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.

Coin traveled in the family of Charles Bienvenu, New Orleans Mint Superintendent in 1856 DALLAS, TX — The finest known certified New Orleans double eagle, the 1856-O Double Eagle, SP63 PCGS, descended for a century in the family of the New Orleans Mint Superintendent of 1856, Charles Bienvenu, will anchor Heritage Auction Galleries’ May Long […]

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Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin and currency auction house, will bring nearly 2,500 lots of fine coins and currency to Baltimore, Md., for the Official Auction of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention scheduled for June 10-13, 2009.

Two Rare Coins in Bowers and Merena Auction at Baltimore

The auction will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center and begins with lot viewing Wednesday, June 10, through Friday, June 12, followed by the three-session auction on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. EDT, and Friday, June 12, at 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. EDT.

The standout highlight of the auction is lot 757, an 1876-CC Twenty-Cent Piece in PCGS AU-58 with a fascinating history. Believed to be one of perhaps just 12 to 20 examples known, this specimen was acquired in Virginia City, Nev., by Gold Rush "Forty-Niner" John Seagraves Pick and has been kept in the Pick/Jurgensen family for the last 133 years.

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Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 World’s Fair of Money®, August 5-9 in Los Angeles, can take advantage of special tours that explore the glamour and culture of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Tours include visits to famous museums, sports venues, restaurants, and Hollywood hotspots. Bus tours and walking tours depart from […]

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Two 2009 Louis Braille Silver Dollars will launch into space on Monday, May 11, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced Thursday. The coin, which commemorates the 200th birthday and the life and work of Louis Braille, will liftoff aboard space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-125 mission to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. […]

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Monetarium (Australia) Pty. Ltd. will be auctioning Australia’s most respected and valuable rare gold coin collection, known as the Quartermaster Collection, in what is expected to be the most prestigious numismatic event in this nation’s history. Sydney, Australia — The famed Quartermaster Collection, containing many of Australia’s most valuable and highest quality gold coins, will […]

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Ponterio & Associates, Inc. realizes more than $1.5 million as the Official Auctioneer of the Chicago International Coin Fair (C.I.C.F.) Extraordinary Panama 50 Pesos Note Realizes over $37,000 IRVINE, Calif. – Ponterio & Associates, Inc., a division of Bowers and Merena Auctions, returned to Chicago to present the Official Auction of the Chicago International Coin […]

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Adams-Carter 1804 Class III $1 brings $2.3 million; post-auctions totals continue to climb DALLAS, TX – At the end Heritage Auction Galleries’ Central States Numismatic Society Convention Platinum Night Auction on Thursday, April 30, the Adams-Carter specimen of the Class III AU 58 PCGS 1804 silver dollar lived up to its billing as "The King […]

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US Mint Sales Figures ImageUltra High Relief (UHR) $20 gold coins break a new threshold and Braille Commemorative Silver Dollar sales soar, according to the latest US Mint sales report.

Ultra High Relief (UHR) $20 gold coin sales cooled off compared to the last figures, but rose above the magic 60,000 barrier. With an average price of around $1200 each, the total is quite impressive.

In a surprise for the second straight week, sales of Louis Braille Silver Dollars shot up… really shot up. Proofs jumped by 38.1 percent over the prior numbers, with 21,636 additional sold. The uncirculated options rose by nearly 30 percent, with 10,200 more purchased by collectors.

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(Newport Beach, California) – Examples from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Counterfeits Reference Collection will be displayed during the Central States Numismatic Society convention, April 30 – May 2, 2009, in Cincinnati Ohio. PCGS will also offer on-site authentication and grading services for collectors and dealers submitting coins for certification at the show. PCGS […]

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(Cincinnati, Ohio) – The Professional Numismatists Guild will host a free "PNG Share the Knowledge" educational seminar about modern coins during the 70th annual Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention. Scott Schechter, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Certified Collectibles Group, will present "Modern Coins – Everything You Need to Know" at 11:00 […]

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