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Follow-up: The Volatile State of Online Estate Auctions

February 14, 2017 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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

Earlier this year I wrote an investigative analysis titled “The Volatile State of Online Estate Auctions,” noting how tardy technological upgrades in addition to fees from auction portals and credit card companies—often combined with building rent and/or upkeep of onsite facilities—continued to push buyer premiums ever higher.

Shipping has always been an issue with auction houses. Some use third-party shippers. Some do not ship at all.. And a few charge high shipping fees..

These costs were passed to bidders, I noted. At first, auctioneers with onsite clientele did not charge local buyers any fees. Then many had to do so… Full article at the source>

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Ups and Downs of Online Auctioneering: An Interview with Sheena Wallace

February 1, 2017 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, E-commerce, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Photography, USA Coins, World Coins

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

 Online coin auctions are challenging for buyer, seller, and auctioneer, says Sheena Wallace, who helps run Auctions by Wallace, an onsite and online auction that typically showcases coins each week.

On her website, she notes that her company has “a proven track record when it comes to selling coins.” She emphasizes that her coin auctions are competitive because of the combined online and onsite crowds. She also has taken pains to provide hobbyists with expert photography.

I’ve consigned coins with Auctions by Wallace because the bidders tend to know numismatics. So rare lots tend to go at higher rates than… Full article at the source>

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$10 Million Coin Makes First Public West Coast Appearance

January 16, 2017 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Dollar Coins, Education, Entertainment, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins, World Records

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News media contact:

Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

$10 Million Coin Makes First Public West Coast Appearance

The 1794 Specimen Dollar from the Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars is one of many highlights of the show.

The 1794 Specimen Dollar from the Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars is one of many highlights of the show.

(Long Beach, California) — The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo is set to kick off 2017 with their first show of the year (www.LongBeachExpo.com). From February 16-18, 2017, the show will boast the hobby’s first $10 million coin on display, along with gold coin giveaways, educational opportunities for collectors, and as always, fun activities for kids.

Highlighting the many features of the Long Beach Expo is the display of the Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars (booth 1348), featuring the 1794 Specimen Dollar, better known as the first, and only, coin to reach the $10 million mark at auction.

Compiled over years by famed collector Bruce Morelan, the set features 12 early silver dollars, dating from 1794 to 1803, and includes coins of such pedigree, value and grade that it is considered one of the most remarkable achievements in the annals of American numismatics.

“We are thrilled to have the privilege to showcase this unprecedented set and coin that many believe to be the first dollar struck on U.S. soil. In fact, we encourage visitors to take a picture with the coin, a piece of American history,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.

The 1794 Specimen Dollar will be presented in a walk-through, museum-quality exhibition space, perfect for 360 degree views of the iconic coin.

In addition to hundreds of dealers from throughout the world of collectibles, two key players in the numismatic industry will be on-site. The U.S. Mint will be present, selling the latest commemorative coins at booth 1148, and PCGS will be grading coins and offering special labels for U.S. Mint releases at booth 807.  

“This is a great chance for collectors to get the latest U.S. Mint coins, then get their coins graded and holdered with special labels at the PCGS booth, all at one show. It’s a one-stop show for your collecting needs,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

Attendees have three chances to win ½ ounce Gold Eagle coins by way of a prize drawing each day.

Attendees have three chances to win ½ ounce Gold Eagle coins by way of a prize drawing each day.

Each year, the Long Beach Expo gives visitors various educational opportunities throughout the three-day show. For this upcoming show, The National Silver Dollar Roundtable (booth 1148) is offering a free silver dollar seminar on Thursday, February 16 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The show also gives visitors a chance to meet with a respected numismatist during “Meet the Expert” sessions. PCGS Founder David Hall will conduct the sessions during all three days of the show (booth 807), Thursday, February 16, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, February 17, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, February 18, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Aside from educational opportunities and an abundance of collectibles from over 500 dealers, the Long Beach Expo is also fun for kids. Be sure to bring your kids by Saturday, February 18 to partake in our Treasure Hunt, where they have the chance to earn up to three PCGS-certified coins, Pokémon cards and a goodie bag,” said East.

Attendees have three chances to win ½ ounce Gold Eagle coins by way of a prize drawing each day. Winners will be drawn at 1 p.m. each day of the show. Simply sign up for free at the registration booth.

The official auctioneer of Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions, will hold their Signature U.S. Coin Auction from Wednesday, February 15 to Friday, February 17.

For those locating their coins via the CoinSearch (m.collectorscorner.com), look for listings five to seven days before show day.

