World Coins

Chinese Coins: It’s a Panda, Panda, Panda World!

Chinese Coins: It’s a Panda, Panda, Panda World!

By Peter Anthony – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation With more than 600 different Panda coins and many other varieties, Chinese coins tempt collectors of all levels. Pandas, Pandas, Pandas! Images and symbols of Pandas are all around us. You can drive a Panda car or get money at a Panda Bank. There are Panda pots and pans, […]

PCGS International Developments June 2014. VIDEO: 4:49.

PCGS International Developments June 2014. VIDEO: 4:49.

Muriel Eymery, Vice President, PCGS Asia Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. The Professional Coin Grading Service has opened offices in Europe and Asia. International Vice President Muriel Eymery talks about the move into China and what that marketplace represents. Copyright © CoinWeek – Long Beach – June 2014 The Long Beach Coin Expo is the […]

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Rare Coin Sale: YouTube Videos Highlight upcoming Künker Summer Auctions

Rare Coin Sale: YouTube Videos Highlight upcoming Künker Summer Auctions

Two YouTube Videos Highlight upcoming Künker Rare Coin Sales…. German auction house Künker has recently produced two videos highlighting key coins from their upcoming 249th and 250th auctions, to be held June 30th through July 2nd. Auction 249 features coins and medals from Medieval to Modern Times. Highlighting the offering is the Dieter Braun Collection, with […]

Claire Poulter perfects her art at The Royal Mint

Claire Poulter perfects her art at The Royal Mint

Britain’s best ‘New Medallist’ has won the rare opportunity to spend one week at The Royal Mint perfecting her art and transforming her creative conceptual ideas into tangible design pieces which showcase her outstanding abilities. Claire Poulter, age 26 and originally from Essex, is the winner of the prestigious 2014 British Art Medal Society (BAMS) […]

Long Beach Expo Hosts Chinese Dealers June 2014. VIDEO: 3:51

Long Beach Expo Hosts Chinese Dealers June 2014. VIDEO: 3:51

David Hall, Founder, Collectors Universe/PCGS Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The Long Beach Expo continues to set new standards by inviting at least 20 coin dealers from mainland China to attend the Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo. David Hall, PCGS founder and promoter of the Expo, explains what he hopes to achieve and why […]

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Once again a limited-edition, high-demand modern coins’ release resulted in web site problems and frustration for many buyers, which then produced a chorus of criticism aimed at the issuing Mint that was accused of catering too much to dealers. But this was not a U.S. Mint release of a hot […]

The Royal Mint Launches World War I UK Coin Series

The Royal Mint Launches World War I UK Coin Series

The Royal Mint’s World War I Coin Series commemorates the First World War, and the journey from outbreak to armistice… As the world prepares to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has begun a programme of commemoration that will continue over the next five years, telling the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Ghost Bride Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Ghost Bride Coin

Fairmont Banff Springs’ most famous ghostly inhabitant first to be featured…. A new collector coin and stamp tell the story of the Ghost Bride who has made the Fairmont Banff Springs her eternal home since the 1930s when, upon stepping onto the staircase, she suddenly stumbled and tragically fell to her death. Since then, some […]

Looking forward to 2014/2015 Ancient Coin Market Conditions

Looking forward to 2014/2015 Ancient Coin Market Conditions

By Geoffrey Cope www.petitioncrown.com A few years ago I proposed that Coin Collecting / Numismatics should be classed as an ASSET CLASS in their own right. I considered that having a mix of different asset classes can assist to reduce your overall risk and volatility and assist to preserve your hard earned wealth. Coins are just […]

Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three new commemorative coins from Hungary highlight National Bank, influential composer, and famous architect… The three commemorative coins announced recently by the National Bank of Hungary are the inaugural representatives of its new issuing policy in which each 10,000 forint proof silver coin is joined by a copper-nickel 2,000 uncirculated version with an identical design. […]

Islamic Coins Headline 1st Wilkes & Curtis Sale

Islamic Coins Headline 1st Wilkes & Curtis Sale

Fresh to the numismatic market, a collection of coins of Morocco will join more than 500 lots of Islamic, Indian, and world coins and medals in the inaugural online-only auction for newly established numismatic auction house, Wilkes & Curtis, on Monday 16th June. Tim Wilkes of Wilkes & Curtis said: “Our first auction is truly international but, like […]

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that this […]

The “Royals” are Coming To The Toronto Coin Expo

The “Royals” are Coming To The Toronto Coin Expo

The Royalty of Canadian banknotes are coming to Toronto, to be auctioned off by Geoffrey Bell Auctions at the Toronto Coin Expo May 29, 2014. The Bell auction features some of the best-of-the-best in rare Canadian banknotes. “Investing in top quality numismatic items is taking the world by storm, and Canada has rare items that the […]

75th Anniversary of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Coin Revealed

75th Anniversary of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Coin Revealed

The Winnipeg Ballet Club debuted in June 1939, performing two prairie-themed ballets as part of a city-wide pageant welcoming King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. In 1953, the group was given its Royal charter, becoming the first ballet company in Canada to receive the privilege. Although the ballet struggled financially and artistically through the 1940s […]

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 […]

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