Category Archives: Long Beach Expo

NGC Certifies Five Gigantic 5 Kilogram Gold Show Pandas

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified the entire mintage of the largest Chinese Panda commemoratives ever produced. Struck for the 2019 Long Beach Expo in California to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Chinese Panda commemoratives (sometimes called “Show Pandas” or “Panda medals”), the five Pandas are five kilograms each in weight. NGC used the NGC […]

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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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September Long Beach Expo Canceled, Hopes for Return in February 2021

It is with a heavy heart that we, in coordination with the Long Beach Convention Center, are announcing the cancellation of the September Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Card Expo. We are still adhering to the guidelines set forth by Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 12 Executive Order to cancel all large gatherings due […]

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Rare Indian Head Eagles Lead Almost $12 Million Heritage Long Beach Auction Results

Two rare Indian Head eagles, representing the first and last years of the issue, led Heritage’s June 4-7 Long Beach Signature Auction of US coins to total sales over $11 million USD. The corresponding June 5 Pinnacle US Rarities Collection Currency Auction added close to $900 thousand, bringing the total results for the weekend close […]

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Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs at Heritage Auctions

The latest month-long currency auction from Heritage covers The Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs, a fascinating collection assembled over the course of more than a decade. This auction runs through May 31, with the live bidding session scheduled to begin at 7PM CT on May 31. Our team of expert numismatists and […]

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Long Beach Signature Auction Featuring Choice Collections of Rare US Coins

We are excited to welcome you to Heritage’s Official Long Beach Expo Signature auction, to be held June 4, 5, and 7. Strong results from our recent Central States Numismatic Society auction reveal incredible strength in the rare coin market despite recent challenges from COVID-19. The tally is in, and our CSNS offerings totaled more […]

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Rare US Gold Coins: “Holy Grail” BD-1 Variety 1796 Quarter Eagle

Gold $2.50 Quarter eagles were struck for the first time in 1796 and three die varieties are known for the date. This coin represents the extremely rare BD-1 variety, with the No Stars obverse and the arrowheads extending to the base of the I in UNITED on the reverse. The Harry W. Bass Jr. Museum […]

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Rare US Gold Coins: Finest-Known Special Striking 1907-D Double Eagle

No official documentation on the striking of Proof or Specimen 1907-D Liberty double eagles has ever come to light, but at least three examples have been certified by the leading grading services in recent years, two specimen strikings at NGC and a single proof at PCGS. The unique Proof has been mentioned in the literature […]

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Rare US Gold Coins: Finest-Known Special Striking 1907-D Double Eagle

No official documentation on the striking of Proof or Specimen 1907-D Liberty double eagles has ever come to light, but at least three examples have been certified by the leading grading services in recent years, two specimen strikings at NGC and a single proof at PCGS. The unique Proof has been mentioned in the literature […]

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Heritage Long Beach US Coin Auction Results Exceed $13 Million

Heritage’s February 20-23 Long Beach US Coins Signature Auction is now in the books! This official auction of the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo realized a healthy total of over $13 million, highlighted by an 1875 Eagle that brought $360,000 USD. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The 1875 eagle in this […]

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Heritage Long Beach US Coin Auction Results Exceed $13 Million

Heritage’s February 20-23 Long Beach US Coins Signature Auction is now in the books! This official auction of the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo realized a healthy total of over $13 million, highlighted by an 1875 Eagle that brought $360,000 USD. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The 1875 eagle in this […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting Seminar Produces Fast, Positive Results

A seminar for law enforcement officials conducted by the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) during the recent February 2020 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo already has produced positive results in the fight against fakes in the numismatic marketplace. The seminar’s objective was to bring together representatives of federal and local agencies that […]

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Ron Guth – By the Numbers: The Harvey Jacobson, Jr. Collection of $10 Liberty Eagles

By Ron Guth ….. Number of lots: 184 Total prices realized (unofficial): $3,219,696 USD Average price per lot: $17,498.35 Price of the least valuable lot (1896 $10 in PCGS MS63 OGH CAC): $930 Price of the most valuable lot (1875 $10 in PCGS AU50): $632,500 The Harvey Jacobson, Jr. Collection On February 20, 2020, Heritage […]

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Lowest-Mintage Circulating U.S. Gold Coin Highlights Heritage Long Beach Expo Offerings

One of just 100 1875 Liberty Eagle. U.S. Gold Coin minted for circulation will be sold as part of a $10 Liberty set which is rarely completed   An 1875 $10 Liberty Eagle, the famous regular issue U.S. gold coin with the lowest circulation mintage ever recorded, highlights more than 2,000 lots in Heritage Auctions’ […]

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Lowest-Mintage Circulating U.S. Gold Coin Highlights Heritage Long Beach Expo Offerings

One of just 100 1875 Liberty Eagle. U.S. Gold Coin minted for circulation will be sold as part of a $10 Liberty set which is rarely completed   An 1875 $10 Liberty Eagle, the famous regular issue U.S. gold coin with the lowest circulation mintage ever recorded, highlights more than 2,000 lots in Heritage Auctions’ […]

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Classic US Coin Profiles: One of the Finest Known 1839/8 Type of 1838 $10 Eagles

Varieties of the 1839 $10 eagle are known with the Liberty Head design as seen on coins from 1838 (along with large letters on the reverse), as well as with the Liberty Head design as seen in 1840 and small letters on the reverse. The Type of 1838 $10 eagle is considerably more available and […]

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Unprecedented $50 Million Gold Eagles Tyrant Collection Exhibit at February Long Beach Expo

More than 300 historic U.S. $10 coins in display of unparalleled set   A never-before-seen exhibit of United States $10 eagle gold coins from the extensive Tyrant Collection will be publicly displayed at the February 20-22, 2020 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo. The unprecedented display, “Eagles of The Tyrant Collection”, will […]

