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World Coins – Pobjoy Mint Issues 2016 Blue Titanium Emperor Penguin Coin

World Coins – Pobjoy Mint Issues 2016 Blue Titanium Emperor Penguin Coin

Issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory with a mintage of only 5,000 coins Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of the second 2016 coin issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory. This unique two pounds 990 Blue Titanium collector’s coin, struck alongside a Proof Sterling Silver coin and an Unc. Cupro Nickel coin, features The Emperor […]

By February 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CIBC to Offer Chinese New Year Gold, Silver Monkey Coins

CIBC to Offer Chinese New Year Gold, Silver Monkey Coins

By Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce….   CIBC is the only bank in Canada providing special, festive coins for the Lunar New Year Looking for gift ideas for the Lunar New Year? The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has five special, limited-edition Year of the Monkey collector coins to help you wish good luck, […]

By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profile – Canadian 1992 $15 Commemorative Special Gold striking

World Coin Profile – Canadian 1992 $15 Commemorative Special Gold striking

Royal Canadian Mint – 1992 Spirit of the Generations $15 Proof struck in Gold In the latest issue of MintErrorNews, one of the rarest, most expensive and spectacular Canadian coins was highlighted on the cover. This special striking in gold of a proof commemorative coin was unknown to the numismatic community and was just certified […]

By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint “Buddies” up at Berlin World Money Fair

Royal Australian Mint “Buddies” up at Berlin World Money Fair

By Royal Australian Mint….   The internationally adored Buddy Bear figure has become eternalized as a privy mark on the exclusive 2016 Berlin World Money Fair (WMF) coin by the Royal Australian Mint. Attendees to the Berlin WMF will be the first in the world to get their hands on the Australian 2016 $1 Buddy […]

By February 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #16: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series – Audio: 10:09

CoinWeek Podcast #16: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series – Audio: 10:09

The Austrian Mint’s 25-euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series has captured international interest since its 2003 debut. With new designs each year, the coin is a perennial favorite in both the primary and secondary markets. This year’s Niobium and Silver coin’s design evokes the passage of time and, according to Austrian Mint sources, is already […]

By February 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
RCM Honors Library of Parliament 140th Anniversary with 1st Concave Coin

RCM Honors Library of Parliament 140th Anniversary with 1st Concave Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Library of Parliament with its first-ever concave coin, whose ultra-high relief shows off the amazing detail of the Library’s architecture, as seen from the inside of its domed ceiling. This coin was unveiled on January 28 before Senators, MPs and special guests assembled at […]

How to Save Money on Your First MA-Shops Order – CoinWeek 4K Video

How to Save Money on Your First MA-Shops Order – CoinWeek 4K Video

CoinWeek Met up with Joachim Schwiening, owner and CEO of MA-Shops, to discuss how the shopping platform offers American collectors better access to rare European and World Coins and how new customers can save money on their first order. For the past several months, CoinWeek has turned its attention to MA-Shops, the largest online shopping […]

Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

In celebration of the Gumnut Babies’ centenary, The Perth Mint has released a superb commemorative coin featuring original illustrations of one of Australia’s most treasured children’s authors, May Gibbs. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited-edition book, which contains a collection of Gibbs’ […]

By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Latest Coin in Isle of Man Cat Series Features Havana Brown

Latest Coin in Isle of Man Cat Series Features Havana Brown

Meet the newest member of Pobjoy’s popular Cat Series! By Pobjoy Mint….   The Isle of Man’s historic Cat coin is one of the world’s most famous, and the series continues in 2016 with a new coin featuring the Havana Brown. The phrase “Chocolate Delight” is often used to describe the Havana Brown. These charming […]

By February 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Top New Ancient and World Coins on MA-Shops – January 29

Top New Ancient and World Coins on MA-Shops – January 29

By CoinWeek….   The coin dealers on MA-Shops.com add a wide variety of new coins to their inventory every day. But some coins just have that special something and are bound to stand out from the crowd. Here is a list of some the top new coins on MA-Shops as of January 29, 2016: SICILY. […]

Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Described as one of the greatest works of literature ever written in the English language, we celebrate the Sperm Whale with the release of a new coin commemorating the 165th anniversary of the publishing of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The story, first published in London on October 18, 1851, tells the […]

By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin Profile – Austrian Mint 2016 Silver Niobium Coin “Time”

Modern Coin Profile – Austrian Mint 2016 Silver Niobium Coin “Time”

The Austrian Mint 2016 Niobium Coin – TIME A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIMEKEEPING The theoretical meaning of time may have long been a major subject of debate among philosophers, physicists and religious figures, but the more practical discipline of its measurement has proved to be less of a mystery. Dedicated to the history of chronometry, […]

By January 27, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker presents a new auction format: eLive Premium By Künker GmbH & Company…. The focus of Künker Auction 272 will be minor denominations and bracteates–that is, medieval pfennigs. All lots will be auctioned off live at www.eLive-Auction.de The other areas include a collection of Reformation and Russian medals, as well as a series of Russian […]

By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Introducing the Pobjoy Mint’s First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark in stunning yellow finish By Pobjoy Mint….   Continuing their colored Titanium series and to celebrate International Shark Week, Pobjoy Mint has released a new Yellow Titanium coin featuring the Great Lemon Shark on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. Coin Highlights […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Presents “Spring Ice” Silver Coin to Tom Thomson Art Gallery

