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...
China Year 二十六 (1937)-S P$1 KM-Pn185 L&M-117 Kann-632, PCGS SP63. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView.

Hong Kong – A Very Rare Chinese Pattern Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   In Chinese numismatics, there are countless areas to study and collect. One facet is the transition from a silver-based...
Forgotten Collection to Enter the Market: The Gold Coins of Fernand David

Forgotten Collection to Enter the Market: The Gold Coins of Fernand David

He was one of the most renowned collectors of his time: Fernand David, the rich Paris manufacturer of trimmings, lace and embroidery. Around 1900,...

The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coin

By Leo Frese - Independent Numismatic Consultant, LeoFreseCoins.com ......   A few years ago, an East Coast gentleman consigned his collection for me to market. Among...
Trophy Hunters Take Aim at 1839 Victoria Gold Proof ‘Una and the Lion’ in January

Trophy Hunters Take Aim at 1839 Victoria Gold Proof ‘Una and the Lion’ in...

British series rarity could exceed $600,000 at NYINC World Coins event   A British series rarity first issued as part of Queen Victoria’s delayed coronation Proof...
1879 Flowing Hair Stella Leads Heritage US Coins Event Above $5 Million

1879 Flowing Hair Stella Leads Heritage US Coins Event Above $5 Million

1863 Seated Dollar once owned by MLB Hall of Famer Andre Dawson also reaches six figures   A spectacular 1879 Flowing Hair stella drew nearly four...
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...
Finest 1795 Capped Bust Right Small Eagle $10 Gold to Sell at FUN

Finest 1795 Capped Bust Right Small Eagle $10 Gold to Sell at FUN

‘King of the Small Eagle type’ headlines Bob R. Simpson Collection at Heritage Auctions   There is an adage in the oil and gas business about...
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...
Big Beard Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Chinese Pattern Coin in Stack's Bowers December Collectors Auction

“Big Beard” Chinese Pattern Coin Realizes $780,000 in Stack’s Bowers Sale

An extremely rare Chinese pattern certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) has realized $780,000 at a Stack's Bowers auction. It was the top coin...
Una and the Lion Leads NGC-Certified SINCONA British Coins Collection

NGC-Certified Una and the Lion Helps English Rarities Realize $8.9 Million

With an "Una and the Lion" leading the way, a stunning collection of hundreds of rare English coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)...
‘Big Island Collection’ of Hawaiian Coins, Tokens in Heritage Auctions US Coins Event

‘Big Island Collection’ of Hawaiian Coins, Tokens in Heritage Auctions US Coins Event

Offered selection includes items used during coins shortage   As the song says, “Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day...”...
Big Beard Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Chinese Pattern Coin in Stack's Bowers December Collectors Auction

Bearded Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Coin in Stack’s Bowers December Collectors Auction

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The December Hong Kong Collectors Choice Auction of Asian Coins from Stack's...
Heritage to Offer Kansas Collection of European Coins in Upcoming Showcase Auction

Heritage to Offer Kansas Collection of European Coins in Upcoming Showcase Auction

Now open for bidding at Heritage Auctions is The Kansas Collection of European Coins, a collection we will offer in a Showcase auction taking...
A New Pattern From Germany of the Yunnan Dragon Dollar

A New Pattern From Germany of the Yunnan Dragon Dollar

Heidelberger Münzhandlung presents a new testimony to the active cooperation between China and Germany: a pattern of the Dragon Dollar for Yunnan, produced with...
Atlas Numismatics

Atlas Numismatics Offering Mint State Double Louis d’Or, Pattern Gulden, and More

For October, here is a new selection of coins and medals from Atlas Numismatics for your consideration. Please let us know if you see...
Prestwick Collection of Carson City Rarities Among Top Draws in Heritage US Coin Auction

Prestwick Collection of Carson City Rarities Among Top Draws in Heritage US Coin Auction

Pacific Rim, Charles Link and N.E. Lincoln also among featured collections   When the hammer falls for the final time in Heritage Auctions’ US Coins Signature...
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...
Heritage Offering Inco & Gould Pattern Coins in Showcase Auction

Heritage Offering Inco & Gould Pattern Coins in Showcase Auction

Private patterns have been floating around for many years, with private individuals attempting to secure contracts for either coin manufacture or for a privately...
Edward VIII Pattern Leads Group of NGC-Certified Rare Coins in MDC Monaco Sale

Edward VIII Pattern Leads Group of NGC-Certified Rare Coins in MDC Monaco Sale

A King Edward VIII gold pattern that was certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) and set a record earlier this year for most expensive...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark 2nd Consecutive Time

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark 2nd Consecutive Time

After 13 separate sessions comprising world and ancient coins along with world paper money, the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio September Hong Kong Auction realized...
Chinese Numismatic Treasures From the Family of H.H. Kung (Kong Xiangxi)

Chinese Numismatic Treasures From the Family of H.H. Kung (Kong Xiangxi)

By Kyle Ponterio - Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Numerous rare, interesting and highly desirable numismatic treasures will soon cross the block...
Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   This story begins in 1783, when a remarkable group of pattern coins was struck: the 5-unit...
Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auctions Garner More Than $68 Million

Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auctions Garner More Than $68 Million

U.S., World and Ancient Coins establish new auction records, including $7.2 million for 1861 Paquet Double Eagle   The ANA World’s Fair of Money came to...
Rare Canadian Pattern Coin Honoring George Wyon in Stack's Bowers ANA World Coin Auction

Rare Canadian Pattern Coin Honoring George Wyon in Stack’s Bowers ANA World Coin Auction

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...
1878 Morgan $10 Pattern Struck in Gold Offered in Heritage ANA Signature Auction

1878 Morgan $10 Pattern Struck in Gold Offered in Heritage ANA Signature Auction

George T. Morgan's 1878 $10 pattern in gold, Judd-1581, is one of the rarest issues in the U.S. pattern series. Only two examples of...