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Stack's Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Nearly 10,000 Lots of Asian Related Numismatic Items in their May 2022 Hong Kong Auction
Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to present a large and varied selection of Asian and Asian related coins and paper money in their biannual Hong Kong Showcase auction.
Netherlands World Banknote Auction Includes elite collection of Curaçao Notes
Paper Money Guaranty ® (PMG®) is excited to announce a major milestone: 7 million banknotes certified. With this achievement, PMG maintains the title of being the largest and leading third-party certification service for collectible paper money worldwide.
Victoria gold Proof ""Una and the Lion"" soars to $528,000 among many other world coin rarities sold in Heritage's NYINC auction.
Stack's Bowers Galleries Sells Over $20 Million in World and Ancient Numismatics at 2022 New York International Numismatic Convention Auction
Following a record-breaking year in 2021, the World and Ancient Coin Department at Stack's Bowers Galleries saw continued strong prices as over $20 million in numismatic items crossed the block in their annual official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention.
It is said that records are made to be broken and 2021 was the year for Stack's Bowers Galleries to break them. Overall, Stack's Bowers Galleries sold at auction over $212 million in numismatic items across nearly 75,000 lots, making it the single strongest season of auction offerings in their 89-year history.
The market for high-grade, rare United States coins soared in 2021.
Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to offer more than 6,000 lots of world and ancient coins, military medals and orders, and world paper money in their Official Auction of the January 2022 New York International Numismatic Convention.
Time to make a note in your calendar: Künker's January Auction Sales 2022 will take place on Wednesday instead of Thursday, and in Osnabrück instead of Berlin. Several collections will be on offer, including the second Köhlmoos Collection of the usual legendary quality.
Two Chinese coins from the early 20th century sold for more than $1 million each to lead the HKINF World Coins auction to $11,229,343, and paper money added even more to the overall total.
Numerous highlights come available amid surge in interest in adding Asian currency to collections
Stack's Bowers Galleries to be the Official Auctioneer of the MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg, Netherlands
Stack's Bowers Galleries, known for selling at auction the most valuable paper money and coin collections worldwide, is thrilled to announce their sponsorship of the MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg, Netherlands.
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.
Have you ever wondered why there were so many large gold coins weighing several ducats in the early modern period?
With an ""Una and the Lion"" leading the way, a stunning collection of hundreds of rare English coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) realized CHF 8.3 million (about $8.9 million) in a sale by renowned Swiss auction house SINCONA. Impressively, the 424 lots averaged about CHF 19,600 (about $21,000) each in the SINCONA Auction 72: SINCONA British Collection Part 1 sale , which concluded on November 21, 2021.
More than 500 rare English coins certified by NGC are being offered this month by SINCONA including gold rarities spanning 600 years of history, including an example of the beloved ""Una and the Lion,"" a coin issued to celebrate the young Queen Victoria.
Stack's Bowers Galleries to Offer the Gem Collection of British Campaign Medals More than 150 Medals Slated for Sale in January 2022
Acquired through private sources and major auctions in the United States and the United Kingdom, the medals of the Gem Collection were gathered with an eye not just on history, but also on quality and eye appeal.
Recently Published Books: Reflexiones sobre la Moneda Muera Huerta (Reflections on the ""Muera Huerta"" Coinage) by Dr. Carlos Abel Amaya-Guerra
Few coins in the world have fascinated collectors like the one peso coin ""Muera Huerta"" (Death to Huerta) minted in Durango, Mexico in 1914 during the Mexican Revolution.
POLYMER 2021 is the world's most current, most complete and most comprehensive catalog on polymer banknotes
New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Move to New Site for January 2022 50th Annual Event
The 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention is moving to a new site according to Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley.
Over 1500 Lots with Bidding to start on November 6
Sotheby's to Offer the World's First Postage Stamp: The First Penny Black -- Estimate £4 – 6 million
Sotheby's is set to offer the earliest securely dated example of the very first postage stamp – one of the most significant inventions in human history, the precursor of mass and global communication as well as the keystone and lynchpin of one of the world's most popular collecting disciplines.
NGC-certified Edward VIII Gold 5 Sovereign Realizes $2.45 Million, a New Record for a British Coin at Auction
An extremely rare Edward VIII Pattern Gold 5 Sovereign certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) has realized €2.11 million (about $2.45 million), again setting a record for any British coin sold at auction. It was the top lot in an impressive sale presented by MDC Monaco that saw 22 other NGC-certified numismatic rarities realize prices over $100,000.
This major Polish numismatic rarity is probably the only specimen known of this weight.
Stack's Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark for Second Consecutive Time
The sale presented over 8,000 lots, ensuring that collectors across the numismatic spectrum had plenty of options. Over 96.5% of all lots offered found their way into new collections.
13.6 million euros: that's the total result of Künker's Fall Auction Sales. This is almost twice the estimate of about 7 million euros. A remarkable result that was achieved thanks to numerous prices in the six-digit range, including a new record for a Prussian coin!
Stack's Bowers Galleries and Künker Auctions to Jointly Sell the Historic Mark and Lottie Salton Collection of Ancient and World Coins
Auction houses Stack's Bowers Galleries and Künker have been chosen to sell the illustrious Mark and Lottie Salton Collection, a comprehensive holding of many thousands of chiefly gold and silver coins of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Europe from the medieval period to the 20th century.
Stack's Bowers and Ponterio to Feature Major Chinese Rarities in December Hong Kong Collectors Choice Online Auction
Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce that extremely rare and recently identified numismatic treasures will be auctioned at their Hong Kong Collectors Choice Online Auction, December 1-3, 2021.