Category Archives: Carson City Mint

Surprise! Couple Finds Out Their Gold Coin is Worth $100,000+

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The recently found 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle now graded PCGS VF30. Images courtesy PCGS. We’ve all heard the stories from coin dealers of folks who bring coins into the shop for appraisal or sale only to tell them the pieces they delivered were worth far less than the […]

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Gem 1891-CC Morgan Dollar: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

Desirable Gem 1891-CC Morgan Dollar 1891-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-65 (PCGS).   This is an exceptionally well-preserved, highly attractive example of a conditionally challenging Carson City Mint Morgan dollar issue. Sharply struck throughout, both sides are brilliant with subtle hints of golden toning and faint prooflike reflectivity in the fields. Silky smooth in appearance and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Streaming News: Conan the Special Ops Military Dog (and Other Proposed Commemorative Coin Programs)

  Forthcoming Commemorative Coin Programs: 2020 National Basketball Hall of Fame The Coins: gold $5, silver $1, clad half dollar Struck to honor the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The program features curved coins similar to those struck for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame and 2019 Apollo 11 50th […]

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A Coin Analyst Exclusive: Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars Proposed as Ongoing Program

  By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On March 11, U.S. Representative Garland “Andy” Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 6192 – a bill which proposes the issuance of a silver dollar program starting in 2021 that would honor the centennial of the transition in 1921 from Morgan to Peace dollars. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV2), whose district […]

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Carson City Mint Celebrates 150 Years

On Feb. 4, representatives from the United States Mint, the Nevada State Museum, and the State of Nevada participated in the celebration that marked the 150th anniversary of the production of the first coin at the Carson City Mint in 1870. It was held at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Nev

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United States Mint celebrates Carson City Mint sesquicentennial

Carson City, Nevada — United States Mint Director David J. Ryder today joined officials of the state of Nevada and representatives of the Nevada State Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first coin produced at the Carson City Mint

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United States Mint Celebrates Carson City Mint Sesquicentennial

United States Mint Director David J. Ryder today joined officials of the state of Nevada and representatives of the Nevada State Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first coin produced at the Carson City Mint. Director Ryder reflected on the facility’s legacy: “The Carson City Mint holds a special place in the United […]

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United States Mint celebrates Carson City Mint sesquicentennial

Carson City, Nevada — United States Mint Director David J. Ryder today joined officials of the state of Nevada and representatives of the Nevada State Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first coin produced at the Carson City Mint

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Doug Winter: A Record-Setting 1872-CC $10 Eagle Gold Coin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner Lost amidst all the hoopla at the recent 2020 FUN Show and auctions was the sale of one of the most remarkable US gold coins I have seen in a while. This coin was a totally fresh-to-the-market 1872-CC Liberty Head eagle graded MS62 by NGC, and […]

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United States Mint to Participate in Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary Celebration

Carson City Mint WHAT: Representatives from the United States Mint, the Nevada State Museum, and the State of Nevada will participate in a celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the production of the first coin at the Carson City Mint in 1870. The event will include the ceremonial striking of a special sesquicentennial silver […]

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Nevada State Museum Celebrates Sesquicentennial of Carson City Mint

In February of 1870, the sparkling new steam-powered coin press inside the United States Mint in Carson City struck its first coin, a Seated Liberty silver dollar with a crisp CC mint mark. One hundred and fifty years, millions of dollars, a couple of road trips and a healthy dose of serendipity later, Coin Press […]

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Mint State 1899-CC Morgan Dollar Highlight at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, January 12, bidding ends on GreatCollections for this 1892-CC Morgan dollar graded MS-62 by NGC. The 1892-CC Morgan dollar is interesting in that most of the run was entered into circulation. Most other Morgan dollars struck by the Carson City Mint were not, and collectors would have to wait almost […]

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Blanchard: Over 270 Million of These Coins Were Melted

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ….. Over 270 million Morgan silver dollars met their fate in the melting pot under the provisions of the Pittman Act of 1918. The U.S. government ordered this dramatic move to save Great Britain from a banking collapse and may have also helped the Allies win the war. How did […]

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Seldom Seen items – Cancelled Reverse Seated Half Dollar Die From Carson City

  Heritage’s upcoming December 15 Online Auction of Carson City Coinage features an interesting canceled die, one of numerous reverse dies that the Carson City Mint used to strike half dollars in the 1870s. During this period, working dies were manufactured in Philadelphia and then shipped to the branch mints for use. The CC mintmark […]

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The Mint Urban Legend of the 1875 Dot Indian Cent

I’ve noticed a small dot in the “N” in “United” on my 1875 Indian Head cent. Is this a variety worth noting?
There is an interesting story behind the 1875 Dot Indian cents. It is believed a mint employee was suspected of stealing coins, according to a mint urban legend

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David Lawrence Featuring Gold Rush Era Coins in Latest Internet Auction

DLRC Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  …… The David Lawrence Sunday Internet Auction #1084 offers three incredible commemorative and pioneer gold issues, a Pan-Pac Octagonal, a Humbert and an Assay. Don’t miss those and other exciting PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-certified pieces. In all, there’s a vast selection of over 250 New Items, […]

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How long have we had mintmarks on coins?

I found a 1965 two-cent coin from the British Caribbean Territories-Eastern Group. Where is this group?
The BCT-EG was formed in 1950 and uses a common currency. The group includes Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, The Leeward and Windward Islands, British Guiana and The British Virgin Islands

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Classic US Gold Coins – The Big Five Carson City Mint Double Eagles

Carson City Mint Double Eagles By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… Carson City Mint double eagles can be neatly divided into three tiers of rarity. The third tier includes the common dates (1874-CC, 1875-CC, 1876-CC, 1882-CC, 1883-CC, 1884-CC, 1889-CC, 1890-CC, 1892-CC, and 1893-CC), while the second-tier coins are a bit less available but still reasonably […]

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A Coin Analyst Exclusive: An Insider’s Perspective on the Morgan & Peace 1921 Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin Act

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On July 16, 2019, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO5) and Andy Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 3757, the 2021 Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin Act, which calls for the issuance of 2021-dated Morgan and Peace dollars to mark the centennial of the transition from Morgan to Peace dollars in 1921. […]

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Famous 1876-CC Twenty-Cent Piece Offered in Stack’s Bowers Official Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

A PCGS-Graded MS-65 Example Will Be a Highlight of Their Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money For a long time, the 1876-CC twenty-cent piece has been recognized as one of the most famous and most desired of all American coins, and the offering of an example attracts great attention in the numismatic community. […]

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Condition Rarity 1884-CC Morgan Dollar Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Bidding ends Sunday, June 16 on GreatCollections.com for this 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar, graded MS-67+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. Struck at the fabled Carson City Mint, very few of the issue’s documented 1,136,000-coin mintage were known to have survived. That is until the GSA (General Services Administration) sales of the […]

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Rare 1876-CC Liberty Head Eagle Gold Coin in Upcoming Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The 1876-CC $10 is a significant rarity and is elusive in all grades. With appeal to both Carson City enthusiasts and Liberty Head gold specialists, demand far exceeds supply. We are thrilled to offer a pleasing AU-53 (PCGS) example in lot 1112 of our upcoming […]

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Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Carson City Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… The 19 different Liberty Head double eagles struck at the Carson City Mint between 1870 and 1893 form one of the most popular series in American numismatics. * * * In recent years, values have soared for these coins due to shrewd promotions and legitimate […]

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Bowers on collecting: Some comments about the 20-cent piece

Of all circulating denominations of United States coins the 20-cent piece, sometimes called the double dime, was the shortest lived. Examples were made for circulation for only two years, 1875 and 1876, followed by two years of Proofs for collectors

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Bowers on collecting: Some comments about the 20-cent piece

