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Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

By The Royal Australian Mint….   History was made today on March 4, 2015, with three Pacific Island nations marking the introduction of their own brand-new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. With the Mint’s assistance and expertise, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have embarked on the […]

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New Coins:  History of Public Enemies – Al Capone Silver Coin

New Coins: History of Public Enemies – Al Capone Silver Coin

The history of the Prohibition Era in America cannot be written without including arguably the most notorious figure who dominated the scene, Al Capone. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1899, Al Capone started off life rather humbly until he quit school after sixth grade and joined a local street gang. His early life of […]

By March 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler 50 Franc Silver Coin

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler 50 Franc Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the new 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler. Struck by the Mayer Mint, this .900 fine silver coin is the newest issue in a long-running and historic Swiss coin and medal series. Video: 5:06. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click […]

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Two New Members Appointed to Royal Mint Advisory Committee

Two New Members Appointed to Royal Mint Advisory Committee

By the Royal Mint Advisory Committee….   On January 16, 2015, HM Treasury announced the appointment of two new members to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC). Following an open and competitive process, Professor Jane Ridley and Mr. Hughie O’Donoghue RA have taken up the appointments for initial terms of five years with the option […]

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CoinWeek Grading Series: Peace Dollars

CoinWeek Grading Series: Peace Dollars

Taught by Ray Herz. Another video in the CoinWeek grading series with different experts in the various fields of numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the numismatic spectrum. More news and […]

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Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Coin Auction Buying And Coin Prices

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Coin Auction Buying And Coin Prices

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics   I’M READY TO JUMP OUT OF MY SKIN!  Why will people pay crazy money in auction-when I can sell them the same coin for less? Its something that has bothered me so bad that I saw no way to change it-I started my own auction company. I see […]

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Exquisite ancient coins in Harlan J. Berk’s current Buy or Bid Sale

Exquisite ancient coins in Harlan J. Berk’s current Buy or Bid Sale

Coins of exceptional beauty often deriving from famous old collections are a specialty of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. The firm’s latest Buy or Bid Sale, which closes on 30 April 2015, offers collectors a choice of 542 ancient coins, plus 21 coins of the world and 46 antiquities or antique maps. Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., […]

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Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Thai Banknote Feb. 26

Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Thai Banknote Feb. 26

By the Bank of Thailand….   On Tuesday, February 24, Mr. Paiboon Kittisrikangwan, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand, unveiled the new 100-Baht Thai banknote (series 16) and announced that it will enter into circulation on February 26, 2015. The design glorifies King Taksin the Great for his contributions to the country. It has […]

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Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Part 2 of a Four-Part Series ( View Part One Here )   Within the Earth’s crust, there is 1 gram of silver for every 12.5 tonnes of earth (27,600 lbs). This makes silver very difficult to find. To understand silver supply, we must first discover how economic silver deposits form. Silver is typically mined […]

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Coin Profile – 1851 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS67

Coin Profile – 1851 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS67

Finest-Known Example, Ex: Pittman-Gardner Rare WB-104 Dies, R.8 in Wiley-Bugert The Philadelphia Mint struck only 200,750 business-strike Seated Liberty half dollars in 1851, a small production total in the context of the series, making the 1851 a scarce issue in today’s market. Few examples were saved by contemporary collectors, making high-quality specimens particularly difficult to […]

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Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Some 45 years since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ordered the cessation of all minting activity at the Melbourne branch of the Royal Mint, it is with honour that Melbourne Mint operates today from the original Mint building – a building that has stood tall through 143 years. Initially constructed in 1872, The Melbourne Mint […]

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Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

By the Bank of England….   As of 3 March 2015, the Bank of England will be issuing into circulation £10, £20 and £50 notes bearing the signature of the current Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland[1]. These notes are the same design as those currently in circulation which bear the signature of Chris Salmon, the previous […]

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CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler – Video: 5:06.

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler – Video: 5:06.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler in .900 fine silver.. Fans of the series will like this year’s design. Those who have never collected the series will definitely want to check it out. This is the third in an ongoing series of […]

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State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of February 22, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of February 22, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New €20 Banknote Unveiled in Frankfurt Feb. 24

New €20 Banknote Unveiled in Frankfurt Feb. 24

By the Central Bank of Ireland….   The new €20 banknote’s ‘portrait window’, set in the hologram, is an innovation in banknote technology. The new €20 banknote will enter circulation on November 25, 2015, allowing an extended period of nine months for banknote equipment manufacturers, cash handlers and other affected parties to prepare for the […]

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Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

By the Reserve Bank of Australia….   Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, announced on February 13, 2015 that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a ‘tactile’ feature to assist people with a vision impairment. As previously announced, existing features to help the vision impaired that tell the difference between […]

