World Coins

The True Draft of the First Post-War German Commemorative Coin

The True Draft of the First Post-War German Commemorative Coin

On June 25, 2015, Künker auctions a sensation of post-WWII German numismatics: a pattern for the rejected draft by Karl Roth for the first German commemorative coin ‘Germanisches Museum’ (‘Germanic Museum’). Until now, a plaster cast model was the only known testimony! In August 1952, the German National Museum in Nuremberg celebrated its 100th anniversary. […]

The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

Royal Canadian Mint Produces Looney Tunes™ Collector Coins – Video: 2.25.

Royal Canadian Mint Produces Looney Tunes™ Collector Coins – Video: 2.25.

The Royal Canadian Mint, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is celebrating the kid in all of us by issuing gold and silver collector coins featuring the widely beloved Looney Tunes™ to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny. “Looney Tunes is one of the most popular cartoons ever to grace the small and […]

Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

On Sunday, the Royal Mint in London announced the release of a two-coin commemoration to celebrate the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The release of the coin marks only the second time the Royal Mint has issued an official United Kingdom coin to honor a royal birth with the permission of the […]

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

CAPTAIN PICARD AND THE ENTERPRISE EXPLORE THE MILKY WAY Calling all Star Trek fans… Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987, and ran for seven seasons until 1994. Set in the Milky Way Galaxy, the first season takes place in 2364, featuring a new crew and a new starship, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. […]

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

By CoinWeek News Staff….   A hoard worth nearly US$50 million has been recovered from the wreckage of the SS City of Cairo, a steamboat sailing from India to Great Britain during World War II. 100 tons worth of silver rupees belonging to the UK Treasury have been found some 16,800 feet under the waters […]

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

  The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the child’s […]

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

One hundred years after Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned “In Flanders Fields” on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued silver collectors coins commemorating the iconic poem which honours all those who risked or sacrificed their lives in defense of democratic values, and inspired the adoption of the poppy as a […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun  (2004) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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Second Half Of Slaney Collection of English Coins Finally Coming to Auction

Second Half Of Slaney Collection of English Coins Finally Coming to Auction

Spink sold the first half of the Slaney Collection of English coins in May 2003. The sale was a great success, many records were broken, and the numismatic world was agog to know when the second half of the collection would be offered. After a wait of 12 years the remaining coins are coming, at […]

By April 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

The Perth Mint pays homage to Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar, and her beloved verse, “My Country”, with the release of a stunning new collector coin set depicting rare and beautiful landscapes of Australia. In 1904, after spending time in London, and feeling homesick for Australia, Mackellar began writing “My Country”. Several re-writes later, the poem […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins….   Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the […]

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Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand ….   More than three quarters of the coloured circulating commemorative coins minted to mark the Anzac centenary have been taken up by the public. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand minted one million of the special 50-cent Anzac coins to commemorate the centenary on 25 April, 1915 of […]

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Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

St. George’s Day – 23 April 2015 The dramatic depiction of St. George conquering the dragon is an image that has long been associated with The Sovereign – but how did England’s Patron Saint come to span 198 years on The Royal Mint’s flagship gold coin? St. George has been the Patron Saint of England […]

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

By The Royal Australian Mint….   Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 – 28 May 2015. In its 50th year, the Mint has re-evaluated […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rare NGC-Certified Chinese Coin Tops  Stack’s Bowers April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rare NGC-Certified Chinese Coin Tops Stack’s Bowers April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries April 2015 Hong Kong Auction was led by an extremely rare Chinese coin–an 1898 Chinese Dragon Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)–that sold for nearly five times its pre-sale high estimate. The NGC MS 65 China-Kiangnan 1898 L&M-216 Circlet Scale Dragon Silver Dollar realized an impressive $418,250 on a pre-sale […]

World Coins – NGC Grades Rare “99” Stamped 1898 South Africa Pond

World Coins – NGC Grades Rare “99” Stamped 1898 South Africa Pond

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded an exquisite specimen of the rare 1898 South Africa Pond with a “99” stamp. Graded NGC MS 62, it is one of just 20 examples certified by NGC. The 1898 “99” Stamped Pond were issued during the Anglo-Boar War between the South African Republic and the British Empire. The […]

Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Anchored by the W & B Capital Collection, the April 2015 Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong auction was another major success for the firm. Bidders actively competed for coins, banknotes, medals, and other Asian numismatic items offered. The total price realized of $8,983,418 exceeded the high end estimate by $1,640,000 (all prices include the […]

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

The designer of the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen has kicked off production of the new 2015 circulating coins that will soon become a familiar sight across the United Kingdom. Royal Mint designer Jody Clark was offered the privilege of starting up the presses which will strike his own depiction of […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

By The Royal Mint…. The Royal Mint has issued a limited-edition Alderney £5 VE Day Platinum Proof coin to commemorate 70 years since the moment in May 1945 when Second World War hostilities in Europe finally ceased, and ‘Victory in Europe’ was declared. The six-year wartime struggle impacted many. Europe had been plunged into darkness […]

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint and P&O Cruises have commemorated the launch of two iconic ‘Britannias’ in 2015 – a new United Kingdom £2 coin and the cruise ship Britannia. The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to rule over the United Kingdom’s circulating coins in the […]

Collecting Coins from The Mexican War For Independence

Collecting Coins from The Mexican War For Independence

By Max A. Keech – Mexican Coin Company….   The Mexican War for Independence coinage is one of the most fascinating, diverse and complex series in all of Latin American numismatics. This short series is rich in history and can provide a rewarding experience for collectors at all levels. But beware; it is poorly cataloged, […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 4th Collector Coin Catalog Of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 4th Collector Coin Catalog Of 2015

1915’s Second Battle of Ypres, a tribute to the 1943-45 Victory Nickel and Canada’s safeguarding of Allied gold in the Second World War are among the fascinating stories told on Mint’s newest collector coins…. In launching its newest wave of collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is again exploring a broad spectrum of themes, ranging […]

Royal Canadian Mint Announces Judges for ‘My Canada, My Inspiration’ Coin Design Contest

Royal Canadian Mint Announces Judges for ‘My Canada, My Inspiration’ Coin Design Contest

Canadians to vote online in September on panel’s selection of finalist designs…. To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a national contest inviting Canadians to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. To assist in the selection of five finalist designs for each of […]

You Must Watch Alessandro Novelli’s Beautiful Coins

You Must Watch Alessandro Novelli’s Beautiful Coins

Animated-filmmaker Alessandro Novelli has created a whimsical and elegant short video that celebrates the beauty and cultural heritage of Europe’s pre-euro coinage. Starting with the German 5 Mark coin, Novelli weaves a story that travels through time and across the continent. Underneath the striking visual presentation is a jaunty and playful musical score by Django Reinhardt. If this […]

By April 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint to Gift Silver Pennies to Babies Born on the Same Day as the New Royal Baby

The Royal Mint to Gift Silver Pennies to Babies Born on the Same Day as the New Royal Baby

To celebrate the arrival of the new addition to the Royal Family, The Royal Mint is to gift 2,015 babies born on the same day with a special Lucky Silver Penny struck with the year of their birth. It is a fitting gesture to welcome the eagerly anticipated future Prince or Princess and also in […]

48th Numista Coin Show Wraps in Munich

48th Numista Coin Show Wraps in Munich

On March 7 and 8, 2015, the capital of Bavaria once again became the venue of a major numismatic event. As was to be expected, the 48th edition of the Munich NUMISMATA attracted collectors and dealers from all around the world. They witnessed a fair that was successful in every single way. For 45 years […]

By April 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint has released a new Australian Funnel-Web Spider bullion coin to enhance its new theme of deadly animals now featured on the nation’s investment coin issues. Meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the latest edition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program has been released on the success of the 2014 Saltwater […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool colorized silver coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Canadian $20 coin depicting a Bighorn Sheep.  Fans of the great outdoors will enjoy this new themed-coin.  If you are curious about buying this collectible coin, you’ll definitely want to check out this video first. This is […]

By April 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

On May 6, 2015, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the occupation of Austria ended with the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, declaring Austria a neutral and peaceful country for all time. […]

 
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