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.

Attendees at the 2008 National Money Show™, March 7-9 in Phoenix, are encouraged to register now for the many special tours and events scheduled in conjunction with the show. These activities showcase the best that the Phoenix area has to offer, including beautiful art and landscapes, fine dining, and gold mining legends of the Old […]


Proxibid homepageOmaha, NE — January 2, 2008 — Proxibid, the leading provider of Internet auction webcasting services, today announced that it will provide live online bidding for the Bowers and Merena Orlando Rarities Sales, slated for January 8, 2008 in Orlando.  The live auction event will take place at the International Plaza Resort & Spa in the heart of Orlando’s bustling entertainment district, two days prior to the Orlando F.U.N. Show.  Live online bidding will begin January 8 at 6:00 p.m. EST on Proxibid.  View the auction catalog now!

670 lots of high-quality, rare U.S. coins will be available for live online bidding during this auction.  Even the most discerning collectors will agree that this is a must-attend event.  With online bidding via Proxibid, collectors world-wide can log on to bid and win some of these rare coins. 

One of the most exciting coins to cross the block during this auction is Lot 516, a 1795 Capped Bust Half Eagle, Small Eagle, BD-2, HBCC-3034, Miller-3, Rarity-6, graded MS-64 by NGC.  According to Bowers and Merena’s President Steve Deeds,


1793 Half Cent. B-2, C-2. Rarity-3. Vf-25 (pcgs).“This is a spectacular specimen.  Only 20 to 30 examples of the 1795 BD-2 Half Eagle are believed to have survived, and the near-Gem that we are offering here is undoubtedlythe finest example available for private ownership, if it is not the finest known.”

“We are thrilled to offer online bidding via Proxibid for this auction,” said Deeds.  “We have several high-profile items available for this auction, including a 1793 Half Cent, the United States’ first half-cent coin.  Collectors won’t want to miss this auction!”


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(Fallbrook, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will conduct a series of free, educational “Share the Knowledge” seminars for collectors and dealers at coin shows around the country during 2008.  The first in the series of programs will be held during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo in February.   “The PNG […]


Website and Catalog Feature Exclusive Input on Select Coins by PCGS Founder and Director, David Hall IRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin auction house, kicks off festivities in Orlando on Tuesday, January 8, 2008, with the Bowers and Merena Orlando Rarities Sales, featuring 670 rare and desirable coin lots sure […]


"One of the Most Popular of all Registry Sets" (Santa Ana, California) — The PCGS Set Registry all-time number one finest set of modern U.S. proof coins from 1968 to the present will be exhibited by Professional Coin Grading Service during the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention (booth #138) in Orlando, January 10 – 13, […]


Centerpiece of World Auction is “Carl F. Chirico Jr. Collection of World Pattern Coins” IRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin auction house, continues as Official Auctioneer of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention in 2008, with the next auction scheduled for February 27 to March 2, 2008.  For their first […]


Two firsts meet — Australia’s very first coin and its very first million dollar coin — at the Coinworks Dollars & Dumps Exhibition in Melbourne. The Australian Proof 1930 Penny is valued at more than one million dollars. Alongside the penny, and not to be short-changed by much in comparative uniqueness, if at all, is […]


Every third week in April the American Numismatic Association (ANA) promotes the study and collecting of coins and currency through National Coin Week. The week of celebration is filled with a series of activities ranging from sponsored school events to numismatic exhibits and public gatherings. To help "send out the call", the ANA provides ideas, […]


Heritage Auction Galleries held the Official Auctions of the September 2007 Long Beach Coin Expo. The total numbers generated and announced through a press release were impressive, reaching $27 Million. The Signature Auctions included: U.S. coins ($11,311,996) U.S. currency ($10,486,434) Ancient and world coins ($3,210,026) And U.S. tokens and medals ($598,946) These totals combined with […]


Eileen Collins (Colonel, USAF, RET.) had an exceptional career with NASA. Her achievements helped springboard not only the launch of missions, but that of the Sacagawea Dollar coins. Let’s swing through a quick series of historical events tying Collins and the Sacagawea coins together. Warp back to July 23, 1999… On that day, NASA Mission […]

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