Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Some Silver Coins for First Time

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Some Silver Coins for First Time

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Perhaps it just comes with the territory when you are the world’s largest coin dealer, but the U.S. Mint just can’t seem get a break from coin collectors and investors no matter what it does. Pick up any leading print coin publication, or read the typical coin blog or […]

By October 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
2011 ANA Pittsburgh National Money Show Official Medal Features Mellon, Carnegie

2011 ANA Pittsburgh National Money Show Official Medal Features Mellon, Carnegie

Two philanthropists largely responsible for the growth and identity of the city of Pittsburgh will be featured on the official medal for the American Numismatic Association’s inaugural fall National Money Show. Andrew Carnegie, a businessman who revolutionized the steel industry and helped stake Pittsburgh as the “Steel City,” and Andrew Mellon, a former U.S. Secretary […]

Two Kinds of Royalty Shine in Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Line of Collector Coins

Two Kinds of Royalty Shine in Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Line of Collector Coins

Among many captivating themes and designs, new gold and silver coins celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the legacy of Wayne and Walter Gretzky As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II prepares to celebrate an unprecedented 60 years as Canada’s monarch and after “The Great One” reached a new milestone by […]

The Perth Mint – New Product Releases for October 2011

The Perth Mint – New Product Releases for October 2011

October is proving to be another exciting month at The Perth Mint, with an immense range of highly anticipated new product releases. The Perth Mint is proud to showcase its internationally renowned Australian Lunar Series II this month, celebrating the auspicious 2012 Year of the Dragon. This month’s lunar releases include the stunning special edition […]

2012 Colorized Australian Dragons To Be Issued as Proof Coins for First Time

2012 Colorized Australian Dragons To Be Issued as Proof Coins for First Time

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On Monday, October 3 I spoke with a representative of Talisman Coins (http://www.talismancoins.com), which is the authorized U.S. distributor of Perth Mint coins from Australia as well as those of several other world mints. He explained that for the first time the Perth Mint will release the colorized silver […]

The Coin Analyst: How to Sell Your Coins and Work with Coin Dealers

The Coin Analyst: How to Sell Your Coins and Work with Coin Dealers

by Louis Golino for Coin Week There is little doubt that along with the U.S. Mint coin dealers are probably the most frequently criticized players in the coin industry. Many collectors seem to believe that dealers are unnecessary in the online age and many question their ethics. The Coin Dealer Newsletter recently published a fascinating […]

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NGC-certified Chinese Rarity Tops $1 Million Mark in Hong Kong Auction

NGC-certified Chinese Rarity Tops $1 Million Mark in Hong Kong Auction

At Champion’s Hong Kong Auction 15, on August 28, 2011, a 1992 China Compass 2000 Yuan 1 Kg Gold graded NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo realized US $1,298,000. This sale set a new world record price for a modern kilogram gold Chinese certified coin. The 2000 Yuan coin is part of a series celebrating Chinese […]

Royal Canadian Mint Proudly Supports Our Troops With $100,000 Donation to The Military Families Fund

Royal Canadian Mint Proudly Supports Our Troops With $100,000 Donation to The Military Families Fund

All profits from the sale of the Mint’s 2010 Poppy Remembrance Day Collector Card directed to charity The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce that the sales of its 2010 25-cent poppy coin collector card have generated a donation of $100,000 to the Military Families Fund (MFF), a non-profit organization created to assist military […]

Austrian Mint Announces Final “Legends of Austria” Commemorative Coin

Austrian Mint Announces Final “Legends of Austria” Commemorative Coin

13 October Vienna – The sixth and final coin of the popular “Legends of Austria” silver series will be issued today. The final Legend to be commemorated in this series commemorates a song written in 1679, “Du Lieber Augustin”, which is still used today as inspiration for contemporary entertainment. The reverse of the coin depicts […]

By September 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
China Coins Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund

China Coins Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund

The Bank of China has issued two 2011 coins commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund—30,000 Proof 10 Yuan, containing 1 oz. .999 fine silver, and 10,000 Proof 100 Yuan, containing ¼ oz. .999 fine gold. The silver coin features a Tibetan antelope in the foreground, with a bounding herd and a snow-covered […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Perth Mint September 2011 Releases

The Perth Mint September 2011 Releases

The Perth Mint is excited to release a vast selection of stunning new product releases for September. The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II and Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II are showcased this month, celebrating the auspicious 2012 Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year […]

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The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On August 30 the U.S. Mint’s online list of upcoming products was updated to include the first 2011 collector version in the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful (ATB) coin series. The coin, which will be released on September 22, is the 2011-P Gettysburg coin, which honors the national military […]

ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint

ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint

Beverley Letine, Vice President & COO Mint officials unveil a new series of silver coins that continue to feature an animal theme and discuss the success of previous issues. 7:26   ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint Copyright © August, 2011 American Numismatic Association – World’s Fair of Money August 15-20 2011 Chicago, Illinois

By August 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian Culture, Traditions and Icons Stand Out on New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Canadian Culture, Traditions and Icons Stand Out on New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The 75th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada is joined by a treasure trove of gold and silver coins celebrating the upcoming Year of the Dragon; new issues from ongoing series; and an early flurry of winter-themed coins Ottawa, Ontario, August 25, 2011 – With a growing list of customers eager for expertly crafted coins to collect or […]

ANA Press Conference: United States Mint

ANA Press Conference: United States Mint

Rosie Rios, United States Treasurer Treasurer Rios introduces herself to ANA convention goers and answers questions from the crowd. She talks about the future of the dollar coin and dollar bill, whether a new Mint Director has been chosen, status of the new $100 bill, future of the US dollar as the world reserve currency, […]

By August 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

by Louis Golino for Coin Week For several years collectors of American silver eagles have speculated about whether the U.S. Mint would issue a limited edition set of American silver eagles to mark the coin’s 25th anniversary in 2011. The coin was first produced in 1986. This issue has been on collector’s minds ever since […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Suspends Sales of Gold Commemorative Coins to Develop New Pricing Structure.

