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Chinese dragon coin should be a roaring $97,000 success at Spink’s auction

Chinese dragon coin should be a roaring $97,000 success at Spink’s auction

Paul Fraser Collectibles Numismatists are in for a treat this coming Wednesday as a fine collection goes on sale A large number of brilliant rare coins are going under the hammer at specialist auction house Spink, in London, starting this Wednesday, June 22 and continuing on Thursday, June 24. Among the lots is an incredibly […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, part 1, copper and silver

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, part 1, copper and silver

News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #57 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds In my columns of April 6th and of April 13th, I wrote about the first auction by the recently formed Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers-ANR entity. In my column on The Ten Leading Topics of 2010, I discussed the merger that […]

eBay Coin Auctions Continue To Surprise as some GSA Morgan Silver Dollars Soar

eBay Coin Auctions Continue To Surprise as some GSA Morgan Silver Dollars Soar

By Steve Roach First published in the June 20, 2011, issue of Coin World Sometimes, the kind of holder that a coin is in can have a dramatic impact on its price. Every once in a while collectors go crazy for a coin on eBay. That happened on May 29 as 13 bidders placed 39 […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2011 Official Baltimore Auction will feature 7,107 total lots

Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2011 Official Baltimore Auction will feature 7,107 total lots

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2011 Baltimore Auction will feature 7,107 total lots, including more than 4,100 lots of U.S. coins and exonumia and an additional 680+ lots of U.S. currency, plus over 1,700 lots of world coins and 520+ lots of world paper money. Lot viewing will be conducted by appointment at the firm’s […]

Gold Queen Bess Rules at St James’s… Rare Elizabeth I Coin Achieves $37,800

Gold Queen Bess Rules at St James’s… Rare Elizabeth I Coin Achieves $37,800

By Paul Fraser Collectibles A week ago, St James’s Auctions in association with Baldwin’s held an auction of fine ancient, British and foreign coins with a number of gold rarities in particular which were always likely to excite collectors and alternative investors. Ahead of the sale, we looked at a milled gold coin from the […]

1895 Dollar PR67 Ultra Cameo on the Block at Long Beach

1895 Dollar PR67 Ultra Cameo on the Block at Long Beach

“A true Uncirculated 1895 Silver Dollar would be one of the greatest finds in numismatic history.” Thus begins Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth’s discussion of the issue, listed as number 76 in 100 Greatest U.S. Coins. The authors point out that the reported figure of 12,000 business strikes manufactured would put the 1895 Morgan business […]

GreatCollections To Auction a Newly Discovered Mint State 1842-O $10 Gold Eagle

GreatCollections To Auction a Newly Discovered Mint State 1842-O $10 Gold Eagle

Discovery Ranks Among the Finest Known. GreatCollections is proud to auction a newly discovered Mint State 1842-O Eagle, which ranks among the finest known. The coin was originally purchased in the early 1960s for $225 at Woodward and Lothrop, a major department store in Washington, DC. The original envelope, with the dealer’s handwriting notes “only […]

Baldwin’s Presents The David Heuer Collection of Ancient Coins

Baldwin’s Presents The David Heuer Collection of Ancient Coins

Baldwin’s are delighted to be offering The David Heuer Collection of Ancient Greek and Roman, British and Foreign coins as part of their 4th June Argentum auction.  The collection comprises 151 lots amassed by the Heuer family during the 1930s – 1980s.  Many of the Greek coins were bought in London during the 1950s and […]

A 30-Year Evolution of the Coin Market, and a Look Forward

A 30-Year Evolution of the Coin Market, and a Look Forward

By John Feigenbaum – David Lawrence Rare Coins : In March of this year I will turn 42 years old and it occurs to me that 2011 marks my 21st year as a full-time coin dealer. So, exactly half of my life has been devoted to professional numismatics, though I have been attending and setting […]

The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

As one of the largest surviving Roman medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa A.D. 308 8-Aureus Gold Medallion According to the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica and as reported by CoinWorld’s Jeff Starck, ” A rare gold aurei medallion of ancient Rome established what auction officials claim is a new world […]

Rare Coin Auctions, EBay, and the Games People Play, Part Two

Rare Coin Auctions, EBay, and the Games People Play, Part Two

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics Click here to read Part One Rare Coin Auctions allow millions of individuals the ability to buy quality coins from the comfort and anonymity of their homes. There are literally millions of coins auctioned each year. While the coins being auctioned are numerous the ‘bargains’ are few and far […]

The Magnolia Collection of Early U.S. Gold Coins, late 19th century Patterns, Trade Dollars and more!

