World Coins

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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