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.

Rare 1943 Lincoln Cent Sells Above Estimate Contrary to ReportsAn uncorrected reporting error republished by more than 1,000 media outlets worldwide negligently included a bogus pre-auction estimate of the 1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent auctioned Jan. 10, 2019 by Heritage Auctions.

South West News Service (SWNS), a global wire service, issued an article to its subscribers stating that the coin was expected to sell for the inaccurate estimate of $1.7 million […]

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NGC-graded Ancient and World Coins Top Heritage New York SaleCoins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) topped the Heritage Auctions World and Ancient Coins sale held January 6-7, 2019 in New York. In all, 10 lots of NGC-certified coins realized prices greater than $100,000.

The sale’s highlight was the 1728 Netherlands East Indies Gold Proof Pattern Ducaton, graded NGC PF 64, that realized $336,000, far exceeding its pre-auction estimate of $80,000 to $100,000 […]

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Stack's Bowers Galleries Launches New Auction ArchivesStack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce a complete rebuild and relaunch of their online Auction Archives, available at archive.stacksbowers.com.

The site now features nearly 650,000 past auction records, including many Stack’s and American Numismatic Rarities sales dating back to 2002, which have not been available before […]

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PCGS Set Registry Sports Both Fun and GamesProfessional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has added an intriguing and exciting new element of competition and additional awards to its popular PCGS Set Registry®.

"It’s called the PCGS Set Registry Achievement Program, and it challenges current and new PCGS Set Registry members to earn points and accumulate digital achievement medals for their efforts. There also is an opportunity to win numismatic prizes valued at $500 or more during the first ten days of the program’s launch," said Cosetta Robbins, Manager of the PCGS Set Registry […]

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NGC To Offer ASF Labels for Apollo 11 Commemorative CoinsNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has officially licensed the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) logo for special NGC certification labels that celebrate the U.S. Mint’s Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. The coins go on sale January 24, 2019.

The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins are among the most highly anticipated U.S. Mint issues of the last decade. The coins are particularly noteworthy for their curved design, which resembles the view of the moon’s surface from an astronaut’s helmet […]

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Paul Nugget Joins DLRCDavid Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is pleased to announce that world-renowned gold coin specialist Paul Nugget has joined the company as a new affiliate. Paul, a native New Yorker, will remain in the Empire State, serving his existing clients as well as helping DLRC serve a wider base of customers.

Nugget’s interest in coins started at eight years old and has propelled him to be the renowned gold coin specialist that he is today. He took a break during adolescence but returned to the hobby after finishing school at Hunter College […]

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Upgrades NGC RegistryNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) is proud to announce that an upgraded NGC Registry is now available at NGCcoin.com/Registry.

The NGC Registry is an online platform where collectors can register and display their NGC-certified coins and compete against other collectors for the best sets. A free NGC membership is all it takes to participate […]

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U.S. Rare Coin Market Tops $4 Billion in 2018Quality was in the eyes of the bidders in the multi-billion dollar United States rare coin market during 2018, according to a year-end tabulation conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org), a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers.

While prices declined during the year for some U.S. coins in easily available lower grades, hundreds of noteworthy coins from early American to modern that are among the finest known of their kind set auction price records […]

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Heritage's Make An Offer Program Now Displays Pending, Rejected and Accepted OffersHeritage Auctions’ Make Offer to Owner (MOtO) program, through which clients can make anonymous offers on lots previously sold at auction, has added an extremely useful new feature showing the amount and status of every resale offer ever made via HA.com.

Any Heritage member who sees a previously auctioned item of interest with a Make Offer to Owner button has the option of submitting an offer, after which the item’s owner can accept or decline the offer, or submit a counter-offer to the potential buyer […]

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NGC Now Certifies and Encapsulates Canceled Dies Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has announced a new certification and encapsulation service for coin, token and medal dies. As many numismatists know, dies are the tools used in the minting process to strike a planchet and impart the coin’s design.

After their useful life is over, dies are usually destroyed by a mint. Sometimes, however, they are canceled and sold as a numismatic product or scrap. These canceled dies are defaced to prevent them from being used to illegitimately strike more coins […]

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