• 1853-o-1855-o-lead
    Jul 18, 2023, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Bender Family Seated Liberty half dimes — little coins with big grades

    An 1853-O Seated Liberty, No Arrows at Date half dime graded PCGS MS-65+ with a green CAC sticker brought $60,000 to lead Heritage’s May 3 Platinum Night session Bender Family Collection offerings.

  • 1855-1832-lead
    Jul 18, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Gold coins dominate Heritage's August Bass IV auction

    Heritage’s Aug. 10 offering of the Harry W. Bass Jr. Core Collection, Part IV, will build on the success of the first three auctions, which have realized nearly $63 million, by offering an array of gold coins.

  • 1963-half-lead
    Jul 17, 2023, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for July 17, 2023: The hobby in July 1963

    Sixty years ago, in July 1963, three hobby journals focused on the price of silver that was rising to a "danger point," a recent census of coins in dealer and collector hands, and the ANA board election.

  • 2023-greg-lyon-obituary-online
    Jul 14, 2023, 13:10 PM

    Greg Lyon, past ANA board member, dies

    Greg Lyon, the American Numismatic Association’s parliamentarian, died July 3. He served on the ANA's board for two terms, from 2011 to 2021.

  • michael-miles-standish-lead
    Jul 14, 2023, 09:15 AM

    Miles Standish, author and numismatist, dies at 58

    Noted numismatist Michael “Miles” Standish — who served separate stints grading coins at ANACS, PCGS and NGC — died unexpectedly in Austin, Texas, on July 11 at age 58.

  • 2022-proof-gold fifty-eagle-lead
    Jul 14, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: Reflection of the past

    Reflection on past hobby activity and its impact on numismatics, including Congressional action 50 years ago, garnered the most attention last week, followed by news about the 2023 Morgan and Peace dollars.

  • 1797 and 1806 quarter eagles
    Jul 13, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Two nice Capped Bust gold $2.50 coins

    Capped Bust, Heraldic Eagle gold $2.50 quarter eagles were included in Ira and Larry Goldberg’s June 18 Pre-Long Beach sale with two great examples drawing interest.

  • 1808 Capped Draped Bust gold quarter eagle
    Jul 12, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: 1808 $2.50 is a one-year type

    As a one-year type with a low mintage, the 1808 Capped Draped Bust $2.50 quarter eagle is a desirable addition to a collection, and an example sold for $174,000 in the Goldbergs' Pre-Long Beach sale.

  • 1795 Capped Bust, Small Eagle $10 eagle
    Jul 11, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: 1795 Capped Bust eagle

    A top coin in a recent Goldbergs auction was a 1795 Capped Bust, Small Eagle, 13 Leaves Below Eagle $10 eagle graded About Uncirculated 58 by Professional Coin Grading Service that sold for $204,000.

  • Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force
    Jul 9, 2023, 09:22 AM

    Law enforcement counterfeit training offered at ANA show

    Law enforcement personnel Aug. 10 will have an opportunity to learn more about threats to the numismatic community, with instruction provided at the Pittsburgh show by the ACEF.

  • 1856-gold-dollar-lead
    Jul 7, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: Factors in determining value

    Readers found interest in reasons for similar prices on coins with vast differences in mintages, while interest remains high in the status of a Kentucky gold coin hoard.

  • 1872 and 1875 Proof gold
    Jul 6, 2023, 15:16 PM

    Fun auction surprises in Scotsman’s July 28 Summer Sale

    An 1872 Coronet $5 half eagle graded Proof 65 Cameo by PCGS and carrying a green Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker and a top estimate of $125,000 leads the July 28 Scotsman auction.

  • Donna Pope medal
    Jul 6, 2023, 11:30 AM

    Former Mint Director Donna Pope, 91, dies

    Ohio native Donna Pope who served two terms as the 33rd director of the United States Mint and played a key role in gold and silver bullion programs passed away in Colorado at the age of 91.

  • 1909 Roman Finish quarter eagle
    Jul 6, 2023, 10:30 AM

    Market Analysis: 1909 Roman or Satin Finish Proof

    Experimentation in Proof finishing by the Philadelphia Mint in the early 20th century led to different looks like the Satin or Roman Proof finish seen on the 1909 quarter eagles.

  • 2023 Morgan and Peace dollars
    Jul 6, 2023, 09:15 AM

    2023 Morgan and Peace dollar subscription sales rise

    The first day of sale July 13 of the Uncirculated 2023-P Morgan and Peace dollars coincides with the first day of the Summer FUN show, and the Mint booth there will offer some of the coins for sale.

  • Archer M. Huntington medal for 2023
    Jul 6, 2023, 09:01 AM

    New version of ANS Archer M. Huntington Medal created

    As the stocks of the original Archer M. Huntington medal were depleted, the American Numismatic Society sought a new design from a past recipient of a sculpting award from the organization.

  • ANA website upgrade
    Jul 6, 2023, 08:30 AM

    ANA launches updated website for improved user experience

    The American Numismatic Association has taken steps to increase the ease of use of the resources available on their website money.org with an updated version that is designed for the collector.

  • Thomas Uram ANA President
    Jul 6, 2023, 08:14 AM

    Thomas Uram elected to position as next ANA president

    Thomas Uram ran unopposed to become the next president of the American Numismatic Association, and votes are in for the vice president and board of governors for the 2023 to 2025 term.

  • 1908 Proof Indian Head quarter eagle
    Jul 5, 2023, 09:42 AM

    Market Analysis: Matte Proof quarter eagles

    A Matte Proof 1908 Indian Head gold $2.50 coin graded Proof 67 by Numismatic Guaranty Co. sold for $38,400 at a Stack's Bowers Galleries June 13 Rarities Night session.

  • Dr. Lawrence S. Brown Jr.
    Jul 5, 2023, 09:19 AM

    CCAC to present session at ANA's World's Fair of Money

    The public is invited to a program titled “Coins and Medals of the United States: Role of the CCAC, Congress and the United States Mint” presented during the ANA's World's Fair of Money in August.