Among the many collections offered at Heritage’s Florida United Numismatists auctions held in Tampa Jan. 6 to 11 was the Steve Strom Collection of Jefferson Head 5-cent pieces.
The video above gives collectors a chance to learn how the latest quarter in the America the Beautiful series, which pays tribute to Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, was designed, straight from the guy who designed it. Engraver Jim Licaretz from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia quickly breaks down what the digital design process entails and how he went about creating...
As part of a direct-mail, fundraising campaign, Cato Institute — a public policy research organization dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace — has distributed replica 1776 Continental Currency dollars in pewter to potential contributors.
Does the phrase “In God We Trust” that is displayed on American money force God onto atheists in absence of a compelling government interest? California attorney Michael Newdow thinks that it does and filed a lawsuit on Jan. 11 in Akron’s United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to challenge the use of the motto on U.S. money.
Once again it is the ever popular Lincoln cent that dominates the submissions from Coin World readers this month. Jason Lynch gets us started with his find of a doubled die on the obverse of a 1972 Lincoln cent. While it isn’t the “big boy” for the 1972 Lincoln cent doubled dies, it does show a very nice Class I CW spread that shows on LIBERTY, the date, and IN GOD...
1796-dated Liberty Cap cent fake an interesting case (as usual, check the edge): Detecting Counterfeits
This month’s fake is one of the more interesting counterfeits I have encountered in the last year. It has a number of diagnostics that make the authentication determination fairly easy, but the way it apparently came into existence makes it an attractive “case study.”
The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for product options with 2016 Richard M. Nixon Presidential $1 Coins on Feb. 3 at noon Eastern Time. The bags and rolls contain circulating quality coins from the Mint's facilities at Philadelphia or Denver that have never been placed into circulation.
Among the many collections offered at Heritage’s Florida United Numismatists auctions held in Tampa Jan. 6 to 11 was the Steve Strom Collection of Jefferson Head 5-cent pieces
Heritage Auctions posted its second best ever year in 2015 with total sales of more than $860 million in total prices realized across its auction business as well as its Private Treaty sales. The company also continued to expand its worldwide presence, opening international offices in Hong Kong and Amsterdam, making consigning and bidding even easier for Heritage’s...