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.

Rare New Zealand Coins In NY International Auction Jan. 18 A collection of rare and popular New Zealand coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service ( is turning heads at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) this week, where it will be offered for sale by Stack’s-Bowers Galleries ( on January 18, 2020.

The Fenton Collection, named for renowned Australian PCGS Set Registry Member George Fenton, contains a wide variety of rare New Zealand coinage dating back to 1933, when the first official coins struck for the British Commonwealth nation […]


PMG Recertifies Over 200 Banknotes From D. Brent Pogue CollectionPaper Money Guaranty® ( was chosen to recertify the more than 200 banknotes in the world-famous D. Brent Pogue collection.

All of Pogue’s notes are now encapsulated in the latest generation PMG holder, which delivers superior optics and presentation along with the best long-term preservation […]


2019 NGC Registry Award Winners AnnouncedThe NGC Registry ( continues to grow and now includes more than 15,000 participants, 135,000 sets and 1.1 million coins. NGC Registry participants, we thank you for sharing your collections with us and the world!

Each year, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® ( recognizes the top collectors and collections in the NGC Registry. Ten winners were selected in each of our Best Classic Set and Best Modern Set categories along with five Best Presented Set winners, five Best New Set winners and six Custom Set winners […]


Trade Dollar Rarities Highlight Stack's Bowers' March 2020 Baltimore AuctionStack’s Bowers Galleries ( is proud to continue their tradition of presenting world-class rarities at auction by featuring 1884 and 1885 Proof trade dollars in their March 18-20, 2020 Baltimore Auction. Both rarities will be displayed by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at their table at the 2020 FUN Convention in Orlando, Florida Jan. 9-12.

The 1884 and 1885 trade dollars are legendary U.S. Mint rarities, ranking #78 and #15 respectively among the 100 Greatest U.S. Coins (Garrett & Guth, 2019). While the Mint had ended production of circulation-strike trade dollars in 1878, Proof examples were officially distributed in Proof sets through 1883 […]


Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary Celebration on Feb. 4, 2020Even as the first silver dollars emerged from the sparkling new Coin Press No. 1 at the U.S. Branch Mint in Carson City on Feb. 4, 1870, there were voices in Washington, D.C., still questioning if there should be a Mint at all in Nevada’s capital.

The Carson Daily Appeal of Feb. 6, 1870 alluded to it in a small article announcing that the Mint’s first silver dollars were out, calling their existence […]


U.S. Rare Coins Sales Top $325 Million At Major Auctions In 2019The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild ( The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers.

Based on responses to a year-end PNG questionnaire, the aggregate prices realized for U.S. rare coins sold at major public auctions in 2019 totaled more than $325 million, compared to $345 million in 2018 and $316 million in 2017 […]


PCGS To Combat Counterfeiting With Chip-Embedded SlabsProfessional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is excited to announce its partnership with HID Global to begin embedding high-security Near Field Communication (NFC) chip technology in PCGS coin slabs.

PCGS slabs embedded with NFC technology allow any collector or dealer with a modern smartphone to easily verify that the coin encapsulated within was indeed certified, graded, and slabbed by PCGS […]


Spink To Auction PMG-Certified Hsu Collection Of Nearly 300 Chinese NotesPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has certified the collection of Yih-Tzong Hsu, a Taiwanese professor who is a leading collector and researcher of Chinese banknotes. The PMG-certified collection of nearly 300 Chinese notes — dozens of them Specimens and Proofs — will be sold by Spink in Hong Kong on January 3-4, 2020.

The centerpiece of this collection is a very rare China 1975 2 Yuan Proof, a type that was never released for circulation […]


1605 India Gold Coin Auctioned For $383,000A 400-year-old India gold coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) realized $504,000 CAN (about $383,000 USD) on December 11, 2019. The extraordinary sum was more than double the pre-sale estimate of $150,000 to $250,000 CAN (about $114,000 to $190,000 USD).

The 1605 Mughal Empire Half Mohur graded NGC XF Details was sold in an auction presented by Walker’s Fine Art & Estate Auctioneers in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada […]


LRCA 35th Regency Auction HighlightsOn Thursday, Dec. 12, Legend Rare Coin Auctions conducted its final Regency Auction of the year, its 35th sale as the official Auctioneer of the PCGS Members Only Show.

Held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, this sale of 611 coins drew buyers from far and wide to bid on coins from the Valley View, Trzaska, Cullen B, Piedmont Numismatics Collections and other important consignments […]

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