Tag: 2012

First Scottish Coin Realises Three Times Estimate

First Scottish Coin Realises Three Times Estimate

London. June 28, 2012. Today Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables, sold the first known coin ever issued in Scotland for the staggering price of £8,400. The penny, discovered near Harrogate in North Yorkshire in 1998, is one of less than only ten known examples ever found and existing today, making it exceptionally […]

By June 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Twenty-Five Years in Flight: “The Loonie” Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Twenty-Five Years in Flight: “The Loonie” Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Royal Canadian Mint to issue $1 fine silver coin to celebrate OTTAWA, ONTARIO – June 25, 2012 – What has 11 sides, is brass in colour, is renowned as a good luck charm and is celebrating a birthday? Canada’s iconic Loonie one-dollar coin is turning 25 on June 30th. In 1987, Canadians said goodbye to […]

PCGS Hosts “Walker Showdown” at 2012 ANA World’s Fair of Money

PCGS Hosts “Walker Showdown” at 2012 ANA World’s Fair of Money

(Santa Ana, California) — The two finest collections of circulation strike Walking Liberty half dollars in the PCGS Set RegistrySM will be displayed in a “Walker Showdown” hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).  The unparalleled display will be presented at the PCGS booth (#1605) during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in […]

By June 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Announcing the SoCal Ontario Coin and Currency Show: July 19-21, 2012

Announcing the SoCal Ontario Coin and Currency Show: July 19-21, 2012

The SoCal Coin & Currency Show Summer Show will be held July 19-21, 2012 at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764. DON’T MISS a rare opportunity to learn about VAMs from one of the industry’s leading experts, C. Logan McKechnie of VAMS & More on Saturday, July 21 at 12:15pm.  […]

By June 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Internet Auctions now weekly at Heritage Auctions, starting in July

World Coin Internet Auctions now weekly at Heritage Auctions, starting in July

Rarities from around the world offered, closing weekly each Thursday night; all lots start at $1with NO reserves DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that it is expanding its World Coins category to include Weekly Internet-Only Auctions at HA.com/WorldCoins, ending its practice of Monthly Internet World Coin Auctions. The first auction will start on Thursday, July […]

Numismatist’s Collection to be Sold to Benefit British Museum

Numismatist’s Collection to be Sold to Benefit British Museum

The Kenneth Day Collection expected to raise £30,000 Roman coins collected by numismatist the late Ken Day are to be sold in a specialist London auction on Tuesday July 3 and the proceeds donated to the British Museum. Auctioneers Morton & Eden will divide the coins between two sales and expect the collection to raise […]

Rare Collector Coins Lead Summer FUN Offerings

Rare Collector Coins Lead Summer FUN Offerings

An outstanding selection of collector coins highlights our offerings in the upcoming 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction, to take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in conjunction with Florida United Numismatists’ summer convention. The selections in this auction include a number of very popular coins in high grades. One […]

Kolbe & Fanning Announce Results of June 7th Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Announce Results of June 7th Auction

Kolbe & Fanning held their 125th mail-bid sale of numismatic literature on Thursday, June 7. The sale featured material from the libraries of F. Gordon Frost, David Davis and a major coin firm. The sale was notable for the remarkable variety of works offered, with seemingly every numismatic area being represented. This was reflected in […]

Canadian Pattern 1858 Coin Expected To Sell For $15,000+

Canadian Pattern 1858 Coin Expected To Sell For $15,000+

Collectors of Canadian coins are anxiously awaiting an auction to be held in Toronto,  May 31-June 1 2012. Included in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions catalogue are pattern and trial specimens coins of Canada. These seldom offered rarities feature specimens from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and pre and post Confederation Canada. A coin is deemed a pattern if it bears a proposed new […]

Gold and Silver Sizzles at Bonhams Rarities Lead Memorial Day Coin Auction in Los Angeles

