A Draped Bust rendition of Liberty by graphic artist and illustrator Chris T. Costello, an artist with the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, has been selected as the cover design for Kagin’s auction catalog for the American Numismatic Association National Money Show in Orlando, Fla.
Heritage Auctions opened its new Chicago location in January on Ohio Street in the city’s River North neighborhood.
Generally, collectors like coins where the date can be seen, especially on popular errors like off-center strikes and coins with multiple strikes. This is an attractive issue, however. The position dictates that.
Weak strikes caused by excessive minimum die clearance (the most common proximate cause) vary in how far the dies sink into the planchet or coin. Since the design rim is usually the highest point on a normal coin, it may be the only area in which a second strike delivered by insufficiently approximated dies can be seen.
The Industry Council for Tangible Assets has formed an Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force committee to mobilize law enforcement resources to protect the integrity of U.S. coinage by educating officials on the economic impact and growing threat counterfeit circulating, collectible, and bullion coins pose.
Most hobbies have a rather informal system of grading. There are parameters, but they are usually understandable. For example, an old book can be as new, or lightly used, or lightly used with some inscriptions or damage, or rebound, with or without original dust jacket, or if in low grade, simply a “reading copy.” Book collectors have no problem with this, and...
After all of these years, one of the last great mysteries of numismatics still remains. What happened to the 700 1873-S Seated Liberty dollars that were struck in February of that year?
The 2003 discovery in a Pennsylvania bank safe-deposit box of 10 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagles once owned by Philadelphia jeweler Israel Switt changed the course of history for Roy Langbord and his family. Israel Switt, known as “Izzy” to most of those with whom he conducted business, was Roy Langbord’s maternal grandfather.
If you’re new to roll searching, you probably have questions such as “Can you still get rolls of coins to look through?” and “What denomination of coins should I get first?” Our expert roll-searcher has answers.
ANACS received a counterfeit 1883-CC Morgan dollar that appears to be one of the fakes made in China. All of the main devices are accurate on this counterfeit, including the date digits, the Mint mark and the main designs. However, most of the finer details are a bit weak.