US Coins

1792 Birch cent with $600K starting bid in Bloomberg video


The above video, which profiles several notable coins from the upcoming Stack's Bowers Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo auction on March 26, can be found here on

The journalist interviewed, James Tarmey, posted an article about the same coins on Tuesday.

The 1792 Birch cent he discusses, which currently carries a $600,000 starting bid, will be the second such coin to cross the auction block in 2015. 

An example from the Donald G. Partrick Collection brought $2,585,000 (including the buyer's fee) during Heritage's January FUN show auctions.

More from

Low-mintage 'King of Morgan dollars' example sells for nearly $40,000

'Older, haggard' image of Ronald Reagan chosen by Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

$60,000 gold coin is lost at ANA National Money Show, found and returned within hours

Casino owner altered surfaces of coins to stem exodus as souvenirs

2,500-year-old gold and silver coins found in U.S. college's library

Please sign in or join to share your thoughts on this story.

Keep up with all of's news and insights by 
signing up for our free eNewslettersliking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter. We're also on Instagram!

Community Comments