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NGC at Long Beach Expo

NGC is accepting regular submissions in Long Beach.
NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Long Beach Expo, at the Long Beach Convention Center from Thursday, February 20 through 11:00 a

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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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$50 Million Gold Eagle Tyrant Collection Exhibit at February Long Beach Expo

More than 300 historic U.S. $10 coins in unparalleled set’s display at February 2020 Long Beach Expo   By Goldberg Auctioneers …… A never-before-seen exhibit of United States $10 Eagle gold coins from the extensive Tyrant Collection will be publicly displayed at the February 20-22, 2020 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo. […]

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Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure

Nine elusive examples of the large mint mark over small mint mark variety now confirmed from treasure retrieved in 2014   The fabled SS Central America, the famous “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush treasure, continues to surprise and delight the numismatic world. California Gold Marketing Group LLC […]

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Gold Bugs Swarm, Modern Rarities Rule at Long Beach Expo

For many, the timing was perfect at the Long Beach Expo Long Beach Expo Review By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… The final Long Beach Expo for 2019 is in the books. This one was certainly an interesting affair, having all the trappings for an eventful venue and record-setting auction. The Timing was Perfect […]

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Show report: September Long Beach Expo

The third and final Long Beach Expo for 2019, held on September 5-7, closed out the year with some memorable moments.
The world’s most valuable private coin collection, The Tyrant Collection, had a large and beautiful brightly lit display, showcasing over 400 different coins from the Tyrants of the Seine selection including examples dating from 59 B

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1975 No-S Roosevelt Dime a Modern Rarity Worth Big Bucks

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The 1975 No-S Proof Roosevelt dime is one of the hottest modern coins in the marketplace after a PR-68 example graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently crossed the block for an astounding $456,000, including 20% buyer’s fee. The coin, which sold in the Heritage Auctions sale at […]

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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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The Harry M. Eisenhauer Collection of Canadian Currency at Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Sale

Some of the most remarkable collections are built by the collectors and researchers that give back to the hobby most. Harry M. Eisenhauer is no exception. Harry specialized in Canadian Chartered Banknotes, with a particular focus on the Eastern Provinces of Canada. Over 50 years of collecting, he was able to acquire some of the […]

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Heritage Auctions – Bermuda Coinage – Sommer Islands Threepence

The Sommer Islands coinage was produced in England circa 1616 for use in the British colony now known as Bermuda. The coins were authorized under letters of patent for the Bermuda Company and were struck in four denominations (shilling, sixpence, threepence, and twopence). The threepence is the rarest of the denominations, with only eight examples […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Proof 1975 No S Dime, Only Two Known

Listed in first place in the third edition of the 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, the 1975 No S proof Roosevelt dime is one of the rarest issues in all of American coinage. Only two examples are known to collectors today and they have been tightly held by just a few owners in the 40+ […]

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Bidding on Heritage Long Beach US Coin Offerings Opens Soon

Heritage continues its long history as Official Auctioneer of the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, and we are pleased to bring a terrific lineup of rare coins and impressive Featured Collections to our September 5-8 Signature Auction of US Coins. We cannot remember having a more interesting group of Territorial Gold, Morgan dollars, rare […]

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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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CAC coins bring premiums in June 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of June, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC Coins Bring Premiums in June 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of June, CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1914-S $10 Gold Eagle in […]

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Show report: Long Beach Expo

There was no June gloom at this year’s summer edition of the Long Beach Expo: Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show this past week. The sun brought out collectors and enthusiasts near and far, filling the bourse floor by noon on Thursday (opening day to the public), with a line wrapping around the side of PCGS Booth #401 all the way through Saturday

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Heritage Long Beach Auction Sells Over $8.3 Million

Gold rarities were the highlights as Heritage’s June 6-9 Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, raised close to $8.4 million for its consignors. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s premium. A 1797/5 half eagle with the large eagle reverse brought $192,000 when the hammer fell in the […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: A Superb 1909-S VDB Cent

The debut of the Lincoln cent was highly anticipated, by coin collectors and the general public alike. As the first U.S. portrait coin struck for circulation, with the bust of the universally popular president on the obverse, the new design was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm. The August 1909 edition of The Numismatist notes: ” … […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Exceptional Near-Gem 1813 $5 Gold Half Eagle

In 1813, John Reich modified his obverse design to show a more cropped portrait of Liberty than had been in use since 1807. The half eagle diameter was reduced by 1.2 mm in 1829 at the hand of William Kneass, 12 years after Reich left the Mint, but Reich’s design was not replaced until 1834. […]

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Bid on US Coin Treasures in Long Beach Heritage Auction

The June 6-9 Long Beach Signature Auction is open for bidding now! Continuing our long association with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, this auction boasts over 2500 lots split into four sessions, with the finest lots scheduled to cross the auction block on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at the Long Beach […]

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NGC accepting submissions at Long Beach Expo in June

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NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Long Beach Expo, at the Long Beach Convention Center from Thursday, June 6 through 11:00 a

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem Proof 1837 No Stars Dime

Chief Engraver William Kneass suffered a stroke before he could finalize the design for the Seated Liberty motif, which replaced the Capped Bust design on U.S. silver coinage in the late 1830s. The talented Christian Gobrecht took over the project and completed the design, based on earlier contributions from Kneass, Thomas Sully, and Titian Peale. […]

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Tyrants of the Tiber coming to June Long Beach Expo

Coin collectors interested in the “Tyrant Collection” should start booking their plane tickets now. This year, the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will be featuring the “Tyrants of the Tiber,” which will be “the fourth exhibition in a multi-year series of different displays of portions of the extensive Tyrant Collection.” This collection is known as “the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands” and is insured for more than $30 million for its inaugural debut

