English Coins

British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the  Chinese New Year that started on February 8th. Produced specifically for the UK, The Royal Mint’s commemorative lunar coins blend ancient Chinese tradition with British craftsmanship, and form part of The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào (or […]

By February 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Latest Coin in Isle of Man Cat Series Features Havana Brown

Latest Coin in Isle of Man Cat Series Features Havana Brown

Meet the newest member of Pobjoy’s popular Cat Series! By Pobjoy Mint….   The Isle of Man’s historic Cat coin is one of the world’s most famous, and the series continues in 2016 with a new coin featuring the Havana Brown. The phrase “Chocolate Delight” is often used to describe the Havana Brown. These charming […]

By February 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Described as one of the greatest works of literature ever written in the English language, we celebrate the Sperm Whale with the release of a new coin commemorating the 165th anniversary of the publishing of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The story, first published in London on October 18, 1851, tells the […]

By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker presents a new auction format: eLive Premium By Künker GmbH & Company…. The focus of Künker Auction 272 will be minor denominations and bracteates–that is, medieval pfennigs. All lots will be auctioned off live at www.eLive-Auction.de The other areas include a collection of Reformation and Russian medals, as well as a series of Russian […]

By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Introducing the Pobjoy Mint’s First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark in stunning yellow finish By Pobjoy Mint….   Continuing their colored Titanium series and to celebrate International Shark Week, Pobjoy Mint has released a new Yellow Titanium coin featuring the Great Lemon Shark on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. Coin Highlights […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

By Pobjoy Mint….   In previous years, Pobjoy Mint has issued coins to commemorate the Olympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympics are no exception and we are delighted to announce the release of a series of four coins on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place in […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2016 NYINC auction of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins. The firm’s first sale of 2016 featured a fabulous array of material that was anchored by several prominent collections, including Part III of the Syracuse Collection of highly prized Greek and […]

SPINK USA Coin Auction to offer Portuguese, Brazilian and Anglo-Gallic Coins Plus Much More….

SPINK USA Coin Auction to offer Portuguese, Brazilian and Anglo-Gallic Coins Plus Much More….

Spink USA’s “Collector’s Series Sale” this January 27-28, 2016 will usher in the New Year with a large offering of Portuguese and Brazilian coins, a collection of medals and artifacts related to the Easter Rising and Ireland’s struggle for independence, selections of Anglo-Gallic coins, Renaissance and Russian medals, and myriad other world coins and medals. […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #312 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   The Heritage auctions in New York in early January will be remembered for British gold coins, including coins minted in the British Commonwealth and in British India. The Stack’s Bowers auction this […]

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

The Royal Mint has released its United Kingdom Precious Metal Proof coin sets for 2016, containing the nation’s definitive and commemorative coins for the year and struck to an exceptional standard highlighting every design detail. The sets for 2016 include the 2016 United Kingdom Gold Proof and the 2016 United Kingdom Silver Proof coin sets, […]

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

What have Shakespeare, Beatrix Potter, the Army and the Great Fire of London got in common? They are all themes that will be appearing in pockets, purses and piggy banks across Britain on The Royal Mint’s 2016 UK circulating coins. The history of The Royal Mint has been linked closely with the story of Britain […]

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings), ND (1619-24). Third Coinage James I (1603-25). NGC MS-64. James I (James VI of Scotland) came to power at the age of 13 months, and went on to become one of the most momentous rulers in all of British history. One could arguably say James I put the “Great” in Great Britain, […]

By December 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

By David Hill….   The Sgarabhaigh Sixpence forms an important part of a wider project to conserve and share the small Scottish island of Sgarabhaigh which lies in the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. The coin design is based on an ancient coin of the realm and incorporates a blend of the ancient and modern […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   A new modern coin collector can very easily become overwhelmed. Whether attending a coin show, perusing hobby web sites and periodicals, or checking out dealer stores and web sites, new collectors quickly discover that with so many coins out there it’s easy to become lost when you’re just starting […]

By December 12, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops–the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening–is poised to grow into a significant player in the U.S. coin market as well. When it comes to competing against major U.S.-based sites such as Amazon and eBay, MA-Shops.com has two key assets. The first […]

