World Coins

New Coin Commemorates Ukrainian Film Star Ivan Mykolaychuk

New Coin Commemorates Ukrainian Film Star Ivan Mykolaychuk

By National Bank of Ukraine….   On June 17, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine presented the new “Ivan Mykolaychuk” (Іван Миколайчук) commemorative coin at the Museum of Money. The presentation was attended by Chairman of the State Agency of Ukraine for Film Illienko Philip; Chairman of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine Sergey […]

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Austria 2013 Piece by Piece: Vorarlberg 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2013 Piece by Piece: Vorarlberg 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: Vorarlberg is Austria’s westernmost state and the second smallest in terms of physical size and overall population. The picturesque region has many mountain ranges, and several rivers run through Vorarlberg–including the famous Rhine. Human settlement in the area dates back to at least 1500 BC, with the Celtics dominating the region until the Romans […]

Gainesville Coins: UK Treasure Finder Awaits Big Pay Day

Gainesville Coins: UK Treasure Finder Awaits Big Pay Day

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   One of the most astounding treasure finds in Britain’s rich history of such discoveries is finally close to being finalized–meaning the funds are ready to be split evenly between the treasure finder and the owner of the land where it was found, as required by the country’s […]

Austria 2014 Piece by Piece: Salzburg 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2014 Piece by Piece: Salzburg 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the state of the same name. For this reason, the state of Salzburg is often colloquially referred to as Salzburgland to help distinguish it in text and conversation from the city of Salzburg. The state now known as Salzburg had inhabitants as early […]

Royal Mint Issues Precious Metal Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary £2 Coin

Royal Mint Issues Precious Metal Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary £2 Coin

As Britain builds towards the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, The Royal Mint has struck precious metal variants of the £2 coin that marks the occasion, following on from the earlier issue of the Brilliant Uncirculated coin. The Great Fire of London £2 coin captures the moment 350 years ago when devastation […]

World Coin Auctions – A Pair of Rarities from Hong Kong

World Coin Auctions – A Pair of Rarities from Hong Kong

Our 2016 June 22 – 24 World Coins Signature Auction in Hong Kong features an outstanding Victorian half dollar and dollar From Hong Kong’s period as a British colony, Both of these rarities are marvelous proofs carrying the 1866 date. The Dollar is graded PR62 by PCGS, and was minted with a Plain Edge, It […]

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   On September 21, 2015 the Perth Mint began offering a new line of one-ounce silver bullion coins featuring a design that had appeared previously on Perth’s one-kilo and one-ton gold coins: a bounding red kangaroo against a background of stylized sun rays. The series is known as the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches New SUPERMAN Silver Bullion Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Launches New SUPERMAN Silver Bullion Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has achieved a new world-first by launching a 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin celebrating SUPERMAN™, a pop culture icon who has inspired countless characters in the DC comics pantheon. This exciting new coin is now shipping to the Mint’s network of official bullion distributors. Limited to a volume of […]

A Spectacular Coin Sale at Spink

A Spectacular Coin Sale at Spink

Spink are celebrating the summer with a plethora of coin auctions! Sandwiching the second part of Lord Stewartby’s sale will be another classic auction of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals on the 27th, and on the 29th Spink are delighted to be selling Peter Woodhead’s impressive collection of European coins. The June […]

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Austria 2014 Piece by Piece: Tyrol 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2014 Piece by Piece: Tyrol 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: Tyrol, honored on this Austrian 2014 10-euro coin, is a state in western Austria known for alpine sports and internationally-recognized resorts. Tyrol’s capital is Innsbruck, a major city on the Inn River (the name “Innsbruck” translates to “Inn bridge,”) located halfway between Munich, Germany, and Verona, Italy that hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter […]

Coin Auctions – Pennies Set To Sell for Small Fortune at Spink

Coin Auctions – Pennies Set To Sell for Small Fortune at Spink

Earlier in the year Spink had the pleasure of selling Part 1 of Lord Stewartby’s vast collection, and the time has come to sell the second part. The collection, being offered across five sales, is one of the most extensive and important collections of English coins to come on the market in recent times and […]

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Royal Mint Commemorates World War I with Third Six-Coin Set

Royal Mint Commemorates World War I with Third Six-Coin Set

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the midpoint of World War I this year, The Royal Mint has honoured ‘the Boy Hero of Jutland’, alongside a battle that has become one of the most defining images of the First World War in a new United Kingdom £5 six-coin set. Coins commemorating Jack Cornwell VC […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Look closely at your change Another day she was picking up some hamburgers at a fast food restaurant, reached into her purse for change and noticed another euro. The attendant told her they have been getting a lot of them lately […]

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Stories Of Bravery and Celebration: Royal Canadian Mint June Collector Coin Releases

Stories Of Bravery and Celebration: Royal Canadian Mint June Collector Coin Releases

100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, Canadian Paramedics and innovative Maple Leaf Maze coins among notable products In launching its latest numismatic catalogue, the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a fine silver coin to remind Canadians that this year’s celebration of Canada Day is also a time to remember the brave Newfoundlanders who fell […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 China Silver 10 Yuan Panda in NGC Red Core Holder – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 China Silver 10 Yuan Panda in NGC Red Core Holder – 4K Video

Just in, the 2016 Chinese Silver 10 Yuan “Panda” coin. This issue marks the first time that the Shanghai Mint House minted the issue as a 30-gram coin. This example comes in NGC’s cool red core holder. CoinWeek wanted to see the NGC red core holder first-hand, so we ordered an example of the coin […]

