National Money Show ANA Money Talks Scheduled Online

Live webinars available through ANA eLearning Academy   With a mission to educate and encourage others to study and collect money and related items, the nonprofit...
ANA World's Fair of Money 2021 - Rosemont, Illinois

ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago Gets the Green Light

Safety protocols may limit the size of the show   Coin collectors can breathe a sigh of relief. The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois...
United States $10,000 Federal Reserve Note Realizes Record Price of $456,000

United States $10,000 Federal Reserve Note Realizes Record Price of $456,000

An extremely rare banknote certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) realized a record-setting $456,000 in a sale presented by Heritage Auctions. Three other PMG-graded...
Stack’s Bowers May World Paper Money Auction to Feature Syria 100 Livres Color Trial Specimen

Stack’s Bowers May World Paper Money Auction to Feature Syria 100 Livres Color Trial...

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries upcoming May World Paper Money Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Auction offers...

Central States Auctions Surpass $47 Million at Heritage

Fresh-to-market coins and historical rarities pushed Heritage Auctions' Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) event to $47,783,690 (USD) across several sales of U.S. coins and...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced that they will offer the finest known 1804 silver dollar on August 12, 2021, in the Rarities Night Session...
Central States Heritage World and Ancient Coin Auction Open for Bidding

Central States Heritage World and Ancient Coin Auction Open for Bidding

The Central States auction of world and ancient coins from Heritage Auctions is a perennial favorite, and this year's auction is filled with an...

Partrick, Simpson Collections Highlight CSNS Event at Heritage Auctions April 22-25

1792 Judd-13 White Metal Quarter offered for first time in history   More than 2,500 lots from 14 single-owner collections and from clients around the world...

Money Talks Speakers Wanted for Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money

American Numismatic Association (ANA) members are encouraged to share their ideas and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Money Talks presentation at the...

American Numismatic Association Selects Colorado Springs for 2022 National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has selected Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the host city for the 2022 National Money Show. The event is scheduled...

Get Abe Lincoln & Ben Franklin to the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) ......   The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) and PAN Secretary Patrick McBride (Benjamin Franklin re-enactor) have created a GoFundMe...
Long Beach Expo Coin, Stamp and Sports Collectibles Show

June 2021 Long Beach Expo Coin & Collectibles Show is Canceled

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show, Scheduled for June 17-19, 2021, Has Been Canceled Due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic   ...
American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2021 Chicago World's Fair of Money

American Numismatic Association to Host “Dealer Day” Prior to Chicago World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) will conduct its first-ever "Dealer Day" on Monday, August 9, in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, immediately prior...
Background of the Saint-Gaudens $20 Doube Eagle The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is one of the most famous of all American coin types. Its existence came only at the insistence of President Theodore Roosevelt, who sought for years to beautiful America’s humdrum coin designs. Saint-Gaudens’ involvement in the process was meant to be more far-reaching than it turned out to be. The artist set out to redesign every denomination of America’s circulating coinage but fell seriously ill before this plan could truly come to fruition. In fact, what we have in the form of the Saint Gaudens-designed $10 and $20 gold coins were actually only made possible due to the work of Saint Gaudens’ assistant Henry Hering. The Mint’s first strikings of this $20 design came in the form of two dozen Proofs, which were struck in March, each coin requiring nine impressions to realize the full detail of Saint-Gaudens’ high relief design. The Mint’s engraving department, led by Chief Engraver Charles Barber, was adamant that the high relief models were completely impractical for use in striking circulating coins. Barber is often slandered in numismatic circles as being entitled, hard to deal with, and unprofessional to his peers in the U.S. Mint engraving department and to outside artists. This could not be farther from the truth, and in the case of the double eagle design, he was absolutely correct! All double eagles struck in 1907 and most struck in 1908 lack the motto "In God We Trust" and are referred to as No Motto types. "With Motto" double eagles were struck from 1908 through 1933 when production of the coin was terminated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's executive orders recalling all privately owned gold. Design The obverse features a full-length image of Liberty, facing forward, with an olive branch in her extended left hand and a raised torch in her extended right hand. Draped in a long, flowing gown, her hair is swept to the left. Some describe her as striding forward; the foot of her left leg rests on a large rock (in front of which are oak leaves), difficult terrain through which to be walking. To Liberty's right, at the bottom of the coin, the sun is visible behind a depiction of the United States Capitol building. Rays from the sun extend upward from behind the Capitol and Liberty to about the level of Liberty's waist. At the top of the coin is the word LIBERTY, the torch separating I and B. Forty-six tiny six-pointed stars (48 stars from 1912 forward) are arrayed just inside the flat rim, forming a circle broken only at the bottom. The date, in 'Arabic' numerals, is at the right bottom, above the rock, and a monogram of the designer's initials ASG is below the date. With Motto Saints were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco; D and S mintmarks are located above the date. The crest of the sun appears again on the reverse, at the bottom with rays extending upward nearly to the top of coin behind a majestic left-facing eagle, wings uplifted in flight. In an arc above the sun is IN GOD WE TRUST, the words separated by centered triangular dots. At the top is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in a concentric arc next to the flat rim, with TWENTY DOLLARS just below in another arc. The words of both phrases are separated by centered triangular dots, and the text is also in front of the sun's rays. E PLURIBUS UNUM in raised letters, with 13 separating raised stars, is on the edge of the coin.  

