Category Archives: Colonial Coins

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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Heritage Auction October Dallas Signature Sale Closing Wednesday

On October 14-18, two rarity-filled auctions will prompt five busy days at Heritage Auction’s Dallas World Headquarters. Signature floor sessions are scheduled Wednesday through Friday, capped off by a pair of online sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The sessions are divided between The Maurice Storck Collection and our regular October 2020 Signature event, as seen […]

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New Jersey Coppers: Engraver Walter Mould Leaves His Mark

By Gordon Wrubel for for PCGS …… In 1881 Dr. Edward Maris published his comprehensive study of the New Jersey copper die varieties. These were described and classified with a number for the obverse and letter for the reverse die. Example: 6-D, 18-M, 63-r. Nearly all the famous collectors of the 19th century such as […]

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Colonial Coins, Washingtoniana, Indian Peace Medals in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part 2: Colonial Coins and Washingtoniana The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part 2: Colonial Coins and Washingtoniana will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 11-13, 2020 Auction. Built over the course of more than half a century, the E Pluribus Unum Collection is replete with coins and medals […]

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Colonial Coin Highlights – Rare Noe 3-E Willow Tree Shilling, VF35

Willow Tree shillings are among the rarest Massachusetts silver pieces. The coins are believed to have been struck between 1653 and 1660, although some writers question the 1660 date, considering the rarity of these pieces today. The Willow Tree coinage was struck on a rocker press, which pressed blank planchets between curved dies in a […]

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NGC Releases Image Gallery, Video for Partrick Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has updated its image gallery of the Donald G. Partrick Collection with more than 1,000 additional coins, tokens, and medals, giving numismatists the opportunity to explore this unparalleled collection of Colonial and early US coins. The Partrick Collection, entirely certified by NGC, includes some of the greatest rarities in all of […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer the Unparalleled Donald G. Partrick Collection

Heritage Auctions will offer the Donald G. Partrick Collection in a series of auctions over the next year, making available one of the most historic collections of American colonial coins ever assembled. Partrick spent five decades diligently acquiring only the finest pieces of American history with the assistance of trusted advisor Jon Hanson, and as […]

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Jeff Garrett: Consider Collecting Colonial Coins

The possibilities for collecting colonial coinage are as endless as the coins are fascinating   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… A few weeks ago, NGC announced that it had recently certified hundreds of additional colonial coins from the extraordinary collection assembled by Donald G. Partrick. NGC had certified about 350 colonial […]

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NGC Certifies Two Brasher Doubloons, Other Extreme Rarities From Partrick Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified hundreds of additional selections from the incomparable collection of Donald G. Partrick. Incredibly, this stunning group of coins includes two Brasher Doubloons, fabled rarities that rank among the most prized coins in all of numismatics. The centerpiece of the Partrick Collection is undoubtedly the finest-known New York-Style Brasher Doubloon: […]

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U.S. Colonial Coin Profile: Finest Certified Sommer Islands Small Portholes Sixpence

Known as the Bermuda Islands today, the Sommer Islands were uninhabited until discovered and eventually settled by means of a series of shipwrecks. The first recorded visit to the islands occurred in 1505 by Spanish explorer Juan Bermudez, who again sailed to the islands in 1532 and shipwrecked there. Englishmen Henry May and Captain Lancaster […]

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Stack’s Bowers Kicks Off March Auction With Over $650,000 in Americana, Colonial Coins

View all lots and bid online in the March 2020 Auction!   Session One of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction, showcasing exonumia through colonials, realized $650,622 USD on Wednesday, March 18 in California. The sell-through rate based on the quantity of lots was 91%, with the sold lots achieving 104% of their total […]

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PCGS Paris Office Certifies 1776 Continental Dollar Found in Junk Box for 50 Cents

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Grading in the Paris office for PCGS is always a thrill. The submissions in Europe always trend to yielding treasures not often seen. The last grading event in Paris left seasoned graders blown away with one of these discoveries. In a single coin submission sat a 1776 Continental Currency […]

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CoinWeek IQ – Intro to Colonial State Copper Coinages

Colonial State Coppers by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Colonial coins and Federal issues are entirely different beasts, and when you’re first getting into colonials, it can be a steep learning curve. And while we can’t make you an expert in one short article, we can give you a solid introduction to a section of […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

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Santa Ana, CA (December 19, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

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Santa Ana, CA (December 19, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020

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Bowers on collecting: Glories of the numismatic past

