December 3, 2021
Vital rare coin & paper money industry updates
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December 2 — Künker will offer almost 2,000 lots of historical auction catalogs from December 7-9 2021, making up part 3 of the Alain Poinsignon Library.
Dec 2 — Have you ever wondered why there were so many large gold coins weighing several ducats in the early modern period?
Dec 1 — A physical Lealana 0.1 Bitcoin was sold for $33,600 by Stacks Bowers Galleries in their November 2021 Showcase Auction, representing a nearly 500% premium above the face value, or “peel value,” of approximately $5,700 at the time of the sale.
December 1 — The United States Mint has employed the latest technology to create different finishes on their proof coins. This technique enhances the design and overall eye appeal of all proof coins now produced by the U.S. Mint.
November 30 — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that its new rare coin gallery in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is open for business.
November 29 — A passion for service and a recognition of need fuels APMEX’s long-standing commitment to help feed hungry Oklahomans. The leading precious metals retailer is celebrating 10 years of supporting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with a major gift to feed the hungry during the holiday season.
Nov 29 — One of the greatest error coins known, the 1886 Morgan Silver Dollar Obverse Die Cap PCGS MS-64 has been consigned to GreatCollections and will be sold without reserve in the January 9, 2022 auction.
Nov 28 — As the song says, “Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day...” Collectors will definitely be celebrating when the Big Island Collection of Hawaiian Coinage and Tokens crosses the auction block at Heritage Auctions’ US Coins Signature® event Dec. 16-19, just in time for the holidays.
London auctioneers Morton & Eden sell the finest known surviving example of a 1652 New England shilling - one of the very first coins to have been struck in what is now the United States - for an outstanding US$351,912 (£264,000)Press Release Auctions U.S. Coins Greysheet
November 27 — This extremely rare iconic coin recently came to light when it was discovered in an old candy tin in the United Kingdom
November 26 — While the rare coin market is still very robust, it has come off the peak it enjoyed during the summer -- and that is probably a good thing.
Nov 25 — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) is now accepting nominations for its 2022 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.
November 25 — Ten examples of strong performers which were selected from a larger number of results.
November 23 — Historian Frank L. Holt takes us on a lively journey through the history of numismatics, the study of coins—one of the oldest and most important contributions to the arts and humanities.