The eagerly anticipated start of authentication and grading of rare coins in Hong Kong by Professional Coin Grading Service is underway through its new company, Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd. — PCGS. PCGS is grading coins prior to and during the Hong Kong International Coin Convention and Antique Watch Fair beginning on March 24 and continuing through April 6, 2012.
Coins now are being accepted from PCGS Collectors Club members and PCGS Authorized Dealers at "pre-show" discounted rates [...]
Teletrade, America’s premier Internet auctioneer of certified coins and currency, is proud to announce the new Teletrade.com, launched February 2, 2012. The new website features a fresh look, easy navigation, and increased focus on our collectors’ and consignors’ needs.
In addition to the redesign Teletrade has also made several changes to the bidding structure, most notably, No Hidden Reserves — all bidding will now open at the opening bid or one bid increment below the reserve to increase bidding transparency [...]
A variety of 19th century rarities — from an 1808 quarter eagle to an 1839-O branch mint proof half dollar and a historic1860 Mormon five dollar coin — highlight Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 2-5, 2012 Long Beach U.S. Coins Signature® Auction.
The Heritage Long Beach event also features a Currency Signature® Auction, on Feb. 3, with a beautiful and valuable Fr. 1219e $1000 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 and an exceptional Fr. 168 $100 1869 Legal Tender PCGS Extremely Fine 45 leading the offerings [...]
The recent announcement that Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading service, Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd., has received enthusiastic response from some of Asia’s most respected rare coin dealers and collectors.
Guidelines and submission forms on how to submit coins to PCGS in Asia will be announced soon in conjunction with the Hong Kong Coin Convention and Antique Watch Show, April 6 – 8, 2012 [...]
The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce exciting new gold, silver and base metal keepsakes inspired by Canada’s historical, cultural and artistic heritage by launching its first collector coins of 2012.
Leading this impressive array are the 2012 Proof and Brilliant Silver Dollars, as well as two new Proof Sets, which pay an unforgettable tribute to the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
Other coins offer a fascinating look at new and old stories of Canada such as [...]
Collectors will have four opportunities to win valuable gold coins at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), February 2 – 4, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.
"A free gold coin will be given away as a door prize on each day of the three-day show. In addition, Professional Coin Grading Service will award a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin valued at over $2,000 as the prize in its coin grading competition," said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman [...]
A unique South African bronze 1928 pattern sovereign, graded Matte Proof 64 by NGC, brought $184,000 as the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ $10.7+ million Jan. 2-3 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel held as part of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). All prices include 19.5% Buyer’s Premium.
"South African numismatics are quite hot and the prices in this auction show that, led by this beautiful pattern sovereign," said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of Heritage Auctions [...]
Rare coins authenticated and certified for grade by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) broke or tied dozens of price records at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention auction sessions conducted by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com).
"PCGS-certified coins ruled the day at the recent FUN show. Record prices were realized for a 1793 Chain cent as well as an 1829 large date $5, both bringing $1.38 million in the Heritage Platinum Night auctions. Strong prices were also realized for Denis Loring’s 1793 large cent collection as well as Dr. Steven Duckor’s collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles," said Don Willis, President of [...]
An extraordinary 1793 S-4 Chain Cent, MS65 Brown PCGS — a coin whose origins can be traced back to the very earliest days of America’s first mint — brought $1.38 million, and a crush of national and international media attention, as one of the top two lots in Heritage Auctions’ $55.8+ million Jan. 4-6 Orlando, FL U.S. Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature® Auction, part of Heritage’s $64+ million combined FUN Coin and Currency events. All prices include 15% Buyer’s Premium.
"This amazing 1793 Chain cent, the Cleneay-Atwater-Eliasberg Specimen and the plate coin in Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents 1793-1814," said Jim Halperin, Co-Founder of Heritage Auctions [...]
In a major expansion of its international services and activities, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading operation.
The new Asia venture will be known as Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd.
In May 2010, PCGS successfully opened an office in Paris, France as part of the company’s increasing international services, and since then PCGS-certified coins have repeatedly brought higher-than-estimated prices at public auctions in Europe [...]