French Coins Dating From 59 B.C. In $10M Exhibit At September Long Beach Expo

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An exhibit of rare, historic French coins described as the best and most comprehensive ever displayed in the United States will be showcased from the extensive Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) at the September 5-7, 2019 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). This gold Stater struck by the Parisii in Northern Gaul between … Read more

NGC 1839 ‘Una and the Lion’ Coin Sells for $810,000


A famous British rarity certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGCcoin.com) realized 86,500,000 Yen (about $810,000 USD) in a Taisei Coins auction. The 1839 Victoria “Una and the Lion” Gold Five Pounds graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo was the star of the sale that concluded May 3, 2020. This rare British 1839 “Una and the … Read more

1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Sells for Record $81,562


After spirited bidding from 11 different collectors and dealers, the finest 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar ended up selling for a new all-time record price of $81,562 at GreatCollections (www.greatcollections.com) on Sunday, April 26th. This proof 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar, graded Proof-68+ by PCGS and approved by CAC, sold for a record $81,562 at … Read more

Half Disme from 1792 to be Displayed at ANA Convention

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The finest-known surviving example of a Half Disme, the first coins made for circulation by the young United States Mint in 1792, will return to Philadelphia for a “homecoming” display Aug. 14-18 at the 2018 World’s Fair of Money. The small silver coin with huge significance was formerly owned by the first Mint Director, David … Read more

Baltimore Coin Auction Going STRONG

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The coin market has seen a nice uptick in recent months, starting with a healthy Florida United Numismatists show in January and followed up with a robust February Long Beach Expo in California. Bad weather at the start of the March Whitman Baltimore Expo threatened to slow things down since some market-makers were forced to … Read more

Big Small Notes Popular at Stack’s Bowers Auction

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It has become normal to see small-size high-denomination notes dominate the top price tier in contemporary auctions. These notes are nearly always from the Series 1934 issue. Seeing one from the earlier Series 1928 does not often happen, so the appearance of one such $5,000 note at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries currency auction at the … Read more