Category Archives: Sotheby’s

The Crondall Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Gold Coins

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

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Professional Numismatists Guild: Record Prices in 2018 U.S. Rare Coin Market

Dealers organization estimates the U.S. rare coin market was over $4 billion in 2018 Quality was in the eyes of the bidders in the multi-billion dollar United States rare coin market during 2018, according to a year-end tabulation conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top […]

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CAC Coins Bring Premiums at Sotheby’s Auction of Silver Dollars May 21, 2018

At the Sotheby’s auction in New York of the Ralph and Lois Stone Collection on May 21, 2018, CAC-approved Morgan silver dollars brought brought substantial premiums over silver dollars of same date, type and certified grade sold last month or earlier this year. As some coins in this collection were certified long ago, recent auction […]

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Special Offerings in the Kolbe & Fanning Online Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are happy to present this selection of special offerings from our online store: First Illustrated Edition of Fleetwood on English Coinage CHRONICON PRECIOSUM: OR, AN ACCOUNT OF ENGLISH GOLD AND SILVER MONEY; THE PRICE OF CORN AND OTHER COMMODITIES; AND OF STIPENDS, SALARIES, WAGES, JOINTURES, PORTIONS, DAY-LABOUR, &C. IN ENGLAND, […]

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The 1933 Double Eagle: America’s Most Notorious Coin

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. If you ever thought that it would be cool to own a 1933 Double Eagle, think again. The handful of people who have “owned” specimens of the notorious coin have been famously unlucky. But what’s so unlucky about owning one of the most coveted American coins struck in the […]

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The American Numismatic Society 2018 Annual Gala Dinner

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, approximately 180 friends of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) gathered to honor the Rosen Family with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner, held at the Harvard Club in New York City. The Society was delighted to acknowledge the family’s exemplary devotion and commitment. The Rosens have supported the […]

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Grading World Coins – NGC Certifies Important Early Gold Penny of Britain

Unpopular during the reign of King Henry III, this penny is cherished by the numismatic world today Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified an extremely rare and important gold penny from the reign of King Henry III of England. Struck in London in 1257, it is one of just four known examples in private hands […]

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Kolbe & Fanning’s New York Book Auction Now Accepting Bids

The catalogue for the 2018 New York Book Auction, to be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers, is now available through the firm’s online bidding platform at bid.numislit.com. The catalogue, featuring highlights from the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicagoan William A. Burd along with other properties, is also […]

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Maybe Leonardo da Vinci Can Help the Rare Coin Market

What drove a $450 million sale? Bragging rights? Philanthropy? Clever marketing? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… A couple of weeks ago, the world was shocked when a painting by the great Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450,300,000 USD. The price shattered the previous record for a work of art, […]

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MA-Shops: New Dutch Coin Dealer a Prestigious Name in Numismatics

By MA-Shops.com ……   Jongeling Numismatic Consultancy provides a wide variety of services in the field of numismatics. Both individuals and business clients are welcome. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced collector, a coin dealer or a museum with a numismatic collection, we would be glad to be of service! Contact us free […]

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Treasure Coins, Gold Artifacts Brighten Sedwick’s November Auction

Unique gold coins and artifacts will draw attention to Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 22. Over 2,340 lots will be up for bidding in the combined floor and live online auction held next week on November 2-3. Online lot viewing and bidding is hosted at www.auction.sedwickcoins.com. One impressive artifact […]

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Rare Canadian Indian Chief Medals at Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Auction

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo …… Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. will be offering rare Canadian Indian Chief Medals at the Toronto Coin Expo public numismatic auction on September 27 & 28. These historic pieces of Canadian history are not to be missed. Just seeing one can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In early […]

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Heritage Auctions Opens London Office and Gallery

We are happy to announce that Heritage Auctions has now opened an office and gallery in London, England at 6 Shepherd Street, London, Mayfair W1J 7JE. The London office joins Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong in the international footprint for Heritage Auctions. “London is the next logical step in the international expansion of Heritage,” […]

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10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 2

