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Gold Coinage in Pre-Meiji Japan

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... The coinage of western Eurasia and its colonial explants featured, from the Archaic Aegean to the...
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New Coin Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Railways in Japan

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World Coin Treasures in August 25-28 Heritage Platinum Session

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

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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...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio to Hold Firm’s Largest Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Hold Firm’s Largest Hong Kong Auction

In what has already been a banner year for the venerable auction house, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is excited to announce their fall Hong...
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...

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