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Gold Rush Excepted for ‘Goldbug’ Collection

Heritage Auctions strikes gold this fall by offering The James Dines “Original Goldbug” Collection, named for the legendary financial prognosticator who is also an esteemed numismatist.
Dines, who rose to forecasting fame in the 1950s and ’60s, has spent more than six decades – “and I don’t know how many thousands of hours,” he said – building a collection that reflects not only his steadfast faith in the enduring strength of gold, but his unceasing curiosity. Dines sought out coins not just for their value, but for their beauty and the stories they told about those who made them and those who protected them

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Park Avenue Numismatics Internet Auctions to Launch July 2020

Park Avenue Numismatics President and CEO Bob Green recently announced that the company will launch its Internet Auction platform on July 31, 2020. “Over the last several months, it’s become apparent that coin shows as we know it may phase out and we want to continue offering customers and colleagues the opportunity to conduct business […]

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Jeff Garrett: Bidding at Auction , in Person and Online

The numismatic auction market is alive and well, with recent auctions proving its strength and resilience Numismatic Auctions By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… As I write this article, most rare coin professionals and collectors around the world are sheltered in trying to weather the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, most […]

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Morgan Dollars Headline Heritage Platinum Night at Central States

A total of 58 lots will be offered in “The Perfection Collection of DMPL/Prooflike Morgan Dollars” during Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night on April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Central States Numismatic Society Show in Schaumburg, Illinois

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Numismatic Auction Site Sixbid.com Alerts Collectors to Fake Invoice Scam

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …. On Monday, April 1, internet auction site Sixbid.com sent out a notice that several auction houses who sell coins and other numismatic items through the site were reporting that bidders were receiving fake invoices and “second chance offers” via email that falsely claim to be from the aforementioned auctioneers and […]

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CoinWeek Podcast Episode 110: The Importance of Auction Representation with Michael Printz

 CoinWeek Podcast #110: The Importance of Auction Representation with Michael Printz Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Even sophisticated collectors stand to benefit by having a second set of trained eyes look over prospective coins before making a purchase. In this episode of the […]

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CoinWeek Podcast Episode 110: The Importance of Auction Representation with Michael Printz

 CoinWeek Podcast #110: The Importance of Auction Representation with Michael Printz Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Even sophisticated collectors stand to benefit by having a second set of trained eyes look over prospective coins before making a purchase. In this episode of the […]

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The Five Aspects That Make Coin Collections Great Or, How to Build the Next Great Collection

Building Great Coin Collections By John Kraljevich – jkamericana.com A CoinWeek Content Partner….. Among the perks of being an auction cataloguer is the ability to see great coin collections in situ, just as the collector formed them: complete, in their envelopes, in their natural state of order or disorder. Seeing three great coin collections side by […]

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The Five Aspects That Make Coin Collections Great, or How to Build the Next Great Collection

Building Great Coin Collections By John Kraljevich – jkamericana.com A CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Among the perks of being an auction cataloguer is the ability to see great coin collections in situ, just as the collector formed them: complete, in their envelopes, in their natural state of order or disorder. Seeing three great coin collections […]

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New Benefit at Heritage Auctions: Make Offer to Owner Archive

HA.com members can now view all pending, rejected and accepted resale offers back to 2009 Heritage Auctions’ Make Offer to Owner (MOtO) program, through which clients can make anonymous offers on lots previously sold at auction, has added an extremely useful new feature showing the amount and status of every resale offer ever made via […]

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World Records – The Most Expensive Roman Gold Coin Ever Sold at Public Auction

As one of the largest surviving Roman gold medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa 308 CE Eight-Aureus Gold Medallion On April 5, 2011, the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica  sold a rare Roman gold aurei medallion, which established what auction officials claimed was a new world record price. The Auction which […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Offer The Konstantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

by Legend Rare Coin Auctions…. Fabulous collection features many Condition Census and Finest Known examples. Legend Rare Coin Auctions today announces with great honor and pride that the Kontantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars will be auctioned in Regency Auction 28, on September 26, 2018, the official auction of the PCGS Members Show. Anchoring […]

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Why Are 1943 Copper and 1944 Steel Lincoln Cent Errors So Valuable?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Lincoln Cent Errors , coin markets #306 For CoinWeek  by Greg Reynolds….. Although 1909-S VDB and 1914-D pennies are often thought of as the most important Lincoln cents, the most valuable Lincoln cent errors;  ‘cents’ are the off-metal errors struck in 1943 and 1944, which relate to U.S. involvement in World […]

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U.S. Gold Coins – Unexpected Die Variety on Early U.S. Half Eagle

By David Stone – This article appeared in the Winter 2017-2018 edition of Heritage Magazine for the Intelligent Collector Die varieties of early U.S. Half Eagle have been studied intently by some of the most respected numismatic researchers of all time. By the early 1880s, John W. Haseltine and John Colvin Randall began systematically classifying early Half […]

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FUN Auction – $41 million Sold at Heritage FUN US Coin Auction

$41 Million in Total US Coin Sales in FUN Auction with $25 MIllion from Platinum Night  Two examples of the fabled four dollar gold piece highlighted the results as just short of $25 million in US coins crossed the block during Heritage’s Platinum Night on January 4. Platinum Night was the feature event in the January 3-8 […]

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David Lawrence Rare Coins Sunday Auction Highlights

David Lawrence Rare Coins Sunday Internet Auction #994 offers a fantastic selection 315 New Items and 65 No Reserve lots. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, January 7th. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale include: 1866 2c PCGS Proof 66 RD CAM 1807 25c PCGS AU53 1821 […]

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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 Columbian 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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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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The 2017 Champion Macau Auction on November 26

The November Champion Macau Auction features rarities graded by PMG and NGC. The auction is held at the Sofitel Macau ponte 16 on November 26th and is jointly sponsored by the Macau Numismatic Society which host its annual show 11/24-26 at the nearby Kam Pak Community center. Auction Online: www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/111183_champion-macau-auction/ Schedule Macau Preview  11/24 11:00-18:00  […]

