GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, May 16, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this rare key date 1916 Standing Liberty quarter, graded MS-61 by NGC with the Full Head (FH) designation. It is also approved by CAC as strong for the grade. At the time of writing, the MS-61 FH 1916 Standing Liberty quarter currently on […]

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The Key Date Type I American Silver Eagles

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. On November 14, 2019, more than 100,000 people queued up online, over the phone, and at the United States Mint’s table at the Whitman Baltimore Expo in anticipation of the noon release of the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle (ASE). Dealers paid convention attendees to stand in […]

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Künker eLive Auction 66, Part 2: Orders and Decorations Now Online

Part 2 of Künker’s eLive Auction 66, featuring military orders and decorations, is online. From now on you can study all pieces of the upcoming auction at your leisure. The first part of our online auction contains the collection “International Red Cross” from Heinrich Baumann (1930-2011), a passionate Red Cross member from Donaueschingen. Over many […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Issues Collector Coin Celebrating Manitoba 150

In celebration of Manitoba Day, the Royal Canadian Mint announced a new collector coin honoring the 150th anniversary of Manitoba’s entry into Confederation. Even though the pandemic delayed its release and the broader celebration of Manitoba 150 by a year, this coin will ensure that present and future generations appreciate the unique story of Manitoba, […]

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Dave & Adam’s Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified one of the finest examples of the famed 1943 Bronze Cent, an elusive mint error highly prized by coin collectors. The coin was submitted by Dave & Adam’s Card World, a powerhouse in the world of collectible sports cards. In order to save copper for the war effort […]

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Crown of Iron: Coins of the Lombard Kings

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….. THE LOMBARDS, A tribe that traced their origin to Scandinavia, migrated into Eastern Europe in the fifth century CE, earning a reputation for ferocity in that war-torn land. Under their king Alboin (reigned c. 560-572), they invaded northern Italy around 568, where their name endures today in […]

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David Lawrence Rare Coins Super Sunday Sale Now Open

Super Sunday Special: No Interest 90-Day Layaway   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auctions (DLRC) is proud to present our May Super Sunday Sale ending Sunday night, May 23. This special auction event boasts an elite group of highlight offerings including the Rockville $3 Gold Collection, over 50 newly deaccessioned pieces from the greatest collection of […]

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NGC Registry to Recognize CAC Certified Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is pleased to announce that the NGC Registry will recognize and score coins evaluated by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), starting May 19, 2021. This latest step reinforces the NGC Registry’s position as the hobby’s largest and most inclusive online coin collecting platform. Collectors use the Registry to display their certified coins […]

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Dr. Ursula Kampmann Chosen for Numismatic Literary Guild Board

Editor-in-Chief of CoinsWeekly succeeds long-time NLG executive Donn Pearlman   Ursula Kampmann, Ph.D., of Lörrach, Germany, founder of the German and English language MuenzenWoche (CoinsWeekly), Cosmos of Collectibles, and Bookophile, has joined the Board of Directors of the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). Dr. Kampmann is the first overseas member of the organization’s board. She succeeds […]

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Fresh Collections and Rarities Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2021 California Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their June 2021 Showcase Auction, the first event to be hosted at the state-of-the-art auction gallery in the firm’s new Costa Mesa, California headquarters. Live bidding will take place on June 10 and 11, with Internet Only Sessions held the following week from June 14 through 16 on […]

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National Money Show ANA Money Talks Scheduled Online

Live webinars available through ANA eLearning Academy   With a mission to educate and encourage others to study and collect money and related items, the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (ANA) provides numerous educational opportunities to coin enthusiasts. Money Talks is one such program offered during ANA annual conventions. However, with the cancellation of the National […]

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Type 2 American Silver Eagles Coming Soon

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Last year the United States Mint announced that after using the same obverse and reverse designs on the American Silver Eagle since its debut in 1986, they would launch a new reverse design for the iconic coin in 2021. Dubbed the Type 2 Silver Eagle, that new reverse was unveiled […]

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Una and the Lion Propel Heritage World and Ancient Coin Auction to $9 Million

Two examples of the 1839 British Proof “Una and the Lion” Five Pounds coin took top honors in Heritage Auctions’ May 6-7 World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction. Overall nearly $9 million USD in rare world and ancient coins changed hands, with more than 3,200 bidders participating. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. […]

