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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Numismatics in Videogames – Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Numismatics remains ever-present in pop culture By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Several years ago, we took a look at the depiction of...

Champion Auction 2020 Macau Sale Live on November 29

By Champion Auction  ......   Welcome to the 2020 Champion Macau Auction. This will be the first live numismatic floor auction in Hong Kong or Macau...

Understanding World Coins: The Lunar and Solar Hijri Dating Systems

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   AH1299 (1882) 10 D Lec-188 Paris Morocco PCGS MS64 The Hijri Lunar Dating System The Hijri lunar dating system is the...

NGC and PMG-Certified Coins, Notes From East Asia Feature in Macau...

A vintage Chinese silver dollar is one of the highlights in the November sale   Vintage Chinese coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and vintage...

Impressive Chinese Coins Featured in Heritage Hong Kong Auction

As the last major auction event on the Heritage Auctions 2020 numismatic calendar, our December 18-19 Hong Kong Signature Auction allows us to reflect...

PCGS Certifies Indian Capricorn Zodiac Mohur Gold Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   India Mughal Empire Zodiac Mohur AH1033//18 (1624) KM-180.19 Capricorn PCGS AU53. Images courtesy PCGS Of the many great coins and...

NGC Certifies Five Gigantic 5 Kilogram Gold Show Pandas

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified the entire mintage of the largest Chinese Panda commemoratives ever produced. Struck for the 2019 Long Beach Expo in...

The Joint Coinage of Qatar and Dubai

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Qatar & Dubai AH1386-1966 25 Dirhams, PCGS MS64. Images courtesy PCGS The Gulf Emirate States are an amazing and rich...

Countermarked Holed Coins of the Philippines in Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Kyle Ponterio - Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The countermark series of the Philippines is quite vast with a whole array...

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Realize Over $11.5 Million in October Hong...

Auction firm Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio continues to deliver world-class sales of quality numismatic material and realize impressive prices, regardless of the challenging and...

The “Horse Gaming Tokens” of Szechuan

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Much like the American pastime poker often involving some friendly monetary wagering, so too...

Singapore Mint Launches New Macau Lunar Coin Series

By The Singapore Mint ......   The Singapore Mint is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Macau as the...

Ancient and Modern Gold Coins Highlight Catawiki Auctions

By CoinWeek ....   Internet auction site Catawiki offers a wide range of collectibles, including fine art, jewelry, comics, toys, militaria, wine, and antiques. Numismatists will...

Legendary Chinese “Long-Whisker” Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   There are many highlights and exceptional rarities in the Stack's Bowers upcoming October Hong...

Evolution of Life Coin Series Continues With Diplocaulus Fossil

Evolution of Life - Diplocaulus Mongolia. 500 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 999. Special technology: partially plated. B. H. Mayer’s...

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Present Record-Setting Hong Kong Sale in October

Venerable coin firm Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio is pleased to announce their fall Hong Kong auction comprising seven sessions over five days, split between...

Auto Dollars of Kweichow Featured in Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Numismatic representations of automobiles are always popular due to their immense crossover appeal and...

The 1898 Chihli Dollar — A Monumental Gem With a Monumental...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   While the massive collection formed by the legendary Eduard Kann stands as a pinnacle...

Heaton Mint Coin From Kiangnan Highlighting Stack’s Bowers’ Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Late in the 19th century, China began to modernize its coining system, moving away...

Annam Gold 5 Tien Among New World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We hope that everyone is doing well and that your summer has been a pleasant one up to this point. We are pleased...

Limited-Edition 2020 Silver Eagles, “No Show” Pandas Offered by American Numismatic...

American Numismatic Association Living President Signature Labels Limited-edition 2020 American Silver Eagles certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with original signatures from 16 living American...

The Coinage of Manchukuo and the Last Emperor of China

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Last Emperor On March 1, 1932, a man by the name of Puyi became the Datong, or chief executive,...