Bid by Percentage in the Stack’s Bowers April 2021 Precious Metals Auction

Pre-Sale Bidding Ends Wednesday, April 21 Click Here to Place Your Bids   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present their April 2021 Precious Metals Auction, a new auction platform for buying bullion with no buyer’s fees. The interest in bullion has seen a steady increase over the past several years, as interest in this […]

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Künker Spring Auction Sales 2021: 2,300 Bidders, from 4.8 to 9.3 Mil

Thanks to 2,300 bidders from all over the world, the total of Künker’s last auction sale resulted in almost twice its estimate. One reason for this success was the outstanding collections on offer. We present the top five from the Tesmer Collection of Brandenburg-Prussia and the top three from the extraordinary collection of Roman Alexandrian […]

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Five Brief Takes: Carson City Half Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner This is the third installment of a new feature (the first two can be found here and here). My plan is to do these on a fairly regular basis; perhaps two or three times per month. I am always looking for topics, so if you have […]

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Partrick, Simpson Collections Highlight CSNS Event at Heritage Auctions April 22-25

1792 Judd-13 White Metal Quarter offered for first time in history   More than 2,500 lots from 14 single-owner collections and from clients around the world highlight Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coins Signature Auction, April 22-25 on HA.com. The event represents the official auctions scheduled during the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) annual convention, which was […]

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Treasure (Rhode) Island? Henry Every and Yemeni Coins Found in New England

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… On April 1, 2021, the Associated Press ran a story about a handful of small silver coins from 17th-century Yemen found by metal detectorists in New England and the theory advanced by Jim Bailey that these coins actually represent pirate plunder. In fact, he argues that […]

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More Classic US Coin Selections From D.L. Hansen Collection in Latest David Lawrence Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1165 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features 500 total lots including 25 Vault Values and 100 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale features a variety of fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items – including a finest known 1919-S 1c PCGS […]

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Christianity and Christian Symbols Appear on Ancient Coins

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ….. The cross has been the most recognizable symbol of Christianity for more than 1,600 years. But this was not the case in the first few hundred years after Jesus died. When Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem between around 30 and 33 CE (the exact year is not known), he […]

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ANA to Offer Free Numismatic Webinars During National Coin Week

In celebration of National Coin Week (NationalCoinWeek.org), April 18-24, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering free online eLearning Academy webinars that tie into the theme of this year’s event, “Money, Big & BOLD”. Sponsored by the nonprofit ANA, National Coin Week focuses on the historical, cultural, artistic and economic importance of money as well […]

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A “Long-Lost” Lord St. Oswald 1794 Half Cent Reappears

By Ron Guth ….. In 1795, an Englishman named William Strickland returned to his home following a sightseeing trip to America that began in 1794. On his voyage home, Strickland carried with him two 1794 Half Cents, a 1793 Chain Cent, two dozen 1794 Large Cents, three 1795 Half Dollars, two 1794 Silver Dollars, three […]

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PCGS Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… Series 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate, PCGS Choice Very Fine 35 PCGS recently graded an exemplary specimen of the rare 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate, a relic from a time when the United States silver dollar was about to enter a new and colorful chapter of existence. […]

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Swiss Mint Receives Two Numismatic Guinness World Records

By Federal Mint Swissmint …… The Federal Mint Swissmint is delighted to be awarded two numismatic world records. Guinness World Records™ has recognized the ¼-franc gold coin issued in 2020 as the world’s smallest commemorative coin, and the 10-centime coin as the oldest unaltered coin still in circulation. Apart from the year-date, the obverse and […]

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Rare Asian Coins Break Records at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction

Several Significant Rarities from the Pinnacle Collection and Graded by PCGS Cross the Block at April Hong Kong Auction   Some of the rarest coins from Asia and beyond crossed the auction block in Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) holders during the April Hong Kong Auction held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Many of the coins […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Now Accepting 2021 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is now accepting nominations for its 2021 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. “The PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from all collectors and dealers,” said […]

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George Floyd Medal by Jeanne Stevens-Sollman Wins 2021 American Medal of the Year Award

The American Medallic Sculptors Association (AMSA) has announced that Jeanne Stevens-Sollman has won the 2021 American Medal of the Year (AMY) award for her powerful work honoring George Floyd. Following the tragic shootings of Anton Rose, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, Breanna Taylor, and other Black people, when George Floyd’s life was snuffed out by a […]

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United States Mint Announces 1st Two Honorees in American Women Quarters Program

New four-year program honors women who made significant contributions to the Nation   The United States Mint is pleased to announce the names of the first two women to be honored on coins issued under the American Women Quarters Program. Famed writer Maya Angelou and trailblazing astronaut Dr. Sally Ride will be the first distinguished […]

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The One That Got Away: The Trials and Tribulations of Building an Ancient Coin Exhibit

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. Virtually every collector has experienced “the one that got away”. This usually involves a coin from your Wish List that someone else snapped up. Sometimes because they saw it first and grabbed it before you could. Sometimes because they snuck in a last-second overbid at an online auction. […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1911-D Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1911-D Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read about two unusual alterations and how NGC experts discovered these two type of counterfeits. Chased Mintmark There are a number of methods used by counterfeiters to add a mintmark to a […]

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Top Pop 1909-S Lincoln Cent Repunched Mintmark Variety Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 18, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this S Over Horizontal S 1909-S Lincoln Cent, graded MS-67 RD by PCGS and approved by CAC as strong for the grade. It is also housed in a gold shield holder. When it comes to the 1909-S penny, it is hard to escape […]

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NGC Exclusive Partnership and Special Label for 2021 National Law Enforcement Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced an exclusive partnership with the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to offer collectors a special certification label for the United States Mint’s 2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum commemorative coins. The coins, which are available for preorder now from the US Mint, are expected to start shipping in May. […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Amazing Unique Proof Ike Dollar Clover Leaf Offered in Central States Heritage Auction

“Clover Leaf” Eisenhower Dollar Struck on Dime Planchets NGC PR 68 Ultra Cameo   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… From the Heritage Auction listing for this one-of-a-kind Ike dollar: Undated Three-Piece “Clover Leaf” Eisenhower Dollar — Struck on Clad Dime Planchets — PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC. The word unique is used perhaps […]

