Category Archives: Mexico & Latin America

8 Escudos Royal Gold Recovered From 1715 Fleet Shines in Sedwick November Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… A Royal gold 8 escudos, a coin literally “fit for a king”, recovered from a sunken Spanish treasure fleet will be up for sale on November 17 in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure Auction 28. It is graded by NGC as Mint State 66 and is the only example […]

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Exceptional Gold World Coins, Medals at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… As autumn arrives, we are very pleased to offer a bounty of exceptional new coins and medals for your browsing delight and numismatic consideration. We hope you may find something special among the new items being offered. As a reminder, if you have any coins that you would like to offer to us, […]

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Ancient and Modern Gold Coins Highlight Catawiki Auctions

By CoinWeek …. Internet auction site Catawiki offers a wide range of collectibles, including fine art, jewelry, comics, toys, militaria, wine, and antiques. Numismatists will also find a large selection of precious metal bullion, currency, stamps, and rare coins. This week, we focus on auction highlights that have recently closed and are still open for […]

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Heritage Presents Special Auctions of Mexican 8 Reales, Canadian Paper Money

A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales Heritage World and Ancient Coins is presenting a month-long auction featuring A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales. Bidding is open now through Coins.HA.com, with the live session scheduled for Sunday, August 30 at 8 PM CT. Mexican 8 Reales pieces were struck in large quantities from many […]

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Selections From D. Brent Pogue Collection Bring Over $592,000 at Stack’s Bowers Auction

Historic numismatic literature and rare Spanish Colonial gold coinage from the D. Brent Pogue Collection realized over $592,000 last week in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction. This offering represents a departure from the United States coins and paper money from the Pogue Collection sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries from May 2015 […]

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Ancient, World Coin Heritage Signature Auction Open for Bidding Soon

As we come to present our August 5-7 August Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins, we cannot help but reflect on the changing circumstances in the world today. Yet while we have certainly had to adapt in the ways that we work, live, and interact, Heritage is proud to be able to say that […]

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The Royal Presentation Escudo Coinage—the Pinnacle of Spanish Colonial Numismatics

By Kyle Ponterio and Matthew Orsini – Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… An enigma to this day, the exceedingly rare “Royal” presentation issues struck at mints in Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico were a distinct departure from the normal “cob” coinage that was standard during the first few centuries of Spanish Colonial rule in the New World. […]

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Tauler and Fau Auction 60 Ancient & World Coin Highlights

By CoinWeek …. On Tuesday, June 24, Auction 60 from -based dealer Tauler and Fau No Floor Bidding – Online and telephone bidding possible 603 lots: Ancient, Spanish and World Coins +100 selected lots with video Important selection of 52 roman aureii 18% buyer´s fee Auction 60 Ancient & World Coin Highlights Lot 213 – […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #135: Colombian Treasures at Sedwick Auction

 CoinWeek Podcast #135: Colombian Treasures at Sedwick Auction Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 27 kicks off later today and it is filled with cobs, ingots, and graded world coins from Latin America. Charles Morgan previews […]

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Just One Week Left Before Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 Goes Live

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… We are a week away from the start of our Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 27! Now is your LAST CHANCE to schedule to bid by phone or mail your bids. Here’s what you need to know to be ready to bid in the sale: Registration […]

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Spanish Colonial, Colombian Coins Star in Sedwick’s May 27-29 Treasure Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… A wealth of shipwreck gold and silver treasure plus a selection of Colombian numismatic rarities will star on May 27-29 in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s online Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 27. As usual for this top auctioneer of Spanish colonial material, Sedwick’s sale features many […]

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 Now Online

Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 27 Live on the Internet: Wednesday-Friday, May 27-29, 2020 Click Here   By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… We are all leading different lives from those we had just two months ago. In some ways, things have changed greatly for the time being; but in other ways, […]

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Coin Profile – 2018 Mexico 2-Coin Silver Libertad Proof & Reverse Proof Set

The Banco de México has partnered with APMEX to produce 500 worldwide of these unique two-coin sets featuring its most popular design. This beautiful APMEXclusive® set contains two 2018 Silver Mexican Libertad coins in both Proof and Reverse Proof finishes. Silver Libertads are Mexico’s treasured coins and this Proof/Reverse Proof 2018 set continues the beloved series that […]

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Sedwick Treasure Auction #27 Re-Scheduled for May 27-28

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… Special times deserve special treatment. We are living through a unique period in the history of humanity, not just the impact of COVID-19 but also the global response to contain and minimize it. To accommodate all the necessary changes, we have decided to re-schedule our Auction #27 for May […]

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The Don Diego Luna Collection Month-Long Auction of Cuban Coins and Currency From Heritage

The latest offering among Heritage’s Month-Long auctions is the Don Diego Luna Collection. This collection is focused entirely on Cuba, containing selections of coins, currency, tokens, medals, and even badges. This auction, takes place entirely through coins.HA.com, with a live auction to be conducted through Heritage Live scheduled for 8 PM CT on March 29. […]

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Beautiful Caballito Peso, Other World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics is pleased to present you with our new list of inventory for the month of March. We are monitoring the current situation and its impact on our business and our ability to process and fulfill any orders. While taking all necessary safety precautions, we are currently open for business and we […]

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Rare Coins & Medals From Around the World New to Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Atlas Numismatics Inventory These five items are just a sample of the 989 recent additions to Atlas Numismatics coin and Medals inventory. We have added new material in the US (18) and World (971) categories. Gem Proof 1915 Cuba 10 Pesos 1058261 | CUBA. Jose Marti. (First Republic, 1902-1962). 1915-(P) AV 10 Pesos. PCGS PR65 Cameo. By […]

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LAST CALL! Consign to Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 27

Last Call to Consign to the Treasure Auction By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 April 29-30, 2020 Consignment Deadline: February 29, 2020 This is a reminder that the Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction has less than two weeks left to receive your consignment for our first LIVE Spring FLOOR […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1842 Argentina 8 Escudos Coin Die Trial in Silver

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is an incredible and unique 1842 Argentina 8 Escudos struck in silver. It is an obverse die trial with a uniface reverse. NGC authenticated and certified it AU-58. It is unlisted in Krause’s Standard Catalog of World Coins and is referenced to CJ-10.2. It is the […]

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The Smallest Royal 1/2 Real of Philip V – Latin American Coin Preview From Tauler and Fau

Finest 1/2 Real of Philip V By Tauler and Fau …… Today we introduce you to an extremely rare 1/2 real of Philip V, a “Royal Type” from the México Mint that will be auctioned in our Floor Auction 50 on February 5, 2020 in Gran Meliá Fénix Hotel in Madrid. We are facing the […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Sell Most Extensive Offering of Colonial Chilean 8 Reales in Three Decades at 2020 NYINC

Anchored by the Santa Fe Collection, which includes an astounding 26 dates, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to offer the most extensive group of Spanish Colonial-Era Chilean 8 Reales in decades in their annual official auction at the 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Perhaps the most challenging series within Latin American numismatics, a […]

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Start 2020 Off Right – Consign to Sedwick’s Treasure Auction #27

Start 2020 Off Right! Consign to our Floor and Online Treasure Auction 27 April 29-30, 2020 Consignment Deadline: February 29, 2020   By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… We’re starting off 2020 with something new: our first floor Spring Treasure Auction! We’ve heard from consignors and bidders alike about how much they enjoy our floor […]

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Atocha: The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …..   The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was one of the most valuable shipwrecks in history. The Spanish galleon was owned by King Philip IV before sinking into the ocean in 1622 during a hurricane. It carried an armament of 20 heavy guns. The cargo was so vast that it […]

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New Release Silver and Limited Mintage Gold Coins from APMEX

The Silver Krugerrand Returns This is the third year this popular silver South African coin has been offered as Brilliant Uncirculated. The iconic design is popular with both investors and collectors alike worldwide. The obverse of this .999 fine silver coin matches the Gold Krugerrand, featuring the South African Republic’s first president, Paul Kruger. The […]

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Collections Drive Results at Sedwick Treasure Auction 26

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Several important coin collections crossed the auction block during Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC’s Treasure Auction 26. The live floor and online auction, held November 1-2, realized over $2.3 million in coins, medals, and banknotes sold. The auction began with the John Pullin Collection of dated Mexican gold cob escudos. […]

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The Coin Analyst: Mexican Libertad Series Surprises Again

