Augustus Saint-Gaudens, His Double Eagles, and Collecting "Saints" on a Budget
The designer and sculptor of America's most popular gold coin had a rich personal history. Chris Maisano explores why St. Gaudens was responsible for some of the most beautiful coins ever issued by the U.S. Mint.
NGC Registry Award Winners Announced at FUN Show
NGC announced their annual winners list for top honors in Registry Set categories at the FUN Show in Orlando last week. Over $20,000 in prizes were awarded for the top rare coin, token and paper money categories.
The Secret to the FUN Show's Success
The annual F.U.N. show is a seminal event on the rare coin show calendar. Held the first week of the new year, the show -- now in its 65th year -- sets the tone for the year to follow with over 1500 coin dealers and 10,000 collectors in attendance.
SERIES ANALYSIS: Early Silver Dollars -- the ‘Proofs’ of 1801 to 1804 (Part 4)
Part 4, the final installment, of Greg Reynolds series analysis on the draped bust silver dollars focuses on the proof issues that were issued from 1801-1804. These controversial issues, also called novadels, are a fascinating piece of numismatic lore and include the very famous 1804 dollar.
SERIES ANALYSIS: Draped Bust Dollars, Business Strikes (Part 3)
Part 3 of Greg Reynolds series analysis on the draped bust silver dollars that were issued from 1798-1803. These are also know as "heraldic eagle reverse" dollars and represent the most affordable segment within the series.
SERIES ANALYSIS: Early Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1795-1798 (Part 2)
Part 2 of Greg Reynolds series analysis on the draped bust silver dollars that were issued from 1795-98. These are also know as "small eagle reverse" dollars and quite popular among collectors.
Peace Dollars—The "Other" Silver Dollars
An in-depth analysis on the Peace dollar series by noted numismatist, Mike Garofalo. Mike discusses everything from the legislative & design history to the coins themselves and market factors for current dealers and collectors.
Must-Know Tips to Avoid Gold Scams from the PNG
Adding gold, silver or platinum bullion coins or ingots to an investment portfolio can be a smart choice, but knowing your seller can be a crucial choice, advises the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org), a nonprofit organization of many of the country’s top rare coin and bullion coin experts.
The Positives of Collecting CAC Coins
Collectors look for specific grades when purchasing a coin based on many factors including beauty, detail, price, toning, luster, the absence of cleaning or damage, etc. The one factor that gives even some of the most advanced collectors trouble is finding coins that represent the highest end level of the assigned grade.
SERIES ANALYSIS: Early Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair (Part 1)
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Now is a great time to build a high-grade set of Walking Liberty half dollars
The Winter 2019 edition of CPG® Coin & Currency Market Review This article appeared in print in the Winter 2019 issue of The CPG Coin & Currency Market Review.
Jeff Garrett's Advice on Getting Started in U.S. Coin Collecting
Noted numismatist, Jeff Garrett, offers excellent tips for collectors interested in collecting U.S. coins but may not know where to start.
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
Jeff Garrett writes about eye appeal and its effects on the value of rare coins.
A Lighter Shade of Grey: Legendary Numismatist Reed Hawn Discusses The Art Of Buying & Selling Super Rarities… And More
Reed Hawn is a real collector’s collector, having built numerous complete and exquisite sets of coins ranging from cents to dollars over his many decades as a numismatist.