Medals and Tokens

Henry Clay Gold Medal struck with 30 oz of California Gold struck by US Mint Goes on Sale

Henry Clay Gold Medal struck with 30 oz of California Gold struck by US Mint Goes on Sale

By Heritage Auctions – Auction Lot Preview…….   2016 September 17  – Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter. Included is a 30 oz Henry Clay Gold Metal. The sale is in Recognition of the 20th Anniversary of The Railsplitter Americana & Political Grand Format Auction – Dallas […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From cotton to cash: how to (actually) make a euro Reinhold Gerstetter is responsible for the design of the euro banknotes. Fans of the old Deutsche Mark may recognize his work – he drew the faces on their last edition, before […]

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Dix Noonan Webb: Heroic Irishman’s Unique Medal from Shackleton Voyage to Be Auctioned

Dix Noonan Webb: Heroic Irishman’s Unique Medal from Shackleton Voyage to Be Auctioned

By Dix Noonan Webb ……   A historically important Polar Medal awarded to a heroic Irish sailor who was one of five men chosen by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to accompany him on what is arguably the greatest open-boat journey of all time is to be auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb in London on […]

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The beauty of exonumia is that it knows no boundaries.  If it has to do with numismatics in some remote way, that’s generally good enough for an exonumia collector. My personal collection contains paper, wood, metal, plastic, and Bakelite items and more. […]

Spink Auctions: Pioneering Scientist’s Medals to Go under Hammer in London

Spink Auctions: Pioneering Scientist’s Medals to Go under Hammer in London

The medals belonging to a pioneering scientist are set to go under the hammer in London on 21st July in the Spink sale of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. Of particular note within the sale are two most interesting items. Lot 167 and 168 were awarded to a Dr Harold King; who is most […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Produces Commemorative Silver Medallion Celebrating Canada, Mexico’s Ties

Royal Canadian Mint Produces Commemorative Silver Medallion Celebrating Canada, Mexico’s Ties

On the occasion of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s official state visit, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a commemorative silver medallion celebrating Canada and Mexico’s longstanding ties as North American neighbours. The medallion was unveiled today by President Peña Nieto, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of […]

Atlas Numismatics: New Ancient, World Coin Inventory – June 2016

Atlas Numismatics: New Ancient, World Coin Inventory – June 2016

New Inventory These 6 are just a sample of the 385 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (81), World (794) and US (15). Selections from our Inventory Superb 1934 Czechoslovakia 2 Ducats All images courtesy Atlas Numismatics 1037899 | CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 1934 AV 2 Dukaten. PCGS MS67. S CIVITATIS REGIS […]

Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. July 5

Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. July 5

The 2016 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetTM – Ronald Reagan (product code 16PF) will be available for purchase starting on July 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set includes an uncirculated Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and a bronze medal with the same likeness of Nancy Reagan that appears on the […]

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Spink: SAS Heroes Medals To Go under the Hammer in London

Spink: SAS Heroes Medals To Go under the Hammer in London

The medals belonging to a founding member of the SAS are set to be auctioned in London on 21st July. Warrant Officer Arthur ‘Taffy’ Lawley was awarded the prestigious Military Medal for his part in the daring top-secret raid upon the Tragino Aqueduct in Southern Italy during February 1941 codenamed ‘Operation Colossus’. Born in Wales, […]

By June 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Barack Obama Presidential Medal Designs Subject of CCAC Discussion

Barack Obama Presidential Medal Designs Subject of CCAC Discussion

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, June 27, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a three-hour public meeting at Gaylord Hall on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Agenda items include the future of the U.S. Mint’s palladium coin program, electing jurors for the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision to quit the EU is a seismic moment for Europe because it points to the inescapable reality that a new national politics – whose angry […]

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Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

The medal of Czar Alexander I, honoring him as “savior of the people”, and issued in three metals – gold, silver, bronze – is stunning. On the reverse it shows an altar, on which the Russian insignia, crown, scepter, and imperial orb are placed. Above all, the Eye of Providence in the aureola is glancing […]

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Auction Certain to Turn Pages and Heads

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Auction Certain to Turn Pages and Heads

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering a two-part sale on June 24-25, 2016 that includes a huge selection of old and rare texts, including books on ancient coins, world coins, and United States coins. Sale 142 is divided into two segments: –The first portion consists of […]