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. As Pat Stovall, a longtime dealer in Mexican coins and the stepson of the late “Dean of American Experts on Mexican Numismatics” Don Bailey, noted recently: “The never-ending story of Mexican coins is that something new comes to light almost every day.” In an interview for CoinWeek, Pat explained […]

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Stack’s Bowers October Collectors Choice Online Auction of World and Ancient Coins and World Paper Money

  By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Our October 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view over 1,800 lots of Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Paper Money valued over $700,000 USD. Over 93% of the sale is being offered WITHOUT RESERVE! The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our […]

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Pillar Dollar Coin Coveted by US Collectors Recovered From Rooswijk Shipwreck

The Spanish Pillar Dollar By Blanchard and Company, Inc ….. If there is one classic Mexican coin that serious U.S. numismatic collectors covet, it’s the Pillar dollar. The 8 Reale, also known as “piece of eight”, is an iconic silver coin that was struck at the Mexico City Mint between 1732 and 1772. Mexican Pillar […]

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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 […]

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Heritage Auctions: Dresden Collection of Hispanic and Brazilian Proclamation Medals

The newest monthly world coin auction from Heritage spotlights the Dresden Collection of Hispanic and Brazilian Proclamation Medals. This spectacular collection includes 150 lots, 90% of which are mint state, and is heaviest in material from Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. It was assembled from 1952 through 1959 and hasn’t seen the light of day for […]

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Gold Bars, Honduras Coin Rarity to Appear in Sedwick’s November Treasure Auction

  By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… A large variety of gold and silver shipwreck bars, as well as numismatic rarities, will attract excited bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S Coin & Paper Money Auction 26. The floor auction will be held November 1-2, 2019 at the DoubleTree Disney Springs in Orlando, […]

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Mexican & Latin American Coins From Lake County Collection in Special Heritage Auction

As one of our periodic auctions of specialized collections of world coins , Heritage has just opened its auction of The Lake County Collection for bidding. This collection features quality material from Latin America, with opening bids that will not break most collectors’ budgets. The live session for this auction is scheduled for 8 pm […]

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Red Baron Medal, Gold Escudos Highlight New Coin Inventory at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… With our September newsletter, we are pleased to introduce some new features on the Atlas Numismatics website that we hope will improve your browsing experience. These features include mobile optimization for phones and handheld devices and a new “previously viewed items” list that will populate in your browser as items are […]

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Rich Selections in September Long Beach World Coins Signature Auction

Heritage Auctions‘ last all-encompassing Ancient & World Coins Signature auction of 2019 will be held September 4-9 in Long Beach in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo. The past 12 months have been a time of tremendous opportunity, with a diverse selection of material seen in some of our biggest auctions yet, […]

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Mexican Mint $2.5 Million Gold Coin Robbery Days After Brazil Gold Heist

Over $2.5 Million in Gold Coins Taken From Casa de Moneda   By CoinWeek News Staff …. Yesterday in Mexico City, two men (one of them armed) robbed a branch of the Casa de Moneda of more than $2 million worth of commemorative gold coins and other valuables. According to the Secretary of Public Security […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Ancient and World Coin Auction at the 2019 World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce their official auction at the highly anticipated American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Replete with historically important and condition sensitive rarities, this auction features a handsome selection of Ancient and World treasures—a veritable […]

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Gem 1887 Queen Victoria Proof Crown, Treaty of Paris Medal Highlight World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 13th Annual Summer F.U.N. Convention from July 11-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample of the 151 recent […]

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Unrecorded Gilt Victoria Jubilee, Admiral Vernon Medals New at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 13th Annual Summer F.U.N. Convention from July 11-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These six items are just a sample of the 728 recent […]

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Brazil Gold Tied for Finest Known Certified World Coin in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack’s Bowers …… As summer approaches, anticipation is rapidly building for our official American Numismatic Association (ANA) auction, which will take place from August 13-16, 2019 right outside Chicago in the suburb of Rosemont. While a large number of items that cross the block will earn labels […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #113: Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction Preview

CoinWeek Podcast #113: Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction Preview Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This episode of the NLG Award-winning CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. In this episode, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sits down with Daniel Frank Sedwick to discuss highlights […]

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Argentina Gold, Shipwreck Treasure Tops Sedwick’s 25th Treasure Auction

