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...

Coin Invest Trust Continues Fabergé Eggs Series With Rose Trellis Coin

Fabergé Eggs: Rose Trellis Egg Mongolia. 1000 Togrog. 2021. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Special Technology: Color application and smartminting©. Proof. Mintage: 888. B....

PCGS Certifies Hindu Themed Mughal Empire Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Mughal Empire, which at times covered much of what is today Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh was a...
Karakorum: Tiffany Glass Adorns Coin Commemorating 800th Anniversary of the Great Mongol Capital - CIT Coin Invest Trust

Karakorum: Tiffany Glass Adorns Coin Commemorating 800th Anniversary of the Great Mongol Capital

Karakorum 800th Anniversary Mongolia. 5,000 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 2 oz. 50 mm. Special Technology: smartminting© with tiffany glass inlay. Proof. Mintage: 800. B. H. Mayer’s...

Treasure Coins: Ancient Gold Coins Recovered From Shipwrecks

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The Dokos Shipwreck, the oldest in the world, was discovered by the father of underwater archaeology, Peter Throckmorton, after...
A Gift of Admiration and Adoration: Stack's Bowers to Offer Japanese Gold Oban in January 2021 NYINC Auction

A Gift of Admiration and Adoration: Stack’s Bowers to Offer Japanese Gold Oban in...

Japanese Gold Oban by Kyle Ponterio - Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   There are countless reasons for the act of gifting, including...

Heritage Hong Kong Auctions Top $6.5 Million

Heritage's final numismatic signature auctions of 2020, held December 17-19 in Hong Kong, realized more than $6.5 million with Post-Auction sales continuing. These auctions...

Modern Coin Counterfeit Detection – 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver 10 Yuan

Modern Counterfeit 2012 China Dragon 10 Yuan This particular counterfeit has reflective areas not seen on the authentic coin due to the die not being...

The 2021 Chinese Silver Pandas are Now Available from JM Bullion

The 2021 release of Chinese Silver Pandas comes at a time when silver demand is sky-high. That increased demand, along with an all-new design,...

NGC Certifies Enormous Gold Coins Celebrating the Year of the Rat

Coins include a 2-kilogram as well as a 10-kilogram, the largest of the 2020 Chinese Lunar coins   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified two more...

Heritage to Offer Set of Iconic Opium Taels of Yunnan

The December 18 - 19 Hong Kong World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction from Heritage features a stunning set of patterns for the...