Free admission is available to the Long Beach Expo with promo code EXPOPR. Go to www.LongBeachExpo.com and click on the “GET PASSES” button.

The Long Beach Expo will take place February 16-18, 2017, at the Long Beach Convention Center. 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 Volatile State of Online Estate Auctions

January 9, 2017 in Auctions, Coins, Collecting, E-commerce, Ebay, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, Technology, USA Coins

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

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For the past seven years I have bought and sold coins almost exclusively via the Internet, preferring estate auctions on Proxibid over other venues. I even created a blog, no longer active, called Proxiblog.org, to monitor the company. I still prefer Proxibid over other portals, even eBay—too much competition there, too little oversight, and too few actual auctioneers.

But even auction portals like Proxibid may be falling behind technological trends, and that can spell dire consequences for the hobby.

Before 2011, I bought coins almost exclusively from dealers and coin shows. When I started bidding on Proxibid, I discovered that I could… Full article at the source>

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FUN Heritage Auction Preview

December 31, 2016 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Seminars, USA Coins, World Coins

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

Traditionally, the FUN show held in Florida during the first few weeks of the new year is the location of the year’s first major auctions, and 2017 is no different. In conjunction with the show, Heritage Auctions will offer several thousand lots of U.S. and world coins and currency in both floor and online auction sessions. While there are too many highlights to cover all of them in a single article, we’ll still attempt to showcase some of the rarest and most exciting offerings that will come to the auction block in Fort Lauderdale, where the show is held this Full article at the source>

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Looking Ahead to 2017

December 20, 2016 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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It’s hard to believe that a new year is right around the corner. And with 2017 rapidly approaching it is time for our yearly preview of the new numismatic year. 2016 saw a wide array of shows, auctions, and new products released around the world; it will be particularly difficult for the U.S. Mint to live up to the standard it set with its 2016 releases, which were anchored by the popular gold Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, and Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coins. In this article we will take a look at what’s in store for the… Full article at the source>

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High-End Sets Usually a Bargain — This One Was Stunning

November 4, 2016 in Auctions, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Fun, Grading, History, News, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins

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

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As you can see, I won this Jefferson nickel set in a Capitol Coin Auction on Proxibid. The set was described as special, and because I trusted auctioneer Brad Lisembee’s numismatic skills, I bid $300, with the set coming in a hundred less than my maximum.

I was not disappointed. Nearly every nickel was gem, as he stated, although some were duplicates of the same date put in a spare slot in the Dansco album. For instance, there was no 1938. A 1938-D was placed there instead.

This article explains how to dismantle a set of coins. First, you want to identify… Full article at the source>

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Preview: Heritage Signature Auction of U.S. Coinage, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, New York

October 29, 2016 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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

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From October 31 through November 2, Heritage Auctions will hold a Signature Auction of U.S. coinage at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. In this preview article we’ll take a look at some of the highlights of the sale. All lots discussed in this article, as well as all lots from the entire auction, can be viewed on the Heritage website.

For our first lot we go back to the earliest days of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. Lot 5111 is an Uncirculated example of one of just two denominations struck at that facility in 1793… Full article at the source>

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COINEX 2016 London Sees Increased Visitors and Lives Up to Its Reputation as Premier Coin Event

October 7, 2016 in Auctions, British Coins, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, English Coins, Entertainment, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

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

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The 38th renewal of the British Numismatic Trade Association’s premier international show, COINEX—a much-anticipated annual numismatic event—took place this last weekend, and it easily lived up to its reputation as one of the more important international numismatic events for both British and foreign dealers. To many, the show was a resounding success, with greater attendance figures and an increased list of dealer-participants as compared to past years. Held on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, this year’s COINEX was sponsored by St. James’s Auctions, a subsidiary of Knightsbridge Coins, and hosted at one of London’s more popular and exclusive… Full article at the source>

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Review: 2016 Long Beach Heritage Auctions World Currency Sale

September 14, 2016 in Auctions, Bank Notes, Collecting, Currency, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

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It is almost a tradition now for Heritage Auctions to have a world currency auction in conjunction with the September show in Long Beach, California. This year, there were a total of 1,890 lots offered for sale, including a floor auction held on September 8 and an on-line only session ending on September 12. The notes offered range in origin from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and many present and former countries in between. In this review, we will take a look at some of the highlights in the sale; all of the lots offered in this auction can be viewed… Full article at the source>

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Preview, Part II: Heritage Auctions World & Ancient Coins Sale

