valuable coin on display
The $20 gold piece that sold for a record $7.59 million on July 30 is on display at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in New York City, as part of the American Numismatic Society’s “Drachmas, Doubloons and Dollars: The History of Money” exhibit.
Once owned by King Farouk, the last reigning king of Egypt, the coin is on indefinite loan from its anonymous owner.
Admission to the exhibit is free. Other famed numismatic pieces displayed include an 1804 dollar, a Confederate States of America half-dollar and the Brasher doubloon.
Watch for increasing interest in collectibles related to comic book heroes making film appearances in 2003.
Auctions of Daredevil comics have seen increasing buyer interest over the past few months in anticipation of the film of the same name due to hit theaters in February.
X-Men 2, due out in May, and The Hulk, set for a June release, should spark the market for such related collectibles as vintage promotional items and toys.
The Submariner, Fantastic Four and Meridian may be worth looking into as well. Each of these comics properties is slated for film interpretations in 2004.