A “Napoleonic” medal scheduled for sale in Monaco has an American connection. The large gold medal was struck in 1856 for a French company that sponsored a gold ingot lottery to send former soldiers to the California gold fields.
The recent sale of the Blue Moon Collection offered diverse, quality coins beyond the headline-dominating Pogue sale. This 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain cent, offering "strong detail" along with planchet flaws, a die crack and a few scratches, was "perfect for a value conscious collector," selling for $8,225 where a problem-free example might bring $30,000.
What does a Konami Code have to do with the Bank of Canada’s 150th anniversary $10 commemorative bank note?
The three Baltic states will make euro coinage history in 2018. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will issue a common circulating commemorative €2 coin celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of Lithuanian statehood.
Frank Gasparro’s proposed Flowing Hair Liberty design for a small dollar coin was close to being made for circulation, before the Anthony dollar was issued instead. Forty years after the Liberty design was proposed, the Royal Oak Mint, in conjunction with error coin specialist and dealer Ken Potter, offers the design overstruck on actual Anthony dollars.
As it continues work on its multi-volume “Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money,” Whitman Publishing has put out a call for volunteers.
2016 has been a huge year for the precious metals market. You probably knew that. Now read an exclusive report about how you can best take advantage of a gold and silver buying opportunity that likely won't come back around for several years.
The famed ‘piano hoard’ is recognized as ‘treasure,’ and the Saint-Gaudens saga ends: Week’s Most Read
This week, we learned that a low mintage in the bullion coin market can trigger high prices. In addition, we profile coins sold at auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the Whitman Baltimore Expo that weren’t from the Pogue Collection.
The Mint of Finland has scrapped designs for a five-coin set honoring the nation’s independence. The decision came within 24 hours of the designs’ release, after an outcry against two of the designs rippled across social media and gained traction in the news cycle.
The nation’s largest collector coins series will get its newest addition May 2 with the release of the Uncirculated 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 5-ounce silver coin.
The status of the 2017 Congratulation set was officially changed to “sold out” at the U.S. Mint’s website April 27, making any new offering unlikely.
Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction XXI, set for May 18, offers some popular Seated Liberty and Barber silver coins that are also the finest-known survivors, including an 1868 Seated Liberty quarter dollar graded MS-66+ by PCGS.
There’s more to Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Expo auctions than the famed Pogue Collection. The recent sale of the Blue Moon Collection offered diverse, quality coins beyond the headline-dominating Pogue sale.