It is against the law to alter coins for fraudulent purposes, but the rules are much more relaxed when coins are turned into art, including love tokens with their messages of romance.
Each Willow Tree shilling was individually hammered — often multiple times — and, afterward, while it met the technical weight requirements, its designs had often suffered.
Collectors may now begin placing orders with the U.S. Mint for the two bronze presidential medals marking President Barack Obama’s two terms in office. For each, a 1.3125-inch version costs $6.95 and a 3-inch example is priced at $39.95.President Obama was presented 3-inch bronze examples of the two medals Jan. 17 during a brief ceremony in the Oval Office at the...
Several visually dramatic error coins performed strongly at the 2017 FUN auctions, including a 1921-S Morgan dollar struck 20 percent off center.
The Donald J. Trump official presidential inaugural medal will be the fifth consecutive presidential inaugural medal struck by the Medalcraft Mint. The Green Bay, Wis.-based private mint also received the contracts from the respective Presidential Inaugural Committees to strike the medals for the first and second terms, respectively, for Presidents George W. Bush and...
Among the Lincoln cent related posts that made waves this week were ones about the first-ever to bear the P Mint mark, and a collector's search for an elusive 1982 variety.
It is always fun to assemble a collection coin by coin, over a period of time. Recently, I have started to do this with Vermont copper coins minted with dates from 1785 to 1788. You can find a nice overview of these on pages 73 to 75 of A Guide Book of United States Coins.
Seated Liberty half dollar specialist John Frost and numismatists Dick Osburn and Bill Bugert have confirmed an extremely deceptive counterfeit 1872-S Seated Liberty half dollar, two examples of which the trio said had been certified by a third-party grading service.
It’s a safe bet that the piece is some sort of souvenir piece (maybe a watch fob) and not an actual coin. A cursory glance suggests a 1906 Coronet gold $2.50 quarter eagle inspired the design of this piece, but closer inspection indicates it is no genuine coin.