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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ancient & World Gold and Silver Coins Highlighted for Sale at...

Coins Being Offered ....Article By CoinWeek ....   Catawiki.com offers a range of collectibles including jewelry, fine art, stamps, comics, toys, antiques, wine, and military orders,...

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...