Million Dollar Collectibles

Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, Christie’s of New York auctioned a unique Nobel Prize medal belonging to Dr. James D. Watson, one of the 20th century’s most preeminent microbiologists and one of a team of scientists credited with discovering the structure of the DNA double helix. As we reported on […]

NGC Grades The Donald G. Partrick Collection, Part I

NGC Grades The Donald G. Partrick Collection, Part I

On November 10, 2014, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that the service has graded Part I of the phenomenal collection of Donald G. Partrick. A serious student of Early American coinage, Partrick carefully assembled a cabinet that boasts a number of iconic Colonial and Early United States issues, including many unique and finest known specimens. Heritage […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC-Certified Million Dollar Chinese Coins to be Displayed During the Macau Numismatic Society Show

NGC-Certified Million Dollar Chinese Coins to be Displayed During the Macau Numismatic Society Show

A Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) – certified China 1898 Hunan Pattern Silver Dollar, which recently sold for over US $1 million, will be on display in Macau on November 29 in a special event sponsored by Champion Auctions in conjunction with the Macau Numismatic Society show. The finest of only six known examples, this important […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces the Auction Sale Dates for  The D. Brent Pogue Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces the Auction Sale Dates for The D. Brent Pogue Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce our projected schedule for the series of auction events which will showcase what is certain to be far and away the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block. Carefully formed over many years by D. Brent Pogue with the support of his family in […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions, part 2, with interpretation of Specimen designations

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions, part 2, with interpretation of Specimen designations

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #237 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage, separately, conducted successful auctions at the ANA Convention earlier this month in Rosemont, Illinois. In part 1, three, individual million dollar coins were covered: the Garrett family […]

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions ….Part 1

Million Dollar Coins in ANA Auctions ….Part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #236 — Edited on Aug. 14, 2014, 11:06 pm A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. For the first time, both Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage conducted official ANA auctions at the summer convention, which was held from […]

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sets World Record With $1.645 Million Dollar Purchase of Excessively Rare U.S. Gold Coin

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sets World Record With $1.645 Million Dollar Purchase of Excessively Rare U.S. Gold Coin

Douglas Winter Numismatics, a Portland Oregon rare coin firm specializing in choice 18th and 19th century United States gold coinage, recently set a world auction record for a Liberty Head double eagle and for any Liberty Head gold coin by purchasing a PCGS MS61 example of the excessively rare 1861 Paquet Reverse $20.00 for $1,645,000. […]

By August 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Coins: Monaco Prepares Brasher Doubloon For It’s World’s Fair of Money Display

Gold Coins: Monaco Prepares Brasher Doubloon For It’s World’s Fair of Money Display

The finest certified 1787 Brasher Doubloon was shown to Southern California news media representatives as Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California made final preparations for the legendary coin’s display at the upcoming 2014 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money. Los Angeles and Orange County area television crews and reporters visited the Monaco offices on Thursday, […]

By July 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell Garrett 1804 Dollar (PR-55 NGC)

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell Garrett 1804 Dollar (PR-55 NGC)

“The King of American Coins” A beautiful specimen of the “King of American Coins,” the world-famous 1804 silver dollar, will be presented in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. The 1804 dollar will be a star attraction in the company’s Rarities […]

Newman Part IV Soars to $11 Million

Newman Part IV Soars to $11 Million

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. NGC 1776 Continental Dollar & 1792 Silver Center Cent Each Claim $1.41 Million! It seems like in the wink of an eye the memories of a harsh winter have been replaced with green grass and fresh blooms. Instead of being greeted with the grating sound of snowplow blades making repeated trips […]

NGC-certified Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IV Realizes $11 Million

NGC-certified Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IV Realizes $11 Million

Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IV beats pre-sale estimates; takes in $11 Million “The Eric P. Newman sales are without a doubt the most important US auctions of the last decade, if not of all time,” said Mark Salzberg, chairman of NGC. “We are honored that EPNNES has again entrusted NGC to certify selections from […]

First Read: The Dollar of 1804: The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret

First Read: The Dollar of 1804: The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The Dollar of 1804: The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret (…as revealed by the true story of the “Dexter Dollar,” The King of American Coins), by Mark Ferguson. The Long Shadow It’s […]

These New 1804 Dollar Discoveries and More will be Revealed at CSNS Convention

These New 1804 Dollar Discoveries and More will be Revealed at CSNS Convention

By Mark Ferguson – www.1804Dollar.com At 6:00 pm Central time on Thursday, April 24th I will be releasing my new book, The Dollar of 1804 – The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret, at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, IL. CoinWeek will be posting a video after my presentation which will reveal major new discoveries […]

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

Numismatic researcher Mark Ferguson has announced an April 24th presentation at the Central States Numismatic Society, where he plans to announce new findings he has uncovered while studying the famed “King of Coins”, the 1804 dollar. The event will take place at 6:00pm and will kick off the release of Ferguson’s new book, The Dollar […]

By April 11, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Nobel Peace Prize Shines as Medals and Coins bring big numbers at Stack’s March Baltimore Expo Auction

Nobel Peace Prize Shines as Medals and Coins bring big numbers at Stack’s March Baltimore Expo Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo featured an array of five-to-six-figure items, together with thousands of collector coins, medals, tokens, and paper money at every budget level. When all was said and done, over $11.8 million was sold during the live floor sessions. Front-row center was a […]

