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By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Three homicides, increased proliferation of counterfeits, thefts,and fraudulent checks proved costly to dealers and collectors in 2015. Numismatic crime continues to plague the numismatic community and often proves to be emotionally and financially devastating to victims. However, in 2015 the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) was successful in […]

By January 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

By the Royal Australian Mint….   With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint New Year’s celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. At the pinnacle yearly event for collectors, the latest gallery press design was unveiled paying tribute to the […]

By January 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Five Interesting World Banknotes from the upcoming Heritage FUN Currency Auction

Five Interesting World Banknotes from the upcoming Heritage FUN Currency Auction

Union Bank Bathurst Branch £1 Specimen Australia Union Bank Bathurst Branch £1 ND (1854-60) Pick UNL MVR2asp Specimen Proof Unlisted in the Krause catalog, this London-based bank finally bowed out of the Australian banking scene in 1951. A pencilled date of May 26, 1854 appears at lower left. Some minor toning is evident, along with […]

World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2016. 35 mm. 1/2 oz. Silver .925. Proof. Mintage: 2500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II as well as her name, the name of the issuing state, and the nominal value. The reverse, in keeping […]

Coin Invest Trust: Marine Life Protection – White Tail Damselfish

Coin Invest Trust: Marine Life Protection – White Tail Damselfish

Palau. 1 Dollar 2015. 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 10000 pcs.; 5 Dollars 2015. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Silver. 925. Proof. Mintage: 1500 pcs.; 1 Dollar 2015. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Silver-plated copper. Proof. Mintage: 5000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features three […]

WPIC, Rand Merchant Bank Launch New Bullion Coin Custodial Certificates

WPIC, Rand Merchant Bank Launch New Bullion Coin Custodial Certificates

Exclusive agreement between World Platinum Investment Council and Rand Merchant Bank will extend the global reach of platinum bullion coin custodial certificates By World Platinum Investment Council …..   On December 10, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) and Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) entered into an exclusive agreement to increase the global availability of listed […]

By December 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Finest Known 1894-S Barber Dime Leads Heritage FUN Platinum Night

Finest Known 1894-S Barber Dime Leads Heritage FUN Platinum Night

Offered January 6-8, 2016, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention in Tampa; PR 66 PCGS CAC ex: Eliasberg, makes only its fourth auction appearance in history An 1894-S Barber Dime, Branch Mint PR66 PCGS CAC, the finest known survivor, will offer one collector a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own one of the most famous, mysterious […]

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Closes 2015 with Strong Showing in Vegas

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Closes 2015 with Strong Showing in Vegas

Legend Rare Coin Auctions finished the year with another strong sale. The Regency Auction XV, which was headlined by a number of exciting early Bust coins, a run of terrific gold pieces and several dozen beautifully-toned Morgan Dollars, saw collectors and internet bidders in general come out in full force. At 477 lots, the sale […]

Get Your Limited Edition Red Book from the ANA

Get Your Limited Edition Red Book from the ANA

Get a limited-edition copy of The Official Red Book with a year-end contribution of $125 2016 marks the 125th anniversary of the American Numismatic Association (ANA). It’s a perfect occasion to foster interest in our hobby, add more collectors to our ranks, and provide the learning opportunities that our members need and want. We need […]

2015 Last Chance Products from U.S. Mint

2015 Last Chance Products from U.S. Mint

With 2016 just around the corner, the close of this year will mark the last time many of our products will be available for purchase from the United States Mint. Don’t miss this opportunity to capture these limited edition products before they go off sale forever! Products going off sale at 12 noon, Eastern Time, […]

By December 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Mongolia. 1000 Togrog 2015: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15000 pcs.; 500 Togrog 2015: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the coat of arms of the issuing state, below, the nominal value. Engraved around […]

Archives International Auctions XXX – Prices Realized

Archives International Auctions XXX – Prices Realized

By Archives International Auctions ….   Sale totaled US$492,830.00 (Including Buyer’s Premium) Archives International Auctions would like to thank everyone who participated in our last auction series (December 11 and 14) and helped to make it one of the most successful auctions we have held in the last three years. For those of you who […]

Israel Releases New 200 NIS Banknote

Israel Releases New 200 NIS Banknote

The Bank of Israel calls on the public to get to know the new banknote and its security features, via publicity pamphlets, the website, and the “New Banknotes” mobile application. By Bank of Israel….   On December 23, 2015 (11 Shvat 5776), the new NIS 200 banknote–the second in the new series of banknotes (Series […]

By December 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Auction 271 Now Online

Künker Auction 271 Now Online

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Künker Auction 271, taking place now on February 4, 2016 in Berlin, a day prior to the World Money Fair, is online. We also would like to present to you our Auction 272, which will be something new, because it introduces our new auction […]

By December 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ukraine Introduces New 500 Hryvnia Banknote

Ukraine Introduces New 500 Hryvnia Banknote

By National Bank of Ukraine ….   On December 25, 2015, the National Bank of Ukraine (Національний банк України, NBU) held a presentation to demonstrate the advanced security features of the updated 500-hryvnia (₴500) bank note. Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Smoliy Jacob said that the updating of Ukrainian banknotes began in […]

By December 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2016 NY Book Auction Featuring the RBW Library

