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$72,000 Gustav I coin leads Julius Hagander Collection at Kuenker auction

$72,000 Gustav I coin leads Julius Hagander Collection at Kuenker auction

Gustav’s coin has a fitting place as he was known for leading Sweden’s finances out of trouble By Paul Fraser Collectibles Kuenker coins, has an impressive series of auctions lined up at the end of September. Few numismatists could fail to be impressed by the range on offer as Ancient, Medieval, German, Swedish, Russian and […]

Stacks Bowers Chicago ANA Auctions Top $40 Million with Record Prices

Stacks Bowers Chicago ANA Auctions Top $40 Million with Record Prices

Stack’s Bowers Galleries proved the current strength of the coin and currency market last week by realizing an astounding $40,084,165 at the Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, with U.S. coins realizing over $29.9 million of the total. The only official ANA auction in Chicago presented more than 9,000 lots of U.S. […]

Morton & Eden Announce Single-owner Auction  of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins

Morton & Eden Announce Single-owner Auction of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins

Sale brings back to the market rarities not seen since 1960s and 70s Morton & Eden, the specialist London coin and medal auctioneers, are delighted to announce an important single-owner sale of ancient Greek coins of exceptional quality and rarity. The collection will be offered in London on Monday October 24 and is expected to […]

Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com With more than $75 million dollars in rare coins having sold at the pre-ANA and ANA auctions, it is inevitable that some amazing individual pieces might have been lost in the shuffle. One coin that hasn’t received much publicity is the 1875 eagle in the Stack’s-Bowers sale (lot 7732 and […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Rarities Night, part 5; Post-Auction Analysis of Silver Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Rarities Night, part 5; Post-Auction Analysis of Silver Coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #69 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The first Stack’s-Bowers ‘Rarities Night’ event, which was held on Aug. 18th, is now history. As Heritage has been conducting ‘Platinum Night’ events for more than six years, it is curious that this is the […]

More than 5,600 Currency Lots offered in Heritage Long Beach Auction

More than 5,600 Currency Lots offered in Heritage Long Beach Auction

Taking place Sept. 7-9 and Sept. 11-12 at the Long Beach Exposition Center; a wide variety of U.S. and World currency available for the first time in decades Heritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the September Long Beach Coin and Currency Exposition, will be presenting more than 5,600 lots of rare and collectible currency as […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction at the ANA Convention, part 4, Results

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction at the ANA Convention, part 4, Results

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #68 Special Monday Edition by Greg Reynolds It is time to analyze the results of the first Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers ‘Rarities Night’ auction, which was held on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the ANA Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. In part 1, I provided an overview. […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More Than 2,700 Lots In Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More Than 2,700 Lots In Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of more than 2,700 lots of Chinese and East Asian coins and banknotes at The Mira Hong Kong, August 22-24, 2011, HKT. The three-day auction event will spotlight a multitude of collections and highlights including The Chin Family Collection, The H.T. Nance Collection, The Frank Robinson […]

A World of Money: The Omodaka Tensho Oban

A World of Money: The Omodaka Tensho Oban

An Oban is a large oval gold plate coin, minted in Japan as part of the Tokugawa coinage system. The Oban was the largest denomination coin, valued at 10 Ryos or 10 Koban plate coins. The Tensho Oban was the first type of Oban minted, foreshadowing the full implementation of Tokugawa coinage in 1601. The […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 3, Gold Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 3, Gold Coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #67 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This is my third column in a series on the ‘Rarities Night’ event that will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18, during the ANA Convention, in Rosemont, near Chicago. In part 1, I provide an […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 2; Dimes, Quarters & Half Dollars

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 2; Dimes, Quarters & Half Dollars

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #66 Special Edition – by Greg Reynolds On Wednesday, in part 1, I provided an overview of the offerings in the upcoming Stack’s-Bowers ‘Rarities Night’ event. The Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers firm will conduct their inaugural ‘Rarities Night’ on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the ANA Convention. […]

Stack’s Bowers – Unique Harris & Marchand Bar from S.S. Central America Available for Purchase at the Chicago ANA!

