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Unlucky at the ATM

August 20, 2017 in Bank Notes, Blogs, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Paper Money, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

You need a quick amount of cash. After all, not every transaction can be made with a credit card. You hop in the car and drive to the bank to use the ATM. Within seconds, the machine spits out money and you drive away. Early the next morning you look at the bills and notice […] Full article at the source>

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VIDEO: Coin Bridge

August 9, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Entertainment, Fun, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Time for some mindless levity. While looking for numismatic-related stories around the interwebs, I came across this video. With 200 coins that appears to be the size of a quarter, the presenter builds a bridge of coins that loops off the edge of the table. It’s Tuesday and there is a long week ahead!… Full article at the source>

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Must-See Rarities at Denver World’s Fair of Money

June 21, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Errors, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Money, Museums, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Seminars, Treasure, USA Coins, World Coins

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Must-See Rarities at Denver World’s Fair of Money

 

To celebrate the American Numismatic Association’s (www.money.org) 50th anniversary in Colorado, the ANA is exhibiting Colorado Gold Rush era rarities and Lesher Referendum dollars along with other historic and famous numismatic treasures from the association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum at the World’s Fair of Money® (www.WorldsFairofMoney.com), August 1 – 5, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

"During the early 1860's Colorado Gold Rush, Clark, Gruber & Co. of Denver produced gold coins including this 1860-dated $20 denomination coin with a fanciful depiction of Pike’s Peak. It will be displayed at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2016, in Denver." Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"During the early 1860's Colorado Gold Rush, Clark, Gruber & Co. of Denver produced gold coins including this 1860-dated $20 denomination coin with a fanciful depiction of Pike’s Peak. It will be displayed at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2016, in Denver."
Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"Only five 1913-dated Liberty Head nickels are known to exist today, and one of them will be displayed at the ANA Denver World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2017. It is insured for $3 million." Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"Only five 1913-dated Liberty Head nickels are known to exist today, and one of them will be displayed at the ANA Denver World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2017. It is insured for $3 million."
Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"The U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving and Printing will display its educational $1 Billion Exhibit featuring high denomination currency, including $100,000 notes, at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017." Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

"The U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving and Printing will display its educational $1 Billion Exhibit featuring high denomination currency, including $100,000 notes, at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017."
Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

"The U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving and Printing will display its educational $1 Billion Exhibit featuring high denomination currency, including $100,000 notes, at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017." Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

"The U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving and Printing will display its educational $1 Billion Exhibit featuring high denomination currency, including $100,000 notes, at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017."
Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

"One of the exhibits at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017, features “funny money,” currency that was mistakenly misprinted, including this $1 bill with upside down serial numbers." Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"One of the exhibits at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017, features “funny money,” currency that was mistakenly misprinted, including this $1 bill with upside down serial numbers."
Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

Highlights include:

  • the McDermott/Bebee Collection 1913 Liberty Head nickel, Idler/Bebee Class III 1804 Draped Bust dollar and error notes from the Bebee collection with upside down serial numbers and other printing mistakes;
  • the High Relief and Ultra High Relief 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. collection;
  • a set of 1860’s Clark, Gruber & Co. Colorado territorial gold pieces;
  • a nearly complete set Lesher Referendum silver dollars from the early 1900s;
  • a 1933 Eagle, one of the greatest gold coin rarities of the 20th century with less than 40 known surviving examples from the last year that U.S. gold coins were struck for circulation;
  • and the Rittenhouse 1792 Half Disme along with the George Washington-signed document appointing David Rittenhouse as first Director of the United States Mint.

The Museum Showcase area (booth #1103) will be open during public hours of the convention in Hall F of the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street.

“The ANA opened its Colorado Springs headquarters building in 1967, and as part of this year’s golden anniversary we want collectors and the public to see examples of Colorado’s colorful numismatic history as well as some of the other most popular items in the ANA museum collection,” explained ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick.

“We’ve been planning for many months to create Denver convention exhibits that will be must-see for collectors and will be an educational and appealing introduction to the fascinating hobby for the general public,” said ANA Museum Curator Douglas Mudd.

“The 1913 Liberty Head nickel donated to the ANA by Aubrey and Adelle Bebee is always a favorite at the conventions. One of its previous owners, J.V. McDermott of Milwaukee, used to carry it in his pocket to show to strangers. Today it’s insured for $3 million and is one of only five known 1913 Liberty nickels,” said Mudd.

