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Rare 170-Year-Old McAuslane Token at Toronto Coin Expo

Rare 170-Year-Old McAuslane Token at Toronto Coin Expo

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo….   Hundreds of pieces of Canadian history are ready to be auctioned off starting May 28, 2015 at the Toronto Coin Expo. Held in partnership with New Brunswick’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions, the semi-annual coin show takes place May 29 and 30 at the Toronto Reference Library at […]

Requiring Provenance:  An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

Requiring Provenance: An Injustice to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Alfredo De La Fé….   At the 2015 Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) hearing to discuss a potential renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy, Prof. Patty Gerstenblith, Chair of CPAC, cited text from a Numismatica Ars Classica catalog stating that the firm will provide documentation for coins subject to US import […]

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 May 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin marking the centenary of the first flight from Malta. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) depicts a Short Type 135 seaplane in flight over the Grand Harbour […]

Maldives Announces New Polymer Banknote Family

Maldives Announces New Polymer Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc….   The Maldives Monetary Authority has announced that it will be launching a new family of seven banknotes on Safeguard. The first denomination – a commemorative new high-value 5,000-Rufiyaa – will be launched at the end of July. The other circulating denominations – 10-, 20-, 50-, 100-, 500- and new […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – May 17, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – May 17, 2015

By CoinWeek Staff Reports….   David Lawrence Rare Coins is a numismatic firm that has offered online coin auctions for many years. Their weekly auctions feature a good mix of modern and classic U.S. coins in circulated and uncirculated grades, so a nice selection of lots is available for a wide array of coin collectors […]

Bank of England Invites British Public to Nominate Artist for New £20 Banknote

Bank of England Invites British Public to Nominate Artist for New £20 Banknote

By The Bank of England….   At an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London today, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, announced that the next £20 note will celebrate Britain’s achievements in the visual arts and he launched a public nomination period to seek people’s views as to who […]

Preliminary Pogue Sale Results

Preliminary Pogue Sale Results

Preliminary Prices Realized With Buyers Premium $25,312,731.25 Bids – $21,542,750.00 Buyers Premium 17.5%  – $3,769,981.25 Average Lot Price – $197,755.00   1001 1792 Half Disme. – Mint State-64 (PCGS). $375,000 1002 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime. – Specimen-67 (PCGS). $260,000 1003 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime. – Mint State-64+ (PCGS). $45,000 1004 1795 Flowing Hair […]

Bank of Canada to Issue $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

Bank of Canada to Issue $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

By The Bank of Canada….   On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning sovereign in Canadian history, exceeding the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. To mark this historic reign, the Bank of Canada / Banque du Canada will issue a special commemorative bank note in 2015. The note […]

Pre-Pogue: Bowers, Stack and Tripp Take Audience Questions

Pre-Pogue: Bowers, Stack and Tripp Take Audience Questions

By  CoinWeek News Staff…. Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s will begin to auction the historic D. Brent Pogue Family Collection at 7:00 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, May 19), Eastern Standard Time. For select guests, official auction festivities kicked off a day early, as the two hosts invited a small gathering to a special question-and-answer session at […]

IBNS Announces 2014 Banknote of the Year

IBNS Announces 2014 Banknote of the Year

By Dennis Lutz & Robin Hill – IBNS Banknote of the Year Co-ordinators….   The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has for the first time ever selected the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago to receive it prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2014. With over 130 new […]

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The West African nation of The Gambia recently launched new commemorative 20-dalasi (D20.00) polymer banknotes, a new family of paper-based banknotes and commemorative coins celebrating the country’s Golden Jubilee The Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) in collaboration with the Government of The Gambia received approval to introduce a newly-redesigned family of Gambian circulation notes. […]

Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII (UPDATED May 15, 2015)

Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII (UPDATED May 15, 2015)

The Trans-Dniester Republican Bank commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Allied victory over the Axis Powers with the release of limited-edition, one- and ten-ruble commemorative banknotes. The notes–issued on April 28, 2015–are similar in design to the Trans-Dniestrian issues of 2012 but feature a special ribbon on the bottom right side of the note that […]

Illustrator Develops Line of Coin-Themed Greeting Cards

Illustrator Develops Line of Coin-Themed Greeting Cards

By CoinWeek News Staff…   Family farmer, cartoonist and 3D-illustrator Don Chambers has introduced a line of numismatically-themed greeting cards. Using a process that Chambers patented in 2012, the cards feature written and pictorial matter relating to coins and medals while an example of that coin or medal is attached to the card. At this […]

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

The Japan Mint has revealed the latest entry in its popular colorized-coin commemoration of the 47 Prefectures of Japan, with a 1000 Yen silver coin honoring the Prefecture of Tokushima. The Tokushima 1000 Yen coin’s obverse depicts Naruto Strait and a female figure engaged in a traditional Awa Odori Dance. The Naruto Strait, which connects […]

Women on 20s Announces Harriet Tubman as Winner of Online Poll

Women on 20s Announces Harriet Tubman as Winner of Online Poll

By Women on 20s….   Historic Campaign Submitted Petition to the White House May 12 After two months and an election in which more than 600,000 people cast ballots in an online poll, the non-profit grassroots campaign Women On 20s announced on May 12 that in a very close race, the public chose Harriet Tubman […]

