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.

The American Numismatic Association’s 2008 World’s Fair of Money® will give visitors a chance to see millions of dollars in rare coins, learn from the world’s top numismatists, and explore the history of Baltimore. The event, held July 30 to August 3 at the Baltimore Convention Center, will feature over 1,100 dealers and numismatic vendors, […]

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Highlights of Bowers and Merena’s Baltimore Rarities Sale, which is prior to ANA World’s Fair of Money, include extraordinary 1866-S No Motto Liberty Double Eagle in NGC MS-60 and elusive 1808 Capped Bust Left Quarter Eagle in NGC MS-61

1866-S No Motto Liberty Double Eagle and 1808 Capped Bust Left Quarter Eagle Gold Coins

IRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin auction house, will host their Baltimore Rarities Sale in July at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, just prior to the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The auction of nearly 1,300 lots will be presented on Saturday, July 26, with lot viewing scheduled for Thursday to Saturday, July 24-26, and lot pick-up on Sunday, July 27. The catalog includes approximately 1,100 coin and 200 currency lots.

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Collectors will first see the 2009 Ultra-High-Relief Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coin July 30 at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore. The United States Mint announced today that Mint Director Ed Moy will reveal the coin, which is a modern version of the 1907 Augustus Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle — often described as the most […]

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The United States Mint announced today that Mint Director Ed Moy will unveil the commemorative 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar coin design in Dallas, TX on Wednesday morning, July 2, 2008. The ceremony at AT&T Plaza at the American Airlines Center in Dallas will open the National Federation of the Blind’s 2008 National Convention, […]

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Winter Park, FL — Treasure Fever has struck again! Expert numismatist and auctioneer of shipwreck coins and artifacts Daniel Frank Sedwick has released the results of his Treasure Auction #3. This mail-bid auction surpassed predictions by grossing over $800,000 ($700,000 + 15%), with an unprecedented 92%+ of the lots sold. Consignments for Sedwick’s next auction […]

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IRVINE, Calif. – Teletrade, America’s largest fully automated Internet auction company for certified coins and currency, will host a very special Friday online auction on June 27, 2008, in addition to their regularly scheduled three weekly auctions on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

1879 Gold Stella Coin

This is Teletrade Auction 2549 consisting of more than 200 exclusive certified coin lots, and will be live at www.teletrade.com from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. eastern time. Bidding is open now and the complete catalog is viewable on the Teletrade website.

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California fractional gold coins are up for sale in Teletrade’s live auction this Sunday, June 22. As Teletrade aptly described the coins in a recent announcement, "these tiny enigmatic gold pieces are shrouded in historic controversy, celebrated by curiosity, and are sought-after favorites of many collectors."

Click Each Coin Image for More – Fractional Gold Highlights

1853 50C BG-302 Peacock Type MS-62 (PCGS) 1870 $1 BG-1205 AU-55 (PCGS) 1875 $1 BG-1127 MS-64 (PCGS) 1870 $1 BG-1107 MS-63 (PCGS) No Date 25C BG-834 MS-63 (PCGS) 1871 50C BG-1026A AU-58 (PCGS) 1867 25C BG-742 MS-61 (PCGS) 1867 25C BG-741 MS-64 (PCGS) 1875 25C BG-783 MS-65 (PCGS) (ex. Jay Roe) 1872 25C BG-722 W H MS-64 (PCGS) 1871 25C BG-718 MS-66 (PCGS) 1853 $1 BG-531 MS-63 (PCGS)

These round or octagonal "Old West" gold pieces were privately issued in denominations of quarter-dollars, half-dollars and dollars. Early coins were essential in combating small change shortages, even though they were not minted by the government. And that is just a part of their unique history.

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(Baltimore, Maryland) — This year’s annual PNG Day conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® convention will be Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Hall A of the Baltimore Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Collectors are cordially invited to attend; however, an invitation […]

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Rare error to make its first appearance at Heritage’s July 2008 Baltimore ANA Auction. Braided Hair large cent error is sized midway between a large cent and a half cent, and was struck on a half cent flan.

Dallas, TX. An amazing Braided Hair large cent struck on a half cent planchet will be making its first public auction appearance at Heritage Auction Galleries’ 2008 Baltimore ANA Signature® Auction.

Braided Hair large cent error

The coin has been consigned by a very private Northwest family whose members were unaware of its rarity or significance. The newly discovered rarity will be sold July 30-August 2, 2008, and the lot listing will be available online at HA.com during early July.

 

“In more than three decades as a numismatist,” commented Heritage’s Senior Numismatist Mark Borckardt,” and after having examined tens of thousands of large cents, I have NEVER seen a similar error.

As soon as I spotted this amazing error coin, I gathered all of the senior numismatists, and none of them could recall a similar piece.

When they heard that the coin had sat on the front porch of a house for fifty years in a Mason jar – along with a bunch of other old coins in cans and jars – they were equally astounded!

It quickens all of our hearts to imagine that there are still major rarities out there waiting to be discovered!”

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Fifteen $20 Federal Reserve Notes from the infamous 1971 "D. B. Cooper" skyjacking were sold for more than $37,000 at Heritage Auction GalleriesAmericana Memorabilia Grand Format Auction June 13, 2008. The notes were owned by Brian Ingram, 36, of Mena, Arkansas who was eight years old in 1980 when he found the only ransom money ever discovered from the still-unsolved skyjacking.

D.B. Cooper Series 1963A $20 bill

Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 flight from Portland to Seattle in 1971. During the flight to Seattle, Cooper said he had a bomb and demanded $200,000 and parachutes.

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