The Kring van Draiiorgelvrienden, a Dutch group of enthusiasts who collect and admire street organs, has as its motto:
While looking at the future, do not forget the glories of the past.
Similarly, in numismatics, we consider and try to predict the future while we are dealing with the present, and those who like history contemplate the glories of the numismatic past

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Horses and Torses: Collecting New Jersey Coppers as Illustrated by the E Pluribus Unum Collection

By Kyle Knapp for PCGS …… The Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale of the E Pluribus Unum Collection of New Jersey Coppers in Baltimore in November 2019 offered collectors the rare opportunity to examine a cabinet carefully assembled and improved upon for years by a dedicated specialist of the series. As on many such occasions, new […]

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Bowers on collecting: A favorite coin

While poking around in my safety deposit box the other day, I paused to look at one of my favorite coins. I bought this in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at the Whitman Coin Expo in March 2012, where it was described as follows:
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Historic Noe-13 Oak Tree Shilling Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2019 Baltimore Auction

  Oak Tree shilling by James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Noe-13 1652 Oak Tree shilling is among the scarcest varieties from the Massachusetts silver series. It is typically found in heavily worn condition and often with surfaces problems. We are delighted to feature one of the very finest known Noe-13 Oak […]

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Infamous “NE” Pine Tree Shilling Featured in Stack’s Bowers November 2019 Baltimore Auction

Pine Tree shilling By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Featured in Stack’s Bowers November 2019 Baltimore Auction is a remarkable 1652 Pine Tree shilling with an infamous counterstamp that has captured the attention of specialists for nearly 150 years. Placed just below the roots of the tree on the obverse is an […]

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Over $19.8 Million of United States Coins Sold by Stack’s Bowers at 2019 ANA Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World’ Fair of Money attracted collectors from all over the world to Rosemont, Illinois for one of the largest numismatic auctions of the year. This event was met with resounding success, realizing over $19.8 million in United States coins sold, and overall sales of $30.6 million […]

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Heritage Auctions – Bermuda Coinage – Sommer Islands Threepence

The Sommer Islands coinage was produced in England circa 1616 for use in the British colony now known as Bermuda. The coins were authorized under letters of patent for the Bermuda Company and were struck in four denominations (shilling, sixpence, threepence, and twopence). The threepence is the rarest of the denominations, with only eight examples […]

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Jeff Garrett: Getting Started in U.S. Coin Collecting

Ten answers to the question: What coins should I pursue in U.S. Coin Collecting ? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… I often have conversations with others about the growth of numismatics. Most, if not all, agree on the importance of attracting young people to the hobby. Not long ago, I spoke with […]

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Eliasberg Noe-16 1652 Pine Tree Shilling Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2019 ANA Auction

Pine Tree Shilling By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Among the significant Early American coins featured in our August 2019 ANA Auction is an EF-45 (PCGS) Noe-16 Pine Tree shilling in lot 477 that once belonged to famed numismatist Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. In general, the Noe-16 Small Planchet Pine Tree shillings […]

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ANA Signature Auction Features Great Coins in Fascinating Collections

The ANA World’s Fair of Money is always one of the top numismatic events of the year, and, as always, Heritage is proud to be able to present the official auction. This event, scheduled for August 14-18 at the convention in Rosemont, Illinois, with Platinum Night scheduled for the evening of August 14, features coins […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1776 New Hampshire Copper

Our upcoming August 13-20 ANA Signature Auction will feature, among many other highlights, an example of the 1776 New Hampshire Cast Copper, graded VG10 by PCGS. This example is plated in Crosby, in the Guide Book, and in the Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia, and likely elsewhere. Although this variety is estimated at “URS-5 or 6” in […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Unique “The Wheele Goes Round” Higley Copper

Our upcoming August 13-20 ANA Signature Auction will feature a unique colonial coin: a Higley Copper with a wheel device and the legend THE WHEELE GOES ROUND. This unique Freidus 4-C is the only known Higley copper of this distinctive type: the only such Higley copper and the pivotal coin for the ultimate Higley collection. […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Certified Immunis Columbia Copper

The 1787 Immunis Columbia, with the Eagle reverse, is a mysterious issue that has puzzled numismatists since the earliest days of the hobby. In The Early Coins of America, Sylvester Sage Crosby states these pieces were originally believed to be manufactured in England. However, Crosby’s study of the punches used for the dies and the […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Certified Immunis Columbia Copper

The 1787 Immunis Columbia, with the Eagle reverse, is a mysterious issue that has puzzled numismatists since the earliest days of the hobby. In The Early Coins of America, Sylvester Sage Crosby states these pieces were originally believed to be manufactured in England. However, Crosby’s study of the punches used for the dies and the […]