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New £2 Queen’s Beasts Coin Features White Greyhound of Richmond

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the second coin in the stunning new series of £2 bi-metal coins featuring the Queen’s Beasts. The coin, issued on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory, features the White Greyhound of Richmond. The White Greyhound of Richmond is best known for bearing a shield of Tudor […]

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New £2 Queen’s Beasts Coin Features White Greyhound of Richmond

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the second coin in the stunning new series of £2 bi-metal coins featuring the Queen’s Beasts. The coin, issued on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory, features the White Greyhound of Richmond. The White Greyhound of Richmond is best known for bearing a shield of Tudor […]

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United States Mint Announces 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Program Designs

United States Mint… On Thursday, April 8, the United States Mint officially announced the designs for the 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. This multi-year series that started in 2018 honors innovation and innovators by issuing $1 coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. The Mint […]

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Extra Fine 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar Reveals Strong Toning Premium

By Gerry Fortin Rare Coins …… The 1823 Bust half dollar in EF is priced at $250 (USD) in the Whitman Guide Book, while the Coin Dealer Newsletter CAC Price Guide values EF45 CAC examples at $370. Thus, the recent sale of a PCGS EF45 CAC example at $2,100 drew significant attention. Sold in Gerry […]

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Collect Historic Paper Money Designs in New Release From JM Bullion

There was a time and place in American history when American paper notes were small works of art carried around by average people in their pockets. In the 1890s and the first decade of the 1900s, the United States sought to create paper currency designs that were worthy of attention and awe. While most of […]

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Royal Canadian Mint, Britain’s Royal Mint Team up to Celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 95th Birthday

Canadians and well-wishers across the United Kingdom can celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a special coin set featuring fine silver keepsakes crafted by both the Royal Canadian Mint and Britain’s Royal Mint. Canada’s tribute to our shared sovereign’s personal milestone consists of a pure silver coin featuring a detailed […]

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PNG Expels Member Jason Bradford

  The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) voted on April 8, 2021, to expel member Jason Bradford for conduct prejudicial to the PNG. Bradford, of Legacy Currency Grading, joined the PNG in 2015 as member #765, and his membership was suspended in July 2019. PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman said that in accordance with PNG Bylaws, […]

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Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek …..   Lincoln Wheat cents turn up in pocket change, the effects of loved ones, and in rolls of cents tucked away in drawers. Struck by the unfamiliar reverse design and age, many who come across these coins start Googling, only to find a deluge of jargon-laden auction listings, price […]

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Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. Lincoln Wheat cents turn up in pocket change, the effects of loved ones, and in rolls of cents tucked away in drawers. Struck by the unfamiliar reverse design and age, many who come across these coins start Googling, only to find a deluge of jargon-laden auction listings, price estimates, […]

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NGC-Certified Chinese Coins From Illustrious NC Collection Offered by Champion Auctions in May

The NGC-certified NC Collection boasts hundreds of rarities carefully collected by one of China’s most famous families   Coins from the NC Collection — an outstanding group of vintage Chinese rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) — will be offered in a sale presented by Champion Auctions that is set to take place on […]

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Federal Court Orders The Alista Group, LLC and Florida Man to Pay $2.6 Million+ in Precious Metals Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ……   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered an order granting the CFTC’s motion for entry of default judgment against defendants The Alista Group, LLC of Orlando, Florida and other locations, and Luis M. Pineda Palacios, […]

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Candidates Announced for ANA Board of Governors

Candidate Forum on April 29 to Impart Views on ANA/Hobby Issues   Every two years, the terms of all American Numismatic Association (ANA) elected officials expire. This includes the president, vice president, and seven governors. March 1 was the end of the nomination period for the ANA’s 2021 election of officers. The 12 individuals below […]

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A New Batch of Fairmont Collection Half Eagles Sells at Auction

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner Stack’s Bowers sold another group of Liberty Head half eagles sourced from the Fairmont Collection in their recent March 2021 Las Vegas auction. There were numerous nice collector-grade coins but no rarities, and virtually no coins that would sell for over $10,000. All the coins were […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Names Charles Morgan Executive Director

NLG launches membership drive and opens annual awards competition   The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) has selected Charles Morgan, editor-in-chief of CoinWeek, to be the organization’s next Executive Director. He succeeds numismatic researcher, author, and dealer Ron Guth, who served in the post for three years. The NLG is a nonprofit organization composed of more […]

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Jeff Garrett: Collecting 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars

There’s more to these historic coins than you might think   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… This year marks the 100th anniversary of the last Morgan Silver Dollar and the first Peace Silver Dollar. The 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars are also front and center this year as the United States […]

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PCGS Certifies Ultra-Rare 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service Grades the Only Legally Obtainable 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, to be Sold by Sotheby’s in June 2021   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) was selected by Sotheby’s in New York to officially certify and grade the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, a gold coin once owned by King Farouk of Egypt that […]

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PCGS Certifies Ultra-Rare 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service Grades the Only Legally Obtainable 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, to be Sold by Sotheby’s in June 2021   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) was selected by Sotheby’s in New York to officially certify and grade the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, a gold coin once owned by King Farouk of Egypt that […]

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NGC-Graded Russian Coin Realizes $2.64 Million, Quadruple Its Pre-Auction Estimate

An incredibly rare Russian pattern coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) dazzled the coin collecting world by realizing $2.64 million USD at a Stack’s Bowers auction on Tuesday. It quadrupled its pre-auction estimate of $400,000 to $600,000 and set the record for most expensive world coin sold in a Stack’s Bowers auction. The Russia 1825 Constantine […]

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New PCGS Set Registry Awards for Toned Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service Launches Special Toned Coins Showcase with Awards, Cash Prizes   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced the launch of the 2021 PCGS Set Registry Toned Showcase Awards. This special Set Registry awards program is completely free and offers top prizes worth $2,500 each from our sponsors Legend Rare Coin Auctions […]

