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Crack-Out or Reconsideration? See these results!

February 2, 2016 in Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Education, Grading, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Recently in an estate auction I won more than 50 lots of coins in older green PCGS holders, which traditionally have the allure of being conservatively graded and deserving of upgrades.

For several years now I have been submitting my own coins to the top holdering companies, paying an annual fee for that privilege to PCGS and NGC. (ANACS and ICG do not charge fees; but I seldom submit to them because I have set registries in the other two top companies.)

Only rarely do older numismatic estates come up for auction, and when they do by the major houses such as… Full article at the source>

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Auction Preview: D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

January 22, 2016 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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After two installments last year, the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection continues in 2016 with a third auction in New York City on February 9. The joint sale is organized by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s and will offer a total of 158 lots consisting of half cents, large cents, dimes, half dollars, three-dollar gold pieces and half Eagles.

As we have mentioned in our previews of the previous sales, we consider each and every coin in this collection a highlight, but will limit our selections to five lots that are worth mentioning because of their rarity, quality, or… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Auction Preview: Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

January 1, 2016 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The first major U.S. coin sale of 2016 will be Heritage’s annual FUN (Florida United Numismatists) auction. Split over various sessions, a wide variety of American coinage will be on offer, stretching from colonial times to the present day. Many of the most noteworthy items will be sold during the traditional Platinum Night, held on the evening of January 7.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the most interesting items that Platinum Night will offer. The entire catalog, as well as information on the other coin and currency auctions held in conjunction with the Tampa FUN… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Looking Ahead to 2016

December 21, 2015 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Seminars, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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With 2015 nearing its end and 2016 right around the corner, it is time for our yearly preview of coin shows, auctions, and products that are in the works for next year. Of course, we could never give a full preview of all that’s in store, but we will do our best to give a comprehensive idea what collectors can expect for 2016.

As always, the year kicks off in high fashion with the first major show of 2016: the 61st FUN (Florida United Numismatists) winter show, which has moved to Tampa, Florida this year and will be held… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Preview: Heritage Auctions US Coins at the Houston Money Show

November 20, 2015 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The final major coin show of this year will be held in Houston, TX from December 3 to December 5. In conjunction with the Houston Money Show, Heritage Auctions organizes a signature auction, offering a wide variety of United States coinage; we’ll take a look at a few of the available coins in this preview. The entire auction can be previewed on the Heritage Auctions Web site, and a full online version of the auction catalog can be accessed here. 1652 Oak Tree shilling.  Lot 3002 is the second lot in the auction and the first that we’ll… Full article at the source>

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Auction 320 Prices Realised / Results / Auction 321 Consignments

November 18, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Auctions, Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Downies (Downies Blog)

A grand event for Australian numismatics, Downies Australian Coin Auctions Sale 320 was an outstanding success! Comprising more than 3,500 lots, our last auction for 2015 was highlighted by a number of exquisite English Hammered pieces, which as expected sold … Continue reading → Full article at the source>

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What do Auction Prices Represent?

October 17, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Blogs, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold Coins, Grading, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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For better or worse, the current market has come to heavily rely on auction prices to determine the value of a wide range of coins. I am often asked: do auction prices represent wholesale or retail? A one word answer: both.

The coin market is quite possibly the most transparent market there is in any hobby or collectible. PCGS, NGC, and Heritage provide comprehensive databases for nearly any major issue of United States coin, in a variety of grades. In theory, even an unknowledgeable collector now has access to records which only the most sophisticated dealers and collectors could access as… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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“First American Dollar” Realizes $4.9 Million at Auction

October 1, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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A 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar graded MS-66+ by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) realized nearly $5 million at auction Wednesday when a new portion of the D. Brent Pogue Collection went on sale in New York City. The coin had been forecasted to bring in between $3 million and $5 million.

1794 was the first year the U.S. minted silver dollars. Dennis Hengeveld noted in his preview of the auction that the 1794 dollar had a mintage of just 1,758 pieces and that this particular specimen is “well-known and extensively pedigreed.” The coin is known as a “Lord… Full article at the source>

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Preview: Pogue Masterpieces of US Coinage September Auction

September 14, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Events, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The D. Brent Pogue collection is arguably the greatest collection of early American coinage assembled in our lifetime. Back in May, Part I of the collection saw a huge amount of interest, which we expect to grow during the coming auction. These will continue for several years, thanks to the extent and depth of the collection. Jointly organized by Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s, part II will come up for auction in New York City on September 30 and consists of Capped Bust half dollars (lots 2001 through 2040), Flowing Hair silver dollars (lots 2041 through 2047), Capped Bust and Classic… Full article at the source>

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Introducing Collectors.com

September 7, 2015 in Art, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, E-commerce, Ebay, Education, Entertainment, Fun, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, USA Coins, World Coins

 

By: Collectors.com

Originally published on Aug 27, 2015

Visit www.collectors.com to find collectibles.