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Certified Immunis Columbia Copper

The 1787 Immunis Columbia, with the Eagle reverse, is a mysterious issue that has puzzled numismatists since the earliest days of the hobby. In The Early Coins of America, Sylvester Sage Crosby states these pieces were originally believed to be manufactured in England. However, Crosby’s study of the punches used for the dies and the […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Certified Immunis Columbia Copper

The 1787 Immunis Columbia, with the Eagle reverse, is a mysterious issue that has puzzled numismatists since the earliest days of the hobby. In The Early Coins of America, Sylvester Sage Crosby states these pieces were originally believed to be manufactured in England. However, Crosby’s study of the punches used for the dies and the […]

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$30+ Million “Tyrants of the Tiber” Exhibit of Roman Coins at June Long Beach Expo

An unprecedented display of over 400 ancient Roman and Papal coins from The Tyrant Collection will be publicly exhibited together for the first time   Julius Caesar and the 11 other Caesars of long-ago Rome, along with more than 400 other superb quality ancient and Papal coins from the unparalleled Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com), will be […]

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Canada: Looking through a lens, new silver coin highlights Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new two-coin series which includes an element on silver Proof and colour coins that highlights the art of photography. Along with the advanced technology, which enables the addition of rich colour applications onto a Proof coin, the series offers a look through the lens of noted Canadian photographer and filmmaker Peter McKinnon

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in February

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1829 Half Cent On February 3, Heritage auctioned […]

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Numismatics-inspired 60-pound bottle of wine

(Long Beach, California) January 31, 2019 — A Napa Valley California wine company, whose name was inspired by the design of the fabled 1787 Brasher doubloon once owned by the vineyard proprietor, has created a mega-sized bottle of fine wine standing over 2.5 feet tall and weighing about 60 pounds

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Collecting US Coins: Going the Distance in Long Beach

Wind, rain, and rarities galore in Southern California By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ….. For dealers and attendees at the first Long Beach Expo for 2019, the action, floor traffic and buzz were highly visible and audible on the bourse. “It was a great show for me,” according to a mainstay West Coast table-holding dealer. […]

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$11 Million Sells in Long Beach Heritage US Coin Signature Auction

California Gold Rush-era relics from the shipwreck of SS Central America were among the top sellers in Heritage’s January 29-February 3 Long Beach Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo. Altogether, prices topped $11 million, with after-auction sales continuing through February 6. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Bushnell Specimen Getz Pattern Cent

The 1792 Washington President 1 copper and silver coins are attributed to the hand of Lancaster, Pennsylvania engraver Peter Getz. Working with a large number of contributors, the late George Fuld published The Washington Pattern Coinage of Peter Getz, a history and census of this issue in 2009. Pennsylvanian Robert Morris, who was born in […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Proof 1839 Seated Half Dollar

The 1839 proof No Drapery Seated Liberty half dollar is a celebrated 19th-century rarity and a one-year design type that will appeal to series specialists and advanced type collectors alike. Walter Breen recognized three specimens in his 1977 Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins, but his list contained an example in the Norweb […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Near-Perfect 1864 Gold Dollar Coin

In 1864, the Civil War raged on, with severe consequences both on the battlefield and in commerce. The greenback could not hold its value and Confederate currency was worth next to nothing. Even the stalwart gold dollar fell victim to the war, with the US Mint producing just 5,900 circulation strikes and 50 proofs for […]

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NCIC to Conduct Law Enforcement Training at Long Beach Expo

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING NCIC will be conducting a “Numismatic Crime Investigations” class to law enforcement investigators during the Long Beach Expo The Long Beach Expo will be the host for an in-depth Numismatic Crime Investigations class on January 31, 2019, in Long Beach, California. The class will be presented by the Numismatic Crime Information Center […]

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PCGS shows off Brasher doubloon

EB on wing 1787 Brasher Doubloon: The discovery specimen for the legendary 1787 gold Brasher doubloons will be displayed by PCGS along with historic New York copper coins at the Long Beach Expo, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2019

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Brasher Doubloon and Historic New York Coppers in PCGS Exhibit at Next Long Beach Expo

After their acclaimed exhibit at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money, eight historic early American coins–including a legendary 1787 gold Brasher Doubloon–will be exhibited by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) at the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo from January 31 through February 2, 2019. “The […]

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Coin Market Report: Vintage Coins Surge in Long Beach

Coin Market Report Posted by Jim Bisognani  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation As rarities marched forward, there was freshly minted palladium pandemonium. Wow! Fall must be just around the corner. Temperatures dipping in the low 40s at night and leaves shedding their formal green for a rather festive amber and red attire are sure tell-tale signs of the […]

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Olympics Collectors to Converge at September Long Beach Expo

Long Beach Expo Hosts 2018 World Olympic Collectors’ Fair Calling all Olympic fans! The Long Beach Expo is honored to host the 2018 World Olympic Collectors’ Fair at the expo (Rows 1000-1300 & Olympic Pavilion Booth #948) September 6-8, 2018, featuring a free opening ceremony, autograph sessions, a silent auction and more! 2018 World Olympic […]

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PCGS all-time finest U.S. commemoratives exhibited at World’s Fair of Money

(July 2, 2018) — Visitors to the ANA 2018 World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia can see an impressive exhibit of classic United States commemorative coins, many of them the finest known and many with spectacular, original toning. The 144-coin collection, The J&L 144 Complete Set, is ranked as both the current finest and all-time finest in the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Set Registry

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King of American Coins Acquired by David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L. Hansen

David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC), on behalf of Dell Loy Hansen, acquired one of the 15 known examples of the world-famous 1804 Draped Bust Dollar, known as the “King of American Coins”, for $2.64 million via the Heritage Auctions event on June 14, hosted by the Long Beach Coin Expo. As one of only eight […]