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ANS Acquires Numismatically Important Mark Salton Papers

Thanks to the efforts of American Numismatic Society (ANS) Life Fellow Dr. Ira Rezak—and with gratitude to Katharine Conway, executor of the Estate of Lottie Salton Revocable Trust—the ANS Library and Archives has acquired about 20 cubic feet of Mark Salton’s papers and annotated auction catalogs. This follows a bequest of $500,000 from his wife […]

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Monnaie de Paris Release Coins and Medals to Commemorate the Smurfs

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. In 1958, the Belgian comic artist Pierre “Peyo” Culliford created Les Schtroumpfs. These lovable little blue dwarfs–more commonly known by their Dutch name, Smurfs–have since become famous across the world. Initially printed in the Belgian comics magazine Spirou and viewed as secondary characters for Peyo’s other series Johan & […]

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2021 Kennedy Half Dollar Product Options Available May 11 From US Mint

The United States Mint will accept orders for rolls and bags of 2021 Kennedy Half Dollar coins beginning on May 11 at noon EDT. Available product options include the following: Both product options contain circulating finish coins that have never been placed in circulation. The coin rolls are wrapped in United States Mint paper coin […]

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Rare Error Coins Emerges From Somalia Elephant Series

German coin dealership Emporium Hamburg has announced that an error coin has emerged from its own 2014 series of 1/50-ounce ‘Somalia Elephant’ bullion coins. This error coin can only be identified as such when placed on precision scales. The piece does not weigh 0.62 g, but 0.5 g, a difference that is not visible to […]

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

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Las Vegas and Dallas. Here are a dozen examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1930-S Standing Liberty Quarter in MS-66 FH On […]

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Special Heritage Auctions This Week Feature Classic Commemoratives, Ancient Roman Coins

May 15 Classic Commemoratives Auction Open for Bidding Among the current auction offerings from Heritage Auctions is a special month-long auction dedicated to classic US commemorative coinage minted during the period 1892-1954. This auction, with material intended for collectors of all budgets, is available exclusively through Coins.HA.com. Bidding is open now, with the concluding live […]

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Choice 1901 $10 Bison Legal Tender Note, World Paper Money in May CCO Currency Auctions

Choice About New 1901 $10 Bison in May CCO Currency Auction By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The upcoming May 2021 United States Currency Collectors Choice Auction from Stack’s Bowers Galleries features a nearly uncirculated Fr.121m 1901 $10 Legal Tender Note. Graded Choice About New 58 by PCGS Currency, the note […]

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Live or Memorex- a Dark Side Struck Counterfeit 1797 Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… Continuing on the theme of deceptive struck counterfeits, this is likely my most ambitious research article since my CoinWeek piece on the counterfeit 1798 “S-158” large cents, the coin and variety that lead a group of fellow enthusiasts and myself down the path of hunting for […]

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Gold Bullion Spotlight: The Other Vintage Bullion Mexican Coinage

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… A previous Gold Bullion Spotlight featuring the popular Mexico Centenario coinage offers a look at one of the most popular types of Mexican gold coins from yesteryear. Yet several other vintage coins from Mexico also trade at or very close to their bullion value. Here we will highlight these […]

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United States Mint Offering 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars in Three Pre-Order Windows

On sale for two weeks each or until mintage is depleted, with shipping in October   The United States Mint today announced that the 2021 renditions of the classic Morgan and Peace Dollars will be available in three pre-order windows, beginning on May 24, June 1, and June 7, with each order window lasting two […]

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Flashy Carson City Trade Dollar, Finest Known 1922-S Peace Dollar Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1169 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features over 500 lots including 75 Vault Values and 100 No Reserve Lots. Included in the variety of fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items in this week’s sale is a rare issue 1884 3cN PCGS MS66, a flashy 1877-CC Trade$ PCGS MS64, […]

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Numismatist Mark Borckardt Honored With Herbert Silberman Award From Early American Coppers Club

Just 10 specialists have received the award during the last 40 years   Mark Borckardt, Senior Cataloger and Senior Numismatist at Heritage Auctions, has been awarded The Herbert Silberman Award by the Early American Coppers Club (EAC). The award is the EAC’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have shown exceptional service to […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago Gets the Green Light

Safety protocols may limit the size of the show   Coin collectors can breathe a sigh of relief. The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois – a suburb of Chicago – announced on May 4 that it will resume hosting trade shows and events beginning in July, which is great news for those […]

