Morgans in Sotheby’s auction dazzling

Quick. What are the key dates of the Morgan series? Did you answer with the proof 1895? How about the 1889-CC? Both are good answers. In the case of a May 21 auction that will be conducted by Sotheby’s in New York City, you would be wrong. I have been paging through the catalog “Featuring […]

Heritage Auction and I’m looking at what?

The Heritage Auctions U.S. coin auction in Tampa realized $ 39,238,170. The sale dates were Jan. 3-5 and Jan. 7-8. While buyer’s are probably grumbling about a 20 percent buyer’s premium, it certainly makes figuring out hammer prices much easier for people like me. It is the big prices that generate the headlines. Bringing $ […]

Kagin’s Auction to offer gold coins to Hobo nickels

We collectors are living in an age of gold. This week’s numismatic chapter regarding the precious metal will be written by a Sept. 15 auction to be conducted by Kagin’s Auction. The sale will be called in conjunction with the Santa Clara, Calif., Coin Expo as well as online. Check out the lots. I did. You won’t […]

Gold auction results might be divine

Coin collectors understand the concept of a record price. Is there such a thing as a divine price? Last night a gold coin estimated at $ 300,000 sold for $ 517,000. It was in the Central States Numismatic Society sale conducted by Heritage Auctions in Schaumburg, Ill. Proceeds go to pay for the building of […]