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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 →
Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

The Royal Canadian Mint debuts its haunting depiction of howling wolves in a 3/4-oz silver coin. The 2016 Howling Wolves coin is the Royal Canadian Mint’s second tribute to the Great White North’s legendary hunter. With thick coats illuminated under a full moon, two howling grey wolves raise their song from the hillside on this […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coins for A’s Inspires Young Coin Collectors

Coins for A’s Inspires Young Coin Collectors

In the movie A Christmas Story (1983) – set in 1940’s Indiana – nine-year-old Ralphie sends away for a Little Orphan Annie Secret Society Decoder Pin, racing to the mailbox each day in anticipation of its arrival. Kids aren’t all that different today. The anticipation of receiving a treasure via the mail can be incredibly […]

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

On January 20, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin to celebrate the Vienna Opera Ball’s 60th anniversary, with a blush of pink flowers printed on the coin. The reverse of the coin depicts one of the highlights of the Opera Ball, the dance of the young ladies and young men’s committee coming […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

By Pobjoy Mint ……   To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Pobjoy Mint has issued a unique coin which incorporates some of the old Chinese traditions to bring luck. February 8, 2016 sees the start of the Lunar Year of the Monkey, which has been celebrated since 2600 BCE and is based […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA: Last Call for Award and Hall of Fame Nominations

ANA: Last Call for Award and Hall of Fame Nominations

Who inspired you to take part in the hobby? Here are two opportunities to make sure that special someone receives the recognition they deserve. Don’t delay — the deadline for nominations is noon on Jan. 15. Hall of Fame Nominations The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is seeking nominations of worthy candidates for inclusion in the […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year with NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes

Celebrate Chinese New Year with NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes

NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes Available Now! Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has created attractive red and gold NGC Display Boxes in celebration of Chinese New Year. The boxes are sold by Certified Collectibles Group (CCG), an independent affiliate of NGC, for $10 each (plus applicable shipping fees and tax). Red and gold are the […]

ANS, Newman Numismatic Portal Announce Joint Scanning Project

ANS, Newman Numismatic Portal Announce Joint Scanning Project

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce a joint project with the Newman Numismatic Portal, an online numismatic resource, which will enable greater access to American numismatic research material on both the ANS Digital Library and Newman Portal websites. Administered through Washington University Libraries in St. Louis, the Newman Portal has contracted with […]

100th Historic Ancient Coin Auction in Coinvac Digital Archive

100th Historic Ancient Coin Auction in Coinvac Digital Archive

By Rasiel Suarez – Coinvac.com….   Ancient coin website Coinvac.com is happy to celebrate the entry of its 100th pre-Internet auction sale. Totaling over 35,000 individual lots, the effort was accomplished over several months of painstaking scanning and parsing of old auction catalogues. These were then reconstructed joining each lot’s text description to their corresponding […]

By December 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

By Heritage Auctions – (Thanks to Moyun Niu, Heritage’s Asian Art specialist, for much of the information)……..   A marvelous cast gold ingot, will be offered Friday December 11th in Heritage’s inaugural Hong Kong auction, cast in the form of the ubiquitous “cash” coins of China, and made during the early decades of the Song […]

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 →
Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

The Royal Mint has been recognised as finalists for three International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards at the recent Coin Conference in Madrid. The two-day Coin Conference is the only event specifically focused on coins and was attended by around 250 delegates from across the industry and around the world. […]

Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary since the appearance of the Livonian ferding. This coin is meant to fulfil a historic and cultural mission: the ferding is reintroduced to feature not just as […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Naville Numismatics Live Auction 19 Now Online

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 19 Now Online

By Naville Numismatics Ltd….   It is our pleasure to present Naville Numismatics (NN) Live Auction 19. The auction will close on Sunday 13 December 2015, 18.00 UK time, at which time the live session will begin. Absentee bidders can bid electronically through Naville Numismatics website from the day the sale is published online up […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John E. Herzog, retired financial services CEO, is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award In Beijing By Virginia Besas – Museum of American Finance …..   John E. Herzog, founder of the Museum of American Finance, received the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of financial literacy […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

By Pobjoy Mint….   To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new commemorative dished coin on behalf of the Ascension Island Government. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary with Historic Sample Slab Display at FUN

PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary with Historic Sample Slab Display at FUN

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will launch a year-long 30th anniversary celebration at the upcoming 2016 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention by turning back the clock to display an assortment of more than 120 different, promotional sample “slabs” issued by the company since its founding in 1986. While supplies last, PCGS will also be giving […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

By Connor Falk – World Coin News….   The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. An award trophy will be presented February 6, 2016 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, […]

Winning ANA 2016 National Coin Week Theme Selected

Winning ANA 2016 National Coin Week Theme Selected

The 2016 National Coin Week theme, “Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom,” celebrates depictions of Liberty from ancient to modern times on coins and paper money. 2016 marks the centennial anniversary of three popular U.S. coin designs featuring Liberty: the Mercury (or Winged Liberty) dime, the Standing Liberty quarter and the Walking Liberty half dollar. […]

Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of Ascension Island that commemorates the 275th Anniversary of the Composition of “Rule, Britannia!”. The patriotic British song “Rule, Britannia!” originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy to Autograph NGC Labels Under Exclusive Agreement

Former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy to Autograph NGC Labels Under Exclusive Agreement

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….   Exclusive Agreement has former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy now signing labels for NGC Edmund C. Moy, the 38th Director of the US Mint, will individually autograph labels for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) under an exclusive arrangement. Moy served from 2006 to 2011 as Mint Director, a position which […]

17th NUMISMATA Berlin 2015: Germany under the Banner of Numismatics

17th NUMISMATA Berlin 2015: Germany under the Banner of Numismatics

Berlin invited and everybody came. In October, thousands of aficionados of numismatics and philately visited the Messe Berlin am Funkturm to meet their favorite dealers. It is no surprise, therefore, that this NUMISMATA became another great success! On October 17-18, 2015, the NUMISMATA Berlin took place for the 17th time. Stretching back as far as […]

By December 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

“Howling Wolf” sells out 50,000 coin mintage in 41 days The first release in a new series of six “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coins from the Royal Canadian Mint has sold out its entire mintage of 50,000 coins. Featuring a howling wolf privy mark, this 2016-dated SML has exceeded expectations by […]

 
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