Gold nuggets come in many sizes. In its April 30 Nature and Science sale, Heritage Auctions is offering a handful of lots, including examples from Australia and the Original Sixteen-to-One Mine in California.
Collectors of western mining history may be interested in the more than two dozen lots in Holabird's Western Americana Collections LLC's April 28 to 30 auction sessions.
More than 60 pounds in gold bars believed to have been looted by Iraqi soldiers during the invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 were recently discovered inside a tank that a British-based collector of military hardware purchased on eBay for £33,000 (approximately $41,339).
Early American's April 29 auction features an 1864 presidential campaign ferrotype of Republican candidates John C. Fremont on the obverse and his vice presidential running mate, John Cochrane, on the reverse.
The official launch ceremony in Missouri for the 2017 Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarter dollar is scheduled for June 5, the same day the coin will be released into general circulation through the Federal Reserve. U.S. Mint officials announced that the ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. CT June 5 at Alley Spring and Mill on State Route 106 in Eminence, Mo.
The 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 5-ounce silver bullion quarter dollar was offered for sale by the U.S. Mint to its authorized purchasers for the first time on April 3. Initial orders were placed for 12,000 coins, amounting to 60,000 ounces of .999 fine silver.
Professional Coin Grading Service and Numismatic Guaranty Corp. are now grading, identifying and encapsulating 2014 to 2017 American Eagle silver bullion coin production as from the West Point, San Francisco and Philadelphia Mints, though none of the coins have Mint marks. Encapsulating coins from some original Mint boxes is on hold, however, due to further questions...
The Proof 2017-W American Buffalo gold $50 coin will go on sale from the U.S. Mint at noon ET May 11. Pricing for the coin will be announced closer to the release date based on the Mint’s pricing grid for numismatic products containing precious metals. The coin contains 1 troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
James H. “Jimmie” Cohen, who spent more than seven decades as a professional numismatist and once owned one of the four original 1861 Confederate States of America half dollars, which he kept as a pocket piece, died March 28 at age 91. Mr. Cohen established his own firm, James H. Cohen & Sons, at 319 Royal St. in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1958, 12 years...