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Money Talks Speakers Wanted for Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money

  American Numismatic Association (ANA) members are encouraged to share their ideas and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Money Talks presentation at the 2021 World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, August 10-14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Those interested in giving a Money Talks presentation should submit […]

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The Tiger – Third Coin in Big Cat Half Gram Gold Coin Series to be Released

Issue Limit of Only 199 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the third coin in its series of five coins featuring Big Cats of the World. This stunning series is issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, and is produced in half a gram of fine gold to truly capture the magic […]

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The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins – ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BCE. AR Stater. Sea turtle   Ancient Coins Profiles By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC …… Aegina is a rocky and mountainous island in the Saronic Gulf located about 25 miles southeast of Athens. It was settled by the Dorians around 900 BCE and […]

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Archives International Auction 66 of Stocks, Bonds, and World Banknotes

Auction 66: Friday, April 23, 2021 To be sold at public auction beginning at 11:00 am ET   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 at […]

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Public and Private in Coin Production

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… There is a commonly encountered conventional distinction between coins and tokens such that coins are produced and issued by governments as legal tender, whereas tokens are produced and issued by private businesses and derive their value only from their redemption by the issuer. This distinction is […]

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Classic US Coins: The Short-Lived Two Cent Piece

The Two Cent Piece by Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities …… The Two Cent piece designed by James Longacre was struck for a mere 10 years from 1864 until 1873. The design made a singular and enduring contribution to the nation’s history by introducing the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to coinage for the first […]

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1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Graded by PCGS Sells for $4.1 Million

Outstanding Example of Rare Gold Coin Graded PCGS MS68   An extraordinary 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief Double Eagle graded PCGS MS68 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has traded hands for $4,112,500 to become one of the most valuable gold coins ever sold. The coin was purchased by an anonymous collector in a private […]

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New Half Cent Handbook Looks to Demystify Collecting Half Cents by Variety and Die State

By CoinWeek ….. The Half Cent Handbook: Draped Bust Varieties: 1800-1808 (2021), by Ed Fuhrman Since its release in 2019, The Half Cent: 1793-1857, self-published by former Early American Coppers (EAC) president William Eckberg, has been a mainstay at the CoinWeek offices for the information it provides on America’s “greatest little coin”.  An update on […]

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Error Coins, Tokens and Medals Offered in Upcoming Heritage Auctions

Mint Errors Month-Long Auction Mint errors take center stage again in Heritage’s latest Month-Long Internet Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled for 5:00 PM CT on Thursday, April 15. All bidding will take place through the link above. A highly unusual error offered in this auction comes from The Errorpalooza […]

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An Update on the (Counterfeit) Elephant in the Room

  Counterfeit Coins by Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… It’s been a while since my last article on the subject of deceptive counterfeits for this venue (it is always awesome to have an article included in CoinWeek!). For this installment, I have updated the research article I published in C4’s Colonial Newsletter […]

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It Took a Team of Sculptors to Produce the “Saint-Gaudens” Double Eagle

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS …… Popularly regarded as America’s most beautiful coin and affectionately known in numismatics as the “Saint”, the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is attributed to one man, sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). Unbeknownst to most people, it took a team of sculptors to produce the gold coin’s design. The obverse design, which is […]

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Coinage Legislation Works its Way Through Congress in 2021

By Christopher Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. Four different commemorative coin bills have been introduced to Congress since the beginning of 2021, which, if signed into law, will create new commemorative coins. Coronavirus Front-Line Responders Commemorative Coin Act Introduced to the House of Representatives on February 8, the Coronavirus Front-Line Responders Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 905) […]

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Record-Setting Paramount Collection Brings $41.94 Million at Heritage Auctions

Premier collection of World and Ancient coins draws bidders from around the world   An auction of 701 lots of World and Ancient coins reached $41,941,592 USD as The Paramount Collection shattered world records during a once-in-a-lifetime event held by Heritage Auctions. The March 25-27 event will go down in numismatic history as the most […]

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Nearly $28 Million in U.S. Coins, Paper Money Sold in Stack’s Bowers March Las Vegas Auction

Nearly $28 million in United States coins and paper money was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2021 Auction, held March 24-26 at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, with internet-only sessions March 29-April 1. The primary highlight of the auction was the D. Brent Pogue 1822 Capped Head Left half eagle that […]

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Next St. Lucia Coin Arrives in EC8 Series From Scottsdale Mint

The EC8 Series from the Scottsdale Mint launched in 2018 with a plan for a variety of beautiful designs, one each for the eight nations of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. Among those nations, St. Lucia is a founding member of the ECCB and one of the primary users of the Eastern Caribbean dollar, the […]

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Assist the NCIC in Recovery of Property Stolen During California Coin Shop Burglary

  By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… FedEx – Coins Stolen in Transit A FedEx package being shipped from Washington to Georgia arrived with contents missing. The package contained the following: 1874 Indian Cent-Ty 3 Bronze PCGS PR66RB PCGS #2310 1909-D $5 Indian Head PCGS MS64+ (CAC) PCGS […]

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CIT Inaugurates New Tiffany Art Series With Silver Coin Featuring Paris

Tiffany Art Metropolis: Paris Palau. 20 Dollars 2021. Silver .999. 3 oz. 55 mm. Proof. Special technology: smartminting® (Ultra High Relief); Tiffany glass inlay. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Palau. 50 Dollars 2021. Silver .999. 1 kg. 120 mm. Proof. Special technology: smartminting (Ultra High Relief); Tiffany glass inlay. Mintage: 99. B. H. […]

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Results of Künker Spring Auction Sales of Ancient and World Coins

Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The Künker Spring Auction Sales #347-349 recently ended with a very astonishing result, even for us. The total hammer price for the auction week reached over nine million euros (about $10.6 million USD) – and therewith almost doubled the original estimate of 4.7 million euros. This kind of increase to […]

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The Coinage of Ancient Mauretania

