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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will reconvene in March 2021

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020
(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was prohibited from being held November 12–14, 2020, due to Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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The Bob R. Simpson Collection debuts at $14.6 million at Heritage Auctions

The results exceeded every expectation I had
— Bob R. Simpson

Dallas, Texas (September 21, 2020) — “Numismatic royalty

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The Bob R. Simpson Collection debuts at $14.6 million at Heritage Auctions

The results exceeded every expectation I had
— Bob R. Simpson

Dallas, Texas (September 21, 2020) — “Numismatic royalty

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will reconvene in March 2021

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020
(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was prohibited from being held November 12–14, 2020, due to Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to sell collection of Larry H. Miller, Utah jazz owner, for nearly 25 years

1804 Draped Bust dollar, PCGS PR-65. Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to sell collection of Larry H. Miller, Utah jazz owner, for nearly 25 years

1804 Draped Bust dollar, PCGS PR-65. Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

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Fresh, high-end coins star in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 40

Record prices realized as coin market yet again shows strength in an uncertain world
(Lincroft, NJ — August 29, 2020) — Legend Rare Coin Auctions just concluded an immensely successful Regency Auction, the firm’s 40th, in Las Vegas. The official auction of the PCGS Members Only Show, LRCA’s hand-curated, boutique-style offered a wide array of popular coins in many different series

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Fresh, high-end coins star in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 40

Record prices realized as coin market yet again shows strength in an uncertain world
(Lincroft, NJ — August 29, 2020) — Legend Rare Coin Auctions just concluded an immensely successful Regency Auction, the firm’s 40th, in Las Vegas. The official auction of the PCGS Members Only Show, LRCA’s hand-curated, boutique-style offered a wide array of popular coins in many different series

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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Augsburger and Orosz selected as 2020 Numismatic Literary Guild Clemy winners

August 18, 2020 — Respected researchers and award-winning numismatic authors Len Augsburger and Joel Orosz have received yet another prestigious award. They have been selected as the joint 2020 recipients of The Clemy, the highest honor given by the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG)

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Augsburger and Orosz selected as 2020 Numismatic Literary Guild Clemy winners

August 18, 2020 — Respected researchers and award-winning numismatic authors Len Augsburger and Joel Orosz have received yet another prestigious award. They have been selected as the joint 2020 recipients of The Clemy, the highest honor given by the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG)

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Heritage Auctions’ offerings of finest-known coins from U.S. and England push ANA sales past $33 million

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo forced to cancel November 2020 bourse at Baltimore Convention Center: “Save the date” issued for alternate venue

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
(Baltimore, Maryland)—The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for November 12–14, 2020, has been forced to move from the Baltimore Convention Center by Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo forced to cancel November 2020 bourse at Baltimore Convention Center: “Save the date” issued for alternate venue

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
(Baltimore, Maryland)—The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for November 12–14, 2020, has been forced to move from the Baltimore Convention Center by Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Heritage Auctions’ offerings of finest-known coins from U.S. and England push ANA sales past $33 million

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The ESM Collection of Large Cents realizes over $4.6 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Rarities Night sale

1793 Wreath cent S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, PCGS VG-10, Parmelle Collection. Hover to zoom

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The ESM Collection of Large Cents realizes over $4.6 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Rarities Night sale

1793 Wreath cent S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, PCGS VG-10, Parmelle Collection. Hover to zoom

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

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Historic collections of United States coins and exonumia offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction

1793 Wreath cent, S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, VG10BN, Parmelle Collection. Images by Professional Coin Grading Service

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC certifies a First Strike Ceremony Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the First Strike Ceremony.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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2020 World’s Fair of Money suspended

ANA Board of Governors to Consider Alternate Options
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today the suspension of the 2020 World’s Fair of Money. The show, originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the largest annual coin and paper-currency event in the United States

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World Money Fair: Information distributed confirming dates for 2021 with COVID-19 health and safety precautions in place

The organisers of the World Money Fair (WMF), the coin industry’s largest venue of its kind, have confirmed the dates for 2021 while taking the opportunity to advise participants they will be planning the show around new health and safety precautions. In their message to participants, organisers stated a great deal of flexibility and scope for design will be put in place in preparing next year’s trade fair

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ANA World’s Fair of Money planning continues

August Convention Remains on the Schedule
While the country begins to re-open for business and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) continues to plan for the World’s Fair of Money. The premier convention features all things related to coin collecting

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ANA World’s Fair of Money planning continues

August Convention Remains on the Schedule
While the country begins to re-open for business and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) continues to plan for the World’s Fair of Money. The premier convention features all things related to coin collecting

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American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money 129th Convention medal created by Don Everhart

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Retired United States Mint designer, sculptor, and engraver, Don Everhart, has finished his plaster sculpts of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money 129th Convention medal

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PCGS considers additional members-only shows to offset COVID-19 effects

The following announcement is a message on May 5, 2020, from Brett Charville, President of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
The numismatic hobby, like seemingly every other part of our lives, finds itself at a crossroads

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PCGS considers additional members-only shows to offset COVID-19 effects

The following announcement is a message on May 5, 2020, from Brett Charville, President of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
The numismatic hobby, like seemingly every other part of our lives, finds itself at a crossroads

