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Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

Welcome to the D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale Part V

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ….   On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to Part V of our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States coinage. Never before and never again will there be such a combination of great rarity and superb condition. […]

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Provincial Bronze Dupondius – Augustus and Agrippa with Crocodile

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Provincial Bronze Dupondius – Augustus and Agrippa with Crocodile

Overview: Two intriguing aspects of this coin stand out upon first viewing. By far the most dramatic and alluring of the two is the crocodile and palm tree on the reverse. One’s curiosity is peaked: how did a crocodile end up on a coin minted in the south of France? The second, less immediate yet […]

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin III: The Old Man’s Mitten

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin III: The Old Man’s Mitten

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 28 March, the Bank of Latvia will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin – “Fairy Tale Coin III: The Old Man’s Mitten”. This is the third collector coin in the series “Fairy Tale Coins”, which is dedicated to Latvian fairy tales. The first two coins in […]

By March 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
On the Immense Popularity of the Sacagawea Dollar in Ecuador

On the Immense Popularity of the Sacagawea Dollar in Ecuador

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   There is, in South America, a curious numismatic trend that challenges our assumptions of what is marketable and what is not. See, the one-dollar coin has historically been a hard sell in the United States. Its incarnations, like the Susan B. Anthony dollar or the Sacagawea dollar, […]

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Proof Coin Reveals One Style of Mintmark Punched over Another Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half Dollar series. Submitted for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus Service by Florida dealer Bob Ryan, it was at first suspected to be a normal “S” mintmark punched over an inverted impression […]

National Money Show Draws 2,500 Attendees

National Money Show Draws 2,500 Attendees

Kagin’s Auctions Realizes $6.385 Million The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 National Money Show in Orlando welcomed a total of 2,513 people for the three-day event, which was held March 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center. “The show featured a week of great numismatic educational opportunities, camaraderie, and a bourse filled with numismatic treasures […]

Success from Start to Finish: The 50th NUMISMATA Munich 2017

Success from Start to Finish: The 50th NUMISMATA Munich 2017

On March 4 and 5, 2017 Munich was the marketplace for Classic numismatics again. The 50th NUMISMATA conducted in the Isar metropolis recorded great buying interest, satisfied exhibitors and a great many visitors, particularly from Eastern Europe and the U.S. Classic numismatics enthusiasts flocked to Munich once again on March 4 and 5, 2017. The […]

By March 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
A $20,000 Franklin Half Dollar? You Bet! Auction Ends Tonight.

A $20,000 Franklin Half Dollar? You Bet! Auction Ends Tonight.

By CoinWeek …..   On the evening of March 26, David Lawrence Rare Coins will sell a modern certified coin for a price approaching $20,000 USD. The coin is a Franklin half dollar – in Proof -that was issued two years into the production of the short-lived series. Franklin half dollars were minted between 1948-1963. […]

By March 26, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auction #953 Now Open for Bidding

David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auction #953 Now Open for Bidding

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #953 is now live with a great selection of 327 fresh, new coins, 50 No Reserve lots and 50 Vault value lots. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, March 26. The Peachtree Classic Gold Collection is Part 2 of a […]

World Coins – Queen’s Baton Relay Commemorative Marks Australian Commonwealth Day Celebration

World Coins – Queen’s Baton Relay Commemorative Marks Australian Commonwealth Day Celebration

By Royal Australian Mint ……   The first two of a series of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) commemorative collectible coins were revealed on March 13 at a Commonwealth Day celebration at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre. Queensland Minister for Education, Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones MP unveiled the […]

By March 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

If you are looking for a collecting challenge, consider US pattern coinage By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The year 2017 is a great time to consider one the most interesting areas of the rare coin market–United States pattern coinage. The first United States pattern coins were struck 225 years ago […]

World Paper Money – New Banknotes from Barbados, Kyrgyz Republic

World Paper Money – New Banknotes from Barbados, Kyrgyz Republic

Central Bank Issues 50th Anniversary Note By Central Bank of Barbados …..   To celebrate the island’s golden jubilee, the Central Bank of Barbados is issuing a $50 banknote that features the official 50th anniversary logo. “We felt it was important to recognize this milestone in our nation’s history with a commemorative note,” said Octavia […]

By March 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Show Me The Money: The 1 Króna Coin Until the mid-to-late 19th century, most financial transactions in Iceland were conducted in vaðmál (homespun wool). However, since 1922, Iceland has issued its own currency, the króna. Iceland never being the best at […]

By March 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Tower Mint to Strike Circulation, Commemorative Coins for Isle of Man from April 1, 2017

Tower Mint to Strike Circulation, Commemorative Coins for Isle of Man from April 1, 2017

