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.

The Olsen specimen 1913 Liberty Head nickel, the most famous of five known specimens, will be displayed at the 2009 National Money Show™ in Portland, Oregon [March 13-15]. The coin has been graded Proof-64 by both PCGS and NGC. It has the distinction of being the only 1913 Liberty Head nickel ever handled by B. […]

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Dallas, TX – A coin that was the result of the perfect confluence of partisan politics and poor planning in Reconstruction-era America, an 1876-CC 20 Cent piece graded MS64 by NGC, is among the highlights of Heritage Auction Galleries’ March Baltimore, MD Signature® US Coin Auction, March 28 – 31.  The coin, from The Belle Collection of Carson City Coinage, is one of less than 20 known surviving examples from a mintage of 10,000.

1876-CC 20 Cent piece

The 1876-CC 20 Cent piece, produced at the legendary Carson City mint, was an oddity even in its own time. For more than 80 years, quarters had been one of the nation’s principal subsidiary coins. The idea of the 20 cent piece, however, hearkened back to the days, and ideas, of Thomas Jefferson.

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Nine sponsors contributed $28,000 in support of the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 National Money Show™, March 13-15 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. "We’re excited by the response we received from sponsors, and we’re looking forward to a fantastic convention," said David Truesdell, ANA sales and sponsorship manager. "Portland is a great place for […]

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The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will offer on-site authentication and grading services at the upcoming American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show™, March 13 – 15, 2009. The three-day convention will be held in the Oregon Convention Center, Hall C, at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, Oregon. Collectors and dealers can […]

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Coinworks has just sold the Proof 1923 Halfpenny for a world record price of $500,000. The only proof example of Australia’s rarest halfpenny available to collectors, the iconic copper was quickly snapped up by a prominent Sydney family.

Australian Proof 1923 Halfpenny

The family’s story is not merely one of Australian history, but how a passion for collecting can comfortably co-exist with informed investment.

One member of the family spearheads the interest in rare coins, that interest commencing at the age of seven when the grandmother died, leaving a small tin of sovereigns. The grandmother’s gift seeded a collecting spirit that endures to this day; the sovereigns still part of the family’s holding.

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Official ANA National Money Show™ Auction in Portland, Ore., is Highlighted by Exceptional 1854 and 1855 Gold Dollars IRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin and currency auction house, premieres its first of two official American Numismatic Association auctions for 2009 this March. The auction will take place at the Oregon […]

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The Pratt Family Registry Collection of Morgan Dollars Virginia Beach, VA – DLRC Auctions (www.davidlawrence.com) is excited to announce the exclusive sale of The Pratt Family Registry Collection of Morgan Dollars. Bidding will end the evening of February 26th on this Million Dollar collection, offered in Internet Auction #340.   According to Win Callender, DLRC […]

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For many, Summer Seminar is a life-changing event. It has catapulted the careers of many of the nation’s most successful numismatic collectors, authors and dealers, and guided young numismatists to become hobby leaders. Now celebrating its 41st year, ANA’s Summer Seminar, as always, will feature a lineup of classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby […]

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Dallas, TX – Gold rarities in all denominations led prices realized in Heritage’s Official Auction of the February 2009 Long Beach Coin Expo. Some 6500 lots from 280 consignors were included in the auction, presented by Heritage Auction Galleries. The auction took place Feb. 5-8, 2009 in Long Beach, Calif. Prices Realized have been posted […]

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US Mint Sales Figures ImageNo sales figure changes were reported this week for the remaining 2008-W American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins. Unusual, given other collector coins moved and coins did sell. In fact, the gold eagle four-coin set sold out Tuesday.

It will be another week of waiting to see how the US Mint updates the numbers next week.

For the second consecutive week, the 2009 Ultra-High Relief and uncirculated 2008-dated American Eagle gold coins went up in price on Thursday. The increases follow a week of higher gold prices and the Mint pricing policy that was launched on January 12.

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