• John Albanese CAC
    Oct 13, 2022, 11:00 AM

    CAC Grading Service planned for start in 2023

    A new grading alternative will be offered in 2023 as CAC Grading Service will develop from the existing Certified Acceptance Corp. with a focus on accuracy and education to benefit consumers.

  • 1861-O Coronet gold double eagle
    Oct 13, 2022, 09:30 AM

    Market Analysis: 1861-O double eagle sells for $96,000

    In continuing offerings from the Fairmont Collection of U.S. gold coins, an early die state example of the 1861-O Coronet gold $20 double eagle, graded About Uncirculated 55+, sold for $96,000.

  • John Mercanti sculptures
    Oct 12, 2022, 11:00 AM

    Mercanti sculptures offered in PAN show auction

    Two signed bas relief plaster sculptures by retired U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti will be offered at auction in Pittsburgh Oct. 20 at the PAN Fall Banquet during the PAN convention.

  • 2018 American Liberty one-tenth ounce Proof
    Oct 11, 2022, 15:00 PM

    U.S. Mint assessing summer gold coin promotion

    In what Mint officials describe as a "discount" on purchase of a Proof 2017-W American Liberty 1-ounce gold coin paired with a tenth-ounce coin, customers effectively received the smaller coin for free.

  • 1864-S Coronet gold half eagle
    Oct 11, 2022, 09:30 AM

    Market Analysis: Civil War era 1864-S $5 gold

    An 1864-S Coronet gold half eagle, one of only 35 known, graded PCGS EF-45 with a fantastic original appearance, drew high interest in the Fairmont Collection sale by Stack's Bowers Galleries.

  • 2021-discount sets-lead
    Oct 10, 2022, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for Oct. 10, 2022: Successful or not?

    We have a little longer to wait to learn whether two recent promotions by the United States Mint paid off, although early assessment suggest one of them achieved a portion of its goal.

  • 1909-O half eagle
    Oct 8, 2022, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: 1909-O $5 coin shows a bold Mint mark

    A Mint State 62+ 1909-O Indian Head gold $5 half eagle from the Fairmont Collection, from the final year of operations at the New Orleans Mint, sold for $72,000 in a Stack's Bowers auction Aug. 23.

  • Franklin Pierce medal
    Oct 7, 2022, 09:15 AM

    Franklin Pierce medal sales top 12,000 on Oct. 3

    In first-day sales of the Matte Finish silver medal honoring President Franklin Pierce, more than 12,000 pieces sold, as the 14th silver duplicate joins the long-running series in bronze.

  • Limited Edition Silver Proof set
    Oct 7, 2022, 08:42 AM

    Limited Edition Silver Proof set on sale Oct. 26

    Customers interested in the eight-coin 2022 Limited Edition Silver Proof set, priced at $201.00, are limited to one set and can make their single purchase starting on Oct. 26.

  • 2021 discounted sets
    Oct 7, 2022, 08:31 AM

    Mint studying results of recent discount program

    A recent incentive program offered to reactivate lapsed or lapsing customers is being assessed by the United States Mint to determine its success, for possible future use.

  • 2022-W Reverse Proof American Eagle palladium $25 coin
    Oct 6, 2022, 15:00 PM

    First-day sales healthy for American Eagle palladium coin

    In the first 24 hours of late September sales of the Reverse Proof 2022-W American Eagle palladium $25 coin, the Mint recorded purchases of nearly two-thirds of the maximum release of 7,500 coins.

  • Hurricane Ian scenes
    Oct 6, 2022, 08:00 AM

    Numismatists deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

    Before, during and after the arrival of Hurricane Ian in Florida was all about having a plan and following it, to prevent loss or deal with the unavoidable consequences of nature's wrath.

  • 1794 cent from a shattered die
    Oct 5, 2022, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Struck from a shattered die

    A 1794 Liberty Cap cent of the Sheldon 35 variety that was struck with a shattered die appeared in the Early Cents Auctions offering of the Del & Larry Bland Collection of 1794 Cents, bringing $66,000.

  • American Eagle silver dollar reference book
    Oct 4, 2022, 10:00 AM

    Whitman set to release American Eagle reference book

    The latest numismatic reference from Whitman Publishing focuses on American Eagle silver dollars, including chapters of historic information and details of the artistic roots of the coin design.

  • larry-lead
    Oct 3, 2022, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for Oct. 3, 2022: Staff changes

    Thanks to Larry Jewett for filling in for me last week while I took a much-needed vacation. Larry has just been named our editorial director with years of experience in collectible automobiles.

  • 1794 cent
    Oct 1, 2022, 09:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Rare Sheldon 68 variety in a top grade

    An exceptional Sheldon 68 1794 Liberty Cap, Head of 1795 cent graded NGC MS-62 brown brought a top price of $186,000 in Early Cents Auction's offering of the Del & Larry Bland Collection of 1794 Cents.

  • 2022-american-innovation-maine-dollar-lead
    Sep 30, 2022, 08:30 AM

    CCAC approves, rejects designs for two 2024 dollars

    The CCAC Sept. 27 recommended a design for the reverse of the 2024 American Innovation dollar for Maine, but rejected the entire design portfolio submitted for the dollar for Missouri.

  • coast-guard-1-ounce-silver-lead
    Sep 30, 2022, 08:20 AM

    Coast Guard silver medal sales top 13,000 on first day

    First-day sales Sept. 26 by the United States Mint for the U.S. Coast Guard 1-ounce .999 fine silver medal reached 13,035 medals at $65 each.

  • 1892 Barber quarter dollars
    Sep 30, 2022, 08:01 AM

    Market Analysis: Two stellar 1892 Barber quarter dollars

    Legend's Sept. 8 Regency 54 sale treated buyers to two 1892 Barber quarter dollars, one in Proof 68+, the other MS-68, magnificent examples of the sought-after first year of issue of this popular design.

  • 1848 Braided Hair half cent
    Sep 30, 2022, 08:00 AM

    Market Analysis: 1848 half cent more than brown

    Coins can sometimes exceed the expectations and limitations of grading terms, and one example is a PCGS Proof 65 brown 1848 Braided Hair half cent that takes "brown" to a different dimension.