World Coins

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

By Bank of Lithuania ….   The national side of the 2-euro commemorative coin, issued into circulation on April 4 by the Bank of Lithuania, bears one of the most salient symbols of Baltic culture — an amber disc-amulet. The new coin was presented to the public at the Palanga Amber Museum. “These Lithuanian coins, […]

Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   I wrote about the Pacific island nation of Niue not too long ago, and a one-ounce, 99.9% pure silver coin it had issued commemorating the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. What I didn’t mention in that blog post was the fact the the Lincoln Memorial coin is part […]

Chinese Pandas: The Proof is in The Panda

Chinese Pandas: The Proof is in The Panda

Posted by Peter Anthony on 5/10/2016 Proof Panda coins — available in silver, gold, platinum, palladium and even brass — offer many set-building options. Many collectors consider proof coins to be the ultimate expressions of numismatic art. Panda coins offer a wide range of proofs for collectors. In fact, many were only released as proofs. […]

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

A new Belgian two-euro coin is giving missing children and their families hope By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   The new circulating commemorative coin, issued by the Royal Mint of Belgium, was launched on May 25, which is International Missing Children’s Day. The Belgian two-euro coin features the face of a young […]

Singapore Mint to Launch Splendour of Native Orchids Series Coin Set

Singapore Mint to Launch Splendour of Native Orchids Series Coin Set

By The Singapore Mint …..   Following the success of the Native Orchids of Singapore coin series that was issued from 2011 to 2015, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is proud to present The Splendour of Native Orchids Series coin set. The Native Orchids Series celebrates the beauty of the orchids that once thrived in […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016 Brain Food 1.) There is help for stranded currency Did you recently arrive home from abroad with foreign bills and coins in your pocket? If so, they need not sit around your home for the rest of your life as a reminder of unspent […]

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   On May 3, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) released a new €2 commemorative coin into circulation entitled “Portugal’s Olympic Team 2016” (Equipa Olímpica de Portugal 2016). The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Bank of Portugal cash offices. The “Portugal’s […]

US Officials Decry “Anti-Semitic” Romanian Coins

US Officials Decry “Anti-Semitic” Romanian Coins

Romanian Bank says coin not meant to “hurt anybody’s feelings” By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   On May 13, the United States Embassy in Bucharest issued a statement expressing its disappointment in the National Bank of Romania’s decision to keep the fascist, anti-Semitic former bank governor Mihail Manoilescu on the obverse of […]

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Ancient Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

By Numismatik Lanz …..   A large batch of Greek electrum coins will cross the auction block in the upcoming sale of long-standing coin house Numismatik Lanz. Altogether, Auction 162 offers 570 lots featuring coins and medals from all around the world; the focus is placed on ancient times. 570 lots comprising coins and medals […]

Rapp Auctions: The Highest Prices for the Smallest Gems

Rapp Auctions: The Highest Prices for the Smallest Gems

Rapp Auctions sells Stamps and Coins for 8.7 Million Swiss francs (CHF) By Rapp Auctions …..   Top prices for top rarities and for lucrative investment options: The stamps and coins sale at Rapp Auctions in Wil (Switzerland) closed late on Friday night, 20 May 2016, with a total realization of 8.7 million Swiss francs […]

Regulated Gold Coins in Early America – Unique Largest Known Gold Coin Regulated by Ephraim Brasher

Regulated Gold Coins in Early America – Unique Largest Known Gold Coin Regulated by Ephraim Brasher

Ephraim Brasher – the Assayer The money supply in the fledgling United States consisted of a bewildering hodge-podge of foreign coins, private issues, and state sponsored copper coinage, all mixed with counterfeits and coins of reduced weight. During this time in America, gold coins were primarily used only in large transactions by banks or merchants […]

Rapp Auction Starts with 1.75 Million Franc Sale

Rapp Auction Starts with 1.75 Million Franc Sale

1.75 Million francs at auction for an empire coin and other rarities By Rapp Auctions …..   Top price for an empire coin: A gold coin with the portrait of emperor Ferdinand II was sold at the coin auction at the Rapp auction house in Wil, Switzerland, for 109,800 Swiss francs*. On the first day […]

Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

On June 1, the Austrian Mint will issue the final silver coin in the series honoring each of the provinces of the country. This series has been designed by 9- and 10-year-old school children of Austria. The last coin celebrates the province of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich). The reverse of the coin depicts: the Church of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canada’s National Heroes with Silver Collector Coin Series

Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canada’s National Heroes with Silver Collector Coin Series

Mint to donate $10,000 and portion of proceeds of the “Firefighters” coin to Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal (Fort McMurray) The Royal Canadian Mint is proudly honouring Canada’s national heroes with a new silver collector coin series. The series features firefighters, paramedics, police and the military, all of which face danger in the line of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Star Trek 50th Anniversary Coin Collection

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Star Trek 50th Anniversary Coin Collection

The Royal Canadian Mint, under license by CBS Consumer Products, is set to uncover a new world of collectibles celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. The unforgettable characters and imagery of the revolutionary TV show, which has captivated legions of fans in Canada and around the world since 1966, have been […]

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the Byzantine Empire is fascinating and complex. Unfortunately, it’s not a familiar topic to many Americans. Numismatically, it’s an exceedingly rich field of study, and the next woman […]

Rapp Auction 2016: Coin & Stamp Catalogues Are Online

Rapp Auction 2016: Coin & Stamp Catalogues Are Online

By Rapp Auctions …..   Attention, Coin Collectors Have you also been waiting impatiently to see the new catalogue for the Rapp 2016 coin auction? It now is online and available for your perusal as a digitised e-catalogue on our website. We take great delight in inviting you to attend our upcoming coin auction, that […]

Editor’s Note – World Mint Directors’ Conference XXIX: A Time for Cooperation

Editor’s Note – World Mint Directors’ Conference XXIX: A Time for Cooperation

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. I’ve been home about a week from my trip to Thailand where CoinWeek was invited to be a presenter at the XXIX World Mint Director’s Conference. I have to say that the Royal Thai Mint did a fantastic job hosting the event in the heart of Bangkok, a world-class […]

CoinWeek IQ: How to Grade and Authenticate the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: How to Grade and Authenticate the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar – 4K Video

Chinese coin expert Jessie Zhang sits down with CoinWeek at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention in Tampa, Florida to share the fascinating story of the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar of 1928. It’s a popular Chinese coin featuring an American automobile that commemorates the opening of the Kweichow province’s first highway. But there’s so much more […]

World Coins – New 2016 Big Ben Shaped Coin from Pobjoy Mint

World Coins – New 2016 Big Ben Shaped Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands with a mintage of only 5,000 coins Shape, Shape, Shape Your Collection with Pobjoy Mint Following on from the success of our Eiffel Tower shaped coin, this year we are producing another uniquely shaped coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands, this time in the shape […]

Win 500 Ounces of Silver in APMEX & Royal Mint Britannia Coin Sweepstakes

Win 500 Ounces of Silver in APMEX & Royal Mint Britannia Coin Sweepstakes

Enter for your chance to win a sealed Monster Box containing 500 of The Royal Mint’s 2016 1 oz Silver Britannia bullion coins In continued celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday, The Royal Mint and APMEX announce the launch of The 2016 Great Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes. The Queen’s birthday was April 21 and for […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #29: Talking German Coins with Ron Guth – Audio: 19:40

CoinWeek Podcast #29: Talking German Coins with Ron Guth – Audio: 19:40

CoinWeek Podcast #29: Talking German Coins with Ron Guth Germany’s numismatic history offers adventurous collectors large helpings of variety and complexity, but where does one start if they’d like to delve deeply into Deutschland’s monetary past? In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Charles Morgan talks to 2014 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Numismatist of the […]

1933 Penny Sets World Record for Copper, Bronze Coin at Auction

1933 Penny Sets World Record for Copper, Bronze Coin at Auction

Baldwins’ auction room at 399 Strand was the venue for one of the most important numismatic events in recent years as the 1933 Pattern Penny smashed through the World Record for a copper or bronze coin sold at auction. The 1933 Lavrillier Pattern Penny that sold for a World Record Price for any copper or […]

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   As The Royal Mint begins production of a new 12-sided £1 coin made with their recently-patented anti-counterfeiting measures, it seems like a good time to look at some of the recent technologies being used to fight fake coins. Quitting the Old Quid The Royal Mint’s campaign to […]

Royal Canadian Mint 5th Numismatic Catalog of 2016 Feat. World’s First 5 oz Silver Coin with Murano Glass

Royal Canadian Mint 5th Numismatic Catalog of 2016 Feat. World’s First 5 oz Silver Coin with Murano Glass

5 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Murano Maple Leaf: Autumn Radiance – Mintage: 2,000 The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new world first with a 5 oz. silver coin featuring a vibrantly coloured, handcrafted venetian glass element gracing the heart of an engraved ring of maple leaves designed by artist Lisa Thomson-Khan. The 2016 […]

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin will […]

World Coins –  A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Gold Panda Coins

World Coins – A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Gold Panda Coins

1988 China 1 oz Gold Panda BU By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   There are many ways to collect Gold Pandas. A look at current NGC Registry sets may help get you started. Perhaps no series of modern Chinese coins is more important and more misunderstood than Chinese Gold Pandas. Many people […]

Latin American Coins – Coinage from the Province of La Rioja, 1824-29

Latin American Coins – Coinage from the Province of La Rioja, 1824-29

By Mariano Cohen (translated by Fátima Madonna, edited in English by Daniel Sedwick. Original Spanish edition published in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Aportes de Numismática e Historia (Vol. II, 2015) of the Instituto Bonaerense de Numismática y Antigüedades, compiled by Arnaldo J. Cunietti-Ferrando) ……   This article could be entitled “La Rioja coins during […]

World Coin Auctions – Type Collection of German Talers, Double Guldens and Double Talers at Grün

World Coin Auctions – Type Collection of German Talers, Double Guldens and Double Talers at Grün

In cooperation with Künker, Heidelberg Münzhandlung is auctioning off an almost complete type collection of German talers, double guldens and double talers, minted between 1800 and 1872 and in best grades Heidelberg Münzhandlung Herbert Grün produced two auction catalogs for its spring-auction. Auction 67 contains what we are used to from Grün: world coins, from […]

World Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver Coins

World Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Need something a bit different and artistic to satisfy your silver fix? Look no further than Mexico. Currently one of three nations with silver production of more than 100 million ounces annually, Mexico has a long history of silver coinage. Much of the money in circulation in America […]

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