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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Expo Coin / Currency Auctions Brings Over $15.4 Million

Over $15.4 Million in U.S. Coins / Currency Sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Coin Auction of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo The Official Coin Auctions of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries was an astounding success, realizing over $13.3 million across eight sessions of […]

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Editor’s Choice: eBay US Coin Highlights of the Week

By CoinWeek …..   Each day, CoinWeek’s editors comb eBay’s thousands of numismatic auctions and listings in search of 10 Cool Coins! that you need to know. Today, we focus on US Coins. Today’s highlights include the finest Eisenhower dollar collection ever built; a superb gem 1881 Proof Set; the finest known Templeton Reid $2.50 […]

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Coin Market In-Depth: Remembering the Apostrophe Sales: 1978-1990

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. The Background Numismatic auctions in the U.S. were an integral part of the coin collecting scene since the 1850s. The relationship between collectors, professional numismatists, auction firms and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) has been complicated since the national organization was founded in 1891. ANA’s founder Dr. George […]

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Certified Modern Coin Opportunities: David Lawrence Auction #957 Highlights

By CoinWeek for David Lawrence Rare Coins …… A mix of classic and modern U.S. coins are on offer this week, as David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #957 enters the home stretch. The Virginia Beach-based coin company has long offered collectors an easy and simple auction format, weekly auctions with a interesting variety of […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to showcase important collections in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

 
Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering world-class collections as part of their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectible Expo next week in Baltimore, Maryland. Anchored by the Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the collections of Dr

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to showcase important collections in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

 
Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering world-class collections as part of their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectible Expo next week in Baltimore, Maryland. Anchored by the Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the collections of Dr

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Ups and Downs of Online Auctioneering: An Interview with Sheena Wallace

Online coin auctions are challenging for buyer, seller, and auctioneer, says Sheena Wallace, who helps run Auctions by Wallace, an onsite and online auction that typically showcases coins each week.
On her website, she notes that her company has “a proven track record when it comes to selling coins

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Ups and Downs of Online Auctioneering: An Interview with Sheena Wallace

Online coin auctions are challenging for buyer, seller, and auctioneer, says Sheena Wallace, who helps run Auctions by Wallace, an onsite and online auction that typically showcases coins each week.
On her website, she notes that her company has “a proven track record when it comes to selling coins

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NYINC Stack’s Bowers Auction Preview

 
The new auction year gets in full swing with several auctions scheduled during the first few weeks of 2017. Last week, we previewed Heritage Auctions’ “Platinum Night” offerings at this year’s FUN Convention, held in Fort Lauderdale January 5 through January 8

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NYINC Stack’s Bowers Auction Preview

 
The new auction year gets in full swing with several auctions scheduled during the first few weeks of 2017. Last week, we previewed Heritage Auctions’ “Platinum Night” offerings at this year’s FUN Convention, held in Fort Lauderdale January 5 through January 8

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Online Bidding Basics

There is a marked difference between bidding in a live, onsite auction as opposed to an online one on eBay, Proxibid, or another such portal. The advantage of bidding online is an array of coins that will satisfy any collector, from medals and exonumia to ancient and modern coins

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Coin Auctions – A mint for the Comstock Lode in Carson City / Nevada

Only for a few years the US Mint struck gold and silver coins at its branch in Carson City. Only 57 types of gold coins originated there. Auction house Gadoury is now able to offer an impressive number of these rarities in their forthcoming auction. In 1859, a few gold prospectors found the hitherto richest […]

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Sonny Henry’s Nov. 12 Coin & Currency Auction to feature 1852-0 $20

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbrqcDtcDWY PUBLIC COIN & CURRENCY AUCTION Live, Online, MAIL, & Phone BIDS of  Several Northern Illinois Lifetime Collections and others. November 12, 2016 Conducted at: Midwest Center for Christian Living Intersection of I-80 & Exit 77 599 Canaan Drive “across from Flying “J” Lasalle, IL Inspection: 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Auction 1:00 p.m. Selling over 500 […]

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Heritage to sell Early $5 Half Eagles from Hutchinson Collection at FUN

1828 Capped Head Left Half Eagle, BD-4, MS62 By Heritage Auctions …….. Sometimes it is our pleasure as collectors to view one of our consignments and appreciate it for the numismatic accomplishment that it is. Such it is with The Hutchinson Collection, a collection of early half eagles by variety that will be offered as […]

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Preview: Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2016 Baltimore Auction

The Whitman Expo in Baltimore, held this year from November 3 to November 6, always sees several auctions being held, and this time is no exception. Stack’s Bowers will hold three different auctions offering United States coinage and United States paper money as well as a separate auction held in conjunction with the annual convention of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (also known as C4)

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1870-S Dollar Headlines Heritage New York Coin Auction

An 1870-S silver dollar, one of only nine confirmed examples, takes center stage as Heritage presents an auction of rare US coins at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York October 31 through November 2. The premier session, featuring the finest coins in this auction is scheduled for October 31 at 6PM ET. The 1870-S dollar is […]

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COINEX 2016 London Sees Increased Visitors and Lives Up to Its Reputation as Premier Coin Event

The 38th renewal of the British Numismatic Trade Association’s premier international show, COINEX—a much-anticipated annual numismatic event—took place this last weekend, and it easily lived up to its reputation as one of the more important international numismatic events for both British and foreign dealers. To many, the show was a resounding success, with greater attendance figures and an increased list of dealer-participants as compared to past years

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Northern Lights Collection: Prices Realized

On September 29, Legend Numismatics offered an array of spectacularly toned Morgan dollars in its Regency Auction XVIII in Las Vegas. The 67 coins were divided into three groups: a general selection (lots 43–72), coins from the Flannagan collection (lots 92–109), and the featured Northern Lights collection (lots 73–91, presented in conjunction with Coin Week)

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Numismatic History – 1830s Vintage Coin Screw Press From Frontier, Deviercy & Co.

