Category Archives: World Coin Auctions

Künker eLive Auction 62 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Today

Künker Internet Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Start at 6 pm (CET) on October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern times. To kick off our eLive Auction 62, we present rarities from the world of ancient […]

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Stunning British Coins Highlight Nov. Heritage World Coin Auction

We are all in a period of tremendous change in the world. Only months ago many people wondered not only how global events surrounding the pandemic would unfold, but also about the impending impact on the market for rare coins. When we interact with our clients, collectors, and consignors alike, a consistent theme emerges: the […]

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NGC-Certified Ancient and World Coins Featured in Monaco Sale

The October sale is offering over 300 NGC-certified world and ancient coins   Ancient and World Coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are being featured in an Editions V. Gadoury sale, taking place in Monaco from October 30-31, 2020. Online bidding is now open. Among the most anticipated coins is a superb NGC-certified Italy […]

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Countermarked Holed Coins of the Philippines in Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The countermark series of the Philippines is quite vast with a whole array of coins serving as hosts. Utilizing coins ranging from the Spanish colonial period to the early republics of the Americas, and even some from Europe, these countermarks are usually applied […]

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

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

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A Time of Transition: Spanish Coin Auction by Tauler and Fau

By Jesús Orejas Valdés – Tauler and Fau …… The following highlights some of the coins from Tauler and Fau’s upcoming E-Auction 67 of Spanish coins. * * * The term “Catholic Kings” refers to Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, who were the king and queen of the Crown of Castile […]

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Künker Auction Sales 342-344 and eLive Auction 62 Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Künker is pleased to present to you four different auction sales today. Let us start with the chronological order of the auctions: On October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Realize Over $11.5 Million in October Hong Kong Auction

Auction firm Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio continues to deliver world-class sales of quality numismatic material and realize impressive prices, regardless of the challenging and unprecedented circumstances of the year 2020. The firm’s incredible Hong Kong series of auctions clearly demonstrates the firm’s success, as their colossal 10th-anniversary auction in May 2020 shot past expectations and […]

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Finest-Graded Una and the Lion, Certified by NGC, Offered in MDC Monaco Sale

The finest graded example of the “Una and the Lion“, a coin that is at the zenith of British numismatics, is being offered in a European auction this month. Certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the Great Britain 1839 Five Pounds shares the spotlight with several other NGC-graded British gold ultra-rarities in an MDC Monaco auction on […]

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“100 Greatest” 1931 Palestine 100 Mils Soars at Auction

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. Even after the publication of Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (Whitman), the market landscape for 20th-century world coins is still uncharted territory. At Goldberg’s September 15-16 auction, this fact was made abundantly clear after the finest-known Palestine 1931 100 Mils silver coin sold at auction […]

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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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Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Auction Showcases Ancient, World Coins

More than 2,500 Lots of World and Ancient Coins, Medals, and Paper Money Set to Cross the Auction Block this October   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their upcoming Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction of World and Ancient Coins, along with a great offering of World Paper Money. Building on their record-setting CCO […]

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Künker 2020 Fall Auction Sale Results

Künker Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, five exciting, intense and successful auction days came to an end today at 6:30 pm when the last piece was sold here in Osnabrück. Before we present you some extraordinary hammer prices in detail, we would like to thank you all for the […]

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Künker 2020 Fall Auction Sale Results

Künker Auction Results by Künker GmbH ……   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, five exciting, intense and successful auction days came to an end today at 6:30 pm when the last piece was sold here in Osnabrück. Before we present you some extraordinary hammer prices in detail, we would like to thank you all for […]

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The “Horse Gaming Tokens” of Szechuan

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Much like the American pastime poker often involving some friendly monetary wagering, so too it is for Mahjong in a large portion of the Far East. Though playing cards have been around for over a millennium, likely being introduced in the 9th century CE […]

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The Caranett Collection Part III – Gold Coins of Western Europe & Britain

The latest Heritage month-long auction of world coins features Part III of the Caranett Collection, with an offering of gold coins from Western Europe along with sovereign issues from the British Empire and Commonwealth. Bidding in this auction is open now at Coins.HA.com, concluding with a live session beginning at 8 PM CT on October […]

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Hong Kong Auction to Feature Pavilion Dollars, Rare Ta-Ching Banknote

The Mysterious ‘Pavilion Dollars’ of 1921 By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… As interaction increased between the western world and the late Imperial/early Republican China, a yearning to modernize Chinese medicine and healthcare caused an influx of both scholarship and funding by the Rockefeller Foundation. Roger Sherman Greene II served […]

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NGC-Certified English Gold Coin Realizes Over $300,000 in Spink Sale

A rare English gold coin struck during the reign of Queen Anne and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized over $300,000 – more than double its pre-auction estimate – in a Spink sale on September 15, 2020. A host of other NGC-graded coins also raced past their pre-auction estimates in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold […]

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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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Gold Coins From Around the World Star in Künker Auction 340

Künker Gold Auction 340 by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Yes, gold is a very special material. It is the most ductile metal we know of. From a single gram of gold, a wire of two kilometers can be drawn. Humankind made use of this to gild all sorts of items with […]

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Legendary Chinese “Long-Whisker” Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

  By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… There are many highlights and exceptional rarities in the Stack’s Bowers upcoming October Hong Kong auction. But principal among them is a fabled “long-whisker” pattern dollar designed by Luigi Giorgi, the accomplished head of the central mint at Tientsin during the closing years […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Present Record-Setting Hong Kong Sale in October

Venerable coin firm Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio is pleased to announce their fall Hong Kong auction comprising seven sessions over five days, split between live and online portions. This sale stands as the firm’s largest Hong Kong offering to date with respect to total lots, with over 4,600 lots of coins, medals, and currency, mostly […]

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The Provincial Coinage of Spain: Tauler and Fau Auction Sept. 22

By Jesús Orejas Valdés – Tauler and Fau …… The following highlights some of the coins from Tauler and Fau’s upcoming E-Auction 64 of Spanish coins (Vol. VII). * * * Following the end of the War of Spanish Succession in 1713, the new king Philip V had to face the problem that Spanish silver […]

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NGC-Certified English Gold Coins Showcased in Spink Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified over 200 outstanding English gold coins that are now being offered in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold Coins by Spink on September 15, 2020. The sale includes phenomenal selections from several superb collections and represents one of the most prestigious offerings of English gold coins in years. The auction […]

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How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

By Ursula Kampmann for Künker GmbH …… For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on September 30 and […]

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The 1898 Chihli Dollar — A Monumental Gem With a Monumental Pedigree

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… While the massive collection formed by the legendary Eduard Kann stands as a pinnacle of Chinese numismatics, other impressive collections were also formed by numismatists intrigued by their stays in China. One such collection was that of General Miles Stanley Newton of the United […]