The fastest and easiest way to find the collectibles you need for your collection is Collectors.com. Search results for coins, trading cards, currency, stamps and autographs from across the internet in a single dashboard. Collectors.com is so simple to use it will become the first place you go to collect.

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Downies Melbourne Store Featured in Southbank Local News

September 7, 2015 in Auctions, Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases

By: Downies Downies Blog

Having relocated to Southbank earlier this year, Downies have been settling in nicely and attracting some local media attention. Check out the recent feature article in Southbank Local News’ August issue below! Southbank Local News Article… Full article at the source>

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Multi-Million Dollar Displays And Educational Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

August 25, 2015 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Competition, Conventions, Counterfeit, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, Seminars, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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Multi-Million Dollar Displays And Educational
Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

 

The 1877 pattern half dollar (J-1511), graded PCGS PR66RB, will be among the Simpson Collection pattern coins on display during the September 2015 Long Beach Expo. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

The 1877 pattern half dollar (J-1511), graded PCGS PR66RB, will be among the Simpson Collection pattern coins on display during the September 2015 Long Beach Expo. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

(Long Beach, California) –- Multi-million dollar displays of rare U.S. pattern coins and high-grade early date large cents exhibited for the first time on the West Coast, along with educational seminars, grading contests and more than 500 dealers buying and selling will highlight the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).  

The show will be held, September 17 – 19, 2015, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.  Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com), the official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, will conduct U.S. and world coin and banknote auctions on-site and online.

“This will be a busy show for many collectors and dealers with displays and activities for beginning to advanced numismatists,” said Cassi East, President of the Long Beach Expo, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq:  CLCT).

While supplies last, Professional Coin Grading Service will give away complimentary “Periodic Table of United States Coins” posters.  Numismatic experts and PCGS poster co-creators David Hall, Ron Guth and Mike Sherman will be on hand to autograph the posters.

Highlights of the September Long Beach Expo include:

Two superb PCGS-certified sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection recently displayed at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals (www.pcgs.com/News/Simpson-Half-Dollar-And-Stella-Patterns), will be exhibited courtesy of collector Bob Simpson of Texas and Legend Numismatics of New Jersey.

Among the outstanding Simpson Collection pattern coins on display during the September 2015 Long Beach Expo will be this 1879 Coiled Hair $4 “Stella” (J-1638), graded PCGS PR66+CA. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

Among the outstanding Simpson Collection pattern coins on display during the September 2015 Long Beach Expo will be this 1879 Coiled Hair $4 “Stella” (J-1638), graded PCGS PR66+CA. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

A selection of the Tom Reynolds Collection of early date (1793 – 1814) United States large cents, recently certified by PCGS (www.pcgs.com/News/Amazing-Tom-Reynolds-Collection), will be displayed by Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers.

Visitors also will be able to view more coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection for the first time on the West Coast, courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, including the Lord St. Oswald 1794 Dollar (BB-1, B-1), graded PCGS MS66+, and the Garrett Collection 1795 Eagle, (BD-4) Capped Bust Right, PCGS MS66+.

The GDH Collection, the number one sets in the PCGS Set Registry of quarter-ounce silver and 1/24 ounce gold 25th Anniversary Panda coins also will be displayed.  

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists can compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest (www.longbeachexpo.com/news/2015/109).  

“This popular activity again returns to the Long Beach Expo with a challenge to grade a variety of 20 coins in 30 minutes.  Advanced registration is encouraged by calling PCGS Customer Service at 1-800-447-8848,” said East.

PCGS will offer two separate seminars (www.longbeachexpo.com/news/2015/110) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19.  Grading 102 “Qualifiers” will be taught by Michael Sherman, PCGS Director of Collector Education.  The other seminar, Grading 103 “No Grades and Counterfeit Detection,” will be taught by Mike Faraone, PCGS Lead Counterfeit Detection Expert.

