Category Archives: Errors & Varieties

Silver War Nickels: History, Values and Varieties

By Bullion Shark LLC …… About 10 months into the U.S. involvement in World War II that begin in December 1941 after the Pearl Harbor attack, the United States Mint began producing silver nickels. These coins were made of an alloy of 56% copper, 35% silver and 9% manganese rather than 75% copper and 25% […]

The post Silver War Nickels: History, Values and Varieties appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Famous Bronze 1943 Lincoln Cent in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Bronze 1943 Lincoln cent is perhaps the most famous Mint Error to ever emerge from the United States Mint. Just about 20 distinct examples are known from the Philadelphia Mint and they are highly prized at all grade levels. When the U.S. mints switched […]

The post Famous Bronze 1943 Lincoln Cent in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Stunning NGC-Certified Connecticut Coppers From Partrick Collection Being Sold

More than 500 Connecticut Coppers certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) from the Donald G. Partrick Collection are being offered for sale, representing an outstanding opportunity for collectors of post-Colonial US coinage. Bidding is now underway in a Heritage Auctions sale containing nearly all of them, with the auction scheduled to conclude on November 1, 2020. One […]

The post Stunning NGC-Certified Connecticut Coppers From Partrick Collection Being Sold appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

PCGS Grades 1st New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety Discovered in Nearly a Century

New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Graded by PCGS as an F15 and Designated a “Discovery Coin”   It still pays to scrutinize all coins for something new or unusual, even those belonging to a series as well studied as the Flowing Hair Half Dollar. Struck by the United States Mint from 1794 through 1795, […]

The post PCGS Grades 1st New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety Discovered in Nearly a Century appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Silver Dollar Specialties Offered in Month-Long Heritage Auction

The latest month-long auction of US coins from Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Morgan and Peace Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM varieties as well as Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike (DMPL) Morgans. This auction is open for bidding now, with the concluding live session scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at 6 […]

The post Silver Dollar Specialties Offered in Month-Long Heritage Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Understanding the 1938-D D Over S Buffalo Nickel Variety

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Buffalo Nickel series, running from 1913 through 1938 and designed by James Earle Fraser, yields many rare and alluring varieties. These include rare overdates, scarce doubled dies, and even missing anatomy on the bison that appears on the reverse of the coin. And then there is the fascinating […]

The post Understanding the 1938-D D Over S Buffalo Nickel Variety appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

A Rare Opportunity: GreatCollections Offers Mint State CAC 1798 Draped Bust Dime

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, September 20, bidding ends at GreatCollections for this toned 1798 Draped Bust dime of the Large 8 variety, graded MS-64+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. The Draped Bust dime was first issued in 1796, featuring what is called the Small Eagle reverse. In 1798, a new Heraldic Eagle reverse […]

The post A Rare Opportunity: GreatCollections Offers Mint State CAC 1798 Draped Bust Dime appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1943 Steel Penny and Copper Pennies: History, Values and a Rare Variety

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The year 1943 found the United States getting more deeply involved in World War II with overseas deployments. At home, there was the completion of the Pentagon building in Virginia, and air raid practices at night, and rationing of food and gasoline. Driven largely by the ramp-up in industrial and […]

The post 1943 Steel Penny and Copper Pennies: History, Values and a Rare Variety appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

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 […]

The post Colonial Coin Highlights – Rare Noe 3-E Willow Tree Shilling, VF35 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Struck on Silver Barber Quarter

1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Struck on a Silver Barber Quarter NGC PF 65 One of Two Known   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Proof coins are struck by technicians who hand feed the blanks into special presses. They are produced, examined, and packaged using extreme quality control. It is very unusual to […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Struck on Silver Barber Quarter appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Royal Mint Plaster for Great Britain 1983 One Pound Coin

Official Royal Mint Plaster for the Great Britain 1983 One Pound Official Adopted Design by Eric Sewell (Former Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint) Approved by Queen Elizabeth II Possibly Unique   One Pound Coin Plaster by Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a fascinating official Royal Mint plaster that was designed […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Royal Mint Plaster for Great Britain 1983 One Pound Coin appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – New Martha Washington Die Design Quarter Test Strike

New Martha Washington Die Design (2011-2013) U.S. Quarter Test Strike Judd #2225 – Mint Cancelled NGC Brilliant Uncirculated Unique in Private Hands   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Newly redesigned Martha Washington dies were used to strike test pieces at the United States Mint in 2011 and 2012. This unique discovery 2012 […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – New Martha Washington Die Design Quarter Test Strike appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1972-S Proof Ike Dollar Mated Pair

Ike Dollar Struck on a 1¢ Planchet mated with an Ike Dollar Struck on a 10¢ Planchet NGC Proof 67 AMAZING UNIQUE DISCOVERY   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This amazing unique discovery is the only known off-metal mated pair on any U.S. Proof coinage that combines two different off-metals. This mated […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1972-S Proof Ike Dollar Mated Pair appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Some of the Most Remarkable US Coins in Numismatics Highlight Simpson Collection Sale, Part I

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek …..   Heritage Auctions will be selling Bob R. Simpson’s extensive collection of coins beginning on September 17, 2020, in “Important Selections from the Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part I” (Simpson Part I). The first part of the collection going to the auction block, assembled over decades by the fossil […]

The post Some of the Most Remarkable US Coins in Numismatics Highlight Simpson Collection Sale, Part I appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Proof Cameo 1973-S Ike Dollar Double Struck on Half Dollar Planchet Sells at Heritage US Coin Signature Auction

By CoinWeek …. From August 3 through 9, Heritage Auctions held its August 2020 Signature Auction of U.S. Coins. Among the lots on offer were several mint error coins of various denominations. Most of these were sold on August 3. Sold on August 4, lot 3959 featured a Proof 1973-S Eisenhower dollar double struck on […]

The post Proof Cameo 1973-S Ike Dollar Double Struck on Half Dollar Planchet Sells at Heritage US Coin Signature Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1973-S Kennedy Half Dollar Overstruck on 1973-S Washington Quarter

Only Known Proof U.S. Kennedy Half Dollar Struck on Any U.S. Coin Double Denomination NGC PF 67 Cameo UNIQUE DISCOVERY COIN   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This newly discovered and certified Proof Kennedy Half Dollar on a struck Washington Quarter is the only known Kennedy Half Double Denomination on any Proof […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1973-S Kennedy Half Dollar Overstruck on 1973-S Washington Quarter appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Overstruck on Canadian Quarter

King George V (1911-1936) This unique 1970-S Proof Quarter from the United States was overstruck on a Canadian Quarter that circulated during the reign of King George V from 1911-1936. It was authenticated and certified by NGC as PR64. This was most likely from the group of San Francisco Proof Errors that was auctioned by […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Overstruck on Canadian Quarter appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Overstruck on Canadian Quarter

King George V (1911-1936) Mint Error This unique 1970-S Proof Quarter mint error from the United States was overstruck on a Canadian Quarter that circulated during the reign of King George V from 1911-1936. It was authenticated and certified by NGC as PR64. This was most likely from the group of San Francisco Proof Mint […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Overstruck on Canadian Quarter appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Spotlight on Mint Error Coins in Month-Long Heritage Auction

Mint errors take center stage in Heritage’s latest Month-Long Internet Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled for 6 pm CT on Saturday, August 15. All bidding will take place through coins.HA.com. One of the most famous mint errors is the copper 1943 cent, a coin intended to be struck on […]

The post Spotlight on Mint Error Coins in Month-Long Heritage Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Gilt Reverse Pattern 1831 Half Sovereign

Gilt Uniface Reverse Die Trial NGC Proof 65 Ultra Cameo UNIQUE & UNRECORDED   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique and unrecorded Proof gilt reverse pattern for the 1831 Great Britain William IV Half Sovereign. The regular issue was struck in Proof-only and is rare. This reverse pattern is […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Gilt Reverse Pattern 1831 Half Sovereign appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Certifies Outstanding British Error Coins Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Beeston Collection, an outstanding set of over 200 British error coins. The coins were recently submitted to NGC International UK Ltd. (NGC UK), the London-based affiliate of NGC. The Beeston Collection includes many different types of unusual and appealing errors. Nearly all of the errors are from Great […]

The post NGC Certifies Outstanding British Error Coins Collection appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Proof Bicentennial Quarter 2x Struck on Roosevelt Dime

Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Double Struck on Struck Roosevelt Dime DOUBLE DENOMINATION PCGS PR 67 CAMEO Unique Discovery Coin   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known Proof Bicentennial Quarter double struck over a struck dime. It is also the only known double struck U.S. Proof coin overstruck […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Proof Bicentennial Quarter 2x Struck on Roosevelt Dime appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1977 Lincoln Cent on Aluminum Planchet

This Unique 1977 Aluminum Cent is either an intentionally made Mint Error on a leftover aluminum planchet from 1974-1975 or a pattern struck in aluminum   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……   This unique 1977 Aluminum Cent, struck on an aluminum planchet with a weight of 1.04 grams, was discovered and certified […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1977 Lincoln Cent on Aluminum Planchet appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Historic 1793 Strawberry Leaf Cent Could Bring Over a Half-Million Dollars at Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to offer the finest known example of the 1793 Strawberry Leaf Cent in their August 2020 Las Vegas Auction​, presented as part of the ESM Collection of United States Large Cents. First purchased for $77.50 in 1877, this early cent […]

The post Historic 1793 Strawberry Leaf Cent Could Bring Over a Half-Million Dollars at Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique German 5 Mark Die Trial in Silver

1932G Germany 5 Mark Reverse Trial Strike in Silver Johann Goethe NGC PF 62 UNIQUE & UNLISTED   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique and unlisted Germany 5 Mark reverse trial strike. It is the adopted design in silver. It is uniface since only the reverse die was used […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique German 5 Mark Die Trial in Silver appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Rare Buffalo Nickel on 10 Centavos Planchet

1919 Buffalo Nickel Off-Metal Struck on Argentina 10 Centavos Planchet NGC MS 62 Extremely Rare – 3 Known   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… The United States Mint struck coins for Argentina in 1919 and 1920. This amazing fully lustrous Buffalo Nickel struck on an Argentina 10 Centavos planchet was just authenticated […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Rare Buffalo Nickel on 10 Centavos Planchet appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mint State 1796 Stars on Obverse Quarter Eagle in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 authorized the production of three gold denominations at the newly established United States Mint, including the $10 eagle, the $5 half eagle, and the $2.50 quarter eagle. While the half eagle and eagle were first struck in 1795, it […]

The post Mint State 1796 Stars on Obverse Quarter Eagle in Stack’s Bowers August Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1863 California Fractional Gold 25¢ Overstruck on 1860/50

1863 Round Liberty Gold 25¢ California Fractional Gold BG-820 Overstruck on 1860/50 BG-819 NGC MS 61 UNIQUE DISCOVERY COIN   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique 1863 California Fractional Gold 25¢ overstruck on a previously struck 1860/50 Gold 25¢. In fact, it is the only known overstruck California Fractional […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1863 California Fractional Gold 25¢ Overstruck on 1860/50 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Early U.S. Gold Coins – One of the Finest Known 1831 Half Eagles

The 1831 Capped Head Left half eagle claims a substantial mintage of 140,594 pieces, split between just two die varieties. The upcoming August 2 – 4 ANA Worlds’ Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction from Heritage features one such piece, graded MS64 by PCGS and representing the slightly more available BD-2 variety, recognizable by […]

The post Early U.S. Gold Coins – One of the Finest Known 1831 Half Eagles appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Gem 1882-O/S Strong Overstrike Morgan Dollar Highlight at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, July 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1882-O/S Strong overstrike Morgan silver dollar, graded MS-65 by PCGS. It is pedigreed to the notable Bella Collection in the PCGS Set Registry. This coin is one of two coins of the Strong overstrike type graded MS-65 by PCGS, with only one […]

The post Gem 1882-O/S Strong Overstrike Morgan Dollar Highlight at GreatCollections appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

PCGS Confirms New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety

First major variety discovery of that Early Half Dollar date in nearly a century   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has confirmed a new die marriage for the 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. The coin was struck with a previously unknown obverse die and is now recognized as the new Overton 133 variety. It is […]

The post PCGS Confirms New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Missing Blank Space Makes Chinese Peacock Coin Worth Over $100,000

The modern Chinese Peacock series of coins is always popular with collectors. But despite these coins’ popularity and beauty, you can usually purchase a high-grade 1993 Peacock 150 Yuan for under $10,000 USD or even under $5,000. Heritage Auctions will be selling a very special piece that will likely sell for more than 10 times […]

The post Missing Blank Space Makes Chinese Peacock Coin Worth Over $100,000 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Over $5 Million Realized in Stack’s Bowers June 2020 Santa Ana Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction continued the trend of exceptional prices realized recently demonstrated in their March Santa Ana and May Hong Kong auctions. Over $5 million USD was realized in the June sale across United States coins, tokens, and medals, achieving 114% of the pre-sale estimate on sold lots (all prices listed […]

The post Over $5 Million Realized in Stack’s Bowers June 2020 Santa Ana Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Multiple Error Clad Ike Dollar Struck on Quarter Planchet

Also Features a 70% Reverse Indent by a QUARTER Planchet   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… All Ike dollar off-metals are highly prized by serious collectors of major U.S. Mint Errors and collectors of Ike dollars. The only two that are occasionally available are the Ike dollar struck on a Philippine 1 […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Multiple Error Clad Ike Dollar Struck on Quarter Planchet appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

An Interesting 1840-O Half Eagle Gold Coin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner In a recent (April 2020) Heritage Auction, I purchased a very interesting 1840-O Narrow Mill half eagle graded MS62 by PCGS. This coin, which I bought for $19,200 USD, lends itself to a number of discussions. 1840-O $5.00 PCGS MS62. Image courtesy Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN) […]

The post An Interesting 1840-O Half Eagle Gold Coin appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Obverse & Reverse Die Trials for Spain’s 1856 100 Reales

Struck in Gilt Copper – Uniface – UNIQUE & UNLISTED NEW DISCOVERY   This is a unique and spectacular set of obverse and reverse die trials for Spain’s 1856 Proof gold 100 Reales. They combine rarity (unique), history (struck to test the dies for the newly designed 100 Reales), and mystique (Queen Isabella II approved […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Obverse & Reverse Die Trials for Spain’s 1856 100 Reales appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1974-S Aluminum Lincoln Cent Obverse Struck on Philippine 1 Sentimo Planchet

The Only 1974 Aluminum Cent That Can Be Privately Owned   The 1974 aluminum cent is world famous. Proposed in 1973 and struck in 1974, it was never released into circulation. The United States Mint distributed several to members of Congress, but they were recalled by Mint Director Mary Brooks and destroyed. One example struck […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1974-S Aluminum Lincoln Cent Obverse Struck on Philippine 1 Sentimo Planchet appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Great Britain Guinea/Sovereign Pattern in Copper

Recently Surfaced After 200 Years   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… W&R-182 Copper NGC MS62BN Although this unique pattern Guinea/Sovereign is listed in the Wilson and Rasmussen reference book as W&R-182 Copper, it is not photographed in this reference book because the researchers and authors could not verify the existence of this […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Great Britain Guinea/Sovereign Pattern in Copper appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Historic German States Gold Service Medal

Circa 1806 German States Bavaria King Maximilian I Joseph (1806-1825) Historic Gold Service Medal by Losch 6 Ducats 20.96 grams 36mm Unlisted in Gold Wittelsbach #2478 (In Silver)   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… PCGS Specimen 65 High-Relief Cameo Proof-Like FINEST KNOWN & EXTREMELY RARE This is an amazing world-class numismatic treasure, […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Historic German States Gold Service Medal appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Off Metal Trial Strike 1861 German States Bavaria Medal

1861 German States Bavaria Medal Prince Adalbert (Brother of King Maximilian II) Gold Off Metal Strike “First Test” (Trial Strike) Hand Engraving from the Bavarian Mint Presented to the House of Wittelsbach UNLISTED IN GOLD AND UNIQUE 54.43 grams 42.59 mm Hauser-536 (in Tin & Bronze) PCGS SPECIMEN 62 By Mike Byers for Mint Error […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Off Metal Trial Strike 1861 German States Bavaria Medal appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Attributing Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin, Kennedy Half Dollars

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is now attributing Proof Franklin half dollars and Proof Kennedy half dollars according to the die varieties cataloged by Rick Tomaska in Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era. Submitters can request the attribution for applicable coins through NGC’s VarietyPlus® service. Tomaska, a renowned numismatic researcher and […]

The post NGC Attributing Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin, Kennedy Half Dollars appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Collecting the Special Mint Set Coins of 1965-1967

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The mid-1960s was a colorful time in American numismatics, with the United States Mint making a series of changes to accommodate a terrible coin shortage brought on by widespread hoarding of 90% silver circulating dimes, quarters, and half dollars as the price of silver rose. To lessen the cost […]

