Mystic Wolf Set From CIT Features Ultra High Relief Platinum Coin

Mystic Wolf Platinum Mongolia. 25,000 Togrog 2021. Platinum .9995. 1 oz. Proof. 33 mm. Mintage: 199. Gold Mongolia. 25,000 Togrog 2021. Gold .9999. 1 oz. Proof. 33 mm. Mintage: 199. Mongolia. 1000 Togrog 2021. Gold .9999. 1/10 oz. Proof. 16.5 mm. Mintage: 999. Silver Mongolia. 2000 Togrog 2021. Silver .999. 3 oz. Proof. 45 mm. […]

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Top Pop 1849 Liberty Head $2.50 Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Las Vegas Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The 1849 quarter eagle is a rare and underrated Philadelphia Mint issue from the early days of Christian Gobrecht’s Coronet, or Liberty Head, design type. The mintage of 23,294 quarter eagles in 1849 was subject to considerable circulation and attrition upon release, leaving just about 115 […]

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American Numismatic Association Partners with CDN Publishing on eLearning Academy Online Education

The partnership enables ANA to continue offering free classes to collectors   CDN Publishing, the purveyor of print and online numismatic publications such as the Greysheet, the CPG Market Review, and the CAC Rare Coin Market Review, is partnering with the American Numismatic Association (ANA) to ensure the ANA eLearning Academy webinar series remains viable […]

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Heritage California Fractional Gold Auction Ends March 15

One of the Month-Long auctions now open for bidding at Heritage Auctions is the March 15 California Fractional Gold US Coins Special Monthly Auction, a selection of 176 pieces of California fractional gold. These very small coins, privately minted in California from the 1850s to the 1880s, were minted in both octagonal and round shapes. […]

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US Mint Releases Final Classic Design American Eagle Gold Proof Coin March 11

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2021 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 11 at noon EST. This is the last year these coins will be offered with the current designs. American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins. Struck […]

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Künker Auction 348: The Axel Tesmer Collection of Prussian Coins, Part I

Künker World Coin Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Modesty, honesty, a sense of duty, self-discipline, punctuality, thriftiness, reliability, and conscientiousness: these are just some of the virtues that the Prussian state has propagated as “Prussian virtues” since Frederick William I. There were only a few states that developed a similarly […]

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ANA Coin Club Publications Competition Submissions Now Accepted

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 Barbara J. Gregory Outstanding Club Publications competition. The contest is open to member clubs that are current with their ANA dues, and do not have an elected or salaried ANA officer as editor or assistant editor. Completed submissions must be received by April […]

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World War II Barter Kits

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… A researcher’s inquiry recently got me thinking about an interesting item I’d once found in a pile of unprocessed materials in the ANS Library. It was an auction catalog put out by a division of the United States Department of Defense to sell World War II […]

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Steve Studer Collection Part 3 of US Coins Open for Bidding at Heritage Auctions

Part 3 of the Steve Studer Collection, open for bidding now by Heritage Auctions through March 22, features a wide assortment of collector coins in denominations ranging from three-cent silver to double eagles. The great majority of the coins being offered have dates from the period 1838-1861, with most struck in New Orleans. A few […]

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Help Locate Stolen Coins: Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Coins Located – International Coordination/Cooperation Thanks to a tip the following coins were located on an auction site in Canada. NCIC assisted in coordinating the investigation with the victim, Postal Inspectors, Canadian law enforcement, and the Department of Homeland Security. The investigation […]

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Certified Collectibles Group Expanding in Sarasota, Florida

The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has expanded its Sarasota, Florida footprint to 82,000 square feet through the purchase of a 21,000 square foot facility. CCG is the world’s leading provider of expert, impartial and tech-enabled services that add value and liquidity to collectibles. The company has been hiring at a rapid pace as it experiences […]

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Carson City Gold, Venerable 1909-S VDB Cent Among Offerings at David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1159 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features 475 total lots including 25 Vault Values and 75 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale also features a variety of other fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a superb gem key date […]

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Five Brief Takes: Dahlonega Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner I’m beginning a new series about United States gold coins entitled Five Brief Takes. These are going to be brief (or not-so-brief) observations I have made in my day-to-day business of buying and selling choice and rare US gold. If you would like to see a […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Sell Rarity Once Called World’s Most Expensive Non-U.S. Coin

Longstanding rare coin auction house Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, whose experts have presented some of the most prestigious, highest-grossing sales in the industry’s history, is excited to feature the Pinnacle Collection as part of the firm’s semiannual Hong Kong auction. This incredible collection features numerous rarities from the non-U.S. sphere of numismatics, many of which […]

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The Peace Dollar (1921-1935): A Date by Date Analysis

The Peace Dollar By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities …… 2021 is the centennial of one of American numismatics’ most popular series – the Peace dollar. There are many reasons the series is attractive. Made of 96% silver, and trading at lower premiums than their Morgan Dollar counterparts, silver bugs are introduced to the series […]

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Royal Australian Mint takes flight with new centenary of Air Force collection

By Royal Australian Mint …… On Wednesday, March 3, the Royal Australian Mint launched a unique coin collection to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force. Speaking at the launch of the coins, the Mint’s new CEO, Leigh Gordon, AO, CSM, said collaborations like this one with the Royal Australian Air Force continue […]

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Changes in Portraiture on Ancient Roman Coinage

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. Over the roughly one thousand years that followed the overthrew of the last king in 509 BCE, Rome underwent many cultural revolutions. Some of the most notable changes include the rise of the Triumvirates and the overthrow of the Republic, the increasingly autocratic nature of the subsequent Empire, and […]

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Bi-Color Green and Blue Titanium Coin Features the Parrotfish

Limited to 5,000 coins worldwide – Also available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel   The Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce the release of a brand new bi-color titanium coin on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory featuring the colorful parrotfish. The coin features three parrotfish amongst the corals in tropical waters highlighted in green […]

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Counterfeit Coins – A Mystery 1872-S “Half Dollar” and 1-Page Attribution Guide

Counterfeit Coins By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… One of the “coins” left out of my previous CoinWeek article on damaged source coins (for use in creating counterfeit dies) is this “mystery” 1872-S half dollar. Many of our documented source and counterfeit examples were discovered in one of the large internet sales […]

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Apollo 11 Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin Lands Top COTY Honors

“The Eagle has landed.” The now-famous phrase spoken by United States astronaut Neil Armstrong was a victory cry heard across the globe when he and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to land on the moon on July 20, 1969. The monumental feat was celebrated worldwide, and now the international coin community is celebrating the […]

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The S-Mint Indian Cents: Classic US Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… There are few coin series that originated in the 19th century and are as widely collected by date and mintmark as the Indian Cent. Designed by James B. Longacre, Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, and in production from 1859 through 1909, the Indian Cent saw the vast […]

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Tauler and Fau Selection from Auction 77 Ancient and World Coins

Tauler and Fau´s Auction 77 features 391 lots and closes on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, beginning at 04:00 p.m. CET   By Tauler and Fau …… This sale features an important selection of numismatic rarities of Ancient, Spanish, World Coins, and Banknotes. You will find in the Greek coin selection a rare tetradrachm minted in […]

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CIT New Winter Collection – The Inca Sun God

Inca Sun God Palau. 5 dollars. 2021. Silver .999 Gilded. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Silk Finish. Mintage: 2,201. Special technology: smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the Inca Sun Gold coin features a rendition of the Inca sun disc, with the date 2021 at the bottom. The reverse features the Coat […]

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Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in March

By CoinWeek …..   One might think that as March takes its turn in the calendar’s monthly procession that the business of the United States Mint might be settling into a familiar groove. But the following notable moments tell a different story. Far from being a month offering more of the same, March has historically been […]

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Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in March

By CoinWeek ….. One might think that as March takes its turn in the calendar’s monthly procession that the business of the United States Mint might be settling into a familiar groove. But the following notable moments tell a different story. Far from being a month offering more of the same, March has historically been a […]

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Collecting $2 Bills Dated From 1862 to the Present

The $2 bill has never been very widely accepted by the American public, nor as widely collected as other denominations   By Bullion Shark LLC …… When the Continental Congress was considering the first federally issued money, initially it authorized bills of credit in many denominations, including $2. But only a relatively small number of […]

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New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Numismatic Media Panel Discussion

The 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York located at 109 East 42nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, will feature a numismatic media panel discussion, Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Numismatic Media in an Evolving Social and Technological Environment. Scheduled from 1 PM-3 PM […]

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Heritage Relocates April CSNS Auctions to Dallas

U.S. Coins and Currency auctions stay on schedule, April 21-27   Heritage Auctions will hold its official U.S. Coins and U.S. Currency auctions April 21-27 as scheduled in Dallas because the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) annual convention has been canceled. Public Lot Viewing will be available by appointment only and the firm is also […]

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1907 Ultra High Relief $20 Realizes Astounding $3.6 Million in Paramount Collection Sale

Rare and spectacular vintage US gold coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) achieved extraordinary results in a Heritage Auctions sale of US coins from the Paramount Collection, held February 24, 2021. The top lot was a 1907 Ultra High Relief, Lettered Edge $20 graded NGC PF 68 (lot 3802) that realized an astounding $3.6 million. […]

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United States 1982-D Jefferson Nickel

Description Background The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of that coin’s production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #152: Completing a DANSCO 7070

 CoinWeek Podcast #152: Completing a DANSCO 7070 Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Charles Morgan and Chris Bulfinch start off this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast discussing the recent high price paid for a coin in a very early PCGS holder […]

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Greg Cohen: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Greg Cohen for CoinWeek ….. As a professional numismatist who has worked for some of the biggest companies in the industry, I have had the honor of being a part of the sale of some of the greatest coins in existence, from ancient to modern times. Most recently, having cataloged the Bruce Morelan Collection […]

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Sole Finest PCGS 1917-D Mercury Dime Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Through Sunday, February 28, GreatCollections.com is offering the sole finest 1917-D Mercury dime certified by PCGS. Graded MS-67 with Full Bands, this specimen also features a considerable amount of toning, especially around the rim. Most dimes struck in 1917 come relatively nice, and the 9,402,000 minted in Denver are no exception, with […]

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2021 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 5

The 2021 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 21RG) will be available for purchase from the United States Mint starting on March 5 at noon EST. This year’s set includes the following San Francisco-minted coins: • One America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama in this […]

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Priceless: The Prototype NGC Black Holder and Other Early NGC Holders

by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation for CoinWeek…. “Buy the coin, not the holder” is common advice from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and other professional numismatists. However, there are some collectors who turn that adage around and instead “buy the holder, not the coin.” For these collectors, NGC’s earliest holders are particularly special. Perhaps the most interesting […]

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Top 10 World Coin Highlights of Künker’s January Rarity Auction

Künker Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, What a strong start! The 721 lots of the first Künker auction in the anniversary year realized a total amount of 9.3 million euros, and today, we present the top 10 lots (with a couple of ties). Actually, this is something that should […]

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ANS Announces 3-Day Conference on Ancient Roman Coins of the Provinces Before Provincial Coinage

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces a three-day conference, co-sponsored by the ANS and the Department of History of CUNY, on the Coinage of the Roman Provinces before Provincial Coinage, as represented by the coins in the R. B. Witschonke Collection. Dates: March 23-25, 2021 Organizers: Lucia F. Carbone (ANS) Oliver D. Hoover (ANS) Liv […]

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Central States Numismatic Society Cancels April 2021 Convention

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Board of Governors has voted to cancel the 2021 convention, scheduled to take place April 21-24, due to ongoing concern for the health of the society’s members and booth holders, and roadblocks in Illinois state regulations. “From the moment of the cancellation of our 2020 event, the CSNS Board […]

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United States 1933 Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

The 1933 double eagle $20 gold coin is one of American Numismatics’ most notorious coins. Only one surviving specimen was ever monetized and made legal to own, yet an uncertain number of examples still exist. When the United States made the controversial decision in 1933 to suspend the gold standard that it had based its […]

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From the Brink to the Dark Side: Early American Copper Struck Counterfeits & Damaged Source Coins

Struck Counterfeits By Jack D. Young for Early American Coppers (EAC) …… As introduction, a member of Early American Coppers (EAC) posted on the club’s Facebook page “Dark Side”, a fake 1796 “S-85” that he astutely identified from a recent internet listing, and as follow-up to that discussion I was able to post images of […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies: 7 Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection

Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Someone recently asked me a question that I thought was interesting and that merited a detailed response. To paraphrase this question, they basically asked me this: can you tell me some ways that I can improve my coin collection while spending […]

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Firefighter: Courage and Bravery Commemorated on New Silver Coins

Firefighter – Real Heroes Cook Islands. 20 dollars. 2021. Silver .999. 3 oz. 50 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 499. Special technology: smartminting©, partially printed, with micro minting. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin Firefighter with breathing apparatus and helmet in front of honeycomb pattern; in the left field REAL / HERO in […]

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Bruce Morelan Re Acquires Finest 1913 Liberty Nickel, Legend Buys Finest Sets

Multimillion-Dollar Sets Involve the All-Time Finest 1913 Liberty Nickel, Graded PR66 by Professional Coin Grading Service   Bruce Morelan and Legend Numismatics recently completed a historic $6 million transaction to reclaim an exquisite collection of Liberty Nickels, including the 1913 Liberty Nickel graded PR66 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). The sets, encompassing United States […]