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Heritage Long Beach Signature Sale Top 5 Highest Prices Paid

By CoinWeek ….. Heritage Auctions‘ Long Beach sale of rare coins and medals realized $18.095 million and included a number of highlight coins – including the surprising offering of the Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen 1804 dollar. We have looked through the results and compiled a list of the seven coins that make up the Top 5 highest […]

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An Important New York Collection Headlines Heritage Auction Long Beach Premier Session

Group of Rare Edward Sawyer’s Native American Portrait Galvanos Offered by Heritage Auction The June 14-17 Long Beach Heritage auction of US coins features a number of outstanding collections, but easily the most prominent of these is An Important New York Collection. This collection rates as one of the highest-value gatherings of U.S. type coins we […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Finest 1840-C Half Eagle Certified by PCGS

  Our current Long Beach Signature Auction features a monumental coin for Charlotte branch mint specialists — an 1840-C half eagle graded MS64+ by PCGS and endorsed for quality and originality by CAC. The Charlotte Mint began coining operations in 1838 and was only in its third year of production when it struck 18,992 Liberty […]

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Heritage Auctions – Finest Known Continental Dollar

The 1776 Continental dollar is an enigmatic, complex issue that has fascinated numismatists for more than 200 years. Numismatic scholars from Sylvester Sage Crosby to Eric P. Newman and Michael Hodder studied the issue in detail, mapping out a convincing theory of the origin and purpose of the coins and classifying the numerous varieties that […]

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King of American Coins Comes to Long Beach: Heritage to Auction 1804 Dollar

1804 dollars deserve headlines every time they come to auction. Heritage is proud to feature the Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen, a Class I “Original”, as one of the offerings in the June 14-17 Long Beach Signature Auction. This coin will cross the block as a part of the Premier session, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June […]

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Tyrant Collection’s Historic Ancient Coin Treasures Coming To Long Beach

“Tyrants of the Tigris & Euphrates” exhibit from the Tyrant Collection showcases nearly 2,600 years of numismatic history at June 2018 Long Beach Expo The second public display of a portion of the extensive numismatic treasures in the recently revealed Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will include outstanding examples from the origins of coinage including a rare […]

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The Admiral’s Dozen: 12 Favorite Coins From the Heritage February Long Beach Sale

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… I first found out about the offering of a complete set of Liberty Head eagles from an observant client who emailed me a link in early January. He’s a succinct guy and his subject line said it all: “Epic collection of Eagles to be offered.” […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #91: Building the Tyrant Collection with Ira Goldberg

 CoinWeek Podcast #91: Building the Tyrant Collection with Ira Goldberg Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. For the past fifteen years, an anonymous collector has worked closely with Ira and Larry Goldberg to build one of the most valuable and significant […]

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Auction Records Shattered in Long Beach Expo

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… February closed out with considerable numismatic acclaim with the first Long Beach Expo for 2018 in the books. This winter expo was held the latest that I can ever recall (February 22-24), but the wait was well worth it, on so many fronts. The Ship of […]

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Admiral Collection Ten Dollar Gold Highlights Heritage Auction Long Beach Results

The Admiral Collection, one of the finest early eagle and Liberty Head ten dollar gold collections ever assembled and featuring coins long off the market, provided most of the fireworks as Heritage’s Long Beach Signature Auction soared to outstanding results. This auction, originally scheduled for February 22-26, but extended to February 27 due to technical […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The February Long Beach Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   Legend Coin Market Report – AN UNEXPECTED GREAT SHOW – ALMOST LIKE OLD TIMES We can not believe how intense this show was. For us, we had a really strong show. In fact, it was our BEST show in two to three years (but nowhere near any […]

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Gold Shipwreck Treasure Worth Millions of Dollars on Display in Long Beach – 4K Video

 CoinWeek travelled to Long Beach, California, to film the return of the famous “Ship of Gold“. The second exploration of the SS Central America shipwreck has made national news, as recovery efforts resulted in the collection of $40 million in gold bars and coins from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where the famous […]

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Coins – The Long Beach Auction, Just What the Doctor Ordered

Long Beach Auction sale presents unique opportunities: golden and otherwise By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… In my youth, the winter was a season to revel in. Now it is something to be tolerated until about mid-April; at least here in New England, that is. Feeling a bit drowsy and achy this […]

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Gold Eagles from The Admiral Collection Featured in Heritage Long Beach Auction

Heritage is proud to present our February 22-26 auction of US coins at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, one of the finest February Long Beach auctions we have offered in some time. The Featured Collections in this auction are quite impressive, none more so than the Admiral Collection. Quite simply, The Admiral Collection […]

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Rare English Proof Sets in Long Beach Tyrant Collection Exhibit

Among the numismatic treasures that will be featured in the upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be the largest display of English proof sets ever presented in the United States, including the complete proof set of 1746, the first ever struck as a set by The Royal Mint. […]

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Classic Anglo-Saxon Coin Art Featured in Tyrant Collection

Among the numismatic treasures that will be featured in the upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be the first public displays in the United States of some of England’s most important Anglo-Saxon era coins. Veteran professional numismatist and English coinage specialist Bruce Lorich, on behalf of the Tyrant […]

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Heritage Auctions – Rare 9 Leaves 1795 Small Eagle Reverse Gold Eagle

The Philadelphia Mint struck gold coins for the first time in 1795, when a reported mintage of 5,583 Capped Bust Right eagles was accomplished. It is likely that the 1795-dated dies continued to be used in the early part of 1796, however, so the surviving population for the date is somewhat larger than the modest […]

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PCGS to display the Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollars Super Set at February Long Beach Expo

(Newport Beach, California) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display the Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollars Super Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921) at the Long Beach Expo in the Long Beach Convention Center on February 22–24, 2018. The set can be viewed at Booth 404 — the PCGS Set Registry Display Area

