Category Archives: SS Central America

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

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

The post Impressive Justh & Hunter Ingot From SS Central America at Stack’s Bowers appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic U.S. Coins – When Did Type One Double Eagles Become Popular?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner Type One Liberty Head double eagles, struck from 1850 through 1866, are today one of the most popular gold coins from the standpoint of date collecting. Despite the presence of numerous mid-to-high five-figure and even a few six-figure issues, many serious date collectors of these coins […]

The post Classic U.S. Coins – When Did Type One Double Eagles Become Popular? appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Classic U.S. Coins – When Did Type One Double Eagles Become Popular?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner   Type One Liberty Head double eagles, struck from 1850 through 1866, are today one of the most popular gold coins from the standpoint of date collecting. Despite the presence of numerous mid-to-high five-figure and even a few six-figure issues, many serious date collectors of these […]

The post Classic U.S. Coins – When Did Type One Double Eagles Become Popular? appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

SSCA-1856-S-over-s-PCGS-XF45-1024x517

Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in SS Central America Treasure

The fabled SS Central America, the famous “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush treasure, continues to surprise the numismatic world. California Gold Marketing Group LLC (CGMG) of Brea, California has confirmed discovery in the ship’s latest recovered sunken treasure of nine rare 1856 San Francisco Mint large S over small “s” mint mark Seated Liberty No Motto quarter dollars.
This 1856 large S over small “s” mint mark quarter dollar, now graded PCGS XF45, is one of nine examples of the elusive variety recently discovered in the treasure recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S

Continue reading on Numismatic News

Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure

Nine elusive examples of the large mint mark over small mint mark variety now confirmed from treasure retrieved in 2014   The fabled SS Central America, the famous “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush treasure, continues to surprise and delight the numismatic world. California Gold Marketing Group LLC […]

The post Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

  By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek …. Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of information available on each shipwreck, and the stories are as interesting as any “land-based” hoard so why not? The nice thing about building any pedigree collection is that you […]

The post Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Coin Hoards, Treasures, and Troves: Separating Truth From Taradiddles!

By Q. David Bowers for Whitman Publishing …… The second edition of Q. David Bowers’ Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released by Whitman Publishing. The 480-page hardcover book is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide. Here, Bowers discusses […]

The post Coin Hoards, Treasures, and Troves: Separating Truth From Taradiddles! appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Bidding Now Open on Sedwick’s Treasure Auction #26

AUCTION CATALOG 26 – BIDDING OPEN – CLICK HERE   By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Thank you for joining us for our 26th auction overall and our seventh in a live floor setting. It is through the support and enthusiasm of bidders and consignors alike that we are able to offer such a high […]

The post Bidding Now Open on Sedwick’s Treasure Auction #26 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Capturing the Excitement of Lost and Found Coin Treasures

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publications …… Q. David Bowers’ Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released in a new second edition by Whitman Publishing. The 480-page hardcover book is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide. Here, Whitman […]

The post Capturing the Excitement of Lost and Found Coin Treasures appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The Gold Coins of San Francisco, Part IV: “No Motto” Half Eagles

  By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… Production of half eagles began at the newly opened mint in 1854. Coins produced through the first part of 1866 lacked the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on the reverse. * * * The 13 No Motto half eagles form an essentially incompletable set […]

The post The Gold Coins of San Francisco, Part IV: “No Motto” Half Eagles appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

SS Central America Sunken Treasure Gold Dust Now in Grand Format, Certified 5oz Holders

California Gold Rush gold dust housed in elegant PCGS holders   Historic sunken gold treasure, originally discovered by 49ers during the heydays of the California Gold Rush and untouched in the miners’ gold field packets for more than 160 years, is now available in grand format PCGS-certified holders each containing five ounces of the precious […]

The post SS Central America Sunken Treasure Gold Dust Now in Grand Format, Certified 5oz Holders appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

5-oz-Cal-Gold-Rush-gold-dust-683x1024

SS Central America Sunken Treasure Gold Dust Now In Grand Format, Certified Five-Ounces Holders