The post Collecting the Special Mint Set Coins of 1965-1967 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Collecting the Special Mint Set Coins of 1965-1967

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ……   The mid-1960s was a colorful time in American numismatics, with the United States Mint making a series of changes to accommodate a terrible coin shortage brought on by widespread hoarding of 90% silver circulating dimes, quarters, and half dollars as the price of silver rose. To lessen the […]

The post Collecting the Special Mint Set Coins of 1965-1967 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Rare US Gold Coins: “Holy Grail” BD-1 Variety 1796 Quarter Eagle

Gold $2.50 Quarter eagles were struck for the first time in 1796 and three die varieties are known for the date. This coin represents the extremely rare BD-1 variety, with the No Stars obverse and the arrowheads extending to the base of the I in UNITED on the reverse. The Harry W. Bass Jr. Museum […]

The post Rare US Gold Coins: “Holy Grail” BD-1 Variety 1796 Quarter Eagle appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Overstruck on 1967 Roosevelt Dime

Double Denomination & Dual Date   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known Proof Bicentennial quarter struck over a Roosevelt dime. In addition, it is a “dual date” since the dime is dated 1967, an amazing nine years apart! 1976 Proof Bicentennial quarters were struck at the San Francisco […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Overstruck on 1967 Roosevelt Dime appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Proof 1970-S Kennedy Half Dollar Struck on Aluminum Shell Gas Token

Double Struck, One of Three Known (on Shell Gas Tokens)   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is an amazing and spectacular Proof major mint error. It is a 1970 Kennedy half dollar from the San Francisco Mint that is double struck on an aluminum Shell Gas token. In 1969 and 1970, […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Proof 1970-S Kennedy Half Dollar Struck on Aluminum Shell Gas Token appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Dual Mint Mark Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Overstruck on Denver Lincoln Cent

Unique Dual Mint Mark Discovery   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Upon closer examination of the understrike on the reverse of the quarter, Jon Sullivan of Sullivan Numismatics discovered and successfully matched up the “D” mint mark. The copper Lincoln cent was originally STRUCK IN DENVER prior to being overstruck by Proof […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Dual Mint Mark Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Overstruck on Denver Lincoln Cent appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1880-CC Morgan Dollar VAM-5: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

1880-CC Morgan Dollar Description Superb Gem 1880-CC 8/7 Morgan Dollar VAM-5, Ex GSA Hoard Just one finer in this category 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. VAM-5. Top 100 Variety. 8/High 7. MS-67 (NGC). A brilliant and frosty snow-white gem with a dusting of original patina apparent on each side. This Morgan Dollar fields are considerably reflective […]

The post 1880-CC Morgan Dollar VAM-5: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1880-CC Morgan Dollar VAM-5: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

1880-CC Morgan Dollar Description Superb Gem 1880-CC 8/7 Morgan Dollar VAM-5, Ex GSA Hoard Just one finer in this category 1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. VAM-5. Top 100 Variety. 8/High 7. MS-67 (NGC). A brilliant and frosty snow-white gem with a dusting of original patina apparent on each side. This Morgan Dollar fields are considerably reflective […]

The post 1880-CC Morgan Dollar VAM-5: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Gem Proof 1868 Judd-611 Pattern Large Cent in Stack’s Bowers June Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Braided Hair large cent was struck for circulation from 1839 through 1857, when it was retired in favor of the smaller Flying Eagle cent. These “late date” large cents are among the most popular United States coins of the 19th century, and collectors often assemble […]

The post Gem Proof 1868 Judd-611 Pattern Large Cent in Stack’s Bowers June Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

No FG Kennedy Half Dollars – What Are They & What Are They Worth?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Kennedy half dollars are among the most popular United States coins, offering a wide variety of common dates, conditional rarities, and notable varieties. Among these varieties are the No FG Kennedy half dollars, which lack the “FG” initials of the coin’s reverse designer Frank Gasparro. No FG Kennedy half […]

The post No FG Kennedy Half Dollars – What Are They & What Are They Worth? appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Month-Long Error Coin Auction Open for Bidding

Heritage’s latest month-long auction, featuring fascinating yet affordable coins, is open for bidding! This auction focuses on the world of Error coins, the highly collectible mistakes made during the minting process. Bidding will take place at coins.HA.com through April 15, with a live auction held exclusively through Heritage Live scheduled for 5PM CT on April […]

The post Heritage Month-Long Error Coin Auction Open for Bidding appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1806 Draped Bust Silver Half Dollar: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ….. She is a busty beauty with flowing long hair. This 1806 classic silver half dollar, the Draped Bust, has outstanding eye appeal and a natural heft to hold in your hand. Congress first authorized the creation of a half dollar in April, 1792. The Draped Bust version was struck […]

The post 1806 Draped Bust Silver Half Dollar: Blanchard appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Unique 1800 S-209 Obverse Brockage Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… We are thrilled to present a rare mint error large cent among the many early American copper highlights in our March 2020 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. This 1800 Sheldon-209 cent depicts an obverse brockage, leaving in an intaglio impression of […]

The post Unique 1800 S-209 Obverse Brockage Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $111k at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 1, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. After 53 bids, the lucky new owner or owners of the finest known fully red specimen certified by PCGS paid $111,000 USD ($124,875 with Buyer’s Premium) for […]

The post 1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $111k at GreatCollections.com appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $124k at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 1, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. After 53 bids, the lucky new owner or owners of the finest known fully red specimen certified by PCGS paid $111,000 USD ($124,875 with Buyer’s Premium) for […]

The post 1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $124k at GreatCollections.com appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique & Unlisted 1869 Standard Silver Half Dollar

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Patterns in the Standard Silver series, inscribed on each coin STANDARD SILVER, were produced in the dime, quarter dollar and half dollar denominations. The dies were engraved by William Barber with one common reverse die. They were struck in silver, copper, aluminum and brass. This discovery coin […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique & Unlisted 1869 Standard Silver Half Dollar appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Collecting US Coins: Type vs Variety vs…?

By Mike Sherman for PCGS …… The categorization of U.S. coins into types, sub-types, major varieties, minor or sub-varieties, and die varieties is far from a straightforward process. Some modifications (such as the 1913 Type 1 and Type 2 Buffalo nickels) have long been recognized as major varieties, noted prominently in the Redbook and included […]

The post Collecting US Coins: Type vs Variety vs…? appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The Affordable Yet Scarce 1939-D & 1950-D Jefferson Nickel Keys Dates

By Jon Garner for PCGS …… Jefferson nickels have been around since 1938, but despite the long run of this popular series, it has not spawned many truly rare dates among the regular issues. Only a handful of regular-issue business strikes saw mintages of less than 10 million pieces, but there two circulation issues saw […]

The post The Affordable Yet Scarce 1939-D & 1950-D Jefferson Nickel Keys Dates appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic US Coin Profiles: One of the Finest Known 1839/8 Type of 1838 $10 Eagles

Varieties of the 1839 $10 eagle are known with the Liberty Head design as seen on coins from 1838 (along with large letters on the reverse), as well as with the Liberty Head design as seen in 1840 and small letters on the reverse. The Type of 1838 $10 eagle is considerably more available and […]

The post Classic US Coin Profiles: One of the Finest Known 1839/8 Type of 1838 $10 Eagles appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Rare Errors and Cool Coins at Heritage’s February 2020 Long Beach Expo Auction

  From February 20-23, Heritage Auctions will offer 2,010 lots of high-quality certified coins, included hundreds of CAC-approved pieces at its US Signature Coins Auction held in conjunction with the Long Beach Expo– the West Coasts premier Coin, Currency, & Sports Collectible Show. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan broke down 10 of his favorite lots from […]

The post Rare Errors and Cool Coins at Heritage’s February 2020 Long Beach Expo Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Rare Silver Plug 1795 Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The early United States Mint practice of inserting silver plugs into half dollars and dollars to regulate their weights is perhaps one of the most romanticized techniques used to produce America’s first coinage. It recalls an era of handcrafted workmanship and motivates today’s collectors to […]

The post Rare Silver Plug 1795 Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Condition Census 1793 Wreath Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2020 Baltimore Auction

Fresh-to-Market S-11c Variety a Major Wreath Cent Rarity   By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The large cents struck by the United States Mint in 1793 are some of the most popular and romantic issues in American numismatics. We are delighted to present a truly stunning Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse example graded […]

The post Condition Census 1793 Wreath Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2020 Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1842 Argentina 8 Escudos Coin Die Trial in Silver