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A letter from Mark Salzberg

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Sarasota, Florida (May 4, 2020) — My Friends and Colleagues in the Collectibles Community: I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years

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A letter from Mark Salzberg

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Sarasota, Florida (May 4, 2020) — My Friends and Colleagues in the Collectibles Community: I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years

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ANA School of Numismatics offers seminar in Pittsburgh

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering an educational course through its Florence Schook School of Numismatics, held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money. “Intermediate Grading of U

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COVID-19 virus forces relocation of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles June Expo

1785 Vermont copper. Landscape

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COVID-19 virus forces relocation of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles June Expo

1785 Vermont copper. Landscape

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ANA School of Numismatics offers seminar in Pittsburgh

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering an educational course through its Florence Schook School of Numismatics, held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money. “Intermediate Grading of U

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo cancels June bourse, plans to reopen in November

Ongoing Public Health Crisis Has Restricted the Baltimore Convention Center
Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, Will Hold its Auction in California.
(Baltimore, Maryland) — Maryland’s ongoing state of emergency, declared March 12 by Governor Larry Hogan to help control the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, has closed the June 2020 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo bourse

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Coin collectors and history buffs can access free digital content

American Numismatic Association Offers Free Membership During National Coin Week
For a limited time, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering a free digital “Gold” membership to anyone who joins the coin collecting organization during National Coin Week, April 19-25.
The ANA is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items

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Coin collectors and history buffs can access free digital content

American Numismatic Association Offers Free Membership During National Coin Week
For a limited time, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering a free digital “Gold” membership to anyone who joins the coin collecting organization during National Coin Week, April 19-25.
The ANA is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items

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American Numismatic Association cancels 2020 Summer Seminar

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 Summer Seminar, scheduled for June 27-July 9 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) safety concerns.
“While it seemed inevitable with each passing week, we were officially notified by Colorado College today that they are suspending all summer programs and camps in order to ‘restrict participants who have traveled to or from affected areas’ associated with the coronavirus pandemic,” says ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick

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Limited edition Apollo 13 coins with astronaut autograph

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PCGS Grades and Certifies Fred Haise Signed Commemorative Coins
Kennedy Space Center, Florida (April 4, 2020) — A very limited number of 2019 Apollo gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins have been graded and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with special Apollo 13 50th anniversary inserts, each autographed by Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise to commemorate his historic mission

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No school? Use pocket change to help educate children at home

National Coin Week, April 19-25, 2020, emphasizes that money is history you can hold in your hands
Common, everyday pocket change at home can be used to help educate children whether their schools are temporarily closed or not, according to the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (ANA). The 25,000-member organization will mark the 97th annual National Coin Week, April 19-25, 2020

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In the wake of the outbreak of the Wuhan strain of the COVID-19 virus, we need our hobby and activity more than ever

The Wuhan strain of the COVID-19 virus has, for the most part, overtaken world headlines as many countries battle an unseen enemy. It’s hard to believe, just eight weeks ago, that many of us in the coin industry were attending the World Money Fair in Berlin

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Bowers on collecting: Numismatics in the time of coronavirus

Turn on the television or check the news on the Internet and 90% of the coverage seems to be about the coronavirus pandemic. Events, including coin shows, have been canceled left and right

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Bowers on collecting: Numismatics in the time of coronovirus

Turn on the television or check the news on the Internet and 90% of the coverage seems to be about the coronavirus pandemic. Events, including coin shows, have been canceled left and right

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Quarter launch and coin forum canceled

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In order to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed an executive order banning all gatherings of more than 250 people

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 auction begins Wednesday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. PT — bid now!

Don’t miss this opportunity to bid on coins, currency, and other numismatic material in this exciting event. For more information on participating in this sale or to consign to a future auction, contact a numismatic specialist today at (800) 458-4646 or info@stacksbowers

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces the relocation of its Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo

Famous Class III 1804 Draped Bust dollar PCGS PR-55. Ex-Garrett Family Collection

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Maryland state of emergency forces Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to cancel bourse

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction to Be Held as Scheduled in California.
(Baltimore, Maryland) — On Thursday, March 12, under a state of emergency declared by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, the Baltimore Convention Center suspended operations and activities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Bullion and coin sales-tax exemption successfully defended again in Maryland

Repeal attempt fails in committee after opposition by Whitman Expos, ICTA, Visit Baltimore
The Maryland House of Delegates’ Ways and Means Committee stopped a proposed repeal to the state sales tax exemption for certain coin and bullion sales on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The committee’s Unfavorable Report on House Bill (HB) 1284 came after opposition from Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets, and Visit Baltimore

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Heritage Auctions awards $10,000 to Pennsylvania coin collector

Collecting interest was passed down from father, uncle
Dallas, Texas (March 11, 2020) — Following a tradition that has grown for more than 20 years, Heritage Auctions has awarded a $10,000 auction credit to client Steven Wilson through a drawing among collectors who participated in the firm’s annual numismatic survey.
The Pennsylvania resident’s interest in collecting was born out of a childhood curiosity about the hobby shared by his father and uncle

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Bowers on collecting: The advantages of the Internet

