1878-CC Liberty Head Gold Eagle AU53
The 1878-CC Liberty Head in any grade is an Absolute Rarity as just 3,244 were struck. While the Carson City Mint is strongly associated with silver, this is one of the few gold issues struck in Nevada. The 1878 issue ranks at the third rarest by mintage alone, but only about 75 are known to have survived to this day. Between PCGS and NGC, only 20 examples have been graded in About Uncirculated 53 with just 2 in Mint State condition. In fact, PCGS has not certified a single example in Mint State condition. With such a low mintage and so few in this grade and finer, this 1878-CC Liberty Head Gold Eagle is not only an Absolute and Condition Rarity, but also among the finest known of the issue.
Everest Elite: 1901 Liberty Head Gold Eagle Proof 66 Ultra Cameo
This Proof 1901 Liberty Head Gold Eagle is one of the highest graded Ultra Cameo examples available.
The Most Valuable Japanese Coin: The Japanese Hishi Oban
In April of 2021, the most expensive Japanese coin sold at auction for nearly 2 million dollars: the Gold Hishi Oban. Coming from 1588, a time when feudal Japan was filled with samurai and ninjas, this unique piece of coinage is about the size of an American dollar bill, but it was struck from gold! But what makes this coin so rare?
Founding Father Spotlight: Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin, born on January 17, 1706, was a prominent founding father of the United States. His passionate dedication to our budding nation and his unending diligence to his work were instrumental in America becoming an independent nation.
The Impact of the Assistant Engraver: The Unsung Designs of John Reich
The rich tradition of Mint artists designing American coinage can be traced back to one assistant engraver who set the standard for displaying the denomination on coinage: John Reich. His design was used on one of the earliest half dollars as well as the first gold coin struck by the US Mint.
The First Silver Dollar of the Americas: Cob Pieces of Eight
In American history, no other coin has reached such an esteemed place in the pantheon of numismatics as the Silver Dollar. But what inspired our Founding Fathers to use this specific denomination and metal?
For More Prosperity in the New Year, Hold Onto Your Coins!
The end of one year and the start of the next is a time when people reflect on what they’ve accomplished and what they would like to accomplish next. Many hopes and dreams are tied to this time, as well as good luck charms for prosperity. Around the world, some of these lucky traditions involve coins.
I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas: The History of Santa Claus Bank Notes
You might expect to see Santa Claus on your rooftop on Christmas Eve, but how about seeing him on your money? In America during the 1800s, it wasn’t an unusual sight!
Gifts for Jesus: Frankincense, Myrrh, and Gold... Coins?
The biblical story of the three wisemen who followed the Star of Bethlehem to find Jesus is one of the most significant tales told time and time again. Gifted to Jesus were three items: myrrh, frankincense, and gold. Given the information we know from this bible verse, we wanted to see what gold coinage was likely gifted to Jesus upon his birth.
Ronald Reagan: A Numismatic Icon
In the numismatic community, President Ronald Reagan for his contributions to bringing back gold and silver to American coinage. But this American President accomplished so many achievements, that even one would make a person well-known. From a successful acting career to his political wins, Ronald Reagan lived a great and varied life.
Set of 10: Classic Gold Commemoratives NGC/PCGS MS67
Known for its minuscule mintages, the Classic Gold Commemorative series is composed of some of the greatest Absolute Rarities in US Numismatics. Each of the ten coins in this set have been graded in stunning Mint State 67 condition, making them tremendous Condition Rarities that are among the finest known for their issues.
From the Mind of Thomas Jefferson: A Gift for America's Early Ally
In the history of the United States, there has been no stronger alliance than that between America and France. This relationship stretches back to the origins of our country during the Revolutionary War, when France’s aid played a crucial role in America gaining independence from the tyrannical rule of Britain.
Mayflower's Finest: The Pilgrim Half Dollar
402 years ago, on November 21, 1620, the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts, creating what is now remembered as the Plymouth Colony. These Pilgrims, also known as Puritan Separatists, originally escaped religious persecution under King James I of England in 1609 by moving to the Netherlands. By 1620, however, they aimed their sights away from the European continent and focused on getting across the Atlantic Ocean to America. To celebrate the 300-year anniversary of this historic event, the US Mint struck a commemorative half dollar starting in 1920.