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is an incredible and unique 1842 Argentina 8 Escudos struck in silver. It is an obverse die trial with a uniface reverse. NGC authenticated and certified it AU-58. It is unlisted in Krause’s Standard Catalog of World Coins and is referenced to CJ-10.2. It is the […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1842 Argentina 8 Escudos Coin Die Trial in Silver appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1973-S Proof Clad Ike Dollar Double Struck on 50¢ Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is one of the most spectacular Proof Ike dollar mint errors of all time. Not only is it a spectacular double struck, but it is also struck on a clad half dollar planchet. There are two Proof Ike dollars known that were double struck on clad […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1973-S Proof Clad Ike Dollar Double Struck on 50¢ Planchet appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Jeff Garrett: Coin Collecting by Die Variety

Variety is the spice of life — and coin collecting   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Over the last several months, a client of mine has taken a deep dive into collecting Morgan silver dollars. This client is quite studious and has spent considerable time learning the series. Every once in […]

The post Jeff Garrett: Coin Collecting by Die Variety appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Looking Back on the Sacagawea Dollar 20 Years Later

By Adrian Chacon and Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Where have the last two decades years gone? It’s hard to believe that, 20 years ago, the United States Mint was releasing the long-awaited Sacagawea dollar. Hailed by the U.S. Mint and many in the numismatic world as a pioneering coin, the Sacagawea dollar was long-anticipated […]

The post Looking Back on the Sacagawea Dollar 20 Years Later appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1870 Standard Silver Dime on Copper Nickel Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique and spectacular mint error, a proof pattern off-metal. It was struck on a copper nickel planchet instead of a silver planchet. It is composed of 76% Cu and 24% Ni, which is copper-nickel. It weighs .99 grams. PCGS has certified the coin as […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1870 Standard Silver Dime on Copper Nickel Planchet appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1985 Canada National Parks Proof $100 Platinum Uniface Coin

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known Canadian $100 platinum striking of any design or series. This is one of the most spectacular coins ever released by the Royal Canadian Mint. It is certified by PCGS as an “Unofficial Platinum Strike Uniface.” Lab analysis determined that the metal composition […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1985 Canada National Parks Proof $100 Platinum Uniface Coin appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1958 Doubled Die Remains One of the Most Elusive Lincoln Cent Varieties

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Lincoln cent is one of the most popular United States series, and over its century-plus run that began in 1909 it has spawned a multitude of exciting varieties. Among the rarest breed of these are doubled dies, and many collectors know the most popular pieces by heart, including […]

The post 1958 Doubled Die Remains One of the Most Elusive Lincoln Cent Varieties appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The 1875 Dot Reverse Indian Head Cent: Did It Catch a U.S. Mint Crook?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… What’s up with the unusual raised dot on the reverse of some 1875 Indian Head cents? That’s the question many coin collectors have asked for decades. The little raised dot in question appears near the top left corner of the “N” in the word “ONE” on the reverse of […]

The post The 1875 Dot Reverse Indian Head Cent: Did It Catch a U.S. Mint Crook? appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1824 Great Britain Half Sovereign Gold Die Cap

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known obverse die cap struck in gold from any country. It was certified and authenticated by NGC. It is an English half sovereign dated 1824 of King George IV. This happens to be an extremely rare date in the English half sovereign series […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1824 Great Britain Half Sovereign Gold Die Cap appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Stack’s Bowers Presents Extremely Rare 1822 Capped Bust Half Dollar in PCGS MS-66 CAC

1822 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-105. Rarity-3. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC An incredible and superior Gem surely destined for a top-tier PCGS Registry Set or cabinet of early half dollars. The brightest of blues is made brighter at the rims as the lustrous cartwheel passes it, corralling deep golden centers that turn orange and violet before […]

The post Stack’s Bowers Presents Extremely Rare 1822 Capped Bust Half Dollar in PCGS MS-66 CAC appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Set of Third Reich Hindenburg Silver Matte Proof Coins

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique historical and unbelievable set of all three Third Reich proof silver issues in matte proof of the Hindenburg German coins. It has been authenticated and certified by PCGS. The 1937A silver 2 Mark is unique in matte proof. It is unrecorded in all […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Set of Third Reich Hindenburg Silver Matte Proof Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin that Kicked Off a Collecting Frenzy

By David W. Lange for CoinWeek ….. There are a handful of events that have brought the hobby of collecting coins front and center in America’s consciousness. Perhaps the first was the discontinuance of large cents in 1857 that set people scrambling to find one of every date while they lasted. Another was the debut […]

The post The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin that Kicked Off a Collecting Frenzy appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

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 […]

The post Horses and Torses: Collecting New Jersey Coppers as Illustrated by the E Pluribus Unum Collection appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Rotated Double Struck 1904 $20 Gold Coin

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Major mint errors on U.S. gold coins are extremely rare. And of these, there are only a few known that are double or triple struck. One phenomenal example is this double stuck 1904 $20 rotated 180 degrees in the collar. Considerable detail remains from the initial strike […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Rotated Double Struck 1904 $20 Gold Coin appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure

Nine elusive examples of the large mint mark over small mint mark variety now confirmed from treasure retrieved in 2014   The fabled SS Central America, the famous “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush treasure, continues to surprise and delight the numismatic world. California Gold Marketing Group LLC […]

The post Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Half Sovereign Pattern Mule with Sixpence Obverse

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This proof Half Sovereign off-metal mule pattern encompasses a combination of history, rarity, and condition. This piece is the ONLY known certified example and the ONLY known piece as well. The obverse was struck from the regular obverse die intended for the Sixpence issue. The reverse was […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Half Sovereign Pattern Mule with Sixpence Obverse appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Scarce 1808/7 Overdate Gold Half Eagle Highlights GreatCollections Online Auction of US Coins

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, December 1, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1808/7 Capped Bust Left $5 gold half eagle, graded MS-65 by PCGS and pedigreed to both the Norweb and D. Brent Pogue collections. It is the single-finest-known example–at both PCGS and NGC–of this early half eagle overdate variety. While no auction records […]

The post Scarce 1808/7 Overdate Gold Half Eagle Highlights GreatCollections Online Auction of US Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Lauer Queen Victoria Gold Pattern Coin

(1887) Great Britain Queen Victoria Lauer Pattern in Gold Uniface Obverse Die Trial Ex. Murdoch Collection (1904) – UNIQUE By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Several patterns struck in gold with new designs were submitted in 1887 for the jubilee of Queen Victoria. Her young head portrait had been used for 50 years […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Lauer Queen Victoria Gold Pattern Coin appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One Owner

The 1943 Donald Lutes bronze cent, at left above, and the 1943-S Kenneth S. Wing bronze cent. The ultra-rare NGC-certified Lutes and Wing 1943 Bronze Cents each recently realized more than $200,000 and received wide media coverage Two of the rarest and most famous US coins have been brought together under a single owner. The […]

The post Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One Owner appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Error Coins

How to get comfortable in this challenging and fascinating corner of numismatics By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   My daily assortment of emails contains quite a few inquiries about rare coins and coin collecting. People run across a news article, or something I have written about, and think they might have […]

The post Jeff Garrett: Collecting Error Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern

1845 Great Britain Crown Young Head Silver Die Trial Piedfort Pattern Uniface Obverse NGC MS 65 – UNIQUE, UNLISTED & UNRECORDED By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… NGC recently authenticated and certified this unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern. It was struck in 1845 with the “Young Head” portrait that […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – PCGS Certifies Unique German Gold Obverse Trial Strikes

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This unique, historical and museum-quality set of gold Coronation Die Trial Strikes was just authenticated and certified by PCGS. It is amazing that, after 500 years, these gold die trials have remained together, intact and preserved in gem Mint State condition. They are five or 10 Ducat […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – PCGS Certifies Unique German Gold Obverse Trial Strikes appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique Great Britain Lead Die Trial

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known 1911 Great Britain 5 Pound Die Trial. It was struck on March 14, 1911, on an oversized lead planchet with a width of 44.32 mm and is 5.69 mm thick. It is a uniface die trial of the finished obverse die used […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique Great Britain Lead Die Trial appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC-Certified Seated Liberty Half Dollar Mint Error Realizes Over $50,000

An incredible error coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized $51,754 USD at an auction by GreatCollections. The coin was erroneously struck on a smaller planchet intended for a quarter and is believed to be unique for the Seated Liberty half dollar series. The coin, struck in the 1870s, was recently discovered in a […]

