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.

Shipwrecked "Supernova" 1857-S Double Eagle Realize $282,000The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled S.S. Central America and nicknamed "Supernova" because of its amazing, unique natural toning, set a record price for any 1857 San Francisco Mint $20 gold coin in a public auction conducted by Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.LegendAuctions.com) in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 16, 2019.

Described by Legend President Laura Sperber as "the most beautifully and amazingly colorful toned gold coin we have ever seen," the sunken treasure Double Eagle, graded PCGS MS67, sold for $282,000 […]

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Second Armstrong Family Collection Sale Tops $2.3 MillionThe second sale of the Armstrong Family Collection™, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG), realized more than $2.3 million at Heritage Auctions, May 9.

The Armstrong Family Collection features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong — the first man to walk on the moon — and his immediate family members […]

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NGC's Mobile App Now Includes NGC RegistryNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has announced significant updates to its NGC mobile app, which is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play.

The upgraded NGC app now incorporates the NGC Registry, a powerful online platform where collectors register and display their NGC-certified coins and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This year, the NGC Registry will award more than $20,000 worth of prizes to the top sets […]

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PGM-Graded Notes From Manzi Collection Lead Spink SaleA high-profile collection of United Kingdom banknotes — some dating to the 18th century and most of them certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG) — sold briskly last Thursday in an auction presented by the venerable London firm Spink.

The £610,990 (nearly $800,000 USD) realized was almost £20,000 over the presale high estimate, said Barnaby Faull, Director of Banknotes for Spink, the 350-year-old global auction house […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces 2019 Awards CompetitionThe Numismatic Literary Guild (www.NLGonline.org), 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 announced its annual awards competition for 2019.

This year’s competition is being overseen by David Lange, the new NLG Awards Coordinator […]

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Legend's 32nd Regency Auction Held May 15-16 in New OrleansLegend Rare Coin Auctions will offer over 630 lots during their 32nd Regency Auction held from May 15 to 16.

As the official auctioneer of the PCGS Members Show in New Orleans, LRCA will present rarities from the Pug, Issaquah Estate, Vanderbilt, Coronet II, Wolverine, and Northern Lights Collections, as well as properties from other important consignments, including a world class offering of gold coins recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Central America […]

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1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Sells for Record $108,000A 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar sold for a world record $108,000, making it the most expensive coin of its type, during a public auction of rare U.S. Coins held Thursday, April 25, 2019, by Heritage Auctions.

The rare example of the rather common piece of pocket change is one of about a dozen special issues struck in 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper for special coin sets issued by the U.S. Mint during the mid-1960s […]

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PMG Grades United Kingdom Notes From Lou Manzi CollectionPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has certified over 280 selections from the Lou Manzi Collection of United Kingdom Notes. The amazing group includes numerous rarities from the United Kingdom, many of them iconic "White Notes" from the Bank of England.

Over more than three decades, Lou Manzi assembled what is likely the finest and most important collection of top-quality British currency outside of a museum […]

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Matt Quinn Joins PMG Team of Expert Grading FinalizerPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has hired industry veteran Matt Quinn, who joined its team of expert grading finalizers on May 1.

Quinn has been a professional numismatist for 15 years. Most recently, he operated his own paper money trading company in New Hampshire, which he closed when he accepted a position with PMG due to the company’s strict impartiality requirements […]

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NGC Grades Two Significant Collections During Munich EventNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) graded two significant collections during its recent on-site grading event in Munich, Germany, held February 18-23, 2019. The collections were submitted by SINCONA AG, a prominent Zurich, Switzerland-based numismatic auction house.

One collection comprised a variety of vintage US coins dating from 1794 to 1937 including numerous high-grade gold coins. The other collection featured a remarkably diverse set of modern palladium coins […]

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