Final Offerings From BigMo Civil War Collection Highlight Legend Regency Auction 42

Important Gold Rarities, All Condition Census Pieces, Will Excite Collectors   Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud, honored, and excited to offer 31 gold coins that make up the second and final portion of the BigMo Collection of Civil War Coinage. A world-class offering of gold coins struck 1861-1865, every coin is within the condition […]

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Guess How Much I Love You 50p Coin 2nd Edition Issued by Pobjoy Mint

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored 50p coin presented in a special pack Proof Sterling Silver 50p with Certificate in Box Issue Limit: 7,500 Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish; 2,000 for Silver Produced on behalf of the Gibraltar Government The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the new release of a second edition 50 pence coin featuring […]

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 28 Now Online

Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 28 Live on the Internet: Wednesday-Friday, November 17-19, 2020 Now Online – Click Here   By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… Assembling the consignments for this auction has been a long yet very rewarding task that has now come to fruition. We are simply amazed at the […]

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Branch Mint Gold of Gingko Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The newest Sunday Internet Auction from David Lawrence Rare Coins is now LIVE! Auction #1142 features 300 coins plus 30 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale is full of incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a later die state 1796 1c PCGS […]

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CoinWeek Streaming News: Classic Silver – the 1883-CC Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan hosts this episode of CoinWeek Streaming News live from our new studio. In this episode, we show off […]

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Larry H. Miller Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present The Larry H. Miller Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars in our November 10-13, 2020 Auction. It represents a historic offering that will excite even the most sophisticated collectors of this series. While certain cabinets have offered individual rarities, such […]

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Copper and the War of 1812 – The 1814 Plain 4 Large Cents of 1816

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Copper and the War of 1812 Coin production at the United States Mint had become erratic in the years leading up to the War of 1812, with no half cents struck since 1811, half dimes off the production roster since 1805, and silver dollars and gold eagles absent since […]

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Royal Mint Commemorates 100 Years of the Unknown Warrior With Remembrance Day Coin

As the original maker of UK coins, The Royal Mint has marked milestone moments in history for over a thousand years. Now it has revealed a new coin, created in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, to commemorate Remembrance Day 2020. The coin’s designer Natasha Preece, who works at The Royal Mint, captures this poignant […]

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PMG Certifies US Paper Money Rarities From Mike Coltrane Collection

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has certified hundreds of banknotes from the renowned Mike Coltrane Collection, which boasts some of the greatest rarities in American numismatics. Heritage Auctions is offering the Mike Coltrane Collection notes in two auctions in November: a Signature sale on Nov. 4-5, 2020 and an auction focused on North Carolina currency on Nov. 29. A […]

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Buffalo Nickels: A Brief History and a Sampling of Values

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Introduced in 1913, the Buffalo nickel was an early hit with collectors and a major circulation workhorse through 1938 when the series ended. The coins continued to circulate after they were no longer produced and typically were found well-worn, sometimes with no visible date. Even today one can find a […]

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US Mint Opens Sales for Rolls, Bags of Massachusetts American Innovation $1 Coins Oct. 29

The United States Mint will accept orders for rolls and bags of uncirculated Massachusetts American Innovation $1 Coins beginning on October 29 at noon EDT. Available product options and pricing are below. 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 […]

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The Crondall Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Gold Coins

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. The Anglo-Saxons began striking coins in what was to become England around 600 CE. These early coins consisted almost entirely of the small gold coins we know as “thrymsas”, which the Anglo-Saxons struck in imitation of the Merovingian tremissis (which itself imitated the late Roman tremissis). Fewer than […]

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Gold Dealers Seeing New Buyers While Some Earlier Buyers Are Now Selling

“If you don’t know gold, you’d better know your gold dealer,” cautions the leader of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program of the Professional Numismatists Guild   Dealers who sell bullion gold and silver bullion coins report an increase in new customers who want to own precious metals. They also are seeing some earlier customers […]

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Royal Canadian Mint 1st Colored Loonie Marks United Nations Charter 75th Anniversary

By the Royal Canadian Mint …… In 1945, 51 nations, including Canada, signed a treaty to establish a new world body with four fundamental goals: to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war; champion human rights; foster respect for international law and treaties; and promote social progress. Seventy-five years later, the creation of the […]

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Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek ……… A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” was certified by PCGS at the 2011 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” specimen of the […]

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Business Strike v. Commemorative Coins

How can I tell when a coin is collectible or if a coin is a commemorative?
Coins can be both commemorative and collectible. You may be looking to differentiate between what may be a circulating commemorative versus a typical business strike coin. Some commemorative coins are meant to circulate, yet mark an event during one or several years

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Collectible v. Commemorative Coins

How can I tell when a coin is collectible or if a coin is a commemorative?
Coins can be both commemorative and collectible. You may be looking to differentiate between what may be a circulating commemorative versus a typical business strike coin. Some commemorative coins are meant to circulate, yet mark an event during one or several years

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‘Mayflower’ Products Sail into Market

The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic voyage of the Mayflower. On Nov. 17 the United States Mint is releasing four new products to mark this momentous occasion: a silver proof coin and medal set, two-coin gold proof set, gold reverse proof coin, and a silver reverse proof medal

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Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit Among the All-Time Great Collections of US Coins?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   By all measures an enormously successful man, legendary U.S. coin collector Waldo C. Newcomer was born on September 14, 1867, in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1889, Newcomer went to work for industrialist Bernard Baker as a clerk at the Baltimore […]

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Colonial Coin Expert Sydney Martin to Receive ANS 2020 Huntington Award

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Mr. Sydney Martin the 2020 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work specializing in Colonial American coinage. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 1:00 pm ET at the American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick […]

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Connecticut Coppers of Donald G. Partrick Collection at Heritage Auction

One of the most memorable U.S. Coin auctions of all time may well have been Heritage Auction’s January 2015 presentation of Donald G. Partrick’s extraordinary United States colonials. In that unprecedented sale, 355 lots realized a total of nearly $26 million – a remarkable result yet, incredibly, only a small portion of Mr. Partrick’s holdings. […]

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NGC Certifies Five Gigantic 5 Kilogram Gold Show Pandas

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified the entire mintage of the largest Chinese Panda commemoratives ever produced. Struck for the 2019 Long Beach Expo in California to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Chinese Panda commemoratives (sometimes called “Show Pandas” or “Panda medals”), the five Pandas are five kilograms each in weight. NGC used the NGC […]

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King Penguin Final Coin in Popular Pobjoy 50p Series

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored coin available in a special collector’s album Incredibly Low Issue Limit: 2,500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the final 50 pence coin in the penguin series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The fourth coin in the new series features the king penguin. […]

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Silver to Gold Ratio
Everyone must know we’re in tumultuous times with a looming election, COVID-19 uptick in infections, etc. Lots of people are inquiring about bullion. The 1-ounce gold eagle has a denomination of $50, the half-ounce of $25 and the 1/10-ounce of $5

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Top Pop Toned 1936 Columbia Sesquicentennial Half Dollar at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, October 25, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this toned classic commemorative 1936 Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, graded MS-68+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. While the mintage of 9,007 coins isn’t large, the Columbia Sesquicentennial half is one of the more widely distributed of the classic commemorative coin […]

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Jeff Garrett: Coins and Credit

Be wary of using credit in numismatic purchases   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week, Heritage Auctions offered the Maurice Storck Collection that contained several interesting coins bought in person at the 1954 King Farouk Palace Sale. These coins had been off the market for decades and performed extremely well. […]