Of all circulating denominations of United States coins the 20-cent piece, sometimes called the double dime, was the shortest lived. Examples were made for circulation for only two years, 1875 and 1876, followed by two years of Proofs for collectors

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Bowers on collecting: Some comments about the 20-cent piece

Of all circulating denominations of United States coins the 20-cent piece, sometimes called the double dime, was the shortest lived. Examples were made for circulation for only two years, 1875 and 1876, followed by two years of Proofs for collectors

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Bowers on collecting: Some comments about the 20-cent piece

Of all circulating denominations of United States coins the 20-cent piece, sometimes called the double dime, was the shortest lived. Examples were made for circulation for only two years, 1875 and 1876, followed by two years of Proofs for collectors

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Curry on Carson City medal

Abraham Curry (Image courtesy Nevada Historical Society [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)The most recent monthly public medal striking at the Nevada State Museum in the old Carson City Mint was held Dec. 28, 2018.
On the medal is a portrait of Abraham Curry, who founded and was the first superintendent of the CC Mint in 1870

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Key year for coin collectors is 1893

The key to the Morgan silver dollar series is a product of 1893. It was struck at the San Francisco Mint, and only 100,000 were made.
The closing of an historical minting facility, two commemorative issues, and the mintage of two popular Morgan dollars make 1893 a unique and special year for numismatists

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All-time finest historic CC dollar collection purchased by Barry Stuppler

(Woodland Hills, California) August 1, 2018 — The Ponderosa Collection, the PCGS Set Registry number one finest-of-all-time set of circulation strike Carson City Morgan dollars, 1878-1893, has been acquired intact by Woodland Hills, California dealer Barry Stuppler.
The purchase price for the 13-coin set plus a 14th “top pop” CC dollar was $1

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Déjà vu all over again: American Innovation Dollar Coin Program

By Louis Golino
On July 10, legislation calling for the issuance of a new series of $1 coins that will honor American innovations and innovators was sent to President Trump to be signed into law — which he did Friday.
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Déjà vu all over again: American Innovation Dollar Coin Program

By Louis Golino
On July 10, legislation calling for the issuance of a new series of $1 coins that will honor American innovations and innovators was sent to President Trump to be signed into law — which he did Friday.
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Déjà vu all over again: American Innovation Dollar Coin Program

On July 10, legislation calling for the issuance of a new series of $1 coins that will honor American innovations and innovators was sent to President Trump to be signed into law, which he is expected to do.
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The Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2018

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The Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2018

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The Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2018

Last month, Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV) introduced H.R

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Carson City Mint Commemorative Coin Program Legislation Introduced

  By CoinWeek News Staff …. Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary On June 26, 2018, U.S. Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV2) introduced a bill to Congress authorizing the United States Mint to produce commemorative coins honoring the 150th anniversary of the Carson City Mint. The Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2018 (H.R. […]

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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 […]

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Collecting Morgan Dollars: An Overview

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   As a collectible, Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have no real peer in American numismatics. It is by far the most widely collected and traded numismatic coin in the world. Attend any coin show and you will quickly see that slabbed and raw Morgan dollars […]

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US Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1876-CC 20 Cent Piece

This counterfeit of an unusual denomination shows plenty of clues that it isn’t worth a fortune By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The 20 cent piece was an American coin produced only from 1875 to 1878. Like the Seated Liberty quarter, it was struck in .900 fine silver, featured the Seated Liberty obverse and was nearly […]

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Legend to Auction Oak Crest Collection Carson City Half Eagles, Crow River Peace Dollars

Two important collections will anchor the May 2018 New Orleans Regency Auction Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to have been selected to sell two outstanding collections in the firm’s 26th Regency Auction, the official auction of the PCGS May 2018 Members Only Show in New Orleans: The Oak Crest Collection of Carson City […]

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Key Date Carson City Morgan Among Highlights of David Lawrence Internet Auction

By David Lawrence Internet Auction …… The  Sunday David Lawrence Internet Auction #999 offers a fantastic selection 350 New Items along with 50 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, February 11. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale include: 1909-S 50c PCGS/CAC […]

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Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagles – The Only Coin Series Struck at All U.S. Mints!