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….. ANCIENT MAURETANIA WAS a region of coastal North Africa stretching from modern-day Algeria to Morocco. It should not be confused with the modern West African nation of Mauritania (spelled differently). The inhabitants of Mauretania were ancestors of the modern people known as Berbers[1]. The Greeks knew them […]

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African Buffalo Makes a Mark on South African Mint’s Big Five Coin Series

By South African Mint …… The South African Mint, a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank, has released two new coin ranges for 2021 including the highly anticipated Big Five African buffalo coin. Coin collectors keenly waiting to complete their Big Five range can now heave a sigh of relief. Introduced in […]

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US Mint Releases Final America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin April 8

The United States Mint will accept orders for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama beginning on April 8 at noon EDT. This is the 56th and last five-ounce silver coin to be released in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. Mintage is limited […]

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American Numismatic Association Selects Colorado Springs for 2022 National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has selected Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the host city for the 2022 National Money Show. The event is scheduled for March 10-12, 2022 at the historic Broadmoor resort. “We’re excited to host the 2022 National Money Show in the ANA’s backyard,” says Kim Kiick, ANA executive director. “The Broadmoor will […]

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Coin Photography: A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s Not Enough)

A revisited Guest Blog on Coin Photography from Jenna Van Valen, photographer at DWN. We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the holder.” But what about those times we can’t view the coin in person? Surely we can’t all attend every convention, every auction, visit every dealer and view their inventory. We […]

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Gem Classic Commemorative US Coins Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1164 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 425 total lots including 25 Vault Values and 100 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale also features a variety of other fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a registry-quality 1924-S 1c […]

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VAM Silver Dollars in Special Stack’s Bowers CCO Auction

Did You Know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering a special Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Auction featuring Morgan dollars and Peace dollars attributed by VAM variety? This specialty sale, scheduled to take place on April 13, 2021, at 11:00 am PDT, will offer 121 lots of silver dollars in a variety of grades. Highlights […]

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Canada 2016 100th Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote $1 Coin

Description: A century ago, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta granted most women the right to vote in provincial elections, beginning the journey that would one day lead to securing voting rights for women across Canada. This hard-won victory in the Prairie Provinces was the result of years of campaigning by women’s groups, beginning as early as […]

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American Women Quarters Designs to be Reviewed by CCAC

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting April 20, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. Agenda: Review and discussion […]

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American Women Quarters Designs to be Reviewed by CCAC

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting April 20, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. Agenda: Review and discussion […]

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Blanchard Sells Four SS Central America Gold Ingots in Five Days

Blanchard Gold marked numismatic history with its recent sales of six SS Central America gold ingots, which include the broadest collection of gold bars from five separate California Gold Rush era assayer offices assembled in years. Investors snapped up the rare SS Central America gold ingots immediately once they became available, demonstrating the outsized demand […]

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Louis Golino: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

  By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. The 10 coins I would love to own include four modern and four classic American coins and two modern world issues. There are plenty of pieces that would be part of my list if it included more than 10 coins, from ancient coins like a nice Greek […]

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Outlandish Alteration of a Chinese Dollar

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… With vintage Chinese coins, I have come to see unimaginably fantastic forgeries and alterations. Yet one alteration goes above and beyond. In a submission from the PCGS Asia office in Hong Kong, a coin was submitted as a Chinese Manchuria Year 33 (1907) Dollar, yet the entire coin had […]

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Stack’s Bowers Offers Pinnacle Collection Samurai-Era Gold Plate Money From Feudal Japan

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Within the incredible Pinnacle Collection, a featured cabinet in the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2021 Hong Kong auction, a group of massive gold Obans and Kobans certainly stands out. Quite large in size, these fit within the aspect of “odd and curious” money, […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #155: Ultra-Modern Coins Take Over

 CoinWeek Podcast #155: Ultra-Modern Coins Take Over Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This week on the CoinWeek Podcast we are going to have a lively, interesting, and provocative conversation with Chang Bullock and Orlando Lorenzana of CIT, where we talk […]

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Atlas Numismatics Features Rare Cuban, French Pattern Coins

By Atlas Numismatics …… Dear Clients, We hope everyone has been doing well and that you’re enjoying the arrival of spring. This month we have a great selection of coins and medals available for your consideration. Please let us know if there may be something of interest. We look forward to hearing from you. Atlas Numismatics remains […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter Counterfeit Coins By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ….. As we’ve said in previous Counterfeit Coin Detection columns, no US coinage issue is immune from counterfeiting. Classic rarities and key dates, like the 1804 dollar and the 1916-D dime, are frequent targets of counterfeiting, but so too are more common coins. […]

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Extremely Rare Pakistan Haj Pilgrim 100 Rupees Specimen in Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money Auction

By Christopher Dahncke – Currency Auction Associate, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to offer in their April 2021 Hong Kong auction lot 40456, a P-R1s Government of Pakistan 100 Rupees Specimen in PMG About Uncirculated 55. This incredibly rare specimen variety is from the coveted 1950 Haj Issue. The note […]

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Historic 1792 Judd-13 Quarter Pattern to Appear at Heritage Auctions

One of just four known Eagle-on-Globe examples heads to auction April 22-26   One of four existing 1792 Judd-13 Eagle-on-Globe quarter dollar patterns, among the earliest pieces produced by the fledgling United States Mint, appears fresh to market in Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coins Signature Auction, April 22-26. “As one of the hobby’s most coveted patterns, […]

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Royal Australian Mint Concludes Its Shipwreck Series With Zeewijk Silver Coin

The Royal Australian Mint introduced an exciting, distinctive coin series in early 2020 with its Shipwreck Series. The four-coin collection offers four individual design elements on the reverse and obverse honoring some of the earliest shipwrecks off the coast of Australia. In the case of each design in the series, the ships featured were owned […]

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1797 Half Dollar Sold for $1.68 Million in Stack’s Bowers March Auction Now Most Valuable Ever Sold

The finest known 1797 Draped Bust half dollar sold for $1.68 million USD in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2021 Las Vegas Auction, setting a new record as the most valuable United States half dollar. Graded MS-66 by PCGS with provenance to the magnificent Pogue Collection, it was offered on March 25th in the firm’s […]