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PCGS to Display Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollar Super Set at Long Beach Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display the Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollar  Super Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921) at the Long Beach Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center February 22 – 24, 2018. The set can be viewed at Booth 404, the PCGS Set Registry Display Area. The Morgan Dollars Super Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921) consists […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure Auction Consignment Deadline

Don’t miss the Treasure Auction consignment deadline for Sedwick’s Auction 23! By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Now is the time to contact us for consigning to our Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 23, which is already shaping up to be another great sale. The consignment deadline is February 25, 2018, so […]

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Heritage Auctions – Great Collections Headline February Long Beach Offerings

The recent Heritage Auctions FUN Show demonstrated how a number of specialized, high-quality collections add up to a memorable offering, and the current Long Beach Expo is poised to follow a similar trajectory. This year the February 22-26 Long Beach Signature Heritage Auctions of US coins has no fewer than 11 featured collections. Combined with important […]

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First U.S. display of rare Edward III gold double leopard, one of England’s most important coins

(Long Beach, California) January 29, 2018 — The upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection of coins will include the first public displays in the United States of some of England’s most important numismatic treasures. Among the historic items will be one of the three known Edward III gold “double leopard” coins

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CoinWeek Podcast #89: Recovering Gold from the SS Central America with Bob Evans

 CoinWeek Podcast #89: Recovering Gold from the SS Central America with Bob Evans Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Bob Evans has been there from the start, serving as chief scientist and historian for the salvage and recovery effort of the […]

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First USA Display of Rare Edward III Gold Double Leopard, One of England’s Most Important Coins

The upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection of coins (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will include the first public displays in the United States of some of England’s most important numismatic treasures. Among the historic items will be one of the three known Edward III gold “Double Leopard” coins. The other two examples are […]

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Ship of gold exhibit will feature $40 million of “new cargo” Gold Rush treasures in Long Beach

First public exhibit of latest recovered glittering trove from fabled SS Central America will be at the February 22-24, 2018, Long Beach Expo
(Long Beach, California) January 29, 2018 — The unparalleled SS Central America “Ship of Gold” exhibit will dock with $40 million of glittering “new cargo” sunken treasure at the February 22-24, 2018, Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (Long Beach Expo).
This will be the first public display of a portion of the historic gold and silver coins, gold ingots, and unopened sacks of treasure gold dust recovered during the 2014 expedition to the Atlantic Ocean site where the Gold Rush-era cargo was lost at sea 161 years ago

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Ship of Gold Exhibit to Feature $40 Million in “New Cargo” Gold Rush Treasure at Long Beach

First public exhibit of latest recovered glittering trove from fabled SS Central America will be at February 22-24, 2018 Long Beach Expo The unparalleled SS Central America “Ship of Gold” exhibit will dock with $40 million of glittering “new cargo” sunken treasure at the February 22-24, 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare Knob 6, No Stem 1806 Bust Half Dollar

The 1806 Knob 6, No Stem O-108 Bust half dollar is one of the greatest rarities in the Draped Bust half Dollar series. Examples have been avidly sought after by series specialists for decades. The variety was discovered by Walter Breen when he studied the coin in the Philip Straus Collection in 1951. Breen observed the […]

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Inaugural Exhibit of Tyrant Collection – Treasures Includes First USA Display Of Rare 1937 Edward VIII Proof Set

The first public display of a portion of the extensive numismatic treasures in the recently revealed Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be at the February 22 – 24, 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo) and will feature a $15 million exhibit of historic English coins. Labeled “The Tyrants of the Thames,” […]

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World and Ancient Coin sales hit $49 million in 2017 at Heritage Auctions

The following is a press release courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
Dallas, Texas (January 3, 2018) — High-profile sales in World and Ancient Coins propelled one of Heritage Auctions’ fastest-growing categories to $49 million in sales in 2017, the category’s second-best year ever

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World’s most valuable private coin collection revealed

The Tyrant Collection is to be displayed in a multi-year series of exhibits at the Long Beach Expo
(Beverly Hills, California) November 27, 2017 — The existence of a previously unreported collection of the world’s most famous and valuable ancient, world, and United States rare coins is being revealed for the first time. The Tyrant Collection, which includes a treasured 1937 Edward VIII Proof set, will be publicly displayed over the course of several years through a series of exhibits at upcoming Long Beach Expo conventions

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Exclusive: World’s Most Valuable Private Coin Collection Revealed: The Tyrant Collection

The Tyrant Collection is to be displayed in a multi-year series of exhibits at the Long Beach Expo The existence of a previously unreported collection of the world’s most famous and valuable ancient, world and United States rare coins is being revealed for the first time. The Tyrant Collection, which includes a treasured 1937 Edward […]

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PCGS Certifies Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed quarter likely struck in the 1965-1967 period. This piece, now graded PCGS MS62, was purchased by noted error specialist Fred Weinberg at the September 2017 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & […]

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$21.5+ Million Changes Hands in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Coin, Currency Events

More than $21.5 million worth of U.S. coins, world & ancient coins and currency changed hands during Heritage Auctions’ as more than 99 percent of U.S. coins by value and quantity were sold. The September 6-12 auctions, held in conjunctions with the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo, saw intense bidder interest in 18th-century copper […]

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Commentary: Coin Market Isn’t Cooling Down This Fall

Yellow metal’s acceleration is drawing gold bugs back to the market By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor …….. Cooler temperatures at night here in New England are a dead giveaway that autumn is fast approaching. Numismatically, that trend is confirmed on the trusty coindexter calendar, as the last Long Beach Expo for 2017 is in […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The Long Beach Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… INCLUDED IN THIS MARKET REPORT ARE EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW. LEGEND NUMISMATICS MOSTLY DEALS IN THE TOP 5% OF QUALITY AND RARITY, SO WE WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE SHOW THAN OTHERS. We’d like to offer a prayer and our thoughts for […]