Distributed on behalf of the California Gold Marketing Group
 
California Gold Rush gold dust housed in elegant PCGS holders
Historic sunken gold treasure, originally discovered by 49ers during the heydays of the California Gold Rush and untouched in the miners’ goldfield packets for more than 160 years, is now available in grand format PCGS-certified holders each containing five ounces of the precious metal. All of the gold dust was recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America that sank in 1857.
One of the hand-numbered and signed grand format, 5½ by 9 inches holders housing five-ounces of California Gold Rush sunken treasure gold dust recovered from the fabled SS Central America

Continue reading on Numismatic News

1877-Indian-Head-obv

An ANA Convention Checklist

Over the past several months we’ve highlighted for you several happenings and events that will be taking place during the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, taking place in Chicago (Rosemont), Ill., August 13-17.  Now that the event is drawing closer, we thought it fitting to bring you a round up of those must-attend, must-see activities

Continue reading on Numismatic News

The Liberty Head Gold Coins of San Francisco: The Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… A total of 22 different quarter eagles were struck from 1854 through 1879. With the exception of one issue (the 1854-S) this is a completable series, although as we see below there are a number of these issues which are rare in Uncirculated. * * […]

The post The Liberty Head Gold Coins of San Francisco: The Quarter Eagle appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

bowers-manley-book

New Bowers-Manley Book Makes Way

Impressive book provides previously undisclosed information about fabulous Gold Rush sunken treasure of fabled “Ship of Gold”

The news release and accompanying image of the book cover are distributed on behalf of the California Gold Marketing Group.

 
(July 29, 2019) — Never before revealed information about the greatest American treasure ever found, the tons of California Gold Rush-era coins, ingots and gold dust recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S

Continue reading on Numismatic News

New Secrets of SS Central America Treasure Revealed in Bowers-Manley Book

Impressive book provides previously undisclosed information about fabulous Gold Rush sunken treasure of fabled “Ship of Gold”   By California Gold Marketing Group …… Never before revealed information about the greatest American treasure ever found, the tons of California Gold Rush-era coins, ingots, and gold dust recovered from the 1857 sinking of SS Central America, […]

The post New Secrets of SS Central America Treasure Revealed in Bowers-Manley Book appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The Liberty Head Gold Coins of San Francisco: Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… Only seven gold dollars were made at the San Francisco Mint, but no less than three design types are represented; this includes two one-year types. The three types are as follows: Type One: 1854 only Type Two: 1856 only Type Three: 1857 through 1860 and […]

The post The Liberty Head Gold Coins of San Francisco: Gold Dollars appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Community Voice Responses: July 30, 2019

From the July 5 Numismatic News E-Letter
What do you find most interesting about the SS Central America shipwreck finds?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
I find most interesting are the San Francisco Mint Reserves, particularly the gold coins like that Double Eagle 1857-S with 970,000 minted, how many nice pieces will be returned to the collector market and how it will affect prices. Not that I can afford one mind you

Continue reading on Numismatic News

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: SS Central America 1857-S $3 Gold Coin

Although recoveries from the SS Central America more than doubled the number of Mint State 1857-S three dollar gold pieces known, just 11 examples are currently shown in Uncirculated grades by both PCGS and NGC combined. This PCGS-graded MS61 coin that we are offering in our July 11-14 Summer FUN Signature Auction is one of […]

The post Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: SS Central America 1857-S $3 Gold Coin appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Long Beach Auction Sells Over $8.3 Million

Gold rarities were the highlights as Heritage’s June 6-9 Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, raised close to $8.4 million for its consignors. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s premium. A 1797/5 half eagle with the large eagle reverse brought $192,000 when the hammer fell in the […]

The post Heritage Long Beach Auction Sells Over $8.3 Million appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1883 Trade Dollar, Shipwreck Gold Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

Our Sunday Internet Auction #1068 offers a beautiful proof Trade Dollar, a key date Morgan Dollar, two exciting shipwreck $20 Liberty Gold pieces and a countless number of PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-certified pieces. In all, there’s a vast selection of over 400 New Items, featuring 100 No Reserve Lots and 25 Vault Value Items. All […]

The post 1883 Trade Dollar, Shipwreck Gold Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Ron Guth: Five Big Ones: Legend Rare Coin Auctions – May 15-16, 2019

