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Rapp turns over 1.6 million Swiss francs with its coin auction

Rapp turns over 1.6 million Swiss francs with its coin auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. In the evening of May 27, Peter Rapp called out 161 lots with a starting price of 242,000 Swiss francs. Not a single one was sold for its starting price or was returned. The room, which was filled to capacity, made sure of that. Additional chairs were fetched […]

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming the First Silver British Indian Coin to Sell for a Six Figure Sum

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming the First Silver British Indian Coin to Sell for a Six Figure Sum

A packed auction room and sixty one online bidders competed to buy a piece of numismatic history last Friday, in the second of three auctions that see the David Fore Collection of coins of British India going under the hammer. The auction totalled a fantastic £1,317,600 (inclusive of Buyer’s Premium) and takes the total of […]

Opportunity Knocks In Golden State-Trio Of Early June Auctions A Gold Mine For Collectors

Opportunity Knocks In Golden State-Trio Of Early June Auctions A Gold Mine For Collectors

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC Market Report Rare Coin Market Shows Unprecedented Strength and Scope. Goldberg’s, Bonham’s and Heritage’s Sales Take Spotlight; Key Date, Low Pop and High Grade Coins Will Be Targeted in Long Beach. After a brief respite for the numismatic faithful to enjoy the Memorial Day Holiday it was back to […]

Gearing up: Legend-Morphy announces its July 18 Regency Auction IV in Las Vegas

Gearing up: Legend-Morphy announces its July 18 Regency Auction IV in Las Vegas

Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions is in final preparations for its fifth auction, to be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on July 18th in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. This sale promises to be their biggest and most spectacular yet. Over the next 10 days Legend-Morphy will be posting many incredible highlights, […]

Kagin’s Buys First American Pattern Coin for $1.175 Million in Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:37

Kagin’s Buys First American Pattern Coin for $1.175 Million in Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:37

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage. David McCarthy & Don Kagin, Purchasers, Kagin’s. The only known variety of a 1783 Nova Constellatio silver coin sold for $1.175,000 in the recent Heritage Auctions Platinum Night session at the Central States Numismatic Convention in Schamuburg, Illinois. David McCarthy of Kagin’s offered the winning bid that set another price for […]

Coin Auction Results from Stack’s Bowers Sale New Orleans ANA Convention May 2013. VIDEO: 2:06

Coin Auction Results from Stack’s Bowers Sale New Orleans ANA Convention May 2013. VIDEO: 2:06

Vicken Yegparian, Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot……. Stack’s Bowers is the current official house for the American Numismatic Association. A successful coin auction was concluded at the ANA National Money Show in New Orleans. Numismatist Vicken Yegparian talks about highlights from the sale. Copyright © CoinWeek – May 2013 ANA National Money Show New […]

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES SELLS MILLIONS IN NEW ORLEANS

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES SELLS MILLIONS IN NEW ORLEANS

On May 9-10, Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted the Official Auction of the ANA National Money Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. The sale was a resounding success and sales totaled $7,264,344. Anchored by two old-time collections, this sale contained a plethora of fresh material that had been off the market for decades, creating an exciting sale […]

Legend Market Report – THE LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL

Legend Market Report – THE LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL

By laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……… This was an “off” show for sure. It had only about half the normal attendance, no auction (only one per quarter), and we believe the 100 degree temperatures limited public attendance. No, the PCGS Invitationals are not in any danger of collapsing or becoming miserable. What happened was […]

Million Dollar 1894-S Barber Dime Purchased by John Feigenbaum. VIDEO: 4:01

Million Dollar 1894-S Barber Dime Purchased by John Feigenbaum. VIDEO: 4:01

John Feigenbaum, President, David Lawrence Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot……… One of the classic rarities of United States numismatics has traded hands. John Feigenbaum, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins, has purchased a PCGS PR64 example of the 1894-S Barber dime, one of less than two dozen known. John shares the story how he was […]

Coin pricing: Always a mystery

Coin pricing: Always a mystery

By C. Logan McKechnie : VamsandMore.com  [The View Vol. 2 – Issue 8] …….. When it comes to confusing coin pricing, April was in like a lion and out like a lamb. It was a month that produced the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Perhaps the biggest steal of the month, maybe the […]