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Something for Everyone in Heritage’s Long Beach World and Ancient Coin Auctions

On the heels of our Platinum Night auction in Denver just a month ago, we’ve pulled together another outstanding group of coins – nearly 4,000 in number – to offer in our September 7-12 auction of World and Ancient coins. While there are many reasons to get excited about this offering, we think diversity is […]

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U.S. Mint anchors last Long Beach Expo of the year

(Long Beach, California) – It’s time for the last Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo of the year, and as usual, the show is filled with fun for everyone. The three-day event will feature coin giveaways, the latest offerings and unveiling of a new 5-ounce silver coin from the United States Mint, and the display of two award-winning world coin sets

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U.S. Mint anchors last Long Beach Expo of the year

(Long Beach, California) – It’s time for the last Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo of the year, and as usual, the show is filled with fun for everyone. The three-day event will feature coin giveaways, the latest offerings and unveiling of a new 5-ounce silver coin from the United States Mint, and the display of two award-winning world coin sets

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Heritage Ancient Coins: The Second Known Gold Magnesia Stater

Our upcoming Long Beach Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of two known gold staters from Magnesia. This is a completely unrecorded denomination and type for this city, and of immense numismatic importance! Struck from a somewhat rusty obverse die and displaying corresponding granularity, otherwise a highly attractive type from dies of fine […]

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$10.7 Million Changes Hands in Heritage Long Beach Auction June 8-11

Very large Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot from SS Central America wreck brings $188,000 A diverse selection of rarities led the way June 8-11 as Heritage’s auction of rare U.S. coins, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, raised more than $10.7 million USD for consignors. The auction was 98 percent […]

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Legend Market Report – Long Beach Coin Show Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… HOW TO MAKE A GOOD MARKET LOOK BAD Have a miserable Long Beach Show and Auction and then repeat and do the same thing in Baltimore in two weeks. Why don’t show promoters get it? Summer shows simply do not work. Even the mighty FUN Summer Show struggles. […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Two Important Shows, One Important Week!

By Melissa Karstedt – Auctioneer, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Next week the Stack’s Bowers Galleries team will be split between two important numismatic conventions. We hope to see you at one of these locations! The Long Beach Coin Expo The Stack’s Bowers Galleries team will be headed to the Long Beach Coin Expo June 8-10, […]

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Heritage: Important Classic US Coins Offered in Long Beach Auction

For more than a quarter of a century, Heritage and the Long Beach Coin Expo have combined talents and resources to present the Official Signature auctions – a long history of cooperation and success, and this is continuing with our current offerings scheduled for June 8-11 in Long Beach and through HA.com. At last count, […]

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

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

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Classic US Coins – Rare Early Cents Offered in Padula Family Collection

Elusive 1793 S-15 cent and famous Reeded Edge cent offered during Heritage Auctions’ September Long Beach Expo Early American copper collectors are urged to consign to Heritage Auctions’ September 6-11 Long Beach Expo Auction, which will feature an important, lifetime large cent collection offering one of the few complete Sheldon-numbered variety sets ever formed. The […]

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U.S. Rare Coin Market Prepares To Spring Ahead

Colonials court continued comeback; Hidden values in foreign silver; Near Gem $20 Saints huge bargain By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   I dare not repeat these thoughts out loud as I type… yet after more snow than the abominable himself would care to see has been dumped in my city we have […]

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Legend Market Report – Long Beach Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… THIS REPORT CONTAINS OBSERVATIONS AND FACTS FROM LEGEND NUMISMATICS AND LEGEND AUCTIONS BUSINESS AND OBSERVATIONS AT THE SHOW. OTHERS (ESPECIALLY NOT IN OUR AREAS) WILL HAVE DIFFERENT REPORTS A STRONG START We arrived Friday before the show to start our activities. Lot viewing at both auctions as our […]

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Stack’s Bowers: The February Collectors Choice Online Auction

  The Stack’s Bowers February Collectors Choice auction of U.S. coins and currency is now online for viewing and bidding. It features over $750,000 in value and only 50 lots are reserved! Many highlights were available for viewing at the Long Beach Coin Expo, at Table 502. The U.S. Currency auction will close for bidding live […]

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Long Beach Expo Underway—But I’m Snowbound

As winter rages on, it is so nice to have order and decorum, at least in the numismatic world By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Well I spoke too soon in my last report. I had addressed that, much to my relief, we who reside in New Hampshire had not been on […]

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Heritage Auctions: Rare and Important Early Cents Offered in Padula Family Collection

Elusive 1793 S-15 cent and famous Reeded Edge cent on display at February Long Beach Expo Early American copper collectors are urged to consign to Heritage Auctions’ September 6-11 Long Beach Expo Auction, which will feature an important, lifetime large cent collection offering one of the few, complete Sheldon-numbered variety sets ever formed. The Padula […]

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Legend Market Report – Pre Super Bowl Week

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… EVERYONE WATCHES FOOTBALL Okay, maybe for a few hours on Sunday the coin community went really quiet. It was the first time in a few weeks (actually since the election) that collectors were preoccupied. However, we are confident that by the time the many Internet Auctions started to […]

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African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

The February 16-18 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will be highlighted by the U.S. Mint’s display of the 2017 American Liberty gold coin. Leading the Long Beach Expo’s attractions is the groundbreaking 225th Anniversary Lady Liberty coin, which depicts Lady Liberty as a person of color (a first in U.S. […]

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African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

The February 16-18 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will be highlighted by the U.S. Mint’s display of the 2017 American Liberty gold coin. Leading the Long Beach Expo’s attractions is the groundbreaking 225th Anniversary Lady Liberty coin, which depicts Lady Liberty as a person of color (a first in U.S. […]

