Coin & Numismatic News

2018-S Proof American Silver Eagle LaunchCollectors don’t get confused, the United States Mint is releasing another proof American Silver Eagle this year. This one is produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco and debuts today, Aug. 14, to coincide with the start of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money.

The 2018-S Proof American Silver Eagle is nearly identical to the standard West Point Mint proof edition which debuted on Jan. 4 and has last reported sales of 334,188. Its only identifiable difference is the […]

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WWI 100th Commemorative $2 Collection ReleasedThe Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) just released its newest product for money collectors, the World War I 100th Commemorative $2 Collection.

Featuring series 2013 $2 notes from the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Atlanta with matching serial numbers beginning with 2018 and a commemorative engraved print of the back of the Series 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note […]

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NGC Certifies Lutes Discovered 1943 Bronze CentNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified the most famous of all mint errors, the Don Lutes, Jr. Philadelphia 1943 Bronze Cent.

This legendary coin was the first discovery of a 1943 bronze cent, which is considered by many to be the King of Mint Errors.

The Lutes specimen is now graded NGC AU 53 BN and will be on display at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, August 14-17, 2018 […]

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Donn Pearlman Receives PNG 2018 Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) presented its 2018 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award to Donn Pearlman, an award-winning numismatic writer, public relations counselor and a former Chicago radio and television broadcaster. The honor was announced during the PNG’s annual awards banquet held this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 13.

President of Donn Pearlman & Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada, he has helped generate positive national and international headlines about the hobby and profession for almost five decades […]

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Silver Dollars SoughtCompanion bills introduced in the House and Senate are calling for coins in commemoration of the centennial establishment of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater […]

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1538 8 Reales Silver Dollar May Realize $500,000+ in Heritage Aug. 17 SaleThe legendary First "Dollar" of the Americas — struck in 1538 and recovered from the shipwreck of the "Golden Fleece" — may sell for $500,000 or more at Heritage Auctions Aug. 17 in Philadelphia.

The finest example of just three known to exist, the historic silver coin was struck in Mexico City just three years after the Spanish Empire established its virreinato in the New World […]

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US Mint Seeks CCAC Applications Qualified in American HistoryThe United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member qualified by virtue of their experience in American History.

Congress established the CCAC in 2003 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs for U.S. coins and medals […]

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U.S. Mint to Exhibit 1933 $20 Double Eagles an ANA 2018 Philadelphia ShowThe U.S. Mint will be displaying 3 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagles during the American Numismatic Association 2018 World’s Fair of Money® in Philadelphia Aug. 14 to 18. The exhibit will include a previously unknown piece.

The display will feature two of the ten pieces recovered by the government in 2004. Those coins were the subject of 11 years of litigation, which was resolved last year in favor of the government […]

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CAG to Exhibit Space-Flown Armstrong Items at ANA 2018 Philadelphia ShowCollectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG) will present selections from the Armstrong Family Collection at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, which is being held Aug. 14 to 18 in Philadelphia.

CAG is an independent affiliate of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG), which are well-known and respected within the numismatic community for their expert coin and paper money certification services, respectively […]

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Bruce Smith Joins Stack's Bowers GalleriesStack’s Bowers Galleries (StacksBowers.com) is pleased to announce that Bruce Smith, a 20-year veteran in numismatics, has joined the company and will be operating out of the firm’s Southern California headquarters.

Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has focused on developing portfolios of noteworthy rare coin properties and precious metals for his clients. Of particular interest have been coins of significant historical importance […]

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