Kagin’s Rare Coin & Currency

Numismatics is not just a business to us, but a passion and a way of life. Our greatest excitement is working with our clients to assemble meaningful, personal collections of Pioneer Gold, early U.S. Type, Colonials, Patterns, Classic Rarities, Errors, Paper Currency, California Fractional Gold, Ingots, and Western Americana. Our longevity helps us to know how and where to obtain the finest and rarest specimens on behalf of our clients.

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Don Kagin .......

don_kaginDonald H. Kagin, Ph.D. has unique credentials as a numismatic authority. He earned the first Bachelor of Arts degree in Numismatics granted by Northwestern University and the first doctorate in numismatics ever granted in the United States.

Dr. Kagin’s numismatic fields of expertise are in Pioneer gold coins, United States currency and numismatic investments. He authored the most comprehensive book to date in his field, Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States

David McCarthy .......

david_mcCarthyDavid McCarthy is the Senior Numismatist and Researcher at Kagin’s.

David has handled an astonishing array of major U.S. and world rarities, has acted as a consultant to museums, and grading companies, and he has worked closely with the Smithsonian Institution. He is a regular contributor to the Red Book and has taught advanced numismatic classes for the American Numismatic Association.

David is asought after speaker on the subject of Pioneer Gold coins and specialized areas of numismatics, history and collecting and is considered one of the countries top numismatic professionals.

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 Kagin’s, Inc., the nation’s oldest family-owned numismatic firm .  The companies consistently set records in purchasing and selling the rarest and finest numismatic material, including the 1907 St. Gauden’s Double Eagle Ultra High Relief, 1804 Dollar, and the Unique red seal Grand Watermelon note. Currently, the company owns the Bass Collection of Pioneer Gold Patterns, the finest and largest collection of its kind ever assembled, and the unique 1787 Brasher Doubloon, the nation’s first coin.

 http://kagins.com

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Kagin’s 2017 ANA National Money Show Auction Brings $6.385 Million

Kagin’s 2017 ANA National Money Show Auction Brings $6.385 Million

By Kagin’s Auctions ……   In what some have called a surprisingly large physical turnout, the Kagin’s Auctions Official ANA National Money Show Auction of just over 1,000 lots realized $6.385 Million USD including the 17.5% buyers’ premium. “I apologize to those bidding live that both nights the auction lasted much longer than anticipated, but […]

Highlight Results from the Kagin’s 2017 ANA Money Show Auction

Highlight Results from the Kagin’s 2017 ANA Money Show Auction

By CoinWeek ….   Beyond the usual announcements, exhibits and news coming from the show, the recently concluded 2017 ANA National Money Show in Orlando, Florida will be especially remembered thanks to the return of Kagin’s, Inc. to the auction business. For the first time in almost 34 years, the Tiburon, California-based company served as […]

National Money Show and World’s Fair of Money Offer ANA Experience

National Money Show and World’s Fair of Money Offer ANA Experience

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   I’ve often written that American Numismatic Association (ANA) coin shows offer collectors a unique and valuable experience. Presently the ANA conducts two shows a year: the big show, which takes place in the summer is called the World’s Fair of Money. It’s fair to say that this show […]

Kagin’s Auction Session 1 Highlights

Kagin’s Auction Session 1 Highlights

By CoinWeek …..   If you don’t already know (and how would you not?), Chicago-based auction house Kagin’s, Inc. is returning as the official auctioneer of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show in Orlando, Florida. The show is open Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11, and the Kagin’s Official ANA Auction will be conducted […]

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Kagin’s Auctions Announces ANA Auction Catalog Cover Design Winner

Kagin’s Auctions Announces ANA Auction Catalog Cover Design Winner

Chris Costello, a graphic artist and illustrator was chosen as the winner of the first American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction Cover Design Competition. An independent panel composed of Kenneth Bressett, ANA past president; David Harper, Numismatic News Editor; Barbara Gregory, editor of The Numismatist; Mary Lannin, club president and numismatist; and Medallic Sculptor Heidi Wastweet […]

By February 2, 20170 Comments Read More →
Kagin’s Auctions Announces Numismatic Auction Loyalty Program

Kagin’s Auctions Announces Numismatic Auction Loyalty Program

Kagin’s Auctions (KA) announced the implementation of the Kagin’s Auctions Loyalty Program™. All successful purchasers shall be entitled to a credit against any future purchases in a KA auction, in the amount of one percent (1%) of the total purchase prices paid by them (hammer plus buyer’s commission – taxes or other charges not included), […]

