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The Three Wise Monkeys: Gold and Silver Coins of Tanzania

The Three Wise Monkeys: Gold and Silver Coins of Tanzania

Everybody knows the symbol representing an Asian proverb: the three wise monkeys, covering their eyes, ears and mouth respectively. A coin from Tanzania, incorporating all the technical refinement of modern minting technology, invites collectors to ponder on the wisdom contained in this pictorial maxim. In Japan, the three wise monkeys represent a popular proverb: mizaru, […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Recent Gold News : Dutch bring 120 Tonnes of Gold back from US

Recent Gold News : Dutch bring 120 Tonnes of Gold back from US

Dutch bring 120 tonnes of gold back to Amsterdam from New York DutchNews.NL The Dutch central bank has secretly brought a large part of the national gold reserves being held in a secure depot in New York back to Amsterdam. In total, 120 tonnes of gold valued at €4bn has been brought back to the […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Italy Offers 2014 Mint Set with Donato Bramante Silver € 5 Coin

Italy Offers 2014 Mint Set with Donato Bramante Silver € 5 Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports…   The Italian State Mint has just released a limited-edition 2014 euro collector set, featuring a commemorative Silver 5 euro coin honoring the 500th Anniversary of the death of architect Donato Bramante (1444-1514). The set comes housed in a sturdy plastic blister pack, which slides into a thick paper sleeve. Printed on both […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rosenblum Auctions Presents the Philadelphia Collection of Israeli & Palestine Coins & Currency

Rosenblum Auctions Presents the Philadelphia Collection of Israeli & Palestine Coins & Currency

William M. Rosenblum LLC of Littleton, Colorado will be offering “The Philadelphia Collection” in two or three different auctions with the first auction scheduled for December 4, 2014. The collection consists of major rarities of Israeli, Palestine, Egyptian, WWII material and other documents collected by a Philadelphia businessman and collector for more than 40 years. […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The Austrian Mint scored three category victories in Krause Publications’ 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Since 1984, Krause has recognized excellence in coin design with its annual awards. This year’s competition was especially tough, with many high-quality collectible coins in contention. Austria’s three category winners are as follows: Best Gold Coin […]

By November 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Charli XCX Sings about ‘Gold Coins’ – Numismatic Pop?

Charli XCX Sings about ‘Gold Coins’ – Numismatic Pop?

Pop music doesn’t often fall within the purview of a numismatic publication like CoinWeek.com, however British pop singer Charli XCX has released a hard money-themed single, titled ‘Gold Coins’. Key lyric: “Gold coins out the window, money pours like the rain falls and I’m spending like I don’t care” Typically, those in favor of a […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
BEP to Offer $1 Year of the Goat 2015 and $100 Dragon·Phoenix Circle of Fortune

BEP to Offer $1 Year of the Goat 2015 and $100 Dragon·Phoenix Circle of Fortune

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is pleased to announce two new additions to its Lucky Money Collection line: Year of the Goat 2015 and Dragon·Phoenix Circle of Fortune. The Year of the Goat is one of twelve zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SAFE Collecting Supplies Is Offering Services And Advice On Maintaining Coin Value This Winter

SAFE Collecting Supplies Is Offering Services And Advice On Maintaining Coin Value This Winter

SAFE® Collecting Supplies is a Pennsylvania based collecting supply store that provides collecting enthusiasts with a wide variety of tools, cases, supplies and displays for many different types of collections. This coming winter, their organization is offering services and advice to coin collectors about preserving coin value and properly grading, pricing and storing their gold […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Asian Gold Market: Golden Dragons Grand Strategy

Asian Gold Market: Golden Dragons Grand Strategy

By Richard (Rick) Mills – Ahead of the Herd ……………… As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. Zheng Bijian, a leading Chinese intellectual and reformer said: “The most important strategic choice the Chinese made was to embrace globalization.” China has made a new most important strategic […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Five of the Top 10 Prices Realized in Newman Coin Auction are Continental Dollars