A rare, early Argentinean gold coin in a remarkably high grade is coming up for auction May 2-3 as part of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, US Coin & Paper Money Auction 25. The top coin lot is an Argentina gold 8 escudos struck in 1832 at the La Rioja mint. The coin exhibits […]

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World Bullion Coins: First Ever Antique Silver Libertads Exclusive to APMEX

APMEX, Inc. has announced first-time releases from Banco de México showcasing the iconic Silver Libertad design in a new way. Since 1982, the Silver Mexican Libertad has been a favorite of coin collectors and investors. Available in a wide range of sizes, these iconic coins are easily accessible no matter the buyer’s budget. Banco de […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Hosts Record $3.1 Million Treasure Auction

A variety of rarities and strong turnout by bidders helped propel Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure Auction 24 results to over $3.1 million USD, a record-breaking sale for the firm. The sale, held live on November 2-3 in Orlando, Florida and online on November 5, featured over 2,300 lots. All prices cited include a 19 […]

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The Coin Analyst: Why the Libertad Design Is Not Likely to Change

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Almost 40 years after the introduction of Mexico’s Libertad — originally intended as a bullion coin that with time became a widely-collected numismatic collectible — the coin remains a perennial favorite in large part because of its stunning design. This design is still seen by collectors today as one of […]

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Mexico 2015 Aztec Calendar $100 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Description: One of the most impressive modern coins ever struck, this Mexican $100 coin recalls more than a thousand years of national history and culture. It’s 1 kilo size is certainly impressive, but even more so is the intricate level of detail exhibited on this limited mintage silver coin’s design. Only 500 examples were struck. […]

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Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced in 1905. The 2.5-peso gold coin’s run began in 1918, and the two-peso gold coin followed in 1919. The 20-peso gold coin featuring the Aztec Sun Stone was first struck […]

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History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan …… Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called “two-bits”? Or, a half-dollar “four-bits”? Do you know why we call our basic monetary unit “dollar” instead of something else? Two-bits, four-bits, six-bits and eight-bits make reference to the eight-reales silver coin of New Spain and Mexico. It is […]

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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 […]

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Choice 1739 Mexican 8 Escudos , Superb Nero Aureus Highlight World & Ancient Coins at Stack’s Bowers May Collectors Choice Sale

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers …… Choice 1739 Mexican 8 Escudos   The upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries May Collectors Choice Online Auction featuring Ancient and World coins includes a wonderful 1739 Mexican 8 Escudos (lot 71172) from the long reign of Spanish king Philip V. He reigned from 1700 to 1724, […]

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Sedwick Treasure Auction to Feature the James Bevill Collection of Mexican Coins & Paper Money

The May 15-16, 2018 Sedwick Treasure Auction, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction #23 to be held by Daniel Frank Sedwick , LLC will feature 51 lots from the collection of author and researcher James P. Bevill. Many of these coins are the plate specimens from Bevill’s award winning book The Paper Republic, the […]

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation – The Allure of World Coins

The thrill of the hunt for world coins, whether it’s a vintage Norwegian mega-rarity or, from half a world away, a modern tree frog By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   As I sit down at my work station this morning, finally a true spring day is here for us in New […]

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Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 23 to Feature NGC-Graded Coins, PMG-Graded Notes

A wide variety of treasure , coin rarities ans paper money , both NGC-graded coins and PMG-graded notes, 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 NGC-graded treasure and coin […]

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Historical Regulated Gold $15 Coin to Appear in Sedwick Treasure Auction

  In the early years of the United States of America, a lack of gold coinage forced citizens to utilize an unusual but practical source. Known as regulated gold, these were foreign gold coins adjusted by respected goldsmiths to weights compatible with US dollars. One such piece, an NGC-graded XF 40 Lima, Peru, cob 8 […]

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Pre-Order the Newest Mexican Silver Libertads from APMEX

APMEX is thrilled to announce they now have the latest Mexican Libertad coins available to pre-order. Silver Mexican Libertads are often considered among the most beautiful coins in the world. They feature timeless, historic designs, unique and wholly important to the Mexican people. The Winged Victory statue, depicted on the reverse of each coin, is […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $9.82 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the exceptional Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized nearly $10 million (all prices reported include the standard buyer’s premium). The first major […]

