• 1957 Lincoln cent
    Jul 10, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Stonebarger Collection of Lincoln cents sells

    Top-graded Lincoln, Wheat cents from the GL and SL Stonebarger Collection were a central consignment of the June 17 and 18 Heritage U.S. Coins auction with great examples sold.

  • Mint tours
    Jul 9, 2021, 12:00 PM

    U.S. Mint public tours still on pandemic hiatus

    There's no word on when the public can resume touring U.S. Mint facilities after the service was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new app for virtual tours is available.

  • Dr. Ralph W. Ross
    Jul 9, 2021, 09:45 AM

    Voters elect Dr. Ralph W. Ross as next ANA president

    A close race decided the presidency of the American Numismatic Association as Dr. Ralph W. Ross defeated Donald Kagin by 17 votes in the final election tally to become the 62nd president of the organization.

  • U.S. Coast Guard silver medal
    Jul 9, 2021, 09:30 AM

    Coast Guard silver medal sales start Aug. 16

    The 2.5-ounce .999 fine silver U.S. Coast Guard medal in a limited edition goes on sale at noon Eastern Time Aug. 16, the second in the new series of medals honoring the U.S. armed forces.

  • 2021-D Kennedy half dollar rolls
    Jul 9, 2021, 09:10 AM

    Federal Reserve is ordering half dollars for general circulation

    The U.S. Mint confirms reports that the Federal Reserve recently ordered circulation-quality Kennedy half dollars for circulation, upending a practice since 2002 of the coin's being only sold to collectors.

  • Fake 2020-W Proof silver V75 American Eagle
    Jul 9, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: Staying diligent when buying coins

    Readers continued to stay interested in the warning to use caution when making purchases, following the discovery of counterfeit 2020-W American Eagle, End of World War II silver dollars.

  • podcast_slider_lead_ep119
    Jul 7, 2021, 13:11 PM

    How “Low” can you go?

    Jeff and Larry talked to Andrew Edelman, a fourth-generation Pennsylvania coin dealer who is also a low-ball collector with high ranked registry sets.

  • 1920 and 1921 Denver Mint Walking Liberty half dollars
    Jul 7, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Key Denver Mint Walking Liberty halves

    Walking Liberty half dollars created at the Denver Mint can be in short supply, especially in high grades, but a pair of them were recently featured attractions in a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction.

  • 1919-S Walking Liberty half dollar
    Jul 5, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: A harsh cleaning offers opportunity

    A harshly cleaned coin can present an opportunity, as did this this hairlined but lustrous 1919-S Walking Liberty half dollar from the Roberts Collection in a Stack’s Bowers Galleries June auction.

  • 2021-p-jefferson-nickel-uncirculated-lead
    Jul 5, 2021, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for July 5, 2021: Coins still have value

    Despite the increasing use of noncash payments, there remains a substantial need for traditional forms of money, the coins and paper money that are the foundation of our hobby.

  • Pike Souvenir elongated cent
    Jul 3, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Rare Pike souvenir elongated cent from St. Louis World’s Fair in auction

    The finest-known 1904 Pike Souvenir elongated cent, known as "The King of Elongated Cents," will be offered at the Scotsman Coin and Jewelry Midwest Summer Sale on July 23 near St. Louis.

  • 1917-S Walking Liberty half dollar
    Jul 3, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: A Walking Liberty time capsule collection

    A collection held for several generations was a part of the Stack's Bowers Galleries June 10 and 11 sale in Costa Mesa, led by strong Walking Liberty half dollars.

  • Blackstone and CCG logos
    Jul 2, 2021, 15:00 PM

    Investors get stake in CCG, NGC parent

    Certified Collectibles Group, which includes NGC, Numismatic Conservation Services, and Paper Money Guaranty, is acquired by a group of investors led by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities.

  • Barber dollar obverse drawing
    Jul 2, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Garrett shares details of 2019 visit to Smithsonian

    Jeff Garrett reveals details of a 2019 visit to the Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection, where he examined sketches and an 1891 plaster by Charles E. Barber for a never-made dollar coin.

  • Circulating coins graphic
    Jul 2, 2021, 10:37 AM

    Mint video addresses current coin ‘shortages’

    The continued shortage of coins in circulation is not a production issue and a U.S. Mint video presentation explains why circulation is the problem, not supply, and what everyone can do about it.

  • Fake 2020-W Proof silver V75 American Eagle
    Jul 2, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: Careful coin buying

    Readers were warned about making legitimate coin purchases after the discovery of counterfeit American Eagles by a grading service on coins bought off a social media platform sale site.

  • air-force-silver-medal-lead
    Jul 1, 2021, 16:34 PM

    Flight resumed: Air Force medal sales to begin July 13

    Sales by the United States Mint of the U.S. Air Force 2.5-ounce .999 fine silver medal, canceled twice on Feb. 22 and June 22, will begin July 13.

  • 1861 Jefferson Davis medal
    Jun 30, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Jefferson Davis’ own gold ‘dime’

    Bidders at the June 17 Heritage auction in Dallas found a gold dime-sized 1861-dated Jefferson Davis medal, once part of the Davis Estate, attractive, and it $36,000 price exceeded its last sale.

  • CFA 2021 appointees
    Jun 30, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Biden appoints four new members to Commission of Fine Arts

    Four new members with backgrounds in architecture or urban planning were appointed to the CFA by President Joe Biden, each to a four-year term on the advisory committee.

  • Merill
    Jun 30, 2021, 08:15 AM

    CFA recommends medal, 2022 quarter dollars

    Among the agenda items for the Commission of Fine Arts' June meeting was consideration of designs for a medal honoring Merrill's Marauders and a trio of 2022 American Women quarter dollars.