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.

Heritage ANA Philadelphia Coin & Currency Sales Top $40 MillionBidders made numismatic history at Heritage Auctions’ American Numismatic Association events Aug. 14-19 as total sales surpassed $40 million — the auctioneers’ biggest ANA auction since 2015.

Total U.S. Coin sales reached $27,212,944 and delivered stunning sell-through rates of 97.3 percent by value and 98 percent by lot. Two historically important lots took top lot honors in their auction debuts […]

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NLG Selects Ron Guth As Next Executive DirectorThe Numismatic Literary Guild Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Ron Guth of San Diego, California to be the NLG Executive Director starting September 1, 2018.

He succeeds Donn Pearlman of Las Vegas, Nevada who agreed to serve in that role for a year following the August 2017 passing of long-time NLG Executive Director Ed Reiter […]

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PNG Donation To Help ICTA Combat CounterfeitsTo help fight fake numismatic merchandise in the marketplace, the Professional Numismatists Guild has donated $15,525 to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force.

The donation was announced by PNG President Barry Stuppler at the PNG Awards banquet in Philadelphia, August 13 […]

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DLRC and John Albanese Acquire 1854-S $5 Gold Coin John Brush of David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) and John Albanese of Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) acquired Aug. 4 the fourth identified example of the world-famous 1854-S No Motto Half Eagle for $2.16 million.

The gold coin, which was graded and authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as Extremely Fine 45, was recently discovered by a New England collector who had the coin submitted to NGC by a dealer acquaintance believing it to be counterfeit […]

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Macau Numismatic Society Selects NGC, NCS, PMG for Official Grading and Conservation ServicesNumismatic Guaranty Corporationr® (NGC) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG) have been named the Official Grading Services of the Macau Numismatic Society (MNS). In addition, Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS), an affiliate of NGC and PMG, has been named the Official Conservation Service of the MNS.

The MNS was established in 1988 to serve the coin and paper money collecting communities in Macau, a Special Administrative Region of China, and the surrounding areas […]

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'First Dollar of the Americas' Realizes $528,000 The legendary "First Dollar of the New World," struck in Mexico City by the Spanish in 1538, sold for $528,000, Aug. 17, at am auction of ancient and world coins held by Heritage Auctions in Philadelphia.

The first dollar-sized coin struck in the Americas, it was minted under the joint Spanish reign of Charles I and his mother, Joanna […]

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NLG announces 2018 Announces 2018 Award WinnersThe Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, writers, bloggers and content producers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles, presented its annual awards for 2018 on Thursday, August 16, in Philadelphia. This year marked NLG’s 50th anniversary.

To be eligible for consideration in any of the 2018 Numismatic Literary Guild award categories, entries must have been published, released, or posted on the Internet between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018 […]

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Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II Sale Tops $9.6 MillionStack’s Bowers Galleries’ August 16 offering of Part II of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money in Philadelphia, achieved nearly $10 million as a room full of enthusiasts vied with online bidders to take home unique, extremely rare and finest known pieces, as well as type notes in incredible condition.

In all, the 70 lots realized $9,652,860, with two notes bringing over $1 million each and well over a quarter of the lots crossing the $100,000 mark […]

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1854-S $5 Gold Coin Realizes $2.16 Million in Heritage Philadelphia SaleOne of the world’s rarest coins, the fourth known genuine surviving 1854-S San Francisco Mint $5 gold piece  — initially believed to be a fake — sold for $2,160,000 Thursday, Aug. 16, by Heritage Auctions in Philadelphia.

The 19th century gold rarity is one of just 268 struck by the San Francisco Mint in 1854, an extraordinarily low mintage for a U.S. gold coin produced during the California Gold Rush […]

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PCGS Adds PL and DMPL Designations for California Fractional Gold CoinsProfessional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) now will include the certification of PL (Prooflike) and DMPL (Deep Mirror Prooflike) in the grades for California gold fractional coins that qualify for those designations.

PCGS defines surface Prooflike as clear reflection in the fields on both sides as viewed from two to four inches away. A misty effect or striations may impede the reflectivity […]

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