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Fresh Extremely Fine 1943 Copper Cent in Goldberg Pre-Long Beach Auction

1943 Lincoln 1C PCGS EF45 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #370 Just prior to the winter Coin, Stamp & Collectible Expo in Long Beach, California, the Goldbergs will conduct an auction of a wide variety of coins, medals […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics & Market Report – Coin Values & Great Coins Bring Great Prices

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. Great Coins Bring Great Prices IT MIGHT BE WINTER BUT THE HEAT IS ON! Last week was a highly unexpected STRONG week. We had decent sales off our web site, really strong sales off our Want Lists, and a few big “lucky” sales. The “switch” as we like […]

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Heritage: Long Beach US Coins Auction Opens for Bidding Soon

Heritage’s February 16-19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction will open for bidding very soon! Our Florida U.S. Coins auction saw an increase of nearly 27% in prices realized over the year-ago FUN results, and we fully expect the Long Beach Signature event to continue this positive trend. The total number of lots is […]

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Consign Today for Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & US Coin Auction #21

Consign to Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction #21, taking place May 3-4, 2017 live on the Internet. We invite everyone to consign to our next auction and take advantage of the opportunity to sell to our clients around the world. The deadline for consigning to our next Auction is February 19, 2017. […]

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Long Beach Expo: $10 Million Coin 1st Public West Coast Appearance

  The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo is set to kick off 2017 with their first show of the year (www.LongBeachExpo.com). From February 16-18, 2017, the show will boast the hobby’s first $10 million coin on display, along with gold coin giveaways, educational opportunities for collectors, and as always, fun activities […]

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Coin Board News – Number 41

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 41 — Winter 2017 BIG ANNUAL UPDATE ISSUE Yes, it’s that time of year again when I include a newly updated Check List & Value Guide for coin boards, as well as updated Revisions reports for each of my books. […]

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Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #354 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. In the realm of classic U.S. coins, the most exciting and mystifying date may be the 1870-S. For collectors who cannot afford one of the rarest silver dollars, the only 1870-S half […]

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Heritage: Over $31 Million Sells in Long Beach Auctions

Rare large cents from the Jon Alan Boka collection of 1794 Large Cents dominated the results as Heritage’s September 7-13 Long Beach auctions raised close to $32 million overall, divided over five auctions. All prices realized include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. The Boka collection, consisting of 57 large cents all dated 1794, provided the top […]

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The Modern Coin Market is Motivated!

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. While the modern coin market is hot, Ancient world coins an exciting option; Colonial era coins from mother country a great value As we approach the fall season, Major League Baseball is sprinting toward an exciting post season, football has returned, network TV is ready to unveil […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 16, 2016

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

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Rare 1964 SMS Kennedy Half Dollar Sells for $47K

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… A 1964 Special Mint Set Kennedy half dollar recently turned heads when it was offered by Heritage Auctions during the September 7-11, 2016 Long Beach Expo U.S. Signature Auction. Trading for $47,000 USD, the coin listed as Lot #5545 became the first 1964 Special Mint Set (SMS) Kennedy half […]

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Legend Market Report – The Long Beach Show

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……. ANA NOT DIGESTED We all figured having a Long Beach Show only 3 weeks after the ANA Show in the same area would not have great results. As expected overall the show was slow. There also was a huge fresh gold deal in the Heritage Auction that attracted […]

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Legend Numismatics: Pre Long Beach Expo Market Report

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …….   ON/OFF Last week in the office was very quiet. It’s like the light switch was flipped off. Only a handful of orders and inquiries came in. We think it was simply the end of summer doldrums. Typical for this time of year. Usually mid-September activity picks up […]

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

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

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Ancient Coins – A Stunning Lucius Verus Gold Aureus

Late in 136 CE, the emperor Hadrian adopted a handsome, but otherwise undistinguished aristocrat named Lucius Aurelius Commodus as his intended successor, giving him the name Aelius Caesar. The new heir already had a seven-year-old son, who received the name Lucius Verus, and the boy’s place in the dynastic succession seemed secure. But Aelius died […]

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Legend Regency Auction XIX: A Fabulous PCGS Buffalo Nickel Collection

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is pleased to announce that it is offering one of the finest-ever graded toned example of the basic set of 64 Buffalo Nickels and three of the varieties – 3 Leg, D/D and D/S – in our Regency Auction XIX taking place on December 15th in Las Vegas in conjunction with […]

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PCGS Offers Crossover Special at September Long Beach Expo

At the September Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 8-10, Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is offering PCGS Collectors Club Members and Authorized Dealers the opportunity to upgrade their non-PCGS encapsulated coins for PCGS holders as part of the exclusive Long Beach Expo Crossover Special. Those taking advantage of the […]

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NGC Will Accept Submissions at Long Beach Expo in September

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has shared the following press release:
Bring your NGC submissions to the Long Beach Expo, booth #431.

NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Long Beach Expo, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA from 9:00 a

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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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Heritage Auctions to Present Jon Alan Boka 1794 Cent Collection at Long Beach

On display at the ANA and to be auctioned at the September Long Beach Expo, over half of the collection ranks in the top 10 for their respective variety Right: The finest-known 1794 S-19a Discovery Coin, XF40 PCGS. From The Al Boka Collection, Part II   This September at the Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions […]

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1895-O Morgan $1 MS65+, Unseen Since Issue, Tops Heritage Long Beach Auction

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Long Beach Collectibles Expo; featuring an 1895-O Silver Dollar MS65+ from the Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection, tied for Finest at CAC, struck at the fabled New Orleans Mint An 1895-O Silver Dollar MS65+ NGC CAC from the Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection, tied for […]

