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Lincoln cents are arguably the most popular United States series around. They're perhaps the most widely collected American coin and countless collectors love Lincoln cents, and they're often seeking well-known rare wheat pennies such as the 1909-S VDB, 1911-S, 1914-D, 1924-D, and 1931-S.
It's hard to imagine the numismatic world without Heritage Auctions. And, yet, until only little more than a decade ago, Heritage was a growing firm that handled much volume, but had not yet dropped the hammer on a seven-figure coin. The company's colorful story goes back to 1976, when Steve Ivy transformed his Dallas coin business into a numismatic auction firm.
For more than four decades, John Albanese has been a numismatic thought leader, bringing innovation to an ages-old hobby and helping redefine how collectors and the marketplace understand the quality and condition of coins.
John Highfill is known as a silver dollar guru. Having founded the National Silver Dollar Round Table in 1982 and a decade later published his landmark 1,200-page tome, The Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia (Oklahoma Coin Exchange, 1992), Highfill is indelibly linked to numismatics.
In today's world of sonically sealed plastic, it's hard for some to imagine that a great many of the big-ticket trades going down between dealers still involve ""raw"" coins. Yet, in reality, most coin dealers trade high volumes of unslabbed coins in both wholesale and retail transactions.
Coin dealers often look to others in the numismatic business to gain insight on how to expand their business, improve sales, and build a name for themselves in the marketplace. But in the ever-evolving world of retail and commerce, it often pays to look beyond the numismatic world for advice.
The unique 1959-D Lincoln mule cent with wheat reverse is up for bids this weekend as the Ira and Larry Goldberg Pre-Long Beach Auction.
With the passage of Memorial Day weekend, we officially enter the summer — even if the climatologists say it won't start until the summer solstice on June 21. And, let's face it, for most of us the weather is already heating up with summery vigor; we on the East Seaboard have already faced a slew of 90s over the long holiday weekend, and that can only mean we're gearing up for what should be a frenzied summer trading period.
""Ka-ching! Gold going bonkers today at $5,000 per ounce…"" Those were the words I heard CNBC's Jim Cramer exclaiming on his Mad Money show, or at least that's what I recall him saying in a vivid dream I recently had. I remember looking down at my mobile phone and seeing the London Metal Exchange reporting $5,081 per ounce. I pulled up my CDN Pricing App – same thing: $5,081 per ounce.
Have you been finding some unusually old coins in circulation recently? You may have been the lucky recipient of one of the thousands of coins dropped by coin dealers around the United States as part of the Great American Coin Hunt.
Lincoln cents are arguably the most popular United States series around. Josh dives into these popular varieties to explain their rarity and value.
In the Olympics, winning a silver medal usually means coming in second behind the first-place gold medal winner. In the world of insurance, a silver plan probably covers the doctor and prescriptions you want but comes with a big ol' four-figure deductible to boot. Yet, in the numismatic world, silver doesn't play second fiddle to gold – or anything else.
It's mid-March, or the third calendar month of 2019, and I finally found my first 2019 coin yesterday.
Part I of a two-part analysis of classic commemorative coins, which enjoyed monumental popularity among investors in the late 1980s and were among the strongest performers of the early certified-coin bull market.
""Daredevil Investor"" James Passin Shares Inside Tips On Investing In Precious Metals & Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin
Dubbed a ""daredevil investor"" by The New York Times, Passin had the foresight to invest in Bitcoin back when each unit could be bought for a song, and he sold his massive holdings when the popular cryptocurrency reached its peak.
The Florida United Numismatists 64th annual coin show, held in Orlando, kicked off the 2019 marketplace with a bang.
There's something about this time of the year that makes me think of good days gone by. I don't know…. Maybe it's something in my hot cocoa, or perhaps it's the gatherings with friends and family, but I always get a little more nostalgic around Christmas. The holiday has been good to me in so many ways over the years, including to my efforts as a writer and coin collector.
Lyn Knight of Lyn Knight Auctions is one of the most well-respected paper currency experts in the industry, having handled some of the rarest and most valuable notes around. His currency auctions cover a wide variety of issues and appeal to the wide spectrum of paper currency collectors.
This article, the second in a two-part series covering Draped Bust dollars, features several issues important to those who collect, trade, and study this iconic series, including pricing and market conditions, varieties, and collecting trends.
Struck from 1794 through 1804, these so-called ""Bust"" dollars, which include the Flowing Hair and Draped Bust types, have maintained a prominent place in numismatic cabinets since at least the mid 19th century.
1982 was a busy year… Meanwhile, the United States Mint was transitioning into a new period that brought the first commemorative coins in nearly three decades, a revamped metal composition for the one-cent coin, and several scarce and valuable errors.
There are stunning similarities between computer-software-for-the-world developer Bill Gates and computer-software-for-the-numismatic-world developer John Feigenbaum. Gates pioneered computer technology in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with the launch of the first commercially successful personal computers.