EBay sellers—One More Scam To Watch Out For

EBay sellers—One More Scam To Watch Out For

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. The advancements in digital photography and the ease of ability to post price lists and auctions on the internet have proved to be a real boon for coin sellers.  However, with the rise of legitimate online transactions comes new ways of trying to separate […]

Bentley Sets The New Gold Standard For Sovereigns

Bentley Sets The New Gold Standard For Sovereigns

There was an air of sadness in the room as the final part of the Bentley Collection went under the hammer.  The end of an eighteen month journey of auctions, and thirty four years of collecting, did not however go out with a whimper. 306 lots achieved a sale total of £845,292 (inclusive of buyer’s […]

Sam Foose Talks EAC and Upcoming Heritage Auctions Copper Sale of Steven Ellsworth. VIDEO: 1:45

Sam Foose Talks EAC and Upcoming Heritage Auctions Copper Sale of Steven Ellsworth. VIDEO: 1:45

Samuel Foose, Senior Consignment Director, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot Sam Foose explains why he attends the annual EAC Convention and the importance of the relationships established there for doing business. He talks about the upcoming Heritage Auction of the “Die State Collection” of Colonel Steven Ellsworth and how that auction came about Copyright © […]

British Indian Coins to Make Numismatic History

British Indian Coins to Make Numismatic History

Baldwin’s are delighted to present part two of the most impressive collection of Indian coinage ever to be sold by public auction. Due to be held on the 31 May at the CIPFA Conference Centre in London the auction will contain 291 lots of Patterns and Proofs of British India, the Presidencies and the Indian Native States. […]

KOLBE & FANNING ANNOUNCE SALE OF KREINDLER LIBRARY

KOLBE & FANNING ANNOUNCE SALE OF KREINDLER LIBRARY

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are extremely pleased to announce that they will be offering at public auction the outstanding and comprehensive library on ancient numismatics formed over decades by New York coin dealer Herbert Kreindler. Highlights from the library, featuring many extraordinary works, will be sold in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Best Eliasberg 1794 cent, which has been in several Epic Coin Collections

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Best Eliasberg 1794 cent, which has been in several Epic Coin Collections

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #167 ….. An excellent 1794 large cent is ‘in the news’! On Thursday, April 25, Heritage sold a gem quality cent that was earlier in a few of the greatest collections of all time, including […]

The King of Morgan Dollars Holds Court in the Stacks Bowers May 2013 New Orleans ANA Auction Event

The King of Morgan Dollars Holds Court in the Stacks Bowers May 2013 New Orleans ANA Auction Event

Article by Frank Van Valen, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins.  Based on the catalog description by John Salyer, Numismatist and Cataloger, U.S. Coins.  PCGS Proof-65+ CAC 1895 Morgan Dollar A Star Attraction For better than 100 years numismatic sources had mentioned a mintage for the 1895 Morgan dollar of 12,000 pieces struck for circulation along […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Why Should All Collectors Care About Million Dollar Coins & Patterns?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Why Should All Collectors Care About Million Dollar Coins & Patterns?

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #166 ….. For the first time, an auction of coins, patterns, medals and paper money contained seven items that each sold for more than one million dollars! From April 24 to 28, Heritage conducted the […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires the Daggett­-Parker-Brown 1894-­S Barber Dime

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires the Daggett­-Parker-Brown 1894-­S Barber Dime

David Lawrence Rare Coins announced today the acquisition of one of the finest of (10) ten known examples of the famous 1894-S dime. It is graded PCGS Proof 64 (Branch Mint Proof) and CAC approved for quality and eye appeal. John Feigenbaum, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins, states that the 1894-S dime “is one […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Million Dollar Items Lead Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Million Dollar Items Lead Central States Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #165 ….. In association with the Central States (CSNS) Convention near Chicago, Heritage conducted an auction extravaganza. During the night of Thursday, April 25, the sale of items from the Eric Newman Collection was followed […]

Stacks Bowers ANA Money Show Auction May 7-11 Will Showcase Two Old-Time Coin Collections

