One Ounce Gold Oban Ingots Offered in Stack’s Bowers Precious Metals Auctions

One Ounce Gold Oban Ingots Offered in Stack’s Bowers Precious Metals Auctions

In April 2021, Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold an incredibly rare Tenshō-era ca. 1588 Japanese Oban for $1.9 million USD, more than doubling the pre-sale...
Heritage to Offer 2nd-Finest Extremely Rare "P'u" Pattern Half Dollar

Heritage to Offer 2nd-Finest Extremely Rare “P’u” Pattern Half Dollar

One of the coins featured in the upcoming Heritage Auctions July 7-9 Hong Kong Sale is the extremely rare Republic of China Sun Yat-sen...
CIT Releases Special Miniature Shaped Coin for the Year of the Rabbit

CIT Releases Special Miniature Shaped Coin for the Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit: Sweet Silver Rabbit Description of the Coin Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog. 2023. Silver .999. 1 oz. Size approx. 35 mm. Antique finish. Mintage:...
Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

The upcoming July 7 - 9 Hong Kong Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions features an astounding conditional survivor: a Kuang-hsü Dollar ND (1908) graded...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio’s Inaugural Hong Kong Rarities Night a Success

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio’s Inaugural Hong Kong Rarities Night a Success

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s inaugural Rarities Night of Chinese Coins proved a resounding success, as 255 lots realized just short of $27,000,000 as one...
Three NGC Vintage Chinese Coins Each Realize Over $1 Million in Taisei Auction

Three NGC Vintage Chinese Coins Each Realize Over $1 Million in Taisei Auction

Three highly valuable vintage Chinese coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) each sold for over $1 million USD in a sale presented by Taisei...
Austrian Mint 1936 Chinese Proof Set Offered in May Hong Kong Sale

Austrian Mint 1936 Chinese Proof Set Offered in May Hong Kong Sale

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   In 1936, war loomed over China as it became increasingly clear that...
Rare Prooflike Danish West Indies Gold Among Atlas Numismatics World Coins

Rare Prooflike Danish West Indies Gold Among Atlas Numismatics World Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Atlas Numismatics is pleased to offer our latest selection of coins and medals for your consideration. We hope that you may find something...
Kairos Collection Chinese Coins Highlight Stack's Bowers Hong Kong Sale

Kairos Collection Chinese Coins Highlight Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Sale

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The Stack's Bowers and Ponterio May 2022 Hong Kong Auction of Asian...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer Nearly 10,000 Lots of Asian Numismatics in May Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer Nearly 10,000 Lots of Asian Numismatics in May Hong...

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to present a large and varied selection of Asian and Asia-related coins and paper money in their biannual...
Stack's Bowers Galleries to Offer the Yashoda N. Singh Collection of Rare Portuguese and Indian Coins in May 2022 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Singh Collection of Rare Portuguese and Indian Coins in Hong...

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The coinage of India is interesting, diverse, and at times challenging to...
Latest Platinum, Gold and Silver Coins From CIT Celebrate the Argali

Latest Platinum, Gold and Silver Coins From CIT Celebrate the Argali

Magnificent Argali Platinum Mongolia. 25,000 Togrog 2022. Platinum .9995. 1 oz. 33 mm. Proof. Mintage: 199 pieces. Gold Mongolia. 25,000 Togrog 2022. Gold .9999. 1 oz. 33 mm....
Trade Dollars Featured in May 2022 Stack's Bowers Hong Kong Auction

Trade Dollars Featured in May 2022 Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Western interest and trade within China is relatively recent, only beginning in...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Fighting a Global War

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Fighting a Global War

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Money is the fuel that facilitates the global economy, and at no point is this more important than during...
Heritage Hong Kong Spring Showcase Auction Scheduled for April 3

Heritage Hong Kong Spring Showcase Auction Scheduled for April 3

The Hong Kong Spring Showcase Auction from Heritage Auctions presents collectors the first of four opportunities in 2022 to engage with a curated concentration...
Final Coin in Iconic Revolutionaries Series Features Mother Teresa

Final Coin in Iconic Revolutionaries Series Features Mother Teresa

Iconic Revolutionaries – Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Mongolia. 1000 Togrog. 2022 Silver .999. 1 oz. Partial color application; smartminting (High Relief). 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 1,000....
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...
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,...
Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

By Austin Jepsky .....   Sometimes referred to as “Mexican Silver”, coins of a .720 silver fineness at one time or another could be found in...
Heritage World Coins, Paper Money Auctions Combine to Top $13.8 Million

Chinese Pattern Realizes NGC-Certified World Record $2.16 Million

A vintage Chinese coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) just sold for $2.16 million, setting a world record for an NGC-certified Chinese coin....
Stack’s Bowers December Hong Kong CCO Auction Brings $10 Million+

Stack’s Bowers December Hong Kong CCO Auction Brings $10 Million+

As the world shifts to a more digitized environment, numismatic items that had previously been reserved for live sales at major auctions are crossing...
Heritage World Coins, Paper Money Auctions Combine to Top $13.8 Million

Heritage World Coins, Paper Money Auctions Combine to Top $13.8 Million

‘Mukden Tiger’ dollar roars past $2.1 million to pace Heritage Auctions’ biggest HKINF event   The popularity and demand for Asian numismatics has soared recently. Nowhere...
Rosebud Coin Latest in Series Honoring Exquisite Fabergé Eggs

Rosebud Coin Latest in Series Honoring Exquisite Fabergé Eggs

Fabergé Eggs: Rosebud Egg Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog. 2022. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Special Technology: color application and smartminting (High Relief). Proof. Mintage: 888....
CIT Launches Into the Wild Series With Ultra-Deep Coin Featuring the Brown Bear

CIT Launches Into the Wild Series With Ultra-Deep Coin Featuring the Brown Bear

Into the Wild - Bear Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog 2021. Silver .999. 2 oz. 50 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. Special Technology: smartminting (Ultra High Relief) combined...
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 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...
PCGS New World Coin Variety Report November 2021

PCGS New World Coin Variety Report November 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   PCGS has been seeing some fantastic coins recently, including some new discoveries and old favorites. Numismatic headlines were made...
20th Century Mongolia and the Broader World, A Numismatic Journey. Featuring Coins Offered in the December Stack's Bowers Hong Kong Collectors Choice Online Auction

Mongolia and the Broader World, Featuring Coins From the Dec. Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong...

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The Russian Revolution began in 1917 and culminated with a victory by...
Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction Hits $4.20 Million

Sedwick Treasure Auction Hits $4.20 Million

Prices realized for numismatic rarities in Daniel Frank Sedwick’s November 4-5 Treasure Auction 30 surpassed $4.20 million, the third consecutive record-breaking auction for the...
Ancient Chinese Coins and the World's Oldest Mint

Ancient Chinese Coins and the World’s Oldest Mint

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In early August 2021, Han Zhao and his team of Chinese archaeologists with the State University of Zhengzhou, announced...