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World’s Most Expensive British Coin Brings $2.28 Million at Heritage Auctions

1937 Edward VIII 5 Pounds Gold Coin Struck but Never Released After King Abdicated Throne   A 1937 Edward VIII 5 Pounds Pattern coin – one of only a small number of commemorative British gold coins produced for the would-be coronation of Edward VIII – set a world record as the most expensive British coin […]

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World’s Most Expensive British Coin Brings $2.28 Million at Heritage Auctions

1937 Edward VIII 5 Pounds Gold Coin Struck but Never Released After King Abdicated Throne   A 1937 Edward VIII 5 Pounds Pattern coin – one of only a small number of commemorative British gold coins produced for the would-be coronation of Edward VIII – set a world record as the most expensive British coin […]

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Glow-in-the-Dark Colored Titanium Coin New From Pobjoy Mint

Limit 5,000 Worldwide – Also Available in Cupro Nickel   Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a stunning and unique titanium coin on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory. The barbeled Antarctic plunderfish (Artedidraco skottsberg) is one of around 25 species of small predatory fish in the family Artedidraconidae that are found […]

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David Larence Rare Coins Offering Select Carson City and Better Date Morgan Dollars

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1163 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 400 total lots, including 30 Vault Values and 75 No Reserve Lots. Included in our No Reserve lots is a wonderful selection of Carson City Mint and better-date Morgan dollars. This week’s […]

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Elusive Gem 1972 Type 2 Eisenhower Dollar to Sell at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 28, 2021, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1972 Type 2 Eisenhower Dollar certified MS-65 by PCGS. The coin comes from the Walnut Park Collection of Eisenhower Dollars. Unpopular with consumers but appreciated by a number of U.S. collectors as the last large-size dollar coins struck for circulation (and […]

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Celebrate “Money, Big & BOLD” During 2021 National Coin Week

Activities Offer Hobbyists a Chance to Win Prizes   Collecting silver dollars has long been a favorite of coin collectors. One hundred years ago, the United States Mint reintroduced the Morgan dollar to circulation after a 16-year absence. Later that year, production began on a new silver coin, the Peace dollar. Fifty years ago, minting […]

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Jeff Garrett: Cryptocurrency, Non-Fungible Tokens and the Rare Coin Market

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… For several years now, I have joked that people know so little about Bitcoin that they ask my thoughts on it because I’m a coin dealer. In general, most individuals that I speak with consider Bitcoin to be a speculative bubble waiting to pop. The recent […]

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United States Mint Requests Recommendations of Prominent American Women for New Quarter Reverse

The Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020 directs the Secretary of the Treasury to redesign and issue quarter-dollar coins that feature designs on the reverse emblematic of the accomplishments of a prominent American woman. As part of the program, each year, over a four-year period (2022-2025), the United States Mint will issue quarter-dollar coins […]

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Historic 1822 Half Eagle Sold for $8.4 Million in Stack’s Bowers March 2021 Auction

The finest known 1822 half eagle sold for $8.4 million USD in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2021 Las Vegas Auction, setting a new world record in the process. Graded AU-50 by PCGS, this historic $5 coin from the D. Brent Pogue Collection was offered March 25 in the firm’s Rarities Night session. It is […]

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Early Roman Numismatic Commentary on Judea

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ….. Books and articles have been written about the Roman numismatic commentary on the Flavian victory over the Jews at Jerusalem in 70 CE and Masada in 73 CE. The earlier relationship between Judea, its neighbors, and Rome is memorialized by two Roman Republican denarii. I wrote about them in […]

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Proof Indian Head Cents: An Overview by Decade

Indian Head Cents by Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities …… Production of the ever-popular Indian cent spanned six fascinating decades of United States history. Struck from 1859 until 1909, there are 52 Proof emission dates contained within that run, and these 52 also Proofs feature subtle die varieties and a couple of major design changes. […]

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Under the Sea: New Colored 50p Coin Series Features Ocean Wildlife

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce a beautiful new series of 50p coins featuring Sea Creatures that is being issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The British Indian Ocean Territory comprises the 50 islands of the Chagos Archipelago, which has a total area of only 44 square kilometers, but the territorial […]

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Under the Sea: New Colored 50p Coin Series Features Ocean Wildlife

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce a beautiful new series of 50p coins featuring Sea Creatures that is being issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The British Indian Ocean Territory comprises the 50 islands of the Chagos Archipelago, which has a total area of only 44 square kilometers, but the territorial […]

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Unparalleled Solid Serial Numbers 9 to 1 Block Rollover Pack Pair in Stack’s Bowers Las Vegas Currency Auction

Las Vegas Auction Paper Money Highlights by Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries March United States currency auction will feature an incredible solid serial number 9 to serial number 1 block rollover pack pairing. The two packs of Fr.1908-E Series of 1974 $1 Federal Reserve Notes are the first […]

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You Need THESE Books to Appraise Your Coin Collection

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. People reach out to CoinWeek daily to ask for advice about selling coin collections. After inheriting a collection, or finding coin boards filled decades ago, many people aren’t interested in expanding or keeping the collections. They go to Google and start trying different search terms in an effort to […]

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The 10 Most Valuable 20th-Century US Half Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC …… During the 20th century, the United States Mint issued a variety of different types of half dollars, including the final issues of the Barber half dollar (1892-1916), the Walking Liberty half dollar (1917-1947), the Franklin half dollar (1948-1963), and the Kennedy half dollar (1964 to present). The following are the […]

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Trapped: Vampire Attack Latest Coin From CIT to Explore Our Primal Fears

Trapped: Vampire Attack Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Mintage: Antique finish. Special technology: smartminting® (High Relief). Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side features the outlines of two faces with open mouths: one of them with the eyes wide open from the front; […]

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Coin Photography: ANS eBay Store Behind-the-Scenes

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… As the ANS continues to make duplicates from its collection available on eBay, it may be of interest to Society members and eBay browsers alike to learn how our listings are photographed, as this is one of several important steps in ensuring that objects offered on […]

