Coin Profiles

World Coins – Italy 2016 Sardinia Italy of Arts 10 Euro Silver Coin

World Coins – Italy 2016 Sardinia Italy of Arts 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Sardinia Italy of Arts series features a bronze statuette of a warrior. The island of Sardinia is an autonomous region of Italy west of the mainland and is the second-largest Italian island behind Sicily, which is also an autonomous region. There have been many civilizations in Sardinia going back to ancient times, and […]

Italy 2016 Flora in Art: Contemporary Age 20 Euro Gold Coin

Italy 2016 Flora in Art: Contemporary Age 20 Euro Gold Coin

Description: 2016 marks the last coin in the 20-euro gold series Flora in Art or Flora Nell Arte. The 2016 Flora in Art coin pays homage to contemporary art and features artistic female figurines adorned with floral decorative pieces. The figures are inspired by frescoes created by Ettore de Maria Bergler, a painter born in […]

Italy 2016 Enzo Ferrari Europa Star Programme 10 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2016 Enzo Ferrari Europa Star Programme 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Enzo Ferrari 10-euro Italian silver coin features the world-known motor racing driver and automobile entrepreneur whose name is associated with some of the fastest cars known. Issued among the Europa Star Programme Series, this silver 10-euro coin is one of dozens that honor Europe’s iconic artistic and cultural icons. Enzo Ferrari was inspired […]

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1982 was a landmark year for the United States one-cent coin, as the metallic composition of the coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated zinc. It was the end of an era for the “penny,” which had become too expensive to produce with its 95-percent copper composition; the cost of making the one-cent piece […]

Canada 2016 100th Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote $1 Coin

Canada 2016 100th Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote $1 Coin

Description: A century ago, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta granted most women the right to vote in provincial elections, beginning the journey that would one day lead to securing voting rights for women across Canada. This hard-won victory in the Prairie Provinces was the result of years of campaigning by women’s groups, beginning as early as […]

Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 1 Crown Colored Silver Coin

Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 1 Crown Colored Silver Coin

Description: The Penny Red was a British postage stamp first issued in 1841, making 2016 the 175th Anniversary of its release. It was essentially introduced to combat fraud but it consistently became the main type of postage stamp used in the UK until 1879. The statistics surrounding the stamp are not short of highlights. It […]

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint continued its theme of early 20th-century modernist design, with the second release in its 100-euro gold Jugendstil collection honoring the architecture and artwork of the Vienna Secession. The Vienna Secession was an important modernist architectural movement that retaliated against the Beaux-Arts and Art Nouveau, two decidedly French schools. Deriving […]

United States 2016 Betty Ford $10 Gold Coin

United States 2016 Betty Ford $10 Gold Coin

Description: On March 25, 2016, the United States Mint will issue the 2016 Betty Ford First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of 10,000 across all product options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mintmark. […]

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Mourning Becomes Mark Antony

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Mourning Becomes Mark Antony

Click here for the First Antony Portrait denarius listing at the Chicago International Coin Convention (April 14-19) Signature Auction It would be too easy to pick a coin of Julius Caesar to mark the Ides of March (a couple of days ago), so instead we will examine an intriguing coin of the one who had […]

Canada 2016 Call of the Wild: Roaring Grizzly Bear $200 Gold Proof Coin

Canada 2016 Call of the Wild: Roaring Grizzly Bear $200 Gold Proof Coin

Description: The Canada Grizzly Bear Proof $200 Gold Coin is the third issue in the three-piece “Call of the Wild” series honoring Canada’s diverse and beautiful wildlife. Each coin is made from 0.99999–or “five nines”–gold and has a face value of $200, the highest face value of any 1-ounce gold legal tender bullion coin. The […]

Austria 2016 Klimt & His Women: “The Kiss” 50 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2016 Klimt & His Women: “The Kiss” 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter, most widely identified with the Art Nouveau movement. He created many renowned works, such as The Kiss (1907-08), Judith and the Head of Holofernes (1901), Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), and Danaë (1907), among others. Klimt was born in Baumgarten, Austria, on July 14, 1862, the son […]

Modern Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

Modern Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap 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 […]

April 21 Release Date Set for 2016 Mercury Dime Gold Coin

April 21 Release Date Set for 2016 Mercury Dime Gold Coin

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. After months of anticipation, coin collectors can finally zero in on April 21 as the first day they can buy the 2016 Mercury dime gold commemorative coin – the first of three 2016 gold coins to honor the centennial anniversary of classic silver Liberty coin designs by Adolph A. […]