By Ron Guth ….. Disclaimer: The author is an independent reporter. He has no affiliation with Legend Rare Coin Auctions and he has received no compensation from them (or anyone else) for this analysis. On May 15 and 16, 2019, Legend Rare Coin Auctions conducted a sale in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Coin […]

The post Ron Guth: Five Big Ones: Legend Rare Coin Auctions – May 15-16, 2019 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Gold Rush Treasure “Supernova” Sinks 1857-S $20 Auction Record at Legend Rare Coins

Multi-Toned Double Eagle From SS Central America Sells for record $282,000 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America and nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing, unique natural toning, set a record price for any 1857 San Francisco Mint $20 gold coin in a public auction conducted by Legend […]

The post Gold Rush Treasure “Supernova” Sinks 1857-S $20 Auction Record at Legend Rare Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

SS Central America Gold Highlights David Lawrene Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1061 includes a selection over 500 New Items along with 100 No Reserve Lots and 30 Vault Value Items. We have three very exciting shipwreck items featured that are sure to garner much attention. All lots will begin closing at 8 pm EST on Sunday, April […]

The post SS Central America Gold Highlights David Lawrene Rare Coins Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

SS Central America “Supernova” Double Eagle Gold Coin To Be Sold by Legend Rare Coin Auctions

 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America and now nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing, unique natural toning, will be offered to the public for the first time through Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA). “I was beyond thrilled when the coin was consigned to Legend Auctions. When […]

The post SS Central America “Supernova” Double Eagle Gold Coin To Be Sold by Legend Rare Coin Auctions appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

US Silver Coins – History Revealed by Recovered SS Central America Cash Box

Retrieved sunken treasure gives a fascinating glimpse of Gold Rush-era daily commerce aboard fabled Ship of Gold Historic silver and gold coins discovered in the purser’s lockbox in 2014 from the fabled “Ship of Gold”–the SS Central America–that sank in 1857 are coming to market for collectors, according to the California Gold Marketing Group LLC […]

The post US Silver Coins – History Revealed by Recovered SS Central America Cash Box appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

US Gold Coins – A (Brief) Analysis of Low-Grade No Motto San Francisco Half Eagles and Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… Over the last decade, I have become more and more interested in low-grade examples of No Motto San Francisco gold. By “low grade”, I mean coins in the AG3 to VF35 range, and by “No Motto” I am referring to the Liberty Head design type […]

The post US Gold Coins – A (Brief) Analysis of Low-Grade No Motto San Francisco Half Eagles and Eagles appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

$11 Million Sells in Long Beach Heritage US Coin Signature Auction

California Gold Rush-era relics from the shipwreck of SS Central America were among the top sellers in Heritage’s January 29-February 3 Long Beach Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo. Altogether, prices topped $11 million, with after-auction sales continuing through February 6. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s […]

The post $11 Million Sells in Long Beach Heritage US Coin Signature Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 29 Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct the 29th in its series of Regency Auction sales. The series, which has been built on the premise that auctions featuring only curated, high-quality coins provide discriminating clients a better way to build collections, has taken off and landed the […]

The post Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 29 Sale: Lots You Need to Know appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage Auctions: Two New Coin Auctions Now Open

A special three-day auction event at Heritage’s Dallas World Headquarters (3500 Maple Avenue) kicks off on Wednesday, November 7 with two floor sessions devoted exclusively to the Eric P. Newman Collection. A full slate of U.S. Coins Signature sessions follow beginning on Thursday, November 8, with the Premier Session on Thursday evening, and two floor […]

The post Heritage Auctions: Two New Coin Auctions Now Open appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

“Most beautifully toned gold coin” recovered with SS Central America treasure

“Supernova” Double Eagle will be publicly displayed for the first time at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia
(July 23, 2018) — Named the “Supernova,” an 1857-S Double Eagle with unique, mind-blowing toning was among the thousands of U.S

Continue reading on Coin Update News

The Finest of the SF Mint Gold from the SS Central America Treasure to be at the ANA