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Stack’s Bowers Eldorado Collection Coins Bring $3.8 Million

Rare Colombian and Ecuadorian Gold Highlights 747-Lot Offering; Ecuador 1844 8 Escudos Rarity Sets New World Record at $456,000 One of the finest collections of Colombian coins ever assembled saw the light of day for the first time in decades at this year’s New York International Numismatic Convention, bringing bidders from all over the world […]

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The Unique 1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos from the Eldorado Collection

1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos Discovery Coin, Ex. Eliasberg   Crossing the block next week as lot 11306 at our official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) is a historic landmark among Colombian coins. It is the only known example of the first milled 4 Escudos of Colombia. Richly toned with orange […]

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New Argentina Coins – “Trees of the Republic” $1 and $5 Coins

By Central Bank of Argentina coins …. On December 22, 2017, the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) put into circulation new one and five peso Argentina coins. The new Argentina coins will circulate alongside preexisting 1 peso coins and 5 pesos bills currently in circulation. Both pieces are part of the new family of coins, […]

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Selected Highlights from the upcoming Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auctions including the Eldorado Collection

Below are some of the highlights from the upcoming Stack’s Bowers auction sessions during the NYINC show in New York City. There is a treasure trove of Colombian coins and paper money from the Eldorado Collection 1923 COLOMBIA 5 Pesos Banco de la República Billete Provisional banknote  Overprinted on Casa de Moneda de Medellín. PMG Choice Very Fine […]

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Stack’s Bowers: The Numismatic Tradition of Colombia and the Eldorado Collection

By John Kraljevich – Numismatic Consultant, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Colombia has a proud numismatic tradition, extending in equal parts to the historic and fascinating nature of the coins made there and the superb numismatists who have collected and studied them for generations. The Eldorado Collection encapsulated both of these branches of Colombian numismatic heritage, […]

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Heritage Auction Offerings at January 2018 NYINC Sale

With the calendar turning to a new year, it’s time for our highly anticipated New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, scheduled for January 7-8 at its new Grand Hyatt (@ Grand Central Station) venue. We’re honored and excited about the numismatic treasures we’ve assembled for this auction, totaling nearly 6,200 lots, our largest offering […]

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Rare & Inexpensive Early Silver Coins of Ecuador

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #395 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. The early silver coins of Ecuador are very rare yet not that difficult to find and acquire, as few people are collecting them in the present. From logical and historical perspectives, these are […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Cob Report – The “Mesuno Hoard” of Spanish Gold Revisited

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   SHIPWRECK GOLD COBS are valuable and exciting items today, but in 1959 you could not give them away for much more than melt value. They had very little public interest until massive quantities of them from the 1715 Fleet off the east coast of Florida started to hit […]

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November Brings Exceptional World Coins, Medals from Atlas Numismatics

Exceptional World Coins, Medals By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending The 63rd Annual F.U.N. Convention from January 4 through 7, 2018, and The 46th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) from January 11 through January 14, 2018 and will be bringing our inventory of exceptional World Coins and Medals. If you […]

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Shipwreck Artifacts and Coins Top Sedwick Treasure Auction 22

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Spanish colonial rarities set high prices in Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 22, held November 2-3, 2017. The event combined high-class material and international bidders with educational talks and social events. Across 2,341 lots, the sale realized $2.45 million in winning bids (all […]

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World Coin News – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos. Graded NGC MS 65, this coin was struck in Mexico City for royalty only to be lost in a shipwreck on its way to Spain. Only two examples of this issue are known. One is impounded in a Florida museum. The other, […]

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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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APMEX Releases 2017 Exclusive Silver Libertad Set from Banco de México

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce the third installment of an exclusive partnership with the Banco de México. In 2015, APMEX and the Banco de México teamed up to introduce the first-ever Reverse Proof Silver Libertad, offered as part of a two-coin set that also included the Proof Silver Libertad. […]

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World Coins – The Argentina 1829 “Tapados” of Facundo Quiroga

By Mariano Cohen, courtesy Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Lot 777: Argentina (River Plate Provinces), La Rioja Mint, 8 reales, 1828P, NGC MS 63 (finest-known in NGC Census); Images courtesy Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC In September 1825 the government of La Rioja in Argentina approved the statute creating the “Banco de Rescates y Casa de […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction #22 Private Lot Viewing – 4K Video

Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction specializes in treasure coins and cobs of struck in Central and South America. In November, the firm will offer a range of wonderful treasure coins and items from this important period in history. While many of these pieces are of high quality and scarce, the prices of this area of […]

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World Coin Auctions – Stack’s Bowers to Present Eldorado Collection at 2018 NYINC

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Present Selections from The Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins and Paper Money in their Official NYINC Auction Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce they will be offering Part 1 of the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins and Paper Money this January in New York City. This incredible collection will be […]

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New Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics -September 2017

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (24), World (601) and US (3). Fine Style Syracuse Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1044607 1044607 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, Time of Hieron I. (c. 480-475 BCE). Struck […]

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September Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (24), World (601) and US (3). Fine Style Syracuse Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1044607 1044607 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, Time of Hieron I. (c. 480-475 BCE). Struck 480-475 […]

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Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced in 1905. The 2.5-peso gold coin’s run began in 1918, and the two-peso gold coin followed in 1919. The 20-peso gold coin featuring the Aztec Sun Stone was first struck […]

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Modern World Coins – Mexico Issues New 20 Peso Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Mexico …… The Bank of Mexico (Banco de México) has recently issued into circulation a 20 peso commemorative coin honoring the 50th anniversary of the implementation of Plan DN-III-E, which recognizes the work of the Secretariat of National Defense in safeguarding the life and property of those affected by natural disasters. The […]

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Ephraim Brasher John Burger 8 Escudos Featured in August 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… The Rarities Night session of our August 2017 ANA Auction will feature a magnificent Chilean 1756/5-So 8 escudos regulated by famed goldsmiths Ephraim Brasher and John Burger, a coin that ranks among the finest coins known from either regulator. Brasher and Burger were contemporaries working […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – Why History Matters: Consigning Items With A Story

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Do you have an interesting coin, bank note, or shipwreck artifact with a history to tell? Here are the 15 reasons why you should consign to us now to be a part of Treasure Auction 21: 1) Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC will get top dollar […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Spanish Empire “Royal” Potosí Mint 1652 Eight Reales Silver Coin to be Auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #364 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   In the upcoming Heritage auction of the Moore Collection of high-quality world coins on January 9, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York, a major attraction is a 1652 Eight Reales […]

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Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Choice Mint State Mexican 8 Escudos of Philip V

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers …… This week’s highlight from our upcoming New York International (NYINC) Auction is an exemplary 8 Escudos of Mexico from the reign of Philip V. He reigned from 1700 to 1724, then abdicated for a brief interlude, during which his son Louis I ruled for seven […]

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Silver Coins of Gran Colombia: One Real (12½¢) and Two Reales

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #359 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Gran Colombia[1] was a formal confederation from 1819 to around 1830, though it existed in parts well before 1819. Beginners may enjoy collecting One Real and Two Reales Gran Colombia coins by […]

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New Coins from Atlas Numismatics – November 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 304 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (14), World (287) and US (3). Choice Ptolemy III Octodrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1039714 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1039714 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction Brings $2.25 Million

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Shipwreck gold and silver ingots made a big splash in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s $2.25 million floor auction held November 12-14, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. A complete gold strap intended for making oro corriente (coin-like ingots) recovered from an early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean sold […]

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New Ancient, World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 515 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (35), World and US (3). Beautiful Galerius Argenteus http://atlasnumismatics.com/1035093 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1035093 | ROMAN IMPERIAL. Galerius. (Caesar, 293-305 CE). Struck […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of the Singapore […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – What You Can’t Live Without in Treasure Auction #20 (Pt. 2)

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   In this article, we will cover some of the big-ticket items (i.e. gold and gold and silver bars) that you can find in our upcoming auction. These coins and bars are important for either their rarity, their quality, their provenance or all of the […]

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NGC: 1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck Image Gallery Now Online

Extra ordinary rare and high-grade coins recovered from the storied 1715 Treasure Fleet shipwreck Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created an online image gallery of nearly 300 rare and high grade gold coins recovered from the shipwreck of the famous 1715 Plate Fleet. The coins were recovered and submitted to NGC by 1715 Fleet – […]

