Category Archives: US silver coins

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Counterfeit Coins Profiled by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………. Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as […]

The post Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar 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

Stack’s Bowers to Showcase the Famous 1894-S Dime at ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

Of all great American coin rarities, the 1894-S dime stands high in the front rank. The appearance of one in the marketplace is always a cause for excitement. Over a long period of years Stack’s Bowers Galleries has offered several, always to excitement and acclaim. Now comes another–a coin that has been off the market […]

The post Stack’s Bowers to Showcase the Famous 1894-S Dime at ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman

By John Frost – President and Journal Editor, Barber Coin Collectors’ Society ……   When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the bug, and soon took this new hobby of mine seriously. Like several of my friends, I started with Lincoln cents, and I assembled most of the collection by sixth […]

The post Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Gem 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Capped Bust quarter series, struck from 1815 through 1838, is vastly underrated and contains many of the great rarities in 19th-century numismatics. Most often collected as part of a type set, examples are readily available in most circulated grades but represent a significant challenge […]

The post Gem 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Gem 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Capped Bust quarter series, struck from 1815 through 1838, is vastly underrated and contains many of the great rarities in 19th-century numismatics. Most often collected as part of a type set, examples are readily available in most circulated grades but represent a significant challenge […]

The post Gem 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019 Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Whitman Announces Expanded 2nd Edition Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins

Whitman Publishing will release an enlarged, updated second edition of the Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers, in February 2019. The 400-page book, volume 20 in the popular Bowers Series of numismatic references, will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at Whitman.com), for $29.95. The second […]

The post Whitman Announces Expanded 2nd Edition Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

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 […]

The post Collecting Morgan Dollars: An Overview appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Rittenhouse 1792 Half Disme and an 1861-P Paquet $20 at 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money

ANA Governor Brian Hendelson will provide historic multi-million dollar Philadelphia Mint coins and early United States Mint appointment documents for ANA Museum Showcase exhibit The finest known 1792 Half Disme, formerly owned by the first United States Mint Director David Rittenhouse, and the finer of the two known 1861 Philadelphia Mint Paquet Reverse Liberty Head […]

The post Rittenhouse 1792 Half Disme and an 1861-P Paquet $20 at 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

King of American Coins Comes to Long Beach: Heritage to Auction 1804 Dollar

1804 dollars deserve headlines every time they come to auction. Heritage is proud to feature the Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen, a Class I “Original”, as one of the offerings in the June 14-17 Long Beach Signature Auction. This coin will cross the block as a part of the Premier session, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June […]

The post King of American Coins Comes to Long Beach: Heritage to Auction 1804 Dollar 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

US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. Collecting Strategies on building a 40% silver Short Set  1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year we made the switch from silver alloy to clad, and for many it marks the boundary between “real” money and whatever you’d want to call our coinage since then. […]

The post US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Third 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale July 11

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin-Ozark National Scenic Riverways (product code 17AL) on July 11 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins features the same designs that appear on their America the Beautiful […]

The post Third 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale July 11 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Third 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale July 11

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin-Ozark National Scenic Riverways (product code 17AL) on July 11 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins features the same designs that appear on their America the Beautiful […]

The post Third 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale July 11 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

Gem 1851-O Half Dollar at Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848 sent shockwaves through the American economy that reverberated for decades. While the gold to silver ratio of both the domestic and international markets had greatly affected the operations of the United States Mint since its […]

The post Gem 1851-O Half Dollar at Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

The post United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……….   Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as part of an […]

The post Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………. Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as part of an effort […]

The post Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 5: “Standard Silver” Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #371 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. It is not practical to cover all dime patterns in one discussion. The topic here is Liberty Head, “Standard Silver” dime patterns that cost less than $5,000 each. These are dated 1869 […]

The post U.S. Coin Patterns for Less Than $5,000 Each, Part 5: “Standard Silver” Dimes appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

2016 Fort Moultrie ATB 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. Dec. 8

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) (product code 16AN) on December 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design features Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship. […]

The post 2016 Fort Moultrie ATB 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. Dec. 8 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 26: Capped Bust Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #360 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. This series of articles is aimed at collectors who do not wish to spend more than $500 for any one coin yet seek to build meaningful, enjoyable and noteworthy collections of classic […]

The post Classic U.S. Coin for Less Than $500 Each, Part 26: Capped Bust Quarters appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

U.S. Mint Limited Edition 2016 Silver Proof Set Available November 25

The 2016 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code 16RC) will be available for purchase beginning on November 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $139.95, this set includes the following proof quality coins: One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin; Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coins honoring Shawnee […]

The post U.S. Mint Limited Edition 2016 Silver Proof Set Available November 25 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Until today, four products on the United States Mint’s online product schedule for 2016 had yet to receive official release dates: the Fort Moultrie America the Beautiful Quarter Three-Coin Set (product code 16AH), the Fort Moultrie Uncirculated 5oz Silver Coin (product code 16AN), the Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product […]

The post Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #353 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. The theme here is completing a set of Barber dimes in Very Fine to Almost Uncirculated grades, without spending as much as $500 on any one coin. Naturally toned and pleasant representatives of one or two of the scarcest […]

The post Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Theodore Roosevelt National Park America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Oct. 6

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Theodore Roosevelt National Park (product code 16AM) on October 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse (tails) features a young Theodore Roosevelt on horseback surveying the terrain near the Little Missouri River. Inscriptions […]

The post Theodore Roosevelt National Park America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Oct. 6 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

By Thomas Bush – Thomas Bush Numismatics …… Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”![1] The Charles Barber coinage of 1892 has been ridiculed and derided over the years with the above-mentioned ideas and statements. Perhaps with no small bit of irony, […]

The post Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar Offered by Heritage Auctions

Authenticated by NGC, this discovery coin will be featured in the Heritage Platinum Night Auction at the ANA Anaheim World’s Fair of Money, August 10, 2016 A first-of-its-kind, recently-discovered 1795 U.S. Flowing Hair silver dollar with two separate “plugs” has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and will be a featured highlight of the […]

The post Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar Offered by Heritage Auctions appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #267 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Among major, ‘live’ coin auctions, smaller events with relatively modest offerings tend to draw more attention to coins that are not extremely expensive. In large events, six-figure coins often […]

The post Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #267 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Among major, ‘live’ coin auctions, smaller events with relatively modest offerings tend to draw more attention to coins that are not extremely expensive. In large events, six-figure coins often […]

The post Classic U.S. Silver Coins highlight Winter ANA Coin Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek