Legend Rare Coin Auctions sold $2,626,632.60 in rare coins at its Dec. 17, 2015, Regency Auction XV in Las Vegas, Nev., as part of the Professional Coin Grading Service Members Only show.
A reader found two coins while searching through rolls of coins and is not sure if they are doubled dies or errors. One coin is a 1937 Buffalo nickel and it looks as if it is a doubled die on the date. The other coin is a Memorial cent with what looks like a overstrike. It would seem that an overstrike would have damaged the coin more, so what is the real cause?
Theorist Albert Einstein is soon appearing on a U.S. coin, but it’s not being issued by the United States Mint. Mel Wacks, founder of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and prolific coin counterstamper, has issued a counterstamped 1915 Barber silver half dollar bearing Einstein’s image.
Heritage’s various auctions, including its January 7 Platinum Night sale held during the Florida United Numismatists convention in Tampa, Fla., include many noteworthy collections. One significant holding offered is the Jay Cline Collection of Standing Liberty Quarter Dollars.
The Anthony dollar was conceived in 1977. With great enthusiasm Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro created a traditional Liberty Cap design that Coin World readers, the Treasury Department, and others praised. Congress, which always has the final say, discarded such recommendations and mandated that suffragist Susan B. Anthony be depicted.
Rodger Ryan has submitted what is without doubt the strongest doubled die known so far for the entire Lincoln, Shield cent series, introduced in 2010. Mr. Ryan’s find is on the obverse of a 2015 Lincoln cent. Strong doubling spread to the southeast shows on the date and on the letters of LIBERTY. A lesser spread shows on IN GOD WE TRUST with the spread...
Those 1804 silver dollars keep turning up all over the place. While U.S. Mint records show 19,570 Draped Bust dollars were struck in 1804, only 15 coins are known with that date, all struck decades later either for friends of Mint officials or foreign diplomats.
Color images of struck versions of the Proof and Uncirculated 2016 National Park Service Centennial gold $5 half eagle, silver dollar and copper-nickel clad half dollar have been released by the U.S. Mint. Sales for the three-coin commemorative coin program begin at noon Eastern Time March 24.
As noted in my Jan. 4, 2016, column, by 1977 Congress and the Treasury Department realized that Eisenhower dollars, minted since 1971 and intended to replace the paper dollar bill in circulation, were not going to do so, nor did the public like them. In fact, from my own experience I never received an Ike dollar in change, but I did see some on gaming tables in Las Vegas...
In an effort to improve user experience by limiting the number of emails we send our readers each day, Coin World is making some slight changes to its free newsletter send schedule in 2016. Effective Jan. 1, our Weekly Update edition, which currently goes out on Friday afternoons, will be sent out on Saturday morning. Also changing is the time our subscribers will be...