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Heaton Mint Coin From Kiangnan Highlighting Stack’s Bowers’ Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Late in the 19th century, China began to modernize its coining system, moving away from the cast “cash” coinage that had been standard for over two millennia and toward a denominated rubric more in line with the western world. Various provincial mints began striking […]

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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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Special Ancient, World Coin Collections and Gold Treasure at Künker Fall Auctions

Künker Ancient and World Coin Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Three auctions will be held during the Fall Auction Sale Week from 28 September to 2 October 2020. The auction will kick off with the Günther Jansen Collection of Carolingian coins as well as world coins and medals from Münster, Rietberg and Paderborn. This will […]

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Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Ancient and World Coins and World Paper Auction Demonstrates Exceptional Strength

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sales Bring Over 5.3 Million   Following a dozen auction sessions spanning nearly two weeks, the results for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 auction illustrate the robust nature of the coin market and affirm that numismatics stands firm even during times of uncertainty. Over 92% of the ancient coin and world […]

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Künker Fall Auction Sales of World and Ancient Coins Now Online

Künker Fall Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, It’s time. The catalogs of our upcoming Fall Auction Sales 339-341 are online. From September 28 to October 2, 2020, we will auction off more than 4,400 lots with a total estimate of 7.4 million euros at Vienna House Remarque Hotel in Osnabrück, […]

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An Introduction to Coins and Precious Metal Bullion Available on Catawiki

By CoinWeek ….   Catawiki is a large internet auction site that offers fine art, antiques, and other collectibles including bullion, coins, currency, and stamps. To highlight some of what they have to offer numismatists and coin collectors, here are a couple of auctions that have transpired recently and a few that are still ongoing. […]

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$33 Million Sells in Early August Heritage Signature Auctions

Gold rarities provided the vast majority of the highlights as Heritage’s August 3-9 Dallas Signature Auctions saw more than $33 million USD in rare coins and currency change hands. The bulk of the action took place in the August 3-9 US Coins Auction, which raised over $18.7 million, with the August 5-7 World and Ancient […]

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Künker eLive Auction 61 of Ancient and World Coins and Medals Starts Tuesday

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Next Tuesday starts our three-day eLive Auction 61 featuring numismatic and phaleristic rarities. In the meantime, you may take a look at our wide range on offer. We would like to present to you some of the attractive numismatic pieces we will auction off […]

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World Coin Auction: A Spanish Gold Double Principats of Charles and Joanna

World Coin Auction Highlights by Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The rise in power and prestige of the Habsburg dynasty in Austria during the 14th and 15th centuries created the possibility for more advantageous marriages and, as a result, political alliances. The first from the family to become Holy Roman […]

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Künker eLive Auction 61 of Ancient and World Coins and Medals Now Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collector friends, Please find our next eLive Auction 61 ready to be viewed online. This time you will find a wide-ranging offer from ancient coins to modern times – as well as medals and military orders and decorations. The online auction takes place from August 11-13, […]

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Künker Summer World Coin Auction Yields Record Prices for Talers

Künker’s Summer Auction Sales started with a record! On 22 June 2020, the most expensive taler ever auctioned off was sold for 180,000 euros. And this incredible result “only” made the taler the third-most-expensive coin of the auction. One thing’s for sure: even though COVID-19 has been keeping the world in suspense for several months, […]

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Talers of the Habsburg Dynasty in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The Habsburgs came to dominate European affairs for nearly four centuries, with the family name eventually becoming synonymous with that of the Holy Roman Empire. This exalted status wasn’t always the case, however, as the family started with a small holding along the Rhine. […]

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Special Selection of Brazilian Coins in Heritage Monthly Auction

Besides Brazilian Coins, Extreme Rarity of Indian Numismatics Also Available in August Auction   The latest month-long auction from Heritage features a Special Selection of Brazilian coins, offered entirely without reserve. This auction, containing Brazilian selections for all numismatic budgets, is open for bidding now, with the live session scheduled for Sunday, July 26 at […]

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Spring Dollar Rare Chinese Coin Realizes $660,000 at Heritage Sale

A China 1910 Yunnan Silver Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized an outstanding $660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June 12, 2020. This is one of the highest prices ever paid for any Chinese coin. Commonly referred to as a “Spring Dollar”, this is one of the greatest rarities in Chinese […]

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Ancient Type Coins, Crown and Medallic Collections Highlight Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their annual August Ancient and World auction, featuring over 3,000 lots of coins, medals, and paper money. Scheduled to take place at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, this rich offering of material will comprise three live sessions August 5 and 6, with three additional online sessions […]

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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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Stack’s Bowers Announces Schedule for August Auction in Las Vegas

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming August 2020 showcase auction of United States coins and paper money and World coins and currency. The live auction will be held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, in coordination with the recently announced PCGS Members Only Show. The […]

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More Sovereigns From the Caranett Collection Available From Heritage

The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns is well-represented in the PCGS Set Registry, with a current #1 rank in at least five different sets. We offered Part One of this collection in May, and we are now privileged to be able to offer a second selection from these sets to our member-bidders, with coins available to […]

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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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Missing Blank Space Makes Chinese Peacock Coin Worth Over $100,000

The modern Chinese Peacock series of coins is always popular with collectors. But despite these coins’ popularity and beauty, you can usually purchase a high-grade 1993 Peacock 150 Yuan for under $10,000 USD or even under $5,000. Heritage Auctions will be selling a very special piece that will likely sell for more than 10 times […]

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Spring Dollar, Rare Asian Coins to Shine at Heritage Auctions Event

In the realm of Asian pedigrees, few rival the Dr. Norman Jacobs collection of Asian coins. As many collectors recall, Jacobs’ collection brought forth such legendary coins such as the finest known example of the Ex. Jacobs’ Hsüan-t’ung Spring Dollar. The coveted piece finds its way to auction once again exclusively in Heritage Auctions’ two-day […]

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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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The Walczak Collection Month-Long Heritage Auction of Canadian Silver Coins

Heritage Auction’s latest Month-Long auction features the Walczak Collection, a collection of Canadian silver minor coinage that truly has something for every numismatic budget. Bidding on this auction is ongoing, with the live auction scheduled for 8PM CT on Sunday, June 28. A coin that has attracted a great deal of attention already is the […]

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Pattern Coins of the French Second Republic Highlight Künker Auction 337

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… When the French people had chased away Citizen King Louis Philippe and founded the Second Republic, they were looking for new coin designs for their new government. The most talented artists of the time submitted design proposals. Auction house Künker presents in its auction 337 on 25 June 2020 […]

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Gold Quarter Mohurs of the Zand at Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… While the American colonies were in the midst of a revolution that would see them gain independence from Great Britain, Persia on the other side of the world was mostly experiencing a period of peace and relative stability following decades of infighting. The Zands […]

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Künker Summer Auction Sales 337-338 Now Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The catalogues for our upcoming Summer Auction Sales are now online. From 22 to 26 of June 2020, we will hold two auctions at the hotel Vienna House Remarque in Osnabrück (former Steigenberger Hotel Remarque). About 3,600 lots with a total estimate of about […]

