Coins have been used as a form of currency across the world for almost three thousand years. Much like today, the earliest coins were formed from metals, with more precious metals reflecting higher monetary value. The most common shape of coin is a flat, rounded disc shape, which also tends to be small in size. Antique and rare coins can hold high value on the collectors' market, and some coins produced by the United States can be of particular interest to numismatists. Since 1792, coins of the US dollar have been minted and circulated throughout the States; the most common are pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Less common coins - but still minted frequently - are the half-dollar and one-dollar coins; originally, one-dollar coins were struck in gold. Between 1975-6, the United States produced a series of Bicentennial coins, commemorating 200 years since the Declaration of Independence.
Pair of American Coin Silver Goblets 1850-1852, by Gorham & Thurber, Providence, Rhode Island, each with an octagonally paneled body above a waisted stem and domed foot en suite, engraved, on the body, "Dexter". h. 5-1/4", dia. 3-1/4", 12.47 total t. oz. Notes: This handsome pair of goblets was mae the immediate predecessor to the famous Gorham Corporation operated by first cousins John Gorham (1820-1898) and Gorham Thurber (1825-1888). It is to be noted in regards to the inscription on these go
Late 18th - Early 19th c. South American Coin Silver Estribo or Stirrup, with shell-decorated top loop, open work foot plate, two-sided base with repousse and chased decoration depicting women in cornucopias holding a large basket of flowers above a shield, with certificate of authenticity from Artemis Gallery, Louisville, CO, 7 3/8" high, 5 3/4" x 2 7/8", 14.38 ozt. Good condition.
The year 1858 was an important one in American coin collecting, with proofs being made available to the general public for the first time. The 2020 reports an estimated mintage of 210 proof three cent nickels in 1858. This near-Gem exhibits a brilliant central obverse with splashes of color around the periphery on that side and scattered throughout the reverse. The central star is partly frosted and the surrounding fields show hints of reflectivity with heavy die polish lines. CAC: 5 in 64, 19 f
1876 Liberty Seated Dime. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC.Billowy luster is coupled with hints of peripheral magenta toning on this near Superb Gem example. Made during the early days of American coin collecting, this piece had to have been set aside since shortly after its striking to still be in such an incredible state of preservation. A condition census example, this would be an excellent addition to any fine Liberty Seated dime collection.PCGS Population: 7; 3 finer (MS-67 finest).PCGS# 4679. NGC ID: 23
This is the rare variety that has two stars on each side of the harp, a variety that is rated URS-5 in the Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins. That rating implies a population of only nine to 16 pieces. Pale orange appears on the high points with a steel-brown background. A pleasing example of this rarity. Listed on page 86 of the 2020 HID07601242017
DLRC #: 1787637 // PCGS #: MiscLotUS A Victor D. Brenner 1907-Dated Bronze High-Relief Lincoln Plaque mounted on marble. Victor D Brenner, a Jewish Russian immigrant, issued these fantastic plaques in 1907. In 1908, while sitting before Brenner for a Panama Canal medal with his likeness, Theodore Roosevelt saw this plaque and suggested its design for a new penny, executed in honor of the centennial of Lincoln's birth. It was the first American coin to bear the likeness of a president on its face
124.0 grains. Die alignment: 180°. An American classic. This particular die variety was unknown to Crosby, and was brought to the attention of the numismatic community in an article by Henry Chapman in the March 1916 issue of . Dan Freidus traced six examples of it in his 1994 Coinage of the Americas Conference presentation subsequently published by the ANS in . The Higley coppers have long been regarded as among the most important early American coins, and the lack of documentary evidence relat
Ex: Witham. We are pleased to present one of the legendary varieties of the Bust half series, and one of the true rarities of the entire half dollar denomination -- the incomparable 1817/4 Capped Bust half. With a mere 11 pieces currently known, it is undeniably one of the rarest of all U.S. silver coins. Owning one is the achievement of a lifetime for even the most advanced Bust half collector. The 1817/4 not only belongs among the rarest American coins, it is also one of the "greatest," earnin
This unusual and fabulous belt buckle is deeply engraved and chased with scrolling leaf tips of 14K yellow gold and with (3) inset American gold coins including a 1908 Indian Head $10.00, a 1904 Liberty Head $10.00, and in the center is a 1903 Liberty Head $20.00, back is marked 'Boyd, Reno, NV, Sterling 14K" (for maker Robert W. Boyd), 5 5/8" x 2 1/2", 6.04 ozt tw. Shows some use and wear but generally speaking is in excellent condition. An incredible show piece.
Graded PF 69 Ultra Cameo. Please see the scans for further details on the condition of the coin. The American gold eagle is an official gold bullion coin of the United States. Authorized under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, it was first released by the United States Mint in 1986. Because the term "eagle" also is the official United States designation for pre-1933 ten dollars gold coins, the weight of the bullion coin is typically used when describing American gold eagles to avoid confusion.
