Modern World Coin

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination without its value written in numerals. The only indication of its worth is in the kanji characters 五円, which mean “five yen,” and so foreign visitors […]

Penguins Back on New Falkland Islands Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Penguins Back on New Falkland Islands Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Falklands 50p Penguin Series – The Gentoo Penguin Penguins in full color with collector’s album! Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! Second 50 pence of a 4 coin set to be minted in 2017 The Coin It has been almost 10 years since Pobjoy Mint has produced currency for the […]

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

By National Bank of Romania ……   As of 19 June 2017, the National Bank of Romania has entered into circulation a set of three coins (gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) and a brass collector coin for numismatic purposes, along with a brass commemorative circulation coin, dedicated to the anniversary of 10 years since Romania’s […]

Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Many Chinese coins and medals celebrate the country’s wildlife, including the 2000 Hoopoe bird coins By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   Would you like to go take photos of birds? It is Mr. Qin, a friend in the coin business, calling. Despite a long day out in the Shenyang sun, my “Yes” […]

World Coins – Mint of Spain Issues History of the Dollar 1 Kilo Silver Coin

World Coins – Mint of Spain Issues History of the Dollar 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Commemorative features first U.S. Dollar from 1794 By Real Casa de la Moneda ……   On May 23, the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda) issued a limited-release 1 kilogram silver coin dedicated to the history of the dollar. The special commemorative consists of .999 fine silver and has a face value […]

CoinWeek Podcast #70: The Canadian Loonie Celebrates 30 Years – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #70: The Canadian Loonie Celebrates 30 Years – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #70: The Canadian Loonie Celebrates 30 Years Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. The Canadian “Loonie” has just celebrated 30 years of service. When the $1 coin was introduced in 1987, it replaced a $1 Canadian currency note. No small […]

New Reverse Proof Silver Britannia Bullion Coin Commemorates Falkland War

New Reverse Proof Silver Britannia Bullion Coin Commemorates Falkland War

NEW 1oz silver bullion coin featuring Britannia commemorates the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation Limited mintage of 50,000 produced in 999. Fine Silver In remembrance of the Falkland Islands’ fallen soldiers Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The Coin To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation, Pobjoy Mint […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Life of Jane Austen with UK £2 Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Life of Jane Austen with UK £2 Coin

Limited numbers of circulation versions to be released at key Jane Austen locations on the anniversary of her death For 200 years, Jane Austen has delighted readers across the world with her Regency-era romances. Now, The Royal Mint is celebrating her life by featuring her portrait on a new commemorative UK £2 coin for 2017. […]

Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

The latest selection of collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate Canadian tradition and identity with themes ranging from Canada 150, military service and our renowned natural heritage. These new collectibles, featuring a variety of innovations, are now available for purchase. In continuing its $20 fine silver coin series honoring important Canadian […]

World Coins – New Euro National Sides, 5 Euro Coin for San Marino in 2017

World Coins – New Euro National Sides, 5 Euro Coin for San Marino in 2017

By Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica ……   New San Marino National Sides In 2017, San Marino will change the national sides of the coins after 15 years. The new coins are famous works of art and monuments such as: € 2.00 – Saint Marino, detail of an oil on canvas by Urbinelli […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vikings knew how to maintain trust in their money By the 880s the Vikings had taken over the territory of all but the West Saxons but they provided their subjugated peoples with money they knew – in the form of imitations […]

Lest We Forget: Poppy Coin Commemorates 35th Anniversary of Falklands War

Lest We Forget: Poppy Coin Commemorates 35th Anniversary of Falklands War

New coin from Pobjoy Mint honors the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of their country Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation NEW Colored coin featuring a beautiful red Poppy Low mintage of 2,000 Proof Sterling Silver & 10,000 CuNi In remembrance of our fallen soldiers The Coin To commemorate the […]

Iconic Canadian Symbol Turns 30: “The Loonie” Dollar Coin Celebrates Big Birthday

Iconic Canadian Symbol Turns 30: “The Loonie” Dollar Coin Celebrates Big Birthday

In June 1987, Canadians from coast to coast to coast welcomed Canada’s new 11-sided one-dollar coin in their pockets and change purses. The coin also found its way into our hearts and was soon dubbed the “Loonie” after the solitary loon that graces its reverse side. The introduction of the coin was the most significant […]

Perth Mint Unveils Rare $1.8 Million Argyle Diamond Coin Trilogy

Perth Mint Unveils Rare $1.8 Million Argyle Diamond Coin Trilogy

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honorable Mark McGowan MLA, today (June 7) unveiled a $1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection crafted by The Perth Mint. The Australian Trilogy celebrates a selection of the nation’s natural treasures and is the Mint’s most significant numismatic release for 2017. In a convergence of color and light, the breathtaking […]

Rare 10 Mark DDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

Rare 10 Mark DDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ….   In 1967, the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (otherwise known as East Germany) created a new design for the 10 mark coin that commemorated the life and heroism of Dr. Theodor Neubauer, a teacher and leftist organizer who was an important figure in the anti-fascist resistance to the Nazi regime within Germany itself. Twenty-three sample pieces […]

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To celebrate 25 years of Australia’s most famous Banana duo from the ABC, the Royal Australian Mint held a meet-and-greet with the Bananas in Pyjamas and launched the Mint’s fun collectible two coin set, featuring the Bananas in Pyjamas and their friends – the Teddy Bears and Rat in […]

New World Coins – Unicorn of Scotland Available from Royal Mint UK

New World Coins – Unicorn of Scotland Available from Royal Mint UK

The Royal Mint is to unleash the legendary Unicorn of Scotland onto a range of collectable coins celebrating the 10 ‘Queen’s Beasts’ of British heraldry. The mythical creatures – which include griffins, lions, dragons and falcons – have stood guard throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry, and can be seen all round Britain […]

CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

Austria’s 10 Schilling coin features one of the most iconic coin designs of Post-War Europe. On the obverse is a youthful woman of Wachau. On the reverse, a heraldic shield. In this CoinWeek video, we go deep into the archives of the Austrian Mint with engraver Helmut Andexlinger to admire Ferdinand Welz’s work and discuss […]

World Coins – Malta Issues New 2017 Euro Coin Set

World Coins – Malta Issues New 2017 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On May 31, 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued a new euro coin set dated 2017 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ħaġar Qim. This coin is the second […]

World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

With one month to go before Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is encouraging Canadians to look in their change for the specially designed 2017-dated coins and keep them as a reminder of this milestone anniversary. “Like the rest of Canada, the Mint is looking forward to July 1st to celebrate everything […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Princeton University Now Has Rare Peter Donald Byzantine Coins According to Princeton University Library, there are 5, 280 coins in the Peter Donald Byzantine collection. The London-based numismatic scholar’s items are one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world […]

New World Coins – JFK Collector Coin in Special Purple Heart Package

New World Coins – JFK Collector Coin in Special Purple Heart Package

Celebrate the centenary of an iconic American president’s birth Featuring one of America’s most famous and iconic Presidents Unique Purple Heart shaped Packaging Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins New exclusive effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The Coin This new addition to our range of coins features an […]

Coin by Boneta-Marie Mabo Released for Australia’s National Reconciliation Week

Coin by Boneta-Marie Mabo Released for Australia’s National Reconciliation Week

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision, award-winning contemporary artist and grand-daughter of Eddie Mabo, Boneta-Marie Mabo, collaborated with the Royal Australian Mint in the design of Australia’s newest 50c circulating coin. The commemorative coin was officially […]

Modern World Coins – Laughing Buddha, Cherry Blossom Snow Globe Coins from CIT

Modern World Coins – Laughing Buddha, Cherry Blossom Snow Globe Coins from CIT

Laughing Buddha Palau: 10 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 888 pcs. Palau: 1 Dollar. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 13.92 mm. BU. Mintage: 15,000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the official coat of arms of the Republic of Palau below an […]

Modern World Coins –  Hungary’s Largest Coin Commemorates Compromise of 1867

Modern World Coins – Hungary’s Largest Coin Commemorates Compromise of 1867

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   The Compromise of 1867 is one of the most important events in the history of modern Hungary. It is a catch-all term used for the agreements which re-established the political, legal and economic relations between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary at the beginning of 1867. […]

The East India Company and Its Coins

The East India Company and Its Coins

The East India Company’s classic coins included Gold Mohur, Silver Rupiya, Pagoda, Anna, Fanams and Cash Four centuries ago ships set sail in search of spices with little but a charter from Queen Elizabeth I. The explorers and pioneers took risks, broke new ground and sometimes made brutal mistakes. Without The East India Company, our world […]

Armageddon for the Royal Canadian Mint’s $20 for $20 Silver Coin Program

Armageddon for the Royal Canadian Mint’s $20 for $20 Silver Coin Program

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek …..   It seemed like a great idea at the time. Called “Face Value collectibles”, the face value of these .9999 fine silver coins was the same as the selling price. According to Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) spokeswoman Christine Aquino, the $20-for-$20 series, as it was popularly called, was an […]

CoinWeek Submits a New Box of World Coins to WINGS + Results

CoinWeek Submits a New Box of World Coins to WINGS + Results

At the 2017 Spring Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan sat down with WINGS President Lance Tchor to review a box of 20 new coins from Charles’ collection – most of which he purchased raw and submitted for grading. Lance reviews all 20, awards WINGS stickers to a number of them, and […]

Sold-Out Perth Mint Dragon Coin Available at Modern Coin Mart

Sold-Out Perth Mint Dragon Coin Available at Modern Coin Mart

After selling out in under 48 hours, the Perth Mint’s 2 oz High Relief Silver Antiqued Dragon coin made an impressive arrival into the numismatic marketplace. Collectors from all over the world have been searching for a good opportunity to add a piece of this release’s tiny mintage of 1,000 to their collection. Widely honored […]

World Coins – Hologram on New Coin Shows Melted Antarctic Ice Shelf

World Coins – Hologram on New Coin Shows Melted Antarctic Ice Shelf

Holographic coin effect shows the Larsen B Ice Shelf that collapsed 15 years ago! Raising Awareness of an important environmental issue. Limited Mintage of 2,002. Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin To highlight the effect of global warming on the […]

 
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