The Magnolia Collection of Early U.S. Gold Coins, late 19th century Patterns, Trade Dollars and more!

Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #51 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On the evening of Tuesday, May3rd, the firm of Spink-Smythe auctioned the ‘Magnolia Collection‘ in New York. A 1795 Eagle ($10 gold coin) sold for a record $379,600. This sale was a small, quaint, fun auction, much […]

CSNS Platinum Night U.S. Coin Auction Results Soar To Nearly $14 Million

CSNS Platinum Night U.S. Coin Auction Results Soar To Nearly $14 Million

Rare gold was the order of the night as Thursday’s Platinum Night festivities at the 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction rose to nearly $14 million in total sales. Overall proceeds from this auction are expected to approach $24 million. Proof double eagles captured the fancy of the evening’s bidders, […]

Record setting Chinese rarities top $9.6+ million CICF event in Rosemont, IL from Heritage Auctions

Record setting Chinese rarities top $9.6+ million CICF event in Rosemont, IL from Heritage Auctions

Records also set for coins from Hungary, Cuba; Auction totals doubled from 2010 prices realized A 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar” Year 17 KM-Y428, L&M-609, AU58 PCGS brought $74,750 – a record price for the type – as one of the top lots in Heritage Auctions’ $9.6+ million April 14-18 Rosemont, IL Signature® World & Ancient […]

Stacks Bowers Baltimore Coin and Currency Auctions Combine to Nearly Reach $14 Million

Stacks Bowers Baltimore Coin and Currency Auctions Combine to Nearly Reach $14 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries realized an impressive $13,892,475 over eight U.S. and world sessions conducted March 29-April 2, 2011, continuing its lengthy tenure as the only official auctioneer of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The entire auction saw 7,690 lots cross the block, including nearly 4,250 lots of U.S. coins and exonumia, 850+ lots […]

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The First Stack’s-Bowers Auction, Part 2, Gold Coins

The First Stack’s-Bowers Auction, Part 2, Gold Coins

News and Analysis of scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #48 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds As I reported last week, the first live auction conducted by the new Spectrum-Stack’s-Bowers entity was held in Baltimore at the end of March and the beginning of April. In last week’s column, I discussed […]

The First Stack’s-Bowers Auction, Part 1, Copper and Silver

The First Stack’s-Bowers Auction, Part 1, Copper and Silver

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins and coin markets #47 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds As I reported in my column on The Ten Leading Topics of 2010, the West Coast auction firm of B&M, a subsidiary of Spectrum, merged with Stack’s, an East Coast coin firm. Spectrum, a Fortune 500 company, owns 51% […]

Islamic Coin Sells For £3.7 Million In Morton & Eden Sale – Second Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold at Auction

Islamic Coin Sells For £3.7 Million In Morton & Eden Sale – Second Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold at Auction

Second most expensive coin ever sold at auction One of the rarest and most highly-prized of all Islamic gold coins, struck possibly to coincide with an occasion when the Caliph himself led the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, sold for a record £3.7 million ($6.029,400 US)  in a sale at specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden in […]

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Coin Show Market Report – When Less is More – BaltiMORE

Coin Show Market Report – When Less is More – BaltiMORE

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities Few cities can rival Baltimore in its ability to provide the perfect venue for a coin show. The close proximity to a number of major metropolitan areas and the variety of after show entertainment makes Baltimore a great town for conventions. Last week, the Whitman crew did an outstanding […]

Sedwick’s Treasure And World Coin Auction #9 Is Now Online !

Sedwick’s Treasure And World Coin Auction #9 Is Now Online !

Scheduled for April 26-28 (Tuesday-Thursday), in six sessions LIVE on the Internet, Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure and World Coin Auction #9 is ready for viewing and bidding online via iCollector. For those who missed the lot viewing at the Whitman Baltimore Coin & Currency Expo they will be showing all the coin lots again at […]

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Gold rarities, early proof specimens and S.S. Central America sunken treasure highlight Heritage Central States Auctions

Gold rarities, early proof specimens and S.S. Central America sunken treasure highlight Heritage Central States Auctions

Conducted April 27-30 in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society Glittering gold rarities, including elite proof specimens and a double eagle that survived the mass melting of its issue in the 1930s, are among the major highlights of Heritage Auctions’$20,000,000+ CSNS Signature® & Platinum Night U.S. Coin Auction, the official auction of the Central […]

How the Internet Has Changed Rare Coin Auctions

How the Internet Has Changed Rare Coin Auctions

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In my last blog, I discussed ways how the internet has impacted the concept of eye appeal when it comes to coins. Continuing this internet-related theme, I’d like to focus on how the web has impacted rare coin auctions. The impact of the internet on coin auctions in the past […]

By March 31, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Chinese Rarities Headline CICF World Coin Heritage Auction

Chinese Rarities Headline CICF World Coin Heritage Auction

More than 4,400 rare world and ancient coin lots from all corners of the world ready for auction, April 15-18, at the Chicago International Coin Fair A wide array of international numismatic rarities, including fine examples of Chinese, Polish, Russian, Australian and South American coins, and the highly specialized Dana Roberts Collection of Latin American […]

Coin Auctions, eBay and the Games People Play, Part One.

Coin Auctions, eBay and the Games People Play, Part One.

Rare Coin Market Report by Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics In this month’s RCMR I am going to talk about rare coin auctions and the ‘games’ some individuals play to manipulate the system. This is a two part series in which I will discuss auction venues where rare coins can be purchased. In next month’s […]

GreatCollections launches Coin Auction and Direct Sale Marketplace.

GreatCollections launches Coin Auction and Direct Sale Marketplace.

A trusted venue to buy and sell coins online. GreatCollections has launched its much-anticipated auction and direct purchase website at www.greatcollections.com. Catering to collectors and dealers, over 1,000 coins are already available for bid and direct purchase. Initially, auctions will end on Sunday evenings before expanding to other days and times. Bidding is available 24/7 […]

By March 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Super Premiums for Common Silver Dollars with Attractive Toning

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Super Premiums for Common Silver Dollars with Attractive Toning

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and coin collecting #45 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds In the recent auction in Sacramento, two 1881-S Morgan Dollars with eye-catching toning realized sums that caught my attention. While the prices realized for these two silver dollars are not huge in the realm of auctions, these […]

1796 Half Dollar Leads $9.68 million Sacramento Coin Auction

1796 Half Dollar Leads $9.68 million Sacramento Coin Auction

Early rarities and gold add up to strong showing for March 17-20 ANA offerings at the Sacramento, CA Convention Center It was a 1796 Half Dollar, 15 Stars AU58 PCGS, a stunning coin featuring one of the rarest designs in all of U.S. coinage, that emerged from spirited bidding as the top lot in Heritage […]

Some Interesting Results From the Recent Heritage Spring ANA Auction

Some Interesting Results From the Recent Heritage Spring ANA Auction

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The recently concluded Heritage sale was not really a stellar offering from this firm. Falling after the outstanding array of coins sold at the 2011 FUN auction and occurring before what is likely to be a solid group at the Central States sale in late April/early May, the Sacramento auction […]

Stack’s Bowers to offer over 5000 Lots of US Coins and Currency Auction in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers to offer over 5000 Lots of US Coins and Currency Auction in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will conduct the official auction of the March 2011 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The premiere event conducted under the Stack’s Bowers Galleries banner by the newly merged Stack’s and Bowers and Merena Auctions, the March 2011 Baltimore Auction continues the tradition and success of America’s most prestigious numismatic auctioneers. The […]

By March 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
What are Auction Prices?

What are Auction Prices?

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community by Greg Reynolds Though auction prices are often cited as market prices, little has been written about the nature and meaning of auction prices and how these relate to market prices. I am not talking about bullion items or generic coins (like […]

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