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Heritage gold coins attract top bids

A Carson City gold $20 led the pack at the Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational Signature Auction conducted Oct. 8-13 by Heritage. Graded VF-30 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, the 1870-CC double eagle fetched $188,000, including a 17.5 … Continue reading

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Classic commemoratives to wake up?

It takes one word for Mike Printz of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago to sum up the classic commemorative coin market: “Slow.” Classic commemoratives issued from 1892 to 1954 have been weak for some time, said Printz, senior numismatist … Continue reading

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New PNG show in Dallas

The public is invited to attend the Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show Feb. 26-28, 2015, at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center. Sponsored by the Professional Numismatists Guild, the show “will be an opportunity for collectors in the … Continue reading

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Silver demand tops gold

The price of gold is up slightly while prices for silver, platinum and palladium are all down from a month ago. With the U.S. stock market indices down several percent from their recent highs, many people would expect the prices … Continue reading

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Gold stater goes on auction block

An ancient British gold stater will be sold at auction Nov. 10 by the firm Chris Rudd in England. It was found just four years ago. In February 2010 a metal detectorist found an extremely rare ancient British gold coin … Continue reading

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AIA auction begins on Wall Street

By Kerry Rodgers Archives International Auctions 21st sale will be spread over two days. Part I will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Museum of American Finance in conjunction with the Wall Street Currency, Scripophily and Collectibles Show. … Continue reading

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders earn Congressional Gold Medal

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders flew 16 B-25s off the carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, to launch the first strike on Japan’s homeland in World War II. In recognition of “outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United … Continue reading

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American Fighter Aces awarded Congressional Gold Medal

American Fighter Aces were the best of the best, the bravest of the brave. Through four wars they led attacking aircraft into enemy territory engaging in dogfights and racking up at least five aerial kills to earn the title Ace. … Continue reading

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NGC slabs first U.S. Marshals Service commemoratives

Early releases of 2015-dated U.S. Marshals Service commemorative coins have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Authorizing legislation for these coins was passed in 2012 and it stated, “The Secretary may issue coins to the public, minted under this … Continue reading

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Hammered gold double estimates

Spink’s Sept. 22-23 London sale saw many exceptional prices realized. This was particularly the case among historical gold where estimates were regularly exceeded and in many cases doubled for a wide range of high quality coins. For starters, the catalog … Continue reading

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