Stack’s Bowers – Unique Harris & Marchand Bar from S.S. Central America Available for Purchase at the Chicago ANA!

View This Amazing Historic Rarity at the ANA World’s Fair of Money August 16-20, 2011 | Chicago, Illinois | Table 805 The finding of treasure is everyone’s dream. However, treasure is elusive. Of the many thousands of ships that have been lost in the world’s lakes, rivers, and oceans, those few that have been recovered […]

Goldberg Auctions presents: The Cernunnos Collection of Celtic Gold

Goldberg Auctions presents: The Cernunnos Collection of Celtic Gold

The Cernnunos Collection of Celtic Gold will be auctioned on Tuesday September 6th at 9:00 AM during the Ancient & World Coin portion of our September 4-6th, 2011 Pre-Long Beach Auction in Los Angeles, CA. The Cernunnos Collection is over 40 years in the making and contains many rare and important Celtic coins, including a run […]

By August 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Legendary 1910 Chinese Dragon Dollar could bring more than $1 million at Heritage Auctions

Legendary 1910 Chinese Dragon Dollar could bring more than $1 million at Heritage Auctions

Dr. Norman Jacobs’ Chinese Yunnan 1910 Spring Dollar, finest of only two known, up for auction Sept. 8 in Heritage Long Beach, CA World & Ancient Coins event BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The legendary 1910 Chinese Dragon Dollar, called the Yunnan Spring Dollar in reference to the four Chinese characters that translate to “Spring 1910” […]

GreatCollections to auction Anacapa Collection of U.S. gold coins

GreatCollections to auction Anacapa Collection of U.S. gold coins

Includes 1907 Saint-Gaudens High Relief graded NGC MS-64 August 9, 2011, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is proud to auction a collection of U.S. gold coins called the Anacapa Collection. The collection was amassed over the past ten years and includes coins such as the 1876-CC Liberty Double Eagle graded PCGS MS-61 CAC and the 1905 […]

By August 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 1, overview

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Rarities Night auction, part 1, overview

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #65 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds While Heritage has been organizing ‘Platinum Night’ events for more than six years, the relatively new Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers combination will conduct this firm’s first ‘Rarities Night‘ on Thursday, Aug. 18, at a convention center in Rosemont, Illinois, […]

Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Very Rare 19th Century Proof, Possibly Six in Private Hands Condition Census Example, Ex: Harry Bass The 1868 Liberty double eagle is one of the rarest dates of the series in proof format, from a tiny mintage of just 25 pieces. The coin offered here is one of the finest survivors of that minuscule production, […]

BALDWINS ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR PROSPERO COLLECTION OF OVER 600 ANCIENT GREEK COINS

BALDWINS ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR PROSPERO COLLECTION OF OVER 600 ANCIENT GREEK COINS

Baldwin’s are delighted to announce the sale of one of the finest and most desirable collections of ancient Greek coins to be offered at public auction in the last two decades. The multi-million pound Prospero Collection contains over 600 coins from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greek periods and includes some of the rarest and […]

By August 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Eliasberg coins will be traveling to Chicago

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Eliasberg coins will be traveling to Chicago

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #64 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds In the Internet era, there is no need to provide a list of the attractions at the upcoming ANA Convention near Chicago. Catalogues of the Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers auctions are available on the websites of these […]

Rare Gold Shines In $11 Million Summer FUN Auction

Rare Gold Shines In $11 Million Summer FUN Auction

Rare and high quality gold coins dominated the results in our recent 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction. Overall, the prices realized in this auction approached $11.3 million, including the 15% Buyer’s Premium. Top honors went to a 1797 16 Stars Half Eagle, graded AU53 by NGC. This coin’s die marriage, BD-3, […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, part 2, early gold

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, part 2, early gold

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #61 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The official auction of the Summer FUN Convention was conducted by Heritage on July 7th and 8th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Last week, I wrote about the convention in general and about […]

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES SELLS MORE THAN $10.1 MILLION IN BALTIMORE

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES SELLS MORE THAN $10.1 MILLION IN BALTIMORE

Over 4,800 U.S. Coin, Currency and Exonumia Lots Realize Over $8.1 Million IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted its official Baltimore auction from March 29-April 2, an impressive sale that yielded a strong $10,186,912. The sale contained important pieces from notable collections like the J. David Bonn, Sr., Family Trust Collection, the Reference Collection […]

1975 Proof Dine Without S Mintmark to be Auctioned By Stack’s Bowers  at the Chicago ANA

1975 Proof Dine Without S Mintmark to be Auctioned By Stack’s Bowers at the Chicago ANA

(IRVINE, CA – July 9, 2011) With great pleasure Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering at the World’s Fair of Money one of the very few United States rarities listed in the Guide Book of United States Coins that has never before sold at public auction! The focus will be on one of just two […]

1855-S Proof $3 Gold Piece, a supreme rarity, in Heritage Chicago U.S. Coin Auction

1855-S Proof $3 Gold Piece, a supreme rarity, in Heritage Chicago U.S. Coin Auction

Part of a trio of exceptional 1855-S proof coins, offered in Aug. 11 Platinum Night auction A trio of 1855-S proof coins from the Golden Gate Collection, including the possibly unique $3 PR64 NGC. CAC., being offered by Heritage Auctions as part of the company’s Aug. 11-12 Chicago Signature® U.S. Coin & Platinum Night Auction, […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, with emphasis upon dimes and quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Summer FUN Auction, with emphasis upon dimes and quarters

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #60 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The official auction of the Summer FUN Convention will be conducted by Heritage on July 7th and 8th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. There are numerous worthwhile coins in this auction, including some desirable […]

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection of Educational Notes August 17th

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection of Educational Notes August 17th

“The most important U.S. paper money lot ever offered!” At this year’s World’s Fair of Money in August, the official convention of the American Numismatic Association in Chicago, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present the Harry W. Bass Jr. currency holdings showcasing the development of the popular “Educational Notes,” a long time favorite among collectors. Harry […]

Recently discovered 1842-O Liberty Eagle sold by GreatCollections for $57,970

Recently discovered 1842-O Liberty Eagle sold by GreatCollections for $57,970

Rarity purchased in 1960s for just $225 June 28, 2011, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections successfully auctioned the 1842-O $10 Liberty Eagle PCGS MS-60 CAC, after spirited online bidding took the final winning bid to $57,970. The winning bidder was a private East Coast collector, who has a history of buying premium quality U.S. rarities with […]

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Sedwick announces their first “Internet Only” auction closing July 28, 2011

Sedwick announces their first “Internet Only” auction closing July 28, 2011

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s first “Internet Only” auction is now open for online bidding, closing at 9 pm EDT on July 28, 2011. Like all of Sedwick’s auctions, this one features shipwreck and world coins, particularly Spanish colonial and Latin American, as well as artifacts, documents and books (789 lots […]

Spink’s rare coin sale breezes past the $1m mark

Spink’s rare coin sale breezes past the $1m mark

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Elizabeth I proved to be the surprise hit of the auction, where most estimates were beaten… Spink’s sale of rare and valuable coins in London proved a success, with many of the top lots pulling their weight to sell above their estimate today, June 23. Providing the surprise of the day […]

By June 23, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, part 2, patterns and gold coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, part 2, patterns and gold coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin community #58 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I wrote about copper and silver U.S. coins in the Stack’s-Bowers auction event that just ended. It was conducted from June 14th to June 18th at the Baltimore Convention Center. The current topics are U.S. […]

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