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Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

The Royal Mint has marked 75 years since the Battle of Britain with the release of a range of 50p coins struck in precious metals – the only official United Kingdom coins to commemorate what was undoubtedly one of the turning points of the war. In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal […]

Royal Australian Mint Shines Spotlight on Century of Lighthouses

Royal Australian Mint Shines Spotlight on Century of Lighthouses

By the Royal Australian Mint….   Ahead of this century’s largest reunion of past and present Australian lighthouse personnel and in celebration of 100 years of the Australian Government managing of aids to navigation, the Royal Australian Mint unveiled two shining collectible coins as tribute on Friday, July 3. Working with the Australian Maritime Safety […]

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 556 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items (all prices USD): Signed Ptolemaic Tetradrachm 1031313 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. (Pharaoh, 305/4-282 BC). Struck 305-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC AU✭ (About Uncirculated ✭) Strike […]

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, After three eventful auction days the final bid was taken on June 25. More than 4,000 lots were auctioned off. The total result was almost €9 million ($9.9 million USD), including buyers premium. Auction 263 started with gold and silver coins from the Friedrich […]

Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

  Now is not too early to consign to Sedwick’s Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #18, which will be our THIRD LIVE PUBLIC FLOOR sale. Like last time, we have secured the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, FL, and we have locked in the date: October 29 2015 (with lot […]

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

By Éditions Victor Gadoury….   There are some books coin collectors can’t imagine doing without. The Gadoury Rouge is one of them, dealing with French coins struck between 1789 and 2015. Its 22nd edition was completely revised and significantly enlarged. It now contains more than 100 new pages, yet for the same price. Every collector […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

The ultra-popular Austrian Niobium 25-Euro Center’s second issue celebrates one of the 19th century’s most breathtaking engineering feats, the opening of Semmering Railway. Designed by Carlo Ghega, the Semmering Railway took 20,000 workers six years to construct. One thousand of them lost their lives in the process. The first large scale mountain railway in the […]

Royal Mint Reveals Design for Princess Charlotte’s Christening Coin

Royal Mint Reveals Design for Princess Charlotte’s Christening Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the £5 coin that celebrates the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, following approval from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The designer has been announced as respected engraver John Bergdahl. The coin is decorated with harp-playing […]

Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In 2012, the Bank of Canada announced the sale of 30,000 hand-selected specimens from a hoard of about 245,000 gold coins stored in cloth bags and locked in its vault since the 1930s. The $5- and $10-denomination circulating gold pieces were minted between 1912 and 1914, and are among the […]

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Heritage Auctions Announces Hong Kong Expansion

Heritage Auctions Announces Hong Kong Expansion

Auctions starting in December 2015 with World Coins; Kenneth Yung joins Heritage as Director of Asian Operations Heritage Auctions has announced that it will officially open in Hong Kong in late 2015, and that it has hired Kenneth Yung as its Director of Asian Operations. The company is currently finalizing its plans to acquire space […]

Seychelles to Issue 50 Rupee National Day Commemorative Coin

Seychelles to Issue 50 Rupee National Day Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Seychelles….   Central Bank of Seychelles to issue Commemorative Coin in collaboration with National Day Celebrations Committee To commemorate the first year during which Seychelles’ Independence Day (June 29) will be celebrated as National Day, the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) will issue a silver commemorative coin with a face value […]

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Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta…. On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2015. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin commemorating Malta’s change of status to a republic in 1974. This coin is the fifth and final […]

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Chinese Coins: Buy the Book and the Coin

Chinese Coins: Buy the Book and the Coin

By Peter Anthony – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Reference books are an essential part of building a collection of modern Chinese coins. A real collection is the result of educated choices, but a pile of unidentified coins is little more than a hoard. I was at a luncheon recently. An older gentleman at my table asked […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Following the recent announcement of the arrangements for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the royal household has agreed that The Royal Mint should create a range of official United Kingdom coins to commemorate this historic event. The Royal Mint will create these new coins to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening, which will take place […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Reopening of the Burgtheater and Opera 1955 | Wiederöffnung von Burg und Oper 1955 10-Euro Silver Coin (2005)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Reopening of the Burgtheater and Opera 1955 | Wiederöffnung von Burg und Oper 1955 10-Euro Silver Coin (2005)

The Burgtheater is Europe’s second-oldest extant theater and one of the most important venues for theater in the German-speaking world. Born in 1741 under the instructions of Empress Maria Theresa, the famed venue was home to the first performances of three Mozart operas–as well as Beethoven’s 1st Symphony on April 2, 1800. The building itself […]

Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

By Central Bank of Ireland….   The Central Bank of Ireland welcomes the decision by the Government on 16 June 2015 to rollout the rounding of 1c and 2c coins nationally. This follows a successful trial that was conducted by the National Payments Plan in Wexford in 2013. The Central Bank will now assume responsibility […]

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Latvian Bank Issues Coin Honoring 500 Years of Riga Castle

Latvian Bank Issues Coin Honoring 500 Years of Riga Castle

  By the Latvian Bank…. On Wednesday, 17 June, the Latvian Bank (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5-euro silver collector coin, 500 Years of the Riga Castle. This is a dedication to the Riga Castle, with its silhouette on the right bank of the Daugava being a characteristic feature of the Riga skyline and […]

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Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

As Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate Canada Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new 25-cent circulation coin commemorating the 50th birthday of the universally-recognized Canadian flag. The coin was unveiled yesterday, June 9, at centre field in Toronto’s Varsity Stadium, before the kick-off to a Canadian Football League (CFL) exhibition game […]

Two Rare Mysteries from Colonial India at July 15 Spink Coins Auction

Two Rare Mysteries from Colonial India at July 15 Spink Coins Auction

On July 15, 2015, the Spink London sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals will be showcasing some exceptional lots from the height of British Colonialism in 19th-century India. A contemporary described the British Empire in the 1900’s as so vast that “the sun never set” on it. India at this point […]

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For Napoleon Apologists, Defeat Comes in the Flavor of Belgian Mint

For Napoleon Apologists, Defeat Comes in the Flavor of Belgian Mint

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   An epic and bloody battle played out on June 18, 1815, claiming the lives of half a million soldiers. It shaped not only 19th-century European politics and culture but had major repercussions around the world. Though staggered by defeat, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I was spared […]

Künker Summer Auction: The Popken Collection

Künker Summer Auction: The Popken Collection

Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, We feel honored to auction off another part of the extensive Friedrich Popken collection. On June 23, 2015 we will start auction 263 with rarities from Erfurt, Halberstadt, Hamburg, Magdeburg, Minden, Quedlinburg and Regenstein. Lovers of history will find there highly important pieces. Just think of an extremely rare thaler […]

Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Four hundred years after French explorers led by Samuel de Champlain explored the territory that would become present-day Ontario, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a silver collector coin celebrating the 400th anniversary of Champlain’s historic journey to Huronia. The coin was unveiled on June 11 in Ottawa, Ontario, during the official launch of the […]

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

Following the issue by The Royal Mint of the only official United Kingdom coin to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the organisation is to strike precious metal variants of the coin in the lead-up to Britain’s commemoration of the event. The Magna Carta £2 records the moment 800 years […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 6th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 6th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

The spirit of sports and pop culture stand out on the Mint’s newest collector coins The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a variety of stunning coins to begin the summer season, starting with the fine silver and gold plated coins celebrating the Toronto 2015™ Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games, as well as a new flight of […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Artstetten Castle traces its origins back to the 13th century. Over the years, numerous families have resided at the estate, renovating the castle to suit the times and their tastes. In 1823, the castle was acquired by Austrian Emperor Franz I. His influence can be seen in the configuration of the residence’s chestnut trees. Two […]

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have entered their next phase of expansion in China with several major developments. The three companies, which are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), have extended their Official Submission Center agreement with Guangzhou National Standard Numismatic Collection Grading Co., Ltd. […]

Cool Coins! From the Texas Numismatic Association’s Annual Convention

Cool Coins! From the Texas Numismatic Association’s Annual Convention

CoinWeek’s David Lisot was in Arlington, Texas, site of the 2015 Texas Numismatic Association Annual Convention. While there, David had a chance to talk to dealers and collectors to see what Cool Coins! they had on hand. Bridget Brandon (Dillon Gage), 2015 Canadian Gold 1 oz Maple Leaf, James Miears, 1904 $20 Liberty Gold PCGS […]

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Rare German Taler at Summer ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Rare German Taler at Summer ANA Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers….   The Stack’s Bowers official auction in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago is shaping up to be a massive sale with some choice highlights and interesting rarities. Today we showcase an exquisite German Taler from the Electorate of Pfalz. This type […]

 
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