July 30, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Ancient Coins, Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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The World’s Fair of Money, organized by the American Numismatic Association, will be held this year in Anaheim, California, from August 9 to August 13. The week-long event-filled convention will be accompanied by various auctions offering thousands of US and world coins and currency. In this second of three previews we will take a look at the World & Ancient Coins sales held by Heritage Auctions. These auctions are divided into multiple sessions, and include sales dedicated to various high-end collections, including the Cape Coral collection of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coins, and Part III of… Full article at the source>

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Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar To Be Offered by Heritage Auctions

July 18, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, Education, History, News, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

For immediate release
July 18, 2016

News media contact:
Eric Bradley, Heritage Auctions Public Relations Associate
214-409-1871; Ericb@ha.com

Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795
Silver Dollar To Be Offered by Heritage Auctions

Authenticated by NGC, this discovery coin will be featured in the Heritage Platinum Night Auction at the ANA Anaheim World’s Fair of Money, August 10, 2016

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by NGC and will be offered by Heritage Auctions on August 10, 2016. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by NGC and will be offered by Heritage Auctions on August 10, 2016.
Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by NGC and will be offered by Heritage Auctions on August 10, 2016. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by NGC and will be offered by Heritage Auctions on August 10, 2016.
Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

A first-of-its-kind, recently discovered 1795 U.S. Flowing Hair silver dollar (http://coins.ha.com/itm/early-dollars/silver-and-related-dollars/1795-1-flowing-hair-three-leaves-two-mint-silver-plugs-b-5-bb-27-r1-au53-ngc/p/1238-101028.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515) with two separate “plugs” has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (www.NGCcoin.com) and will be a featured highlight of the Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) Platinum Night auction at the American Numismatic Association 2016 Anaheim World’s Fair of Money, August 10.

“Many 1795 silver dollars, along with a single 1794 dollar and a small number of 1795 half dollars, show evidence of a Mint-inserted plug, apparently to achieve a correct weight for the planchet prior to striking.  Today, for the first time, we have a 1795 Flowing Hair dollar that has two Mint-inserted silver plugs, one at the center of the obverse and the other at the lower reverse,” said Mark Borckardt, Heritage Senior Cataloger.

“Each of the two plugs has a diameter of about 4 millimeters.  The obverse plug is located on Liberty’s neck, tangent to the jaw line which appears through the plug.  The reverse plug is located between the ribbon ends,” he explained.

The coin has been certified and graded NGC AU53 and is designated as 1795 dollar Flowing Hair, Three Leaves variety B-5, BB-27, R-1.

“Most numismatic researchers today agree that silver plugs were added to adjust the weight of the planchets.  While we don’t know the exact process used at the Philadelphia Mint in 1795, we assume an underweight planchet was pierced and a silver pin fastened to the planchet by means of smooth ‘dies’ in a screw press.  Apparently, the first plug on this coin was not enough to bring up the weight to the standard level of 26.96 grams, so a second plug was inserted,” said Borckardt.

The weight of the dual-plugged coin is 26.98 grams.

Close up photos show the plugs on the unique 1795 dual-plugged silver dollar on Liberty’s neck on the obverse and between the ribbon ends on the reverse. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

Close up photos show the plugs on the unique 1795 dual-plugged silver dollar on Liberty’s neck on the obverse and between the ribbon ends on the reverse.
Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

Close up photos show the plugs on the unique 1795 dual-plugged silver dollar on Liberty’s neck on the obverse and between the ribbon ends on the reverse. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

Close up photos show the plugs on the unique 1795 dual-plugged silver dollar on Liberty’s neck on the obverse and between the ribbon ends on the reverse.
Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

The consignor of the discovery coin wants to remain anonymous, and no information is available at this time about the coin’s earlier provenance.

“This unique early American coin provides insight into the early years of the United States Mint.  Its discovery 221 years after its production makes us eagerly anticipate what other numismatic treasures are still waiting to be found,” said Borckardt.

Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest, with annual sales of more than $900 million, and 950,000+ online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.

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Online Platforms vs. Buyer’s Fee: Share Your Views!

July 7, 2016 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, E-commerce, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins

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

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Occasionally we need our viewers to weigh in on a complex or controversial issue, and this is as controversial as it gets: questions about where you do online coin business and why and what terms you are willing to accept or reject.

We will cover fees (paid by sellers and buyers) in addition to services before sharing some examples from my Proxibid experience–which you can affirm or contest, as always, because your opinions matter at Coin Update.

First, some background to inform your views.

Last year Numismatic News ran an interesting and prescient piece chronicling the reasons hobbyists are buying more coins online… Full article at the source>

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Stack’s Bowers Announces World & Ancient Coins Auction for 2016 World’s Fair of Money

July 7, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, World Coins

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

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Syracuse 100 Litrae of Agathocles (Copyright Stack’s Bowers Galleries).