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Experience Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medals With Major Expansion of Website

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame’s website www.amuseum.org made its first appearance on the internet in 1996. In 2002, it won the Numismatic Literary Guild’s (NLG) award as the Best Non-Commercial Website. In May 2021, the newly expanded website makes its debut, just in time to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month. Mel Wacks, Founding Director of […]

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Austrian Mint Reveals Latest Glow-in-the-Dark Dinosaur Coin from Supersaurs Series

By Austrian Mint …… 3 Euro Deinonychus antirrhopus Size isn’t everything, and Deinonychus antirrhopus is a case in point. The seventh entry in the superlative Supersaurs series of 3 euro glow-in-the-dark coins from the Austrian Mint may only have been three-and-a-half meters in length, but it was one of the most dangerous and intelligent dinosaurs […]

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United States 1904-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Description In mid-to-late 1904, an article appeared in newspapers across the country with the blaring headline: “Passing of the Good Old American Silver Dollar.” Under the subtitle “It Is Probable That No More of Them Will Ever be Coined by the Government,” the author, Katherine Pope, reported “that ponderous and more or less troubling coin, […]

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The Changing Iconography of Byzantine Gold Coins

  By Elena Stolyarik for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… The Byzantine Empire, which lasted more than a thousand years, had one of the most monetized economies in medieval Europe. The coinage of Byzantium was an essential element of this unique civilization, which preserved Roman law and state structures and inherited not only the Hellenistic […]

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ANA Money Museum to Deaccession Duplicate Items on eBay

ANA members will be able to acquire objects at a discounted price   The Money Museum, operated by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (ANA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, announced that it will soon be selling – or deaccessioning, as the practice is known – select items from its collection that are redundant, mostly low-value specimens […]

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The Mystery of the Double-Headed Coins of Ancient Istros

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. Istros, also known as Histria, was an ancient Greek colony located on the western Dobrudja coast of the Black Sea. Situated approximately 300 miles north of Byzantium, this small city was founded by Miletian traders around 657 or 656 BCE. As the oldest Greek colony on the Black Sea, […]

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Atlas Numismatics New World Coins Include Monster Prussia 5 Mark Silver Pattern

By Atlas Numismatics …… Dear Clients, We have been enjoying a pleasant spring here in New York with many exceptional blooming trees and colorful flowers this year. We’ve also been hard at work preparing more great coins and medals for your consideration. We hope that you may find something of interest as you browse our latest inventory. […]

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An American and Saudi Arabian Gold Coin Featured in Stack’s Bowers June World Coin Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… American interest in foreign oil supplies increased following World War I, with a focus on the Middle East in particular. The Standard Oil of California company entered into an agreement with Saudi Arabia in 1933 that would allow for the exploration of oil within […]

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The One That Got Away: Only 1933 Double Eagle That Can Be Owned to Sell in June

Today, most collectible coins are certified before they are sold at auction. The complete process of certification — authentication, grading, and encapsulation in a protective holder — boosts buyer confidence, precipitates competitive bidding, and ultimately results in higher prices realized. Yet one particular coin of utmost value and legendary status will cross the auction block […]

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The Coin Analyst: US Mint Roundtable on 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. In recognition of the high level of interest among collectors in the forthcoming 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollar program, United States Mint Director David Ryder and key members of his staff held a roundtable discussion with members of the numismatic media on May 4 to discuss this […]

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Künker eLive Auction 66 of Ancient and World Coins Now Open

Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, eLive Auction 66 from Künker starts today. From now on you can study all the pieces of the upcoming online auction at your leisure. You can look forward to more than 1,700 lots from ancient to modern times. The offer of the ancient coins impresses among others with Greek coins, […]

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One-of-a-Kind Error Coins of Don Bonser Collection, Small Size Notes in Heritage Auctions

When coins are manufactured, things don’t necessarily go as planned, and the results can be both very intriguing and highly collectible. The Don Bonser Collection of United States Error Coins, Part 3 is evidence of this, containing 248 examples of Murphy’s Law in action. This month-long auction from Heritage is open now for bidding at […]

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The Coinage of the Nation of Celestial Space

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… What does it take to become a nation? In short, the answer is declaring independence and gaining recognition. But the theory of what a nation is has left many to philosophize the concept of sovereign nations. This practice has led to individuals and groups pushing the idea of a […]