Photo Diary: Greater Houston Coin Club Winter Events

Photo Diary: Greater Houston Coin Club Winter Events

By CoinWeek ….   2016 Houston Money Show The 60th annual Houston Money Show took place December 1 through 3 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Here are just a few of the people and events of the show, courtesy of the Greater Houston Coin Club. Attendance was high to earn […]

By December 20, 20160 Comments Read More →
Kagin’s Extends Deadline for ANA Auction Catalog Cover Design Contest

Kagin’s Extends Deadline for ANA Auction Catalog Cover Design Contest

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, Kagin’s Auctions, the official auctioneer for the ANA National Money Show® in Orlando, Florida March 9-11, is extending their deadline for the cover design competition. Contestants can now submit their original compositions for a chance to win $5,000 AND have their design be a part of this historic event […]

By December 15, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business

CoinWeek Podcast #47: Don Kagin Returns to the Auction Business Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Don Kagin has a Ph.D. in Numismatics and has been involved in the rare coin industry his entire life. Since 1933, the Kagin name has been […]

By November 18, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Sponsor Video: Kagin’s Extends Consignment Deadline for March 2017 Auction

CoinWeek Sponsor Video: Kagin’s Extends Consignment Deadline for March 2017 Auction

Don Kagin of Kagin’s, Inc. spoke with Charles Morgan at the Whitman Expo in Baltimore. In this video, Don offers consignors one final chance to submit their coins and collections to Kagin’s March 2017 Official ANA Auction at the National Money Show in Orlando, Florida. Kagin’s is promising an innovative auction experience, free catalogs, and zero […]

Numismatic History – 1830s Vintage Coin Screw Press From Frontier, Deviercy & Co.

Numismatic History – 1830s Vintage Coin Screw Press From Frontier, Deviercy & Co.

In the Stacks January 2011 New York  Americana Sale there was an extraordinary offering of a 1830s style German or French vintage coin screw  press [Lot 5231]. The consignor has done considerable research on this press and has discovered that this machine belonged to Eugene Deviercy along with Pierre Frontier, who formed a jewelry partnership […]

Kagin’s Named Official Auctioneer 2017 Orlando National Money Show

Kagin’s Named Official Auctioneer 2017 Orlando National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is proud to announce that Kagin’s, Inc. will serve as the Official Auctioneer for the 2017 National Money Show (NMS), to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, March 9-11. As a current board member, Dr. Don Kagin did and will continue to recuse himself from […]

CoinWeek IQ: Currency Notes with Personality, Feat. Dr. Don Kagin, Ph.D. – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Currency Notes with Personality, Feat. Dr. Don Kagin, Ph.D. – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com …..   One of the most interesting and complex areas of American Numismatics is the study and collecting of paper money. With denominations starting at just a few cents and ranging upwards to the ultimate U.S. denomination of $100,000, there is no doubt that currency […]

CoinWeek IQ: Where the Smart Money is Heading in Today’s Coin Market – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Where the Smart Money is Heading in Today’s Coin Market – 4K Video

Where is the smart money heading in today’s rare coin market? Its a challenging question that e’re often asked by collectors and dealers as we travel the globe, covering the rare coin industry. In this CoinWeek IQ video, we set out to get an answer to this question by talking to Kagin’s Senior Numismatist David […]

American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

Encapsulated ANA 125th Anniversary Silver Eagle Premium Offered Collectors who have been on the fence about joining the American Numismatic Association (ANA) now have an additional reason to sign up. The ANA is offering a limited-edition Mint State (MS)-69 American Silver Eagle for new members who join at the Platinum level. The Silver Eagle premium, […]

Kagin’s Coin Stories: The Moffat 1853 $20 Private Gold Coin

Kagin’s Coin Stories: The Moffat 1853 $20 Private Gold Coin

Kagin’s Inc. is a California-based coin firm that specializes in rare U.S. coins, paper money, private issues from the California Gold Rush, and other unusual and rarely-encountered numismatic items. The company was thrust into the national spotlight in 2014 after it announced the discovery of an amazing hoard of 19th-century United States gold coins that was buried […]

Kagin’s Coin Stories: The Moffat $16 Gold Ingot – 4K Video

Kagin’s Coin Stories: The Moffat $16 Gold Ingot – 4K Video

Kagin’s Inc. is a California-based coin firm that specializes in rare U.S. coins, paper money, private issues from the California Gold Rush, and other unusual and rarely-encountered numismatic items. The company was thrust into the national spotlight in 2014 after it announced the discovery of an amazing hoard of 19th-century United States gold coins that […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – $1, 50¢ and 25¢ Gold Pieces of the 1850s – California Fractionals

Coin Collecting Strategies – $1, 50¢ and 25¢ Gold Pieces of the 1850s – California Fractionals