The post NGC-Certified Seated Liberty Half Dollar Mint Error Realizes Over $50,000 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CONECA Celebrates 100th Anniversary of 1918/7-D Overdate Buffalo Nickel with Limited Edition Silver Bar

By CONECA …… The Combined Organizations Of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 1918/7-D Buffalo nickel overdate on a one-ounce silver bar offered in three versions! If it sounds like we are a year late – well, we are – but for good reason. In trying to decide […]

The post CONECA Celebrates 100th Anniversary of 1918/7-D Overdate Buffalo Nickel with Limited Edition Silver Bar appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique 25¢ Feeder Finger From Denver Mint

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known full-size feeder finger for any U.S. denomination that has not been struck by coin dies. There are U.S. feeder fingers known that were struck by a private mint producing tokens and metals, that used the feeder fingers as the blank planchets. In […]

The post Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique 25¢ Feeder Finger From Denver Mint appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

High Quality 18th Century Issues Highlight Heritage Dallas Offerings

Heritage’s next auction of US coinage is scheduled to take place October 17-19 at the company’s world headquarters in Dallas. More than 2,100 lots will cross the auction block during this period, with the finest offerings scheduled to be offered on Thursday evening, October 17. One of the highlights of this auction is undoubtedly the […]

The post High Quality 18th Century Issues Highlight Heritage Dallas Offerings appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions – 1797 16 Stars Half Dime in MS66

A Special Half Dime The 16 Stars was the second of three types of half dimes to be produced in 1797, after the 15 Stars and prior to the 13 Stars variant. Of the two 16 Stars varieties, this one has a leaf distant from the first T in STATES, while LM-2 has a leaf […]

The post Heritage Auctions – 1797 16 Stars Half Dime in MS66 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Five More Rare Modern Coins Worth Big Bucks

Collectors are realizing just how rare certain modern errors and varieties really are   By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The recent private transaction of the ultra-rare 1975 No-S Proof Roosevelt dime for $516,000 USD, coming just a few days after realizing $456,000 during a public sale by Heritage Auctions at the Long Beach Expo […]

The post Five More Rare Modern Coins Worth Big Bucks appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Certifies Seated Liberty Half Dollar Error Struck on Quarter Planchet

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an incredible error coin: a Seated Liberty half dollar struck on a quarter planchet. This stunning error is believed to be unique for the Seated Liberty half dollar series. The coin was recently discovered in an old collection that had been held by the Wheeler Family of New Jersey […]

The post NGC Certifies Seated Liberty Half Dollar Error Struck on Quarter Planchet appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek IQ: A Breakdown of Flowing Hair Large Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. The Flowing Hair cent of 1793, along with the half cent, were the first coins mass-produced by the United States Government on its own property. As such they are widely studied and collected, which has resulted in a wealth of knowledge about minor die varieties for the early issues. […]

The post CoinWeek IQ: A Breakdown of Flowing Hair Large Cents appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mormon Gold, Planchet Error SBA Among Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ World’s Fair of Money Coin Auction

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. In conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, Heritage will be holding an auction from August 13-20 featuring a wide array of US coins, colonials, patterns, and world coins. It will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, with viewing from August 11-17. Primarily […]

The post Mormon Gold, Planchet Error SBA Among Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ World’s Fair of Money Coin Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions – Select 1804 Small 8 Over Large 8 Half Eagle Sold for $54K

At the Heritage Summer FUN Signature Auction one of the highlights was a PCGS-graded MS63 example of the 1804 half eagle, variety BD-7. At R.4, this is the most collectible variety of the three 1804 Small Over Large 8 half eagles (the variety is better described as Normal 8 over Large 8). The upright of […]

The post Heritage Auctions – Select 1804 Small 8 Over Large 8 Half Eagle Sold for $54K appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek IQ – The Oddities of Indian Head Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek …..   We all know that there are countless varieties of large cents, meticulously cataloged and collected. Early silver coinage and Morgan dollars are the same way, with many collectors focused on varieties. But did you ever stop to think about variety collecting with Indian Head cents? They’re generally seen […]

The post CoinWeek IQ – The Oddities of Indian Head Cents appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Finest 1831 Capped Bust Dime Variety Featured in August 2019 ANA Sale

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The JR-3 variety of the 1831 Capped Bust dime is unremarkable in most grades and carries a Rarity-1 rating. It can serve as an ideal type coin as it is readily available up through Choice Mint State. However, in Gem condition, this variety becomes formidably scarce. […]

The post Finest 1831 Capped Bust Dime Variety Featured in August 2019 ANA Sale appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Flying Eagle Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Flying eagle cents offer a unique opportunity to collectors. Many early coins, such as large cents, have been extensively studied and are commonly collected by die pairing and variety. Most of these populations have been well picked over, and the series contains so many different coins that getting started […]

The post CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Flying Eagle Cents appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Flying Eagle Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek …..   Flying eagle cents offer a unique opportunity to collectors. Many early coins, such as large cents, have been extensively studied and are commonly collected by die pairing and variety. Most of these populations have been well picked over, and the series contains so many different coins that getting […]

The post CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Flying Eagle Cents appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Typo on New $50 Banknote Latest Kerfuffle at Reserve Bank of Australia

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. On Thursday, May 9, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) acknowledged a typo on the new $50 polymer banknote. In circulation for almost seven months since its October 18 release, it took until early this month for the misspelling “RESPONSIBILTY” to become news. The Bank claims that it has […]

The post Typo on New $50 Banknote Latest Kerfuffle at Reserve Bank of Australia appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Three Interesting Classic U.S. Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… At DWN, I get to handle many interesting coins. Some make it to the website; others don’t. In this article, I thought I’d share images and impressions of three particularly interesting coins that I handled in March 2019. * * * 1. The World’s Most […]

The post Three Interesting Classic U.S. Gold Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1792: A Hub Story: How the First U.S. Mint Coinage Dies Were Made

At the 2018 Early American Coppers Convention in Traverse City, Michigan, EAC President William Eckberg gave an in-depth presentation on his ongoing research into the production techniques employed by the U.S. Mint to create dies in its first few years of operation. Numismatists have puzzled for more than a century about who designed the United States Mint’s first pattern […]

The post 1792: A Hub Story: How the First U.S. Mint Coinage Dies Were Made appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Certifies New Half Cent Variety

1795 Die Marriage Previously Unknown with Lettered Edge Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has identified a new variety of 1795 Half Cent. It is the first example of this obverse and reverse pairing known with a lettered edge; all other examples have a plain edge. The worn and corroded 1795 Half Cent was recently submitted to […]

The post NGC Certifies New Half Cent Variety appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Early Overdate 1802/1 Half Eagle

A substantial mintage for the time of 53,176 Capped Bust Right half eagles occurred in 1802, all using leftover obverse dies from the previous year that have a 2 punched over the final digit in the date. Eight die varieties are known for the date. In our current March 14-16 Dallas Signature Auction we are […]

The post Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Early Overdate 1802/1 Half Eagle appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

World Coins – Heritage to Offer Denis Burger Collection of English Crowns, Mint Errors

Once again, Heritage will be offering a specialized single consignor collection of world coins for your bidding pleasure beginning on February 18, ending in a live session on March 17. This offering will be from The Denis Burger Collection of Crowns and Mint Errors, a collection strong in both British coins and in errors, particularly […]

The post World Coins – Heritage to Offer Denis Burger Collection of English Crowns, Mint Errors appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Certifies Rare 1943 Copper Cent

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 1943 Copper Cent that was found in a gumball machine decades ago. The 1943 Copper Cent is generally regarded as the most famous of all mint errors. All 1943 cents were supposed to have been struck in zinc-coated steel so that copper could be conserved for more important […]

The post NGC Certifies Rare 1943 Copper Cent appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Pez Heads and Starburst: Errors and “Errors” of George Washington Presidential Dollars

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. In 2007, eBay exploded with different varieties and errors of the new George Washington presidential dollar coins. The series was the first circulating coinage to feature edge lettering in 74 years, so it was bound to have some problems. Some of those errors are still well-known today, but others […]

The post Pez Heads and Starburst: Errors and “Errors” of George Washington Presidential Dollars appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Unique Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Mint Error Discovery Coin Available at GreatCollections

Only known piece with missing edge lettering By CoinWeek …. As many collectors know, after the first few Presidential $1 coins were issued in 2007, some of them (most famously the George Washington golden dollar) did not feature the national motto “In God We Trust” inscribed on the edge as mandated by law. These “Godless” […]

The post Unique Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Mint Error Discovery Coin Available at GreatCollections appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem ‘Capped Die’ 1879-CC Dollar