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Netherlands to Issue 2021 Gold Ducats by Reservation Only

Orders Being Accepted Until May 27 When Mintage Set, Reservations No Longer Guaranteed   By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Dutch Gold Ducat and Double Gold Ducat are appearing in another variation of their traditional, classic design for their 2021 issue from the Royal Dutch Mint. The first Gold Ducat with the legendary standing […]

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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Signs Bill Providing Sales Tax Exemption for Coins, Bullion

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets…. On May 3, 2021, Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed into law Senate Bill 336, creating an exemption from the sales and use tax for coins, currency, and bullion. “The bill’s primary sponsor, Senator Mark Johnson (R), along with its House sponsor, Representative Delia Haak (R-91), championed the bill […]

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2023 American Innovation $1 Coin Designs to be Reviewed by CCAC

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a teleconference public meeting May 18, 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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CoinWeek Podcast #157: The History of Numismatics

 CoinWeek Podcast #157: The History of Numismatics Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. The study of coins and non-coin objects–numismatics–traces its roots back to the ancient world and began with a study of non-current coins and medals, many pulled from the […]

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As Red Book Celebrates 75 Years, a Look at How Today’s Edition Gets Made

By Jeff Garrett, special for CoinWeek …… The Guide Book of United States Coins (the Red Book) is one of the most iconic brands in all of numismatics. The book was first published by Whitman in 1946 and was written by R.S. Yeoman. More than 25,000,000 copies of the Red Book have been printed since […]

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$250 Buffalo Nickel / Liberty “V” Nickel Grab Bag

By CoinWeek …..   In this episode of CoinWeek Streaming News, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan cracks open a bag of over 100 mixed date Buffalo and Liberty Head nickels that he purchased online. Usually, this is a bad idea; can you trust that an “unsearched” bag you’re purchasing over the internet is really unsearched? And […]

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$250 Buffalo Nickel / Liberty “V” Nickel Grab Bag

By CoinWeek ….. In this episode of CoinWeek Streaming News, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan cracks open a bag of over 100 mixed date Buffalo and Liberty head nickels that he purchased online. Usually, this is a bad idea; can you trust that an “unsearched” bag you’re purchasing over the internet is really unsearched? And what […]

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Legend Rare Coin Market Report – Regency Auction 45

Are you ready? Regency Auction 45 is now done being cataloged, and we have posted our watchlist. This is one of our most diverse sales ever, with really something for everyone. While this is just a watchlist right now and descriptions, photos, and estimates are not 100% finalized, we are letting you get an early […]

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The Grand Watermelon Note Returns on a Replica Silver Bar

In the pantheon of American paper currency, the Treasury Note Series of 1890-1891 is not particularly memorable for its breathtaking designs and impressive artistry. Many collectors seek out the designs of the historic Silver Certificate and United States Note Series, such as the imagery from the 1901 Bison Note and the Educational Series. However, there […]

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Condition Census Pitt Farthing Discovered in UK

A Newman Numismatic Portal user from the United Kingdom recently reported the discovery of a high-grade Pitt farthing, which researcher Chris McDowell ranks as the fourth finest known. Listed among colonial issues in the Guide Book of United Stats Coins (the Red Book), the Pitt tokens commemorate William Pitt’s efforts to repeal the 1765 Stamp […]

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United States $10,000 Federal Reserve Note Realizes Record Price of $456,000

An extremely rare banknote certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) realized a record-setting $456,000 in a sale presented by Heritage Auctions. Three other PMG-graded notes also realized prices over $100,000 at the Central States Currency Signature Auction, held April 21-23, 2021. The 1928 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note (Kansas City) graded PMG 30 Very Fine (lot 22175) […]

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Ancient Coins Depict First Fruits for Shavout

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ….. This year the Jewish Holiday of Shavout, also called Weeks or Pentecost, begins the evening of Sunday, May 16. In ancient times Shavout was one of the three pilgrimage festivals, in Hebrew called “shalosh regalim” (three [using one’s] legs [days]). These were the principal occasions when Jewish people from […]

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Royal Australian Mint Issues New Investment Coins Featuring Dolphin, Southern Skies

