Coins Blog

Why Sell Your Coins in a Coin Auction?

We get this question all of the time: Why should I put my coins in a Coin Auction? Well, to start, it depends on what coins you have. In some cases it might not make sense to do a coin auction. Most coins under $100 in value would be better to sell outright to an… Read More


Stack’s Bowers Auctions Off Record Setting Collection

In a record setting auction, Stack’s Bowers Auctions out of California sold the D. Brent Pogue Collection for just over $106.7 million dollars. The collection had a series of record coins. A 1793 Flowing Hair Chain (to left) cent sold for $998,750 in Part 3 of the auction, which took place in February of 2016…. Read More


Robert Scot and the Early Halves

Robert Scot, was born in Scotland in 1745. After training as a watchmaker, engraver and receiving an education from the University of Edinburgh, he immigrated to the United States. In 1775 he resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia where he engraved currency plates for Virginia State currency. In 1780, he moved to Richmond and assumed a role… Read More


Unearthing the Ancient Coins

From the dawn of civilization humankind has bartered and traded with neighbors to better their status. The early mediums of trade are now artifacts and in the present day they are the focus of bartering rather than the means. The field of numismatics – the study of coinage – which focuses on these archaic forms… Read More


The Numismatic History of Chinese Coins

  The rich numismatic history of China spans nearly four millennia and encompasses much more than just coins. Some of the earliest mediums of exchange included cowrie shells and bone or bronze imitations thereof during the Shang Dynasty (ca. 1766-1154 B.C.). These were highly regarded and valuable objects. Other means of currency included cast ingots… Read More


The Brief History of World Coins

Throughout history and in every corner of the globe, people have used some form of exchange with an inherent or agreed-upon value to form systems of trade and economic structure. Everything from humble carved stones to large pieces of precious metal emblazoned with works of great artistry has been used. The study and collecting of… Read More