Mexico & Latin America

Collecting Coins from The Mexican War For Independence

Collecting Coins from The Mexican War For Independence

By Max A. Keech – Mexican Coin Company….   The Mexican War for Independence coinage is one of the most fascinating, diverse and complex series in all of Latin American numismatics. This short series is rich in history and can provide a rewarding experience for collectors at all levels. But beware; it is poorly cataloged, […]

Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction 17 Now Online

Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction 17 Now Online

Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #17 Live on the Internet, Wednesday-Thursday, April 29-30, 2015   Our Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #17 is now available for viewing and bidding online! We are dubbing this auction “The 1715 Fleet Anniversary Auction,” as it was 300 years ago this summer that the treasure-laden Spanish 1715 […]

The Coronation Gold Coin of Pedro I

The Coronation Gold Coin of Pedro I

by Giovanni Miceli for CoinWeek….   The coronation piece is a coin that was struck in 1822 to the coronation of Pedro I. Regarding the creation of the coin, there are theories but no certain answer. Of these theories, two are the most likely. The first suggests that the coin was created in order to be offered […]

By March 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sedwick’s Second Treasure and World Coin Floor Auction: A Growing Success

Sedwick’s Second Treasure and World Coin Floor Auction: A Growing Success

Daniel Frank Sedwick‘s second floor sale (with simultaneous interactive LIVE Internet bidding), was the 16th live auction, a new milestone for the growing company. Serious bidders and top numismatists from around the world came to the November 6 auction in five consecutive sessions at the DoubleTree Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort. The Floor […]

NGC-Certified Mexican 1538 8 Reales Silver Coin Sells for Record $587,500

NGC-Certified Mexican 1538 8 Reales Silver Coin Sells for Record $587,500

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that an NGC XF 45 Mexico (1538)R 8 Reales of Spanish co-regents Charles and Joanna was recently sold for a record price of $587,500. Struck in Mexico City in 1538, it is one of only three known survivors of the first mintage of the 8 reales denomination in the […]

USMNA Convention Offers Larger Bourse & Counterfeit Seminars. VIDEO: 2:52

USMNA Convention Offers Larger Bourse & Counterfeit Seminars. VIDEO: 2:52

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, US Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The third annual USMNA Convention continues to grow in attendance and popularity with collectors of Mexican and Latin American coinage. Two different seminars were given by industry leaders describing counterfeiting problems back when the coins were originally struck as well as the current […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Miguel Lehmann & Lluis Lalana i Culla Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. An extremely rare and desirable Spanish Colonial coin with the name of King Charles IV misspelled surfaced at the 2014 Coinex in London. The coin was purchased somewhere in Europe and brought to the convention for verification by one of the prominent Spanish coin […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Numismatic Treasures to be Auctioned in November

Mexican Numismatic Treasures to be Auctioned in November

Numismatic auction house Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC announces that two of Mexico’s most important historical silver coins will be sold at auction on November 6 in Orlando, Florida. “We cannot overstress the importance of this auction, both for the history of Mexico and the larger field of North American numismatics,” says company president and founder […]

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Michael E. Marotta for CoinWeek…. Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935 by Colin James Gullberg Chopmarks are counter-stamps or punches, struck into coins by Chinese merchants. To many numismatic authorities, anything that happens to […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com More JFK coin details The U.S. Mint issued a press release on July 1  with a couple important details about the upcoming John F. Kennedy half dollar tribute coins that are going to be the highlight of the summer for many modern U.S. coin collectors and attendees of the August […]

Latin American Colonial Coins: Sedwick Treasure Auction 15 Nets $1.65 Million

Latin American Colonial Coins: Sedwick Treasure Auction 15 Nets $1.65 Million

Latin American Colonial Coins among many offerings at Sedwick Sale….   Our 15th Floor auction was a another great sale for our growing company. Prices realized (including buyer’s fees) total over $1.65 million. Many lots sold for record prices, reflecting how our specialized attention and worldwide visibility have brought top collectors old and new to […]

Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty queen

Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty queen

By Peter Symes with permission on CoinWeek.com …….. For many years, two of the lowest denomination notes circulating in Mexico were adorned with portraits of women. The 10-peso note carried a young woman in a peculiar and ornate headdress, while the 5-peso note bore the head of a lady garlanded with jewellery. Both women appear […]

By April 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC proudly announces their Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15, taking place live on the Internet in four sessions, May 1-2, 2014. The total pre-auction low estimate for 1613 lots exceeds $1.2 million. “This auction is packed with trophies but also features many great wholesale opportunities,” says Daniel Sedwick. “We […]

The United States Mexican Numismatic Association Announces 3rd Annual Convention and Educational Forum

The United States Mexican Numismatic Association Announces 3rd Annual Convention and Educational Forum

By Oliver Simons  for CoinWeek………. The United States Mexican Numismatic Association (USMEX) announced today that it will host their 3rd annual convention and educational forum at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 16-18, 2014. The 2013 convention was a huge success and everyone who attended enjoyed themselves. The 2014 convention opens on Thursday afternoon […]

La Compania de Subastas Numismaticas to Hold Mexico City Coin Auction in March 2014. VIDEO

La Compania de Subastas Numismaticas to Hold Mexico City Coin Auction in March 2014. VIDEO

Angel Smith, Auction Director Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. A coin conventions will be held in Mexico in March 2014 sponsored by the Sociedad de Numismatica de Mexico. La Compania de Subastas Numismaticas has been awarded the coin auction contract. An offering of Mexican coins will be sold to collectors. Hear details of the sale Copyright […]

By February 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
It Was 3 a.m. When I Found this Set of Mexican Coins on eBay! VIDEO: 1:31

It Was 3 a.m. When I Found this Set of Mexican Coins on eBay! VIDEO: 1:31

Pat Stovall, Don & Lois Bailey Numismatics Interviewer: David Lisot for  CoinWeek.com…….. We have all heard the story of the item listed in the middle of the night that turns out to be a great buy. Hear one of those tales from a specialist in Mexican numismatics who used his knowledge to make a good […]

By January 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction

Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #202 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. On Jan. 5th and 6th, Heritage conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Numismatic Convention, which is held every January at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan. Although this […]

Gold Royal Cob Sheds Light on Spanish Colonial Coinage and Highlights Heritage World Coin Results

Gold Royal Cob Sheds Light on Spanish Colonial Coinage and Highlights Heritage World Coin Results

A Stunning Rarity from the New World One of the highlights of the recent Heritage World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction held in New York  which concluded yesterday January 6th, was a stunning Royal Cob described below. As Lot 25654 it realized $293,750.00 ( Including the buyers premium). However beyond the price, this coin sheds […]

Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   The appeal of gold is universal, and it has nothing to do with the state of one’s finances. A desire to own the metal coupled with a small budget can be especially frustrating, but there are ways to play the gold game without large sums of cash. Even though it hasn’t been […]

By December 17, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers to Auction the David O’ Harrow Collection of Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:16.

Stack’s Bowers to Auction the David O’ Harrow Collection of Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:16.

Kyle Ponterio, Stack’s Bowers Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. A major collection of Mexican coins will come on the market at the Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo in November 2013 offered by Stack’s Bowers. Numismatist Kyle Ponterio talks about the sale and some of the highlights. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, 2013 US Mexican Numismatic Association  Second […]

By November 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Major Exhibit of Mexican Revolution Memorabilia at US Mexican Convention. VIDEO: 18:54.

Major Exhibit of Mexican Revolution Memorabilia at US Mexican Convention. VIDEO: 18:54.

Elmer Powell, Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Coin conventions offer important opportunities to learn about history and collecting when exhibits are displayed. An extensive collection of items from the Mexican Revolution were on display at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. The collector who assembled the collection talks about his collection and shows highlights. Copyright […]

By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
More Cool Coins & Currency! US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013. VIDEO: 8:59.

