Collectors Invited to 2019 PNG Day Show

(Rosemont, Illinois) June 13, 2019 — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will conduct its 2019 PNG Day show (www.pngdealers.org/png-events) on Monday, August 12, in Hall F of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. It will be open to the public.

The show conveniently will be in the same location at 5555 N. River Road as the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money® that begins the next day.

The first 50 public attendees at the 2019 PNG Day event will each receive a certificate good for $100 off any retail purchase of $500 or more at the show from a participating PNG member-dealer.

Representatives of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (www.NGCcoin.com), the official rare coin authentication and grading service of PNG and ANA, and representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will be on-site to accept submissions during the show. Visitors also can have access to lot viewing that day for the auctions to be held during the week by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Stack’s Bowers Galleries (www.StacksBowers.com).

“The PNG Day show gives you the upfront opportunity to see the best material available from the top dealers as well as an early opportunity to offer coins, bank notes, tokens and medals for sale to top buyers,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“The annual World’s Fair of Money is the USA’s biggest week in numismatics, but you can take your time in a less crowded, more relaxing environment the day before the general public arrives for the ANA show,” added PNG President Barry Stuppler.

The 2019 PNG Day Show will be open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, August 12. Public admission is $5 at the door; however, admission will be free for everyone who pre-registers at www.pngdealers.org/png-events.

For additional information about the 2019 PNG Day, contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at 951-587-8300 or by email at info@pngdealers.org.

Classic Early U.S. Type, Superb Proof Barbers, Gem Silver Dollars, and Rare Gold Coins Anchor Legend’s Regency Auction 33

Important collections and individual rarities offer “something for everyone” in Vegas

(Lincroft, NJ—June 13, 2019)—Continuing apace for the year with its fourth Regency Auction of 2019, the June 27th auction is being held at the PCGS Members Show at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and features 514 lots of hand selected, high end, quality rare coins. Anchored by three named collections as a backbone, the selection of coins is diverse and begins in the earliest of federal issues and goes to classic 20th century issues.

The sale begins with the Hunter Collection, a 39 piece selection of Draped and Capped Bust silver coins, from half dime to half dollar, 1796 to 1837. Choice collector grade coins and Gem Mint State coins are being offered, with coins in every budget range.

Further selections from the R.S.D. Collection include Superb Gem Proof Barber dimes and quarters that are among the finest known specimens for their respective issues, including a number of PR68 graded examples. All are PCGS and CAC.

The Hickory Ridge Collection of Peace Dollars is a complete set registered on the PCGS Set Registry and includes a wonderful selection of coins with a focus on eye appeal.

Full sale highlights include:

  • Lot 1. H10C 1796 LIKERTY. PCGS MS63 CAC From the Hunter Collection
  • Lot 16. 25C 1820 Large O. PCGS MS65+ CAC From the Hunter Collection
  • Lot 53. 1C 1856 Flying Eagle. PCGS PR64 CAC
  • Lot 91. 3CS 1868 PCGS MS66 CAC
  • Lot 113. 5C 1880 PCGS MS65 CAC
  • Lot 135. 5C 1918/7-D PCGS MS64+ CAC
  • Lot 168. H10C 1797 16 Stars. PCGS MS65+ CAC
  • Lot 197. 10C 1916-D Mercury. PCGS MS64 FB CAC
  • Lot 242. 25C 1877 PCGS MS68 CAC
  • Lot 258. 25C 1907 PCGS PR68 CAM CAC From the R.S.D. Collection
  • Lot 308. 50C 1943 PCGS MS68 CAC
  • Lot 323. $1 1795 Silver Plug. PCGS AU50
  • Lot 372. $1 1895-S PCGS MS65+ PL CAC
  • Lot 390. $1 1895 NGC PR64
  • Lot 416. $1 1934-S PCGS MS66 CAC From the Hickory Ridge Collection
  • Lot 437. $2.50 1901 PCGS PR67+ DCAM CAC
  • Lot 440. $2.50 1910 PCGS PR66+ CAC
  • Lot 443. $5 1795 Small Eagle. PCGS AU55 CAC
  • Lot 450. $10 1799 Large Stars. PCGS MS63+ CAC
  • Lot 475. $20 1882-CC PCGS MS62 CAC
  • Lot 494. $20 1921 PCGS MS64
  • Lot 512. $50 1851 Humbert. Reeded Edge, 880. NGC AU53 CAC

“We are extremely proud of the selection of rarities and collector coins that we have put together for the June Regency Auction,” said Laura Sperber, founder of LRCA. “There really is something for every collector no matter where in their collecting career they may be. Whether just starting out with AU Bust halves, or are putting together a world class Registry Set, there is something to attract your attention.”

Finest known, rare 1856-S dime found in SS Central America treasure

Retrieved in latest sunken treasure recovery, top rarity is now graded PCGS MS65 CAC, tied for finest known

(Brea, California) June 14, 2019 – The S.S. Central America, the famous “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush-era treasure, continues to reveal astonishing numismatic surprises. The latest find is an extremely rare mint condition 1856 San Francisco Mint Liberty Seated silver dime that is now tied for finest known and described as a “miracle” coin by one of its discoverers.

Recovered in 2014 with thousands of other dimes in the ship purser’s iron lock box but only recently examined and cataloged, the coin now has been graded PCGS MS65 CAC. It is one of only two known at that grade and with none higher.

“The 1856-S dime has an incredibly rare mintage of only 70,000; a mere $7,000 in face value. In fact, the Professional Coin Grading Service Population Report indicates only 11 uncirculated 1856-S dimes that weren’t put into circulation or melted! This example stayed pristine with full luster after a century and a half in the ocean environment,” said Dwight Manley, Managing Partner of the California Gold Marketing Group (CGMG).

