• PCGS early slabs
    Jan 4, 2023, 09:30 AM

    Market Analysis: Earliest holders from first days of PCGS

    Early holders from Professional Coin Grading Service attracted high bids in Legend’s early December Regency Auction 56, with early generation "rattler" holders well exceeding coin values.

  • Civil War gold medal and Fraser plaster
    Jan 4, 2023, 09:14 AM

    Civil War medal, artist plaster offered in Michigan auction

    The Numismatic Auctions LLC sale in January features high interest items not often seen in auction, including one of four gold medals struck for Civil War survivors nearly 100 years after the conflict.

  • 1892-O Barber quarter in PCGS holder
    Jan 3, 2023, 09:30 AM

    Market Analysis: Buying the holder and the coin

    Legend's recent Regency Auction included several coins in slabs from the early days of third-party coin grading, which, now recognized as rare, are items of desire for some collectors.

  • fun-show-lead
    Jan 2, 2023, 07:01 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for Jan. 2, 2023: FUN and NYINC

    Hobby activity slows during the last days of 2022 in anticipation of renewed vigor at the FUN convention in Orlando and the 51st NYINC in New York City, both in early January 2023.

  • 2023 Lincoln cent
    Dec 30, 2022, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: 2023 coin production

    Readers this week found interest the future, with articles about 2023 coinage production underway in 2022 and new Bank of England notes using King Charles III's visage, plus auctions to come.

  • 2023 Ohio American Innovation dollar
    Dec 30, 2022, 08:22 AM

    Ohio’s American Innovation dollars first to appear in 2023

    The first of four American Innovation dollars that will be released in 2023 will honor the Buckeye State as Ohio's chosen design will focus on the role of the state in the Underground Railroad system.

  • 2023-innovation-dollars-lead
    Dec 30, 2022, 08:00 AM

    Mint reveals American Innovation dollars to be offered in 2023

    Images of the 2023-dated American Innovation dollars representing Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana and Mississippi now appear at the Mint website, where bags and rolls of the coins are offered.

  • International Money Exposition
    Dec 29, 2022, 10:30 AM

    International Money Exposition scheduled for Nashville in October

    On Oct. 26 to 29, 2023, Nashville's Music City Center will host the inaugural International Money Exposition, which Steven Ellsworth plans as an annual event under new Tennessee tax laws.

  • 1864_lead
    Dec 29, 2022, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Rare Civil War tokens offered

    A December auction of over 500 lots of Civil War era tokens included one from toy merchant G.A. Schwarz and showed the collector market's high level of interest for rare examples of these private issues.

  • Harlem Hellfighters for gold medal
    Dec 29, 2022, 09:49 AM

    Design review panels meet in January for gold medal designs

    The Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will review design proposals in January for a congressional gold medal for the Harlem Hellfighters of World War I.

  • Nisei bronze medal
    Dec 29, 2022, 09:49 AM

    WWII Nisei medal to remain at Virginia Army museum

    A three-year loan of the congressional gold medal honoring the Nisei soldiers of World War II is being extended to allow the medal to remain on view at the National Museum of the United States Army.

  • Merriam & Co token
    Dec 28, 2022, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: A friendly dog or a winged sea monster?

    Animal themes are popular among Civil War token designs, and a couple of pieces in Steve Hayden’s Dec. 11 sale depicted, separately, the head of a dog and a horse-headed sea monster.

  • James Smithson bronze medal
    Dec 28, 2022, 09:33 AM

    Smithsonian honors artists with medals for contributions

    Four accomplished musicians and performing artists were recognized Dec. 8 with a James Smithson Bicentennial Medal from the the Smithsonian Institution, for culture-changing impacts on American sound.

  • Walter Husak
    Dec 28, 2022, 08:54 AM

    Large cent expert Walter Husak dies at age 80

    Walter Husak collected coins since his early teens, and one accomplishment was a nearly complete set of over 300 large cents that he sold in 2008. He passed away in California Dec. 15 at 80.

  • 1920-S gold $10 eagle
    Dec 27, 2022, 08:32 AM

    Problem gold eagles still attractive choice in Heritage sale

    The December Heritage U.S. Coins Signature Auction included gold $10 eagles that were deemed impaired by third-party graders, but the coins were attractive to buyers despite the blemishes.

  • Civil war token on coin
    Dec 26, 2022, 12:10 PM

    Market Analysis: Civil War token struck on dime

    Steve Hayden’s Dec. 11 auction of Civil War tokens featured some rare varieties including an 1863 Patriotic Civil War Token struck over an 1843 Seated Liberty dime and graded MS-66 by NGC.

  • csns-convention-center-lead
    Dec 26, 2022, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for Dec. 26, 2022: Back to normal

    Maybe the most interesting aspect of 2022 is how normal it appeared. After several years of pandemic-caused cancellations and closures, public numismatic events returned in 2022.

  • 1979 Iranian hostage situation
    Dec 25, 2022, 10:30 AM

    Medal bill to honor hostages awaits Biden’s signature

    The more than 50 Americans held captive in Iran for 444 days will be recognized with a congressional gold medal after President Joe Biden signs legislation recently passed by congress.

  • Central States Numismatic Society convention
    Dec 24, 2022, 11:14 AM

    Expansion plans announced for 2023 CSNS convention

    The 2023 Central States Numismatic Society convention features an expanded bourse and separate areas dedicated to dealer-to-dealer trading and lower-priced items for beginning collectors and young dealers.

  • 2023-W Uncirculated American Eagle silver dollar
    Dec 23, 2022, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: Silver dollar production

    Anticipation of 2023 products from the U.S. Mint ramps up, as subscription options opening to customers for the new year's American Eagle silver dollars and Kennedy half dollars are among top stories.