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Over $13,000,000 in Coins and Banknotes Sold at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio’s 10th Anniversary Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to announce the results from their recently concluded May Hong Kong auction. Total prices realized for this monumental 10th anniversary sale were $13,207,382 USD, but that only tells part of the story. The sale had been rescheduled from its original date in March and was put in jeopardy of […]

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Video Highlights of Tauler and Fau Ancient and World Coin Auction 60

On June 24, Tauler and Fau will hold their 60th monthly auction of world and ancient coin rarities. Below is a brief video that highlights some of the exquisite coins that will be on offer at Auction 60 later next month. The catalog will be available online at TauleryFau.com starting the first week of June. […]

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The Caranett Collection of Gold Sovereigns Month-Long Heritage Auction

The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns is well-represented in the PCGS registry, with a current #1 rank in at least five different sets. Now, as a part of our series of Month-Long auctions, Heritage is privileged to be able to offer the sovereigns from these sets to our member-bidders, with coins available to collectors of all […]

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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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Famous British Rarity Una and the Lion Gold Coin Realizes Over $800,000

A famous British rarity certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized 86,500,000 Yen (about $810,000 USD) in a Taisei Coins auction. The 1839 Victoria “Una and the Lion” Gold Five Pounds graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo was the star of the sale that concluded May 3, 2020. The incredible $810,000 sum is $350,000 higher […]

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Medals of Li Hung-Chang—Strategist, Diplomat & World Traveler

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… After spending his early life in scholarly pursuits, the rise of Li Hung-chang (李鴻章, Lǐ Hóngzhāng) began during the unrest created by the Taiping Rebellion—a Chinese civil war that lasted from 1850-1864. Given Li’s familiarity with Anhwei (Ānhuī) Province, he was tapped to advise […]

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The Curious Gold Fantasy Coins of Shanghai

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Outside the realm of normal Chinese numismatics is a series of unusual 50 and 25 tael denominations struck in gold, which have been seen for the past century as fantasies rather than official mint issues. These curious pieces feature legends that indicate they were […]

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Over $33 Million Sells in Heritage Central States Auctions

The Heritage Auctions Central States sales are complete, and the results are in. Overall, more than $33.3 million in rare coins and currency changed hands during these auctions, which were moved from Chicago to Dallas due to the cancellation of the Central States show. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. US Coins saw the […]

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Live Bidding Begins This Week for Stack’s Bowers 10th Anniversary Hong Kong Auction

Dear Friends, It is finally here – our 10th Anniversary Hong Kong Auction! Before I share some of the wonderful numismatic items that have been entrusted to us for this auction, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past and, perhaps more importantly, offer a heartfelt “thank you” to those who have […]

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Rare Australian Half Sovereign Discovered by Metal Detector

Heritage Auctions will be offering a rare Australian Half Sovereign gold coin that was recently discovered by a metal detector in New Zealand. This scarce gold coin was one of only 21,000 Half Sovereigns minted in Sydney, Australia in 1855. Compared to a larger mintage of 478,000 the next year, it is clear that these […]

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Stack’s Bowers Presents The May 2020 “Pop-Up” Collectors Choice Online Ancient & World Coin Auction

No Reserve Live Auction May 13, 2020 at 10:00 am PT   With most of the world still paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and coin shows becoming a distant—albeit fond—memory for many, Stack’s Bowers Galleries has decided upon an exciting change of pace. While our next regularly scheduled series of Collectors Choice Online auctions […]

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Off-Metal Pattern Coins in the Early Chinese Republic

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Following over two millennia of highly standardized and predictable currency in the form of cash, Chinese coins began a period of experimentation in the early part of the 20th century. The rather simplistic cast, holed coinage offering a few characters and possibly a mint […]

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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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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Highlights May 2020 Hong Kong Coin, Paper Money Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is tremendously excited to present their May Hong Kong Coin and Paper Money auction—a monumental event that marks a decade of the firm’s sales in Asia. The sale has generated a great deal of interest due to its vast array of rare coins and paper money, over 3,850 lots in total. […]

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The MBMY Collection—Chinese Pattern Coins (and More!) for the Connoisseur

Chinese Pattern Coins by Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Our monumental 10th Anniversary Hong Kong auction, marking a decade of important offerings in Asia by Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, presents a tremendous array of exceptional and eclectic rarities — Chinese-specific as well as other interesting pieces from around the region. […]

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World Coin Profiles: Finest Known Gold Ship Ryal of Elizabeth I

Our upcoming April 22-27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction features an absolutely spectacular Elizabeth I (1558-1603) gold “Ship” Ryal of 15 Shillings, graded MS64 by PCGS. This piece’s very survival seems miraculous. It is one of the rarest and most popular coins of Elizabeth I’s reign, absent from most British collections in any condition, […]

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Künker Spring Auction Results Defy Troubles

Künker Spring Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… The Künker Spring Auction Sales took place in the middle of the worldwide coronavirus crisis and under constantly tightened security requirements. The concern was enormous: How would the collectors react? In brief, the mood was positive and participation was high overall. For the more than 6,500 lots, […]

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Heritage Central States Ancient & World Coins Auction Open for Bidding

As the auction season kicks into full stride with Heritage’s April 24-27 World and Ancient Coin Signature auction, we are excited to announce another standout auction, as well as the addition of a special Premier Session of elite coins sure to appeal to even the most scrupulous collector. Without further ado, here is a preview […]

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The 1989 Dragon and Phoenix Pattern Coins—A Timeless Pairing With a Modern Flair

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Animal iconography has long played an important role in Chinese art, with the fauna associated with the Lunar New Year being just one aspect. While the dragon—one of the most iconic images associated with Chinese culture—is a part of this lunar cycle, another—the phoenix—is […]

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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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Künker eLive Auction 59 of Ancient and World Coins Online Now

Live Auction Sessions March 25-26   Künker Online eLive Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collector friends, Please find our next eLive Auction 59 ready to be viewed online. This time you will find over 1,500 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times. This time we present a selection […]

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Künker to Offer Samel Collection of Jewish Coins

By Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors, All those interested in Jewish numismatics have been talking about it for weeks: on 17 March 2020, we will auction off the Samel Collection in Osnabrück. It is a private collection of major importance, which was on display in 1993 and ’94 at the Munich State Coin […]

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The Initial Numismatic Offerings of the Sierra Leone Company

Sierra Leone Company by Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers ……   Having its first contact with Europeans in the mid-15th century, the area that would become Sierra Leone saw use as a trading ground—for goods as well as slaves—for the next three centuries. By the late 18th century, however, the British […]

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Künker Ancient and World Coin Spring Auctions Now Open

