World Coins

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Macau 2015 – Video: 8:44

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Macau 2015 – Video: 8:44

CoinWeek sent video producer David Lisot halfway around the world to find the coolest coins and numismatic items for sale at the Macau Numismatic Society International Show, which was held from December 3 to December 6, 2015 at the Kam Pek Community Centre in Macau. At the show, David ran into dealers from the United […]

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Produces Terrific Results!

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Produces Terrific Results!

Lot 60164 – Kwangtung. 7 Mace 3 Candareens  ND (1889). NGC MS-62. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio have announced the results of their December 2015 Chinese and Asian Coin, Currency and Medal auction. Overall, prices realized exceeded estimates, with many lots showing heated competition. (All prices realized include the standard buyer’s premium). Setting the pace for […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 Coins Sold on MA Shops, Dec. 8-15

Top 5 Coins Sold on MA Shops, Dec. 8-15

By CoinWeek….   MA-Shops offers a wide variety of ancient, classic and modern world and U.S. coins, and a list of the top five highest hammer prices at any given time often reflects this variety. Last week, however, belonged to the Germans. Here are the top five coins sold on MA-Shops.com for the week of […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Massive 60 Shillings of James II to be Auctioned at NYINC

World Coins – Massive 60 Shillings of James II to be Auctioned at NYINC

James VII (II) gold Restrike 60 Shillings 1688 MS62 NGC,  Of the highest rarity, being one of just three examples known. The latter part of the reign of Charles II saw many problems at the mint in Edinburgh, including questionable appointments, charges of corruption, inaccurate weight standards, and political infighting. Numerous officials were removed from […]

Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

The Royal Canadian Mint debuts its haunting depiction of howling wolves in a 3/4-oz silver coin. The 2016 Howling Wolves coin is the Royal Canadian Mint’s second tribute to the Great White North’s legendary hunter. With thick coats illuminated under a full moon, two howling grey wolves raise their song from the hillside on this […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Read Part 1 here. I love United States coins, but I must tip my proverbial toque to Canadian coins, too. While few coin designs compare to works of art such as the Augustus Saint-Gaudens gold $20 double eagle or Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar, there are still […]

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

On January 20, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin to celebrate the Vienna Opera Ball’s 60th anniversary, with a blush of pink flowers printed on the coin. The reverse of the coin depicts one of the highlights of the Opera Ball, the dance of the young ladies and young men’s committee coming […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

By Pobjoy Mint ……   To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Pobjoy Mint has issued a unique coin which incorporates some of the old Chinese traditions to bring luck. February 8, 2016 sees the start of the Lunar Year of the Monkey, which has been celebrated since 2600 BCE and is based […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   A new modern coin collector can very easily become overwhelmed. Whether attending a coin show, perusing hobby web sites and periodicals, or checking out dealer stores and web sites, new collectors quickly discover that with so many coins out there it’s easy to become lost when you’re just starting […]

By December 12, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops–the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening–is poised to grow into a significant player in the U.S. coin market as well. When it comes to competing against major U.S.-based sites such as Amazon and eBay, MA-Shops.com has two key assets. The first […]

By December 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

By Heritage Auctions – (Thanks to Moyun Niu, Heritage’s Asian Art specialist, for much of the information)……..   A marvelous cast gold ingot, will be offered Friday December 11th in Heritage’s inaugural Hong Kong auction, cast in the form of the ubiquitous “cash” coins of China, and made during the early decades of the Song […]

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

The rooster is a French symbol, appearing on the coins of the 19th century. One of the most significant is one of the versions of the 20-francs Napoleon. Created in 1803 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has carried several effigies including the one with the rooster. The Napoléon Gold coin (Louis d’or) remained in use until […]

By December 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held January 8-9, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in beautiful New York City. After a highly successful year of auction activity in 2015, Stack’s Bowers […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary since the appearance of the Livonian ferding. This coin is meant to fulfil a historic and cultural mission: the ferding is reintroduced to feature not just as […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

By Pobjoy Mint….   To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new commemorative dished coin on behalf of the Ascension Island Government. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of Ascension Island that commemorates the 275th Anniversary of the Composition of “Rule, Britannia!”. The patriotic British song “Rule, Britannia!” originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

“Howling Wolf” sells out 50,000 coin mintage in 41 days The first release in a new series of six “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coins from the Royal Canadian Mint has sold out its entire mintage of 50,000 coins. Featuring a howling wolf privy mark, this 2016-dated SML has exceeded expectations by […]

Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   BETWEEN THE YEARS 1200 and 1600 a handful of feisty Italians created one of the greatest commercial and maritime empires in history. Venetians wrecked the Byzantine state, fought the Ottoman sultans to a standstill, defied a series of Popes and German emperors, and adorned their city […]

Latvia Issues Special 2 Euro Coin Featuring Nesting Stork

Latvia Issues Special 2 Euro Coin Featuring Nesting Stork

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a 2-euro commemorative coin featuring a nesting stork. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all the euro area countries. Like all other circulating money, this coin will be released to special points of sale […]

By December 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear customers and coin enthusiasts, Künker’s eLive Auction 38 sessions begin December 2 and 3. Join us for bidding at 6:00 pm sharp at eLive-Auction.de. The auction will offer a variety of coins and medals ranging from ancient world to modern times. On Wednesday, the auction will start off […]

By December 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

In publishing its 2015 Third Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian Mint announced consolidated revenues of $928.5 million for the 13 weeks ended September 26, 2015, representing an 85.5% increase over the same period in 2014. A sustained resurgence in gold and silver bullion demand, paired with robust sales of numismatic products have put the […]

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

The Royal Mint has announced that it is to launch the UK’s first face value £50 for £50 coin. Celebrating the year that Her Majesty the Queen became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the return of the iconic Britannia image to UK coinage, this silver coin will feature images of two of the nation’s most […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Prince Metternich (Fürst Metternich) 20 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Prince Metternich (Fürst Metternich) 20 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Silver Coin – Prince Metternich | Fürst Metternich (2003) Austria Through the Ages Series (2000-2003) Description: This, the third issue in the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” series, focuses on the historically-significant Biedermeier period of 1815 through 1848. This was a period of heightened prominence for Austrian style, industry, […]

By November 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Malta to Issue Silver Coin and Stamp to Honor Commonwealth Mtg.

Malta to Issue Silver Coin and Stamp to Honor Commonwealth Mtg.

By Central Bank of Malta….   The Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost p.l.c. will be launching a joint numismatic product commemorating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will be held in Malta between 27 and 29 November 2015. This joint product will consist of a silver coin issued by the Central Bank […]

By November 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Invest Trust: Golden Egg No. 2

Coin Invest Trust: Golden Egg No. 2

Palau. 1 Dollar. 9.7 x 13.92 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Prooflike. Mintage: 5000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the egg-shaped coin displays the coat of arms of the issuing state below an outrigger canoe. Above, the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, the nominal value. […]

Künker Sells Preussag Collection for £6.4 Million

Künker Sells Preussag Collection for £6.4 Million

6.4 million pounds sterling, nearly 9 million euros, was the overall hammer price of 217 löser and 327 mining coins of the Preussag Collection, auctioned off by London Coin Galleries in collaboration with Künker. The most expensive coin of this auction, a gold jakobslöser, achieved an incredible 650,000 pounds, equivalent to 911,500 euros. An impressive […]

By November 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Invest Trust: Mountains & Flora

Coin Invest Trust: Mountains & Flora

Palau. 5 Dollars 2016. 38.61 mm. 20 g. Silver .925. Proof. Mintage: 2500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse displays the coat of arms of the issuing state below an outrigger canoe. Above, the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, the nominal value. Continuing the style of the […]

Coin Invest Trust: Quilling Art 2016 – Flowers

Coin Invest Trust: Quilling Art 2016 – Flowers

Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2016. 50 mm. 1/2 oz. Silver .999. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England, along with her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The reverse shows […]

CoinWeek Podcast #2: CoinWeek: The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins – Audio: 13:51

CoinWeek Podcast #2: CoinWeek: The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins – Audio: 13:51

CoinWeek writers Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker weigh in on one area of numismatics that has tremendous growth potential: 20th Century European coins and currency. Whether you are new to collecting world coins or a seasoned collector, you will definitely want to hear what CoinWeek’s seven-time NLG-award-winning writers have to say about the topic in […]

By November 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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