Five of the Top 10 Prices Realized in Newman Coin Auction are Continental Dollars

The Continental Dollars selections in Newman Part V auction just concluded by Heritage in NYC build upon those previously offered in Part IV of the collection.  In Newman IV  the 1776 Silver “EG FECIT” Continental dollar graded NGC MS 63  realized just over $1.4 million. Amazingly, Newman Part V includes six more outstanding 1776 Continental Dollars from […]

By November 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed “monetary architect” Bernard von NotHaus, who was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on March 2011 of Counterfeiting and Fraud, is scheduled to appear on December 2nd before U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Voorhees. The now 70 year old von NotHaus has been awaiting sentencing […]

By November 13, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
Cybercriminal Sticks Up Sheriff’s Office, Demands Ransom to Be Paid in Bitcoin

Cybercriminal Sticks Up Sheriff’s Office, Demands Ransom to Be Paid in Bitcoin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… Dickson, Tennessee, a small city located about an hour to the southwest of Nashville, fell victim this month to a sophisticated and virtually untraceable cybercrime when a Sheriff’s Office employee clicked on a malware-infused advertisement while streaming a local radio broadcast on a work computer. The attack happened on the evening of […]

By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gold’s Fundamental Supply Picture

Gold’s Fundamental Supply Picture

By Richard (Rick) Mills – Ahead of the Herd ……………… As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information Demand Global gold demand was 964t in Q2 2014, significantly reduced from the record high in Q2 2013. ETF outflows slowed sharply. Central Banks continued to buy gold for […]

By November 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Panama Canal 100 Year Anniversary Medals

Panama Canal 100 Year Anniversary Medals

The Panama Canal was completed in 1914, at that time it was considered a technological marvel. The canal was an important strategic and economic asset to the U.S., and revolutionized world shipping patterns. The canal saves 7,800 miles on a trip from New York to San Francisco by sea. The first ship to complete an […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Hungary Issues its First Coin with an Antique Bronze Finish

Hungary Issues its First Coin with an Antique Bronze Finish

A just-issued 2,000 forint legal tender coin is the first Hungarian coin ever issued with an antique bronze patinated finish. The coin, dedicated to the Somogyvár-Kupavár National Memorial is 37 mm (1½ inches) and 18.4 grams with a reeded edge. It is limited to an issue of 5,000 and sells for $22.95. Somogyvár-Kupavár is a […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Italo Vecchi Receives IAPN Book Award for “Italian Cast Coinage”. VIDEO: 10:17

Italo Vecchi Receives IAPN Book Award for “Italian Cast Coinage”. VIDEO: 10:17

Arne Kirsch, President, International Association of Professional Numismatists Chris Martin, President, British Numismatic Trade Association…….. Well known European numismatist Italo Vecchi received the coveted IAPN Book of the Year Award at the BNTA Coinex convention in London England on September 26, 2014. Italo continues a long line of scholarly books written over the years contributing […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwins Auction Results from the Ake Linden World Coin Sale. VIDEO: 1:11

Baldwins Auction Results from the Ake Linden World Coin Sale. VIDEO: 1:11

Stephen Hill, Director, A.H. Baldwins & Son, Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… AH Baldwins conducted another major sale of world coins from the Ake Linden Collection. Stephen Hill talks about some of the highlights. Copyright © CoinWeek – September 2014 The UK’s Premier 36th International Numismatic Show The 2014 Coinex is the 36th annual international […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Grand Bourse de Monaco on December 7, 2014

Grand Bourse de Monaco on December 7, 2014

On December 7, 2014, the 22nd Grand Bourse will be held at Monaco, a coin show which attracts first and foremost dealers from France, Italy and Spain – and collectors aiming for the latest issues of Monaco at their issue price. Monaco, proud to have been in May the venue of the 2014 Meeting of […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Analysis : 5 Articles on China Buying over 2000 Tons of Gold