The Colorado Gold Rush era coins in the Museum Showcase will include an 1860 Clark, Gruber $20 gold piece with a design that has the word, DENVER, below a fanciful depiction of Pike’s Peak which actually is located in the Colorado Springs area, about 70 miles south.

Lesher Referendum dollars are an intriguing part of Colorado’s mining history.

“To promote greater use of silver, Joseph Lesher of Victor, Colorado created eight-sided ‘dollars’ in 1900 and 1901 from silver mined in the Cripple Creek area. Lesher quickly gave up his plans for the coins, but today these octagonal, so-called dollars are an example of Old West history you can hold in your hands,” explained Mudd.

The Rittenhouse 1792 Half Disme is an example of the first coins authorized by President Washington during the early days of the U.S. Mint.  It is being displayed by the ANA, courtesy of Brian Hendelson, President of Classic Coin Company, in celebration of the Mint’s 225th anniversary this year.

The Denver World’s Fair of Money will be open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, August 1 – 5. Public hours will be Tuesday, 1 – 5:30 pm; Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 5:30 pm; and Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm.

Admission is free for all ANA members.  Admission for non-ANA members is $8 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted free.  Admission is for everyone on Saturday, August 5.

For additional information about the Denver World’s Fair of Money, visit www.WorldsFairofMoney.com or call 719-632-2646.

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Silver Krugerrand Test Strike on Display at F.U.N. Show in Fort Lauderdale

January 7, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Events, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, South Africa Coins, World Coins

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

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A test strike of the first-ever silver Krugerrand is will be shown at the Florida United Numismatists (F.U.N.) Show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The coin will be on display from January 6 at Modern Coin Mart’s booth (#505), where it will be in a rotating display that will allow it to be viewed up close.

The South African Mint originally intended the silver Krugerrand to be available for purchase in North America on December 5, 2016. When the first shipment of coins arrived, however, the coins were found to have sustained damage during the trip. In a press release,… Full article at the source>

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Fun show report – Delayed

January 7, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Market Report, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Laura Sperber Legend Numismatics Market Report

Legend Numismatics wishes to thank everyone for their concerns. We are all safe and sound now.

We were never in harms way, however we were at the location of a suspected second shooting in a garage. It was unnerving. Swat teams all around us.

Due to the airports closure, we will not post a Market Report until late Sat or sometime Sunday. The same for most NEWPS

STAY TUNED!

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Source: Legend Numismatics Market Report

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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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7 Tips for surviving your first coin show

October 25, 2016 in Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, Fun, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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A coin show is a collectors’ dream but can also be overwhelming for a newcomer. To make the most of your time spent at these fun-filled events, here are a few things to know before becoming that kid lost at Disneyland.

  1. Wear proper shoes

No one likes getting caught in the rain without rain boots so be sure to wear the appropriate shoes when attending a coin show. Heels, brand new dress shoes, and sandals are not advised since the flooring in these venues tends to be exposed concrete, typical of what you would find at any… Full article at the source>

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Artist “Strikes” Buffalo Nickel in Oreo

February 5, 2016 in Art, Design, Entertainment, Fun, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

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Artist Javier Fiore made good use of a snack and a safety pin last week when he carved an impressively detailed likeness of a Buffalo nickel’s obverse into the cream filling of an Oreo cookie.

Coin World points out that Fiore posted an image of his work to the Facebook page of the Original Hobo Nickel Society, where it joined a wide variety of creative coin designs rendered by an array of artists and enthusiasts. When a commenter recommended that Fiore sell the item on eBay, the artist responded, “Hah. I think that rots in… Full article at the source>

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New Volume of Whitman’s Obsolete Paper Money Series Explores Fla, Ga, NC, and SC

January 14, 2016 in Bank Notes, Books, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money

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

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Whitman Publishing has shared the following press release:

(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of volume 6 of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, by Q. David Bowers. In 496 pages it covers the early bank currency of the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The book debuted at the FUN (Florida United Numismatists) show in January 2016, and now can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $69.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a benefit of membership in… 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>

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

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PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary With Historic Sample Slabs Display At FUN

November 30, 2015 in Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Grading, History, Investing, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases

For immediate release
November 30, 2015

News media contact:

Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary With
Historic Sample Slabs Display At FUN

 

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will launch a year-long 30th anniversary celebration at the upcoming 2016 Florida United Numismatists convention by turning back the clock to display an assortment of more than 120 different, promotional sample “slabs” issued by the company since its founding in 1986.  

