This 1907-D Coronet gold $20 double eagle represents an important discovery for the series and the hobby’s understanding of Branch Mint Proofs. Another example exists — struck on Sept. 30, 1907 — and Heritage believes that the offered example was struck on the same day to celebrate the end of the Coronet double eagle type.
Earlier this month, my van needed to receive its 100,000-mile scheduled maintenance. Knowing ahead of time that I would be waiting quite a few hours for the work to be completed, I brought my own reading material to keep myself occupied. To that end, I had my June 2016 monthly edition of Coin World with me.
We now know more about the 1964 Morgan dollar, thanks to information shared by Dennis Tucker, publisher of Whitman Publishing whose upcoming revision of their book on the Morgan dollar is scheduled for a September release, including details about a coin no one envisioned.
Today, grading is the biggest bugbear in numismatics — the most unsettled, the most unscientific. In my opinion, grading is more disorganized than it has been any time in the past 30 years. The leading certification services have abandoned at least some of the Official ANA Grading Standards.
The first copper-nickel clad half dollars were struck in 1971, with 155 million coined at the Philadelphia Mint and a series high 302 million at the Denver Mint. They were saved in roll quantity, and intact original rolls can still be found today. As a result, coins grading Gem Uncirculated are relatively abundant. But whether a Gem Uncirculated coin was struck by a fresh...
PCGS has graded just two examples of this rare 18th century gold issue in MS-61, the other being the Pogue example, which realized $440,625 in September 2015.
A five-coin set of 1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition gold and silver commemorative coins housed in its original leather case of issue highlights Bonhams 129-lot auction Sept. 6 in Los Angeles. Among other lots offered are a 1796 Draped Bust, 15 Stars half dollar; 1879 Flowing Hair $4 gold Stella pattern; a bronze plaquette depicting sculptor August...
Was a 1964 Morgan dollar struck? Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers, that answers that question. The 304-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016.
A crowd of 900 people, including 400 schoolchildren, attended the U.S. Mint's Aug. 25 launch ceremony for the Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter dollar at the park’s Painted Canyon Visitor Center in Medora, N.D. The ceremony coincided with the date of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service.
One milestone being celebrated this year stands above all others in terms of profound change to the U.S. coin market: launch of the Professional Coin Grading Service on Feb. 3, 1986. Inconsistency in grading and whether to use words or numbers to describe the surface condition or “grade” of a coin dominated the headlines of the 1980s.