CSNS President Mitch Ernst Announces 2021 Sower Award Recipients

CSNS President Mitch Ernst Announces 2021 Sower Award Recipients

Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) President Mitch Ernst is proud to announce Dennis Tucker and Chris Seuntjens as the 2021 recipients of his annual...
Russian and Soviet Banknotes on Offer at Stack's Bowers August ANA World Currency Auction

Russian and Soviet Banknotes on Offer at Stack’s Bowers August ANA World Currency Auction

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   North Caucasian Soviet Socialist Republic 1918 10 Rubles Specimen The official World Paper Money auction...
Ship of Gold SS Central America Bell and Gold Rush Treasure at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Ship of Gold SS Central America Bell and Gold Rush Treasure at ANA World’s...

The 268-pound bell from the fabled “Ship of Gold”, the SS Central America that sank in 1857, will be publicly displayed along with some...
Stunning Gold Aureus of Macrinus – A Connoisseur's Dream - Stack's Bowers Galleries 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Ancient Coin Auction

Stunning Gold Aureus of Macrinus – A Connoisseur’s Dream

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   The upcoming Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money from Stack's Bowers...
Exceptional Macon Georgia Red Seal Serial Number 1 Sheet in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction

Exceptional Macon Georgia Red Seal Serial Number 1 Sheet in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Manning Garrett - Paper Money Consultant, Stack's Bowers ......   The Stack's Bowers Galleries official United States Currency auction for the ANA World's Fair of...
Stack's Bowers Presents Loch Ness Collection of Scottish Coins in ANA World's Fair of Money Auction

Stack’s Bowers Presents Loch Ness Collection of Scottish Coins in ANA World’s Fair of...

Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to feature the Loch Ness Collection of Scottish Coins in their Official World Coin Auction for the ANA World's...
Exceptional Mint State 1927-S Saint Gaudens $20 Featured in Stack's Bowers August 2021 Auction

Exceptional Mint State 1927-S Saint Gaudens $20 Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2021 Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   For the numismatist assembling a set of Saint-Gaudens double eagles, the later issues present a formidable...
Dr. Ralph W. Ross to Become ANA's 62nd President at Chicago World's Fair of Money

Dr. Ralph W. Ross to Become ANA’s 62nd President at Chicago World’s Fair of...

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen a new president and vice president, and soon will be welcoming three new individuals...
Uncirculated 1863 $20 Legal Tender Note Presented in Stack's Bowers ANA Currency Auction

Uncirculated 1863 $20 Legal Tender Note Presented in Stack’s Bowers ANA Currency Auction

By Peter Treglia - Director of Currency, Stack's Bowers ......   The official Stack's Bowers Galleries United States Currency auction for the ANA World's Fair of...

Stack’s Bowers Offers 1880 $1,000 Legal Tender Note, Rare Mexican Currency at August ANA...

1880 $1000 Legal Tender Note from the Tarzan Collection By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   One of the highlights of the Stack's...

Newly Discovered 1794 Dollar to be Featured in Stack’s Bowers August ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to present a newly discovered 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar in their official auction for the 2021 ANA World’s...
$100 Million Exhibit of US Type Coins From Tyrant Collection to be Displayed at World's Fair of Money

$100 Million Exhibit of US Type Coins From Tyrant Collection to be Displayed at...

Never-before-seen exhibit will showcase hundreds of superb condition coins, including the famous King of Siam Proof Set   For the first time ever, the public will...
Presenters Wanted for ANA World's Fair of Money Numismatic Lectures

Presenters Wanted for 2021 ANA World’s Fair of Money Numismatic Lectures

The annual American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World's Fair of Money is considered the biggest week of the year for collectors of coins, paper money,...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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...

Highest ANA Awards Given to Numismatists Making a Difference

American Numismatic Association to Honor Recipients Virtually   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is honoring several numismatists who not only lead by example but pave new...

ANA to Celebrate Numismatic Award Recipients on Virtual Platform

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) honors members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication to numismatics, as well as...

Watch: The Numismatic Literary Guild 2020 Writers Awards Ceremony

Join Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Executive Director Ron Guth, NLG Awards Coordinator David Lange, and MC Charles Morgan as they present the 2020 NLG...

Jeff Garrett: The 2020 World’s Fair of Money That Never Was

The August sales that took place without the annual ANA show demonstrated a strong demand for quality coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

Limited-Edition 2020 Silver Eagles, “No Show” Pandas Offered by American Numismatic Association

American Numismatic Association Living President Signature Labels Limited-edition 2020 American Silver Eagles certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with original signatures from 16 living American...

American Numismatic Association Honors Distinguished Numismatists with Awards

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication to numismatics. The following awards,...

PAN Offering World’s Fair of Money NGC Special Issue Innovation Dollars

NGC Innovation Dollar Slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Festivities   The August 4-8 ANA 2020 World's Fair...

World’s Fair of Money 2020 Officially Cancelled by ANA

ANA Board of Governors Commits to Pittsburgh for 2023 World's Fair of Money   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors voted on July 14...

Early U.S. Gold Coins – One of the Finest Known 1831 Half Eagles

The 1831 Capped Head Left half eagle claims a substantial mintage of 140,594 pieces, split between just two die varieties. The upcoming August 2 -...

NGC Announces Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event

Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated...

Treasure Auction 28: Sedwick Offers New Consignment Options

Treasure Auction 28 Consignment Updates | Nov. 5-6, 2020 As customers of our Treasure Auctions, you have probably heard that the ANA World's Fair of...