Extensive research conducted by David McCarthy — senior numismatist for Kagin’s in Tiburon, Calif. — concludes the 1783 Nova Constellatio, Plain Obverse quint pattern is the first coin officially struck by authority of the United States government. Attributed as Breen 1102 in Walter Breen’s Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins, the pattern is known by a...
Rare Morgan dollars, some of them spectacularly toned, drew bidders during Legend Rare Coin Auctions’s Regency XXII auction in Las Vegas. While an 1892-S Morgan dollar topped bidding, a colorful 1880-S dollar also had its admirers.
President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday was in May this year, but legislation has been introduced in both houses of Congress that seeks a 2020 commemorative silver dollar honoring the president slain in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.
SilverTowne founder and former Professional Numismatists Guild President Leon E. Hendrickson died July 23 at Summers Pointe Senior Living in Winchester, Indiana. Mr. Hendrickson was 90.
An aluminum 1974-D Lincoln cent once held by a former Denver Mint assistant superintendent and two of 10 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagles in U.S. Mint custody will be displayed by the Mint Aug. 1 to 5 in Denver at the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money at the Colorado Convention Center.
Selected Mint State and Proof Indian Head cents and type coins from The Sedona Collection brought strong prices in the GreatCollections July 23 online sale, with "with several setting all-time auction records," according to GreatCollections President Ian Russell.
The August Coin World Monthly edition, which mailed July 24, will also profile several artists behind many of America’s most beautiful paper money designs.
Collectors and dealers will have multiple ways to buy the 10-coin 2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin set when it goes on sale Aug. 1. Those in Denver for the year’s biggest coin convention will find the set available at two locations, though sales will begin at different times.
Along with the buyer’s fee, sellers at auction are charged a commission. Auction house presale estimates usually do not include buyer’s fees, while reported prices realized typically do include the buyer’s premium.