Only the 1889-CC is scarcer than the 1879-CC among Carson City Morgan dollars, and the so-called “Capped Die” VAM-3 overmintmark ranks among the most significant varieties for the entire Morgan dollar series. A large CC was punched over a small CC, and the engraver crudely attempted to efface the underlying letters. Early die states show […]

The post Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem ‘Capped Die’ 1879-CC Dollar appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Celtic Coins – Even Ancient Coins Had Errors

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……   Celtic Coins minted roughly 2,000 years ago by tribes in Britain’s ancient past are unearthed every so often in the modern-day United Kingdom. Sometimes they are found by professional archaeologists, but Celtic coins are just as frequently found by hobbyists with metal detectors. A similar Celtic gold stater […]

The post Celtic Coins – Even Ancient Coins Had Errors appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mint Error News – Unique Double Struck Peace Dollar

United States 1922 Peace Dollar Flip-Over Double Strike in Collar, PCGS AU58 By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Major mint errors in the U.S. Peace Dollar series are very rare. There are only a few known off-centers, broad strikes and double strikes. Thus, mint errors are many times rarer than Morgan Dollar mint […]

The post Mint Error News – Unique Double Struck Peace Dollar appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Rare Lincoln Cent Variety Set to Bring over $27,000 at GreatCollections Auction

A top-population 1944-D/S Lincoln cent is currently drawing strong interest from collectors at a GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. With less than four days to go, the lot has received 34 bids and reached a price of $24,000 ($27,000 with Buyer’s Premium). It is likely to garner even more interest from bidders in the days to […]

The post Rare Lincoln Cent Variety Set to Bring over $27,000 at GreatCollections Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel, NGC Numismatic Researcher ……….. Altered Date and Added Mintmark – The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics can aid in finding the counterfeits. There are some coins that are often faked outright–i.e., with cast or struck counterfeits–and there are other coins that are frequently altered to […]

The post Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Certifies the King of Mint Errors – First Discovery Coin of a 1943 Bronze Cent

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the most famous of all mint errors: the Don Lutes, Jr. Philadelphia 1943 Bronze Cent. This legendary coin was the first discovery of a 1943 bronze cent, which is considered by many to be the King of Mint Errors. The Lutes specimen is now graded NGC AU 53 BN […]

The post NGC Certifies the King of Mint Errors – First Discovery Coin of a 1943 Bronze Cent appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 1

Type B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters……. By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1964, the Philadelphia Mint produced a remarkable nine-coin series of major Washington Quarter varieties ( the Proof Reverse Washington Quarters). They were unlike anything earlier coined in the history of the U.S. Mint. I stumbled […]

The post The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 1 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Why Are 1943 Copper and 1944 Steel Lincoln Cent Errors So Valuable?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Lincoln Cent Errors , coin markets #306 For CoinWeek  by Greg Reynolds….. Although 1909-S VDB and 1914-D pennies are often thought of as the most important Lincoln cents, the most valuable Lincoln cent errors;  ‘cents’ are the off-metal errors struck in 1943 and 1944, which relate to U.S. involvement in World […]

The post Why Are 1943 Copper and 1944 Steel Lincoln Cent Errors So Valuable? appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar. It is arguably the most famous VAM out there (a “VAM” being a Morgan or Peace dollar variety as officially cataloged by Leroy Van Allen and George Mallis), and if […]

The post Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

PCGS Certifies Unique Mated Pair of Proof Gold Die Caps

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… PCGS has certified an unusual pair of gold error coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Royal Canadian Mint issued the $100 National Park gold commemorative coin program in 1985. The coin’s obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse depicts a Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep. What […]

The post PCGS Certifies Unique Mated Pair of Proof Gold Die Caps appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Ever Seen this Before? NGC Certifies Unique “Mint Cancelled” Error Coin

This 2007-D Washington quarter error coin was originally struck on a Sacagawea $1 planchet before being cancelled by the US Mint. The mint has been “cancelling” coins since 2004, resulting in a big cost savings, considering the complications and costs associated with transporting rejected blanks and coins to recycling facilities. The mint uses a machine […]

The post Ever Seen this Before? NGC Certifies Unique “Mint Cancelled” Error Coin appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com ….. 1982 was the year E.T. The Extra Terrestrial hit the silver screen. The average price of a new home was $80,000, and the Equal Rights Amendment failed ratification. It was also the year the United States Mint began making Lincoln cents from a 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper alloy instead […]

The post The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Morgan Dollar Varieties By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of the colorful names attributed to Morgan Dollar Varieties over the years. I don’t often write about them, so to “fill in the gaps” and maybe introduce people to one of […]

The post Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1812 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle BD-2 Featured Highlight of Stack’s Bowers Direct

1812 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle. BD-2. Rarity-4+. Close 5D. MS-65 (PCGS). On June 18, 1812, President James Madison declared war on the United Kingdom in response to the impressment of American sailors and interference in America’s expansion westward, thus precipitating an armed conflict that would last the next two-and-a-half years. In the midst of […]

The post 1812 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle BD-2 Featured Highlight of Stack’s Bowers Direct appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Experts Identify Missing Mintmark Mint Error on 2014 5oz Silver ATB Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has identified five 2014 Great Smoky Mountains Five-Ounce Specimen coins with a significant mint error: they are missing the “P” mintmark. Issued since 2000, the America the Beautiful Quarters series honors America’s national parks, forests and other federally recognized sites. Each US state and territory gets one site recognized, and five […]

The post NGC Experts Identify Missing Mintmark Mint Error on 2014 5oz Silver ATB Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Error Coins and Samples on MA- Shops.com

By Guy Franquinet – Owner, Franquinet Coins for MA-Shops.com …… As of 2018, Franquinet Coins (Münzen Franquinet) in Crailsheim, Germany has been in business for 35 years. During this period, the shop has worked with and consulted thousands of collectors, paving the road for their coin collecting journey. How did this come about? As is […]

The post Error Coins and Samples on MA- Shops.com appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Stack’s Bowers Sets New Record with Sale of Sac Dollar Washington Quarter Mule

Another record was shattered in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2018 Baltimore Auction as the 17th-known example of the famed (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule crossed the auction block. Offered in lot 2382 and certified MS-67 by NGC, the newly discovered piece saw fierce bidding activity up to $192,000 USD, establishing a new public […]

The post Stack’s Bowers Sets New Record with Sale of Sac Dollar Washington Quarter Mule appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions – Red 1922 No D Lincoln Cent, Die Pair 2, Strong Reverse

Old-time collectors knew this issue simply as the “1922 Plain” cents, although the current terminology is 1922 No D Lincoln Cent No cents were coined at the Philadelphia Mint in 1922, accounting for the great rarity of 1922-D cents with no visible mintmark, nor were any 1922 cents struck in San Francisco. Three Denver die […]

The post Heritage Auctions – Red 1922 No D Lincoln Cent, Die Pair 2, Strong Reverse appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Exceedingly Rare 1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent Offered at Stack’s Bowers March 2018 Baltimore Auction

1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent – One of Just Three Examples Known By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to offer one of only three known examples of the 1958 Doubled Die Obverse FS-101 Lincoln cent in their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles […]

The post Exceedingly Rare 1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent Offered at Stack’s Bowers March 2018 Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Expands VarietyPlus Grading Service to World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it has expanded its popular VarietyPlus® variety attribution service to world coins, effective March 1, 2018. NGC launched VarietyPlus in 1996 to provide accurate attribution services for US coin varieties. A variety is a coin that is distinguished by characteristics specific to the dies that struck it. Many […]

The post NGC Expands VarietyPlus Grading Service to World Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Newly Discovered Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to offer the 17th-known example of the famous (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule in their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this March. This blunder is among the greatest Mint errors of modern numismatics and has captured the imagination of collectors and roll hunters […]

The post Newly Discovered Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Incredible Sutton Court Collection Early Half Dollars at Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Sutton Court Collection of Early Half Dollar Varieties is one of the most exciting cabinets of this specialty that we have handled in recent years. Assembled by Overton number with a focus on the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle type, specialists will delight at […]

The post Incredible Sutton Court Collection Early Half Dollars at Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions – Rare 9 Leaves 1795 Small Eagle Reverse Gold Eagle

The Philadelphia Mint struck gold coins for the first time in 1795, when a reported mintage of 5,583 Capped Bust Right eagles was accomplished. It is likely that the 1795-dated dies continued to be used in the early part of 1796, however, so the surviving population for the date is somewhat larger than the modest […]

