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Proof Coins: Under-appreciated Pittman Proof 1850 Liberty Seated Quarter in Platinum Night Sale

Proof Coins: Under-appreciated Pittman Proof 1850 Liberty Seated Quarter in Platinum Night Sale

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding US coins, coin markets, and  coin auctions #179 ….. On Friday, August 9, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in an auction held near Chicago, a few days prior to the start of the Summer ANA Convention, Heritage will sell […]

Error Coins: Fascinating Multi-Struck and Brockage 1873-CC With Arrows Half Dollar being offered for Sale

Error Coins: Fascinating Multi-Struck and Brockage 1873-CC With Arrows Half Dollar being offered for Sale

The Stacks Bowers Auction in Chicago this year contains an unusual and interesting peice of numismatic history in the form of an error coin recented discovered to be a “companion” to an error coin from the Nevada State Museum Collection. Below is the Lot description from the Stack’s Bowers Catelog of item #4294, an 1873-CC […]

The Only Complete Collection of U.S. Half Cents Ever Formed to be Auctioned in 2014

The Only Complete Collection of U.S. Half Cents Ever Formed to be Auctioned in 2014

The Missouri Cabinet Sale will take place January 26 Ira and Larry Goldberg, along with Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley, are proud to announce the sale of the Missouri Cabinet Collection, containing 228 US Half Cents, on January 26, 2014. The Missouri Cabinet is the result of collaboration between Mr. R. Tettenhorst (Tett) and the Eric P. […]

By July 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

The special 50th anniversary auction of Australia’s oldest and most respected numismatic auction house, Downies Australian Coin Auctions (ACA), will be held between the 29th and 31st of October, 2013. Following hot on the heels of Sale 314 which boasted an 80+% clearance rate and approaching $1 million in gross sales, Sale 315 is set […]

By July 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Only Known Proof 1855-S Quarter

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #178 ….. On Friday, August 9, during a ‘Platinum Night’ session in a pre-convention auction near Chicago, Heritage will sell the only known Proof 1855-San Francisco Mint, Liberty Seated Quarter. This quarter is currently in […]

Regency Coin Auction IV realizes nearly $3 million, with many headliners bringing well into six figures

Regency Coin Auction IV realizes nearly $3 million, with many headliners bringing well into six figures

Headliners: 1893-CC Morgan Dollar PCGS MS66 Jack Lee, 1916/1916 Buffalo Nickel Doubled Die Obverse PCGS Secure MS64 CAC LAS VEGAS – Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions recently held The Regency Auction IV in Las Vegas, the fourth under the “Regency” banner and fifth overall for the auction house. Numbers were exceptional across the board, with several […]

Kolbe & Fanning July 18 Sale Results

Kolbe & Fanning July 18 Sale Results

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers held their 129th mail-bid sale of important numismatic books on Thursday, July 18. Featuring selections from the Del Bland library and other properties, the sale included works on ancient, medieval and foreign coins, as well as outstanding publications on U.S. numismatics. The sale was one of our best mail-bid sales […]

1804 Dollar Anchors Heritage Aug. 8th Platinum Offerings in Chicago

1804 Dollar Anchors Heritage Aug. 8th Platinum Offerings in Chicago

The Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen of the 1804 $1 leads offerings; 1795 13 Leaves Eagle, MS65 NGC, expected to draw significant collector attention; Aug. 9 at the Hyatt Rosemont There is no other coin in American numismatics with as storied and famous a history as the Class I 1804 Dollar, of which only eight exist. Heritage Auctions […]

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

One of the most impressive and historical collections of British gold coinage auctioned in the United States will fall under the gavel at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money — the largest national numismatic convention held in the United States — August 9-11, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. The Thos. […]

