they were no longer produced and typically were found well-worn, sometimes with no visible date. Even today one can find a […]

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US Mint Opens Sales for Rolls, Bags of Massachusetts American Innovation $1 Coins Oct. 29

The United States Mint will accept orders for rolls and bags of uncirculated Massachusetts American Innovation $1 Coins beginning on October 29 at noon EDT. Available product options and pricing are below. The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity and celebrate the […]

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The Crondall Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Gold Coins

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. The Anglo-Saxons began striking coins in what was to become England around 600 CE. These early coins consisted almost entirely of the small gold coins we know as “thrymsas”, which the Anglo-Saxons struck in imitation of the Merovingian tremissis (which itself imitated the late Roman tremissis). Fewer than […]

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Gold Dealers Seeing New Buyers While Some Earlier Buyers Are Now Selling

“If you don’t know gold, you’d better know your gold dealer,” cautions the leader of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program of the Professional Numismatists Guild   Dealers who sell bullion gold and silver bullion coins report an increase in new customers who want to own precious metals. They also are seeing some earlier customers […]

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Royal Canadian Mint 1st Colored Loonie Marks United Nations Charter 75th Anniversary

By the Royal Canadian Mint …… In 1945, 51 nations, including Canada, signed a treaty to establish a new world body with four fundamental goals: to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war; champion human rights; foster respect for international law and treaties; and promote social progress. Seventy-five years later, the creation of the […]

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Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek ……… A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” was certified by PCGS at the 2011 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” specimen of the […]

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Business Strike v. Commemorative Coins

How can I tell when a coin is collectible or if a coin is a commemorative?
Coins can be both commemorative and collectible. You may be looking to differentiate between what may be a circulating commemorative versus a typical business strike coin. Some commemorative coins are meant to circulate, yet mark an event during one or several years

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Collectible v. Commemorative Coins

How can I tell when a coin is collectible or if a coin is a commemorative?
Coins can be both commemorative and collectible. You may be looking to differentiate between what may be a circulating commemorative versus a typical business strike coin. Some commemorative coins are meant to circulate, yet mark an event during one or several years

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‘Mayflower’ Products Sail into Market

The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic voyage of the Mayflower. On Nov. 17 the United States Mint is releasing four new products to mark this momentous occasion: a silver proof coin and medal set, two-coin gold proof set, gold reverse proof coin, and a silver reverse proof medal

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Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit Among the All-Time Great Collections of US Coins?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   By all measures an enormously successful man, legendary U.S. coin collector Waldo C. Newcomer was born on September 14, 1867, in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1889, Newcomer went to work for industrialist Bernard Baker as a clerk at the Baltimore […]

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Colonial Coin Expert Sydney Martin to Receive ANS 2020 Huntington Award

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Mr. Sydney Martin the 2020 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work specializing in Colonial American coinage. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 1:00 pm ET at the American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick […]

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Connecticut Coppers of Donald G. Partrick Collection at Heritage Auction

One of the most memorable U.S. Coin auctions of all time may well have been Heritage Auction’s January 2015 presentation of Donald G. Partrick’s extraordinary United States colonials. In that unprecedented sale, 355 lots realized a total of nearly $26 million – a remarkable result yet, incredibly, only a small portion of Mr. Partrick’s holdings. […]

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NGC Certifies Five Gigantic 5 Kilogram Gold Show Pandas

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified the entire mintage of the largest Chinese Panda commemoratives ever produced. Struck for the 2019 Long Beach Expo in California to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Chinese Panda commemoratives (sometimes called “Show Pandas” or “Panda medals”), the five Pandas are five kilograms each in weight. NGC used the NGC […]

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King Penguin Final Coin in Popular Pobjoy 50p Series

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored coin available in a special collector’s album Incredibly Low Issue Limit: 2,500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the final 50 pence coin in the penguin series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The fourth coin in the new series features the king penguin. […]

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Silver to Gold Ratio
Everyone must know we’re in tumultuous times with a looming election, COVID-19 uptick in infections, etc. Lots of people are inquiring about bullion. The 1-ounce gold eagle has a denomination of $50, the half-ounce of $25 and the 1/10-ounce of $5

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Top Pop Toned 1936 Columbia Sesquicentennial Half Dollar at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, October 25, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this toned classic commemorative 1936 Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, graded MS-68+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. While the mintage of 9,007 coins isn’t large, the Columbia Sesquicentennial half is one of the more widely distributed of the classic commemorative coin […]

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Jeff Garrett: Coins and Credit

Be wary of using credit in numismatic purchases   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week, Heritage Auctions offered the Maurice Storck Collection that contained several interesting coins bought in person at the 1954 King Farouk Palace Sale. These coins had been off the market for decades and performed extremely well. […]

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The Joint Coinage of Qatar and Dubai

