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Heritage Offers Ernest J. Montgomery, M.D. Collection of Chinese Banknotes

Adding excitement to the upcoming Heritage Auctions HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction, being held December 17-19, 2020 is the featured offering of the Ernest J. Montgomery, M. D. Collection of Chinese banknotes. The core of this collection centers around the first series of banknotes by issued the People’s Bank of China between 1949 and […]

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Ancient & World Gold and Silver Coins Highlighted for Sale at Catawiki

By CoinWeek …. Catawiki.com offers a range of collectibles including jewelry, fine art, stamps, comics, toys, antiques, wine, and military orders, decorations, and medals. But naturally, coin collectors will be most interested in their large selection of rare coins, precious metal bullion, and currency. Today, we focus on a few auction highlights currently open for […]

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Classic Coin Alert: Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction #1147

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… Auction #1147 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features 240 coins plus over 50 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale showcases a number of incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a famous key date 1856 Flying Eagle 1c […]

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Error Coins Take Spotlight in Heritage Month-Long Auction

Mint errors — the numismatic byproducts of Murphy’s Law — take center stage in Heritage’s latest Month-Long Internet Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled for 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday, December 15. All bidding will take place through coins.HA.com. One of the most famous mint errors is the copper 1943 […]

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Rear Admiral William Sims and the 1900 Paris Expo Medal

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Award medals often combine the elegant and artistic elements of numismatics with interesting aspects of material culture, often relating the individual to whom they were awarded to a particular event in time. A prime example of this phenomenon is a silver medal featured in […]

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Heritage Offering Finest Known 1792 Silver Center Cent at Jan. 2021 FUN Auction

Few issues in the annals of American coinage are as historically important as the 1792 patterns. Those simple coins laid the foundation for everything that followed in United States coinage and established an innovative, decimal-based monetary system that became one of the most successful in the history of the world. Excluding the 1792 half disme, […]

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The “Dump” and Australia’s First Coinage

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Having a native population going back some 60,000 years, Australia was first discovered by Europeans when the Dutch arrived early in the 17th century. A century later, the British arrived and in turn claimed half of the continent for themselves. The initial colony established […]

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Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries December 2020 Showcase Auction

By Q. David Bowers – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers December 2020 Auction, a magnificent finale to our 2020 Showcase Auction season. This past year has shown the continued passion and enthusiasm of the numismatic community despite unprecedented challenges. We are thrilled to present this auction amid incredible market strength, […]

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GreatCollections Offering Rare Mint State 1871-CC Seated Liberty Dollar

By CoinWeek …. Bidding ends Sunday, November 29 at GreatCollections.com for this toned 1871-CC Seated Liberty silver dollar, graded MS-61 by PCGS. A key date in the Seated Liberty dollar series, the 1871-CC has the lowest mintage of the four Carson City Mint issues, with only 1,376 struck. In spite of this, more 1871-CCs–many of […]

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Heritage Offers a Special Selection of Brazilian Coins, Part II

The latest month-long auction from Heritage Auctions features A Special Selection of Brazilian coins, Part II, offered entirely without reserve. This auction, a follow-up to our first offering in July, features Brazilian selections for all numismatic budgets. These Brazilian Coins lots are open for bidding now, ending with a live session scheduled for Sunday, July […]

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E Pluribus Unum Collection Pt 2 Realizes $1.1 Million+ at Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020 Auction

Built over more than half a century, the E Pluribus Unum Collection is replete with coins and medals of superb rarity and quality, many with pedigrees dating as far back as the 19th century. Sales from this collection commenced in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Auction with the record-setting $1.5 million sale of New […]

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High Mint State Indian Head Cents Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  …… David Lawrence Rare Coin’s first Internet Auction of December (#1146) is now live and features 448 new coins plus 30 Vault Values and 75 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale showcases a number of incredible PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-approved items including a registry-quality 1897 1c PCGS MS67 […]

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Bob R. Simpson Session Claims Top Lot Honors in $14.5 Million Heritage US Coin Auction

1807 Draped Bust quarter brings $630,000, $528,000 for 1795 half dollar Nov. 19-22 in Dallas   Appearing at auction for only the second time in 113 years, a coveted 1807 Draped Bust quarter, the finest-known example of the type, Ex: Stickney-Clapp-Eliasberg, brought a record-breaking $630,000 USD from the Bob R. Simpson Collection at Heritage Auctions’ […]

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Miller Collection, Pt. 1 Realizes Over $9 Million at Stack’s Bowers November Auction

Part One of the Larry H. Miller Collection was a much-anticipated highlight of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction, held at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California. Acquiring coins discretely and off the radar of the collecting community, the late Larry H. Miller assembled a world-class cabinet that spanned nearly the […]

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Larry Ness Indian Peace Medals Brings Over $900,000 at Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

The highly anticipated Larry Ness Collection of Indian Peace medals crossed the auction block on November 10 as part of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction, held at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California. Larry Ness built one of the most complete collections of this series ever assembled, including a remarkable […]

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Tauler and Fau Highlight Rare Ancient, Spanish and World Coins in Auction 70

By Tauler and Fau …… Featuring 329 lots of rare Ancient, Spanish, and World Coins, Auction 70 from Tauler and Fau–exclusively online–closes on Tuesday, November 24, beginning at 04:00 p.m. (CET). The catalogue is already available at www.tauleryfau.com. Among the many highlights of the Ancient Greek coin selection, you will find a gorgeous and fully […]

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Pogue 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime, One of Finest Known, Offered by GreatCollections

Pogue Collection Coin By Great Collections …. On Sunday, November 22, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this beautifully toned 1795 Flowing Hair half dime (LM-10) from the Pogue Collection, graded MS-67 by PCGS and approved by CAC. Most rare early US coin experts agree that this example, with its original luster still intact, is the […]

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Renowned NGC-Certified Spanish Gold Royal Debuts in Sedwick Auction

A phenomenal “Royal” Gold 8 Escudos certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is making its debut in Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC’s upcoming Auction 28 sale being held from November 17-19, 2020. Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC is a leading auction house specializing in Spanish American colonial coinage as well as shipwreck coins and artifacts worldwide. Online bidding is now open. […]

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

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

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