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A Focus on Some of the More Unusual Coins in the Bass Collection

With one of the most news-worthy collections coming to auction this week, Greg Reynolds focuses on a few of the more unusual items in this amazing collection.


Stack's Bowers Galleries Offers 'Dusk and Dawn' Eagles Certified by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) is proud to have certified 1,000 American Gold Eagles and American Silver Eagles from a historic transition in the coins' designs.


Frechette and Weinberg to be Honored at World's Fair of Money®

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is honoring two numismatists who not only lead by example, but pave new avenues within the numismatic hobby.

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The All-Time #1 Koessl Matte Proof Gold Set On Display at ANA World's Fair of Money

GreatCollections purchases the undisputed finest set ever formed.


Mr. Gobrecht's Liberty Seated Silver Dollars: Part I

The July Monthly Greysheet's feature article is part one of a two-part review of Liberty Seated silver dollars.


Spring Auction Review Part 1: Zito Collection

On April 5, the Paul and Rosalie Zito consignment of just ninety-two coins was auctioned for more than $4.25 million in total. This was a very important offering of fresh material, and a newsworthy assortment of U.S. gold coins was featured.


NGC Honors 'Coinage Congressman' Mike Castle with New Congressional Series Label

Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) is proud to announce an exciting new Authentic Hand-Signed label that recognizes the contributions to numismatics made by the Honorable Mike Castle, who served nine terms as a member of the US House of Representatives.


Grant Stands Alone

The President and General we know as Ulysses S. Grant was actually named Hiram Ulysses Grant at birth.


Skinner Unveils the Joys of a Lifetime Collection in Major American Currency Sale

The online sale is the first in a series of auctions showcasing the complete holdings of a major collector of American coins, with nearly every item in The Red Book represented.


NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership and Special Label for the 2022 Purple Heart Commemorative Coins

One of the oldest and most highly regarded US military honors — the Purple Heart — is being recognized with the release of the 2022 Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin program from the US Mint.


How Many Coins Has the U.S. Mint Produced Over the Past 100 Years?

Custom coin and pin website WizardPins.com created a visualization highlighting how many coins the U.S. Mint has produced in the last 100 years.


Over $212 Million Sold in Record Year at Stack's Bowers Galleries

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.


NGC-certified McCloskey Collection Featured in Heritage Auctions' FUN Show Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) is proud to have certified more than 1,000 coins from the prestigious collection of John W. McCloskey, a renowned numismatic researcher. Heritage Auctions is offering these coins in two sales in early 2022, including the FUN US Coins Signature Auction , where 136 NGC-certified highlights of the collection will be offered on January 7.


Panic of 1921 Spawned Famous Coins

The year 1921 is very important to many collectors of classic U.S. coins of the 20th century.


Collecting Very Fine Grade Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Collecting Walkers in Very Fine condition can be both rewarding and challenging while affordable.


NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal with David J. Ryder, Two-time Director of the US Mint

Ryder was the 34th and 39th Director of the US Mint and brought many exciting modern coins to the marketplace, greatly enhancing the tradition of US numismatics with his leadership.


Easily Assemble a Set of XF to AU ""French Bronze"" Indian Cents

A set of XF-AU Indian cents costs just a fraction of the amount that would need to be spent to complete a set of higher grade coins, and can be an equally satisfying endeavor.


America's First Half Dollar Could Have Been Held by a Founding Father

Researchers have differing opinions about exactly how many 1794 half dollars were struck, but the prevailing consensus (based on Mint delivery warrants) suggests 5,300 1794 half dollars were delivered in December 1794 and 18,464 half dollars dated 1794 were delivered on February 4, 1795 for a total of 23,464 pieces struck.


ANA Recognizes Membership Boosters, Numismatic Author & Medallic Artist

Mr. Orosz is this years recipient of The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing


Anatomy of Fraudulent Facebook Pop- Up Ads

Online scams related to counterfeit coins and precious metals continue to escalate and a major tool used by fraudsters is the utilization of Facebook pop-up ads to scam unsuspecting victims, according to the non-profit ACEF


Collecting Contemporary U.S. Mint Products

Over the years, The United States Mint has issued a variety of products. Beginning in 1892 and more consistently starting in the early 1900s, the Mint issued a wide variety of commemorative coins to appeal to special interest groups.


Stack's Bowers Galleries Sets Record for the Most Valuable Proof With Motto Saint-Gaudens $20

A Gem Proof 1913 double eagle realized $336,000 in the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, setting a new record as the most valuable Proof With Motto Saint-Gaudens double eagle ever sold at auction.


Over $31 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in the Stack's Bowers Galleries August ANA Auction

The newly-discovered 1794 Flowing Hair dollar earned the second strongest price of the August sale at $840,000.


Multi-Million Dollar Coins Make Auction History

Not long ago, the sale of a single coin for more than one million dollars was especially newsworthy. Last week, five U.S. coins each realized more than $2 million!


Over $50 Million Sold in the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction

The firm racked up huge results in coins, paper money, and other numismatic treasures in the August 2021 ANA event, representing the largest ANA sale in the firm's nearly 90-year history.


San Francisco Rarity Highlights October Auction

St. Gaudens Double Eagles from the 1920s are generally very common, until you start talking about some of the mintmarked issues.


Amazing Half Dime From the Fledgling US Mint

The US Mint was brand-new to making coins in the 1790s and was only starting to get up to speed by 1794.


NGC-certified 1921 Double Eagle Realizes Over $2 Million

The coveted coin was one of many certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) to realize incredible results in a Heritage Auctions sale on August 18, 2021.


U.S. Mint American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Available August 19

The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin™ beginning on August 19 at noon EDT.


Stacks Bowers Galleries Presents an Homage to Franklin and Dupre Illustrated by the Cardinal Collection – A Multi-Million Dollar Display

Stack's Bowers Galleries will be hosting an impressive display at the August 2021 World's Fair of Money Convention in Chicago, August 9-13, 2021 at their bourse table 201/300.

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