Several classic U.S. coins that are the finest-known examples will highlight the Regency Auction XXI by Legend Rare Coin Auctions, set for May 18 at Harrah’s Hotel in New Orleans.
Our May 8. weekly print issue is out, and a few stories certainly stand out. One is the tale of Bill O'Rourke and the person who turned him into a numismatist; another presents a completely bogus and downright comical Chinese counterfeit coin.
An 1814 Capped Bust half dollar that sold in Heritage Auctions' recent sale of U.S. coins in Dallas is of two major error types. It was struck about 5 percent off center and it was struck at least three times.
There’s plenty more to Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Expo auctions than the famed Pogue Collection. The recent sale of the Blue Moon Collection offered rare coins outside of the headline-dominating Pogue sale.
James F. Ruddy, one half of one of the most famous coin auction houses of the 20th century, died April 12 after a brief illness. Mr. Ruddy in 1971 was a co-founder of Bowers and Ruddy Galleries with Q. David Bowers, after the two had worked together for more than a decade in various coin businesses.
The U.S. Mint on May 1 opens the design competition for the four 2019 coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission. Under the authorizing act, the Mint seeks a single design to be used for the concave obverse of all four noncirculating commemorative coins
If the United States Mint were to decide to offer unsold 2017 Congratulations sets in a second round of sales, only a small number would be available.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the case involving ownership of 10 1933 Saint-Gaudens gold double eagles, thus apparently bringing to an end a decade-long legal battle over who gets to keep the coins.
The Week’s Most Read also dives into a few fascinating paper money stories, as well as some serious numbers from the Pogue Collection.