Strong Results for Legend Regency Auction 51 Early Dollar, Pattern Collections

Strong Results for Legend Regency Auction 51 Early Dollar, Pattern Collections

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ (LRCA) Regency 51, featuring the first parts of the Dale Friend Collection and Glorious Patterns Collection, took place on the...
United States Dollars - Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

United States Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under United States Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling the resumption of the mintage of...
Heralded Simpson Collection Returns for Heritage's Central States US Coins Event

Heralded Simpson Collection Returns for Heritage’s Central States US Coins Event

Warren, Long Island and Fred Weinberg collections also among top attractions May 4-8   For some collectors, the more fertile the mine, the greater the treasure...
Harry W. Bass, Jr. Gold Coin Exhibit Departs ANA Money Museum

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Gold Coin Exhibit Departs ANA Money Museum

Greatest U.S. Gold Coin Collection Ever Assembled to be Sold at Auction   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation announced...
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...
Flowing Hair Stellas Lead Heritage U.S. Coins Auction Above $16.5 Million

Flowing Hair Stellas Lead Heritage U.S. Coins Auction Above $16.5 Million

An 1879 Flowing Hair Stella sold for $184,500 USD to lead Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction to $16,503,414. The event...
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,...
Impressive Gold Half Anna, Other World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Impressive Gold Half Anna, Other World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   This month we have brought together quite an interesting selection of coins and medals for your consideration. If you see something of interest,...

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...
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...
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...
‘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...
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...
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...
Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. Breaks Record for Purchase of Queen Elizabeth I Rarity

Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. Breaks Record for Purchase of Queen Elizabeth I Rarity

Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. shocked the numismatic world when it purchased on commission (for a private client), a Queen Elizabeth I, Seventh Issue, Pattern...
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...