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Suspends Sales of Gold Commemorative Coins to Develop New Pricing Structure.

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Within hours of the publication on August 11 of my column on exploding gold prices (http://www.coinweek.com/bullion-report/the-coin-analyst-the-explosion-in-gold-prices-and-the-gold-coin-market/), the U.S. Mint removed the $5 gold commemorative coins that I recommended to readers from its web site (http://www.usmint.gov) for repricing. The spot price of gold had reached the point that the Mint […]

Austrian Mint Announces Fourth Coin in “Rome on the Danube” Series

Austrian Mint Announces Fourth Coin in “Rome on the Danube” Series

September 7, 2011, Vienna – the Austrian Mint will issue today the fourth coin in the silver coin series “Rome on the Danube.” The new coin features the thriving town of Aguntum, a well- established center of commerce and trade, founded as early as 30 BC. The obverse of the coin shows the profile of […]

By August 8, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Stronger Abroad than in U.S.

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Stronger Abroad than in U.S.

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. numismatic press covers U.S. coins and the U.S. coin market in much greater depth than it devotes to the world coin market and world coins. Coin World’s monthly special edition and Krause Press’ World Coin News provide useful coverage, but in general world coins do not receive the […]

Downies Presents the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coin

Downies Presents the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coin

Uniquely beautiful, majestically powerful and once abundant, the Thylacine was an animal like no other. Paying tribute to the last of this species, Downies is proud to announce the newest additions to their unwavering range, the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coins. Showcasing an eight part moving image of ‘Benjamin’ moving from the back of his […]

By August 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Perth Mint – August 2011 Product Releases

The Perth Mint – August 2011 Product Releases

The Perth Mint This year’s beautiful Celebrate Australia releases portray stunning Australian landscapes and marine environments inscribed on the World Heritage List. Struck in aluminium bronze these lovely coins make a wonderful memento or gift. They are available as individual coins or as a five-coin collection. The characters from such classic tales as Robin Hood, […]

NGC Certifies 2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Error

NGC Certifies 2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Error

NGC (www.ngccoin.com) has discovered what may be the first error in the America the Beautiful five ounce series. The coin, a 2010-P Yellowstone, has a matte Specimen finish on the Washington side and a brilliant, lustrous finish on the other. This error appears to be unique at present, but it is possible that others await […]

NGC Recognizes New Variety of 2010­P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Specimen Issue

NGC Recognizes New Variety of 2010­P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Specimen Issue

Sarasota, Florida — The first variety in the America the Beautiful five ounce silver coin series has been discovered and will now be recognized by NGC (http://www.ngccoin.com). The variety, (http://www.ngccoin.com/vpcategories.aspx) designated “Light Finish” by NGC, is so far seen only on the 2010-P Grand Canyon Specimen issues. The U.S. Mint strikes two types of five […]

Coin Analyst Special Report: Congress May End Dollar Coin Program

Coin Analyst Special Report: Congress May End Dollar Coin Program

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Major print and broadcast media seldom focus on coins. But in the past two weeks the news media has devoted considerable attention to an issue that coin collectors are well aware of, namely, the oversupply of $1 coins. This includes both the presidential dollar coins created through a 2005 […]

The Coin Analyst: Focusing on Modern Key Coins

The Coin Analyst: Focusing on Modern Key Coins

by Louis Golino for Coin Week If you enjoy collecting modern U.S. Mint coins, it is easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices available. Collectors frequently complain about how it is impossible to buy all of the Mint’s annual offerings unless one is very wealthy. But I have never understood why even a collector […]

Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Editors Note: The following is a letter we received following publication of an article on June 23rd by Louis Golino, “Are MS-70 Coins Value Traps” We felt the subject important enough to remove this from the comments section and post it as another viewpoint on the topic. After reading “Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps?“, I […]

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July is already upon us, and as anticipated, we have an exceptional range of new coin releases to showcase this month. The 90th anniversary of the creation of Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest running comic strip, is celebrated. Created by Jimmy Bancks, the comic strip was first introduced in the Sydney Sunday Sun […]

The Perth Mint – New Coin Releases for June 2011

The Perth Mint – New Coin Releases for June 2011

The Perth Mint June is proving to be another exciting month at The Perth Mint with an immense range of new coin releases. After the unprecedented success of the previous series, Australian Sea Life II is launched. The first coin in this series depicts a Hawksbill Turtle which can be found in the coral reefs […]

By June 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
NGC to Certify San Francisco Mint Silver Eagles

NGC to Certify San Francisco Mint Silver Eagles

West Coast Coins Distinguished on Grading Label The U. S. Mint’s recent announcement that its production of Uncirculated Silver American Eagle bullion coins will be supplemented with coins minted at San Francisco came as a delightful surprise to collectors. Though these SAE coins will not carry the ‘S’ mintmark of San Francisco, they will be […]

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