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25 09, 2018

1792 Half Disme Sold For Record Price Of Nearly $2 Million

By |2018-09-25T22:06:24+00:00September 25th, 2018|Coin Shop Blog|Comments Off on 1792 Half Disme Sold For Record Price Of Nearly $2 Million

The finest-known 1792 silver half disme, once in the possession of then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and personally owned by the first United States Mint Director David Rittenhouse, has been sold for a record $1,985,000 by Classic Coin Company of Bridgewater, New Jersey. It is the highest price ever paid for any U.S. half dime, a denomination struck between 1792 and 1873. The word “DISME” on the reverse of the 1792-dated coins is an early spelling of dime. The half dismes were the first coins struck under authority of the 1788 United States Constitution and the first struck by authority [...]

14 09, 2018

Kolbe & Fanning Dish About The Philly ANA Show, Hot Numismatic Literature & Cool Finds

By |2018-09-14T22:10:48+00:00September 14th, 2018|Coin Shop Blog|Comments Off on Kolbe & Fanning Dish About The Philly ANA Show, Hot Numismatic Literature & Cool Finds

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, Editor George Kolbe and David Fanning are perhaps the most dynamic of duos in the numismatic literary world, and they manned an expansive booth at the ANA World's Fair of Money last month in Philadelphia. Of course, we at CDN Publishing were there, too, and throughout the days of the event, I went out to interview several dealers and other numismatic luminaries at the ANA show. I simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to talk with Kolbe and Fanning, who I've talked with in the past and have learned much from through our conversations. I threw the [...]

13 09, 2018

John Brush Of David Lawrence Rare Coins Talks About Ultra Rarities & The Hansen Collection

By |2018-09-13T22:10:47+00:00September 13th, 2018|Coin Shop Blog|Comments Off on John Brush Of David Lawrence Rare Coins Talks About Ultra Rarities & The Hansen Collection

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, Editor It's one thing to talk about rare coins, and it's another to actually handle them. Yet, John Brush, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) in Virginia Beach does both in a recent interview we at the CDN team taped during the ANA World's Fair of Money Show in Philadelphia last month. Brush is a busy guy, and he has been especially busy lately helping famous coin collector Dell Loy Hansen assemble a coin collection billed as the most complete cabinet of United States coins ever assembled, even topping the legendary collection built during the 20th [...]

6 09, 2018

CAC Coins Bring Premiums in August

By |2018-09-06T22:14:22+00:00September 6th, 2018|Coin Shop Blog|Comments Off on CAC Coins Bring Premiums in August

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in the Heritage Auctions and Stack's Bowers events at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of Money show in Philadelphia. Also, CAC coins continued to bring substantial premiums in Internet sales by GreatCollections. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. On August 12, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS64 g