Coins Blog

Who Is On The Seated Liberty Dime?

In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the history behind the inspiration for the Seated Liberty Dime. Keep in mind that many of the portraits, paintings, photographs, and sculptures used when designing coins are not 100% what the coin looks like. So, take a few to explore this history behind… Read More


Who Is On The Jefferson Nickel?

In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the history behind the inspiration for the Jefferson Nickel. Keep in mind that many of the portraits, paintings, photographs, and sculptures used when designing coins are not 100% what the coin looks like. So, take a few to explore this history behind the… Read More


Who Is On The Buffalo Nickel?

In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the history behind the inspiration for the Buffalo Nickel. Keep in mind that many of the portraits, paintings, photographs, and sculptures used when designing coins are not 100% what the coin looks like. So, take a few to explore this history behind the… Read More


Who Is On The Lincoln Small Cent?

In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the history behind the inspiration for the Lincoln Small Cent. Keep in mind that many of the portraits, paintings, photographs, and sculptures used when designing coins are not 100% what the coin looks like. So, take a few to explore this history behind the… Read More


Who Is On The Indian Head Small Cent?

In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the history behind the inspiration for the Indian Head Small Cent. Keep in mind that many of the portraits, paintings, photographs, and sculptures used when designing coins are not 100% what the coin looks like. So, take a few to explore this history behind… Read More


Who Is On The Draped Bust Half Cent?

In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the history behind the inspiration for the Draped Bust Half Cent. Keep in mind that many of the portraits, paintings, photographs, and sculptures used when designing coins are not 100% what the coin looks like. So, take a few to explore this history behind… Read More


Why Sell Your Coins in a Coin Auction?

We get this question all of the time: Why should I put my coins in a Coin Auction? Well, to start, it depends on what coins you have. In some cases it might not make sense to do a coin auction. Most coins under $100 in value would be better to sell outright to an… Read More


Stack’s Bowers Auctions Off Record Setting Collection

In a record setting auction, Stack’s Bowers Auctions out of California sold the D. Brent Pogue Collection for just over $106.7 million dollars. The collection had a series of record coins. A 1793 Flowing Hair Chain (to left) cent sold for $998,750 in Part 3 of the auction, which took place in February of 2016…. Read More


Robert Scot and the Early Halves

Robert Scot, was born in Scotland in 1745. After training as a watchmaker, engraver and receiving an education from the University of Edinburgh, he immigrated to the United States. In 1775 he resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia where he engraved currency plates for Virginia State currency. In 1780, he moved to Richmond and assumed a role… Read More


Unearthing the Ancient Coins

From the dawn of civilization humankind has bartered and traded with neighbors to better their status. The early mediums of trade are now artifacts and in the present day they are the focus of bartering rather than the means. The field of numismatics – the study of coinage – which focuses on these archaic forms… Read More