Today, in the time of the coronavirus, we can all be thankful for the Internet, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence.
While nothing equals the excitement of attending an auction or convention in person, if this is not possible, participation in virtual reality from the keyboard of your computer comes in a strong second

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Submissions accepted for ANA’s Club Publications competition

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting submissions for the 2020 Barbara J. Gregory Outstanding Club Publications competition

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Anti-counterfeiting seminar produces fast, positive results

(Long Beach, California) February 26, 2020 — 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 come into contact with counterfeits or investigate counterfeits, and educate them about the expert resources available from ACEF’s Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force to assist during their investigation and prosecution of cases

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Bowers on collecting: Social news of a century ago

The November 1919 issue of The Numismatist told of the annual convention of the American Numismatic Association held at Philadelphia from October 4 through the 8th. Included was “The Social Side of the Convention,” which told this:
The automobile ride to Valley Forge on Sunday afternoon was one of the most enjoyable features on the program

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Rare Georgia Gold Rush coin brings record $480,000 in Atlanta

A rare Georgia Gold Rush-era Templeton Reid $2.50 denomination gold coin made in 1830 was sold at auction in Atlanta for a record price of $480,000 by Kagin’s, Inc

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High-value “cherrypicker” coins take the stage at the ANA National Money Show

Cherrypickers’ Guide volume editor Larry Briggs, author Bill Fivaz, associate editor Brandon Hall, and publisher Dennis Tucker at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020.
Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, and Dennis Tucker, publisher at Whitman Publishing, along with Whitman Associate Editor Brandon Hall, spoke to a standing-room-only audience at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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United States Mint hosts ceremonial strike of 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program coin

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NGC offering special ANA designation and label for 2020 Proof Set coins submitted at the National Money Show

A 2020-S half dollar and 2020-W nickel with the NGC Atlanta ANA Releases designation and label. Hover to zoom

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United States Mint Director David J. Ryder to participate in the American Numismatic Association’s 2020 National Money Show

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will be at booth #729 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show on February 27, 2020, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.
Mint Director David J

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In God We Trust author William Bierly will sign books at the ANA National Money Show

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing author William Bierly will meet collectors and autograph copies of his new book, In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion, at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show, February 27 and 28, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. The 352-page hardcover book will be available at the show at the Stanton Books and Stone Mountain Supply booth

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Smartminting — the next generation

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At the World Money Fair 2020, CIT Coin Invest presented the first product of a new generation of smartminting coins: Now, coins can be produced with even higher relief on both sides, in a variety of metals, and featuring new designs never achieved before

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The Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction, February 16-19, 2020, featuring the Douglas F. Bird Collection, the Great Pacific Collection, the Nancy and Bryan Collection, the Widok Collection, and more

The Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction featuring the Douglas F. Bird Collection, the Great Pacific Collection, the Nancy and Bryan Collection, and the Widok Collection will take place February 16, 2020, at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City

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Papers accepted for Sundman Lecture Series

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The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting proposals for the 2020 Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series. Presentations will be given August 5 during the symposium at the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money

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Coin designer Jamie Franki signs exclusive PCGS Signature Label deal

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(February 10, 2020) — Coin designer Jamie Franki has signed an exclusive deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to hand autograph label inserts for certified coins bearing his designs

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United States Mint to launch 51st America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin on February 13

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The United States Mint will participate in an event to celebrate the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring the National Park of American Samoa on Thursday, Feb

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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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Ninth Uncirculated example of 1999/2000 Libertad mule discovered

Although it has been minted for almost 40 years, the Mexican Silver Libertad is a series that continues to see the discovery of scarce variety and error coins, including just recently the ninth Uncirculated example of the rare 1999 with the obverse of the 2000 one-ounce mule.
In 2000 the Banco de Mexico replaced the obverse Libertad design that previously depicted the Mexican coat of arms by itself with a new design showing that emblem along with prior versions encircling it

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World Money Fair shines in Berlin as Mint of Japan hosts international event

Those who make up the coin industry gathered once again to attend the World Money Fair (WMF). The international event, which is the largest gathering of its kind, was hosted at the Estrel Convention Centre located in the eclectic Berlin borough of Neukölln (the 49th WMF has been at the same location for the 15th consecutive time)

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United States Mint celebrates Carson City Mint sesquicentennial

Carson City, Nevada — United States Mint Director David J. Ryder today joined officials of the state of Nevada and representatives of the Nevada State Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first coin produced at the Carson City Mint

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United States Mint celebrates Carson City Mint sesquicentennial

Carson City, Nevada — United States Mint Director David J. Ryder today joined officials of the state of Nevada and representatives of the Nevada State Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first coin produced at the Carson City Mint

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World Money Fair shines in Berlin as Mint of Japan hosts international event

Those who make up the coin industry gathered once again to attend the World Money Fair (WMF). The international event, which is the largest gathering of its kind, was hosted at the Estrel Convention Centre located in the eclectic Berlin borough of Neukölln (the 49th WMF has been at the same location for the 15th consecutive time)

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Ninth Uncirculated example of 1999/2000 Libertad mule discovered

Although it has been minted for almost 40 years, the Mexican Silver Libertad is a series that continues to see the discovery of scarce variety and error coins, including just recently the ninth Uncirculated example of the rare 1999 with the obverse of the 2000 one-ounce mule.
In 2000 the Banco de Mexico replaced the obverse Libertad design that previously depicted the Mexican coat of arms by itself with a new design showing that emblem along with prior versions encircling it

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ANA and NGC to launch ANA Registry

Colorado Springs, Colorado (January 28, 2020) — The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year.
The ANA is the country’s largest nonprofit coin-collecting organization, as well as one of the oldest and most prestigious

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ANA and NGC to launch ANA Registry

Colorado Springs, Colorado (January 28, 2020) — The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year.
The ANA is the country’s largest nonprofit coin-collecting organization, as well as one of the oldest and most prestigious

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Strike gold in Atlanta: Y’all are invited!

