Mexico & Latin America

Latin American Coins – Coinage from the Province of La Rioja, 1824-29

Latin American Coins – Coinage from the Province of La Rioja, 1824-29

By Mariano Cohen (translated by Fátima Madonna, edited in English by Daniel Sedwick. Original Spanish edition published in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Aportes de Numismática e Historia (Vol. II, 2015) of the Instituto Bonaerense de Numismática y Antigüedades, compiled by Arnaldo J. Cunietti-Ferrando) ……   This article could be entitled “La Rioja coins during […]

World Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver Coins

World Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Need something a bit different and artistic to satisfy your silver fix? Look no further than Mexico. Currently one of three nations with silver production of more than 100 million ounces annually, Mexico has a long history of silver coinage. Much of the money in circulation in America […]

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Heritage Auctions:  More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions: More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions’ CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction, April 14-19, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois A wide assortment of World and Ancient coins, totaling more than 4,600 lots altogether, will provide the ideal setting for discriminating collectors to significantly enhance their collections in Heritage Auctions’ April 14-19, 2016 […]

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   Modern myths don’t die easy in Paraguay, particularly when they deal with gold bullion and buried treasure. The legend of the hidden treasure dates to the War of the Triple Alliance–often known simply as the Paraguayan War or the “Great War” to locals–fought from 1864 to 1870 […]

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The […]

World Coins – Peru 100 Soles Gold Coins Offer Low Mintages, Rich Beauty

World Coins – Peru 100 Soles Gold Coins Offer Low Mintages, Rich Beauty

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Peru 100 Soles gold coin series is one of the most beautiful yet elusive classic world gold coins. Issued from 1950 through 1970, 100 Soles gold coins were typically minted in very small numbers, with all but three issues seeing fewer than 10,000 pieces minted. During many […]

Highlights from the upcoming Heritage’s CICF World Coins Signature Auction April 13 – 19

Highlights from the upcoming Heritage’s CICF World Coins Signature Auction April 13 – 19

The following coins are some of the highlightes on Heritage’s upcoming Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) Coin show that will take place in Chicago on April 13-19. The Sale is centered on World and ancient coins. George V Penny 1930-(m) AU50 PCGS Melbourne mint, Indian obverse die, KM23. Obv. Crowned, draped bust of King George […]

World Coins – Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

World Coins – Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

By Cory Frampton – Mexican Coin Company / World Numismatics LLC …….   This series, which has gone from the most collected during the late 1960s to the most stagnant today, has a lot of promising segments. There were probably 10 times as many collectors in the ’60s and ’70s as there are today, mostly due […]

The Cob Report: A Curious Mexican Coin

The Cob Report: A Curious Mexican Coin

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Awhile back, I was lucky enough to buy a coin that is unique as far as I know. I’m calling it my “curious coin” because it has me shaking my head as to why more of these coins have never surfaced. Maybe you have […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April Hong Kong Sale to Feature Many Rarities

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April Hong Kong Sale to Feature Many Rarities

  Bank of China 1 Dollar, 1909 Banknote & Kwangtung. 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens Coin Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held April 5 through April 8 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, […]

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 […]

World Coins – “Star of Lima” Coinage of 1659-1660

World Coins – “Star of Lima” Coinage of 1659-1660

“Star of Lima” Coinage of 1659 By Daniel Frank Sedwick – Sedwick Coins – Treasure and World Coin Auctions ……..   This is a case of “it’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.”1 The city of Lima, Peru, was short of silver coinage and needed to remedy the situation before the […]

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan ……   Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called “two-bits”? Or, a half-dollar “four-bits”? Do you know why we call our basic monetary unit “dollar” instead of something else? Two-bits, four-bits, six-bits and eight-bits make reference to the eight-reales silver coin of New Spain and Mexico. It […]

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World Coins – Collecting Coins of the Central American Republic

World Coins – Collecting Coins of the Central American Republic

4 Escudos, ND (Decree of December 24, 1841). San Jose Mint By Carlos Jara – as posted on World Numismatics LLC…….   The Central American Republic, also referred to as the Central American Federation, formed by the five countries of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, and officially established in July 1, 1823 […]

