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Battle Born Results, Part 1: Rare Silver Carson City Coins

Battle Born Results, Part 1: Rare Silver Carson City Coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #121 ….. On August 9th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) auctioned a complete collection of Carson City, Nevada Mint, U.S. coins. The consignor  refers to this set as the “Battle […]

1907 Ultra High Relief $20 brings $1+ million to lead Heritage’s $27.5+ million Philadelphia auction

1907 Ultra High Relief $20 brings $1+ million to lead Heritage’s $27.5+ million Philadelphia auction

Rare numismatic gold, early American coinage continue showing strength in Platinum Night® auction  An extremely rare example of the prized 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle sold for $1,057,500 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $27.5+ million US Coins Signature® Auction, held in Philadelphia, Aug. 2-5. All prices include 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. “More than $21 million in […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,300 Lots at the August 2012 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,300 Lots at the August 2012 Hong Kong Auction

Irvine, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is set to conduct the August 2012 Hong Kong sale from August 19 through August 22 at the Mira Hong Kong in Kowloon. Following the successful sale in April that realized over USD$10.5 million, this sale is poised to rise to equally impressive heights. More than 2,300 lots […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Select Rarities in Pre-ANA Platinum Night event

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Select Rarities in Pre-ANA Platinum Night event

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #120 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds During or just prior to coin conventions, Heritage conducts two to four Platinum Night events each year, along with regular, live auctions. The purpose here is discuss some of the prize or otherwise noteworthy coins […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,000 Lots as Official ANA Auctioneer

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,000 Lots as Official ANA Auctioneer

IRVINE, Calif. – Join Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio as they conduct the Official Auction of the August 2012 World’s Fair of Money! The world and ancients division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present over 1,300 lots of ancient and world coins and paper money on Wednesday, August 8 and Friday, August 10. Please note that […]

Stack’s Bowers offers Newly Discovered Rare 1808/7 C-1, B-1 Half Cent

Stack’s Bowers offers Newly Discovered Rare 1808/7 C-1, B-1 Half Cent

IRVINE, Calif – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is set to auction the newly discovered 1808/7 C-1 half cent, the second finest known of the variety in the grade of Fine-12 (PCGS) CAC at their Official ANA sale later this summer. This rare die pairing was first discovered by Roger S. Cohen, Jr. in 1952 and over […]

Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

London. July 30th, 2012. Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables, announced the launch of its new website today, which it believes will revolutionise the way that it can better service its global client base. The main highlight of its enhanced features is the ability for clients to see pieces sold via private treaty […]

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Rare Philadelphia Mint Proof Coins Anchor Philadelphia Event

Rare Philadelphia Mint Proof Coins Anchor Philadelphia Event

Two unusual and extremely rare Philadelphia Mint proof coins — an 1802-dated “novodel” silver dollar and a 1907 Ultra High Relief, Sans Serif Edge Saint-Gaudens double eagle – are among the highlights of our Philadelphia Signature U.S. Coin auction featuring Platinum Night™, Aug. 2-5. We’ve put together a superb auction for Philadelphia. Our Platinum Night […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Battle Born 1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Battle Born 1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #119 …… The primary topic here is the “Battle Born Collection” 1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter, which is PCGS graded AU-55 and is CAC approved. On Thursday, Aug. 9th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, […]

1817 New Spain (Texas) Jolas, Make First Public Offering at Heritage Auction

1817 New Spain (Texas) Jolas, Make First Public Offering at Heritage Auction

Many American collectors are familiar with the 1818 New Spain (Texas) half real coins, called jolas, through their listing in A Guide Book of United States Coins, and in other colonial references. Although they were known to a small number of Texas collectors for several decades, the first widely publicized notice of the similar 1817 […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio To Offer Over 2,000 Ancient and World Coin Lots at the ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio To Offer Over 2,000 Ancient and World Coin Lots at the ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio as they conduct the Official Auction of the August 2012 World’s Fair of Money! The world and ancients division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present over 1,300 lots of ancient and world coins and paper money on Wednesday, August 8 and Friday, August 10. Please note that we will also be […]

By July 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions debuts free Heritage Mobile Catalog for iPad

