Category Archives: Record Prices

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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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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Numismatics Weathers the Storm: Collecting Community Comes Together, Resulting in Strong Prices Realized at Legend’s Regency Auction 37

  With the uncertainty that the current Covid-19 global pandemic is bringing to the markets and people’s everyday lives, numismatics seems to be providing a safe haven and comfort to collectors all over. Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ (LRCA) 37th Regency Auction was scheduled to take place at Le Meridien in Philadelphia. Two weeks prior to […]

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The Pogue VII Sale – My Perspective Through A Dozen Coins: Doug Winter

Pogue VII Sale By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner You couldn’t have picked a more dire set of circumstances faced by Stack’s Bowers for their various March coin and paper money auctions. After the Covid-19 virus cancelled the Baltimore coin show, the firm grappled with the difficult questions forced by the crazy […]

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Record-Setting Pogue Collection of Classic US Coins Sells $15.343 Million in Single Session

Two Coins Break Million-Dollar Barrier, Total Surpasses Pre-Distress High Estimates   Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and negative indicators, rare coins continued to shine at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction in California. Nearly three years after Part V of the D. Brent Pogue Collection hit the market, the most valuable coin collection […]

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Rare Georgia Gold Rush Coin Brings Record $480,000 in Atlanta

Historic coin is “coming back home”   A small gold coin with a face value of $2.50 when it was struck in northern Georgia in 1830 sold for a record price of $480,000 USD to an anonymous Georgia collector in an auction in Atlanta Thursday night, February 27, 2020. It is one of the finest […]

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Heritage Auctions’ January Numismatic Sales Exceed $68.8 Million

FUN and NYINC sales set world-record prices   Heritage Auctions has announced that its numismatic sales through the month of January totaled a combined $68,811,129 USD from its Signature Auctions held during the Florida United Numismatic (FUN) Convention and the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Sales spanned U.S. Coins, U.S. Currency, World Paper Money […]

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Doug Winter: A Record-Setting 1872-CC $10 Eagle Gold Coin

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner Lost amidst all the hoopla at the recent 2020 FUN Show and auctions was the sale of one of the most remarkable US gold coins I have seen in a while. This coin was a totally fresh-to-the-market 1872-CC Liberty Head eagle graded MS62 by NGC, and […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Reports Hundreds of Rare Coin Record Prices in 2019

The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Exclusively Legend Regency Auction Draws Strong Bidding

Five important, high-quality collections, assembled by collectors with the exclusive assistance and mentoring of Laura Sperber and George Huang of Legend Numismatics were sold on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in New Orleans, held in conjunction with the October 2019 PCGS Members Only Show. The special auction, consisting of 184 lots, brought five very special consignments […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sets Record for Most Valuable Modern U.S. Coin

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money set several records for United States coinage earlier this month in Rosemont, Illinois. Among these was lot 5231 of their Rarities Night session, a 1964 Kennedy half dollar produced as part of an unreported Special Mint Set (SMS) and certified SP-68 […]

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Gold Rush Treasure “Supernova” Sinks 1857-S $20 Auction Record at Legend Rare Coins

Multi-Toned Double Eagle From SS Central America Sells for record $282,000 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America and nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing, unique natural toning, set a record price for any 1857 San Francisco Mint $20 gold coin in a public auction conducted by Legend […]

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Rare SMS 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Sets $108,000 World Record Price

A 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar sold for a world record $108,000, making it the most expensive coin of its type, during a public auction of rare U.S. Coins held Thursday, April 25, 2019, by Heritage Auctions. The rare example of the rather common piece of pocket change is one of about a dozen special issues […]

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Legend Coin Market Report – The March PCGS Invitational and Auction

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics …… We’ve just spent the past two weeks jetting up and down the West Coast to do business with only a day to rest. The running around paid off, but we missed an apparently large amount of business from the office that we had to postpone until now. One […]

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Ron Guth: Five Big Ones: Legend Rare Coin Auctions – January 27, 2019

By Ron Guth ….. Legend Rare Coin Auctions styles itself as a boutique auction house, specializing in high-end certified coins, especially Top Pop and Finest Known coins. Their auctions are smaller than most, but they are highly focused on coins with superior eye appeal, color, and quality. Their January 2019 sale was no exception. Highlights […]

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Important Collections Draw Record Bidding in Legend Rare Coin’s 30th Regency Auction

Beverly Hills, world famous for its high-end boutiques, proved to be a great venue for a boutique auction full of high-end rare coins. The 491-lot auction drew record numbers of bidders, and the prices more than proved that fact. Important coins from numerous collections, including the Maybach Collection of Buffalo Nickels, the Formula 1 Collection […]

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Finest Known 1885 Trade Dollar Now In PCGS Holder

The finest-known 1885 U.S. Trade Dollar that recently sold for a record $3.96 million has been crossed over and now is in a Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) holder. Within a few hours after placing the winning bid during the Heritage Auctions Platinum Night auction at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Orlando on […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild: Record Prices in 2018 U.S. Rare Coin Market

Dealers organization estimates the U.S. rare coin market was over $4 billion in 2018 Quality was in the eyes of the bidders in the multi-billion dollar United States rare coin market during 2018, according to a year-end tabulation conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top […]

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CAG-Certified Armstrong Family Collection 1st Auction Tops $5.2 Million

Artifacts from the Armstrong Family Collection, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), realized an incredible $5,276,320 USD at auction, November 1-3, 2018. The nearly 1,000 CAG-certified items from the collection of astronaut Neil Armstrong—the first man to walk on the moon—and his immediate family members were sold by Heritage Auctions and set […]

