World Coins

Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

By Heritage Auctions – (Thanks to Moyun Niu, Heritage’s Asian Art specialist, for much of the information)……..   A marvelous cast gold ingot, will be offered Friday December 11th in Heritage’s inaugural Hong Kong auction, cast in the form of the ubiquitous “cash” coins of China, and made during the early decades of the Song […]

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

The rooster is a French symbol, appearing on the coins of the 19th century. One of the most significant is one of the versions of the 20-francs Napoleon. Created in 1803 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has carried several effigies including the one with the rooster. The Napoléon Gold coin (Louis d’or) remained in use until […]

By December 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held January 8-9, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in beautiful New York City. After a highly successful year of auction activity in 2015, Stack’s Bowers […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary since the appearance of the Livonian ferding. This coin is meant to fulfil a historic and cultural mission: the ferding is reintroduced to feature not just as […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

By Pobjoy Mint….   To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new commemorative dished coin on behalf of the Ascension Island Government. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of Ascension Island that commemorates the 275th Anniversary of the Composition of “Rule, Britannia!”. The patriotic British song “Rule, Britannia!” originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

“Howling Wolf” sells out 50,000 coin mintage in 41 days The first release in a new series of six “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coins from the Royal Canadian Mint has sold out its entire mintage of 50,000 coins. Featuring a howling wolf privy mark, this 2016-dated SML has exceeded expectations by […]

Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   BETWEEN THE YEARS 1200 and 1600 a handful of feisty Italians created one of the greatest commercial and maritime empires in history. Venetians wrecked the Byzantine state, fought the Ottoman sultans to a standstill, defied a series of Popes and German emperors, and adorned their city […]

Latvia Issues Special 2 Euro Coin Featuring Nesting Stork

Latvia Issues Special 2 Euro Coin Featuring Nesting Stork

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a 2-euro commemorative coin featuring a nesting stork. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all the euro area countries. Like all other circulating money, this coin will be released to special points of sale […]

By December 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear customers and coin enthusiasts, Künker’s eLive Auction 38 sessions begin December 2 and 3. Join us for bidding at 6:00 pm sharp at eLive-Auction.de. The auction will offer a variety of coins and medals ranging from ancient world to modern times. On Wednesday, the auction will start off […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

In publishing its 2015 Third Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian Mint announced consolidated revenues of $928.5 million for the 13 weeks ended September 26, 2015, representing an 85.5% increase over the same period in 2014. A sustained resurgence in gold and silver bullion demand, paired with robust sales of numismatic products have put the […]

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

The Royal Mint has announced that it is to launch the UK’s first face value £50 for £50 coin. Celebrating the year that Her Majesty the Queen became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the return of the iconic Britannia image to UK coinage, this silver coin will feature images of two of the nation’s most […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Prince Metternich (Fürst Metternich) 20 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Prince Metternich (Fürst Metternich) 20 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Silver Coin – Prince Metternich | Fürst Metternich (2003) Austria Through the Ages Series (2000-2003) Description: This, the third issue in the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” series, focuses on the historically-significant Biedermeier period of 1815 through 1848. This was a period of heightened prominence for Austrian style, industry, […]

By November 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Malta to Issue Silver Coin and Stamp to Honor Commonwealth Mtg.

Malta to Issue Silver Coin and Stamp to Honor Commonwealth Mtg.

By Central Bank of Malta….   The Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost p.l.c. will be launching a joint numismatic product commemorating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will be held in Malta between 27 and 29 November 2015. This joint product will consist of a silver coin issued by the Central Bank […]

By November 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Invest Trust: Golden Egg No. 2

Coin Invest Trust: Golden Egg No. 2

Palau. 1 Dollar. 9.7 x 13.92 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Prooflike. Mintage: 5000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the egg-shaped coin displays the coat of arms of the issuing state below an outrigger canoe. Above, the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, the nominal value. […]

Künker Sells Preussag Collection for £6.4 Million

Künker Sells Preussag Collection for £6.4 Million

6.4 million pounds sterling, nearly 9 million euros, was the overall hammer price of 217 löser and 327 mining coins of the Preussag Collection, auctioned off by London Coin Galleries in collaboration with Künker. The most expensive coin of this auction, a gold jakobslöser, achieved an incredible 650,000 pounds, equivalent to 911,500 euros. An impressive […]

By November 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Invest Trust: Mountains & Flora