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Gold Coins of the Central American Republic: Costa Rica & Guatemala

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #355 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. The CAR gold coins of the independent societies of Costa Rica and Guatemala were first minted while these nations were part of a loose federation called the Central American Republic (CAR for […]

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Treasure News – Daniel Frank Sedwick Auction #20 Now Online

Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 20 Floor Auction November 12-13 – Internet Only November 14 Orlando, Florida   Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC is pleased to announce our Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #20 catalog is now online and open for early bidding. iCollector (Register and enter bids) SixBid (Sixbid auction […]

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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 16, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Deciphering history, one coin at a time Pankaj Tandon, an accidental numismatist, is breathing life into forgotten kingdoms and solving historical puzzles with the help of ancient currency… 2.) Printing money, minting coins, refining gold IF THERE is one single Philippine institution […]

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Sedwick Treasure, World and US Coin Auction #20 Preview

  By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… While all of us at Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC are diligently working on making our November Treasure World & US Coin Auction #20 the BEST ever, I thought I would pause to tell you about some of the cool stuff we will have for […]

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The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are certainly many ways to accumulate, or as some people put it, stack silver, in the physical form. For those looking to acquire physical silver, I think one has to begin with some basic […]

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Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage’s Long Beach World & Ancient coins Signature auction, scheduled for September 8-12, is open for bidding! Although it feels like the final hammer just fell on our August Platinum Night auction, we’ve managed, with the help of more than 270 consignors, to amass over 4,200 lots for your bidding consideration. Like our Long Beach […]

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Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly US$4.9 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA […]

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World Coins – New Record Set for America’s First Milled “Silver Dollar”

1732 Philip V 8 Reales is the most valuable of its type in the world DALLAS – A 1732 Mexican Philip V 8 Reales, considered America’s first milled “silver dollar”, set a $152,750 world record as the most valuable coin of its type Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 during Heritage Auctions’ ANA World Coins & Ancient […]

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World Coins – Tips on Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso

by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek…. Grading the Mexican Caballito Peso requires skilled eyes and a working knowledge of the silver coin’s design and strike nuances. The early 20th-century peso is a beautiful silver coin with a compelling story, yet it had but a short life during troubling times in the Latin American nation. The Caballito […]

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Three Collections Bolster Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auctions

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center; featuring the Cape Coral of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the Isaac Rudman Collection of Mexican Philip V pillar coins Heritage Auctions will be presenting selections from the Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the […]

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NGC Highlights of Stack’s Bowers August Anaheim Auction

NGC-certified world coins highlight Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money The Stack’s Bowers auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money will be held August 9-13, 2016, in Anaheim California. It features a number of exceptional NGC-certified world coins. Below is a list of highlights: U.S. Coins & Medals […]

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Silver Coins of the Central American Republic

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic – GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1826 News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #341 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……. The present topic is the CAR silver coins of the independent societies of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras, those minted under the […]

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World Coins – Fantastic “Imaginary Bust” Mexican 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI

World Coins – 1747 Mexican 8 Escudos Ferdinand VI By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger Stacks Bowers ……. The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money Showcase Auction, held this year in Anaheim, California, promises to be a tremendous event. The World coins auction sessions feature some fantastic rarities and highly collectible types; […]

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Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The beauty of exonumia is that it knows no boundaries.  If it has to do with numismatics in some remote way, that’s generally good enough for an exonumia collector. My personal collection contains paper, wood, metal, plastic, and Bakelite items and more. Among […]

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Latin American Coins – Coinage from the Province of La Rioja, 1824-29

By Mariano Cohen (translated by Fátima Madonna, edited in English by Daniel Sedwick. Original Spanish edition published in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Aportes de Numismática e Historia (Vol. II, 2015) of the Instituto Bonaerense de Numismática y Antigüedades, compiled by Arnaldo J. Cunietti-Ferrando) ……   This article could be entitled “La Rioja coins during […]

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Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ………. Modern myths don’t die easy in Paraguay, particularly when they deal with gold bullion and buried treasure. The legend of the hidden treasure dates to the War of the Triple Alliance–often known simply as the Paraguayan War or the “Great War” to locals–fought from 1864 to 1870 between […]

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Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The appeal […]

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World Coins – Peru 100 Soles Gold Coins Offer Low Mintages, Rich Beauty

