News – CoinWeek http://www.coinweek.com Coin News, Coin Collecting and Numismatic Articles Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:34:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Iraqi 10,000 Dinar Note Mosque Destroyed by ISIS http://www.coinweek.com/paper-money-2/iraqi-10000-dinar-note-mosque-destroyed-isis/ http://www.coinweek.com/paper-money-2/iraqi-10000-dinar-note-mosque-destroyed-isis/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:41:43 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=115150 By CoinWeek News Staff .....   On June 21, 2017, retreating ISIS fighters detonated a series of explosive charges that destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in the heart of Mosul overlooking the Tigris River. The 12th-century structure was built by Nur ad-Din Zangi, a Turkish noble, in the closing decades of the great Seljuk […]

The post Iraqi 10,000 Dinar Note Mosque Destroyed by ISIS appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/paper-money-2/iraqi-10000-dinar-note-mosque-destroyed-isis/feed/ 0
CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert… http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-for-june-23-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-for-june-23-2017/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:03:00 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=114560 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination without its value written in numerals. The only indication of its worth is in the kanji characters 五円, which mean “five yen,” and so foreign visitors […]

The post CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert… appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-for-june-23-2017/feed/ 0
CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-june-16-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-june-16-2017/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:24:15 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=114093 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What's the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it's a dime or quarter dollar. The rim […]

The post CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-june-16-2017/feed/ 0
CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-june-9-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-june-9-2017/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:00:04 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=113494 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vikings knew how to maintain trust in their money By the 880s the Vikings had taken over the territory of all but the West Saxons but they provided their subjugated peoples with money they knew - in the form of imitations […]

The post CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-june-9-2017/feed/ 0
CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-june-2-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-june-2-2017/#respond Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:31:44 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=113183 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Princeton University Now Has Rare Peter Donald Byzantine Coins According to Princeton University Library, there are 5, 280 coins in the Peter Donald Byzantine collection. The London-based numismatic scholar's items are one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world […]

The post CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-june-2-2017/feed/ 0
U.S. Mint Announces Plans to Discontinue Mail Orders http://www.coinweek.com/us-mint-news/u-s-mint-announces-plans-discontinue-mail-orders/ http://www.coinweek.com/us-mint-news/u-s-mint-announces-plans-discontinue-mail-orders/#respond Sat, 27 May 2017 01:58:30 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=113177 On Friday, May 26, the United States Mint today announced that it is discontinuing all mail orders effective September 30, 2017. The Mint will return any mail orders received after September 30 with instructions for placing orders online or by phone. The consumer products industry is increasingly adopting Web-based sales channels, including mobile applications, that […]

The post U.S. Mint Announces Plans to Discontinue Mail Orders appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/us-mint-news/u-s-mint-announces-plans-discontinue-mail-orders/feed/ 0
CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/coinweek-news-wire-may-26-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/coinweek-news-wire-may-26-2017/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 17:16:25 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=112787 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the […]

The post CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/world-coins/coinweek-news-wire-may-26-2017/feed/ 0
Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz Wins Award for Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal http://www.coinweek.com/coins/medals-and-tokens/coin-designer-joel-iskowitz-wins-award-borinqueneers-congressional-gold-medal/ http://www.coinweek.com/coins/medals-and-tokens/coin-designer-joel-iskowitz-wins-award-borinqueneers-congressional-gold-medal/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 17:15:42 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=112891 By CoinWeek News Staff ....   The prolific Joel Iskowitz, a Master Designer at the United States Mint, is responsible for over 30 coins and over 16 medals since joining as part of the Artistic Infusion Program in 2005. And, as of May 22, his design for the 2016 Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment Congressional Gold […]

The post Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz Wins Award for Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/coins/medals-and-tokens/coin-designer-joel-iskowitz-wins-award-borinqueneers-congressional-gold-medal/feed/ 0
Damaged Rio Olympics Medals Soil Athletes’ Memories of 2016 http://www.coinweek.com/coins/medals-and-tokens/damaged-rio-olympics-medals-soil-athletes-memories-of-2016/ http://www.coinweek.com/coins/medals-and-tokens/damaged-rio-olympics-medals-soil-athletes-memories-of-2016/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 17:41:20 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=112798 About 130 medals rusted, spotted or falling apart By CoinWeek News Staff ....   A lot was made last year of the failure of host country Brazil to properly prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The water in the swimming pool was green. The Olympic village had weird plumbing issues and […]

The post Damaged Rio Olympics Medals Soil Athletes’ Memories of 2016 appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/coins/medals-and-tokens/damaged-rio-olympics-medals-soil-athletes-memories-of-2016/feed/ 0
CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017 http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-may-19-2017/ http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-may-19-2017/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 16:20:29 +0000 http://www.coinweek.com/?p=112228 By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Defacing coins like a suffragette Have you ever tried to get into the mind of a suffragette? British Museum curator Tom Hockenhull has... and not in the way you might expect from a numismatist... The Future Is Now 2.) How the […]

The post CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017 appeared first on CoinWeek.

]]>
http://www.coinweek.com/coins/news/coinweek-news-wire-may-19-2017/feed/ 0