First Bass Collection Auction Hits $20.5 Million at Heritage Auctions

First Bass Collection Auction Hits $20.5 Million at Heritage Auctions

Proceeds from the series of auctions scheduled through 2023 to benefit Dallas-based nonprofits   A magnificent 1821 half eagle rode a burst of furiously competitive bidding...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Sleeping Giants and Emergent Coins

1822 half eagle $5 gold piece By Bruce Smith - Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer, Blanchard and Company ......   The year was 1822. On its...
Proof 1825/4/1 Half Eagle Sells for Record $4.08 Million at Stack’s Bowers

Proof 1825/4/1 Half Eagle Sells for Record $4.08 Million at Stack’s Bowers

The finest of three known Proof 1825/4/1 Capped Head Left half eagles sold for a record price of $4.08 million USD in the Stack’s...
1927-D Double Eagle Sells for Record $4.44 Million at Heritage US Coins Auction

1927-D Double Eagle Sells for Record $4.44 Million at Heritage US Coins Auction

Previous record was $2.16 million, also at Heritage   An exceedingly rare 1927-D Double Eagle MS66 PCGS, part of The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part IX,...
Jeff Garrett: Billionaires and the Stratosphere of Numismatics

Jeff Garrett: Billionaires and the Stratosphere of Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Each year about this time (leading up to the ANA World’s Fair of Money), Heritage Auctions...
1903 Fengtien Tael, King of Chinese Coins, Sells for Over $6.9 Million

1903 Fengtien Tael, King of Chinese Coins, Sells for Over $6.9 Million

By CoinWeek .....   On August 10, 2022, the Beijing ChengXuan Auction Company sold the famed 1903 Fengtien Tael, called the "King of Chinese Coins", for just...
The Ultimate, One-of-a-Kind Coin From the Royal Canadian Mint, Surpasses $1.2 Million

The Ultimate, One-of-a-Kind Coin From the Royal Canadian Mint, Surpasses $1.2 Million

The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted that The Ultimate, a one-of-a-kind one-kilo pure platinum coin, adorned with hundreds of pink diamonds from the famed...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio’s Inaugural Hong Kong Rarities Night a Success

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio’s Inaugural Hong Kong Rarities Night a Success

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s inaugural Rarities Night of Chinese Coins proved a resounding success, as 255 lots realized just short of $27,000,000 as one...
Gold Ingot, Simpson Collection Lead Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Sales Past $65 Million

Gold Ingot, Simpson Collection Lead Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Sales Past $65 Million

Justh & Hunter gold bar, once thought lost forever at sea, brings $1.32 million, in record-smashing event   A Justh & Hunter Gold Ingot sold for...
Three NGC Vintage Chinese Coins Each Realize Over $1 Million in Taisei Auction

Three NGC Vintage Chinese Coins Each Realize Over $1 Million in Taisei Auction

Three highly valuable vintage Chinese coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) each sold for over $1 million USD in a sale presented by Taisei...
Stack’s Bowers to Sell Unique Gold Daniel Morgan at Cowpens Medal

Nearly $37 Million in U.S. Numismatic Items Sold in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold nearly $37 million in United States coins and paper money in their Spring 2022 Showcase Auction, surpassing pre-sale estimates by...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

Top 5 Rarest Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles: Rarest Gold Coins of the 20th Century

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle gold coin issued from 1907 to 1933 is almost universally viewed by collectors of American...
Blanchard-Built Zito Collection Results in Two Auction Records Shattered

Blanchard-Built Zito Collection Results in Two Auction Records Shattered

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Blanchard and Company, one of the nation's leading tangible asset firms, made numismatic history again following this week's public...
U.S. Rarities From Zito Collection in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

U.S. Rarities From Zito Collection in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to present the Dr. Paul and Rosalie Zito Collection, a standout offering in their Spring 2022 Official Auction of...
Unique Simpson Collection Gold Pattern Coins Come to Market

Unique Simpson Collection Gold Pattern Coins Come to Market

One-Of-A-Kind $10 1863 Judd-349 Worth $1,250,000 Highlights Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency Auction 51 $20 1865 Judd-452 Available For Private Sale At $5,500,000 Through Legend...
America's First Silver Dollar - 1794

