Coin & Numismatic News

PCGS Partners With AMF For Special Labels On Apollo 11 Commemortive CoinsThe Astronauts Memorial Foundation (, a nonprofit organization that honors and memorializes those astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program by sponsoring the Space Mirror Memorial, and by implementing innovative educational technology programs, has selected Professional Coin Grading Service ( to create a special label to celebrate the launch of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.

PCGS has prepared special inserts featuring the AMF logo juxtaposed against the sun rising behind the earth […]


NCIC To Offer Numismatic Crime Investigations Class at Long Beach ExpoThe Long Beach Expo will host an in-depth Numismatic Crime Investigations class on Jan. 31, 2019 in Long Beach, California.

The class will be presented by the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and will provide investigators with the basic skills, knowledge and resources to effectively investigate a crime related to coins, paper money and related numismatic items […]


1885 Trade Dollar Realizes $3.96 Million at Heritage SaleThe finest-known 1885 Trade dollar — among the rarest and most enigmatic issues in all of American coinage – sold for $3,960,000 million through Heritage Auctions Thursday evening, Jan. 10, following a winning bid cast by collector Dell Loy Hansen of Logan, Utah.

The standing-room-only crowd at Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night U.S. Coin Auction roared with laughter and applause after Hansen bested more than 30 bids to make hobby history […]


Rare 1943 Lincoln Cent Sells Above Estimate Contrary to ReportsAn uncorrected reporting error republished by more than 1,000 media outlets worldwide negligently included a bogus pre-auction estimate of the 1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent auctioned Jan. 10, 2019 by Heritage Auctions.

South West News Service (SWNS), a global wire service, issued an article to its subscribers stating that the coin was expected to sell for the inaccurate estimate of $1.7 million […]


NGC-graded Ancient and World Coins Top Heritage New York SaleCoins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) topped the Heritage Auctions World and Ancient Coins sale held January 6-7, 2019 in New York. In all, 10 lots of NGC-certified coins realized prices greater than $100,000.

The sale’s highlight was the 1728 Netherlands East Indies Gold Proof Pattern Ducaton, graded NGC PF 64, that realized $336,000, far exceeding its pre-auction estimate of $80,000 to $100,000 […]


Stack's Bowers Galleries Launches New Auction ArchivesStack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce a complete rebuild and relaunch of their online Auction Archives, available at

The site now features nearly 650,000 past auction records, including many Stack’s and American Numismatic Rarities sales dating back to 2002, which have not been available before […]


PCGS Set Registry Sports Both Fun and GamesProfessional Coin Grading Service ( has added an intriguing and exciting new element of competition and additional awards to its popular PCGS Set Registry®.

"It’s called the PCGS Set Registry Achievement Program, and it challenges current and new PCGS Set Registry members to earn points and accumulate digital achievement medals for their efforts. There also is an opportunity to win numismatic prizes valued at $500 or more during the first ten days of the program’s launch," said Cosetta Robbins, Manager of the PCGS Set Registry […]


US Mint Sales: 2019-W Proof Silver Eagle DebutsAs is always the case following its release, the United States Mint’s newest proof American Silver Eagle was its best-selling numismatic product of the week.

Released last Thursday, Jan. 10, the .999 fine 1-ounce silver coin from the West Point Mint scored four-day sales of 218,990 pieces. That’s a lofty early total other world mints would envy […]


2019 America the Beautiful Quarter Dollars in Proof SetFive sites of national interest are featured on coins in a new U.S. Mint proof set that went on sale today, Jan. 15.

Priced at $15.95 and named the 2019 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™, it offers collectors their first opportunity to get all 2019 quarter designs […]


Apollo 11 Coin Prices and Household LimitsThe United States Mint unveiled prices and household order limits for its suite of upcoming products that celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The limits range from 1 to 100 and published prices are from $25.95 to $224.95.

On Jan. 24, the U.S. Mint will release curved-shape Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins composed from gold, silver or clad and struck in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated […]