‘Growing popularity’ for modern coins

More than 800 bidders vied for 432 lots in the Modern World Coins Winter Showcase Auction, which realized $774,882 US (about $870,550 Cdn.) at Heritage Auctions on March 20.

“The growing popularity of even the latest numismatic issues, such as Britain’s ‘Great Engravers’ series, continues to prove that the demand for modern rare coins is greater than it has ever been,” according to a statement from the sale’s auctioneers, who added the lots dated from the 1960s through the present day.

1973 Prince Edward Island centennial medal.

Among the three Canadian lots, a 1973 Prince Edward Island centennial medal brought $1,050 US (about $1,315 Cdn.), including buyer’s premium, as Lot 98037. Described by auctioneers as a “very scarce medal as most have been melted,” the 37.3-gram, 12-karat gold example was certified as Proof-67 by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC).

1976 $100 Montréal Olympics coin.

A 1976 $100 Montréal Olympics coin – also struck by the Mint in 22-karat gold and certified by NGC as Mint State-62 – realized $528 US (about $1,315 Cdn.) with premium as Lot 98036.

The top-earning lot was a 2020 £200 two-ounce gold proof coin, “Three Graces,” struck as part of the British Royal Mint’s Great Engravers series. In NGC Proof-70, it brought $19,200 US (about $24,000 Cdn.) with premium.

Leave a Reply

Canadian Coin News


Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.