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #403 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. These were struck in Philadelphia (PA), Charlotte (NC), Dahlonega (GA), New Orleans (LA), San Francisco (CA), Carson City (NV), […]

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Hobby’s demand inspired a special book on Carson City Morgan dollars

The Morgan silver dollar is one of the most popular American coins of recent generations. We see evidence of this all the time here at Whitman Publishing, in daily communication with coin collectors across the nation

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Scarce & Rare Double Eagles, US Gold Coins in David Lawrence Auction #993

By David Lawrence Rare Coins …… Our New Year’s Eve Sunday Internet Auction #993 features 38 exciting coins from The Champagne Gold Collection. This amazing collection of gold coins offers some unique opportunities for the advanced collector. A well-rounded assortment of key dates, low population pieces, and impressively difficult to locate coins is an offering […]

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Stunning Classic & Modern Rare Coins Take the Stage in Legend Regency XXIV Auction

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Legend Rare Coin Auctions is keeping the season bright with The Regency Auction XXIV, which, in conjunction with the PCGS Member’s Only Show takes place on December 14, 2017 at the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The headlining auction consists of 392 lots with estimated values ranging […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Auction XXIV Now Open

Impressive Collections Anchor Legend’s Latest Regency Sale Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to present the 24th Regency Auction in conjunction with the ever-popular PCGS Members’ Show on the evening of Thursday, December 14 at Caesar’s in Las Vegas. As always, Legend’s boutique auction venue has brought together impressive collections that anchor the sale. […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – Key Date Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter

Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter series. Read about the counterfeit that was submitted and how our experts recognized it. One of the most interesting fakes that NGC has received in the past […]

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Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagles ($20 Gold Coins), Type 2

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #391 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Head double eagles ($20 gold coins) were minted from 1850 to 1907. Before 1850, the largest U.S. coin denomination was the $10 gold piece (the eagle). This discussion is about collecting circulated […]

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Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect With Motto Liberty Head Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner ……   In January 2017, I wrote a blog in the “So You’ve Decided to Collect…” series about No Motto Liberty Head eagles. As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be interesting to write about the With Motto Liberty Head eagle coinage. […]

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Q. David Bowers: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Morgan Silver Dollars!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers …… (Or, if you’re already familiar with this series, you may still enjoy my comments concerning the coins) Background We all need to bow down in the direction of Washington, D.C. and retroactively thank Congress for passing the Bland-Allison Act of February 28, 1878. Back then the American […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination By Max Spiegel – Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……..   NGC graders identify counterfeit coins with added or altered mint marks each and every day. These alterations are seen so often that we devoted an entire article to […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 21, 2017: The Hobby Under Fire, Endangered Cash, & Coin Crime

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017:  The War on Cash 2: This Time It’s Personal 1.) ‘CASH ESSENTIAL TO PERSONAL FREEDOM’ – EUROPEANS PUSH BACK The biggest cited concern for respondents was the threat the cash restrictions would pose to privacy and personal anonymity. A total of 87% of respondents viewed […]

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The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… Between 1795 and 1933 a total of 36 major gold types were issued for circulation. In my May 2017 article on collecting US gold by type, I touched on these. In this follow-up, I’m going to discuss each type in more detail with suggestions on how and what to […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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Heritage Auctions: Collector Coins Highlighted in Summer FUN Offerings

We are pleased to present our offerings in the July 6-9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction. This is our 11th annual Summer FUN event, yet Heritage’s history as Official Auctioneer for FUN goes all the way back to 1997 – now 20 years and counting. The current Summer FUN show focuses on collectors and […]

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Fantastic Obsolete Coins from Our American Heritage: Liberty Seated 20-Cent Pieces