Künker Spring Auctions by Künker GmbH …… A Feast by Collectors for Collectors It is very rare to see so many special collections at once as in Künker’s auction week taking place from 16 to 20 March 2020. The highlight is obviously the Samel Collection of Jewish coins; however, this is just one of more […]

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Important and Rare World Coins Headline Tauler and Fau Auctions

By CoinWeek …. On February 5, 2020, the numismatic auction firm of Tauler and Fau held their Floor Auction 50 at the Gran Meliá Fénix Hotel in Madrid, Spain. Bidding on the Ancient, World and Spanish coins Tauler and Fau had on offer was especially strong over the internet. Below are just a few of […]

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Results of Künker Berlin Auction Sale #331

By Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors friends, 1,077 rarities were auctioned off in Künker’s Berlin-Auction Sale #331. The auction day started with the Professor Dr. Rudolf Wiechert collection of prussian gold coins, including numerous rarities in top conditions. Over all our 15th Berlin-Auction Sale was estimated at 7.2 million euros. After the last […]

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Results of Künker Berlin Auction Sale #331

By Künker GmbH ……   Dear bidders and collectors friends, 1,077 rarities were auctioned off in Künker’s Berlin-Auction Sale #331. The auction day started with the Professor Dr. Rudolf Wiechert collection of prussian gold coins, including numerous rarities in top conditions. Over all our 15th Berlin-Auction Sale was estimated at 7.2 million euros. After the […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at 2020 NYINC Realizes Nearly $5.8 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their recently completed Official Auction of the 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC)—a sale comprising six different sessions spread out between live and online venues and containing over 3,800 lots of interesting ancient and world coins as well as paper money. These sales attracted […]

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World Coin Auctions – Heritage to Offer Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins Feb. 9

Our third highlighted monthly World and Ancient coin auction in as many weeks features A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins, minted for the Free City of Frankfurt before German confederation. The coins in this auction range from the small copper Heller all the way to silver 2 Taler issues and several examples of gold ducats. […]

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Hefty Gold Rush $50 Humbert “Slug” At Long Beach Heritage Auction

Results also in from NYINC World and Ancient Coin Auction   Heritage Auctions will be offering an 1851 $50 Augustus Humbert Slug, graded NGC AU50, at the February Long Beach official auction. This piece of California Gold Rush history survived the past 160+ years with only the slightest trace of wear and no major issues. […]

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World Coins and Goetz Medals in Künker’s eLive Premium Auction 332

Künker Auction Highlights by Künker GmbH …… On February 5 and 6, 2020, several special collections will be on sale in the Künker virtual auction room as of 6 pm. First, another part – almost 700 lots – of the Friedrich Popken Collection of coins and medals from the area of Lower Saxony will be […]

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Heritage Live: The Gulf Breeze Collection of Prussian Coins

The Gulf Breeze Collection of Prussian Coins is one of three specialized auctions of World and Ancient Coins currently available for bidding exclusively through HA.com. It concludes with a live auction through Heritage Live, beginning at 8:00 PM CT on February 2. As might be expected from the name, this auction is composed almost entirely […]

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Künker Berlin Auction 2020: Holy Roman Empire and World Coins

Künker Berlin Auction by Künker GmbH …… There are only a few weeks left to our upcoming Berlin Auction Sales. Once again, we will be pleased to welcome our guests from Germany and abroad at the Estrel Hotel. We expect numerous bidders for our auction, catalogue 331 offers rarities from many countries. Especially collectors of […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Auction Rare 1911 Chinese Dollar Worth an Estimated $500,000 at NYINC

Numismatic auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries is presenting for sale a beautifully-minted and ultra-rare 1911 Chinese Silver Long-Whisker Dragon Dollar at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) on January 17, 2020. This important rarity will be presented in lot 20246 of Stack’s Bowers’ World and Ancient Coin Auction, in Session One of the two-day […]

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Extremely Rare Gold Coins of the Mughal Emperor to be Offered at Spink USA

Two rare gold coins of the Mughal emperor Jahangir are on offer at the Spink USA sale at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on January 19. Lot 264 is a Mohur depicting an image of taurus the bull, struck at Agra mint (estimate $80,000-100,000). This is an extremely […]

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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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A Double Rose Nobel from Gelderland—Unpublished and Unique, Forgotten and Now Rediscovered

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… An English gold coin first minted under King Edward III in 1344, the noble became a popular type with robust, intricate iconography on each side, similar to other contemporary gold issues circulating throughout Western Europe. The obverse—commemorating the English naval victory at the Battle […]

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Outstanding Ancient and World Coins at Heritage New York International Auction

As we usher in the beginning of a new decade, it is apparent that the international numismatic market is more vibrant than ever, including an ever-growing diversity of both material and collector participation. Heritage’s first New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction of the 2020s, scheduled for January 12-13, mirrors this expansion and interest, displaying […]

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Heritage Features Beautiful 1817 Pattern Three Graces Crown in January NYINC Auction

The Heritage January 12-13 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction features, among many other highlights, an example of the beautiful 1817 Pattern “Three Graces” Crown, graded Proof 65 by NGC. This pattern is estimated at $80,000-$100,000 USD, and it is scheduled to cross the auction block in New York on Monday, January 13. Alongside […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Coin, Currency Signature Auctions Realize Over $5.5 Million

Szechuan Pattern Set Eclipses $1 Million   Chinese Coin Highlights A spectacular double pattern set of Szechuan coinage, made by the Ferracute factory in New Jersey, was the unquestioned highlight of Heritage’s December 5-6 auction of world and ancient coins in Hong Kong. Overall, the auction of world and ancient coins realized over $3.8 million […]

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Rarities From Künker Auction 331 for the World Money Fair in Berlin

Künker Auction 331 by Künker GmbH …… On the occasion of the World Money Fair, auction house Künker offers outstanding rarities from all over the world. Coins from the German States, the Holy Roman Empire and France are especially well represented. The highlight is the Prof. Dr. Rudolf Wiechert Collection o. a. featuring rarities from […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns

The newest monthly world coin auction from Heritage Auctions is the José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns, now open for bidding with the live session scheduled for December 29. These sovereigns form a part of the José Rodrigues Collection, a collection that features the NGC #1 set of circulation strike Great Britain sovereigns (1838-1901), as […]

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NGC-Certified 1897 Szechuan Ferracute Pattern Set Realizes $1,020,000 at Auction

An 1897 Szechuan Ferracute Pattern Set certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized $1,020,000 USD at auction, an impressive figure that reflects the set’s extreme rarity and numismatic importance. The 10 silver and brass coins in the set were sold as a single lot in the Heritage Auctions Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF) World […]

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A World of Money: An Impressive Large Example of China’s Earliest Gold Coinage

By Heritage Auctions …… Our December 5-6 Hong Kong Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of the most unique forms of currency we’ve offered – a sheet of “Block or Cube Money” from the State of Chu, dating to the period 400-220 BCE. It is divided into roughly 18 squares, each stamped […]