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. In Part One, I discussed the beginnings of popular coin collecting in America in the late 1850s. I also discussed the birth of the coin dealing market and the origins of several coin clubs and organizations in the latter half of the 19th century. And of course, I […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Extremely Rare Copper 1875 Half Eagle

Our Long Beach Signature Auction of US Coins features an example of a 1874 half eagle struck in copper, graded Proof 64 Red and Brown by PCGS. This coin, cataloged as Judd-1371, is a regular dies trial striking in copper (from the regular proof dies) with reeded edge. This pattern was most likely distributed to […]

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CoinWeek: D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, Session V – HD Video

It was history in the making, and CoinWeek was there. On March 31, 2017 in the carriage house of the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore – once the home of T. Harrison Garrett and the Garrett Family Coin Collection – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in conjunction with Sotheby’s, conducted the fifth and final sale of the D. […]

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Legend Market Report – Baltimore and the 1804 Dollar

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   A NOTE FROM LAURA SPERBER Do know this is one of the toughest reports for me to write. George Huang, the co founder of Legend and my business partner for 31 years had a very serious heart attack last Friday. George always did everything within his power […]

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Pogue Collection Surpasses $106 Million

  Fifth Sale Nets Over $21 Million for 232 Coins Setting a new world record for the most valuable numismatic cabinet ever sold, and perhaps a new world record for any holding of collectibles in any field, the D. Brent Pogue Collection netted total sales of $106,720,432.25 USD over the course of five auction events […]

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The D. Brent Pogue Sale Part V to Offer Famous Dexter 1804 Silver Dollar

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are pleased to present Part V of their auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States coinage. The auction will take place beginning at 6:30 PM on March 31, 2017, at the Carriage House of the Evergreen Museum & Library in Baltimore. The sale features the […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 20: Overview of the 5th Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #373 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. The fifth in a series of auctions of the Pogue Family Coin Collection will be conducted on Friday, March 31, in Baltimore by Stack’s-Bowers in association with Sotheby’s and in conjunction with […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Secret Art History on Your Money The “fancy heads” both prettied things up and made the documents harder to counterfeit. A $1 bill issued by the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin in the 1850s or ’60s shows a head derived from […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Secret Art History on Your Money The “fancy heads” both prettied things up and made the documents harder to counterfeit. A $1 bill issued by the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin in the 1850s or ’60s shows a head derived […]

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1905-S Dimes Overlooked: Superb Coin in 2017 FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #365 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. On January, 4, 2017, in the upcoming FUN auction, Heritage will offer a PCGS-graded MS-66 1905-S dime that has not received much attention and could be an excellent value for a collector-buyer. […]

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1905-S Dimes Overlooked: Superb Coin in 2017 FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #365 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. On January, 4, 2017, in the upcoming FUN auction, Heritage will offer a PCGS-graded MS-66 1905-S dime that has not received much attention and could be an excellent value for a collector-buyer. […]

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COINS in UHD: The 10 Best CoinWeek Videos of 2016

It’s hard to believe that the end is upon us… the end of 2016, that is. With the better part of the calendar year behind us, the editors of CoinWeek felt that it was time to take a look back at a banner year for CoinWeek’s video team. In 2016, CoinWeek fully committed itself to producing […]

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Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #358 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. This discussion is about those U.S. half cents that are or were worth more than $1 million each, or may realistically retail for that much in the near future. As markets for […]

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Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers Announces Pogue V Date

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce Part V of their series of auctions featuring the D. Brent Pogue Collection–the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block, and the collection with the highest overall quality. Gathered over a period of many years, dating back to the 1970s, many if not most […]

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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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Market Whimsy: The Rational Collector, Part 1 – Making a Monster

Imagine that you could have every coin you wanted. What could possibly go wrong? By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker …. Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. “Making a Monster” was […]

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The King Among Rarities: A Brief History of the United States 1804 Dollar

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. In all of numismatics of the entire world, there is not today and there never has been a single coin which was and is the subject of so much romance, interest, comment, and upon which so much has been written and so much talked about and discussed as the […]

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Million Dollar Coins, Part 1: 1792 Patterns