Author Allan Schein Wins Pradeau Award from Mexican Numismatic Society

Author Allan Schein Wins Pradeau Award from Mexican Numismatic Society

On May 20, 2016, the Sociedad Numismática de México (Mexican Numismatic Society) bestowed upon Salt Lake City author Allan Schein the Alberto Francisco Pradeau Award for his bi-lingual book Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito. The congratulatory letter announcing this prestigious award cited that Mr. Schein’s “investigation, study and conclusions are considered of great merit for […]

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Switzerland 2016 Swiss Red Cross 150th Anniversary 20 Franc Silver Coin

Switzerland 2016 Swiss Red Cross 150th Anniversary 20 Franc Silver Coin

Description: The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016, and the Swiss Mint is memorializing the occasion on a 20-franc coin. The silver commemorative coin was released on January 28, 2016, and designed by world-renowned artist Marc Roulin, whose career includes a six-year stint as a newspaper cartoonist, many acrylic paintings and […]

PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

PCGS Certifies Unique SPECIMEN Canada 1/2 oz Maple Leaf $20 Brass Uniface Die Trials

By Mint Error News …..   This is a unique pair of SPECIMEN brass die trials for the Canadian $20 1986 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin. These are the only known Canadian $20 SPECIMEN brass die trials of any design or series. They are uniface since each die was tested separately. They are in […]

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France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris honors the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in 2016 with the issuance of a three-coin commemorative set struck as part of the Great French Ships coin series. The 858-foot-long carrier is named for the iconic (and controversial) French general and politician. During World War II, de Gaulle was an important […]

Russia Issues Latest Architectural Monument Commemorative Coin

Russia Issues Latest Architectural Monument Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Russia ……   On June 14, the Bank of Russia releases into circulation a 25-ruble silver commemorative coin honoring the “Russian Parnassus” – Museum-Estate Ostafyevo – as part of the Architectural Monuments of Russia commemorative coin series. The coin contains 155.5 grams of .925 fine silver, and is catalog number 5115 -0119 […]

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Switzerland 2016 Gottardo 20 Franc Silver Coin

Switzerland 2016 Gottardo 20 Franc Silver Coin

Description: The Gottardo, or Gotthard Base Tunnel, opened on June 1, 2016 as the world’s longest railway tunnel as part of the AlpTransit project. The AlpTransit project under which the Gotthard Base Tunnel was constructed, gained majority approval of Swiss citizens during a 1992 vote, and construction began in earnest in 1996. The Gotthard Base […]

Rare World Coins – Fantastic Gem Proof 1908 25 Rubles

Rare World Coins – Fantastic Gem Proof 1908 25 Rubles

By Chris Chatigny and Bruce Walker – Numismatists & Catalogers, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   We have another exceptional gold coin to preview from our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money auction which will be held in Anaheim, California this August. This coin is an extremely rare commemorative issue celebrating the 40th […]

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

By Central Bank of Luxembourg ….   On Friday, June 3, 2016, Serge Kolb, director of the Central Bank of Luxembourg (BCL), conducted the official presentation of the new collectors coin “D’Maus Ketti” in the presence of the heirs of designer Willy Faber and heirs of the writer Auguste Liesch, author of the fable “D’Maus […]

By June 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Malta Issues Silver Coin to Commemorate 450th Anniversary of Valletta

Bank of Malta Issues Silver Coin to Commemorate 450th Anniversary of Valletta

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 27 May 2016 the Central Bank of Malta issued a silver coin to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the foundation of Malta’s capital city, Valletta. This silver coin, which has a face value of €10, is struck to proof quality and will be limited to 3,000 pieces. […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

The Royal Mint is to feature a ‘snapshot’ of London’s Trafalgar Square on a limited-edition £100 fine silver commemorative coin – the third in a collection celebrating some of Britain’s most familiar landmarks and monuments. Royal Mint Coin Designers Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (View Designer’s Profile) spent time in Trafalgar Square […]

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

Description: The 2016 Switzerland 10 Franc bimetallic coin features the Alpen Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), the national flower of Switzerland. The edelweiss commonly grows in the Alpine regions of Switzerland, in rocky limestone surfaces at altitudes of 5,900 to 9,800 feet. The non-toxic plant is used in regional folk medicine as a remedy against an array […]

World Coins – Exceptionally Rare Korean Pattern Coinage

World Coins – Exceptionally Rare Korean Pattern Coinage

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Our Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction features a nice range of numismatic material for all types of collectors. This preview will highlight some fabulous Korean pattern coinage. In the late 1880s, Korea sought to improve their monetary system. At […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake At a metal-detecting rally in 2009 near Linwood, a metal detectorist unearthed a small silver coin which on first glance looked like a half crown of William III (1697-1702). On closer […]

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Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) 10-euro copper and silver coins are commemorative issues released in 2016 by the Austrian Mint recognizing one of the nation’s largest provinces. Upper Austria borders Germany and the Czech Republic and is Austria’s leading industrial region, producing roughly one-quarter of the nation’s exports. Additionally, the province of Upper Austria is […]

Rare World Coins – Historically Significant Yunnan Ration Gold Coin

Rare World Coins – Historically Significant Yunnan Ration Gold Coin

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   For this week’s preview of our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction we have a rare and historically significant gold coin from the Yunnan region of China. Shortly after Yuan Shih-kai proclaimed himself emperor of China in December 1915, […]

 
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