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Heritage Offers Complete Ferracute Specimen Double Pattern Set of Chinese Coins

Heritage’s December 5-6 Hong Kong World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction features a fantastically rare set of Chinese patterns, minted at the Ferracute Machine Company in New Jersey. Only three such sets are known to exist. The set contains coins ranging in denomination from five cents to one dollar, with examples of each struck in […]

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Künker eLive Auction 57 of Ancient and World Coins and Phaleristics

By Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors friends, Have you seen our next eLive Auction 57? This time you will find over 2,200 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times as well as orders and decorations. To kick off our eLive Auction 57, we present you series of late Roman […]

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Show & Convention News – October TOREX Auction & Coin Show Review

  By TOREX …… The October 2019 TOREX was a very, fun, busy and upbeat numismatic event for both collectors and dealers alike. We were very pleased to welcome Bilal Armani from the Bilal Mint exhibiting for the first time at TOREX. Mr. Armani reported having a positive show and will be back again in […]

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Show & Convention News – October TOREX Auction & Coin Show Review

By TOREX ……   The October 2019 TOREX was a very, fun, busy and upbeat numismatic event for both collectors and dealers alike. We were very pleased to welcome Bilal Armani from the Bilal Mint exhibiting for the first time at TOREX. Mr. Armani reported having a positive show and will be back again in […]

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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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Spectacular Items and Important Collections in Heritage Hong Kong Auction

Heritage’s Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair Auction, taking place December 5-6, includes both individually spectacular items as well as important collections which will serve as a point of reference for a worldwide audience of collectors for many years to come. Below you will find just a small sampling of what awaits. Headlining the auction is […]

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English Coin Rarities to Star in JustCollecting’s November 14 Auction

A look at three of the most intriguing numismatic pieces in JustCollecting’s November 14 Prestige Collectibles Auction JustCollecting’s online November 14 Prestige Collectibles Auction, hosted on Invaluable, features a wealth of prize coins, postage stamps, and rare memorabilia. Ranging from ancient Greek to 19th-century British, the coin selection offers some tantalizing prospects for numismatists. James […]

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Top 5 Ancient and World Coins From Künker Fall Auction Sales

Künker Fall Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Lots with a total estimate of about seven million euros were sold during the 2019 Künker  Fall Auction Sales 2019 for 11 million. Here, we present the top five World coins, medals and orders plus the top five Ancient Greek coins and an interesting coin suited for […]

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From Ancient Coins to Part 2 of the Casa Savoia Collection: Gadoury Auction 2019

By Éditions V. Gadoury, Monaco …… On November 15 and 16, 2019, at Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel the Gadoury auction will offer something for every collector at the highest level; coins from all over the world and the second part of the spectacular collection of a gentleman from the House of Savoy: World Coins […]

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NGC-Certified Russian Rarity Realizes Almost $500,000 in Swiss Auction

Vintage Russian coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) did extremely well at the SINCONA sale of Russian coins and medals, held October 21, 2019, in Zurich, Switzerland. The top five coins in the sale were all NGC-certified and realized more than $1 million combined. The most impressive result was achieved by a Russia 1701 2 […]

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World Coin News: Frankfurter Münzhandlung Returns with Auction 153

By Frankfurter Münzhandlung …… Since the beginning of the year, there has been a new auction house in Frankfurt that, however, sees itself in the tradition of the predecessors it is named after and which is committed to their image and expertise. Thus, Frankfurter Münzhandlung Nachf. GmbH continues the old numbering with auction No. 153. […]

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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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Künker Fall World and Ancient Coin Auction Results

Künker Fall Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, After five eventful days in Osnabrück, Germany, the Künker five-day autumn sale came to a very successful end on Friday, October 11. Three extensive coin catalogs (No. 326-328) and a versatile medal and decorations catalog (No. 329) were met with great interest […]

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Künker eLive Premium World Coin Auction of the Dr. Rainer Opitz Collection Oct. 16-17

Opitz Collection Auction by Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, Please find our eLive Premium Auction 330 “The Dr. Rainer Opitz Collection – Coins and Medals on Reformation and Protestantism” ready to be viewed online. This time you will find over 1,200 lots, featuring pieces ranging from Germany to Europe and Overseas. The […]

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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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Don’t Miss the TOREX National Coin Show October 26-27 in Toronto

By TOREX ……   The TOREX National Coin Show, Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy a weekend of exciting numismatic action with Canada’s finest dealers. The Autumn Show Schedule: Saturday, October 26: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, October 27: 10:00 am – […]

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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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September Long Beach Heritage Coin & Currency Auctions Exceed $30 Million Sold

Two extremely rare coins from The Poulos Family Collection – an 1876-CC twenty-cent piece and a Proof 1975 dime without the S mintmark – sold for $456,000 each as Heritage’s September 4-9 numismatic auctions at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo realized well over $30 million in total. All prices realized include a 20% […]

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Stack’s Bowers ANA 2019 Ancient, World Coin and World Paper Money Auctions Realize Nearly $5.5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the results of their August 2019 Ancient and World Coin and World Paper Money auctions held in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. As an official auctioneer of this annual event presented by the American Numismatic Association, Stack’s Bowers offered over 4,600 lots […]

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Spink to Auction Edward VIII Pattern Coin

Spink is delighted to announce the forthcoming sale of an excessively rare Edward VIII Pattern Penny at its London auction house on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This trial coin, never released for circulation as a result of the King’s abdication in December 1936, is appearing for the very first time at a UK public auction. […]

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Künker Fall Auction Sales of Ancient, World Coins & Medals Now Online

Künker Fall Auction By Künker GmbH …… It’s time. The catalogues of the upcoming Künker Fall Auction Sales are online. From October 7 – 11, 2019, Künker will run four auctions at the Steigenberger Hotel Remarque. Nearly 6,300 lots with a total estimate of around seven million euros will be auctioned off. The pieces on […]

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Great Rarities Headline Heritage’s $45+ Million ANA Coin & Currency Auctions

Great rarities from outstanding collections were the headliners as Heritage’s official auctions of the ANA World’s Fair of Money raised nearly $45.5 million, August 14-18 in Chicago. All prices realized include a Buyer’s Premium of 20%. The US coin auction, held August 14-18, realized in excess of $32.5 million, with the August 14 Platinum Night […]

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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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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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Heritage Auctions to Offer Cape Coral Collection of German 3 Marks at ANA

Very infrequently does one encounter a collection of such comprehensiveness and caliber that it may truly be deemed a reference collection. The dedication, time, and resources required to create such an achievement are simply too great for most to accomplish, and so it remains a rare case when an assemblage of this nature is painstakingly […]

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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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Top 10 Results From Künker’s Summer World Coin Auctions

By Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, From 24 to 27 June 2019, the three summer auctions 322 to 324 took place at auction house Künker. The estimate was €5.1 million. The 1,600 bidders, which participated in the auction in person, by telephone, via internet and in writing, are the reason the results […]

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Mining Talers From the Linda Collection​ Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Ever an iconic denomination and focal point of countless coin collections, the taler—a large-sized and weighty silver piece—has been the basis for much of the world’s economy since the late 15th century. At that time, Sigismund, the Archduke of Austria and a member of […]

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Künker eLive Auction 55 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Today

By Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, Today starts our eLive Auction 55 session with more than 1,500 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times as well as over 860 lots of orders and decorations. Enough time to study the pieces of the upcoming auction on www.elive-auction.de. The eLive […]

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Rarities up for Bidding Soon in ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night

As our most prestigious venue of the year, Heritage’s Platinum Night auctions consistently prove to be among the most anticipated sales in the hobby, and this year’s selections presented at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Rosemont, Illinois on August 15 are no exception. Along with the fantastic pieces to be sold as part […]

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Show & Convention News – June TOREX Auction & Coin Show Review

By TOREX ……   Gorgeous weather and a very good turnout at the TOREX Coin Show and Auctions on the Canada Day weekend in Toronto. The show featured a busy bourse and a very exciting auction. Collector and dealer feedback was very positive. We were very pleased to welcome Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) representatives Lisa […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Auctions Total More Than $5.7 Million

Rare Chinese coinage led the way as Heritage Hong Kong Auctions June 26-28 Signature Sales in Hong Kong realized in excess of $5.7 million overall. Auctions of both World Currency and World and Ancient Coins were held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The auction […]

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Results of Künker Summer World Coin Auctions 322-324

World Coin Auctions By Künker GmbH ……   We thank you, our customers, for your active participation in the Künker summer world coin auctions 2019, which ended on June 27 at 6.30 pm with great success. In total, more than 1,600 bidders participated in the sale. We were very pleased with the overall hammer price […]

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German Coins & Medals Highlight Künker Auctions

  By Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, As always, German coins and medals make up a large portion of our auctioned pieces. Once again, we’re able to offer a wide range of collections featuring German coins. First of all, there’s a collection of selected bracteates from the High Middle Ages, featuring great […]

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Handsome Selection of British and Related Coins Offered in Stack’s Bowers June World CCO Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack’s Bowers …… This week we feature a handsome selection of British and related items from our June Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Ancient & World Coins Auction taking place June 27, 2019. Many high grade, attractive and collectible examples will be offered, in gold, silver and base […]

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Stack’s Bowers June Collectors Choice Online Auction of U.S. Coin, Currency and World Bullion Closes Live June 12

By Stack’s Bowers …… Our June 2019 Collectors Choice Auction featuring U.S. Coins and Currency is now online. We are pleased to introduce a third session to our monthly Collectors Choice line up containing Bullion and Semi-Numismatic Coins. The Bullion and Semi-Numismatic Coin session features smaller bidding increments so you can calculate your bids more […]

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Heritage June Hong Kong Auction of Ancient and World Coins Opens for Bidding Soon

Heritage presents another assortment of coins in the first of our two annual Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair auctions, this one scheduled for June 28 in Hong Kong (June 27 in the US). As collector interest grows in tandem with the expanding economies of Asia, we continue to witness the inclusion of ever more fantastic […]

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Künker Auction Focus on Coins of Reformation and Protestantism From Opitz Collection

In an eLive Premium Auction, Künker will be offering the third part of the Opitz Collection. It includes coins and medals relating to the Reformation and Protestantism. Anyone dealing with coins and medals focused on Reformation and Protestantism knows the name Dr. Rainer Opitz. Künker has already auctioned two parts of his extensive collection. Now, […]

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Künker Previews Summer Auctions of World Coins

By Künker GmbH …… About 4,000 lots will be offered in Künker’s Summer Auctions: Specialized collections of bracteates, French and Polish coins and medals, coins of the Middle Rhine from the Link Collection, Günter Westphal’s collection of Solms, a series of Venetian coins and much more. The auctions, which will take place June 24-27, 2019, […]

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Coins and Currency From US, Canada on Tap at ANA World’s Fair of Money Signature Auctions: Heritage

The 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money® will be held in Chicago on August 13-17, 2019, and once again Heritage is the official auctioneer. Here is just a taste of what will be offered: The Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Collection of gold rarities includes the extraordinary John Jay Pittman 1843 three-piece gold proof […]

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What’s a Swede Doing in Poland? – Künker World Coin Summer Auction Preview

By Künker GmbH …… On June 26, 2019, an extensive collection of Polish rarities will be auctioned at the Künker auction 323. Among them are coins of Sigismund III, who was King of Sweden and Poland simultaneously. Here, we recount how a Swedish prince came to rule over the Poles. 01 – Poland. Sigismund III […]

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Heritage Central States Auction Results Approach $34 Million

The Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Chicago featured four distinct Heritage auctions during the period April 24-29, covering US Coins, World Coins, US Currency, and World Currency. Overall, these auctions raised over $33.7 million for their consignors during the festivities. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The Signature auction of US coins […]

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Important Early North American Currency at Toronto Coin Expo May 2

By Toronto Coin Expo …. In a young country still forming its national identity, it’s odd that the earliest coins that circulated in Canada for well over a century have been largely ignored. This is changing and one of the most important collections of North American French Colonies coinage, with many of the coins estimated […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Spring Hong Kong Auction Realizes Nearly $7 Million

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their Spring 2019 auction presented in conjunction with the sixth Hong Kong Coin Show held at the Mira Hotel. The vibrant market, aided by an impressive and dynamic offering of desirable rarities, helped the sale exceed expectations, with total prices […]

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A World of Money – An Enthralling Bloody Mary Gold Sovereign

By Heritage Auctions …… Queen Mary ruled England alone from July 19, 1553 to July 25, 1554, after which she joined with Philip of Spain: a union that produced no children, as Mary died of stomach cancer only two years into her monarchy. When this coin was minted, she was fairly benevolent. After she married […]

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Niels Bohr Nobel Prize Medal Highlights Heritage Central States Auction

It is an exciting time for numismatics, as the many spectacular coins that the hobby offers are increasingly made accessible to collectors across the globe. Heritage is proud to present our first World and Ancient Coin auction to be associated with the Central States Numismatic Society Convention on April 25-29, bringing some of the most […]

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NGC Certifies Cherrywood Collection of Classic Chinese Coins

The late Imperial Era rarities will be displayed in Hong Kong in March before being sold in April Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®) is pleased to announce that it has authenticated and graded a major collection of vintage Chinese coins. Dubbed the Cherrywood Collection, the group of rare coins, including bronze and silver patterns, was housed […]

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Legendary Collection of Canadian Coins Presented by Heritage Auctions