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… From its inception, the silver 20-cent coin was one of the most poorly conceived, ill-received and unpopular coins produced by the United States Mint. Its great similarity in design and size with the circulating 25-cent coin was confusing to many Americans. The 20-cent piece was allegedly introduced […]

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Choice AU 1871-CC Liberty Half Eagle in Stack’s Bowers March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ….. The year 1870 saw the beginning of coin production at the Carson City Mint, starting a decade of low-mintage issues affecting nearly all of the gold denominations. The Liberty half eagle was the smallest of the gold coins manufactured by this western mint, and was […]

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Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #369 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type was covered in Part Nine of this series. The ‘With Motto’ type dates from […]

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Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #369 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type was covered in Part Nine of this series. The ‘With Motto’ type dates from […]

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Condition Census Gem 1875-CC Liberty Seated Quarter Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   This week’s United States Coin of the Week may have originated from the Carson City Mint in the Wild West, but it was likely in New England that it first came to light and was quickly stashed away to be impeccably preserved for future […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar at January Collectors Choice Online Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ….. The January 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction offers nearly 700 lots and an impressive barrage of rarities including a delightful 1889-CC Morgan silver dollar certified MS-62 by PCGS (lot 91341). The 1889-CC Morgan dollar is one of the most desirable issues of the series, and […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar at January Collectors Choice Online Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The January 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction offers nearly 700 lots and an impressive barrage of rarities including a delightful 1889-CC Morgan silver dollar certified MS-62 by PCGS (lot 91341). The 1889-CC Morgan dollar is one of the most desirable issues of the series, […]

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Whitman Publishing: Exploring the Mints of the United States

The United States Mint is at the center of American coin collecting. It is the wellspring, the mother lode, of the little copper, silver and gold objects of material culture that numismatists collect, study, and catalog. The Mint is the sole manufacturer of the nation’s legal-tender coinage, and its products are used every day by […]

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Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Online Auctions Tide Collectors Over – My Five–0 Season Continues Summer 2016 has certainly been busy and eventful. Numismatically speaking I can’t recall having enjoyed our hobby as much as I continue on my Five-0—fifty years as a collector-season. Things have changed in so many ways […]

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US Gold Coins – What Are the Three Rarest Carson City Half Eagles?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……. Of the three denominations of gold coins struck at the Carson City Mint, perhaps the most popular to collect by date are the half eagles. Of the 19 issues produced between 1870 and 1893, all are obtainable in reasonably high grades. But some of these are rarer than most […]

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Classic US Coins – The Short-Lived Carson City Mint

Visiting America’s short-lived frontier mint in Carson City, Nevada By Littleton Coin Company ……….. Taking a vacation trip through Nevada and California recently, I visited the historic former Carson City Mint in the capital city of Nevada. Though a small, short-lived facility that struck U.S. coins only from 1870-1893, the Carson City Mint is huge […]

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Exceptional 19th century U.S. Gold Coins in Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #272…. A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds….   In Schaumburg, Illinois, a small city not far from Chicago, the annual CSNS convention will be held from April 22 to 25. In the official auction, which will be […]

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Exceptional 19th Century U.S. Gold Coins in Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #272…. A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. In Schaumburg, Illinois, a small city not far from Chicago, the annual CSNS convention will be held from April 22 to 25. In the official auction, which will be conducted […]

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US Gold Coins: Are 1870-CC Eagles Undervalued in Comparison to their Double Eagle Counterparts?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Without a lot of fanfare, we have seen the dispersal of one of the most amazing collecting of Western branch mint gold coins in the history of numismatics. So far in 2014, the various sales of the Bently/Nob Hill Collection(s) of US Gold Coinage has seen no […]

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First Read: Two Morgan Dollar Books

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Carson City Morgan Dollars: Featuring the Coins of the GSA Hoard, by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar & Jeff Oxman (3rd Edition) © 2014 Whitman Publishing, LLC. 130 pages, full color, hardback. […]

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