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Vault clean-out caused Morgan price drops

The cleaning out of Treasury vaults in the 1960s revealed larger quantities of the 1898-O, 1903-O, 1904-O dollars. The 1903-O (shown) was selling for $500 or more before the discovery. Continue reading

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NGC reaches settlement terms

Numismatic Guaranty Corp. reached settlement terms in a class action suit brought against it by a Florida collector. Continue reading

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Proposed commissions could seek coins

Two bills passed the House of Representatives Sept. 24 that could have eventual numismatic consequences. Continue reading

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Boycott call outgrowth of hobby popularity

Coin collecting after 1964 was so long in the wilderness of popular opinion that all the attention of recent years still seems kind of neat to me. Continue reading

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California symposium put focus on gold

The presentations were as good as gold at the California State Numismatic Association’s Eighth Annual Northern California Educational Symposium. Continue reading

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Wyoming error in quarter proof set

Paul Kmiotek of New York was in for a big surprise when he opened the 2007 state quarter proof set his in-laws gave him on his birthday. The last thing he expected to find was a major minting error. Continue reading

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Presidential dollar listings take over space

Who would have thought I would be writing about asterisks for two weeks in a row? The asterisk was put back on the Continue reading

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1871 runs with elite of Indian Head cents

We already know that the 1871 Indian Head cent may be one of the best Indian Head cents in MS-65, but it may be even better than we already suspect. Continue reading

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Kennedy half unpopular in second year

The 1965 Kennedy half dollar, unlike the wildly popular 1964 Kennedy, has not been a well-liked coin. Continue reading

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Gold market price rise threatens Unc. Eagles

The world market price of gold leaped into record territory over $950 per ounce in New York intraday trading Feb 21, having closed the day prior at $934.60. Continue reading

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