• 1796 half cent
    May 5, 2021, 10:30 AM

    Market Analysis: Nice MS-62 brown 1796 half cent

    An early die state 1796 NGC MS-62 brown half cent with unusual appeal for the grade, "rich dark chocolate-brown surfaces" and "substantial faded mint red," realized $192,000 at Heritage's CSNS sale.

  • 1932-D and 1932-S Washington quarters
    May 5, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Prices soar for common quarters in uncommon grades

    Stack's Bowers Galleries' Las Vegas auction featured the Washington Rainbows Collection, which included several high graded silver Washington quarter dollars that caught the fancy of collectors.

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    May 4, 2021, 15:28 PM

    Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my!

    Jeff and Larry decide Be Kind to Animals Week is a perfect time to talk animal coins with CoinZoo’s Dan Clements (Caution: Beware of animal puns)

  • richard-nachbar-lead
    May 4, 2021, 09:08 AM

    Longtime dealer Richard Nachbar, 66, dies

    Professional numismatist Richard Nachbar, who was recently recognized by Coin World as one of the numismatic hobby’s top influencers, passed away April 27 at the age of 66 after a brief illness.

  • 2014-D Sacagawea obverse and Presidential dollar reverse mule
    May 3, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Mule error realizes $84,000 in Heritage sale

    A unique 2014 mule bearing a Sacagawea dollar obverse and Presidential dollar reverse brought $84,000 in a Heritage auction, after authentication and grading by NGC at AU-58.

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    May 3, 2021, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for May 3, 2021: Finding rare coins

    Almost all collectors dream of the big find — a rare coin or note or token, obtainable for a fraction of its true value. Dealers, too, long for the day when a customer walks into their shop with a rare item.

  • 1792 pattern for quarter dollar
    May 2, 2021, 11:30 AM

    Controversial pattern realizes $1.26 million in Heritage sale

    A rare 1792 pattern thought to be for a proposed quarter dollar, long held by but then deaccessioned by the New York Historical Society, led bidding at Heritage’s April 22 to 25 auctions.

  • 2021-S Silver Proof set
    May 2, 2021, 10:37 AM

    Higher prices from U.S. Mint don’t stop set purchases

    Sticker shock was not evident in the sales figures for the 2021-S Silver Proof set as the 75 percent price hike and three fewer coins from 2020 sets did not significantly lower the number of purchases.

  • Charles Morgan Numismatic Literary Guild
    May 1, 2021, 13:00 PM

    NLG names Morgan to executive director post

    The Numismatic Literary Guild has selected its next executive director, succeeding Ron Guth in the post: Charles Morgan, who has won 18 awards from the organization for his writing efforts.

  • 1792 half disme
    May 1, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Collector finds rare 1792 half disme in junk box

    A Washington collector looking for silver world coins in a dealer's junk box came across a 1792 silver half disme, the first coin produced by the United States at the Philadelphia Mint.

  • Pitt farthing from 1760s
    Apr 30, 2021, 11:18 AM

    Condition census Pitt farthing is found in Great Britain

    A British coin dealer re-opened his shop after being closed for COVID-19 and soon had a customer walk in with an 18th century Pitt farthing that is among the better examples known to date.

  • Counterfeit coins and notes seized
    Apr 30, 2021, 10:20 AM

    Officials seize fake coins, notes at Chicago mail facility

    U.S. Customs & Border Protection seizures in April at a Chicago international mail facility included fake $100 notes labeled 'bar props' and counterfeited coins in shipments mainly from China.

  • 2021 Proof gold American Eagle
    Apr 30, 2021, 10:20 AM

    American Eagle products with new reverses now on Mint calendar

    U.S. Mint updates to the coin release schedule for July through September include the issue dates for Proof American Eagle gold and silver coins that will feature the Reverse of 2021 design.

  • 1943 cent graded MS-62
    Apr 30, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Mint State 62 and eye appeal

    Some coins that might grade higher but for lack of beauty are downgraded to MS-62, but the standards to qualify for this grade certainly permit eye appeal, as this 1943 Lincoln bronze cent demonstrates.

  • 2021-S American Innovation dollar for Virginia
    Apr 30, 2021, 09:57 AM

    Reverse Proof 2021-S American Innovation dollar coins to be in sets only

    In a departure from past practice, the U.S. Mint will not offer the year's Reverse Proof American Innovation dollars individually in 2021, but instead will offer the four coins only in a set.

  • A Penny Saved book by Ken Bressett
    Apr 29, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Upcoming book charts life of Richard Yeo

    With the 75th anniversary of "A Guide Book of United States Coins," aka "Red Book," a new book by Ken Bressett about the book's founder, numismatist Richard Yeo, is available this summer.

  • 1866 dollar and 1899 dollar
    Apr 29, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Classic U.S. type coins, patterns from Galst Collection at CNG sale

    Classical Numismatic Group's Feature Auction 117 on May 20 will include some choice U.S. coins and patterns from the collection of Dr. Jay M. Galst among the lots in the online offering.

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    Apr 28, 2021, 09:10 AM

    The Red Book Turns 75

    Jeff and Larry talk to Jeff Garrett, the editor of the iconic “Red Book” (and a Coin World Most Influential honoree), about the upcoming 75th anniversary edition, the state of coin collecting and much more.

  • Bataan troops
    Apr 28, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Philippines defenders could get congressional gold medal

    The forces defending the Philippines during World War II could be getting a congressional gold medal in their honor, thanks to proposed legislation offered in the U.S. Senate.

  • 1937 Winged Liberty Head dime
    Apr 27, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Market Analysis: Toning on both sides of Proof 1937 dime

    Proof coins from 1936 to 1942 produced at the Philadelphia Mint are shining stars for collectors, so it was no surprise when a Proof 1937 dime was among top attractions at a Heritage auction.