An example of a sample “slab” issued by PCGS in 1986 during the company’s first year of authenticating, grading and certifying coins. (Image courtesy of PCGS.)

An example of a sample “slab” issued by PCGS in 1986 during the company’s first year of authenticating, grading and certifying coins. (Image courtesy of PCGS.)

While supplies last, PCGS will also be giving away mint condition Lincoln cents encapsulated in samples of the company’s latest enhanced security holders.  Each one will be presented in a specially-created commemorative Sample Slabs brochure that explains the history and features of PCGS holders.

The display of encapsulated promotional coins in PCGS holders with historic sample insert labels will be at the PCGS booth (#104) during the FUN convention in Tampa, Florida, January 7 – 10, 2016.  A collection of 113 sample slabs, assembled by and exhibited courtesy of Dr. Timothy Larson of Mercer Island, Washington, and an additional dozen sample slabs from the collection of Robert Klein of Monroe, New York, will be displayed.  

“Since 1986, PCGS has been giving out samples of its holders featuring hundreds of different coin types, both U.S. and world.  They have become highly collectible over the last 30 years, although they originally were only intended as free promotional items,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

“There are a number of ways to collect PCGS samples, most commonly grouped into three categories,” explained PCGS Set Registry and Special Projects Director BJ Searls.

“First, there are those samples that match one of the five generations of holders, which can be subdivided into a number of sub-generations based on the insert.  Many of these samples are common because PCGS gave away hundreds of the same coin in the same holder, but some are extremely rare.  A number of inserts produced by PCGS were only released for a few months and samples of those inserts were supplied in limited quantities.”

The two other major categories for collecting sample slabs are those issued for PCGS luncheons and as advertising samples.

Since the early 2000s, PCGS has held luncheons for its customers at major coin shows.  As a token of appreciation, sample holders are created to celebrate the event and are given to all invited guests. Quantities of these holders are limited from 100 to 300 coins.

PCGS samples have been created for various coin shows and special events.  From celebrating PCGS anniversaries, to giveaways at coin shows, to special inserts created for PCGS Authorized dealers, there is a wide variety of samples in this category, some common and some very difficult to locate, according to PCGS.

Mint condition 2015-dated Lincoln cents are encapsulated in the latest PCGS sample “slabs” that will be available in limited quantity in specially-prepared commemorative brochures at the 2016 FUN convention. (Image courtesy of PCGS.)

Mint condition 2015-dated Lincoln cents are encapsulated in the latest PCGS sample “slabs” that will be available in limited quantity in specially-prepared commemorative brochures at the 2016 FUN convention. (Image courtesy of PCGS.)

“There are a number of websites that provide information about the various collecting options, including the PCGS U.S. Coin Forum.   A new reference book, Sample Slabs, by David Schwager was published in September,” said Searls.

“PCGS thanks Dr. Tim Larson for providing the samples for the upcoming display at FUN and for providing invaluable information about how to collect them,” Searls added.

Visitors to the PCGS booth at the FUN convention can obtain the special brochure with an enclosed PCGS sample slab while supplies last.

“1,250 lucky collectors will receive the commemorative Sample Slab brochure with the enclosed sample holder.  This sample represents our fifth generation PCGS holder, and it is the most technologically advanced security holder in the world,” explained Willis.

Professional Coin Grading Service was founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, and now has offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris.  PCGS experts have certified over 31 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

For additional information about PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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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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Trio Of Famous U.S. Numismatic Rarities Anchor Heritage Auctions’ FUN Offerings, January 8-12

December 21, 2013 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Nickel Coins, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

Press Release – December 18, 2013 (Heritage Auctios http://www.HA.com)

1787 Brasher doubloon, 1913 Liberty Nickel (Olsen specimen) and a 1927-D Double Eagle top the list of important offerings in Orlando, FL, Jan. 8-12, in the Official Auction of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Annual Convention

1787 DBLN Brasher Doubloon, EB on Wing, W-5840, MS63 NGC. CAC....

1787 DBLN Brasher Doubloon, EB on Wing, W-5840, MS63 NGC. CAC….

DALLAS — An astounding trinity of legendary American numismatic rarities — a 1787 Brasher doubloon with hallmark EB on the eagle’s wing, MS63 NGC, CAC, a 1913 Liberty nickel, PR64 NGC, CAC, the Olsen Specimen and a 1927-D double eagle, MS66 NGC — expected to bring millions of dollars when they cross the auction block as part of Heritage’s January 8-12 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) U.S. Coin Signature Auction Platinum Night offerings, have the world of high-end coin collecting abuzz.