By Tower Mint ……   The Isle of Man is a nearly 600-square-kilometer-big island in the Irish Sea. The self-governing Crown dependency looks back at a vivid history with strong Gaelic cultural ties dating back to the fifth century, followed by Viking settlements. Subsequent rule of the island alternated between the kingdoms of Norway, Scotland […]

By March 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By March 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

Highlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers ……   Among American coin specialties that attract many enthusiasts who enjoy the field for years, large copper cents are in the front rank. Early American Coppers, Inc., abbreviated EAC, is the meeting place. Founded in the 1960s, the organization is like a private club—with gatherings and other […]

2017 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 29

2017 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 29

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 17RG) on March 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set includes the following coins with the “S” mintmark of the United States Mint at San Francisco: Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Effigy Mounds […]

By March 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades 2,000,000 Chinese Coins

NGC Grades 2,000,000 Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation© (NGC©) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 Chinese coins, a first for a third-party coin grading service. This milestone was reached a mere 18 months after NGC had certified 1,000,000 Chinese coins, a reflection of the significant growth that NGC has experienced in China. NGC began operations in China in […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #376 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Most of the first 27 parts explain how sets of a single series of classic U.S. coins may be completed or nearly completed without spending as much as $500 on any […]

Harlan J. Berk to Host Chicago Coin Expo April 5-8

Harlan J. Berk to Host Chicago Coin Expo April 5-8

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd ……   The inaugural Chicago Coin Expo (CCE) will take place April 5 – 8 at the Chicago Cultural Center and is now hosted by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. (HJB) and the History In Your Hands Foundation. More than 1,000 coin and currency enthusiasts, collectors, history buffs and curious visitors […]

By March 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
So You’ve Decided to Collect Charlotte Gold Coins…

So You’ve Decided to Collect Charlotte Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   The Charlotte Mint was operational from 1838 through 1861 and it produced gold coins in three denominations only: dollars, quarter eagles, and half eagles. Today, these coins are very collectable although the number of people specializing in this mint seems to be lower than those […]

CoinWeek: Cool Coins 2017 Episode 3 – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Cool Coins 2017 Episode 3 – 4K Video

Cool Coins! is back with this, our third episode for 2017! We talk to rare gold coin expert Doug Winter about a phenomenal Gem $10 gold Indian coin from the Clapp-Eliasberg Coin Collections. Del Parker shows off one of the Great Modern World Coins, the 1985 Irish 20 p. Jeff Garrett unearthed an original “roll” […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Sunday Auction #952: Big Coins, Big Results

David Lawrence Rare Coins Sunday Auction #952: Big Coins, Big Results

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   The David Lawrence Rare Coins Sunday Internet Auction #952, featuring the Peachtree Collection of DMPL and Proof Morgan Dollars, concluded last night with impressive results. 173 lots sold for a staggering realized of over $600,000 USD! There were many highlights from the sale that included an 1895 $1 […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Iconoclasts

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them… — […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – Shipwreck Silver Ingots, Gold Coins Highlight Treasure Auction

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – Shipwreck Silver Ingots, Gold Coins Highlight Treasure Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   A massive 83 troy-pound, 7.52 troy-ounce silver bar recovered from the shipwreck of the Atocha and estimated at $35,000 USD and up is just one of many treasures to appear in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 21. The online live auction […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The vast majority of the more than 1.2 million Morgan dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1903 entered circulation, either immediately or as they were trickled out from the Mint […]

U.S. Mint Releases Mockup Images of 2017 Palladium American Eagle Bullion Coin

U.S. Mint Releases Mockup Images of 2017 Palladium American Eagle Bullion Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   One of the items on the agenda for the March 15 meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) was to have been the review of designs for the 2017 American Eagle Palladium bullion coin – the first palladium coin ever to be produced by the United States Mint. […]

By March 21, 2017 3 Comments Read More →
South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gold Krugerrand, the South African Mint is minting its first-ever 1 oz silver Krugerrand. After 49 years of respect and prestige on the international stage and with the global silver market on an upswing, the timing couldn’t be much better. Additionally, a 1 oz platinum […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V: An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V: An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich – Stack’s Bowers Galleries ….   For the last two years, most of my numismatic efforts have been concentrated on the cataloging of this magnificent collection. Since these undertakings began, I’ve been reminded consistently of the good fortune I’ve had to get to know so many expert numismatists who have been happy […]

New World Coins – Celebrate Wildlife with Quilling Art Bird, Roaring Deer from Coin Invest Trust

New World Coins – Celebrate Wildlife with Quilling Art Bird, Roaring Deer from Coin Invest Trust

Quilling Art Bird Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 50 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England, also her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The […]

 
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