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$250 Indian Head Cent / Wheat Cent Grab Bag

By CoinWeek …. In this episode of CoinWeek Streaming News, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan cracks open a bag of over 150 mixed date small cents he’d just bought on eBay. Usually, this is a bad idea; can you trust that an “unsearched” bag you’re purchasing over the internet is really unsearched? And what dealer (even […]

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Extremely Rare Edward VIII Gold 5 Sovereign Among NGC Rarities in March Paramount Collection Sale

An extremely rare Edward VIII Gold 5 Sovereign pattern coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) stands at the top of a stunning group of British rarities being offered by Heritage Auctions as part of the incomparable Paramount Collection. Bidding is already underway in the sale of world and ancient coins, which concludes March 25-27, 2021. […]

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Tyler Rossi: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek …..   As an avid numismatist, I tend to be attracted to coins that tell a story. While I of course appreciate the sheer elegance and beauty many coins display, I also seek out individual pieces that bear witness to history. For this article, I used the same criteria for […]

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Tyler Rossi: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. As an avid numismatist, I tend to be attracted to coins that tell a story. While I of course appreciate the sheer elegance and beauty many coins display, I also seek out individual pieces that bear witness to history. For this article, I used the same criteria for selecting […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer 5,000+ Lots in Most Valuable Hong Kong Auction to Date

The rare coin market remains incredibly robust, with Chinese numismatics among the clear trend-setters. Within this environment of intense interest, venerable auction house Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio has assembled their largest—and sure-to-be their most valuable—Hong Kong auction to date, offering over 5,000 lots of coins, medals, tokens, and currency, with higher-end estimates surpassing $16.5 million. […]

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Gold Bullion Spotlight: Mexico Centenario Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… A favorite coin for many bullion collectors, especially in the United States, is the Mexico Centenario coin. The series started in 1921 as a commemorative for the Centenario, or 100th anniversary, of Mexico’s independence from Spain. The series, featuring 16 dates with optional overdate and restrike varieties, is a […]

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Künker Spring Auction 349 Features Hoard of Medieval German Coins

World Coin Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear Künker bidders and coin enthusiasts, Every coin dealer has a responsibility towards numismatics. This includes handling coin hoards in a responsible way, as we did in the case of the coin hoard of Markstetten. This is not only a legal but also a moral obligation for us. […]

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Five Brief Takes: Civil War Gold

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner Welcome to the second installment of this new feature (the first one can be found here). My plan is to do these on a fairly regular basis; perhaps two or three times per month. I am always looking for topics, so if you have any suggestions, […]

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Get Abe Lincoln & Ben Franklin to the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …… The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) and PAN Secretary Patrick McBride (Benjamin Franklin re-enactor) have created a GoFundMe page to raise money to bring renowned Abraham Lincoln actor, Dennis Boggs, to the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money to be held at the Stephens Convention Center […]

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United States Mint Announces New Authorized Bulk Purchase Program

The United States Mint is committed to improving the distribution of our numismatic coin products. As part of this ongoing effort, the Mint has established a new Authorized Bulk Purchase Program (ABPP), which permits qualifying bulk purchasers to purchase a limited number of numismatic Mint products prior to their official on-sale date under an active […]

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June 2021 Long Beach Expo Coin & Collectibles Show is Canceled

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show, Scheduled for June 17-19, 2021, Has Been Canceled Due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic   The Long Beach Expo scheduled for June 17-19, 2021, has been canceled. The triannual Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show will not be occurring in June as […]

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United States 1954-S Franklin Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ ….. The last Franklin half dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint, the 1954-S, offers a window into an evolving postwar United States Mint. Replacing the Walking Liberty half dollar in 1948, the Franklin half dollar obverse was designed by Mint Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock, and the reverse was created by […]

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Eva-Maria Wohn Wins AMSA’s Women’s Suffrage Medal Competition

A relatively new medalist, Eva-Maria Wohn of Chicago, has created the best art medal on the theme of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Ammendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Sponsored by the American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA), the winner also will receive a $300 USD prize. Wohn’s medal was chosen by a committee […]

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1943-S Steel Lincoln Cent With Strong Eye Appeal Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 21, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this toned 1943-S Steel Lincoln Cent, graded MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC. Among Lincoln Wheat cents, the steel cents of 1943 are some of the most well-known pennies to even the general public. At the height of World War II, the […]

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Professional Coin Grading Service Honors Company’s Top Writers

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has launched a new writing award program to honor its top in-house writing staff, the very experts who help deliver the latest information from the grading desks and across the numismatic scene. The first individuals to be recognized as part of the inaugural initiative are PCGS World Coin Expert Jay […]

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Royal Mint Adds Another Icon to British Music Legends Series With David Bowie

To say that David Bowie was an icon of music is putting it mildly. The innovative rocker who was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, in January 1947 went on to become not only a legend in British music, but a global icon whose ever-changing style, appearance, and sound captivated audiences across several decades […]

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Incredible PF-67+ CAM CAC 1950 Franklin Half Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Las Vegas Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… While the Franklin half dollar was first introduced for circulation in 1948, Proof examples were not issued by the United States Mint until 1950. The Mint had suspended Proof coinage in 1942 with the onset of World War II, and would not produce these special […]

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Heritage Spring Hong Kong World Coins Auction Open for Bidding

The month-long Hong Kong Spring World Coins Auction from Heritage Auctions is now open for bidding, exclusively at Coins.HA.com. Focused on East Asian pieces, this auction boasts over 100 lots of Chinese material, with smaller but still notable selections from Japan, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands East Indies, as well as a group of nearly […]

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Morgan Dollar Collection Highlights No Reserve Lots at David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1161 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features 480 total lots including 75 Vault Values and over 85 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale also features a variety of other fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a famous rarity 1916 […]

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Uncirculated Ancient Silver Coins for Under $1,000

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. As a collector, you have many different options when deciding on your collecting strategy. And while everyone starts in a different place, most run into the two main questions of quality or price. But it is important to realize that there are no correct answers to these questions, and […]

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Tall Ship Series Continues With Royal Research Ship Discovery 50p Coin