Stack’s Bowers has shared the following press release:

 

SANTA ANA, CA. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin & World Paper Money Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money between August 9 and 13. The sale will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Avenue in Anaheim, California.

The Ancient Coin and World Coin sale will be split between two days, with Session A commencing on Wednesday morning August 10, at 9:00 AM Full article at the source>

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Cool Coins from Long Beach: 1851-O $20.00

June 18, 2016 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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

I always like to share some of the interesting “secret” coins that I buy at shows and I recently realized that it’s been a long time since I’ve written a “Cool Coins” Blog. At the recent Summer 2016 Long Beach show, I purchased a number of special coins which never made it on to my website.

One of my favorite purchases was a stunning 1851-O $20 from an old-time, fresh collection which was sold by Goldberg in their pre-show auction. There were three great Type One double eagles in the sale: a borderline Gem 1850, this 1851-O, and an 1857 in… Full article at the source>

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Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction Brings in $6.3 Million at Chicago International Coin Fair

April 28, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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Heritage Auctions has shared the following press release regarding its recent World and Ancient Coins sale at the Chicago International Coin Fair in Rosemont, Illinois.

DALLAS — Famous rarities from Australia and Canada led the results in Heritage’s April 14-19, 2016 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in Chicago, hammering prices totaling more than $6.3 million in all.

“Demand continues to be solid for the best examples across the market,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “We’re continuing to see great examples of a wide variety of international coins coming out of top shelf collections. Our… Full article at the source>

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Auction Preview: Spring 2016 Baltimore Whitman Expo

March 25, 2016 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Entertainment, Events, Exunumia, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

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

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The spring Baltimore Whitman Expo is one again upon us, and with it comes a grand total of 12 individual auction sessions organized by Stack’s Bowers. A large number of lots will offer an impressive variety of collectibles ranging from exonumia to United States coinage to United States Paper Money. Lots will be offered in floor sessions as well as online.

While there are many highlights scattered throughout the various sessions (including the middle and late dates of the Twin Leaf collection of large cents), we’ll pay particular attention to session 4, which has been called “Rarities Night,” and will be… Full article at the source>

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Show Report: 2016 ANA National Money Show in Dallas

March 9, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Entertainment, Events, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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The American Numismatic Association organizes two shows each year: the National Money Show, which occurs in the spring, and the World’s Fair of Money, usually held in the first or second week of August. The annual spring show took place last week in downtown Dallas, Texas. I visited the convention and came away with some thoughts on the event, coin shows in general, and the present market.

This show was not tremendously busy from either a dealer or a public standpoint. While the summer show is considered to be the largest coin show in the world, with dealers flying in from… Full article at the source>

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Stack’s Bowers Upgrades Web Site and Mobile Apps

March 9, 2016 in Auctions, Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Press Releases, Software

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries has shared the following press release:

SANTA ANA, CA. —Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that beginning March 8, 2016, its clients will be able to access its entirely new, integrated technology platform including website and iOS mobile and tablet apps.

“Worldwide, our clients have been increasingly engaging with us online, particularly on their mobile devices,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “Several months ago we enlisted Auction Mobility, the leading auction house technology provider, to build us an integrated auction platform for both web and mobile. Our new platform offers a superior user experience and… Full article at the source>

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Fourth D. Brent Pogue Auction

March 3, 2016 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, 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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Stack’s Bowers Galleries has provided information on the fourth installment of the blockbuster sale of the D. Brent Pogue collection, held in cooperation with Sotheby’s and scheduled to take place on May 25 in New York City.

Some highlights of the auction will include the finest-known 1804 silver dollar and a prized 1822 half eagle. Both coins can be traced back to the Virgil M. Brand Collection, but have never appeared at auction simultaneously. The former coin, known as the Sultan of Muscat-Childs-Pogue 1804 silver dollar, has been graded Proof-68 by PCGS, and is considered to be one of… Full article at the source>

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Latest Auction Makes Pogue Collection Most Valuable Ever Sold

February 15, 2016 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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

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1793 Flowing Hair Chain cent.

A third installment of the Brent D. Pogue Collection brought in $17,135,612.50 at auction this past weekend at a sale conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby’s in New York City. This brings the overall total realized by sales of the Pogue collection to $68,577,182, more than any other single collection in history.

The Garrett 1793 Flowing Hair Chain cent, graded MS-65 RB by PCGS, brought in the largest sum of the auction at $998,750. Another significant portion of the overall total came from 11 half cents that brought in a combined $4,159,500.

The previous record… Full article at the source>

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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>

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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>

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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>

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