Fraser’s Dolphin Gold and Silver Investment Coins These coins are the third installment in the Royal Australian Mint’s ‘Australian Dolphin Series’ and feature the Fraser’s Dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei), discovered by Francis Fraser in 1956. Complete with a Brilliant Uncirculated finish, both the gold coin and the silver coin’s reverse depicts two Fraser Dolphins as designed […]

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Fabled Gardin Fraser Design Recommended for New Washington Quarter Obverse

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. 90 years after it was originally submitted to the Secretary of the Treasury, a version of the Laura Gardin Fraser’s bust of George Washington will appear on the obverse of the Washington quarter if recommendations of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) are […]

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Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: Repaired 1836 Gobrecht Dollar + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) …… Probably one of the most significant “finds” we as a group have made is this Gobrecht dollar, and it is certainly the earliest we have seen, as the holed source coin sold in a 2008 auction. This article is intended as another installment disclosing discovered current […]

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CAC Verifies Grade of Stuart Weitzman 1933 Double Eagle

Venerable auction house Sotheby’s is pleased to announce that John Albanese of CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) has verified as meeting its strict grading criteria, the PCGS MS 65 grade of Stuart Weitzman’s 1933 Double Eagle, and has assigned it a green sticker to designate that the coin is strong for its grade. The Weitzman 1933 […]

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Andrew Salzberg Joins CCG as Executive Vice President

The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is pleased to announce that Andrew Salzberg has been hired as Executive Vice President. In this role, he will develop exciting new programs across the CCG companies, work to further optimize CCG’s services, and focus on customer experience and satisfaction. Salzberg is the ideal person to deliver in these roles […]

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Ancient Roman Coinage From Republic to Empire

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek ….. The coinage of the ancient Romans underwent considerable changes as the government transitioned from a republic to an empire. Some coins like the denarius would continue through the imperatorial period into the Empire only slightly reduced in weight. Some would disappear, like the victoriatus. And some, like the sestertius, […]

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Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins: “50 Years of Women’s Right to Vote” and “Illusion – The Bridge of Life”

By Federal Mint Swissmint …… On April 29, 2021, the Federal Mint Swissmint will launch two new commemorative coins. With the gold coin “50 years of Swiss women’s right to vote”, Swissmint is commemorating the introduction of votes for women at federal level. “The Bridge of Life”, one of Sandro Del-Prete’s best-known works, adorns the […]

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Stack’s Bowers May World Paper Money Auction to Feature Syria 100 Livres Color Trial Specimen

By Christopher Dahncke – Currency Auction Associate, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming May World Paper Money Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Auction offers a wide variety of currency from many countries. One important note we are pleased to present is lot 70868: Syria P-85cts 1958 100 Livres Color Trial Specimen in PMG Choice […]

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Capture the Tears of the Moon in a Stunning New Silver Bullion Issue

The beliefs of the Inca take center stage in an impressive new silver coin release issued on behalf of the nation of Tuvalu. These beautiful coins with a domed central element offer up a glimpse of what the Incan people literally believed to be the Tears of the Moon, small bits of silver that rained […]

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From Mound House to Manhattan: The Medallic Art Company Archives, Part 1

By Jesse Kraft for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… As many of you know, the American Numismatic Society purchased the archives of the Medallic Art Company (MACO) at a bankruptcy auction in 2018. The sheer size of this purchase, however, did not allow for the tale to end so quickly. Within weeks of the landmark […]

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Central States Auctions Surpass $47 Million at Heritage

Fresh-to-market coins and historical rarities pushed Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) event to $47,783,690 (USD) across several sales of U.S. coins and currency, a 42 percent increase from the auctioneer’s 2020 CSNS auctions and the highest total sold in the last five years. The sales offered more than 15,800 lots April 22-25 in […]

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Key Date Mercury Dime, Proof Walking Liberty Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1167 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 500 lots including over 40 Vault Values and 145 No Reserve Lots. Included in the variety of fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items in this week’s sale is a popular key date 1916-D 10c NGC/CAC XF45, a scarce first-year Proof […]

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NGC-Certified Vintage Coins From the Americas Featured in Sedwick Auction

Two highlights of the May sale were minted in Mexico and Colombia   Rare vintage coins from Latin America are being offered in Sedwick’s Treasure, World, US Coin, and Paper Money Auction 29, which features a variety of rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The sale is comprised of six sessions being held May […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #156: Money & Race: An American Story

