Online Only Coins & Jewelry

Past Auction

May 23, 2018 09:00 AM EDT Downingtown, PA
Ends May 23, 2018


Join us for over 700 lots of coins and jewelry from dozens of Pennsylvania estates and collections.


Online Only Auctions at Pook & Pook are live auctions, not timed auctions. They run just like a regular salesroom auction with the lots being sold one at a time in lot number order. The only difference is that there are no bidders in the salesroom or on the phones. All bidding, both live and absentee, is taking place online through online bidding platforms. You can leave absentee bids up until a few minutes before an item sells. You can also bid live when the item crosses the auction block. Once the item is live, outbid notices cease. When the bidding slows down, a fair warning is given and a five second countdown begins. If nobody clicks bid during that five second countdown, the clerk then clicks ‘sold’. If someone does click bid, the countdown clock resets itself to five seconds and the countdown begins again. For the Online Only Auctions, we sell approximately 150 lots per hour. If you have any additional questions about how our Online Only Auctions work, please call (610) 269-4040 or email The buyer’s premium for this auction is 25%. NEW BUYERS MUST PAY WITH CASH, BANK CHECK, MONEY ORDER, OR BANK WIRE TRANSFER (NO CREDIT CARDS). IF NEW BUYERS ARE PAYING WITH A PERSONAL CHECK, ITEMS WILL NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL THE CHECK HAS CLEARED. Coins, investment (numismatic coins and legal tender), bullion, and investment metal are not taxable.  Paper money, which is not legal tender in U.S.A., is taxable on the full purchase price. Paper money, which is legal tender in U.S.A., is taxable on the amount in excess of face value.

Press Release – May 23rd 2018 – Online Only Coins & Jewelry Auction - Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, PA

Pook & Pook, Inc. is proud to present their Online Only Coins & Jewelry auction on Wednesday, May 23rd. Beginning at 9 am, this sale will span over 500 lots and includes a number of rare and distinctive items from various local estates and collections, many on the market for the first time in years.

The sale commences with currency, with items on offer sure to tempt both the novice collector and the life-long connoisseur. United States currency, both old and new, is represented in the beginning part of the sale, with some Canadian, Mexican, and South African currencies also on offer. Colonial currency, including a 1767 Maryland one dollar, a 1776 Philadelphia seven dollar, and a 1777 Delaware half crown will draw in numismatists eager to get their hands on pieces of early American tender. Lots containing Confederate currency from Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia will no doubt pique the interest of curious collectors including a group of three New Orleans Canal Bank notes, a Bank of East Tennessee twenty dollar note, and a Bank of Hartford County five dollar note. Gold collectors will find the 1902 ten dollar Liberty Head gold coin and the 1923 St. Gaudens twenty dollar gold coin of particular interest.

The latter half of Wednesday morning’s sale will consist largely of jewelry, with items offered at various prices to fit every budget. Stunning gold chains, dazzling diamond studded pins and alluring pearl necklaces will be sold alongside more affordable lots of elegant sterling silver rings, chic costume jewelry, and stylish semi-precious stone jewelry. A number of men’s  and women’s wrist watches will attract the keen eye of horologists, including a stainless steel Rolex Oyster wrist watch with a diamond bezel and a Panerai Luminor submersible divers watch. A selection of fine platinum and gold diamond engagement rings will draw the interest of those planning a special proposal. Antique, mid-century, vintage, and contemporary jewelry will all be represented in this sale, with something sure to suit everyone’s taste.

All of these items and more will be available exclusively on the online bidding platform Bidsquare ( Interested bidders are encouraged to contact Pook & Pook Inc. at or (610) 269-4040 with questions regarding condition reports, bidder registration, or online bidding. Catalogs can be viewed online at or Gallery exhibitions are scheduled for Monday May 21st and Tuesday May 22nd from 10am – 4pm. Live bidding will commence at 9am on Wednesday May 23rd.

Exhibition Times

Downingtown, PA
Mon, May 21, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Tue, May 22, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Contact Info

James Pook