2016 Introduction of Bullion Coins to Celebrate a Centennial of Artistry

2016 Introduction of Bullion Coins to Celebrate a Centennial of Artistry

One hundred years ago, 1916 was a banner year for numismatics. After Charles Barber’s eponymous designs had graced the Barber Quarter, Barber Dime, and Barber Half Dollar from 1892 to 1915, each of these three denominations received distinct facelifts the following year with new, fresh designs. This was a break from tradition because each of […]

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Minting Mistakes: Error Coins and Their Collectability

A basic understanding of coin collecting reveals that condition, date, and scarcity are all key components of what makes a coin collectible. One area of collecting, however, focuses on mistakes made by the mint, or “error coins.” Even if a coin is an otherwise common year, it may be a valuable piece if simply produced […]

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Malachite: The Mirror of the Soul

Naturally, Malachite immediately caught my eye because of its beautiful green color, which so happens to be my favorite color. Growing up my brother and I were the outdoorsy children. We would always love going outside and have little scavenger hunts for rocks and shells. We always loved finding neat stones with bright and different […]

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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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Do You Have A Million Dollar Dime?

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 find as a […]

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A Charity Auction to Remember

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 in the world […]

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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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Home of Old Faithful Holds a Surprise for All of Us

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 vast grasslands and […]

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The Other Exposition Commemoratives

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 similarly significant Louisiana […]

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