 CoinWeek Podcast #156: Money & Race: An American Story Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In the pageant of American history, some things aren’t negotiable. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast Charles and Chris talk to author and historian Michael […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center – US Coins, Paper Money Stolen From FedEx

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… FedEx – Missing/Stolen Paper Money A FedEx package being sent from Georgia to Washington has been reported missing/stolen. The last tracking showed that the package arrived in Bellingham, WA on March 26, 2021 yet the recipient never received the package. The package […]

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Coins for Good Luck, Talismans for Protection Latest Offerings From CIT

Numismatic Happiness CIT Coin Invest has been producing various series for years, whose products implement technical innovations on the one hand and are also popular with non-collectors as they are lucky charms and attractive presents. We present all new numismatic lucky charms CIT released in the first quarter of 2021. As usual with CIT, all […]

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Squaring the Circle: The Andor Orand Squared Quarter

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) …… Quite often, coming across a previously unknown-to-you numismatic object can send one spiraling down a rabbit hole of investigation in order to uncover and learn as much as possible about said object. Such was my situation upon learning about the existence of the Squared Quarter. After […]

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The Coin Analyst: Celebrating 10 Years – Taking Stock and Looking Forward

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. After a decade and about 300 of these columns, it is time to take stock of what I have tried to do with this platform that has enabled me to continue growing as a numismatic writer and develop a wide range of contacts within the field. Let me […]

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The Adelaide Sovereign—Australia’s First Gold Coin

By Eric Eigner for PCGS …… Although the British Gold Sovereign is very well known, even among non-collectors, the Adelaide Sovereign remains a hidden gem and is much underrated. Like the British Gold Sovereigns minted in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, the Adelaide Sovereign owes its existence to a gold rush, a coinage shortage, and colonial […]

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William Henry Harrison Presidential Silver Medal Available May 3

The United States Mint will accept orders for the William Henry Harrison Presidential Silver Medal starting on May 3 at noon EDT. The Department of the Treasury has a long-standing tradition of honoring each president of the United States with an official bronze medal struck by the Mint. The Mint is now replicating this series […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Mated Pair of 1974-S Lincoln Cents Struck by 2 U.S. Cent Obverse Dies

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Although there are U.S. coins that are two-headed (struck by two obverse dies), two-tailed (struck by two reverse dies) and muled (struck by two different denominations), this is a unique mated two-headed Lincoln cent pair struck by two U.S. cent obverse dies. The United States Mint in […]

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Copper Prototype of First Flowing Hair Dollar Brings $840,000 at Heritage Auctions

1794 No Stars Flowing Hair dollar blows past $350,000-$500,000 pre-auction estimate   The first dollar coin struck at the fledgling United States Mint in 1794, an experiment in copper which would become the pattern for more valuable silver versions minted later, sold for $840,000 at Heritage Auctions Friday, April 23. Referred to as the “No […]

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New World Banknotes in SAFEGUARD Polymer From Libya, IBNS Award Winner Trinidad & Tobago

By De La Rue, plc ….. Central Bank of Libya Issues a New 5 Dinar Banknote Featuring SAFEGUARD ARGENTUM The Central Bank of Libya has issued its new 5 Dinar denomination on SAFEGUARD® polymer substrate, marking the 10th anniversary of the Libyan Revolution. This is the second banknote on SAFEGUARD, following on from the 1 […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Upcoming Treasure Auction 29 Now Online

Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 29 Live on the Internet, Friday-Saturday, May 7-8 and Monday, May 10   By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… After several months of working with consignors to bring you the best fresh material at realistic levels, we are proud and privileged to present to you our 29th […]

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A Sampling of Undervalued Morgan Silver Dollars

  By Bullion Shark LLC …… The Morgan silver dollar is a huge series (97 different coins) that most collectors can never complete because of super-rare key dates that are very expensive in any grade, or which they complete over the course of many years substituting lower-end circulated examples for the major rarities. But putting […]

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Jeff Garrett: Coin Markets on the Move

With fresh money pouring into numismatics, coin prices are unlikely to stand still   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The numismatic press has been gleefully announcing the sale of multi-million coins on a regular basis in recent months. I’m sure the Heritage sale this week will also garner headlines as a […]

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Half Eagles of the Reconstruction: Philadelphia