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The Joint Coinage of Qatar and Dubai

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Qatar & Dubai AH1386-1966 25 Dirhams, PCGS MS64. Images courtesy PCGS The Gulf Emirate States are an amazing and rich area of the world, with the history of this region stretching back thousands of years. Prior to the discovery of oil there and the wealth from it, what today […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins, Currency Stolen From Mail; Suspect Wanted

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen from Dealer’s Table The coin pictured below was stolen from a dealers table at the Denver Coin Show. The suspect was a white male who identified himself as Steve Dupont and gave an Englewood, Colorado address. 1853 $20 USAOG 900-Thousandths PCGS […]

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US Mint Releases Three-Coin Set of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Quarters

The United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set honoring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont on October 20 at noon EDT. The set is priced at $11.50. The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Three-Coin Set includes one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and […]

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Over $10 Million in Coins Sold in Two Dallas Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auction’s mid-October sales of US coins are in the book, and when everything was complete, every lot in both auctions sold, and more than $10 million USD in coins found their ways to new owners. October 14-17 saw an auction of the collection of long-time dealer Maurice Storck raise in excess of $3.7 million, […]

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The Coin Analyst: American Silver and Gold Eagles – A Collector’s Guide for Beginners

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Even if you are new to collecting coins, you most likely have already heard about and seen American Silver Eagles and perhaps also know they have gold counterparts, American Gold Eagles. Those coins are at the very heart of the modern coin market today and of modern American […]

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The Coin Analyst: American Silver and Gold Eagles – A Collector’s Guide for Beginners

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Even if you are new to collecting coins, you most likely have already heard about and seen American Silver Eagles and perhaps also know they have gold counterparts, American Gold Eagles. Those coins are at the very heart of the modern coin market today and of modern American […]

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Press Magnifies the Scarce to Rare Segment of Market

Et tu Brute? We have recently witnessed the sale of an 1804 silver dollar, seen a 1794 silver dollar be offered at an astronomical price but fail to sell, and one of three known gold aureii of Julius Caesar assassin Brutus surface. Now, add to those coins the announcement one of the famous 1943 copper Lincoln cents will be offered in a November auction.
Furthermore, consider that Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association has recently forecast that what they call the “alternative asset classes” of investments will grow globally between 18 and 24 percent by 2025

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David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Offers Key Date 1915 Saint, 1916 DDO Buffalo Nickel

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The first David Lawrence Sunday Internet Auction of November is now live. Auction #1140 features 300 new coins plus 50 Vault Values and over 100 No Reserve Lots. Be sure to browse and bid before lots close November 1 beginning at 8:00 pm EST. Our first highlight […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold & Platinum Bimetal Proof Coin

An extremely limited release with a history of selling out at The Perth Mint, this prestigious 1.5oz bi-metal coin is crafted from equal parts gold and platinum. The innovative coin depicts a swooping eagle in the latest addition to John M. Mercanti’s celebrated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series. Struck by The Perth Mint from 3/4oz […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Evidence of heavy polishing where the fourth leg should be – 1937-D Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The 1937-D 3 Legged Buffalo Nickel is undoubtedly the most famous key date in the Buffalo Nickel series. Most collectors consider it to be a distinct issue although it is more accurately described […]

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Revived ANA Money Museum Exhibit Now Online

The ANA Money Museum’s exhibit, “Coins, Crown & Conflict: An Exploration of Cromwell’s England” – originally displayed in 2007-08 – can now be appreciated virtually. The popular exhibit was based on the history of the English Civil Wars and featured some of the great rarities of English coins (including the Petition Crown), as well as […]

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Revived ANA Money Museum Exhibit Now Online

The ANA Money Museum’s exhibit, “Coins, Crown & Conflict: An Exploration of Cromwell’s England” – originally displayed in 2007-08 – can now be appreciated virtually. The popular exhibit was based on the history of the English Civil Wars and featured some of the great rarities of English coins (including the Petition Crown), as well as […]

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United States Mint Announces Prices for Mayflower 400th Anniversary Coins

The United States Mint is setting prices for the Mayflower 400th Anniversary collector coin products in accordance with the table below: Prices for the Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coins may be found on the 2020 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid here. The pricing grid can vary weekly dependent upon […]

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Stack’s Bowers Opens Flagship Gallery in NYC

Stack’s Bowers Galleries recently opened its new flagship gallery at 470 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, the company announced in an Oct. 20 press release. Located just down the block from their historic West 57th Street storefront, this new gallery at 470 Park Avenue will serve as an East Coast numismatic destination for a new generation of collectors

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Reading Ancient Greek Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….. Perhaps one reason for the comparatively small interest in Greek coins in the country is the difficulty of understanding their inscriptions. This difficulty is not as great as might be supposed… (Pennington, 1) MODERN AMERICAN COINS are required by law to include quite a lot of text[1]. For example, […]

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Royal Mint UK to Host Coin Collector Services Webinar

Webinar Set to Launch the Mint’s ‘Collect Week’   To launch ‘Collect Week’, The Royal Mint will host its very first Collector Services webinar, taking place on Thursday, October 22, at 11 am. Hosted by Head of Collector Services Rebecca Morgan, the webinar will outline the different services the division has to offer whilst revealing […]

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Künker eLive Auction 62 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Today

Künker Internet Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Start at 6 pm (CET) on October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern times. To kick off our eLive Auction 62, we present rarities from the world of ancient […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New York Store Opening

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Opens New Flagship New York City Gallery at 470 Park Avenue (Between 57th and 58th Streets)   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the opening of their new flagship gallery at 470 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Located just down the block from their historic West 57th Street storefront, this new […]

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Stunning British Coins Highlight Nov. Heritage World Coin Auction

We are all in a period of tremendous change in the world. Only months ago many people wondered not only how global events surrounding the pandemic would unfold, but also about the impending impact on the market for rare coins. When we interact with our clients, collectors, and consignors alike, a consistent theme emerges: the […]

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Bullion Shark Launching New Auction Platform

Bullion Shark has just announced that they are launching the industry’s newest auction platform for rare coins and paper money! Bullion Shark has quickly become one of the industry’s leaders in rare coins and paper money. Their inventory ranges from modern coins to classic coins to ancient pieces from thousands of years ago. For years, they had noticed that […]

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1914 FRN $20/$10 Double Denomination Error in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering a remarkable Fr.964 1914 Federal Reserve Note $20/$10 Double Denomination Error in their November 2020 United States Currency auction (lot 7169). This example is the A position note of a cut sheet of four 1914 Burke-McAdoo signed FRNs from the […]

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ANA: Recognize Fellow Collectors and Nominate Deserving Hobbyists

Deadline for Award Nominations is January 15   Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting individual nominations for 2021 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame “Modern Era” candidates. All nominations can be submitted in writing and online – […]

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NGC-Certified Ancient and World Coins Featured in Monaco Sale

The October sale is offering over 300 NGC-certified world and ancient coins   Ancient and World Coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are being featured in an Editions V. Gadoury sale, taking place in Monaco from October 30-31, 2020. Online bidding is now open. Among the most anticipated coins is a superb NGC-certified Italy […]

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How to Best Collect Proof Coins

Is it better to collect 1936 to 1942 proof coins by the set or by the individual coin?
At one time, the proof set of 1936 to 1942 was the way to go, but today due to the hairsplitting grades assigned by third-party certification services, it would be challenging to find one of these sets intact as it was issued. Trying to match the coins in a set of any of these dates both grade-wise and with matching tone is challenging, but this is what collectors appear to favor.
 
