Photo Bootcamp

Join Us For Photography Bootcamps!

Back by popular demand! Join us for a full day collecting photography ‘bootcamp’ … perfect for the nascent to the more seasoned collector or the photographer looking to learn the dynamics of the marketplace. Buying photography will never again be a mystery! The morning session includes practical tips on where and how to collect photography […]

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2M-dime

Do You Have A Million Dollar Dime?

By: Stewart Huckaby On Thursday, January 7, Heritage sold a 1894-S dime for just short of $2 million. How can a 122 year old dime be worth so much? Rarity, pure and simple. The 1894-S dime is really, really rare. Barber dimes, the type of dime minted from 1892 to 1916, are not hard to […]

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charit

A Charity Auction to Remember

By Kathryn Hoogendoorn My parents raised me to view the time that I have and the money I make as part of a bigger picture. It is not all about me. We always participated in philanthropic events, volunteering time and resources to causes that we feel truly seek to better lives. There is very little […]

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Colonial Coppers

Connecticut-Created Colonial Coppers

Few coins have as much rustic historical appeal and offer such endless variety as the Connecticut Coppers of 1785 to 1788. These pieces circulated in early America as a medium of exchange used in colonial times, both before the US Mint was eventually established in the 1790s and even for several years thereafter. Meant to […]

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Yellowstone photo book

HOME OF OLD FAITHFUL HOLDS A SURPRISE FOR ALL OF US

By Jim O’Neal: On March 1, 1872, President Grant signed into law “The Act of Dedication,” which established Yellowstone National Park, believed to be the first national park in the world. It is truly an American treasure and within its 3,500 square miles are hundreds of species of birds, mammals, fish and reptiles, along with […]

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Commemorative Coins

The Other Exposition Commemoratives

By Sarah Miller The 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition is very familiar to most numismatists, and the $1, $2 ½, and $50 gold commemoratives created as part of this event remain popular to this day. The first gold commemoratives produced for an exposition, however, were envisioned and struck more than 10 years earlier in 1903 for the […]

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From Pocket Change to Work of Art: Trompe l’oeil and Paper Money

By Sarah Miller: Collectors of American paper money have long appreciated the artistry involved in the carefully engraved and printed designs of U.S. currency. What some collectors may not be as familiar with, however, is the tradition of artists painting paper money as part of their work. Artists such as William Harnett, Victor Dubreuil, Alfred […]

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Gold Fever: Cataloger Picks

By Nathan Shults: When I was a child, one of my favorite action movies was the James Bond classic Goldfinger. The movie’s plot centers on the corrupt businessman Auric Goldfinger and his plan to steal the gold from the bullion depository at Fort Knox. However, the villain’s obsession with precious metal is ended when his […]

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Artistry and Coin Designs

Artistry and Coin Designs

By Sarah Miller: From the earliest beginnings of the US Mint in the 1790s until the early 1900s, designs for American coinage were not typically produced by outside artists. Instead, the images displayed on our nickels, cents, gold coins, and more tended to be produced in a relatively insular manner by a small group of in-house […]

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Petrified Wood

Nature’s Art: The Science Behind Petrified Wood

By Grace Evanko: As a student of Environmental Studies, I cannot stress enough the importance and utility of understanding Earth’s natural processes. Whether noticing striated cirrus clouds (a tell-tale sign of impending rain) or feeling the shift in the wind from the south to the north as summer turns to fall, possessing and seeking out […]

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