Coin Profiles

France 2016 UEFA 100 Euro Gold Uncirculated Coin

France 2016 UEFA 100 Euro Gold Uncirculated Coin

Description: France is celebrating the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Euro2016 championship game with the issuance of silver and gold commemorative coins honoring the occasion. The Euro2016 soccer championship is a quadrennial event that will be held in France from June 10 through July 10, 2016 and is expected to draw millions of attendees […]

Switzerland 2016 Swiss Red Cross 150th Anniversary 20 Franc Silver Coin

Switzerland 2016 Swiss Red Cross 150th Anniversary 20 Franc Silver Coin

Description: The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016, and the Swiss Mint is memorializing the occasion on a 20-franc coin. The silver commemorative coin was released on January 28, 2016, and designed by world-renowned artist Marc Roulin, whose career includes a six-year stint as a newspaper cartoonist, many acrylic paintings and […]

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris honors the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in 2016 with the issuance of a three-coin commemorative set struck as part of the Great French Ships coin series. The 858-foot-long carrier is named for the iconic (and controversial) French general and politician. During World War II, de Gaulle was an important […]

Switzerland 2016 Gottardo 20 Franc Silver Coin

Switzerland 2016 Gottardo 20 Franc Silver Coin

Description: The Gottardo, or Gotthard Base Tunnel, opened on June 1, 2016 as the world’s longest railway tunnel as part of the AlpTransit project. The AlpTransit project under which the Gotthard Base Tunnel was constructed, gained majority approval of Swiss citizens during a 1992 vote, and construction began in earnest in 1996. The Gotthard Base […]

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

Description: The 2016 Switzerland 10 Franc bimetallic coin features the Alpen Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), the national flower of Switzerland. The edelweiss commonly grows in the Alpine regions of Switzerland, in rocky limestone surfaces at altitudes of 5,900 to 9,800 feet. The non-toxic plant is used in regional folk medicine as a remedy against an array […]

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) 10-euro copper and silver coins are commemorative issues released in 2016 by the Austrian Mint recognizing one of the nation’s largest provinces. Upper Austria borders Germany and the Czech Republic and is Austria’s leading industrial region, producing roughly one-quarter of the nation’s exports. Additionally, the province of Upper Austria is […]

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

United States 1999 Delaware 50 State Quarter

United States 1999 Delaware 50 State Quarter

Description: The 1999 Delaware quarter was the first issue in the 50 States Quarters series and honors the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. Delaware became the first state on December 7, 1787, when all 30 delegates of the Delaware Constitutional Convention ratified the U.S. Constitution. 11 years earlier, key votes on the […]

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

Romania 2016 Constantin A. Rosetti Bicentennial 100 Lei Gold Coin

Romania 2016 Constantin A. Rosetti Bicentennial 100 Lei Gold Coin

Description: Constantin Rosetti was a Romanian journalist and politician who founded Romania’s National Liberal Party. Born on June 2, 1816 in Bucharest, Rosetti studied at Saint Sava National College in 1832 and joined the army the following year, serving as an aide-de-camp of Muntenian Prince Alexandru D. Ghica. Rosetti resigned from his military position three […]

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative program rooted in the history of Australia’s founding as a nation. Between 1788 and 1868, England sent more than 160,000 criminals, convicted of an array of crimes, to colonize the new, rugged territory. The long ocean voyage to Australia and the […]

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The Australian 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coins hearken back to the country’s colonial roots, when some of the earliest European settlers were British convicts sentenced to living several years in the fledgling Royal territory. England began sending convicted criminals to Australia in 1788 with the hopes of colonizing the small Pacific continent. […]

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative initiative that hearkens back to the roots of Australia’s founding as a nation. In 1788, England began sending criminals to Australia to serve their sentence in an attempt to colonize the new, rugged territory. Most of the criminals were small-time crooks, […]

Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to 10% […]

United States 2016 National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Half Dollar

United States 2016 National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Half Dollar

Description: The National Park Service Centennial Half Dollar commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). Signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916, the National Park Service is a federal organization that oversees the operation and maintenance of many public parks throughout the United States. When An Act To […]