In the Stacks January 2011 New York  Americana Sale there was an extraordinary offering of a 1830s style German or French vintage coin screw  press [Lot 5231]. The consignor has done considerable research on this press and has discovered that this machine belonged to Eugene Deviercy along with Pierre Frontier, who formed a jewelry partnership […]

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Toned Morgans Light Up the Northern Sky in Vegas

On September 29, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer 19 coins from the Northern Lights Collection at a PCGS-members-only auction in Las Vegas. Described in the catalog as “one of the all-time greatest collections of monster toned Morgan dollars,” the entire collection of nearly 100 coins is being broken up and sold across six auctions

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PCGS Offers Special Labels for American Liberty Silver Medals

Professional Coin Grading Service has shared the following release:
Submission Instructions

All coins must be American Liberty 2016 Silver Medals
All American Liberty Silver Medals must be submitted on their own submission form (cannot mix with other coin submissions)
All standard First Strike rules will apply as described here
Valid for Standard Service only (Secure not available)
Not available in conjunction with any other submission or label (i.e

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World Records – The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

As one of the largest surviving Roman gold medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa A.D. 308 8-Aureus Gold Medallion On April 5, 2011, the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica  sold a rare Roman gold aurei medallion, which established what auction officials claimed was a new world record price . The Auction […]

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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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A World of Gold Coins – The Japanese Gold Oban

The  Japanese Gold Oban is a large oval gold plate coin, minted in Japan as part of the Tokugawa coinage system. The Oban was the largest denomination coin, valued at 10 Ryos or 10 Koban plate coins. The Tensho Oban was the first type of Oban minted, foreshadowing the full implementation of Tokugawa coinage in […]

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A World of Gold Coins – The Japanese Gold Oban

The  Japanese Gold Oban is a large oval gold plate coin, minted in Japan as part of the Tokugawa coinage system. The Oban was the largest denomination coin, valued at 10 Ryos or 10 Koban plate coins. The Tensho Oban was the first type of Oban minted, foreshadowing the full implementation of Tokugawa coinage in […]

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Stacks Bowers Auctions – 1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter with CAC Gold Sticker

1862-S Liberty Seated Quarter. Briggs 1-A. MS-62 (PCGS). CAC–Gold Label. OGH. Offered is an incredible Mint State example of this key date early San Francisco Mint quarter. Essentially Choice, as the coveted gold label CAC designation suggests, both sides are minimally marked with full, billowy satin luster. Pleasingly sharp in strike and untoned apart from […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Preview, Part II: Heritage Auctions World & Ancient Coins Sale

The World’s Fair of Money, organized by the American Numismatic Association, will be held this year in Anaheim, California, from August 9 to August 13. The week-long event-filled convention will be accompanied by various auctions offering thousands of US and world coins and currency

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Preview, Part I: Heritage Auctions U.S. Rarities Sale

The World’s Fair of Money, organized by the American Numismatic Association, will be held in Anaheim, CA, this year from August 9 to August 13. The week-long event-filled convention will be accompanied by various auctions offering thousands of United States and world coins and currency

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NGC Shares Highlights from the Upcoming Stack’s Bowers U.S. Coins & Medals Auction in Anaheim

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has shared the follow press release:

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 U

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Auction Rarities at Upcoming Hong Kong Showcase

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has shared the following press release:
SANTA ANA, CA. — 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 Monday August 15 through Wednesday April 17 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Heritage Auctions To Offer Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar at ANA World’s Fair of Money

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by NGC and will be offered by Heritage Auctions on August 10, 2016.
Heritage Auctions has shared the following press release:
A first-of-its-kind, recently discovered 1795 U

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Here is the Schedule for This Week’s 2016 Whitman Summer Expo in Baltimore

The Whitman Summer Expo began today, July 14, in Baltimore, Maryland, and will feature a variety of events and activities before it draws to a close on Sunday, July 17. The Expo is being held at the Baltimore Convention Center on 1 West Pratt Street; the full schedule is provided below

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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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Online Platforms vs. Buyer’s Fee: Share Your Views!

Occasionally we need our viewers to weigh in on a complex or controversial issue, and this is as controversial as it gets: questions about where you do online coin business and why and what terms you are willing to accept or reject.
We will cover fees (paid by sellers and buyers) in addition to services before sharing some examples from my Proxibid experience–which you can affirm or contest, as always, because your opinions matter at Coin Update

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Gene Gardner Coins Re-Appear in Summer FUN Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #339 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………   As already reported, “Lily Nicole” dimes and multiple Gene Gardner Coins have re-appeared in the auction at the Houston Money Show last December, shortly after the last Gardner sale in October. Additional Gardner coins […]

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Classic US Coins – The Sultan of Muscat-Watters-Brand-Childs-Pogue 1804 Dollar

1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Class I Original. Bowers Borckardt-304. Proof-68 (PCGS) The Finest Known Example of the King of American Coins Stack’s Bowers Pogue IV Auction – Lot 4020 on May 26th in NYC “The President has directed that a complete set of coins of the United States be sent to the King of […]

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Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction Brings in $6.3 Million at Chicago International Coin Fair

Heritage Auctions has shared the following press release regarding its recent World and Ancient Coins sale at the Chicago International Coin Fair in Rosemont, Illinois.
DALLAS — Famous rarities from Australia and Canada led the results in Heritage’s April 14-19, 2016 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in Chicago, hammering prices totaling more than $6

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US Coins – 1792 Disme in Silver Finest of Three Known sells at CSNS for almost $1 Million

1792 P10C Disme, Judd-9, Pollock-10, R.8, AU50 PCGS Secure From the Heritage Catalog Description …….. Heritage’s Platinum Night event took place on April 28 at CSNS in Chicago. This coin, Lot# 4571 realized $998,750. (All prices include Buyer’s Premium) In contrast to the 1792 half disme, there is little in the historical record that directly […]

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Auction Follow-Up: Rarities Night at the 2016 Spring Whitman Expo

