Coin & Numismatic News

Collectibles Authentication Guaranty Launches; Certifies Armstrong Family CollectionThe Certified Collectibles Group® announced today the launching of Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG), its seventh member company. CAG is a certification service that works directly with collectors, estates, artists and museums to preserve the authenticity and provenance of artifacts, memorabilia and estate items at the source.

The first collection to be certified by CAG is the Armstrong Family Collection, one of the most historic and important collections of memorabilia of the last 50 years […]

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Square Coins Sought for 75th Anniversary of Integration of BaseballNewly introduced legislation is calling for the United States Mint to strike square commemorative coins in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the integration of baseball in 2022.

On April 15, 1947, Robinson debuted for the National League’s Brooklyn Dodgers and on July 5, 1947, Doby integrated the American League with the Cleveland Indians […]

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Heritage World and Ancient Coins & Paper Money Sale in Hong Kong Realizes $4.38MLed by strong bidding across the board, especially for Chinese coins and currency, Heritage Auctions’ World Coins & Ancient Coins Auction and its World Currency Auction in Hong Kong combined to bring $4.38 million.

With a combined sell-through rate of 94 percent by value, the events added up to the company’s third-largest event ever held in Hong Kong. When combined, the two events yielded the second-highest average lot value of any Heritage event in Hong Kong: $2,946 […]

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SBG August 2018 ANA Sale Features World and Ancient Coins & Paper MoneyStack’s Bowers Galleries (StacksBowers.com) is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin & World Paper Money Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money between August 14 and 18. The event will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

The Ancient and World Coin sale will be offered on two days, with Session A commencing on Tuesday August 14, at 9:00 AM ET in Room 115A of the Convention Center […]

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US Mint Sales: 2018-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle DebutsThis year’s uncirculated American Gold Eagle from the West Point Mint moved faster out of the sales gate than past issues.

U.S. Mint sales figures published today show collectors grabbed 4,149 of the coins in the four days since its Thursday release. That more than doubles last year’s debut, and ranks at the top of the pack against other recent starts […]

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US Mint Gold Coin Prices May Decline Wed., July 18On Wednesday, July 18, the United States Mint may cut prices on one and one-half dozen numismatic gold products.

The U.S. Mint’s collection of gold coins have prices that can change weekly based on the trending value of gold as compared against its 2018 pricing matrix […]

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NGC Certifies New York Bank Hoard of Morgan DollarsNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified the New York Bank Hoard, a group of 16,000 Morgan Dollars that had been stored in sealed US Treasury bags for more than 50 years. The remarkably well-preserved hoard boasts a number of high grade pieces, including 118 that graded NGC MS 67.

Each canvas US Treasury bag in the New York Bank Hoard contained 1,000 Uncirculated Morgan Dollars of the same date and mintmark combination […]

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Heritage Auctions Offers Book About Saint-Gaudens Double EaglesThe definitive resource on the history of one of the world’s most popular collector coins, Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections, written by Roger Burdette and edited by Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin and U.S. Coins Chief Cataloger Mark Van Winkle, is now available through the firm’s website, HA.com.

Widely accepted as the most detailed resource ever compiled about these popular coins, the book covers every die variety available to Burdette, a multiple winner of the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Book of the Year Award […]

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2018 NLG Symposium At ANA August 2018 World's Fair of MoneyThe Numismatic Literary Guild (www.NLGonline.org), a nonprofit organization composed of hobby writers, editors and content producers, will conduct its 2018 NLG Symposium from 10 am to 11 am, Thursday, August 16, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® (www.WorldsFairofMoney.com) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group’s annual dinner and awards ceremony, known as "The Bash," will be held that evening.

The symposium topic will be "Cultivating New Collectors with Online Blogs and Publicity," and the symposium will be open to the public […]

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SS Central America Treasure Includes Finest Known SF Mint Denomination SetThe latest recovery of sunken treasure from the legendary "Ship of Gold," the SS Central America, includes six coins that now comprise the finest known "San Francisco Mint denomination set" for $1, $2.50, $3, $5, $10 and $20 gold pieces, according to the California Gold Marketing Group (CGMG).

The Double Eagle in the recently assembled set is graded PCGS MS67+, the highest grade ever given to any 1857-S $20 by Professional Coin Grading Service […]

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