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The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

The Fabulous Eric P. Newman Collection, part 11: 
Auction Results for pre-1793 coins, patterns and tokens

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #223 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds….. A very substantial number of pre-1793 items from the Eric P. Newman Collection were auctioned by Heritage on May 16 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 East 79th St., New […]

Royal Mint to Release D-Day 70th Anniversary Coin

Royal Mint to Release D-Day 70th Anniversary Coin

The Royal Mint commemorates the 70th Anniversary of D-Day landings… The Royal Mint is to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day with a specially commissioned official £5 crown for Alderney imagining a poignant moment from 6 June 1944 when the campaign to liberate France began. The design, by Royal Mint engraver Lee R. Jones, portrays […]

ANA & Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Team Up to Promote Shows

ANA & Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Team Up to Promote Shows

Members receive benefits from both organizations The American Numismatic Association and the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association are teaming up to promote their conventions in August 2014. The ANA’s World’s Fair of Money will be held August 5-9 in Chicago (Rosemont). RCNA’s 60th Anniversary Convention will be the following week, August 13-16, in Toronto (Mississauga). ANA […]

Rare North West Company Token on the Block

Rare North West Company Token on the Block

A very interesting piece of Canadian history has surfaced recently….. A token of the North West Company, competitors of the Hudson Bay Company, will be offered in the next Geoffrey Bell Auctions sale, May 30 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library. The North West Company was formed around 1779 in Montreal. Early leaders were the […]

World Record Price Achieved by Rare Greek Coin

World Record Price Achieved by Rare Greek Coin

Rare Greek Coin Sets Record Price for Modern Issue. An 1876, George I Greece, Gold 100-Drachmai broke the world record for any Modern Greek coin selling for £216,000 in A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd’s sale of European Coins from the Åke Lindén Collection on Wednesday 7th May 2014.  This exceptional rarity was from the collection of […]

Rare Edward VIII Sovereign Sells for £516,000

Rare Edward VIII Sovereign Sells for £516,000

An Edward VIII, 1937, Gold Proof Sovereign sold for £516,000 today achieving a world record price for any Royal Mint Coin ever produced in the UK. It was sold as part of The Hemisphere Collection of Gold Sovereigns at A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, the first complete monarchical collection of gold Sovereigns ever to be offered at […]

Upcoming Osnabrück Sale of Künker’s Masuren Collection of Rare Coins: Prussia at its best

Upcoming Osnabrück Sale of Künker’s Masuren Collection of Rare Coins: Prussia at its best

Upcoming Osnabrück sales focus on Prussian Coins, German Coins, and Russian gold….   250th auction sale of Fritz Rudolf Künker: The Masuren Collection – Prussia at its best On 2 July 2014, the Osnabrück auction house will conduct its 250th auction sale. Since 1985 the company, which was founded in 1971, has regularly held several important […]

Protestant Reformation Coins and Medals on Display at Wartburg Museum

Protestant Reformation Coins and Medals on Display at Wartburg Museum

Reformatio in Nummis: A special exhibition of Protestant Reformation Coins and Medals at the Wartburg, organized by Fritz Rudolf Künker By Elisabeth Doerk for CoinWeek…. The prestigious premises of the Wartburg were the location where an exhibition of a special kind was opened on Sunday, 4 May. More than 100 coins and medals covering 500 years of reformation […]

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin commemorates to a pivotal point in European history.   June 25, 2014 marks a significant milestone in global history as it was 25 years ago that the Berlin Wall began to crumble. The Austrian Mint is celebrating this momentous event with a silver coin that is being issued today. Mint engraver […]

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint coins are preserving ever more chapters in Canadian history as the Mint announces its latest collector products. These include fine silver and pure gold coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first Royal visit to Canada, as well as a pair of haunting colour portraits, on silver coins, of the R.M.S. […]

St. James’s Auctions of Great Britain Attends CICF Coinvention 2014. VIDEO: 1:30

St. James’s Auctions of Great Britain Attends CICF Coinvention 2014. VIDEO: 1:30

Stephen Fenton, Owner, St. James’s Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Stephen Fenton has been involved in numismatics for half a century. He share what it is like to have an auction company based in Great Britain that does business all over the world Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2014 The 39th Annual Chicago International Coin […]

Latin American Colonial Coins: Sedwick Treasure Auction 15 Nets $1.65 Million

Latin American Colonial Coins: Sedwick Treasure Auction 15 Nets $1.65 Million

Latin American Colonial Coins among many offerings at Sedwick Sale…. Our 15th Floor auction was a another great sale for our growing company. Prices realized (including buyer’s fees) total over $1.65 million. Many lots sold for record prices, reflecting how our specialized attention and worldwide visibility have brought top collectors old and new to our […]

Spanish 2014 Mint Sets Include 2 Euro Coin Honoring Antonin Gaudí’s Park Güell

Spanish 2014 Mint Sets Include 2 Euro Coin Honoring Antonin Gaudí’s Park Güell

The Spanish Mint (Real Case de la Moneda) has released the 2014 Euroset, the Spanish Mint Set. The offering includes nine coins. The .01, .02, and .05 Euro coins feature the likeness of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral; The .10, .20, and .50 Euro coins feature the likeness of Spanish poet Miguel de Cervantes; while the €1 […]

Cup-Shaped FIFA World Cup Coins Offered by Monnaie de Paris

Cup-Shaped FIFA World Cup Coins Offered by Monnaie de Paris

The Monnaie de Paris debuts FIFA World Cup Coins…. The U.S. Mint’s National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is heading towards a sell out. Now, France’s Monnaie de Paris has stepped up to offer another high profile sports commemorative, this one celebrating the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Football World Cup™ or FIFA […]

New Portuguese 2 Euro Coin Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Revolution

New Portuguese 2 Euro Coin Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Revolution

Bloodless coup in April 1974 toppled the Tomás Regime celebrated with new Portuguese 2 Euro Coin… The European Union Central Bank has announced the release of a 2 Euro coin honoring Portugal’s Carnation Revolution. The April 1974 event was a bloodless coup that toppled Portugal’s authoritarian Estado Novo regime. The new Portuguese commemorative coins are intended for circulation and […]

Czar Nicholas II 25 Roubles sets record at Heritage’s CICF world and ancient coin auction

Czar Nicholas II 25 Roubles sets record at Heritage’s CICF world and ancient coin auction

1896 Russian gold presentation coin brings $217,375 at Heritage’s $15 million world and ancient coin auction An 1896 Russian Czar Nicholas II Presentation 25 Roubles sold for $217,375 to take top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ $15 million world and ancient coin auctions held April 10-12 and 15-16 at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) and online. The […]

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (30 April 2014) a €20 limited edition Gold Proof collector coin to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. The Battle of Clontarf coin features a carved portrayal of High King of Ireland Brian Ború and the words ‘Clontarf 1014’. As with all circulating and […]

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Royal Mint Unveils Plans for First Visitor’s Center

Royal Mint Unveils Plans for First Visitor’s Center

On April 24, The Royal Mint has today unveiled plans to develop a visitor centre at its headquarters in south Wales. For the first time in its 1,000 year history, Britain’s oldest manufacturing organization, and the world’s leading export mint, will officially open its doors to the general public, allowing them to get behind the […]

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Three New Cook Island Collector Coins: Bees, Painting, and the PGA

Three New Cook Island Collector Coins: Bees, Painting, and the PGA

CoinWeek would like to bring to your attention, three new Cook Island Collector Coins struck by B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH. Shades of Nature – Bee “Sweet as honey” – the yellow nectar has always been the epitome of sweetness. And the honey-producing bees rightfully deserve the phrase «to be busy as a bee». They go through […]

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The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and her work on the new American Bald Eagle high relief silver proof coin, a stunning piece that depicts the bird’s profile in exquisite detail.  The coin has a limited mintage of […]

Early April Not Taxing On World Coins – Pair of Auctions Reel In Over $20 Million!