The great state of Georgia is no stranger to organized numismatics. You might remember a few years ago when the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo—usually hosted in Baltimore three times a year—was held in Atlanta

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National Park of American Samoa quarter launch and coin exchange

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Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2020 National Park of American Samoa quarter on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Su’igaula o le Atuvasa, Utulei Beach Park, Route 1, Utulei, AS 96799

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Legendary 1884 and 1885 Trade dollars from the E. Horatio Morgan Collection to be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Baltimore Auction

1884 T$1 PR-63 PCGS. Images by Heritage Auctions

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Registration open for 52nd annual Summer Seminar

Register by April 3 for Discounts
Registration is open for those looking to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Summer Seminar. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the Colorado College campus adjacent to the ANA headquarters, Summer Seminar features classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby needs

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United States Mint participating in FUN Convention

Mighty Minter Layla and representatives from the United States Mint (Mint) will be participating in the Florida United Numismatist (FUN) Convention from January 9 -12, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819 West Concourse, Booth 144

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NGC-certified China 1911 dragon pattern dollar estimated to realize at least $400,000 at NYINC auction

This China 1911 long-whiskered dragon pattern dollar graded NGC SP-65 is being offered at NYINC by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. It has an estimate of $400,000 to $500,000

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Best wishes for your numismatic New Year!

Welcome to 2020. How was 2019 for you and your collection? Were you able to remove any stubborn longstanding wants from your want-list? Did you capitalize on opportunities in slower parts of the market? Were you lucky enough to get the year’s Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle at issue price? How many U

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ANA executive director to be recognized as Numismatic Ambassador

Kim Kiick will be Honored at FUN Convention in January
During the Florida United Numismatists 65th annual convention, American Numismatic Association Executive Director Kim Kiick will be recognized as a Numismatic Ambassador. On Friday, January 10, Dave Harper, retired editor of Numismatic News, will present the award to Kiick during the Ambassador Award Breakfast

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Public beholds first 2020 coin strike of the decade at the Royal Australian Mint, ringing in the 2020s

Yesterday, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) welcomed the public to its highly sought after annual event to see the first coin of 2020 struck in its very own capital city, Canberra.  This is the first coin strike of the decade and almost a century since the first coin of the ’20s was struck in Australia

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NGC-certified British coin with $200,000 estimate tops CNG’s NYINC auction

This Great Britain 1831 gold crown graded NGC PF-62+ Ultra Cameo has an estimate of $200,000. Hover to zoom

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2020-W Proof Silver Eagle NGC special designations and labels

The 2020-W Proof Silver Eagle with the NGC Early Releases designation and label and with the NGC First Releases designation and West Point Mint Gold Star Label. Hover to zoom

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

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Santa Ana, CA (December 19, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020

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Dennis Tucker to present silver and gold medals at the February 2020 ANA Show

American Arts Gold Medallions on display at the West Point Mint. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Tucker)

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NGC accepting submissions at NYINC

Stop by the NGC table at the New York International Numismatic Convention.

NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the New York International Numismatic Convention, at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY, on Thursday, January 16 to 11:00 a

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Expert to offer consultations at NGC booth at FUN Show

Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC booth.
NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with a renowned numismatist at the NGC booth (#104) at the FUN Show

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Expert to offer consultations at NGC booth at ANA show

Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC booth.
NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with a renowned numismatist at the NGC booth (#104) at the FUN Show

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NGC to hold coin-grading contest at the 2020 FUN Show

Collectors and dealers can compete for prizes and recognition at the Orlando convention.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that it will hold a coin grading contest at the 2020 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in Orlando, Florida

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Unprecedented $50 million Gold Eagles Tyrant Collection exhibit at February Long Beach Expo

Graded PCGS MS-66+, this 1795 13 Leaves variety $10 gold coin is the finest known and one of the many highlights in the unprecedented $50 million “Eagles of The Tyrant Collection” exhibit at the February 2020 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Professional Coin Grading Service)

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Bowers on collecting: A favorite coin

While poking around in my safety deposit box the other day, I paused to look at one of my favorite coins. I bought this in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at the Whitman Coin Expo in March 2012, where it was described as follows:
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Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020

Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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Two NGC-certified double eagles soar at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night

1856-O Liberty Head double eagle graded NGC AU-53 that realized $264,000 (USD). Hover to zoom

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Bowers on collecting: Excitement!

