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NGC-Certified English Gold Coin Realizes Over $300,000 in Spink Sale

A rare English gold coin struck during the reign of Queen Anne and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized over $300,000 – more than double its pre-auction estimate – in a Spink sale on September 15, 2020. A host of other NGC-graded coins also raced past their pre-auction estimates in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold […]

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NGC-Certified English Gold Coins Showcased in Spink Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified over 200 outstanding English gold coins that are now being offered in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold Coins by Spink on September 15, 2020. The sale includes phenomenal selections from several superb collections and represents one of the most prestigious offerings of English gold coins in years. The auction […]

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New York International Numismatic Convention Announces 2021 Schedule

The 49th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street between Lexington and Park Avenues from January 8 through January 17, 2021. Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the world and ancient specialty event, said of the convention’s auction offerings: “We will […]

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ANS Launches Important Update to Online Imperial Roman Coins

An Important OCRE Update The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has recently launched an update to its Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE) digital corpus. This update, months in the making, incorporates the newly published volume of Spink’s authoritative series, Roman Imperial Coinage (RIC) into OCRE. Published in 2019, this new volume updates the typology […]

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PMG Certifies Highlights of Omar Waddington Collection of Scottish and Irish Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified more than 800 selections from the Omar Waddington Collection of Banknotes. The impressive group is focused primarily on 20th-century issues from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The notes were submitted by Spink, a global auction house founded in London in 1666. They are being offered in an auction to […]

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New Edition of Coins of England Catalog Now Available

Coins of England By Coin & Currency Institute …… The 2020 edition of Coins of England and the United Kingdom is the 55th update and revision of the long-time standard. Now edited by Emma Howard, the two-volume set is divided into pre-decimal issues in hardback and decimal issues in paperback. It totals 878 pages, with […]

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Extremely Rare Gold Coins of the Mughal Emperor to be Offered at Spink USA

Two rare gold coins of the Mughal emperor Jahangir are on offer at the Spink USA sale at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on January 19. Lot 264 is a Mohur depicting an image of taurus the bull, struck at Agra mint (estimate $80,000-100,000). This is an extremely […]

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PMG-Certified 1975 2 Yuan Proof Leads Sale of Professor Hsu Collection

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified the collection of Yih-Tzong Hsu, a Taiwanese professor who is a leading collector and researcher of Chinese banknotes. The PMG certified collection of nearly 300 Chinese notes – dozens of them Specimens and Proofs – will be sold by Spink in Hong Kong on January 3-4, 2020. The centerpiece […]

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More Than 200 PMG-Certified Banknotes From Ibrahim Salem Collection Part 2 to be Sold

More than 200 banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are part of the Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Banknotes Part 2 sale being held October 2, 2019, by renowned global auction house Spink & Son Ltd. Most of these notes were certified at a PMG on-site grading event held in Munich over the […]

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More Than 200 PMG-certified Notes from the Ibrahim Salem Collection Part 2 to be Sold

The following press release and images were published by Paper Money Guaranty®
 
The second sale of the outstanding collection of British Commonwealth notes will be held on Oct. 2, 2019.

More than 200 banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are part of the Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Banknotes Part 2 sale being held Oct

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NGC Certifies Impressive Waterbird Collection of Rare British Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Waterbird Collection, an impressive array of rare British coins spanning almost six centuries. The coins range from a rare gold noble of King Henry IV struck circa 1412-13 to a 2002 Gold Maundy set from the Cook Islands. Among the many highlights of the collection is an exceptionally […]

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United Kingdom: Exceptional Pattern penny of King Edward VIII to be auctioned later this month

An exceptionally rare Pattern penny struck during the brief reign of King Edward VIII is set to be auctioned later in September. The coin, whose sale is to be arranged by Spink, London, is regarded as a “Pattern” and dated “1937,” was one of a tiny handful of trial coins that were quietly produced by the Royal Mint in anticipation of Edward VIII’s coronation, which would have occurred in May 1937

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Spink to Auction Edward VIII Pattern Coin

