Category Archives: 1861-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar

The New Orleans Mint and Its Southern Coinage

By Mike Garofalo for PCGS …… The first United States Mint was built in Philadelphia, which was serving as our nation’s capital city during the period spanning 1790 through 1800 while Washington, D.C. was being built. Even when the federal government was, itself, moved to Washington in 1800, the nation’s only mint remained in Philadelphia. […]

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Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

  By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek …. Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of information available on each shipwreck, and the stories are as interesting as any “land-based” hoard so why not? The nice thing about building any pedigree collection is that you […]

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NGC-Certified Confederate Half Dollar Sells for Record $960,000

Rare piece leads Heritage’s $3.7 million Newman Part IX live auction Wednesday night An 1861 Confederate Half Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in Heritage Auctions’ sale of Part IX of the Eric P. Newman Collection on Wednesday, November 1. It realized a record $960,000. Newman IX contains 427 NGC-certified coins, […]

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What to Do When You Hear: ‘What’s a Buffalo Nickel?’

Suggestions for being a numismatic ambassador, and exploring opportunities in Newman IX By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor …….. The other evening, Beth and I were out with some friends for dinner, and as usually happens at some point during the conversation, something with a scent of numismatics came up. I try to suppress it, […]

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Confederate Half Dollar and More: NGC Certifies Eric P. Newman Collection, Part 9

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an additional 427 coins, tokens and medals from the Eric P. Newman Collection. These selections comprise the ninth part in a series of auctions of the legendary collection and will be sold by Heritage Auctions, November 1-3, 2017. The centerpiece of Newman IX is an 1861 Confederate Half Dollar, […]

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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 […]

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