All bets were off, the room was up for grabs, and the sky was the limit at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore last week. Stack’s Bowers Galleries, the official auctioneer, issued not one but seven catalogs and sold nearly 10,000 lots! Price records rose left and right, especially for colonial and early American coins

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PCGS announces new dual encapsulation of U.S. Mint serialized COAs alongside 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

An artist’s rendition of the new PCGS dual encapsulation of a 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle and accompanying United States Mint certificate of authenticity. Hover to zoom

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U.S. Mint special release

As part of the limited mintage release of the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (San Francisco Mint), the United States Mint is making a limited quantity of the coins available to the public at the Whitman Coin Baltimore Expo on Thursday, November 14.
Want a chance to bring home one of these beautiful and highly anticipated coins? Quantities will be limited and only one coin can be purchased per household

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Bowers on collecting: Goal to go for the expo!

The Whitman Coin Expo opens in the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday and continues through Saturday. If you plan to attend and want to say hi to me, track me down on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday morning

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Bowers on collecting: Goal to go for the expo!

The Whitman Coin Expo opens in the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday and continues through Saturday. If you plan to attend and want to say hi to me, track me down on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday morning

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U.S. Mint special release

As part of the limited mintage release of the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (San Francisco Mint), the United States Mint is making a limited quantity of the coins available to the public at the Whitman Coin Baltimore Expo on Thursday, November 14.
Want a chance to bring home one of these beautiful and highly anticipated coins? Quantities will be limited and only one coin can be purchased per household

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PCGS announces new dual encapsulation of U.S. Mint serialized COAs alongside 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

An artist’s rendition of the new PCGS dual encapsulation of a 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle and accompanying United States Mint certificate of authenticity. Hover to zoom

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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United States Mint launches 50th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

Salmon, Idaho — The United States Mint officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This is the fifth and final quarter of 2019, and the 50th coin overall in the program

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United States Mint launches 50th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

Salmon, Idaho — The United States Mint officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This is the fifth and final quarter of 2019, and the 50th coin overall in the program

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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NGC accepting submissions at Whitman Winter Expo

NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, at the Baltimore Convention Center from Thursday, November 14 through 11:00 a.m

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United States Mint to launch Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarter on November 6

The United States Mint will hold the launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m

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United States Mint to launch Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarter on November 6

The United States Mint will hold the launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m

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NGC-certified Continental dollar realizes $180,000 at Heritage auction

1776 Continental dollar, graded NGC MS-65, realized $180,000.
Pewter coin from the founding of the United States is graded NGC MS-65

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NGC-certified 1776 Continental dollar a highlight of Heritage sale in Dallas

Heritage Auctions is offering the high-grade rarity in October 17-19 event.
A 1776 Continental dollar graded NGC MS-65 is among the coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) that are expected to draw high bids at an October 2019 sale presented in Dallas by Heritage Auctions, the collectibles auction powerhouse

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United Kingdom: Bank of England unveils latest polymer £20 banknote that pays tribute to famed 19th-century painter, JMW Turner

The Bank of England today unveiled their next release in the current “G” series which will be the £20 denomination depicting the eminent 19th-century painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). The famed artist was born in Covent Garden, London, as the son of a barber and wig maker

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More than one Oak Tree shilling to be found at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

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The Noe-13 1652 Oak Tree shilling is among the scarcest varieties from the Massachusetts silver series. It is typically found in heavily worn condition and often with surfaces problems

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More than one Oak Tree shilling to be found at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

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The Noe-13 1652 Oak Tree shilling is among the scarcest varieties from the Massachusetts silver series. It is typically found in heavily worn condition and often with surfaces problems

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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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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA U.S. Currency Auction realizes $5.3 million

Santa Ana, California (August 29, 2019) — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 in total sales from two live auction sessions and one Internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around the world realized over $30

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United States Mint launches 49th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

New quarter celebrates the cultural and natural heritage of four San Antonio Missions
San Antonio — The United States Mint today officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas. This is the fourth quarter of 2019, and the 49th coin overall in the program

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International event examines future for circulating coins

A new conference will examine the future role of coins as they continue to play an essential and intrinsic part of cash-based payments — which cannot function effectively without them.
With overcapacity, rising material costs, hoarding, the removal of low-value coins, and the growth of m-payments and contactless cards, which are chipping away at the use of coins for low-value payments, circulating coins are currently under pressure

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Denver Coin Expo returns to National Western Complex

Over 100 exhibitors from around the country will join together for one of the largest and oldest coin shows in the Rocky Mountains this fall
Denver, CO — This fall, the Denver Coin Exposition is coming to the National Western Complex from September 26-28. It will be open to the public Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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CAC coins bring premiums in July 2019

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

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries sets record for most valuable modern U.S. coin

Santa Ana, California (August 28, 2019) — 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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Bowers on collecting: Some interesting medals from the ANA World’s Fair of Money

I love tokens and medals (and many other numismatic items as well). At the recent World’s Fair of Money, I poked around the bourse and bought a number of interesting things

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Numismatic influencers receive awards during World’s Fair of Money

Leaders in numismatics are essential for helping others to grow within the coin collecting hobby. Whether that leadership is provided through teaching, mentoring, writing, or leading conventions and shows, these activities help foster learning for all numismatists

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NGC-certified Pacific Company gold dollar realizes $264,000 in Stack’s Bowers sale

