World Coins

Standard Catalog of World Coins 1601-1700 Now Available

Standard Catalog of World Coins 1601-1700 Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 12, 2011) – The Standard Catalog of World Coins 1601-1700 is now available from Krause Publications. Edited by George Cuhaj and Tom Michael, this fifth edition presents some of the fastest-rising retail values for world coins. Economic factors have continued to drive collector interest and push prices for these classic coins higher […]

Cool Coins at the Houston Money Show of the Southwest 2011

Cool Coins at the Houston Money Show of the Southwest 2011

CoinWeek.com host David Lisot interviews participants at the Money Show of the Southwest in Houston, Texas to find out what “cool” coins or bank notes they have in stock. See some of the most interesting and beautiful numismatic items including an 1882 Proof Trade Dollar, 1853-C $5 Liberty gold, 1803 copper Large Cent-Sheldon 260, 1824 […]

By December 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

A simply magnificent 1892 South African Republic gold Proof Pond, PR65 NGC — the best of just 10 like pieces known to have been minted — is expected to bring $300,000+ as one of the principal highlights of our Jan. 2-3, 2012 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction, an official auction of the New York […]

London Coin Fair Highlights November 2011

London Coin Fair Highlights November 2011

David Lisot, host of CoinWeek, travels to Great Britain for the thrice annual London Coin Fair. He speaks with Mike Veissid, show director who talks about the convention, Steve Hill of Baldwin and Sons who deals in coins as well as whose company has the auction in conjunction with the show, Eric Green who talks […]

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Digitizing a best-kept secret: Cornell’s coin collection

Digitizing a best-kept secret: Cornell’s coin collection

By Linda B. Glaser – Cornell University Cornell’s coin collection is one of the best-kept secrets on campus, but if archaeologist Annetta Alexandridis has her way, the world will soon have access to every one of its 1,500 coins. Thanks to the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, the coin collection will […]

By November 30, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
English Coin Market Update

English Coin Market Update

Eric Green – Numismatic Consultant, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Green travels the world going to coin conventions. He discusses the state of the worldwide and British markets, which coin shows are important to attend, and how a collector can get started. Length: 2:32 Copyright © November, 2011 London Coin Fair Bloomsbury, England November […]

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Coin Collecting in Great Britain

Coin Collecting in Great Britain

Alvin House – Owner, The Coin House, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. House is a sole proprietor of a coin business that is based in London. He attends local coin shows and sells coins on the Internet. He talks about what collectors in Great Britain like to buy and why third party grading is […]

By November 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Publications in the United Kingdom

Numismatic Publications in the United Kingdom

Philip Skingley – Director of Publishing, Spink, London Interviewer: David Lisot Philip heads the publishing division of Spink’s of London, established in 1666. He shows examples of some of the most popular numismatic books and talks about what areas of numismatics are most popular. length: 3:45 Copyright © November, 2011 London Coin Fair Bloomsbury, England […]

By November 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Stephen Lockett, London Coins, Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Lockett operates London Coins Ltd, a coin business that trades in numismatics and includes an auction service. He is also founder of “Coin Grading Service UK,” Britain’s first encapsulating grading service. He shares his perspective on the collector market, how auction functions in the sale of […]

By November 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Interview – Scott Tappa, Numismatic Publisher, F+W Media/Krause Publications

Numismatic Interview – Scott Tappa, Numismatic Publisher, F+W Media/Krause Publications

Interviewer: David Lisot 6:23 Scott is in charge of one of the largest groups of numismatic publications in the world. They publish the Standard Catalogues of the World for both coins and paper money along with World Coin News, Numismatic News and Bank Note Reporter. Scott’s group also holds a paper money convention and world […]

By November 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

“Small but Mighty” might be a good phrase to describe the January 7, 2012 Kolbe & Fanning public auction of rare and desirable numismatic works to be sold in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. While there are only 350 lots in the sale, […]

The Chinese Coin Collection of Dr John Snell

The Chinese Coin Collection of Dr John Snell

Paul Fraser Collectibles Lost for three quarters of a century, John Snell’s Chinese coin collection is has now re-surfaced John Abner Snell was born in Knife Falls, Minnesota on October 28, 1880, the fifth of eight children. When he was around five, his family made the long trek from northern Minnesota to central Florida, then […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick – Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success!

Daniel Frank Sedwick – Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success!

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success, and for the first time we hold a new world record price in South American gold coins with the sale of a Brazilian gold monetary ingot for $218,500 (including buyer’s fee). We achieved this through proper research, promotion, and expertise that only […]

Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

9 November, Vienna – The Austrian Mint will issue today the fourth gold coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” series, featuring the mysterious crown of St. Wenceslas, crown of Bohemia. The crown is named in honor of St. Wenceslas, patron of Bohemia and the Czechs. The obverse of the coin depicts the […]

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Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

IOLA, Wis. (Nov. 7, 2011) – Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the nominees for the 2012 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design and manufacturing from around the world. The awards will be presented […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Proceeds to be donated to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial and the Military Families Fund TRENTON, ONTARIO – October 31, 2011 – Today in Trenton, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a silver coin to commemorate the Highway of Heroes. During the ceremony, the Mint also announced that $20 dollars from the sale of each Highway of […]

Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition

Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition

MAGNIFICENT NEW COLOURED PROOF LUNAR COINS CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrates the auspicious Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, no more […]

The Perth Mint – November Product Releases

The Perth Mint – November Product Releases

The Perth Mint is proud to showcase its array of stunning new product releases for November. The third release in the stunning Sea Life II – The Reef series features a spectacularly realistic portrayal of a surgeonfish. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, and […]

Lot Highlights of the January 2012 Prospero Collection Auction

Lot Highlights of the January 2012 Prospero Collection Auction

Baldwins Formed over several decades by a collector with a passion for the arts and a discerning taste for outstanding examples of the most beautiful and famous ancient Greek coins, the Prospero Collection offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a group of coins of such magnitude, so meticulously sourced and so lovingly […]

By October 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Issues world’s largest and most valuable gold bullion coin

Perth Mint Issues world’s largest and most valuable gold bullion coin

The biggest, heaviest, inherently the most valuable gold bullion coin in the world has been unveiled by The Perth Mint. Weighing one tonne (32,150.7466 troy ounces) of 99.99% pure gold, the monumental coin measures nearly 80 cms wide and more than 12cms deep.  At current Bullion prices the coin would be worth over 55 Million […]

Ancient Cretan stater coin brings $479,000 World Record price at Morton & Eden

Ancient Cretan stater coin brings $479,000 World Record price at Morton & Eden

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Depicting Zeus with lover Europa, the Cretan stater made a record in the $6.4m ancient coin auction London numismatic specialists Morton & Eden have had some spectacular results in their auction yesterday (October 24), A Collection of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins. Several lots broke the six figure mark, and most of […]

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Read Part I Here 7.) Are there particular coin series or coins of a specific country or theme that tend to sell better than others? “Yes, well designed coins and really topical series tend to sell well. These are almost always based on history, architecture, or art. Personalities also sell […]

By October 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint’s ultra-high relief creation is the world’s first 10-kilo coin crafted of 99.999% pure gold Vancouver, British Columbia, October 21, 2011 – The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce it has crafted the world’s first 10-kilo 99.999% pure gold coin and that this exquisite numismatic creation has been dedicated to Bill Reid’s […]

The Royal Canadian Mint is hosting Online Coin Exchanges

The Royal Canadian Mint is hosting Online Coin Exchanges

Canadian Mint Did you know that the Royal Canadian Mint’s high-tech plant in Winnipeg produces over 1 billion circulation coins every year? That’s like 20 million coins per day or 750 coins per second! Even though the Mint has produced coins for more than 70 countries in the last 35 years, this post is all […]

British Coin Forecast for 2012 By Geoffrey Cope

British Coin Forecast for 2012 By Geoffrey Cope

By Geoffrey Cope www.petitioncrown.com The main auctions for 2011 have just been completed and record prices have been achieved. To laugh or to cry at the market, neither will help to change the present continuing demand. Today we should consider what if there is more financial volatility? What will be the level of interest from […]

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George Cuhaj, Editor of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and Paper Money

George Cuhaj, Editor of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and Paper Money

The Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money are two of the series of catalogs that give pricing information about more of the coins and bank notes of the entire world. Hear from George Cuhaj who is editor of these publications and discusses what is involved in their creation. […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More than 2,800 Lots at the Official November Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More than 2,800 Lots at the Official November Baltimore Auction

IRVINE, Calif. – The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2011 Official Baltimore Auction will feature more than 8,000 total lots, including four foreign coin and paper money sessions by Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, presenting more than 2,800 lots. In addition, there will be four U.S. coin sessions and one U.S. currency session. Lot viewing will be […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Two Kinds of Royalty Shine in Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Line of Collector Coins

Two Kinds of Royalty Shine in Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Line of Collector Coins

Among many captivating themes and designs, new gold and silver coins celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the legacy of Wayne and Walter Gretzky As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II prepares to celebrate an unprecedented 60 years as Canada’s monarch and after “The Great One” reached a new milestone by […]

Gustav I coronation coin brings $240,000 in Kuenker’s auction

Gustav I coronation coin brings $240,000 in Kuenker’s auction

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Kuenker coins has completed its stunning series of sales offering Ancient, Medieval, German, Swedish, Russian and Chinese rare coins through the last week of September. Two sections of major private collections were on offer: the first part of the Franz Josef collection and the second section of The Julius Hagander Collection […]

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