1. Previewing next Pogue
next D. Brent Pogue Collection auction is coming up on May 24, and Stack's Bowers
co-founder Q. David Bowers highlighted one of the big rarities for
sale — an MS-64 1825/4 Capped Head Left half eagle — in a recent blog post on StacksBowers.com.
D. Brent Pogue Collection is laden with 'finest of the fine, rarest of
the rare coins,' " Bowers writes. "Here is another, and what
a spectacular showpiece it is. Graded MS-64, sharp, lustrous, and
beautiful, this half eagle is the finest known by far."
to Bowers, half eagles dated between 1815 to early 1834 "comprise
the most rarity-laden era of any American numismatic specialty."
Every date is rare in any grade, he writes, with some obviously
standing out among the crowd.
how rare is the coin for sale on May 24? Read Bowers' full post to find out.
2. A fake Morgan first
“contemporary counterfeit” 1894-O Morgan dollar struck with a reverse
hub type not employed at the New Orleans Mint until 1900 has been
identified by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.
coin is the first contemporary counterfeit 1894-O Morgan
dollar ever reported.
3. Canadian "nickel" in danger?
years after Canada’s cent was demonetized, a private-sector report
indicates the nation’s circulating coinage should continue to change,
and the 5-cent coin is now under fire.
4. Connect with Coin World:
5. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce Friday at 12:34 p.m. ET:
6. Hot topics
out three interesting stories from the last couple of days:
Example of first U.S. gold pattern realizes
$28,200 at CSNS auction
World Platinum Investment Council partners with
Tuvalu coins from Perth Mint raise money for Pearl
7. Something social