Million Dollar Coins: Adam Crum Talks About Buying the Brasher Doubloon. VIDEO: 2:33

Million Dollar Coins: Adam Crum Talks About Buying the Brasher Doubloon. VIDEO: 2:33

Adam Crum, Vice President, Monaco Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. It has been called the rarest American gold coin. There are only seven known to exist. It is the Brasher Doubloon. Recently Adam Crum of Monaco Rare Coin purchased the finest known example for $4,582,500. He explains why he believes this coin is so […]

By March 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Finest Half Cent Collection in PCGS Set Registry Brings Million Dollar Prices

Finest Half Cent Collection in PCGS Set Registry Brings Million Dollar Prices

The January 26, 2014 auction of the “Missouri Cabinet Collection,” the current and all-time finest United States half-cent collection of its kind in the PCGS Set Registry®, once again demonstrated that superb-quality coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) can bring superb-quality prices. The collection of 228 coins, with a combined face value $1.14, […]

By January 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collections: Eric P. Newman Sales Scales New Heights!

Coin Collections: Eric P. Newman Sales Scales New Heights!

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. In my opinion, the sale of the Eric P. Newman collection is the clearest ever demonstration of the rare coin market’s insatiable desire for quality. The sale of the Eric P. Newman coin collection has been touted by many serious coin dealers […]

By January 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions: Famous Rarities Bring Millions in FUN Coin & Currency Sale

Coin Auctions: Famous Rarities Bring Millions in FUN Coin & Currency Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #204 A weekly CoinWeek column by Greg Reynolds In the annual Platinum Night session of the FUN Convention auction that Heritage conducts every January in Florida, there are always famous rarities among a large offering of U.S. […]

By January 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Trio of NGC-Certified Coins Break $1 Million Each at FUN

Trio of NGC-Certified Coins Break $1 Million Each at FUN

 Three rare coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) each broke $1 million at last week’s Heritage Auctions’ FUN Show sale. The elusive 1787 Brasher Doubloon, graded NGC MS 63, led the sale with a price realized of nearly $4.6 million. It is the finest certified example of the first gold coin struck in the […]

Rare Coin Market: Top End Soars

Rare Coin Market: Top End Soars

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The top end of the rare coin market has never been higher. Whenever something truly special is offered for sale, a new price record is set. Earlier this month a rare coin auction was held on the West Coast that featured just 27 United […]

By October 24, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Mickley Specimen 1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $3,877,500 at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:50

Mickley Specimen 1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $3,877,500 at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:50

Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot………. Once again a numismatic rarity has traded hands for millions of dollars. Todd Imhof of Heritage Auctions shares the excitement of selling the Mickley Specimen 1804 Silver Dollar. He also announces upcoming auction sales that will feature other rarities including the King Farouk 1913 Liberty […]

By September 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Memorable Million Dollar Coins

Memorable Million Dollar Coins

By Stewart Huckaby – Heritage Auctions ………. As I write this, the 1804 dollar in our 2013 August 8 – 10 US Coins Signature Auction in Rosemont, IL has been bid up to $2.8 million, which, after the Buyer’s Premium is added, will result in a sale for $3,290,000. This assumes that no bids are […]

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

By Greg Reynolds ………… In late June, John Feigenbaum of DLRC sold a PCGS certified Proof-64+, 1894-S Barber Dime. Feigenbaum had purchased it in early April from John Albanese of the CAC, who had acquired it from a private client earlier in April. Bruce Morelan and Laura Sperber, partners in a coin firm in New […]

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 […]

Larry Lee Talks About Why He Bought the Walton 1913 Nickel for More than $3 Million. VIDEO: 2:38

Larry Lee Talks About Why He Bought the Walton 1913 Nickel for More than $3 Million. VIDEO: 2:38

Larry Lee, owner of Coin and Bullion Reserve Interviewer: David Lisot……. Why would someone spend more than $3 million for a nickel? Larry Lee, owner of Coin and Bullion Reserve in Panama City, Florida, shares what made him decide to purchase one of the most famous and valuable coins in the world, the Walton 1913 […]

By July 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Famous Coins: 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime Purchased by Legend Numismatics

Famous Coins: 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime Purchased by Legend Numismatics

Legend Numismatics has purchased one of the most famous coins in US Numismatics, the 10C 1894-S PCGS BM PR64+ Daggett Specimen from David Lawrence Rare Coins,  for a sum in excess of $2 million, a record price for any dime. While helping fulfill a collecting goal of Legend partner Bruce Morelan, the firm also believes […]

By July 16, 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 […]

PMG-Certified Note Sells for Record $2.6 Million

PMG-Certified Note Sells for Record $2.6 Million

A note graded by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has set a new world record price after it was sold for $2.6 million. Graded VF 25 by PMG, the Series 1891 $1,000 Silver Certificate is unique in private hands. The only other known example is housed in the Smithsonian Institution. Featured on the cover of the […]

1891 $1,000 Marcy Silver Certificate Sets New World Record Selling for $2.6 Million

1891 $1,000 Marcy Silver Certificate Sets New World Record Selling for $2.6 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ), announces the sale of five of the finest large-size Silver Certificates. In addition to the five privately placed notes, more than 80 Silver Certificates will be placed in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, which will take place […]

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