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Updated: March of Dimes Commemorative Set to Include 90% Silver Roosevelt Proof, Reverse Proof

Updated: March of Dimes Commemorative Set to Include 90% Silver Roosevelt Proof, Reverse Proof

UPDATE (2/24/2015): According to Vol. 80, No. 36 of the Federal Registry, the Treasury Department and the United States Mint have established a retail price of $61.95 USD for the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set.   To see CoinWeek’s must-see video news feature “What we Know about the March of Dimes Commemorative Set”, […]

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Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

By the Reserve Bank of New Zealand…. A colored legal tender 50-cent coin will be on sale to the public starting next month to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It is the first time that a circulating New Zealand colored coin has been produced. The […]

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100-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered During Baltimore’s Washington Monument Restoration

100-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered During Baltimore’s Washington Monument Restoration

The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy (Conservancy) reports that in a niche in the Washington Monument’s base, a sealed copper box has been discovered behind a 1915 plaque commemorating the Monument’s Centennial. Since January, the Monument has been undergoing a $5.5 million restoration by the Conservancy. George Wilk II, Project Superintendent for Lewis Contractors, made the […]

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Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Clapp Estate & J.K. Lilly Collections

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Clapp Estate & J.K. Lilly Collections

Harvey G. Stack Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……   In the following five videos, Harvey Stack recalls two of the most important coin collections ever assembled; the Clapp Estate Collection and the formation, expansion and acheivement of the JK Lilly Collection. Purchase of the Clapp Estate Coin Collection. Harvey talks about the sale of the Clapp […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 20, 2015 – Video: 9:15

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 20, 2015 – Video: 9:15

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses Legend Rare Coin Auction’s Regency XI Sale, developments concerning the 1920 Wilson Gold So-Called Dollar, David Alexander’s column on the Rise and Fall of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, and the February 2015 update to CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Silver Coin – 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo | Tiergarten Schönbrunn  (2002) Once the imperial stomping grounds of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I (1708-1765), the Schönbrunn Zoo, also known as the Vienna Zoo, is the oldest zoo in the world and is home to more than 600 species of animals, including […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
India to Introduce One Rupee Note Back into Circulation

India to Introduce One Rupee Note Back into Circulation

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to a February 13 press release from Alpana Killawala, Principal Chief General Manager at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Indian government is set to reintroduce one-rupee notes back into circulation. The Republic of India discontinued the production of one rupee (₹1) notes in November 1994 because they […]

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Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint….   The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under license from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup is […]

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The Three Types of 1972 Eisenhower Dollar – Video: 6:06

The Three Types of 1972 Eisenhower Dollar – Video: 6:06

CoinWeek Editor and Ike Group Member Charles Morgan discusses the history behind the production of the 1972 Ike Dollar and shows coin collectors how to discern the difference between the three 1972 Eisenhower dollar types. This is the first in a series of CoinWeek Video Productions that will be focused on US, World and Ancient […]

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State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of February 15, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of February 15, 2015

  By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel

Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel

By CoinWeek News Staff…. In a press release issued Tuesday, February 17, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported that the largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israeli territory had been recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in the harbor of the ancient city of Caesarea. Winter storms in the area were […]

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Sweden Introduces New Coins and Banknotes for 2015

Sweden Introduces New Coins and Banknotes for 2015

  By Sveriges Riksbank….   On Monday, February 16, the Riksbank presented Sweden’s new banknotes and coins. For the first time, the media was given the possibility of seeing, feeling and tilting the printed banknotes and minted coins. In 2015 and 2016, Sweden will gain new banknotes and coins. They will have a completely new […]

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Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Joining the Family Coin Business and the First Auction

Numismatic Personalities – A Conversation with Harvey Stack – Joining the Family Coin Business and the First Auction

Harvey G. Stack – – How I Was Trained to Be in the Family Coin Business. S15-2 VIDEO Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Mr. Harvey Stack graciously granted CoinWeek’s David Lisot an interview in the offices of Stack’s Bowers in New York City. In this Multi part series, Harvey talks about in 1940 when he […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Finest Known Gem Proof 1839-O Half Dollar

Coin Profiles – Finest Known Gem Proof 1839-O Half Dollar

Magnificent Finest Known Gem Proof 1839-O Half Dollar The Robison Specimen 1839-O Capped Bust Half Dollar. Reeded Edge. HALF DOL. GR-1. Proof-65 (NGC). Even a casual glance at this piece will confirm that it is something special and well beyond the ordinary for a Capped Bust, Reeded Edge half dollar. The surfaces shimmer with a […]

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