CoinWeek IQ: Japanese Bar Money

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Information about early Japanese coinage can be difficult to find. It’s not a highly studied area among American numismatists,...

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,...

Clay, Cardboard, and Zinc: Altered Coinage of World War II

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   In the United States, the most dramatic effect that World War II had on our coinage was the steel...

A World of Gold Coins – The Japanese Gold Oban

The Japanese Gold Oban is a large oval gold plate coin, minted in Japan as part of the Tokugawa coinage system. The Oban was the...
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...

Niels Bohr Nobel Prize Medal Highlights Heritage Central States Auction

It is an exciting time for numismatics, as the many spectacular coins that the hobby offers are increasingly made accessible to collectors across the...

Japanese Oban Among New World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   We hope that everyone is doing well and finding pleasant ways to enjoy the summer. As a reminder, if you have any coins...

Goodbye, Low-Denomination Coins

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins ......   You'll often hear that nothing lasts forever, and this aphorism is especially appropriate when it comes to fiat currencies....

CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 23, 2018: Libyan MoU, $20 Trillion in Free Bitcoins,...

By Coinweek News Wire ....   Coinweek News Wire for February 23, 2018 Current Events 1.) US, Libya sign MoU to combat looting of cultural properties As part of the...

Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications .....   The first round of voting for...
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...

CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire ....   Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? ...t takes a keen eye to see...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio to Offer 5,000+ Lots in Most Valuable Hong Kong Auction to Date

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...
Rare Coins From All Over the World: Sincona Auction Review

Rare Coins From All Over the World: Sincona Auction Review

By Sincona ......   In May of 2018 Sincona held its 46th and 47th auctions. A so-called “Stirnlocken-Vreneli” was sold at 130,000 CHF, a 10 ducat...

Japanese Proof Collection Star of Heritage NYINC 2017 Signature Auction

Japanese Meiji Year 13 (1880) proof coins - possibly the most complete set in the world - will be auctioned in Heritage Auctions' World...
Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1,000 yen silver coin

Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture...

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...

MA-Shops: New Dutch Coin Dealer a Prestigious Name in Numismatics

By MA-Shops.com ......   Jongeling Numismatic Consultancy provides a wide variety of services in the field of numismatics. Both individuals and business clients are welcome. Whether...
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...

Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $9.82 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 NYINC Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the...

Charles I Triple Unite and Historic 8 Escudos Gold Coins Lead Heritage ANA World...

Great Britain: Charles I gold Triple Unite 1644 By Heritage Auctions .......... A Charles I gold Triple Unite 1644 AU58 NGC, a coin with prestige that...
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...
Japan 2016 Fukushima 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2016 Fukushima 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio to Offer 5,000+ Lots in Most Valuable Hong Kong Auction to Date

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...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination...

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   Collecting world coin sets is a refreshing numismatic objective for hobbyists who enjoy pursuing coins with diverse themes from...

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...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be...
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...

Heritage: Coins of Asia Offered in December Hong Kong Auction

It is with much pride and excitement that we present our December 6-7 2018 Hong Kong Auction of World Coins, an event sure to...