Precious Metals Analysis : 5 Articles on China Buying over 2000 Tons of Gold

How Much Gold Does the People’s Bank of China Have? One of the most fascinating developments in the gold market since the turn of the century is China’s burgeoning role as a leader in the sector. The Chinese have been buying gold and the Chinese have been producing gold in record numbers now, whereas 15 […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SAFE Collecting Supplies Offers Advice on Protecting Valuable Collectibles This October

SAFE Collecting Supplies Offers Advice on Protecting Valuable Collectibles This October

This October, and in the coming winter, many avid collectors will be receiving gifts and procuring additions to their collections. At this time, with the wet and cold weather approaching, it’s important for professional and amateur collectors alike to learn to how protect and preserve their valuables. SAFE Collecting Supplies is a Collecting Supplies firm in […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

By C. Logan McKechnie for the VAM View…. VAMs have always been the stepchild of the numismatic marketplace. Morgan dollars, however, are the most collected coins in the world but, it is hard to convince the generic collector that all Morgan and Peace dollars are VAMs. This summer has brought home a staleness in the […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rosland Capital Debuts Special Maple Leaf Silver Coin for Charity

Rosland Capital Debuts Special Maple Leaf Silver Coin for Charity

Rosland Capital has joined forces with Fisher House Foundation and Canada’s Valour Place to create a custom designed coin by the Royal Canadian Mint, which will directly benefit the organizations through sales of the coin. The coin will be distinguished with a custom design, featuring a unique, raised heart – technically called a privy mark, […]

By October 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Cool Currency from Spink Auction October 2, 2014.. VIDEO: 5:06. VIDEO: 5:06.

Cool Currency from Spink Auction October 2, 2014.. VIDEO: 5:06. VIDEO: 5:06.

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. See some of the cool bank notes from the recent Spink world paper money auction including …… Chinese Ming notes Egyptian 50 Piastre 1899 Qatar & Dubai Currency Board 50 ryals 1966 East African Currency Board 5 pounds 1920 Romania 1920 unissued 5000 lei […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

Million Dollar Seller on eBay Shares Secrets of His Success. VIDEO: 5:09

David Enders, Dave’s Collectible Coin interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Dave Enders started selling a few quarters on eBay for a few dollars. Now he has built his business up into the millions of dollars specializing in $10 coins. Find out the secrets of his success on eBay. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. 2014 The Central States […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Markets – Gold vs Platinum – 5 Opinions

Precious Metals Markets – Gold vs Platinum – 5 Opinions

Trading the Platinum vs. Gold Spread Twenty years of trading has proven one thing correct, time and time again. The markets act in such a way as to do the greatest amount of harm to the greatest number of participants at any given moment. This is exactly how Sunday night’s trading began when, for a few minutes, […]

By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coinex – London Coin Show Video Playlist

Coinex – London Coin Show Video Playlist

British Numismatic Trade Association Hosts Coinex 2014 in London. VIDEO: 2:05. Christopher Martin, President, Stephen Fenton, Director, BNTA. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The BNTA is Great Britain’s primary dealer organization for protecting the collecting public from counterfeit and spurious coins and nefarious practices from unscrupulous participants in the coin business in England. They host an […]

By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Look at Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists

First Look at Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists

Coinweek Staff Reports… Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists On October 14, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, D.C. to review design candidates for two Congressional Gold Medals: The Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal and the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal. The Congressional Gold Medal Program dates back to […]

By October 14, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the medal that began the entire Charles Barber-Augustus Saint-Gaudens rivalry and controversy. The well-known Columbian Exposition prize medal was Augustus Saint-Gaudens first attempt to work with Mint officials. […]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Sale #18 – Agora Auctions Now Live

Numismatic Sale #18 – Agora Auctions Now Live

Agora Auctions numismatic sale #18 begins to close on Tuesday, October 14th at 12pm Noon (EST) with lots closing every 30 seconds. This sale features a nice selection of Celtic drachms, one of them quite rare as well as a great selection of Sasanian coins. We are also pleased to provide an interesting selection of punch-marked Indian coins, a […]

By October 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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