Bushnell-Parmelee-Jenks-Col. Green 1792 Birch Cent – The First American Cent – Choice AU-58 (PCGS) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #348 This week’s column is about those 1792 patterns that, in my estimation, are likely to be worth more than $1 million in the current market […]

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Britain to Debut J.M.W. Turner £20 Banknote in 2020

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. The Bank of England announced it will release a new £20 banknote featuring artist J.M.W. Turner in 2020. The new £20 pound note will be printed on polymer, as will the next series of £5 and £10 British banknotes. The selection of J.M.W. Turner to appear on the £20 […]

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CoinWeek: Exclusive Pogue IV Preview – 1804 Dollar and 1822 Gold $5 with Q. David Bowers – 4K Video

In May, Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s team up once again to offer the fantastic coins of the D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection. This remarkable collection has already broken the all-time record for most valuable coin collection ever sold and the most famous of the D. Brent Pogue family coins have yet to cross the […]

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Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s to Make Unprecedented Offering of Rarities in Pogue IV Sale

On May 25, 2016, in cooperation with Sotheby’s at Sotheby’s International Headquarters in New York City, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer not only the finest known 1804 silver dollar, but also the rare and legendary 1822 half eagle. Although both were once included in the famous Virgil M. Brand Collection, never before in auction history […]

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Stack’s Bowers: D. Brent Pogue Collection Becomes Most Valuable Ever Sold

Pogue III Sale Brings Over $17 Million Garrett 1793 Chain Cent Leads All Lots at $998,750 5-1/2 Cents Worth of Half Cents Bring $4.16 Million With the third sale of a planned series of five, the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby’s, became the most valuable series […]

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US Coins – Offerings of Great Half Dollars Characterized The Year 2015

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #311 ……. A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……..   In the history of coin collecting, 2015 will be remembered as a year when a large number of extraordinary, classic U.S. half dollars were auctioned. Indeed, […]

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Pogue II: Rare Coin Market Roars; a Look at the Numbers

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The Night That Was On Wednesday evening, Stack’s Bowers, in a limited partnership with Sotheby’s, offered the second grouping of coins from the D. Brent Pogue family collection. The second sale featured 105 lots and focused most of its attention on Capped Bust half dollars, Flowing Hair dollars, Capped Bust […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Collection, Part 6: A Sleeping Rarity, the 1798 ‘Small Eagle’ $5 Gold Coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #293 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. On September 30, 2015, the Pogue II sale will be conducted by Stack’s-Bowers, “in association with Sotheby’s,” in New York. The rarest coin in the sale is the 1798 […]

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CoinWeek’s Pogue Sale, First Session Coin Auction Recap. Video: 6:04

David Redden, Auctioneer, Sotheby’s; Q. David Bowers; John Kraljevich, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. The first session of the D. Brent Pogue Collection was auctioned by Stack’s Bowers-Sotheby’s in New York on May 19, 2015. In this video, CoinWeek interviews Q. David Bowers and John Kraljevich about the importance of the coins in the Pogue Collection. See the coin being sold and hear remarks from […]

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Pogue on CNBC

Stack’s Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella, made an appearance this week on CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection to be auctioned May 19th in NYC. With over $200 million of valuable coins will be sold,  the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection sale presented by Stacks Bowers […]

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Brian Kendrella of Stacks Bowers on CNBC’s Squawk Box Highlighting Pogue Coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella, made an appearance this week on CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about highlights from the D. Brent Pogue Collection to be auctioned May 19th in NYC. With over $200 million of valuable coins will be sold,  the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection sale presented by Stacks Bowers […]

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PCGS Certifies Eagerly-Anticipated Pogue Collection

Professional Coin Grading Service (NASDAQ: CLCT) has graded the coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection that will be offered in May in the first of a series of auctions jointly conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s. The collection has been described as the most valuable collection of federal American coins in private hands. The holders […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s to Present The D. Brent Pogue Coin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are delighted to announce that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to jointly present a series of numismatic auctions at Sotheby’s global headquarters in New York City. The first of these auctions will take place May 19-20, 2015, highlighted by Part I of the D. Brent Pogue Coin Collection […]

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