Graded PCGS Secure MS66 BN, this 1794 Large Cent (S-28, head of 1794) from the Reynolds Collection is among the highlights of Reynolds Collection early date Large Cents that will be displayed at the September 2015 Long Beach Expo. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

Graded PCGS Secure MS66 BN, this 1794 Large Cent (S-28, head of 1794) from the Reynolds Collection is among the highlights of Reynolds Collection early date Large Cents that will be displayed at the September 2015 Long Beach Expo. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

Advance registration is required for the grading and counterfeit detection seminars.  Contact PCGS Customer Service at 1-800-447-8848 or register online at www.PCGS.com/store.

“There will be about a dozen club meetings and educational seminars during the upcoming show.  More than 500 collectibles dealers from around the country will be buying and selling rare coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles. We will also have nearly two dozen dealers from China attending the September show,” said East.

Representatives of Professional Sports Authenticator (www.PSAcard.com) and PSA/DNA Authentication Services will be accepting submissions at the show.

On Saturday, September 19, youngsters can get free prizes during a treasure hunt, and the Long Beach Stamp Club will give away vintage, collectible postage stamps to children to help them start a collection.

Show hours are Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, September 19, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16; however, free admission coupons are available in advance online.  

“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the special Promo Code, PRSEPT15.  Then print out the free admission coupon and present it at the show’s registration desk,” said East.

For additional information, including the schedule of events and a list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at 888-743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.

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The Duckor Collection of Gold Dollars: A Post-Sale Analysis

August 18, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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I had a personal investment in the recent sale of Dr. Steven Duckor’s gold dollar collection at the Heritage 2014 Platinum Night auction session. Steve is a good personal friend of mine (and my wife Irma) so we wanted to be there to cheer him on. I also helped him assemble the set and, as a dealer, you don’t often get the chance to sit with a client while his world-class collection is being sold at auction.

Steve’s collection contained 54 coins, all of which were in some way special. The final price realized for the set—including the 17.5% buyer’s premium—was… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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ANA World’s Fair HA U.S. Coin Auction Recap

August 18, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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With the largest show of the year once again behind us, it’s time to look back at the U.S. coin auction organized by Heritage Auctions in conjunction with the ANA show in Rosemont, IL last week. The auction saw a wide variety of coins being sold, ranging from high grade 20th century rarities to seldom encountered colonial coins. In this recap we will take a look at some of the most noteworthy results from the various sessions. The entire auction can be reviewed on the Heritage Web site. Please note that all prices mentioned include a 17.5% buyers… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Preview: HA’s Platinum Night at the World’s Fair of Money

July 31, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, Seminars, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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From August 11 to August 15 the American Numismatic Association will organize the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. Considered the largest show of the year, the whole week is a gigantic happening of numismatics, attended by people from around the world. Several auctions are also organized, with United States and world coins on offer, as well as paper money. In this preview, we will cover Platinum Night held by Heritage Auctions on the evening of August 12th. On offer will be a wide variety of high quality and seldom seen United States coins, Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Grading Raw Coins Online: A New Perspective

July 20, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Dollar Coins, E-commerce, Ebay, Education, Ethics, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Photography, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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In “Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia,” Q. David Bowers writes that the 1897-O Morgan dollar is rare at the MS63 grade, with only 400 to 800 surviving examples. In MS-64, he writes, only 80 to 150 exist and in MS-65, about 50 to 100. I decided to take a chance in a Proxibid online auction where I had been buying most of my raw coins, paying $276 for the above one with buyer’s premium.

In MS62, the 1897-O retails at $2,600 with about double that amount for an MS63. At MS64,… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Recap: Heritage Summer FUN U.S. Coins Signature Auction

July 13, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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On July 9, Heritage Auctions organized a Signature Sale in conjunction with the summer FUN show, held in Orlando, Florida. Offered were a wide variety of numismatic items, some of which we covered in our preview. In this recap we will discuss some of the most noteworthy results from the sale, ranging from high grade nineteenth century rarities to seldom encountered and somewhat obscure coins… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Preview of Heritage Summer FUN U.S. Coins Signature Auction

July 6, 2015 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, Fun, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

By:  News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The July FUN show, organized by Florida United Numismatists in Orlando FL, is held from July 9 to 11 this year. As part of the show, Heritage Auctions will be holding a signature auction. A total of 3,268 lots will be offered, ranging from colonials to high-grade Federal coinage and everything in between. In this preview, we will take a look at some of the most exciting and rarely seen coins offered in the auction. The lots discussed in this article and all others in the auction (both floor and online-only sessions) can be found on the Heritage’s… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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