World Coins

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Spanning 3,987 miles (5,525 if you include Alaska) the U.S. – Canadian border is one of the longest in the world. In the early 1990s, I lived near it for a few years. My kids, who were young, called their babysitter’s parents mémé and pépé. Because we lived close […]

Canadian 2016 Grizzly Bear Proof Coin CAD Error Roars onto Scene

Canadian 2016 Grizzly Bear Proof Coin CAD Error Roars onto Scene

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The 2016 Canadian $200 Roaring Grizzly Bear Proof coin is making headlines for a recently discovered error variety. The error coin features remnants of a micro-engraved Canadian Maple Leaf security mark, ordinarily found only on the bullion version of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Roaring Grizzly Bear gold coin. […]

Austrian Coins – Austrian Mint Issues Final Gold Coin in Klimt and His Women Series – The Kiss

Austrian Coins – Austrian Mint Issues Final Gold Coin in Klimt and His Women Series – The Kiss

The Austrian Mint will issue today the fifth and final gold coin in the “Klimt and His Women” series. The coin honours the internationally renowned painting, “The Kiss”. The obverse of the coin depicts Gustav Klimt in one of his many favorite painting smocks on the right side, accented by some of the intricate scroll […]

Canadian Coins – New Dollar Coin Celebrates 100th Anniversary Canadian Women’s Right to Vote

Canadian Coins – New Dollar Coin Celebrates 100th Anniversary Canadian Women’s Right to Vote

One hundred years after Canadian women won the right to vote in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta provincial elections, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a special one-dollar circulation coin to commemorate this important milestone in the history of women’s rights in Canada. The coin was unveiled March 8 by the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime […]

Russian Coins – Shoaninsky Temple Commemorative 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Russian Coins – Shoaninsky Temple Commemorative 3 Ruble Silver Coin

By Bank of Russia ……   On February 16, 2016, the Bank of Russia put into circulation a three-ruble silver coin commemorating the ancient Christian Shoaninsky Temple in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. It is the latest coin in the Architectural Monuments of Russia series (fine metal content 31.1 g, fineness 925, catalog number 5111-0330 ). The […]

By March 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Grading – NGC Certifies Rare Modern Venezuelan Pattern

World Coin Grading – NGC Certifies Rare Modern Venezuelan Pattern

The only Venezuela 1989 bimetallic 20 Bolivares pattern certified by NGC thus far has been graded MS 66. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……..   During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Venezuela was unable to produce sufficient circulation issue coinage at its mint in Caracas so the country needed to rely on foreign mints for […]

Anglo-Saxon, Norman Coins to Battle It out in Spink Auction

Anglo-Saxon, Norman Coins to Battle It out in Spink Auction

The Academic Collection of English coins assembled by Lord Stewartby over a long and very active lifetime will be dispersed by Spink in a series of auctions over the coming months. The first part containing Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins (March 22, 2016) will give collectors the opportunity to acquire some extremely rare pieces at affordable […]

By March 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April Hong Kong Sale to Feature Many Rarities

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April Hong Kong Sale to Feature Many Rarities

  Bank of China 1 Dollar, 1909 Banknote & Kwangtung. 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens Coin Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held April 5 through April 8 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, […]

CoinWeek IQ: The Vienna Philharmonic Silver Coin: From Planchets to Monster Boxes – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: The Vienna Philharmonic Silver Coin: From Planchets to Monster Boxes – 4K Video

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we share we share with you the entire minting process for the silver Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin. Silver stackers and coin collectors will be intrigued to learn about the entirely automated process by which the Silver […]

Canada 2016 Venetian Glass Snail Silver Coin

Canada 2016 Venetian Glass Snail Silver Coin

Description: Venetian glass is a kind of glass artwork produced by highly-skilled craftsmen in Venice, Italy, sought after the world over for its masterful color, clarity and complex designs. Like much of the arts and crafts of medieval Italy, the development of Venetian glass was shaped by a strong Byzantine influence. When the Venetians sacked […]

Coin Technology – Coin Invest Trust Brings Innovation to High Relief Minting with smartminting©

Coin Technology – Coin Invest Trust Brings Innovation to High Relief Minting with smartminting©

The Great Tea Race of 1866: Cook Islands. 10 Dollars 2016. 38.61 mm. 2 oz. Silver .999. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. By Coin Invest Trust ……..   Coin manufacturing has seen many changes since the 19th century. The old screw press has been replaced by horizontal and vertical coin minting presses with a capacity of […]

Latvia 2015 Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats Proof Silver Coin

Latvia 2015 Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats Proof Silver Coin

Description: Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats is the first coin in a new series dedicated to the great fairy tales of Latvia. It features the story of Muris, Nuris, Incis, Mincis and Puncis – five cats that live and work together about as well as you’d expect five cats to live and work together. […]

Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

By Monnaie de Paris …….   Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called EURO, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016.  UEFA Euro 2016 2 Euros BU and Proof The obverse represents the Henri-Delaunay trophy in the centre of a map of France. It is […]

By March 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bread & Betrayal: The Last Supper – 2nd 2016 Biblical Series Coin Released

Bread & Betrayal: The Last Supper – 2nd 2016 Biblical Series Coin Released

The Scottsdale Mint’s Biblical Coin Series pays tribute to the remarkable stories that have captured hearts and souls for centuries. As the second coin of a six-part series coming out in 2016, The Last Supper coin foreshadows one of the most agonizing stories of all — breaking bread with those who break your trust. Cast […]