Last week, Dennis Hengeveld previewed some of the most interesting coins going up for sale during the Stack’s Bowers “Rarities Night” at this year’s Spring Whitman Expo in Baltimore. The sale took place at 5 pm on March 31 in the Baltimore Convention Center and coaxed high prices for a variety of interesting pieces, though a few fell short of expectations

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US Coins – Pogue Family Coin Collection, part 16 – Capped Bust Dimes

1834 Capped Bust Dime. John Reich-5. Rarity-1. Large 4. Mint State-67+ (PCGS). News and Analysis regarding scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #321 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Stack’s-Bowers, in association with Sotheby’s, conducted the third in a series of auction of the Pogue Family Coin […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, part 14: Successful Third Auction Given Uncertain Market Conditions

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #318 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…….. The third in a series of auctions of the Pogue Family Coin Collection was conducted by Stacks-Bowers on February 9, at Sotheby’s world headquarters in Manhattan. There were 158 coins in this sale. This […]

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The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant –  Stacks Bowers ……… Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanor and good senses of humor are more commonplace than their opposites, from local coin shows to Manhattan auction galleries. The bourse floor is a leveler that puts experts and connoisseurs shoulder to shoulder with hobbyists […]

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The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant –  Stacks Bowers ……… Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanor and good senses of humor are more commonplace than their opposites, from local coin shows to Manhattan auction galleries. The bourse floor is a leveler that puts experts and connoisseurs shoulder to shoulder with hobbyists […]

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US Gold Coin Profile – Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle

1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle.  Proof-64 Cameo (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. This outstanding early Proof gold rarity would serve as a highlight in the finest cabinet. Boldly struck on the obverse, each star is fully brought up and crisp and Liberty’s hair curls are as sharp as ever seen in a quarter eagle of this […]

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US Gold Coin Profile – Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle

1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle.  Proof-64 Cameo (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. This outstanding early Proof gold rarity would serve as a highlight in the finest cabinet. Boldly struck on the obverse, each star is fully brought up and crisp and Liberty’s hair curls are as sharp as ever seen in a quarter eagle of this […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions To Present It’s Largest Regency Auction To Date

Superb MS67 FH 1916 Standing Liberty 25C Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to present its largest auction to date as the official auctioneer for the PCGS Members Only Show at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on the evening of Thursday, February 18, commencing at 4:30 PT / 7:30 ET. The 484 lot […]

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World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

MADAGASCAR. Pattern Kirobo, 1891. Ravalona III (1883-1897). PCGS SP-62 BN. Kingdom of Madagascar Background – Madagascar is a large island off the African east coast, one that has been isolated by the sea for several million years. This has produced a largely unique array of mammals, along with half its birds and most of its […]

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World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings), ND (1619-24). Third Coinage James I (1603-25). NGC MS-64. James I (James VI of Scotland) came to power at the age of 13 months, and went on to become one of the most momentous rulers in all of British history. One could arguably say James I put the “Great” in Great Britain, […]

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Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.…. In Part 1 of this feature we spoke about public auctions. Now let’s turn our attention to mail bid sales and mail auctions. The mail bid dealer does not need to concern himself with the cost and procedure of procuring an auction license. The individual who conducts a public auction must […]

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Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek…. In our previous installments of Collecting 101 we discussed many ways of obtaining those needed coins. Now we come to yet another method, this one being my personal favorite. If you’ve never bid in a public auction or mail bid auction sale, you’re missing a treat. In effect, you […]

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Ancient Coins – Highly Desirable Signed Decadrachm by Kimon

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers …….. The inaugural preview for the upcoming January New York International Numismatic Convention Auction hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries is an exciting coin. The Decadrachms of Syracuse are widely considered to be some of the finest pieces of numismatic art in antiquity if not in the […]

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Stacks Bowers to offer an Important $5 1850 Mormon Gold Rarity in Baltimore

1850 Mormon $5. K-5. Rarity-5+. AU-55 (NGC). Starting in the mid-1840s, many members of the early Mormon Church traveled west from Nauvoo, Illinois in what is sometimes called the Mormon Exodus. Fleeing battles with their neighbors, they settled in the Great Salt Valley in what they called the State of Deseret. Additional migrations used Salt […]

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Preview: November 2015 Baltimore Whitman Expo

With autumn having set in around the country, it’s time again for the fall Baltimore show organized by Whitman, held this year from November 5 to 8. In conjunction with the show, Stack’s Bowers organizes several auctions, offering United States and world coins and currency, as well as several lots of numismatic Americana

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Coin Auctions – Rare Carson City Quarters Highlight Gardner Collection Results

1871-CC 25C AU55 PCGS. CAC Note: The vertical marks in the photo on scratches on the holder and not the coin A group of twenty-five cent pieces took center stage as Heritage presented Part Four of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection in New York, October 28. This final section of the collection, devoted to Gene […]

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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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The 37th COINEX Premier International Show in London

This year’s COINEX, the annual show hosted by the British Numismatic Trade Association, was held on September 25 and 26 in London and hailed a great success by dealers and attendees alike.
Located in the Grand Ballroom at the Millennium Hotel, Grosvenor Square, the two-day show—now in its 37th year—got off to a roaring and enthusiastic start Friday morning

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Coin Auctions – POGUE II Sale Tops $26 Million In NYC

Legendary Lord St. Oswald 1794 Dollar Leads All Lots at $4.993 Million Gem 1795 Eagle passes $2.5 Million, Doubling High Estimate The second installment of the D. Brent Pogue Collection auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s brought $26,120,838 in high bids Thursday night before a full auction gallery at Sotheby’s headquarters in Manhattan, surpassing […]

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Coin Auctions – POGUE II Sale Tops $26 Million In NYC

  Legendary Lord St. Oswald 1794 Dollar Leads All Lots at $4.993 Million Gem 1795 Eagle passes $2.5 Million, Doubling High Estimate The second installment of the D. Brent Pogue Collection auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s brought $26,120,838 in high bids Thursday night before a full auction gallery at Sotheby’s headquarters in Manhattan, […]

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CoinWeek InfoGraphic – The Pogue Sale QDB “Top 100” Scorecard

