World Coins

Austrian Mint Announces “Carinthia” – Austria by its Children

Austrian Mint Announces “Carinthia” – Austria by its Children

September 26, 2012 Vienna – The Austrian Mint will issue the second coin in the delightful silver coin series, “Austria by Its Children.”  This coin series continues to celebrate what Austrian children are excited by, and proud to speak about, when they speak of their home.  The other side of the coin features a UNESCO […]

By September 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
$2 Canadian Bank Note Valued at $15,000+

$2 Canadian Bank Note Valued at $15,000+

Eleven years after the Bank of Canada discontinued the two dollar bill with the Royal Canadian Mint’s Toonie, some of the older notes can be worth a huge premium over face value. The unique feature of this note comes down to the signature and prefix combination on the note. The Thiessen-Crow signature combination was intended […]

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US Mexican Numismatic Association Announces First Annual Convention

US Mexican Numismatic Association Announces First Annual Convention

I am pleased to announce our first annual convention which will be held Friday and Saturday November 2nd and 3rd 2012 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. The convention facilities include a main hall of about 2500 square feet and a meeting room of about 900 square feet. Both facilities are connected to […]

By September 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The World’s Most Popular Gold Coin

The World’s Most Popular Gold Coin

By  www.southcapecoins.co.za/ ……. The Krugerrand is the world’s most popular gold investment coin. There are more in circulation internationally than all the other gold coins combined. To date, Krugerrand coins containing 48 million ounces of gold have been sold. The Krugerrand was first minted in 1967 in an attempt to market South African gold to international […]

By September 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The PEI Holey Dollar, Canada’s Most Exotic and Celebrated Colonial-era Coin

The PEI Holey Dollar, Canada’s Most Exotic and Celebrated Colonial-era Coin

This is the first book-length study to be devoted to Canada’s most exotic and celebrated colonial-era coin, the Holey Dollar of Prince Edward Island and its accompanying Dump. The fruit of twenty years of research in international archives, libraries, and private and institutional collections, from as far afield as Charlottetown and Puerto Rico, Vancouver and […]

By September 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Expands Europe Services With New Paris Coin Submission Center  And Launch of PCGSEurope.com

PCGS Expands Europe Services With New Paris Coin Submission Center And Launch of PCGSEurope.com

Professional Coin Grading Service has expanded its services in Europe with the opening of a new, larger submission center in Paris and the creation of the PCGSEurope.com web site (www.PCGSEurope.com) that includes useful coin information in five languages for collectors and dealers as well as easy-to-use coin submission forms. “We are now accepting coins in […]

By September 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Sells over $3.7 Million as Official ANA Auctioneer

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Sells over $3.7 Million as Official ANA Auctioneer

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio conducted the Official Auction of the August 2012 World’s Fair of Money from August 4-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The world and ancients division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries presented over 1,300 lots of ancient and world coins and paper money, as well as an Internet-only session that […]

By September 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2013 Bullion Coin Designs Released by Perth and Canadian Mints

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Bullion Coin Designs Released by Perth and Canadian Mints

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Unlike American silver eagles and some other silver bullion coins that are released at the beginning of the year, the Perth Mint in Australia and the Royal Canadian Mint release their new bullion coins in the fall that proceeds the coming year. On August 27 The Perth Mint  released […]

By September 3, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Amazing English Gold Sovereign of Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Amazing English Gold Sovereign of Henry VIII

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #127 ….. During the evening of Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Long Beach Expo, Heritage will auction a large and historically important, English gold coin of Henry VIII that is of amazing quality for a […]

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The Mystique of the “Pillar Dollar” – Treasure and World Coin Auction #12

The Mystique of the “Pillar Dollar” – Treasure and World Coin Auction #12

Bogota, Colombia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770VJ, encapsulated NGC MS 63, extremely rare (14 known). KM-unlisted (39 for type),Calico-1000, Cayon-unlisted. Est: $40,000-$60,000. Few coins muster the mystique of the “pillar dollar,” known to Spanish-speakers as “columnario,” a truly beautiful coin that was ONLY struck at the Spanish colonial mints of Mexico, Lima, Potosi, Guatemala, Santiago and Bogota. Those […]

Australian Birds Take Flight on Perth Mint Coins

Australian Birds Take Flight on Perth Mint Coins

Western Australia’s rare Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is the first bird to fly onto The Perth Mint’s magnificent new Birds of Australia coin series. Unveiled in Perth today by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and the Western Australian Museum’s Curator of Ornithology Ron Johnstone, the latest collector program will be a welcomed theme on Australian […]

The History of South African Currency

The History of South African Currency

By  www.southcapecoins.co.za/ ……. Coin collecting is a fascinating hobby because it connects us with the past. A rare coin from a particular historical era has the power to conjure up ghosts of a bygone age. What’s more, if you trace the history of a country’s currency, you’ll learn about how that country developed a national […]

By August 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100th Grey Cup With One-Dollar Circulation Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100th Grey Cup With One-Dollar Circulation Coin

TORONTO, ONTARIO – August 27, 2012 – A new one-dollar coin commemorating the 100th Grey Cup, Canada’s single biggest annual sporting event, was unveiled today by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint. “This new circulation coin immortalizes an important milestone in Canada’s sports history and our […]

World Record Prices Realized for Historic Australian Coins

World Record Prices Realized for Historic Australian Coins

The following appeared on the CoinWorks website in Recent News: Three rare Australian coins fetched almost $900,000 at Coinworks Eminent Colonials Auction – taking out two world records in the process. The Auction conducted on 27 August 2012 was aptly named “Eminent Colonials”. It would be impossible to find a more celebrated example of Australia’s […]

By August 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Market for coins of Peru at the ANA Philadelphia 2012

