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1867 over 6 Victoria silver HK $1Hundreds of rare coins certified by Professional Coin Grading Service will be featured in the four auctions conducted before and during the August 2012 Hong Kong International Coin Convention & Antique Watch Fair (HICC).

The first auction will be conducted by Rarehouse Auction Ltd. at the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, 3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Kowloon, on August 18 and 19, 2012 […]


NGC Certified Medal and CoinNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest third party coin grading company, will be unveiling a remarkable display of rare and important coins and medals at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, Pa., August 7 through 11, 2012.

The most anticipated coin on display is Walter Perschke’s Brasher Doubloon, the first United States gold coin, valued at $10 million […]


1802 $1 PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. B-8, BB-302, High R.7Two unusual and extremely rare Philadelphia Mint proof coins — an 1802-dated "novodel" silver dollar and a 1907 Ultra High Relief, Sans Serif Edge Saint-Gaudens double eagle — are among the highlights of the Heritage Auctions Philadelphia Signature® U.S. Coin auction featuring Platinum Night™, Aug. 2-5 […]


California Fractional Gold Coin - 1858 50c BG-302 MS63The popular PCGS Price Guide ( now includes listings for California Fractional Gold coins.

It is the only comprehensive online resource available for market values of this historic series of small 25-cent, 50-cent and one dollar denomination gold coins privately struck from 1852 to 1882 […]


1879 Four-Dollar Gold StellaStack’s Bowers Galleries conducted the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo on June 27-29, an impressive sale that realized $10,929,460.

The auction featured coins from several major collections, including the Land of Smiles Collection of Liberty Nickels, Selections from the Anne Kate Collection, the Winecrest Collection Part II, the Walking Liberty Tribute Collection, and much more […]


Teddy Roosevelt Letter Seeking Coinage RedesignThe Dec. 27, 1904 letter in which President Teddy Roosevelt likely first used the words "atrocious hideousness" — a phrase that he used elsewhere at later dates — to describe America’s coinage will be sold as part of Heritage Auctions’ Aug. 2-3 Philadelphia U.S. Coins Signature® Auction.

It is in the same important missive that Roosevelt also broaches the subject of having Augustus Saint-Gaudens re-design the $20 and $10 gold pieces, setting in motion a renaissance in American numismatics […]


Counterfeit 1883-S $1 in fake holdersDuring June 27, 2012 meetings with numismatic leaders in Washington, DC, influential U.S. Congressmen and congressional staff members learned about rare coin authentication and were shown examples of counterfeit coins from the Professional Coin Grading Service reference collection and examples of counterfeit PCGS encapsulation holders.

PCGS has detected over 5,500 counterfeit coins submitted in the last 12 months, a higher number by far than […]


1907 Saint-Gaudens Double EagleThe finest-graded specimen of America’s "most beautiful coin," the MCMVII (1907) Proof Ultra High Relief double eagle graded Proof-69 by PCGS, crossed the auction block on the evening of Friday, June 29, 2012.

A price of $2,760,000 had been won with the fall of the hammer at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo […]

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The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the classic rarities in U.S. coinage, from a tiny mintage of "not more than 20 pieces," and now aficionados of the rare variety have a chance to deepen their knowledge of the fabled coins with Heritage Auctions’ new booklet, "The Surprising History of the 1838-O Half Dollar," by David Stone, Mark Van Winkle and edited by James Halperin […]


Sacagawea dollar-quarter mule errorSet to cross the block in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is the famously rare Sacagawea dollar / Washington Statehood quarter muling.

This remarkable error was first discovered in 2000 by Frank Wallis of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and that discovery piece was subsequently sold by Bowers and Merena at the August 2000 ANA Millennium Sale for $29,900 […]