Problem-free is a relative term when applied to well-circulated examples of the 1802 Draped Bust half dime. This one, graded Very Good 8 by PCGS, is described as “Outwardly attractive,” with both sides “richly toned in a blend of original dove and charcoal gray.”
A carved Morgan dollar featuring a gold 1945 2-peso coin from Mexico serving as “bait” in the middle realized $10,101 U.S., in an online auction on eBay.com that ended Aug. 10.
The September 2017 cover feature explores “one-year wonders,” those designs that lasted just a year or less, many of which have become coveted delicacies for collectors. Other topics include how to value unique collectibles, and an outline of the history of what "paper money" is printed on, from mulberry bark to linen to, now, plastics.
A third reverse die has been identified for the tokens sometimes called 1861 Confederate “half dimes.” Jon Sullivan from Sullivan Numismatics in Charleston, South Carolina, purchased the piece recently from collector Bradford Haynes.
Heritage Auctions is set to present an impressive collection of large cents from the first years of the Philadelphia Mint as it offers The Padula Family Foundation Collection at its upcoming Long Beach auctions in conjunction with the Sept. 7 to 9 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Show in California. The offering represents one of the few...
Another ANA World’s Fair of Money is in the books and dealers’ and collectors’ reviews of this year’s installment, held Aug. 1 to 5 in Denver, are mixed. The U.S. Mint’s launch of the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin set on the show’s opening day frustrated collectors as they waited in line with dealers, each permitted to purchase as many as 500 sets...
The lot of five York County, Maine, Tercentenary half dollars in their original holder of release, all colorfully toned with apparently undisturbed original surfaces and consigned by a family who only recently discovered the coins, realized $17,825 in a July 17 auction, a price expected of coins certified with a Mint State 68 grade or higher.
We also looked at a satirical medal depicting an American president and targeting “American neutrality,” and took you to the production floor of the Denver Mint.
The U.S. Mint will attend the Sept. 7 to 9 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. The Long Beach expo’s opening day, Sept. 7, coincides with the Mint’s launch of sales for the Uncirculated 2017-P Ellis Island National Monument 5-ounce silver coin.