Coin Shows, Auctions and Numismatic Events

Learn about upcoming U.S. and world coin collector shows, expos and other collecting events, including numismatic auctions — both in rare coins and currency. For the latest information on what’s happening today in the hobby community, check out the following coin news articles.

Sixteenth Annual PNG YN Scholarship Competition OpensThe Professional Numismatists Guild ( will offer, for a 16th straight year, a scholarship to attend one session of the 2020 American Numismatic Association ( Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 27-July 2 or July 4-9.

Young numismatists (YN) between the ages of 13 and 22 are invited to apply for the scholarship, which will cover the cost of airfare, tuition for one of the ANA Summer Seminar sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters […]


Stack's Bowers November 2019 Baltimore U.S. Coin and Medal Auction HighlightsThe Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Baltimore Auction brought together collectors of every discipline for a historic offering of five important collections and numerous additional rarities.

In total, over $17.6 million was realized across more than 6,000 lots of United States coins and related issues. In total, the firm’s Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo realized $19,124,255 across 16 sessions […]


Stack's Bowers November 2019 Baltimore Currency Auction HighlightsThe Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo saw $1,510,700 in rare United States paper money trade hands between its Thursday, November 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the Tuesday, November 19 Internet-only session.

In total, the Stack’s Bowers Whitman Winter Expo auction realized over $19,124,255 million across 16 sessions offering United States coins, tokens, medals and paper money[…]


Lutes and Wing 1943 Bronze Lincoln Cents Brought Together Under One OwnerTwo of the rarest and most famous US coins have been brought together under a single owner.

The 76-year-old coins look like regular Lincoln Cents from the era — bronze with the 16th president on one side, wheat ears on the other. Yet they were not supposed to exist. For years, US Mint officials claimed that they didn’t […]


PCGS Banknote Launches January 2020Professional Coin Grading Service ( will again be authenticating, grading, and certifying United States and world paper money domestically with the launch of a new service, PCGS Banknote (, in early January 2020.

The company has successfully provided PCGS Gold Shield brand grading of U.S. and world paper money at its international Asia and Europe offices for the past four years […]


Public To Select Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary NGC Label DesignNext year is the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sacagawea Dollar, and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) will celebrate the occasion with a special NGC certification label.

For the first time, the public will be able choose the design of NGC’s label, which will be offered for free to NGC members for 2020 Sacagawea Dollars submitted throughout the year […]


APMEX MintDirect American Silver Eagles To Qualify For PCGS FirstStrike DesignationProfessional Coin Grading Service ( has partnered with APMEX (, the largest online retailer of precious metals, to offer an exciting new product geared toward bullion enthusiasts beginning in 2020. It combines APMEX’s popular MintDirect® products with desirable PCGS FirstStrike® certification eligibility.

For years, APMEX has had success selling United States Mint products sealed in protective plastic to ensure they remain in the same unopened, untouched, unsorted and unsearched condition just as they were received from the U.S. Mint […]


GreatCollections to Offer Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old HoldersGreatCollections is pleased to announce the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders. The collection comprises nearly 100 certified coins that were graded in the early years of PCGS and NGC and have resided with one owner ever since.

The collection of important early U.S. coins includes a 1796 Draped Bust Quarter, graded PCGS MS-64 and a 1796 Draped Bust Dime, graded PCGS MS-63. Both are encapsulated in small "rattler" holders, the original type by PCGS […]


UK's Royal Mint Selected NGC To Certify Rare 1819 George III Sovereign The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom entrusted Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) to certify an example of one of the greatest rarities of British coinage: the 1819 George III Sovereign. The Royal Mint sold the sovereign through a ballot, with the winning collector purchasing it for £100,000 (about $129,000 USD).

The 1819 Sovereign was submitted by the Royal Mint to NGC International UK Ltd. (NGC UK), an affiliate of NGC in London […]


PCGS to Encapsulate COAs With 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver EaglesProfessional Coin Grading Service ( will begin encapsulating United States Mint serialized Certificates of Authenticity (COA) alongside the coins they guarantee. The service will also provide a pedigree on the coin insert with the matching serial number.

This new service is being launched in conjunction with the new, low-mintage American Eagle 2019 One Ounce Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin, which will be accompanied from the Mint with COAs bearing a serial number […]