World Coins

US & Canadian Coins – Circulation Finds On Both Sides of the Border

US & Canadian Coins – Circulation Finds On Both Sides of the Border

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   This morning I received 43 cents in change following a breakfast transaction at an Einstein Bagels restaurant in Central Florida. A pretty ordinary transaction, except for two things: a 1951 George VI Canadian cent and a 2011 Elizabeth II Canadian dime. Sure, I’ve received Canadian coins in circulation […]

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The French Mint honors artist Auguste Rodin on a 100 Euro silver commemorative coin released in 2017. The French artist, famous for iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Kiss, is honored on the obverse of the 100 Euro silver coin, which is one of three French coins released in 2017 featuring his […]

New World Coins: Magical Congress of the USA – Fantastic Beasts

New World Coins: Magical Congress of the USA – Fantastic Beasts

Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2017: Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 5,000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England as well as her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The reverse […]

CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Secret Art History on Your Money The “fancy heads” both prettied things up and made the documents harder to counterfeit. A $1 bill issued by the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin in the 1850s or ’60s shows a head derived […]

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Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Someone to Watch Over You On Wednesday, February 22, the Austrian Mint issued the first coin in its new series, “Guardian Angels”, and the second coin in the successful three-euro glow-in-the-dark coin series “Colorful Creatures”. Guardian Angels is the Austrian Mint’s talismanic four-coin interfaith series of 10 euro coins in silver and copper featuring historical […]

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

A unique Canadian Maple Leaf error is certified by NGC Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated and graded an extremely rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf error. This 2005 $5 Silver Maple Leaf was incorrectly struck on a 25.1g .9999 silver planchet intended for commemorative silver dollars instead of a 31.1g .9999 silver planchet used for […]

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Why the European Coin Market Is Better Than the U.S.

Europe has a modern, innovative and thriving coin market. Here’s why By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   On Monday, I received a call from a friend of mine who works for a foreign mint. This person was putting together a strategy to create a more visible presence for their products in the U.S., but […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: 1 Kilo Silver Coin Recalls Canada’s Numismatic History – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: 1 Kilo Silver Coin Recalls Canada’s Numismatic History – 4K Video

CoinWeek met up with Royal Canadian Mint Senior Advisor Alex Reeves at the World’s Money Fair in Berlin to talk about a spectacular 1 kilogram pure silver Canadian coin with a face value of $250. The coin recalls the glory of Canadian numismatic history and was so impressive in hand that we wanted to learn more about it. We also ask […]

World Coins – Hungary’s First 2017 Issues Released

World Coins – Hungary’s First 2017 Issues Released

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   Hungary’s first commemorative coins of 2017 honor Zsuzsanna Kossuth, one of the pioneers of the nursing profession in Hungary, on the 200th anniversary of her birth. The coin comes in two versions: .925 silver proof 10,000 forint (31.46 g, 38.61 mm), limited to 5,000 pieces. And a copper-nickel […]

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2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin from Monnaie de Paris

2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin from Monnaie de Paris

Description: French artist Auguste Rodin is featured on a 10 Euro silver commemorative coin Monnaie de Paris released in 2017. The 10 Euro Rodin silver commemorative honors the life of the famous French artist known for such iconic sculptures as The Thinker (1904) and The Kiss (1889). Rodin was born on November 12, 1840 in […]

CoinWeek Podcast #56: Andrea from the Coin Couch Stops By…

CoinWeek Podcast #56: Andrea from the Coin Couch Stops By…

CoinWeek Podcast #56: Andrea from the Coin Couch Stops By… Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, I sit down with Andrea Little from the YouTube channel The Coin Couch. We talked about coins, dead presidents, the […]

CoinWeek IQ: Making Gold Ingots at the Austrian Mint – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Making Gold Ingots at the Austrian Mint – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ is an ongoing series of exclusive videos that go in-depth into important numismatic topics and feature many of the hobby’s leading experts and personalities. In this exclusive  video, we return to Vienna, Austria to visit our friends at the Austrian Mint to pay a visit to the melting room. Once there, our cameras captured […]

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he’s making a claim to 21st-century fame by being honored on a series of coins from the Monnaie de Paris – including a 2017 French 2 Euro bimetallic circulating commemorative coin. While […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s “Heart Of Our Nation” Silver Coin Great Way to Celebrate Canada 150

