Rare Silver Coins

  1. SEATED LIBERTY DOLLAR HISTORY

    Seated Liberty Dollar History

    The Seated Liberty Dollar History is very interesting and fraught with many unexpected changes. First of all, the Seated Liberty was designed by its chief engraver, Christian Gobrecht.  At least the obverse side was. Curiously, Gobrecht' soaring eagle design was not used on the reverse. Instead, the heraldic eagle utilized on coins in 1807 was used. This meant the Seated Liberty Dollar was technically designed by two people. Gobrecht and the late Mint Chief Engraver John Reich.

    The Seated Liberty Dollar was struck by the United States Mint from 1840 to 1873. Another unexpected change was the addition of "In God We Trust". It wasn't the first coin to us this phrase,

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  2. Countermarked Silver Cobb 8 Reales

    Countermarked Silver Cobb 8 Reales

    We are absolutely thrilled to share a very rare Countermarked Silver Cobb 8 Reales coin with you today. In fact, up to this point in time very few people knew coins like this even existed. This coin isn't even known to many historians or the rare coin industry alike. It is quite literally the oldest known official United States Silver Dollar. In particular, it is the only one in private hands with the countermark of PS. 

     

    It’s an absolute wonderful find and a priceless piece of American History. Surprisingly, not many people knew how business was done before the US Mint opened. From the 1600's up to 1792 Spanish colonial silver Reales and gold Escudos were the primary currency used in the colonies. Of course, this changed once the US started minting their own coins.

     

    US regulators confiscate countermark Spanish coins

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  3. The Most Valuable Silver Eagle

    The Most Valuable Silver Eagle

    The most valuable Silver Eagle is a 1999 PCGS graded MS70 Silver Eagle. It was the first to sell at auction for over $13,000! Certainly, an extraordinary amount for this coin in perfect condition. The price shows that the numismatic value far surpasses the value of its silver content.

     

    A 1994 Silver Eagle in perfect MS70 condition comes in as the second rarest and most valuable. This coin sold at auction for over $11,000. This is only the second five-figure Silver Eagle coin! In addition, its price is 200 times its silver content.

     

    In bronze or third place position are a couple of 1990 Silver Eagles. Of course, they are also in perfect condition. Both sold for $3,600. One in 2019 and the other in 2020. The sales of these coins were all document on greysheet.com

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  4. The First Silver Coins ever Struck

    The First Silver Coins ever Struck

    This is the first silver coins ever struck! It dates back over 2,500 years to modern-day Turkey. King Croesus of Lydia was the first person to issue a bi-metallic coinage system. In addition, it was meant for circulation throughout the kingdom. Coinage of King Croesus all used the same design. They are struck in both gold and silver. Consequently, the design showed a lion and a bull facing one another. The bull implies fertility and the lion implies strength.

     

    The Silver staters are the largest denomination of silver coins from Croesus. There is also a half stater, quarter stater, sixth stater, twelfth stater and a tiny 1/24th stater! We have even sold 2 examples of

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  5. What is the value of a 1882 Carson City Silver Dollar?

    What is the value of a 1882 Carson City Silver Dollar?

    The most collected series of coins ever produced by the United States Mint is the Morgan Silver Dollar. A Carson City Silver Dollar produced in Carson City, Nevada is the most cherished and sought-after of all. Furthermore, CC Morgans are the most popular and desired silver coins ever produced by the United States.

     

    No other coin embodies the history and allure of the American Wild West better than a Carson City Morgan Dollar. Especially, those produced in Carson City from the silver mined at the Comstock Lode. Holding one in your hands instills mystique and adventure of the 49er gold rush days.

     

    Prices of CC Morgans have held strong. Most importantly, when other coins have fallen

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  6. Alexander The Great Silver Drachm

    Alexander The Great Silver Drachm
    Alexander The Great Silver Drachm in Holder

    This Alexander The Great Silver Drachm is a beauty! Few names resonate in history like that of  General Alexander the Great of Macedon.  Even today 2,350 years after his death Coinage issued under Alexander are highly desirable and are sought after by all sorts of collectors.

    A Silver Drachm Like this...Will Sell Quickly!

    We are pleased to offer this remarkably high end silver drachm graded by NGC Ancients. Because it has been certified in choice mint state condition, it is highly desirable. It also has received the fine style designation, which implies it to be of the highest artistic quality. Furthermore, this particular coin is known to be a lifetime issue. This means it was struck while Alexander was still alive. Coins that were issued after

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  7. Silver Market Update

    Silver Market Update

    Over the weekend of January 31st, the silver bullion market caught fire. In this Silver Market Update you'll find the “reddit crowd”, the same folks that fueled the Gamestop stock frenzy shifted their attention to the silver bullion market. They went after the ETF for silver (SLV), and silver mining stocks.  As a result, the price of silver jumped 8% on Monday and many silver stocks surged as much as 40% in a day. Then, as quickly as it started, the price of silver subsided Monday evening into Tuesday. This was a direct result of the futures market raising margin requirements on silver contracts

    Over the course of the week, the

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  8. What Ancient Roman coins were made of silver?

    What Ancient Roman coins were made of silver?

    What Ancient Roman coins were made of silver is a question we frequently get. This NGC Certified Roman coin minted by Emperor Otho for instance, is a great example, and it is a beautiful coin. Finding a Silver Denarius in Choice Extremely Fine Condition with 3.54 grams of silver is not an easy task.

     

    On the front of this Otho Silver Denarius you'll find the likeness of Emperor OTHO CAESAR with his head facing right. On the reverse, seen advancing left, you'll find the likeness of VICTORIA. She is the Roman Goddess of Victory.

     

    Marcus Otho Caesar Augustus was born Marcus Salvius

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  9. Rare Spanish silver called 4 Reales

    4 Reales

    Rare Spanish silver called 4 Reales are coins that we've never seen before. Moreover, certainly not in such high of a grade. These coins were struck by Ferdinand and Isabella. The two who reigned over Spain jointly in the late 1400s, together known as the Catholic Monarchs.

     

    Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain were responsible for funding Columbus' journey to the New World. Silver Four Reales were the circulating currency back in the late 15th century. Some of them are probably the same coins that help to fund these trips. It is important to note, that Explorers didn't intentionally venture out to discover the new world in the Americas. All they wanted to do was to gain wealth. Their intention was "finding a new trade route to China that would bypass the Mediterranean."

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  10. Carson City Morgan Dollars

    Carson City Morgan Dollars

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    It would be hard to argue that any coin embodies the history and allure of the American Wild West more than Morgan Silver Dollars. Carson City was just a fledgling town with only a few small gold and silver mines in 1859. The first gold and silver began to be extracted from what would prove to be the largest find of precious metals ever discovered in the history of the United States. All

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