Gold and Silver Sizzles at Bonhams Rarities Lead Memorial Day Coin Auction in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – Bonhams is pleased to announce a strong result for its Memorial Day auction of Rare Coins and Medals that took place on May 27.  The 730-lot sale brought more than $1.353 million and offered a diverse group of fresh to market rarities from various owners, as well as coinage from the Estate of television and business […]

By May 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers to offer “Watermelon Collection” of Large Size Notes at the ANA World’s Fair Money in August

Stack’s Bowers to offer “Watermelon Collection” of Large Size Notes at the ANA World’s Fair Money in August

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, leading auctioneer and retailer of premium collectible coins, currency and precious metals, announces the offering of a sophisticated collection of United States Federally Issued banknotes pedigreed as the Watermelon Collection. This advanced assortment covers nearly all genres of the large size type issuance and will be a featured collection in the Stack’s […]

China, central banks and ETFs underpin demand for gold

China, central banks and ETFs underpin demand for gold

Global gold demand in Q1 2012 was 1,097.6 tonnes (t), down 5% from the high demand levels seen in Q1 2011 (1,150.7t), according to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report. This decrease was largely to be expected given the introduction of import taxes in India and high gold prices. Gold demand value however, […]

Morton & Eden to sell large collection of Waterloo Medals in single UK auction

Morton & Eden to sell large collection of Waterloo Medals in single UK auction

Expected to raise total of £150,000 in sale on Thursday May 31 One of the largest and most complete collections of Waterloo Medals to come to auction in recent years is expected to raise a total of over £150,000 at specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden. The sale of British, Russian, and World Orders, Medals […]

GreatCollections to offer important highlights in June coin auctions

GreatCollections to offer important highlights in June coin auctions

Includes four Mormon gold pieces and Libertas Americana medal in silver May 17, 2012, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections will offer a number of important U.S. coins in the June auctions, including four Mormon gold pieces, a toned Morgan dollar collection and an exceedingly rare Libertas Americana medal struck in silver. Mormon gold pieces were issued […]

PNG Calls for 2012 Award Nominations

PNG Calls for 2012 Award Nominations

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2012 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Jeffrey Bernberg. “These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession.  We welcome and encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said Brueggeman. […]

Heritage Auctions New Buyer’s Premium Beginning Aug. 1, 2012

Heritage Auctions New Buyer’s Premium Beginning Aug. 1, 2012

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions (HA.com) will change its Buyer’s Premium (BP) to 17.5% for numismatic auctions effective Aug. 1, 2012 for winning bidders in its Signature®, Platinum Night, HERITAGE Live!TM and weekly and monthly Internet-only auctions. The BP for Gallery auctions will remain unchanged. “The new rate is competitive in the marketplace, and remains one […]

Kolbe & Fanning Announce first “Buy or Bid Sale”

Kolbe & Fanning Announce first “Buy or Bid Sale”

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing their first “Buy or Bid Sale,” which is in progress and will close on Wednesday, May 9. The sale is designed to sell hundreds of lots cheaply, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at inexpensive prices. The sale is online only: there will be no printed […]

Spectacular Exhibits, Large Bourse, Educational Programs Highlight ANA National Money Show in Denver

Spectacular Exhibits, Large Bourse, Educational Programs Highlight ANA National Money Show in Denver

A large bourse, great numismatic inventory, numerous family activities and a chance to meet the Treasurer of the United States await attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s Spring National Money ShowSM, May 10-12 in Denver. The spring coin show and convention, at the Colorado Convention Center, will also feature top-rate educational programs and a superb […]

Talk on the Coinage of the American Revolution

Talk on the Coinage of the American Revolution

Princeton University, McCormick Hall 101, Sunday, May 6, 4 p.m. On Sunday, May 6, the Friends of Princeton University Library will sponsor a public lecture by the noted scholar of early American coinage, Louis Jordan, entitled “Transformations in Numismatic Iconography during the American Revolution. ” The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in 101 […]