Collector George Cook credited for establishing one of the most comprehensive and complete collections in North American history The world’s most comprehensive and complete collection of Canadian coins ever assembled – including Canada’s 1911 Silver dollar and the finest known 1936 Dot Cent – is heading to auction (and into Canadian history) later this year. […]

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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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Lake Country Collection Spotlights British Coin Offerings at Central States

The upcoming April 25-30 Central States World Coins Signature Auction is set to be loaded with outstanding material, with an especially strong selection of British coins. One of the featured collections is The Lake Country Collection, a privately assembled collection of nearly 300 coins, almost all of which are British. The Lake Country Collection contains […]

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Show & Convention News – February TOREX Coin Show Review

By TOREX …… The February 2019 TOREX was a very busy and upbeat numismatic event hosting Canada’s finest dealers at its home at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Toronto. Most dealers reported having a good show and the auctioneers reported an excellent auction sale (five sessions!). The RCNA “Kid’s Table” hosted by Emily was […]

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World Coins – Heritage to Offer Denis Burger Collection of English Crowns, Mint Errors

Once again, Heritage will be offering a specialized single consignor collection of world coins for your bidding pleasure beginning on February 18, ending in a live session on March 17. This offering will be from The Denis Burger Collection of Crowns and Mint Errors, a collection strong in both British coins and in errors, particularly […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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World Coins, Coin Auctions Take Center Stage in Big Apple

Major coin auctions ring in 2019 by enticing world collectors By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …..   2019 is off to a fast start, with world coins taking center stage and dominating the show in The Big Apple. Nearly simultaneously, world coin auctions held by Stack’s Bowers, Goldberg’s and Heritage are ringing in the new […]

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Rare Gold Ducats, Argentine Banknotes Highlight Stack’s Bowers’ NYINC Coin & Currency Auction

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… For collectors of World and Ancient coins and medals, the start of 2019 will be exciting as the 47th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) kicks off the new year. The convention is open to the public January 11-13 from 10 am to 7 pm with early bird entry […]

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Ring in the New Year With the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2019 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present details of their auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 10-12 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The ancient and world […]

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Rare Chinese Patterns Lead $5.1 Million Heritage Auctions Hong Kong Event

Rare gold and silver patterns provided many of the highlights as Heritage’s auctions realized over $5.1 million December 5-7 in Hong Kong. After auction sales are continuing and may add even more to the total. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. Rare coins sold for over $3.3 million in total, with the vast majority […]

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Experience the World of Numismatics in the NYINC Heritage Auction

  Heritage Auctions can think of no better way to kick off 2019 than with our highly anticipated New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale, taking place January 6-7 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York. NYINC is arguably the most significant international numismatic event of the year, and it serves as an opportunity […]

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A World of Money – Extremely Rare 2nd Variety “Reversed Legends” Pattern Kwangtung 50 Cents Coin

By Heritage Auctions …… In 1889 a new mint was opened in Kwangtung. A series of 5 coins were struck: 3.65 Candareens (5 Cents), 7-3/10 Candareens (10 Cents), 1 Mace 4-3/5 Candareens (20 Cents), 3 Mace 6-1/2 Candareens (50 Cents), and 7 Mace 3 Candareens. These pieces were struck, and entered into circulation, to replace […]

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Heritage: Coins of Asia Offered in December Hong Kong Auction

It is with much pride and excitement that we present our December 6-7 2018 Hong Kong Auction of World Coins, an event sure to be the highlight of the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair. Close to 1,000 numismatic delicacies have been meticulously curated for your enjoyment. From Imperial China we have a Kuang-hsu era trio […]

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Heritage Auctions: Two New Coin Auctions Now Open

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

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Heritage Hong Kong Auction of World, Ancient Coins and World Currency Reach $4.38 Million

94% sell-through rate produces third-highest total for any Heritage Hong Kong auction Led by strong bidding across the board, especially for Chinese coins and currency, World Coins & Ancient Coins Auction and its World Currency in the Heritage Hong Kong Auction combined to bring $4.38 million. With a combined sell-through rate of 94 percent by value, the […]

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Rare Coins From All Over the World: Sincona Auction Review

In May of 2018 Sincona held its 46th and 47th auction. A so-called “Stirnlocken-Vreneli” was sold at 130,000 CHF, a 10 ducat piece of the city of Berne won the bid at 190,000 CHF and a mohur of the Indian freethinker Akbar found a new home at 140,000 CHF. Auction 46: World Gold Coins Sincona’s […]

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A World of Money – Extremely Rare Russian Domination of Korea 5 Chon

King Kojong assumed the title of Emperor Kuang Mu in 1897 and struggled to preserve Korea’s independence during a tumultuous time in history when the country faced successive threats by China, Russia, and Japan. Predating this was the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), when the Qing Dynasty of China and the Meiji of Japan were warring for […]

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Künker Summer Auctions – The Friedrich Popken Collection

Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, There are only very few dynasties whose offspring are still ruling today. The House of Welfs is one of them. Members of this house served as the Duke of Bavaria, the Duke of Saxony and the Duke of Brunswick. Since George I, the British monarch has been from the House […]

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Numismatic Rarities at Lanz Auction 166

The auction house Lanz from Munich is holding its 166 th auction on June 11, 2018. These 326 lots cover the entire numismatic array from antiquity up to the 19th century with a focus on pilgrimage tokens. On June 11, 2018 the auction house Numismatik Lanz from Munich will hold its 166th auction. It encompasses […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Auction Set to Open

Throughout the last year we have been thrilled to see sustained and growing interest in ancient and world coins, especially pronounced in the Asian market, which continues to show impressive results time and again. Our December Hong Kong auction alone demonstrated a 50%+ sales increase from the prior event in June of 2017. These results […]

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Künker Summer Coin Auction Sales Now Online

Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, From June 18-21, we will conduct our Summer Auctions 307-310 at the Steigenberger Hotel Remarque in Osnabrück. Spanning four catalogs, more than 4,500 lots will be offered for sale. And of course, there are quite a number of collections dedicated to a certain topic. The Genaert collection featuring coins from […]

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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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The Stack’s Bowers May 2018 Collectors Choice Online Auction of Ancients, World Coins and Paper Money

Our Biannual Collectors Choice Sale Online Auction featuring Ancients, World Coins and Paper Money is now available for viewing and bidding at StacksBowers.com. The auction will take place over three days and features over 1,800 lots comprising nearly $1,000,000 in value. Our Collectors Choice sales close live with an auctioneer on our website and through […]

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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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Heritage Auctions 2018 Chicago Event Brings in $38+ Million

U.S. Coins Are 99% Sold by Value and Lot Hobby-changing discoveries of World and U.S. coins paced Heritage Auctions late April Chicago Coin Expo (CCE) & Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) auctions to $38,150,247, registering a 99 percent sell-through rate by value and lot for U.S. Coins. “It’s no exaggeration this season’s auction offered some of […]