The latest recovery from the legendary “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America Treasure, includes six coins that now comprise the finest known “San Francisco Mint denomination set” for $1, $2.50, $3, $5, $10 and $20 gold pieces, according to the California Gold Marketing Group (CGMG). The Double Eagle in the recently assembled set is […]

The post The Finest of the SF Mint Gold from the SS Central America Treasure to be at the ANA appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

“Crème de la Crème” of San Francisco Mint coins in SS Central America treasure

The public can see them for the first time at the ANA 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money.
(July 16, 2018) — The latest recovery of sunken treasure from the legendary “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America, includes six coins that now comprise the finest known “San Francisco Mint denomination set” for $1, $2

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Unprecedented Grouping of Rare Territorial Gold Coins Aboard SS Central America Treasure

Some of the finest known Kellogg & Co. and Wass Molitor & Co. San Francisco gold coins are among the 105 historic California Gold Rush Territorial gold coins recovered during the last expedition to the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America, that sank in 1857. The headline-making recovery also includes a rare variety […]

The post Unprecedented Grouping of Rare Territorial Gold Coins Aboard SS Central America Treasure appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

SS Central America Sales…

The “Ship of Gold” is sailing quickly. A total of 2,935 U.S. Mint gold coins retrieved from the last recovery of sunken treasure from the fabled SS Central America and made available in the market already have been sold out by the California Gold Marketing Group (CGMG). “In an incredibly short period of time, the […]

The post SS Central America Sales… appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

SS Central America Gold Coins Sail Away…

The “Ship of Gold” is sailing quickly. A total of 2,935 U.S. Mint gold coins retrieved from the last recovery of sunken treasure from the fabled SS Central America and made available in the market already have been sold out by the California Gold Marketing Group (CGMG). “In an incredibly short period of time, the […]

The post SS Central America Gold Coins Sail Away… appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Strong demand for latest SS Central America treasure

The Ship of Gold is sailing quickly. A total of 2,935 U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Shipwreck Coins Among Treasures at David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coins …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1017 offers a fantastic selection of over 420 New Items including the Mutiny Bay Collection, along with 50 No Reserve Lots and 25 Vault Values. Shipwreck coins stir the imagination of sunken treasure and remain popular among avid and casual collectors alike. Our Mutiny Bay […]

The post Shipwreck Coins Among Treasures at David Lawrence Rare Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Pioneer Gold: Big Potential, Tiny Coins

California Fractional gold coins offer an easier way to connect with the Gold Rush By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… When the Odyssey Marine Corporation was excavating the shipwreck site of the SS Central America a few years ago, I was hired to perform a series of appraisals for material as it […]

The post Pioneer Gold: Big Potential, Tiny Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

A Shpwreck for the Ages: The SS Central America and the Liberty Head Double Eagle

The siren song of gold called from California to every corner of the country. Across the nation, men (and a much smaller number of women) sold their possessions, borrowed money, and spent their savings to get themselves to the Promised Land. The journey, however, was perilous. Prospective gold miners, called ’49ers for the year (1849) […]

The post A Shpwreck for the Ages: The SS Central America and the Liberty Head Double Eagle appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

A Shipwreck for the Ages: The SS Central America and the Liberty Head Double Eagle

The siren song of gold called from California to every corner of the country. Across the nation, men (and a much smaller number of women) sold their possessions, borrowed money, and spent their savings to get themselves to the Promised Land. The journey, however, was perilous. Prospective gold miners, called ’49ers for the year (1849) […]

The post A Shipwreck for the Ages: The SS Central America and the Liberty Head Double Eagle appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin: 1849-1933

Too much gold? Start minting It was 1849, and the Philadelphia Mint had more Gold Rush gold than it could possibly mint. What to do? First, they minted $2.50 quarter eagles. Then half eagles. Then eagles. And still, the Mint’s coffers overflowed with unused gold (if only we all had that problem). So, Congressman James […]

The post Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin: 1849-1933 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin: 1849-1907

Too much gold? Start minting the Liberty Double Eagle It was 1849, and the Philadelphia Mint had more Gold Rush gold than it could possibly mint. First, they minted $2.50 quarter eagles. Then half eagles. Then eagles. And still, the Mint’s coffers overflowed with unused gold (if only we all had that problem). So, Congressman […]

