Numismatic Press Releases & Announcements

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Lincoln CentseBay and David Lawrence Rare Coins today announced plans to auction one of the world’s largest — and rarest — Lincoln penny collections. The collection — the Presidential Collection of PCGS Registry Lincoln Cents — is one of the finest collections of Lincoln cents ever assembled, according to the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).

Made up of more than 300 individual pieces, the collection is market-valued at more than $1 million, with all pieces graded and certified by the strict standards of PCGS, and many coins featuring the additional CAC seal of approval for top quality […]


circualtion strike 1841 Quarter Eagle PCGS MS61Professional Coin Grading Service ( is announcing a big change involving one of the most famous and desirable United States gold coin rarities, the famous 1841 $2.50 gold piece, nicknamed, "The Little Princess."

Traditionally, it has always been thought that only proof Quarter Eagles were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 1841 and no circulation strikes were minted. However, over the years, several experts questioned the "proof-only" status of the 1841 Quarter Eagle […]


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 […]