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The Künker Berlin World Coin Auction: One Highlight After Another

The Künker Berlin World Coin Auction: One Highlight After Another

1,073 lots. Total estimate: 6.5 million, total hammer price: 8.6 million. And this happened within only one day. The Berlin Auction of January 29, 2015 on the occasion of the World Money Fair proved that the market for fresh material in highest quality is more than strong. For more than 60 years, the Horn Collection […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Chinese Varieties: 2002 Gold Panda Frosted and Mirrored Branches

Modern Chinese Varieties: 2002 Gold Panda Frosted and Mirrored Branches

By David J. Camire for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Due to the overwhelming popularity of modern Chinese coins, there has been steady increase and interest in varieties. NGC is at the forefront of actively attributing and listing new varieties of modern Chinese coins. To date, NGC recognizes and attributes more than 90 varieties, including small […]

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

By the Reserve Bank of New Zealand…. A colored legal tender 50-cent coin will be on sale to the public starting next month to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It is the first time that a circulating New Zealand colored coin has been produced. The […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

On the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the universally-recognized symbol of Canada with a fine silver collector coin enhanced by vibrant color. The coin was unveiled today at a special Flag Day ceremony at Confederation Park in Ottawa. “The Mint is delighted to join Canadians in […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Silver Coin – 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo | Tiergarten Schönbrunn  (2002) Once the imperial stomping grounds of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I (1708-1765), the Schönbrunn Zoo, also known as the Vienna Zoo, is the oldest zoo in the world and is home to more than 600 species of animals, including […]

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Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint….   The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under license from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup is […]

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Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

A rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown designed by A.G. Wyon topped the Feb. 11 Dix Noonan Webb auction of coins, tokens and historical medals, bringing in £144,000.   One of only two known specimens of the 1910 George V Pattern Crown in gold designed by A.G. Wyon topped Dix Noonan Webb’s coin auction including, […]

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

As part of the celebrations for Chinese New Year, The Royal Mint has created a new design to mark the Lunar Year of the Sheep, the second issue in the hugely successful Shēngxiào Collection. Following on from the popularity of the Year of the Horse design, which was the first ever United Kingdom lunar design […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sweden Introduces New Coins and Banknotes for 2015

Sweden Introduces New Coins and Banknotes for 2015

  By Sveriges Riksbank….   On Monday, February 16, the Riksbank presented Sweden’s new banknotes and coins. For the first time, the media was given the possibility of seeing, feeling and tilting the printed banknotes and minted coins. In 2015 and 2016, Sweden will gain new banknotes and coins. They will have a completely new […]

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Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]

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New Zealand Mint Strikes Precious Metal Disney Princess Coins

New Zealand Mint Strikes Precious Metal Disney Princess Coins

New Zealand Mint is celebrating fairy-tale film classics with the release of a new Disney Princess coin program, for which The Perth Mint is the sole distributor in Australia. The inaugural coins in the series feature the ever courageous Cinderella and are struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold. Both coins feature an iconic […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Canadian Mint Has a New “Master” and Board Chair

The Royal Canadian Mint Has a New “Master” and Board Chair

Report filed by Canadian Coin News, CoinWeek Content Partner …….. Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced today the appointment of a new Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) president and CEO as well as a new chair of the board. Sandra Hanington, former executive vice-president of BMO Financial Group, will be taking over as the new president and […]

Newly discovered Anglo-Saxon Treasure Coins on Display at The British Museum

Newly discovered Anglo-Saxon Treasure Coins on Display at The British Museum

The British Museum has put on display the largest Anglo-Saxon coin hoard discovered since the implementation of the United Kingdom’s Treasure Act of 1996. The 5,200 coin hoard was discovered by treasure hunter Paul Coleman in the village of Lenborough, Buckinghamshire, a rural community located approximately 2 hours northeast of London. Minister of State for […]

By February 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Fresh American Material on Offer at Canadian Numismatic Auction