In Q. David Bowers book ” Treasures from the D Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet” Mr Bowers list the Top 100 coins in the collection. Just yesterday the second sale of the collection was completed in NYC, and already over $51 Million in sales have been tallied. In this infographic, CoinWeek is starting to track […]

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Coin Market Strong – Three Major Sales In September

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. 20th century type targeted by collectors; Indian Cents and Buffalo Nickels on the move; Wholesale trading brisk I really don’t know if some unknown nefarious force is tinkering with Mother Nature’s time machine—I can’t believe that as we go to press, we are ready to enjoy Labor Day […]

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Künker Fall Auction Sale Week: Six Auctions, About 7,600 Lots, Many Special Collections

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann for Künker….   Over the course of six days, the city of Osnabrück will witness a spectacular event when nearly 7,600 lots of superb numismatic items with a total estimate of more than 10 million euros will cross the auction block. The sessions will be composed of a wide range of […]

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Coin Market Report – ANA World’s Fair of Money 2015 is Here!

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Stacks Bowers & Heritage Provide Auction Muscle In Midwest; Be Sure To Take Notes — I Used To Have A Photographic Memory But Even That Is Prone To Malfunction Well my fine collector and dealer friends, as this report goes to press it is one week before the […]

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1828 Proof Capped Bust Quarter Offered by Stacks Bowers at Rarities Night Coin Auction

Fantastic Gem Proof 1828 Capped Bust Quarter The Parmelee Collection Example The following coin is being offered at The Rarities Night Session of the Stacks Bowers ANA US Coin Auction as LOT # 10075. The lot description below describes the coin in glowing terms as it is one of the more beautiful bust quarters one […]

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Proof Gold Coins – 1858 Proof Liberty Half Eagle – Finest of 5 known

PR67 Ultra Cameo – Finest-Known – Only Five Examples Traced Heritage Auctions is offering an interesting collection of 30 Proof $5 Half Eagles from the Trompeter Collection. This Coin – Lot 4348  in Heritages 2015 ANA Signature Sale # 1223 should be the highlight of this selection of coins as evidenced by the catalog description […]

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US Coin Profiles – 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent

Monumental Gem Red 1807/6 Large Cent -Far and Away the Finest Known 1807/6 Draped Bust Cent. S-273. Rarity-1. Large 7, Pointed 1. MS-66 RD (PCGS). OGH. CAC. This incredible red Gem delivers an unrivaled and captivating aesthetic, matched by an equally impressive provenance that traces it through some of the most significant hands in U.S. […]

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World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

The following coins are just a few of the highlights in the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 World Coins ANA Auction. CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Dukatu, 1936. NGC MS-63. Lot: 30224 – Fr-4; KM-14. Mintage of only 633. Individual pieces typically remain in the same collection for many years, hence quite infrequently offered. PCGS has never seen one, […]

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Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   A Pogue In The Hand Is Worth?; Difficulty Accurately Pricing Rarities; Hop To It; Try Chasing A Kangaroo It seems like in a wink of an eye winter in New England turned to spring and before I knew it summer is upon us. Memorial Day signals the […]

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The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, part 3: Finest Known 1794 Half Dollar

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #276 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds The focus here is on the 1794 Flowing Hair half dollar in the Pogue Collection, which is definitely the finest known. Indeed, there does not seem to be another […]

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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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Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

By Greg Cohen – Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins at Stack’s Bowers……. Every once in a while, a previously unknown cache of coins that yields a new discovery surprises the numismatic market. Sometimes a new variety or date in a series is uncovered or the census of known examples and their grades is revised. […]

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Preview of Heritage CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction

The second week of April will see the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) organized in Rosemont, IL, a suburb of Chicago close to O’Hare International Airport. Known for its active bourse floor focusing on ancient and world coinage, Heritage Auctions will be organizing both floor and online coin & currency auctions

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Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA Auction Recap

The spring convention of the American Numismatic Association was held in Portland, Oregon this year, from March 5 through March 7. As part of the show Stack’s-Bowers held a relatively small auction of United States coins, many of which had been off the market for quite some time, and were certified by PCGS or NGC (in many cases) several decades ago

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German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

Schleswig and Holstein make the history of the most northern part of Germany a pretty complex subject. The background story is much easier to grasp when told by means of coins. In the context of Künker´s upcoming Spring Auction 259-262 from March, 9th to March 13th 2015, we have prepared this movie for you. “Only […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Invitational Coin Auction by Heritage Claims $6.5 Million

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation… Heritage’s PNG Invitational Signature Auction ran February 26th through March 1st where nearly 2,800 lots captured slightly over $6.5 million. Well March is finally upon us and the promise of spring is so near I can taste it. Having more than a touch of cabin fever, it cannot […]

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Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5. K-1. Rarity-5. VF-35 (PCGS). This intriguing piece is one of the highlights of the upcoming Stack Bowers ANA Money Show Auction to take place this week. As Lot #539 this is one of several very attractive terriorials amoung a large selection of beautiful US coins to be offerd oin Portland. […]

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Heritage Long Beach Expo US Signature Auction Recap

As part of the Long Beach Coin Expo held in Long Beach, CA during the last week of January, Heritage Auctions held a signature auction of United States coins. More than two thousand widely varying lots were offered, ranging from 20th century grade rarities to coins that were struck at the very first United States Mint in Philadelphia in the last decade of the 18th century

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Coin Profile – 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle, only five known

The 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle Before the Mint began its program of commercial proof set offerings in 1858, only a handful of proofs were struck each year to satisfy the needs of influential Treasury officials or well-connected collectors. Proof gold coins of the pre-1858 era are especially elusive, as few numismatists could afford to collect […]

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Legend Numismatics Rare Coin Market Report – BACK FROM THE DEAD

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. This past week was like we took our first big breath of fresh air for 2015. After suffering through a miserable FUN Show (oh did we choke through it), we are relieved things turned around so quickly. We’re also are just now realizing that while wholesale was minimal, […]

