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Central Bank Issues Coin Commemorating Irish Poet William Butler Yeats

Central Bank Issues Coin Commemorating Irish Poet William Butler Yeats

The Central Bank of Ireland has launched a €15 limited issue silver proof collector coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats [1865 – 1939], the Irish poet and Nobel laureate. Speaking at the launch at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Central Bank Commission member Des Geraghty said: “This coin honours […]

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The Japan Mint has announced the release of two coins, issued to commemorate the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan. On March 11, 2011, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan’s eastern coastline and unleashed a devastating tsunami with 30-foot-tall waves. The natural disaster killed more than 15,000 people […]

TJ Coins Wins Free Table at PAN Spring Coin Show

TJ Coins Wins Free Table at PAN Spring Coin Show

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists….   Ohio coin dealer Tom Priebe of TJ Coins won a free table for the next PAN Coin Show, to be held October 22 – 24, 2015. A dealer drawing was held at the PAN Spring Coin Show on May 9th the last day of the three-day event. Each participating dealer’s […]

Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million under Federal Racketeering Laws

Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million under Federal Racketeering Laws

By Paul Montgomery and Associates – PaulMontgomeryOnline.com….   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has ruled that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive almost $2 million from a Long Island coin dealer and his grading company under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). The estate was assisted in its three-year recovery efforts […]

Kuwait Wins IACA Best New Banknote Series 2014

Kuwait Wins IACA Best New Banknote Series 2014

By De La Rue, plc….   The Central Bank of Kuwait’s new family of banknotes, issued in June 2014, has been awarded the Best New Banknote Series for 2014 by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA), as announced at the Currency Conference in Vancouver. De La Rue is delighted to announce this global award […]

Netherlands Issues 200th Anniversary of Waterloo and Dutch Kingdom Coins

Netherlands Issues 200th Anniversary of Waterloo and Dutch Kingdom Coins

The fall of Napoleon’s Grand Army commemorated… The Netherlands has commemorated the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo with the issue of two collector coins: a silver five-euro coin and a gold 10-euro coin. The coins are legal tender in the Netherlands. The Battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18, 1815, near the town […]

State of the Mint –  U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 24, 2015

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of May 24, 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 […]

Papua New Guinea Issues New Commemorative Coins, Banknotes

Papua New Guinea Issues New Commemorative Coins, Banknotes

By Bank of Papua New Guinea….   Loi M. Bakani, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, gives notice of the forthcoming issue into circulation of new K20 and K10 commemorative banknotes and a 50t coin, effective 21 May 2015. K20 Commemorative Banknote The K20 banknote has been resized as part of the banknote […]

Germany to Issue First Collector Coin with Polymer Ring

Germany to Issue First Collector Coin with Polymer Ring

By Schuler AG….   Schuler develops equipment to produce five-euro coin from three components for state mints An outer ring and an inner core made of metal with a blue polymer ring between them: these three components will be used to produce a new five-euro collector coin set to appear soon in Germany. The German […]

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 […]

 
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