The Pobjoy Mint series of 50 pence coins featuring historical ships has proven to be extremely popular and we are therefore delighted to announce the release of a further coin in the series on behalf of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands. Launched in 1901, RRS Discovery was built for Antarctic research and was […]

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NGC and NCS Appoint NAC an Official Submission Center in Europe

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) have appointed Numismatica Ars Classica (NAC) of Milan, Italy an Official Submission Center in Europe. As an Official Submission Center, NAC can assist with submissions to NGC and NCS, as well as answer questions about the companies’ services and benefits. Since its founding in Zurich in 1998, the […]

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Questions and Answers About Coin Collecting Basics

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ….. Dear David (from Bill K.): How do I properly display my coins in a home or school? Are there any safe methods of passing around coins so that people can actually hold them without damaging them? How should I label my coins? How do I value or appraise my […]

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Künker Ancient Coin Auctions: How Do We Know When the Battle at Marathon Took Place?

On March 22, 2021, Künker will be auctioning off an extensive collection of coins of Roman Alexandria. Among them are 14 specimens of the zodiac series of Antoninus Pius. These pieces tell us something about how we know when events took place in ancient history.   By Ursula Kampmann on behalf of Künker …… Imagine […]

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Rare Meiji Year 3 Japanese Coin Pattern Set Offered at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

The April Hong Kong auction being presented by rare coin firm Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio features countless highlights from the Pinnacle Collection, with a majestic Year 3 (1870) Pattern Set from Japan standing as quite possibly the most impressive. Containing eight denominations ranging from the gold 10 Yen all the way down to the copper-nickel […]

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Napoleon Bonaparte 200th Anniversary Commemorated on New Proof Gold and Silver Coins

Napoleon – 200th Anniversary Silver Saint Helena. 2 Pounds. 2021. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 821. Saint Helena. 1 Pound. 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 1821. Gold Saint Helena. 5 Pounds. 2021. Gold .9999. 1/4 oz. 22.5 mm. Proof. Mintage: 500. Saint Helena. 2 Pounds. 2021. Gold .9999. […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren’t made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how. Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… This 1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent was recently submitted to NGC for certification. It was immediately recognized as an older style of spark […]

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PCGS Around the World – Shanghai – A Pair of Chinese Fantasy Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… The area of Chinese numismatics is broad and complex. For a long period of time, some issues were shunned as non-numismatic and labeled as fantasy and forgery issues. This, in part, had to do with the writings of Eduard Kann in his book The Catalog of Chinese Coinage, which […]

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Important Collections of U.S. Coins, Paper Money Featured in Stack’s Bowers March 2021 Las Vegas Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce their March 2021 Las Vegas Auction, the firm’s first Showcase event for Americana and United States coins and paper money of the year. The primary highlight of this auction is the magnificent 1822 Capped Head Left half eagle from the D. Brent Pogue Collection. It is the only specimen in private hands […]

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Jeff Garrett: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Jeff Garrett for CoinWeek ….. When asked to write an article about 10 coins I would love to own, my thoughts immediately turned to my popular book 100 Greatest U.S. Coins. Most of the coins in that book have great stories, and that is what draws me to coins I would love to own. […]

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$5,000 Reward Renewed for Return of Stolen Gold Coin: Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… $5,000 Reward for Return of Coin The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has been authorized to offer a $5,000 reward for the return of the coin pictured below. The coin was stolen at the most recent Denver Coin Show in 2020: 1853 […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #154: Beware the Ides of March

 CoinWeek Podcast #154: Beware the Ides of March Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. While the particulars of the Roman calendar, with its demarcation of Nones, Ides, and Kalends, are now largely forgotten by those not ensconced in academia, one date, […]

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

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Dallas. Here are a dozen examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1856 ‘Slanted 5’ Indian Princess Gold Dollar in AU-55 On February […]

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Finest Known O-104 1825 Half Dollar in Stack’s Bowers March Las Vegas Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… As the young American economy began to flourish in the early 19th century, deposits of silver bullion at the United States Mint increased. The hiatus of the silver dollar beginning in 1804 meant that the half dollar was the largest silver denomination available, and it was […]

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Classic US Gold Coins – A Rare HM-2 1838-C $5 Half Eagle With Perfect Reverse

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner The 1838-C is among the most sought-after Classic Head half eagles. It is both a one-year type and a first-year-of-issue. It is not an especially scarce date but it is extremely difficult to find Choice, as evidenced by its low populations at both PCGS and CAC. […]

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Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through April 1. The awards were established to encourage young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic books. Article submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges that includes Bill […]

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The Cheetah – Second Coin in Big Cat Half Gram Gold Series Now Available

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the second coin in a series of five coins featuring Big Cats of the World. The 2 oz Silver High Relief coins featuring these “Big Cats of the World” were very popular and we are sure these half gram Big Cat Gold versions will be […]

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Explore the Queen’s Virtues in a New Six-Coin Silver Series

Conceived during the latter stages of Queen Victoria’s reign as Queen of England, the Queen’s Virtues is an allegorical presentation of six virtues representing the monarch of England. Today, these virtues are carried into the 21st century by Queen Elizabeth II, England’s longest-reigning monarch. Victory, Truth, Charity, Justice, Courage, and Constancy are set to feature […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #153: Collecting Currency with Arthur Friedberg

 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. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Charles Morgan and Chris Bulfinch talk to noted paper money expert Arthur Friedberg about the popularity of paper money collecting, how […]

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Hear “Ship of Gold” Bell Toll During Presentation by Bob Evans on March 21

Scientist Evans will show items from the legendary SS Central America during free online Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium   A sound only a few have heard in 164 years will be used to signal the start of a free online presentation as part of a Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium at 1 pm Eastern on Sunday, […]

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David Jacobson Wins American Israel Numismatic Association 2021 Shekel Prize

David Jacobson, Associate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, has won the Shekel Prize Medal, awarded by the American Israel Numismatic Association (AINA) for “Agrippa II, the Last of the Herods” as the best 2020 publication on Judaic/Israel numismatics. “It is a great honor to be the recipient of this prestigious award […]