The post Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin: 1849-1907 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 23 to Feature Coins Graded by PCGS

A wide variety of rarities graded by PCGS are set to draw heavy bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 23 to be held live online May 15 and 16, 2018. Some of the PCGS-graded coin highlights include: Lot 24 – Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1708H, graded […]

The post Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 23 to Feature Coins Graded by PCGS appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report: Q&A on SS Central America Gold Coins

By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Q&A WITH DR. MIKE FULJENZ AMERICA’S GOLD EXPERT® ON GOLD RECOVERED FROM THE SS CENTRAL AMERICA Q. – As you surveyed many of the 3,000+ gold coins and gold dust, what impressed you the most? There were some sub-standard coins that I rejected, being a former […]

The post The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report: Q&A on SS Central America Gold Coins appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

SS Central America Double Eagle Gold Coins Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #1007 offers a fantastic selection 350 New Items along with 50 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, April 8. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale include: 1848 1/2c PCGS/CAC […]

The post SS Central America Double Eagle Gold Coins Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek Podcast #92: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson – U.S. Mint 2018 Coin Product Report Card…

 CoinWeek Podcast #92: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson – U.S. Mint 2018 Coin Product Report Card… Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we talk to Mark Stephenson, Vice President of PCGS. We ask Mark about the state […]

The post CoinWeek Podcast #92: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson – U.S. Mint 2018 Coin Product Report Card… appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Gold Shipwreck Treasure Worth Millions of Dollars on Display in Long Beach – 4K Video

 CoinWeek travelled to Long Beach, California, to film the return of the famous “Ship of Gold“. The second exploration of the SS Central America shipwreck has made national news, as recovery efforts resulted in the collection of $40 million in gold bars and coins from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where the famous […]

The post Gold Shipwreck Treasure Worth Millions of Dollars on Display in Long Beach – 4K Video appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

SS Central America Ship of Gold Million Dollar Treasure Haul – Update – Video

 Behind the scenes of the Ship of Gold Treasure. PCGS provided CoinWeek with some great new behind the scenes footage of the curation effort underway to remove more than a century of metal deposits and debris from millions of dollars worth of rare coins recovered from the SS Central America, the Ship of Gold […]

The post SS Central America Ship of Gold Million Dollar Treasure Haul – Update – Video appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek Podcast #89: Recovering Gold from the SS Central America with Bob Evans

 CoinWeek Podcast #89: Recovering Gold from the SS Central America with Bob Evans Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Bob Evans has been there from the start, serving as chief scientist and historian for the salvage and recovery effort of the […]

The post CoinWeek Podcast #89: Recovering Gold from the SS Central America with Bob Evans appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Ship of gold exhibit will feature $40 million of “new cargo” Gold Rush treasures in Long Beach

First public exhibit of latest recovered glittering trove from fabled SS Central America will be at the February 22-24, 2018, Long Beach Expo
(Long Beach, California) January 29, 2018 — The unparalleled SS Central America “Ship of Gold” exhibit will dock with $40 million of glittering “new cargo” sunken treasure at the February 22-24, 2018, Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (Long Beach Expo).
This will be the first public display of a portion of the historic gold and silver coins, gold ingots, and unopened sacks of treasure gold dust recovered during the 2014 expedition to the Atlantic Ocean site where the Gold Rush-era cargo was lost at sea 161 years ago

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Ship of Gold Exhibit to Feature $40 Million in “New Cargo” Gold Rush Treasure at Long Beach

First public exhibit of latest recovered glittering trove from fabled SS Central America will be at February 22-24, 2018 Long Beach Expo The unparalleled SS Central America “Ship of Gold” exhibit will dock with $40 million of glittering “new cargo” sunken treasure at the February 22-24, 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible […]

The post Ship of Gold Exhibit to Feature $40 Million in “New Cargo” Gold Rush Treasure at Long Beach appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Thompson Remains in Jail While Court OKs Sale of SS Central America Gold

  By CoinWeek News Staff …. After a quick morning hearing on Thursday, November 30, Franklin County, Ohio Common Pleas Judge Laurel Beatty-Blunt signed an order approving the sale of $30 million worth of gold, gold coins and other items recovered from the site of the 1857 shipwreck of SS Central America. The approximately 16,000 […]

