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ROYAL MINT SPONSORS “EWE-NIQUE” ART TRAIL IN LONDON

ROYAL MINT SPONSORS “EWE-NIQUE” ART TRAIL IN LONDON

The Royal Mint has announced that it is one of the sponsors of a ‘ewe-nique’ art trail taking place across London to raise money for UK children’s hospitals.   For the next eight weeks only, a flock of 50 five-foot-tall sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will be trotting the streets of London for the ‘Shaun […]

Coin Auction Results – Gorny & Mosch – Ancient to Modern Times

Coin Auction Results – Gorny & Mosch – Ancient to Modern Times

Record Prices for Roman Gold 36,000 euros for an aureus of Philip I, 50,000 euros for an aureus of Hostilian, and 65,000 euros for a solidus of Glycerius; these prices evidence that Roman gold is again good for records. The other results of Gorny & Mosch sale 228 to 230 are nothing to sneeze at, […]

By March 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Announces New Online Registration for Summer Seminar

ANA Announces New Online Registration for Summer Seminar

Attendees can sign up for classes, mini-seminars, tours, more at Money.org Collectors interested in attending the American Numismatic Association’s 47th annual Summer Seminar, to be held June 20-July 2, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, can register for the event on Money.org. Members who register by April 15 will save $50 per session on the cost […]

Künker March Coin Auctions Sees Nearly $10.5 Million in Sales

Künker March Coin Auctions Sees Nearly $10.5 Million in Sales

9.6 million euros [US$10.464 million–CoinWeek] was the total hammer price of Künker’s March sale. That result exceeded the estimate by about 50%. It goes without saying that this was due to some extraordinary results. 180,000 euros for a Siculo-Punic tetradrachm is impressive, indeed! From the first day to the last, the March Sale of Künker […]

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Exhibit at Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Exhibit at Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo

The United States Mint (Mint) and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booths #1409/1415 at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo March 26 – 29, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, BEP and the U.S. Mint have made history by connecting […]

By March 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Congressional Gold Medal Presented to Jack Nicklaus

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to Jack Nicklaus

World-renowned golfer Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The medal recognizes Nicklaus’ service to the nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy. Nicklaus’ competitive career spanned parts of five decades during which he accumulated 120 victories in national and international professional competitions, 73 of […]

By March 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANS Announces 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award Winner Arthur Houghton

ANS Announces 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award Winner Arthur Houghton

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society have voted to award Arthur A. Houghton, III the 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM at American Numismatic Society headquarters in New York City. The […]

ANA Road Show to Appear at 51st Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show

ANA Road Show to Appear at 51st Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show

Some of the world’s most valuable numismatic items will be on display at the GNA Coin and Currency Show. The American Numismatic Association Road Show will make its next stop at the Georgia Numismatic Association 51st Coin and Currency Show, April 17-19, at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, Georgia. The ANA […]

2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available March 26

2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available March 26

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code ES7) starting March 26 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The current price of the coin is $39.95. As with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, pricing is subject to change. […]

By March 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

From June 6 to July 5, 2015, Canadians will have the world’s best female soccer teams playing right in their own backyards as six cities across the nation host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled numismatic coins to commemorate this milestone sporting event today in two of the host cities: Vancouver […]

2015 U.S. Mint Proof Set Available March 24

2015 U.S. Mint Proof Set Available March 24

The 2015 United States Mint Proof Set (product code P17) will be available for purchase starting on March 24 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $32.95, this year’s set will include the following coins: Four Presidential $1 Coins honoring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson; Five […]

By March 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector

Heritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector

Celebrating a 20-year tradition, Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief double eagle to Ken Conway, of Ohio, as the Grand Prize in its annual numismatic survey. The classic American numismatic rarity was certified by NGC as MS-60 Wire Rim, estimated to be valued at about $12,500. Conaway is a longtime Heritage […]

U.S. Mint Announces 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

U.S. Mint Announces 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

The United States Mint announced the new designs for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins today, March 16. The four honorees this year are Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson. Coin design information is below. Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coin Obverse Designer: United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master […]

By March 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Uploads 1,000th Coin Video to the CoinWeek YouTube Channel

CoinWeek Uploads 1,000th Coin Video to the CoinWeek YouTube Channel

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this week CoinWeek uploaded its 1000th video onto the CoinWeek YouTube channel. Since we launched the channel, CoinWeek videos have been watched over 580,000 times–for a total of 1,584,462 minutes! That’s an unbelievable response from the collecting community. But you know what? We’re […]

