World Coins

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s third “LIVE FLOOR” world coin and treasure auction in Orlando Florida  on October 29th will go down in history as the “Hearts and Royals” auction. Never before have so many Hearts (14) and Royals (46) been offered at the same time. Hearts and Royals are very special silver cob coins from Potosí, Bolivia–made […]

The Last Coins of the Holy Roman Empire

The Last Coins of the Holy Roman Empire

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   The last of things have a poignancy all their own, from the passing of the last Civil War veteran to the last rose of summer. Consider the saga of the Holy Roman Empire (HRE), an elective monarchy sprawling across the heart of Europe from the west bank of […]

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, 6 October, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to Valse Mélancolique, one of the most excellent pieces of the Latvian symphonic music produced by the likewise brilliant composer Emīls Dārziņš. Ilmārs Blumbergs created the graphic design of the coin, and […]

By October 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

By Éditions Victor Gadoury…. The upcoming Gadoury sale will present a large collection of coins of Savoy featuring many great rarities. The connoisseur will furthermore find coins ranging in date from antiquity to the present time. The auction will focus on France, Russia, and, needless to add, on Monaco–not to forget the rich material from […]

By October 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd was the centre of the numismatic world on September 25, as Auction 96, held at 399 Strand in London, saw no less than TWO world records broken A packed and palpably excited standing-room-only auction room watched on as two major lots, both pertaining to Queen Victoria, garnered bids from […]

By October 1, 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 985 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Lustrous Choice Mint State Tralles Cistophorus 1032232 | GREEK. LYDIA. Tralles (Tralleis). Struck after circa 133 BC. AR Cistophorus. NGC Ch. MS (Choice Mint State) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5. 12.59gm. Cista mystica within ivy […]

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

By Bruce Lorich with Permission…………. Coins of the first three Edwards & Richard II Hammered English  gold coins are so captivating in their designs, which invariably include intricate symbolism and Latin abbreviations of Biblical quotations favored by the respective monarchs, that many collectors focus too much on the coin designs, without understanding the historical motivations […]

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Wildlife in Our Sights Gold Coin

Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Wildlife in Our Sights Gold Coin

On October 28, the Austrian Mint will issue the third gold coin in the “Wildlife in Our Sights” program. The six coin series celebrates the diversity of Europe’s native wildlife as well as the sustainable management of their habitats. The obverse was designed and engraved by the mint’s master engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer (View Designer’s Profile), […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

The Royal Canadian Mint stands out among nominees in the running for the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards by earning nominations in two of the four categories of IACA’s annual awards program. Produced by the Mint for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post, the 50-cent 100th […]

Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 September 2015 Professor Josef Bonnici, Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, and Dr. Joseph M Buttigieg, Chairman of Heritage Malta launched a joint numismatic product commemorating the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 in an event that marks this important national anniversary […]

By September 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 Rugby World Cup 200 Euro Concave Oblong Proof Gold Coin

France 2015 Rugby World Cup 200 Euro Concave Oblong Proof Gold Coin

Description: To mark the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Monnaie de Paris, has issued a gold and silver collector coin program. The centerpiece of the offering is an concave and oblong one-ounce gold coin resembling a rugby ball. A similar ellipsoidal coin was produced in silver; it carries a face value of 10 euro. The […]

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CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canada Imposing Alpha Wolf $20 Silver Coin – Video: 4:15

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canada Imposing Alpha Wolf $20 Silver Coin – Video: 4:15

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan gets a new coin in the mail: the 2015 Canadian “Imposing Alpha Wolf” $20 Silver Coin! See the coin in motion in HD video and decide for yourself if you want this wild beast in your collection.   Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print […]

By September 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austria 2015 Wildlife in Our Sights: The Capercaillie 100 Euro Proof Gold Coin

Austria 2015 Wildlife in Our Sights: The Capercaillie 100 Euro Proof Gold Coin

Description: From the Austrian Mint: The capercaillie lives in coniferous, mixed and deciduous woodland, where it spends the night roosting in trees. The habitat of the capercaillie is disappearing and this most striking of birds is now extinct in a number of European countries. Their typical habitat is a mature mixed forest with lots of sun. […]

By September 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coin Expert Attends Long Beach Expo – VIDEO: 4:55

Chinese Coin Expert Attends Long Beach Expo – VIDEO: 4:55

Chen Hao Min, Coin in Coin Company, Translator: Rachel Luo, Interviewer: David Lisot. Includes Chinese language. Chen Hao Min is a noted authority in Chinese coins. He talks about coming to the Long Beach Coin Expo and some of the things he saw at the convention. Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line […]

By September 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 2

South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 2

광복 30주년 기념 백원 By Mark Lovmo – dokdo-research.com/koreancoins.html….   From the Introduction to Part 1: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won commemorative coin was released in the tense and somewhat tentative atmosphere of South Korea in 1975. The coin was the first commemorative to be made in that country, and it was introduced […]

By September 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sun Keqin, Author of New Book on Modern Chinese Coinage – VIDEO: 3:38