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Graven Images and the Coins of Ancient Tyre

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ….. Silver shekels and half-shekels of Tyre were used by Jews in ancient Jerusalem to pay the annual Temple tribute of half a shekel per year per male adult. When the First and Second Temples stood in Jerusalem, local Jews, as well as Jews from around the ancient world, made […]

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Obsolete US Currency Highlights: Polar Air and Polar Bear Notes

  Polar Bear Notes By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Obsolete currency collectors are often drawn to notes with visually striking and dramatic vignettes. Notes from the Continental Bank of Boston have provided collectors with green and black printed remainders that feature bold vignettes and have been popularly collected for years […]

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One-of-a-Kind Errors in The Don Bonser Collection of United States Error Coins, Part 2

When coins are manufactured, things don’t necessarily go as planned, and the results can be both very intriguing and highly collectible. The Don Bonser Collection of United States Error Coins, Part 2 is evidence of this, containing 290 examples of “Murphy’s Law” in action. This month-long auction is open now for bidding at Heritage Auctions, […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New Philadelphia Gallery at 1735 Market Street

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce plans for a new rare coin gallery in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located at 1735 Market Street on the corner of 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the new gallery is situated in the heart of Center City, in the midst of the area’s best dining, shopping, and […]

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Celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 95th Birthday With New 50p Coin

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on April 21 and her official Birthday on June 10. To commemorate her 95th Birthday, The Pobjoy Mint has produced a new 50 pence coin on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The coin features the Royal Coat of Arms of […]

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Scarce “Triple Sig” Series 1882 $50 Gold Certificate Found in Old Book

1882 $50 Gold Certificate, PCGS Very Fine 30   By Cory Williams for PCGS …… Recently, PCGS Banknote had this beautiful Gold Certificate come through the grading room. Interestingly, the submitter had no idea of the value, and when we had to move the submission to a more valuable tier, she explained that she had […]

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Mike Markowitz: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….. I collect Late Roman (c. 300-491 CE) and Byzantine (c. 491-1350 CE) gold coins. The tangled histories of these long-dead empires, and the often tragic stories of their rulers, are deeply meaningful to me because I was fortunate to have an inspirational Latin teacher in high school, and some […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 43: Lots You Need to Know

Legend Rare Coin Auction Preview by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ (LRCA) Regency Auction 43 will be held on February 25 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The sale contains 344 hand-selected lots of certified US coins in all denominations, including multiple condition-census and CAC-certified examples. With lot pre-sale estimate […]

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Special Offering of Ancient Roman Coins in Heritage Auctions Month-Long Sale

The Heritage Month-Long auction closing on February 28 features Part I of A Special Collection of Ancient Coins. This offering concentrates on Roman Imperial coinage, with 204 such pieces out of 238 total coins in the auction. Bidding is open now and continues through the Live Session, scheduled to begin at 8 PM CT on […]

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Deceptively Fake New Zealand Crowns – How to Identify the Real One

By Paradime Coins …… There is no doubt that eBay is a force in Numismatics. Sometimes a positive one, as when a someone snipes the last-needed Overton variety to complete one of the only variety Bust half collections, and sometimes a negative one, as when an unbeknownst collector buys a fake coin. Though at Paradimecoins.com, […]

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Historic 1794 Starred Reverse Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Las Vegas Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Sheldon-48 Starred Reverse 1794 Liberty Cap cent is one of the most popular, eagerly sought, and also enigmatic varieties in the early large cent series. The reason for including 94 stars on the reverse of this variety has been lost to history although, as […]

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David Lawrence Rare Coins Offering Proof 1837 Large Cent, Key Date 1911-D $5 Gold

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1158 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features 395 total lots including 25 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale also showcases a variety of other fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a rare Proof Large Cent […]

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Perth Mint – Tuvalu 2021 Year of the Ox Rotating Charm 1oz Silver Antiqued Coin

This 1oz silver antiqued coin features a central gold-plated rotating charm in the shape of the second animal in the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, the ox. Kind, intelligent, hardworking, calm, honest, and reliable, the ox is said to bestow many positive characteristics on people born during its years of influence – including 1949, 1961, 1973, […]

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Heritage Auctions U.S. Coin Signature Sale Postponed

Historic Severe Weather Conditions Responsible   Due to the severe weather conditions in the Dallas-Fort Worth region this week and across the country, Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coins Signature Auction scheduled to begin today and run through Sunday is postponed one week to February 23-26. Heritage will be hosting lot viewing by appointment in its Dallas […]

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Final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set Now Available

The United States Mint released the final three-coin set in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program today at noon EST. The set contains coins with reverse designs honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site in Alabama. This set includes one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one […]

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Coin Board News Number 58 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com …..   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 58 — Spring 2021   MARKET ACTIVITY While we await our vaccinations, things have stayed rather quiet on the coin board front. There were very few new offerings of coin boards on eBay, aside from my own (more […]

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From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part II

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… Link to Part I After the Qing dynasty was overthrown in the 1911-12 Chinese Revolution, the Bank of China (BOC) was formed. It took the role of the first central bank of the newly named Republic of China and replaced the dynasty’s […]

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Condition Rarity 1919 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, February 21, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this 1919 Walking Liberty Half Dollar, graded MS-66+ by PCGS and approved as strong for the grade by CAC. A popular date from a popular series, 962,000 Walking Liberty half dollars were struck at Philadelphia in 1919. This makes it a less common […]

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Medals of the American Negro Commemorative Society

By Jaharia Knowles for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… Today’s post is authored by Jaharia Knowles, an intern with the American Numismatic Society (ANS). Knowles is a high school senior from New York City. A passionate student activist, she became a member of Black Students Demanding Change, a student-led group devoted to creating racially equitable […]

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The Curious Case of the 1855-C Gold Dollar

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner I can’t think of a single branch mint gold coin that has performed as poorly from a price perspective as the 1855-C gold dollar. Back around 2005 through 2008, these routinely traded in AU55 for $10,000-12,000 USD. Today, certain pieces in AU55 holders now bring only […]

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Künker eLive Auction 65 of Ancient and Modern World Coins Available Now

Künker eLive Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The Künker eLive Auction 65 is online. From now on you can study all pieces of the upcoming auction. The offer ranges from ancient coins to modern World coins. A large number of the lots from the ancient part come from the collection […]

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The Paramount Collection: Finest World Coin Offering Ever From Heritage Auctions

On the heels of the successful FUN auctions, Heritage Auctions is proud to present The Paramount Collection, a diversified selection of rarities not seen on the market in decades, if at all. The World Coin portion of the collection, which encompasses 700 coins, will cross the block March 25-27, 2021, in the Paramount Collection World […]

