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First U.S. Coin in Space Consigned to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Rarities Sale

First U.S. Coin in Space Consigned to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Rarities Sale

Sale to be held in association with Sotheby’s on May 20, 2015  A nearly forgotten piece of history from the early United States space program returns to the fore with the recent consignment to auction of the first United States coin sent into space. The coin, a rare 1793 one-cent piece, also happens to have […]

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Thousands of coins, medals, and banknotes crossed the block during the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, March 26 and 27. The offering, presented in three catalogs, featured some of the most noteworthy colonial era numismatic items ever offered and one of the most extensive offerings of small-sized, large denomination […]

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   It’s potentially one of the bigger – but least publicized – issues involving the purchase of precious metals, rare coins and every other item sold by mail order. In the political world’s never-ending quest for more money, Congress is giving serious consideration to forcing merchants to collect sales tax […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams On Consignment Deadline for Regency XII Sale – Video: 3:20.

Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams On Consignment Deadline for Regency XII Sale – Video: 3:20.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan interviews Legend Rare Coin Auctions President Julie Abrams President at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. Abrams discusses LRCA’s upcoming Regency XII sale, which will be held in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show on June 25th, 2015 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Regency XII sale will be […]

By April 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I

First Read: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I

First Read: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com…. Auction catalogs occupy interesting and sacred spaces in Numismatics. A catalog’s immediate goal is to entice potential buyers to place bids. To that end, catalogs are, in essence, long-form advertisements–a craft in and […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – April 10, 2015 – Video: 8:12.

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – April 10, 2015 – Video: 8:12.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the week’s top numismatic story – the resolution of a year-long federal court case regarding the ownership of a 1974-D Aluminum Cent. Also, Charles previews Mike Markowitz’s new multi-part video series CoinWeek: Coins of the Bible. Heritage Auction’s CSNS Platinum Night sale gets an animated preview. You’ll want to check that […]

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Exceptional 19th Century U.S. Gold Coins in Central States Auction

Exceptional 19th Century U.S. Gold Coins in Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #272…. A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds….   In Schaumburg, Illinois, a small city not far from Chicago, the annual CSNS convention will be held from April 22 to 25. In the official auction, which will be […]

1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

By Archives International Auctions…. A Palestine Currency Board £5 note dated 1944 and with rare “F” prefix sold for $12,980 at a sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera held March 10 by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, New […]

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Rare $4 ‘Coiled Hair Stella’ coins appear in Heritage CSNS auction

Rare $4 ‘Coiled Hair Stella’ coins appear in Heritage CSNS auction

Rare gold pattern headlines The New Orleans Collection, presented by Heritage Auctions’ as part of its Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention auction; accompanied by high-grade 1933 $10, a fabled rarity A simply stunning 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella PR67 NGC CAC, the rarest of the four Stella varieties and the ideal Registry Set candidate, will […]

Harvey Stack Talks Pogue and Other Great Collections – Video: 9:24

Harvey Stack Talks Pogue and Other Great Collections – Video: 9:24

On March 26, Stack’s Bowers founder and numismatic luminary Harvey Stack sat down with CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan to discuss numismatic history in the making, the upcoming sale of the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet. Harvey, whose career spans more than sixty years, grew up in the business and has been at the center of many of […]

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Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers….   Among all United States silver coin designs the rarest of the rare is that used only in 1796 and 1797. The obverse is the Draped Bust type with Liberty facing to the right. The reverse is the Small Eagle type with the national bird perched on a […]

Stacks’ Bowers Offers Online Version of Pogue Collection Auction Catalog

Stacks’ Bowers Offers Online Version of Pogue Collection Auction Catalog

Stack’s Bowers has published the highly-anticipated auction catalog for the first sale from the D. Brent Pogue Family Rare Coin Cabinet. The first volume comes in at 277 pages and is titled: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I. Stack’s Bowers catalog subscribers report that the sale catalogs have shipped […]

Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Totals Almost $4.7 Million

Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Totals Almost $4.7 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo came to a close on Monday with the conclusion of the live Internet only session. In all, the March currency auction realized $4.69 million in sales with the 17.5% buyer’s premium included. Director of Currency Auctions Peter Treglia stated: “We […]

Virginia Passes Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Bill

Virginia Passes Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Bill

A coalition of numismatic businesses, led by John Feigenbaum (David Lawrence Rare Coins), lobbyist Stephen Haner, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), started working together last summer on legislation to exempt rare coins, paper money, and precious metals from Virginia’s sales and use taxes. In this year’s legislative session, HB 1648 (sponsored by […]

Early American Rare Coins & Patterns in Kendall Collection Bring Solid Prices in Baltimore

Early American Rare Coins & Patterns in Kendall Collection Bring Solid Prices in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #271 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Early American, pre-1793 rarities tended to bring moderate to strong prices overall in the auction of the Kendall Collection in Baltimore on March 26th. The Kendall Foundation consignment alone […]

Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction 17 Now Online

Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction 17 Now Online

Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #17 Live on the Internet, Wednesday-Thursday, April 29-30, 2015   Our Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #17 is now available for viewing and bidding online! We are dubbing this auction “The 1715 Fleet Anniversary Auction,” as it was 300 years ago this summer that the treasure-laden Spanish 1715 […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview with Q. David Bowers: On Pogue, Great Coins & Important Collections