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner The $5 gold half eagles struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 1866 through 1877 include a number of low-mintage issues that, while undeniably rare, are curiously underappreciated. I regard some of the issues as among the best values in all of the rare date gold market. […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced that they will offer the finest known 1804 silver dollar on August 12, 2021, in the Rarities Night Session at their official auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. The Sultan of Muscat-Childs-Pogue 1804 Class I silver dollar has been graded Proof-68 by PCGS, and is […]

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Limited Edition MDM Blue Marble Coin Attracts High Bids

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. Two limited-edition spherical silver $5 coins with blue enamel depicting the Earth struck for Barbados by Münzen und Prägungen (MDM) this year are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. With mintages of 999 each, one of the spherical “Blue Marble” coins has its continents rendered in antiqued silver […]

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Ancient Roman Coins: The Coins of Crassus

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. What does it take for an ancient historian to claim that you died by having molten gold poured down your throat? Easy – you just need to be the richest Roman to have ever lived. It also helps if you earned your vast fortune through slavery, dubious business dealings, […]

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1961 Franklin DDR: Bidding Ends on Sunday for an Important Modern Rarity

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 25, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for an elusive and important Franklin half dollar in Proof. Graded PF67UCAM by NGC, this 1961 Franklin Half Dollar with a doubled die reverse would be the centerpiece of any advanced collection and is the only example to earn the Ultra Cameo or Deep […]

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Catawiki’s Ancient Coins Exclusive Selection Auction Kicks Off April 23

By Catawiki …… Catawiki is proud to present the Ancient Coins Exclusive Selection auction, which will start on April 23 from 2:00 pm EST onwards and end on May 9. The Exclusive Selection auction features an impressive collection of high-grade Greek, Celtic, Roman, and Byzantine coins. Among the Roman coins included in this auction are […]

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Yuri Solovey Collections of Iberia and Brazil & East Africa Featured in World Paper Money Fair Auction

The April 30 World Paper Money Fair Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions features two different offerings from noted collector Yuri Solovey, an investor, and businessman with a passion for traveling and culture who is drawn to paper money because of its artistry and history. His penchant for banknotes began as he encountered the varied circulating […]

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A Rare Award Medal Pertaining to Dinuzulu—the Final 19th-Century King of the Zulus

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… As European colonialism continued in late 19th-century Africa, fewer and fewer native tribes were free from the yoke of domination. Such was the plight of the mighty Zulu nation, whose ancestors continue to comprise the largest ethnic group in modern-day South Africa. Following the […]

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ANA Board of Governors 2021 Election Candidates: Mary Lynn Garrett

In 2019, I was honored to have been elected to the ANA Board of Governors. The past year has been an incredibly difficult time for the association. Many events that provide funding for our numismatic education programs were canceled. Hopefully, the COVID-19 crisis will soon be under control, and the ANA can again host such […]

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ANA Board of Governors 2021 Election Candidates: Rob Oberth

The ANA has been the shining beacon of numismatic education for over a century and it has been my honor to serve as your governor. During my first term, I was appointed Chairman of the IT Committee. I made it my top priority to launch virtual learning. On a shoestring budget and working with several […]

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ANA Board of Governors 2021 Election Candidates: Muriel Eymery

Thank you for trusting me as a governor two years ago. In addition to chairing the Membership Committee, I actively participated in the Finance/Budget, Convention, and Outreach committees. These tenures gave me further hands-on insights into the ANA’s challenges and opportunities, from weathering the association during this pandemic to supporting meaningful benefits, grassroots programs, online […]

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Monster Gem Morgan Dollars and More in David Lawrence Rare Coins Online Auction

Sunday Auction #1166 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now LIVE and features 420 total lots – including 20 Vault Values and over 140 No Reserve Lots. Included in the variety of fantastic PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items in this week’s sale is a beautifully toned key date 1904-S 10c PCGS/CAC MS66+, a frosty […]

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PMG-Certified Rare British Banknotes From Dauer Collection Offered in Spink

Rare British banknotes that Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) certified from the world-renowned collection of Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer are being offered in an upcoming Spink auction. Bidding is already underway for the sale, scheduled for April 28, 2021. The top lot is a Great Britain, Bank of England 1934-43 £1,000 issued in London graded PMG […]

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2021 United States Mint Silver Proof Set on Sale April 22

