World Coins

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 […]

By March 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By March 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Coins Widely Collected in the U.S.

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Coins Widely Collected in the U.S.

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek World coins are gaining in popularity in the U.S., and none are more popular than coins from Canada. Canada has been a pioneer in the use of color and alternative materials such as holograms, embedded crystals, enamel, and so forth. Coins with such materials have gained wider acceptance in recent […]

New Book on Coinage of British India

New Book on Coinage of British India

Randy Weir, Numismatist and Author Interviewer: David Lisot Randy Weir lives in Canada and travels regularly to Great Britain to attend coin conventions. He came to the London Coin Fair to promote a new book he is writing on the British coins of India. He talks about the work he has done and why he […]

By March 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin & Sons to Auction 150 Rare Islamic Coins

Baldwin & Sons to Auction 150 Rare Islamic Coins

On the 25th April 2012 A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd will sell one of the greatest selections of classical Islamic rarities by public auction. The much anticipated sale comprises 150 of the rarest and highest quality Islamic coins from the first to the thirteenth century of the Hijri and includes a large selection of […]

By February 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Huntington Collection of Hispanic Related Coins Offered by Sotheby’s as a Single Lot March 8th

Huntington Collection of Hispanic Related Coins Offered by Sotheby’s as a Single Lot March 8th

Sotheby’s will offer the magnificent Archer M. Huntington Collection of coins from the Hispanic world in a sealed bid single lot auction ending on 8 March 2012. Assembled more than a century ago, the 37,895 pieces form the most spectacular collection of coins relating to the entirety of Spanish history that is housed outside of […]

By February 27, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
London Coin Fair Convention Report and Market Outlook

London Coin Fair Convention Report and Market Outlook

Michael Veissid, Director, London Coin Fair Interviewer: David Lisot The London Coin Fair is a regular part of the numismatic marketplace in Great Britain. Show promoter Mike Veissid talks about putting the challenges of holding the convention and how they reach out to London collectors. He also shares about trends in the market and a […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Auction Market in Great Britain

Rare Coin Auction Market in Great Britain

Stephen Lockett, Director, London Coins Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot. Auction continues to be a popular method to sell coins in Great Britain. Stephen Lockett shares what items have been selling and how prices are faring. He talks about what sales his company has coming up in the future. Runtime: 3:20 Copyright © CoinWeek – February […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Extremely Rare and Historically Important 1931 Hunan Soviet Dollar

Extremely Rare and Historically Important 1931 Hunan Soviet Dollar

by Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Among the many highlights to be offered at auction in Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April 1-4 Hong Kong auction is an extremely rare Soviet Government of Hunan Provinces star dollar. In terms of historical importance and numismatic rarity, this offering should be considered among […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden Ltd Auction Company Profile

Morton & Eden Ltd Auction Company Profile

Stephen Lloyd, Director – Morton & Eden Interviewer: David Lisot. Morton & Eden is a coin and medal auction company in London that was once a division of Sotheby’s that now functions as an independent entity. Director Stephen Lloyd talks about their firm and the state of the market. He discusses market provenance and how […]

By February 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Bohnams to Offer Morgan Dollars and British Commonwealth Sovereigns

Bohnams to Offer Morgan Dollars and British Commonwealth Sovereigns

LOS ANGELES – Bonhams is pleased to announce two significant collections to be offered during our May 27, 2012 Rare Coins and Medals Auctions in Los Angeles. The auction house is privileged to be offer nearly 600 gold sovereigns of Great Britain and other commonwealth countries such as Australia, South Africa and Canada from the […]

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Dix Noonan Webb Auctions Profile

Dix Noonan Webb Auctions Profile

Christopher Webb, Director Interviewer: David Lisot. Christopher discusses the background of Dix Noonan Webb, what kind of sales they hold and shows some highlights from recent sales. He talks about why people choose the auction route rather than private sale. He suggests ways to get started collecting. He also explains why provenance is so important […]

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British Coin Market Perspective

British Coin Market Perspective

David Miller, Owner, David Miller, Ltd Interviewer: David Lisot. David has been coming to the London Coin Fair for more then 40 years. He talks about why he continues to come to the convention and what people are buying. He talks about why people may buy the items that they do. Runtime: 2:22 Copyright © […]

By February 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
London Coin Fair Market Report

London Coin Fair Market Report

Interviewer: David Lisot, Randy Weir, Randy Weir Numismatics, Steve Hill, A.H. Baldwin, Christopher Webb, Dix Noonan Webb, Stephen Lockett, London Coins, David Miller, David Miller Ltd. Each coin convention in London brings together dealers specializing in different collectibles areas. Hear from some of the coin traders at the show as they discuss the strength of […]

By February 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Auction Results and News from A.H. Baldwin & Sons

Auction Results and News from A.H. Baldwin & Sons

Steve Hill, Director Interviewer: David Lisot Steve talks about the recent sale of the Prospero Collection of ancient coins that brought record prices for many coins. He also discusses the upcoming auction of the Bentley Collection that includes 1,240 gold British sovereigns. He addresses the question of provenance of coins and how important it is […]

By February 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! London Coin Fair 2012 February

Cool Coins! London Coin Fair 2012 February

Interviewer: David Lisot Steve Hill, Director, A.H. Baldwin & Sons, 1601 Elizabeth I silver crown, Stephen Lockett, Director, London Coins Ltd, Henry VIII gold sovereign, Pamela West, British Notes, 1914 one pound bank note, David Miller, David Miller Ltd, 287 AD Roman bronze of Emperor Carausius, Peter Thompson, P&D Medallions, 1689 bronze gilded Security of […]

By February 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Market for Mexican Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Market for Mexican Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Duane Douglas, El Mundo de la Moneda, Mexico Interviewer: David Lisot The market for Mexican and Latin American coins is a thriving area in numismatics. More people are appreciating this area of the coin hobby as a place for collecting historical items and possible investment. Duane Douglas has a coin shop in Mexico City and […]

By February 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Magnus Princeps Bronze Portrait Medal of Sultan Mehmed II to be offered by Baldwin’s

Magnus Princeps Bronze Portrait Medal of Sultan Mehmed II to be offered by Baldwin’s

On the 25th April Baldwin’s will offer for sale one of the most important pieces of Islamic historical documentation. The discovery of the Magnus Princeps Bronze Portrait Medal of Sultan Mehmed II, c.1460 in late 2000 provides the earliest known portrait of one of history’s greatest military commanders. Prior to this the only reliable appearance […]

By February 15, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
PCGS Update for World Coin Grading

PCGS Update for World Coin Grading

Michael Sherman, Vice President, World Operations, PCGS Interviewer: David Lisot PCGS has graded United States since 1986. World coins were added later but until now have never had the prominence of US coins. Find out why PCGS is moving into world coins and what that means for collectors. TRT: 2:51 Copyright © CoinWeek – February […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
A H Baldwin to offer highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns

A H Baldwin to offer highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns

A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd are proud to announce the publication of a special preview brochure of the highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns which will be offered for sale at auction from May 2012 in three parts over 12 months. The brochure is available as a pdf document on our website […]

By February 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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