Heritage Auctions debuts free Heritage Mobile Catalog for iPad

Fully interactive digital catalog lets you view hi-res images, read descriptions, place bids and follow auctions in real-time As of today, July 25, collectors can officially download Heritage Auctions’ brand new Heritage Mobile Catalog (HMC) for iPad, completely free, at the Apple iTunes store. “This is a fully interactive, completely immersive app that collectors will find completely in […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The ANA Rarities Night, Part 1: Standing Liberty Quarters, Cents and 1796 coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The ANA Rarities Night, Part 1: Standing Liberty Quarters, Cents and 1796 coins

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #118 …… On Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Pennsylvania Convention center in Philadelphia, Stack’s-Bowers will conduct their third Rarities Night event. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the unique 1873-CC ‘No Arrows’ dime that will […]

1860 Five Dollar Pattern on a Ten Dollar Planchet, the Only Example Available in Gold

1860 Five Dollar Pattern on a Ten Dollar Planchet, the Only Example Available in Gold

Gold patterns are always fascinating, and Heritage’s 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction in Philadelphia contains an intriguing exampleof one such experimental piece. Struck on a ten dollar planchet, this Judd-271 pattern nonetheless bears a face value of five dollars, and this is entirely intentional. 1860 Five Dollar on a Ten Dollar Planchet PR62 […]

Sonny Henry’s Announces August Auction

Sonny Henry’s Announces August Auction

The August 25, 2012 Coin and Currency  Auction, & Mail Bid of the Wisconsin Collection & others conducted by SONNY HENRY’S AUCTION SERVICE of Mendota, IL will be  conducted  at the Midwest Center for Christian Living Lasalle, IL. A nice mix of  High Quality Coins. An excellent opportunity for the Discriminating Collector.  Many with Eye […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Nearly $11 Million in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Nearly $11 Million in Baltimore

U.S. Rarities Featured Proof-68 Ultra Cameo $4 Stella and Famed MCMVII Ultra High Relief! IRVINE, Calif. –Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo on June 27-29, an impressive sale that realized $10,929,460! The auction featured coins from several major collections, including the Land of Smiles Collection of […]

All That Glitters is Gold

All That Glitters is Gold

As the Great British summer and all the Olympic celebrations draw to a close Baldwin’s will be busily preparing to sell part two of the landmark Bentley Collection, the ultimate collection of British gold Sovereigns. Due to be held on the 27th September in London the second part of the collection will comprise approximately 540 Sovereigns (the largest part) including […]

By July 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Cents, Dimes and Quarters in the Pre-ANA Platinum Night Event

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Cents, Dimes and Quarters in the Pre-ANA Platinum Night Event

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #117 …… In early August, Heritage will conduct an extensive auction prior to the ANA Convention, which will be held the following week. For around ten days, rare coin related events will occur in Philadelphia. […]

1904 letter launching America’s Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 coinage redesign to be auctioned Aug. 3 in Heritage’s Platinum Night in Philadelphia

1904 letter launching America’s Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 coinage redesign to be auctioned Aug. 3 in Heritage’s Platinum Night in Philadelphia

Famed Teddy Roosevelt letter to Treasury Secretary Shaw, suggesting Saint-Gaudens be hired to address our coinage’s “atrocious hideousness,” had been misplaced for more than a century and presumed destroyed DALLAS, TX – The Dec. 27, 1904 letter on White House stationary in which President Teddy Roosevelt likely first used the words “atrocious hideousness” – a […]

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auction Company Announced – Video

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auction Company Announced – Video

Julie Abrams, President, Legend-Morphy Interviewer: David Lisot. A new auction company has been announced that includes some well known players in the coin industry. Longtime auction specialist Julie Abrams is president of the new firm and talks about the partnership of the company formed by Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics and Morphy Auctions. Julie talks […]

Auction Video: Sale of the $20 UHR Saint at the Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

Auction Video: Sale of the $20 UHR Saint at the Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

1907 $20 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Sold at Stack’s Bowers Auction for $2.76 Million Interviewer: David Lisot In another historic auction sale by Stack’s Bowers a rare coin is sold for more than a million dollars. The legendary gold piece inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt and designed by sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens called the […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Ultra High Relief Saint Gaudens $20 Gold Pattern Realizes $2.76 Million