2016 NY Book Auction Featuring the RBW Library

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 2016 New York Book Auction will feature the celebrated RBW Library and other important properties. Focusing on Roman Republican coinage, the RBW Library includes both the essential standard works on the subject as well as many rarely seen and little-known publications. RBW’s collections of antiquarian books, […]

Harlan J. Berk: Buy or Bid Sale 196 Now Open

Harlan J. Berk: Buy or Bid Sale 196 Now Open

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd….   Harlan J. Berk is pleased to present the 196th Buy or Bid sale. There are 387 ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins; 24 world coins; and 44 antiquities & antique maps. A few highlights from our sale: Lot 3: Ionia, Ephesus, Phanes EL trite Coins of Phanes are significant […]

By December 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Rare Moroccan Gold Coin

NGC Certifies Rare Moroccan Gold Coin

NGC graders have certified a rare 1787 Moroccan 10 Mithquals. The Morocco AH1201 (1787 AD) 10 Mithquals (or 10 Riyals) coin is a rarity with great historical significance. With an estimated ten surviving examples (and only a few of these available for private ownership), this coin is highly coveted by collectors. The coin’s design features […]

U.S. Mint, BEP to Participate in FUN Annual Convention

U.S. Mint, BEP to Participate in FUN Annual Convention

The United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booth #1801 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention January 7 – 10, 2016, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, the BEP and the Mint have made history by connecting Americans […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Book on French Coinage Made for American Colonies out Jan. 3

New Book on French Coinage Made for American Colonies out Jan. 3

By Colonial Coin Collectors Club….   On January 3, 2016, the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) will release Sydney F. Martin’s latest book, French Coinage Specifically For Colonial America. This is the third colonial coin book published by C4 written by Syd Martin. Other works include The Rosa Americana Coinage of William Wood and The […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
‘Chewie, We’re Home’: New Han Solo Star Wars(TM) Silver Coin from CIBC

‘Chewie, We’re Home’: New Han Solo Star Wars(TM) Silver Coin from CIBC

By Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce….   Officially licensed Star Wars collectible coins offered exclusively at CIBC With the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens movie opening on December 18, two stunning 1 oz. pure silver coins in the officially licensed Star Wars™ collection – Han Solo™ and Rey™ — are now available […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Odyssey Marine $21 Mil. Deal Retires Debt, Retains Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects

Odyssey Marine $21 Mil. Deal Retires Debt, Retains Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects

By Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc….   Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX) has sold certain intangible and tangible assets primarily related to its shipwreck business for $21 million. As part of the deal Odyssey will retain a 21.25% interest in the future net proceeds from shipwreck projects and an exclusive contract to provide shipwreck search and […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 18 December 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued a €2 coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of the EU flag. This coin is one of a series that have been issued in all the euro-zone countries during 2015. All the coins, regardless of the country of issue, […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

THE SERIES’ SPIRIT The Sower has been a pattern of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, the Sower was designed by Oscar Roty for a Department of Agriculture’s medal in 1887 that wasn’t edited. In 1896, when the French Minister for Finance Paul Doumer ordered new coins, Roty was part of the selected […]

By December 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Silver Products, Sets & More Going off Sale Dec. 30-31

U.S. Mint Silver Products, Sets & More Going off Sale Dec. 30-31

Section 73002 of Public Law 114-94, enacted on December 4, 2015, requires that all proof and uncirculated versions of the American Eagle Silver Dollar issued during calendar year 2016 have a smooth edge incused with a designation that notes the 30th anniversary of the first issue of the American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. American Eagle […]

By December 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lithuania Says Thank You on Country’s First 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

Lithuania Says Thank You on Country’s First 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Lithuania….   On Monday, December 14, the Bank of Lithuania issued into circulation the first Lithuanian 2-euro commemorative coin, which is dedicated to the Lithuanian language. These Lithuanian coins–with a mintage of one million–may be used for payments not only in Lithuania but also in other countries that use the euro. The […]

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint: American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins Set New Record

U.S. Mint: American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins Set New Record

The United States Mint today announced record sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins for the third consecutive year. Once again, global demand for the American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins drove sales to a record high, this year reaching 47,000,000, surpassing the 44,006,000 ounces sold in 2014 and the 42,675,000 ounces sold in 2013. The Mint […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money – A Once in a Lifetime Occurrence, One Iconic Bank Note is Not Enough for Spink

World Paper Money – A Once in a Lifetime Occurrence, One Iconic Bank Note is Not Enough for Spink

As the new year draws near, Spink is able to look back at 2015 fondly and with satisfaction, however they will not be nostalgic for long! Spink’s office in Hong Kong will be ringing in the New Year in true-to-form Spink style. They will be holding four auctions in just three days; which will certainly […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ICTA Seminar to Provide Important Information for Coin Dealers

ICTA Seminar to Provide Important Information for Coin Dealers

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   Speakers at a joint seminar will be discussing a variety of topics at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show. The seminar will be hosted by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) and will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, […]

By December 15, 2015 Read More →
Heavier Metal: Ancient Coins Made of Lead

Heavier Metal: Ancient Coins Made of Lead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   SOFT, DENSE AND DULL, LEAD is an unattractive coining metal. Lead melts at only 327.5° C (621.5° F) – low compared to copper, which melts at 1,085° C (1,984° F) – so it is easily recycled. It’s also toxic, something that was not well understood in antiquity. […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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