More Cool Coins & Currency! US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013. VIDEO: 8:59.

Roberto del Bosque, Mexico 1913 Silver “Caballito” One Peso, Robert Briggs. Mexico 1824 Durango “Hook Neck” 8 Reales VF, Salvatore Falcone, Peru 1824 Gold 8 Escudos PCGS AU53, Cory Frampton, Mexico 1866 100 Peso “Maximilian era” Bank Note Uncirculated, Angel Smith, Mexico 1915 Muera Huerta Copper Peso. Interviewer: David Lisot …….. Continuing CoinWeek’s Cool Coin […]

By October 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Tips for eBay Trading Offered by Dealers in Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:14.

Tips for eBay Trading Offered by Dealers in Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 2:14.

Roberto del Bosque, Salvatore Falcone, Angel Smith, and Pat Stovall. Interviewer: David Lisot………. No matter how much a person thinks they know about a particular market there may be something else to learn. CoinWeek asks eBay traders to share what they think are the most important secrets to have a successful auction experience. Hear comments […]

By October 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Coin Market Report at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013.

Mexican Coin Market Report at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013.

Roberto del Bosque, Robert Briggs, Dave Busse, Salvatore Falcone, Cory Frampton, Davd Keiss, Kyle Ponterio, Daniel Frank Sedwick, Angel Smith, and Pat Stovall. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …….. These are the primary dealers of Mexican and Latin American coins that have gathered at this exclusive convention to trade coins. Hear their perspectives of how this […]

By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013. VIDEO: 6:49.

Cool Coins! US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention 2013. VIDEO: 6:49.

Dave Busse, Mexico 1829 Go Silver 8 Reales NGC58, David Keiss, Mexico 1997 Silver “Jarabe Tapatio” 5 Peso Proof, Kyle Ponterio, Mexico 1873 Hermosillo Gold Hand on Book 8 Escudos NGC64, Daniel Frank Sedwick Bolivia “Heart Shaped” Potosi Silver 8 Reales, Pat Stovall, Mexico 2008 Silver 5 Ounce Libertad NGC PR69. Interviewer: David Lisot……… Continuing […]

By October 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
US Mexican Numismatic Association Second Annual Convention Report 2013. VIDEO: 3:43.

US Mexican Numismatic Association Second Annual Convention Report 2013. VIDEO: 3:43.

Cory Frampton, Executive Director – United States Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot………. The US Mexican Numismatic Association is a collecting organization that specializes in the coins, paper money and numismatic items from Mexico. Their second annual convention took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cory Frampton, Executive Director talks about the convention and what that organization […]

By October 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, the foreign and ancients division of auction powerhouse Stack’s Bowers Galleries, is once again gearing up to sell world and ancient coins and paper money at public auction in November. Ancient and foreign coins will feature a number of important pieces and collections, including the David O’Harrow Collection of Mexican coins. […]

By October 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Major  World , U.S. Coin & Treasure Auction #14 by Daniel Frank Sedwick in Orlando October 30th

Major World , U.S. Coin & Treasure Auction #14 by Daniel Frank Sedwick in Orlando October 30th

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC announces their first LIVE FLOOR auction, scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, at the DoubleTree Hotel Lake Buena Vista at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. The event includes lot viewing the day before and lot pick-up the day after, followed by a live Internet-only auction on Friday, November 1. […]

US Mexican Numismatic Association 2nd Annual Convention in October 2013. VIDEO: 1:43.

US Mexican Numismatic Association 2nd Annual Convention in October 2013. VIDEO: 1:43.

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, US Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Collectors of Mexican and Latin American coins now have a yearly gathering place in Scottsdale, Arizona at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Coin Convention. This year’s convention takes place October 17-19, 2013 and is the second year in a row of what is […]

By October 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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