Spink is delighted to announce the forthcoming sale of an excessively rare Edward VIII Pattern Penny at its London auction house on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This trial coin, never released for circulation as a result of the King’s abdication in December 1936, is appearing for the very first time at a UK public auction. […]

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PMG Certifies India “Discovery Note” at Hong Kong Event

The 1925 banknote was not previously known to specialists Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified a previously unknown British India banknote at its recent on-site grading event in Hong Kong. The 1925 1,000 Rupees note was issued in Kurrachee, now spelled Karachi, a city that has been part of Pakistan since 1947. Previously, the only […]

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CAG Certifies Provenance of Abbey Road Studios Recordings

Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG®) has certified the provenance of original master recordings done by 18 world-renowned artists at Abbey Road Studios, a place made famous by the Beatles and their iconic photograph crossing Abbey Road. The recordings were organized by Michael Gleason, a Texas entrepreneur residing in London, for a television project called Live From […]

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England’s Hundred Years’ War Hammered Gold

On June 26 Spink will herald summer with a remarkable offering of medieval English hammered gold coins. The Isladulcie Collection charts the Hundred Years’ War. This on-again, off-again conflict was fought from 1340 to 1453 by the House of Plantagenet, rulers of England, against the ruling French House of Valois

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PMG certified notes from Lou Manzi Collection dominate auction

Several of the notes from the Lou Manzi collection that were graded recently by PMG were sold rapidly at the Spink auction on Thursday May 9. The Lou Manzi collection is made up of United Kingdom banknotes, some of them dating back to the 18th century.
Besides the Lou Manzi collection, PMG has graded the Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Banknotes Part I and the Michel Muszynski Collection of Sub-Saharan African Notes

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PMG-Certified Selections From Manzi Collection Excel at Auction

PMG certified the top 10 notes in London’s Spink sale of important United Kingdom currency   A high-profile collection of United Kingdom banknotes — some dating to the 18th century and most of them certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) — sold briskly Thursday in an auction presented by the venerable London firm Spink. The […]

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PMG-Graded Notes Lead the Way in Spink Auction in London

Two PMG-certified banknotes from India and another from Zanzibar led the results of a Spink auction of world banknotes held April 17-18 in London. In all, eight of the top 10 lots were certified by PMG. The top lot was an India 1858-60 10 Rupees Progressive Proof, which dates from a time of transition in […]

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PMG-Graded Banknotes From Muszynski and Dauer Collections to be Sold in April

More than 150 banknotes that were certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) from two important collections are being offered in a Spink auction in London, April 17-18. They include 97 PMG-certified banknotes from the Michael Muszynski Collection of Sub-Saharan Africa and 62 PMG-certified banknotes from the Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of Burma, Ceylon and […]

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Aethelstan and Matlida lead Williams IV sale

Spink’s sale of Allan Williams’ remarkable collection of Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins was completed on Jan. 29 when the fourth and final tranche was offered. This comprised some 180 coins of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Kent, Mercia, East-Anglia, and Wessex plus numerous pennies of the Anglo-Saxon kings of all England

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PMG Grades Highlights From Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Notes, Part I

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified over 250 selections from part one of the Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Banknotes. The amazing group includes numerous rare and important issues from current and former territories of the United Kingdom. PMG certified the notes at its first London on-site grading event, which was held in January […]

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Queens confused on Costa Rican notes

For reasons best known to the issuing banks, several early Costa Rican bank notes show vignettes of one and possibly two British Queens – although one was merely a Princess at time of issue.
Not Queen Victoria: The El Banco Anglo-Costa-Ricense 50 pesos specimen of 1 January 1864 (P-S110s) sold at Spink’s NYINC sale with its central vignette showing Princess Alexandra of Wales. (Image courtesy and © Spink)
One such note formed part of the “The Ibrahim Salem Collection of South America” offered by Spink in their Jan

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Spink sells rare gold in superior grade

