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VNA Releases 2nd Edition of Schenkman’s Catalog of Virginia Tokens

VNA Releases 2nd Edition of Schenkman’s Catalog of Virginia Tokens

By Virginia Numismatic Association….   In 1980, David Schenkman’s Virginia Tokens was the first work to document the trade tokens from the Commonwealth and helped set the standard for state token catalogs nationwide. Now, 35 years later, the second revised edition is ready. Tokens in Virginia have a long and distinguished history and offer the […]

By October 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint’s Oriana Gold Bar in Re-Release: An APMEX Exclusive

Perth Mint’s Oriana Gold Bar in Re-Release: An APMEX Exclusive

Initially distributed from 2006-2010, Oriana Gold bars return to the market as an APMEXclusive® product. The Perth Mint first introduced a vision of Oriana in 2006. Based on the English princess from “Amadis of Gaul,” a medieval Spanish romance epic, Oriana inspired the Spanish adventurer Amadis to embark on many dangerous quests. First meeting as […]

By October 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

More stories of the people, places and events which define Canada have been captured on the newest collector coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Its latest catalogue includes the final coin in the fine silver “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the well-known sinking of the freighter Edmund […]

Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s Oct. Rarities Auction Realizes Nearly $3 Million

Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s Oct. Rarities Auction Realizes Nearly $3 Million

On the afternoon of October 1, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Rarities Auction, comprising 135 lots of coins and numismatic Americana, was presented to an active audience in the seventh floor sales room at Sotheby’s New York headquarters. When the gavel fell on the last lot, a total of US$2,993,230 worth of coins, medals, and documents […]

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to strike coins commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, regarded as one of history’s greatest military victories for England’s King Henry V. The limited edition £5 coins will be struck in Silver Proof and Gold Proof for Alderney. Fought on 25 October 1415 this pivotal moment in the […]

American Portfolio Asset Management, Inc. to Pay $578K+ Restitution to Precious Metals Customers

American Portfolio Asset Management, Inc. to Pay $578K+ Restitution to Precious Metals Customers

CFTC Orders Florida Resident Alan M. Kneller and His Company American Portfolio Asset Management, Inc. to Pay Restitution and a Civil Monetary Penalty Totaling More than $578,000 in Precious Metals Enforcement Action By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   Order Also Permanently Bars Respondents from Trading on CFTC-Regulated Markets The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) […]

By October 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognised symbol of remembrance – to honour servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The Royal Mint’s Remembrance Day coin for 2015 bears a poignant composition by Royal Mint Engraver […]

Malta Issues New €2 Commemorative Coin

Malta Issues New €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 5 October 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued the fifth coin in a series of €2 commemorative coins highlighting milestones in Malta’s Constitutional History. The theme of this coin is ‘Republic – 1974’. The coin reverse is the common €2 side designed by Luc Luycx. The coin […]

By October 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Flips 100 Coins per Hour

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Flips 100 Coins per Hour

By Carol Achterhof – Thomaston Place Auction Galleries   At Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Annual Coin Auction on Sunday, September 13, over 1,100 numismatic lots changed hands over a period of 11 hours. The sale generated over $544,000, and 100% of lots found buyers. Owner and Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said “It was a marathon session […]

By October 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, 6 October, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to Valse Mélancolique, one of the most excellent pieces of the Latvian symphonic music produced by the likewise brilliant composer Emīls Dārziņš. Ilmārs Blumbergs created the graphic design of the coin, and […]

By October 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Thomas Tesoriero’s Twelve Caesars on Gold Coins at 5th Wall Street Bourse

Thomas Tesoriero’s Twelve Caesars on Gold Coins at 5th Wall Street Bourse

By Wall Street Collectors Bourse….   OCTOBER 22-24, 2015 AT THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE A featured speaker at the 5th Bourse, Thomas Tesoriero will talk about his exciting collection “The Twelve Caesars on Gold Coins” on Thursday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. Among the many collections of ancient coins that can be assembled, one […]

By October 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Guardian Asset Group Charged with Illegal Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

Guardian Asset Group Charged with Illegal Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission….   On Wednesday, September 30, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil injunctive enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Defendants Guardian Asset Group, LLC and its owner and principal, Andrew Kurzbard, both of West Palm Beach, Florida. The CFTC […]

By October 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bombay Hook America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ Available Oct. 6

Bombay Hook America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ Available Oct. 6

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (product code NF8) starting on Oct. 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set, priced at $9.95, contains two uncirculated quality Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge quarters–one each from the United States Mint […]

By October 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning’s latest catalogue has been published. Our Sale 140, featuring selections from the library of Stephen Epstein, among other properties. The sale features numismatic literature from around the world, and will be held beginning at noon eastern time on Saturday, November 7. Some highlights from the sale include: Lot 15: Beaupré’s rare work […]

Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Oct. 8

Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Oct. 8

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (product code SN4) on October 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The three-inch coin is priced at $149.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, the […]

By October 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

By Éditions Victor Gadoury…. The upcoming Gadoury sale will present a large collection of coins of Savoy featuring many great rarities. The connoisseur will furthermore find coins ranging in date from antiquity to the present time. The auction will focus on France, Russia, and, needless to add, on Monaco–not to forget the rich material from […]

