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Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   On May 3, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) released a new €2 commemorative coin into circulation entitled “Portugal’s Olympic Team 2016” (Equipa Olímpica de Portugal 2016). The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Bank of Portugal cash offices. The “Portugal’s […]

Nate D. Sanders to Auction 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

Nate D. Sanders to Auction 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel was Awarded to Theoretical Physicist Dr. Kenneth Wilson By Nate D. Sanders Auctions …..   The 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Dr. Kenneth Wilson will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on May 26. It is only the 19th Nobel Prize to go under the hammer. Interested bidders may participate in […]

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

By Numismatik Lanz …..   A large batch of Greek electrum coins will cross the auction block in the upcoming sale of long-standing coin house Numismatik Lanz. Altogether, Auction 162 offers 570 lots featuring coins and medals from all around the world; the focus is placed on ancient times. 570 lots comprising coins and medals […]

Rapp Auctions: The Highest Prices for the Smallest Gems

Rapp Auctions: The Highest Prices for the Smallest Gems

Rapp Auctions sells Stamps and Coins for 8.7 Million Swiss francs (CHF) By Rapp Auctions …..   Top prices for top rarities and for lucrative investment options: The stamps and coins sale at Rapp Auctions in Wil (Switzerland) closed late on Friday night, 20 May 2016, with a total realization of 8.7 million Swiss francs […]

Regulated Gold Coins in Early America – Unique Largest Known Gold Coin Regulated by Ephraim Brasher

Regulated Gold Coins in Early America – Unique Largest Known Gold Coin Regulated by Ephraim Brasher

Ephraim Brasher – the Assayer The money supply in the fledgling United States consisted of a bewildering hodge-podge of foreign coins, private issues, and state sponsored copper coinage, all mixed with counterfeits and coins of reduced weight. During this time in America, gold coins were primarily used only in large transactions by banks or merchants […]

Rapp Auction Starts with 1.75 Million Franc Sale

Rapp Auction Starts with 1.75 Million Franc Sale

1.75 Million francs at auction for an empire coin and other rarities By Rapp Auctions …..   Top price for an empire coin: A gold coin with the portrait of emperor Ferdinand II was sold at the coin auction at the Rapp auction house in Wil, Switzerland, for 109,800 Swiss francs*. On the first day […]

Coins, Artifacts from Ancient Roman Shipwreck Found off Israeli Coast

Coins, Artifacts from Ancient Roman Shipwreck Found off Israeli Coast

Biggest find in Israeli territorial waters in the last 30 years By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA), with the support of the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation, has been very active in the ancient port city of Caesarea in recent years. Early in 2015, the IAA recovered the largest trove of gold […]

APMEX a Top 500 Internet Retailer 2nd Year in a Row

APMEX a Top 500 Internet Retailer 2nd Year in a Row

By CoinWeek ……   For the second year in a row, Internet bullion and collector coin retailer American Precious Metals Exchange, known more widely as APMEX, figures high on Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide, which ranks the top 500 North American e-commerce sites based on revenue generated in 2015. According to Internet Retailer’s market analysis, […]

New Zealand’s Brighter Money $20, $50 and $100 Notes Now in Circulation

New Zealand’s Brighter Money $20, $50 and $100 Notes Now in Circulation

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand ….   New Zealand’s new $20, $50 and $100 banknotes have entered public circulation, the Reserve Bank announced on Monday, May 16. The Reserve Bank’s Head of Currency, Property and Security, Steve Gordon, said the release of the remaining Brighter Money Series 7 notes is a significant milestone for […]

Rapp Auction 2016: Coin & Stamp Catalogues Are Online

Rapp Auction 2016: Coin & Stamp Catalogues Are Online

By Rapp Auctions …..   Attention, Coin Collectors Have you also been waiting impatiently to see the new catalogue for the Rapp 2016 coin auction? It now is online and available for your perusal as a digitised e-catalogue on our website. We take great delight in inviting you to attend our upcoming coin auction, that […]

Gold & Silver PAC May 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC May 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator This past month, I had the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill. Rather than speaking with the members, staffers, and other policy wonks, I had the opportunity to sit with old friends who work in the agencies that supports […]

Bank of Guyana Celebrates 50 Years of Natl. Independence with New $50 Banknote

Bank of Guyana Celebrates 50 Years of Natl. Independence with New $50 Banknote

By De La Rue, plc….   On Thursday, May 12, 2016 the Bank of Guyana marked 50 years of Guyanese independence by launching a new $50 banknote designed and printed by De La Rue. This brand new denomination – the first $50 ever in Guyana – has been issued to commemorate 50 years of the […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Brain Food 1.) What Does a Girl Have to Do to Get on a Banknote? They feature portraits of the Founding Fathers and former presidents, monuments and places of interest, the banknotes of different countries, however rarely, feature women. And with the recent US announcement to put the image of a […]

WPIC, Valcambi Expand Avail. of Platinum Bars, Coins Worldwide

WPIC, Valcambi Expand Avail. of Platinum Bars, Coins Worldwide

By World Platinum Investment Council …..   Agreement paves the way for increased access to retail platinum investment products Partnership supports WPIC’s mission to stimulate investor demand for physical platinum worldwide The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) and Valcambi have today announced a partnership to increase the availability of platinum bar and coin products for […]

Modern US Paper Money: 2016 $2 Single Note Collection Avail. May 17

Modern US Paper Money: 2016 $2 Single Note Collection Avail. May 17

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing….   The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the 2016 $2 Single Note Collection, featuring a Series 2013 $2 note from both the Dallas and San Francisco Federal Reserve Banks with serial numbers beginning with “2016xxxx.” Each note is protected by a clear acid-free polymer […]

Uruguay Issues New 2,000 Peso Banknote

Uruguay Issues New 2,000 Peso Banknote

By Central Bank of Uruguay …..   On Wednesday, 27 April 2016, the Central Bank of Uruguay (Banco Central del Uruguay) entered new 2,000-peso banknotes corresponding to the 2015 B series into circulation. The notes have been made from 100% cotton fibers. In order to ensure the identification and protection of the Uruguayan banknotes in […]

Legend Auctions: Four Gold Coins to Watch (and Bid on) at Regency XVII

Legend Auctions: Four Gold Coins to Watch (and Bid on) at Regency XVII

By CoinWeek …..   On May 19, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct the 17th Regency sale at Harrah’s in the Big Easy, New Orleans, Louisiana. The firm, which hand-selects superior quality US coins, will offer 472 pieces ranging in price from a few hundred dollars to over $1.6 million. Headlining the event is Lot […]

CoinWeek Podcast #29: Talking German Coins with Ron Guth – Audio: 19:40

CoinWeek Podcast #29: Talking German Coins with Ron Guth – Audio: 19:40

CoinWeek Podcast #29: Talking German Coins with Ron Guth Germany’s numismatic history offers adventurous collectors large helpings of variety and complexity, but where does one start if they’d like to delve deeply into Deutschland’s monetary past? In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Charles Morgan talks to 2014 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Numismatist of the […]

Northwest Territorial Mint Bankrupt, Bullion Buyers May Lose Millions

Northwest Territorial Mint Bankrupt, Bullion Buyers May Lose Millions

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   In what began as a dispute between a landlord and his tenant has exploded into a slow motion train wreck, placing the judgment, character, and business practices of one of the industry’s more polarizing personalities, Ross Hansen [above] into focus and putting the future of one of the largest […]

Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Trustees will honor John Herzog for his legacy of giving at a reception on May 17 By Museum of American Finance …..   Wall Street veteran John E. Herzog has announced a final $5 million gift to the Museum of American Finance, the New York institution he founded more than 25 years ago. Herzog established […]

