Category Archives: Type Coins Silver

Bullion Shark: Collecting Classic, Modern, and Silver American Quarters

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and began striking pattern coins that year. The first regular issue coins were not produced until 1793. The first quarter dollars, however, were not issued until 1796 because Spanish colonial coins denominated in Reales, which still circulated in the U.S., filled the […]

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A World of Money: An Impressive Large Example of China’s Earliest Gold Coinage

By Heritage Auctions …… Our December 5-6 Hong Kong Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of the most unique forms of currency we’ve offered – a sheet of “Block or Cube Money” from the State of Chu, dating to the period 400-220 BCE. It is divided into roughly 18 squares, each stamped […]

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Heritage December Dallas Auction Open for Bidding

The Heritage December 5-7 Signature auction of US coins, taking place at Heritage’s world headquarters in Dallas, is now open for bidding! Building on the momentum from the ANA auction, Long Beach, and others, it features a loaded Premier Session on Thursday evening, December 5, plus two floor sessions on Friday — one in the […]

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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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Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of the most sought after and dangerous twentieth-century U.S. coins. Sought-after due to its status as the key date in the enduringly popular Mercury series; dangerous due decades of chicanery played […]

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The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

  By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. As a professional coin grader for most of my career, I can tell you that for as complex as the Morgan dollar is – and it is – the Peace dollar really takes the cake for being a difficult coin to grade. It’s not that graders […]

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Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins – Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ……   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The Franklin half dollar was struck for just 15 years, from 1948 to 1963. It was replaced in 1964 by the Kennedy half, under circumstances that need no explanation […]

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CoinWeek IQ: INFOCUS – Draped Bust Quarters – 4K Video

 CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com and the industry’s leading experts. The rare coin market has peaks and valleys. For astute collectors, this is a good thing. A recent dip in the rare coin market has seen the prices of many important American coins down slightly in recent years. Gary […]

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United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 1886 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. Nearly 20 million 1886 Morgan dollars were made, and while the vast majority were ultimately melted, enough survive today to satisfy general collector demands. The Morgan dollar, as […]

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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 […]

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USA Coin Album: Numismatic Lame Ducks

By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC …….. In politics, a lame duck is an official whose term of office is concluding and whose successor has already been elected. In effect, this person is seen as no longer useful. This term has a numismatic application as well. Among USA coins there have been many […]

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New Guide Book of Peace Dollars Explores America’s Last Silver Dollar and the Mysterious 1964-D Coinage

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and revised third edition of the Guide Book of Peace Dollars, by award-winning numismatic researcher Roger W. Burdette. The 288-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016, for $19.95. Before then it is available for preorder (including online at www.Whitman.com). […]

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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, […]

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Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

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

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Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2,500, Pt. 2: Half Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #340 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… During the history of coin collecting in the United States, most coin enthusiasts at one time or another have sought to complete, or nearly complete, a set of […]

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Interpreting Auction Prices for PCGS & NGC “MS-66” Barber Quarter Type Coins

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #330 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… This discussion is aimed at a wide audience, not just prospective buyers of Barber quarters. Indeed, the broader implications of interpreting auction results for type coins over a five-year period are of interest to […]

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Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the most beautiful coins ever produced in the United States, and Collectors have long respected it as one of the great American coins. […]

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US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

By Littleton Coin Company ……….. Nude: devoid of a natural or conventional covering, especially a person’s flesh. Whether you say nude, naked, unclothed, in the buff or nekkid… It’s the most natural state a person can be in. And yet, the only thing that’s socially acceptable is to cover up. It seems as though this […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Blueprints for Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities ….. From buzzard to beau (bow) dollar, that large silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921 has gone by a number of names. Regardless of the moniker, few coins have captured the hearts and minds of both collector and general public as much as the Morgan […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II – Audio: 7:11

In this CoinWeek podcast, editor Charles Morgan adapts ModernCoinWholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki’s second article on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. In this podcast, toning, strike, and packaging are covered. “The Morgan Dollar vs. the American […]

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APMEX Ramps Up Rare Coin Selections

A leader in the Precious Metals industry for over 15 years, APMEX has always had a small selection of collector coins, as part of their bullion-rich inventory. This year, however, APMEX made a strategic business decision to give many more old coins and currency new homes by growing their rare coin and currency inventory selections. […]

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MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for You?

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….. You know, one of the great things about this hobby is that there’s something in it for everybody. Let’s say that you were really into cars, a real gear head. Unless you’re independently wealthy or a hedge fund trader, it’s doubtful that you’d ever get a chance to experience the […]

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Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The Franklin half dollar was struck for just fifteen years, from 1948 to 1963. It was replaced in 1964 by the Kennedy half dollar. The circumstances behind the release of that […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 4: Barber and Walking Liberty Half Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. We continue our guide to the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set by focusing on the century’s forgotten denomination, the half dollar. For many Americans, the fact that the United States continues to produce a half dollar would come as a surprise. The coin hasn’t been a […]

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Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. For dealers and collectors at the top end of the U.S. rare coin market, all eyes will be on the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada at 5:00 pm local time (8:00 pm Eastern) as Legend Rare Coin Auctions starts live bidding for Regency Auction X. […]

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Not Fully Appreciated, Norweb 1796 Quarter Sells for $411,250

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #240 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…… At the recently concluded Long Beach Expo, Heritage conducted a surprisingly large auction extravaganza, less than one month after the conclusion of the ANA Convention in Illinois, which included […]

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