The fourth surviving 1854-S Coronet $5 half eagle, which the owner had believed might be counterfeit, is now labeled by NGC as EF-45 and the “discovery of a lifetime.”
An 1854-S Coronet $5 gold half eagle that the owner believed might be counterfeit is genuine, authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., and only the fourth known specimen.
Precious metals market analyst Keith Weiner says setting a new U.S. gold standard is nothing more than price-fixing.
A federal grand jury in Minnesota returned a six-count criminal indictment April 10 charging 67-year-old coin dealer Barry Ron Skog, operator of Burnsville Coin Company, with five counts related to the sale of counterfeit U.S. coins and one count of mail fraud.
It was standing room only at Legendary Waters Resort in Red Cliff, Wisconsin, for the April 11 launch ceremony and coin exchange for the 2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter dollar.
The United States Mint has its first director since 2011. David J. Ryder was administered the oath of office April 12 by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
A West Virginia legislator introduced H.R. 5404 on March 22, seeking to require the Treasury secretary to define the dollar in terms of a fixed weight of gold.
A sterling silver Robbins medal that traveled aboard the Apollo 10 spacecraft in a “dress rehearsal” mission for the Apollo 11 moon landing is featured in an RR Auction offering closing April 19.
One of only four original 1861 Confederate States of America half dollars and an 1861 Confederate cent, both formerly in the collection of numismatist Eric P. Newman, will be on exhibit at the ANA World’s Fair of Money Aug. 14 to 18 in Philadelphia.
Early American Auction's 302-lot sale April 21 features a silver 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree, Large Planchet, No Pellets at Trunk shilling, Noe-2 in "The Pine Tree Coinages of Massachusetts." Offered as About Uncirculated, the coin carries a pre-sale estimate of $10,000 to $12,000.