Antique banknote, coin and scripophily sale offers over 1,200 lots

American Colonial money

Hundreds of banknotes that have been off the market or never offered before at auction will cross the block starting Oct. 18 at the Museum of American Finance in New York City. The sale include notes from Argentina, rare China issues, unlisted 1879 and 1880s Keeling Cocos rarities, East Africa, South Africa, Russia, an amazing collection of over 20 Georgia colonial banknotes. Read More +

Ancient Greek stater coin featuring satyr breaks $3.2 million sale record

Prospero Collection Greek stater coin record

A beautiful example of a Gold Stater from Pantikapaion depicting the head of a satyr broke all previous world records for an ancient Greek coin, selling Jan. 5, 2012 for a phenomenal $3.2 million (hammer). The coin is one of the most spectacular numismatic objects to have survived from the classical world and is one of the greatest and admired of all the ancient Greek coins. Read More +

Heritage Auctions chalks up record year with $806 million in total sales

“The bottom line is that service and value will always sell, and Heritage specializes in the very best of both,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions in regards to the firm’s record $806 million in gross sales. U.S. Coins continue to be the backbone of the company with the category registering an impressive $196 million auction total. Vintage Comics and Comic Art bore direct witness to the evolution of the category into a true investment quality asset, posting north of $26 million, a 13 percent improvement over 2010, which had already set the record for any auction house. Read More +