• Cent with privy mark
    Mar 22, 2024, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: Agreement on designs

    New coins for 2026 continue to hold attention among website visitors along with the news of a postal employee found guilty of stealing rare coins in Texas, and some wartime Lincoln cents that sold well.

  • 1804 Draped Bust dollar
    Mar 21, 2024, 09:26 AM

    Mint clarifies plan for Best of the Mint program

    As part of its 2026 celebration of the nation’s semiquincentennial, the U.S. Mint will strike examples of the survey-chosen top five American coins in .9999 fine gold, with sizes varying among the designs.

  • 1907 Indian Head eagle
    Mar 20, 2024, 10:00 AM

    Quick returns to market for some coins at auction

    GreatCollections recently sold a 1907 Indian Head, Rolled Edge gold $10 eagle for $589,500, a slight improvement on the auction price the same coin sold for only two years ago.

  • Dennis Tucker CSNS
    Mar 19, 2024, 19:00 PM

    Central States names Dennis Tucker its Bowers award winner

    Dennis Tucker will be the recipient of the Q. David Bowers award to be presented at the 2024 Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, Illinois in May.

  • Walking Liberty plaster
    Mar 18, 2024, 15:00 PM

    Models for popular 20th century coins at Stack’s Bowers

    The Stack's Bowers March 26 Rarities Night auction will include a plaster for a version of the Walking Liberty half dollar's obverse and a bronze galvano produced on the way to creating the "Buffalo nickel."

  • Guess the Grade screen
    Mar 18, 2024, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for Mar. 18, 2024: Measuring ability

    MyCollect's new "Guess the Grade" online challenge can open your eyes to your own level of accuracy in determining a coin's grade, and allows you to compare results with others making the same effort.

  • 1845-D half eagle
    Mar 17, 2024, 22:17 PM

    Texas postal employee sentenced for coin thefts

    A sentence of 37 months in prison was assigned to a former Texas postal employee who entered a guilty plea to charges of stealing mail on the job, some of which included valuable coins.

  • 1944 cents
    Mar 12, 2024, 08:00 AM

    Market Analysis: 1944 cents struck on wrong planchets

    Recent sales offered a couple of NGC AU Details Lincoln cents struck in 1944 on the zinc planchets of 1943 that proved popular with collectors, with a Denver Mint example realizing $21,600.

  • Cent with privy mark
    Mar 11, 2024, 10:00 AM

    CCAC concurs with CFA on 2026 cents and 5-cent coins

    In the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee's discussion of design changes for Lincoln cents and Jefferson 5-cent coins for 2026, further changes to higher denominations were mentioned.

  • Greatest Generation silver dollar
    Mar 11, 2024, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for Mar. 11, 2024: The Greatest Generation

    Sales of the Greatest Generation commemorative coins have begun, and the three options provide a good way for the latest generation to recognize and honor the sacrifices their ancestors made.

  • 1804 Draped Bust dollar
    Mar 10, 2024, 18:00 PM

    Results announced from Best of the Mint survey

    The top five U.S. historical coins from an online survey the Mint conducted are to be produced in .9999 fine gold in four different sizes in 2026, as the Mint celebrates its role in the nation’s semiquincentennial.

  • Proof platinum 2024-W American Eagle
    Mar 10, 2024, 13:00 PM

    CCAC begins discussion for 2026 and beyond platinum coins

    The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee began its discussion of themes for a Proof American Eagle .9995 fine platinum $100 coin for 2026, a one-year release for the nation's 250th birthday.

  • 1943 Lincoln cent
    Mar 10, 2024, 08:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Finest 1943/2-S Lincoln cent

    Heritage's sale of a high-grade wartime doubled die obverse Lincoln cent, a variety recently discovered to also be an overdate error, reinforced the message to diligently check old coins for new varieties.

  • 2024 Greatest Generation commemorative silver dollar
    Mar 9, 2024, 18:00 PM

    Silver dollars lead first-day sales of Greatest Generation coins

    Sales opened for the 2024 Greatest Generation commemorative coins on Feb. 29 and top seller was the Proof .999 fine silver dollar, offered at an introductory price of $82.

  • 1882 and 1885 double eagles
    Mar 9, 2024, 08:00 AM

    Attractive gold headlines upcoming Heritage auction

    Key coins to be offered in a late March U.S. Coins Signature Auction by Heritage include gold coins with low mintages and low survival rates that are sure to be attractive to bidders.

  • 1943-D/D repunched Mint mark Lincoln cent
    Mar 8, 2024, 17:00 PM

    Market Analysis: Repunched Mint mark on 1943 cent

    A zinc-coated steeel 1943-D/D Lincoln cent showing wide separation of its overstuck Mint mark and graded MS-67 by PCGS, with a concurring green CAC sticker, brought $12,000 in a Heritage sale.

  • 2026 coins with date range
    Mar 8, 2024, 12:00 PM

    Week's Most Read: New look for 2026 coins

    Interest continues to be high in the designs changes for the smallest denomination U.S. coins marking the semiquincentennial, and recent Heritage offerings also top topics.

  • World War II congressional gold medals
    Mar 5, 2024, 09:01 AM

    Two medal ceremonies planned to honor WWII contributions

    Two groups of people who played a key role in the outcome of World War II await their congressional gold medals, and dates for their award ceremonies are now on the schedule.

  • 2025 Texas American Innovation dollar
    Mar 4, 2024, 12:00 PM

    CCAC considers dollar designs for 2025 issues

    The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee looked at nine different design ideas apiece for the Texas and Florida American Innovation dollars, and agrees with the CFA on Florida but differs on Texas.

  • 1994 World Cup gold commemorative
    Mar 4, 2024, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for Mar. 4, 2024: Another try?

    New legislation proposes creating a three-coin commemorative program celebrating hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup program, but we had a program in 1994; is this necessary?