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 Offers Crossover Special at Baltimore ExpoProfessional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will offer a special opportunity for its popular "crossover" service at the Baltimore Winter Expo in the Baltimore, Maryland Convention Center, October 25 and 26, 2018.

The usual crossover grading fee will be reduced to only $10 on coins submitted at the show that do not qualify to be placed into PCGS holders […]

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2019 Apollo 11 Coin Design Unveiling Ceremony Oct. 11On Thursday, Oct. 11, the United States Mint will unveil designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

The ceremony is open to the public and will also be live-streamed from the museum and recorded for a later showing on NASA TV […]

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Rarities Highlight Sedwick's Treasure Auction #24 Held Nov. 2-3How do you price ultra rare coins? Bidders will soon find out Nov. 2-3 when a unique set of 1915-dated Cuban specimen gold pesos come up for sale in Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 24.

The Cuban gold set is made of all six denominations (1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20 pesos) struck in 1915 by the Philadelphia mint on behalf of the then fairly new Republic of Cuba. The coins were all designed by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber […]

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'King of Canadian Coins' Coming to Toronto Coin ExpoThe 1921 fifty-cent piece is a legendary coin, known by the nickname "King of Canadian Coins," and the finest-known example of this rare coin is coming to the Toronto Coin Expo as part of the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. 2018 Fall Sale.

This half dollar, to borrow an American term, is the headliner in a star-studded lineup. The coin has been graded by both PCGS and ICCS as MS66 and is perfectly preserved with stunning toning and choice, original surfaces […]

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1792 Half Disme Sold For Record PriceThe finest known 1792 silver Half Disme, once in the possession of then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and personally owned by the first United States Mint Director David Rittenhouse, has been sold for a record $1,985,000 by Classic Coin Company (www.ClassicCoinCo.com) of Bridgewater, New Jersey.

It is the highest price ever paid for any U.S. Half Dime, a denomination struck between 1792 and 1873 […]

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Breast Cancer 'Coin & Stamp Set' Pedigree Offered by NGC And ASGNext Monday, Oct. 1, the United States Mint will release the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin and Stamp Set.

Priced at $39.95, the 25,000 limited-edition set includes a proof 2018-S 50c Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Half Dollar from the U.S. Mint and a Breast Cancer Research stamp from the U.S. Postal Service […]

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100-Point Coin Grading Scale Created by Ron GuthAward-winning author, researcher and professional numismatist Ron Guth of Expert Numismatic Services, Inc. in San Diego, California (www.ExpertNumismatics.com) has created The Guth 100 Point Coin Grading Scale℠, a new numerical grading scale that he believes will benefit collectors.

The possibility of a 100 point rare coin grading scale has been discussed and debated for decades because the 70 point grading scale is difficult to explain and it does not provide enough grading points on the high end […]

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Department to Host Numismatic Crime Investigations ClassThe Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department will host an in-depth Numismatic Crime Investigations class on Oct. 12, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas.

The class will be presented by the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and will provide attendees with the basic skills, knowledge and resources to effectively investigate a crime related to coins, paper money and related numismatic items […]

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Light Finish 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set Halves FoundNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) graders have discovered a "light finish" variety of 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set Half Dollars.

This variety results from an obverse die that was not properly prepared, imparting a significantly lower-contrast finish on the coin’s fields as compared to the white fields typically seen on Reverse Proof coins […]

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U.S. Mint Seeking Artists To Design Coins and MedalsThe U.S. Mint is looking for artists to create United States coin and medal designs. The agency is accepting applications for its Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) beginning Sept. 3, 2018.

The AIP, established in 2003, was created to develop and train a pool of external artists ready to work with the Mint’s staff, including sculptor-engravers, to generate new designs for coins and medals […]

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