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Qatar & Dubai AH1386-1966 25 Dirhams, PCGS MS64. Images courtesy PCGS The Gulf Emirate States are an amazing and rich area of the world, with the history of this region stretching back thousands of years. Prior to the discovery of oil there and the wealth from it, what today […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins, Currency Stolen From Mail; Suspect Wanted

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen from Dealer’s Table The coin pictured below was stolen from a dealers table at the Denver Coin Show. The suspect was a white male who identified himself as Steve Dupont and gave an Englewood, Colorado address. 1853 $20 USAOG 900-Thousandths PCGS […]

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US Mint Releases Three-Coin Set of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Quarters

The United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set honoring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont on October 20 at noon EDT. The set is priced at $11.50. The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Three-Coin Set includes one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and […]

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Over $10 Million in Coins Sold in Two Dallas Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auction’s mid-October sales of US coins are in the book, and when everything was complete, every lot in both auctions sold, and more than $10 million USD in coins found their ways to new owners. October 14-17 saw an auction of the collection of long-time dealer Maurice Storck raise in excess of $3.7 million, […]

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The Coin Analyst: American Silver and Gold Eagles – A Collector’s Guide for Beginners

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Even if you are new to collecting coins, you most likely have already heard about and seen American Silver Eagles and perhaps also know they have gold counterparts, American Gold Eagles. Those coins are at the very heart of the modern coin market today and of modern American […]

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The Coin Analyst: American Silver and Gold Eagles – A Collector’s Guide for Beginners

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Even if you are new to collecting coins, you most likely have already heard about and seen American Silver Eagles and perhaps also know they have gold counterparts, American Gold Eagles. Those coins are at the very heart of the modern coin market today and of modern American […]

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Press Magnifies the Scarce to Rare Segment of Market

Et tu Brute? We have recently witnessed the sale of an 1804 silver dollar, seen a 1794 silver dollar be offered at an astronomical price but fail to sell, and one of three known gold aureii of Julius Caesar assassin Brutus surface. Now, add to those coins the announcement one of the famous 1943 copper Lincoln cents will be offered in a November auction.
Furthermore, consider that Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association has recently forecast that what they call the “alternative asset classes” of investments will grow globally between 18 and 24 percent by 2025

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David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Offers Key Date 1915 Saint, 1916 DDO Buffalo Nickel

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The first David Lawrence Sunday Internet Auction of November is now live. Auction #1140 features 300 new coins plus 50 Vault Values and over 100 No Reserve Lots. Be sure to browse and bid before lots close November 1 beginning at 8:00 pm EST. Our first highlight […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold & Platinum Bimetal Proof Coin

An extremely limited release with a history of selling out at The Perth Mint, this prestigious 1.5oz bi-metal coin is crafted from equal parts gold and platinum. The innovative coin depicts a swooping eagle in the latest addition to John M. Mercanti’s celebrated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series. Struck by The Perth Mint from 3/4oz […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Evidence of heavy polishing where the fourth leg should be – 1937-D Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The 1937-D 3 Legged Buffalo Nickel is undoubtedly the most famous key date in the Buffalo Nickel series. Most collectors consider it to be a distinct issue although it is more accurately described […]

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Revived ANA Money Museum Exhibit Now Online

The ANA Money Museum’s exhibit, “Coins, Crown & Conflict: An Exploration of Cromwell’s England” – originally displayed in 2007-08 – can now be appreciated virtually. The popular exhibit was based on the history of the English Civil Wars and featured some of the great rarities of English coins (including the Petition Crown), as well as […]

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Revived ANA Money Museum Exhibit Now Online

The ANA Money Museum’s exhibit, “Coins, Crown & Conflict: An Exploration of Cromwell’s England” – originally displayed in 2007-08 – can now be appreciated virtually. The popular exhibit was based on the history of the English Civil Wars and featured some of the great rarities of English coins (including the Petition Crown), as well as […]

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United States Mint Announces Prices for Mayflower 400th Anniversary Coins

The United States Mint is setting prices for the Mayflower 400th Anniversary collector coin products in accordance with the table below: Prices for the Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coins may be found on the 2020 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid here. The pricing grid can vary weekly dependent upon […]

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Stack’s Bowers Opens Flagship Gallery in NYC

Stack’s Bowers Galleries recently opened its new flagship gallery at 470 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, the company announced in an Oct. 20 press release. Located just down the block from their historic West 57th Street storefront, this new gallery at 470 Park Avenue will serve as an East Coast numismatic destination for a new generation of collectors

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Reading Ancient Greek Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….. Perhaps one reason for the comparatively small interest in Greek coins in the country is the difficulty of understanding their inscriptions. This difficulty is not as great as might be supposed… (Pennington, 1) MODERN AMERICAN COINS are required by law to include quite a lot of text[1]. For example, […]