By April 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
1864 $10 Note Leads Knight CPMX Sale

1864 $10 Note Leads Knight CPMX Sale

IOLA, Wis. (April 16, 2012) – An 1864 $10 Compound Interest Bearing Note, Fr. 190b, brought a hammer price of $45,000 in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ CPMX 2012 sale in Rosemont, Ill. The sale was held from March 8-10 at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare in conjunction with the 18th Annual Chicago Paper Money Expo. Prices […]

By April 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Community Ready for Chicago International Coin Fair

World Coin Community Ready for Chicago International Coin Fair

IOLA, Wis. (April 9, 2012) – The world coin collecting community will gather at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare April 24-29 as the 37th annual Chicago International Coin Fair comes to the Windy City. CICF is one of the most popular conventions in the U.S. serving the interests of collectors and dealers of world coins and paper […]

Celebrate National Coin Week at the Money Museum

Celebrate National Coin Week at the Money Museum

Free events include open house, mint demonstrations, contests and more The American Numismatic Association is celebrating National Coin Week, April 15-21, with a slate ofactivities at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs. All children visiting the Money Museum during National Coin Week can take a fun money quiz,search for answers in the […]

Unique £1M Islamic Coin in London Auction

Unique £1M Islamic Coin in London Auction

1,400-year-old dinar is believed to be first made with gold from ‘Mine of Commander of the Faithful’ A unique and historically important first dinar believed to have been produced with gold from the “Mine of the Commander of the Faithful” is expected to sell for up to £1 million in a sale of Islamic coins […]

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Beating the Bushes

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Beating the Bushes

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, This morning I am somewhere over the Rocky Mountains at 34,000 feet.  I have always loved seeing new things, meeting new people, and getting to reacquaint myself with old friends.  This week’s trip is strictly for buying.  I plan to visit several high end coin dealers over the next several days […]

Egon Schiele Europa Silver Program “Artists” 2012

Egon Schiele Europa Silver Program “Artists” 2012

March 14, Vienna – The Austrian Mint will issue today a new 20 euro silver coin celebrating word-renowned artist Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918). The coin is Austria’s contribution to the European Union’s collaborative coin program in which 14 countries are participating this year. The common theme chosen for the European silver program is “Artists.” […]

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Baldwin & Sons to Auction 150 Rare Islamic Coins

Baldwin & Sons to Auction 150 Rare Islamic Coins

On the 25th April 2012 A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd will sell one of the greatest selections of classical Islamic rarities by public auction. The much anticipated sale comprises 150 of the rarest and highest quality Islamic coins from the first to the thirteenth century of the Hijri and includes a large selection of […]

By February 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Joines with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club for Multi-Year Auction Agreement

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Joines with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club for Multi-Year Auction Agreement

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) to conduct an annual auction of Colonial coinage and related material. The inaugural joint auction will take place during the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in […]

By February 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Win Gold Coins at February 2012 Long Beach Expo

Win Gold Coins at February 2012 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) – Collectors will have four opportunities to win valuable gold coins at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, February 2 – 4, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. “A free gold coin will be given away as a door prize on each day […]

PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

PCGS-Certified Coins Set Records at FUN 2012 Auctions

(Orlando, Florida) — Rare coins authenticated and certified for grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) broke or tied dozens of price records at the Florida United Numismatists convention auction sessions conducted by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com). “PCGS-certified coins ruled the day at the recent FUN show. Record prices were realized for a 1793 Chain cent […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Whitman Philadelphia Expo To Return in 2013 – Dates for 2012 Conflict With World’s Fair of Money

Whitman Philadelphia Expo To Return in 2013 – Dates for 2012 Conflict With World’s Fair of Money

ATLANTA—The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Philadelphia Expo will return to The City of Brotherly Love in 2013, General Manager David Crenshaw announced today. The 2012 Expo, originally scheduled for September, will not be held, due to a conflict with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, scheduled for the same convention center in August, […]

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