• 1944 and 1958-D quarter dollars
    May 31, 2022, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Untoned versus toned MS-68 quarters

    Two Washington quarter dollars that carry identical MS-68 grades are otherwise a study in contrast: one carries an old designation indicating the piece is untoned, while the other has stunning toning.

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    May 30, 2022, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for May 30, 2022: A new cent overdate

    The stunning news that a group of some of the finest die variety experts in the hobby have identified a new “overdate” 1943-S Lincoln cent is a reminder that new discoveries can be made at any time.

  • 1962 Washington quarter dollar Proof Deep Cameo
    May 28, 2022, 10:30 AM

    Market Analysis: 'Perfect' 1962 quarter sells for $7,800

    A Proof 70 Deep Cameo 1962 Washington quarter dollar, one of only 66 graded a “perfect” Proof 70 from the Proof quarters issued between 1950 and 1964, sold for $7,800 in a May 4 Heritage auction.

  • SS Central America bell
    May 27, 2022, 10:21 AM

    Manley donates bell recovered from 1857 shipwreck

    The ship's bell recovered from the wreckage of the SS "Central America" has a new home, as Dwight Manley has donated the historic artifact to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Merchant Marine medal
    May 27, 2022, 09:13 AM

    Bronze duplicates of Merchant Marine medal available

    The Merchant Mariners of World War II were honored in mid-May with a congressional gold medal, and bronze replicas of the medal are now for sale from the U.S. Mint in two different sizes.

  • Wilma Mankiller American Women quarter
    May 27, 2022, 08:30 AM

    Mankiller American Women quarter dollar release nearing

    The third coin in the first year of the American Women quarter dollars program, featuring Wilma Mankiller, will be released June 14, with two ceremonial events preceding the official release.

  • FS 101 image
    May 26, 2022, 10:15 AM

    Experts confirm 1943/1942-S Lincoln cent overdate variety

    Variety experts discover the 1943-S Lincoln cent currently listed as doubled die obverse variety FS-101 in the "Cherrypickers’ Guide" to be instead a 1943/1942-S overdate, a newly identified variety.

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    May 25, 2022, 14:15 PM

    A Family Affair with David Heinrich

    Jeff and Larry talk to Cincinnati Numismatic Association head David Heinrich about his service and getting the family involved plus a sneak peek at an upcoming special production set for later this year.

  • Patrick Ian Perez as NLG executive director
    May 25, 2022, 08:56 AM

    Leadership change at Numismatic Literary Guild announced

    Patrick Ian Perez is appointed executive director of the Numismatic Literary Guild to succeed Charles Morgan after an NLG board decision in early May.

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    May 24, 2022, 16:06 PM

    Breaking news: experts identify overdate 1943/1942-S cent

    A group of die variety experts have identified a new wartime overdate U.S. coin: a 1943/1942-S Lincoln cent. The coin was previously identified as a "regular" doubled die variety.

  • 1865 Seated Liberty pattern dollar
    May 24, 2022, 09:01 AM

    Market Analysis: Transitional 1865 pattern dollar

    A "transitional" 1865 Seated Liberty dollar pattern was included in the April 28 Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 51 sale, coming back to the market after its last sale seven years ago.

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    May 23, 2022, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for May 23, 2022: When errors aren't

    When is an error coin not an error? When a Mint employee deliberately struck it, had it smuggled from the Mint and had a confederate retrieve it for sale into the specialized error coin market.

  • 1854-S gold quarter eagle
    May 22, 2022, 11:00 AM

    Gold Rush era gold leads at Heritage’s CSNS coin auctions

    Gold coins and bars from the California Gold Rush era topped bidding results at the recent Heritage Central States Numismatic Society auction; further, the top 21 lots were gold items.

  • 1867 Seated Liberty quarter and 1907 Barber quarter
    May 22, 2022, 08:00 AM

    Proof coins headline Stack’s Bowers June sale

    U.S. Proof coins are the major attraction in Stack's Bowers Galleries June 2022 U.S. Coins and Numismatic Americana auction — well struck, beautifully toned pieces with fabulous eye appeal to thrill collectors.

  • Merrill
    May 21, 2022, 12:02 PM

    May medal ceremony set for Merrill’s Marauders

    A long-awaited congressional gold medal award ceremony for a World War II unit in recognition for their battles in Asia will be taking place on May 25.

  • Jessica Berkman
    May 20, 2022, 10:37 AM

    Jessica Berkman named Legend president

    Legend Rare Coin Auctions promotes the firm's former vice president, Jessica Berkman, to president of the company, with Legend founder Laura Sperber's confident endorsement.

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    May 20, 2022, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: Concerning coverage

    Readers found interest in the thought process behind Coin World coverage and the U.S. Mint while a balance of stories on paper money, ancients and precious metals were included in top stories.

  • National World War II Memorial
    May 20, 2022, 08:45 AM

    Senate passes 2024 Greatest Generation three-coin measure

    A Senate bill calling for a three-coin commemorative program to benefit the National World War II Memorial has gone to the House for approval after issue date and title were changed.

  • U.S. Mint Coin Store in Washington, D.C.
    May 20, 2022, 08:20 AM

    U.S. Mint coin store in D.C. reopens after two years

    The U.S. Mint reopened its Washington, D.C., coin store May 16, after it was closed since March 2020 under pandemic conditions. The first 50 paying customers will get a gift with their purchase.

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    May 19, 2022, 15:26 PM

    Wayde Milas named Professional Numismatists Guild president

    Illinois coin-businessman Wayde Milas is tabbed to become the newest president of the Professional Numismatists Guild, for a two-year term ending in 2024.