The post Thompson Remains in Jail While Court OKs Sale of SS Central America Gold appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Recovery of Sunken Gold Only Means to Keep Thompson’s Freedom Hopes Afloat

By CoinWeek News Staff …. As part of the long-running legal saga involving former treasure hunter Tommy Thompson, attorney Ira O. Kane, the court-appointed receiver representing Recovery Limited Partnership and Columbus Exploration LLC, has asked a state judge in Ohio to approve the sale of gold recovered from the SS Central America shipwreck. If approved, […]

The post Recovery of Sunken Gold Only Means to Keep Thompson’s Freedom Hopes Afloat appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Tips for Coin Collectors – Do Mintage Figures Matter?

Yes, the numbers are important, but they don’t tell the whole story By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The United States Mint strikes billions of Lincoln cents every year. By any measure, that is a very common coin, and is probably not going to be worth much any time soon. Recently, […]

The post Tips for Coin Collectors – Do Mintage Figures Matter? appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read the numbers on a holder before deciding whether to buy. At the same time, it is accurate to say that a collector buys both the coin and the slab. […]

The post Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read the numbers on a holder before deciding whether to buy. At the same time, it is accurate to say that a collector buys both the coin and the […]

The post Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

U.S. Coin Rarities Highlight Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an incredible lineup of United States coins in their Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. Showcasing the High Rise Collection, the Magnolia Collection, and other important properties, this sale is poised to be the numismatic event of the summer […]

The post U.S. Coin Rarities Highlight Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction as being among the most difficult and longest-lived series in all of 19th/early 20th century American numismatics. Specializing in 20 Libs requires patience, a healthy budget (although there are ways […]

The post So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles… appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction as being among the most difficult and longest-lived series in all of 19th/early 20th century American numismatics. Specializing in 20 Libs requires patience, a healthy budget (although there are […]

The post So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles… appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Prooflike 1857-S Double Eagle Gold Coins from the SS Central America Shipwreck

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek ….. The loss of SS Central America in September 1857 had a major impact on the history of the United States. Although a recession had already started in 1856, and a major insurance company failed in August, the loss of this ship caused upheaval in financial markets and exacerbated what […]

The post Prooflike 1857-S Double Eagle Gold Coins from the SS Central America Shipwreck appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… Between 1795 and 1933 a total of 36 major gold types were issued for circulation. In my May 2017 article on collecting US gold by type, I touched on these. In this follow-up, I’m going to discuss each type in more detail with suggestions on how and what to […]

The post The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

DLRC Internet Auction #967 includes Smoky Mountain Morgan Dollar Collection

Our Sunday Internet Auction #967 is now live with a great selection of 225 fresh, new coins, The Smoky Mountain Morgan Dollar Collection consisting of 91 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, July 2. This week we are pleased to offer the Smoky Mountain […]

The post DLRC Internet Auction #967 includes Smoky Mountain Morgan Dollar Collection appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

$10.7 Million Changes Hands in Heritage Long Beach Auction June 8-11

Very large Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot from SS Central America wreck brings $188,000 A diverse selection of rarities led the way June 8-11 as Heritage’s auction of rare U.S. coins, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, raised more than $10.7 million USD for consignors. The auction was 98 percent […]

The post $10.7 Million Changes Hands in Heritage Long Beach Auction June 8-11 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Heritage: Important Classic US Coins Offered in Long Beach Auction

For more than a quarter of a century, Heritage and the Long Beach Coin Expo have combined talents and resources to present the Official Signature auctions – a long history of cooperation and success, and this is continuing with our current offerings scheduled for June 8-11 in Long Beach and through HA.com. At last count, […]

The post Heritage: Important Classic US Coins Offered in Long Beach Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Q. David Bowers: The D. Brent Pogue Collection in Retrospect

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers …. It seems like only yesterday, but it was in January 2014, slightly over three years ago, that Chris Karstedt and I went to Dallas to plan the presentation of the D. Brent Pogue Collection on behalf of Mack Pogue and his son Brent. Mack and Brent had […]

