Rare Coin Report

Varieties vs. Errors, what's the difference?

Posted by Toby Adkins, Numismatic Scholar for International Currency on Nov 20th 2018

Varieties vs. ErrorsThe terms variety and error are often used interchangeably. However, they are far different technically. To keep it simple, a variety is an occurrence that repeats exactly and en e … Read More

The Silver Eagles the Mint tried to keep a secret

Posted by Toby Adkins, Numismatic Scholar for International Currency, L.L.C. on Jul 11th 2018

San Francisco's (S) Mint Silver Dollars Before we a can tear off into why these coins exist, a little coin history is in order. The Mint started production of the American Silver Eagles back in 1986 … Read More

Modern Certified Coins: Is there a substitute for perfection?

Posted by Toby Adkins, Numismatic Scholar for International Currency, L.L.C. on Apr 24th 2018

Is there a substitute for perfection?. It is more and more common for every coin the Mint releases to go straight to the grading services for certification. So much so, even older coins are looked do … Read More

Sound Like a Coin Pro

Posted by Toby Adkins, Numismatic Scholar for International Currency, L.L.C. on Feb 27th 2018

Speak the lingoCoin collectors soon find out that coin collecting comes with it's own set of terminology. Knowing the language puts all collectors on the same page so it is much easier to communicate … Read More

Hawaii overprints, why?

Posted by Toby Adkins, Numismatic Scholar for International Currency, L.L.C. on Jan 26th 2018

THE HAWAII OVERPRINTAfter the shock of Japan attacking Pearl Harbor, the United States realized if Hawaii were to be invaded, Japan would have access to quite a lot of U.S. currency in banks, as well … Read More