America’s First Silver Dollar Acquired for $12 Million by GreatCollections

World's Most Valuable Silver Coin and Second-Highest Price Ever Paid for a Rare Coin   An exceedingly rare coin minted in 1794, widely believed to be...
PCGS Graded Top 8 of 10 Most Valuable U.S. Coins Sold in 2021

PCGS Graded Top 8 of 10 Most Valuable U.S. Coins Sold in 2021

Professional Coin Grading Service claims 17 of the top 25 U.S. coins crossing the auction block last year - including the most-valuable coin ever...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

The market for high-grade, rare United States coins soared in 2021. A record 22 U.S. coins sold at auction for $1 million USD or...
Heritage World Coins, Paper Money Auctions Combine to Top $13.8 Million

Chinese Pattern Realizes NGC-Certified World Record $2.16 Million

A vintage Chinese coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) just sold for $2.16 million, setting a world record for an NGC-certified Chinese coin....
Stack’s Bowers December Hong Kong CCO Auction Brings $10 Million+

Stack’s Bowers December Hong Kong CCO Auction Brings $10 Million+

As the world shifts to a more digitized environment, numismatic items that had previously been reserved for live sales at major auctions are crossing...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark 2nd Consecutive Time

Stack’s Bowers Sells Over $100 Million in World and Ancient Coins in 2021

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries World and Ancient Coins Department is delighted to announce that their sales for 2021 have exceeded $100 million USD, far...
Heritage World Coins, Paper Money Auctions Combine to Top $13.8 Million

Heritage World Coins, Paper Money Auctions Combine to Top $13.8 Million

‘Mukden Tiger’ dollar roars past $2.1 million to pace Heritage Auctions’ biggest HKINF event   The popularity and demand for Asian numismatics has soared recently. Nowhere...
GreatCollections and Heritage Complete $4.75 Million Transaction for Ultra High Relief Gold Coin

GreatCollections and Heritage Complete $4.75 Million Transaction for Ultra High Relief Gold Coin

Iconic Saint-Gaudens issue is considered one of the most desirable and valuable coins in numismatics   One of America’s greatest coins, the 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High...
Finest 1913 Nickel Acquired by GreatCollections in $13 Million “Big Three” Thanksgiving Transaction

Finest 1913 Nickel Acquired by GreatCollections in $13 Million “Big Three” Thanksgiving Transaction

The “Big Three” Includes the 1913 Nickel, 1894-S Dime & 1804 Silver Dollar   GreatCollections has acquired the finest 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, graded PCGS PR66...
Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sold for Over $4 Million by Stack’s Bowers

Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sold for Over $4 Million by Stack’s...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has sold the famous Hawaii Five-O specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel to a private client for a price exceeding...
Edward VIII Gold 5 Sovereign Realizes $2.45 Million - New Record for British Coin at Auction

Edward VIII Gold 5 Sovereign Realizes $2.45 Million – New Record for British Coin...

An extremely rare Edward VIII Pattern Gold 5 Sovereign certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) has realized €2.11 million (about $2.45 million), again setting...
$51+ Million August Sales for GreatCollections Sets New Company Record

$51+ Million August Sales for GreatCollections Sets New Company Record

1893-S Morgan Dollar Realizes $2,086,075 Setting All-Time Record for Series   August officially ended as the best month in GreatCollections' 10-year history, with total sales over...
Legend Numismatics Buys Eliasberg 1894-S Dime for $1.8 Million, Now in Bruce Morelan Collection

Legend Numismatics Buys Eliasberg 1894-S Dime for $1.8 Million, Now in Bruce Morelan Collection

Morelan completes “numismatic trifecta” with fabled coin acquired by Legend from Kevin Lipton and John Albanese   An 1894 San Francisco Mint silver dime that once...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Over $31 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in the Stack’s Bowers August ANA Auction

Over $31 million USD in United States coins and Americana was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, contributing to over...
$24 Million in 24 Hours: GreatCollections Top Bidder for Three Historic Rare Coins

$24 Million in 24 Hours: GreatCollections Top Bidder for Three Historic Rare Coins

Two of the treasures might be exhibited with 1933 Double Eagle   Three of the world’s most valuable rare coins were acquired within a 24-hour time...