Coin Invest Trust: Mountains & Flora

Palau. 5 Dollars 2016. 38.61 mm. 20 g. Silver .925. Proof. Mintage: 2500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse displays the coat of arms of the issuing state below an outrigger canoe. Above, the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, the nominal value. Continuing the style of the […]

Coin Invest Trust: Quilling Art 2016 – Flowers

Coin Invest Trust: Quilling Art 2016 – Flowers

Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2016. 50 mm. 1/2 oz. Silver .999. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England, along with her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The reverse shows […]

CoinWeek Podcast #2: CoinWeek: The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins – Audio: 13:51

CoinWeek Podcast #2: CoinWeek: The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins – Audio: 13:51

CoinWeek writers Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker weigh in on one area of numismatics that has tremendous growth potential: 20th Century European coins and currency. Whether you are new to collecting world coins or a seasoned collector, you will definitely want to hear what CoinWeek’s seven-time NLG-award-winning writers have to say about the topic in […]

By November 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: Germany 2015 Sleeping Beauty 10 Euro Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: Germany 2015 Sleeping Beauty 10 Euro Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek opens a package containing Germany’s 2015 Sleeping Beauty 10 Euro Silver Coin. This is the fourth in a series of silver coins honoring the timeless stories of the Brothers Grimm. But did you know that Sleeping Beauty traces its origins to a French story? CoinWeek’s Unboxing Video series is part of our award-winning World […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 380 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Fine Style Pergamum Stater 1033796 | GREEK. MYSIA. Pergamum. Struck after 336 BC. AV Stater. NGC MS (Mint State) Strike 4/5 Surface 5/5 Fine Style. 8.62gm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Launches 2016 Sovereign to Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

Royal Mint Launches 2016 Sovereign to Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Royal Mint has launched the latest collection of its world renowned flagship coin – The Sovereign – featuring a celebratory obverse portrait for one year only on Proof Sovereign coins, to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday year. This is only the second time in Queen Elizabeth’s reign that a commemorative portrait has […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Latvia to Issue Five Cats Fairy Tale Coin

Bank of Latvia to Issue Five Cats Fairy Tale Coin

By Bank of Latvia ….   Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5-euro silver collector coin “Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats” on Tuesday, 24 November. Being the first collector coin in a special series of coins dedicated to the most dearly loved and significant Latvian fairy tales, this particular coin honours […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Inaugural Hong Kong Auction

Heritage Inaugural Hong Kong Auction

2015 December 11 – 12 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction #3043 Heritage is excited to present their inaugural Hong Kong Auction! This historic event marks the first numismatic foray into Asia and they expect it to be the first of many successful events to come. Over 1200 numismatic lots are being offered in our […]

Journal of East Asian Numismatics to Publish Again in 2016

Journal of East Asian Numismatics to Publish Again in 2016

In 1994, The Journal of East Asian Numismatics (JEAN) was founded by Michael Chou, the CEO of Champion Auction and Bruce Smith, a noted numismatist in numismatic field. It is a professional numismatic academic journal whose mission is to educate more collectors and researchers on the subjects of Chinese numismatics, culture and history. Bruce Smith, […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Click here for Part 1 Last time I gave a brief history of The Royal Mint in London, England, hitting most of the highlights concerning technological improvements, important figures, new facilities and the like. This time, it’s all about the coins. Or, more precisely, the denominations […]

By November 19, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Unveiling a Centennial Mystery of Chinese Pattern Coins This portfolio of 42 dies and 36 letter punches used by the Otto Beh Company of Esslingen, Germany to produce coins for China in 1897-98 is an important document of Chinese numismatic history and of the close economic ties between Germany and China at the end of […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink To Sell Polish Rarities Collection in Winter Coin Auction

Spink To Sell Polish Rarities Collection in Winter Coin Auction

This December, Spink is delighted to announce that the sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals will contain a fantastic collection of Polish Coins and Medals. Earlier this year, Spink was thrilled to offer just a small part of this extensive collection formed in the 1950s and ’60s by a Polish gentleman […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio December Hong Kong Sale to Offer Many Rarities

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio December Hong Kong Sale to Offer Many Rarities

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 December 8 through December 15 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer of rare coins and banknotes […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: France 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 3:46

CoinWeek Unboxing: France 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 3:46

CoinWeek receives one of the most striking coins ever produced by the Monnaie de Paris, the 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin. This silver coin features a porcelain center and a portrait of Marie Antoinette. Shot in 4K for maximum video fidelity. Click the “Watch on YouTube” button to view the video in maximum resolution. […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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