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...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio to Hold Firm’s Largest Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Hold Firm’s Largest Hong Kong Auction

In what has already been a banner year for the venerable auction house, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is excited to announce their fall Hong...
Two Chinese Pavilion Dollars in Gold at Stack's Bowers September Hong Kong Auction

Two Chinese Pavilion Dollars in Gold at Stack’s Bowers September Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   There is an abundant selection of numismatic highlights in the upcoming fall Hong Kong...
Asian Coins Showcased in Autumn Heritage Hong Kong Auction

Asian Coins Showcased in Autumn Heritage Hong Kong Auction

The Hong Kong Autumn Showcase Auction from Heritage Auctions is now open for bidding, exclusively at Coins.HA.com. After a successful Showcase auction in April,...
PCGS New World Coin Varieties Report August 2021

PCGS New World Coin Variety Report August 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   With the volume of coins submitted at PCGS, it is not uncommon for new significant world varieties to be...

Budget Coin Collecting – Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   The current economic slump has forced many collectors to cut spending to the bone. Even with their allure, coins...

Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   The appeal of gold is universal, and it has nothing to do with the state of one's finances. A desire to own...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Announces Updated September Sale Dates, New Hong Kong CCO Venue

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Announces Updated September Sale Dates, New Hong Kong CCO Venue

Fresh off Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s record-shattering April Hong Kong auction that offered over 5,000 lots of coins and banknotes and realized prices in...
The 1889 Silver Coins of the Kwangtung Mint, China

The 1889 Silver Coins of the Kwangtung Mint, China

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The story of numismatics in China is a protracted and complex subject with a depth of millennia. For the machine-struck...
Heritage Summer Hong Kong World Coin, Currency Auctions Exceed $10.5 Million

Heritage Summer Hong Kong World Coin, Currency Auctions Exceed $10.5 Million

Rare Chinese dollar coins were the focus as Heritage's June 23-25 auctions of World and Ancient Coins and rare World Paper Money raised over...
Basel "Glückhennentaler" in Gold Among World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Napoleon I Essai, Basel “Glückhennentaler” in Gold Among World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Dear Clients, We hope everyone is doing well and that you may have some nice summer plans in store. This month we have brought...
Contemporary Chinese Coins Gaining on Century-Old Counterparts at Heritage Auctions’ HKINF Event

Contemporary Chinese Coins Gaining on Century-Old Counterparts at Heritage Auctions’ HKINF Event

Highlights make world premiere at Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair official auctions June 25-27   A collector’s pick of world and ancient coins among the nearly...
PCGS Around the World – The Thailand Pattern Coin From Paris That Was Too Late

PCGS Around the World – The Thailand Pattern Coin From Paris That Was Too...

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Many pattern coins are created as samplings, with their rejection caused by the selection of another design. However, for Thailand...
VAMs and Dimple Morgan Dollars Reflected in Month-Long Auction

VAMs and Dimple Morgan Dollars Reflected in Month-Long Auction

The latest month-long auction of US coins from Heritage Auctions focuses on the ever-popular Morgan Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM varieties...
Two NGC-Graded Vintage Chinese Coins From NC Collection Realize Over $1 Million Each

Two NGC-Graded Vintage Chinese Coins From NC Collection Realize Over $1 Million Each

The finest known example of a Chinese coin designed by Luigi Giorgi dazzled the coin collecting world, realizing $1.34 million at a Champion Macau auction that...
NGC-Certified Chinese Coins From Illustrious NC Collection Offered by Champion Auctions in May

Champion Auction of NC Collection of Chinese Coins Attracts Large Bids

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   On May 29-30, Champion Auctions conducted a sale of the NC Collection of Chinese rarities certified by NGC. The...
Counterfeit World Coins: South Korea 1959 50 Hwan - PCGS

Counterfeit World Coins: South Korea 1959 50 Hwan

There is a danger in complacency   By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Just because something is common, not very expensive, or of modern production doesn’t mean...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hammers Highest-Grossing Auction Hosted Outside United States

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hammers Highest-Grossing Auction Hosted Outside United States

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio’s biannual Hong Kong-based auctions continue to attract tremendous enthusiasm and participation, as illustrated by their April 2021 event. Featuring over...

Rare Asian Coins Break Records at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction

Several Significant Rarities from the Pinnacle Collection and Graded by PCGS Cross the Block at April Hong Kong Auction   Some of the rarest coins from...
NGC-Certified Chinese Coins From Illustrious NC Collection Offered by Champion Auctions in May

NGC-Certified Chinese Coins From Illustrious NC Collection Offered by Champion Auctions in May

The NGC-certified NC Collection boasts hundreds of rarities carefully collected by one of China’s most famous families   Coins from the NC Collection — an outstanding...

Outlandish Alteration of a Chinese Dollar

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   With vintage Chinese coins, I have come to see unimaginably fantastic forgeries and alterations. Yet one alteration goes above...

Stack’s Bowers Offers Pinnacle Collection Samurai-Era Gold Plate Money From Feudal Japan

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Within the incredible Pinnacle Collection, a featured cabinet in the Stack's Bowers and Ponterio...

Tyler Rossi: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As an avid numismatist, I tend to be attracted to coins that tell a story. While I of course...

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer 5,000+ Lots in Most Valuable Hong Kong Auction to...

The rare coin market remains incredibly robust, with Chinese numismatics among the clear trend-setters. Within this environment of intense interest, venerable auction house Stack's...

Heritage Spring Hong Kong World Coins Auction Open for Bidding

The month-long Hong Kong Spring World Coins Auction from Heritage Auctions is now open for bidding, exclusively at Coins.HA.com. Focused on East Asian pieces,...

Rare Meiji Year 3 Japanese Coin Pattern Set Offered at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong...

The April Hong Kong auction being presented by rare coin firm Stack's Bowers and Ponterio features countless highlights from the Pinnacle Collection, with a...

PCGS Around the World – Shanghai – A Pair of Chinese Fantasy Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The area of Chinese numismatics is broad and complex. For a long period of time, some issues were shunned as...
Mystic Wolf gold, silver and platinum coin from CIT

Mystic Wolf Set From CIT Features Ultra High Relief Platinum Coin

Mystic Wolf Platinum Mongolia. 25,000 Togrog 2021. Platinum .9995. 1 oz. Proof. 33 mm. Mintage: 199. Gold Mongolia. 25,000 Togrog 2021. Gold .9999. 1 oz. Proof....

Intriguing 10 Zlotych Pattern Coin, Winston Churchill Large Format Medal New at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Dear Clients, We hope that our February newsletter finds you doing well. This month we have a very nice selection of coins (especially pattern...
How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Rupees - PCGS

How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Rupees

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Little thought is given by many people on the previous incarnations of the metal that makes up the coins...