Coin & Numismatic News

US Mint Sales: Weir Farm Quarters and 5 Oz Coin DebutThe United States Mint released seven products last week recognizing Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut. The U.S. Mint’s latest sales stats show how well they performed in the early going.

Released a week ago Monday, May 18, the Weir Farm quarter is the second of five issues for 2020. New products include rolls and bags of quarters from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’. The number sold through Sunday combined to 1,902,660 quarters, which is near the top when compared against early starts of other recent quarters […]


Stack's Bowers Galleries Acquires Carter NumismaticsStack’s Bowers Galleries ("SBG") is proud to announce the acquisition of Carter Numismatics Incorporated ("CNI") and the addition of Jason Carter to its industry-leading team of numismatic professionals.

Carter joins SBG as executive vice president and he, John Morgan and the CNI team will continue to operate out of the new SBG offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma […]


ACEF: Counterfeiting Battles Continued in MayA fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation ( busy during May 2020.

"Among the cases we’re investigating is the sale of ten fake one-ounce silver American Eagles. They were unsuspectingly purchased by someone who responded to an advertisement that popped up while he was checking his Facebook account. All ten coins he received in response to his order were counterfeit," said Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force […]


Perth Mint Bullion Sales Score Milestone Highs in April 2020Australian bullion sales surged to milestone levels in April, the latest figures from The Perth Mint of Australia show. When compared against past months since CoinNews started tracking the data in February 2013, the Mint’s gold sales are in first place and its silver sales are in second.

The gains happened against a backdrop of soaring precious metals with LBMA prices in April jumping 5.8% for gold and rallying 10.1% for silver […]


NGC Certifies Very First Olympic Gold Medal for Basketball Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® ( has certified the first Olympic gold medal for basketball ever awarded. This ultimate symbol of the sport’s rise to a global phenomenon was presented to US team captain William "Bill" Wheatley by James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

With Germany as the host country and the world on the eve of war, tensions were high during the 1936 Summer Olympic Games. The event — one of great importance to the history of sports and the world in general — would be the last Olympics held for 12 years […]


GreatCollections to Auction Two Iconic U.S. Coins on June 14 to Benefit CharityTwo of the most famous U.S. coins ever minted are being auctioned by GreatCollections for the benefit of Andre’ F. Toce Sr. Family Foundation, a non-profit that has donated to a variety of causes, including supporting orphaned children in Africa and safe houses for abused women.

The two coins, a key date 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar, graded PCGS Proof-63, and a rare 1907 Saint-Gaudens High Relief Gold Double Eagle, graded PCGS MS-64, are expected to sell for more than $60,000 when they are auctioned on Sunday, June 14th at […]


US Mint Sales: 2020 Silver Proof Set Nears 200,000The U.S. Mint’s 2020 Silver Proof Set returned to the sales limelight after having been unavailable for a couple weeks with its initial inventory depleted.

Last week its ordering status changed from "Currently Unavailable" to "Back Order," allowing collectors to place orders for fulfillment when more became available. With the ordering switch turned back on, the set’s sales jumped 7,869 units, making it the Mint’s best weekly seller […]


Boehner Signs Inserts for NGC-Certified 2020 Emergency Silver EaglesA former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the honorable John Boehner of Ohio, has personally signed inserts on a limited number of the scarce 2020 silver American Eagles struck during the recent emergency production at the United States Mint facility in Philadelphia.

These coins, certified as MS 70 Early Release (ER) and First Day of Issue (FDI) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, are being offered exclusively by Westminster Mint […]


2020 Weir Farm Quarters and 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedToday, May 18, the United States Mint released rolls and bags containing the latest 25-cent coin from their America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The quarter honors Weir Farm National Historic Site of Connecticut. In addition, the U.S. Mint’s companion Weir Farm America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ also launched today.

Quarter options include 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets, 3-roll sets and 100-coin bags of circulation quality coins taken directly from the production floors of the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints. Five ounce silver coins are produced only at the Mint’s Philadelphia facility […]


Coins and Notes Graded by NGC and PMG Impress in Stack's Bowers May 2020 Hong Kong SaleA coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and a note certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) achieved the top results in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries coin and paper money auctions in Hong Kong, China held May 4-6, 2020.

The top result in the coin auction was a China 1929 L&M-91 Italy Satin Finish Silver Dollar graded NGC SP 66 that realized $252,000 — more than double its pre-sale estimate […]