“The sheer variety in this Platinum Night is amazing,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage. “The Brasher, the 1913 Liberty nickel and the 1927-D double eagle are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg here.”

The first to sell will be a 1787 Brasher doubloon with hallmark EB on the eagle’s wing, MS63 NGC, CAC. This Brasher doubloon was the first one known to numismatists and has been off the market since Walter Perschke purchased it in 1979.

“The Brasher doubloons, created by New York silversmith Ephraim Brasher, were the first truly American gold coins, struck by a resident of a former British colony for use within the United States,” said Rohan. “The most famous are those with Brasher’s original design, which adapts New York’s state coat of arms on one side and the Great Seal of the United States on the other.”

Soon after, a 1913 Liberty nickel, PR64 NGC, CAC, the Olsen Specimen, will cross the auction block. One of only five 1913 Liberty nickels known, two of which are held by museums, it also is called “The Hawaii Five-O Specimen” after an appearance on a 1973 episode of the television show. It is offered as part of The Greensboro Collection, Part V.

“Between the fame the 1913 Liberty nickel has among coin collectors and the Olsen Specimen’s TV appearance, it is one of the most famous single coins on Earth,” said Rohan. “It’s a numismatic star that will lend instant prestige to its new owner.”

1927-D double eagle, MS66 NGC, is the crown jewel of The Douglas Martin Collection, a virtually complete set of $20 gold pieces. After Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued an executive order that prohibited almost all ownership of gold coins, the Treasury Department stopped paying out gold and eventually destroyed the coins it had on hand, including almost all the 1927-D double eagles ever struck. Out of 13 examples traced, four are held by museums and unavailable to collectors. The Saint-Gaudens double eagles are among the most beautiful and popular U.S. coins, and owning a 1927-D is a mark of distinction.

Two important silver coins that would headline almost any other auction certainly deserve special mention: an 1870-S Seated dollar, XF40 PCGS, is one of only nine confirmed examples and is a centerpiece of The Usibelli Collection, themed around the year 1870, one of the most challenging in U.S. numismatics, while an 1884 Trade dollar, PR65 PCGS, CAC, is one of only 10 struck under mysterious circumstances. It comes from The Smoke Rise Collection.

Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:

1861 Confederate States of America cent, PR63 PCGS Secure: Made by a Philadelphia engraver, Robert Lovett, Jr., who soon had second thoughts about making coins for the Confederacy. From The Noble Family Collection.

1792 half disme, Judd-7 variety, MS65 PCGS: One of the best-preserved examples of the first federally issued silver coins, mentioned in a speech by President George Washington to Congress. From The Klamath Mountain Collection, Part II.

1879 Coiled Hair Stella in gold, Judd-1638 variety, PR66 Cameo PCGS Secure: With the unusual face value of four dollars and one of only 12 specimens definitively traced.

1826 half eagle, BD-2 variety, MS66 PCGS: One of only three examples known for the variety and easily the finest, a landmark offering for early gold coinage specialists. From The David & Sharron Akers Collection.

1827 half eagle, BD-1 variety, MS64 PCGS: A noted rarity struck from a single pair of dies, one of the better-preserved coins out of 17 confirmed examples. From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.

1838-O 50C PR64 NGC: The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the most mysterious and valuable coins in American numismatics. The 1838-O is believed to be the earliest branch mint proof coin of any denomination and no official record of its mintage exists. Researchers have traced only nine surviving examples in all grades, with one coin impounded in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, and two others in slightly impaired condition.

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Historic 1787 Brasher Doubloon Offered By Heritage Auctions At FUN

November 25, 2013 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

November 25, 2013 By Coin Update (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Newlin-Davis-Perschke specimen 1787 Brasher Doubloon will be offered by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando. The rare American gold coin has been seen in public relatively few times since Chicago coin dealer Walter Perschke purchased it in 1979 for a then-record $430,000. It is graded NGC MS  63 with CAC grade approval and is described as the finest certified of the seven known Brasher Doubloons.

“It will be offered without reserve during our Platinum Night auction session on January 8, 2014.  We expect it will bring $5 million or more and set a new record as the most valuable early American gold coin — and third most valuable of any U.S. coin — ever sold at auction,” said Jim Halperin, Co-Chairman of Heritage Auctions.

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