Are proof sets for 1957 to 1963 still readily available, or have most of them been broken out to grade the coins individually?
There are still a significant number of original sets from the time period of 1957 to 1963 still available; however, if someone suspects even a single coin from such a set may grade significantly higher than the others, or if an individual coin appears to have frosted highlights, you can anticipate that set will be broken

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Proof Trade Dollars: Why Were They Made After Circulation Strikes Ended?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Trade Dollars of 1873-1885 represent one of the more curious areas of American numismatics. Authorized by the Coinage Act of 1873, the Trade Dollar was struck for the purpose of facilitating export transactions with China and was expressly created to compete against the silver Mexican Peso, a large, […]

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The Wreck of Brother Jonathan Still Keeps Its Secrets

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …… On a Sunday morning in 1865, a paddle steamer called Brother Jonathan departed Crescent City Harbor, California. The ship was the idea of Edward Mills from New York. His original aim was to create a route from New York to Chagres, Panama as the first leg of a two-leg […]

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Countermarked Holed Coins of the Philippines in Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The countermark series of the Philippines is quite vast with a whole array of coins serving as hosts. Utilizing coins ranging from the Spanish colonial period to the early republics of the Americas, and even some from Europe, these countermarks are usually applied […]

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Mysterious Past of 1913 Liberty Head Nickel: Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part feature on the earliest known showing of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the spread of the coin’s popularity. The first part explored the display of the nickel by former Mint employee Samuel W. Brown at a Chicago Coin Club meeting in early December 1919, prior to his first advertisements offering to buy examples of the coin for $500, and then $600, appeared in print

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. Morgan Dollar Counterfeit By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The vast majority of the more than 1.2 million Morgan dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1903 entered circulation, either immediately or as they were trickled out […]

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Month-Long Metals and Tokens and Currency Auctions From Heritage

The latest Month-Long auction from Heritage Auctions features Metals and Tokens in its offering of a selection of Certified American Tokens and Medals. Open for bidding now, this auction concludes with a live session at 6 PM CT on October 29. The vast majority of the Metals and Tokens offerings in this auction are either […]

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Editions V. Gadoury Ancient and World Coin Auction 2020 – October 30-31

Éditions Victor GADOURY Coin Auction 2020 will take place on October 30-31 at the Hôtel Le Méridien 22 Avenue Princesse Grace in Monaco. The sales covers exceptional coins from ancients to modern rarities as evidenced by a few of the highlights shown below. Many are also certified by PCGS and NGC and include some of […]

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Barber Half Dollar Bargains

By Mark Benvenuto 
1899 Barber half dollar. (Image courtesy USACoinbook)
When it comes to United States half dollars, there are definitely fans for almost every series we can think of, bar none. The Walking Liberty half dollar, for example, continues to be a design that plenty of collectors love

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A Time of Transition: Spanish Coin Auction by Tauler and Fau

By Jesús Orejas Valdés – Tauler and Fau …… The following highlights some of the coins from Tauler and Fau’s upcoming E-Auction 67 of Spanish coins. * * * The term “Catholic Kings” refers to Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, who were the king and queen of the Crown of Castile […]

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Heritage to Auction Roman Republican Denarius Collection

Ancient coins are represented in The Bacchus Collection of Roman Republican Denarii, a collection now being offered as one of Heritage Auctions’ Month-Long auctions at Coins.HA.com. Bidding will culminate with a live auction to be held beginning at 8 PM CT on Sunday, October 25. The Roman Republic represents the period in Roman history prior […]

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Silver War Nickels: History, Values and Varieties

By Bullion Shark LLC …… About 10 months into the U.S. involvement in World War II that begin in December 1941 after the Pearl Harbor attack, the United States Mint began producing silver nickels. These coins were made of an alloy of 56% copper, 35% silver and 9% manganese rather than 75% copper and 25% […]

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Volatility in Bullion Market

The market for coins is not singular. For that reason, different sectors of this market may move in different directions, which is what has been experienced within the past month. Values and prices realized in the scarce to rare market segment have continued to rise, in part due to an expansion in the amount of discretionary money chasing these coins and in part due to an increase in the supply of scarce to rare coins becoming available for sale

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Harvest Moon Collection of Gem Morgan Dollars at David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The newest David Lawrence Rare Coins Sunday Internet Auction is now live. Auction #1140 features 300 coins plus 50 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale is full of incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items, including a fascinating civil war date 1861-C $5 PCGS […]

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PCGS Grades Finest Example of Ultra-Rare 1890 Grand Watermelon Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… PCGS Banknote is very pleased to have recently graded the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon Treasury Note, and at PCGS About Uncirculated 50 it is the finest known! “I am very excited to have this iconic and historic note certified and encapsulated by PCGS Banknote,” says Stack’s Bowers Galleries […]

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Choice Uncirculated Rolls of Early Lincoln Cents Beginning to Stir

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… The 1963-64 period witnessed a price explosion for uncirculated rolls of U.S. coins that has yet to be duplicated. Numerous rolls of cents through half dollars rose in price from near face value in the mid-1950s to many multiples of those levels just a few years later. […]

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Künker Auction Sales 342-344 and eLive Auction 62 Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Künker is pleased to present to you four different auction sales today. Let us start with the chronological order of the auctions: On October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Realize Over $11.5 Million in October Hong Kong Auction

Auction firm Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio continues to deliver world-class sales of quality numismatic material and realize impressive prices, regardless of the challenging and unprecedented circumstances of the year 2020. The firm’s incredible Hong Kong series of auctions clearly demonstrates the firm’s success, as their colossal 10th-anniversary auction in May 2020 shot past expectations and […]

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Maurice Storck Collection of Currency in Heritage Month-Long Auction

Maurice Storck was a popular, long-time coin dealer schooled early-on by the Great Depression and later by World War II. He was a decorated veteran who witnessed first-hand the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Later, he faithfully served the army’s 25th infantry division at Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands. After the war, he was one […]

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Royal Australian Mint Releases AC/DC Anniversary Coin Set

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the milestone anniversaries of six AC/DC albums with six unique coin tributes, a seven-coin set, and a limited-edition silver frosted uncirculated coin. The Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid said: “The Mint is proud to be issuing coin tributes to the vinyls […]

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The Roosevelt Dime – A Fitting Tribute, But Not Without Controversy

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. Most circulating United States coins have received both scrutiny and some negative press when first issued. The first 1793 cents were denounced for their Chain reverse, adapted from the earlier Fugio cents but held to be a poorly chosen symbol for its Liberty head obverse. John Reich’s buxom […]

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Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction Features Rare Mint State 1852-O Double Eagle

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Even though the New Orleans Mint had produced double eagles in both 1850 and 1851, the coiners were still working out many of the difficulties in producing such a large gold piece. The emphasis seemed to have been placed on quantity over quality, leaving many […]

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Finest-Graded Una and the Lion, Certified by NGC, Offered in MDC Monaco Sale

The finest graded example of the “Una and the Lion“, a coin that is at the zenith of British numismatics, is being offered in a European auction this month. Certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the Great Britain 1839 Five Pounds shares the spotlight with several other NGC-graded British gold ultra-rarities in an MDC Monaco auction on […]