Final America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin AND new General George Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter Included   The 2021 United States Mint Silver Proof Set (product code 21RH) will be available for purchase starting on April 22 at noon EST. This year’s set contains the following San Francisco-minted coins: One Silver America the Beautiful […]

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

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of March, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Las Vegas. Here are a dozen examples selected from a large number of results, of which any could have been listed. 1. 1897 Barber Dime in MS-66 On March 7, GreatCollections […]

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Charles Morgan Candidate Remarks

Hello, My name is Charles Morgan and I am running for a seat on the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Board of Governors. If you are an ANA member in good standing, I write today to ask for your vote. Millions Many of collectors from around the country know me from my work with CoinWeek. As […]

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Central States Heritage World and Ancient Coin Auction Open for Bidding

The Central States auction of world and ancient coins from Heritage Auctions is a perennial favorite, and this year’s auction is filled with an array of rarities. This auction opens Thursday morning, May 6, with a special session of Brazilian coins, which includes two notable collections. That evening, we will hold a Platinum Night session–the […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hammers Highest-Grossing Auction Hosted Outside United States

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s biannual Hong Kong-based auctions continue to attract tremendous enthusiasm and participation, as illustrated by their April 2021 event. Featuring over 5,100 lots of coins, tokens, medals, and currency, this monumental sale broke numerous records on its way to realizing a total of over $35.55 million, with 96% of the lots selling. […]

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Michael T. Shutterly: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. I enjoy coins for their artistry and for the history behind them. Because there are so many coins with an interesting history behind them, and because there are so many coins that demonstrate great artistry, I can think of far more than just Ten Coins I’d Love to […]

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PCGS Around the World – An 1859-O United States Double Eagle Appears in Europe

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Discoveries of rarities, especially in the United States gold coin series, can occur in Paris submissions as tons of United States gold moved its way to Europe. Recently submitted in a three-coin box was an 1859-O Liberty Head $20. The 1859-O $20 is a rare coin, with only 9,100 […]

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Type 2 American Gold Eagles Coming Soon

By Bullion Shark LLC …… While it was known in 2019 that the United States Mint was looking to change the reverse design of the American Silver Eagle, it was not known outside the Mint that officials there were also seeking to change the reverse design of the American Gold Eagle. Last October, the Mint […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Present #1 All-Time Finest PCGS Walking Liberty Half Dollar Short Set

Magnificent Lulu Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2021 Auction   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present the Lulu Collection, the #1 all-time finest PCGS Walking Liberty Half Dollars Short Set, 1941-1947, in their June 2021 Auction. Nearly all 20 half dollars in the Lulu Collection Short […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies 1943 Lincoln Cent Struck on Curaçao 25 Centstukken Planchet

3.6 Grams (64% Silver/36% Copper) Ex: Fred Weinberg   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a world-class 1943 Lincoln cent major mint error. It’s many times rarer than the 1943 copper cent. The United States Mint has produced coins for foreign governments at various times during its history. During World War […]

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Privy Marks Take the Place of Coveted O and CC Mintmarks on Morgan Reissues

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek …..   At noon on May 24, 2021, the United States Mint will release two .999 fine uncirculated silver dollar coins, the first two honoring the centennial of the Morgan dollar’s reintroduction. The coins each have a privy mark–“O” and “CC”, respectively–placed beneath the wreath on the reverse in place […]

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Privy Marks Take the Place of Coveted O and CC Mintmarks on Morgan Reissues

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. At noon on May 24, 2021, the United States Mint will release two .999 fine uncirculated silver dollar coins, the first two honoring the centennial of the Morgan dollar’s reintroduction. The coins each have a privy mark–“O” and “CC”, respectively–placed beneath the wreath on the reverse in place of […]

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Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties Offered by Heritage in Month-Long Auction

The latest month-long auction of US coins from Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Morgan dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM varieties as well as Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike Morgans. This auction is open for bidding now, with the concluding live session scheduled for Saturday, May 8 at 10 pm CT. Collectors […]

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Take A Trip Down Route 66 With New CIT Open Roads Coin

Classic Car – Open Roads Cook Islands. 10 Dollars. 2021. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Mintage: 999. Special technology: smartminting® (High Relief); Black Proof featuring details in Silk Finish and Proof. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Palau. 1 Dollar n.d. (2021). Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 13.92 mm. Special technology: smartminting, Special Shape, Silk Finish. […]

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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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