PCGS has graded just two examples of this rare 18th century gold issue in MS-61, the other being the Pogue example, which realized $440,625 in September 2015.
A five-coin set of 1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition gold and silver commemorative coins housed in its original leather case of issue highlights Bonhams 129-lot auction Sept. 6 in Los Angeles. Among other lots offered are a 1796 Draped Bust, 15 Stars half dollar; 1879 Flowing Hair $4 gold Stella pattern; a bronze plaquette depicting sculptor August...
Was a 1964 Morgan dollar struck? Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers, that answers that question. The 304-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016.
No ruler of ancient Greece may be as well known and widely discussed as Alexander III, Alexander the Great. The Macedonian ruler destroyed the Persian Empire and helped spread Hellenistic culture. A “Nearly Mint State” gold stater of Amphipholis, issued circa 330 to 320 B.C. by the ruler, is offered in Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles’ Pre-Long Beach auction...
A crowd of 900 people, including 400 schoolchildren, attended the U.S. Mint's Aug. 25 launch ceremony for the Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter dollar at the park’s Painted Canyon Visitor Center in Medora, N.D. The ceremony coincided with the date of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service.
The British vote to exit the European Union one of the most significant moments in EU history — is subject of a new program of three Proof commemorative coins from the Cook Islands. The program is being issued by Coin Invest Trust, a private Lichtenstein-based company.
A book of South American specimen notes sold for nearly triple its high estimate at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ auction dedicated exclusively to world paper money at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif.
A study from the British firm Smithers Pira, that calls itself a worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, predicts the future of traditional money like coins and notes.
Mexico’s Caballito peso series was issued from 1910 to 1914. The coin was intended to mark the War of Independence and was, according to the Bank of Mexico, as such, the first commemorative coin of its kind in Mexico.
One milestone being celebrated this year stands above all others in terms of profound change to the U.S. coin market: launch of the Professional Coin Grading Service on Feb. 3, 1986. Inconsistency in grading and whether to use words or numbers to describe the surface condition or “grade” of a coin dominated the headlines of the 1980s.
The Bank of the Republic of Colombia introduced a new 50,000-peso note on Aug. 18. It celebrates the life of the Nobel Prize for Literature recipient Gabriel García Márquez, the nation’s greatest writer.
Nearly a century after the steam technology altered the course of British coinage, modernization came to Chinese coins. Machinery, dies and other equipment were ordered from the Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England, arriving in China in 1888. When it opened in 1889, the Kwangtung Mint facility became the first Chinese mint to use modern technology.
The Minnesota Bullion Coin Dealer Law passed three years ago covered all coin dealers and regulated transactions that occurred entirely outside of Minnesota, and dealers found it impossible to determine which consumers and transactions were regulated under the law. Two years and hundreds of hours of work by ICTA led to enactment last May of legislation that...
Though overall attendance at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, conducted Aug. 9 to 13 in Anaheim, Calif., was down from 2015, one bright spot emerges. The number of Boy and Girl Scouts in attendance at the 2016 show was 240, compared to 46 for the 2015 convention in Rosemont, Ill.