World Coins

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One […]

By January 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

By The Federal Mint Swissmint….   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic coin celebrates the custom of the descent from Alpine pastures. The first of two silver coins is dedicated to the innovative “Solar Impulse” project, while the second is dedicated […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Austrian Mint’s website (http://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/cosmology), features a design based on the theme of “Cosmology”. Delivery started Wednesday, January 21. The outer […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The History of the Japanese Ryō Coin

The History of the Japanese Ryō Coin

by Jonathan Perry – Gainesville Coins Few coins are as distinct or carry with them a history quite like the Japanese Ryō Coin, also known as the koban during the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). The ryō coin is unique in its design and composition, has an interesting history, and has become a powerful pop culture reference. What […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has an attractive crimped rim that makes […]

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Pope Francis Commemoratives Mark Travels to Philippines, Sri Lanka

Pope Francis Commemoratives Mark Travels to Philippines, Sri Lanka

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Pope Francis I is currently on a tour of Southeast Asia, and a few nations are commemorating his travels with limited-edition coins. This includes Sri Lanka, where the pope adorns a 500-rupee silver piece, and the Philippines, where a special four-coin set will be released two at a time over […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint celebrates ‘Greatest Briton of all time’ Sir Winston Churchill on new £20 coin

Royal Mint celebrates ‘Greatest Briton of all time’ Sir Winston Churchill on new £20 coin

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint has unveiled the theme of its third United Kingdom £20 for £20 coin as the great British statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Twice Britain’s Prime Minister, and renowned the world over for his unyielding leadership and formidable character, Churchill is regularly voted as the ‘Greatest Briton’ in public […]

English Coins – 1910 George V Pattern Crown At Dix Noonan Webb

English Coins – 1910 George V Pattern Crown At Dix Noonan Webb

The 1910 George V Pattern Crown in gold is one of only two known specimens and is expected to sell for £80,000 to £100,000 at Dix Noonan Webb. A major numismatic rarity will be among the highlights of the auction of Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens and Commemorative Medals to be held by Dix […]

Thai Mint Set to Become Minting Hub in Southeast Asia

Thai Mint Set to Become Minting Hub in Southeast Asia

Strategic partnership between the world’s leading export mint and the Treasury Department of Thailand to cover a number of mutually beneficial projects. By The Royal Mint….     The Royal Mint has signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with the Treasury Department of Thailand at the Royal Thai Embassy in London. The Royal Mint has […]

Update: Creusy Numismatique Auction 13 Held on January 6

Update: Creusy Numismatique Auction 13 Held on January 6

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Creusy Numismatique, a family-run coin dealership based out of Geneva, Switzerland, held its most recent auction (Auction 13) on January 6. It was hosted by LiveAuctioneers.com. CoinWeek’s pre-auction report was published December 16, 2014. Below is the original article, followed by some updates.   Creusy Numismatique to Auction 244 Gold […]

By January 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Rockaway Collection of Silver German Coins, mostly Talers

The Rockaway Collection of Silver German Coins, mostly Talers

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #259 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. Stack’s-Bowers conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Convention at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan. The proceedings of this convention were held over the […]

By January 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Proof British Gold Coins star in New York This Week

Proof British Gold Coins star in New York This Week

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #258 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… Among the most exciting consignments to the auctions held during this week of the New York International Convention at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel are British Proof sets from past eras, consisting of silver and/or […]

5,000 Anglo Saxon Coins Found In UK Countryside

5,000 Anglo Saxon Coins Found In UK Countryside

By Nick Huxsted – Arrowfile ……. One of the largest ever UK discoveries of Anglo Saxon coins has been unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in a field in Buckinghamshire. Paul Coleman is a member of the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club and was out with his club and son when he made the discovery on […]

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ANZAC Centenary Commemorative 1st Coin of 2015 for Royal Australian Mint

ANZAC Centenary Commemorative 1st Coin of 2015 for Royal Australian Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, January 1, the Royal Australian Mint in the capital city of Canberra introduced the first Australian coin of 2015, with the unveiling of a new AU$1 commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The coin is part of the Official ANZAC Centenary Coin Program, which honors […]

Spanish Police Arrest Alleged Forgers of €2 Euro Coins

Spanish Police Arrest Alleged Forgers of €2 Euro Coins

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Police in Madrid arrested three individuals yesterday on charges of counterfeiting up to 12,000 two-euro coins over five years. The three appeared to be running the counterfeiting operation out of their houses, using equipment readily-available at the average home improvement store. During the arrests, officers found a total of […]

By December 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

On 18th December 2014, Spink London sold two superb gold Tudor Sovereigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII for a combined price of £732,000 (incl. premium). As a result Spink now hold the new world record for the highest price realised for a Tudor coin at auction. Victor of the Battle of Bosworth, Henry VII, […]