The rarity from the California Gold Rush was struck with dies created by a short-lived San Francisco company.
An 1849 Pacific Company gold $1 that Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded NGC MS-61 realized $264,000 at the Stack’s Bowers ANA Rarities Night auction on August 15 in Chicago

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Another 1894-S dime finds its way home: David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L. Hansen acquire famous numismatic rarity

On Thursday night, August 16th, 2019, at the Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction, hosted by the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, John Brush, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L

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Bowers on collecting: Here and there at the ANA convention

The last week and a few other days as well were spent in Illinois at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. It was the most dynamic ANA convention since the 2000 event in Philadelphia

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Taraszka Collection of early $10 eagles earns over $3.2 million in the Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA auction

Santa Ana, California (August 16, 2019) — A milestone in early American numismatics was realized at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, where the incredible Anthony J. Taraszka Collection of 1795 to 1804 $10 gold eagles was sold to a standing-room audience on the evening of Thursday, August 15

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Bowers on collecting: Here and there at the ANA convention

The last week and a few other days as well were spent in Illinois at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. It was the most dynamic ANA convention since the 2000 event in Philadelphia

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Another 1894-S dime finds its way home: David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L. Hansen acquire famous numismatic rarity

On Thursday night, August 16th, 2019, at the Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction, hosted by the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, John Brush, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L

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United States Mint unveiled 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs yesterday for the four 2019 coins in its American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Donald E

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Whitman Publishing earns “Top Membership Recruiter” award at 2019 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money

(Pelham, Alabama) — At the 2019 World’s Fair of Money, the American Numismatic Association recognized Whitman Publishing’s support in sponsoring ANA memberships. Whitman was presented the Dealer Booster Award for recruiting 177 members from November 2017 through October 2018

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ANA presents literary awards to exceptional writers

2019 Adult Numismatist Literary Award Winners
The American Numismatic Association’s 2019 literary awards — recognizing articles published in the 2018 volume of its official magazine, The Numismatist — is being presented today at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The Numismatist was launched by ANA founder and first editor Dr

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Whitman Publishing earns “Top Membership Recruiter” award at 2019 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money

(Pelham, Alabama) — At the 2019 World’s Fair of Money, the American Numismatic Association recognized Whitman Publishing’s support in sponsoring ANA memberships. Whitman was presented the Dealer Booster Award for recruiting 177 members from November 2017 through October 2018

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ANA presents literary awards to exceptional writers

2019 Adult Numismatist Literary Award Winners
The American Numismatic Association’s 2019 literary awards — recognizing articles published in the 2018 volume of its official magazine, The Numismatist — is being presented today at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The Numismatist was launched by ANA founder and first editor Dr

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United States Mint unveiled 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs yesterday for the four 2019 coins in its American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Donald E

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to present the Q. David Bowers Reference Collection of Encased Postage Stamps

Santa Ana, California (July 30, 2019) — One of the most interesting collections to cross the block this August at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money is the personal reference collection of encased postage stamps assembled by Q. David Bowers

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Bowers on collecting: Suggestions for the U.S. Mint

Within a few days, I and thousands of others will be in Rosemont, Illinois, attending the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Collectors, dealers, journalists, and others will come from all across America and from many foreign destinations to enjoy a week of immersion in the art, history, and romance of coins, tokens, medals, and paper money

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U.S. Proof rarities to be featured in the Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA auction

Santa Ana, California (August 1, 2019) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an impressive selection of United States Proof coinage as part of their official auction of the 2019 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Featured in the sale are complete sets of Proof Shield nickels and Proof Barber half dollars, as well as a nearly complete set of Proof Trade dollars, among many other Proof rarities

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Numismatic Bibliomania Society will celebrate its 40th anniversary at ANA convention

The Numismatic Bibliomania Society will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year at the ANA Convention in Rosemont. You are invited to join them for their symposium on Thursday the 15th at 1:00 in room 23

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Canada unveils latest collector coin marking 75 years since the Battle of Scheldt

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled (31st July) their latest collector coin which honours the courage and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers who helped the Allies win control of the Dutch and Belgian shores of the critical Scheldt river. This bloody battle, fought from September to October 1944, secured a major supply line that helped Canada liberate the Netherlands and ultimately made the Allied liberation of Western Europe possible

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Five things to know about the ANA show

NGC and PMG have some exciting news for those attending the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago.
If you’re attending the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago August 13-17, here are five things to know:
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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

Santa Ana, CA (July 23, 2019) — At the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Convention in Rosemont, Illinois, August 13-18, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce it will have at their bourse table 1005 an incredible display assembled by the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation that is centered around one of the most beautiful and important medals struck in American history.
Following decisive victories at Saratoga and Yorktown, Benjamin Franklin wrote to the United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs Robert Livingston:

This puts me in mind of a medal I have had a mind to strike … representing the United States by the figure of an infant Hercules in his cradle, strangling the two serpents; and France by that of Minerva, sitting by as his nurse, with her spear and helmet, and her robe specked by a few ‘fleurs-de-lis

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Coins and medals released at Chicago ANA show: Special NGC labels and designations

NGC has various designations and labels available for the coins and medals being released at the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago in August 2019. Special submission instructions must be followed

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United Kingdom: Bank of England unveils personality to be featured on next-generation £50 polymer banknote