A number of rare gold 10 ducats in superior grade provided a highlight of Spink’s NYINC Numismatic Collector’s Sale held over Jan. 13-17.
Top-selling Transylvanian 10 ducat issue of Leopold I struck at the Klausenburg [Cluj] mint 1696

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Online surprises in Roman auction

A second tranche of The Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Coins was recently sold by Spink via e-Auction. Some 683 lots were involved.
Silver denarius of Marcus Junius Brutus (Crawford 433/1; Sydenham 906) that realized $3,136, or 40 times upper estimate, in EF at Spink’s e-Sale of the Michael Kelly Collection

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East African notes bring $491,112

The opening volley of London’s post-Maastricht paper money auctions was fired by Spink on Oct. 3 with sale of the superb Alan Pickering collection of East Africa.
As Spink’s Barnaby Faul commented, “The collection is remarkable given the scarcity of these notes on the market

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Vichy Malagasy 5,000F realizes $25,180

For collectors of WWII paper, one note in Spink’s Oct. 3 catalog of the Ibrahim Salem Collection stood out: a specimen Banque de Madagascar 5,000 francs dated 30 April 1942 and drawn on Tananarive [Antananarivo] (P-44; S&B-612s).
Extremely rare WWII Banque de Madagascar 5000 francs specimen of April 1942 (P-44; S&B-612s) that realized $25,180 in PCGS 35 Very Fine at Spink’s October sale of the Ibrahim Salem Collection

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World Record for Tibetan Coins at Spink Hong Kong Coin Auction

Spink held a recent two-day sale April 4-5 at their Sheung Wan Galleries in Hong Kong. The sale was well-attended and contained many world-class items, some of which achieved world records. World Record for Tibetan Coin The Rhodes Collection of Tibetan Coins, Tibetan and Nepalese Banknotes contained items which have not been seen for many […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 28 Auction of Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers announce our Sale 149, which will be held on April 28, 2018. The 500-lot sale features further selections from the extensive library of William A. Burd, among others, and covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some highlights of the sale include: Lot 1: The rarely seen 1717 History of the […]

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Coin Grading – CCG to Open London Office in April 2018 at Spink’s

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) is excited to announce that it will open an office in London in April. The new location will accept submissions to the independent members of CCG, which include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) and Classic Collectible Services® (CCS®). CCG’s […]

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Gold Sovereigns & Triple Unites Lead British Gold Coins Auctioned in New York

News & Analysis – World Coin Rarities, markets, & collecting #402 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Among all the coin auctions conducted in New York from Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14, there was no one single collection sold that was overwhelming or epic in nature. The main news story of the […]

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Ancient Coin Books – Highlights from the William A. Burd Library

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering highlights from the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicagoan William A. Burd in our 2018 New York Book Auction, which will be held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Manhattan. We have […]

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Bank of England Jane Austen Banknote Auction Raises Money for Charity

By Bank of England ….. Following the launch of the new £10 note in September, various Jane Austen notes with low or special serial numbers were auctioned for charity on 6 October. The auction, held at Spink, also included a selection of old series notes which are no longer legal tender. The auction raised £269,338 […]

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Spink: Medals from the Life and Career of Sir Christopher Lee

Spink is honored to have been instructed to offer approximately 50 medals and awards presented and bestowed to the late Sir Christopher Lee, C.B.E., C.St.J.. The group charts the life and career of the legendary actor, from active service as a young RAF officer in the Second World War through to his British Film Institute […]

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Spink: Medals from the Life and Career of Sir Christopher Lee

Spink is honored to have been instructed to offer approximately 50 medals and awards presented and bestowed to the late Sir Christopher Lee, C.B.E., C.St.J.. The group charts the life and career of the legendary actor, from active service as a young RAF officer in the Second World War through to his British Film Institute […]

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Spink: Commonwealth Silver Coinage and Anglo-Saxon Gold

The upcoming sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink contains a very special collection of silver commonwealth coinage which is sure to excite the collecting world, it also has a very good collection of ancient coins and a stunning Thrymsa. One item from the Tisbury collection has famously been the […]