By October 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
For Ancient Coin Collectors –  Jacquier Auction 40

For Ancient Coin Collectors – Jacquier Auction 40

Celts. Eburones (Gallia Belgica). Electrum stater By Paul-Francis Jacquier Auctions…. Aficionados looking for numismatic rarities certainly know auction house Paul-Francis Jacquier. Once again, his 40th catalog offers extraordinary items featuring perfect bronzes dating from Roman Imperial Times as well as a number of rare quinarii. 920 lots will come under the hammer at Auction 40 […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meets Oct. 7-8

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meets Oct. 7-8

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting starting 10:30 a.m. (ET) Wednesday, October 7, 2015, and continuing at 9 a.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015, at United States Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd was the centre of the numismatic world on September 25, as Auction 96, held at 399 Strand in London, saw no less than TWO world records broken A packed and palpably excited standing-room-only auction room watched on as two major lots, both pertaining to Queen Victoria, garnered bids from […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANS Loans Rare Roman Coins for Bulgari Exhibit

ANS Loans Rare Roman Coins for Bulgari Exhibit

The America Numismatic Society (ANS) has loaned a selection of very rare ancient Roman coins to Italian jeweler Bulgari for their upcoming exhibit “Bulgari & Rome: Eternal Inspiration,” a Roman-inspired jewelry exhibition celebrating Bulgari’s heritage. This short-run exhibition features 18 unique Roman pieces from the Society’s collection alongside the showcased jewelry. Particular highlights from the […]

Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz at 5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse

Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz at 5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse

By Wall Street Collectors Bourse….   OCTOBER 22-24, 2015 AT THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE One of the highlights of the 5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse will be a talk by Joel Iskowitz on “Designing Congressional Gold Medals: An Artist’s Perspective”. Mr. Iskowitz will look back on more than three decades creating unparalleled artworks […]

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Exchange Money for New 200 Krona Banknote at Riksbank Oct. 1

Exchange Money for New 200 Krona Banknote at Riksbank Oct. 1

By Sveriges Riksbank ….   On October 1, the Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) will open its doors to the public. From that day it will be possible to pay with the new 20-, 50- 200- and 1,000-krona banknotes. Between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on October 1, members of the public will be […]

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker: Results of Auction 265 – Orders and Decorations

Künker: Results of Auction 265 – Orders and Decorations

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, The Künker Auction Week began today with an interesting offering of orders and decorations. The 900 lot numbers reached a total hammer price of 630,000 euro. You can find all results of todays auction in detail on our website kuenker.com. We want to express our thanks and gratitude to the […]

By September 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Montreal Half Penny Highlight of Toronto Coin Expo Auction

Bank of Montreal Half Penny Highlight of Toronto Coin Expo Auction

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo….   Rare Canadian Banking Tokens, spanning 175+ years, anchors Toronto coin auction by Geoffrey Bell Auctions at the Toronto Coin Expo October 1-3, 2015 Historic Canadian Bank Tokens and Banknotes will be auctioned off by Geoffrey Bell Auctions in Toronto. The highlight is the coveted 1845 “front […]

By September 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Wildlife in Our Sights Gold Coin

Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Wildlife in Our Sights Gold Coin

On October 28, the Austrian Mint will issue the third gold coin in the “Wildlife in Our Sights” program. The six coin series celebrates the diversity of Europe’s native wildlife as well as the sustainable management of their habitats. The obverse was designed and engraved by the mint’s master engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer (View Designer’s Profile), […]

By September 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

The Royal Canadian Mint stands out among nominees in the running for the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards by earning nominations in two of the four categories of IACA’s annual awards program. Produced by the Mint for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post, the 50-cent 100th […]

Reserve Bank of India Issues Revised 500 and 1000 Rupee Banknotes

Reserve Bank of India Issues Revised 500 and 1000 Rupee Banknotes

By Reserve Bank of India….   The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation banknotes in the denominations of 500 and 1000 rupees (₹ 500 and ₹ 1000) incorporating three new/revised features: numerals of ascending sizes in the number panels, bleed lines, and enlarged identification marks. It may be recalled that the Reserve […]

By September 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 September 2015 Professor Josef Bonnici, Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, and Dr. Joseph M Buttigieg, Chairman of Heritage Malta launched a joint numismatic product commemorating the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 in an event that marks this important national anniversary […]

By September 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PMG Highlights from Stack’s Bowers 2015 Hong Kong Auction

PMG Highlights from Stack’s Bowers 2015 Hong Kong Auction

PMG-graded world notes garner robust prices at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Hong Kong Auction The Stack’s Bowers August 2015 Hong Kong Auction, held August 24-26 and September 1, 2015, featured a number of impressive results for PMG-certified notes. Below is a list of some of the prices realized highlights: Lot #50100: CHINA-FOREIGN BANKS. Hong Kong & […]

ANS 2016 Gala Honorees Announced

ANS 2016 Gala Honorees Announced

2015 ANS Gala, featuring Kenneth L. Edlow, Chairman, Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director, and the recipients of the 2015 Trustees’ Award, Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott. (Photograph by Alan Roche.)   The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 7, 2016, it will honor longtime benefactors Regina and John W. Adams […]

 
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