United States 2014 America the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter

United States 2014 America the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National 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, the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks or other […]

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin

Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2016 issue of the .999 fine one-ounce silver coin. First released in 1990, each year’s issue has featured a different design on the reverse – one of the few world bullion programs to do so. Long one of the world’s most […]

United States 2016 Gerald R. Ford Presidential $1 Coin

United States 2016 Gerald R. Ford Presidential $1 Coin

Description: The Presidential Dollar Coin Act (Public Law 109-145) was passed into law on December 22, 2005. The Act compelled the Secretary of the Treasury to “mint coins in commemoration of each of the Nation’s past presidents and their spouses, respectively, to improve circulation of the $1 coin, [and] to create a new bullion coin”. […]

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (4th Series) 1,000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (4th Series) 1,000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Great East Japan earthquake happened on March 11, 2011. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean over 40 miles east of the Tōhoku region on Honshu, the largest island in the Japanese archipelago. Besides being the most powerful earthquake ever to strike Japan, it produced a 133-foot tsunami that also contributed to […]

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 10 oz Silver Coin

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 10 oz Silver Coin

Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2016 issue of the .999 fine 10-ounce silver coin. First released in 1990 in a one-ounce version, each year’s issue has featured a different design on the reverse – one of the few world bullion programs to do so. Long one […]

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (3rd Series) 1,000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (3rd Series) 1,000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Great East Japan earthquake happened on March 11, 2011. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean over 40 miles east of the Tōhoku region on Honshu, the largest island in the Japanese archipelago. Besides being the most powerful earthquake ever to strike Japan, it produced a 133-foot tsunami that also contributed to […]

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2016 issue of the .999 fine one-kilogram silver coin. First released in 1990 in a one-ounce version, each year’s issue has featured a different design on the reverse – one of the few world bullion programs to do so. Long one […]

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (4th Series) 10,000 Yen Gold Coin

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (4th Series) 10,000 Yen Gold Coin

Description: The Great East Japan earthquake happened on March 11, 2011. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean over 40 miles east of the Tōhoku region on Honshu, the largest island in the Japanese archipelago. Besides being the most powerful earthquake ever to strike Japan, it produced a 133-foot tsunami that also contributed to […]

United States 2013 Fort McHenry Quarter

United States 2013 Fort McHenry 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, the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks or other national sites in each state, […]

Canada 2016 Venetian Glass Snail Silver Coin

Canada 2016 Venetian Glass Snail Silver Coin

Description: Venetian glass is a kind of glass artwork produced by highly-skilled craftsmen in Venice, Italy, sought after the world over for its masterful color, clarity and complex designs. Like much of the arts and crafts of medieval Italy, the development of Venetian glass was shaped by a strong Byzantine influence. When the Venetians sacked […]

Latvia 2015 Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats Proof Silver Coin

Latvia 2015 Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats Proof Silver Coin

Description: Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats is the first coin in a new series dedicated to the great fairy tales of Latvia. It features the story of Muris, Nuris, Incis, Mincis and Puncis – five cats that live and work together about as well as you’d expect five cats to live and work together. […]

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (3rd Series) 10,000 Yen Gold Coin – Origami Crane

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (3rd Series) 10,000 Yen Gold Coin – Origami Crane

Description: The Great East Japan earthquake happened on March 11, 2011. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean over 40 miles east of the Tōhoku region on Honshu, the largest island in the Japanese archipelago. Besides being the most powerful earthquake ever to strike Japan, it produced a 133-foot tsunami that also contributed to […]

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]

Japan 2015 Chiba 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2015 Chiba 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% […]

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World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Albrecht Dürer was an innovative engraver, painter and printmaker and an important contributor to the Northern Renaissance in Germany. Born in Nuremberg in 1471, Dürer showed a talent for drawing at an early age and once he finished apprenticing under his Hungarian goldsmith father he set out to learn from various artists around Germany […]

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United States 2016 Patricia Nixon First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

United States 2016 Patricia Nixon First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

Description: On February 18, 2016 the United States Mint issued the 2016 Patricia Nixon First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of only 10,000 pieces across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” […]

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US Gold Coins – Why Does the 1861-C Half Eagle Get No Love?

US Gold Coins – Why Does the 1861-C Half Eagle Get No Love?

1861-C $5.00 PCGS AU55 CAC By Doug Winter– RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ………   When I first became interested in Southern branch mint US gold coinage, the 1861-C and 1861-D $5 half eagles were both highly regarded issues. The latter was always worth more than the former, but both were sought-after and regarded as key […]

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