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.

A virtually non-stop flow of bourse floor traffic, nearly $35 million of coin and bank note auctions and visits by California’s Attorney General and former Governor, Jerry Brown, and Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, highlighted the busy September 18-20, 2008 Long Beach Coin, Stamps & Collectibles Expo.   "Gold jumped about $40 an ounce on […]

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1851 Augustus Humbert $50 Gold PieceIRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin and currency auction house, hosted their Beverly Hills Rarities Sale on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at The Tower Beverly Hills. The 933-lot auction of high-end rarities realized a total of $3,317,135.

The spotlight of the auction was on the new discovery 1851 Augustus Humbert $50 Gold piece of the Reeded Edge, 880 THOUS (K-5, Rarity-5) variety graded MS-65 * by NGC that realized $460,000 after an excited round of bidding. Prior to the auction, NGC chairman Mark Salzburg called it "the most memorable coin I have graded all year."

It is the only Humbert gold coin of any denomination with an NGC grade of MS-65 *, and no Humbert gold coins of any denomination or variety have been graded finer than MS-65 at either PCGS or NGC.

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October Auction Features Two Outstanding Collections, "The East Bay Collection of International Banknotes" and "The Eduard Kann Chinese Banknote Collection"

IRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin and currency auction house, will conduct an auction of exceptional international banknotes in New York City on October 27-28, 2008, with lot viewing at the auction site October 25-28.

Banknote example from “The East Bay Collection” and "The Eduard Kann Chinese Banknote Collection"

The auction is compiled of two premier collections, "The East Bay Collection of International Banknotes" and "The Eduard Kann Chinese Banknote Collection," consisting of more than 2,000 total lots.

It will be held at the Hilton Times Square, with live auction simulcasts at the John Bull Auctions offices in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, and the Heinrich Köhler Auktionshaus offices in Wiesbaden, Germany. Pre-auction lot viewing will be available in multiple locations around the world, including California, Germany and Hong Kong, as well as at the Maastricht Paper Money Show in the Netherlands, the PCDA Paper Money Convention in St. Louis, Mo., and prior to the auction in New York.

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Young collectors at a museum in Arkansas can spend a day and receive tips and instructions for researching, caring for and displaying their collection — all for free, on Saturday, September 20. Rogers Historical Museum, located in Rogers, Arkansas, is offering a Collector’s Day for children and families that includes a workshop to teach young […]

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(Long Beach, California) – An exhibit by Professional Coin Grading Service of counterfeit coins and the latest in the Professional Numismatists Guild’s "Share the Knowledge" educational seminars are among the highlights of the next Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, September 18 – 20, 2008.  The show will be held in the Long Beach, […]

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(Long Beach, California) – The date has changed for the latest in the Professional Numismatists Guild’s "Share the Knowledge" educational seminars at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.  The new date is Thursday, September 18, 2008, instead of the previously announced Friday the 19th.  The seminar will benefit potential auction consignors and bidders. […]

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Dallas, TX. Heritage’s weekly Internet Coin Auctions have recently recorded sales of significant rarities.

Heritage auctioned rare coins

 

“What a great week for wonderful coins for our Internet bidders,” enthused Heritage President Greg Rohan. “Our Tuesday Weekly Internet Coin Auction ending 8/19 included several significant coins, including:

 

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Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, the official auctioneer of the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectible Expo, will conduct a 6,000+ lot Currency Signature® Auction on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 17-19, 2008 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 South Pine Ave., Long Beach, California. The Convention Center is also the site of the […]

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Dallas, TX. An O-101 1796 15 Stars half dollar (Lot 2018), certified AU58 by PCGS is joined by many other gold and silver rarities in Heritage’s Long Beach Signature® Auction, being held Sept 17-21, 2008.

Coin Highlights from Heritage's September 2008 Long Beach Signature® Auction

Heritage is also holding auctions featuring U.S. Currency, Ancient & World Coins, World Currency, and Tokens and Medals. The auctions are now posted by Heritage Auction Galleries on their HA.com website, and all lots are available for inspection and bidding.

 

“Among the great rarities included in the Long Beach auction,” commented Heritage President Greg Rohan, “are several unusual pairs: A pair of 1879 $4 stellas (Judd-1635, Pollock-1833) with Flowing Hair, and certified by NGC (Lot 3570 is PR64 Star Cameo, and Lot 3571 is PR65 Cameo). A pair of early $5s from The Laredo Collection is also significant: Lot 3575 is a 1795 $5 Small Eagle (BD-1), certified MS62 NGC, and Lot 3587 is an 1805 $5 Close Date (BD-2). A pair of 1839-O Capped Bust, Reeded Edge Proof half dollars will keep seasoned numismatists talking for decades.

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Exhibit will be replaced by “Money of the Civil War” in October "The Medal Is the Message: Global Ideas in Handheld Sculpture," an innovative exhibit at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum, is closing on Sept. 15, and will be replaced by "A House Divided: Money of the Civil War," opening on Oct. 9. "Global […]

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