World Coins

Perth Mint King-Sized Kilo Coins Mark Queen’s 60 Year Reign

Perth Mint King-Sized Kilo Coins Mark Queen’s 60 Year Reign

As a former branch of the Royal Mint, The Perth Mint is honouring its British heritage by releasing two majestic kilo coins to celebrate the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Struck from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure gold and 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver, these latest releases complete The Perth Mint’s extensive […]

Canadian Pattern 1858 Coin Expected To Sell For $15,000+

Canadian Pattern 1858 Coin Expected To Sell For $15,000+

Collectors of Canadian coins are anxiously awaiting an auction to be held in Toronto,  May 31-June 1 2012. Included in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions catalogue are pattern and trial specimens coins of Canada. These seldom offered rarities feature specimens from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and pre and post Confederation Canada. A coin is deemed a pattern if it bears a proposed new […]

World Coins – Some Things (And Coins) Never Change

World Coins – Some Things (And Coins) Never Change

by Al Doyle  for CoinWeek One of the main reasons for the introduction of the 50 States quarters in 1999 (along with more recent facelifts of the Lincoln cent and Jefferson nickel) was the age of those U.S. series. Seeing the “same old same old” in pocket change for 65 to 100 years resulted in […]

World Coins: Chile 2008 50 Peso

World Coins: Chile 2008 50 Peso

From the NGC Posted by Jay Turner, NGC Grader on 5/15/2012 Some 2008 50 Peso coins were issued with Chile misspelled. In numismatics, errors and varieties are two of the most studied and collected areas in the field. Minting facilities often catch these mistakes before they are released into circulation. When missed, they can be highly collectible […]

Canada’s First Cents Up For Auction

Canada’s First Cents Up For Auction

On May 31, 2012, Geoffrey Bell Auctions will offer three 154 year old examples of Canada’s first cent coin from 1858. The best example of the three up for auction is in uncirculated condition and graded by ICCS as Lustrous Brown Mint State – 62. This coin is expected to fetch $800-$900 when it hits […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coins Outperforming U.S. Issues This Year

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coins Outperforming U.S. Issues This Year

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 2012 has been a remarkable year for modern coin collectors in terms of the quality and range of products offered as well as the quick appreciation of sold-out, limited edition items. The U.S. Mint has provided hardly any information about planned releases of many of its major collectible series like […]

Brazilian Rarities realize respective $138,000 prices to lead Heritage Auctions $8.8+ million World Coin event

Brazilian Rarities realize respective $138,000 prices to lead Heritage Auctions $8.8+ million World Coin event

Pedro I gold 6400 Reis 1822-R and Joao VI (as King) gold 6400 Reis 1822-R top the offerings from Heritage at Chicago International Coin Fair event; strength seen across many international offerings DALLAS – Two Brazilian coins – a Pedro I gold 6400 Reis 1822-R Coronation Piece and a Joao VI (as King) gold 6400 Reis 1822-R […]

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a Florida-based independent coin certification and grading company, announced today it has graded 25 million coins – becoming the first grading company to reach this milestone. Mark Salzberg, chairman of NGC, considers this milestone a great triumph. “It’s remarkable to look back on the collections we’ve seen as we approached the […]

NGC Releases Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide

NGC Releases Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide

[Sarasota, Florida] – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has released an online price guide of Chinese Panda coins 1974 to date. The NGC Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide, accessible on NGC’s website, is a comprehensive free resource and includes silver, gold, platinum, palladium and bi-metallic Panda coins and medals. Values for more than 640 Panda issues are available, […]

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek Please click here to read Part One of this Article Collectors with a hard money mentality who want to go beyond familiar series such as the American silver Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf have a growing number of options when it comes to one-ounce silver pieces. It could take some […]

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South African Reserve Bank Announces that Some 2011 Proof Gold Krugerrands Were Underweight

South African Reserve Bank Announces that Some 2011 Proof Gold Krugerrands Were Underweight

