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.

Dallas, TX – The Official Auction of the February 2009 Long Beach Expo has been posted by Heritage Auction Galleries on its HA.com Web site. Some 6500 lots from 280 consignors are included in the auction presented by Heritage Auction Galleries. The auction will take place Feb. 5-8, 2009. "This Long Beach auction is especially […]

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Ronald J. Gillio, Sandy & Angie Gillio(Long Beach, California) – The next Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, February 5 – 7, 2009, marks the 50th anniversary in numismatics for internationally-known Expo General Chairman, Ronald J. Gillio.  The three-day show will be held at the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.

 

"It was early 1959 when I saw my first Lincoln Memorial cent, the first year they were made, and I was curious about it.  Ever since then numismatics has been a vital and enjoyable part of my life," said Gillio.

"My first collections – like everyone else – were mostly pennies and nickels.  Living in Southern California when I’d go to my neighborhood banks in Southern California to get rolls of coins, I’d frequently find San Francisco mintmarks; coins that were scarce in other parts of the country."

 

Gillio said his Mother and Father, Sandy and Angie Gillio, were very supportive of his hobby, and were with him to celebrate the opening day of his first store on State Street in Santa Barbara, California in 1974. 

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Dallas, TX – The Official Currency Auction of the FUN 2009 Convention in Orlando, presented by Heritage Auction Galleries, has posted prices realized exceeding $6.1 million. This was part of a weeklong series of Heritage auctions that also realized $52 million in U.S. rare coins sold at FUN, and $7 million in ancient and world […]

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"Lincoln’s Legacy: A Nation United" has been chosen as the theme of the 86th annual National Coin Week, April 19-25. The theme, provided by Ryan Berman of Baltimore, will help the American Numismatic Association and collectors everywhere celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, and his impact on history and numismatics. For his winning […]

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Greg Rohan and Todd Imhof offer commentary on the state of the market at www.HA.com. Dallas, TX – On the heels of the success of Heritage Auction Galleries’ $65 million-plus FUN and NYINC auctions, Jan. 7-10. Heritage President Greg Rohan, and Vice President Todd Imhof, sat down for a candid discussion of the current trends […]

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1880 $4 Coiled Hair StellaDallas, TX. The Official Auctions of the FUN 2009 Convention in Orlando have been posted by Heritage Auction Galleries on their HA.com website. Spread over seven separate FUN catalogs of U.S. coins and currency were 15,000-plus lots belonging to 600-plus consignors that Heritage offered at the January convention of Florida United Numismatists.

The FUN auctions realized $52 million in rare coins and $6 million in currency. A further $7 million in ancient and world coins (4,200 lots) sold at the New York International Numismatic Convention Signature® Auction. To date, more than 3,300 FUN bidders have been successful, more than one-third of the 9,000 FUN bidders participating.

At FUN, 89% of the coin lots sold, and overall 87% of the lots found new owners. All lots are currently posted at HA.com for post-auction research. The totals are expected to further increase as Post Auction Buys and non-floor sessions continue.

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2009 Native American $1 Coin designs and coin rollsThe United States Mint will officially introduce the 2009 Native American $1 Coin on Saturday and issue 25-coin rolls of them Thursday, Jan. 15, according to a Mint media advisory and web site product pages.

2009 is the first year for the new coins, which bear the familiar Sacagawea obverse or heads side design introduced in 2000 and a new reverse design depicting a Native American woman planting seeds in a field of corn, beans and squash (representing the Three Sisters method of planting).

The Native American $1 Coin Act mandates a different design every year as well as an equal mintage with each yearly Presidential $1 coin.

The Mint unveiled the 2009 Native American designs during Native American Heritage Day in November, added them to its Direct Ship Program on Jan. 2, and will sale 25-coin rolls on Thursday with either the Philadelphia "P" or Denver "D" mintmark.

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Everyone who attends the 2009 National Money Show™, March 13-15 in Portland, Oregon, is encouraged to register for the annual Friendship Luncheon and support the show’s host clubs by purchasing an attractive set of convention medals. The Friendship Luncheon is a tradition at every ANA show. In March it will be held at Portland’s oldest […]

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Dallas, TX – The Official Auctions of the FUN 2009 Convention in Orlando began on Wednesday, Jan. 7, and spectacular results have already been posted in Heritage’s first Pattern Night session featuring The Lemus Collection – Queller Family Collection Part Two. Containing 465 different Patterns, the collection was so extensive that it warranted a special […]

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ROMAN EMPIRE. Hadrian, A.D. 117-138. AR Medallion Dallas, TX – Heritage Auction Galleries has just posted prices realized approaching $7 million on its Signature Auction of Ancient and World Coins, held as an official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention in New York City (NYINC).

At the conclusion of sales of Post Auction Buys and non-floor session material (ending Jan. 13), total prices Realized are expected to well exceed $7 million. This was the lead event in a week of Heritage auctions that will see more than 18,000 lots of rare coins and currency valued above $50 million sold in New York City and Orlando, Florida. Prices realized information on all auctions can be found at www.HA.com. 

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