Legend-Morphy Regency Coin Auction IV to be held this week in Vegas

Legend-Morphy Regency Coin Auction IV to be held this week in Vegas

This is the fourth Legend-Morphy Las Vegas sale under the Regency Auction banner and will be held July 18th at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, in association with the PCGS Members Only Show This world-class auction features 380 carefully selected coins that are sure to please even the most discriminating collector. The Regency Auction IV […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers to Auction 1792 Half Disme at Chicago ANA August 2013. VIDEO: 3:21

Stack’s Bowers to Auction 1792 Half Disme at Chicago ANA August 2013. VIDEO: 3:21

Vicken Yegparian, Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot….. More great coin rarities are being sold at auction. Vicken Yegparian describes a 1792 half disme graded MS64 in a first generation PCGS holder that will be sold in the upcoming auction to be held at the American Numismatic Convention in Chicago in August 2013. The […]

Legend-Morphy’s Regency Coin Auction IV kicks off July 18 at PCGS Members Only Show

Legend-Morphy’s Regency Coin Auction IV kicks off July 18 at PCGS Members Only Show

Headliners: Forsythe Buffalo Nickel Duplicates, Forsythe Mercury Dime Duplicates, The Marshall CC Collection Part II  Legend-Morphy Rare Coin Auctions is once again off to Las Vegas to conduct another of their world-class auctions in association with the PCGS Members Only Show. The Thursday, July 18 Bellagio auction features 380 carefully selected coins that are sure […]

Künker – Russian Rarities at Maximum Prices

Künker – Russian Rarities at Maximum Prices

17th – 21st June 2013 Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück Auction sales 232-235 170,000 – 160,000 – 100,000 – that were the highest hammer prices of Künker’s summer auction sale. And all three lots came from Russia. It’s not that the other section had no big rarities to offer as well! The total 6,183 lots had […]

Heritage Summer Fun Auction Preview

Heritage Summer Fun Auction Preview

The Heritage Summer FUN auction of US coins is now open for bidding at HA.com/coins. As usual, there are highlights that will whet your numismatic appetite regardless of your tastes in US coins; most of these coins are gathered together in the Premier Session, scheduled for Thursday evening, July 11 at 6PM ET in Orlando, […]

Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Spink are delighted to announce the auction dates for the remarkable and historic Nicholas Rhodes Collection. The collection features a number of extremely rare items, some of which are expected to reach record prices. Nicholas Rhodes built a collection of coins, banknotes and stamps concentrated on the core areas of Tibet, Assam and Nepal. The […]

By June 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Housekeeping: Summer Edition

Numismatic Housekeeping: Summer Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……….. O summer, you warmest of seasons! Now that the Fourth of July is just around the corner, it’s time for another round of Numismatic Housekeeping. In this edition, Hubert and I weigh in on the recent high profile sale of the 1971-S Reverse Nixon Proof, wrap up our […]

Lyn Knight Presents the Japanese Destiny Collection of Banknotes for Sale at the IMPS in Memphis

Lyn Knight Presents the Japanese Destiny Collection of Banknotes for Sale at the IMPS in Memphis

In the fall of 2012, I received an e-mail from a man (John Doe, if you will) who said he had military notes from his grandfather’s estate. I started exchanging correspondence and decided it would be worthwhile to see John. It proved to be an unforgettable trip. When I arrived, John had set a well- […]

By June 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden’s Top 10 Prices of Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes From June 5-6 Sale

Morton & Eden’s Top 10 Prices of Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes From June 5-6 Sale

Tom Eden said: “This was a wide-ranging two-day auction embracing everything from ancient Greek and Roman coins alongside Islamic, Oriental, British and Foreign coins, paper money and Renaissance medals and plaquettes. It was in the latter category that the top price of the sale was achieved, for the rare pair of plaquettes by Valerio Belli, […]

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 […]

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………. It’s potentially one of the bigger – but least publicized – issues involving the purchase of precious metals, rare coins and every other item sold by mail order. In the political world’s never-ending quest for more money, Congress is giving serious consideration to forcing merchants to collect sales tax […]

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 […]

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 © […]

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