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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

On September 9, The Austrian Mint will issue a new silver coin to begin a set of three silver coins entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name, arguably, makes up the three most famous words in musical history. The obverse of the coin […]

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

NumiStorica.com: New Website Features Numismatic Stories and Slide Shows

By Bob Korver – NumiStorica.com…. “NumiStorica.com was created to provide free entertainment and education for coin clubs and advanced numismatists,” summarized Bob Korver. “After 50 years in the hobby and business, and working at places like the Smithsonian Institution and Colonial Williamsburg, I realized that despite extensive writing in the past, I had a few […]

By July 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Offers Exclusive ANA Label at ANA World’s Fair of Money

NGC Offers Exclusive ANA Label at ANA World’s Fair of Money

An exclusive ANA label and pedigree will be available for qualifying coins submitted to NGC at the Chicago ANA in August. Special submission instructions must be followed. NGC, the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1995, will offer an exclusive ANA label at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, […]

‘Century of Progress’ Featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal

‘Century of Progress’ Featured on 2015 World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal

Medallic artist Jamie Franki has created a beautiful and stunning commemorative medal for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 2015 World’s Fair of Money℠, coming to the Donald E. Stephens Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, Aug. 11-15, 2015. The medal, the fourth in a series inspired by the stars on the Chicago municipal […]

Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning’s August 22 Sale Published

Kolbe & Fanning have published our latest auction catalogue. Sale 139, featuring selections from the libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, among other properties. The sale features numismatic literature from around the world, and will be held beginning at noon eastern time on Saturday, August 22.   Some highlights from the sale include: Lot […]

2015 $2 Single Note Collection Available August 4

2015 $2 Single Note Collection Available August 4

First Day of Sale: August 4, 2015 – 8:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) By Bureau of Engraving and Printing….   The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) presents the 2015 $2 Single Note Collection featuring a $2 note from three Federal Reserve Banks with a serial number beginning with 2015. Each of the three […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Grading Contest Set for 2015 Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists will again have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest. The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now. The entry […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

By Sveriges Riksbank….   It is now slightly less than two months until the Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) launches the largest banknote and coin changeover in Sweden’s history. The first new banknotes will be issued this October. Ahead of this, the Riksbank will initiate a major information campaign. This will include the launch […]

By July 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Maldives Issues New 5,000 Rufiyaa Commemorative Note

Maldives Issues New 5,000 Rufiyaa Commemorative Note

By De La Rue, plc….   The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued a new high-value commemorative note printed on polymer substrate. The new 5,000 Rufiyaa has been designed by local designer Abdullah Nashaath and was printed on Safeguard® by De La Rue, in close association with the MMA. This commemorative note is issued to […]

By July 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker: 28,000 Euros for Artist’s Design of First West German Commemorative Coin

Künker: 28,000 Euros for Artist’s Design of First West German Commemorative Coin

The Künker June Auction, with its numerous numismatic highlights, was truly a feast for collectors of high denomination gold coins: the hammer price for a Hamburg bankportugalöser was 36,000 euros; for a Nuremberg 6 ducat piece 80,000 euros, and a 1692 10 ducat piece of the Holy Roman Empire was sold for 130,000 euros. In […]

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishes New Bowers Book on Half Cents and Large Cents

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, by Q. David Bowers. The 576-page book (number 19 in the popular Bowers Series) can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a benefit […]

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

The Royal Mint Limited has today announced its annual results for 2014-2015, reflecting the fact that Britain’s oldest manufacturer has enjoyed a successful year, generating £259.6m (US$402.38m) revenue (2013-14: £314.9m / $488.1m) and returning an operating profit of £11.4m ($17.67m) (2013-14: £6.7m / $10.39m). A key ministerial target to achieve 10% return on average capital […]

Atlas Numismatics Publishes Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes Newest Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 165 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Superb Athenian Owl 1017699 | GREEK. ATTICA. Athens. Struck circa 440-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC MS✭ (Mint State ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5. 17.18gm. Helmeted head of Athena right / […]

By July 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Announce Details of August 2015 Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian Coins, Currency

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Announce Details of August 2015 Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian Coins, Currency

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of our upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held August 24 through 26 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. As the undisputed leading auctioneer of rare coins and banknotes in Southeast Asia, our […]

1715 Fleet Anniversary – Sedwick’s Treasure & World Coin Auction #18

1715 Fleet Anniversary – Sedwick’s Treasure & World Coin Auction #18

Our third live floor auction (Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #18) will take place on October 29, 2015 at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel at Lake Buena Vista, just minutes from Walt Disney World. We invite you to attend and take part in the outstanding opportunities this event offers, whether as a consignor or a […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Rare Asian Banknotes Hong Kong Auction August 24-26

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Rare Asian Banknotes Hong Kong Auction August 24-26

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2015 Hong Kong Currency Auction will showcase an incredible array of rare Asian banknotes. The sale will lead with Chinese material starting with an impressive selection of Empirical issues with many examples of the popular “Ming Note,” as well as pieces from the Ch’ing Dynasty and Board of Revenue […]

Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins featured at ANA

Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins featured at ANA

We are honored and humbled to have been chosen to present the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins for your bidding consideration, as a part of the August 12 – 17 ANA World Coins Signature Auction in Chicago. The collection, while small in its number of lots, just 109, contains an impressively broad selection of many […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Second issue from the Mint’s “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series captures the wonder and danger of Arctic exploration in the 19th century One hundred and seventy years after Sir John Franklin and his crew set sail from England aboard HMS Terror and HMS Erebus on a journey from which they would never return, a […]

Bank of Estonia Announces Design Competition for 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

Bank of Estonia Announces Design Competition for 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Estonia….   The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) announces its first competition to design a two-euro commemorative coin, which is a coin that enters circulation but has a special design. The commemorative coin will be dedicated to the chess player Paul Keres and will circulate throughout the euro area. January 2016 will […]

By July 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
England to Receive ANA Dealer of the Year Award

England to Receive ANA Dealer of the Year Award

Victor England, a specialized dealer in classical coins, is the 2015 recipient of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award. England will be presented the award at the World’s Fair of Money awards banquet on Friday, August 14, in Rosemont, Illinois. Presented annually, the award honors a professional numismatist […]

Judge Awards Coin Fraud Victim’s Estate Nearly $1.9 Million under Federal Racketeer Laws

Judge Awards Coin Fraud Victim’s Estate Nearly $1.9 Million under Federal Racketeer Laws

By Paul Montgomery and Associates – PaulMontgomeryOnline.com….   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has issued her final ruling that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive nearly $1.9 million from a Long Island coin dealer and his grading company under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). The estate was assisted in its […]

By July 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Centennial Currency: Bank of China’s 2012 Commemorative Note

Centennial Currency: Bank of China’s 2012 Commemorative Note

Before the 150th Anniversary commemorative note was released by the HSBC in 2015, the Bank of China released their own commemorative note in 2012, which celebrated the bank’s 100th year By Adam Howerton – Paper Money Guaranty   Originally posted at www.pmgnotes.com on 7/21/2015. In light of the overwhelming popular response to the recent release […]

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for August 10, 2015. Date: August 10, 2015. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial […]

By July 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to Release American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin July 30

U.S. Mint to Release American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin July 30

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin (product code UH8) on July 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The coin’s obverse (heads side) design depicts a “modern” Liberty, portrayed standing, crowned with leaves, holding the American flag and a torch. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD […]

By July 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Luxembourg to Issue Castle Brandenburg Silver-Niobium Coin, Congress of Vienna Silver Coin

Luxembourg to Issue Castle Brandenburg Silver-Niobium Coin, Congress of Vienna Silver Coin

By Central Bank of Luxembourg….   On Thursday, July 23, 2015, several numismatic products will be available for sale at the Central Bank of Luxembourg (Banque Centrale Luxembourg) numismatic space, including: The Castle Brandenburg silver-niobium coin is the seventh in a series of nine pieces dedicated to Luxembourg castles. The obverse features a representation of […]

By July 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Presentation Set Highlights Heritage Auctions ANA Currency Platinum Night

Presentation Set Highlights Heritage Auctions ANA Currency Platinum Night

Presented with provenance to Henry Herrick Bond, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, set may bring $500,000 Aug. 12-17 in Chicago An extraordinary Complete Denomination Presentation Set of 11 Small Size Currency – consigned by the family of Henry Herrick Bond, who served as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and led the changeover from large […]

Spink and Son’s Exceptional Sales for Singapore 2015

Spink and Son’s Exceptional Sales for Singapore 2015

Spink is proud to announce that we are the key sponsor and official auctioneer of the International World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Singapore on the 14th – 19th August 2015. During this incredible event we will be holding a series of prestigious sales offering items of the highest quality and calibre. Saturday the […]

By July 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

As the world continues to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has honoured one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War alongside a young flying ace in a new set of United Kingdom £5 coins. Coins commemorating Edith Cavell and Albert Ball VC […]

Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Releases Bowers Book on Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Walking Liberty Halves

Whitman Publishing has released the first edition of A Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars. The 320-page book by Q. David Bowers offers pricing, grading instructions, series histories, and guidance on how to build high-quality collections of these popular coins. It is available from booksellers and hobby shops […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – July 19, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – July 19, 2015

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   David Lawrence Rare Coins is a numismatic firm in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that has offered online coin auctions for many years. Every David Lawrence rare coin auction offers a wide range of U.S. and foreign coins, including classic issues and modern coinage. Included in each auction are copper, silver, and gold […]

By July 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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