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Uniface Fugio Copper Impressions in Gold Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……..   Our May 2019 Baltimore Auction will feature an exceptional selection of United States colonial coinage, including many popular issues and an impressive set of New Jersey coppers from the Collection of Larry L. Terrell. Highlights of our colonial offering include a pair of unique gold […]

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Condition Census 1787 New Jersey Copper Featured in May Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …….. Our May 2019 Baltimore Auction will feature an impressive selection of United States colonial coins from the Collection of Larry L. Terrell, including over 65 different varieties of New Jersey coppers. Among the many highlights from this group is an example struck from the Maris […]

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The Five Aspects That Make Coin Collections Great Or, How to Build the Next Great Collection

Building Great Coin Collections By John Kraljevich – jkamericana.com A CoinWeek Content Partner….. Among the perks of being an auction cataloguer is the ability to see great coin collections in situ, just as the collector formed them: complete, in their envelopes, in their natural state of order or disorder. Seeing three great coin collections side by […]

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The Five Aspects That Make Coin Collections Great, or How to Build the Next Great Collection

Building Great Coin Collections By John Kraljevich – jkamericana.com A CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Among the perks of being an auction cataloguer is the ability to see great coin collections in situ, just as the collector formed them: complete, in their envelopes, in their natural state of order or disorder. Seeing three great coin collections […]

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Brasher Doubloon and Historic New York Coppers in PCGS Exhibit at Next Long Beach Expo

After their acclaimed exhibit at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money, eight historic early American coins–including a legendary 1787 gold Brasher Doubloon–will be exhibited by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) at the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo from January 31 through February 2, 2019. “The […]

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Rhode Island Ship Tokens Among Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #1041 includes a selection of 260 New Items along with 60 Special No Reserve Lots, 25 Vault Value Items, and a wonderful selection of 34 rarities from the Couer d’Alene Colonial Collection. From the great state of Idaho comes the Couer d’Alene Colonial Collection! This […]

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Brasher Doubloon and New York Coppers in PCGS Exhibit at ANA

One of the legendary 1787 gold Brasher Doubloon and seven of the finest known 1780s New York colonial era copper coins will be displayed together for the first time in an educational exhibit hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) at the American Numismatic Association 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money®, August 14-18. “The lettering […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Feature Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage in October Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage as a featured highlight of their October 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. Comprising a comprehensive type set of early American and related issues, the cabinet showcases some of the greatest rarities of the […]

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CSNS: A Great Show; A Great Collector Coin Auction

Auction included amazing American numismatic treasures that predate the US Mint By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Although not an exact science, it is sometimes easy for me to gauge when a major coin chow is going on without the benefit of referring to a calendar. Take the annual CSNS convention for […]

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CSNS – A Great Coin Show and A Great Collector Coin Auction

The CSNS Coin Show and Coin Auction included amazing American numismatic treasures that predate the US Mint By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Although not an exact science, it is sometimes easy for me to gauge when a major coin show is going on without the benefit of referring to a calendar. […]

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PCGS Experts Spot Deceptively Altered Colonial Rarity

A drastically but deceptively altered colonial 1792 Washington Eagle “cent” submitted to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) underscores the alarming skills of some so-called “coin doctors” and why it is essential to have rare coins expertly and independently examined. Detective work by PCGS experts proved the recently submitted, but altered colonial American coin had been […]

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Coins – The Long Beach Auction, Just What the Doctor Ordered

Long Beach Auction sale presents unique opportunities: golden and otherwise By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… In my youth, the winter was a season to revel in. Now it is something to be tolerated until about mid-April; at least here in New England, that is. Feeling a bit drowsy and achy this […]

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Affordable colonial coinage

Colonial American coins are somewhat of a misnomer in the field of numismatics. While many of them were indeed struck before the United States declared independence from Great Britain, others were made afterward, yet are still classified as colonial coins

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Affordable colonial coinage

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Colonial American coins are somewhat of a misnomer in the field of numismatics. While many of them were indeed struck before the United States declared independence from Great Britain, others were made afterward, yet are still classified as colonial coins

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Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1723 “Silver D:G REX Hibernia”

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… This is my third article regarding counterfeit Colonial “coins” and is a rather significant find; it follows the same process for the recent deceptive struck early coppers believed to be Chinese in manufacture. This latest one appears to be from an earlier time, prior to the […]