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Canadian Nickel Dollars

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… 1968 $1 Voyageur (Regular Strike) PCGS MS67 Canadian Dollars are large, highly collectible coins that have been popular with collectors since their regular-issue inception in 1935. They were struck in an 80% silver format through 1967 when rising bullion prices forced the Royal Canadian Mint to choose a less-expensive […]

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Stack’s Bowers February World Coin Auction – Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek ….. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is hosting a series of online world coin and paper money auctions from February 22 through 25 that include a number of remarkable pieces, many that might sell for potentially attractive prices for the astute collector. We reviewed lots from the February 24 and 25 World Coin sections, comprising […]

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The ANS Lyceum: New Online Educational Program to Begin March 31

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces the ANS Lyceum, a new online educational program. Over the course of several weeks, participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive lectures and discussion sessions with ANS curators who will introduce the coinages, economic history, and cultures of people from around the world and from different periods […]

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Vitruvian Man and Modern X-Ray on New Silver Coin Show Two Ways of Looking at Humanity

X-Ray – Vitruvian Man Cook Islands. 5 Dollars. 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Special technology: smartminting® (Ultra High Relief), color application. Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side depicts the Vitruvian Man as we know him from a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci; in the background […]

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Common Date Proof Franklin Half Dollar Sells for $3,612 at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. A Proof 65 Franklin half dollar is not typically considered a valuable coin, and your typical 1962 Proof Set will likely yield one. Recent auctions yield prices of $20 and under. However, on Sunday, February 14, bidding on GreatCollections.com for this PCGS Proof 65 1962 Franklin half dollar yielded an astonishing result of […]

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United States 1864-S Seated Liberty Quarter

Consumers in San Francisco and along the West Coast were handling a rarity in the mid-1860s. As their counterparts in the east were vanishing from circulation during the Civil War, silver coins in San Francisco circulated much more extensively – including the 1864-S Seated Liberty quarter, which turned out to be a major rarity. Consumers […]

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Baltimore Expo June 2021 Canceled Due to COVID-19 Prohibitions

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo Shifts Gears with Expanded November 2021 Bourse and Events Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in June 2021   The June 3–5, 2021, Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will not be held as the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore continue to mitigate and recover from […]

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Prices and Coins in the Ancient World

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek …..   When I was a kid, I walked to school both ways! When I was younger, movie tickets were only 50 cents! While these are a few of the stereotypical laments of many “older” folks, they speak to a series of deeper trends in our markets. Change is inevitable, […]

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Gem 1820 Eliasberg Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Las Vegas Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… In 1820, a quarter dollar was the typical cost for attending theatrical events and similar entertainments in New York City, events that today might cost tens or even hundreds of dollars. Alongside the half dollar, the quarter was a workhorse of everyday commerce and most examples […]

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Coin Designer Emily Damstra Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Labels for 2021 Silver Coins

Damstra will be signing PCGS Signature Labels for the 2021 American Silver Eagle, Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollar & Other Coins   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is pairing exclusive signed labels bearing the signature of United States coin designer Emily Damstra, a renowned natural science illustrator and current member of the United States Mint’s […]

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CNG Returns Ancient Coins From Upcoming Keystone 3 Auction to Yale University

  by Classical Numismatic Group… Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) is canceling our feature auction Keystone 3, which was to take place this Wednesday, February 17. During the past week we have been in conversations with Yale University about select coins in this sale. It appears that six coins in Keystone 3 came from an excavation […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #151: Collecting Modern U.S. Coins From Change

CoinWeek Podcast #151: Collecting Modern U.S. Coins From Change Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Charles Morgan and Chris Bulfinch start off this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast with a discussion of the quick sellout of the 2021-W American Silver Eagle Proof […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #151: Collecting Modern U.S. Coins From Change

 CoinWeek Podcast #151: Collecting Modern U.S. Coins From Change Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Charles Morgan and Chris Bulfinch start off this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast with a discussion of the quick sellout of the 2021-W American Silver Eagle […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in January 2021

In addition to performing well in public internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Dallas during the month of January. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1805 Quarter in AG-03 On January 3, GreatCollections sold a […]

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Heritage Offers Dr. Charles Collection of Mercury Dimes in Month-Long Auction

Among the current Month-Long auctions offered by Heritage is the Dr. Charles Collection of Mercury Dimes, open for bidding through February 22 at Coins.HA.com. The beloved Mercury dime series, designed by Adolph A. Weinman, ran from 1916-1945 before being replaced with the familiar Roosevelt Dime design. Offerings in this collection include Mint State examples of […]

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New 50p Coin From Pobjoy Mint Celebrates Nurses and Their Values

Following the success of the £2 coin issued on behalf of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands last year, The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the new release of a 50 pence coin that bears a design reflecting the universal role of nurses and their nursing values. These values have […]

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Intriguing 10 Zlotych Pattern Coin, Winston Churchill Large Format Medal New at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Dear Clients, We hope that our February newsletter finds you doing well. This month we have a very nice selection of coins (especially pattern coins) and medals ready for your consideration. We hope there may be something that interests you and look forward to hearing from you. Atlas Numismatics remains actively interested in […]

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ANA Debuts Classic Commemorative Coins Online Resource at Money.org

Commemorative coins are minted to memorialize specific people, places, and historical events, and are often prized by collectors for their unique and beautiful designs. A new online resource produced by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) highlights the United States Mint’s early silver commemoratives (1892-1954), providing detailed images and information for all 50 coins in the […]

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PCGS Offering Special Label Memorializing NASA Challenger Astronaut Christa McAuliffe

Special Astronaut Memorial Foundation label paired with commemorative silver dollar honoring teacher Christa McAuliffe   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering a Special Label emblazoned with the Astronaut Memorial Foundation logo in honor of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Christa McAuliffe, who is featured on a special 2021 United States Mint Commemorative […]

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Künker Auctions 347-349: From Roman Egypt to the Margraviate of Brandenburg

Künker Spring Auction Sale by Künker GmbH …… In auctions 347 to 349, auction house Künker presents once again a wealth of private collections. Particularly remarkable is an important collection of coins from Roman Egypt as well as the first part of a collection of Brandenburg coinage. And that’s just the beginning. From 22 to […]

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Jeff Garrett: The ANA and Giving Back to the Hobby You Love

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… For decades, the hobby of numismatics has provided me with more benefits than anyone could ever hope for, from years of enjoyment to a pretty good living. Since assembling my first Lincoln cent album in the 1960s, my enthusiasm has never waned. Many of my non-numismatic […]

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Key Date Flying Cent, Finest Known 1938 Nickel Among Offerings at David Lawrence

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1157 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features 450 total lots including 50 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale also showcases a variety of other fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a desirable one-year type coin […]

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American Numismatic Society Seeks to Hire Deputy Director

