NGC Now Attributing Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars
The Tomaska die varieties for Franklin Half Dollars have already been added to NGC's VarietyPlus. The Kennedy Half Dollar attributions will be added soon. Varieties for other Proof coinage from the Tomaska book will be considered on a case-by-case basis. An additional fee of $15 per coin applies for the VarietyPlus service.
NGC-certified Coins Top April Heritage Sales
The top four prices realized in the US coins sale were for NGC-certified coins. The 1858 Eagle, which is graded NGC PF 64 Ultra Cameo and pedigreed to the Trompeter Collection, realized $480,000. It is the only known example in private hands and hails from the year the US Mint first announced that it was selling Proof coinage; previously, it had been a poorly kept secret.
Activity across the market (March 2020 Greysheet)
Patrick Ian Perez summarizes the current state of the U.S. rare coin market in the March 2020 Greysheet.
Aloha to Hawaiian Coinage
The coins struck in Hawaii from 1847 to 1883 represent a truly unique and highly collectible area of the U.S. rare coin market. Some coins are surprisingly affordable and quite rich in history. Mike Garofalo reviews this area in depth with a great perspective for the dealer and collector alike.
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.
Slotkin Family Trust US Proof Rarities to be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA Auction
Collections Feature Top Registry Sets of Proof Shield Nickels, Barber Halves and Trade Dollars — Certified by NGC Santa Ana, CA – Stack’s Bowers Gall
Proof Sets: A Bust Buy Or Best Buy?
As Featured In The October 2018 Monthly Greysheet By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, Editor It seems proof sets don’t receive much attention these days, and the market fo
Indiana Coin Dealer Discovers Rare 1848 Proof Dime in eBay Lot
What would you do if you found an extremely rare 1848 proof Liberty Seated dime in a lot of otherwise ordinary coins you just bought on eBay? If you’re Sam Shafer, a 30-year-old vest pocket coin dealer in Fishers, Indiana, you jump for joy!
BLUESHEET: WHAT IS THE BEST FUTURE FOR THE BLUESHEET?
One of the things that we feel it is important to do here at CDN is to periodically evaluate our publications and see if there are areas where we can expand coverage to
BLUESHEET: CERTIFIED 1936-42 ERA PROOFS ARE A SURPRISE BARGAIN
The area that shows the most price activity this week is proof singles. The proof coinage of the years 1936 to 1942 have generally been considered to be better when it
PROOF EAGLES FEELING PRESSURE
Over the past month the market for proof gold, silver, and platinum eagles has endured a precipitous decline. Proof gold eagles had reliably traded at a strong premium
PRESS RELEASE: Whitman Publishing Releases New 3rd Edition of MEGA RED
The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book) will officially debut at the Whitman Coin and Co
QUARTERLY REVIEW: Bust Halves & Bust Dollars Active
BY JOHN FEIGENBAUM, PUBLISHER & PATRICK IAN PEREZ, EDITOR This Quarterly II is the first issue in which we were able to survey market activity with our expanded lis
Bluesheet: BIG NEWS FOR DEALERS OF CERTIFIED COINS: COINPLEX TO BECOME CDN EXCHANGE
The CoinPlex trading network is set to celebrate its sixth anniversary in September of this year and big, exciting changes are in store. The first is that CoinPlex is f
Monthly Supplement: WHY MERCANTI MATTERS
BY MICHAEL “MILES” STANDISH, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR By the 2000’s, coinage at the U.S. Mint had devolved into a multi-partite process, with no single agen
Quarterly Review: Gains in Proof 3-Cent Silver & Dated Double Eagles
This edition of the Quarterly III publication is one of our last productions for the calendar year of 2015. Ever since I took over as publisher of CDN in August of this