At first glance, Heritage catalogers saw what others must have seen since collecting by varieties became popular — the “0” is punched into the die in error, seemingly corrected by entering a proper “D.” But closer inspection reveals otherwise.
Heritage’s Feb. 16 to 19 auctions held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectibles Expo brought, in total, more than $11 million.
Numismatic product sales by the U.S. Mint during Fiscal Year 2016 dropped 22.6 percent from the 2015 figures, with numismatic revenue dropping 8.8 percent over the same time frame. The Mint’s numismatic products line includes all commemorative coins, certain gold coins, special collector versions of its bullion coins, annual sets, circulation-quality coins sold at premium...
Also this week, William T. Gibbs profiled the successes and failures of the Presidential dollar program, Paul Gilkes explained how the price of silver could be affected by the prices of two base metals, and the hobby got its first in-person look at the 1792–2017-W American Liberty gold $100 coin.
United States coins had a strong showing at the World Money Fair, taking home a pair of Coin of the Year design awards.
Boys Town is hosting a March 9 event at the the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the U.S. Mint’s launch the same day of the 2017 Boys Town Centennial gold $5 half eagles, silver dollars and copper-nickel clad half dollars.
Long-time numismatist and author Donald H. Kagin announced that he will seek the office of vice president for the American Numismatic Association after completing his third term as a governor of the association.
Gary Adkins, current vice president and three-term board member of the American Numismatic Association, announced that he will run for the office of president of the organization.
The president of the PCGS pointed out that several original rolls of high-quality examples of 1912-S Liberty 5-cent coins have come to market in the past several years.