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is seeking to hire a Deputy Director. General Job Description The Deputy Director is a senior member of the management team of the American Numismatic Society. S/he directly reports to the Executive Director and attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees as well as meetings of the Executive Committee. […]

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CoinWeek Readers React to Silver Eagle Sell Out

By CoinWeek ….. On Thursday, February 11, the last Proof American Silver Eagle to feature the iconic Heraldic Eagle reverse by John Mercanti went on sale at noon Eastern Standard Time. For collectors assembling a complete set of what is now considered the “Type I” Silver Eagle–especially those who have been loyal customers of the […]

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Last Mercanti Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles Sell Out Within Minutes

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. The last Proof American Silver Eagles bearing John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle design reached “currently unavailable” status within minutes on the day of their release, February 11, 2021. Priced at $73 USD with a product limit of 327,440 and with a household ordering limit of 99 coins, the quick sellout angered […]

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Last Mercanti Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles Sell Out Within Mintues

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   The last Proof American Silver Eagles bearing John Mercanti’s Heraldic Eagle design reached “currently unavailable” status within minutes on the day of their release, February 11, 2021. Priced at $73 USD with a product limit of 327,440 and with a household ordering limit of 99 coins, the quick sellout […]

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Bipartisan Push to Get Treasury to Move Quickly On Tubman $20

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On Tuesday, February 9, United States Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) wrote a bipartisan letter to newly installed Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the Treasury to prioritize the Tubman $20 redesign before working on other scheduled redesigns. The Senators wrote: Never in the history of our […]

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Perth Mint Dragon 1oz Gold Bullion Rectangular Coin Features New Design for 2021

The Perth Mint is excited to release this 1oz gold bullion coin in a unique rectangular format. In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune. Dragons are also believed to be the rulers of water and weather. Each coin is struck by […]

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United States Mint 2021 Congratulations Set Available Today

The United States Mint 2021 Congratulations Set (product code 21RF) will be available for purchase beginning on February 11, 2021, at noon EST. The set is priced at $75. Designed to celebrate any special occasion or milestone, this set contains one American Eagle Proof Silver Dollar struck in 99.9% silver at the West Point Mint. […]

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Top Pop PR-66 DCAM 1870 Quarter Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Las Vegas Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Proof 1870 quarter eagle is a tremendous rarity in all grades and only an estimated 10 to 12 survivors are known from a mintage of just 35 examples. Researcher John Dannreuther notes that the first delivery of 25 coins occurred on February 3, while the […]

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New Zealand Mint New Releases for February 2021

Iconic 1966 Car First in New Batmobile Coin Collection This fantastic coin, featuring the iconic 1966 Batmobile, is the first in our DC Comics officially licensed Batmobile Silver Coin Collection. The coin features this first Batmobile in color along with the 1966 BATMAN Classic TV Series logo. An engraved and colored close-up image of BATMAN, […]

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Antarctic Treaty 60th Anniversary Commemorated on New £2 Coin

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Antarctic Treaty – recognized as one of the most successful international agreements, setting an example of peaceful cooperation. The Pobjoy Mint is therefore delighted to announce the release of this beautiful new £2 coin on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory to […]

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Native American $1 Coin 2021 Products on Sale February 16

The United States Mint will accept orders for product options containing 2021 Native American $1 Coins beginning on February 16 at noon EST. Launched in 2009, the Native American $1 Coins are distinguished by their golden color and rotating reverse designs with annual themes that honor the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual […]

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US Mint Releases Heraldic Eagle Reverse 2021 American Silver Eagle Proof Coin Feb. 11

The United States Mint’s will accept orders for the 2021 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin beginning on February 11, at noon EST. The production limit for this product is 327,440. Struck in 99.9% silver at the West Point Mint, the coin’s obverse features sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic full-length figure of Liberty in […]

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Two NGC-Cert US Vintage Coins From Paramount Collection to Top $1 Million Each in Upcoming Heritage Sale

Two vintage gold ultra-rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will each sell for over $1 million in a Heritage Auctions sale of US coins from the extraordinary Paramount Collection. Bidding is now open for the auction, which is scheduled for February 18-21, 2021. At center stage is a 1907 Extremely High Relief, Lettered Edge $20 graded […]

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1921 – A Year of Numismatic Change

Numismatic Change in 1921 By Mike Garofalo for PCGS …… The year was 1921. America, much like today, was a dynamic and changing place. President Woodrow Wilson, who kept us out of “The War to End All Wars” from 1914 to 1916, had finally led us into and then through that Great War in 1917 […]

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United States 1971-D Eisenhower Dollar

Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent death of beloved war-hero-turned-president Dwight D. […]

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Numismatic Musings on the Staten Island Ferry

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… The half-hour that I spend every workday morning and evening on the ferry traversing the five miles of the Upper Bay of New York Harbor from my home in Staten Island to Manhattan and back again affords plenty of time to enjoy the views, catch […]

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Simpson III: A Quick US Gold Coin Auction Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner On January 20, Heritage Auctions sold Part Three of the Bob Simpson Collection. As with the first two sales, the majority of the coins were non-gold but what few gold coins that were available tended to be spectacular. By analyzing the prices realized, we can get […]

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The Coinage of Ancient Numidia

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….. NORTH AFRICA IN antiquity was a greener place. Climate change and centuries of deforestation and overgrazing have caused extensive desertification of lands that once fed and sustained ancient empires. The kingdom of Numidia, which emerged in the third century BCE in parts of Tunisia and […]

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Washington State Coin Dealer Dan Duncan Receives ICTA Service Award

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer-member Dan Duncan (Pinnacle Rarities in Olympia, Washington) has received the association’s 2020 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award for his continuous dedication and financial contributions to maintaining Washington State’s sales-tax exemption on sales of collector coins, bullion coins, and bullion. Duncan and other local dealers, particularly Karen […]

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Bid on Gold and Silver With Stack’s Bowers Galleries Precious Metals Auctions

Amid volatility in conventional investments, the popularity of hard assets like gold and silver bullion has never been greater. As a result, financial services firm Goldman Sachs has recently announced targets of $2,300 per ounce for gold and up to $33 per ounce for silver. At the same time, increased demand has drained the inventories […]

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Silver Rounds – The Egyptian Gods Return with a New Osiris Design

The Egyptian Gods Series of silver rounds proved immensely popular with its initial introduction, with collectors of all-things Egyptian enjoying the attention to detail in the collection of 2 oz silver rounds. With ultra-high-relief designs and beautiful antique visuals, the series has been missed by collectors in recent years after it paused following the fourth release. Now, […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #150: How R.S. Yeoman Changed the Coin Collecting Hobby Forever