Early April Not Taxing On World Coins – Pair of Auctions Reel In Over $20 Million!

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. NGC World Certified Rarities Attract Spotlight. 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Issues Remain Hot Property. 75th Central States Convention On Deck. It is truly an exciting time to be involved with numismatics! Spring is finally here, and for most of the country we can shake off the cobwebs […]

Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty queen

Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty queen

By Peter Symes with permission on CoinWeek.com …….. For many years, two of the lowest denomination notes circulating in Mexico were adorned with portraits of women. The 10-peso note carried a young woman in a peculiar and ornate headdress, while the 5-peso note bore the head of a lady garlanded with jewellery. Both women appear […]

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Cool World Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 8:48

Cool World Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 8:48

Greg Cohen, Stephen Fenton, Carlos Jara, Max Keech, and Daniel Sedwick Interviewer: David Lisot, Coinweek.com …….. The Chicago International Coin Fair has dealer from all over the world in attendance. Along with them come interesting and valuable coins. See and hear the stories of some cool numismatic coins including a 1776 Russian Siberia copper 5 […]

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Royal Mint Strikes Maundy Money for Ancient Easter Ceremony

Royal Mint Strikes Maundy Money for Ancient Easter Ceremony

Maundy Thursday is familiar to many as the Thursday before Easter, but for Britain’s 1100-year old Royal Mint, the day has an added significance, as it continues a 700 year old tradition of striking Maundy Money coins for the monarch to present in an annual pre-Easter ceremony known as the Royal Maundy. The tradition was […]

Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Attracted Nearly 10,000 Enthusiastic Attendees!

Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Attracted Nearly 10,000 Enthusiastic Attendees!

The 2014 Singapore International Coin Fair (SICF) proved to be an unqualified success. The 3-day coin event (March 28-30) attracted thousands of visitors, with long lines forming before the doors opened. Business was strong for all involved, and carried on past the scheduled closing times — hours were extended to allow the crush of people […]

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Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02

Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02

Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. An important collection of ancient Roman gold coins was sold at the Chicago International Coin Fair by Heritage Auctions. Vice president Cris Bierrenbach talks about the sale and why ancient coins are becoming more popular with collectors. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2014 The 39th Annual Chicago […]

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Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

France’s Monnaie de Paris has released two bullion coins honoring 18th century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Rameau served as the official composer of the Versailles Court and is best known for his operas and ‘ballet-operas’. He served as the Official composer of the Versailles Court from 1745. Designer Christian Lacroix reinterprets on the obverse a feminine […]

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New Gold Coin Celebrates Sesquicentennial of the Finnish Mark

New Gold Coin Celebrates Sesquicentennial of the Finnish Mark

The first silver Finnish mark was minted at Mint of Finland on 15 October 1864. The obverse of the first mark and numismatics gold coin depicts the two-headed Russian eagle, whose heart-shaped heraldic shield bears the lion coat of arms of Finland. The obverse depicts the two-headed Russian eagle with the lion coat of arms […]

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Bakewell Collection of South African Coins to be Offered by Dix Noonan Webb

Bakewell Collection of South African Coins to be Offered by Dix Noonan Webb

The world’s greatest collection of South African coins assembled by Robert Bakewell over the past 11 years is to be auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on 22 September 2014 when it is expected to fetch over R40 million (£2.2 million US$3.7 million). The collection, which covers the […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC proudly announces their Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15, taking place live on the Internet in four sessions, May 1-2, 2014. The total pre-auction low estimate for 1613 lots exceeds $1.2 million. “This auction is packed with trophies but also features many great wholesale opportunities,” says Daniel Sedwick. “We […]

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