Fresh American Material on Offer at Canadian Numismatic Auction

By Jesse Robitaille – Canadian Coin News, A CoinWeek Content Partner A Canadian coin auction also featuring U.S. coins is offering ‘fresh material’ that collectors south of the border are showing a lot of interest in. “I’ve been doing this for 40 years, and nothing comes close,” said Charles “Chuck” Moore, president of Moore Numismatic Auctions […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type (2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-Present) The 2 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a nickel-brass center with a copper-nickel outer ring. Along with the 1 euro coin, the 2 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, […]

By February 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 1 Euro Coin (2002-Present) The 1 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a copper-nickel center with a nickel-brass outer ring. Along with the 2 euro coin, the 1 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except that the inner and […]

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The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the Royal Navy 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the Royal Navy 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint’s programme of commemoration marking the centenary of the First World War continues with a £2 coin that honours the Royal Navy. The design is now being released in precious metal editions – Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Silver Proof Piedfort. As an island nation, Britain has been largely dependent on the seas […]

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Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium 25 euro coin has sold out, according to Kirsten Petersen of the Austrian Mint. The coin, which sports a mid-century modern design aesthetic, shows a cosmos filled with planets and stars and celebrates mankind’s efforts to peak beyond the protective envelope of our planet. To see the CoinWeek […]

By February 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Künker March Rare Coin Sale: Rarities and Collections from Ancient to Modern Times

The Künker March Rare Coin Sale: Rarities and Collections from Ancient to Modern Times

Over 6.700 lots with a total estimate of more than 6.5 million euros will be auctioned off by Künker in March. You will find German and world coins featuring multiple special collections. Phaleristic objects and ancient coins are particularly well represented this time.  It is, as always, a very special offer that Künker has assembled […]

By February 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United Kingdom’s Smallest and Largest Coins go on Trial in Ancient Quality Assurance Ceremony

United Kingdom’s Smallest and Largest Coins go on Trial in Ancient Quality Assurance Ceremony

Today, both the smallest and the largest UK coins ever minted at The Royal Mint are among 70,000 coins on trial at the Trial of the Pyx. Weighing just one fortieth-ounce and measuring a delicate 8mm wide, the coin features a modern interpretation of Britannia. The imposing Kilo coin measures at 100mm wide and continues […]

Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

  CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes the exciting 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin, produced by the Austrian Mint. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek

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The Royal Mint Reunites Four Decimal Crown Coins to Mark a Decade of Royal Occasions

The Royal Mint Reunites Four Decimal Crown Coins to Mark a Decade of Royal Occasions

The Royal Mint is to issue a specially compiled historic coin set uniting four decimal crowns celebrating a decade of royal occasions – an anniversary, a Jubilee, a landmark birthday and a royal wedding. Coins have long played an important part in celebrating special events in the history of the nation. Commemorative crowns as we […]

Pakistan China Cooperation Honored on 20 Rupee Coin

Pakistan China Cooperation Honored on 20 Rupee Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is set to release a 20-rupee (Rs.20) commemorative coin on Saturday, January 31 to celebrate 2015, a “Year of Friendly Exchange” between Pakistan and China. The flags of both nations can be found in the center of the reverse, with the Pakistani flag on the […]

By January 27, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One […]

By January 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

By The Federal Mint Swissmint….   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic coin celebrates the custom of the descent from Alpine pastures. The first of two silver coins is dedicated to the innovative “Solar Impulse” project, while the second is dedicated […]

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Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Austrian Mint’s website (http://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/cosmology), features a design based on the theme of “Cosmology”. Delivery started Wednesday, January 21. The outer […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The History of the Japanese Ryō Coin

The History of the Japanese Ryō Coin

by Jonathan Perry – Gainesville Coins Few coins are as distinct or carry with them a history quite like the Japanese Ryō Coin, also known as the koban during the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). The ryō coin is unique in its design and composition, has an interesting history, and has become a powerful pop culture reference. What […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has an attractive crimped […]

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Pope Francis Commemoratives Mark Travels to Philippines, Sri Lanka

Pope Francis Commemoratives Mark Travels to Philippines, Sri Lanka

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Pope Francis I is currently on a tour of Southeast Asia, and a few nations are commemorating his travels with limited-edition coins. This includes Sri Lanka, where the pope adorns a 500-rupee silver piece, and the Philippines, where a special four-coin set will be released two at a time over […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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