Numismatic Press Releases & Announcements

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Proof 1854 $10 Gold Eagle CoinNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently identified and certified a proof 1854 $10 gold piece. The coin grades Proof 55 Cameo.

While a small number of lower denomination proof coins are known from this year, notably examples of the first year of issue $3 gold pieces, this newly identified example is the only known Proof 1854 $10.

The coin was submitted to NGC by an authorized dealer based in Europe and no information concerning the coin’s provenance was provided […]

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Bonhams is pleased to announce two significant collections to be offered during our May 27, 2012 Rare Coins and Medals Auctions in Los Angeles.

The auction house is privileged to be offer nearly 600 gold sovereigns of Great Britain and other commonwealth countries such as Australia, South Africa and Canada from the Estate of television and business pioneer, Maria Helen Smith […]


Coins from Ted Williams CollectionNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified select coins from the Ted Williams Collection.

The 91 coins were a part of the personal items of Baseball Hall of Fame member Ted Williams. Each coin is encapsulated with the pedigree Ted Williams Collection […]

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Hong Kong PCGS certified coinsThe eagerly anticipated start of authentication and grading of rare coins in Hong Kong by Professional Coin Grading Service is underway through its new company, Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd. — PCGS. PCGS is grading coins prior to and during the Hong Kong International Coin Convention and Antique Watch Fair beginning on March 24 and continuing through April 6, 2012.

Coins now are being accepted from PCGS Collectors Club members and PCGS Authorized Dealers at "pre-show" discounted rates […]


New Teletrade WebsiteTeletrade, America’s premier Internet auctioneer of certified coins and currency, is proud to announce the new, launched February 2, 2012. The new website features a fresh look, easy navigation, and increased focus on our collectors’ and consignors’ needs.

In addition to the redesign Teletrade has also made several changes to the bidding structure, most notably, No Hidden Reserves — all bidding will now open at the opening bid or one bid increment below the reserve to increase bidding transparency […]


1808 quarter eagleA variety of 19th century rarities — from an 1808 quarter eagle to an 1839-O branch mint proof half dollar and a historic1860 Mormon five dollar coin — highlight Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 2-5, 2012 Long Beach U.S. Coins Signature® Auction.

The Heritage Long Beach event also features a Currency Signature® Auction, on Feb. 3, with a beautiful and valuable Fr. 1219e $1000 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 and an exceptional Fr. 168 $100 1869 Legal Tender PCGS Extremely Fine 45 leading the offerings […]


China Kiangnan $1 circa 1901 PCGS Secure Plus MS62+The recent announcement that Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading service, Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd., has received enthusiastic response from some of Asia’s most respected rare coin dealers and collectors.

Guidelines and submission forms on how to submit coins to PCGS in Asia will be announced soon in conjunction with the Hong Kong Coin Convention and Antique Watch Show, April 6 – 8, 2012 […]


2012 Canadian Collector CoinsThe Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce exciting new gold, silver and base metal keepsakes inspired by Canada’s historical, cultural and artistic heritage by launching its first collector coins of 2012.

Leading this impressive array are the 2012 Proof and Brilliant Silver Dollars, as well as two new Proof Sets, which pay an unforgettable tribute to the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

Other coins offer a fascinating look at new and old stories of Canada such as […]


PCGS Collectors Club Grading Contest, FUN 2012Collectors will have four opportunities to win valuable gold coins at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (, February 2 – 4, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.

"A free gold coin will be given away as a door prize on each day of the three-day show. In addition, Professional Coin Grading Service will award a $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin valued at over $2,000 as the prize in its coin grading competition," said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman […]


South African bronze 1928 pattern sovereignA unique South African bronze 1928 pattern sovereign, graded Matte Proof 64 by NGC, brought $184,000 as the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ $10.7+ million Jan. 2-3 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel held as part of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). All prices include 19.5% Buyer’s Premium.

"South African numismatics are quite hot and the prices in this auction show that, led by this beautiful pattern sovereign," said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of Heritage Auctions […]