Unusual Items: US Mint ‘Gold Disks’ Made for Oil Payments to Saudi Arabia

By CoinWeek .....   One of the things we find most exciting about reporting on the numismatic marketplace is coming across those things we either didn’t...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel 1913 Type 2 5¢ with Test Cut Struck on a $5 Gold Planchet (8.33 g) NGC...
Royal Mint Sends Its Largest Coins Ever to 700-Year-Old Trial of the Pyx

Royal Mint Sends Its Largest Coins Ever to 700-Year-Old Trial of the Pyx

The Queen’s Beasts 10kg gold coin is one of the coins being sent to the Trial of the Pyx, an annual legal process...
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...
The Mystery of the 1964-D Peace Dollar

The Mystery of the 1964-D Peace Dollar

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   While the 1933 St. Gaudens’ $20 gold coin is widely viewed as the most infamous American coin of all time...
Unique SS Central America Gold Ingot Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Unique SS Central America Gold Ingot Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1207 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 425 total lots - including more than 10 pieces...
$48 Million Gold 1,000 Bitcoin Physical Coin Submitted by GreatCollections to PCGS

$48 Million Gold 1,000 Bitcoin Physical Coin Submitted by GreatCollections to PCGS

“Gold Cas” purchased in 2011 for only $4,905   Not seen for a decade, a one-ounce gold coin with a denomination of 1,000 bitcoins (BTC) is...
GreatCollections Offering the Cricket in the PCGS Sample Slab

GreatCollections Offering the Cricket in the PCGS Sample Slab

GreatCollections is auctioning a very unusual, probably unique, PCGS sample slab containing a cricket. Dating to the late 1990s or 2000, the slabbed cricket...
Jeff Garrett: The 1933 Double Eagle - The World's Most Valuable Coin?

Jeff Garrett: The World’s Most Valuable Coin

The 1933 Double Eagle reigns today, but other rarities could one day hold numismatics’ top spot   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The...
1933 Double Eagle Demolishes Record, Sells for $18.9 Million

1933 Double Eagle Demolishes Record, Sells for $18.9 Million

By CoinWeek Staff Reports .....   On Tuesday, June 8, Sotheby's set an auction record for a rare coin that would have been inconceivable even days...
Unique Counterstamped 1854 New Orleans Gold Coin Returns Home

Unique Counterstamped 1854 New Orleans Gold Coin Returns Home

Historic sunken treasure finally back in The Big Easy after 167-year journey that included being submerged more than 7,000 feet underwater when SS Central...
The Coinage of the Micronation of Celestial Space: PCGS

The Coinage of the Nation of Celestial Space

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   What does it take to become a nation? In short, the answer is declaring independence and gaining recognition. But the...

1933 Double Eagle to be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

By Christopher Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Well, CoinWeek's recently-published 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle story will need an update now that the New York Times...

Perth Mint Presents The Jewelled Horse 10oz Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint is delighted to present The Jewelled Horse, an exceptional collectible showcasing rare and spectacular treasures from two Western Australian icons –...

NGC Certifies First Sacagawea-Presidential Dollar Mule

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified the first known mule of a Sacagawea Dollar and a Presidential Dollar. This incredible error, which paired a Sacagawea...
Apparently Unique 1516 Gold Real From Cologne Offered in Stack's Bowers NYINC Auction

Apparently Unique 1516 Gold Real From Cologne Offered in Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   In the late 15th century, the vast silver deposits in the Austrian realm of...
fully signed, issued, and uncancelled Act of February 24, 1815, $3 note featured in the Heritage sale of the Mike Coltrane Collection

Unique War of 1812 $3 Note Leads Results in Heritage Auction of Mike Coltrane...

A $3 bill issued during the War of 1812 led the results in Heritage Auction's November 4-5 sale of The Mike Coltrane Collection Part...

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because...

Results Analysis of the Donald G. Partrick Collection of Connecticut Copper Coins

By Ron Guth .....   On November 1, 2020, Heritage Auctions sold the Connecticut Copper collection assembled by Donald G. Partrick. This was a highly anticipated...
Stack's Bowers Offers Bill Fivaz’s World’s Worst Type Coin Set

Stack’s Bowers Offers Bill Fivaz’s World’s Worst Type Coin Set

In an endeavor that spanned more than 25 years, noted numismatist and researcher Bill Fivaz put considerable efforts into obtaining and downgrading coins for...

Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by...

Reposted Article by Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek .....   A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as "The King of American...

PCGS Grades 1st New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety Discovered in Nearly a...

New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Graded by PCGS as an F15 and Designated a “Discovery Coin”   It still pays to scrutinize all coins for...

Bimetallic US Braille Pattern Dollar Offered by Stack’s Bowers in November Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries presents a rare bimetallic pattern dollar featuring Braille text in their November 2020 Showcase Auction. Struck by the German company Schuler for...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – New Martha Washington Die Design Quarter Test Strike

New Martha Washington Die Design (2011-2013) U.S. Quarter Test Strike Judd #2225 - Mint Cancelled NGC Brilliant Uncirculated Unique in Private Hands   By Mike Byers for Mint Error...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1972-S Proof Ike Dollar Mated Pair

Ike Dollar Struck on a 1¢ Planchet mated with an Ike Dollar Struck on a 10¢ Planchet NGC Proof 67 AMAZING UNIQUE DISCOVERY   By Mike Byers for...

Mint Error News – Unique 1973-S Kennedy Half Dollar Overstruck on 1973-S Quarter

Only Known Proof U.S. Kennedy Half Dollar Struck on Any U.S. Coin Double Denomination NGC PF 67 Cameo UNIQUE DISCOVERY COIN   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Overstruck on Canadian...

King George V (1911-1936) Mint Error NGC PF 64 UNIQUE DISCOVERY COIN   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This unique 1970-S Proof Quarter mint error from...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Gilt Reverse Pattern 1831 Half Sovereign

Gilt Uniface Reverse Die Trial NGC Proof 65 Ultra Cameo UNIQUE & UNRECORDED   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is a unique and unrecorded Proof...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Proof Bicentennial Quarter 2x Struck on Roosevelt Dime

Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Double Struck on Struck Roosevelt Dime DOUBLE DENOMINATION PCGS PR 67 CAMEO Unique Discovery Coin   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1977 Lincoln Cent on Aluminum Planchet

This Unique 1977 Aluminum Cent is either an intentionally made Mint Error on a leftover aluminum planchet from 1974-1975 or a pattern struck in...