World Coins

New $5 Coin from Cook Islands Offers a Color View of the Grand Canyon

New $5 Coin from Cook Islands Offers a Color View of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, is the inaugural subject in a new program of coins under the heading “Spectacular Landscapes.” The sterling silver $5 piece dated 2014 issued under the auspices of the Cook Islands weighs 20 grams and has a diameter of 38.61 millimeters (1½ inches). Its mintage […]

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins: ATLAS OF WILDLIFE – First Issue of New Coin Series!

World Coins: ATLAS OF WILDLIFE – First Issue of New Coin Series!

The Principality Andorra has issued an exclusive set of four silver coins under the title ‘Europe’. It’s the first issue of the ‘Atlas of Wildlife’ – a brand-new low mintage series! 1 oz silver .999 each coin Unique high relief images Antique finish with Swarovski crystals Stylized luxury box – exclusive map inside Extremely low […]

By August 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a busy summer for modern coin releases from major world mints, and the fall will bring even more new coins that will be dominated by the 2015 Year of the Goat program.  Here are some of the more significant new coins:   Orion takes flight One of the […]

Five New Perth Mint Coin Releases for August 2014

Five New Perth Mint Coin Releases for August 2014

The Perth Mint is pleased to present a vast new range of products ……… 2014 Mother’s Love Half Ounce Silver: The fourth release in the five coin Mother’s Love series features a reverse design of a mother brown bear and her cub; Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse.  The 1/2 ounce coin is being issued […]

Rare World Coins Excite Bidders in the Stack’s Bowers ANA Money Auction

Rare World Coins Excite Bidders in the Stack’s Bowers ANA Money Auction

The first group of remarkable numismatic items sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money included world paper money, ancient coins, and world coins featured in Sessions A and B of the sale. The world paper money highlights from live Session A included five incredible items, beginning with lot 41, a rare […]

Stack’s Offers Thousands of Rare World Coins at Official ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

Stack’s Offers Thousands of Rare World Coins at Official ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

The ANA’s World’s Fair of Money will be held August 5-9, 2014, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to serve as an official auctioneer of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Important rarities in ancient coins, world coins and paper money will command attention from […]

NGC-certified Lissner World Coin Collection to Be Sold at ANA

NGC-certified Lissner World Coin Collection to Be Sold at ANA

Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England, and St. James’s Auctions Ltd. (Knightsbridge Coins), of London, England, in association with M. Louis Teller of Encino, California, are pleased to announce the sale of The Collection of an American Connoisseur, Richard L. Lissner. The Lissner Collection features coins of the world, primarily type […]

By July 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Some Interesting New World Coins

The Coin Analyst: Some Interesting New World Coins

By Louis Golino Missing Works of Art- New Niue Series Amid the dizzying array of recent new world coin issues is an intriguing a new series from the Mint of Poland created for the island nation of Niue, which issues a lot of coins. The series is called “Missing Works of Art” and deals with […]

The Lissner World Coin Collection: An American Connoisseur

The Lissner World Coin Collection: An American Connoisseur

Assembled over the last 40 years, the Robert L. Lissner Collection features over 2,000 world coins of exceptional quality, rarity and pedigree.  Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England, and St. James’s Auctions Ltd. (Knightsbridge Coins), of London, England, in association with M. Louis Teller of Encino, California, are pleased to announce […]

China Mint Releases Commemorative Coin Set for China France Relations. VIDEO: 2:04

China Mint Releases Commemorative Coin Set for China France Relations. VIDEO: 2:04

William, PandaAmerica Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… The China Mint continues its parade of new issue coins with a three piece of gold and silver coins that celebrates 50 of diplomatic relations between the governments of France and China. Marketing manager of PandaAmerica talks about the new coin set. Copyright © CoinWeek – Long Beach […]

By June 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Central Bank of Russia Issues New Ruble Coins

Central Bank of Russia Issues New Ruble Coins

New Ruble coins struck for collectors are first coins to feature new Russian monetary symbol… World Coins CoinWeek news report…. Last December, Russia announced that it would adopt a new symbol for the Russian ruble, in order to give the currency a more global reach. The adopted symbol, chosen by the Russian Central Bank (Russian language website) after public […]

By June 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Eiffel Tower Coins Released by Monnaie de Paris. VIDEO: 2:44

New Eiffel Tower Coins Released by Monnaie de Paris. VIDEO: 2:44

Lionel LeConte, Paris Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… A series of gold and silver coins featuring the Eiffel Tower has been announced by the Monnaie de Paris. PandaAmerica will be a distributor for the coins and discusses the outlook for sales of this new issue with the manager of the Paris Mint. Copyright © […]

By June 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three new commemorative coins from Hungary highlight National Bank, influential composer, and famous architect… The three commemorative coins announced recently by the National Bank of Hungary are the inaugural representatives of its new issuing policy in which each 10,000 forint proof silver coin is joined by a copper-nickel 2,000 uncirculated version with an identical design. […]

Islamic Coins Headline 1st Wilkes & Curtis Sale

Islamic Coins Headline 1st Wilkes & Curtis Sale

Fresh to the numismatic market, a collection of coins of Morocco will join more than 500 lots of Islamic, Indian, and world coins and medals in the inaugural online-only auction for newly established numismatic auction house, Wilkes & Curtis, on Monday 16th June. Tim Wilkes of Wilkes & Curtis said: “Our first auction is truly international but, like […]

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that this […]

The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #223 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….. A very substantial number of pre-1793 items from the Eric P. Newman Collection were auctioned by Heritage on May 16 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 East 79th St., New […]