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Coin Marketing – Are Show Release Coins Worth The Price?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. The marketing of certified modern coins has developed and evolved in recent years, to the point that any distinguishing characteristic that might separate a coin from the rest of its issue can be used to promote the issue on the collecting public. This susceptibility of collectors to such marketing […]

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Modern Coins – Long Beach Expo Visitors See U.S. Mint Reagan Coin Designs

Visitors on the closing day of the February 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo received a numismatic treat. Representatives of the United States Mint displayed the just-announced selected designs for the upcoming Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar and Nancy Reagan First Spouse gold coin. “The official unveiling ceremony was conducted at the […]

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Collector Coins Make Powerful Stand In Golden State

  By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation… Presidential Coin & Chronicles Sets Drawing New Collectors Into The Fold; Quality And Rarity Remain King; Long Beach Heritage Sales Reel In $17 Million From most reports, the final edition of the Long Beach Expo for 2015 was a busy and productive venue for dealers and collectors […]

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PCGS Grading and Counterfeit Detection Seminars at 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors will have the opportunity to learn from the experts at two Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) coin grading and counterfeit detection seminars during the upcoming September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. PCGS will offer two separate seminars from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19. Grading 102 […]

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Long Beach Expo Welcomes Collectors And Dealers, June 4 – 6, 2015

The June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will offer collectors and dealers a wide range of buying, selling and hobby education opportunities.  Visitors also will be able to view more coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection for the first time on the West Coast. “There […]

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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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Long Beach Expo Welcomes Coin Collectors and Dealers, June 4 – 6, 2015

The June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will offer collectors and dealers a wide range of buying, selling and hobby education opportunities. Visitors also will be able to view more coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection for the first time on the West Coast. “There will […]

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PCGS Expert Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) experts will conduct three grading seminars, including one for young numismatists, at the June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. “The last time we offered grading classes, the advance reservations quickly filled up the limited available space. We anticipate that will […]

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$7 Million In Rare Coins Sell In Long Beach Auction

Rare double eagles were the featured attractions as the 2015 January 29 – February 1 US Coins Signature Auction in Long Beach saw $7 million in rare coins change hands. All results include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. Easily the star of the show was a 1869 double eagle, graded Proof-65 Ultra Cameo by NGC. Proof […]

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Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins went on sale yesterday, January 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The coins, authorized by Public Law 112-104, celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals, the longest-serving law enforcement agency in the federal government. Today, the U.S. Mint released first day sales figures […]

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Session 1 of Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction Brings $1.14 Million

Last of the Missouri Cabinet Coins Leads the Way…  By CoinWeek News Staff… With the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show set to kick off on Saturday, January 29, the Los Angeles-based dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg are in the midst of conducting a seven-session auction that covers a broad range of […]

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Coin Shows – Long Beach Expo September 2014 – Video Playlist

Interviewer: David Lisot from CoinWeek at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo, Long Beach California. Dealers and Collectors Explain Why They Come to Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 2:30 With Cory Frampton, Mexican Coin Company, Mark Garcia, Collector, San Francisco Bay Area, Greg Krill, North Bay Rare Coin, Allen Rowe, Northern Nevada Coin, Larry Shapiro, Larry […]

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COOL COINS! Long Beach Expo September 2014. VIDEO: 7:47.

David Lisot of CoinWeek.com once again walks the floor at the Long Beach Expo to find more examples of cool coins to show to people interested in learning about coins and numismatics. He talked to  …….. Mark Garcia, 1820 “Randall Hoard” Large Cent, PCGS MS65BN Max Keech, Mexico 1915 Oaxaca 3 Centavos copper NGC MS64RB […]

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COOL COINS! Long Beach Expo September 2014. VIDEO: 7:47.

David Lisot of CoinWeek.com once again walks the floor at the Long Beach Expo to find more examples of cool coins to show to people interested in learning about coins and numismatics. He talked to  …….. Mark Garcia, 1820 “Randall Hoard” Large Cent, PCGS MS65BN Max Keech, Mexico 1915 Oaxaca 3 Centavos copper NGC MS64RB […]

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Heritage Golden State Coin Auctions Generate $22.5 Million; Cash is King at Long Beach

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Market Report ………. Better & Rare Date Gold Still A Crowd Favorite At LB; Classic Gold Commems Get A Boost. The final installment of the Long Beach Expo for 2014 was a worthy expedition for those who made the trek to the Southern California venue. Several veteran collectors informed me […]

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Dealer in Modern Chinese Coins Talks About the Market. VIDEO: 7:54

Keqin Sun, Modern Numismatic Web…. Translator: Rachel Luo Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Includes Chinese language and translation. Collectors Universe and Professional Coin Grading Service sponsored a select group of Chinese dealers to come to the Long Beach Expo where they share their perspective of the markets in China and America. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2BrZsKdFh8 Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

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Chinese Coin Expert Talks about the Market. VIDEO: 6:20

Chen Hao Min, Coin in Coin Company, Translator: Rachel Luo Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. Includes Chinese language and translation. Another of the top dealers enlisted by Collectors Universe and PCGS to come to America and the Long Beach Expo talks about the market in the United States and China. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORjeuVaonUY Copyright © CoinWeek – Long […]

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Early Photos and Images of the United States Mint. VIDEO: 7:15

John Mercanti, Former Chief Engraver United States Mint…… John Mercanti worked for the United States Mint until he retired in 2010. He assembled a collection of early pictures of the Mint that have seldom been seen. See these remarkable images of history that show the changes of the place where America’s money was first made. […]

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Chinese Coin Auction House Comes to Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:30

Zuo Jinghua, Beijing ChengXuan Auctions Company, Ltd. … Translator: Rachel Luo …. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Includes Chinese language and translation. One of the top Auction/dealers enlisted by Collectors Universe and PCGS to come to America and the Long Beach Expo talks about the market in the United States and China. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

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