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Coin Profile – Historic 1864 Boston Masonic Temple Half Dollar

  By Greg Cohen and John Pack – Stacks Bowers Auctions ………. Traditionally, the New York Americana Sale features important collections of American federally issued and colonial era coins, alongside a very strong selection of Numismatic Americana (what used to be called “Exonumia”) — a catch all for medals, tokens, and similar numismatic items that […]

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MintProducts.com Announces New Coin Auction Division

MintProducts.com, an Online Retail Coin Store specializing in U.S. and World Coins, is happy to announce the formation of their new coin auction company – MintProducts Auctions (MPA).  MintProducts Auctions will hold live auctions in Nashua, NH and include online bidding through the MintProducts Auctions website as well as absentee bidding. The inaugural auction will […]

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2015 FUN Coin Show – A Complicated Success

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Jeff Garrett has often stated that anyone concerned about the coin market should attend a large coin show and they will probably leave feeling much better. The 2015 FUN show was a classic example. Going into the show, most coin dealers and quite a few […]

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English Coins – 1910 George V Pattern Crown At Dix Noonan Webb

The 1910 George V Pattern Crown in gold is one of only two known specimens and is expected to sell for £80,000 to £100,000 at Dix Noonan Webb. A major numismatic rarity will be among the highlights of the auction of Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens and Commemorative Medals to be held by Dix […]

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Rare U.S. Coins Fare Well in FUN Auction: Coin Market Levels Remain Stable

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #260 by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek …….. There are widely circulating rumors, some voiced by insiders who I know, that prices for rare U.S. coins and patterns markedly fell during the second half of 2014 and are further falling. The ‘good news’ […]

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The Rockaway Collection of Silver German Coins, mostly Talers

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #259 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. Stack’s-Bowers conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Convention at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan. The proceedings of this convention were held over the […]

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Gold and silver coins, ingots, proof sets and special issues ready to ring the register at Stephenson’s Jan. 23 Coin Auction

Sealed US Mint bags of Jefferson nickels and Lincoln pennies a special attraction Precious metals have long been viewed as a safe harbor for investors who are riding out stock-market dips. For many, the preferred way to establish a private metals-based hedge fund has been to purchase gold, silver and other rare coins from a […]

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Why eBay Discontinued Coin Authentication. VIDEO: 3:40

Robert Gurney, Swamperbob Associates Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. In March of 2014, eBay discontinued its coin authentication program. Robert Gurney was one of seven eBay authenticators. He shares with CoinWeek ways coin collectors can protect themselves when buying coins on the auction site. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, 2014 US Mexican Numismatic Association  Second Annual […]

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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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Legend Rare Coin Auctions to offer The Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is honored to have been selected to auction The Coronet Collection of Morgan Dollars, the all time finest Morgan Dollar Set in the PCGS Registry. This prestigious collection includes the $1 1893-S PCGS MS67 CAC Ex Vermeule / Jack Lee, estimated at $2 million, and will be split between two sales […]

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WHAT GOES AROUND…The 1986 Florida United Numismatists Convention Sale

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek ……. The numismatic auction field may seem large to those looking in from the outside and indeed for many working within it, but the pond in which all participants swim is really quite small. This is especially true as 2015 dawns, thanks to an unhealthy drift toward monopoly by […]

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Preview of Heritage FUN US Coin Platinum Night & Patrick Collection Auctions

Traditionally the first major coin show of the year is Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention held in Florida during the first weeks of the year. This year Heritage Auctions is holding a number of different auctions in conjunction with the FUN show, as the collecting public commonly refers to it

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Heritage Auctions posts ‘best ever’ year in 2014 with almost $1 Billion in sales.

Heritage Auctions posts ‘best ever’ $969+ million year in 2014 Tremendous growth in Rare Coins; steady expansion seen in Wine, Fine Art, Luxury Accessories, Comics and Sports Heritage Auctions posted its “best ever” year in 2014 – and its fifth straight year of growth – with a total of more than $969 million in total […]

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Preview of Heritage NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction

In conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention that is held during the first week of 2015, Heritage Auctions is holding several auctions of ancient and world coins. The top material will be sold during Platinum Night, held on Monday January 5, 2015 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City

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Overview of the Stack’s Bowers NYINC Ancient and World Coin Auction

By Greg Cohen  –  Stack’s Bowers …….. Over the past few weeks, Chris Chatigny, Kyle Ponterio, Kent Ponterio, and I have been giving in-depth looks at highlights from our January NYINC Ancient and World Coin Auction  in our blog page and in our weekly newsletter. With the sale just a week or so away, we […]

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New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

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

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Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers As the year comes to a close the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction is right around the corner. From among the many foreign and ancient coins and banknotes, we take a moment here to spotlight the Philippines section and in particular […]

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Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – How To Handle A Soft Coin Market

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Markets seldom go straight up, and fluctuations are to be expected. An understanding of the current market and the opportunities it may afford will help collectors navigate a down market. This year’s ANA convention in Chicago was vibrant and active. Tens of […]

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Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

For absolute rarity, historic significance, and shear romantic appeal, the 1861 Confederate half dollar is unsurpassed in the annals of American coinage. It is the only coin officially authorized and struck for the Confederate States of America. Thomas Elder was correct when he wrote in 1910 that this coin has profound historical significance that extends […]

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58th Annual Houston Money Show Upbeat; Heritage Lone Star State Auction Corrals $9.3 Million

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… DPL Morgans Hot On Bourse – Santa Fe Twins on Buffalo Hunt The first week of December certainly brought a bone chilling reminder of the season at hand. Conversely, those numismatic patrons in attendance at the 58th Annual Houston Money Show, December 5-7, were treated to wonderful spring-like weather […]

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Coin Profiles: The finest known Lord Baltimore Pattern Denarium

Heritage will offer by far the finest known example of the extremely rare Lord Baltimore copper pattern denarium/denarius or penny coinage in the upcoming January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando. The Lord Baltimore coinage of Maryland occupies an important position in the very early coinage of America’s Colonial era. They […]

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Ultra High Relief $20 Saint to be Sold in Bonhams Coins and Medals Auction.

