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Titanic survivor's $1 billThe 1899 $1 Silver Certificate a survivor of the S.S. Titanic had in his pocket a century ago when he was rescued from the Atlantic Ocean, and then was later inscribed by him, has been certified by PCGS Currency.

"Given all of the anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and with news coverage of it nearly everywhere, it would be an understatement to describe our anticipation of seeing this note as tremendous," said Laura A. Kessler, Vice President of PCGS Currency.

The dollar bill was carried by 50-year old August (Augustus) H. Weikman of Palmyra, New Jersey, a barber on the ship, who was […]

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Royal Canadian Mint 2012 Collector CoinsAs it continues to advance the art and science of coin manufacturing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce a striking variety of new collector coins which celebrate Canada through nature, art and history.

Maple leaf, Group of Seven, Rick Hansen and War of 1812 featured in precious metal as Aster and Venetian glass bumble bee coin and glow-in-the dark dinosaur coin showcase exciting Royal Canadian Mint innovations […]


1903 Fengtien Tael, PCGS Secure Plus AU55The unique 1903 Fengtien Province Tae was certified by PCGS during the April 2012 Hong Kong International Coin Convention & Antique Watch Fair.

The 1903 "dragon dollar," graded PCGS Secure Plus™ AU55, was submitted by PCGS Authorized Dealer Chun-Yo-(Stanley) Chou of Fuchin coin company of Taiwan on behalf of an anonymous collector. It is insured for $5 million.

The silver 1903 Tengtien Province Tael is listed as unique in the authoritative reference book, Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Gold & Silver, by Lin Gwo Ming and Ma Tak Wo […]


Morgan DollarseBay today announced continued efforts to enhance the coins experience on that will bring new, exclusive inventory to collectors, in a trusted, appealing way.

Following the success of the recent Presidential Collection of PCGS Registry Lincoln Cents auction, six Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) member-dealers will offer a select collection of Morgan Dollars on eBay.

The collection of more than 300 Morgan Dollars, valued at more than $1 million, will run from April 19 through April 29, and will offer […]


PNG LogoMembers of the Professional Numismatists Guild attending the organization’s general membership meeting on April 17, 2012 overwhelmingly approved a three-point definition of so-called "coin doctoring."

Here is the wording of the definition as approved by the PNG Board of Directors and PNG member-dealers attending the meeting in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois on the eve of the Central States Numismatic Society convention […]


1879 Stella VarietyNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has authenticated and graded the single known example of a distinctive Stella variety as PF-60, J-1636a.

The Stella, or four-dollar gold piece, was coined solely as a series of pattern pieces dated 1879 or 1880 in two major types. Both show a left-facing bust of Liberty on the obverse and a five-pointed star on the reverse, from which the coins get their popular name "Stella."

More often seen is the Flowing Hair type designed by Mint Engraver Charles Barber, with most examples bearing the 1879 date. This newly-certified specimen features […]


PCGS Collectors Club Grading ContestProfessional Coin Grading Service ( will award a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin valued at $2,000 as the prize for the winner in a coin grading competition during the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (, May 31 – June 2, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center.

The coin grading competition at Long Beach is sponsored by PCGS PhotogradeTM Online and will be open to […]


2012 Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar Coin CoverToday, April 9, 2012, the United States Mint made available the Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar Coin Cover for $19.95. It follows the recent release of Arthur dollars in rolls and boxes on April 5.

The limited edition cover, up to 22,000 units may be ordered, features two Chester Arthur Presidential $1 coins from the first day of production. The one from the U.S. Mint facility in Denver was struck on December 22, 2011, and the other from Philadelphia was minted on January 11, 2012. These $1 coins are mounted within a display card featuring a portrait of the President […]


1792 Silver Center CentOne of the most historic coins struck by the early U.S. Mint, a 1792 Judd-1 Silver Center cent pattern, MS61 Brown PCGS, headlines the Heritage Auctions April 2012 Central States Signature® U.S. Coin Auction in Schaumburg, IL, April 18-20, with Platinum Night™ offerings on April 19.

The 1792 Silver Center cents were experimental pieces designed by Chief Coiner Henry Voigt to remedy a flaw in the Mint Act of 1792: the official weight for one cent coins would have made them too large and heavy for practical use. Voigt suggested a […]


Fr. 1179 $20 1905 Gold CertificateHeritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the Central States Numismatic Society Show, will offer more than 3,400 lots of rare and collectible currency as part of its Signature® Currency Auction being held April 18-20, in Schaumburg, IL and on April 22.

The lots will be offered in four floor sessions, along with one session presented online only. The Signature portion of the auction contains 1,800+ lots. A wide variety of material will be offered during Session One of the […]

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