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Gavels 'n' Paddles: Five half-dollar coins, $4,313, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Five half-dollar coins, $4,313, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Five half-dollar coins, $4,313, Jeffrey S. Evans Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall One lot consisting of five U.S. silver flowing hair and draped bust half-dollar coins, for the years 1795, 1801, 1802, 1803 (large 3) and 1805, sold for $4,313 at a Variety Auction held Feb. 22 […]

The Civil War Collector – April 2014

The Civil War Collector - April 2014

The Civil War Collector – April 2014 by John Sexton Q: Dear John, I stumbled across your website whilst trying to research two sabres I have recently acquired here in England. I am an antique furniture dealer based in the U.K. and was passed a pair of what I think are Confederate sabres from someone […]

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts III and IV

Coin Collecting is No Joke... Parts III and IV

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts III and IV Collecting Coins with Jeff Figler by Jeff Figler The 1799 Draped Bust cent is a popular coin among coin collectors. Few of these large cents were saved from the original mintage of 42,540. There are not many of these coins available today, and any of these […]

Ken’s Korner: When is a nickel worth $3 million?

Ken’s Korner: When is a nickel worth $3 million?

Ken’s Korner: When is a nickel worth $3 million? News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall When it’s a rare, century-old nickel sold at auction through Heritage Galleries of Dallas, that’s when. The 1913 Liberty nickel, one of five known, was recovered from a fatal car crash and then […]

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts I and II

Collecting Coins with Jeff Figler

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts I and II Collecting Coins with Jeff Figler by Jeff Figler Yes, coins. Those small little things that people carry around with them or store them in safe places. As with some other types of collectibles such as records, it is difficult to select the most valuable or rare. […]

Bookshelf: Grading Coins by Photographs 2nd Edition

Grading Coins by Photographs

Grading Coins by Photographs  – 2nd Edition By: Q. David Bowers Publisher: Whitman Publishing, LLC Pages: 384 [amazon_link id=”0794836879″ target=”_blank” ]Price: Paperback $19.95[/amazon_link] In the best-selling [amazon_link id=”0794836879″ target=”_blank” ]Grading Coins by Photographs[/amazon_link], Q. David Bowers has crafted a unique combination of step-by-step grading instructions for every federal coinage series from half cents to double […]

Ken's Korner: Divers find treasure from sunken galleon

Ken’s Korner: Divers find treasure from sunken galleon – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Divers off Key West, Fla., surfaced with two gold bars and 15 silver coins — treasures that had been buried under the ocean floor for nearly 400 years. The objects are from the shipwreck of the Nuestra […]

Ken's Korner: British Museum pays $630,000 for rare coin

Ken’s Korner: British Museum pays $630,000 for rare coin – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 The British Museum has paid a little more than $630,000 for a rare, 1,200-year-old gold coin dating to Anglo-Saxon times. It was the most ever paid for a piece of British money. The coin depicts King […]

Ken's Korner: Up to 50,000 Wisconsin quarters have an error

Ken’s Korner: Up to 50,000 Wisconsin quarters have an error – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 As many as 50,000 of the Wisconsin state quarters made at the Denver Mint in 2004 have a flaw and may be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars each. The flawed coins appear to […]

Ken's Korner: Coming in 2007 — presidential dollars

Ken’s Korner: Coming in 2007 — presidential dollars – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 The U.S. Mint, hoping to cash in on the same success it has enjoyed with the state quarters program, will start producing dollar coins with portraits of former presidents on them. Four coins will be issued each year, beginning […]