Coin Shows, Auctions and Numismatic Events

Learn about upcoming U.S. and world coin collector shows, expos and other collecting events, including numismatic auctions — both in rare coins and currency. For the latest information on what’s happening today in the hobby community, check out the following coin news articles.

ANA Passes $5.55 Million Budget for 2017; Sets Priorities for YearThe American Numismatic Association Board of Governors approved a $5.55 million budget for fiscal year 2017, the non-profit organization announced Friday, Jan. 6.

The budget was discussed and passed at the Board’s Oct. 28 to 29 meetings in Colorado Springs, Colo., and a subsequent teleconference on Dec. 20 […]


1942 Experimental Glass U.S. Cent Goes for $70,500An experimental cent made from glass sold for $70,500 at a public auction held in conjunction with the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Heritage Auctions presented the all-glass cent on Friday, Jan. 6, as part of its $65 million offering of rare coins and paper money this week. A war between bidders on the phone and floor drove the cent’s selling price to more than double its $30,000 expected value […]


Heritage Offers Coin and Medal Rarities at January 2017 FUN AuctionA plethora of rare coins and medals will be offered in Heritage’s U.S. coins auction Jan. 4 to 9 around the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

One coin highlight includes an 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stella, one of fewer than 500 ever made before Congress canceled their production in 1880 […]

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1934 $5,000 Note May Realize $140,000 at 2017 FUN AuctionNearly 5,000 lots will cross the block in Heritage’s upcoming currency auction at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Event highlights include a 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note and a historic collection of Confederate paper money […]


PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar at 2017 FUNIn January, the Professional Coin Grading Service will display the world’s most valuable coin ever sold at auction, the 1794 Flowing Hair dollar.

The rarity, graded PCGS SP66 and believed by many experts to be the first silver dollar struck by the United States, will be on exhibit January 5 to 7, 2017 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Fort Lauderdale […]

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Gold Coins from Sunken 1715 Plate Fleet Coming to MarketShipwrecked coins from the Spanish 1715 Plate Fleet will be offered for the first time, including more than 200 gold pieces recovered during last year’s 300th anniversary of the hurricane that felled most of the ships.

The convoy loaded with New World treasure set sail from Havana, Cuba to Spain on July 24, 1715. In the early hours of July 31, a hurricane sank 11 of the fleet’s 12 ships off the eastern coast of Florida […]


NGC Offers $10,000 to Breast Cancer Coin Design WinnerNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has a deal for the winning designer of the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins.

If he or she agrees to individually hand-sign NGC labels, the coin authenticating and grading company will offer the artist $10,000, doubling the awarded prize money given by the United States Mint […]


Two Early American Cents Realize $869,500 in Heritage SaleTwo early American cents sold for a combined $869,500 in a sales event that was held in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money, Heritage Auctions announced on Aug. 11.

A 1792 Silver Center Cent, named for a small silver plug added to its center to make its melt value equal its face value, realized $352,500 […]

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Heritage to Auction Double Plug 1795 Silver DollarA newly discovered, dual-plugged 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar will cross the auction block this August at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California.

Authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and graded AU53, this first-of-its-kind rarity has two distinct silver plugs […]

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NGC Grades and Encapsulates 35 Millionth CoinNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded its 35 millionth coin, and is the first third-party coin grading service to reach the landmark figure, according to a company news release published on Friday, June 10.

NGC graded nearly five million coins in the last two years alone, having hit the 30-million mark in mid-April 2014 […]

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