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“100 Greatest” 1931 Palestine 100 Mils Soars at Auction

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. Even after the publication of Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (Whitman), the market landscape for 20th-century world coins is still uncharted territory. At Goldberg’s September 15-16 auction, this fact was made abundantly clear after the finest-known Palestine 1931 100 Mils silver coin sold at auction […]

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Things to Remember About Rare Coin Auctions

Coin Auctions by Jeff Garrett from the NGC Weekly Market Report ……   Jeff Garrett shares his knowledge and expertise regarding bidding at rare coin auctions such as the upcoming FUN Heritage Auction. If you’ve never attended a rare coin auction or you need a refresher on how to prepare, read on for his excellent […]

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Things to Remember About Rare Coin Auctions

Coin Auctions by Jeff Garrett from the NGC Weekly Market Report …….. Jeff Garrett shares his knowledge and expertise regarding bidding at rare coin auctions such as the upcoming FUN Heritage Auction. If you’ve never attended a rare coin auction or you need a refresher on how to prepare, read on for his excellent advice. […]

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Final San Francisco 2020 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin With Classic ‘Heraldic Eagle’ Reverse on Sale Oct. 13

The United States Mint will open sales for the San Francisco-minted 2020 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 20EM) on October 13 at noon EDT. This is the last time this coin will be available featuring the iconic “Heraldic Eagle” reverse design. The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin is struck […]

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Judaea Capta: Subjugation and Defeat on Ancient Roman Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. The year: 70 CE. The location: Jerusalem. The future emperor Titus’ legions unleashed their pent-up rage on the Jewish people as fires raged and the Second Temple crumbled. Projected by the spear tips of some 60,000 soldiers, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who believed that Roman Imperium […]

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The New Orleans Mint and Its Southern Coinage

By Mike Garofalo for PCGS …… The first United States Mint was built in Philadelphia, which was serving as our nation’s capital city during the period spanning 1790 through 1800 while Washington, D.C. was being built. Even when the federal government was, itself, moved to Washington in 1800, the nation’s only mint remained in Philadelphia. […]

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Fiji Launches Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 50th Year of Independence

By Reserve Bank of Fiji …… The Reserve Bank of Fiji has launched a commemorative $50 banknote and 50 cent coin to commemorate Fiji’s 50th year of independence. The commemorative currency was officially unveiled by the Honourable Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama on October 7 at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Work on […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Koala Silver Bullion Coins

Depicting one of Australia’s most beloved animals, the Australian koala silver coin pays tribute to our rich wildlife. Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the 2021 koala is available in 1 kilo and 1oz sizes. Only 300,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the 1 kilo coin, however production will close at […]

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Famous Bronze 1943 Lincoln Cent in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Bronze 1943 Lincoln cent is perhaps the most famous Mint Error to ever emerge from the United States Mint. Just about 20 distinct examples are known from the Philadelphia Mint and they are highly prized at all grade levels. When the U.S. mints switched […]

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The 1983-P Quarter

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Sometimes a coin comes along and just stuns everyone as it seems to have a unique ability to rise in price to levels higher than anyone ever thought possible. It might very well be the case that the 1983-P quarter is just such a coin, and that decades from now people will still be writing about the 1983-P and how it soared to price levels that were hard to believe

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Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

By Heinz Tschachler ….. When in the early 1990s the United States was getting ready to commemorate the quincentennial of Christopher Columbus first landing on the Caribbean island of Guanahani, a bill was proposed that would eliminate the cent and the half-dollar and create a new small dollar coin bearing a portrait of the discoverer […]

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

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek …..   The northern coast of the Black Sea (Euxine Sea), which is southern Ukraine and Russia today, was considered to be at the extreme edge of the ancient Greek world. The area was settled during the great colonization period of Greek history in the eighth through sixth centuries BCE. […]

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NGC Ancients Certifies Fabled ‘EID MAR’ Aureus of Brutus

Perhaps the most important and valuable Roman coin ever to be offered at auction — an ‘EID MAR’ aureus of Brutus in Mint State condition — has been certified by NGC Ancients, the world’s premier service for third-party authentication and grading of ancient coins. This remarkable example of one of the rarest ancient coins in […]

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Charge Coin Forerunner of Card

What is a charge coin?
Charge coins are actually the forerunner of the modern charge card. Produced in various shapes and sizes as well of any of several metal compositions or celluloid plastic, the so-called coins usually had a small hole used to hold the charge coin on a key ring. Charge coins were issued to department store clients for exclusive use at the store of issue

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Heritage Auction October Dallas Signature Sale Closing Wednesday

On October 14-18, two rarity-filled auctions will prompt five busy days at Heritage Auction’s Dallas World Headquarters. Signature floor sessions are scheduled Wednesday through Friday, capped off by a pair of online sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The sessions are divided between The Maurice Storck Collection and our regular October 2020 Signature event, as seen […]

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Jeff Garrett: Fractional Gold Comes to Market

Collecting California fractional gold coins is a fascinating pursuit, as many of the coins are tangible links to one of the most exciting eras of American history   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Next week, Heritage Auctions will be offering the Maurice Storck Collection. Storck was a coin dealer who was […]

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Million-Dollar Coins Aside, Regency 41 Results Reflect Healthy Market

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. Hits and Misses from the Morelan Collection On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Legend Rare Coin Auctions held Regency Auction 41 in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The sale will most be known for the first 30 lots, devoted to the United States […]

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United States Mint Increases Prices for 2020 Silver Numismatic Products

The United States Mint is announcing pricing for United States Mint numismatic products in accordance with the table below: * * * About the United States Mint The US Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal […]

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Tauler and Fau E-Auction 66 World Coins Vol VI Highlights

Tauler & Fau E-Auction 66 World Coins Vol VI features 402 lots and closes Tuesday October 13 beginning at 4:00PM (CEST). The sale features an interesting selection of World Coins: US Coins, Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Haiti, India, Italy, Mexico, Low Countries, Peru, Russia, Switzerland, Medals, Large Lots and much more…….. Including Videos for […]

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Reserve Bank of Australia Announces $100 Banknote Release Date

By Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) ……   The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced that the new $100 banknote will be released into general circulation on October 29, 2020. Existing $100 banknotes retain legal tender status and can continue to be used. The new banknotes have been in production since mid-2019 and will soon […]

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High Gem 1929-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Bidding on this lightly toned toned 1929-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar–graded MS-66+ by PCGS and judged strong for the grade by CAC–ends on Sunday, October 11 at GreatCollections.com. With 1,001,200 half dollars struck in Denver that year, the 1929-D is neither scarce nor common. But when one looks at examples graded higher […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2020

During September, CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Dallas and in public internet sales. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1917-D Type One Standing Liberty Quarter in MS-66FH On September 6, the firm GreatCollections sold a […]

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8 Escudos Royal Gold Recovered From 1715 Fleet Shines in Sedwick November Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… A Royal gold 8 escudos, a coin literally “fit for a king”, recovered from a sunken Spanish treasure fleet will be up for sale on November 17 in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure Auction 28. It is graded by NGC as Mint State 66 and is the only example […]

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RAM Releases Donation Dollar

By Tom Michael
When an Aussie gets a Donation Dollar in change, they are encouraged to donate that dollar back to help those in need. It could be a struggling small business, a person down on their luck or a charity designed to help those in need; it’s your choice, just as it is your choice to act.
The Royal Australian Mint’s Donation Dollar is the world’s first $1 coin designed to be given rather than spent, donated rather than collected

