U.S. Coins

By far the most popular collectibles, U.S. coins have a lot of stories to tell.

In-Between Grades

In-Between Grades

Just Starting Out

4 min read

The introduction of third-party grading in 1986 revolutionized numismatics, especially in how individual coins are [...]

In-Between Grades
A Curious Character

A Curious Character

U.S. Coins

5 min read

The coins struck between the close of the Revolutionary War and the establishment of the [...]

A Curious Character
Isn’t It Ironic?

Isn’t It Ironic?

Features

9 min read

Could there be a greater disconnect in human and numismatic history than the Confederate States [...]

Isn’t It Ironic?
Getting Roped In

Getting Roped In

U.S. Coins

4 min read

When I sat down to write this column, I had planned to discuss California fractional [...]

Getting Roped In
Farnum’s Assist

Farnum’s Assist

U.S. Coins

4 min read

One of the challenges of historical research and writing is that it often raises interesting [...]

Farnum’s Assist
Not Exactly a Proof Coin

Not Exactly a Proof Coin

U.S. Coins

4 min read

In 2016 numismatic researcher Robert W. Julian uncovered an unusual letter dated April 13, 1874, [...]

Not Exactly a Proof Coin