The post Heritage Auctions – Rare 9 Leaves 1795 Small Eagle Reverse Gold Eagle appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare Knob 6, No Stem 1806 Bust Half Dollar

The 1806 Knob 6, No Stem O-108 Bust half dollar is one of the greatest rarities in the Draped Bust half Dollar series. Examples have been avidly sought after by series specialists for decades. The variety was discovered by Walter Breen when he studied the coin in the Philip Straus Collection in 1951. Breen observed the […]

The post Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare Knob 6, No Stem 1806 Bust Half Dollar appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

US Coin Profile – 1943-S Lincoln Cent Error Struck on a Bronze Planchet

The following coin profile of the 1943-S bronze Lincoln cent error comes from LOT #4764 of Heritage’s 2018 Winter Fun Signature Auction that will be taking place in Tampa on January 3-8. Here is the catalog description: “The 1943 bronze Lincoln cent errors are among the best-known and most valuable issues in all of American numismatics. Their fame […]

The post US Coin Profile – 1943-S Lincoln Cent Error Struck on a Bronze Planchet appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic US Coins – PCGS to Display the Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollars Super Set at FUN

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display the Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollars Super Set at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show at the Tampa Convention Center January 4 – 7, 2018. The Morgan Dollars Super Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921), consists of 331 Morgan Silver Dollars, including the standard Morgan major variety rarities and the Major VAM […]

The post Classic US Coins – PCGS to Display the Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollars Super Set at FUN appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Collect Smart! Expand Your Coin Knowledge Through ANA Seminars

Whether you’re new to collecting or a seasoned professional, ANA programs can help you become a smarter collector and enrich your enjoyment of the hobby The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering a pair of educational courses held in conjunction with the 63rd annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention. “Grading Mint State […]

The post Collect Smart! Expand Your Coin Knowledge Through ANA Seminars appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

ANA: Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge Through Technical Seminars

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering a pair of educational courses held in conjunction with the 63rd annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention. “Grading Mint State Coins” and “Introduction to Cherrypicking Die Varieties” will be offered prior to the FUN show, January 3-4. The FUN Convention begins January 4 at the […]

The post ANA: Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge Through Technical Seminars appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Coin Club News – An Interview with David Chio of the Macau Numismatic Society

  By Yuan Shui Qing, Xi’an Numismatic Society, for the Journal of East Asian Numismatics …… The Macau Numismatic Society was founded in 1988, and since then has become a major player in the Greater Chinese collecting sector. The Society’s leading figure is David Chio. David Chio was born in 1957 in Macau. After much […]

The post Coin Club News – An Interview with David Chio of the Macau Numismatic Society appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

PCGS Certifies Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed quarter likely struck in the 1965-1967 period. This piece, now graded PCGS MS62, was purchased by noted error specialist Fred Weinberg at the September 2017 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & […]

The post PCGS Certifies Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Modern coins took some of the top bids at the Heritage Auctions sale during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Show in Denver, Colorado, August 2-6, 2017. Nearly 99 percent of some 5,095 lots, including United States and world coins as well as paper currency, were […]

The post Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… A newly discovered “mule” error on the Canadian 2017 In the Eyes of the Timber Wolf $2,500 1 kilo gold coin has become the latest star in the world of modern coins. The mint gaffe marries the obverse of the $250 Proof silver Timber Wolf kilo, graced by an […]

The post NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Pesos Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty

This incredible Mexico 1916 Oaxaca 60 Pesos Gold Error Coin was struck on a U.S. $10 Liberty. The 1916 Gold 60 Pesos were struck in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is one of the southern states in Mexico. The coins bear the portrait of Benito Juarez. These coins were struck by a Provisional Government during the revolution. […]

The post NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Pesos Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Charles Morgan talks with Charmy Harker The “Penny Lady”

The “Penny Lady” show us a 25 planchet Lincoln Cent Error One of the joys of collecting is the people that you meet and interact with. That is also true of Coin Dealers. Charmy Harker is known as the “Penny Lady” for her love and knowledge of all things about Indian Head and Lincoln cents. […]

The post Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Charles Morgan talks with Charmy Harker The “Penny Lady” appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Fred Weinberg Shows Us One “Screwed Up” Lincoln Cent Error

Amazing Lincoln Cent Error Coin CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan got a chance to visit with error coin expert Fred Weinberg, who showed us a 1967 Lincoln Cent error that has been struck with a full magnetic screw embedded into the coin. One of the more unusual error coins you will ever see. Check it out! […]

The post Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Fred Weinberg Shows Us One “Screwed Up” Lincoln Cent Error appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Stack’s Bowers: 1982-83 Bronze Lincoln Cent Errors Featured in August 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… The Denver Mint struck over 12 billion Lincoln cents in 1982 and 1983 combined, ensuring that the term “scarce” would never be associated with cents bearing those dates. However, oversights in quality control and perhaps a bit of luck have resulted in two cents from […]

The post Stack’s Bowers: 1982-83 Bronze Lincoln Cent Errors Featured in August 2017 ANA Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace

  By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Since their debut in 1986, American Silver Eagles (ASEs) have been one of the most popular bullion coin series in the world, but their appeal extends well beyond the arena of precious metals investing. The American Silver Eagle, authorized by the passage of the Liberty Coin Act of […]

The post How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Since their debut in 1986, American Silver Eagles (ASEs) have been one of the most popular bullion coin series in the world, but their appeal extends well beyond the arena of precious metals investing. The American Silver Eagle, authorized by the passage of the Liberty Coin Act of […]

The post How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Four More Lots You Need to Know: Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Auction

By CoinWeek ….. Previously, CoinWeek covered three important modern coin lots that you need to know about from the Stack’s Bowers June 2017 auction at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. In this piece, CoinWeek’s editors will run down classic U.S. coin highlights that you will not want to miss. Stack’s Bowers […]

The post Four More Lots You Need to Know: Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

1904 Design Overstruck on 1903 Design By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique, spectacular and dramatic Belgium Franc struck in GOLD. Below are examples of the 1903 obverse (French text) and the 1904 obverse (Dutch text), both struck in silver: It is an obverse die trial to test the die […]

The post Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

US Coins – NGC Certifies New Bust Quarter Variety

1822 B-3 is a Previously Unknown Die Marriage Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an 1822 quarter dollar variety that was previously unknown to numismatists. The new discovery has been cataloged as Browning-3, adding a third variety to the two 1822 die marriages that have been sought by generations of quarter collectors. The numbering system […]

The post US Coins – NGC Certifies New Bust Quarter Variety appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mint Error News: PCGS Certifies Unique Two-Headed Nickel

United States 2000-P Jefferson Nickel Struck with Two Obverse Dies, PCGS MS65 By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known U.S. regular-issue coin of ANY denomination that was struck with two obverse dies (two-headed). It stands alone as a major U.S. numismatic rarity and proves that a United States two-headed […]

The post Mint Error News: PCGS Certifies Unique Two-Headed Nickel appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Only Known Proof B-4 1820 Capped Bust Quarter

Before the Mint began their program of commercial proof offerings in 1858, no records were kept of how many proof coins were made during any particular year. In the early days, before about 1840, proofs were struck whenever a government official, such as the Secretary of State, requested specimen coins for diplomatic presentations, or when […]

The post Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Only Known Proof B-4 1820 Capped Bust Quarter appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Offers Hutchinson Collection Half Eagle Gold Coins at Central States Signature Auction

Offerings from The Hutchinson Collection, Part II are featured as the April 26 – May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction opens for bidding soon at the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention in Chicago and online at www.HA.com/coins. Our popular Platinum Night session, featuring the finest numismatic material, is scheduled for the evening of […]

The post Heritage Offers Hutchinson Collection Half Eagle Gold Coins at Central States Signature Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

A unique Canadian Maple Leaf error is certified by NGC Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated and graded an extremely rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf error. This 2005 $5 Silver Maple Leaf was incorrectly struck on a 25.1g .9999 silver planchet intended for commemorative silver dollars instead of a 31.1g .9999 silver planchet used for […]

The post NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Errors & Coin Varieties: Doubled Dies vs. Machine Doubling

The distinction between genuine die doubling and mechanical doubling can be subtle, but they can easily be differentiated with just a loupe and a bit of knowledge One of the more common questions that NGC Customer Service receives is regarding the difference between a doubled die and machine doubling. This distinction is very important, because […]

The post Errors & Coin Varieties: Doubled Dies vs. Machine Doubling appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Errors & Coin Varieties: Doubled Dies vs. Machine Doubling