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

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

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CSNS: A Great Show; A Great Collector Coin Auction

Auction included amazing American numismatic treasures that predate the US Mint By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Although not an exact science, it is sometimes easy for me to gauge when a major coin chow is going on without the benefit of referring to a calendar. Take the annual CSNS convention for […]

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CSNS – A Great Coin Show and A Great Collector Coin Auction

The CSNS Coin Show and Coin Auction included amazing American numismatic treasures that predate the US Mint By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Although not an exact science, it is sometimes easy for me to gauge when a major coin show is going on without the benefit of referring to a calendar. […]

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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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Stack’s Bowers Sets New Record with Sale of Sac Dollar Washington Quarter Mule

Another record was shattered in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2018 Baltimore Auction as the 17th-known example of the famed (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule crossed the auction block. Offered in lot 2382 and certified MS-67 by NGC, the newly discovered piece saw fierce bidding activity up to $192,000 USD, establishing a new public […]

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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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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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Stack’s Bowers Eldorado Collection Coins Bring $3.8 Million

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

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NGC-Certified Confederate Half Dollar Sells for Record $960,000

Rare piece leads Heritage’s $3.7 million Newman Part IX live auction Wednesday night An 1861 Confederate Half Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in Heritage Auctions’ sale of Part IX of the Eric P. Newman Collection on Wednesday, November 1. It realized a record $960,000. Newman IX contains 427 NGC-certified coins, […]

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Paper Money Grading – PMG Certifies 2,000,000 Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 notes, a first for a third-party paper money grading service and more than double the number of notes certified by the next-largest company. Founded in 2005, PMG has become the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service as collectors and dealers soon recognized […]

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Heritage Auctions Sets World Record for Sale of Gold Dutch Coin

Portugalöser sold for $179,000 in Amsterdam Heritage Auctions Europe recently sold a 10 dukat “Portugalöser, struck by the city of Deventer in the year 1640 to compete with Portuguese coinage circulating in Brazil, for $179,000 USD – by far a record price ever realized for a coin of the pre-Kingdom Dutch provinces. The Netherlands 1640 […]

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Legend Auctions: Monster Toned Dollars Bring Big Money in Big Easy

Legend Rare Coin Auctions conducted its 21st Regency Auction on the evening of May 18. The sale consisted of 520 hand selected, quality rare coins featuring several important collections. Included among these was Part 2 of the Bob Simpson Collection of Standard Silver Patterns, selections from JK’s Mirror Collection, the Linda Collection of Mint State […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April World & Chinese Coins & Paper Money Hong Kong Auction Brings Over $5.8 Million

  Latest Hong Kong auction shows strength in market for Chinese coins… April is always an exciting time in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as hundreds of coin and paper money dealers, collectors and enthusiasts gather for a week of world class auctions and the fastest growing coin and paper money show. This past week Stack’s Bowers […]

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Ancient Coin with Early Depiction of Colosseum Fetches Record Price at Dix Noonan Webb

By Dix Noonan Webb …… An important collection of Roman bronze coins formed by a connoisseur before and during the Second World War and back on the market for the first time in 75 years attracted furious bidding at Dix Noonan Webb in London. Every single one of the 194 lots sold in an auction […]

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Classic US Coins – The New Orleans Eagle Market is Sizzling

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …… The recent Stacks Bowers Baltimore auction contained a group of comparatively high grade New Orleans eagles which contained a few very important pieces. While admittedly a small sample size (just seven coins), the prices realized were all very strong. This leads me to conclude that this […]

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Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #358 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. This discussion is about those U.S. half cents that are or were worth more than $1 million each, or may realistically retail for that much in the near future. As markets for […]

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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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Champion Summer Hong Kong Auction Attracts Top Bidders, Record Prices for Chinese Coins

By Champion Auction …… Champion Auction is the only Asian Auction house which holds auction lot viewing in the US, Taipei, Shanghai, and Hong Kong/Macau area. This policy allows our bidders to bid by phone and online to support a strong floor turnout, which leads to the top auction prices. Champion is also the oldest […]

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Heritage Auctions: $38+ Million Sold in U.S. & World Coins, Currency at ANA

Heritage’s sell-through rate exceeds 95% across the board at World’s Fair of Money auctions Aug. 9-13 Heritage Auctions sold more than $38 million worth of U.S., World & Ancient Coins and Currency at auction at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 9-13 in Anaheim, California. Sell-through rates exceed 95 percent across […]

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Heritage Auctions: $38+ Million Sold in U.S. & World Coins, Currency at ANA

Heritage’s sell-through rate exceeds 95% across the board at World’s Fair of Money auctions Aug. 9-13 Heritage Auctions sold more than $38 million worth of U.S., World & Ancient Coins and Currency at auction at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 9-13 in Anaheim, California. Sell-through rates exceed 95 percent across […]

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English Bidder Sets $193,875 World Record for 1933 George V Cent

Rare coin offered as part of $37 million Heritage Auctions event at ANA World’s Fair of Money One of seven-known George V cents – minted especially for commemorative use – set a world record for a coin of its type sold at auction when it cleared US$193,875 during the Platinum Night auction of World and […]

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English Bidder Sets $193,875 World Record for 1933 George V Cent

Rare coin offered as part of $37 million Heritage Auctions event at ANA World’s Fair of Money One of seven-known George V cents – minted especially for commemorative use – set a world record for a coin of its type sold at auction when it cleared US$193,875 during the Platinum Night auction of World and […]

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

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

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