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.

NGC Certifies Mint Error on Great Smoky Mountains 5 Oz Silver CoinsNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has identified missing mintmarks on a handful of 2014 Great Smoky Mountains America the Beautiful 5-Ounce Silver Coins. These coins have a reverse showcasing a historic log cabin found within the national park in Tennessee.

America the Beautiful coins were introduced by the United States Mint in 2010, and they will continue until at least 2021 […]

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Rittenhouse 1792 Half Disme, 1861-P Paquet $20 at 2018 World's Fair of MoneyThe finest known 1792 Half Disme, formerly owned by the first United States Mint Director David Rittenhouse, and the finer of the two known 1861 Philadelphia Mint Paquet Reverse Liberty Head Double Eagles, will be featured exhibits in the Museum Showcase at the American Numismatic Association’s 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money®..

The two historic coins, along with George Washington and/or Thomas Jefferson-signed papers appointing Rittenhouse […]


Gold Coins and Ingots Highlight May 15-16 Sedwick's Treasure Auction #23In the early years of the United States of America, a lack of gold coinage forced citizens to utilize an unusual but practical source. Known as regulated gold, these were foreign gold coins adjusted by respected goldsmiths to weights compatible with US dollars.

One such piece, an NGC-graded XF 40 Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos dated 1741 struck during the reign of Philip V of Spain and regulated by Boston goldsmith Joseph Edwards, Jr. (1737-1783) to $15 in circulating value, will cross the auction block in Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 23 […]


2018 PNG Day Plans AnnouncedThe Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct a one-day public show, Monday, August 13, 2018, in Philadelphia.

The first 50 public attendees at the PNG Day show will each receive a certificate good that day for $100 off any retail purchase of $500 or more from a participating PNG member-dealer […]


PCGS Detects Doctored Colonial RarityA drastically but deceptively altered 1792 Washington Eagle "cent" submitted to Professional Coin Grading Service underscores the alarming skills of some so-called "coin doctors" and why it is essential to have rare coins expertly and independently examined.

Detective work by PCGS experts proved the recently submitted early American coin had been deceivingly repaired since it was offered in auctions between 1966 to 2013 to remove a hole, alter re-engraving and change the coin’s color to give it a radically new appearance […]


Tyrant Collection of Ancient Coins at June 2018 Long Beach ExpThe second public display of a portion of the extensive numismatic treasures in the recently revealed Tyrant Collection will include outstanding examples from the origins of coinage including a rare example of the world’s first gold coin.

"The Tyrants of the Tigris & Euphrates" exhibit will be at the June 14-16, 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo […]


Numismatic Literary Guild Announces 2018 Awards CompetitionThe Numismatic Literary Guild (, a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors and writers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles, has substantially revised its annual awards competition categories for 2018 and beyond.

To be eligible for consideration in any of this year’s categories, entries must have been published, released, or posted on the Internet between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018 […]

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Stack's Bowers to Auction Finest Known 1913 Liberty Head NickelStack’s Bowers Galleries will auction the finest known 1913 Liberty Head nickel this summer during the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia.

Graded PCGS Proof 66 and pedigreed to the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, the rarity should command intense bidding. In 1996 this specimen was the first coin in the world to cross the million-dollar threshold […]


Stack's Bowers and Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Sale Realizes $11.2 MillionThe Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio bi-annual Hong Kong auctions are always highly anticipated and heavily attended. The firm’s most recent April 2-5, 2018, auction was no exception, featuring the "Q. David Bowers/R.B. White" Collection of Chinese Copper Coins, as well as other major coin and currency rarities.

In total, the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong auction realized in excess of $11 million […]


NGC Certifies Fourth Known 1854-S $5 Liberty Head Half EagleA coin that a New England man originally thought was a counterfeit has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as only the fourth known 1854-S Liberty Head Half Eagle.

The phrase, Discovery of a Lifetime, was noted on NGC’s certification label when it graded and encapsulated this previously unreported 1854-S $5 as NGC XF 45 […]