Old Coins in the News
Auction results of rare old coins, treasures discovered, and numismatic features
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The discovery of one of the most consequential shipwrecks in history, a Spanish galleon called San José, was revealed to the public this week.
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.
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.