World Coins

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 […]

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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 […]

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

The Perth Mint is one of the first three gold refiners in the world to be certified under the internationally recognised Conflict-Free Smelter Program.   Developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the voluntary Conflict-Free Smelter Program provides credible third-party valuation of a smelter’s procurement activities.   Operating one of the largest gold refineries in […]

Australia’s Bush Babies Win the Hearts of Collectors

Australia’s Bush Babies Win the Hearts of Collectors

Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural Australian Bush Babies collector coin series, The Perth Mint is pleased to announce its sequel – Australian Bush Babies II.   Similarly inspired by the adorable young of Australia’s iconic animals, the follow-up series will commence with a release which capture’s the inquisitive nature of a beautiful […]

First Scottish Coin Realises Three Times Estimate

First Scottish Coin Realises Three Times Estimate

London. June 28, 2012. Today Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables, sold the first known coin ever issued in Scotland for the staggering price of £8,400. The penny, discovered near Harrogate in North Yorkshire in 1998, is one of less than only ten known examples ever found and existing today, making it exceptionally […]

By June 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Twenty-Five Years in Flight: “The Loonie” Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Twenty-Five Years in Flight: “The Loonie” Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Royal Canadian Mint to issue $1 fine silver coin to celebrate OTTAWA, ONTARIO – June 25, 2012 – What has 11 sides, is brass in colour, is renowned as a good luck charm and is celebrating a birthday? Canada’s iconic Loonie one-dollar coin is turning 25 on June 30th. In 1987, Canadians said goodbye to […]

2012 Australian One Ton Gold Kangaroo Named Largest, Most Valuable Coin in the World

2012 Australian One Ton Gold Kangaroo Named Largest, Most Valuable Coin in the World

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that the largest coin in the world is the unique 2012 Australian one ton Red Kangaroo gold bullion coin. It is also by far the most valuable coin in the world because of its gold content, blowing away rarer coins like the […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Collecting Strategies: Low Mintage Sleepers

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Collecting Strategies: Low Mintage Sleepers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. Within the U.S. coin market, modern world coins are a growth field. American coins of all periods and types continue to dominate the market and collecting habits and interests, and that will likely persist for the foreseeable future. But at the same time, interest in modern world coins is growing […]

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 2:  One-year type coins of the 1900s

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 2: One-year type coins of the 1900s

by Al Doyle Special Contributor to CoinWeek … Click here to read Part 1 – One-year type coins of the 1800’s …. Unique and short-lived items are eagerly sought in any collectible field, and coins are no exception. This overview of the one-year type coins (not commemoratives) of the 20th century includes silver and base-metal […]

By June 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Canadian Mint Announces Series of Five Commemorative Circulation Coins Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

The Royal Canadian Mint Announces Series of Five Commemorative Circulation Coins Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

$2 circulation coin celebrating victory of HMS Shannon over USS Chesapeake is the first salvo in a commemorative circulation coin program also honouring Brock, Tecumseh, de Salaberry and Secord Ottawa, Ontario, June 18, 2012 – Two hundred years after the start of the conflict in 1812, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce the […]

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 1 – One-year world type coins of the 1800s

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 1 – One-year world type coins of the 1800s

by Al Doyle Special Contributor to CoinWeek … American coin collectors are naturally attracted to one-year type coins. This category includes the incredibly affordable 1883 Liberty no-cents nickel, the very rare (mintage 6146) and costly 1796 Draped Bust small eagle reverse quarter and a smattering of other issues. Likewise, the world coin field offers an […]

By June 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Excludes U.S. Customers From Direct Dragon Proof Coin Sales

Perth Mint Excludes U.S. Customers From Direct Dragon Proof Coin Sales

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. Coins from the Perth Mint in Western Australia are eagerly collected all over the world and are renowned for their high quality and innovative designs and themes. More than most other world mints, Perth has pushed the envelope of modern world coins into all kinds of interesting areas that involve […]

World Coin and Currency Collecting eBooks from Krause Publications

World Coin and Currency Collecting eBooks from Krause Publications

IOLA, Wis. (June 7, 2012) — Krause Publications, a leading producer of books, magazines, online products and events, is currently offering a variety of its World Coins and Currency products in e-book form. In just one month over the 2011 holiday season, e-reader ownership nearly doubled, and 29 percent of adult book readers have consumed […]

Sale Report: Morton & Eden British, Russian and World Orders, Medals and Decorations, London May 31

Sale Report: Morton & Eden British, Russian and World Orders, Medals and Decorations, London May 31

SALE TOTAL: £705,498 (US$1,086,467) LOTS OFFERED: 246 SOLD BY VALUE: 85% £1=US$1.54 Lot 2 *Order of St Andrew, a large and impressive diamond-set sash badge, probably of European manufacture, in two-colour gold set with rose-cut and single-cut diamonds, ruby eyes and a central gold and blue-enamelled St Andrew’s Cross with an applied figure of the […]

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