Royal Canadian Mint Presents “Spring Ice” Silver Coin to Tom Thomson Art Gallery

The Royal Canadian Mint has donated a $20 Fine Silver Coin – Tom Thomson: Spring Ice (1916) to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. The coin was presented by Mint Board of Directors Member John Bell on Sunday, January 17, in conjunction with the Gallery’s official opening of its 2016 season. “The Mint’s engraving of Tom […]

Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

By Pobjoy Mint….   In previous years, Pobjoy Mint has issued coins to commemorate the Olympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympics are no exception and we are delighted to announce the release of a series of four coins on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place in […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2016 NYINC auction of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins. The firm’s first sale of 2016 featured a fabulous array of material that was anchored by several prominent collections, including Part III of the Syracuse Collection of highly prized Greek and […]

SPINK USA Coin Auction to offer Portuguese, Brazilian and Anglo-Gallic Coins Plus Much More….

SPINK USA Coin Auction to offer Portuguese, Brazilian and Anglo-Gallic Coins Plus Much More….

Spink USA’s “Collector’s Series Sale” this January 27-28, 2016 will usher in the New Year with a large offering of Portuguese and Brazilian coins, a collection of medals and artifacts related to the Easter Rising and Ireland’s struggle for independence, selections of Anglo-Gallic coins, Renaissance and Russian medals, and myriad other world coins and medals. […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Central Bank of Ireland Issues €2 Coin Commemorating 1916 Easter Rising

Central Bank of Ireland Issues €2 Coin Commemorating 1916 Easter Rising

4.5 million commemorative €2 coins issuing into general circulation First time Ireland is releasing its own commemorative €2 coin marking an event in Irish history Range of collectable commemorative products available   By Central Bank of Ireland….   The Central Bank of Ireland is releasing 4.5 million commemorative €2 coins into general circulation starting January […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
South Africa Commemorates 1st Coinage with 5 Rand Coin

South Africa Commemorates 1st Coinage with 5 Rand Coin

By South African Reserve Bank….   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be issuing a Griqua Town themed R5 circulation coin, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the creation of the first coinage in South Africa. The currency was created in the name of a local community, Griqua Town, but had far-reaching significance as the […]

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France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris closes out its three-year Rooster coin program featuring the art of longtime mint engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ rooster design debuted in 2014. The 2016 is the first 2016-dated coin released by the Monnaie de Paris. This .333 silver coin has a 10-euro face value and has been issued in uncirculated condition at face value. […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint 2016 Easter Coin: “Dürer’s Young Hare”

Austrian Mint 2016 Easter Coin: “Dürer’s Young Hare”

On February 24, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin featuring what may be the most famous painting of an animal in the history of European art, Albrecht Dürer’s “Feldhase”. The reverse bears the classic watercolour of the “Wild Hare” painted by Albrecht Dürer in 1502. The hare was painted with minute, almost scientific […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

By National Bank of Ukraine….   On January 5, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine held a presentation to celebrate the creation of two commemorative coins honoring “Shchedryk” (known in English-speaking countries as the “Carol of the Bells”). The coins come in a 5-hryvnia (UAH) German silver version and a 20-hryvnia silver edition. The event […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – “Star of Lima” Coinage of 1659-1660

World Coins – “Star of Lima” Coinage of 1659-1660

“Star of Lima” Coinage of 1659 By Daniel Frank Sedwick – Sedwick Coins – Treasure and World Coin Auctions ……..   This is a case of “it’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.”1 The city of Lima, Peru, was short of silver coinage and needed to remedy the situation before the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

History plays a starring role as the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates a wide range of themes in its first offering of new 2016 collector coins. The historic ocean liner SS Great Eastern, which laid out the first transatlantic telegraph cable to link North America and Europe via Newfoundland and Ireland in 1866, figures prominently in […]

CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek columnist and NLG-Award-Winning writer Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez stops by the CoinWeek Podcast (click to check out our entire Podcast archives) studio and presents his take on why Canadian coins are a natural fit for U.S. collectors looking to reach beyond the staid designs from the U.S. Mint. Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Crown

World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Crown

1809 Bank of Guernsey 5S Bishop de Jersey & Co Graded NGC AU 58 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… A collector recently submitted a rare 1809 Bank of Guernsey 5 Shilling, which was graded NGC AU 58. The 1809 Bank of Guernsey 5 Shilling Token (or Crown—the British name for a 5 Shilling silver coin) […]

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan ……   Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called “two-bits”? Or, a half-dollar “four-bits”? Do you know why we call our basic monetary unit “dollar” instead of something else? Two-bits, four-bits, six-bits and eight-bits make reference to the eight-reales silver coin of New Spain and Mexico. It […]

By January 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #312 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   The Heritage auctions in New York in early January will be remembered for British gold coins, including coins minted in the British Commonwealth and in British India. The Stack’s Bowers auction this […]

The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

From the development of the world’s first man-made precious metal, Virenium, to the world’s highest relief coin, Pobjoy Mint are renowned for their innovation in the world of numismatics. Beyond the list of “Firsts” presented below, we have selected five coins produced by Pobjoy that reflects both the technical achievements and aesthtic craftsmanship that has […]

By January 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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