• 11
    Mar

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The $10-Million Gold Coin Hoard Find

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I host an exciting interview with Kagins Inc.’s, Donald Kagin, PhD, and David McCarthy, who are handling a once-in-a-century find—The Saddle Ridge Hoard; $10-million worth of rare gold coins—that was buried sometime in the late 1800s and recently discovered by a couple out walking their dog on […]

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  • 6
    Mar

U.S. & Worldwide Bank Notes, Scripophily, Security Printing to be Auctioned

FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,000 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera will be sold in an auction planned for Tuesday, March 11, by Archives International Auctions, live at its offices in Fort Lee, and with live or absentee Internet bidding. Offered will be additional […]

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  • 27
    Feb

$10M ‘Saddle Ridge Hoard’ Gold Coin Treasure Rocks Numismatic World

Whether it was fate or purely by accident, February seems to be a great month for prospecting for gold. Two years ago in February a worker renovating an old vineyard building in France discovered a treasure trove of nearly 500 U.S. Double Eagles gold coins that had been located in the rafters of that old building. […]

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  • 11
    Dec

1792 George Washington-Signed U.S. Federal Bond Sets World Record Price

FORT LEE, N.J. – A historic U.S. federal bond, issued to and signed by then-President George Washington in 1792 bond soared to $265,500—with an 18-percent buyer’s premium included—becoming the most ever paid at auction for a single U.S. stock or bond. The Washington bond was the highlight of two-day, two-session catalog and Internet sale held […]

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  • 22
    Nov

The Kennedy Half Dollar—A Numismatic Tribute to a Slain President

Amazingly, it has been 50 years today. For many of us, it may be difficult to remember where we were, or what we did yesterday. However young or old, those of us who lived through the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, all have vivid memories of where we were, what we were doing, to this […]

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  • 11
    Nov

Lifetime Pagano ‘Rustic Collection’ to Sell in November

BRISTOL, Conn. — An online-only auction totaling more than 500 lots of Victorian carved- and marble-top furniture, silver and gold coins, sporting goods and other category items will be held in the annual Fall Extravaganza Estates Auction, beginning at noon on Nov. 17, hosted by Tim’s Auction. Lots expected to draw special attention will include a […]

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  • 7
    Nov

One of Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal to Sell in Online Auction

One of the four gold medals won by U.S. sporting great Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics is headed to the auction block. SCP Auctions, which specializes in sports memorabilia, says on its website that the medal will be available in its auction running Nov. 20 through Dec. 7. Owens’s achievements at the 1936 Berlin […]

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  • 4
    Nov

Unloved Antiques: Bronze Commemorative Medals and Coins

Nearly everyone has a bronze commemorative coin or medal kicking about the house. I must have a half dozen or so myself from local events. I have the 125th-anniversary coin of the founding of my town, an academic medal my mother received in 1944 and a Canadian centennial medallion I bought for $2 in 1967. […]

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  • 25
    Oct

The Collector’s Minute: Calendar Medals

Calendar medals are often items of speculation, and they’re frequently though to be one-of-a-kind, rare presentation pieces. But like paper calendars, they only appear rare because they were often discarded once their useful life was over. Some were made as perpetual calendars, others with a 28-year cycle. For this reason, they’ve been kept around as […]

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  • 9
    Oct

1792 U. S. Federal Bond Issued to and Signed by George Washington to Headline Sale

FORT LEE, N.J. – An important 1792 U.S. Federal bond, issued to and signed by George Washington while he was president, is the expected top lot in an auction slated for Oct. 19 and 22 by Archives International Auctions. Stocks and bonds of any type issued to and signed by Washington are extremely rare. The […]

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