Historic John Burger Regulated 1755-R 6400 ReisScript B(ca. 1784) John Burger Regulated Brazilian 1755-R 6400 Reis ($8). Rio Mint. 215.3 grains. Clipped, Plugged, Countermarked B. VF-35 (PCGS).Though originally struck in Brazil, in the name of a Portuguese king, this piece is effectively an American $8 gold coin created to meet the demand for coinage that arose between the colonial period and the establishment of the U.S. Mint. It is remarkably attractive, pairing rich olive-gold surfaces with h
Ex: Norweb/Partrick. 73.3 grains. The Norweb catalog referred to these large, crisscrossing lines in the left obverse field as a "cancellation or rejection mark," a theory to which we also subscribe (similar marks are seen on the unique Large Bust sixpence). For the shilling denomination, the Large Bust design was used for circulating coinage. Enthusiasts of early American and Colonial coins can generally find a nice, affordable example of the Massachusetts coinage struck under the auspices of J
The 1915-S fifty dollar gold coins issued in conjunction with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco have captivated collectors for more than a century. There is no denying their place among the most sought-after issues in American coinage. Indeed, these coins often spur collectors to put together sets of the more collectible silver half dollar, gold dollar, and gold two and a half dollar with the hope that someday a large fifty dollar gold piece will takes its place among
Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated Year: 2018 Fineness: 0.999 Denomination: $1 Gross Weight: 5 x 31.103 grams = 155.515 grams Actual Weight: 5 x 1 troy oz = 5 troy oz Coin Diameter: 40.6 mm Thickness: 2.98 mm Edge: Reeded Mint/Brand: US Mint Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman Reverse Designer: John Mercanti Lot include (5) 2018 $1 American Eagle Silver Dollar $1 Coins This lot consists of five coins, each containing 1 ounce of 0.999 pure silver content and bearing the significant Walking Liberty
US Mint silver dollars, America the Beautiful, American Eagle, Space Shuttle commemorative coins. Shipping:, We are able to pack and ship this item to an address in the United States for $25.00 via USPS Priority Mail. Tracking information will be sent to your email address. Each additional item of this size would cost $15.00. This price does not include insurance. If you require insurance you will need to ship through a third party. Please inquire about international shipping costs
San Salvador mint, KM119. Mintage: 300. One of the classic large-size gold coins of the Central American series, highly coveted in this high of a grade. Whereas this piece has encountered very light wear in accordance with its AU designation, its quality remains unmarred with few significant bagmarks and an abundance of glossy mint luster at the peripheries. Brightly colored and highly aesthetically pleasing, a premium example of this scarce one-year type. HID07601242017
The 1843-O ten is moderately plentiful in circulated condition, but it is decidedly rare in Mint State, since Southern gold struck during this period was largely overlooked by early American collectors. This near-Mint coin displays bright yellow-gold color with hints of luster in the peripheral fields. The strike is sharp and no major abrasions are seen. Population: 14 in 58, 6 finer (7/19).HID07601242017
DLRC #: 1539079 // PCGS #: 101455 This privately-issued note came from El Banco Americano de Guatemala, an American-owned institution. The reverse features both the seal of Guatemala and the Great Seal of the United States, along with a wonderfully detailed scene of a train depot.
Lot of (4) coin sets with dates ranging from 1901-1980 (VG-NM/MT). Includes "America's Favorite Coins" containing 1901 penny, 1937 nickel, 1944 dime, 1967 half dollar, and 1976 quarter; "19th-20th Century Quarter Collection" containing 1908 Barber quarter, 1929 quarter, 1955 quarter, 1976 quarter, and 1980 quarter; "Six Decades of American Silver Coinage" containing 1941 half dollar, 1943 dime, 1943 nickel, 1954 dime, 1963 half dollar, 1964 half dollar, and 1964 quarter; "Patriotic Coin Collecti
DLRC #: 1686425 // PCGS #: MiscTokenUS Extremely rare token produced by John Walker in Birmingham, England. In the Pacific Northwest these tokens were reportedly exchanged with Native Americans for beaver pelts. All but two of the known issues are holed at 12 o'clock. Strong details and moderate wear expected of the grade. An exciting golden-yellow example that seldom comes to market.
Dated 1992 and 2007. Standing liberty on front, American eagle on back. Shipping:, We are able to pack and ship this item to an address in the United States for $15.00 via USPS Priority Mail. Tracking information will be sent to your email address. Each additional item of this size would cost $7.50. This price does not include insurance. If you require insurance you will need to ship through a third party. Please inquire about international shipping costs