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.

Storied 1879 Flowing Hair Stella in Heritage's U.S. Coins AuctionA superb example of an extremely rare 140-year-old U.S. coin that sat, untouched and perhaps unknown, in a family safe is among lots in highest demand being offered at Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coins Auction March 14-16.

This 1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1, R.3, PR66 Cameo PCGS sat untouched in a family safe for decades in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, discovered in an estate that included antiques and other artwork […]

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PMG Certifies 1920 Home of Bank of Canada $5 NotePaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has certified the second-known example of the 1920-dated Home Bank of Canada $5.

The issue was previously thought to be unique, with the only example being in the National Currency Collection of The Bank of Canada. The note, recently certified by PMG, is the first and only in private hands […]


NGC Certifies Rare Copper Cent From 1943Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC)  has certified a 1943 Copper Cent that was found in a gumball machine decades ago. The 1943 Copper Cent is generally regarded as the most famous of all mint errors.

All 1943 cents were supposed to have been struck in zinc-coated steel so that copper could be conserved for more important uses during World War II. Nevertheless, a few were mistakenly struck in copper (its composition is technically bronze) and found their way into circulation […]


Heritage Auctions Currency Tops $44 Million in Annual SalesA massive surge in demand for high-grade notes from around the world spurred annual sales for 2018 for Heritage Auctions’ Rare Currency department to $44,075,071.

Only once has any auction house in the world surpassed the total: the all-time record for auction sales came in 2008, when Heritage cleared $45 million […]


PMG Launches CrossOver Service for Notes in PCGS HoldersPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has introduced a CrossOver service for notes that are still encapsulated in PCGS Currency holders.

PMG’s CrossOver service allows notes encapsulated by PCGS Currency to be submitted to PMG for grading without being removed from their holders […]


Jason W. Bradford Launches Legacy Currency GradingWell-known paper money authentication expert Jason W. Bradford and his team of experts launched Legacy Currency Grading (, a new paper money grading and authentication service, on February 20, 2019.

Legacy Currency Grading will offer a warranty for all banknotes certified by its graders […]


ACEF Seeks Nominations for 2019 Kreuzer AwardDo you know someone who has actively helped in the fight against counterfeit coins, bank notes and/or fake third-party encapsulation holders the past year?

The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) is seeking nominees for its third annual AlanKreuzer Memorial Award […]


Amazing Discoveries in S.S. Central America Purser's SafeHistoric silver and gold coins discovered in the purser’s lock box in 2014 from the fabled "Ship of Gold," the S.S. Central America that sank in 1857, are coming to market for collectors, according to the California Gold Marketing Group LLC (CGMG) of Brea, California.

"Two bags found in the purser’s box contained a combined total of $1,588.95 face value of U.S. coins from silver dimes to Half Eagle $5 gold coins, and ranged in dates from 1796 to 1857," revealed CGMG Managing Partner Dwight Manley […]


NGC Certifies Rare Set of 1839 British Proof CoinsNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has certified a rare complete 1839 Great Britain Proof Set. The incredible set includes 15 gold, silver and copper coins, representing each denomination and type issued in 1839.

Among these is an NGC PF 63+ Ultra Cameo example of the most famous of all British coins: the Una and the Lion Gold Five Sovereign […]

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PNG Seeks 2019 Award NominationsThe Professional Numismatists Guild ( now is accepting nominations for its 2019 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Barry Stuppler.

The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit trade association composed of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers who must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise […]