World Coins

Hungary Issues its First Coin with an Antique Bronze Finish

Hungary Issues its First Coin with an Antique Bronze Finish

A just-issued 2,000 forint legal tender coin is the first Hungarian coin ever issued with an antique bronze patinated finish. The coin, dedicated to the Somogyvár-Kupavár National Memorial is 37 mm (1½ inches) and 18.4 grams with a reeded edge. It is limited to an issue of 5,000 and sells for $22.95. Somogyvár-Kupavár is a […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Künker: Excellent Coin Auction Results for coins from Great Britain and Russia

Künker: Excellent Coin Auction Results for coins from Great Britain and Russia

It took Künker in Osnabrück six days to sell all the 9,451 lots of their auctions 253 to 257 featuring coins, medals, banknotes, coin scales and much more. The total estimate of 7.9 million euros rose to 11.4 million euros total hammer price. 3,200 bidders participated in this event, either in person, by placing the […]

By October 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Daniel Frank Sedwick announces Treasure & World Coin Auction 16

Daniel Frank Sedwick announces Treasure & World Coin Auction 16

In this auction we present some of the most amazing numismatic treasures we have ever seen, befitting our second Live Floor sale in Orlando, Florida, and solidifying the event as an annual “must see” occasion for treasure buffs and serious numismatists alike, who will also surely enjoy our latest addition of educational talks by experts […]

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint is to celebrate the centenary of the birth of writer and poet Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins featuring the literary great himself, alongside symbolic references to his life and work… Popular both in his homeland of Wales and internationally, Dylan Thomas’ works have been performed and enjoyed for decades, and include the […]

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Miguel Lehmann & Lluis Lalana i Culla Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. An extremely rare and desirable Spanish Colonial coin with the name of King Charles IV misspelled surfaced at the 2014 Coinex in London. The coin was purchased somewhere in Europe and brought to the convention for verification by one of the prominent Spanish coin […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
David Guest Talks About Coin Markets and Classical Numismatic Group. VIDEO: 3:54

David Guest Talks About Coin Markets and Classical Numismatic Group. VIDEO: 3:54

David Guest, Numismatist, Classical Numismatic Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. British coin expert David Guest shares his perspective about the Coinex Convention, the numismatic market, and what it is like to have a career in coins. Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG) have dedicated ourselves to serving the needs of our customers in the fields of […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Showcases Silver Birds of Prey and New 10 Ounce Bar. VIDEO: 3:58.

Royal Canadian Mint Showcases Silver Birds of Prey and New 10 Ounce Bar. VIDEO: 3:58.

Alex Reeves, Senior Communications Manager, Royal Canadian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Continuing a tradition of innovation Canada has announced a new four nines fine 10 ounce silver bar and the second release of its bullion “Birds of Prey” series, the Bald Eagle. Alex Reeves gives the production data for these new issues and states […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Andrea Lang, Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. It was 25 years ago that the Austrian Mint offered the first Philharmonic bullion to the numismatic marketplace. Since the coin has grown in popularity to become of the most favored bullion items in the world. Andrea Lang talks about the success […]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: FAO Coins International Catalog (English Edition 2013)

First Read: FAO Coins International Catalog (English Edition 2013)

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… FAO Coins International Catalog. English Edition 2013, by Atilio Armiento   Italian collector Atilio Armiento has published a fantastic resource for collectors of F.A.O. coins entitled FAO Coins International Catalog. The […]

Equatorial Guinea Gold Coin Honors Fernão do Pó

Equatorial Guinea Gold Coin Honors Fernão do Pó

It’s a truly memorable event for collectors of African coins: after a long period of dis-continuation, the West African Republic of Equatorial Guinea is finally issuing a new commemorative coin at the end of September. Designed by the Liechtenstein company Coin Invest Trust, the coin commemorates Portuguese navigator Fernão do Pó, who started the colonisation […]

By September 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fall of the Berlin Wall Silver Coin Issued by the Republic of Palau

Fall of the Berlin Wall Silver Coin Issued by the Republic of Palau

The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the beginning of the German Reunification. The decisive factor enabling the reunification was the support of the Soviet Union’s head of state. 25 years later, the historic event is remembered on this Palauan coin. It’s been designed by Coin Invest Trust with brand new 3D laser […]

By September 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Celebrates the Magic and Enchantment of Tyrol

Austrian Mint Celebrates the Magic and Enchantment of Tyrol

Tyrol, in the Heart of the Alps. Austria by its Children, Piece by Piece Tyrol, in the heart of the Alps, a land of fairy tales with beautiful mountain vistas, lovely lakes and lush green landscape doted with castles, will be featured on the sixth silver coin in the “Austria, Piece by Piece” series designed […]

By September 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

With Steven Cochran The Coin Explorer at Gainesville Coins ………   The Coin Explorer recently had the chance to ask Perth Mint coin artist Natasha Muhl about being chosen to design the 2015 Year of the Goat silver and gold coins for the Mint’s Lunar Series II. She has been an artist at the Perth Mint for four years, […]

