This 1875 Trade dollars was upgraded from the PCGS Proof 66 and accompanying green CAC sticker, its grade in 2015, to Proof 67 before the July FUN auction. The numerical upgrade did not heighten the market's perception of this coin's value, as the 2015 price realized was $28,200, and the July Heritage FUN sale price realized was $25,000.48.
Among the highlights in the 2016 summer FUN auction was a group of Trade dollars, including this 1878-S silver dollar graded Mint State 66 by Professional Coin Grading Service with a green Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker that sold for $30,550.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions are again sharing official auctioneer duties at the upcoming American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Aug. 9 to 13. Both firms will be offering a wide range of coins and paper money from the United States and the world.
July 14, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced Senate Bill 3235, which seeks a congressional gold medal to honor troops who defended Bataan during World War II. Other legislation seeks gold medals for baseball great Larry Doby and WWII forces.
Because of their sheer number and variety, quarter dollars from the 50 State Quarter series are often singled out by collectors as representatives of bad design. The program was launched in 1999 and was a 10-year initiative that honored each of the nation’s states in the order that they ratified the Constitution or were admitted into the Union, extended in 2009...
Two issues in the commemorative series were singled out repeatedly by those surveyed for their visual shortcomings. One was a classic issue with a reverse that's “disappointingly simple, almost mindless in its cartoonish simplicity.” Another is a modern issue that pays tribute to a woman whose portrait "looks like a corpse."
In 1976 and the years immediately leading up to it, the nation was in a Bicentennial frenzy as the United States planned celebrations honoring the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Thousands of special numismatic issues were struck and among the most impressive and expensive is this gold medal measuring 3 inches in diameter struck...
The U.S. coins that collectors consider classics today are what got the most mixed responses in my informal survey of more than 50 of my coin collecting friends aimed at pinning down the least attractive U.S. coins.
It seems that among U.S. coin designs, some are universally praised and some seem to enjoy consistent disdain from collectors. From the soaring heights of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 High Relief double eagle — considered by many to be the finest U.S. coin design — to the lowly Anthony dollar, the more than two centuries of coins produced by the U.S. Mint have seen...
Among the Stack’s Bowers highlights is an 1851 Seated Liberty silver dollar restrike that was overstruck on a New Orleans Mint Seated Liberty dollar, graded Proof 62 by Professional Coin Grading Service with a green Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker.