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Grading Capped Bust half dollars

May 10, 2017 in Antique Coins, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, Grading, Half Dollars, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Opinion, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Grading Capped Bust half dollars is a challenge, especially to new hobbyists unaccustomed to the series, which ran from 1807 to 1839 and which continues to be popular because many of the dates are affordable and come with a large selection of die varieties (including overdate strikes).

We’ll save overdates for a future column. This post concerns circulation (business) strikes. The denomination was used heavily in circulation, and that accounts for the typical wear you will see on the high points of the obverse and reverse.

The grading basics of this post concern high points where wear is readily distinguishable: the raised… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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U.S. Mint Sales Report: American Liberty HR Gold Coin Sells Out

March 10, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dan Holmes News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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This week’s U.S. Mint Sales Report provides a final sales total for the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, which debuted on July 30 and was pulled from the Mint’s Web site on March 2. The item wrapped up with 49,325 units sold of a possible 50,000.

The 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Half Dollar Four-Coin Collection is also nearing a sellout, having gone into Unavailable status on the Mint’s Web site on March 5. That set had sold 221,132 of its 225,000 mintage limit as of Sunday night, and further adjustments to that figure are… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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U.S. Mint Breaks Record with 5th Coin of the Year Award

February 10, 2016 in Art, Awards, Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Design, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, US Mint, USA Coins, World Records

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative half dollar won the top prize at the Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards last week at the World Money Fair in Berlin. This if the fifth time the U.S. Mint has brought home the accolade, surpassing Italy’s four wins to set a new world record.

A Mint press release points out that while the Baseball Hall of Fame $5 gold issue won a COTY for Best Gold Coin, the clad version ultimately took home the overall prize because of the increased difficulty of striking a cupped coin in a copper-nickel clad composition. So… Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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Why is the Dated Gold Market Holding its Own?

January 20, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

If you collect certain series of silver coins (Hello Seated, Yo, Barber…) you have no doubt noticed that higher grade examples of many good to great dates in your specialization have cratered as far as prices go. The same can be said for certain areas of the Colonial coin market. Why are prices in these areas on the decline? A simple one-word answer: oversupply.

Using Seated and Barber coinage as our examples, we can easily see why these markets are hurting; at least at the high-end. Let’s take Barber Half Dollars as a specific example.

Around five to seven years ago, there… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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PCGS Prepares Labels for Mint’s 2016 Classic Commemoratives

January 9, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Dimes, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) announced today that it is developing a full suite of attractive labels for 2016 coins commemorating classic designs by the U.S. Mint, featuring .9999 24-karat gold coins in the original size of the Winged Liberty dime, Standing Liberty quarter dollar, and Walking Liberty half dollar.

The Winged Liberty dime, designed by Adolph A. Weinman, includes an image of Liberty that often is mistaken for the Mercury, the Roman god, which is why the denomination is often called the Mercury dime. The gold issue of this coin will contain “AU,” symbol for gold, on the reverse. It… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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New PCGS Vice President Excited About Planned 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins

January 5, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Dimes, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Press Releases, US Mint, USA Coins

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New PCGS Vice President Excited About Planned 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins

 

Mark Stephenson, PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.

Mark Stephenson, PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.

The United States Mint’s plans for creation of gold coins in 2016 based on classic silver coin designs issued a century earlier could spark a resurgence in the popularity of modern commemoratives, according to Mark Stephenson, Vice President of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).

“2016 is looking like it will be a bounce back year for modern coins.  The U.S. Mint’s 2016 releases, like the gold renditions of three classic 1916 designs, have me excited about the year’s prospects.  PCGS is already developing a full suite of attractive labels for these coins that both dealers and collectors will love,” said Stephenson who was recently appointed PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.  

In early November, the United States Mint announced it will strike coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Winged Liberty (“Mercury”) dime, Standing Liberty quarter-dollar and Walking Liberty half-dollar.  The “dime” will contain one-tenth troy ounce of gold; the “quarter-dollar” one-quarter ounce; and the “half-dollar” one-half ounce.  All three coins will be struck in .9999 fine, 24-karat gold.

The New Year will also mark two other important numismatic anniversaries.

“It will be the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coins and the 30th anniversary for PCGS in 2016.  We intend to commemorate both occasions in a classic way that will excite the hobby.  PCGS’ innovative label designs and secure holder paired with the beautiful American Silver Eagle make a great combination,” stated Stephenson.

PCGS Vice President Mark Stephenson is looking forward to the United States Mint’s plans to issue gold coins in 2016 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the classic designs of the 1916 Walking Liberty Half dollar (shown here), Standing Liberty quarter-dollar and Winged Liberty/Mercury dime. (Photo from PCGS CoinFacts.)

PCGS Vice President Mark Stephenson is looking forward to the United States Mint’s plans to issue gold coins in 2016 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the classic designs of the 1916 Walking Liberty Half dollar (shown here), Standing Liberty quarter-dollar and Winged Liberty/Mercury dime. (Photo from PCGS CoinFacts.)

Prior to his appointment as PCGS Vice President, Stephenson served as the company’s Director of Customer Relations, and earlier he managed a successful rare coin dealership.

Professional Coin Grading Service was founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, and now has offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris.  PCGS experts have certified over 31 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

For additional information about PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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Celebrating the Kennedy Half Dollar 100 Years After JFK’s Birth

January 2, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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For collectors, the Kennedy half dollar is one of the most popular modern U.S. coins, despite the fact that it hasn’t been minted for regular circulation in more than 10 years. The Philadelphia and Denver mints still produce the coins, but they’re available to the public only through direct purchase from the U.S. Mint (in rolls of 20 coins and bags of 200, or in annually issued Mint sets). When is the last time you got one in change? Probably never! And yet the Kennedy half dollar keeps its constant appeal. Here at Whitman Publishing we get emails, letters, and… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Preview: Pogue Masterpieces of US Coinage September Auction

September 14, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Events, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The D. Brent Pogue collection is arguably the greatest collection of early American coinage assembled in our lifetime. Back in May, Part I of the collection saw a huge amount of interest, which we expect to grow during the coming auction. These will continue for several years, thanks to the extent and depth of the collection. Jointly organized by Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s, part II will come up for auction in New York City on September 30 and consists of Capped Bust half dollars (lots 2001 through 2040), Flowing Hair silver dollars (lots 2041 through 2047), Capped Bust and Classic… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Fool Who Spent 1925 Fort Vancouver Half-Dollars at Face Value

September 12, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Half Dollars, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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In 1926, Governor Charles Sale of the Hudson’s Bay Company purchased 1,000 recently issued Fort Vancouver half-dollar commemorative coins. The coins were later moved for safekeeping to the Provincial Archives Building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In 1982, a janitor working there came down with a case of sticky fingers. But he had no idea how valuable the coins actually were.

Issued in 1925, these commemorative coins honored the centennial of Fort Vancouver’s founding and its role in developing the Northwest. The Hudson’s Bay Company helped found Fort Vancouver, thus the sentimental attachment to the coin. While the design was first created… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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PCGS Hosts Superb Simpson Half Dollar And Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

July 13, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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PCGS Hosts Superb Simpson Half Dollar
And Stella Patterns At World’s Fair of Money

 

Two superb sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals, will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth during the American Numismatic Association Chicago World’s Fair of Money (www.worldsfairofmoney.com), August 11 – 15,  2015.

These two sets are ranked as both the current and all-time finest of their kind in the PCGS Set Registry®, and this will be the first time they will be publicly exhibited.  The coins will be displayed courtesy of collector Bob Simpson of Texas and Legend Numismatics of New Jersey.

While supplies last, visitors to the PCGS booth (#601) can receive a free, illustrated educational brochure about these two historic sets.

Among the outstanding Simpson Collection pattern coins on display at the PCGS booth during the 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money will be this 1880 Flowing Hair $4 “Stella” (J-1657), graded PCGS PR67 Cameo.

Among the outstanding Simpson Collection pattern coins on display at the PCGS booth during the 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money will be this 1880 Flowing Hair $4 “Stella” (J-1657), graded PCGS PR67 Cameo.

“Bob Simpson has amassed what is probably the most extensive collection of U.S. patterns ever assembled.  Out of a total of 1,176 patterns he has listed in the PCGS Set Registry, 779 are ‘Top Pop’ and 641 coins are the single finest specimens graded.  PCGS is pleased to share with the public a small portion of Mr. Simpson’s extraordinary collection at the upcoming ANA convention,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

“The U.S. 1877 Morgan Half Dollar Patterns set is 90 percent complete with 18 of the 20 coins required for a complete set.  It has a weighted grade point average of 68.71,” explained BJ Searls, Director of the PCGS Set Registry (www.PCGS.com/setregistry).

“Mr. Simpson’s 1879 – 1880 U.S. Patterns $4 Stellas All Metals set includes an amazing 13 of the 15 required coins; a level of completion that is unprecedented. The weighted grade point average is 68.5, and 9 of the 13 coins are Top Pops,” added Searls.

The original creation of the pattern half dollars and $4 denomination coins is interesting for numismatists.  In 1877, United States Mint Engraver George T. Morgan began testing new designs for half dollars with the intention of eventually using them on silver dollars beginning in 1878. Today, Morgan dollars are among the most popular of all United States coins.

The 1877 pattern half dollar (J-1512), graded PCGS PR66+ Deep Cameo, will be among the Simpson Collection pattern coins on display at the PCGS booth during the 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money.

The 1877 pattern half dollar (J-1512), graded PCGS PR66+ Deep Cameo, will be among the Simpson Collection pattern coins on display at the PCGS booth during the 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money.

“This explains why his 1877 Half Dollar Patterns look so familiar to us today.  The head he used on the 1877 coins is a miniature version of what eventually appeared with modifications on nearly half a billion silver dollars from 1878 to 1921,” said Ron Guth, President of PCGS CoinFacts (www.PCGScoinfacts.com), the internet’s most comprehensive source of information about U.S. coins.

“The real beauty of this series, however, comes from the fabulous reverse designs, all of which revealed this engraver’s incredible talent,” Guth stated.

Simpson commented: “1877 pattern half dollars are some of the most beautiful coins ever made. In my opinion, they are the ultimate design and size for the Morgan head.  My goal is to own an example of every 1877 pattern Morgan half minted.”

Highlights of Simpson’s Morgan 1877 Half Dollar Patterns collection include Judd-1511 graded PCGS PR66 Red and Brown; J-1512, PCGS PR66+ Deep Cameo; and J-1516, PCGS PR 66 Deep Cameo.

The Stella, a $4 denomination gold coin co-designed by Morgan and Charles E. Barber, was originally intended for use in international trade.  Before the plans were abandoned, a small number were experimentally struck in 1879 and 1880 with two different Flowing Hair and Coiled Hair obverse designs.  A few patterns also were struck in copper, white metal and aluminum.

“Save for the Amazonians, there is no other pattern series as captivating as the Stellas.  To have them in all metals is spectacular.  The Mint truly created a special coinage for the time,” Simpson stated.

Highlights in the Simpson Stella collection include 1879 Flowing Hair J-1635, PCGS PR65 Cameo; 1879 Coiled Hair J-1638, PCGS PR66+ Cameo; and 1880 Flowing Hair J-1657, PCGS PR67 Cameo.

Professional Coin Grading Service was founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, and now has offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris.  PCGS experts have certified over 30 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

For additional information about PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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Five Coins Which Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

May 26, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Half Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Quarters, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

Prior to the actual sale, I wondered if it were possible for a sale with only 128 lots to have coins actually fly under the radar at the recent Pogue I sale, held in New York on May 19th. With the benefit of a week’s worth of hindsight, I’d say that the answer is yes.

Before I begin, I need to insert the following caveat. With an average lot value exceeding $150,000 the term “selling cheaply” is used with an epic grain of salt. The point I am trying to make in this blog is that at least half the coins… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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View Magnificent Pogue Coins In Online PCGS Digital Albums

May 22, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, Education, Half Dollars, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Quarters, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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May 22, 2015

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View Magnificent Pogue Coins In Online PCGS Digital Albums

See high-quality images of many superb coins in the Pogue I and Pogue II auctions online in PCGS Digital Coin Albums.  (Photo image by PCGS.)

See high-quality images of many superb coins in the Pogue I and Pogue II auctions online in PCGS Digital Coin Albums. (Photo image by PCGS.)

Every collector can now admire the PCGS-certified coins in the first and the upcoming second auction of magnificent rarities in the fabulous D. Brent Pogue Collection.

All the complete sets of the Pogue Collection that were in the May 19, 2015 auction conducted jointly by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are listed in the PCGS Set Registry© and are displayed online in PCGS Digital Coin Albums.  There also are albums for the complete sets that will be offered in the Pogue II auction on September 30.

“The PCGS Digital Coin Album is a way for collectors to display and share their coin sets online in a beautiful format resembling a traditional coin album. The feature is free and easy to use as part of the PCGS Set Registry,” said BJ Searls, Set Registry & Special Projects Director at Collectors Universe, Inc.

“There are now 14 albums of Pogue Collection coins online.  As the auctions proceed over the next two years, we plan to have the entire collection handsomely displayed so they can be viewed by anyone, anytime,” added Searls.

The Pogue coin sets now online are:

Early Half Dimes Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1792-1837)

Capped Bust Half Dimes Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1829-1837)

Draped Bust Dimes Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1807)

Early Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1838)

Draped Bust Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1807)

Draped Bust Quarters with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1796-1807)

Capped Bust Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1815-1838)

Capped Bust Quarters (Large Size) Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1815-1828)

Capped Bust Quarters (Reduced Size) Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1831-1838)

Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Half Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-1807)

Capped Bust Half Dollars Basic Set without Reeded Edges, Circulation Strikes (1807-1836)

Draped Bust $2-1/2 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1807)

Draped Bust $5 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1807)

Early $10 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1804)

Anyone with coins listed in the PCGS Set Registry can create their own customized digital coin album.

“Simply log into My Set Registry, visit one of your sets, and build the album with the images you have added to your set,” explained Searls.

You can choose from one of six different color palettes for each album and you can add your own set description to the inside cover. Once you “publish” your album online, it is linked from your set in the Registry and can be downloaded and printed as a PDF file. The PCGS Set Registry (www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry) was established in 2001 and now hosts more than 74,000 sets. For additional information about PCGS and its services and the PCGS Digital Coin Album, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

May 21, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Half Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

As I wrote in an earlier article, CAC populations have created a new category of rarity: the appearance rarity, which is most akin to traditional condition rarity. A scan of the most recent CAC populations reveals a number of coins which are very surprising to me as appearance rarities. In some series, such as three dollar gold pieces, conclusions which I reached years ago have been proven accurate; in other series, I was surprised to see how scarce certain coins were by CAC approval. Let’s look at the various denominations of Liberty Head.

1. Gold Dollars

1850-C $1.00 PCGS AU55… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Key Date Barber Half Dollars

May 20, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Barber Half Dollar series was introduced the same year as the dime and quarter with the same basic design, replacing the long-lived Liberty seated design in 1892. Of the three series with this design the half dollar is generally considered to be the most “doable” in all grades, with only a few dates which will set you back a bit over silver in the lowest grades. This, however, does not mean that the series can be completed in all grades in a matter of a few coin shows or a few nights of browsing the internet. Many pieces have… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection

January 14, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, Events, Half Dollars, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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January 14, 2015 (Updated 01/20/2015)

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PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection

 

This 1806 over 5 Draped Bust quarter dollar, PCGS MS-66, is one of the highlights of the D. Brent Pogue Collection coins that will be displayed at the January 2015 Long Beach Expo.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

This 1806 over 5 Draped Bust quarter dollar, PCGS MS-66, is one of the highlights of the D. Brent Pogue Collection coins that will be displayed at the January 2015 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

(Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) has graded the coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection that will be offered in May in the first of a series of auctions jointly conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s.  The collection has been described as the most valuable collection of federal American coins in private hands.

 The holders of each PCGS-certified coin features special gold insert labeling to indicate the D. Brent Pogue Collection pedigree.  A total of 128 coins from the May auction, along with additional key rarities from the collection, will be displayed at the January 29 – 31, 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo at the Stack’s Bowers booth, #502.

 “Many of the coins that will be offered in the first auction in May are either the finest known or tied for finest known in the PCGS Population ReportSM,” said Don Willis, President of PCGS.  “Everyone on the PCGS certification team who examined the coins was impressed by the splendid quality of so many important, historic United States coins.”

 “This collection emphasizes superb quality United States coins of the early years, 1792 to the late 1830s, that were carefully acquired over several decades by Mr. Pogue with the support of his family in Dallas, Texas,” explained Christine Karstedt, Executive Vice President of Stack’s Bowers.

Among the many highlights of Pogue Collection coins now certified by PCGS and scheduled for display at the January 2015 Long Beach Expo are:

  • 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime. LM-3. Rarity-7+ (as a Specimen striking), PCGS Specimen-67
  • 1797 Draped Bust Dime JR-1. 16 Stars, PCGS MS-66 – tied for finest known.
  • 1797 Draped Bust Dime JR-2. 13 Stars, PCGS MS-64 – tied for finest known.
  • 1806/5 Draped Bust Quarter B-1, PCGS MS-66 – finest known (Pop 1/0)
  • 1822 Capped Bust Quarter B-1, PCGS PR-67 – finest known (Pop 1/0)
  • 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dollar O-101a, PCGS MS-64 – finest by 3 points (Pop 3/0)
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar O-117. Two Leaves, PCGS MS-65 – tied for finest known (Pop 2/0)
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar O-126a. Small Head, Two Leaves, PCGS MS-62 – finest known by 3 points (Pop 1/0)

 “PCGS is pleased to have been selected by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and the Pogue family to certify this historic collection.  The D. Brent Pogue Collection will be remembered as one of the finest collections of early American coins ever offered.  It’s a thrill for us to see so many great rarities in one collection,” said Willis.

About PCGS:

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) represents the industry standard in third-party certification.  Founded in 1986, PCGS experts have examined, authenticated and graded more than 29 million coins with a combined total value of $29 billion.

 About Stack’s Bowers:

Stack’s Bowers Galleries (www.stacksbowers.com) is well known for conducting live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels.

 About Sotheby’s:

Sotheby’s (www.sothebys.com) has ten auction salesrooms around the world and has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744.

 For additional information about Professional Coin Grading Service, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin Limited to 75,000

December 5, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The United States Mint has just announced a product limit of 75,000 for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. The Mint has now either announced or adjusted product limits for all three of this year’s 50th anniversary Kennedy products during the course of sales.

The Uncirculated Coin Set containing two clad half dollars had gone on sale July 24, 2014 with no stated product limit and an ordering limit of five sets Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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US Mint Reduces 50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Set Product Limit

November 25, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By Mint News Blog

Reverse Proof Kennedy Half Dollar

The United States Mint has announced a reduction to the product limit for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. The previously indicated limit of 300,000 units has now been reduced to 225,000 units.

The four coin silver set represented the third in a trio of products issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar series. The US Mint seemed to be anticipating intense demand for the product… Full article at the source>

Source:: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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Give Thanks if You Own a 1920 Pilgrim Half Dollar

November 23, 2014 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Half Dollars, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

In 1620, the Pilgrims set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in the Mayflower. Though headed for Manhattan, the Mayflower was caught in a storm, and landed at Plymouth Rock instead. While this inhospitable environment was not their intended destination, the Pilgrims nonetheless made a home for themselves in Plymouth. With the help of Native American […] Full article at the source>

Source:: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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US Mint Sets 300,000 Product Limit for Silver 50th Anniversary Kennedy Set

October 27, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By Michael Zielinski (Coin Update News)

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The United States Mint has announced a product limit of 300,000 units for the upcoming 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. An ordering limit of five units per household will also be in place. The product will go on sale next week on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET.

The set containing four 90% silver half dollars struck at different mint facilities with different finishes had previously been announced during the Full article at the source>

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Thousands of silver coins discovered in condemned St. Cloud house

August 9, 2014 in Antique Coins, Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, USA Coins

Treasure: 60 lbs of silver coins hidden for decades

August 8, 201 By Henry Pierson Curtis, Orlando Sentinel (orlandosentinel.com)

ST. CLOUD — Florida has a long history of buried, lost or sunken treasures.Most involve shipwrecks and gold doubloons or “Pieces of Eight.”

This tale involves a condemned home with a crumbling chimney in a neighborhood once home to Civil War veterans near the shores of East Lake Tohopekaliga.

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Sales Halted In Rosemont For New Gold Kennedy Coins

August 7, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Conventions, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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August 7, 2014

Sales Halted In Rosemont For New Gold Kennedy Coins

(Rosemont, Illinois) — The United States Mint and the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors have jointly announced that sales have been suspended for the John F. Kennedy gold proof half dollars at the World’s Fair of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois after today, August 7, 2014.

Earlier today, the Mint announced it had suspended sales at its three retail locations in Philadelphia, Denver and Washington, D.C.

In its earlier sales suspension statement the Mint explained: “The Mint made this decision to ensure the safety of those wanting to purchase the coin and the safety of its own employees.”

Hundreds of people have lined up outside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont each night since Monday to purchase the new gold coins that have a dual date, 1964-2014, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollars. Sales of the gold coins at the World’s Fair of Money were limited to only 500 coins per day, and only one per customer.

Customers interested in purchasing the gold Kennedy half dollar proof coins are encouraged to visit the Mint’s website (www.usmint.gov) or contact the call center (1-800-USA-MINT), where they can purchase up to five coins per household.

The United States Mint will continue offering other Mint products for sale at the World’s Fair of Money that is open to the public and continues as scheduled through Saturday afternoon, August 9.

