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Matte Proof Gold Coin –  1914 Indian Quarter Eagle at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction

Matte Proof Gold Coin – 1914 Indian Quarter Eagle at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction

US Gold Coins – Matte Proof  Gold Coin – 1914 Indian quarter eagle By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   To be offered in the Rarities Night session of our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August is a gorgeous Matte Proof Gold Coin – 1914 Indian […]

Dix Noonan Webb: Heroic Irishman’s Unique Medal from Shackleton Voyage to Be Auctioned

Dix Noonan Webb: Heroic Irishman’s Unique Medal from Shackleton Voyage to Be Auctioned

By Dix Noonan Webb ……   A historically important Polar Medal awarded to a heroic Irish sailor who was one of five men chosen by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to accompany him on what is arguably the greatest open-boat journey of all time is to be auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb in London on […]

World Coins – Fantastic “Imaginary Bust” Mexican 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI

World Coins – Fantastic “Imaginary Bust” Mexican 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI

World Coins – 1747 Mexican 8 Escudos Ferdinand VI By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers …….   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money Showcase Auction, held this year in Anaheim, California, promises to be a tremendous event. The World coins auction sessions feature some fantastic rarities and highly collectible […]

Spink Auctions: Pioneering Scientist’s Medals to Go under Hammer in London

Spink Auctions: Pioneering Scientist’s Medals to Go under Hammer in London

The medals belonging to a pioneering scientist are set to go under the hammer in London on 21st July in the Spink sale of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. Of particular note within the sale are two most interesting items. Lot 167 and 168 were awarded to a Dr Harold King; who is most […]

World Paper Money – The Charminar: Proof of Architectural Beauty

World Paper Money – The Charminar: Proof of Architectural Beauty

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our August Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money features an exceptional and rare hand-drawn artist proposal. This marvelous Artist Essay exudes everything collectible about Indian paper money, from guilloché borders, and calligraphic writing, to striking lifelike vignettes. This piece is hand drawn […]

Gene Gardner Coins Re-Appear in Summer FUN Auction

Gene Gardner Coins Re-Appear in Summer FUN Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #339 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………   As already reported, “Lily Nicole” dimes and multiple Gene Gardner Coins have re-appeared in the auction at the Houston Money Show last December, shortly after the last Gardner sale in October. Additional Gardner coins […]

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 24 Online Now

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 24 Online Now

By Naville Numismatics Ltd …..   Dear Collector, It is our pleasure to present Naville Numismatics (NN) Live Auction 24. The auction will close on Sunday, 17 July 2016, 2:00 pm UK time, at which time the live session will begin. Absentee bidders can bid electronically through the Naville Numismatics website from the day the […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Premium Gem 1878-S Trade Dollar

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Premium Gem 1878-S Trade Dollar

The 1878-S Trade dollar is known as a common date, even in Mint State grades, but this is a relative term as far as the series is concerned, since most business strikes were still being exported to China. Thus, there are hundreds of Uncirculated survivors, but that is from an original mintage exceeding 4.1 million […]

World Coins – Rare Chinese Coinage Highlights $3.6 Million Hong Kong Auction Results

World Coins – Rare Chinese Coinage Highlights $3.6 Million Hong Kong Auction Results

Rarities from mainland China highlighted the results as our second Hong Kong numismatic auction event brought its consignors close to US$3.6 million. Held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair on June 22-24, our rare coin auction, focusing on issues from eastern Asia, brought its consignors over $2.8 million, with world currency (also […]

5 Coins to Buy at Stack’s Bowers July 2016 Collectors Choice Auction

5 Coins to Buy at Stack’s Bowers July 2016 Collectors Choice Auction

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   The Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction series enters its third month with 586 lots covering the gamut of copper, silver, and gold U.S. coins from the early Federal era to the modern period. Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction events have grown both in size since the […]

World Coins – Exceedingly Rare Silver Pattern Russian Coin

World Coins – Exceedingly Rare Silver Pattern Russian Coin

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is edging ever closer. For this preview we have a fantastic and exceedingly rare pattern. This coin was produced in Russia during the reign of Empress Catherine II (the Great). Also, Catherine […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Inaugural Summer Sessions Internet Auction a Success

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Inaugural Summer Sessions Internet Auction a Success

The first in a series of internet auctions entitled the Summer Sessions closed on June 28. The offering of 100 collector-oriented coins were greeted by hundreds of interested bidders, vying for these coins since the moment they were posted for bidding online and showing strong activity across the board. The team at Legend Rare Coin […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coins – Lovely South Peru 8 Escudos

Stack’s Bowers World Coins – Lovely South Peru 8 Escudos

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   This week’s preview for the August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction is a lovely Latin American gold coin from the short-lived South Peru Republic, a portion of the larger Peru-Bolivian Confederacy. Enacted by Bolivian dictator Marshal Andres de Santa Cruz, this union […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

The second in sequence and the lowest-mintage of three proof-only double eagle issues from the decade of the 1880s, the 1884 saw a proof emission of only 71 pieces. The low-mintage double eagle issues of the 1880s – including the proof-only dates, 1883, 1884, and 1887, as well as the low-mintage issues where circulation strikes […]

US Coins – Heritage Summer FUN Auction Open for Bidding

US Coins – Heritage Summer FUN Auction Open for Bidding

Heritage’s Official Auction of the July 2016 Summer FUN Convention in Orlando is now open for bidding. This year’s event includes more than 1,700 Floor Session lots to be offered on July 7-8, of which 356 coins are featured in the high-value Premier Session to be held on Thursday evening, July 7. An additional 1,250 […]