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Massachusetts Silver Coinage of the 17th Century: An Introduction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics#392 – Massachusetts Silver Coinage A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Massachusetts Silver coins were the first home-grown coinage of the British-American colonies. Minted in the Boston area, they circulated for more than a half-century. The original 13 states of the United States of America were colonies of Great Britain before […]

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Exciting Early American Coins Highlight Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2017 Baltimore Auction will be truly monumental, rivaling the most spectacular events of the past five years in quality and quantity of offerings. The sale will feature selections from the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation, the Alexander and Murray Hill Collections, and other important properties, as well as a fantastic selection […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: “1785” Bar Copper + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… This is only my second article regarding counterfeit Colonial “coins”, following one published here on CoinWeek concerning struck fake Massachusetts half cents, and the same process of other recent (within the last several years) deceptive struck early coppers believed to be Chinese in manufacture. This new […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Unique Noe-12 Pine Tree Shilling

Among the many treasures featured in our upcoming 2017 November 1 & 3 Eric P. Newman Collection Part IX US Coins Signature Auction is the unique Noe-12 1652 Pine Tree Shilling with large planchet and reversed N’s. This coin has been graded VF30 by NGC, but more importantly, it is the only example available in […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Rare Standish Barry Threepence

Standish Barry of Baltimore was one of two Maryland silversmiths to take it upon himself to strike silver coinage in the years between the ending of the Revolutionary War and the establishment of the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia (John Chalmers having struck several types of silver coins in Annapolis in 1783). Both coinages saw extensive […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek …… A comment I have heard in regards to these latest struck fakes is that the counterfeiters do not copy low-grade or common coins; the subject of this latest article begs to differ and I titled my previous Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) News Letter […]

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Jeff Garrett: Collecting Colonial Coinage

Colonial coins offer a combination of rarity, historical value and affordability By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… My last article mentioned my first trip to the ANA Summer Seminar in 1974. My instructor that week was “Red Book” editor Ken Bressett. I had decided to take his class on United States Colonial […]

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From Crime to Punishment – Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit & Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Dr. Philip L. Mossman “The Spanish Milled Dollar The Coin of Our Nation’s Founders” These words […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Showcase Important Collections in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to present an incredible offering of world-class collections as part of their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectible Expo this March in Baltimore, Maryland. Anchored by the exceptional Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the collections of Dr. Gordon Shaw and Anthony Bettencourt, this event will showcase fresh, […]

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U.S. Rare Coin Market Prepares To Spring Ahead

Colonials court continued comeback; Hidden values in foreign silver; Near Gem $20 Saints huge bargain By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   I dare not repeat these thoughts out loud as I type… yet after more snow than the abominable himself would care to see has been dumped in my city we have […]

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Healthy Prices Realized for FUN Platinum Night Auction Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #366 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. During or just prior to major coin conventions, Heritage conducts two to four U.S. coin Platinum Night events each year, each as a part of an auction extravaganza that includes additional coins […]

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Healthy Prices Realized for FUN Platinum Night Auction Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #366 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   During or just prior to major coin conventions, Heritage conducts two to four U.S. coin Platinum Night events each year, each as a part of an auction extravaganza that includes additional […]

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US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center. The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices […]

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Collectors Intrigued by Political Campaign Memorabilia

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Baltimore Expo on Deck; Colonial Copper Caper As we go to press the numismatic calendar reveals that we are one week away from the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the last major venue for 2016. Wow, where did this year […]

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Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

By Arnold Miniman, Collector for Stack’s Bowers …… The Carolina Collection will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Early American Coins auction session held in conjunction with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club. The session begins Friday evening at 4:00 PM ET, on November 4, 2016, in Room 308. The auction is now online for viewing […]

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Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Among the many highlights in our Early American Coins session at our November Baltimore Auction (presented in cooperation with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, or C4), is the outstanding Choice Mint State 1787 Massachusetts cent offered in lot 5177. We had the pleasure of […]

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Eliasberg Gold Shines Brightly at Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA U.S. Coins Auction

Even three-and-a-half decades after the original dispersal of his incredible gold coin collection, Louis E Eliasberg, Sr. was the champion at the Stack’s Bowers August 2016 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money United States coins realized over US$13.1 million as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA auction, which in total […]

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Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Attractive coins can be found at all levels of the Sheldon scale Much attention in numismatics is focused on quality. One of the most common pieces of wisdom dispensed by experienced numismatists is to buy the best you can afford. For decades this advice has served most collectors very well. Top quality coins have been […]

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Early American Rare Coins & Patterns in Kendall Collection Bring Solid Prices in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #271 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Early American, pre-1793 rarities tended to bring moderate to strong prices overall in the auction of the Kendall Collection in Baltimore on March 26th. The Kendall Foundation consignment alone […]