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The viability of 3rd party grade verification for modern coins is being borne out as a flurry of auctions for coins verified by Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based firm Collectibles Quality Assurance Company, LLC (QA Check) have started to appear on mainstream numismatic sales platforms eBay and Great Collections. QA Check is one of […]

HJB Mobility – Coin Auction #1

HJB Mobility – Coin Auction #1

  HJB Presents Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is pleased to announce HJB Mobility – Auction I.  This is a timed auction which is live today and closes Thursday, May 28 at 4 PM. HJB Mobility is another avenue for customers who lead busy lives and want an auction at their fingertips.  This format will provide […]

Rare Chinese Banknotes to be Sold at May 24 Hong Kong Auction

Rare Chinese Banknotes to be Sold at May 24 Hong Kong Auction

By Archives International Auctions….   Fort Lee, N.J.-based Archives International Auctions (AIA) will offer over 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus scripophily rarities (stocks and bonds), in a public auction slated for Sunday, May 24th. The event will be held at the offices of Kelleher & Rogers, Fine Asian Auctions Ltd., in […]

Breaking News: ModernCoinMart Sold to Asset Marketing Services

Breaking News: ModernCoinMart Sold to Asset Marketing Services

A CoinWeek Breaking News Report… Surprise Sale Shakes Up Modern Coin Marketplace… On May 3, 2015, CoinWeek received word that the Lakewood Ranch, Florida-based company ModernCoinMart was to be sold to Asset Marketing Services, LLC. If true, the sale would make ModernCoinMart the fourth major numismatic-related business for Asset Marketing Services, which also operates GovMint.com, First Federal Coin, […]

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Mint, the first Coin and Chronicle Set of 2015 (product code AX1)–featuring Harry S. Truman–will go on sale June 30. There will be a product limit of 17,000 and an order limit of five per household. As reported by CoinWeek […]

Burundi Issues New Banknote Series

Burundi Issues New Banknote Series

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Bank of the Republic of Burundi (BRB), having the exclusive right to issue bank notes and coins legal tender in Burundi, launched a new range of bills on April 29, 2015 in denominations of 500, 2000, 5,000 and 10,000 Burundian francs (BIF). Made with modern international security standards and […]

BREAKING NEWS: Kisatchie National Forest 5 Oz. Silver Bullion Coin Sold Out (UPDATED May 7, 2015)

BREAKING NEWS: Kisatchie National Forest 5 Oz. Silver Bullion Coin Sold Out (UPDATED May 7, 2015)

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 5-7-15: According to a notice sent to media outlets and authorized purchasers on May 7, 2015, the United States Mint is officially sould out of 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Kisatchie National Forest five-ounce silver bullion coins. The next coin in the series–the Blue Ridge Parkway five-ounce silver bullion […]

Highlights from Sonny Henry’s April 18 Coin & Currency Auction

Highlights from Sonny Henry’s April 18 Coin & Currency Auction

By Sonny Henry’s Auction Service and CoinWeek News Staff….   The April 18, 2015 Coin and Currency Auction and Mail Bid Sale of the Northern Illinois and Tennessee Collections (among others), conducted by Sonny Henry’s Auction Service of Mendota, Illinois, was held at the Midwest Center for Christian Living Lasalle, IL. It was very fast […]

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

By CoinWeek News Staff….   A hoard worth nearly US$50 million has been recovered from the wreckage of the SS City of Cairo, a steamboat sailing from India to Great Britain during World War II. 100 tons worth of silver rupees belonging to the UK Treasury have been found some 16,800 feet under the waters […]

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   It seems the United States Mint knows a good thing when they see it, because now there’s news of yet more Reverse Proof coin sets due for release later this year. The 2015 Coin and Chronicles Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon […]

CoinWeek Celebrates Its First 10,000 Facebook Fans

CoinWeek Celebrates Its First 10,000 Facebook Fans

By CoinWeek….   As of May 1, Coinweek now has 10,000 fans on Facebook   *Doing our best Sally Field impersonation* You like us, you really like us! It’s been a good year for us at CoinWeek.com. We’ve greatly expanded our reach and scope, and had a lot of fun doing it. Whether it’s breaking […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun  (2004) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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U.S. Mint Sets Price for 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and Chronicle Sets

U.S. Mint Sets Price for 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and Chronicle Sets

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, April 29, the United States Mint announced prices for the upcoming 2015 Coin and Chronicle Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. While release dates are yet to be determined, the retail price for each set is $57.95. The Mint’s […]

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The Psychology of Coin Collecting

The Psychology of Coin Collecting

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   What does psychology have to do with coin collecting? Collectors have one distinct advantage over non-collectors. The hobby of coin collecting–and it is a hobby, pure and simple, not an “industry” or “market”–adds an extra dimension to the collector’s life, a safe and enjoyable retreat from the stress and pressure […]

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ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

ICTA: Indiana’s Governor Pence Signs House Enrolled Act No. 1046

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed House Enrolled Act No. 1046–an Act concerning interim study committees–on April 15, 2015. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana: SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015] (a) The legislative council is urged to assign the following topics […]

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