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Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Auction Showcases Ancient, World Coins

More than 2,500 Lots of World and Ancient Coins, Medals, and Paper Money Set to Cross the Auction Block this October   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their upcoming Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction of World and Ancient Coins, along with a great offering of World Paper Money. Building on their record-setting CCO […]

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Stunning NGC-Certified Connecticut Coppers From Partrick Collection Being Sold

More than 500 Connecticut Coppers certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) from the Donald G. Partrick Collection are being offered for sale, representing an outstanding opportunity for collectors of post-Colonial US coinage. Bidding is now underway in a Heritage Auctions sale containing nearly all of them, with the auction scheduled to conclude on November 1, 2020. One […]

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ANA Board of Governors Approves $5.17 Million Budget for FY 2020-21

  At a September 29 teleconference meeting, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors unanimously passed a $5.17 million budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 – a nearly 10 percent decrease from the previous year’s approved budget. The new fiscal year begins Nov. 1. “It’s no secret that COVID-19 has hit us hard financially,” said […]

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Simply Put: The Market Is Hot

While many of the generally available yet bullion spot price impacted silver and gold business strike coins as well as American Eagles are currently in a holding pattern, the same is not true for scarce to rare coins. More headline-grabbing rare dates are being brought to market almost daily, with upcoming auctions now becoming chocked full of material that seldom appears to be available.
Simply put, the market is hot

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Künker 2020 Fall Auction Sale Results

Künker Auction Results by Künker GmbH ……   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, five exciting, intense and successful auction days came to an end today at 6:30 pm when the last piece was sold here in Osnabrück. Before we present you some extraordinary hammer prices in detail, we would like to thank you all for […]

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Künker 2020 Fall Auction Sale Results

Künker Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, five exciting, intense and successful auction days came to an end today at 6:30 pm when the last piece was sold here in Osnabrück. Before we present you some extraordinary hammer prices in detail, we would like to thank you all for the […]

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PCGS Grades 1st New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety Discovered in Nearly a Century

New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Graded by PCGS as an F15 and Designated a “Discovery Coin”   It still pays to scrutinize all coins for something new or unusual, even those belonging to a series as well studied as the Flowing Hair Half Dollar. Struck by the United States Mint from 1794 through 1795, […]

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Retailers Selling Precious Metals

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On Oct. 2 it was reported that the Great Britain-based stores of major retailer Costco Wholesale have started selling physical gold and silver bars to their customers.
Should this company, or any other large retail chain, begin offering such products in their American stores, what would be the likely impact on the supply and demand and, therefore, prices of physical gold and silver?
In Europe, many banks sell and deliver physical precious metals to their walk-in customers

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Mint State Buffalo Nickels, Other Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The latest Sunday Internet Auction from David Lawrence Rare Coins is now live. Auction #1139 features 315 brand NEW coins plus 30 Vault Values and 70 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale is full of incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a frosty key-date 1936-D 25c […]

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2021 Morgan Silver Dollar, Peace Dollar Closer to Being Minted

By Bullion Shark LLC …… There is some very good news for collectors of U.S. coins who have been excited about the idea of the United States Mint striking 2021-dated Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars for several years now. On September 22, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6192, the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary […]

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2020 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Coin Set on Sale Nov. 30

Premium nickel from the West Point Mint will not be included   The 2020 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 20RJ) will be available for purchase starting on November 30, at noon (EDT). The set is priced at $25.25 USD. This is the final annual set to be released this year. Due to […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Counterfeit Coins Profiled by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………. Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as […]

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The Bruce Morelan Collection – Lots You Need to Know: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * On October 8, 2020, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer a selection of the finest early U.S. coins from the incomparable Bruce […]

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The “Horse Gaming Tokens” of Szechuan

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Much like the American pastime poker often involving some friendly monetary wagering, so too it is for Mahjong in a large portion of the Far East. Though playing cards have been around for over a millennium, likely being introduced in the 9th century CE […]

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Burnett Anderson Memorial, Booster Awards Presented by ANA at Virtual Event

The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher, author, or journalist in recognition of his or her body of work and career contributions to numismatics. First conferred posthumously to its namesake in 1999 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 108th Anniversary Convention, the award is intended to […]

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United States Mint Announces Mayflower 400th Anniversary Program Products

The United States Mint today announced the Mayflower 400th Anniversary products it will offer, including some in collaboration with The Royal Mint (UK). The products are expected to be available later this fall. The coin and medal designs come together to tell the story of the Mayflower’s historic voyage, the Pilgrims, and the impact the […]

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Treasures From the Bruce Morelan Collection: Regency Auction 41

The Bruce Morelan Collection By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… These coins are like family Those are the words of Laura Sperber, founder of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. She’s handled more than $1 billion in rare coins over her four-decades as a coin dealer, but “these” coins she helped procure for longtime collector Bruce Morelan. […]

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Treasures From the Bruce Morelan Collection: Regency Auction 41

The Bruce Morelan Collection By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… These coins are like family Those are the words of Laura Sperber, founder of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. She’s handled more than $1 billion in rare coins over her four-decades as a coin dealer, but “these” coins she helped procure for longtime collector Bruce Morelan. […]

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Two Sides of a Bill

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a country of immense natural beauty and thousands of years of cultural history that resonates to the present day. With human habitation attested to as early as 16,000-12,000 BCE by the Badanj cave carvings, this beautiful land has been home to many peoples: Ancient […]

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Building a 1956 Mint Set of US Coins: As Complex as You Make It

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. [Editor’s note: The original column first appeared in the PCGS E-Zine newsletter of February 26, 2013. —CoinWeek] Six years ago, we took an in-depth look at what it would take to build a competitive PCGS Set Registry 1956 Mint Set, evaluating each coin released by the […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin 2020 Proof Set on Sale Oct. 8

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set (product code 20GA) on October 8 at noon EDT. The set is priced at $24.00. 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 […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #142: A Legal Challenge to the Minnesota Coin Law

 CoinWeek Podcast #142: A Challenge to the Minnesota Coin Law Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Charles Morgan talks to Tom “The Coin Guy” Styczinski and his attorney Erick Kaardal join us to discuss a new lawsuit that has been filed […]

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British Currency to Show Diversity

By Richard Giedroyc
In a push to show social diversity Great Britain will soon issue a coin on which India’s Mahatma Gandhi will be featured.
Mahatma Gandhi appearing on a British coin? Wasn’t Gandhi from India rather than from Britain? Wasn’t Gandhi a non-violent leader in a successful revolution to make India independent of British rule?
Is it true the British Royal Mint was recently asked by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to come up with designs for coins that might honor Jamaican-born military nurse Mary Seacole and Russian born spy Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan?
Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of all coins of the United Kingdom. While Her Majesty appears on the front of bank notes the backs depict vignettes of Winston Churchill (£5), Jane Austin (£10), Adam Smith (£20), J

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Cameo Proof 1887 Morgan Dollar in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Just 710 Proof Morgan dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1887, and only about 500 examples survive in any condition. This issue presents a surprising challenge for collectors who seek the finest levels of preservation and production quality. As is the case with […]

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The Komondor: New Coin in Hungarian Dog Breed Series

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Komondor, a breed of dog that has been declared one of Hungary’s national treasures, is the second issue in the “Hungarian sheep and hunting dog breeds” series. It is featured on both sides of a legal tender 2,000 forint coin, with a forward-facing head on the front, and […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2020 Circulating Coin Set on Sale Oct. 8