Spink: SAS Heroes Medals To Go under the Hammer in London

Spink: SAS Heroes Medals To Go under the Hammer in London

The medals belonging to a founding member of the SAS are set to be auctioned in London on 21st July. Warrant Officer Arthur ‘Taffy’ Lawley was awarded the prestigious Military Medal for his part in the daring top-secret raid upon the Tragino Aqueduct in Southern Italy during February 1941 codenamed ‘Operation Colossus’. Born in Wales, […]

Five PQ Coins to Pick up at Legend Rare Coin Auctions Summer Sessions 1

Five PQ Coins to Pick up at Legend Rare Coin Auctions Summer Sessions 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   Legend Rare Coin Auctions has kicked off the first of its three planned Summer Sessions. These internet-based, no reserve auctions feature coins that have been vetted by Legend Rare Coin Auctions and adhere to the firm’s high standards–the trademark of their Regency Sale series. Bidding […]

Long Beach Sales Exhibit Strength and Market Vitality

Long Beach Sales Exhibit Strength and Market Vitality

Goldberg and Heritage Combine For Nearly $25 Million; Lunch On 20 Pesos; Memorable 1895 Morgan Pair On Orange Blossom Trail Balance and strength are key components in sustaining the numismatic marketplace today. Rare type, key date and high-grade US gold coins are certainly doing their part generating unrelenting demand as well as combative action when […]

Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins: Superb Mint State Aureus of Galerius

Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins: Superb Mint State Aureus of Galerius

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The momentum is increasing for our Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction, as we preview outstanding numismatic treasures each week. For this installment, we have an ancient Roman coin issued at the beginning of the fourth century CE, under […]

Kolbe & Fanning Sale Friday and Saturday, June 24-25

Kolbe & Fanning Sale Friday and Saturday, June 24-25

Kolbe & Fanning wish to remind everyone that our 142nd sale of important numismatic literature will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, 2016. The sale is arranged in two parts: PART ONE, featuring 380 lots, will be conducted as a live online sale on Friday, June 24 at 12:00 NOON Eastern […]

Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

The medal of Czar Alexander I, honoring him as “savior of the people”, and issued in three metals – gold, silver, bronze – is stunning. On the reverse it shows an altar, on which the Russian insignia, crown, scepter, and imperial orb are placed. Above all, the Eye of Providence in the aureola is glancing […]

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The years during and surrounding World War II were an era of inventiveness and ingenuity among manufacturers in the United States, the result of shortages that threatened the availability of previously abundant raw materials. The U.S. Mint was not spared from this rationing, and […]

World Coin Auctions – A Pair of Rarities from Hong Kong

World Coin Auctions – A Pair of Rarities from Hong Kong

Our 2016 June 22 – 24 World Coins Signature Auction in Hong Kong features an outstanding Victorian half dollar and dollar From Hong Kong’s period as a British colony, Both of these rarities are marvelous proofs carrying the 1866 date. The Dollar is graded PR62 by PCGS, and was minted with a Plain Edge, It […]

1856-O Double Eagle brings $364,000, Tops $14 Million Long Beach Event

1856-O Double Eagle brings $364,000, Tops $14 Million Long Beach Event

An 1856-O AU55 PCGS Secure Liberty Double Eagle, the rarest issue in the 71-year history of the New Orleans Mint, realized US$364,250 to take the top spot in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction. When combined with Heritage’s June 10 & 12, 2016 Long Beach Expo Tokens & Medals Signature Auction, which […]

World Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Offers Holy Grail of Currency at Hong Kong Auction

World Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Offers Holy Grail of Currency at Hong Kong Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our upcoming Hong Kong Auction will feature one of the most sought after pieces in World Currency collecting. Stack’s Bowers is pleased to offer the South Viet Nam P-4Ap 1000 Dong Proof for the first time in our history. This note is at the top […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: A Remarkable Walker Error

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: A Remarkable Walker Error

One of the featured lots in our July 7-10 Long Beach Signature auction is a double-struck Walking Liberty half dollar graded MS64 by NGC. This is a remarkable mint error on a classic obsolete type. Undated S-Mint Liberty Walking Half Dollar – Double Strike. Image courtesy Heritage Auctions. The first strike was normal, but the […]

A Spectacular Coin Sale at Spink

A Spectacular Coin Sale at Spink

Spink are celebrating the summer with a plethora of coin auctions! Sandwiching the second part of Lord Stewartby’s sale will be another classic auction of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals on the 27th, and on the 29th Spink are delighted to be selling Peter Woodhead’s impressive collection of European coins. The June […]

Classic US Coins – NGC Certified McClure Collection Tops Estimates

Classic US Coins – NGC Certified McClure Collection Tops Estimates

The Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Collection certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) achieved strong prices in virtually all categories when it was sold at Heritage Auctions’ June 8-13 Long Beach sale. Assembled from the 1860s to the 1930s, the Rev. Dr. McClure Collection was kept intact from 1932 until its recent sale. Considered […]

Coin Auctions – Pennies Set To Sell for Small Fortune at Spink

Coin Auctions – Pennies Set To Sell for Small Fortune at Spink

Earlier in the year Spink had the pleasure of selling Part 1 of Lord Stewartby’s vast collection, and the time has come to sell the second part. The collection, being offered across five sales, is one of the most extensive and important collections of English coins to come on the market in recent times and […]

Classic US Coins – Long Beach Auctions Boast Silver Dollar Rarities

Classic US Coins – Long Beach Auctions Boast Silver Dollar Rarities

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Commemorating An Innocent Call; Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection, A Great Opportunity For Fresh Coins This is a busy and exciting time of the year! What a welcome change in season. Sunshine, lush greenery, flowers blooming and to take liberty with that Nat King […]

 
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