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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic Silver Quarters sold on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic Silver Quarters sold on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  collecting community #91 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds At the FUN Convention in Orlando, Heritage auctioned around $55 million worth of coins. In addition to a special section devoted to Dr. Duckor’s Saint Gaudens Double Eagles, lead offerings were organized in two Platinum Night […]

By January 18, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Penny Sells for a Million Dollars!

Heritage Auctions Platinum Night: Interviewer: David Lisot, Samuel Foose, Heritage Auctioneer, John Kraljevich, Numismatist Actually it was not a penny, it was a cent. A 1793 Chain Cent in PCGS CAC MS65 condition sold at a Heritage Auction for more than $1 million. See the room full of people at a legendary Heritage Auction Galleries […]

By January 18, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

(Orlando, Florida) — Rare coins authenticated and certified for grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) broke or tied dozens of price records at the Florida United Numismatists convention auction sessions conducted by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com). “PCGS-certified coins ruled the day at the recent FUN show. Record prices were realized for a 1793 Chain cent […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: $1.38 Million Auction Record for a $5 gold coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: $1.38 Million Auction Record for a $5 gold coin

News & Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #90 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds At the FUN Convention in Orlando, an 1829 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin) and a 1793 Chain cent each sold for $1.38 million in a Heritage auction. My article about this 1793 Chain Cent was published on […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Spink Smythe Auction Report

Spink Smythe Auction Report

Matt Orsini, Vice President, Auctions, Spinks Smythe Interviewer: David Lisot Matthew works for a coin and collectibles company based in London that was founded in 1666. He discusses their next auction and what it is like to work for an international company that has been around for so long. ©2012 CoinWeek/All Rights Reserved. 1:54 2012 […]

By January 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare U.S. Coins post $196 million total at Heritage Auctions in 2011

Rare U.S. Coins post $196 million total at Heritage Auctions in 2011

Heritage posts $806+ million 2011 total sales, its best year to date; World Coins posts $39.5 million total; Record totals realized in Comics, Jewelry, Music & Entertainment, Decorative Arts and more DALLAS, TX – U.S. Coins continued to be the backbone of Heritage Auctions in 2011, as the category registered an impressive $196 million auction […]

Legend Market Report – Winter FUN 2012

Legend Market Report – Winter FUN 2012

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics A CoinWeek Content Partner THE FUN SHOW STAFF First we must yet again commend the FUN staff for working overtime to put on what has to be the second greatest show (behind only the summer ANA). They are dedicated to coin collecting, the collector, and they even care a […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1793 Cent sets $1.38 Million Auction Record for a Copper coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1793 Cent sets $1.38 Million Auction Record for a Copper coin

News & Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  coin collecting community #89 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek In the Heritage auction at the FUN Convention in Orlando, two different coins each sold for $1.38 million each. On Wed., Jan. 4, a 1793 Chain Cent was the first, and, on Thurs. Jan. […]

Rare South African Coins Highlight $9 million NYINC auction

Rare South African Coins Highlight $9 million NYINC auction

A pair of South African rarities led all lots as our first auction of 2012 brought in over $9 million in New York, January 2 and 3. All prices include a 15% Buyer’s Premium. South African numismatics is hot, and the prices in this auction show why. Atop the auction results was a unique bronze […]

Baldwin’s Set New World Record for Ancient Greek Coin – $3.25 Million

Baldwin’s Set New World Record for Ancient Greek Coin – $3.25 Million

The much anticipated sale of the spectacular Prospero Collection concluded at 03.30 EST this morning and, after a phenomenal eight hour ‘white glove’ auction, the team at Baldwin’s had a lot to smile about. Although results are still in the process of being confirmed initial figures released by the company state that the sale total […]

By January 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Only the Second Complete Set of Carson City Coinage To Be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers

Only the Second Complete Set of Carson City Coinage To Be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers

Including the Unique 1873-cc Liberty Seated No Arrows Dime The Battle Born Collection Will be Presented at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia in August 2012 Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that it will auction the Battle Born Collection, which is only the second complete 111-piece […]

By December 30, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Harvey Jacobson Collection of Capped Head Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Harvey Jacobson Collection of Capped Head Half Eagles

Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #88 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This is my third column regarding coins that will be auctioned by Heritage during Platinum Night sessions at the upcoming FUN Convention in Orlando. Harvey Jacobson’s collection of early Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) will be sold […]

By December 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Each issue in the Saint-Gaudens $20 series has a unique story – FUN auction sets tone for year

Each issue in the Saint-Gaudens $20 series has a unique story – FUN auction sets tone for year

By Steve Roach – www.steveroachonline.com Reposted on CoinWeek with Permission First published in the January 2, 2011, Special Edition of Coin World The auctions associated with the Florida United Numismatists convention, set for Orlando Jan. 5 to 8, are major market events that help set the tone for the coin market. The 2011 FUN auctions […]

By December 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Saint Gaudens $20 gold coins (Double Eagles) of Dr. Steven Duckor

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Saint Gaudens $20 gold coins (Double Eagles) of Dr. Steven Duckor

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #86 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I wrote about the forty year collecting journey of Dr. Steven Duckor. The focus here is on his set of business strike Saint Gaudens Double Eagles (U.S. $20 gold coins). This set will be […]

By December 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
1795 S-79 B-9 Large Cent, sans Edge Reeding, makes debut in Heritage Orlando FUN Auction