The United States Mint 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set will be available for purchase beginning on October 8 at noon EDT. This is the final five-coin set in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which ends in 2021. This set contains five circulating coins from the Philadelphia Mint and five circulating coins […]

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The Caranett Collection Part III – Gold Coins of Western Europe & Britain

The latest Heritage month-long auction of world coins features Part III of the Caranett Collection, with an offering of gold coins from Western Europe along with sovereign issues from the British Empire and Commonwealth. Bidding in this auction is open now at Coins.HA.com, concluding with a live session beginning at 8 PM CT on October […]

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California Fractional Gold October 22 Heritage Auction Open for Bidding

One of the Month-Long auctions now open for bidding at Heritage Auctions is the October 22 California Fractional Gold US Coins Special Monthly Auction, a selection of 100 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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Bargains in Peace Dollars Series

A 1927 Peace dollar. (Image courtesy USA Coinbook)
By Mark Benvenuto
Recently we took a close look at the rather hefty series that is the Morgan silver dollars, because these big coins always seem to be in the limelight when it comes to the sale of high-end pieces, and always seem to have a place in collectors’ hearts. But right along with them, perhaps eclipsed a bit in that limelight by the scope of the Morgans, are the Peace dollars

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PCGS Embeds NFC Technology in Coin and Bank Note Holders

 
PCGS-graded coin and banknote holders now feature an NFC symbol on the obverse of the label. Coin holders also feature this symbol on the front bottom left of the holder. (Image courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service)
Professional Coin Grading Service will begin embedding Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in all its encapsulated coins, medals, tokens, and banknotes in October 2020, the company announced in an Oct

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About Uncirculated 1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, October 4, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this toned 1799 Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle Silver Dollar, graded AU-58 by NGC and approved by CAC. NGC reports a total of 128 grading events at AU-58 for the 1799 Draped Bust dollar, which is clearly not the top pop grade. But this […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins Missing or Stolen From Mail Around the Country

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Lost Express Mail Package A package being shipped from Williamsburg, Virginia to New Jersey on August 28, 2020, has been reported stolen/missing. The package arrived at the Richmond, VA distribution center on August 29, 2020. However, there has been no movement and […]

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Hong Kong Auction to Feature Pavilion Dollars, Rare Ta-Ching Banknote

The Mysterious ‘Pavilion Dollars’ of 1921 By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… As interaction increased between the western world and the late Imperial/early Republican China, a yearning to modernize Chinese medicine and healthcare caused an influx of both scholarship and funding by the Rockefeller Foundation. Roger Sherman Greene II served […]

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Simpson I Results: US Gold; Plus a Snapshot of the Higher End of the Market

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner The auction sale of Part One of selections from the collection of Bob Simpson was recently conducted by Heritage on September 17 in Dallas. While the sale was not notable for its number of gold coins, there were some important pieces included; coins that we will […]

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United States Mint Unveils New American Silver Eagle, Gold Eagle Coin Reverse Designs

New designs will be featured on bullion and collectible coins in 2021   On Thursday, October 1, the United States Mint unveiled new reverse designs for bullion and collectible versions of American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins. 2021 marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle coin program, and the new designs will begin appearing […]

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New Legislation Could Bolster Hobby

The hobby may soon get an unexpected boost from Congress. Legislation is now being considered through which circulating commemorative coins and one-year type designs could appear on circulating quarters and half dollars. While the proposed legislation has other parts that will intrigue collectors, getting the non-collecting public to start examining the coins in their pocket is the best way to get them interested in the hobby

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Gold Markets – Gold Surprises Higher

Gold Market Commentary for Thursday October 1st, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed up $20.90 at $1,908.40 today in another surprising shift to the upside.  It would seem that just when the bears think the “end is nigh” gold shifts gears and moves in the opposite direction. […]

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Gold Markets – Gold Surprises Higher

Gold Market Commentary for Thursday October 1st, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed up $20.90 at $1908.40 today in another surprising shift to the upside. It would seem that just when the bears think the “end is nigh” gold shifts gears and moves in the opposite direction. Actually this […]

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PCGS Announces NFC Technology Included in All Coin, Currency Holders

Professional Coin Grading Service leads numismatic hobby with a massive leap forward in anti-counterfeiting technology   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced that it will begin embedding Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in all its encapsulated coins, medals, tokens, and banknotes in October 2020. This revolutionary advancement launches after an initial limited rollout earlier […]

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NYINC 2021 Canceled Due to COVID-19

Due to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 49th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC)–previously scheduled for January 8-17, 2021 at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017–has been canceled. Hotel reservations made under our official room block will automatically be canceled by the hotel. All of […]

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U.S. Mint Unveils New American Eagle Gold and Silver Coin Reverse Designs

The United States Mint unveiled new reverse (tails) designs for bullion and collectible versions of American Eagle gold and silver Coins, the mint announced in an official statement Oct. 1. The year 2021 marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle Coin Program, and the new designs will begin appearing on these coins in midyear 2021

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Wilson Dollar Medal Restrikes Celebrate Manila Mint 100 Year Anniversary

By Jeff Shevlin – So-CalledDollar.com …… This year, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Manila Mint, restrikes of the Wilson Dollar are being offered for sale. The restrikes have been struck using the original Wilson Dollar obverse die engraved by George Morgan. The Wilson Dollar was originally struck on the newly installed minting equipment […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins

A laughing kookaburra, the largest member of the kingfisher species, is synonymous with the Australian outback. The Perth Mint is pleased to present three bullion coins featuring the kookaburra, meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver in 1 kilo, 10oz, and 1oz sizes. Only 500,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the […]

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Criteria for Numismatic Ambassadors

It was my honor to be recognized in January 2020 by the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) as one of this year’s “Numismatic Ambassadors.” This is an annual award begun in 1974 by Cliff Mishler of Krause Publications (former publisher of Numismatic News) to recognize both heroes at the grassroots level of coin collecting along with nationally known numismatists. FUN took over the program in 2015

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Coins of the Conqueror: William, Duke of Normandy

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. On October 14, 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, accomplished in a single day what his Viking ancestors and cousins had failed to achieve over 273 years: he conquered England, defeating the English king Harold II (reigned 1066) at the Battle of Hastings. Over the next several years William […]

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Fresh Coins From Maurice Storck Collection Offered in Oct. Heritage Auction

The Maurice Storck Collection, to be offered October 14-17, ranks among some of the freshest offerings Heritage has ever brought to auction. His World Coins and Currency were auctioned in August and realized huge premiums for their certified grades. His U.S. coin collection spans the spectrum – with many of the coins being off the […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Present High-Grade Naples Bay Collection of US Coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the upcoming sale of the Naples Bay Collection, a highlight of their November and December 2020 auctions. The Naples Bay Collection is one of those classic old collections that was assembled over two generations by a father and son team, inspired by a shared passion for numismatics. The […]

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Singapore Mint Launches New Macau Lunar Coin Series

By The Singapore Mint ….. The Singapore Mint is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Macau as the official mint and exclusive international sales agent responsible for the production and international marketing of the new Macau Lunar Coin Series. The new series covers a period of 12 years, […]

