The surprise Japanese attack shocked the United States along with the world. The day after the attack, President Franklin Roosevelt would say that the attack represented “a date which will live in infamy,” before issuing a proclamation of war against Japan.
Hard to come by, this 1803 Draped Bust half dollar is struck 10 percent off-center at 7:00 relative to the obverse. Just a bit of the design is missing — the bottom of the date and the top of STATES on the reverse — but a broad area of unstruck planchet is visible, making this a highly desirable error.
A beautifully toned 1795 Draped Bust silver dollar will highlight The Regency Auction XIV by Legend Rare Coin Auctions in Las Vegas, Nev., at The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino on Dec. 15.
A new California state law expanding the definition of autographed collectibles may impact a popular area of the coin hobby: third-party slabs with autographed labels. The new legislation, which takes effect at the start of 2017, expands the term “collectible” to mean all autographed items.
The 1925 Stone Mountain commemorative half dollar designed by Gutzon Borglum is one of the more common halves in the classic commemorative series of 1892 to 1954. A typical example certified MS-66 by PCGS or Numismatic Guaranty Corp. might sell for $250 to $300 at auction.
Certainly one of the most beautiful coins in various Stack’s Bowers Baltimore auctions was this 1955-S Roosevelt dime graded MS-67+ by PCGS with a Quality Assurance sticker on the slab.
At the Stack’s Bowers Nov. 3 Rarities Night Auction in Baltimore, the firm sold a 1954 Franklin half dollar graded Mint State 67 full bell lines by Professional Coin Grading Service for $14,100.
The 1870s was a decade of experimentation at the U.S. Mint, characterized by a rich variety of patterns struck, along with new laws that altered the silver content of circulating coins. Set within this framework is an 1873-CC Seated Liberty, Arrows at Date dime graded About Uncirculated 53 by Professional Coin Grading Service.