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Upcoming Osnabrück Sale of Künker’s Masuren Collection of Rare Coins: Prussia at its best

Upcoming Osnabrück Sale of Künker’s Masuren Collection of Rare Coins: Prussia at its best

Upcoming Osnabrück sales focus on Prussian Coins, German Coins, and Russian gold….   250th auction sale of Fritz Rudolf Künker: The Masuren Collection – Prussia at its best On 2 July 2014, the Osnabrück auction house will conduct its 250th auction sale. Since 1985 the company, which was founded in 1971, has regularly held several important […]

June 2014 Long Beach Expo Features: “Pawn Stars” Casting Team, United States Mint  And Chinese Dealers

June 2014 Long Beach Expo Features: “Pawn Stars” Casting Team, United States Mint And Chinese Dealers

June 2014 Long Beach Expo attendees promote U.S. and Chinese coin design…. In addition to the usual “Meet the Expert” opportunities for the public to have their coins personally examined by PCGS Co-Founder David Hall, visitors to the June 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will have a chance to show […]

By May 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin commemorates to a pivotal point in European history.   June 25, 2014 marks a significant milestone in global history as it was 25 years ago that the Berlin Wall began to crumble. The Austrian Mint is celebrating this momentous event with a silver coin that is being issued today. Mint engraver […]

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces 2014 Writers’ Competition

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces 2014 Writers’ Competition

On Tuesday, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) announced rules and categories for the upcoming 2014 NLG Writers’ Competition. Numismatic authors, who are members of the NLG and have published original numismatic work online or in print between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014 may participate. Complete rules to enter are posted online at the […]

Ancient Coin Auction: Numismatic Rarities at Lanz

Ancient Coin Auction: Numismatic Rarities at Lanz

On 5 June 2014, Numismatik Lanz invites to attend its 158th auction sale at its office located at Maximiliansplatz 10 in Munich. The highlights are two coins of Phanes and the famous Brutus denarius depicting liberty cap and daggers. On 5 June 2014, more than 1,000 lots will be called out in auction sale no. […]

Heritage Coin Auction at Central States brings $53.6 million

Heritage Coin Auction at Central States brings $53.6 million

The Riverboat Collection, the finest collection of Territorial gold ever offered by Heritage Auctions, exceeded expectations in the company’s Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) US Coin Signature® Auction, April 23–27 in Chicago, with the 63 coins in the collection bringing more than $10.4 million to lead the $30+ million Platinum Night offerings on Thursday, April 24, […]

Rare Greek Coin Book Auction: Duplicates of the BCD Library

Rare Greek Coin Book Auction: Duplicates of the BCD Library

The world’s most significant rare Greek coin book library is selling its duplicate books…. CoinWeek thanks Dr. Ursula Kampmann for the heads up on this significant offering from Auctiones GmbH. If there is anything in the world that puts the BCD collection of ancient Greek coins in the shade, it is the BCD Library, which is by […]

Czar Nicholas II 25 Roubles sets record at Heritage’s CICF world and ancient coin auction

Czar Nicholas II 25 Roubles sets record at Heritage’s CICF world and ancient coin auction

1896 Russian gold presentation coin brings $217,375 at Heritage’s $15 million world and ancient coin auction An 1896 Russian Czar Nicholas II Presentation 25 Roubles sold for $217,375 to take top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ $15 million world and ancient coin auctions held April 10-12 and 15-16 at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) and online. The […]

Royal Mint Unveils Plans for First Visitor’s Center

Royal Mint Unveils Plans for First Visitor’s Center

On April 24, The Royal Mint has today unveiled plans to develop a visitor centre at its headquarters in south Wales. For the first time in its 1,000 year history, Britain’s oldest manufacturing organization, and the world’s leading export mint, will officially open its doors to the general public, allowing them to get behind the […]

By April 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Three New Cook Island Collector Coins: Bees, Painting, and the PGA

Three New Cook Island Collector Coins: Bees, Painting, and the PGA

CoinWeek would like to bring to your attention, three new Cook Island Collector Coins struck by B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH. Shades of Nature – Bee “Sweet as honey” – the yellow nectar has always been the epitome of sweetness. And the honey-producing bees rightfully deserve the phrase «to be busy as a bee». They go through […]

By April 28, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
New Standard Catalog of World Paper Money – Modern Issues Available

New Standard Catalog of World Paper Money – Modern Issues Available

A new edition of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money – Modern Issues is now available from Krause Publications. A network of more than 80 international paper money collectors and dealers work with editor George S. Cuhaj to ensure that the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money – Modern Issues, is the most comprehensive resource available for proper […]

Rare Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Rare Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Coin is second discovered from a total mintage of 21 coins.  Unique at PCGS. A scarce production proof error, acknowledged by the U.S. Mint, is being auctioned by GreatCollections, with bidding to end on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The 2007-W $25 Quarter-Ounce Platinum Statue of Liberty coin has the word FREEDOM in frosted type, as […]

Royal Mint Strikes Maundy Money for Ancient Easter Ceremony

Royal Mint Strikes Maundy Money for Ancient Easter Ceremony

Maundy Thursday is familiar to many as the Thursday before Easter, but for Britain’s 1100-year old Royal Mint, the day has an added significance, as it continues a 700 year old tradition of striking Maundy Money coins for the monarch to present in an annual pre-Easter ceremony known as the Royal Maundy. The tradition was […]

Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Attracted Nearly 10,000 Enthusiastic Attendees!

Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Attracted Nearly 10,000 Enthusiastic Attendees!

The 2014 Singapore International Coin Fair (SICF) proved to be an unqualified success. The 3-day coin event (March 28-30) attracted thousands of visitors, with long lines forming before the doors opened. Business was strong for all involved, and carried on past the scheduled closing times — hours were extended to allow the crush of people […]

By April 16, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

France’s Monnaie de Paris has released two bullion coins honoring 18th century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Rameau served as the official composer of the Versailles Court and is best known for his operas and ‘ballet-operas’. He served as the Official composer of the Versailles Court from 1745. Designer Christian Lacroix reinterprets on the obverse a feminine […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Authenticates Newly Reported Gobrecht Brass Hub Reduction

NGC Authenticates Newly Reported Gobrecht Brass Hub Reduction

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated a previously unreported brass hub reduction produced at the United States Mint from an eagle designed by famed US Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht. A hub reduction represents a transitional piece between the sculpted model and the hub used to create coining dies. This square piece came to NGC in […]

NGC Grades 30 Millionth Coin, First Grading Service to Reach Milestone

NGC Grades 30 Millionth Coin, First Grading Service to Reach Milestone

First coin certification service to reach this significant milestone On April 15, 2014, Sarasota, Florida-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that it has graded its 30 millionth coin this week and is the first third-party coin grading service to reach this important milestone. There has been extraordinary demand for NGC certification in world markets — as well […]

New Gold Coin Celebrates Sesquicentennial of the Finnish Mark

New Gold Coin Celebrates Sesquicentennial of the Finnish Mark

The first silver Finnish mark was minted at Mint of Finland on 15 October 1864. The obverse of the first mark and numismatics gold coin depicts the two-headed Russian eagle, whose heart-shaped heraldic shield bears the lion coat of arms of Finland. The obverse depicts the two-headed Russian eagle with the lion coat of arms […]

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 coin. Queen Anne’s reign is one of great interest to many collectors, as it gave rise to a number of numismatic treasures that were struck by The Royal Mint. This period of classic elegance has been recalled […]