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview with Q. David Bowers: On Pogue, Great Coins & Important Collections

On March 26, Stack’s Bowers founder and noted numismatic author Q. David Bowers sat down with CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan to discuss numismatic history in the making, the upcoming sale of the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet. Bowers, whose career spans more than sixty years, has been at the center of many of the […]

Coin Auction Results – Gorny & Mosch – Ancient to Modern Times

Coin Auction Results – Gorny & Mosch – Ancient to Modern Times

Record Prices for Roman Gold 36,000 euros for an aureus of Philip I, 50,000 euros for an aureus of Hostilian, and 65,000 euros for a solidus of Glycerius; these prices evidence that Roman gold is again good for records. The other results of Gorny & Mosch sale 228 to 230 are nothing to sneeze at, […]

By March 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker March Coin Auctions Sees Nearly $10.5 Million in Sales

Künker March Coin Auctions Sees Nearly $10.5 Million in Sales

9.6 million euros [US$10.464 million–CoinWeek] was the total hammer price of Künker’s March sale. That result exceeded the estimate by about 50%. It goes without saying that this was due to some extraordinary results. 180,000 euros for a Siculo-Punic tetradrachm is impressive, indeed! From the first day to the last, the March Sale of Künker […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Purchases 6,000 Certified Coins from the Stack’s-Bowers 57th Street Hoard

David Lawrence Rare Coins Purchases 6,000 Certified Coins from the Stack’s-Bowers 57th Street Hoard

The 57th Street Hoard, purchased last year by Stack’s-Bowers, reportedly contained over one million coins. David Lawrence Rare Coins has acquired over 6000 certified US coins from the Stack’s-Bowers collection of the 57th Street Hoard. The Hoard, which has previously been described as one of the greatest American coin collections ever acquired contains everything from large cents to Silver dollars […]

By March 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Willow Tree Silver Coins of Massachusetts: The Second Type of Coins Struck in the Original Thirteen Colonies

Willow Tree Silver Coins of Massachusetts: The Second Type of Coins Struck in the Original Thirteen Colonies

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #269 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds The original 13 States of the USA were earlier colonies of Great Britain. Massachusetts was the first of the colonies, which later became States, to mint coins. As I […]

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present the first of three official 2015 auctions for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. The sale is presented in three authoritative catalogs and will be held in Baltimore March 26-27 and March 30-31. The first session of the sale offers the U.S. colonial era paper money of the […]

Medieval Coins –  Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

Medieval Coins – Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

This remarkable hoard of 65 medieval coins and four ingots is a fascinating insight into the power struggles of the northern Danelaw and King Aethelstan’s subsequent recapturing of York from the Vikings in 927 CE. We see on the coins a fascinating mix of the different cultures and religions prevalent in 10th century England. The […]

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Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia –  Rome’s Worst Nightmare

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia – Rome’s Worst Nightmare

The long and glorious history of Persia as an Imperial power dates to the rise of Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BCE. Cyrus, King of the Parsa people who had settled in the region bounded by the Tigris River and the Persian Gulf, created a vast and enduring empire by subsuming the Median, […]

Künker’s Coin Auction Week Results are In…..

Künker’s Coin Auction Week Results are In…..

The auctionweek has come to an end today with Künker’s catalogue #262 “Coins of the Ancient World”. Many of the 6,500 pieces led to heavy bidding in the coin auction room and on the telephone that resulted in an impressive total sale price of 2,6 M. Euros – 55% above the estimated price. Over the entire week  […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 13, 2015 – Video: 7:58

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 13, 2015 – Video: 7:58

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to be held at the end of March in Baltimore, Maryland. Also, Charles interviews coin designer Thomas D. Rogers, Sr., designer of the 2016 Native American dollar coin reverse, discusses this week’s U.S. Mint sales figures, and takes on the 1995-W American Silver […]

Legend Numismatics Announces Acquisition of the #1 All-Time Finest Set of MS Seated Dollars

Legend Numismatics Announces Acquisition of the #1 All-Time Finest Set of MS Seated Dollars

Legend Numismatics is proud to announce that the all-time finest set of MS Seated Dollars is back home. This spectacular set was sold privately by Legend in 2008 for a sum in excess of $10 million dollars. At the time this represented the third most valuable coin deal ever brokered and the set has resided […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 7, 2015 – Video: 10:05.

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 7, 2015 – Video: 10:05.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan and Executive Producer David Lisot report from Portland, Oregon, site of the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show. Topics discussed include the upcoming D. Brent Pogue Collection sale by Stack’s Bowers (Charles gets his hands on two amazing Pogue early U.S. quarters), the newly launched modern coin certification service “QA Check”, […]

German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

Schleswig and Holstein make the history of the most northern part of Germany a pretty complex subject. The background story is much easier to grasp when told by means of coins. In the context of Künker´s upcoming Spring Auction 259-262 from March, 9th to March 13th 2015, we have prepared this movie for you. “Only […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Invitational Coin Auction by Heritage Claims $6.5 Million

Professional Numismatists Guild Invitational Coin Auction by Heritage Claims $6.5 Million

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Heritage’s PNG Invitational Signature Auction ran February 26th through March 1st where nearly 2,800 lots captured slightly over $6.5 million. Well March is finally upon us and the promise of spring is so near I can taste it. Having more than a touch of cabin fever, it […]

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