By December 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) announced recently that a new series of Swedish coins and bank notes will be introduced in October 2015, replacing over 300 million notes and two billion coins currently in circulation. The Riksbank announced a design contest for the new notes in spring 2011. […]

By December 30, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Enigmatic and Extremely Rare Philippines/French Pattern Mule

World Coins – Enigmatic and Extremely Rare Philippines/French Pattern Mule

By Greg Cohen & Kyle Ponterio – Stacks Bowers Auctions ……………… An intriguing specialty in numismatics is “pattern coinage.” While this area has long been popular in American collecting, world patterns, essais, die trials, etc. have sometimes been overlooked by collectors. In some instances, this is because some nations’ patterns have not been studied or […]

By December 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The Royal Mint has an end-of-the-year surprise for you. On December 27, the venerable institution unveiled a new, limited-edition £100 silver coin featuring the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London–otherwise known as “Big Ben”*–on the reverse. This is the first time the Mint has issued a coin […]

By December 28, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for 2015

Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. To celebrate Angola’s 40th anniversary of independence from Portugal, the National Reserve Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola, or BNA) will issue new 50- and 100-kwanza coins in 2015. BNA governor José de Lima Massano announced the new denominations on December 23, at the release ceremony for the the […]

By December 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart (MCM) will be releasing the second coin in their exclusive series, Florida Natives, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention on January 8, 2015. The second coin represents the Florida Panther, the official state animal and one of the most endangered mammals on Earth. The Florida Natives Series began in 2014 when MCM’s own […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers As the year comes to a close the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction is right around the corner. From among the many foreign and ancient coins and banknotes, we take a moment here to spotlight the Philippines section and in particular […]

By December 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Central Bank of the Philippines to Issue New Circulating Commemoratives Dec. 22

Central Bank of the Philippines to Issue New Circulating Commemoratives Dec. 22

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) announced today that it will release three new circulating commemorative coins starting December 22. One commemorative, a 5-piso coin, will honor Filipinos who work overseas and are an important part of the Philippine economy. A 10-piso coin will celebrate the 150th […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
As Relations with Cuba Thaw, Market for Cuban Coins Likely to Heat Up

As Relations with Cuba Thaw, Market for Cuban Coins Likely to Heat Up

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com… Ask most Americans born following the Cuban Missile Crisis about Cuba, and you’ll probably hear about cigars or Guantanamo Bay. Maybe baseball. But America’s strained relationship and historical connection to the Caribbean island goes far beyond mid-century cold war tensions, delicious ham and pork sandwiches, connoisseur cigars, […]

Creusy Numismatique’s to Auction 244 Gold and Silver World Coins in January

Creusy Numismatique’s to Auction 244 Gold and Silver World Coins in January

By CoinWeek News Staff…. On January 6, 2015, from 8 to 10 am Eastern Standard Time, LiveAuctioneers.com will be hosting an auction of gold and silver world coins by Creusy Numismatique Genève. As the name suggests, Creusy Numismatique is a numismatic auction house based in Geneva, Switzerland. A complete catalog of the upcoming Auction 13 […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Royal Mint has unveiled the 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Bullion Coin. The popular 22 carat gold coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the original portrait of The Sovereign by engraver Benedetto Pistrucci on the reverse. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the Sovereign UK […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Künker Berlin Sale: One Highlight after the Next

The Künker Berlin Sale: One Highlight after the Next

1,078 lots with a total estimate of 6.5 million, these plain numbers catch best the amazement one is smitten with when flipping through the latest catalog of Fritz Rudolf Künker. Within the upcoming Berlin sale, to be held on January 29, 2015, one highlight comes after the next. It starts with 258 spectacular showpieces from […]

By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Sicilian investigators and Italian police seized 306,000 coins worth €556,000 (almost US$693,000) of counterfeit  1- and 2-euro coins from a shipping container in the southern port city of Naples on Friday, December 12. According to Palermo prosecutor Calogero Ferrara, the seizure of the counterfeit coins is the largest in the 12-year […]

By December 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller than the 5 euro cent but weighs 0.18 grams more. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a tad longer than the copper-plated steel 1, 2, and […]

By December 12, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Lord Mayor of London Strikes Royal Mint Sovereign on First Official Visit to India

Lord Mayor of London Strikes Royal Mint Sovereign on First Official Visit to India

The Lord Mayor of the City of London has struck a special commemorative gold Sovereign during a visit to The Royal Mint’s operations in India as a lasting reminder of his first official overseas trip. The Lord Mayor, the elected head of the City of London Corporation which supports the world-leading finance and business sector in […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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