1795 S-79 B-9 Large Cent, sans Edge Reeding, makes debut in Heritage Orlando FUN Auction

Possibly the only known “Plain Edge” specimen of this fabled Large Cent; available as part of Heritage Platinum Night FUN Auction, Jan. 5 DALLAS, TX – A possibly unique “Plain Edge” 1795 one cent piece, Fair 2 PCGS, S-79 will be a featured coin during Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 5 Platinum night festivities as part of […]

THE NEW YORK SALE XXIX – The Portrait of a Lady

THE NEW YORK SALE XXIX – The Portrait of a Lady

An entirely new numismatic discovery is set to cause a stir at the 2012 New York International Numismatic Convention.  Lot 2092, a 1766 pattern Rouble depicting the bust of Catherine II,  has for the first time been linked to a monumental official painting of the Tsarina by renowned artist Fedor Rokotov (pictured below with the […]

By December 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Continuing a longstanding tradition, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will again serve as an official auctioneer at the New York International Numismatic Convention, presenting 2,945 lots of world and ancient coins and paper money during three sessions, January 4-9, 2012. Session One will offer Ancient Coins and World Gold on January 6, and Session Two will […]

By December 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Dazzling Collecting Journey of Dr. Steven Duckor

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #85 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek If Dr. Steven Duckor currently owned a 1927-D Saint, he may have the all-time best set of business strike Saint Gaudens Double Eagles (U.S. $20 gold coins). His set will be auctioned by Heritage on […]

By December 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
William H. Kelly Collection of Confederate Notes and Southern Obsoletes headlines Heritage Orlando FUN Currency Auction

William H. Kelly Collection of Confederate Notes and Southern Obsoletes headlines Heritage Orlando FUN Currency Auction

Taking place Jan. 5-10 at the Orlando County Convention Center; featuring the Roger H. Durand Santa Claus Notes Collection, along with a wide variety of United States Currency and World notes DALLAS, TX – The Honorable William H. Kelly Collection of Confederate Notes and Southern Obsoletes is already creating buzz with collectors in advance of […]

Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Jan. 3-8 events taking place during Orlando 2012 FUN Convention; Heritage announces Platinum Night across two evenings for the first time; The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection, Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection headline important collections offered An incredible rarity, a 1921 $20 Double Eagle, MS66 PCGS Secure, Ex: Duckor/Godard – from The Dr. […]

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

A simply magnificent 1892 South African Republic gold Proof Pond, PR65 NGC — the best of just 10 like pieces known to have been minted — is expected to bring $300,000+ as one of the principal highlights of our Jan. 2-3, 2012 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction, an official auction of the New York […]

Teletrade Celebrates 25 Years with its Largest Two-day Auction Event Ever

Teletrade Celebrates 25 Years with its Largest Two-day Auction Event Ever

Offering more than 8,500 Lots Valued at over $3 Million Teletrade, America’s premier Internet auctioneer of certified coins and currency, is celebrating 25 years in business with a colossal two-day auction event, the largest in its history. Auction 3187 on Sunday, December 11, and Auction 3188 on Monday, December 12, include more than 8,500 lots […]

By December 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Auction Results for Half Dollars in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Auction Results for Half Dollars in Baltimore

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #84 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds A good way to learn about high quality and/or very scarce half dollars is to focus upon specific coins that were offered in public auctions. The characteristics of individual coins directly relate to their respective value and […]

By December 7, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents featured in Heritage’s FUN Platinum night event

The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents featured in Heritage’s FUN Platinum night event

Early American copper rarities cross the block Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL, as part Heritage’s FUN series of auctions DALLAS, TX – The Denis W. Loring Collection of 1793 Large Cents, 12 in all, will be offered as part of Heritage Auctions’ Thursday, Jan. 5 2012 Platinum Night auction, […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Early U.S. $5 gold coins – Bust Right Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Early U.S. $5 gold coins – Bust Right Half Eagles

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #83 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds From Nov. 15th to 18th, the firm of Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) conducted a major auction in Baltimore. This is my third week of coverage of this event. On Nov. 16th, I focused upon the Teich Family […]

By November 30, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Stephen Lockett, London Coins, Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Lockett operates London Coins Ltd, a coin business that trades in numismatics and includes an auction service. He is also founder of “Coin Grading Service UK,” Britain’s first encapsulating grading service. He shares his perspective on the collector market, how auction functions in the sale of […]

By November 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Auction Results for Quarters in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Auction Results for Quarters in Baltimore

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #82 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, the firm of Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) conducted a very large auction at the Baltimore Coin & Collectible Expo. Before this event, I wrote a report regarding the Teich Family Collection of Proof coins and […]

By November 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Market Report – November Baltimore Show Report

Legend Market Report – November Baltimore Show Report

THE STAFF OF THE BALTIMORE SHOW IS THE BEST! Mary Counts, David Chrensaw, and Lori Hamrick and staff, put on the best commercial show there is! The only other shows that rank close are FUN and the Summer ANA. No matter what you collect, the Baltimore Show will be exciting for you. It was a wonderful […]

By November 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Teich Family Proof Sets and Southern Gold in Baltimore

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Teich Family Proof Sets and Southern Gold in Baltimore

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #81 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This week, the firm of Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) is conducting a mammoth auction at the Baltimore Coin & Collectible Expo. There are thousands of lots of coins and other numismatic items. It is not practical to cover […]

By November 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

“Small but Mighty” might be a good phrase to describe the January 7, 2012 Kolbe & Fanning public auction of rare and desirable numismatic works to be sold in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. While there are only 350 lots in the sale, […]

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