By December 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held January 8-9, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in beautiful New York City. After a highly successful year of auction activity in 2015, Stack’s Bowers […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

The Royal Mint has announced that it is to launch the UK’s first face value £50 for £50 coin. Celebrating the year that Her Majesty the Queen became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the return of the iconic Britannia image to UK coinage, this silver coin will feature images of two of the nation’s most […]

Royal Mint Launches 2016 Sovereign to Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

Royal Mint Launches 2016 Sovereign to Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Royal Mint has launched the latest collection of its world renowned flagship coin – The Sovereign – featuring a celebratory obverse portrait for one year only on Proof Sovereign coins, to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday year. This is only the second time in Queen Elizabeth’s reign that a commemorative portrait has […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Click here for Part 1 Last time I gave a brief history of The Royal Mint in London, England, hitting most of the highlights concerning technological improvements, important figures, new facilities and the like. This time, it’s all about the coins. Or, more precisely, the denominations […]

By November 19, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Sale Achieves Stellar Results

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Sale Achieves Stellar Results

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce results of their recent November Baltimore Sale of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins, held November 5 through 10 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. The nearly 1,800-lot sale of rare world coins and banknotes generated solid results, with a significant number […]

By November 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
APMEX Celebrates Britannia with Free Silver Giveaway

APMEX Celebrates Britannia with Free Silver Giveaway

With the release of the 2016 Gold and Silver Britannias, APMEX is announcing the launch of the 2016 Britannia Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes will give away a total of 100 ounces of silver to four winners, giving them the unique opportunity to win an artist-signed tube of 1 oz Silver Britannias. The 25-coin tube of 2016 […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers World Coin Offering for Whitman Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Offering for Whitman Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their November 5-10 Official Auction in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. Nearly 1,800 lots of rare world coins and banknotes will be offered in this exciting event! The sale will commence with Session A, which includes the […]

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to strike coins commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, regarded as one of history’s greatest military victories for England’s King Henry V. The limited edition £5 coins will be struck in Silver Proof and Gold Proof for Alderney. Fought on 25 October 1415 this pivotal moment in the […]

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognised symbol of remembrance – to honour servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The Royal Mint’s Remembrance Day coin for 2015 bears a poignant composition by Royal Mint Engraver […]

Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

By Éditions Victor Gadoury…. The upcoming Gadoury sale will present a large collection of coins of Savoy featuring many great rarities. The connoisseur will furthermore find coins ranging in date from antiquity to the present time. The auction will focus on France, Russia, and, needless to add, on Monaco–not to forget the rich material from […]

By October 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd was the centre of the numismatic world on September 25, as Auction 96, held at 399 Strand in London, saw no less than TWO world records broken A packed and palpably excited standing-room-only auction room watched on as two major lots, both pertaining to Queen Victoria, garnered bids from […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

By Bruce Lorich with Permission…………. Coins of the first three Edwards & Richard II Hammered English  gold coins are so captivating in their designs, which invariably include intricate symbolism and Latin abbreviations of Biblical quotations favored by the respective monarchs, that many collectors focus too much on the coin designs, without understanding the historical motivations […]

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dix Noonan Webb Coin ‘Festival’ Totals More Than £2.1 Million

Dix Noonan Webb Coin ‘Festival’ Totals More Than £2.1 Million

By Dix Noonan Webb Ltd….   The coins ‘festival’ held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, totaled more than £2.1 million (almost £1.8 million total hammer price) as a series of important collections attracted strong bidding from dealers and private buyers over four days. The highlight of the London sale held […]

By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada’s modern era. “In addition to featuring four effigies of Her Majesty on the obverse of Canada’s coins since her accession to the throne, the Mint has a long […]

Royal Mint Continues Shēngxiào Collection with 2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

Royal Mint Continues Shēngxiào Collection with 2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed its design for the Lunar Year of the Monkey – an eagerly anticipated annual event in The Royal Mint’s launch calendar following the release of coins for the 2015 Year of the Sheep and the 2014 Year of the Horse. Known as the Chinese Zodiac or Shēngxiào Collection, The Royal […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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