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Spink: Charles I, the Placeholder for King Tutankhamun

Another September rolls around, and with it another pair of banknote shows in Maastricht and London. Spink are holding a total of seven Spink banknotes auctions to coincide with these shows. The World Banknotes sale is another gargantuan one at almost 2000 lots and will take place from 27th – 29th September 2017 in London. […]

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Spink Paper Money – Charles I, the Placeholder for King Tutankhamun

Another September rolls around, and with it another pair of banknote shows in Maastricht and London. Spink are holding a total of seven Spink banknotes auctions to coincide with these shows. The World Banknotes sale is another gargantuan one at almost 2000 lots and will take place from 27th – 29th September 2017 in London. […]

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The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   Where the south declines towards the setting sun lies the country called Ethiopia, the last inhabited land in that direction. There gold is obtained in great plenty… –Herodotus, The Histories, Book 2 (c. 450 BCE) FIVE DAYS MARCH INLAND from the Red Sea, on the hilly […]

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PMG Certifies Rare People’s Republic of China 10,000 Yuan Banknote

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified a rare, high-denomination banknote from the early years of the People’s Republic of China. The 1951 10,000 Yüan note is attributed as Pick 858Aa (Pick refers to the catalog numbers originally developed by Albert Pick and used by the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money) and graded PMG AU […]

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World Paper Money Auctions – Collection of Persian Banknotes Offered by Spink

Spink are very excited by the prospect of selling a stunning collection of Persian paper money banknotes: The Shamshir and Lion Collection on the 27th of September, 2017 in London. The banknotes produced by the Imperial Bank of Persia are among the most handsome issues in the history of world currency. With their striking colours, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 15, 2017: Cash or Credit, Company Scrip, Gold Hold

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 15, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Why the world has so many Guineas As colonisers carved up the continent, many European nations controlled their own Guinea. At independence, French Guinea became Guinea, Spanish Guinea became Equatorial Guinea, and Portuguese Guinea became Guinea-Bissau. The region was a major source […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Auction of Chinese, World Coins & Paper Money Realizes $4.26 Million

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their August 2017 Hong Kong Showcase Auction of Chinese Coins, Foreign Coins and Paper Money. Once again the semi-annual sale located at the Mira Hotel attracted collectors, dealers and enthusiasts from around the globe. In addition to the excellent auction sessions, the week was […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Auction of Chinese, World Coins & Paper Money Realizes $4.26 Million

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their August 2017 Hong Kong Showcase Auction of Chinese Coins, Foreign Coins and Paper Money. Once again the semi-annual sale located at the Mira Hotel attracted collectors, dealers and enthusiasts from around the globe. In addition to the excellent auction sessions, the week was […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Brokers Private Sale of Zanzibar Bank Notes with Spink and Trusted Traditions

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in conjunction with Spink London and Trusted Traditions, is pleased to announce that it has brokered a record setting private treaty sale of a complete Waterlow and Sons set of banknotes from Zanzibar at an undisclosed price. Zanzibar, a tiny island off the east coast of Africa, is a semi-autonomous region belonging […]

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Spink to Sell Collections of Celtic Coins, British Historical Medals

This summer will see a very interesting sale of British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink London. The sale is packed with quality material and many historically important items. The sale will take place on July 5 and contains a substantial collection of Celtic coins, the remaining coins from the Lord Stewartby Collection, […]

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Spink to Offer Rare Pewter Continental Currency Piece at June Auction

  On June 19 and 20, Spink USA in New York will be offering an amazing item. Lot 208 is a 1776 pewter Continental Dollar. Newman 3-D, Breen-1095, W-8460, Low R.4. PCGS MS63. “EG FECIT” on the obverse. “CURRENCY.” Large “N” in “AMERICAN” on the reverse. Sundial / Thirteen states on linked chains. The Continental […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April World & Chinese Coins & Paper Money Hong Kong Auction Brings Over $5.8 Million