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Jeff Garrett: An Inside Look Into a Numismatic Career

Heritage Auctions President Greg Rohan talks about how his love of coins became much more than a hobby   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Greg Rohan is President — and one of the owners — of Heritage Auctions, the largest collectibles and rare coin auctioneer, and third-largest auction house, in the […]

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1933 Double Eagle to be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

  By Christopher Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. Well, CoinWeek’s recently-published 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle story will need an update now that the New York Times has reported that the only legal-to-own example of the notorious never-issued gold coin will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on June 8 after being held in a private collection for […]

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The Coin Analyst: From Una and the Lion to the Three Graces – Classic Royal Mint Motifs

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. The February 22 launch and instant sell-out of The Royal Mint’s Three Graces silver and gold coins underscores the intense demand that exists for modern tributes to classic coin designs. The release of such coins needs to be handled very carefully with as level a playing field as […]

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Extraordinary New Jersey Coppers From the Donald G. Partrick Collection at Heritage

  The Donald G. Partrick Collection of Extraordinary Colonial Coinage Featuring New Jersey Coppers promises to strike a chord with specialists across every colonial collecting interest. Divided into robust Signature and Internet sessions, the sale includes 510 total lots-nearly 200 magnificent pieces in the live Signature Session, complemented by over 300 impressive lots poised for […]

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Sensational Pennsylvania First Charter $50 National Banknote in Stack’s Bowers March Auction

By Christopher Dahncke – Currency Auction Associate, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2021 Las Vegas sale features an exciting array of United States currency, from marbled edge Continental notes to high-denomination Federal Reserve Notes. One of my personal favorites in the sale is lot 3527 from the Tarzan Collection, an 1875 […]

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Pegasus Reverse Frosted Silver Bullion Coin Returns for 2021

2021 Edition of Flagship Bullion Coin Limited to 10,000 Fine 999. Silver Bullion 1oz Coins Worldwide Only 100 Pieces of the Sold-Out Fine 999. Gold Bullion Were Ever Made Unique Frosted Background on Silver Version Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce that our flagship Pegasus Reverse Frosted silver bullion coin is back for its 2021 […]

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The First Athenian Owls: Symbols of What, Exactly?

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… On the bills and coins that we use today, we recognize the link between the words and images that appear on the objects and the powers that issued them. Images of dead presidents and inscriptions like “United States of America” point to the authority of […]

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A Sneak Peek at Daniel Frank Sedwick’s May 7-8 Treasure Auction 29

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… We’ve received a lot of interest in our upcoming May 7-8 Treasure Auction 29 – and rightfully so. The numismatic market is still very hot and this has inspired several top Latin American collections to come to the auction block. So, we’re offering here a sneak peek of what’s […]

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Reaper of Death Dominates Royal Canadian Mint’s Latest Collector Coin Offering

By Royal Canadian Mint …… Greek for “Reaper of Death”, the Thanatotheristes degrootorum is a fascinating find for Canada: the first new tyrannosaur species to be discovered in the country in over 50 years. Paleoartist Julius Csotonyi, who was the first to ever illustrate the fearsome prehistoric animal, sketched the reverse design of this new […]

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Shipwreck Gold, 1916-D Mercury Dime Among Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Sunday Auction #1160 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features 385 total lots including 35 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale also features a variety of other fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a scarce variety 1828 25c […]

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Newman Numismatic Portal to Hold Symposium March 19-21

Following the positive response to the first Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) Symposium in August 2020, NNP is pleased to announce the next event, which will take place March 19-21. This is a free, online event that brings together a variety of numismatic speakers and covers a wide array of numismatic subjects. Featuring nearly 40 presentations, […]

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Newman Numismatic Portal to Hold Symposium March 19-21

  Following the positive response to the first Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) Symposium in August 2020, NNP is pleased to announce the next event, which will take place March 19-21. This is a free, online event that brings together a variety of numismatic speakers and covers a wide array of numismatic subjects. Featuring nearly 40 […]

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Oregon $5 Territorial Gold Beaver Coins: Move Over, Pelts and Furs

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …… In the Oregon Territory during the California Gold Rush years – one important thing was missing – there was no official currency. Instead, settlers, trappers, farmers, sailors, and merchants relied upon barter to conduct their business in the Pacific Northwest. And those with a zest for risk-taking chose to […]

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American Numismatic Association to Host “Dealer Day” Prior to Chicago World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) will conduct its first-ever “Dealer Day” on Monday, August 9, in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, immediately prior to the World’s Fair of Money (worldsfairofmoney.com), which is slated for August 10-14. Both shows will be held in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd. Dealer Day […]

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Steve Benner: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek …..   Like most coin collectors, I have a list of coins I want to own. The list I plan to cover in this article will be personal and not just a list of the most famous ancient coins, so I won’t be listing decadrachms, octadrachms, or even pentadrachms. It’s […]

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Steve Benner: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek ….. Like most coin collectors, I have a list of coins I want to own. The list I plan to cover in this article will be personal and not just a list of the most famous ancient coins, so I won’t be listing decadrachms, octadrachms, or even pentadrachms. It’s not […]

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United States 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar

by CoinWeek… 1971 was meant to mark a significant change in the life of the Kennedy half dollar. Introduced in 1964 to honor the recently-assassinated president John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy half dollar replaced former United States Mint Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock’s design featuring Founding Father Benjamin Franklin that had been in use since […]

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Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Remains Defensive

Commentary for Monday, March 5, 2021 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $2.20 today at $1698.00 continuing to struggle at a 9-month low. It appears that the bears hold all the cards, but my sense is that this market is oversold or close to oversold. And I would […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin, Merchant Mariners Gold Medal Designs to be Reviewed by CCAC

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting March 23 and 24, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. Agenda: Review […]

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Stack’s Bowers’ March 2021 Auction: Lots You Need to Know

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is hosting a series of important U.S. coin, Americana, and paper money auctions from March 24 through 26 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, with additional internet sessions scheduled from March 29 through April 1. Normally held in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles […]

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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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