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Bidding Wars Drive Prices to Record Levels at Legend’s Regency XXII Auction

Bidding Wars Drive Prices to Record Levels at Legend’s Regency XXII Auction

A packed auction room and record number of bidders online helped drive prices realized to extraordinarily strong prices. The top lot surprised all in attendance when several internet bidders, a phone bidder, and a floor bidder fought it out on lot 431, a fresh-to-market 1892-S Morgan dollar in PCGS MS64 CAC to a record $293,750 […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: How Ancient Coins Were Made

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: How Ancient Coins Were Made

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   BRICKS WERE PROBABLY the first mass-produced industrial product. Cast bronze arrowheads, produced by the millions, might well have been the second. But ancient coins were the most challenging mass-produced industrial product in antiquity. The successful mass production of ancient coins required many advances in metallurgy and a complex […]

Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Coin Auction Realizes Over $5.3 Million

Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Coin Auction Realizes Over $5.3 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Coin Auction of the June 2017 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo, held at the Baltimore Convention Center, brought together collectors across all specialties for the offering of material truly fresh to the market. Highlighted by the Blue Moon and Robert Warner Wolfe Collections, over $5.3 million USD in U.S. coins […]

South Korean Mint Set Primer for Western Collectors

South Korean Mint Set Primer for Western Collectors

By Mark Lovmo for CoinWeek.com …..   The Bank of Korea (BOK) has sanctioned the release of yearly six-coin mint sets for the past three decades. Although various kinds of coin sets featuring South Korean coins can be found dating back to the 1970s, their connection to the Bank of Korea may be tenuous at […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Generic Gold Coins Fall to Historic Lows

Coin Collecting Strategies – Generic Gold Coins Fall to Historic Lows

If you’re not picky, it’s a great time to look at century-old US Generic Gold coins By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   In recent months, the value of United States generic gold coins has fallen to historic lows in relation to spot gold prices. Generic gold coins are defined as common-date […]

Heritage: 20th Century Rarities Claim Top Honors in $4 Million Hong Kong Auctions

Heritage: 20th Century Rarities Claim Top Honors in $4 Million Hong Kong Auctions

Chinese coins including 1914 Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver “L. Giorgi” Pattern Specimen Dollar SP65 PCGS, took top lot honors at $77,675 USD in Heritage Auction’s $2.9 million Asian Coins Signature Auction held June 21-23 in Hong Kong. The auction saw bidders vying for a diverse selection of 20th century rarities in one of the fastest-growing […]

Big Nolan’s Nugget, Adam Eckfeldt’s Gold and Papers Lead the Way in Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction

Big Nolan’s Nugget, Adam Eckfeldt’s Gold and Papers Lead the Way in Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. A collection of rare and unique gold medals and personal papers once belonging to United States Mint Chief Coiner Adam Eckfeldt far exceeded pre-sale estimates, bringing $270,250 USD at Goldberg’s June 2017 Pre-Long Beach Auction. The sale, the company’s 98th, was held June 4-7 at the firm’s offices in […]

$10.7 Million Changes Hands in Heritage Long Beach Auction June 8-11

$10.7 Million Changes Hands in Heritage Long Beach Auction June 8-11

Very large Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot from SS Central America wreck brings $188,000 A diverse selection of rarities led the way June 8-11 as Heritage’s auction of rare U.S. coins, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, raised more than $10.7 million USD for consignors. The auction was 98 percent […]

Heritage Auctions Sets World Record for Sale of Gold Dutch Coin

Heritage Auctions Sets World Record for Sale of Gold Dutch Coin

Portugalöser sold for $179,000 in Amsterdam Heritage Auctions Europe recently sold a 10 dukat “Portugalöser, struck by the city of Deventer in the year 1640 to compete with Portuguese coinage circulating in Brazil, for $179,000 USD – by far a record price ever realized for a coin of the pre-Kingdom Dutch provinces. The Netherlands 1640 […]

Excellent Results for German Coins, Medals at Grün Auction in Heidelberg

Excellent Results for German Coins, Medals at Grün Auction in Heidelberg

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün….   On May 16 and 17, 2017, the Heidelberger Münzhandlung conducted its two Spring Auctions 71 and 72. As always, many coins stood out, not only due to their rarity but above all due to their excellent grade, and this was clearly reflected in the results. ((1 – Lot 4170: […]

USA Coin Album: A Memorial to the Memorial Cent

USA Coin Album: A Memorial to the Memorial Cent

Certified grading kicks things into high gear By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC ……..   Collectors have a sentimental attachment to the old Wheat Ear cents of 1909-58, but no such affection is felt for the Memorial cents. Of course, they are collectable, but the primary interest seems to be in the very […]

United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

Legend Auctions: Monster Toned Dollars Bring Big Money in Big Easy

Legend Auctions: Monster Toned Dollars Bring Big Money in Big Easy

Legend Rare Coin Auctions conducted its 21st Regency Auction on the evening of May 18. The sale consisted of 520 hand selected, quality rare coins featuring several important collections. Included among these was Part 2 of the Bob Simpson Collection of Standard Silver Patterns, selections from JK’s Mirror Collection, the Linda Collection of Mint State […]