  Latest Hong Kong auction shows strength in market for Chinese coins… April is always an exciting time in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as hundreds of coin and paper money dealers, collectors and enthusiasts gather for a week of world class auctions and the fastest growing coin and paper money show. This past week Stack’s Bowers […]

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Spink: Arguably the 1st Authorized Coin Struck by the United States Mint

Spink is excited to announce that there will be a fantastic numismatic collector’s series sale this spring. The sale will take place on the 4th and 5th of April in New York, starting from 11 am. This sale contains an amazing show stopper: a 1792 Half Disme, which is the stuff that Broadway shows and […]

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World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #361 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Henry VIII is the most famous king in the history of England, and perhaps had the most impact on history of any English king. His second daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, may be […]

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Spink Auctions: From Edward III to Richard III, Lord Stewartby’s 4th Sale

As the winter of our discontent approaches and the weather turns colder, Spink has an auction in store sure to heat things up in the numismatic world. The fourth part of the epic collection of Lord Stewartby will be hitting Spink’s auction room on the 29th of November and will focus on coins from the […]

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Spink: A Betting Man’s Bond Auction

Spink are pleased to announce that the 17th and 18th November will see a superb sale of Bonds and Share Certificates of the World in London. The sale will feature, amongst others, the Helmut Stahl Collection of Casinos, the third part of the Duppa-Miller Collection of Gold Mines, and selected items from the Menzel collection. […]

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Spink: Fire Disaster Policeman, Helmand Hero Medals at Nov. Militaria Sale

This November will see several wonderful pieces of history come to Spink’s auction room. On the 24th November 2016, a Yorkshire Chief Inspector’s Queen’s Gallantry Medal awarded for ‘outstanding courage and bravery’ in saving lives during the Bradford City Fire Disaster, the worst fire disaster in football history is to be sold at auction in […]

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Spink Helps People Delve Deep for Charity Banknote Auction

On Monday, October 3, many witnessed a wonderful sight in Spink’s London auction room; an entirely non-profit auction of the brand-new Bank of England notes. The auction began at 5pm and continued till 8pm with a jam-packed room and voracious bidding on the phones and internet. The auction started with the Chief Cashier of the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016 Brain Food 1.) ANA Unveils Treasures In Your Pocket In 2014 a collector discovered a 1969-S Lincoln cent in his pocket change. Upon further inspection, he realized it was a rare doubled die cent. The value of his find? $19,800… To encourage budding coin collectors, the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The evolution of money in its many forms In his new book The Curse of Cash, which was released on September 7, the Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff argues for the near-total abolition of paper money, on the grounds that technology has […]

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Spink: The Smash Hit Hong Kong Coin Auction

The third week of August was a very busy one in Hong Kong. The first four days started off with a series of local auctions, starting with Stack’s Bowers’ and Ponterio on Monday and finishing with Spink on the Thursday. The inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS) followed immediately on Friday, August 19 and was […]

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After 140 Years, A Hoard is Finally Ready to be Dispersed at Spink

Something very exciting is happening at Spink this September. As the dust begins to settle after the mammoth celebrations commemorating Spink’s 350th year, Spink’s auction room will be graced with the privilege of selling the famous Harptree Hoard of fourth-century silver coins. This will form part of the auction of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins […]

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Rose-Ryals, 30 Shilling Gold Coins of King James I

Lot 1008 – James I, third coinage, rose ryal, mm. spur rowel (1619-1620) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #350 As part of a major sale on September 30, 2016, St. James Auctions in London will offer a Rose-Ryal, 30 Shilling gold coin from the third […]

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World Coins – Rose-Ryals, 30 Shilling Gold Coins of King James I

Lot 1008 – James I, third coinage, rose ryal, mm. spur rowel (1619-1620) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #350 As part of a major sale on September 30, 2016, St. James Auctions in London will offer a Rose-Ryal, 30 Shilling gold coin from the third […]

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Spink: Scottish Banknote Auction, Plus the Return of Pudsey