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Royal Mint UK to Host Coin Collector Services Webinar

Webinar Set to Launch the Mint’s ‘Collect Week’   To launch ‘Collect Week’, The Royal Mint will host its very first Collector Services webinar, taking place on Thursday, October 22, at 11 am. Hosted by Head of Collector Services Rebecca Morgan, the webinar will outline the different services the division has to offer whilst revealing […]

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Künker eLive Auction 62 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Today

Künker Internet Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Start at 6 pm (CET) on October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern times. To kick off our eLive Auction 62, we present rarities from the world of ancient […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New York Store Opening

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Opens New Flagship New York City Gallery at 470 Park Avenue (Between 57th and 58th Streets)   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the opening of their new flagship gallery at 470 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Located just down the block from their historic West 57th Street storefront, this new […]

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Stunning British Coins Highlight Nov. Heritage World Coin Auction

We are all in a period of tremendous change in the world. Only months ago many people wondered not only how global events surrounding the pandemic would unfold, but also about the impending impact on the market for rare coins. When we interact with our clients, collectors, and consignors alike, a consistent theme emerges: the […]

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Bullion Shark Launching New Auction Platform

Bullion Shark has just announced that they are launching the industry’s newest auction platform for rare coins and paper money! Bullion Shark has quickly become one of the industry’s leaders in rare coins and paper money. Their inventory ranges from modern coins to classic coins to ancient pieces from thousands of years ago. For years, they had noticed that […]

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1914 FRN $20/$10 Double Denomination Error in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering a remarkable Fr.964 1914 Federal Reserve Note $20/$10 Double Denomination Error in their November 2020 United States Currency auction (lot 7169). This example is the A position note of a cut sheet of four 1914 Burke-McAdoo signed FRNs from the […]

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ANA: Recognize Fellow Collectors and Nominate Deserving Hobbyists

Deadline for Award Nominations is January 15   Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting individual nominations for 2021 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame “Modern Era” candidates. All nominations can be submitted in writing and online – […]

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NGC-Certified Ancient and World Coins Featured in Monaco Sale

The October sale is offering over 300 NGC-certified world and ancient coins   Ancient and World Coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are being featured in an Editions V. Gadoury sale, taking place in Monaco from October 30-31, 2020. Online bidding is now open. Among the most anticipated coins is a superb NGC-certified Italy […]

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How to Best Collect Proof Coins

Is it better to collect 1936 to 1942 proof coins by the set or by the individual coin?
At one time, the proof set of 1936 to 1942 was the way to go, but today due to the hairsplitting grades assigned by third-party certification services, it would be challenging to find one of these sets intact as it was issued. Trying to match the coins in a set of any of these dates both grade-wise and with matching tone is challenging, but this is what collectors appear to favor.
 
Are proof sets for 1957 to 1963 still readily available, or have most of them been broken out to grade the coins individually?
There are still a significant number of original sets from the time period of 1957 to 1963 still available; however, if someone suspects even a single coin from such a set may grade significantly higher than the others, or if an individual coin appears to have frosted highlights, you can anticipate that set will be broken

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Proof Trade Dollars: Why Were They Made After Circulation Strikes Ended?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Trade Dollars of 1873-1885 represent one of the more curious areas of American numismatics. Authorized by the Coinage Act of 1873, the Trade Dollar was struck for the purpose of facilitating export transactions with China and was expressly created to compete against the silver Mexican Peso, a large, […]

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The Wreck of Brother Jonathan Still Keeps Its Secrets

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …… On a Sunday morning in 1865, a paddle steamer called Brother Jonathan departed Crescent City Harbor, California. The ship was the idea of Edward Mills from New York. His original aim was to create a route from New York to Chagres, Panama as the first leg of a two-leg […]

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Countermarked Holed Coins of the Philippines in Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The countermark series of the Philippines is quite vast with a whole array of coins serving as hosts. Utilizing coins ranging from the Spanish colonial period to the early republics of the Americas, and even some from Europe, these countermarks are usually applied […]

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Mysterious Past of 1913 Liberty Head Nickel: Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part feature on the earliest known showing of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the spread of the coin’s popularity. The first part explored the display of the nickel by former Mint employee Samuel W. Brown at a Chicago Coin Club meeting in early December 1919, prior to his first advertisements offering to buy examples of the coin for $500, and then $600, appeared in print

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. Morgan Dollar Counterfeit By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The vast majority of the more than 1.2 million Morgan dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1903 entered circulation, either immediately or as they were trickled out […]

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Month-Long Metals and Tokens and Currency Auctions From Heritage

The latest Month-Long auction from Heritage Auctions features Metals and Tokens in its offering of a selection of Certified American Tokens and Medals. Open for bidding now, this auction concludes with a live session at 6 PM CT on October 29. The vast majority of the Metals and Tokens offerings in this auction are either […]

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