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek On Tuesday, April 24 a spokesman for the South African Reserve Bank, Hlengani Mathebula, e-mailed a statement to the Associated Press about a controversy regarding gold Krugerrand coins that first came to light last week. Mathebula stated that an internal investigation of proof Krugerrands produced last April and May had […]

PCGS Certifies 1903 Fengtien Tael, One of China’s Most Important Coins, During Successful Hong Kong Show

PCGS Certifies 1903 Fengtien Tael, One of China’s Most Important Coins, During Successful Hong Kong Show

The unique 1903 Fengtien Province Tael, one of the most important silver coins in Chinese numismatic history, was certified by Professional Coin Grading Service during the recent April 2012 Hong Kong International Coin Convention & Antique Watch Fair. The 1903 “dragon dollar,” graded PCGS Secure Plus™ AU55, was submitted by PCGS Authorized Dealer Chun-Yo-(Stanley) Chou […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Sells over $10.5 Million in Hong Kong

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Sells over $10.5 Million in Hong Kong

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio conducted its April 2012 Hong Kong sale last week at the Mira Hotel in Kowloon. Drawing huge crowds of bidders, the four day auction event realized an impressive total of $10,546,612. In three catalogs, the sale covered everything from Chinese coins and provincial issues to modern Chinese coins […]

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Multi-ply plated steel composition and visible security features are latest evolutions for Canada’s Loonie and Toonie The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that a new generation of one-dollar and two-dollar circulation coins, which incorporate advanced security features and are manufactured with the Mint’s patented multi-ply plated steel technology begins circulating today.  More cost-effective than their predecessors and […]

World Coin Community Ready for Chicago International Coin Fair

World Coin Community Ready for Chicago International Coin Fair

IOLA, Wis. (April 9, 2012) – The world coin collecting community will gather at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare April 24-29 as the 37th annual Chicago International Coin Fair comes to the Windy City. CICF is one of the most popular conventions in the U.S. serving the interests of collectors and dealers of world coins and paper […]

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

By Wayne Sayles Coin collectors across the U.S. are tired of being singled out with unilateral sanctions.  The State Department’s assault on our ability to collect coins is killing another American industry and leaving coin collectors in China and Europe to freely buy and sell.  We’ve decided we aren’t going to take it anymore.  Join […]

Unique £1M Islamic Coin in London Auction

Unique £1M Islamic Coin in London Auction

1,400-year-old dinar is believed to be first made with gold from ‘Mine of Commander of the Faithful’ A unique and historically important first dinar believed to have been produced with gold from the “Mine of the Commander of the Faithful” is expected to sell for up to £1 million in a sale of Islamic coins […]

A World of Money: The Oxford Triple Unite to be offered in Chicago

A World of Money: The Oxford Triple Unite to be offered in Chicago

In Heritage’s upcoming CICF World and Ancient Coins auction, to take place in Chicago April 26-30, there is an an example of the rare and popular Oxford Trple Unite. Dated 1643, this Choice VF specimen possesses a lot more eye-appeal than many of these pieces enjoy, so while not in the top level of quality […]

Canada To Cease Producing Cents.  Will US Mint Soon Follow?

Canada To Cease Producing Cents. Will US Mint Soon Follow?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com On March 29, the Canadian government announced that it would permanently cease minting 1-cent coins by the end of April 2012.  The final shipment of these coins to banks will occur in the fall.  After that, the Canadian government will start calling in the […]

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Mint Plans to Stop Making Cents, and the U.S. Should Do the Same

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Mint Plans to Stop Making Cents, and the U.S. Should Do the Same

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The Royal Canadian Mint‘s 2012 budget, which was issued on March 29, does not include funding for the production of one cent coins, according to Canadian and U.S. media sources. The cost to produce and store the coins, not to mention the hassle of dealing with them, finally drove our […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present more than 3,100 Lots Over Four Days in Hong Kong

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present more than 3,100 Lots Over Four Days in Hong Kong

