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1975 Proof Dime No S MintmarkWith great pleasure Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering at the World’s Fair of Money one of the very few United States rarities listed in the Guide Book of United States Coins that has never before sold at public auction.

The focus will be on one of just two examples known to us of the 1975-S Proof Roosevelt dime lacking the S mintmark. The presently offered coin was purchased in February 1979 by dealer Fred Vollmer, a professional who specialized in Proof coins and sets and appreciated the unique opportunity […]

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Jeff C. Garrett

Award-winning author Jeff C. Garrett will present a free public seminar, How to Accurately Value United States Coins, during the Official ANA-PNG Pre-Show in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, on Monday, August 15, 2011.

The two-hour seminar will begin at noon in room 55, and is part of the ongoing PNG Share the Knowledge educational programs for collectors and dealers at major coin shows around the country.

The price you pay for a coin can have profound consequences on your long-term investment in rare coins; yet determining a coin’s value can be […]


Yosef Baker

Yosef Baker has been named Numismatic Buyer for Rare Coin Wholesalers of Irvine, California. He will be the company’s East coast representative and based in Union County, New Jersey near the metropolitan New York City area, according to Steven L. Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers.

"Yosef began collecting coins at the age of seven when his grandfather gave him a Morgan dollar for his birthday. Since then he’s been an avid collector and passionate numismatist. In 2009, at the age of 21, he opened his own company, BSD Coins, and now has joined the RCW team as our East coast buyer," said Contursi […]


Harry W. Bass Jr. Educational AlbumAt this year’s World’s Fair of Money in August, the official convention of the American Numismatic Association in Chicago, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present the Harry W. Bass Jr. currency holdings showcasing the development of the popular "Educational Notes," a long time favorite among collectors.

Harry was best known for his collection of rare and unique early gold coins from 1795-1834 by date, denomination and die variety. Along the way he also assembled important holdings of patterns, paper money, and more, ranking him as one of the most important collectors and scholars numismatics has ever known […]


1842-O $10 Gold Eagle CoinGreatCollections successfully auctioned the 1842-O $10 Liberty Eagle PCGS MS-60 CAC, after spirited online bidding took the final winning bid to $57,970.

The winning bidder was a private East Coast collector, who has a history of buying premium quality U.S. rarities with pedigree information.

The consignor inherited the coin from a family member who purchased it in the 1960s for $225 from Woodward and Lathrop, a Washington, D.C. department store […]


1902-S motto $5The veil will be intriguingly lifted when highlights of what is now the all-time finest U.S. type set ever assembled of coins dated 1792 – 1964 will be publicly displayed for the first time at the Chicago ANA World’s Fair of MoneySM.

Known as the High Desert Collection, the multi-million dollar complete set consists of 137 outstanding coins, and 30 of them will be exhibited at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth (#200) from Tuesday, August 16 until about noon on Saturday, August 20, 2011 […]


ANAHeritage Auctions will serve as the official auctioneer for the next four American Numismatic Association fall National Money Shows, beginning October 13-15, 2011 in Pittsburgh, ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd has announced.

"We are thrilled that Heritage has agreed to be our official fall National Money Show auctioneer through 2014," said Shepherd. "Our new fall National Money Show is quickly becoming a premier event, and we expect Heritage will help ensure that it is truly memorable." […]


Credit Cards

U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating the fraudulent use of stolen American Express credit cards to purchase apparently tens of thousands of dollars of gold coins.

"The orders are placed by phone, often for $10,000 to $20,000 worth of Liberty Double Eagles or other, large-sized gold coins. The callers have a foreign accent and sometimes have problems pronouncing the name on the credit card. They’ll phone dealers and will correspond by email, but no one ever answers the phones when dealers try to call them back," said Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas who has been working with postal inspectors on several cases […]

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PCGS Currency Set Registry BanknotesPCGS Currency has announced the winners of the 2011 PCGS Currency Set Registry Awards, and announced the first entry into the PCGS Currency Hall of Fame. The award-winning collections were honored at the annual PCGS Currency Set Registry awards dinner at the International Paper Money Show in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 9, 2011.

"The interest and participation in the PCGS Currency Set Registry has exploded in the last year," stated Laura A. Kessler, Vice President of PCGS Currency and head of the Set Registry marketing efforts. "Participation has doubled in terms of both the number of participants and individual collections. There are some mind-blowing sets listed in the Registry, which makes selecting winners in each category extremely challenging." […]


Michael Fuljenz & Jerry JordanMichael Fuljenz President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, has been honored with prestigious excellence-in-journalism awards from the Press Club of Southeast Texas in connection with his consumer protection work about traveling gold buyers.

He has been assisting with news media investigations of gold-buying companies that move from community to community across the United States. Subsequent news stories reported that some of the itinerant buyers offered only pennies on the dollar for rare gold coins […]