 CoinWeek Podcast #150: How R.S. Yeoman Changed the Coin Collecting Hobby Forever Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this week’s episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Charles Morgan talks to longtime Red Book editor Kenneth Bressett on the career and legacy […]

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Bidding Open for Heritage Dallas Long Beach Signature Auction

Heritage’s January FUN Signature auction produced off-the-chart bidder participation and record-setting prices realized. We fully expect the February 18-21 Dallas Long Beach Expo auction to carry over momentum from the strong FUN showing. It would be no surprise if Long Beach creates its own legacy of memorable results. Two high-value evening sessions highlight the event. […]

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How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Rupees

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Little thought is given by many people on the previous incarnations of the metal that makes up the coins they have in their collections. Truth be told, the metallic content of many coins cannot be traced back to their origins if it came from previously melted coins. Yet there […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canada’s Black Loyalists on New Silver Coin

By the Royal Canadian Mint …… The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a new silver collector coin honoring the Black Loyalists. Mint engravers meticulously reproduced the armorial bearings of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society as a tribute to the free and enslaved Black people who re-settled to British North America before, during, and […]

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Coins Stolen or Missing From USPS: Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Mising/Stolen Package – NY to CA A USPS package shipped from New York to Palos Verdes Estates, California has been reported missing/stolen. The last scan was in the Los Angeles area but was never received by recipient. The package contained the following […]

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Landmark 1822 Half Eagle to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers March 2021 Auction

Only Specimen in Private Hands   Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present at public auction the finest known 1822 half eagle, the D. Brent Pogue Collection coin. It is a legendary American treasure, the only example in private hands of what is acknowledged as the key to a collection of American gold coins. This exceptional coin […]

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Oceanographic Exonumia: Alexander Agassiz Award at Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The world of exonumia offers many exciting opportunities to collectors. The greater size (in general) of medals allows for a grander canvas for an engraver’s design. Additionally, widely varied subject matter creates increased emphasis upon the message. One such medal that presents just that […]

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David Hendin – What Makes a True Collector

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ….. Many of you are my friends and acquaintances of more than 50 years. Others will become new friends. As I begin this series of regular articles for CoinWeek I will rehash and update some thoughts I have pondered before. When I began collecting coins, I was about eight years […]

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Dave Hendin – What Makes a True Collector

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ….. Many of you are my friends and acquaintances of more than 50 years. Others will become new friends. As I begin this series of regular articles for CoinWeek I will rehash and update some thoughts I have pondered before. When I began collecting coins, I was about eight years […]

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Civil War vs. Reconstruction Era Three Dollar Gold in High Grade

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner Three Dollar gold pieces struck during the Civil War are very popular with collectors and sell for significant premiums in higher grades. But, in my opinion, the Reconstruction Era dates are better values; to simplify, we’ll target the 1866 through the 1870 so we have the […]

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Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of February

By CoinWeek ….. February may be the shortest month in the calendar year, but it has traditionally been a very busy month for the United States Mint. Not only has the month marked the introduction (or elimination) of a number of coin designs and types, but February was also the month that the U.S. Assay […]

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Carson City Trade Dollar, Set Stopping Barber Half Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1156 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 400 total lots including 25 Vault Values and 100 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale also showcases a variety of other terrific PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a famous key date […]

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Medieval English Coins – The Coins of Æthelred the Unready

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek …..   Æthelred II became King of England on March 18, 978 after the murder of his half-brother Edward, known as Edward the Martyr. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle says of the murder of King Edward that “No worse deed than this was ever done by the English nation since they […]

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Mary Lannin Appointed to Chairperson of CCAC

On Tuesday, February 2, the United States Mint’s announced that Mary N. Lannin has once again been appointed as the Chairperson of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a one-year term effective January 29, 2021. Ms. Lannin previously served as Chairperson from 2015 to 2018. Ms. Lannin, of New York City, was first appointed […]

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Heritage Offering Morgan Dollars From the Brady Island Collection

Heritage’s month-long auction closing February 15 represents the Brady Island Collection, a specialized collection of Morgan dollars, which, as most numismatists are well-aware, are one of the most popular series among US coins. Bidding is ongoing at Coins.HA.com, and the auction will conclude with a live session at 5 PM CT, Monday, February 15. This […]

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Stack’s Bowers March Showcase Auction Features Incredible PR-67+ DCAM (PCGS) CAC 1897 Cent

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Proof 1897 Indian cent is an underrated rarity among the late dates from this series. From a mintage of 1,938 pieces, 731 were intended for sale in conjunction with the year’s silver Proof sets, while the remaining 1,207 examples went into minor coin Proof […]

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Perth Mint Issues 2021 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

Depicting master engraver John M. Mercanti’s sixth Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mint in a brand-new coin classification, this exceptionally detailed 1oz ‘enhanced reverse proof’ silver coin showcases an appreciably raised relief and a range of subtle finish variations. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird […]

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Results From Künker World Coin Auction 346

Künker Auction 346 by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Our rarity auction ended with some delay, but also with an impressive total hammer price of combined 9.3 million euros, not including buyer’s premium. This time, due to the global pandemic, today’s event could not take place as usual at the World Money […]

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The First Italia on Coinage: Ancient Coins of Italy

By Lucia Carbone for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ……   The coin in Fig. 1 represents the first attestation of the name Italia on coinage. It was issued in 90 BCE, in Corfinium/Italica, the capital of the Italic rebels who took arms against Rome between 91 and 87 BCE and almost destroyed it in what […]

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Aladdin and the Magical Lamp Featured on Gold and Silver Coins From CIT

Magical Lamp – 1001 Nights Palau. 5 Dollars 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 33 mm. Special Technology: Ultra-high relief by smartminting combined with partial color application. Black Proof. Mintage: 1001. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Palau. 1 Dollar n.d. (2021). Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 13.92 mm. Special Technology: Special Shape. Silk finish. Mintage: 15,000. B. […]

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Final Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters Program Available Feb. 8

On February 8, at noon EST, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products featuring the 56th and final coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The coin honors the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama. The coin’s reverse depicts a Tuskegee Airman pilot suiting up to join the fight during […]

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Final Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters Program Available Feb. 8

On February 8, at noon EST, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products featuring the 56th and final coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The coin honors the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama. The coin’s reverse depicts a Tuskegee Airman pilot suiting up to join the fight during […]

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Q. David Bowers: Revisiting Charles E. Barber

By Q. David Bowers – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers ….. Charles Edward Barber became the sixth engraver at the Philadelphia Mint in 1880, following the death of his father, Chief Engraver William Barber; he remained in the post until his death on February 18, 1917. The Liberty Head silver denominations he designed and which are known […]

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The Gamestop War Spreads to Silver

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. As Gen X’ers, we have found certain aspects of media coverage concerning r/wallstreetbets’ massive pantsing of hedgefund-holding elites via a mobile investing app lacking. For starters, Gamestop (NASDAQ: GME), the company whose stock started it all, is a brick-and-mortar retailer that many consumers north of 50 […]

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Jeff Garrett: Coin Market Poised for Success

What if social media and internet groups turned their attention to our hobby en masse?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The financial markets have been abuzz the last few days because of the market disruption caused by the skyrocketing stock price of GameStop and AMC Theaters. These stocks have soared […]

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CCAC: New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint today announced the appointment of Arthur “Art” Bernstein to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as one of three members appointed to represent the interests of the general public. Mr. Bernstein fills the vacancy created by the term expiration of Jeanne Stevens-Sollman who served two terms on the CCAC from 2012 […]

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Eisenhower in Acapulco: An American-Mexican Numismatic Memento

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The post-World War II period saw an increase in American influence in global affairs, with President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the helm during his two terms in office. Having played a vital role in the allied victory in Europe the decade prior, Eisenhower provided […]

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United States Mint Announces Pre-Sales of 2021 Commemorative Coins

As part of the United States Mint’s ongoing efforts to improve customer satisfaction, streamline production, and reduce program costs, the Mint launched a new pre-order system and began accepting pre-orders for its 2021 commemorative coin programs on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Introductory pricing will continue to be in effect for the first 30 days of […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #149: Collecting Coins with Bulfinch and Rossi

CoinWeek Podcast #149: Collecting Coins with Bulfinch and Rossi Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan got two of our newest writers, Chris Bulfinch and Tyler Rossi, to sit down and discuss how their childhood friendship–forged through their local […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #149: Collecting Coins with Bulfinch and Rossi

 CoinWeek Podcast #149: Collecting Coins with Bulfinch and Rossi. Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. CoinWeek got our two newest writers Chris Bulfinch and Tyler Rossi to sit down and discuss how their childhood friendship forged through their local scouting program […]

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Stack’s Bowers March Auction to be Held in Las Vegas

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2021 Auction has been relocated and will now be held in Las Vegas, March 23-26 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, in coordination with the PCGS Substitute Members Only Show. Lot viewing will take place in California, New York, and at the convention venue with dates to be announced. Specific session […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – World Money Fair Australian Kookaburra 2021 1oz Silver Colored Coin

The 50th anniversary World Money Fair (WMF) was due to take place in Berlin on the 29th through the 31st of January, 2021. For the first time in the event’s history, the show will now take place in a virtual format. To mark this special event, The Perth Mint has crafted an exclusive colored coin […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Captures Canada’s History and Diverse Culture on Two New Gold Coins

Klondike gold discovery commemorated in 5-9s pure gold and Ukrainian art of Pysanka shines on an egg-shaped coin   By the Royal Canadian Mint …… The Royal Canadian Mint has launched two new gold coins that mark important chapters in Canadian history and shine a bright light on homegrown innovation. The newest addition to the […]

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The Coin Analyst: Have Circulating Commemorative Programs Outlasted Their Welcome?

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. A major new bill that will create several new series of circulating commemorative quarters and other coins has just become law. Unfortunately, it risks repeating several of the mistakes of other recent coin programs of this type. In the annals of American numismatics, many circulating coin programs have […]

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Stack’s Bowers Rings in New Year With Monumental 2021 Ancient & World Coins Auction

Continuing a series of exceptionally impressive sales, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their most recent January auction, an officially sanctioned auction of the 2021 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Containing 3,690 lots spread across ancient coins and world coins, tokens, medals, and currency, this sale realized a total of […]

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NGC Certifies Paramount Collection of Large-Format Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently had the privilege of certifying the Paramount Collection, an incredibly vast collection of US, world and ancient coins of the highest caliber. The collection was submitted to NGC for authentication, grading and encapsulation in anticipation of its sale by Heritage Auctions — an amazing opportunity for the hobby’s most advanced […]

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Terracotta Warriors Come to Life on Gold, Silver Coins From CIT

Terracotta Warriors Cook Islands. 20 Dollars. 2021. Silver .999. 3 oz. 45 mm. Special Technology: Ultra high relief by smartminting© and partial gilding. Proof. Mintage: 500. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Cook Islands. 5 Dollars. 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Special Technology: Ultra high relief by smartminting. Proof. Mintage: 888. B. H. Mayer’s […]

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1902-O Barber Half, 1934 Peace Dollar Among Highlights at David Lawrence Sale

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1155 is now live and features over 500 total lots including 25 Vault Values and 100 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale also showcases a variety of other incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a desirable early type coin 1795 50c PCGS/CAC XF40 (O-119), […]

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Silver Medal Honoring President Martin Van Buren on Sale February 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Martin Van Buren Presidential Silver Medal on February 1 at noon EST. The medal is priced at $65 USD. The Department of the Treasury has a long-standing tradition of honoring each President of the United States with an official bronze medal struck by the Mint. […]

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New Large-Format Book From ANA Reveals History Through American Coinage

Coin collectors and history buffs alike are sure to enjoy Past Tense, an entertaining, large-format book of author Rod Gillis’ colorful “Past Tense” monthly column, which appeared in The Numismatist magazine from July 2011 through March 2020. The book is available from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) for $21.95 USD, plus $4.50 for shipping and […]

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Heritage Auctions World Record Events Achieve $90.68 Million

World’s most valuable gold coin sells for $9.36 million; five U.S. coins bring more than $2 million each Jan. 21-25   Longtime collectors said goodbye to their treasures and new clients set world record-prices in Heritage Auctions’ January 21-25 numismatic events totaling more than $90.68 million USD. Total sales of U.S. coins and currency and […]

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March 2021 Baltimore Expo Canceled Due to Mandated COVID-19 Restrictions

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo Expands June 3–5, 2021, Bourse and Events Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in March 2021   The March 25–27, 2021, Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo will not be held as Maryland continues to mitigate the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Baltimore Convention Center notified Whitman Coin & […]

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Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Back on Track Under Biden Administration

By CoinWeek News Staff …. After four years of delay under the previous administration, President Joseph R. Biden’s Treasury Department is set to resume plans to place Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed the news in response to a reporter’s question at a press briefing on Monday, January […]

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New Platinum Proof Coin Series Designs Unveiled by United States Mint

On Tuesday, January 26, the United States Mint announced that it is launching a new five-year Platinum Proof Coin Program series starting in 2021 and continuing through 2025. This new five-year series is part of the program legislated by the 104th Congress in 1996. The new series features all-new obverse designs, as well as a […]

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Künker Auction 346 Offers Gold Ducats, River Gold Issues, Military Orders

Künker Auction 346 by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, We hope you had a good start to the new year. As you already know, this is a very special year for us. We celebrate our 50th anniversary on July 1, 2021. We start our anniversary year with our Floor Auction Sale 346. […]