1870 Double Eagle Proof Featured at GreatCollections

1870 Double Eagle Proof Featured at GreatCollections

Double Eagle is one of only 4-5 in private hands…. GreatCollections is proud to offer a rare Proof Double Eagle in their auction ending on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The 1870 Double Eagle Proof is graded PCGS Proof-64 DCAM by PCGS and is expected to sell for over $140,000. “It is always a privilege to offer […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC proudly announces their Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15, taking place live on the Internet in four sessions, May 1-2, 2014. The total pre-auction low estimate for 1613 lots exceeds $1.2 million. “This auction is packed with trophies but also features many great wholesale opportunities,” says Daniel Sedwick. “We […]

1865 Canadian gold pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million Heritage CICF World & Ancient Coins auction

1865 Canadian gold pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million Heritage CICF World & Ancient Coins auction

Heritage’s largest World & Ancient coins offering to date, 6,500 lots strong; on the block April 10, at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF); AD 193 gold aureus of Emperor Pertinax expected to realize more than $60,000. An 1865 Canadian gold Pattern Specimen 2 Dollars, SP63 PCGS, one of the rarest and most important pattern […]

Medieval Hungarian Gold Florin Series Continues with Release of Queen Mary Issue

Medieval Hungarian Gold Florin Series Continues with Release of Queen Mary Issue

Queen Mary (1382–1395) honored with series of gold and brass coins from the Hungarian Mint. With the issue of Queen Mary’s gold florin, the National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) continues its series “Medieval Hungarian Gold Florins,” begun with the gold florins of Charles I in 2012 and Louis I in 2013. The obverse […]

By April 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Announces New Logo

Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Announces New Logo

For 30 years, the ICTA logo hasn’t been updated and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) as we prepare to release our new membership association software, new website, new purpose and mission statements, new marketing materials as well as […]

By April 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
French Patterns and Piéforts the Subject of New Victor Gadoury Book

French Patterns and Piéforts the Subject of New Victor Gadoury Book

It is a futile attempt to look for patterns and piéforts in the standard work of reference on modern French numismatics, the red-colored Gadoury, because the well-known author considered in 1989 this topic much too important to be dealt with merely in the appendix of his catalog. Roughly a quarter of a century after this […]

By April 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stars of TV’s ‘Diggers’ to teach ANA Summer Seminar Workshop

Stars of TV’s ‘Diggers’ to teach ANA Summer Seminar Workshop

One-day metal-detecting course offers students in-the-field experience. The American Numismatic Association’s premier educational event, Summer Seminar, will host a special metal-detecting workshop instructed by the stars of the hit TV show “Diggers,” Tim “The Ringmaster” Saylor and George “King George” Wyant. The one-day workshop, “Digging for Dollars,” will be held June 27, 2014, the Friday […]

Baldwin’s Announces: The Arielle Collection, Part Two: British Colonial Coins

Baldwin’s Announces: The Arielle Collection, Part Two: British Colonial Coins

The first day of Baldwin’s three-day May auction calendar will contain the second part of one of the most impressive British colonial coin collections to have ever been offered for sale by public auction. Part One of The Arielle Collection sold through Baldwin’s Coinex auctions in September 2013, where every one of the 818 lots […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Reprints Released

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Reprints Released

Siatras International Bookshop, a major source of export-quality academic books from Greece, has announced a series of reprints of important Greek numismatic titles. The series is called: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (SNG). The first volume of the series SNG consists of two huge facsicles (29×38 cm, cloth spine); of which, a few brand new copies of the first edition […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Unveils New Children Series: “Province of Salzburg” Coin

Austrian Mint Unveils New Children Series: “Province of Salzburg” Coin

The Austrian Mint in Vienna has recently issued the fifth silver coin in its charming series, “Austria by its Children”, also known as “Austria, Piece by Piece.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the student who co-designed the […]

2013 Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro Celebrated on New Canadian Silver Coin

2013 Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro Celebrated on New Canadian Silver Coin

On Monday, March 24th at the Greater Victoria Public Library, Canadian literary icon Alice Munro unveiled the Royal Canadian Mint’s new collector coin celebrating her tremendous accomplishment of receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. “The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates Canada’s culture, values and heritage and celebrating Alice Munro’s tremendous body of work and receipt […]

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