Stacks Bowers ANA Money Show Auction May 7-11 Will Showcase Two Old-Time Coin Collections

 Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the only official ANA auctioneer for 2013, and will present the first of their two ANA auctions for the year with the May 7-11 Official Auction of the ANA National Money Show in New Orleans, La. “Get set for one of the most important auctions of the season,” noted Chris Napolitano, […]

Heritage Auctions Sells Walton Nickel for More Than $3 Million. VIDEO: 5:16

Heritage Auctions Sells Walton Nickel for More Than $3 Million. VIDEO: 5:16

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage – Interviewer: David Lisot ……….. Heritage Auctions sold the legendary Walton Nickel Specimen of the 1913 Liberty Nickel for $3,172,500 at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, outside Chicago. The nickel is one of only five known and is graded Proof 63 by the Professional Coin Grading Service […]

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PCGS-Certified Walton 1913  Liberty Head Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million

PCGS-Certified Walton 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million

The world famous Walton Family 1913 Liberty Head nickel, certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) as PCGS Secure PR63, was sold for $3.172,500 by Heritage Auctions on April 25, 2013.  The auction was conducted in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society convention in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. “This was yet another […]

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Coin Rarities &  Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1839 Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1839 Quarter

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community … #164 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Tomorrow, Thursday, April 25, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in the CSNS auction in Illinois, Heritage will sell the only known Proof 1839 Quarter. Though pre-1858 Proofs tend to be extremely rare, there are […]

Heritage Auctions Sells Canadian and Brazilian Rarities at 2013 CICF Chicago. VIDEO: 1:52

Heritage Auctions Sells Canadian and Brazilian Rarities at 2013 CICF Chicago. VIDEO: 1:52

Cris Bierrenbach, Vice President of World Coins, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot The Chicago International Coin Fair hosts a major auction of ancient and world coins presented by Heritage Auctions. Vice President Cris Bierrenbach talks about the sale, some of the highlights and upcoming Heritage World Coin Auctions. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2013 The […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Auction Results over $6.3 Million

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Auction Results over $6.3 Million

STACK’S BOWERS AND PONTERIO SELLS MILLIONS IN HONG KONG Irvine, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio conducted their bi-annual Hong Kong sale from April 1-3 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kowloon. The sale featured more than 2,500 lots of Chinese and other Asian rarities, including both coins and paper money, and realized a strong $6,307,830. […]

Morton & Eden to Sell Coins from the Dawn of Islam

Morton & Eden to Sell Coins from the Dawn of Islam

Single gold dinar alone estimated at £280,000 Specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden will sell three of the earliest and rarest Islamic gold coins in a sale of Important Coins of the Islamic World on Monday April 22. Struck only a few decades after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the coins tell the story […]

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Legend-Morphy Auction Report, April 11, 2013, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas. VIDEO: 3:14

Legend-Morphy Auction Report, April 11, 2013, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas. VIDEO: 3:14

Julie Abrams, President, Legend-Morphy Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot Legend_Morphy is a boutique auction firm that holds sales in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Coin in Las Vegas. Julie Abrams talks about the most recent auction sale, highlights, and the trends in the auction market. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2013 Legend Morphy Regency Auction […]

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Legend-Morphy’s April 11 Vegas Regency Auction III smashes expectations

Legend-Morphy’s April 11 Vegas Regency Auction III smashes expectations

Headliners: Marshall CC Morgan Dollar Collection, Gerry Forsythe Mercury Dime Duplicate Collection LAS VEGAS – Legend-Morphy Auctions does it again with The Regency Auction III, exceeding expectations, smashing estimates, and creating several record prices. Held at the Bellagio during the PCGS Members Only Show, aggressive online pre-bidding culminated with two and a half hours of […]

Nobel Prize Medal presented to Francis Crick in 1962 For Discovering DNA Brings $2.27 Million

Nobel Prize Medal presented to Francis Crick in 1962 For Discovering DNA Brings $2.27 Million

The 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Francis Harry Compton Crick, along with Drs. James Dewey Watson and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins, for “…their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material,” or what would become known as DNA, sold on April […]

 
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