Famed Kweichow Auto Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Famed Kweichow Auto Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

GreatCollections is currently offering collectors the opportunity to bid on one of the most popular commemorative silver dollar coins struck by Republican China. Despite...
Heritage Hong Kong Auction Accepting Bids Through October 2

Heritage Hong Kong Auction Accepting Bids Through October 2

On the heels of Heritage Auctions' most successful Hong Kong showing to date comes their annual fall Hong Kong Autumn World & Ancient Coins...
World Coin Rarities in Künker Fall Auctions

World Coin Rarities in Künker Fall Auctions

Künker Auctions 372-375 by Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, This fall, Künker publishes seven catalogs with as many as 4,715 lots and a...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: The Mint in World War II

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: The Mint in World War II

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As with during World War I, the United States Mint played a vital role in supporting the Allied powers...
China Kirin (1898) Dollar Coins

China Kirin (1898) Dollar Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Kirin province of China boasts more varieties for Chinese machine-struck coinage than any other province. Between silver and...
1903 Fengtien Tael, King of Chinese Coins, Sells for Over $6.9 Million

1903 Fengtien Tael, King of Chinese Coins, Sells for Over $6.9 Million

By CoinWeek .....   On August 10, 2022, the Beijing ChengXuan Auction Company sold the famed 1903 Fengtien Tael, called the "King of Chinese Coins", for just...
Finest Certified Meiji Gold Pattern 10 Yen at Heritage Auctions

Finest Certified Meiji Gold Pattern 10 Yen at Heritage Auctions

Featured in the August 25 Platinum Night session of the Heritage Auctions Chicago World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction is an amazing Meiji gold...
Macau Lunar Series Year of the Rabbit Coin Launched by Singapore Mint

Macau Lunar Series Year of the Rabbit Coin Launched by Singapore Mint

By The Singapore Mint ......   The Singapore Mint is proud to present the 2023 Macau Lunar Rabbit Coins issued by the Monetary Authority of Macau....
New Coin Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Railways in Japan

New Coin Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Railways in Japan

By The Japan Mint ......   The Japanese Ministry of Finance has decided to issue a one-ounce silver coin with a face value of 1,000 yen...
World Coin Treasures in August 25-28 Heritage Platinum Session

World Coin Treasures in August Heritage Platinum Session

Summer is in full swing, highlighted by many numismatic activities--from conventions and shows to high-profile auctions and seminars. This includes the ANA World and...
Rare Chinese Pavilion Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Rare Chinese Pavilion Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Currently for sale on Greatcollections.com is a high-grade major Chinese rarity: an MS 63 Hsu Shih Chang or “Pavilion” commemorative dollar. Quite difficult to...
Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There are many counterfeits and altered coins that unfortunately often defraud people in pursuit of building their collection or...
The Shanghai Tael

The Shanghai Tael

By PCGS ......   There are coins that in their time were failures but today are highly prized legendary coins. This is the case with the...
Rare Chinese Coins Lead Heritage HKINF Auctions Above $14.3 Million

Rare Chinese Coins Lead Heritage HKINF Auctions Above $14.3 Million

An exceedingly rare Chinese coin, struck in commemoration of the completion of one full lunar cycle since the start of the lunar series, sold...
Rarely Seen Unadopted Pattern Coins of the People’s Republic of China

Rarely Seen Unadopted Pattern Coins of the People’s Republic of China

On November 18, 1975, the Ministry of Finance in China submitted to the State Council a report on the design and production of a...
The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

Expelling foreign silver coins from China, the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar was a turning point for Chinese coins. During the late Qing Dynasty, foreign currency inside...
Heritage Hong Kong Platinum Auction Open for Bidding

Heritage Hong Kong Platinum Auction Open for Bidding

While it has perhaps become a bit of a cliché between both novice collectors and industry veterans that the last couple of years have...
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...