Southgate Coins Gives Back

Coin collecting is a male-dominated hobby. Yet in the field of numismatics (the study and collecting of money and other related items), a gradual trend toward female involvement took root in the United States over the past 30 years. An organization called Women In Numismatics (WIN), founded in 1991, fosters female familiarity with the hobby. [...]

Build a Portfolio with Affordable Coins

What attracted me to coin collecting (and ultimately coin investing) some 50 years ago was the ease of entry. No forms to fill out. No disclosure. Just sift through your pocket change and transform money into MONEY – real money. Perhaps my story is typical, but in 1960 I used to check my pocket change [...]

World’s Biggest Gold Coin, a Maple Leaf, Auctioned

The world’s largest gold coin, a Maple Leaf, sold for 3.27 million euros (.02 million) at the Dorotheum auction house in Vienna. Gold dealer Oro Direct Sale S.L.U. said it bought the coin, which has a face value of C million (0,000), to exhibit to clients. The coin, made of pure gold, weighs 100 kilograms [...]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: an 1870-S Silver Dollar, an 1817/4 Half Dollar, and an 1854-O $20 gold coin

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #7 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds I. Today’s Theme So far, I know of two Great Rarities that will be auctioned in Boston in August, and of a third coin that it is very likely to be a Great Rarity. It [...]

District of Columbia & US Territories First Day Coin Covers Sales End

The U.S. Mint will stop selling the 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters First Day Coin Covers today, June 30, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time, as it first reminded collectors in a mid-June announcement. 2009 District of Columbia & US Territories First Day Coin Covers Each of the six covers may be purchased [...]

Bishop’s Wood Hoard of Roman Coins Sold at Baldwin Auction

Sold as part of Baldwin’s auction 64-65 on the 4th-5th May, the Bishop’s Wood Hoard of Roman coins was amongst the lots in the Ancient section which opened the second day of the sale. The 1,661 coins and the restored jar that contained them were sold in 11 lots, including the purpose built cabinet in [...]

Bishop’s Wood Hoard of Roman Coins Sold at Baldwin Auctioned

Sold as part of Baldwin’s auction 64-65 on the 4th-5th May, the Bishop’s Wood Hoard of Roman coins was amongst the lots in the Ancient section which opened the second day of the sale. The 1,661 coins and the restored jar that contained them were sold in 11 lots, including the purpose built cabinet in [...]

D.C. & U.S. Territories Quarters First Day Coin Covers Sales Completion

The United States Mint will end sales for all six D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters First Day Coin Covers on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. The U.S. Mint published a last chance product page at its online store in mid-May which listed the coin covers discontinued date and time, which followed [...]

$18 Million Rare Double Eagles Exhibit at ANA World’s Fair of Money

1861-P Paquet and 1921 Proof Double Eagles in Historic ANA Boston Exhibit (Boston, MA) — An million display of two rare Double Eagles accompanied by Boston-related early Americana will be one of the exhibit highlights in the Museum Showcase area at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money convention in Boston, August 10 - [...]

Coin Errors with Flips and Trips

Error coin enthusiasts are one of the great traditions of U.S. numismatics, if a relatively recent phenomenon compared to, say, collectors of large cents. The two specialties are not completely separate, but intersect on occasion; after all, if 21st century Mint technology wasn’t enough to keep this proof Ohio Statehood quarter from looking like a [...]

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