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Auction results of rare old coins, treasures discovered, and numismatic features

260000 ancient bronze coins found japan

260,000 Ancient Bronze Coins Found in Japan

July 14, 2018

In March 2018, a huge cache of hundreds of thousands of bronze coins dating to the 16th century or earlier were found buried underground in a giant ceramic pot in Japan. It's the largest coin hoard in the country's history.

rare overdate gold eagle coin discovered by pcgs

Rare Overdate Gold Eagle Coin Discovered by PCGS

July 08, 2018

The expert coin graders and authenticators at Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) discovered that one of their recent submissions was a rare $10 Gold Eagle 1853/2 overdate error coin, the highest-grade example of the variety.

pranksters devil coins found in scandinavia

Prankster's "Devil Coins" from Scandinavia Found in England

July 01, 2018

Back in the 1970s, churches and museums in Scandinavia began to find hidden "devil coins." It was part of an elaborate hoax that is now being more fully explained.

one of a kind 1792 george washington gold coin resurfaces

One-of-a-Kind 1792 George Washington Gold Coin Resurfaces

June 24, 2018

The unique example of a 1792 gold coin owned by George Washington himself is coming to public auction in August for the first time since 1890. The coin was part of the legendary Eric P. Newman Collection.

viking treasure highlights exhibit at wrexham museum

Viking Treasure Highlights Exhibit at Wrexham Museum

June 17, 2018

A man using a metal detector unearthed a bevy of Viking artifacts in Wales, including silver coins that date back several centuries. The artifacts are now on display at the Wrexham Museum.

belgian gold coins from 19th century found in france

Belgian Gold Coins from 19th Century Found in France

June 16, 2018

Workers in Brittany, France found a hoard of 600 Belgian gold coins dating to 1870 in the basement of a building that was set to be demolished. The hoard could be worth over $100,000.

u s gold reserves include millions foreign gold coins

Why Do U.S. Gold Reserves Include Millions of Foreign Gold Coins?

June 02, 2018

researchers confirm discovery historic shipwreck san jose

Researchers Confirm Discovery of Historic Shipwreck

May 26, 2018

The discovery of one of the most consequential shipwrecks in history, a Spanish galleon called San José, was revealed to the public this week.

museum edenbridge acquires gold coin hoard gallic wars

Museum in Edenbridge Acquires Gold Coin Hoard from Gallic Wars

May 13, 2018

A hoard of ten gold stater coins dating to the Gallic War (1st century B.C.E.) discovered in Kent in 2016 is finally on display at a nearby museum.

ngc certifies one of just four known 1854 s half eagles

NGC Certifies One of Just Four Known 1854-S Half Eagles

April 28, 2018

Only the fourth known example of an 1854-S half eagle gold coin has been certified genuine and graded Extremely Fine 45 by NGC. It could exceed $1 million.

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