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Peru 100 Soles gold coin series is one of the most beautiful yet elusive classic world gold coins. Issued from 1950 through 1970, 100 Soles gold coins were typically minted in very small numbers, with all but three issues seeing fewer than 10,000 pieces minted. During many […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April Hong Kong Sale to Feature Many Rarities

  Bank of China 1 Dollar, 1909 Banknote & Kwangtung. 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens Coin Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held April 5 through April 8 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, […]

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World Coins – Collecting Coins of the Central American Republic

4 Escudos, ND (Decree of December 24, 1841). San Jose Mint By Carlos Jara – as posted on World Numismatics LLC……. The Central American Republic, also referred to as the Central American Federation, formed by the five countries of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, and officially established in July 1, 1823 was […]

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World Coins – Collecting Coins of the Central American Republic

4 Escudos, ND (Decree of December 24, 1841). San Jose Mint By Carlos Jara – as posted on World Numismatics LLC …….   The Central American Republic, also referred to as the Central American Federation, formed by the five countries of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, and officially established in July 1, […]

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Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear customers and coin enthusiasts, Künker’s eLive Auction 38 sessions begin December 2 and 3. Join us for bidding at 6:00 pm sharp at eLive-Auction.de. The auction will offer a variety of coins and medals ranging from ancient world to modern times. On Wednesday, the auction will start off […]

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Mexican Coins – Pattern 8 Reales from Durango Mint in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Sale

MEXICO. Pattern 8 Reales, 1840-DoOMC. NGC AU-53. By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Stack’s Bowers Cataloger ……… Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore is just a few days away, and the excitement is certainly building. For World coins, the November Baltimore sale has historically been a great venue for Latin American coinage, specifically that of Mexico. With nearly […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

 Daniel Frank Sedwick’s third “LIVE FLOOR” world coin and treasure auction in Orlando Florida  on October 29th will go down in history as the “Hearts and Royals” auction. Never before have so many Hearts (14) and Royals (46) been offered at the same time. Hearts and Royals  are very special silver cob coins from Potosí, […]

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Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

Now is not too early to consign to Sedwick’s Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #18, which will be our THIRD LIVE PUBLIC FLOOR sale. Like last time, we have secured the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, FL, and we have locked in the date: October 29 2015 (with lot viewing […]

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Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction 17 Now Online

Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #17 Live on the Internet, Wednesday-Thursday, April 29-30, 2015   Our Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #17 is now available for viewing and bidding online! We are dubbing this auction “The 1715 Fleet Anniversary Auction,” as it was 300 years ago this summer that the treasure-laden Spanish 1715 […]

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Sedwick’s Second Treasure and World Coin Floor Auction: A Growing Success

Daniel Frank Sedwick‘s second floor sale (with simultaneous interactive LIVE Internet bidding), was the 16th live auction, a new milestone for the growing company. Serious bidders and top numismatists from around the world came to the November 6 auction in five consecutive sessions at the DoubleTree Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort. The Floor […]

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NGC-Certified Mexican 1538 8 Reales Silver Coin Sells for Record $587,500

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that an NGC XF 45 Mexico (1538)R 8 Reales of Spanish co-regents Charles and Joanna was recently sold for a record price of $587,500. Struck in Mexico City in 1538, it is one of only three known survivors of the first mintage of the 8 reales denomination in the […]

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Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

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Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Miguel Lehmann & Lluis Lalana i Culla Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. An extremely rare and desirable Spanish Colonial coin with the name of King Charles IV misspelled surfaced at the 2014 Coinex in London. The coin was purchased somewhere in Europe and brought to the convention for verification by one of the prominent Spanish coin […]

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Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty queen

By Peter Symes with permission on CoinWeek.com …….. For many years, two of the lowest denomination notes circulating in Mexico were adorned with portraits of women. The 10-peso note carried a young woman in a peculiar and ornate headdress, while the 5-peso note bore the head of a lady garlanded with jewellery. Both women appear […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC proudly announces their Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15, taking place live on the Internet in four sessions, May 1-2, 2014. The total pre-auction low estimate for 1613 lots exceeds $1.2 million. “This auction is packed with trophies but also features many great wholesale opportunities,” says Daniel Sedwick. “We […]

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