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Ultra High Relief Saint Gaudens $20 Gold Pattern Realizes $2.76 Million

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #115 On Friday, June 29, the firm of Stack’s-Bowers auctioned an Ultra High Relief (UHR) Saint Gaudens $20 gold pattern for $2.76 million. In early August, Heritage will auction a different one, a sub-60 grade […]

Extremely Rare 1907 $20 Gold Coin Soars to Over $2.7 Million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Auction on June 29

Extremely Rare 1907 $20 Gold Coin Soars to Over $2.7 Million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Auction on June 29

IRVINE, Calif. –The finest-graded specimen of America’s “most beautiful coin,” the MCMVII (1907) Proof Ultra High Relief double eagle graded Proof-69 by PCGS, crossed the auction block on the evening of Friday, June 29, 2012, and with the fall of the hammer a price of $2,760,000 had been won at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official […]

Coin Auctions: Proof-69 Ultra High Relief $20 Saint brings $2.7 MIllion at Stacks Bowers Auction

Coin Auctions: Proof-69 Ultra High Relief $20 Saint brings $2.7 MIllion at Stacks Bowers Auction

The finest-graded specimen of America’s “most beautiful coin,” the MCMVII (1907) Proof Ultra High Relief double eagle graded Proof-69 by PCGS, crossed the auction block on the evening of Friday, June 29, 2012, and with the fall of the hammer a record price of $2,760,000 had been won at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction […]

First Scottish Coin Realises Three Times Estimate

First Scottish Coin Realises Three Times Estimate

London. June 28, 2012. Today Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables, sold the first known coin ever issued in Scotland for the staggering price of £8,400. The penny, discovered near Harrogate in North Yorkshire in 1998, is one of less than only ten known examples ever found and existing today, making it exceptionally […]

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Rare Sacagawea Dollar / Statehood Quarter Mule to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers Philadelphia ANA Auciton

Rare Sacagawea Dollar / Statehood Quarter Mule to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers Philadelphia ANA Auciton

Quarter Obverse and “Golden” Mini-Dollar Reverse–One of Only About a Dozen Examples Known IRVINE, Calif. – Set to cross the block in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is the famously rare Sacagawea dollar / Washington Statehood quarter muling. This remarkable error was first discovered in 2000 by […]

World Coin Internet Auctions now weekly at Heritage Auctions, starting in July

World Coin Internet Auctions now weekly at Heritage Auctions, starting in July

Rarities from around the world offered, closing weekly each Thursday night; all lots start at $1with NO reserves DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that it is expanding its World Coins category to include Weekly Internet-Only Auctions at HA.com/WorldCoins, ending its practice of Monthly Internet World Coin Auctions. The first auction will start on Thursday, July […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Nickels, Dimes & Patterns in Stack’s-Bowers Baltimore Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Nickels, Dimes & Patterns in Stack’s-Bowers Baltimore Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #114 This week, the firm of Stack’s-Bowers is conducting an auction at the Baltimore Convention Center. I viewed many of the lots. It turns out to be a much better and more important auction than […]

1,004 Ex-Hispanic Society Coins to Be Re-Auctioned in Spain

1,004 Ex-Hispanic Society Coins to Be Re-Auctioned in Spain

by Lee Rosenbaum, CultureGrrl blog …… Reprinted, with permission, from Lee Rosenbaum’s CultureGrrl blog on artsjournal.com American Numismatic Society Retrieves 10,000 Pieces Sotheby’s employee replaces coins in display tray during presale viewing last February of Hispanic Society of America’s numismatic collection Photo by Lee Rosenbaum [More on this here, regarding possible deviation from founder Archer […]

By June 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
2007-D $1 Sacagawea with Presidential Edge Lettering to be sold by GreatCollections

2007-D $1 Sacagawea with Presidential Edge Lettering to be sold by GreatCollections

June 25, 2012, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is proud to offer the 2007-D $1 Sacagawea with Presidential Edge Lettering, which was the subject of many news stories five years ago when PCGS paid out a $10,000 reward just to be the first grading company to grade this error.   In 2007, Sacagawea dollars were produced […]

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