Yesterday, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced that pioneer computer scientist Alan Turing (1912–1954) will appear on the back side of the new £50 polymer note. Making the announcement at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the governor also revealed the imagery depicting Alan Turing and his work that will be used for the back of the note

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United Kingdom: Bank of England unveils personality to be featured on next-generation £50 polymer banknote

Yesterday, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced that pioneer computer scientist Alan Turing (1912–1954) will appear on the back side of the new £50 polymer note. Making the announcement at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the governor also revealed the imagery depicting Alan Turing and his work that will be used for the back of the note

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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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Famous 1876-CC 20-cent rarity to be offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

A PCGS-Graded MS-65 Example will be a Highlight in their Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money
Santa Ana, California — For a long time the 1876-CC 20-cent piece has been recognized as one of the most famous and most desired of all American coins, and the offering of an example attracts great attention in the numismatic community. Not only is it a great rarity with fewer than 20 pieces believed to exist, but it also possesses the added romance that accompanies coins from the historic and short-lived Carson City Mint

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2019 ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money schedule

From August 13-17 in Rosemont, Illinois, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the 2019 American Numismatic Association Chicago World’s Fair of Money will be held

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Useful tips on avoiding fakes topic of ANA presentation by Michael Fuljenz

(Rosemont, Illinois) July 3, 2019 — Former American Numismatic Association authenticator, grader, and instructor, Dr. Michael Fuljenz, will give expert advice about counterfeits in the marketplace during his Money Talks seminar at the ANA 2019 Chicago World’s Fair of Money

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Historic coin set celebrating the pride of two nations goes on sale on July 3

Washington — The United States Mint, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint, proudly announces the release of the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set (product code 19XB) on July 3 at noon EDT.
This beautifully rendered set is the first ever joint coin set between the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint, and commemorates both countries’ nationhood with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and their close relationship as neighbors and friends

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Collecting 100 years of medals and tokens of the famous Chicago Coin Club

One of my greatest numismatic regrets is that I lived in the city of Rochester, New York, for nearly twelve years, and in all that time I never joined the venerable and storied Rochester Numismatic Association.
I’ve been a coin collector since I was about seven years old

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First public exhibit of recently discovered, rare 1854-S $5 at ANA show

Historic, Gold Rush-era San Francisco half eagle will be featured in museum showcase display courtesy of ANA Governor Brian Hendelson
(Rosemont, Illinois) June 24, 2019 — The fourth known 1854 San Francisco Mint Liberty Head half eagle, discovered just last year and subsequently sold at auction for $2.16 million, will be publicly exhibited for the first time during the American Numismatic Association Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019

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Collectors Universe reaches historic milestone by certifying its 75 millionth collectible

Newport Beach, CA — Collectors Universe (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), just surpassed a significant milestone in its 33-year history by certifying its 75 millionth item earlier this week.
“Reaching the 75 million collectibles certified milestone is a testament to the entire staff, both current and former employees, in addition to the unparalleled power of our brands,” said Collectors Universe President and CEO Joe Orlando

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Classic early U.S. type, superb Proof Barbers, Gem silver dollars, and rare gold coins anchor Legend’s Regency Auction 33

Important collections and individual rarities offer “something for everyone” in Vegas
(Lincroft, NJ — June 13, 2019) — Continuing apace for the year with its fourth Regency Auction of 2019, the June 27th auction is being held at the PCGS Members Show at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and features 514 lots of hand selected, high end, quality rare coins. Anchored by three named collections as a backbone, the selection of coins is diverse and begins in the earliest of federal issues and goes to classic 20th-century issues

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Fabled S.S. Central America treasure reveals extremely rare, Gem 1856-S dime

Retrieved in latest sunken treasure recovery, top rarity is now graded PCGS MS-65 CAC, tied for finest known
(Brea, California) June 14, 2019 — The S.S

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Collectors invited to 2019 PNG Day Show

Visitors get early advantage to buy and sell prior to the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money
(Rosemont, Illinois) June 13, 2019 — The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will conduct its 2019 PNG Day Show on Monday, August 12, in Hall F of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois

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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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Bowers on collecting: Remembering Richard Doty

As we approach this year’s American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, to be held in Chicago in August, I share these thoughts from Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker, who in 2013 gave the opening remarks at a memorial to Richard Doty, held at the same venue. Those of us who remember Dick Doty miss him dearly

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CAC coins bring premiums in May 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of May, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in auctions in New Orleans and Baltimore. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Chicago Coin Club releases limited edition 100th anniversary Red Book

The Chicago Coin Club, in conjunction with Whitman Publishing, has released a special edition Red Book (A Guide Book of United States Coins). This special edition Red Book is just one of many ways the club is celebrating their 100th anniversary of being chartered as an official organization in 1919

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Bowers on collecting: How to spot a potential candidate for coin collecting

Last week I was at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore, and in this blog I shared some thoughts about the new quarter eagle book I am now compiling. This week I return to answering questions sent by readers

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NGC accepting submissions at Long Beach Expo in June

Drop off your submissions at the NGC booth.
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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Bowers on collecting: America’s $2.50 gold pieces