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #310 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….   Among the most fascinating of all American gold pieces are the fractional pieces struck in California starting in the 1850s. The California gold rush stimulated production of gold coins, […]

Why Invest in Gold and Rare Coins Now

Why Invest in Gold and Rare Coins Now

By Don Kagin, Ph.D. – Kagin’s Inc.   The following chapter was taken from Don Kagin’s new book How to Profit from Rare Coins Now. Signed copies of the book plus bonus material is available by clicking this link. Why Invest in Gold and Rare Coins Now Investors have the same basic objectives of asset preservation and […]

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association Convention – Video: 8:21

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association Convention – Video: 8:21

Cool Currency – Interviewer & Producer: David Lisot David Lisot talked to dealers at the 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA) Convention in Rosemont, Illinois and asked them to show and discuss the coolest currency notes that they brought to the show. Banknote and currency collectors, you’ve waited a long time. Here’s the next installment of CoinWeek’s […]

David McCarthy Talks about the Newly Discovered Billy the Kid Tintype – Video: 7:04

David McCarthy Talks about the Newly Discovered Billy the Kid Tintype – Video: 7:04

David McCarthy, Senior Numismatist at Kagin’s talks to David Lisot about the newly discovered tintype of famed western outlaw Billy the Kid. Verified authentic after two years of research, this rare image offers a unique and unexpected insight into the life of Billy and his gang of Regulators. Kagin’s will market this rare piece of […]

Newly-Discovered Photo of Billy the Kid Latest Treasure from Kagin’s

Newly-Discovered Photo of Billy the Kid Latest Treasure from Kagin’s

By CoinWeek….   After several rounds of authentication, rare coin experts Kagin’s, Inc.–known for handling such finds as the Saddle Ridge Hoard and the Butte gold nugget–has officially announced their latest treasure: a newly-discovered photograph that could very well be only the second known picture of Billy the Kid. A special two-hour documentary was made […]

A Life in Numismatics – Arthur Meyer Kagin

A Life in Numismatics – Arthur Meyer Kagin

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   For generations he was among America’s best-known professional numismatists and was widely eulogized upon his death on July 18, 2005. Arthur Meyer Kagin was born in Minneapolis on Nov. 25, 1919. His mother was widowed after the birth of his brother and long-time numismatic partner Paul in 1921. […]

COOL COINS! Long Beach Coin Expo September 2015 – VIDEO: 9:14

COOL COINS! Long Beach Coin Expo September 2015 – VIDEO: 9:14

Interviewer: David Lisot with Steve Harrison, Kedzie Koins & David McCarthy, Kagin’s. See some great cool coins and learn about what makes them cool from America’s top experts. Coins include 1818/5 Capped Bust Quarter PCGS MS65 Off Center Striking Error, 1807 $5 Half Eagle Gold PCGS Genuine Misaligned Die, 1880 CC Morgan Silver Dollar, PCGS […]

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Garrett to Head; Ellsworth, Kagin, Montgomery Join ANA Board of Governors

Jeff Garrett to become ANA’s 59th president at World’s Fair of Money Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term. New members Steve Ellsworth, Donald Kagin and Paul Montgomery will join Walter Ostromecki, Greg Lyon, Ralph […]

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an “Event”

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   A light round of applause met the $2,000,000 hammer price that lot 1128–a rare 1808 quarter eagle–brought at Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s joint offering of the D. Brent Pogue Family Collection. The coin, once part of Congressman Jimmy Hayes well-regarded type set, closed the door on the first […]

More Cool Coins! March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo – March 2015. Video: 8:38

More Cool Coins! March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo – March 2015. Video: 8:38

We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore is too big a show for just one Cool Coins! segment. Well, you’re right about that. We saved the best and most curious cool coins for this More Cool Coins! video. Behold: Russ Augustin (AU Capital Management), a rare Blake & Company […]

Cool Coins! – March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo (1 of 2). Video: 6:33.

Cool Coins! – March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo (1 of 2). Video: 6:33.

Charles Morgan and David Lisot strolled the bourse to find Cool Coins at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. Did they succeed in finding them? You bet. In fact, there were so many cool coins for sale that we couldn’t squeeze them all into one video! In this video: David McCarthy […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: Butte Nugget Sold + Bitcoin News + Denmark Cashes Out

Numismatic Quick Hits: Butte Nugget Sold + Bitcoin News + Denmark Cashes Out

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   It’ll be a busy week for us here at CoinWeek. Charles will be leaving for Baltimore on Wednesday to attend the Whitman Expo. As always, you’re invited to stop by and say Hi if you’re in town. He’ll file his first show report Friday morning. In addition, we have […]

 
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