A rare 1856-S Liberty Seated dime, now graded PCGS MS65 CAC and tied for finest known, was among the sunken treasure coins recently discovered from the last recovery expedition to the fabled S.S. Central America, according to California Gold Marketing Group. Photo credit: Professional Coin Grading Service www.PCGS.com.

“It is among the crème de la crème, the best-of-the-best of coinage from this amazing sunken treasure,” stated Manley.

CGMG acquired all the coins retrieved in 2014 from the fabled S.S. Central America as well as most of the coins found in 1980s recovery expeditions. The group took possession in January 2018 of the sunken treasure recovered in 2014, and a meticulous coin-by-coin, ingot-by-ingot examination has continued since then.

“We will publicly display this top rarity for the first time at the American Numismatic Association’s 2019 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®, August 13-17, at booth 1615,” announced Manley.

PCGS officials say it was a thrilling moment when the coin arrived there for grading.

“The recovered treasure from the S.S. Central America continues to put the PCGS grading team in awe. Seeing a silver coin that spent well over 100 years at the bottom of the ocean emerge in such incredible condition is a numismatic dream,” stated Brett Chaville, President of PCGS which has certified all the recovered S.S. Central America coins submitted by CGMG over the years.

John Albanese, President and Co-Founder of Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), described the 1856-S dime as, “A beautiful frosty gem! Hard to believe it was on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for 157 years!”

During the 2014 recovery expedition, two canvas bags were found in the bottom of the lock box, and one bag contained more than 8,000 dimes.

“It quickly became obvious that this was the ‘cash box’ of the ship, a truly marvelous historical find,” said Bob Evans, the chief scientist on the 1980’s mission that first located and recovered a portion of the fabulous sunken treasure and who served in that same role and as a numismatist with the 2014 recovery.

The rare 1856-S dime was recently discovered among thousands of other silver dimes in this soccer-ball size canvas bag in the S.S. Central America purser’s lock box. The bag is shown here still unopened and moments after its recovery from the Atlantic Ocean in 2014. Photo credit: California Gold Marketing Group

“I saw the 1856-S after I already had examined around 4,000 other dimes from the purser’s bag. That big bag sat in the dark, cold, swampy, anaerobic (lack of oxygen) interior of an iron safe for 157 years. But when I first saw it, I could see this dime was mint state,” explained Evans.

“I saw the obverse first and assumed it was an 1856 New Orleans Mint or a Philadelphia Small-Date in high-grade, not uncommon among these dimes. I flipped it over expecting to see either no mint mark or an O. I remember my audible, ‘Well, at long last!,’ somewhat stunned response to the S mint mark dime as I held it in my gloved fingers. It is truly a wonderful, miracle coin, and the fact that it is the only 1856-S dime from the S.S. Central America treasure makes it all that much more special,” stated Evans.

The S.S. Central America was a 280-foot long, three-masted side-wheel steamship carrying tons of California gold that had been shipped from San Francisco to Panama when she sank in a hurricane on September 12, 1857 during the final leg of a voyage from Aspinwall (now Colón), Panama to New York City. There were 578 passengers and crew on board, but only 153 survived.

The loss of the ship’s gold cargo was a major factor in the economically devastating financial panic of 1857 in the United States.

In a court-approved transaction in November 2017, the California Gold Marketing Group acquired all the treasure recovered in 2014 from Ira Owen Kane, Receiver for Recovery Limited Partnership and Columbus Exploration, LLC. In 1999, CGMG acquired all of the available S.S. Central America treasure that was recovered in the 1980s.

A complete list of all the items recovered in 2014 will be published in an upcoming book, America’s Greatest Treasure Ship: The S.S. Central America, by esteemed numismatic author Q. David Bowers and Manley.

COMING SOON – 2019 $2 Rocketship

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the 2019 $2 Rocketship.

The 2019 $2 Rocketship features an uncirculated, Series 2013 $2 Federal Reserve note, with a serial number beginning with “2019.” The colorful packaging features fun facts for kids and an embossed rocket ship and moon in outer space. The $2 note is protected by a clear, acid-free, polymer sleeve.

The first day of sale for the 2019 $2 Rocketship is Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (ET). Only 24,000 will be available. This product is $9.95, with a discount price of $8.50 for quantities of 50 or more. To order, click here.

BEP products may be ordered through the U.S. Mint (Mint) by telephone, toll-free, at 1(800) USA-MINT (872-6468), and through the Mint’s online store at https://catalog.usmint.gov/. Products are also available for purchase in BEP’s Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center gift shops.

For additional information about the BEP or U.S. currency, please visit bep.gov and follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @USMoneyfactory.

Recovered Property-Police Assistance Requested-Fayetteville, GA

The Fayetteville PD Uniform Patrol Division made an arrest involving theft during the early morning hours of May 31, 2019. The suspect was identified as Anthony Nolen. During the theft, investigation narcotics were located in the vehicle in which Nolen was driving. In addition to the narcotics officers located gallon sized ziplock bags containing numerous amounts of gold coins, bars, and jars containing what appears to be gold dust, necklaces, and watches. Officers confiscated the items for safekeeping and all property is being held at the Fayetteville PD.

Investigators are attempting to locate any jurisdictions with possible burglaries or thefts of gold/gold related items.

Anyone with information contact:

Shawn Albea
Sergeant
Criminal Investigation Division
City of Fayetteville Police Department
760 Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard
Fayetteville, Georgia 30215
Phone: (770)-719-4218

or
Doug Davis
817-723-7231
Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

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