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Heritage Adds Comprehensive Ancient Coins Data to

Comparable auction results and graded population guide for ancient coins marks another industry first for world’s leading numismatic auctioneer Collectors of ancient coins now have more information at their fingertips with Heritage Auctions’ new feature, which serves up comparable auction results and census statistics on coins auctioned through The auctioneer’s World & Ancient Coins […]

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Kenneth Bressett Named First Editor Emeritus of the Red Book

Hobby Legend Is Honored in the New 2019 Edition Kenneth Bressett, longtime editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”), has retired into Whitman Publishing’s newly created position of Editor Emeritus. The 2019 (72nd) edition of the Red Book, available now from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, features […]

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NGC Confirms Discovery of Fourth Known 1854-S $5

“Discovery of a Lifetime!” A coin that a New England man originally thought was a counterfeit has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ( as only the fourth known 1854-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. “It’s like finding an original Picasso at a garage sale. It’s the discovery of a lifetime; a previously unknown surviving example […]

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Heritage Auctions Brokers Sale of 1787 Brasher Doubloon

Private transaction is most valuable single item sold in company history The first gold coin struck in the United States – the finest certified 1787 New York Brasher Doubloon – has been sold for more than $5 million in a private treaty transaction involving Heritage Auctions, Monaco Rare Coins and an anonymous West Coast collector. The […]

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What Would You Like to See in the Next “Bowers Series” Book?

David Bowers joined Whitman Publishing as the company’s numismatic director in 2003. This was at the start of a modern renaissance in American numismatic book publishing. Since that time Whitman has published hundreds of new books for the hobby, ranging from 64-page monographs to 900-page encyclopedias, and recently the 1,504-page Mega Red. Many of these […]

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S.S. Central America “Ship of Gold” Coming Soon!

The S.S. Central America was given the name ‘Ship of Gold’ for her famous cargo: tons of gold from the San Francisco Mint and the California Gold Rush. When the ship sank off the eastern coast of the United States in 1857, she took the gold, and many of the lives aboard, with her. Over […]

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Heritage Auctions’ Mobile App Adds PCGS Coin Barcode Scanning

Quick-scan feature taps into census and Heritage price archives on Android and iOS smartphones 24Beginning this week, numismatists may access data on more than 38.2 million coins graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (NASDAQ: CLCT) in an important barcode scanning update to Heritage Auctions’ Mobile App. The barcode scan also offers instant access to 2.2 […]

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Col. Steven Ellsworth

The Best Secured Coin Shows for 2017

Colonel Steven Ellsworth, ret. of the Butternut Company has announced the annual selection of “The Best Secured Coin Shows for year 2017.” COL Ellsworth personally attended over 36 coin shows and conventions in 2017, closely observing and evaluating the various types of security measures provided to both dealers and the public. In addition, he receives […]

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