ANA Coin Club Publications Competition Submissions Now Accepted

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 Barbara J. Gregory Outstanding Club Publications competition. The contest is open to...

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Numismatic Media Panel Discussion

The 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York located at 109 East 42nd Street...

Heritage Relocates April CSNS Auctions to Dallas

U.S. Coins and Currency auctions stay on schedule, April 21-27   Heritage Auctions will hold its official U.S. Coins and U.S. Currency auctions April 21-27 as...

Central States Numismatic Society Cancels April 2021 Convention

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Board of Governors has voted to cancel the 2021 convention, scheduled to take place April 21-24, due to...

Baltimore Expo June 2021 Canceled Due to COVID-19 Prohibitions

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo Shifts Gears with Expanded November 2021 Bourse and Events Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in June 2021   The...

Bidding Open for Heritage Dallas Long Beach Signature Auction

Heritage's January FUN Signature auction produced off-the-chart bidder participation and record-setting prices realized. We fully expect the February 18-21 Dallas Long Beach Expo auction...

Landmark 1822 Half Eagle to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers March 2021 Auction

Only Specimen in Private Hands   Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present at public auction the finest known 1822 half eagle, the D. Brent Pogue Collection coin....

Stack’s Bowers March Auction to be Held in Las Vegas

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2021 Auction has been relocated and will now be held in Las Vegas, March 23-26 at the Bellagio Hotel and...
Perth Mint Coin Profiles - World Money Fair Australian Kookaburra 2021 1oz Silver Colored Coin

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – World Money Fair Australian Kookaburra 2021 1oz Silver Colored...

The 50th anniversary World Money Fair (WMF) was due to take place in Berlin on the 29th through the 31st of January, 2021. For...
Stack's Bowers

Stack’s Bowers Rings in New Year With Monumental 2021 Ancient & World Coins Auction

Continuing a series of exceptionally impressive sales, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their most recent January auction, an officially...
Heritage Auctions World Record Events Achieve $90.68 Million

Heritage Auctions World Record Events Achieve $90.68 Million

World’s most valuable gold coin sells for $9.36 million; five U.S. coins bring more than $2 million each Jan. 21-25   Longtime collectors said goodbye to...

March 2021 Baltimore Expo Canceled Due to Mandated COVID-19 Restrictions

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Still to be Held in March 2021 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo Expands June 3–5, 2021, Bourse and Events   The March 25–27,...

PCGS Announces Long Beach Expo Replacement Crossover Special

Professional Coin Grading Service Offers Special Discounts on Crossover   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering a special discount on crossover grading to honor the...
1852 Gold Half Dollar Annular Pattern Coin in Heritage Long Beach Signature Auction

1852 Gold Half Dollar Annular Pattern Coin in Heritage Long Beach Signature Auction

The Bob Simpson Collection, as offered by Heritage Auctions, features so many amazing pattern rarities that it is hard to choose a few favorites. However,...

Heritage to Offer Further Selections From Cape Coral Collection

Even as the world's leading auction house for certified coins, it is a rare opportunity that we are able to present a collection of...

Extraordinary Selections in Heritage NYINC World and Ancient Coins Auction

The 2021 NYINC Platinum Night & Signature auction, scheduled for January 21-22 at Coins.HA.com, promises to be one of Heritage's best World & Ancient...

NYINC Announces 2022 Dates for 50th Annual Foreign and Ancient Coin Specialty Event

Kevin Foley, long time bourse chairman for the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), has announced the preliminary schedule for the convention’s 50th annual...