Originally believed exclusive to the 2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof set, the regular Proof 2012-S American Eagle silver dollar is also to be included in the upcoming 2012 Making American History Coin and Currency set to be offered by the U.S. Mint beginning Aug. 7.
It will be interesting to see how the secondary market reacts to the 2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof set containing one Reverse Proof 2012-S coin, top, and one Proof 2012-S coin, bottom.
Although collectors often associate online auctions with lower-end coins, a robust market exists for higher-end material, as evidenced by the sale of this 1781 Libertas Americana medal for a bid of $70,000 at GreatCollections.com.
Heritage’s summer FUN convention auction includes a 1795 Flowing Hair, Three Leaves silver dollar, top, and a 1799 Capped Bust, Heraldic Eagle, Small Stars Reverse gold $5 half eagle, bottom, among the more than 2,200 lots being offered.
This 1907 Saint-Gaudens, Roman Numerals, Sans Serif Edge, Ultra High Relief double eagle, graded Proof 58, sold for $1,057,500. The coin was one of the first three Ultra High Relief patterns struck and was carried as a pocket piece.
Coin collectors come from all walks of life, but one thing nearly all have in common is that they love the hunt. With some knowledge of coin collecting and coin values in their pocket, experienced collectors enjoy searching for “great coin collection finds” anywhere coins can be found – estate sales, garage sales, antique stores and flea markets. M...