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Spink Sees Outstanding Auction Results from Slaney Collection Of English Coins, Part 2

Spink Sees Outstanding Auction Results from Slaney Collection Of English Coins, Part 2

Record-breaking results from The Slaney Collection of English Coins – Part 2 , sold on May 14, 2015 A sale as long-awaited as this one was bound to attract extremely high prices, but the results of the sale exceed expectations. The first part of the Slaney Collection was sold by Spink 12 years ago in […]

By May 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Künker GmbH & Co.’s eLive Auction 35 will take place this coming week from Tuesday, May 19th until Thursday, May 21st, at 6:00 p.m. each day on elive-auction.de. This auction offers a large number of coins and medals from the ancient world up to the modern era, with exceedingly […]

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The West African nation of The Gambia recently launched new commemorative 20-dalasi (D20.00) polymer banknotes, a new family of paper-based banknotes and commemorative coins celebrating the country’s Golden Jubilee The Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) in collaboration with the Government of The Gambia received approval to introduce a newly-redesigned family of Gambian circulation notes. […]

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

NGC Adds Four New World Coin Categories and Numerous World Coin Sets to NGC Registry

On Tuesday, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the addition of four new world categories and forty new world coin sets to the NGC Registry. The new categories will allow collectors to build NGC Registry sets of coins from the Congo, Indonesia, and the Seychelles Islands. In addition, NGC has created the following new world coins sets: […]

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

The Japan Mint has revealed the latest entry in its popular colorized-coin commemoration of the 47 Prefectures of Japan, with a 1000 Yen silver coin honoring the Prefecture of Tokushima. The Tokushima 1000 Yen coin’s obverse depicts Naruto Strait and a female figure engaged in a traditional Awa Odori Dance. The Naruto Strait, which connects […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 5th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 5th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Icons of Canadian nature shine with the help of jade inserts and glow-in-the-dark technology The Royal Canadian Mint has just released an extensive catalogue selection of new collector coins, available since May 5, 2015 and featuring themes covering many aspects of Canada’s identity, from history to pop culture, as well as our legendary natural bounty. […]

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Rare Pei Yang Tael with Beautiful Toning May 20

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Rare Pei Yang Tael with Beautiful Toning May 20

By Chris Chatigny – Stack’s Bowers….   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is very excited to offer some exceptional vintage Chinese and other world coins as a part of our Rarities Night auction on May 20th. This is sure to be an exciting sale with an incredible lineup of numismatic rarities. The entire Rarities Night auction can be […]

New Swiss Commemorative Coins: “Hornussen” and “2000 years of Aventicum”

New Swiss Commemorative Coins: “Hornussen” and “2000 years of Aventicum”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint….   On 7 May 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint is launching the sale of two new Swiss commemorative coins for collectors and enthusiasts. The silver coin is dedicated to the Swiss national sport “Hornussen”, while the central theme of the gold coin is “2000 years of Aventicum”. “Hornussen” is considered […]

The True Draft of the First Post-War German Commemorative Coin

The True Draft of the First Post-War German Commemorative Coin

On June 25, 2015, Künker auctions a sensation of post-WWII German numismatics: a pattern for the rejected draft by Karl Roth for the first German commemorative coin ‘Germanisches Museum’ (‘Germanic Museum’). Until now, a plaster cast model was the only known testimony! In August 1952, the German National Museum in Nuremberg celebrated its 100th anniversary. […]

The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

Royal Canadian Mint Produces Looney Tunes™ Collector Coins – Video: 2.25.

Royal Canadian Mint Produces Looney Tunes™ Collector Coins – Video: 2.25.

The Royal Canadian Mint, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is celebrating the kid in all of us by issuing gold and silver collector coins featuring the widely beloved Looney Tunes™ to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny. “Looney Tunes is one of the most popular cartoons ever to grace the small and […]

Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

On Sunday, the Royal Mint in London announced the release of a two-coin commemoration to celebrate the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The release of the coin marks only the second time the Royal Mint has issued an official United Kingdom coin to honor a royal birth with the permission of the […]

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

CAPTAIN PICARD AND THE ENTERPRISE EXPLORE THE MILKY WAY Calling all Star Trek fans… Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987, and ran for seven seasons until 1994. Set in the Milky Way Galaxy, the first season takes place in 2364, featuring a new crew and a new starship, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. […]

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

By CoinWeek News Staff….   A hoard worth nearly US$50 million has been recovered from the wreckage of the SS City of Cairo, a steamboat sailing from India to Great Britain during World War II. 100 tons worth of silver rupees belonging to the UK Treasury have been found some 16,800 feet under the waters […]

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

  The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the child’s […]

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

One hundred years after Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned “In Flanders Fields” on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued silver collectors coins commemorating the iconic poem which honours all those who risked or sacrificed their lives in defense of democratic values, and inspired the adoption of the poppy as a […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun  (2004) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

By April 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Second Half Of Slaney Collection of English Coins Finally Coming to Auction

Second Half Of Slaney Collection of English Coins Finally Coming to Auction

Spink sold the first half of the Slaney Collection of English coins in May 2003. The sale was a great success, many records were broken, and the numismatic world was agog to know when the second half of the collection would be offered. After a wait of 12 years the remaining coins are coming, at […]

By April 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

The Perth Mint pays homage to Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar, and her beloved verse, “My Country”, with the release of a stunning new collector coin set depicting rare and beautiful landscapes of Australia. In 1904, after spending time in London, and feeling homesick for Australia, Mackellar began writing “My Country”. Several re-writes later, the poem […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins….   Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the […]

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Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand….   More than three quarters of the coloured circulating commemorative coins minted to mark the Anzac centenary have been taken up by the public. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand minted one million of the special 50-cent Anzac coins to commemorate the centenary on 25 April, 1915 of the […]

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Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

St. George’s Day – 23 April 2015 The dramatic depiction of St. George conquering the dragon is an image that has long been associated with The Sovereign – but how did England’s Patron Saint come to span 198 years on The Royal Mint’s flagship gold coin? St. George has been the Patron Saint of England […]

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

By The Royal Australian Mint….   Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 – 28 May 2015. In its 50th year, the Mint has re-evaluated […]

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Rare NGC-Certified Chinese Coin Tops  Stack’s Bowers April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rare NGC-Certified Chinese Coin Tops Stack’s Bowers April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries April 2015 Hong Kong Auction was led by an extremely rare Chinese coin–an 1898 Chinese Dragon Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)–that sold for nearly five times its pre-sale high estimate. The NGC MS 65 China-Kiangnan 1898 L&M-216 Circlet Scale Dragon Silver Dollar realized an impressive $418,250 on a pre-sale […]

World Coins – NGC Grades Rare “99” Stamped 1898 South Africa Pond

World Coins – NGC Grades Rare “99” Stamped 1898 South Africa Pond

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded an exquisite specimen of the rare 1898 South Africa Pond with a “99” stamp. Graded NGC MS 62, it is one of just 20 examples certified by NGC. The 1898 “99” Stamped Pond were issued during the Anglo-Boar War between the South African Republic and the British Empire. The […]

Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Anchored by the W & B Capital Collection, the April 2015 Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong auction was another major success for the firm. Bidders actively competed for coins, banknotes, medals, and other Asian numismatic items offered. The total price realized of $8,983,418 exceeded the high end estimate by $1,640,000 (all prices include the […]

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

The designer of the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen has kicked off production of the new 2015 circulating coins that will soon become a familiar sight across the United Kingdom. Royal Mint designer Jody Clark was offered the privilege of starting up the presses which will strike his own depiction of […]

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Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

By The Royal Mint…. The Royal Mint has issued a limited-edition Alderney £5 VE Day Platinum Proof coin to commemorate 70 years since the moment in May 1945 when Second World War hostilities in Europe finally ceased, and ‘Victory in Europe’ was declared. The six-year wartime struggle impacted many. Europe had been plunged into darkness […]

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint and P&O Cruises have commemorated the launch of two iconic ‘Britannias’ in 2015 – a new United Kingdom £2 coin and the cruise ship Britannia. The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to rule over the United Kingdom’s circulating coins in the […]

Collecting Coins from The Mexican War For Independence

Collecting Coins from The Mexican War For Independence

By Max A. Keech – Mexican Coin Company….   The Mexican War for Independence coinage is one of the most fascinating, diverse and complex series in all of Latin American numismatics. This short series is rich in history and can provide a rewarding experience for collectors at all levels. But beware; it is poorly cataloged, […]

 
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