Sun Keqin, Author of New Book on Modern Chinese Coinage – VIDEO: 3:38

Keqin Sun, Modern Numismatic Web, Translator: Rachel Luo, Interviewer: David Lisot. Includes Chinese language. Collectors Universe and PCGS are reaching out to the market in China by actively sponsoring Chinese dealers to come the Long Beach Coin Expo. One of these dealers talks about his experiences and a new book he has written.   Copyright […]

By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dix Noonan Webb Coin ‘Festival’ Totals More Than £2.1 Million

Dix Noonan Webb Coin ‘Festival’ Totals More Than £2.1 Million

By Dix Noonan Webb Ltd….   The coins ‘festival’ held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, totaled more than £2.1 million (almost £1.8 million total hammer price) as a series of important collections attracted strong bidding from dealers and private buyers over four days. The highlight of the London sale held […]

By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker Auction 268

Highlights of Künker Auction 268

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, In this newsletter, we are delighted to introduce to you two remarkable special collections. Auction 267, the Roland Grüber Collection, consists of the largest compilation of coins and medals of Brandenburg in Franconia ever to be on the market. Ranging from an inconspicuous kipper coin to a gorgeous presentation piece, […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Release 8th Silver Coin in Austria by Its Children Series

Austrian Mint to Release 8th Silver Coin in Austria by Its Children Series

On October 7, 2015, the Austrian Mint will issue the eighth silver coin of the well received “Austria by Its Children” program, featuring the eastern province of Burgenland. The obverse of the coin was designed and engraved by mint engraver Helmut Andexlinger (View Designer’s Profile). The design features the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lake […]

By September 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 World Coins that Sold in the Heritage Long Beach Auction

Top 5 World Coins that Sold in the Heritage Long Beach Auction

The following are the Top 5 World Coins that sold in Heritage’s Signature Sale in Long Beach September 18, 2015……… LOT #30144  – Korea: Japanese Protectorate – Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 2 (1908) Sold: $64,625 Japanese Protectorate – Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 2 (1908) AU55 NGC, Osaka mint, KM1142. Complete with harvest-tinged coloration […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 The Seine Banks: Invalides – Grand Palais 5 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 The Seine Banks: Invalides – Grand Palais 5 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The L’Hôtel national des Invalides was built under order of King Louis XIV as a place to house disabled French war veterans. Libéral Bruant (1635-1697) was commissioned to design the structure and construction began in 1671 and lasted eight years. For more than 200 years, the Hotel served its intended purpose. Today, the site is […]

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Highlights of Künker Auction 267

Highlights of Künker Auction 267

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, In this newsletter, we are delighted to introduce to you two remarkable special collections. Auction 267, the Roland Grüber Collection, consists of the largest compilation of coins and medals of Brandenburg in Franconia ever to be on the market. Ranging from an inconspicuous kipper coin to a gorgeous presentation piece, […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Colombian Pillar Dollar

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Until  2009, no one even knew that the 1770 Nuevo Reino Pillar Dollar existed. That changed quickly, however, when an amazing stash of 14 coins was found during the bulldozing of a parking lot in Bogota, Colombia that was being razed for a new building. Buried beneath the dirt and the decades was the old […]

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austria 2015 Burgenland 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Burgenland 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Austria’s eastern province of Burgenland, also known as the “sunny side of Austria”, is a region best known for its National Park of Lake Neusiedl, its hot springs, spas, and its wine. Lake Neusidl is sometimes referred to as the “Sea of the Viennese” due to its close proximity to Vienna. Archaeologists have traced evidence of […]

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 1

South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 1

광복 30주년 기념 백원 By Mark Lovmo – dokdo-research.com/koreancoins.html….   The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won commemorative coin was released in the tense and somewhat tentative atmosphere of South Korea in 1975. The coin was the first commemorative to be made in that country, and it was introduced as a numismatic salute to the […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada’s modern era. “In addition to featuring four effigies of Her Majesty on the obverse of Canada’s coins since her accession to the throne, the Mint has a long […]

Künker Auctions: The Julius Löser and the Preussag Collection

Künker Auctions: The Julius Löser and the Preussag Collection

Over the course of the previous decades, Preussag AG has assembled the largest collection of löser and mining coins in history. Künker and the London Coin Gallery will auction this collection in London on October 30. The range of pieces on offer comprises 217(!) löser and 327 mining coins. The oldest lösers date back to […]

By September 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Continues Shēngxiào Collection with 2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

Royal Mint Continues Shēngxiào Collection with 2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed its design for the Lunar Year of the Monkey – an eagerly anticipated annual event in The Royal Mint’s launch calendar following the release of coins for the 2015 Year of the Sheep and the 2014 Year of the Horse. Known as the Chinese Zodiac or Shēngxiào Collection, The Royal […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coinweek Unboxing: Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

Coinweek Unboxing: Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek augments its World Coin Profile entry for Canada’s 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin with a little hands-on time with the colorized silver coin. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan files this report. To see CoinWeek’s Coin Profile of this coin, click here.     Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Latvia Issues Silver Collector Coin Dedicated to Poets Rainis and Aspazija

Latvia Issues Silver Collector Coin Dedicated to Poets Rainis and Aspazija

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, September 8, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new five-euro silver collector coin, Rainis and Aspazija. This coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of Rainis and Aspazija, two brilliant minds of Latvia. It is a unique coin due to its specific form and minting technique. The graphic design […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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