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present the first of three official 2015 auctions for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. The sale is presented in three authoritative catalogs and will be held in Baltimore March 26-27 and March 30-31. The first session of the sale offers the U.S. colonial era paper money of the […]

2015 Native American $1 Coin Products Available March 19

2015 Native American $1 Coin Products Available March 19

The United States Mint will open sales for product options containing circulating quality 2015 Native American $1 Coins beginning on March 19 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Available product options and their prices are as follows: Orders will be accepted at http://catalog.usmint.gov, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment […]

By March 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Medieval Coins –  Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

Medieval Coins – Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

This remarkable hoard of 65 medieval coins and four ingots is a fascinating insight into the power struggles of the northern Danelaw and King Aethelstan’s subsequent recapturing of York from the Vikings in 927 CE. We see on the coins a fascinating mix of the different cultures and religions prevalent in 10th century England. The […]

By March 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia –  Rome’s Worst Nightmare

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia – Rome’s Worst Nightmare

The long and glorious history of Persia as an Imperial power dates to the rise of Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BCE. Cyrus, King of the Parsa people who had settled in the region bounded by the Tigris River and the Persian Gulf, created a vast and enduring empire by subsuming the Median, […]

Legend Numismatics Announces Acquisition of the #1 All-Time Finest Set of MS Seated Dollars

Legend Numismatics Announces Acquisition of the #1 All-Time Finest Set of MS Seated Dollars

Legend Numismatics is proud to announce that the all-time finest set of MS Seated Dollars is back home. This spectacular set was sold privately by Legend in 2008 for a sum in excess of $10 million dollars. At the time this represented the third most valuable coin deal ever brokered and the set has resided […]

APMEX Offers Exclusive Release of The Crucifixion Coin

APMEX Offers Exclusive Release of The Crucifixion Coin

The Crucifixion coin is the second Silver coin in the Biblical Series from the Scottsdale Mint. APMEX launches The Crucifixion – the second release in the Scottsdale Mint’s 2 oz Silver Biblical Series launching this year. The story of the crucifixion can be found in the book of Matthew in the Bible, depicting in great […]

By March 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2014 U.S. Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Available March 17

2014 U.S. Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Available March 17

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code LS3) on March 17 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The eight-coin set includes the following 2014 proof quality coins: One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program […]

By March 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Available as of March 12

2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Available as of March 12

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 12 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Available product options are as follows: There is no maximum mintage limit for the American Eagle Gold Proof Coins. Customer demand will determine the number of coins produced. American Eagle […]

By March 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Treasurer Rios Participates in Strike Ceremony for Silver 2015 March of Dimes Coin

U.S. Treasurer Rios Participates in Strike Ceremony for Silver 2015 March of Dimes Coin

  Treasurer of the United States Participates in Strike Ceremony for 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios joined United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson and March of Dimes Foundation President Dr. Jennifer Howse at the bureau’s West Point facility today for the ceremonial striking of the […]

By March 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. “As a curator of our nation’s history, culture and values, the Mint is in a unique position to offer Canadians a rare, once-in-a-generation opportunity to […]

By March 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Visitor Centre in South Wales – One Step Closer

The Royal Mint Visitor Centre in South Wales – One Step Closer

The Royal Mint came one step closer to opening the doors of South Wales’ newest visitor experience today, after plans for The Royal Mint Visitor Centre received final planning approval. The new visitor centre is being partially funded by a grant of £2.3 million from The Welsh Government. The expected total cost of the project is […]

German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

Schleswig and Holstein make the history of the most northern part of Germany a pretty complex subject. The background story is much easier to grasp when told by means of coins. In the context of Künker´s upcoming Spring Auction 259-262 from March, 9th to March 13th 2015, we have prepared this movie for you. “Only […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Calls For 2015 Award Nominations

Professional Numismatists Guild Calls For 2015 Award Nominations

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2015 Professional Numismatists Guild awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Terry Hanlon. “These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2015 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the 11th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the […]

Seige Coins of Malta and How Britan Came to Rule the Island

Seige Coins of Malta and How Britan Came to Rule the Island

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the auction house Künker auctions off an unusually rare testimony of the Maltese history. The small silver ingot in the weight of 30 tari from 1800 is the last currency produced on Malta. Malta under French siege, 1798-1800. Silver ingot of 30 tari 1800, Valletta. Maltese cross, on both sides split […]

Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rarities from the W&B Capital Foundation Collection and Other Important Properties Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong auction will entice bidders with a total of 2,077 lots of Chinese and Asian coins and banknotes from ancient to modern times, in four live Showcase sessions and two internet-only sessions. Session A commencing at 10:00 […]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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