An extremely rare 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief $20 coin, featuring an early-production Sans Serif lettered edge, will go under the hammer on 16 December 2014 at the Coins and Medals auction. The extraordinary coin carries a pre-sale estiamte of $1,250,000-$1,500,000. The collar’s Sans Serif font, which was used on the edge of the earliest […]

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Highlights from the Monaco 6th December 2014 Gadoury Auction

This year’s much anticipated Gadoury Auction, held in conjunction with the increasingly popular “Numismatique” Bourse got off to a promising start. Hosted this year at Monte Carlo’s Meridien Hotel perched on the eastern-most coastline of the principality, the auction began with a tantalizing selection of Roman and Byzantine pieces

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World Coin Profile – Philippines Manila Overstrike 8 Reales of 1830

By Greg Cohen,  Based on lot description by Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist World Coins Stack’s Bowers ……. All collectors of Philippines coins will be watching during the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention Sale as we present the Ray Czahor Collection of items related to this historic and sometimes overlooked area. The Philippines have […]

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GreatCollections to Auction Capuano Registry Set of Morgan Dollars

“Everyman” set contains many desirable AU-58 and AU-58+ coins with CAC approval. GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Capuano Everyman PCGS Registry Set, which will be sold on December 21, 2014. The PCGS Registry Set is currently ranked #4 and contains 72 coins graded PCGS AU-58 or PCGS AU-58+ with CAC […]

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Ancient Coins in Signature and Platinum Night Auction at NYINC

By Heritage Galleries The marquee auction at the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, features one of Heritage’s strongest-ever offerings of Ancient and World coins, with more than 2,300 lots total. For the first time in New York, Heritage will be holding Platinum Night the evening of Monday, January 5, an ultra-select offering […]

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Famous Doubled Die Penny Sells for $19,800 at GreatCollections

A collector in Kentucky recently discovered the rarity. GreatCollections auctioned a rare circulated 1969-S Lincoln Cent, with the Doubled Die Obverse variety on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The coin had been graded AU-55 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Several serious bids were received for the coin, before it was sold for $19,800; over 700 […]

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Famous Doubled Die Penny Sells for $19,800 at GreatCollections

A collector in Kentucky recently discovered the rarity. GreatCollections auctioned a rare circulated 1969-S Lincoln Cent, with the Doubled Die Obverse variety on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The coin had been graded AU-55 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Several serious bids were received for the coin, before it was sold for $19,800; over 700 […]

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Great Numismatic Sales of the Past : The Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Coin Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. A Great Time to Buy Rare Coins The last series of articles detailed the auctions conducted by Bowers and Ruddy of the Garrett Collection.[ Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 ] The sales contained an incredible array of numismatic material covering Colonials to Territorial […]

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World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered in NY by Heritage

The upcoming January 4 – 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in New York City features a monumental offering from South Africa. The legendary 1897 gold sixpence is entirely unique, and it has remained off the market for many decades. Tracing its provenance back to the 1930s, this piece once existed in […]

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Harlan J. Berk Ltd to Present Gemini XII Ancient and World Coin Auction January 11th

Harlan J. Berk Ltd. is proud to present Gemini XII which will take place on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:20 p.m. in the Norse Suite at the Waldorf Astoria in association with the 43rd annual New York International Coin Fair. The auction has a total of 537 lots and is comprised of extraordinary ancient […]

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1794 Silver Dollar Tops Fifth Newman Coin Collection Sale

Eric P. Newman’s outstanding 1794 silver dollar AU50 NGC. Ex: “Col” E.H.R. Green was the undisputed star of the outstanding offerings in the $10.4+ million fifth installment of the Newman Collection, bringing $470,000 in spirited bidding to lead the 100% sold out offerings, Nov. 14-15, 2014, in New York. “This latest installment of the epic […]

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Rosenblum Auctions Presents the Philadelphia Collection of Israeli & Palestine Coins & Currency

William M. Rosenblum LLC of Littleton, Colorado will be offering “The Philadelphia Collection” in two or three different auctions with the first auction scheduled for December 4, 2014. The collection consists of major rarities of Israeli, Palestine, Egyptian, WWII material and other documents collected by a Philadelphia businessman and collector for more than 40 years. […]

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Legend Mid Novermber Rare Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics……… WE SEE IMPROVEMENT!  Seems like people have settled down and are back in “coin mode” again. In October what hit the market was shock of the stock market dropping, we were right in the middle of having multiple auctions thrown at us, gold was spinning its way down, and […]

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Five of the Top 10 Prices Realized in Newman Coin Auction are Continental Dollars

The Continental Dollars selections in Newman Part V auction just concluded by Heritage in NYC build upon those previously offered in Part IV of the collection.  In Newman IV  the 1776 Silver “EG FECIT” Continental dollar graded NGC MS 63  realized just over $1.4 million. Amazingly, Newman Part V includes six more outstanding 1776 Continental Dollars from […]

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Popular Collector Coins Lead Results In $10+ Million Beverly Hills Auction

High end collector coins highlighted the results of Heritage’s November 6-10 US coin auction in Beverly Hills, CA, as overall results exceeded $10.2 million. All prices realized include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. A coin that is on the wantlists of many collectors is the 1907 High Relief double eagle, simply because it is often considered […]

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Coin Auctions: All Eyes On Newman Five In The Big Apple

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Stack’s Bowers And Heritage Auctions Each Claim Over $10 Million; Silver Demand On The Rise; Quality Courts Strong Demand–Average Type Drifts Lower. Early fall has been the scene of much activity in numismatic circles. October ended on a positive note, as the last installment for 2014 of the Whitman […]

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Silver Dollars : Historically Important & Likely Finest Unc. 1853 Silver Dollar

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #249 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……… On Oct. 30, at the “Winter” (!) Baltimore Coin & Currency Expo, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned an astonishing collection of coins, patterns, tokens and medals from 1853. The focus here is on the PCGS graded and […]

