World Coins

Austrian Mint Announces Final “Legends of Austria” Commemorative Coin

Austrian Mint Announces Final “Legends of Austria” Commemorative Coin

13 October Vienna – The sixth and final coin of the popular “Legends of Austria” silver series will be issued today. The final Legend to be commemorated in this series commemorates a song written in 1679, “Du Lieber Augustin”, which is still used today as inspiration for contemporary entertainment. The reverse of the coin depicts […]

By September 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
China Coins Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund

China Coins Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund

The Bank of China has issued two 2011 coins commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund—30,000 Proof 10 Yuan, containing 1 oz. .999 fine silver, and 10,000 Proof 100 Yuan, containing ¼ oz. .999 fine gold. The silver coin features a Tibetan antelope in the foreground, with a bounding herd and a snow-covered […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Video: The Making of the World’s Largest Gold Coin

Video: The Making of the World’s Largest Gold Coin

Making of the world’s largest gold coin, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000.000 Maple Leaf. This coin breaks all records: It weighs a staggering 100 kilos and measures 53 cm in diameter. But the most remarkable thing about this impressive coin, which cannot even be lifted by two men, is that it is made exclusively of […]

2012 Australian Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

2012 Australian Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint unveils the new designs for the 2012 Australian Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program. Issued as Australian legal tender, these gold and silver coins are for investors who want to buy bullion and collectors who want precious metal coins with annual design changes. Struck from 99.99% pure gold and 99.9% pure silver […]

By September 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Perth Mint September 2011 Releases

The Perth Mint September 2011 Releases

The Perth Mint is excited to release a vast selection of stunning new product releases for September. The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II and Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II are showcased this month, celebrating the auspicious 2012 Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year […]

By September 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Hong Kong Coin Auction 51 Nothing Suceeds Like Success

The Hong Kong Coin Auction 51 Nothing Suceeds Like Success

As Baldwin’s celebrated their 25th year of trading in the Orient bidders came out in force to ensure that this pinnacle auction was an outstanding success. The one day sale achieved an amazing, $5,256,675 (including buyer’s premium,) the highest total of any of Baldwin’s sales in the Orient and a fitting result for our 51st […]

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Pikes Peak Collection Featured in Long Beach World Coin Auction

Pikes Peak Collection Featured in Long Beach World Coin Auction

Heritage’s September 7-12, 2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction contains perhaps the finest collection of rarities from around the world that Heritage has ever offered in a single auction. Included amongst these great coins is The Pikes Peak Collection, an outstanding collection of fascinating gold issues from around the world. The […]

$72,000 Gustav I coin leads Julius Hagander Collection at Kuenker auction

$72,000 Gustav I coin leads Julius Hagander Collection at Kuenker auction

Gustav’s coin has a fitting place as he was known for leading Sweden’s finances out of trouble By Paul Fraser Collectibles Kuenker coins, has an impressive series of auctions lined up at the end of September. Few numismatists could fail to be impressed by the range on offer as Ancient, Medieval, German, Swedish, Russian and […]

ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint

ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint

Beverley Letine, Vice President & COO Mint officials unveil a new series of silver coins that continue to feature an animal theme and discuss the success of previous issues. 7:26   ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint Copyright © August, 2011 American Numismatic Association – World’s Fair of Money August 15-20 2011 Chicago, Illinois

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ANA World Mint Theater: Japan Mint

ANA World Mint Theater: Japan Mint

Hideharu Hishida, Executive Director The Japan Mint announces their new series of coins that include bi-colored coins and the 47 Prefectures Coin Program. 19:39   ANA World Mint Theater: Japan Mint Copyright © August, 2011 American Numismatic Association – World’s Fair of Money August 15-20 2011 Chicago, Illinois

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Canadian Culture, Traditions and Icons Stand Out on New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Canadian Culture, Traditions and Icons Stand Out on New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The 75th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada is joined by a treasure trove of gold and silver coins celebrating the upcoming Year of the Dragon; new issues from ongoing series; and an early flurry of winter-themed coins Ottawa, Ontario, August 25, 2011 – With a growing list of customers eager for expertly crafted coins to collect or […]

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAN IN MOTION WORLD TOUR

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAN IN MOTION WORLD TOUR

St John’s, NL, August 24, 2011 – As the Canada-wide relay to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour gets under way in Cape Spear NL, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to launch a medallion replicating the stunning relay participant medal. This inspiring medallion can be purchased as a […]

PCGS Rewards Counterfeit-Fighting Collector

PCGS Rewards Counterfeit-Fighting Collector

Officials of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) are applauding the efforts of collector Mike Marshall of Trenton, Ontario in combating the sales of counterfeit coins in Canada. At the recent PCGS Set Registry(SM) luncheon, PCGS announced it was awarding him with a check for $5,000 and a plaque praising his work . “Mike Marshall […]

By August 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More Than 2,700 Lots In Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More Than 2,700 Lots In Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of more than 2,700 lots of Chinese and East Asian coins and banknotes at The Mira Hong Kong, August 22-24, 2011, HKT. The three-day auction event will spotlight a multitude of collections and highlights including The Chin Family Collection, The H.T. Nance Collection, The Frank Robinson […]

A World of Money: The Omodaka Tensho Oban

A World of Money: The Omodaka Tensho Oban

An Oban is a large oval gold plate coin, minted in Japan as part of the Tokugawa coinage system. The Oban was the largest denomination coin, valued at 10 Ryos or 10 Koban plate coins. The Tensho Oban was the first type of Oban minted, foreshadowing the full implementation of Tokugawa coinage in 1601. The […]

Legendary 1910 Chinese Dragon Dollar could bring more than $1 million at Heritage Auctions

Legendary 1910 Chinese Dragon Dollar could bring more than $1 million at Heritage Auctions

Dr. Norman Jacobs’ Chinese Yunnan 1910 Spring Dollar, finest of only two known, up for auction Sept. 8 in Heritage Long Beach, CA World & Ancient Coins event BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The legendary 1910 Chinese Dragon Dollar, called the Yunnan Spring Dollar in reference to the four Chinese characters that translate to “Spring 1910” […]

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Stronger Abroad than in U.S.

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Stronger Abroad than in U.S.

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. numismatic press covers U.S. coins and the U.S. coin market in much greater depth than it devotes to the world coin market and world coins. Coin World’s monthly special edition and Krause Press’ World Coin News provide useful coverage, but in general world coins do not receive the […]

Downies Presents the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coin

Downies Presents the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coin

Uniquely beautiful, majestically powerful and once abundant, the Thylacine was an animal like no other. Paying tribute to the last of this species, Downies is proud to announce the newest additions to their unwavering range, the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coins. Showcasing an eight part moving image of ‘Benjamin’ moving from the back of his […]

By August 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Coinworks has just sold an 1813 Holey Dollar, Australia’s first domestic coin, to a new owner for close to half a million dollars. The price of $485,000 is a world record. While the buyer, a high profile Melbourne Graphic designer, appreciated the coin’s exquisite detail and beauty, his eye was firmly focused on its investment […]

A solid gold ‘Euro’ – Russian coin from an old common currency brings $142,000

A solid gold ‘Euro’ – Russian coin from an old common currency brings $142,000

By Paul Fraser Collectibles It was minted by Nicholas II for a mixed currency which included France, Italy and Greece Last week, Kuenker completed their long anticipated sale of rare Russian Coins, Medals, Orders and Decorations. We focussed in on one clear highlight ahead of the sale: This was the 37 1/2 ruble (or 100 […]

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July is already upon us, and as anticipated, we have an exceptional range of new coin releases to showcase this month. The 90th anniversary of the creation of Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest running comic strip, is celebrated. Created by Jimmy Bancks, the comic strip was first introduced in the Sydney Sunday Sun […]

Chinese dragon coin should be a roaring $97,000 success at Spink’s auction

Chinese dragon coin should be a roaring $97,000 success at Spink’s auction

Paul Fraser Collectibles Numismatists are in for a treat this coming Wednesday as a fine collection goes on sale A large number of brilliant rare coins are going under the hammer at specialist auction house Spink, in London, starting this Wednesday, June 22 and continuing on Thursday, June 24. Among the lots is an incredibly […]

The Story of English Civil War siege money

The Story of English Civil War siege money

By Paul Fraiser Collectibles When Royalists did battle with Parliamentarians, some numsimatic oddities were produced Many numismatic collectors seek perfection in the rare coins they collect, and are tenacious in hunting down the very best struck coins, with their features and colour untarnished. The 1907 High Relief double eagle awarded to a lucky collector by […]

82 oz. Australian Gold Nugget, in the shape of Australia to be sold

82 oz. Australian Gold Nugget, in the shape of Australia to be sold

Australia has seen numerous gold rushes in its history, mostly in the latter half of the 19th century and just after nationhood in 1901. Notable strikes occurred in the states of Victoria and New South Wales, both in the southeast of the country, and later in the more isolated state of Western Australia. Many stories […]

Enough to leave the King speechless… George VI gold coin set sells for $147,300

Enough to leave the King speechless… George VI gold coin set sells for $147,300

The rare set from the reign of Prince William’s great-grandfather sold at Baldwin’s auction Baldwin’s completed its much anticipated auction of British Coins, World Coins, Military and Commemorative Medals in London last week with over 11,000 coins going under the hammer. As expected the top lot was an exceptionally rare Matt Proof Finish Gold Set […]

Record setting Chinese rarities top $9.6+ million CICF event in Rosemont, IL from Heritage Auctions

Record setting Chinese rarities top $9.6+ million CICF event in Rosemont, IL from Heritage Auctions

Records also set for coins from Hungary, Cuba; Auction totals doubled from 2010 prices realized A 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar” Year 17 KM-Y428, L&M-609, AU58 PCGS brought $74,750 – a record price for the type – as one of the top lots in Heritage Auctions’ $9.6+ million April 14-18 Rosemont, IL Signature® World & Ancient […]

Prices Soar As Chinese Coins Reach Fever Pitch

Prices Soar As Chinese Coins Reach Fever Pitch

Baldwin’s auction department had a lot to celebrate last Thursday night after the outstanding success of the Hong Kong Coin Auction 50 and the very first Hong Kong Watch Auction. Auction lots were selling for up to 30 times estimate as prices soared for the array of outstanding rarities on offer. The dynamic Baldwin/Ma Tak […]

By April 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Video News: How Chinese Counterfeit Coins are Traded

Video News: How Chinese Counterfeit Coins are Traded

As reported last week, The Gold & Silver PAC held a reception on March 31st honoring Congressman Lamar Smith Republican of 21st Congressional District of Texas. Mr Lamar is Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Member of the House Science Committee.  Although Congressman Lamar was unable to […]

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Video News: Coin Market and Hobby News from Canada

Video News: Coin Market and Hobby News from Canada

About The Canadian Numismatic Association The Royal Canadian Numismatic Association is a non-profit educational organization formed in 1950 and incorporated by Canada Charter in 1963. It has grown by leaps and bounds from an idea of a few dedicated numismatists to become one of the world’s largest numismatic associations. Although our membership is predominantly located […]

By April 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Islamic Coin Sells For £3.7 Million In Morton & Eden Sale – Second Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold at Auction

Islamic Coin Sells For £3.7 Million In Morton & Eden Sale – Second Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold at Auction

Second most expensive coin ever sold at auction One of the rarest and most highly-prized of all Islamic gold coins, struck possibly to coincide with an occasion when the Caliph himself led the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, sold for a record £3.7 million ($6.029,400 US)  in a sale at specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden in […]

By April 5, 2011 8 Comments Read More →
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