Pudsey Returns to Spink, and he brought some Scottish Friends In addition to the mammoth World Banknotes auction, we have also managed to put together a sizable British Banknotes sale, the majority of which is made up of Scottish material. In fact, for the first time, we have even given Scotland pride of place at […]

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Spink: A Trio of Banknote Auctions

Spink’s eagerly anticipated Autumn World Banknotes sale is here Spink’s esteemed banknote specialist, Barnaby Faull, comments that “It doesn’t seem so long ago when I was a young man (to many of you I still am!) and the banknote department was grudgingly allowed a few banknote lots at the end of a coin sale, how […]

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Spink Auctions: One Man, One Hand, and a Hell of a Medal Group

Spink USA are pleased to announce the auctioning of a rare distinguished service order medal group. It is a testament to one man’s hard work and determination to serve his country even in the face of injury, hardship and terror on the high seas. Captain Gervase William Heaton’s D.S.O. and Bar, O.B.E. Group of Ten […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction of Chinese, World Coins and Paper Money Brings over $4.1 Million

August is always an exciting time in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as hundreds of coin and paper money dealers, collectors and enthusiasts gather for a week of world class auctions. This past week was no exception as Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio brought their annual sale to the Mira Hotel attracting spirited bidders from throughout the world. […]

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Spink: Exceptional 2nd Auction of Nicholas Rhodes Collection of North East India Coins

This September, Spink are pleased to announce, will see the second auction of the magnificent collection of Nicholas Rhodes’ Coins of North East India. The sale will take place on the 27th in London, and is brimming with some of the finest coins of this region. Spink are thrilled to be handling such a stunning […]

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Spink Auctions: Leopards Can’t Change Their Spots, but England Can Change Its Coinage

Spink are pleased to announce the perfect accompaniment to the golden sunshine – a gold coin auction! Earlier in the year Spink had the pleasure of selling parts 1 and 2 of Lord Stewartby’s vast collection, and the time has come to sell the third. The collection, being offered across five sales, is one of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for the government to take care of it, we’ll all be in real trouble,“ said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals, a wholesale precious-metals trader… 2.) A […]

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Spink: The Inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show

As we get closer to Spink’s 350th anniversary this September, we are delighted to announce that Spink have been heavily involved in co-organising–along with Stacks Bowers, Coins-in-Coins and Shouxi–what is set to be a truly fantastic and purely numismatic fair in Hong Kong. The very first Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), will take place on […]

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World Paper Money Auction – Vietnamese Banknotes to Sell at Spink

On August 17-18, Spink’s Hong Kong-based office will hold a fantastic sale spanning the length and breadth of numismatic material from all over Asia. Formed of just over 1,800 lots, there is sure to be something to tickle collectors’ fancies. Spink is particularly proud to announce that this sale will contain Mr. Yoshikuni Kobayashi’s stunning […]

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Spink Auctions: Pioneering Scientists Medals to Go under Hammer in London

The medals belonging to a pioneering scientist are set to go under the hammer in London on 21st July in the Spink sale of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. Of particular note within the sale are two most interesting items. Lot 167 and 168 were awarded to a Dr Harold King; who is most […]

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Spink: Opium, Merchants and the Order of the Dragon

Spink China proudly presents the April Numismatic Collector’s Series sale with a fresh and varied selection of Banknotes, Coins, Medals and Bonds and Share Certificates. In such an uncertain and changing economic landscape it is perhaps appropriate we take a step back in Hong Kong’s history to the mid-nineteenth century, a time of great flux […]

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Spink Currency Auction – Opium, Merchants and the Order of the Dragon

Spink China proudly presents the April Numismatic Collector’s Series sale with a fresh and varied selection of Banknotes, Coins, Medals and Bonds and Share Certificates. In such an uncertain and changing economic landscape it is perhaps appropriate we take a step back in Hong Kong’s history to the mid-nineteenth century, a time of great flux […]

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Anglo-Saxon, Norman Coins to Battle It out in Spink Auction

