• Federal Reserve System
    Apr 18, 2023, 08:30 AM

    Senate bill seeks to limit Fed authority on digital currency

    Efforts are underway to limit the ability of the Federal Reserve banks to issue central bank digital currency, with a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate in March seeking to thwart its development.

  • 1829 Capped Head half eagle
    Apr 17, 2023, 08:47 AM

    Heritage to offer Bass III auction after CSNS show

    The third installment of Heritage Auctions' sales of the Harry W. Bass Jr. Core Collection, long on display at the ANA's Money Museum, includes some early U.S. Proof gold coins and takes place May 4.

  • coin-world-trends-lead
    Apr 17, 2023, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for April 17, 2023: Changes and 'Trends' returns

    Readers will note something different in the print and digital editions of our May monthly issue — the inclusion of a new publication with an old title and a reduction in the page count in the U.S. coins valuing section.

  • Thomas Jefferson work on establishing standards
    Apr 15, 2023, 09:16 AM

    Manley donates rare Jefferson document to ANA Library

    Dwight Manley acquired one of only six known copies of a book by Thomas Jefferson from 1790 to establish standards for weights, measures and coins and donated the work to the ANA Library.

  • 2023 American Eagle $50
    Apr 14, 2023, 08:00 AM

    U.S. Mint numismatic products get June launches

    U.S. Mint June releases include a 2023-W American Eagle gold $50 coin, bulk offers of Eleanor Roosevelt quarter dollars and American Innovation, Indiana dollars, and the 2023-S 10-coin Proof set.

  • Jacket patch WWII
    Apr 13, 2023, 09:45 AM

    Congressional gold medal would honor WWII volunteers

    Americans who volunteered for service supporting Canada or Britain prior to the U.S. declaration of war in World War II may be recognized with a congressional gold medal under recent legislation.

  • 1909-O half eagle
    Apr 13, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: 1909-O gold $5 at $45,600

    A 1909-O Indian Head gold $5 half eagle from the low mintage in the final year of operations of the New Orleans Mint, graded PCGS Mint State 62 with a green CAC sticker, sold for $45,600.

  • 1795 and 1903 silver dollars
    Apr 12, 2023, 10:30 AM

    Silver dollars set for Legend’s Regency Auction 58 sale

    Bidders in the April Legend Rare Coin Auctions' Regency 58 sale will have a chance to bid on some top quality silver dollars, including some that graced notable collections of the past.

  • Billie Jean King
    Apr 12, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Gold medal sought for tennis star Billie Jean King

    Billie Jean King may be best known for her exploits on a tennis court but the athlete was an active advocate to break down gender barriers and pivotal in the passage of Title IX federal law.

  • 1871-CC and 1873-CC double eagles
    Apr 11, 2023, 10:11 AM

    Market Analysis: 1871-CC, 1873-CC $20s bring $55,200 each

    Identical prices of $55,200 were realized for a pair of Carson City Mint double eagles, including an example of the 1871-CC coin, considered the second rarest after the 1870 issue.

  • 1866-S No Motto gold $20 double eagle
    Apr 10, 2023, 10:01 AM

    Market Analysis: 1866-S Coronet, No Motto double eagle

    A star of the show at the Stack's Bowers Galleries sale of the Fairmont Collection was an 1866-S Coronet, No Motto gold $20 double eagle that brought $114,000.

  • Christian Strayhorn ANA education director
    Apr 10, 2023, 09:00 AM

    ANA officials announce Strayhorn as new education director

    The American Numismatic Association has named veteran educator Christian Strayhorn as the organization's newest education director with an eye on developing additional learning opportunity for members.

  • national-coin-week-lead
    Apr 10, 2023, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for April 10, 2023: National Coin Week

    As I write this, the American Numismatic Association is preparing for this year’s National Coin Week, an annual celebration of collecting all things numismatic, scheduled for April 16 through 22.

  • 1796 half dollar
    Apr 9, 2023, 09:00 AM

    CSNS prepares for largest convention with new attractions

    Anticipation is building for the Central States Numismatic Society convention, which promises to be the biggest in CSNS history, with attractions including a “Rarities from 1796” display.

  • Sally Ride on quarter on 5-cent blank
    Apr 8, 2023, 09:00 AM

    2022-P Sally Ride quarter struck on 5¢ planchet offered

    The first known example of a 2022-P American Women, Dr. Sally Ride quarter dollar struck on a 5-cent planchet is certified by NGC and is being offered for sale by GreatCollections in April.

  • 2023-W American Liberty coin
    Apr 7, 2023, 08:31 AM

    American Liberty designs revealed for gold coin and silver medal

    Collectors have their first look at a struck Proof 2023-W American Liberty, High Relief 1-ounce .9999 fine gold $100 coin, whose design also will appear on a subsequent 2023-P silver medal.

  • 1865-lead
    Apr 6, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: An error 3-cent coin kept as an oddity

    One got the sense when going through the Millholland Collection, offered at auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in March, that it was the product of a collector who enjoyed his coins.

  • 1882-1891-lead
    Apr 5, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Two beautifully toned Proof Morgan dollars

    Among the beautifully toned Proof Morgan dollars in the Millholland Collection offered March 21 was a PCGS Proof 67+ 1882 coin that realized $24,000 and a lovely Proof 67 1891 dollar that brought $22,800.

  • ana-2023-election-lead
    Apr 5, 2023, 09:00 AM

    ANA candidates to face Zoom forum

    American Numismatic Association members can learn about candidates for the ANA 2023–2025 board of governors at the live Candidate Forum, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

  • half-cent-grading-lead
    Apr 4, 2023, 09:30 AM

    New Fuhrman book explains half cent grading

    U.S. half cent specialist Ed Fuhrman has published his fifth reference dedicated to collecting half cents, this latest work a guide to grading these coins using Early American Coppers grading criteria.