The distinction between genuine die doubling and mechanical doubling can be subtle, but they can easily be differentiated with just a loupe and a bit of knowledge One of the more common questions that NGC Customer Service receives is regarding the difference between a doubled die and machine doubling. This distinction is very important, because […]

The post Errors & Coin Varieties: Doubled Dies vs. Machine Doubling appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting in […]

The post CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

NGC, Stack’s Bowers Galleries Identify New California Fractional Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Stack’s Bowers Galleries have identified a new variety of California Fractional Gold. The 1854 Octagonal California Gold Dollar was recently submitted to NGC for attribution and grading. California Fractional Gold Pieces were struck by private mints in California in order to fill a need for smaller denominations in commerce. The […]

The post NGC, Stack’s Bowers Galleries Identify New California Fractional Gold Variety appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Mint Error News: Unique Double Struck Peace Dollar

United States 1922 Peace Dollar Flip-Over Double Strike in Collar, PCGS AU58 By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Major mint errors in the U.S. Peace Dollar series are very rare. There are only a few known off-centers, broad strikes and double strikes. Peace Dollar mint errors are many times rarer than Morgan Dollar […]

The post Mint Error News: Unique Double Struck Peace Dollar appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic US Coins – Gold Stella $4 Coin Goes to Auction

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. There’s an old saying, “fake like a two-cent coin” or “a three-cent coin.” While these obscure denominations haven’t seen circulation for a very long time, there ironically were two-cent and three-cent denominations of U.S. coins (the latter known as a “trime”) during the 19th century. What’s more, there […]

The post Classic US Coins – Gold Stella $4 Coin Goes to Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

World Coins – Tips on Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso

by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek…. Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso requires skilled eyes and a working knowledge of the silver coin’s design and strike nuances. The early 20th-century peso is a beautiful silver coin with a compelling story, yet it had but a short life during troubling times in the Latin American nation. The Caballito […]

The post World Coins – Tips on Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Tips for Beginners: Coin Collecting by the Roll

By Littleton Coin Company ……….. Collecting coins by the roll has always offered a “hoarding appeal” – if owning a single desirable coin is fun, why not own a whole roll of them! But roll collecting has been popular for another reason in recent years. The U.S. Mint’s heavy workload, including quarters and dollars with […]

The post Tips for Beginners: Coin Collecting by the Roll appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Pan-Pac Expo Treasures Highlight $6.5+ Million Summer FUN Results

Two Panama-Pacific International Exposition $50 commemorative gold coins, one round and one octagonal, topped the results as Heritage’s July 7-10 Summer FUN auction raised close to $6.6 million for its consignors, with after-auction purchases continuing The Panama-Pacific International Exposition was held in 1915 in San Francisco, in what is now known as the Marina District, […]

The post Pan-Pac Expo Treasures Highlight $6.5+ Million Summer FUN Results appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Modern Dollar Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page book (number 22 in the popular Bowers Series) debuts July 26 and will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95. The Bowers Series is a popular […]

The post Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Modern Dollar Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Modern Dollar Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page book (number 22 in the popular Bowers Series) debuts July 26 and will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95. The Bowers Series is a popular […]

The post Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Modern Dollar Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions Private Coin Lot Viewing – Summer FUN 2016 – 4K Video

Heritage Auctions is the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists Winter and Summer FUN coin shows. At the Summer 2016 FUN coin show, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat with Heritage Auction’s Chris Dykstra to discuss three interesting lots from the July 7-10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction. In this private lot viewing video, […]

The post Heritage Auctions Private Coin Lot Viewing – Summer FUN 2016 – 4K Video appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek IQ: How Major Mint Error Coins Escape the Mint – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com. 2016 Farran Zerbe Award winner Mark Lighterman answers the question: How do major error coins leave the United States Mint? In this CoinWeek IQ video, Mark presents three interesting and devious ways in which major mint error coins have escaped the mint and ended up in […]

The post CoinWeek IQ: How Major Mint Error Coins Escape the Mint – 4K Video appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek Podcast #28: On the Passing of Eisenhower Dollar Doubled Die Researcher Tom Kalantzis

CoinWeek Podcast #28: On the Passing of Eisenhower Dollar Doubled Die Researcher Tom Kalantzis Tom Kalantzis was a dedicated researcher of Eisenhower dollar doubled dies. If you are a fan of the series, or enjoy collecting idiosyncratic doubled die coins or RPMs, you have likely benefited from Kalantzis’ work. In this episode of the CoinWeek […]

The post CoinWeek Podcast #28: On the Passing of Eisenhower Dollar Doubled Die Researcher Tom Kalantzis appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Canadian 2016 Grizzly Bear Proof Coin CAD Error Roars onto Scene

  By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. The 2016 Canadian $200 Roaring Grizzly Bear Proof coin is making headlines for a recently discovered error variety. The error coin features remnants of a micro-engraved Canadian Maple Leaf security mark, ordinarily found only on the bullion version of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Roaring Grizzly Bear gold coin. […]

The post Canadian 2016 Grizzly Bear Proof Coin CAD Error Roars onto Scene appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Varirty Pt. 1

Type B Reverse Washington Quarter By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1964, the Philadelphia Mint produced a remarkable nine-coin series of major Washington Quarter varieties. They were unlike anything earlier coined in the history of the U.S. Mint. I stumbled upon my first example at a coin […]

The post The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Varirty Pt. 1 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 1

Type B Reverse Washington Quarter……. By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1964, the Philadelphia Mint produced a remarkable nine-coin series of major Washington Quarter varieties. They were unlike anything earlier coined in the history of the U.S. Mint. I stumbled upon my first example at a coin […]

The post The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 1 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic U.S. Coins – NGC Discovers Extremely Rare Dime

1796 JR-7 Variety is the Finer of Just Two Known Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare 1796 dime. A routine submission of early Bust silver coins, which included a well worn 1796 dime, for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus® service has furnished numismatics with its second-known example of a previously unique die marriage. […]

The post Classic U.S. Coins – NGC Discovers Extremely Rare Dime appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

British Error Coins Prove No Mistake In Spink NY Sale

It seems collectors and dealers alike find the Royal Mint’s foibles quite interesting as heated bidding on lots from the Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins proved last week. Sold as part of the offerings in the Spink New York Sale, September 24, the Snyder Collection cumulatively realized above the pre-sale high estimate with […]

The post British Error Coins Prove No Mistake In Spink NY Sale appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

  The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com 1982 was the year E.T. The Extra Terrestrial hit the silver screen. The average price of a new home was $80,000, and the Equal Rights Amendment failed ratification. It was also the year the United States Mint began making Lincoln cents from a 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper alloy instead […]

The post The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

First Read: Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. In this edition of First Read, we take a look at two self-published works in the field of modern numismatics. Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels: Die Varieties and Minting Errors by Richard Bousquet […]

The post First Read: Photographs of Thomas Jefferson Nickels Die Varieties and Minting Errors and Rick’s Legacy: Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

VAMs and More: 60th FUN Show Report

by Dennis Halladay – VAMs and More Gold and silver prices rising, the stock market falling, cold weather nearly everywhere, and huge Heritage auctions made for a busy Florida United Numismatists (FUN) coin show January 7-10 in Orlando. And it was big. Really, really big as seen in the accompanying photo of most, but not all, of […]

The post VAMs and More: 60th FUN Show Report appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

By C. Logan McKechnie for the VAM View…. VAMs have always been the stepchild of the numismatic marketplace. Morgan dollars, however, are the most collected coins in the world but, it is hard to convince the generic collector that all Morgan and Peace dollars are VAMs. This summer has brought home a staleness in the […]

The post VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope

The latest issue of Errorscope, CONECA’S (The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America) bimonthly journal is now at the printers. The May / June issue should be available to members at or around the first of May from the CONECA Errorscope Online Members Only Area (assessable from the banner at the top of […]

The post Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Upcoming Central States Numismatic Society Auction Features Finest Known VAM

”Acquiring an 1887 with a clashed E is considered a landmark event by most variety specialists …, Jeff Oxman wrote in his book, The Hot 50. For more than a decade, that VAM has been listed in the TOP 10 by those who write about or collect VAMs. Recently, the sale prices of examples have […]

The post Upcoming Central States Numismatic Society Auction Features Finest Known VAM appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Andy Oskam, President, Ike Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Eisenhower dollars continue to be a collecting series of interest to collectors especially to members of the Ike Group. Issued from 1971 till 1978 this series of dollar sized coins represents one of the least expensive series of collectible series of coin with a plethora of […]

The post Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek