• 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.

  • 1872 and 1875 Proof gold
    Jul 6, 2023, 15:16 PM

    Fun auction surprises in Scotsman’s July 28 Summer Sale

    An 1872 Coronet $5 half eagle graded Proof 65 Cameo by PCGS and carrying a green Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker and a top estimate of $125,000 leads the July 28 Scotsman auction.

  • Donna Pope medal
    Jul 6, 2023, 11:30 AM

    Former Mint Director Donna Pope, 91, dies

    Ohio native Donna Pope who served two terms as the 33rd director of the United States Mint and played a key role in gold and silver bullion programs passed away in Colorado at the age of 91.

  • 1909 Roman Finish quarter eagle
    Jul 6, 2023, 10:30 AM

    Market Analysis: 1909 Roman or Satin Finish Proof

    Experimentation in Proof finishing by the Philadelphia Mint in the early 20th century led to different looks like the Satin or Roman Proof finish seen on the 1909 quarter eagles.

  • 2023 Morgan and Peace dollars
    Jul 6, 2023, 09:15 AM

    2023 Morgan and Peace dollar subscription sales rise

    The first day of sale July 13 of the Uncirculated 2023-P Morgan and Peace dollars coincides with the first day of the Summer FUN show, and the Mint booth there will offer some of the coins for sale.

  • Archer M. Huntington medal for 2023
    Jul 6, 2023, 09:01 AM

    New version of ANS Archer M. Huntington Medal created

    As the stocks of the original Archer M. Huntington medal were depleted, the American Numismatic Society sought a new design from a past recipient of a sculpting award from the organization.

  • ANA website upgrade
    Jul 6, 2023, 08:30 AM

    ANA launches updated website for improved user experience

    The American Numismatic Association has taken steps to increase the ease of use of the resources available on their website money.org with an updated version that is designed for the collector.

  • Thomas Uram ANA President
    Jul 6, 2023, 08:14 AM

    Thomas Uram elected to position as next ANA president

    Thomas Uram ran unopposed to become the next president of the American Numismatic Association, and votes are in for the vice president and board of governors for the 2023 to 2025 term.

  • 1908 Proof Indian Head quarter eagle
    Jul 5, 2023, 09:42 AM

    Market Analysis: Matte Proof quarter eagles

    A Matte Proof 1908 Indian Head gold $2.50 coin graded Proof 67 by Numismatic Guaranty Co. sold for $38,400 at a Stack's Bowers Galleries June 13 Rarities Night session.

  • Dr. Lawrence S. Brown Jr.
    Jul 5, 2023, 09:19 AM

    CCAC to present session at ANA's World's Fair of Money

    The public is invited to a program titled “Coins and Medals of the United States: Role of the CCAC, Congress and the United States Mint” presented during the ANA's World's Fair of Money in August.

  • 1911 and 1914 Proof Indian Head quarter eagles
    Jul 4, 2023, 10:35 AM

    Market Analysis: Sandblast Proof quarter eagles

    Two Proof Indian Head quarter eagles, each with a CAC sticker and a Matte or Sandblast Proof Finish, topped $60,000 apiece in a Heritage Auction Platinum Night sale in May.

  • 1856-gold-dollar-lead
    Jul 3, 2023, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for July 3, 2023: Scarcity and prices

    Collectors recently questioned why two coins of different rarity bring prices that are similar and even identical across multiple grades. Who said that establishing coin values has to be logical?

  • Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins
    Jul 1, 2023, 10:30 AM

    Whitman to release new edition of Barber silver coins book

    The third edition of Whitman's "Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins," by Q. David Bowers, covering the dimes, quarters and half dollars designed by Charles E. Barber, will be available in August.

  • 1950 Franklin half dollar Proof Deep Cameo
    Jun 29, 2023, 11:30 AM

    Market Analysis: Proof 1950 Franklin half dollar

    Stack's Bowers Galleries sold a Proof 66 Deep Cameo 1950 Franklin half dollar, the sole PCGS Deep Cameo example of the lowest mintage issue of the series, for $66,000 at the June Rarities Night session.