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of more than 3,100 lots of Chinese and East Asian coins and banknotes at The Mira Hong Kong, April 1-4, 2012, HKT. The four-day auction event is estimated to realize more than $10 million USD and offers three catalogs spotlighting a multitude of […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick Presents Treasure and World Coin Auction and Video

Daniel Frank Sedwick Presents Treasure and World Coin Auction and Video

We just keep the treasures coming! This catalog starts with a large selection of gold cobs, mostly from the 1715 Fleet, including several Mexico and Lima 8 escudos and many “bogey 2’s” (Bogota, Colombia, 2 escudos), some pedigreed to the 2003 “Tampa sale” and the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection. Of special importance and beauty is […]

NGC to Provide Coin Grading and Encapsulation Services to the EU with New Germany Location

NGC to Provide Coin Grading and Encapsulation Services to the EU with New Germany Location

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) the world leader in third-party coin grading, announced the opening of a new European branch office in Konstanz, Germany. The new location will address growing demand for NGC’s expert services throughout Europe, while offering coin dealers and collectors a faster, more efficient method to submit coins to NGC’s U.S. headquarters for […]

Brazilian Pedro I ‘Coronation Piece’ And Marston Collection Lead CICF Offerings

Brazilian Pedro I ‘Coronation Piece’ And Marston Collection Lead CICF Offerings

By Heritage Auctions An extraordinary 1822R Brazilian Pedro I gold Coronation 6,400 Reis, just one of 64 minted, provides a historic and emotional anchor to our 5,300+-lot Heritage Auctions World & Ancient Coins CICF Signature Auction, April 26-30, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, IL. It is expected to bring $100,000+. The auction will […]

By March 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Mavin Offers BTD Collection and Superlative NGC MS68 Yuan Shih-Kai Dollar in Auction #30

Mavin Offers BTD Collection and Superlative NGC MS68 Yuan Shih-Kai Dollar in Auction #30

Only a single coin sits at the top of the NGC population report for Chinese silver dollars struck before 1949. That coin, a superlative MS68 1914 Yuan Shih-Kai silver dollar (Y-322), will be offered by Mavin International in its Auction #30 on March 31st 2012 in Singapore. Also offered in this auction is a select […]

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The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular as American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular as American Silver Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Each year modern world coin collectors eagerly await the release of the latest Panda coins from China, which are made in silver and gold. Even more than is the case with other world releases, one ounce silver Pandas attract the interest of both bullion buyers and numismatists, including those who […]

1916 China Yan-Shih-kai Dragon Gold Dollar  Struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1921 for  Philadelphia Coin Dealer Henry Chapman

1916 China Yan-Shih-kai Dragon Gold Dollar Struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1921 for Philadelphia Coin Dealer Henry Chapman

by Ronald J. Gillio Special Submission to CoinWeek After years of research, and convincing evidence in the form of receipts for purchases, I believe that the famous 1916 Yan-Shih-kai Dragon gold dollars were struck in the United States in 1921 for Philadelphia coin dealer Henry Chapman, and not made in China.  The historic receipts will […]

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Goldberg’s to Auction NGC-Certified Dan Holmes Latin American Coinage

Goldberg’s to Auction NGC-Certified Dan Holmes Latin American Coinage

NGC was recently chosen to grade Holmes’s Latin American collection, which will be sold by Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers. Dan Holmes is undoubtedly best known for his collection of United States Large cents, but his passion for coins extended beyond Early American coppers and into Colonial Latin American coinage. NGC was recently chosen to […]

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Pattern Dollar in Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Pattern Dollar in Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist and  Stacks Bowers Auction Services Associate This pattern, designed by the Austrian engraver for the Vienna mint Richard Placht, was undertaken during the construction of the mausoleum for the late Dr. Sun Yat-sen .  The structure itself is located at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) […]

Royal Canadian Mint Remembers RMS Titanic With Commemorative Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Remembers RMS Titanic With Commemorative Coins

Coins produced to honour Canada’s role in aftermath HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – March 5, 2012 – Today at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a 99.99% pure silver collector coin with a $10 face value to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The […]

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