• Cherrypickers Guide
    Jul 26, 2023, 09:34 AM

    Autographed books to be raffle prize at ANA show

    The just-released sixth edition, volume II, of the "Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties" will be offered at the Whitman Publishing booth at the ANA show and 10 copies will be raffled.

  • CCAC vacancy
    Jul 26, 2023, 08:26 AM

    Applications sought to fill pending open CCAC seat

    An opportunity for those interested in serving as a representative of the general public on the Citizens Coinage Advisory committee is open, and applications for a position will be taken until Sept. 11.

  • 2023-peace-dollar-gibson-strike-lead
    Jul 24, 2023, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for July 24, 2023: Special Peace dollars!

    The collecting community was surprised to learn that some purchasers of the Uncirculated 2023 Peace dollar received one personally struck by the Mint director, with documentation provided.

  • MyCollect
    Jul 23, 2023, 09:08 AM

    MyCollect launches network initially aimed at numismatics

    The hobbyy has a new social media platform designed specifically for collectors and that includes added opportunities for networking and a measure to guard against stolen coin traffic.

  • US Marine Corps
    Jul 22, 2023, 09:19 AM

    Two bills seeking Marine Corps coins pass House, Senate

    Measures for a three-coin commemorative program to honor the United States Marine Corps have passed in both houses of Congress, and each measure is in the other house to be considered.

  • michael-miles-standish-lead
    Jul 21, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: Death of Miles Standish

    News of the passing of Miles Standish reverberated through the numismatic community and was the top story of the week, with Morgan and Peace dollar information drawing continuing interest.

  • 2023 Peace dollar struck by Mint Director
    Jul 20, 2023, 12:35 PM

    Specially struck 2023 Peace dollars randomly shipped

    Some buyers of the Uncirculated 2023-P Peace dollar got a surprise when they opened recent packages and found an announcement that they were the owners of a coin struck by Mint Director Ventris Gibson.

  • 1849-lead
    Jul 20, 2023, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Overdate 1849 Seated half dime

    The 1849/8 Seated Liberty half dime, FS-101 in the "Cherrypickers’ Guide," is visible without magnification, and one graded PCGS MS-68 from the Bender Family Collection sold for $16,800 on May 3.

  • 1840-lead
    Jul 19, 2023, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: So many die cracks on 1840 half dime

    The finest PCGS certified 1840 Seated Liberty, No Drapery at Elbow half dime, at MS-68, shows significant die cracks on the obverse and realized $42,000 at Heritage’s May 3 Platinum Night session.

  • 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.