English Coins

The Vast Influence of the East India Company and Their Rare 1835 Gold Mohur

The Vast Influence of the East India Company and Their Rare 1835 Gold Mohur

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   On December 31, 1600, Queen Elizabeth (later the first) of England bestowed a Royal Charter upon the East India Company. Its original mission was to expand Great Britain’s trade with Asia, and India in particular. It was first financed by about 200 British businessmen and merchants […]

Heritage Auctions:  More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions: More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions’ CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction, April 14-19, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois A wide assortment of World and Ancient coins, totaling more than 4,600 lots altogether, will provide the ideal setting for discriminating collectors to significantly enhance their collections in Heritage Auctions’ April 14-19, 2016 […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

As the nation prepares to celebrate another landmark for the royal family, The Royal Mint has struck a new, special edition £5 coin to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Approved by The Queen herself, the coin features a design by acclaimed artist and sculptor Christopher Hobbs, and portrays a classical celebratory garland of […]

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   Modern myths don’t die easy in Paraguay, particularly when they deal with gold bullion and buried treasure. The legend of the hidden treasure dates to the War of the Triple Alliance–often known simply as the Paraguayan War or the “Great War” to locals–fought from 1864 to 1870 […]

New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Two new British commemorative coins–honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and famous children’s book author Beatrix Potter, respectively–are stirring excitement among coin collectors and the general public. The commemorative £5 pound coins honoring the monarch’s birthday are enjoying jubilant popularity – especially since Elizabeth is the first British […]

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’  Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’ Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

The Queen’s Beasts 2016 – The Lion – 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – 10 creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry. The series will be introduced a ‘beast’ […]

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The […]

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender How can legal tender collector coins not actually be treated like money? That’s a question we posed to former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Controversy in the UK has erupted in the past few months, after […]

By March 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Market – 2016 Demand for Quality British Coins Increasing

World Coin Market – 2016 Demand for Quality British Coins Increasing

Charles I (1625-49), Shilling, Tower Mint under Parliament. mint mark ‘eye’ both sides (1645). When you own this piece of ART you have distinguished owners before you: Dr.Carter, Fitch, Murdoch, Montagu, Webb, Shepherd – and that only takes you back to 1885! By Geoffrey Cope – Petitioncrown.com ……..   Art & Eye Appeal The questions […]

How The Royal Mint  is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

How The Royal Mint is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… Royal Mint Refusal to Redeem Commemorative Coins at Face Value Calls Into Question Value of Modern Collector Issues from the UK The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom, one of the world’s leading mints and manufacturers of circulating and commemorative coins, has established a disturbing precedent […]

Queen Elizabeth II Offers 5£, 50p, Other Coins at Annual Maundy Money Ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II Offers 5£, 50p, Other Coins at Annual Maundy Money Ceremony

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Queen Elizabeth II personally delivered small purses containing special Maundy money during her annual Royal Maundy Thursday ceremony in Great Britain on March 24, 2016. The Queen, delivering her speech before a congregation of senior citizens, held the Maundy service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. It […]

Highlights from the upcoming Heritage’s CICF World Coins Signature Auction April 13 – 19

Highlights from the upcoming Heritage’s CICF World Coins Signature Auction April 13 – 19

The following coins are some of the highlightes on Heritage’s upcoming Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) Coin show that will take place in Chicago on April 13-19. The Sale is centered on World and ancient coins. George V Penny 1930-(m) AU50 PCGS Melbourne mint, Indian obverse die, KM23. Obv. Crowned, draped bust of King George […]

Spink Auctions: Daddies, Daughters, a Hypocrite King and a King’s Coin

Spink Auctions: Daddies, Daughters, a Hypocrite King and a King’s Coin

It is not often that a collection comes on the market that contains some of the most exquisite English coins ranging from Edward III to Charles II and each monarch in between is represented by some of the finest pieces that will be seen this year. The collection of English hammered gold coins formed by […]

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Anglo-Saxon, Norman Coins to Battle It out in Spink Auction

Anglo-Saxon, Norman Coins to Battle It out in Spink Auction

The Academic Collection of English coins assembled by Lord Stewartby over a long and very active lifetime will be dispersed by Spink in a series of auctions over the coming months. The first part containing Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins (March 22, 2016) will give collectors the opportunity to acquire some extremely rare pieces at affordable […]

By March 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Each year the largest and most important coin show in Europe is held the first week of February in Berlin, Germany. From February 5 to 7, the 45th Annual World Money Fair was held in the eastern portion of Berlin, where it has been held for most of […]

By February 17, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the  Chinese New Year that started on February 8th. Produced specifically for the UK, The Royal Mint’s commemorative lunar coins blend ancient Chinese tradition with British craftsmanship, and form part of The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào (or […]

By February 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Latest Coin in Isle of Man Cat Series Features Havana Brown

Latest Coin in Isle of Man Cat Series Features Havana Brown

Meet the newest member of Pobjoy’s popular Cat Series! By Pobjoy Mint….   The Isle of Man’s historic Cat coin is one of the world’s most famous, and the series continues in 2016 with a new coin featuring the Havana Brown. The phrase “Chocolate Delight” is often used to describe the Havana Brown. These charming […]

By February 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Described as one of the greatest works of literature ever written in the English language, we celebrate the Sperm Whale with the release of a new coin commemorating the 165th anniversary of the publishing of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The story, first published in London on October 18, 1851, tells the […]

By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker presents a new auction format: eLive Premium By Künker GmbH & Company…. The focus of Künker Auction 272 will be minor denominations and bracteates–that is, medieval pfennigs. All lots will be auctioned off live at www.eLive-Auction.de The other areas include a collection of Reformation and Russian medals, as well as a series of Russian […]

By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Introducing the Pobjoy Mint’s First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark in stunning yellow finish By Pobjoy Mint….   Continuing their colored Titanium series and to celebrate International Shark Week, Pobjoy Mint has released a new Yellow Titanium coin featuring the Great Lemon Shark on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. Coin Highlights […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

By Pobjoy Mint….   In previous years, Pobjoy Mint has issued coins to commemorate the Olympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympics are no exception and we are delighted to announce the release of a series of four coins on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place in […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2016 NYINC auction of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins. The firm’s first sale of 2016 featured a fabulous array of material that was anchored by several prominent collections, including Part III of the Syracuse Collection of highly prized Greek and […]

British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #312 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   The Heritage auctions in New York in early January will be remembered for British gold coins, including coins minted in the British Commonwealth and in British India. The Stack’s Bowers auction this […]

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

The Royal Mint has released its United Kingdom Precious Metal Proof coin sets for 2016, containing the nation’s definitive and commemorative coins for the year and struck to an exceptional standard highlighting every design detail. The sets for 2016 include the 2016 United Kingdom Gold Proof and the 2016 United Kingdom Silver Proof coin sets, […]

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

What have Shakespeare, Beatrix Potter, the Army and the Great Fire of London got in common? They are all themes that will be appearing in pockets, purses and piggy banks across Britain on The Royal Mint’s 2016 UK circulating coins. The history of The Royal Mint has been linked closely with the story of Britain […]

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings), ND (1619-24). Third Coinage James I (1603-25). NGC MS-64. James I (James VI of Scotland) came to power at the age of 13 months, and went on to become one of the most momentous rulers in all of British history. One could arguably say James I put the “Great” in Great Britain, […]

By December 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

By David Hill….   The Sgarabhaigh Sixpence forms an important part of a wider project to conserve and share the small Scottish island of Sgarabhaigh which lies in the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. The coin design is based on an ancient coin of the realm and incorporates a blend of the ancient and modern […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   A new modern coin collector can very easily become overwhelmed. Whether attending a coin show, perusing hobby web sites and periodicals, or checking out dealer stores and web sites, new collectors quickly discover that with so many coins out there it’s easy to become lost when you’re just starting […]

By December 12, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops–the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening–is poised to grow into a significant player in the U.S. coin market as well. When it comes to competing against major U.S.-based sites such as Amazon and eBay, MA-Shops.com has two key assets. The first […]

By December 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held January 8-9, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in beautiful New York City. After a highly successful year of auction activity in 2015, Stack’s Bowers […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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