For Whitman Publishing over the next few weeks, I’m putting the final touches on a new reference, A Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins. This adds to the roster of gold studies in the “Bowers Series,” which, as of Spring 2019, includes two dozen titles

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Canada: Colour coins celebrating the centenary anniversary of Canadian National Rail officially launched

The Royal Canadian Mint, in conjunction with officials from Canadian National (CN), has officially launched (13th May) new collector coins which are in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Canada’s only transcontinental railway. Formally launched in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the new colour 25-cent coins were unveiled by Marie Lemay, president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, along with J

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NGC accepting submissions at Whitman Summer Expo

Stop by the NGC booth in Baltimore and drop off your submissions.
NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Whitman Summer Expo, at the Baltimore Convention Center from Thursday, May 23 through 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Whitman Publishing holds Cherrypickers’ Guide editorial summit in Chattanooga

(Chattanooga, Tennessee) — An editorial summit was convened in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 1 and 2, 2019, to plan the sixth edition, volume II, of Whitman Publishing’s Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins. The meeting laid out a comprehensive plan for updating the volume, which covers die varieties of U

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United States Mint releases new quarter honoring national site dedicated to those who perished in the Marianas Campaign of WWII

Garapan, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — United States Mint Director David J. Ryder joined citizens of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to launch the new America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin honoring American Memorial Park

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Paper Money Spring Show, Maastricht, proves to be a huge hit with dealers and collectors alike

For the banknote enthusiasts or notaphilists to be wholly accurate, this last weekend was an important date in the banknote collector’s calendar, which took them to the delightful city of Valkenburg. In the current electronic payments climate where we’re witnessing a race to determine which country will rush to the finish line to be the first cashless economy, the atmosphere at the Paper Money Fair was anything but cashless, as banknotes were the order of the day as collectors and dealers alike noticed a significant upturn in both the demand and availability of a variety of banknotes

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Denver Coin Expo returns to National Western Complex

Over 100 exhibitors from around the country will join together for one of the largest and oldest coin shows in the Rocky Mountains this spring
Denver, CO — This spring, the Denver Coin Exposition is coming to the National Western Complex from May 9-11. It will be open to the public Thursday and Friday from 10 a

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International Year of Indigenous Languages commemorated with new coins launched by Royal Australian Mint and AIATSIS

The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50-cent coin. Launching in Adelaide, the coin has been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and was developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

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Bowers on collecting: The Great American Coin Hunt

The Great American Coin Hunt will make treasure-hunting for coins in circulation a national challenge. Along the way, the program should inspire many people to collect Statehood and America the Beautiful coins as well

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King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands strikes new commemorative gold coin marking 100 years of Dutch aviation

Amsterdam, Netherlands — For the centenary celebrations of Dutch aviation, KLM (the national airline of the Netherlands), NLR (Dutch Aerospace Center), and GKN Fokker Technologies — the successors of the civil aviation manufacturers founded originally in 1919 — hosted an event on Thursday, 14th March to mark this important anniversary.
The coin designs were approved as the artist Marijke van Warmerdam interpreted the regulation with a slight difference

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Over $10.3 million of U.S. coins sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Spring 2019 Baltimore Auction

Official Whitman Spring Expo Auction totals nearly $21 million
Santa Ana, California — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo gathered collectors from all over the country to Baltimore’s inner harbor for the first of three exciting expo auctions in 2019. This event met with resounding success, with over $10

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Clash of the Coins final matchup: Liberty Head V nickel versus Dahlonega Mint gold half eagle

On March 18, the final matchup in the Clash of the Coins will be decided on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s website. The final match, representing a clash between the categories of Symbols and Economic Role, respectively, is between a Liberty Head V nickel with No Cents and a Dahlonega Mint gold half eagle

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Whitman Publishing releases new updated edition of Robert Shippee’s award-winning memoir on collecting and investing in rare coins

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the second edition of Pleasure and Profit: 100 Lessons for Building and Selling a Collection of Rare Coins, by Robert W. Shippee

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NGC highlights in Stack’s Bowers’ Spring auction in Baltimore

1879 Flowing Hair $4, graded NGC PF-65 Ultra Cameo.
An 1879 Flowing Hair Stella and an 1851 Humbert
are among the highlights

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Numismatics goes viral in the United States: The coming Great American Coin Hunt

Two months
from now, in late April 2019, the Great American Coin Hunt is planned to launch
as part of National Coin Week. Initially, the Great American Coin Hunt started
as an idea formed between several coin dealers, but has since evolved into a
viral, grassroots campaign that has taken off in the online numismatic
community with tens of thousands of enthusiasts planning to participate in the
phenomenon

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Numismatics goes viral in the United States: The coming Great American Coin Hunt

Two months
from now, in late April 2019, the Great American Coin Hunt is planned to launch
as part of National Coin Week. Initially, the Great American Coin Hunt started
as an idea formed between several coin dealers, but has since evolved into a
viral, grassroots campaign that has taken off in the online numismatic
community with tens of thousands of enthusiasts planning to participate in the
phenomenon

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CAC coins bring premiums at FUN auction in Orlando

The official auction of the FUN Convention was conducted by Heritage during the middle of January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CAC-approved coins brought substantial premiums over coins of the same date, type, and certified grade sold at the auction or previously

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