Profiles in Coinage: 2016-W Mercury Dime Gold Coin

Profiles in Coinage: 2016-W Mercury Dime Gold Coin

This CoinWeek Video is sponsored by Minshull Trading. The United States Mint pays homage to three classic 20th-century coin designs in 2016, starting with a 24-karat gold remake of Adolph Weinman’s Winged Liberty dime, also known as the Mercury dime. In this CoinWeek video, we detail the release, describe some differences between the new coin […]

United States 2016 National Park Service Centennial Commemorative $1 Silver Coin

United States 2016 National Park Service Centennial Commemorative $1 Silver Coin

Description: The National Park Service Centennial $1 silver coin honors the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). Signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916, the National Park Service is a federal organization that oversees the operation and maintenance of many public parks throughout the United States. When An Act […]

United States 2016 National Park Service Centennial Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

United States 2016 National Park Service Centennial Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

Description: The National Park Service Centennial $5 gold coin honors the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916, the National Park Service is a federal organization that oversees the operation and maintenance of many public parks throughout the United States. When An Act To […]

Building an Almost Uncirculated, Complete Type Set of Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins)

Building an Almost Uncirculated, Complete Type Set of Half Eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins)

 News and Analysis regarding scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #331 A Weekly Analytical CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……. There are eight design types of half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins). For a total of less than $60,000, a complete type set may be assembled, with all coins having been certified by […]

Classic US Coins – The Sultan of Muscat-Watters-Brand-Childs-Pogue 1804 Dollar

Classic US Coins – The Sultan of Muscat-Watters-Brand-Childs-Pogue 1804 Dollar

1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Class I Original. Bowers Borckardt-304. Proof-68 (PCGS) The Finest Known Example of the King of American Coins Stack’s Bowers Pogue IV Auction – Lot 4020 on May 26th in NYC “The President has directed that a complete set of coins of the United States be sent to the King of […]

Japan 2016 Fukushima 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2016 Fukushima 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to 10% […]

Russia St. George the Victorious 3 Ruble Silver Bullion Coin

Russia St. George the Victorious 3 Ruble Silver Bullion Coin

Description: The Saint George the Victorious 3 Ruble silver bullion coin honors the famous Roman soldier and military officer vaunted in European legend and revered by Christians. Born circa 275-281 CE, Saint George served in the Roman army and later became a Christian martyr after he refused to renounce his Christian faith before an emperor. […]

Finland 2016 Europa Star Alvar Aalto 10 Euro Silver Coin

Finland 2016 Europa Star Alvar Aalto 10 Euro Silver Coin

Coin images courtesy Mint of Finland Description: Alvar Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer who is featured on Finland’s 2016 Europa Star 10-euro silver coin. Aalto was born February 3, 1898 in Kuortane, Finland (then part of the Russian Empire). Aalto studied architecture at the Technical Institute of Helsinki. However, his academic pursuits were […]

Russia St. George the Victorious 50 Ruble Gold Bullion Coin

Russia St. George the Victorious 50 Ruble Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Saint George the Victorious 50 Ruble gold bullion coin honors the famous Roman soldier and military officer vaunted in European legend and revered by Christians. Born circa 275-281 CE, Saint George served in the Roman army and later became a Christian martyr after he refused to renounce his Christian faith before an emperor. […]

U.S. Mint Coin Sales – 2016 Mercury Dime Gold Coins Sell Almost Entire Mintage

U.S. Mint Coin Sales – 2016 Mercury Dime Gold Coins Sell Almost Entire Mintage

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Top Stories The 2016 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set debuted last week, with 176,733 units sold. But the big story at the United States Mint this April was the debut and speedy near-sellout of the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial 24k Gold Coin. Within 15 minutes of its release, […]

Italy 2016 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Benedetto Croce 5 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2016 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Benedetto Croce 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Benedetto Croce was one of Italy’s Renaissance Men, even if he was born more than three centuries after the historical period we call by that name. Croce was a philosopher, historian and politician who wrote on an array of topics, such as philosophy, aesthetics, and history. He was born on February 25, 1866 in […]

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Description: Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (usually referred to by his cognomen Plautus) is one of the defining icons of Latin comedy, his influence extending across the globe and across the centuries. Among his numerous other source materials, Shakespeare drew heavily from Plautus for style, characters and plot. This year, Italy is honoring the […]

 
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