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New Bi-Colored Titanium Coin Dedicated to the Flamingo

Also available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel   The Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce the release of a brand new bi-color titanium coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands featuring the popular flamingo. This exciting new coin has been produced in pink and light green titanium, which really captures the essence of this lovable […]

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PCGS-Graded 1804 Draped Bust Eagle Takes $5.28 Million at Heritage Auction

Strong Prices Achieved for Other PCGS-Certified Rarities   Many important rare coins graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) fetched record-breaking prices and hammered other notable bids at the landmark Bob R. Simpson Collection Part III sale offered by Heritage Auctions on January 20, 2021. Leading the way is an ultra-rare 1804 Plain 4 Draped […]

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Stack’s Bowers Offers Baby Watermelon 1890 $100 Treasury Note From Karelian Collection

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The March U.S. Currency Auction from Stack’s Bowers Galleries will feature selections from the Karelian Collection, including a Fr.377 1890 $100 Treasury Note. It is popularly known as the “Watermelon Note” or “Baby Watermelon” (as opposed to its $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” counterpart) due to the […]

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Panticapaeum: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek ….. This is the last article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black Sea (Euxine Sea). The first article was on Olbia; the second was on Tyras and Chersonesus; the third covers the cities of Theodosia, Gorgippia, and Phanagoria in the Cimmerian Bosporos. […]

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Reverse Proof South Carolina American Innovation $1 Coin on Sale Feb. 1

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin honoring South Carolina beginning on February 1 at noon EST. The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity and celebrate the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups […]

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Choice Mint State 1787 Fugio Copper in Stack’s Bowers March 2021 Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Fugio coppers have long captured the imagination of numismatists as one of the first federally sanctioned coinages of the United States. In April 1787, the Continental Congress authorized the coinage of copper cents equivalent in weight to British halfpence and bearing a design inspired by Benjamin […]

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Police Request Assistance in Coin Burglary Cases: Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… State Police Request Assistance in Burglary Case Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a residential burglary involving the coins listed below: (1) 1879 $2.50 gold Liberty Eagle Quarter – ungraded (25) .999% American Silver Eagle rounds (8) 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle Saint-Gaudens […]

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Nearly $400,000 For Del Monte-Stickered $20 Bill Sets World Record at Heritage Auction

Collectors broke out into a bidding war the evening of January 22 and pushed the auction price of a $20 bill featuring a Del Monte banana sticker to nearly $400,000 USD at a public auction of rare U.S. currency held by Heritage Auctions. The coveted banknote error sold to a bidder competing on Heritage’s live […]

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Coin Invest Trust Continues Fabergé Eggs Series With Rose Trellis Coin

Fabergé Eggs: Rose Trellis Egg Mongolia. 1000 Togrog. 2021. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Special Technology: Color application and smartminting©. Proof. Mintage: 888. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side depicts the Rose Trellis Egg, which was created in Peter Carl Fabergé’s workshop, on a small tripod pedestal; the background […]

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PCGS Announces Long Beach Expo Replacement Crossover Special

Professional Coin Grading Service Offers Special Discounts on Crossover   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering a special discount on crossover grading to honor the Long Beach Coin Expo, which was canceled over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the anticipated high demand, PCGS is offering a discounted Crossover service fee of just […]

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PCGS Announces Long Beach Expo Replacement Crossover Special

Professional Coin Grading Service Offers Special Discounts on Crossover   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering a special discount on crossover grading to honor the Long Beach Coin Expo, which was canceled over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the anticipated high demand, PCGS is offering a discounted Crossover service fee of just […]

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United States 1870-S $3 Gold Coin

by CoinWeek IQ…. A great numismatic rarity was interred in the northeast cornerstone of the second San Francisco Mint on May 25, 1870, during a Masonic ceremony covered by the press. Struck especially for the event using modified dies, the 1870-S $3 gold coin joined a number of other extraordinary numismatic rarities in a copper […]

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Top Pop 1903-O Morgan Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, January 24, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this 1903-O Morgan silver dollar, graded MS-67+ by PCGS in a Secure Shield holder and approved as strong for the grade by CAC. A total of 4.45 million silver dollars were struck by the New Orleans Mint and dated 1903, which is neither […]

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NGC-certified Brasher Doubloon Realizes a Record $9.36 Million at Partrick Sale

by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation… SARASOTA, Fla. (January 22, 2021) — The finest Brasher Doubloon, graded MS 65★ by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), sold for an astounding $9.36 million on Thursday to become the most expensive NGC-certified coin ever sold at auction, more than doubling the previous record. A second NGC-certified Brasher Doubloon, of a different type and […]

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Swiss Mint Issues Two New Commemorative Coins: “Friedrich Dürrenmatt” and “Fox”

By Federal Mint Swissmint …… On January 21, 2021, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new commemorative coins for coin collectors, enthusiasts and fans. Friedrich Dürrenmatt, one of the most successful German-language writers, who would have celebrated his hundredth birthday this year, is being honoured with a silver coin. Swissmint is also concluding the three-part […]

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1852 Gold Half Dollar Annular Pattern Coin in Heritage Long Beach Signature Auction

The Bob Simpson Collection, as offered by Heritage Auctions, features so many amazing pattern rarities that it is hard to choose a few favorites. However, one 1852 gold annular pattern coin from the upcoming February Long Beach Auction #1327 really stands out due to the large hole in the center of the coin–this design is […]

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American Numismatic Society Announces Death of Former President Sydney F. Martin

The family has provided the following obituary. The American Numismatic Society will publish a longer obituary and appreciation of his numismatic life and work in the upcoming ANS Magazine. * * * Sydney Furman Martin, of Amelia Island, FL, passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2021, after a protracted battle with cancer. An entrepreneur, philanthropist, […]

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American Numismatic Association 2021 Summer Seminar Canceled

ANA to offer eLearning Academy programs free of charge   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2021 Summer Seminar, scheduled for June 19-24 (Session 1) and June 26-July 1 (Session 2), has been officially canceled. Traditionally held on the Colorado College campus adjacent to ANA headquarters, Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for […]

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Archives International Auction 64 of Stocks, Bonds, and World Banknotes

Auction 64: January 27, 2021 To be sold at public auction beginning at 11:00 am ET each day   During this unprecedented time period, the team at Archives International is committed to taking every safety precaution to protect participants in our auctions: We have continued to reduce the number of team members in the office […]

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Pre-Civil War Collector Coins in The Steve Studer Collection, Part 2

Part 2 of the Steve Studer Collection, open for bidding now through February 9, features a wide assortment of collector coins in denominations ranging from three-cent silver to double eagles. All of the coins being offered have dates from the period 1838-1861, and the vast majority, including all of the silver coins, were struck in […]

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