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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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Chinese, US & World Banknotes, Coins & Scripophily at Archives International Auctions Sale 48

By Archives International Auctions …… Archives International Auctions is holding a public auction of U.S., Chinese & World banknotes, scripophily and coins on Wednesday, May 23 in 2 sessions. SESSION 1 – (Lots 1 to 543): Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins and Scripophily – Beginning at 10:30 AM Local Time SESSION 2 – (Lots 544 […]

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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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World Record for Tibetan Coins at Spink Hong Kong Coin Auction

Spink held a recent two-day sale April 4-5 at their Sheung Wan Galleries in Hong Kong. The sale was well-attended and contained many world-class items, some of which achieved world records. World Record for Tibetan Coin The Rhodes Collection of Tibetan Coins, Tibetan and Nepalese Banknotes contained items which have not been seen for many […]

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Rare Chinese Coin Pattern Highlights from Stack’s Bowers April Hong Kong Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack’s Bowers …… Chinese Coin Pattern: An Amazing “Fang Kong” Pattern 10 Cash This week’s first highlight from the Q. David Bowers/R.B. White Collection of Chinese Copper Coins is the amazing An-hui “Fang Kong” coin pattern 10 Cash. Struck in the style of the earlier square-hole type […]

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Diverse Ancient & World Coin Rarities at Heritage Chicago Coin Expo Auction

An Auction with an Ancient and World Coin Focus Preparing for this year’s Chicago Coin Expo has brought with it new faces, new goals, and, of course, new world coin rarities. We have assembled over 4,200 carefully-selected lots, including several fantastic specialist collections, for our April 20-23 event in order to provide our bidders with […]

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Incredible “L. Giorgi” Pattern 10 Cash at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction of Chinese Coins

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack’s Bowers ……   This week’s Hong Kong Auction highlight from the Q. David Bowers/R.B. White collection of Chinese Copper coins is Lot 40299, an incredible pattern 10 Cash, undated (ca. 1914) and signed by the prolific die engraver and head of the Tientsin Mint, Luigi Giorgi. […]

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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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World Coins: The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction

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, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer […]

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Mysterious Honan Pattern 500 Cash Copper Coin at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   This week’s highlight from the Q. David Bowers collection of Chinese Copper Coins being offered in our April 2-4, 2018 Hong Kong auction as a stand along catalog is the mysterious Honan Pattern 500 Cash. Very little is actually known about this issue, with much speculation. […]

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Rare Ancient & World Coins of the Finest Style – Gorny & Mosch Auction Preview

From 5-6 March 2018, the auction house Gorny & Mosch will be holding two Ancient & World Coins auctions. Auction 253 entails ancient coins; auction 254 is dedicated to world coins. In this auction, they will be dismantling the collection of an aesthete as well as collections of Württemberg, Greek and Austrian coins and medals. […]

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TOREX February 2018 Auction Catalog of Canadian Coins Now Available

By TOREX Auction ….. FEBRUARY 2018 TOREX AUCTION The February 2018 TOREX auction of more than 2,200 numismatic lots features four major collections joined by selections from 79 other consignors across North America. We highlight The Redfern & The Sainte-Thérèse Collections Part II. An incredible selection of Five Cents Silver are to be offered in […]

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Gold Sovereigns & Triple Unites Lead British Gold Coins Auctioned in New York

News & Analysis – World Coin Rarities, markets, & collecting #402 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Among all the coin auctions conducted in New York from Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14, there was no one single collection sold that was overwhelming or epic in nature. The main news story of the […]

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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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World Coin Rarities Auctioned at NYINC in New York

News & Analysis – World Coin Rarities, markets, & collecting #401 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. From Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14, there were a large number of auction sessions for ancient and world coins at the Grand Hyatt Hotel adjacent to Grand Central Station in New York City. CNG, Goldbergs and […]

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French Coins – Fabulous Pavillon d’Or of Philip VI De Valois in Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

lot 20138, French Coins – Pavillon d’Or of Philip VI De Valois. By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… Today’s preview for the January New York International (NYINC)auction offers a gorgeous medieval French Coins in gold. We are proud to offer a substantial cache of this area of numismatics, which should cause considerable […]

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Stack’s Bowers Presents the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins

  By Lawrence R. Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins and Paper Money, offered in two auction catalogs, is an important event in Latin American numismatics and is the finest ever cataloged. It is a fitting backdrop that the sales will be conducted as part of our […]

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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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No Buyer’s Commission for Hong Kong Champion Auction 22nd Anniversary Sale

See Us at FUN January 3-6 at Table 512 and NYINC January 11-14, Table 1802 By Champion Auction …… Champion Auction’s 22nd Anniversary auction is scheduled to be held March 4, 2018; the consignment deadline is February 21,2018. NO BUYERS COMMISSION Champion Auction, Hong Kong’s longest independent auction house, is celebrating its 22nd anniversary with […]

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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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Heritage Hong Kong Auction of World Coin and Currency Event Surpasses $5.4 million

Heritage Hong Kong Auction – Immaculate Chinese strikes command six-figures; rare 1953 10 Yuan note tops currency offerings December 6-8 Setting a house record as the highest-grossing World Coins and Currency auctions held in Hong Kong, Heritage Hong Kong Auction December 6-8 event realized $5,484,035 USD, as collectors sought out Chinese proof coins and 19th-century dollars in […]

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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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Ancient and World Coin Auction 165 at Numismatik Lanz

By Numismatik Lanz ……   On December 8, 2017, Numismatik Lanz will conduct its 165th Auction. For Dr. Hubert Lanz this constitutes a personal jubilee, for exactly 45 years ago, he auctioned his very first coin in Graz. Ever since, Numismatik Lanz has been one of the numismatic dealerships which place a focus not on […]

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Heritage: December Hong Kong Coin Auction Opens for Bidding Soon

Our last World Coin Signature event of 2017 is scheduled for December 7-8 in Hong Kong. This auction, as always, is highlighted by a wide array of exceptional rarities from across Asia, with many coins offered in unparalleled quality. We have picked out just a few of our favorites below. Two classic Chinese rarities share […]

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Heritage Auction World Coins: Kwangtung “Reversed Legends” Pattern 50 Cents

In 1889 a new mint was opened in Kwangtung. A series of five coins were struck: 3.65 Candareens (5 Cents), 7-3/10 Candareens (10 Cents), 1 Mace 4-3/5 Candareens (20 Cents), 3 Mace 6-1/2 Candareens (50 Cents), and 7 Mace 3 Candareens. These pieces were struck, and entered into circulation, to replace foreign silver coins. It […]

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World Coin Auction News – Results from Künker Fall Auctions

In this age of the internet, it is something very special when you have the privilege of welcoming hundreds of collectors and colleagues to your floor auctions. The auction house Künker is proud that its auctions have become an event which, despite all digitalization of the numismatic world, continues to provide so many coin enthusiasts […]

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