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Part 5 of the Gene Gardner Collection: Finest Known No Motto Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics #248: Special Friday Edition relating to the all-time best collection of 19th century U.S. silver coins to ever be publicly auctioned A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds………. As was reported on Wednesday in part 4 of this series of discussions, the second of four planned auctions of the Gene […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New Date for New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that it is changing the date for its New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction to February 5-6, 2015. Held at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York gallery at 110 West 57th Street in New York City, the Americana Sale features coins, tokens and medals from all eras of […]

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The Incredible Gene Gardner Collection, part 4: Second Coin Auction on Monday, Oct. 27

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …………. Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #247……. In addition to a very impressive collection of Capped Bust silver coins, some important Draped Bust silver coins, the all-time greatest collection of Barber Quarters, and highly ranked […]

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Legend Numismatics Market Report

Legend Numismatics Market Report… Think about this, there will be FIVE major auctions in October. Our Simspon/Sunnywood sale started the action. Then the majors each have 2 sales. Never before do we recall that many major sales in a month. It is a mixed blessing. Watch, all the really great, rare, and eye appealing coins […]

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Coin Profile: 1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio Mule Colonial Coin

1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio, Large Stars, Crosby VII, 16, Breen-1128, Whitman-5665, MS64 Brown NGC. 159.8 grains. This extremely rare Confederatio piece combines the 1786 Immunis Columbia obverse with the 1785 Large Stars Confederatio reverse. Walter Breen believed this mule was unique, and used this piece as the plate coin in his Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. […]

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Autumn Features a Harvest of Numismatic Activity – Are Walkers Poised for a Run?

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Heritage PNG Invitational Rakes In $11.2 Million – Buyer’s Market for Generic Type Coins October is turning out to be a very busy month in the numismatic world. First up was the PNG New York Invitational show, running October 9-11 in the heart of the Big Apple. […]

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Coin Profile – Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

The Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter in Heritage’s October 27 Signature Auction of The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II boasts a thick overlay of mint frost complementing a light golden tinge, which is somewhat deeper on the obverse. Design definition is excellent for the issue; Liberty’s toes are separated, the stars are well-defined, and the […]

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Baldwins Holds Coin Auctions During Coinex September 2014. VIDEO; 3:17

Stephen Hill, Director, Baldwins & Son, Ltd. Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………… One of England’s auction houses offers coins of interest to the whole world. Stephen Hill describes the latest offerings and some of the highlights of current auction sales. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm0QkS31pm8 Copyright © CoinWeek – September 2014 The UK’s Premier 36th International Numismatic Show The 2014 […]

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What To Do If You Buy a Fake Coin Online

What should you do if you purchase a fake coin on Proxibid or eBay and discover it when your options have run out–a few months, or even years, after the sale? What if you buy a counterfeit in a private coin dealer auction online? Or an Internet estate auction? Portals like Proxibid and eBay have service terms that prevent the selling of fakes. Yet, you can spot dozens on eBay, especially California Gold

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Baldwin’s Coinex Auctions 90 & 91

The David Sellwood Collection of Parthian Coins at Coinex 2014 View the Official Coinex Auction 90 Catalogue London – A.H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd, the only official Coinex sponsors, 2014, present Auction 90; Ancient Coins, British Coins and Commemorative Medals. The sale boasts Part One of The David Sellwood Collection of Parthian Coins, the most […]

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Byzantine Gold Coin Collection Sells for Record Prices at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 4:10

Sam Spiegel, Senior Numismatist, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….. An important ancient coin collection was sold by Heritage Auctions at the Long Beach Expo that is considered a benchmark for Byzantine collectors. Sam Spiegel of Heritage talks about highlights of the sale and why record prices were set for so many items. Copyright © […]

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Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers named Official Auctioneer for the ANA Money Show in Portland

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will serve as the Official Auctioneer for the American Numismatic Association’s 2015 National Money Show, to be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, March 5-7, 2015. “We are happy to once again be working with Stack’s Bowers Galleries as the Official Auctioneer for the National Money Show in Portland,” […]

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1861 Paquet $20 brings $1,645,000 in $49.3+ million ANA Heritage Coin Auctions

Week of Heritage numismatic auctions includes three separate U.S. Coins, Currency and World Coin Platinum Nights, Aug. 5-9, 2014, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, in Chicago  An 1861 Paquet Reverse Double Eagle, depicting a rare one-year type by Anthony C. Paquet, who redesigned the reverse of the Liberty double eagle for use on […]

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Rare World Coins Excite Bidders in the Stack’s Bowers ANA Money Auction

The first group of remarkable numismatic items sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money included world paper money, ancient coins, and world coins featured in Sessions A and B of the sale. The world paper money highlights from live Session A included five incredible items, beginning with lot 41, a rare […]

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1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

The 1877 fifty dollar patterns, named half unions, were struck in both Large and Small Head varieties, both types using a common reverse. One specimen of each design was struck in gold (Judd-1546 and Judd-1548) and a small number of copper examples of each design were also produced (Judd-1547 and Judd-1549). Some of the copper […]

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NGC-certified Lissner World Coin Collection to Be Sold at ANA

Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England, and St. James’s Auctions Ltd. (Knightsbridge Coins), of London, England, in association with M. Louis Teller of Encino, California, are pleased to announce the sale of The Collection of an American Connoisseur, Richard L. Lissner. The Lissner Collection features coins of the world, primarily type […]

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250th Auction Sale of Fritz Rudolf Künker Features The Masuren Collection

30 June – 4 July 2014

Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück

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On 2 July 2014, the Osnabrück auction house will conduct its 250th auction sale. Since 1985 the company, which was founded in 1971, has regularly held several important auctions every year, which attract coin collectors and dealers from all around the world to the North of Germany

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Daniel Sedwick Announces Upcoming Treasure Auction. VIDEO

Daniel Sedwick Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. More treasure items plucked from the bones of a once proud Spanish galleon are coming on the auction block courtesy of Daniel Sedwick. 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. […]

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