By March 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Marks 100th Anniversary of Returned & Services League Australia

Perth Mint Marks 100th Anniversary of Returned & Services League Australia

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL), The Perth Mint is proud to issue a gold and a silver commemorative coin portraying the iconic RSL badge. Founded in 1916 by returning Australian soldiers from World War I, the main aim of the RSL is to continue to provide […]

Poland Commemorates WWII Paratroopers with 10 Złoty Silver Coin

Poland Commemorates WWII Paratroopers with 10 Złoty Silver Coin

By Polish National Bank ……   On Tuesday, February 16, the Polish National Bank (NBP) issued a silver coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first air drop of the Cichociemni, a team of elite paratroopers of the Polish Army trained in Great Britain after the Nazi occupation of their home country. The obverse of […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Albrecht Dürer was an innovative engraver, painter and printmaker and an important contributor to the Northern Renaissance in Germany. Born in Nuremberg in 1471, Dürer showed a talent for drawing at an early age and once he finished apprenticing under his Hungarian goldsmith father he set out to learn from various artists around Germany […]

By February 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: How Gold Coins Are Made: Spotlight on the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: How Gold Coins Are Made: Spotlight on the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin – 4K Video

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we share with you how gold planchets are made, we get to watch as a press operator replaces a pair of broken dies, we see the striking of Gold Vienna Philharmonic coins, and […]

By February 27, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Shows & Conventions – TOREX Coin Show Taking Place Feb. 27 & 28

Shows & Conventions – TOREX Coin Show Taking Place Feb. 27 & 28

Don’t miss this weekend’s TOREX Coin Show & Auctions at the Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto – Doors open at 10am! By Toronto Coin Expo (TOREX) …..   2016 is the 54th Year of TOREX®, Canada’s longest running and most popular collectors’ show (since 1962). The always-popular two-day winter coin show will be […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Coin Gives Wings to Australia’s Apex Predators

New Coin Gives Wings to Australia’s Apex Predators

Sydney-based collectible coin issuer Australian Gold and Silver Exchange will collaborate with Taronga Zoo to produce a series of silver coins featuring five of Australia’s powerful top-level predators. By Australian Gold & Silver Exchange …..   The Australian Apex Predators coin series will launch in February 2016, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Taronga Zoo […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coins of Dark Days: World War II in Occupied Europe

Coins of Dark Days: World War II in Occupied Europe

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   May 8, 1945 was VE Day, “Victory in Europe” Day, which marked the end of fighting on the continent in World War II. In our town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, most of the 1,200 residents of the town and neighboring countryside gathered at the Volunteer Fire House to celebrate […]

World Coins – The Latin Monetary Union Gold Coins

World Coins – The Latin Monetary Union Gold Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …. In addition to serving as the primary gold coin in commerce for more than a century, the French 20-franc piece was the model for identically sized gold issues by other nations. Why did Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Austria-Hungary strike their own versions of the “Napoleon”?  Signed in 1865 and implemented […]

By February 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Entry in Silver Niobium Coin Series

Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Entry in Silver Niobium Coin Series

On March 9, the Austrian Mint will release the newest issue of the hugely successful and sought after bi-metallic niobium and silver coin series, this year honoring Time. The theoretical meaning of time may have long been a major subject of debate among philosophers, physicists and religious figures, but the more practical discipline of its […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Launches 2nd Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 2nd Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Newest Collector Coins Celebrate Canada Through Innovation and Craftsmanship In launching its second numismatic catalogue of 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint is introducing new coin shapes and other innovations to bring multiple stories of Canada to life. The Mint’s very first concave coin, made of 99.99% pure silver engraved in ultra-high relief, commemorates the 140th […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Each year the largest and most important coin show in Europe is held the first week of February in Berlin, Germany. From February 5 to 7, the 45th Annual World Money Fair was held in the eastern portion of Berlin, where it has been held for most of […]

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New Top 5 World Coins Available on MA-Shops

New Top 5 World Coins Available on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ……   As usual, MA-Shops continues to feature some of the best world coins available on the market, and the latest “top 5” list is no exception. Highlighting coins predominantly from Germany in the early modern historical era, the offerings go as far afield as China and a 150-yuan, 20 oz. silver Proof Unicorn […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Silver Coinage of the Latin Monetary Union

World Coins – Silver Coinage of the Latin Monetary Union

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………   As with the 20-unit gold coins issued by France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and other members of the Latin Monetary Union of 1865 to 1927, silver pieces of uniform size and weight denominated in various national currencies were struck to facilitate cross-border commerce. Budget-minded collectors who are priced out of obtaining U.S. silver […]

By February 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Offers Anti-Counterfeiting Device To European Bullion Dealers

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Anti-Counterfeiting Device To European Bullion Dealers

Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology certifies authenticity of Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins through convenient counter-top device After a successful North American launch, the Royal Canadian Mint is introducing its Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology to the European market. The Mint’s Bullion DNA counter-top device, which now allows genuine Gold Maple Leaf (GML) and Silver […]

British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the  Chinese New Year that started on February 8th. Produced specifically for the UK, The Royal Mint’s commemorative lunar coins blend ancient Chinese tradition with British craftsmanship, and form part of The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào (or […]

By February 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Coin

Bullion Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Coin

2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Bullion coin, courtesy Austrian Mint Description: In 1989, the Austrian Mint introduced its best-selling and award-winning .9999 fine, one troy ounce Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin. In 2002, the Mint issued the first silver bullion Philharmonic. Now, the Austrian Mint has added a new precious metal to the repertoire, […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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