The Academic Collection of English coins assembled by Lord Stewartby over a long and very active lifetime will be dispersed by Spink in a series of auctions over the coming months. The first part containing Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins (March 22, 2016) will give collectors the opportunity to acquire some extremely rare pieces at affordable […]

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Spink: Female Agents, Four Pints of Blood and a Very Impressive Career

Spink & Son, Ltd. is particularly excited about this November’s auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria taking place in London on the 19th. Within this sale are three incredible pieces that have intriguing and exciting stories of both Military and Hollywood legend. These superb items are sure to make the auction charged with […]

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British Error Coins Prove No Mistake In Spink NY Sale

It seems collectors and dealers alike find the Royal Mint’s foibles quite interesting as heated bidding on lots from the Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins proved last week. Sold as part of the offerings in the Spink New York Sale, September 24, the Snyder Collection cumulatively realized above the pre-sale high estimate with […]

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First Read: Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…   Essay by David Thomason Alexander, Founder Medal Collectors of America for CoinWeek….   Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont; Medallions of Franklin and of American Interest by Jean Martin Renaud; […]

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Rare Silver Dollar Coin kept as a Talisman from D-Day to Berlin makes $437,100

Only one pair of dies was used in the production of the 1794 issue. The young nation’s first mint had just been established in Philadelphia two years earlier, and its premises spread over two lots on 7th Street between Market and Arch, with the renowned scientist and inventor David Rittenhouse as its director. Thomas Jefferson’s […]

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Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

The star lot out of the many hundreds of lots in five auction catalogues was the label used in 1917 from the Russian Post Office in Ulankon (Lot 2879). Sent by registered post to St. Petersburg, it is believed that this post office was only opened in 1917 and would have closed shortly after the […]

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New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

On 18th December 2014, Spink London sold two superb gold Tudor Sovereigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII for a combined price of £732,000 (incl. premium). As a result Spink now hold the new world record for the highest price realised for a Tudor coin at auction. Victor of the Battle of Bosworth, Henry VII, […]

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US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

SPINK USA, NEW YORK – The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was […]

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Father and Son The Tudors to Star as Sovereigns in Spink London Coin Sale

On 17th and 18th December 2014, Spink and Son will be holding their second December coin sale. It is  held over two days with ancient Greek, Roman, Islamic and modern world coins on the first day, and Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Tudor and Stuart English coins as well as a few Scottish and Irish coins, and modern […]

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Exceptional Survivors Surface at Spink Banknote Auction

LONDON – A shipwreck survivor and other rare banknotes to be offered by Spink London on 9th and 10th December 2014. Lot 1179 – Bank of England, J.G.Nairne, £5, 1914 This note is a remarkable survivor with an equally amazing story.  This 1914 £5 note, just over 100 years old at the time of writing, […]

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Spink London to Offer Rare Documents linked to Scottish Invasion of England

On 28th November 2014 Spink London will offer for sale one of only two known existing documents issued to raise money for a Scottish invasion of England, estimated at £4,000 – 5,000.  This certificate for 600 merks (£400) was issued to pay for the troops, drawn from Scottish Covenanters, who joined with Cromwell’s forces to help […]

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Medals “Soar” at Spink Auction

On 20th of November 2014, Spink London held an auction of historically important Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. The auction, comprised of 500 Lots, generated significant interest in a number of important medals and medal groups which resulted in remarkable prices. At the forefront of this successful auction were the decorations and medals awarded […]

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Cool Currency from Spink Auction October 2, 2014.. VIDEO: 5:06. VIDEO: 5:06.

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. See some of the cool bank notes from the recent Spink world paper money auction including …… Chinese Ming notes Egyptian 50 Piastre 1899 Qatar & Dubai Currency Board 50 ryals 1966 East African Currency Board 5 pounds 1920 Romania 1920 unissued 5000 lei […]

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Spink World Banknote Auction Sale Results October 2, 2014. VIDEO: 3:44

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. In October Spink London presented a selection of more than 2000 lots of world paper money that brought some record prices. Bank Note Director Barnaby Faull discusses the sale and what areas of the world were of particular interest especially notes of the Middle […]

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