Spink USA Rare Coin Auctions: Maundy Money, Militaria and More

Spink USA Rare Coin Auctions: Maundy Money, Militaria and More

The upcoming Spink Collector’s Series Sale in New York, June 22 and 23, 2016, will feature a large and interesting offering of South and Southeast Asian coins and a fine collection of Maundy Money. Collectors will be pleased with the broad range of material spanning the spectrum from World and U.S. coins and paper money […]

By June 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CCAC Announces Public Meeting for June 27

CCAC Announces Public Meeting for June 27

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 27, 2016. Date: June 27, 2016. Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Public Meeting followed by Public Forum). Location: Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center, Campus of Colorado College, 902 […]

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McClure Collection – Tokens and Medals in Long Beach

McClure Collection – Tokens and Medals in Long Beach

Heritage Auctions…   It is our pleasure to present a large and important gathering of tokens and medals from two dozen consignors in our June 10 & 12 Long Beach Expo Tokens & Medals Signature Auction, led by more than 600 lots from the incomparable Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and another 400+ lots […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1838 Am I Not a Man and a Brother Hard Times Token

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1838 Am I Not a Man and a Brother Hard Times Token

We are proud to offer an example of the famous “Am I Not a Man and a Brother” Hard Times token, graded XF40 by NGC as a part of our June 10 & 12 Long Beach Expo Tokens & Medals Signature Auction, Just four examples of this token are known. The other three specimens are […]

Martha or George? Comparing First Spouse and Presidential Dollar Coins

Martha or George? Comparing First Spouse and Presidential Dollar Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   The First Spouse Bullion Coin Program consists of several different numismatic products offered by the U.S. Mint. The series runs concurrently with the Presidential $1 Coin Program and honors the spouses of our presidents. Over the course of each year since 2007, the Mint issues half-ounce gold coins […]

NGC Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Coin Collection Image Gallery

NGC Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Coin Collection Image Gallery

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has created an online image gallery for the Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Coin Collection, a fascinating assemblage of coins, tokens and medals collected between the 1860s and 1930s. The collection, which is entirely certified by NGC, will be offered by Heritage Auctions as part of its June 8-13, 2016, […]

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. […]

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

Medals & Tokens – US Mint Allegience Medal

In response to several US Mint facilities joining the Confederacy, Mint Director James Pollack asked all US Mint employees to swear an oath to the Constitution. In honor of this oath, commemorative medals were struck with dies fashioned by the famous engraver Anthony C. Paquet. Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as the 16th President of […]

Nate D. Sanders to Auction 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

Nate D. Sanders to Auction 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel was Awarded to Theoretical Physicist Dr. Kenneth Wilson By Nate D. Sanders Auctions …..   The 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Dr. Kenneth Wilson will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on May 26. It is only the 19th Nobel Prize to go under the hammer. Interested bidders may participate in […]

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, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, […]

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   If you’re new to the hobby or just starting to get serious about coin collecting, some of the lingo can sound pretty strange. And one word in particular may be the strangest of them all………. “Numismatics”. It looks funny, and it’s kind of funny to say. “NOO-miz-MAT-tiks”… reminds […]

Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

Exonumia News – NGC Certifies Miguel Blay Fabrega Gold Award Medal

This exquisite gold medal serves as a testament to Fabrega’s talent as well as a unique piece of Spanish numismatic and artistic history Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified a rare and interesting Spanish National Exhibition of Fine Arts gold medal awarded to the famous Catalonian artist Miguel Blay Fábrega. Born in 1866, Fábrega is […]

Roland Auctions NY: The Estate of Dr. Alan York  Numismatic Collection Auction, Part II

Roland Auctions NY: The Estate of Dr. Alan York Numismatic Collection Auction, Part II

Highlights On View At Roland Auctions NY April 21, 22 and 25 By Roland Auctions NY …..   Roland Auctions NY is proud to present its second numismatic auction from the estate of nationally-renowned and esteemed collector Dr. Alan York. This sale’s vast historical holdings tell the story of Western Europe and the Americas from […]

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Spink: Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria Auction April 21

Spink: Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria Auction April 21

Spink are delighted to announce our auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria will be taking place on April 21, 2016 in London. Our medals auctions take place three times a year and contain some of the finest medals and Militaria on the market. However, this auction contains a true rarity: the last ever […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Bass Gold Norse Medal

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Bass Gold Norse Medal

Our upcoming April 27 – May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction in Chicago features a numismatic dream – the Norse gold medal once owned by Harry Bass. This present piece is certified PR66 by PCGS and approved by CAC, ranking it among only five so graded. NGC reports four in PR66 and four finer. […]

 
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