Coronet Double Eagles are broken into three classifications. Class I was minted from 1850 through 1866. Class II originated in 1866 when the addition of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added above the eagle on the reverse. The motto was an appeal to the Almighty for national…Continue readingThe Liberty Head double eagle or Coronet double eagle ($20) coin.
The half cent was among the first coin strikes authorized by the U.S. Congress on April 2, 1792. Designed by Adam Eckfeldt and first released in 1793, it was minted at the Philadelphia Mint periodically until 1857. Its metal composition was of copper and weighed of 6.74 grams. It…Continue readingHalf Cent Coin History.
The 1933 double eagle (United States 20-dollar gold coin) currently holds the record for highest price paid at auction for a single U.S. coin when it was purchased for US$7.59 million. 445,500 specimens of this Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle were minted in 1933, the last year of production for the…Continue readingThe 1933 Double Eagle.
Without doubt the Alfonso XII 25 pesetas coins are on the list of the most important coins in the history of Spain. His life started with the coup d’etat on 3 December 1874 by General Pavía which brought about the end of the Republic and the establishment of the…Continue readingSpanish Gold coins: Alfonso XII 25 pesetas.
Grading is probably the most controversial and by far the most important area of coin collecting and there are almost no grading guides for world coins. Grading issues have caused disputes between buyers and sellers since collecting begun and will continue to do so for ever more. Grading coins…Continue readingHow to grade a Sovereign gold coin.
All too often, buyers of investment gold tend to forget the quality of the coins they are buying, until they come to sell them, when they are greeted with an unpleasant surprise. In reality, when you sell gold coins they are evaluated as numismatic objects. Saying “it’s a Liberty…Continue readingThe quality of gold coins.