Mail Bag – What is Your Favorite Coin Auction Site

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While coin auction sites and coin auctions can polarize the numismatic community, they have an important role in collecting. More often than not, many look at these sites only for the ultra-wealthy collectors to add ultra-rare coins to their collections. But that is not always the case, and great deals can be found on coins. The question becomes, which one is best? That was exactly James’ question when they sent a message to the Mail …

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection

Sydney F Martin (Image Courtesy of The American Numismatic Society)

The following is a Press Release from Stack’s Bowers, announcing the sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Sydney F. Martin, the former President and Trustee of the American Numismatic Society, passed in January 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Martin’s collection is considered to be one of the best with a broad depth and a number of rare specimens. For three decades, Sydney F. Martin of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Amelia Island, Florida …

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Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars Goes to Auction in October

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The following is a Press Release from Legend Rare Coin Auctions, announcing that the Bruce Morelan collection of early Dollar coins will be going to auction at the PCGS Members’ Only Show in Las Vegas. That show is scheduled to take place in October. The collection includes the 1794 Dollar that sold for a record $10 Million, the only coin ever to break the $10 Million mark in an auction. Legend Rare Coin Auctions is …

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A Double Die 1955 Lincoln Cent Sold for Nearly $125,000

PCGS MS65+ Double Die 1955 Lincoln Cent (Image Courtesy of GreatCollection)

As regular readers know, here at USCoinNews I rarely post on coin auctions. It isn’t that they aren’t an important part of our hobby, but I’ve always focused on the “average collector” and most of us simply cannot afford these types of coins. But every once in a while an auction happens that is just to good to pass up. This week, one of those happened on a Double Die 1955 Lincoln Cent. This error …

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