Coin & Numismatic News

Three Named to PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of FameProfessional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has named three longtime coin dealers and numismatic leaders to the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame.

Every year, PCGS inducts a small handful of distinguished dealers into the Hall of Fame, and this year the world’s premier third-party grading service is adding the names of three well-deserving individuals to the hall of numismatic luminaries. These three new inductees are Bruce Amspacher, Greg Roberts, and Catherine Bullowa-Moore […]

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PMG-Certified Notes Shine in Heritage September Currency SaleA rare banknote certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) realized $384,000 to lead the way at a pair of Heritage Auctions currency sales held September 17-18, 2020. The result set a world record for any piece of small-size US currency, according to Heritage Auctions.

In a reflection of collectors’ clear preference for PMG-certified notes, 23 of the top 25 lots in the Heritage Auctions Currency Sale and 23 of the top 25 lots in the Heritage Auctions World Paper Money Sale were certified by PMG […]

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U.S. Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso RetiresOne of Philadelphia’s and the U.S. Mint’s finest, Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso, has retired after creating designs of the nation’s coins and medals since 2009.

Gaudioso, a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, earned his Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art in New York City […]

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2020-W $25 Uncirculated American Palladium Eagle ReleaseA new series finish and mintage low lends support to the U.S. Mint’s latest product, the 2020-W $25 Uncirculated American Palladium Eagle, while a $3,000 price weighs against it.

The uncirculated coin is composed of 1 ounce of .9995 fine palladium. Each bears designs originally created by world-renowned designer and medallic artist Adolph A. Weinman […]

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US Mint Sales: 2020 Salt River Bay 5oz Coin DebutsThe United States Mint released one product last week recognizing Salt River Bay National Historical Site and Ecological Preserve in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The U.S. Mint’s latest sales show how well it performed in the early going.

Released Sept. 18, the .999 fine 2020-P Salt River Bay Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin logged three-day starting sales of 12,669 units, making it the Mint’s best seller for the week […]

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NGC-Certified English 1705 Gold Coin Tops $300,000 in Spink AuctionA rare English gold coin struck during the reign of Queen Anne and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized over $300,000 — more than double its pre-auction estimate — in a Spink sale on September 15, 2020.

A host of other NGC-graded coins also raced past their pre-auction estimates in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold Coins, organized by the prestigious London-based auction house […]

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1934 $10,000 Note Realizes World Record in Heritage SaleA 1934 U.S. bank note set the world record for the most valuable type of its kind sold at auction when it brought $384,000 at Heritage Auctions. The $10,000 bill sets the ceiling on the most valuable "small size" piece of currency ever sold.

The note is one of just three $10,000 bills to survive in such remarkable condition, according to Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), which graded the note […]

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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Quarters for Vermont ReleasedConservation history and land stewardship are highlighted in the newest release from the United States Mint with new quarter dollars celebrating Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park of Vermont.

A design emblematic of the park graces the reverse (tails side) of the new quarters which are available in single 40-coin rolls, two-roll sets, three-roll sets, and 100-coin bags […]

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2020 Salt River Bay 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedThe United States Mint’s first product release for September debuts today with the 2020-P Salt River Bay National Historical Site and Ecological Preserve Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Like the companion quarter released earlier, its design honors Salt River Bay National Historical Site and Ecological Preserve located on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands […]

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CCAC to Review National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative CoinsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day meeting by teleconference on Sept. 22 and 23 to review and discuss candidate designs for several medals and coins, including commemoratives honoring the National Law Enforcement Museum.

The CCAC is tasked with advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals […]

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