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Exceptional Gold World Coins, Medals at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… As autumn arrives, we are very pleased to offer a bounty of exceptional new coins and medals for your browsing delight and numismatic consideration. We hope you may find something special among the new items being offered. As a reminder, if you have any coins that you would like to offer to us, […]

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PCGS 2020 Quarter Quest Winners Split $2,000 Prize for 2020-W Vermont Quarter

Two Collectors Splitting $2,000 Prize After Submitting First 2020-W Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarters for Grading by Professional Coin Grading Service   The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Quarter Quest 2020 recently yielded two more winners with the release of the 2020-W Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter, released by the United States Mint […]

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PCGS 2020 Quarter Quest Winners Split $2,000 Prize for 2020-W Vermont Quarter

Two Collectors Splitting $2,000 Prize After Submitting First 2020-W Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarters for Grading by Professional Coin Grading Service   The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Quarter Quest 2020 recently yielded two more winners with the release of the 2020-W Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter, released by the United States Mint […]

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CSNS Seeks Virus Medal Design

The year, 2020, has been hard for coin shows and collectors alike with all the cancelations and COVID-19 restrictions put in place, socially distancing people from family and friends. This year, the Central States Numismatic Society is seeking a design for a silver medal commemorating the “year of the virus” and its effect on Central States and the hobby.
The medal will be distributed at Central States’ 82nd-anniversary convention in April and will mark both the canceled 2020 convention and the hoped-for 2021 show

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American Gold Eagles – A Brief History and Current Values

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Although the American Gold Eagle program debuted in 1986 like the American Silver Eagle, it was established under a different 1985 law than the silver coins. The Gold Bullion Act of 1985 that authorized the minting of American gold investment coins in four sizes (1 ounce, ½ ounce, ¼ ounce, […]

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David Lawrence Offers More than 100 So-Called Dollars, 1909-S VDB…

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… The first David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction of October is live. Auction #1137 features 375 coins plus 30 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale is full of incredible PCGS-, NGC- and CAC-approved items including a brilliantly lustrous 1892-CC $1 PCGS MS66, an […]

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The Paper Money Coin of 1574 – The First Paper Currency of Europe

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Netherlands Leiden 1574 Siege ¼ Gulden, PCGS XF40 Paper money requires a sacrifice, as they are not of any intrinsic value. It has a value that is assigned to the piece and based on a fiat or faith-based system that requires users to accept it for a particular value. […]

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NGC-Certified 1907 High Relief Double Eagle Sells for $660,000 at Heritage Sale

An exceptional 1907 High Relief Double Eagle certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized $660,000 in the Heritage US Coins Signature Auction held from September 18-20, 2020. Several other NGC-certified coins realized six figures, demonstrating the robust demand for high-quality, vintage US coins graded by NGC. The top lot was a magnificent 1907 High Relief Wire Rim $20 […]

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JPMorgan Ordered to Pay Record $920 Million for Precious Metals Spoofing, Manipulation

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ……   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an order filing and settling charges against JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPMC & Co.) and its subsidiaries, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (JPMS) (collectively JPM), for manipulative and deceptive conduct and spoofing that spanned at least […]

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The Life and Death of Pan and His Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. First appearing during the early sixth century in Arcadia, a wild mountainous region centrally located in the Peloponnesian peninsula, the Greek god Pan served as a deeply important religious figure. As the god of the wilderness, fields, sex, shepherds, panic, and hunters, this multifaceted the god served as a […]

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1938-S Jefferson Nickel a Hidden Gem

A 1938-S Jefferson nickel PCGS-graded MS-67 with Full Steps. (Images courtesy Heritage Auctions)
Savings rates are important for coins, and no date is a better example of that than the 1938-S Jefferson nickel. Based on its mintage, it ought to be a very good date but historically it has never lived up to its promise – almost certainly because, as the first year of a new design, it was saved

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Impressive Justh & Hunter Ingot From SS Central America at Stack’s Bowers

Justh & Hunter Gold Ingot. San Francisco Serial No. 4244. 144.25 ounces, .886 Fine Face Value in 1857 of $2,641.96 Approximately 95 x 55 x 47 mm By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A large and handsome bar from this firm’s San Francisco office in a narrower and shorter, but double-thick format, poured into Mold J&H […]

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GreatCollections to Auction Yellowstone Collection of U.S. Gold Coins

GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction of the Yellowstone Collection of U.S. Gold Coins scheduled for Sunday, October 4. The collection comprises over 100 certified coins that were mostly acquired between 2000 and 2008. The collection includes many rarities, some of which are universally known, including a key-date 1929 Indian Half Eagle, graded PCGS […]

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Silver Dollar Specialties Offered in Month-Long Heritage Auction

The latest month-long auction of US coins from Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Morgan and Peace Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM varieties as well as Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike (DMPL) Morgans. This auction is open for bidding now, with the concluding live session scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at 6 […]

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‘Hidden Figures’ Step into the Light on Medals

On Sept. 23, 2020, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met to review and provide the secretary treasury with their recommendations for the obverse and reverse designs for the “Hidden Figures” Congressional gold medal.
“Hidden Figures” are women first employed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the precursor of NASA, to be human computers beginning in 1935, according to NASA history

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Silver Medal Commemorating Commodore Perry’s Opening of Japan at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The rapid industrialization of the western world in the 19th century led to an ongoing need to open new markets, with the Far East providing a prime opportunity for both selling and buying. To this end, the United States under President Millard Fillmore sent […]

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Roller Coaster Coin Commemorates 120th Anniversary of Loop the Loop

Loop the Loop Cook Islands. 5 dollars. 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. smartminting. Mintage: 1,901. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side depicts the vertical loop of a roller coaster, in which a car with three passengers dares to complete the inversion. In the loop LOOP / THE / LOOP […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Kangaroo 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present the Australian Kangaroo 2021 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin. The Australian kangaroo is a large marsupial endemic to Australia. Identified by its muscular tail, strong back legs, large feet, short fur, and long, pointed ears, the animal has become a much-loved national icon. Struck by The Perth Mint from […]

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Charity Auction Grabs Headlines

If you look at the business of coins, it appears there are two well-defined sectors that are now going in totally different directions. Prices are consolidating, which is never a good thing be it for stocks, bonds, precious metals, commodities or for collector and investor-oriented coins. Intrinsically valued circulation-strike coins, gold and silver American Eagles are impacted directly by this trend towards consolidation

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Ancient Coin Video Highlights From Tauler & Fau E-Auction 65

E-Auction 65 – Vol. VII of Ancient coins from Tauler & Fau features 601 lots and closes on Tuesday, October 6 beginning at 04:00 pm (CEST). This sale features Greek coins; Celtiberian coins; Roman Republican, Imperatorial, and Imperial coins; Byzantine coins; Visigothic coins; and Large Lots. Several videos are posted for select lots at www.tauleryfau.com. […]

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 13, 2020

Salt River Bay Quarter a Disappointment
Is it only me, or if any other collector has found any of the Salt River Bay “W” quarters, what is their condition? It took the U.S. Mint at West Point until the first or second week of August to get them out, and the condition of them is horrendous

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian Gold Sovereign of 1917 from the Perth Mint

by Max Spiegel, NGC …. NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign is one of the world’s most famous gold coins. Named after an English gold coin struck until 1604, the modern gold sovereign has been issued by the United Kingdom […]

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Plants and Trees Featured on Ancient Greek Coins: Catawiki

By Willem Knapen – Numismatist, Catawiki …… Coins were the medium par excellence for bringing classical civilizations together and allowing cities to grow, and often featured the faces of rulers that were or felt responsible for this growth, in which cases coins were an excellent means of propaganda. The Persian satrap of Mysia, Tissaphernes (circa […]

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Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

from the Sept. 18 Numismatic News E-Newsletter
What coins do you think make good bargains for the budget-minded collector?
Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.
 