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Early American Rare Coins & Patterns in Kendall Collection Bring Solid Prices in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #271 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Early American, pre-1793 rarities tended to bring moderate to strong prices overall in the auction of the Kendall Collection in Baltimore on March 26th. The Kendall Foundation consignment alone […]

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Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff… With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range of […]

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Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff…   With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range […]

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Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. According to Lily Rothman in a January 6 piece for Time magazine, the Paul Revere-era time capsule unearthed and opened recently in Boston isn’t technically a “time capsule”. In the article, expert William E. Jarvis–who literally wrote the book on time capsules with his Time Capsules: A Cultural History (2002)–insists […]

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Partrick Coin Collection Part I realizes $25.93 million at FUN

1792 Birch Cent brings $2.585 million in Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 8 evening session; five Partrick coins break seven figures in Orlando, FL ORLANDO, FL – Don Partrick’s visionary collection of American colonial coins electrified the numismatic community on Thursday night, Jan. 8, 2014 when the more than 350 coins contained therein realized almost $26 million […]

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Coin Profiles: The finest known Lord Baltimore Pattern Denarium

Heritage will offer by far the finest known example of the extremely rare Lord Baltimore copper pattern denarium/denarius or penny coinage in the upcoming January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando. The Lord Baltimore coinage of Maryland occupies an important position in the very early coinage of America’s Colonial era. They […]

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CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

By CoinWeek news staff… The Certified Acceptance Corporation, also known as CAC, has notified collectors that beginning January 1, 2015, it will no longer accept Colonial coinage for certification. A short email sent to collectors gives no reason for the decision, but does state that Colonial issues make up a very small percentage of CAC’s sale and submission […]

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Five of the Top 10 Prices Realized in Newman Coin Auction are Continental Dollars

The Continental Dollars selections in Newman Part V auction just concluded by Heritage in NYC build upon those previously offered in Part IV of the collection.  In Newman IV  the 1776 Silver “EG FECIT” Continental dollar graded NGC MS 63  realized just over $1.4 million. Amazingly, Newman Part V includes six more outstanding 1776 Continental Dollars from […]

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Heritage to Auction Donald G. Partrick’s Collection of Extraordinary United States Colonial Coins

Starting in 2015 at FUN; the finest collection of colonial American coins ever assembled Heritage Auctions has announced that it will offer the Donald G. Partrick Collection of Extraordinary United States Colonials, beginning with Part I this coming January’s Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention auction, Jan. 7-10, 2015, in Orlando, FL. Other sales are planned […]

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Coin Profile: 1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio Mule Colonial Coin

1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio, Large Stars, Crosby VII, 16, Breen-1128, Whitman-5665, MS64 Brown NGC. 159.8 grains. This extremely rare Confederatio piece combines the 1786 Immunis Columbia obverse with the 1785 Large Stars Confederatio reverse. Walter Breen believed this mule was unique, and used this piece as the plate coin in his Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. […]

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Rare 1652 Oak Tree Three Pence Coin Discovered In Great Britain. VIDEO: 2:28

Stephen Fenton, St. James’s Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. One of America’s rarest and most desirable collector coins was discovered buried in Sherwood Forest in Great Britain. The coin was minted in 1652 and had to have been brought to England by some intrepid traveler from that time. Now almost the coin is discovered and […]

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Rare 1652 Oak Tree Three Pence Coin Discovered In Great Britain. VIDEO: 2:28

Stephen Fenton, St. James’s Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. One of America’s rarest and most desirable collector coins was discovered buried in Sherwood Forest in Great Britain. The coin was minted in 1652 and had to have been brought to England by some intrepid traveler from that time. Now almost the coin is discovered and […]

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Baldwin’s Announces: The Arielle Collection, Part Two: British Colonial Coins

The first day of Baldwin’s three-day May auction calendar will contain the second part of one of the most impressive British colonial coin collections to have ever been offered for sale by public auction. Part One of The Arielle Collection sold through Baldwin’s Coinex auctions in September 2013, where every one of the 818 lots […]

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Million Dollar Coins: Adam Crum Talks About Buying the Brasher Doubloon. VIDEO: 2:33

Adam Crum, Vice President, Monaco Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. It has been called the rarest American gold coin. There are only seven known to exist. It is the Brasher Doubloon. Recently Adam Crum of Monaco Rare Coin purchased the finest known example for $4,582,500. He explains why he believes this coin is so […]

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