Coin Authentication – Dirty Old Coins to Offer Low Cost XRF Analysis

Coin Authentication – Dirty Old Coins to Offer Low Cost XRF Analysis

By Rasiel Suarez – Dirty Old Coins …..   Dirty Old Coins, a US-based firm operating in Olympia, WA is pleased to announce the availability of low-cost energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) for the analysis of coins and other metallic artifacts. XRF techology is a non-destructive process which provides a full list of the […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Brain Food 1.) Money Making: A Brief History of Currency from the British Museum Debate has begun over the choice of JMW Turner to be commemorated on a Bank of England banknote. The public was included in the choice of nominations for the honour of appearing on the next £20 note, […]

Bill Proposes Commemorative Coins Honoring Space Shuttle Challenger, Teacher McAuliffe

Bill Proposes Commemorative Coins Honoring Space Shuttle Challenger, Teacher McAuliffe

By Office of Sen. Kelly Ayotte …..   U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) recently introduced legislation that would require the United States Department of the Treasury to mint a coin in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy and in honor of Christa McAuliffe. Proceeds from sales […]

European Central Bank Ends Production, Issuance of €500 Banknote

European Central Bank Ends Production, Issuance of €500 Banknote

By European Central Bank…..   ECB has decided to discontinue production and issuance of €500 banknote Europa series of euro banknotes will not include the €500 €500 banknote remains legal tender and will always retain its value Today (Thursday, May 4) the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) concluded a review of the […]

Singapore International Coin Fair Attracts Nearly 7,000 Attendees

Singapore International Coin Fair Attracts Nearly 7,000 Attendees

The 2016 Singapore International Coin Fair (SICF) proved to be an unqualified success. The three-day coin event (April 1-3) attracted thousands of visitors, and featured more than 100 different dealers and mints displaying their coins and banknotes. SICF 2016 was organized by Panda America for the sixth straight year, and took place at the Marina […]

Numismatic Books – NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Writer’s Contest

Numismatic Books – NLG Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Writer’s Contest

By Numismatic Literary Guild …… Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s (NLG) Writers’ Competition. As usual, the contest covers a broad spectrum of categories, including: books on numismatic subjects; newspaper and magazine articles and columns; online websites, articles, columns and blogs; numismatic newsletters; auction catalogs; and TV, radio and audio-visual […]

Austrian Mint Sees Record Sales of Gold, Silver Bullion Coins in 2015

Austrian Mint Sees Record Sales of Gold, Silver Bullion Coins in 2015

By Coinweek News Staff ….   Sales of gold bars and bullion coins at the Austrian Mint in 2015 were up 45% over the previous year’s total, with 1.32 million ounces sold. In 2014, the Austrian Mint sold 910,000 ounces. In an interview with Bloomberg, Mint spokesperson Andrea Lang states that the jump in sales […]

Candidates for 2018 Bank Note Featuring Iconic Canadian Woman Announced

Candidates for 2018 Bank Note Featuring Iconic Canadian Woman Announced

By The Bank of Canada ……   The Bank of Canada today announced that the 2018 bank note independent Advisory Council has narrowed to 12 names the list of iconic Canadian women who could be featured on the first bank note of the next series. The 12 prominent Canadian women, who were selected from the […]

Massive Hoard of Ancient Roman Coins Found in Spain

Massive Hoard of Ancient Roman Coins Found in Spain

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Late last week, construction workers in the town of Tomares, a suburb of the southern Spanish city of Seville, discovered a hoard of almost 1,323 pounds (600 kg) of ancient Roman coins. According to city planner Lola Vallejo, workers were performing routine work on water pipes near Zaudín Park […]

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Numismatic Crime – NCIC Weekly Bulletin, April 28

Numismatic Crime – NCIC Weekly Bulletin, April 28

News and Alerts Concerning Numismatic Crime for the Month of April By Numismatic Crime Information Center ……   Vehicle Burglarized Below is a list of US coins and paper money stolen from Dick August after leaving a coin show in Westford, Massachusetts on April 24, 2016. Mr. August stopped a short distance from the show […]

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