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón), extremely important “first dollar of the New World,” three known, NGC XF 45 By Daniel Frank Sedwick – www.sedwickcoins.com……..   This coin is the very root of the concept of the American dollar. Minted in 1538, under the joint Spanish reign of Charles I […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear customers and coin enthusiasts, Künker’s eLive Auction 38 sessions begin December 2 and 3. Join us for bidding at 6:00 pm sharp at eLive-Auction.de. The auction will offer a variety of coins and medals ranging from ancient world to modern times. On Wednesday, the auction will start off […]

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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 […]

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The Coin Analyst: Mexican Silver and Gold Libertads – 2015 Overview and Analysis

The Coin Analyst: Mexican Silver and Gold Libertads – 2015 Overview and Analysis

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   Mexico’s sovereign bullion coin made of gold or silver is known as the Libertad, which means “freedom” in Spanish. The name is fitting since the key element of the obverse design is based on a side view of the winged Victoria statute that sits at the top of the […]

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LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   It’s no secret that collectors at every level are drawn to low-mintage dates like dogs to a meat wagon. Hundreds of pages of mintage figures (low ones, to be specific) is one of the factors that keeps the Red Book a success after more than 65 years. There’s one dilemma that often […]

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Mexican Coins – Pattern 8 Reales from Durango Mint in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Sale

Mexican Coins – Pattern 8 Reales from Durango Mint in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Sale

MEXICO. Pattern 8 Reales, 1840-DoOMC. NGC AU-53. By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Stack’s Bowers Cataloger ……… Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore is just a few days away, and the excitement is certainly building. For World coins, the November Baltimore sale has historically been a great venue for Latin American coinage, specifically that of Mexico. With nearly […]

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 […]

Cool Coins! US Mexican Coin Convention 2015 – VIDEO: 19:04

Cool Coins! US Mexican Coin Convention 2015 – VIDEO: 19:04

CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! series continues with this installment from the U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association’s 4th Annual Convention. Interviewer & Video Producer: David Lisot Featured Coins: Ali Frampton & Izzy Heath, Mexico 1948 Silver Cuauhtémoc 5 Peso Uncirculated Cris Bierrenbach, Mexico 1732 8 Reales NGC MS63 and 4 Reales NGC AU53 Pillar Dollar, Dave Busse Charles […]

World Coin Profile – 1704 Cob 8 Reales Heart (Corazon) Potosi, Bolivia

World Coin Profile – 1704 Cob 8 Reales Heart (Corazon) Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Heart, 1704Y Unholed and arguably finest known, very rare, ex-Pena, Craig, Karon. S-P43a; KM-unl.; CT-848. 27.00 grams. Seldom do we encounter a cob so astoundingly lovely and rare that it takes us days to come up with a proper description: This is just such a coin. To start with, one […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s third “LIVE FLOOR” world coin and treasure auction in Orlando Florida  on October 29th will go down in history as the “Hearts and Royals” auction. Never before have so many Hearts (14) and Royals (46) been offered at the same time. Hearts and Royals are very special silver cob coins from Potosí, Bolivia–made […]

South African Gold Headlines Heritage World & Ancients Event in Long Beach

South African Gold Headlines Heritage World & Ancients Event in Long Beach

Heritage Auctions will offer several exceptional pieces of South African gold Sept. 17-22, 2015, at the Long Beach Expo; featuring the Read Collection of Z.A.R. Coinage, one of the finest collections of South African coinage to ever come to auction A very rare 1898 South African Republic “Tickey” 3 Pence, struck in gold at the […]

Charles I Triple Unite and Historic 8 Escudos Gold Coins Lead Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auction

Charles I Triple Unite and Historic 8 Escudos Gold Coins Lead Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auction

Great Britain: Charles I gold Triple Unite 1644 By Heritage Auctions ………. A Charles I gold Triple Unite 1644 AU58 NGC, a coin with prestige that few others can approach, realized $249,998 and an historic discovery piece, a Ferdinand VI gold 8 Escudos 1747 G-J MS61 NGC, Guatemala mint, the only surviving coin of its […]

Divers Discover $4.5 Mil More 1715 Fleet Gold off Florida Coast

Divers Discover $4.5 Mil More 1715 Fleet Gold off Florida Coast

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It’s been one heck of a treasure hunting season for Brent Brisben. On Wednesday, August 19, Brisben–owner and operator (along with his father, William O. “Bill” Brisben) of 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels, LLC–announced the discovery on July 30 of 350 gold coins worth almost US $4.5 million off the […]

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