Two come to mind right off the bat: the 1996 mint set with the 50-year anniversary Roosevelt dime in it from West Point and the March of Dimes three-piece set with a low mintage

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Tokelau: Leaping out of the ocean, new silver ounce bullion coins feature flying fish

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The government of Tokelau has authorised the release of new 2020-dated silver one-ounce coins which are part of an overall 12-coin series entitled “Tokelau Sealife” and features various species that live near this South Pacific Island

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Greece: New gold Proof coin to be issued as part of “Greek Mythology” series features the Olympian God Hermes

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The Bank of Greece has launched (21st September) new gold Proof quality collector coins as part of their current “Greek Mythology” series highlighting on some of the most well-known stories: The Gods and Goddesses, in tales which are almost 4,000 years old and have stood the test of time

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United States Mint introduces rolls and bags of Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins on September 29

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins packaged in collectible rolls and bags beginning on September 29 at noon EDT. These new additions to the Mint’s product lineup contain uncirculated $1 coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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St. Helena — East India Company: The stately peacock, the national bird of India, features on second gold and silver coins in Treasures of India collection

The government and treasury of St. Helena, in partnership with the East India Company, have released (23rd September) their latest gold and silver coins struck in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which is part of the series entitled “Treasures of India

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Three iconic coin dealers inducted into PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Professional Coin Grading Service Names Bruce Amspacher, Greg Roberts, and Catherine Bullowa-Moore for Prestigious Honor
(Santa Ana, California) September 24, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has named three longtime coin dealers and numismatic leaders to the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame. Every year, PCGS inducts a small handful of distinguished dealers into the Hall of Fame, and this year the world’s premier third-party grading service is adding the names of three well-deserving individuals to the hall of numismatic luminaries

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CFTC, 30 States Charge Los Angeles Precious Metals Dealers in Ongoing $185 Million Fraud Targeting Elderly

Largest Joint Filing Between CFTC and State Regulators in History   By Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ……   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and 30 state regulators that are members of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced the filing of a joint civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for […]

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The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent and How it Changed the Hobby: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan takes a deep dive into the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent, the coin that changed American numismatics forever. Buoyed […]

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Three Iconic Coin Dealers Inducted Into PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Professional Coin Grading Service Names Bruce Amspacher, Greg Roberts, and Catherine Bullowa-Moore to Hall   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has named three longtime coin dealers and numismatic leaders to the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame. Every year, PCGS inducts a small handful of distinguished dealers into the Hall of Fame, and this […]

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Jeff Garrett: US Gold Coins Coming Home

In the last few years, the amount of US gold coins arriving from overseas sources has risen dramatically   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… US gold coins have been a fascination of mine since the start of my career in the 1970s. Back then, there was a high demand and a […]

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The Circulation Strike 1841 $2.50 Little Princess Quarter Eagle

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The 1841 $2.50 “Little Princess” Quarter Eagle symbolizes one of the most controversial numismatic reclassifications in recent years. A coin long regarded as a proof-only issue, the 1841 Quarter Eagle was determined by numerous coin experts to have been struck as both a Proof and a circulation strike. The […]

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St. Helena — East India Company: The stately peacock, the national bird of India, features on second gold and silver coins in Treasures of India collection

The government and treasury of St. Helena, in partnership with the East India Company, have released (23rd September) their latest gold and silver coins struck in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which is part of the series entitled “Treasures of India

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Three iconic coin dealers inducted into PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Professional Coin Grading Service Names Bruce Amspacher, Greg Roberts, and Catherine Bullowa-Moore for Prestigious Honor
(Santa Ana, California) September 24, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has named three longtime coin dealers and numismatic leaders to the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame. Every year, PCGS inducts a small handful of distinguished dealers into the Hall of Fame, and this year the world’s premier third-party grading service is adding the names of three well-deserving individuals to the hall of numismatic luminaries

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American Silver Eagles – A Brief History and Current Values

By Bullion Shark LLC …… In the 1970s, silver that had been stored in the United States’ Defense National Stockpile for years had accumulated to the point that it exceeded projected needs. The Nixon administration proposed selling some of these holdings, but silver miners opposed the move since selling a lot of silver would depress […]

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Connecticut American Innovation $1 Coin Rolls, Bags Available Sept. 29

The United States Mint will open sales for Connecticut American Innovation $1 Coins packaged in collectible rolls and bags beginning on September 29 at noon EDT. These new additions to the Mint’s product lineup contain uncirculated $1 coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. Available product options and pricing are below: The reverse of the […]

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Nearly Uncirculated 1928 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A pleasing Fr.2404* 1920 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note graded About Uncirculated 55 EPQ will be offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November currency auction. Just around 40 examples of this rare small size replacement type are recorded in the census. The offered example displays […]

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Closed Amid Pandemic, ANA Money Museum Reopens to Public

New Guidelines Encourage Public Safety Amid COVID-19 Concerns   The ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs has reopened to the public after being closed for nearly six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is open on a revised schedule with limited days and hours – Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 […]

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United States 1923 Peace Dollar

Image: Coins in Motion. Description: The 1923 Peace dollar is one of the most common issues in the series of dollar coins (1921-35) designed by Anthony de Francisci. Peace dollars bear an obverse image of a young Lady Liberty crowned with rays, strikingly resembling the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. First issued five […]

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Ancient and Jewish Coins in Künker Auction 341

Künker Ancient Coin Auction 341 by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, In the last two write-ups, we introduced you to Künker Auctions 339 and 340. They contain issues covering the time span from the Middle Ages to modern times. In this one, we will introduce you to Auction 341. In this sale, […]

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United States Mint introduces rolls and bags of Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins on September 29

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins packaged in collectible rolls and bags beginning on September 29 at noon EDT. These new additions to the Mint’s product lineup contain uncirculated $1 coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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Greece: New gold Proof coin to be issued as part of “Greek Mythology” series features the Olympian God Hermes

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The Bank of Greece has launched (21st September) new gold Proof quality collector coins as part of their current “Greek Mythology” series highlighting on some of the most well-known stories: The Gods and Goddesses, in tales which are almost 4,000 years old and have stood the test of time

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Archives International Auction 61 of Stocks, Bonds, and World Banknotes

Auction 61: October 4-5, 2020 To be sold at public auction in three sessions over two days, 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 […]

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Bimetallic US Braille Pattern Dollar Offered by Stack’s Bowers in November Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries presents a rare bimetallic pattern dollar featuring Braille text in their November 2020 Showcase Auction. Struck by the German company Schuler for exhibition at United States Congressional hearings and the United States Mint, this pattern was intended to demonstrate the implementation of Braille elements in response to concerns from the Alliance for […]

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A $10,000 Bill Sets $384,000 World Record at Heritage Auctions

Bill is now world’s most valuable ‘small-size’ note   A 1934 U.S. banknote set the world record for the most valuable type of its kind sold at auction when it brought $384,000 USD at Heritage Auctions. The $10,000 bill sets the ceiling on the most valuable “small size” piece of currency ever sold. “This is […]

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