The post Q. David Bowers: The D. Brent Pogue Collection in Retrospect appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Over $42 Million Sells in Heritage US Coins FUN Auction

Gold ingots recovered from the SS Central America shipwreck took center stage as Heritage’s annual FUN auctions at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Fort Lauderdale took place January 4-9. All told, the US coin auction raised in excess of $42 million for its consignors, with World Currency adding over $1.2 million, and US […]

The post Over $42 Million Sells in Heritage US Coins FUN Auction appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

1861-P Paquet Reverse Features in $16 Million Type I Double Eagle Display at January FUN

Gold Coin Worthy of a King Makes First Appearance in a Decade By Monaco Rare Coins …… The finest known of only two 1861 Philadelphia Mint Paquet Reverse Double Eagles, graded NGC MS67, has been sold and will be publicly displayed for the first time in a decade during the January 2017 Florida United Numismatists […]

The post 1861-P Paquet Reverse Features in $16 Million Type I Double Eagle Display at January FUN appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

$1 Million in Recently Recovered 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Coins Coming to Market

Sunken Spanish colonial gold treasure coins discovered during 300th anniversary of fleet’s demise to be offered for the first time More than 200 sunken treasure gold coins from the legendary Spanish 1715 Plate Fleet, recovered during last year’s 300th anniversary of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane that sank 11 of the fleet’s 12 ships, are now […]

The post $1 Million in Recently Recovered 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Coins Coming to Market appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Federal Judge Announces Ruling in SS Central America Case

By Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc …. Ira Owen Kane, the court-appointed Receiver for the salvor of the SS Central America, Recovery Limited Partnership (RLP), announced today that on August 31, 2016, Chief Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, granted RLP a salvage award of 100% of the […]

The post Federal Judge Announces Ruling in SS Central America Case appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

How Rare are Non-Shipwreck Gem Type One Double Eagles?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …… In the recent Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA Sale, I was fortunate to purchase an amazing 1860 double eagle, graded MS65 by PCGS, which was part of the Bull Run Collection and earlier was sold as Lot 900 in the famous October 1982 Eliasberg Collection auction. I […]

The post How Rare are Non-Shipwreck Gem Type One Double Eagles? appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

CoinWeek Cool Coins! 2016 Episode 6 – 4K Video

Our sixth episode of CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! for 2016 includes over 4 million dollars worth of amazing numismatic items. We stop by our friends at Atlas Numismatics and ask James Ricks to show us a very special Swiss 100 Franc gold coin. Julian Leidman has an amazing 1806 half dollar in its case. This coin is […]

The post CoinWeek Cool Coins! 2016 Episode 6 – 4K Video appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Two 1792 Cents Enliven Heritage 2016 ANA U.S. Coin Signature Auctions

Scarce gold issues costar in 5,000-lot Anaheim Platinum Night, Floor and Non-Floor Sessions A 1792 Silver Center Cent, Judd-1, SP35 PCGS Secure CAC will give collectors a rare opportunity to own one of the most historic coins in early American numismatics on August 10-14 at Heritage Auctions’ ANA U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Anaheim, CA. […]

The post Two 1792 Cents Enliven Heritage 2016 ANA U.S. Coin Signature Auctions appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim Quickly Approaching

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money® in Anaheim is rapidly approaching and promises to be the biggest, most fun coin show of the summer. The convention takes place August 9-13 in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center at 800 West Katella Ave., adjacent to Disneyland. The five-day event features nearly 1,000 […]

The post ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim Quickly Approaching appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Whitman Publishing Announces New Book on Coin Hoards and Treasures

Whitman Publishing announces the release of Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures: Illustrated Stories of the Greatest American Troves and Their Discoveries, by Q. David Bowers. The 480-page hardcover book is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at http://www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a […]

The post Whitman Publishing Announces New Book on Coin Hoards and Treasures appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, October 26, 2014

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, we take a peek at Wayne Homren’s numismatic diary as he visits the Washington Numismatic Society (WNS) in D.C. and listens to Bob Evans, Kevin Flynn and Ben Costello at […]

The post Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary, October 26, 2014 appeared first on CoinWeek.

Continue Reading on CoinWeek