Numismatic Press Releases & Announcements

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PCGS LogoExecutives of the PCGS warn that the problems of Chinese-made counterfeits of rare coins are getting worse and could soon expand to include fakes of rare bank notes imported into the United States.

In personal meetings and messages conveyed to influential members of Congress in Washington […]


1787 Brasher Doubloon CoinNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest third-party coin grading company, has graded and encapsulated what may be the world’s most valuable coin.

Prominent numismatist Walter Perschke is the owner of the coin, which is believed to be the finest known example of the rare Brasher Doubloon. Perschke first purchased the Brasher Doubloon in 1979 for $430,000, then a record price for a coin. It is now valued at $10 million […]


Canadian 2012 Collector Coins Celebrating Anniversaries and MilestonesThe Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted collector coins which continue to capture the spirit and excitement of the many milestones and anniversaries Canadians are celebrating in 2012.

"The world’s greatest sporting events and our wonderfully diverse heritage continue to offer the Mint new and exciting ways to reflect the pride of Canadians in celebrating their culture, their national symbols and their history through unforgettable collector coins," said Ian E. Bennett […]


Mike FuljenzMichael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, again has been honored by journalism professionals for his consumer education writings about gold and other precious metals.

The Press Club of Southeast Texas presented Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion with a first place Excellence in the Media Award in the brochure category for […]


1907 Saint-Gaudens Double EagleStack’s Bowers Galleries, the Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coins and Collectible Expo in Baltimore, is proud to present the blockbuster MCMVII (1907) Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle offered as lot 4438.

The coin is the single finest certified example of the type in the absolutely stunning grade of Proof-69 (PCGS); no examples have been graded finer than this coin at either of the major grading services […]


1879 Flowing Hair Stella graded PR64 by PCGSCollectors had American gold rarities on their minds May 31-June 3 at the Long Beach Convention Center during Heritage Auctions’ $12.67 million U.S. Coins Signature® Auction, as an 1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, PR64 PCGS rose to the top of the auction with a final price realized of $184,000.

Two coins tied for the second and third spots in the auction’s top tier: a rare and beautiful 1887 $10 PR65 Cameo NGC […]


David Hall, Ben Mesko, Mike KittleVentura County, California collector Mike Kittle is the winner of the coin grading competition sponsored by PCGS Photograde™ Online recently conducted at the May – June 2012 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.

He was awarded a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin graded PCGS Secure Plus MS65 valued at $2,000, according to PCGS President Don Willis […]


1936 Walking Liberty Half DollarThe Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo will take place from June 27 through June 29, 2012, in Room 308 of the Baltimore Convention Center.

The auction will showcase coins from several major collections, including the Land of Smiles Collection of Liberty Nickels, Selections from the Anne Kate Collection, the Winecrest Collection Part II, the Walking Liberty Tribute Collection, the Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge Collection, the Truckee Meadows Collection, and much more […]


Fr.377 1890 $100 Treasury Note ObverseStack’s Bowers Galleries, leading auctioneer and retailer of premium collectible coins, currency and precious metals, announces the offering of a sophisticated collection of United States Federally Issued banknotes pedigreed as the Watermelon Collection.

This advanced assortment covers nearly all genres of the large size type issuance and will be a featured collection in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM this August in Philadelphia […]

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1879 Flowing Hair Stella graded PR64 by PCGSClassic coin rarities and a few unexpected treasures are among the highlights of the upcoming Heritage Auctions Long Beach Signature® U.S. Coin auction, May 31-June 3.

The proof four dollar gold pieces, or "Stellas," in the auction are the perfect illustration of this mix. There are three of the famous patterns in the auction, two of the familiar Judd-1635 1879 Flowing Hair type in gold […]


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