Royal Canadian Mint’s “Heart Of Our Nation” Silver Coin Great Way to Celebrate Canada 150

As Canadians far and wide reflect on what their country means to them in the year of its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering a new silver collector coin, overflowing with favorite symbols of home. Featuring landmarks, wildlife and even artifacts that define our culture, this 99.99% pure silver coin is affordably priced […]

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Commemorates 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of SS Vyner Brooke

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Commemorates 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of SS Vyner Brooke

By Royal Australian Mint ……   As we near the 75th anniversary of the sinking of SS Vyner Brooke on Tuesday 14 February 2017, a special collectible commemorative 20 cent coin has been released by the Royal Australian Mint to recognize the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival. During the Second […]

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Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

Description: In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany issued the five-euro Planet Earth collector coin with a blue polymer ring connecting two metallic portions. It was a startling first in coin production, the innovative process having been developed by German press manufacturer Schuler AG. The coin was manufactured by inserting a translucent plastic […]

Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Tiger 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Tiger 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 2nd Numismatic Catalog of 2017

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 2nd Numismatic Catalog of 2017

2017 $100 14-Kt Gold Coin marks 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest collector coins continue to pay tribute to Canadian history and well-known natural and cultural iconography. All of these products can be purchased as of today. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the tragic explosion which decimated the […]

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Photo from the Bristol Post By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   Here’s a caper that’s perhaps more fit for the silver screen than a news site, but it’s true nonetheless. Over £33,000 (approx. $41,250 USD) in stolen coins were taken from a distribution company in the Stoke Gifford village of South Gloucestershire, England. […]

Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Showcase Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   Our inaugural preview of the upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a vintage Chinese coin that always performs well at auction; the Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in […]

NGC Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Label for all Modern Coins

NGC Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Label for all Modern Coins

NGC has designed a unique special label in honor of Mother’s Day In celebration of Mother’s Day, which will be observed around the world in May, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special Mother’s Day label. This label is the perfect companion to NGC’s Father’s Day label, released last year. It will make any […]

World Coins – Bank of Malta Launches Silver Commemorative Coin Honoring European Council Presidency

World Coins – Bank of Malta Launches Silver Commemorative Coin Honoring European Council Presidency

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 12 January 2017 the Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost are issuing a joint numismatic product to commemorate Malta’s first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The product will consist of a silver coin and a silver foil stamp replica. The coin, struck at the […]

Australia’s First Gold Domed Coin by Royal Australian Mint

Australia’s First Gold Domed Coin by Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ……   A true representation of innovative craftsmanship, the latest release by the Royal Australian Mint sees the mystique of the southern hemisphere’s cosmic wonders captured in one ounce of gold and struck in the highly-acclaimed domed shape seen in previous sell-out products. At the forefront of creative design, this unique […]

Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Angels figure in the myths and legends of countless cultures around the world. They are especially significant in the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The angel Michael is common to all three. Michael, or Saint Michael in the Catholic Church, is a protector of the Jewish people in the Old Testament and […]

United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the modern gold Sovereign with the 2017 Sovereign Collection. One of the coins in this collection is the 2017 Gold Bullion Sovereign Coin, The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin. For two centuries The Sovereign has been a constant of British coinage, admired and […]

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   It has been real cold in the Granite State. Luckily for the first time in a couple years we haven’t been hit with a huge “named” winter storm to wrap up January in New England. What we do have is an exciting and aggressive start to […]

World Coin News – Common 2 Euro Commemorative Celebrates Baltic States Centennial

World Coin News – Common 2 Euro Commemorative Celebrates Baltic States Centennial

By Bank of Latvia ….   The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood. The design of the coin will be […]

World Coins -The Early Coinage Of Costa Rica

World Coins -The Early Coinage Of Costa Rica

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Mention Costa Rica, and images of natural beauty, rain forests and a popular retirement destination for Americans comes to mind. Like most small nations, coinage of Costa Rica has a very low profile in the numismatic community. That means an interesting history of coinage is largely overlooked, and the collector who wants […]

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

The Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin On January 30, samples of some of the thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint over the last year will be going on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, an ancient annual quality assurance ceremony. Among them will be the new £1 coin, […]

Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 26 January 2017 the Swiss Mint issued two new coins for collectors and lovers. The first is the bimetallic coin commemorating the Enzian flower. It is the second entry in the three-part FLORA ALPINA (Alpine Flowers) series. The theme of the second commemorative, this one a silver […]

 
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