The Royal Mint releases Lunar Year of the Sheep 2015 UK One Ounce Bullion Coins on 12 September, 2014

The Royal Mint releases Lunar Year of the Sheep 2015 UK One Ounce Bullion Coins on 12 September, 2014

The Royal Mint recently revealed its coin designs for the Lunar Year of the Sheep, an event that had been eagerly anticipated since the release of the 2014 Year of the Horse coins last year – the first time that Lunar coins had been produced specifically for the United Kingdom. The press release is attached. […]

By September 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins: Coinage of the Barbarian Invaders

Ancient Coins: Coinage of the Barbarian Invaders

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek… Why have our two consuls and praetors come out today wearing their embroidered, their scarlet togas? Why have they put on bracelets with so many amethysts, and rings sparkling with magnificent emeralds? Why are they carrying elegant canes beautifully worked in silver and gold? Because the barbarians […]

By September 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Central Bank of Ireland Issues Commemorative Coin in Honor of Submarine Inventor John Philip Holland

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Commemorative Coin in Honor of Submarine Inventor John Philip Holland

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (1 September 2014) a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland [1841 - 1914], the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine. Speaking at the launch at the Marine Institute, Oranmore, Galway, Central Bank Director of Currency and Facilities Management, Paul Molumby […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare 1681 silver Halfcrown of King Charles II, with mark of the Royal African Company

Rare 1681 silver Halfcrown of King Charles II, with mark of the Royal African Company

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #239 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……….. Halfcrowns, 2½ Shillings silver coins, of English King Charles II are not rare overall. Thousands survive of those minted during his reign from 1660 to 1685. The 1681 Halfcrown ‘in […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint introduces its 2014 Britannia Proof Collection

The Royal Mint introduces its 2014 Britannia Proof Collection

The 2014 Britannia Proof Collection… and the United Kingdom’s smallest coin The changing face of Britain as personified by the figure of Britannia is captured once again on The Royal Mint’s Britannia Gold and Silver Proof Collection, which for 2014 includes the smallest coin to be minted since the forming of the United Kingdom more […]

By September 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Mexican Numismatic Treasures to be Auctioned in November

Mexican Numismatic Treasures to be Auctioned in November

Numismatic auction house Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC announces that two of Mexico’s most important historical silver coins will be sold at auction on November 6 in Orlando, Florida. “We cannot overstress the importance of this auction, both for the history of Mexico and the larger field of North American numismatics,” says company president and founder […]

Australian Premier Unveils Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Coin Series

Australian Premier Unveils Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Coin Series

ANZAC Spirit Coin Series Released by Perth Mint… The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA visited the Western Australian War Memorial today to pay tribute to our Nation’s servicemen and women by unveiling The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series crafted by The Perth Mint. Issued 100 years after Britain declared war on […]

By August 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

First Read: Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Michael E. Marotta for CoinWeek…. Chopmarked Coins: A History; the silver coins used in China 1600-1935 by Colin James Gullberg Chopmarks are counter-stamps or punches, struck into coins by Chinese merchants. To many numismatic authorities, anything that happens to […]

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 […]

Perth Mint Unveil’s Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program (with Video)

Perth Mint Unveil’s Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program (with Video)

The Perth Mint has unveiled the latest designs of the Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program to an audience of financiers and investors in Frankfurt, Germany – its number one market for gold and silver bullion coins. Showcasing the charming qualities of Australia’s kangaroo, koala, kookaburra and platypus; and portraying the elegant personality of the Chinese […]

Official Opening of Canada’s Money Collector Coin Show, 10:00 am Thursday August 14

Official Opening of Canada’s Money Collector Coin Show, 10:00 am Thursday August 14

Mayor Hazel McCallion welcomes the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association convention to Mississauga. The media are invited to the official opening of Canada’s Money Collector Show, 10:00 am Thursday August 14, Graydon Ballroom Foyer, Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre, 6750 Mississauga Road just south of HWY 401, where Mayor McCallion will join other dignitaries in […]

By August 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Coin Expert Praises New Bald Eagle Silver Bullion Coin from Royal Canadian Mint

Coin Expert Praises New Bald Eagle Silver Bullion Coin from Royal Canadian Mint

Collectors and investors of silver bullion coins will like the new Bald Eagle design coin just released by the Royal Canadian Mint, according to award-winning numismatic author Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion. A new silver bullion coin by the Royal Canadian Mint that depicts a bald eagle in flight while clutching a […]

By August 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows: Canada’s Money Collector Show  – Celebrates Royal Ontario Museums 100th Anniversary this week

Coin Shows: Canada’s Money Collector Show – Celebrates Royal Ontario Museums 100th Anniversary this week

Canada’s Money Collector Show in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association’s (R.C.N.A.) annual convention is a national event that welcomes collectors and dealers devoted to collecting and studying money in all forms from across Canada and the United States. It is largest show of its kind in Canada! Each year the show is held […]

By August 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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