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.

PCGS Adds PL and DMPL Designations for California Fractional Gold CoinsProfessional Coin Grading Service ( now will include the certification of PL (Prooflike) and DMPL (Deep Mirror Prooflike) in the grades for California gold fractional coins that qualify for those designations.

PCGS defines surface Prooflike as clear reflection in the fields on both sides as viewed from two to four inches away. A misty effect or striations may impede the reflectivity […]


1913 Liberty Head Nickel Realizes $4.5M in Stack's Bowers SaleLegendary numismatic auction firm Stack’s Bowers Galleries realized another record breaking price when it sold the rarest and most valuable U.S. nickel at their official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia.

In front of a standing-room only crowd with auctioneer Melissa Karstedt at the podium, the finest known 1913 Liberty Head nickel brought $4,560,000, becoming one of the five most valuable coins sold at auction […]


1792 Washington Gold Eagle Realizes $1.74 Million in Heritage Philadelphia SaleA one-of-a-kind 1792 gold coin believed by its previous owner to have once been a cherished memento of U.S. President George Washington sold for $1,740,000 Thursday, Aug. 16, in Philadelphia by Heritage Auctions.

This is the first time the 1792 $10 Washington President gold eagle pattern coin appeared at public auction since 1890; 100 percent of the net proceeds will benefit charitable causes […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Bruce Smith Joins Stack's Bowers GalleriesStack’s Bowers Galleries ( 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 […]


1794 Silver Dollar Returning "Home" to Philly for ANA ShowIt will be a Philadelphia "homecoming" at the ANA 2018 World’s Fair of Money® for one of the finest known surviving examples of a 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar.

It’s also homecoming for the person exhibiting that historic coin, Silvano DiGenova, President of Tangible Investments, Inc. in Laguna Beach, California, who also is originally from Philly […]


Tyrant Collection of Italian Coins in $8 Million Exhibit at Long BeachFamous gold and silver coins of Italy from the acclaimed Tyrant Collection (, ranging from Gelon, tyrant of the cities of Gela and Syracuse in 485 BC, to King Victor Emmanuel III in 1933, will be publicly displayed together for the first time anywhere, Sept. 6 to 8, 2018.

The unprecedented exhibit, "Tyrants of the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas," will be a featured attraction at the September 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo) in Long Beach, California […]