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1891 $1,000 Treasury note achieves $2.5m auction record at Heritage

1891 $1,000 Treasury note achieves $2.5m auction record at Heritage

The unique 1891 $1,000 Treasury note is now the most valuable US banknote The only known example of the 1891 $1,000 Treasury note in private hands has set a new world record for a US banknote at auction, leading Heritage Auctions‘ April... read more »

 

The Chinese Coin Collection of Dr John Snell

The Chinese Coin Collection of Dr John Snell

Paul Fraser Collectibles Lost for three quarters of a century, John Snell’s Chinese coin collection is has now re-surfaced John Abner Snell was born in Knife Falls, Minnesota on October 28, 1880, the fifth of eight children. When he was... read more »

 

Ancient Cretan stater coin brings $479,000 World Record price at Morton & Eden

Ancient Cretan stater coin brings $479,000 World Record price at Morton & Eden

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Depicting Zeus with lover Europa, the Cretan stater made a record in the $6.4m ancient coin auction London numismatic specialists Morton & Eden have had some spectacular results in their auction yesterday (October... read more »

 

Gustav I coronation coin brings $240,000 in Kuenker’s auction

Gustav I coronation coin brings $240,000 in Kuenker’s auction

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Kuenker coins has completed its stunning series of sales offering Ancient, Medieval, German, Swedish, Russian and Chinese rare coins through the last week of September. Two sections of major private collections were... read more »

 

Rare Russian Gold Coin Marking the Death of the Tsarina on the block at Kuenker

Rare Russian Gold Coin Marking the Death of the Tsarina on the block at Kuenker

Offered at Kuenker next week, the piece presents an extraordinary image of Alexandra Feodorovna By Paul Frazier Collectibles As we’ve reported, Kuenker has a series of exciting numismatic auctions coming up next week which including a... read more »

 

$72,000 Gustav I coin leads Julius Hagander Collection at Kuenker auction

$72,000 Gustav I coin leads Julius Hagander Collection at Kuenker auction

Gustav’s coin has a fitting place as he was known for leading Sweden’s finances out of trouble By Paul Fraser Collectibles Kuenker coins, has an impressive series of auctions lined up at the end of September. Few numismatists could... read more »

 

Who better than a coin collector to star in this ‘$82,538′ Danish artwork?

Who better than a coin collector to star in this ‘$82,538′ Danish artwork?

Art and numismatics rarely collide, but do so in this important work by painter Vilhelm Hammershøi Posted from Paul Fraiser Collectibles It is today remembered as a Danish ‘golden age’, a period in the 19th century when Denmark’s... read more »

 

A solid gold ‘Euro’ – Russian coin from an old common currency brings $142,000

A solid gold ‘Euro’ – Russian coin from an old common currency brings $142,000

By Paul Fraser Collectibles It was minted by Nicholas II for a mixed currency which included France, Italy and Greece Last week, Kuenker completed their long anticipated sale of rare Russian Coins, Medals, Orders and Decorations. We focussed... read more »

 

Paul Fraser’s Top Five…Spectacular and Unique Rare Coin Sales

Paul Fraser’s Top Five…Spectacular and Unique Rare Coin Sales

By Paul Fraser Collectibles If you ever have only one penny to your name, make sure it is one of these fantastic coins… How many coins do you need to have to be wealthy? The answer is, not as many as you’d think. Rare, unique and... read more »

 

Chinese dragon coin should be a roaring $97,000 success at Spink’s auction

Chinese dragon coin should be a roaring $97,000 success at Spink’s auction

Paul Fraser Collectibles Numismatists are in for a treat this coming Wednesday as a fine collection goes on sale A large number of brilliant rare coins are going under the hammer at specialist auction house Spink, in London, starting this Wednesday,... read more »

 

Rare coin of an evil Roman dictator is exchanged for $7,500 in London

Rare coin of an evil Roman dictator is exchanged for $7,500 in London

By Paul Frasier Collectibles The sestertius depicting the Emperor Nero was one of the key highlights of the David Heuer collection Baldwin’s has just released the results of their auction of the David Heuer collection of Ancient, British... read more »

 

Gold Queen Bess Rules at St James’s… Rare Elizabeth I Coin Achieves $37,800

Gold Queen Bess Rules at St James’s… Rare Elizabeth I Coin Achieves $37,800

By Paul Fraser Collectibles A week ago, St James’s Auctions in association with Baldwin’s held an auction of fine ancient, British and foreign coins with a number of gold rarities in particular which were always likely to excite... read more »

 

The Story of English Civil War siege money

The Story of English Civil War siege money

By Paul Fraiser Collectibles When Royalists did battle with Parliamentarians, some numsimatic oddities were produced Many numismatic collectors seek perfection in the rare coins they collect, and are tenacious in hunting down the very best struck... read more »

 

Enough to leave the King speechless… George VI gold coin set sells for $147,300

Enough to leave the King speechless… George VI gold coin set sells for $147,300

The rare set from the reign of Prince William’s great-grandfather sold at Baldwin’s auction Baldwin’s completed its much anticipated auction of British Coins, World Coins, Military and Commemorative Medals in London last week... read more »

 

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights at Nomos Ancient Coin Auction Tomarrow

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights at Nomos Ancient Coin Auction Tomarrow

By Paul Fraser Collectibles The sale is based on the mysterious and exceptional collection owned by an unknown ‘BCD’ As we’ve noted, coin auctioneers Nomos are holding a spectacular sale of ancient coins next week, including... read more »

 
 
 
 
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