Admission to the show on Saturday, August 9, will be free for Free Appraisal Day when the public is invited to bring in their old coins and paper money for complimentary, expert educational appraisals by American Numismatic Association members. Additional information is available online at www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com.

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PCGS Certifies First Proof Gold Kennedy Half Dollars

August 6, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Clubs and Associations, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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PCGS Certifies First Proof Gold Kennedy Half Dollars

The first dual-dated proof gold Kennedy half dollar sold by the United States Mint at the 2014 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money was graded PCGS PR70 Deep Cameo.  (Photo by PCGS.)

The first dual-dated proof gold Kennedy half dollar sold by the United States Mint at the 2014 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money was graded PCGS PR70 Deep Cameo. (Photo by PCGS.)

(Rosemont, Illinois) — Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) certified the first half dozen dual-dated 1964 – 2014 proof gold Kennedy half dollars sold on the opening morning of the American Numismatic Association 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of Money SM.  The first four were each graded PCGS PR70 DCAM, and the other two were graded PCGS PR69 DCAM.  PCGS also is receiving submissions of other gold Kennedy proof half dollars purchased by determined buyers.

Hundreds of people lined up outside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, waiting for an opportunity to purchase one of the 500 coins to be sold by the Mint, one per customer.  The same limits were to be in place for each day of the five-day ANA convention.

“It is really exciting to see so many collectors interested in purchasing these new coins.  My hat is off to the United States Mint for creating the program that has generated so much interest to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar.  PCGS is happy to have been selected to certify the very first six of the coins sold at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money,” said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

Nick Yadgarov, Callie Hohlfeld and Daniel Yadgarov of Los Angeles hold the first three 1964-2014 proof gold Kennedy half dollars sold at the ANA World's Fair of Money.  (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

Nick Yadgarov, Callie Hohlfeld and Daniel Yadgarov of Los Angeles hold the first three 1964-2014 proof gold Kennedy half dollars sold at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

Nick Yadgarov, Callie Hohlfeld, Daniel Yadgarov and Rina Maya, all from the Los Angeles area, were the first people in the blocks-long line, patiently waiting for sales of the gold proof Kennedy half dollars to begin.

They arrived outside the convention center at about 11 pm Monday evening, August 4, and were finally able to make their purchases 12 hours later, just after 11 am, Tuesday morning, August 5.  After doing several news media interviews, they submitted their coins at the PCGS booth (#701).

The ANA World’s Fair of Money continues through Saturday afternoon, August 9.  Information is online at www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com.

Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service has authenticated, graded and certified over 27 million coins with a combined value of $27 billion.  For additional information, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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Restoring the JFK Portrait for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollars

July 29, 2014 in Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

The Kennedy Half Dollar has been produced for 50 years, but a series of tweaks and modifications have left the current design with a very different appearance than the original. The original portrait design will be making a comeback within three different numismatic products created by the United States Mint Full article at the source>

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50th Anniversary Gold Kennedy Half Dollars at Chicago ANA Convention

July 17, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Conventions, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

July 16, 2014. By Michael Zielinski (http://news.coinupdate.com/)

The United States Mint plans to offer 2,500 of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins at the upcoming ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money. Certain changes in procedure will be made to improve on how the Mint has offered special products at past conventions.

Details on the planned launch of the eagerly anticipated coin were shared by Marc Landry, the United States Mint’s Acting Associate Director of Sales & Marketing, during a teleconference held this morning.

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Coin show spotlights Bank of Cape Fear

April 5, 2014 in Antique Coins, Bank Notes, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, U.S. Notes, USA Coins, Young Collectors

By Ben Steelman. April 4th, 2014 (http://www.starnewsonline.com)

The Lower Cape Fear Coin Club will again sponsor the Azalea Festival Coin Show Saturday and Sunday.

We talked with Bob Neale, club past president, and Karen Foster, the club’s representative to the Azalea Festival.

Q. What’s special at the coin show for kids?

Foster: Gold History Corp. and people from the Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site will be letting people pan for gold again. For $5, you get a pan of dirt from an actual North Carolina mine. Don McNeely is a 30-year prospector, and he shows you how to do it. It’s worth the price just to talk to him. Also, since it’s the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar, we’ll be presenting half-dollar sets to the winners in the Azalea Festival children’s art contest.

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What: The Lower Cape Fear Coin Club Coin Show
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 12 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13
Where: American Legion Post 10 building, 702 Pine Grove Drive
Admission:$1

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