World Record Price Achieved by Rare Greek Coin

World Record Price Achieved by Rare Greek Coin

Rare Greek Coin Sets Record Price for Modern Issue. An 1876, George I Greece, Gold 100-Drachmai broke the world record for any Modern Greek coin selling for £216,000 in A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd’s sale of European Coins from the Åke Lindén Collection on Wednesday 7th May 2014.  This exceptional rarity was from the collection of […]

Protestant Reformation Coins and Medals on Display at Wartburg Museum

Protestant Reformation Coins and Medals on Display at Wartburg Museum

Reformatio in Nummis: A special exhibition of Protestant Reformation Coins and Medals at the Wartburg, organized by Fritz Rudolf Künker By Elisabeth Doerk for CoinWeek…. The prestigious premises of the Wartburg were the location where an exhibition of a special kind was opened on Sunday, 4 May. More than 100 coins and medals covering 500 years of reformation […]

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint coins are preserving ever more chapters in Canadian history as the Mint announces its latest collector products. These include fine silver and pure gold coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first Royal visit to Canada, as well as a pair of haunting colour portraits, on silver coins, of the R.M.S. […]

Spanish 2014 Mint Sets Include 2 Euro Coin Honoring Antonin Gaudí’s Park Güell

Spanish 2014 Mint Sets Include 2 Euro Coin Honoring Antonin Gaudí’s Park Güell

The Spanish Mint (Real Case de la Moneda) has released the 2014 Euroset, the Spanish Mint Set. The offering includes nine coins. The .01, .02, and .05 Euro coins feature the likeness of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral; The .10, .20, and .50 Euro coins feature the likeness of Spanish poet Miguel de Cervantes; while the €1 […]

New Portuguese 2 Euro Coin Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Revolution

New Portuguese 2 Euro Coin Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Revolution

Bloodless coup in April 1974 toppled the Tomás Regime celebrated with new Portuguese 2 Euro Coin… The European Union Central Bank has announced the release of a 2 Euro coin honoring Portugal’s Carnation Revolution. The April 1974 event was a bloodless coup that toppled Portugal’s authoritarian Estado Novo regime. The new Portuguese commemorative coins are intended for circulation and […]

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (30 April 2014) a €20 limited edition Gold Proof collector coin to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. The Battle of Clontarf coin features a carved portrayal of High King of Ireland Brian Ború and the words ‘Clontarf 1014’. As with all circulating and […]

By April 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Three New Cook Island Collector Coins: Bees, Painting, and the PGA

Three New Cook Island Collector Coins: Bees, Painting, and the PGA

CoinWeek would like to bring to your attention, three new Cook Island Collector Coins struck by B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH. Shades of Nature – Bee “Sweet as honey” – the yellow nectar has always been the epitome of sweetness. And the honey-producing bees rightfully deserve the phrase «to be busy as a bee». They go through […]

By April 28, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Early April Not Taxing On World Coins – Pair of Auctions Reel In Over $20 Million!

Early April Not Taxing On World Coins – Pair of Auctions Reel In Over $20 Million!

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. NGC World Certified Rarities Attract Spotlight. 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Issues Remain Hot Property. 75th Central States Convention On Deck. It is truly an exciting time to be involved with numismatics! Spring is finally here, and for most of the country we can shake off the cobwebs […]

Cool World Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 8:48

Cool World Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 8:48

Greg Cohen, Stephen Fenton, Carlos Jara, Max Keech, and Daniel Sedwick Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com …….. The Chicago International Coin Fair has dealer from all over the world in attendance. Along with them come interesting and valuable coins. See and hear the stories of some cool numismatic coins including a 1776 Russian Siberia copper 5 […]

By April 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02

Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02

Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. An important collection of ancient Roman gold coins was sold at the Chicago International Coin Fair by Heritage Auctions. Vice president Cris Bierrenbach talks about the sale and why ancient coins are becoming more popular with collectors. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2014 The 39th Annual Chicago […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Medieval Hungarian Gold Florin Series Continues with Release of Queen Mary Issue

Medieval Hungarian Gold Florin Series Continues with Release of Queen Mary Issue

Queen Mary (1382–1395) honored with series of gold and brass coins from the Hungarian Mint. With the issue of Queen Mary’s gold florin, the National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) continues its series “Medieval Hungarian Gold Florins,” begun with the gold florins of Charles I in 2012 and Louis I in 2013. The obverse […]

By April 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Spring Sale Rare Coin Recap: A Week Full of Surprises

Künker Spring Sale Rare Coin Recap: A Week Full of Surprises

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ………. 140.000 euros for a Chinese dollar from 1896, 110.000 euros for a gold coin from Czechoslovakia from 1938 – the spring sale of Künker was full of surprises! Less surprising was: the pre-sale estimate of 5.7 million euros was easily surpassed by the hammer price amounting to 8.75 million euros. […]

Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian Preserves National Numismatic Collection Through NGC Encapsulation of International Coins. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today announced the completion of a second project to increase the long-term preservation of the National Numismatic Collection housed at the museum through protective coin holders. The 100 coins recently encapsulated are some of the rarest and […]

Royal Canadian Mint Produces New Circulation Coins for Botswana

Royal Canadian Mint Produces New Circulation Coins for Botswana

Bank of Botswana converts its entire coinage system to Mint’s multi-ply plated steel technology The Royal Canadian Mint announced today that it has produced a new series of multi-ply plated steel circulation coins on behalf of the Bank of Botswana. “An industry leader and innovator focused on delivering the best quality and value to our […]

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