Market for coins of Peru at the ANA Philadelphia 2012

Antonio Stos, Peru Coins, Lima, Interviewer: David Lisot Coin dealers come from all over the world the attend the ANA World’s Fair of Money. One dealer came from Lima, Peru to buy and sell with collectors in America. Find out the market for Peruvian and Latin coins from this South American specialist. Video: 2:27 Copyright […]

By August 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Press Conference at the Summer ANA

Royal Canadian Mint Press Conference at the Summer ANA

Alex Reeves, John Moore, & James B. Love, Royal Canadian Mint The Royal Canadian Mint is a regular participant at the American Numismatic Association’s coin conventions. Each year new issues are announced and developments at the Mint are discussed. This year’s announcements include the release of a new gold and silver coin of exceptionally high […]

By August 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profiles: Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos

World Coin Profiles: Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos

by Jay Turner, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation The Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos weighed in at 1.25 grams and measured a tiny 10 millimeters. What is the smallest coin ever struck by the United States government? While the United States has produced coins for over 40 countries, the smallest to date is the Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos. Measuring […]

Modern World Coin News Round-Up: Interesting New Issues

Modern World Coin News Round-Up: Interesting New Issues

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… 2012 has been an amazing year for modern world coins with lots of interesting new issues and low mintage coin sell-outs. Here are a couple of the more significant new and forthcoming world coin issues: 1.) Latvia Tribute coin In late May the Bank of Latvia announced that it […]

Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

As Australia’s specialist precious metals mint, The Perth Mint is proud to release a commemorative coin celebrating the 40th anniversary of friendship between the Commonwealth of Australia and the People’s Republic of China. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality, the coin’s reverse portrays the animal emblem of each nation, the Kangaroo […]

Aussie Wildlife in Colour on Perth Mint Tribute

Aussie Wildlife in Colour on Perth Mint Tribute

The Perth Mint has captured the endearing qualities of Australia’s much loved kangaroo, koala and kookaburra in its latest 2012 Australian Outback silver coin collection. Displaying the identical artistry as shown on Australia’s 2012 popular bullion series, the stunning designs depict the nation’s instantly recognizable wildlife in their natural habitats. Brought to life using vibrant […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,300 Lots at the August 2012 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,300 Lots at the August 2012 Hong Kong Auction

Irvine, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is set to conduct the August 2012 Hong Kong sale from August 19 through August 22 at the Mira Hong Kong in Kowloon. Following the successful sale in April that realized over USD$10.5 million, this sale is poised to rise to equally impressive heights. More than 2,300 lots […]

The Coin Analyst: Special Coins and Medals Issued to Mark Philadelphia ANA

The Coin Analyst: Special Coins and Medals Issued to Mark Philadelphia ANA

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …….. One of the long-standing traditions associated with major national coin shows, especially the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic Association, is the issuance of special coins and medals that mark the occasion. They are different from show badges and medals, which the ANA itself issues and sells and which […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,000 Lots as Official ANA Auctioneer

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,000 Lots as Official ANA Auctioneer

IRVINE, Calif. – Join Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio as they conduct the Official Auction of the August 2012 World’s Fair of Money! The world and ancients division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present over 1,300 lots of ancient and world coins and paper money on Wednesday, August 8 and Friday, August 10. Please note that […]

The Overlooked Fractional Gold Option

The Overlooked Fractional Gold Option

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… With gold parked well above $1550 an ounce, the option of buying pre-1933 $20 gold pieces or one-ounce gold Eagles or Maple Leafs is an impossible dream for some precious metals investors. Even if price isn’t an issue, there is another reason for avoiding larger hunks of the yellow […]

By July 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Hoard of Crusader Gold Found in Ruins

Hoard of Crusader Gold Found in Ruins

By American Friends of Tel Aviv University – Press Release AU uncovers unprecedented trove of gold coins in 13th century castle A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University has uncovered a hoard of real-life buried treasure at the Crusader castle of Arsur (also known as Apollonia), a stronghold located between the ancient ports of […]

By July 30, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio To Offer Over 2,000 Ancient and World Coin Lots at the ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio To Offer Over 2,000 Ancient and World Coin Lots at the ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio as they conduct the Official Auction of the August 2012 World’s Fair of Money! The world and ancients division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present over 1,300 lots of ancient and world coins and paper money on Wednesday, August 8 and Friday, August 10. Please note that we will also be […]

By July 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ANS Announces more Good News about the Huntington Collection

ANS Announces more Good News about the Huntington Collection

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous friend of the ANS, approximately 9,000 additional  Huntington coins (6,159 Islamic, 400 French, 2,496 medieval and later Spain) have been  purchased and will be placed on long-term loan to the ANS. This brings the total return of the  Huntington coins to 19,206, or more than half of the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Wishes Canada’s Athletes Luck With the 2012 Lucky Looney Circulation Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Wishes Canada’s Athletes Luck With the 2012 Lucky Looney Circulation Coin

Calgary, Alberta – July 19, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to issue Canada’s  latest commemorative circulation coin, the 2012 Lucky Loonie. The coin, which was unveiled  today at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, will serve as a good luck charm for Canadian  athletes competing in London at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic […]

All That Glitters is Gold

All That Glitters is Gold

As the Great British summer and all the Olympic celebrations draw to a close Baldwin’s will be busily preparing to sell part two of the landmark Bentley Collection, the ultimate collection of British gold Sovereigns. Due to be held on the 27th September in London the second part of the collection will comprise approximately 540 Sovereigns (the largest part) including […]

By July 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
RCM Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Coast Guard

RCM Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard is celebrating 50 years of exceptional service in 2012, and the Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to mark this anniversary by issuing a 99.99 per cent fine silver coin featuring the flagship icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent hard at work in the frozen waters of the Canadian Arctic. “As we celebrate […]

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