World Coins

Offbeat Numismatics: The Leper Colony Coins of Colombia

Offbeat Numismatics: The Leper Colony Coins of Colombia

by Crystal Gomez, content writer at Gainesville Coins   Between 1900 and 1930, Colombia made special coins for leprosy colonies. In this epoch, leprosy cases had reached an all time high. While statistics may have been exaggerated about the actual number of people with leprosy, the country was still left with the problem of keeping […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Three Wise Monkeys: Gold and Silver Coins of Tanzania

The Three Wise Monkeys: Gold and Silver Coins of Tanzania

Everybody knows the symbol representing an Asian proverb: the three wise monkeys, covering their eyes, ears and mouth respectively. A coin from Tanzania, incorporating all the technical refinement of modern minting technology, invites collectors to ponder on the wisdom contained in this pictorial maxim. In Japan, the three wise monkeys represent a popular proverb: mizaru, […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rosenblum Auctions Presents the Philadelphia Collection of Israeli & Palestine Coins & Currency

Rosenblum Auctions Presents the Philadelphia Collection of Israeli & Palestine Coins & Currency

William M. Rosenblum LLC of Littleton, Colorado will be offering “The Philadelphia Collection” in two or three different auctions with the first auction scheduled for December 4, 2014. The collection consists of major rarities of Israeli, Palestine, Egyptian, WWII material and other documents collected by a Philadelphia businessman and collector for more than 40 years. […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The Austrian Mint scored three category victories in Krause Publications’ 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Since 1984, Krause has recognized excellence in coin design with its annual awards. This year’s competition was especially tough, with many high-quality collectible coins in contention. Austria’s three category winners are as follows: Best Gold Coin […]

By November 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in “value” than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees slightly more demand based on a quick survey of mintages. The 2 euro cent has little purchasing power but is favored by Germany and a handful of other Eurozone […]

Krause Coin of the Year Award: Royal Canadian Mint Portrayal of Father and Child Fishing Nets “Most Inspirational Coin”

Krause Coin of the Year Award: Royal Canadian Mint Portrayal of Father and Child Fishing Nets “Most Inspirational Coin”

Ottawa, Ontario, November 18, 2014 — The Royal Canadian Mint is honoured that its 2013-dated $3 Fine Silver Coin – Fishing won the Most Inspirational category of the 2015 Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards. This award places the Mint in the running for the overall Coin of the Year prize which will be […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia:   1 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The smallest of the circulating euro coins, the diminutive 1 euro cent has virtually no purchasing power but, much like the cent in the United States, it circulates widely as a change-making coin. The 1 euro cent replaced the 10 groschen as Austria’s lowest value circulating coin […]

Austria leads in first round of Coin of the Year voting

Austria leads in first round of Coin of the Year voting

Three Austrian coins came out on top during the first round of World Coin News’ Coin of the Year Award voting by an international panel of judges that concluded. A 100-euro gold coin, KM-3225, issued in the Austrian Wildlife series and depicting a Red Deer was tops in the Most Artistic Coin category. Triumphing in […]

Sedwick’s Second Treasure and World Coin Floor Auction: A Growing Success

Sedwick’s Second Treasure and World Coin Floor Auction: A Growing Success

Daniel Frank Sedwick‘s second floor sale (with simultaneous interactive LIVE Internet bidding), was the 16th live auction, a new milestone for the growing company. Serious bidders and top numismatists from around the world came to the November 6 auction in five consecutive sessions at the DoubleTree Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort. The Floor […]

Coin Analyst: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series

Coin Analyst: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to 1194.  The modern Austrian Mint dates to 1918 when the Republic of Austria was formed.  It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins. […]

By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC-Certified Mexican 1538 8 Reales Silver Coin Sells for Record $587,500

NGC-Certified Mexican 1538 8 Reales Silver Coin Sells for Record $587,500

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that an NGC XF 45 Mexico (1538)R 8 Reales of Spanish co-regents Charles and Joanna was recently sold for a record price of $587,500. Struck in Mexico City in 1538, it is one of only three known survivors of the first mintage of the 8 reales denomination in the […]

The Royal Mint Receives Four Nominations for Coin of the Year Awards

The Royal Mint Receives Four Nominations for Coin of the Year Awards

The Royal Mint has received four nominations for the prestigious Krause Publications Coin of the Year Awards in recognition of the iconic commemorative coins which it struck to mark some of The United Kingdom’s most important historical events in 2013. A special £5 coin to celebrate the Royal Christening of His Royal Highness Prince George […]

By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part I

The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part I

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek… The broad silver coin known everywhere today as the Maria Theresa taler is familiar to many numismatists in the United States and the world over. However, fewer collectors have ever paused to give the coin the really close examination it deserves, or delved into its colorful two-century history and […]

Downies Conducts Final Australian Coin Auction in the Block Arcade

Downies Conducts Final Australian Coin Auction in the Block Arcade

Final hammer set to fall on Block Arcade auction venue… Almost 500 bidders are expected to attend the final Downies Australian Coin auction in the Block Arcade ahead of relocation to a more user-friendly venue in April 2015. The curtain will fall on a Melbourne institution when the final hammer comes down on Wednesday October […]

By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Money & Politics: Four Million 5 Rappen Coins Purchased for Exhibition about Money

Money & Politics: Four Million 5 Rappen Coins Purchased for Exhibition about Money

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Money & Politics In what could best be described as a costly political stunt, activists from Generation Basic Income, a group lobbying in favor of universal basic income in Switzerland, dumped eight million five-rappen (five-cent) coins in historic Parliament Square in Bern last December. The goal of their campaign was […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Receives Six Nominations in Krause’s 2015 Coin of the Year Contest

Royal Canadian Mint Receives Six Nominations in Krause’s 2015 Coin of the Year Contest

The Royal Canadian Mint has made another strong showing with 2013-dated coins nominated in six categories of Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards. The awards are to be presented in January at the 2015 World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. “The Royal Canadian Mint prides itself on producing coins which consistently stand out […]

The Royal Mint Expands Online Products to Include Fractional Gold Britannia Bullion Coins

The Royal Mint Expands Online Products to Include Fractional Gold Britannia Bullion Coins

Building on the successful launch in September of its new bullion trading website www.royalmintbullion.com, The Royal Mint is to expand its offering to include fractional gold bullion coins for the first time as part of its core range. The new additions – the Britannia Half-Ounce, the Britannia Quarter-Ounce and the Britannia Tenth-Ounce gold bullion coins […]

Hungary Issues its First Coin with an Antique Bronze Finish

Hungary Issues its First Coin with an Antique Bronze Finish

A just-issued 2,000 forint legal tender coin is the first Hungarian coin ever issued with an antique bronze patinated finish. The coin, dedicated to the Somogyvár-Kupavár National Memorial is 37 mm (1½ inches) and 18.4 grams with a reeded edge. It is limited to an issue of 5,000 and sells for $22.95. Somogyvár-Kupavár is a […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Künker: Excellent Coin Auction Results for coins from Great Britain and Russia

Künker: Excellent Coin Auction Results for coins from Great Britain and Russia

It took Künker in Osnabrück six days to sell all the 9,451 lots of their auctions 253 to 257 featuring coins, medals, banknotes, coin scales and much more. The total estimate of 7.9 million euros rose to 11.4 million euros total hammer price. 3,200 bidders participated in this event, either in person, by placing the […]

By October 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales, An Insurgent Rather than a Royalist Issue

Mexican Numismatic History: The 1811 Real de Catorce 8 Reales… By Carlos Jara – Mexican Coin Company Our company was privileged to recently handle a specimen of the very rare Real de Catorce provisional 8 Reales. Appearances of this rare type are usually few and far between, with less than 10 specimens currently known. Nevertheless, […]

By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Daniel Frank Sedwick announces Treasure & World Coin Auction 16

Daniel Frank Sedwick announces Treasure & World Coin Auction 16

In this auction we present some of the most amazing numismatic treasures we have ever seen, befitting our second Live Floor sale in Orlando, Florida, and solidifying the event as an annual “must see” occasion for treasure buffs and serious numismatists alike, who will also surely enjoy our latest addition of educational talks by experts […]

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint is to celebrate the centenary of the birth of writer and poet Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins featuring the literary great himself, alongside symbolic references to his life and work… Popular both in his homeland of Wales and internationally, Dylan Thomas’ works have been performed and enjoyed for decades, and include the […]

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Rare 1800 Santiago Silver Error 8 Reales Brought to Coinex for Verification. VIDEO: 2:40.

Miguel Lehmann & Lluis Lalana i Culla Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. An extremely rare and desirable Spanish Colonial coin with the name of King Charles IV misspelled surfaced at the 2014 Coinex in London. The coin was purchased somewhere in Europe and brought to the convention for verification by one of the prominent Spanish coin […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
David Guest Talks About Coin Markets and Classical Numismatic Group. VIDEO: 3:54

David Guest Talks About Coin Markets and Classical Numismatic Group. VIDEO: 3:54

David Guest, Numismatist, Classical Numismatic Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. British coin expert David Guest shares his perspective about the Coinex Convention, the numismatic market, and what it is like to have a career in coins. Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG) have dedicated ourselves to serving the needs of our customers in the fields of […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Showcases Silver Birds of Prey and New 10 Ounce Bar. VIDEO: 3:58.

Royal Canadian Mint Showcases Silver Birds of Prey and New 10 Ounce Bar. VIDEO: 3:58.

Alex Reeves, Senior Communications Manager, Royal Canadian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Continuing a tradition of innovation Canada has announced a new four nines fine 10 ounce silver bar and the second release of its bullion “Birds of Prey” series, the Bald Eagle. Alex Reeves gives the production data for these new issues and states […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Andrea Lang, Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. It was 25 years ago that the Austrian Mint offered the first Philharmonic bullion to the numismatic marketplace. Since the coin has grown in popularity to become of the most favored bullion items in the world. Andrea Lang talks about the success […]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: FAO Coins International Catalog (English Edition 2013)

First Read: FAO Coins International Catalog (English Edition 2013)

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… FAO Coins International Catalog. English Edition 2013, by Atilio Armiento   Italian collector Atilio Armiento has published a fantastic resource for collectors of F.A.O. coins entitled FAO Coins International Catalog. The […]

Equatorial Guinea Gold Coin Honors Fernão do Pó

Equatorial Guinea Gold Coin Honors Fernão do Pó

It’s a truly memorable event for collectors of African coins: after a long period of dis-continuation, the West African Republic of Equatorial Guinea is finally issuing a new commemorative coin at the end of September. Designed by the Liechtenstein company Coin Invest Trust, the coin commemorates Portuguese navigator Fernão do Pó, who started the colonisation […]

By September 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fall of the Berlin Wall Silver Coin Issued by the Republic of Palau

Fall of the Berlin Wall Silver Coin Issued by the Republic of Palau

The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the beginning of the German Reunification. The decisive factor enabling the reunification was the support of the Soviet Union’s head of state. 25 years later, the historic event is remembered on this Palauan coin. It’s been designed by Coin Invest Trust with brand new 3D laser […]

By September 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Celebrates the Magic and Enchantment of Tyrol

Austrian Mint Celebrates the Magic and Enchantment of Tyrol

Tyrol, in the Heart of the Alps. Austria by its Children, Piece by Piece Tyrol, in the heart of the Alps, a land of fairy tales with beautiful mountain vistas, lovely lakes and lush green landscape doted with castles, will be featured on the sixth silver coin in the “Austria, Piece by Piece” series designed […]

By September 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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