ANA Announces Collaboration with Coin Dealer Newsletter

ANA Announces Collaboration with Coin Dealer Newsletter

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is excited to announce a collaboration between its flagship publication, The Numismatist, and The Coin Dealer Newsletter (CDN), providing ANA members a reliable retail pricing tool for collectable U.S. and Early American coinage. Beginning in June, ANA members can access the “Collector’s Price Guide” (CPG) in The Numismatist. Each monthly […]

Obscure California National Gold Bank Notes Highlight Heritage US Currency Auction

Obscure California National Gold Bank Notes Highlight Heritage US Currency Auction

By CoinWeek ….   Heritage Auctions sold a total of $32,576,612 USD worth of U.S. coins, currency and World currency at the 78th annual Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention, which took place April 26 through May 2. By itself, the U.S. coins auction garnered a total of $22,841,622. The World currency auction sold a […]

Dogs on Ancient Coins

Dogs on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   You ain’t nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time. You ain’t nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time. You ain’t never caught a rabbit, and you ain’t no friend of mine. –Elvis Presley, 20th-century American philosopher, covering Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog” […]

CoinWeek: D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, Session V – HD Video

CoinWeek: D. Brent Pogue Family Coin Collection, Session V – HD Video

It was history in the making, and CoinWeek was there. On March 31, 2017 in the carriage house of the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore – once the home of T. Harrison Garrett and the Garrett Family Coin Collection – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in conjunction with Sotheby’s, conducted the fifth and final sale of the D. […]

Intense Bidding at Sedwick Treasure Auction for Shipwreck Artifacts and Coins

Intense Bidding at Sedwick Treasure Auction for Shipwreck Artifacts and Coins

Strong collector demand provoked intense bidding and high prices for both shipwreck and non-shipwreck items in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s May 3-4 treasure auction The 2,086 lot auction realized $1.725 million USD in winning bids. All prices listed include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium. A gold and red-coral rosary recovered from the shipwreck of the […]

Heritage Auctions’ 2017 Central States Sales Surpass $32.5 Million

Heritage Auctions’ 2017 Central States Sales Surpass $32.5 Million

Heritage Auctions: 1866 $20 gold coin saves Indiana church, sets world record… An Indiana church’s rare, 19th-century gold coin featuring one of the earliest uses of the motto In God We Trust on a U.S. coin, was sold for $517,000 amid spirited bidding to take top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society […]

2018 Red Book Honors 1st U.S. Mint Director Rittenhouse, 225 Years of American Coinage

2018 Red Book Honors 1st U.S. Mint Director Rittenhouse, 225 Years of American Coinage

The classic hardcover version of the 71st-edition Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s popular “Red Book”) celebrates the 225th anniversary of federal coinage in Philadelphia. On its back cover is a commemorative gold-foil portrait of David Rittenhouse, first director of the United States Mint, who was appointed by President George Washington in 1792. […]

Legend Market Report – Baltimore and the 1804 Dollar

Legend Market Report – Baltimore and the 1804 Dollar

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……   A NOTE FROM LAURA SPERBER Do know this is one of the toughest reports for me to write. George Huang, the co-founder of Legend and my business partner for 31 years had a very serious heart attack last Friday. George always did everything within his power to […]

Heritage: Virtually 100% sell-through in $9.8 Million Dallas US Coin Auction

Heritage: Virtually 100% sell-through in $9.8 Million Dallas US Coin Auction

NGC MS63 1892-S Dollar fetches $76,375 in Heritage Auctions’ April 4-6 event. Many coins actually exceed their prices from 2014 market peak Over $9.8 million in rare U.S. coins crossed the auction block in Heritage Auctions’ offerings of April 4-6, held at its Dallas headquarters. In total, over 4,100 lots found new homes during this […]

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #379 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins were minted from 1850 to 1907. Before 1850, the largest U.S. coin denomination was the $10 gold piece (the eagle). This discussion is about […]

Pogue Collection Surpasses $106 Million

Pogue Collection Surpasses $106 Million

Fifth Sale Nets Over $21 Million for 232 Coins Setting a new world record for the most valuable numismatic cabinet ever sold, and perhaps a new world record for any holding of collectibles in any field, the D. Brent Pogue Collection netted total sales of $106,720,432.25 USD over the course of five auction events held […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

The Marvelous Pogue Family Coin Collection, Part 23: Surprisingly Strong 5th Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #377 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The Pogue V sale by Stack’s-Bowers was held the evening of Friday, March 31 at the Evergreen House, the former residence of the Garrett Family Coin Collection. This auction was enormously […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Strong Results from Legend Rare Coin Auctions March Premier Session

Strong Results from Legend Rare Coin Auctions March Premier Session

On the evening of Thursday, March 16, Legend’s Premier Session Internet Auction for March closed realizing at total of $373,368 USD. Strong bidding activity was seen throughout the 13 days that the sale was open. A good mix of coins were offered, including high-end bust half dollars, which again proved very popular in the sale. […]

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 […]

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