2016 Introduction of Bullion Coins to Celebrate a Centennial of Artistry

2016 Introduction of Bullion Coins to Celebrate a Centennial of Artistry

By: Sarah Miller | One hundred years ago, 1916 was a banner year for numismatics. After Charles Barber’s eponymous designs had graced the Barber Quarter, Barber Dime, and Barber Half Dollar from 1892 to 1915, each of these three denominations received distinct facelifts the following year with new, fresh designs. This was a break from […]

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Shaving Mugs: American Folk Art

By Nathan Shults In our June 26th Fine and Decorative Arts Signature Internet Session, we feature the American shaving mug collection of John Sturner. In the late Victorian era (1880-1910), most men owned a shaving mug that they kept at home or at a barbershop. Barbershops at the time were social spaces, where for only […]

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Collecting by Theme: Going Beyond the Date Set

By: Sarah Miller One particular style of collecting coins is so typical and familiar that even non-collectors are often aware of it. Placing one coin of each date and mintmark into a book or album is an image that many of us will remember from childhood, even if we never became lifelong collectors. Although today’s […]

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A Shot In The Dark

By Michael Morgan A shadowy silhouette of a man moves down the street. His shoulders and the top of his felt Stetson fedora are briefly lit in the pools of light beneath the street lamps as he passes. His face is a constant shadow. He pauses at the corner, and a quick flare of light […]

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Eastern Influence on American Aesthetic Movement Silver

By: Nathan Shults In our upcoming April 12 Silver and Objects of Vertu Signature Auction, we feature a strong selection of American Aesthetic Movement objects, including many prized mixed-metal lots embellished with copper and gold elements. These pieces illustrate the wide range of influences on Western decorative arts in the late 19th century and the […]

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Minting Mistakes: Error Coins and Their Collectability

By: Sarah Miller A basic understanding of coin collecting reveals that condition, date, and scarcity are all key components of what makes a coin collectible. One area of collecting, however, focuses on mistakes made by the mint, or “error coins.” Even if a coin is an otherwise common year, it may be a valuable piece […]

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Malachite: The Mirror of the Soul

By: Brittany Nalley Naturally, Malachite immediately caught my eye because its beautiful green color, which so happens to be my favorite color. Growing up my brother and I were the outdoorsy children. We would always love going outside and have little scavenger hunts for rocks and shells. We always loved finding neat stones with bright […]

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Photo Bootcamp

Join Us For Photography Bootcamps!

Back by popular demand! Join us for a full day collecting photography ‘bootcamp’ … perfect for the nascent to the more seasoned collector or the photographer looking to learn the dynamics of the marketplace. Buying photography will never again be a mystery! The morning session includes practical tips on where and how to collect photography […]

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Do You Have A Million Dollar Dime?

By: Stewart Huckaby On Thursday, January 7, Heritage sold a 1894-S dime for just short of $2 million. How can a 122 year old dime be worth so much? Rarity, pure and simple. The 1894-S dime is really, really rare. Barber dimes, the type of dime minted from 1892 to 1916, are not hard to […]

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A Charity Auction to Remember

By Kathryn Hoogendoorn My parents raised me to view the time that I have and the money I make as part of a bigger picture. It is not all about me. We always participated in philanthropic events, volunteering time and resources to causes that we feel truly seek to better lives. There is very little […]

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