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In Memoriam: Robert-Ralph Carmichael, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Robert-Ralph Carmichael, 1937-2016

The wildlife and natural beauty of Canada is one of the predominant themes of Robert-Ralph Carmichael’s work By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Saturday, July 16, 2016 saw the passing of nationally-known Canadian artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael, aged 78. He produced a large body of work during his life but is perhaps best known for a […]

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Perth Mint: Million Dollar Kimberley Coin Sold in Record Time

Perth Mint: Million Dollar Kimberley Coin Sold in Record Time

Following the launch of the world-exclusive Kimberley Treasure coin, the Perth Mint has sold the spectacular masterpiece to an international buyer within just 48 hours of its release. Crafted from one kilogram of 99.99% pure gold and featuring a radiant 0.54 carat red diamond from the famed Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley region […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s New Collector Coins Reflect Innovation, National Pride

Royal Canadian Mint’s New Collector Coins Reflect Innovation, National Pride

125th anniversary of the invention of Basketball and celebrating Canada 150 through the eyes of Canadian Geographic magazine photographers among notable coin themes In introducing its latest collection of numismatic products, the Royal Canadian Mint is proudly launching its first-ever coin with a convex reverse and getting a head start on celebrating of Canada’s 150th […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Hupeh Tael with Large Characters

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Hupeh Tael with Large Characters

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   This preview for our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction features a lovely Hupeh Tael, a perennially popular issue. The Hupeh Tael was part of a projected coinage reform based on the traditional Chinese weight standard rather than the dollar […]

World Coins – Royal Mint Unveils 2016 Britannia Proof Collection

World Coins – Royal Mint Unveils 2016 Britannia Proof Collection

The 2016 Britannia Proof Coin Collection The Royal Mint has launched its perennial classic for 2016, The Britannia Proof Coin Collection. The range, which includes individual coins such as the United Kingdom’s smallest coin weighing just one-fortieth ounce and the Premium Six-Coin Set, is struck in fine gold and fine silver to Proof finish. This […]

Chinese Coins – 1889 Pattern Dollar Leads Heritage HK Auction

Chinese Coins – 1889 Pattern Dollar Leads Heritage HK Auction

Rare patterns and modern Chinese Coins and bullion star as total sales soar by 30% An elegantly-preserved 1889 Kwangtung Empire Specimen Pattern Dollar SP64+ Brown PCGS commanded US$150,000 in Heritage Auctions Hong Kong’s $3.58+ million joint World & Ancient Coins and Currency Signature Auctions®, held June 22-24, 2016 at the Mira Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. […]

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Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 5 Euro Coin

Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 5 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Wadden Sea 5 Euro coins from the Royal Dutch Mint honor one of the world’s largest intertidal habitats, located in the northern region of the Netherlands. The 2016-dated silver-plated five-euro coins are made from a base metal copper alloy, and the silver Proof version is made from 0.925-fine silver. Colored coin varieties […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Dollar

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is rapidly approaching and this week we preview a fantastic vintage Chinese rarity, the Sun Yat-sen “Mausoleum” Dollar. Richard Placht, medalist and engraver for the Vienna Mint designed this pattern that features the […]

Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 10 Euro Gold Coin

Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 10 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Wadden Sea 10 Euro gold coin, issued by the Royal Dutch Mint, commemorates one of the largest intertidal habitats in the world. Located in northern Europe and bordering the nations of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark, the Wadden Sea is a unique 4,400-square-mile conservation area that is home to a chain of islands […]

Western Australia Premier Unveils Perth Mint Exclusive

Western Australia Premier Unveils Perth Mint Exclusive

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Diamond Mine. A world exclusive from The Perth Mint, the Kimberley Treasure coin is the only coin in its class. Valued at NZ$1 million, the breathtaking collectable has […]

Portugal to Issue 50 Years of the April 25 Bridge €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal to Issue 50 Years of the April 25 Bridge €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   On July 19, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will issue a bimetallic commemorative coin with a face value of €2, entitled ‘50 Anos da Ponte 25 de Abril’ (50 Years of the April 25 Bridge). The €2 commemorative coin will be distributed to the public […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From cotton to cash: how to (actually) make a euro Reinhold Gerstetter is responsible for the design of the euro banknotes. Fans of the old Deutsche Mark may recognize his work – he drew the faces on their last edition, before […]

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World Coins – Fantastic “Imaginary Bust” Mexican 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI

World Coins – Fantastic “Imaginary Bust” Mexican 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI

World Coins – 1747 Mexican 8 Escudos Ferdinand VI By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers …….   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money Showcase Auction, held this year in Anaheim, California, promises to be a tremendous event. The World coins auction sessions feature some fantastic rarities and highly collectible […]

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The beauty of exonumia is that it knows no boundaries.  If it has to do with numismatics in some remote way, that’s generally good enough for an exonumia collector. My personal collection contains paper, wood, metal, plastic, and Bakelite items and more. […]

Belgium 2016 Rio Olympic Games 10 Euro Silver Coin

Belgium 2016 Rio Olympic Games 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Belgium 10 Euro “Belgium at the Rio Olympics” coin is a silver-hued celebration of that European nation’s strong presence at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Belgium is slated to field 98 competitors in 17 different sports, including archery, sailing, and swimming. Belgians have participated in virtually every Olympic […]

Royal Mint UK Announces Welsh Dragon Silver £20 Coin

Royal Mint UK Announces Welsh Dragon Silver £20 Coin

The Royal Mint has struck a commemorative fine silver £20 coin featuring the Welsh dragon – an enduring symbol of Wales – celebrating the spirit of its people. The organisation, which has recently opened its brand new family-friendly ‘Royal Mint Experience’ visitor attraction, has been based in Llantrisant, South Wales, since its move from Tower […]

Mint of Finland to Manufacture Coins for Denmark

Mint of Finland to Manufacture Coins for Denmark

By Mint of Finland ……   Mint of Finland has been awarded a framework contract with the National Bank of Denmark (Danmarks Nationalbank) for a duration of four years. The agreement includes the manufacturing of all Danish coins during this period. Mint of Finland is the world’s leading exporter of coins and the largest manufacturer […]

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 24 Online Now

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 24 Online Now

By Naville Numismatics Ltd …..   Dear Collector, It is our pleasure to present Naville Numismatics (NN) Live Auction 24. The auction will close on Sunday, 17 July 2016, 2:00 pm UK time, at which time the live session will begin. Absentee bidders can bid electronically through the Naville Numismatics website from the day the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils 2016 Lucky Loonie Circulation Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils 2016 Lucky Loonie Circulation Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is paying tribute to all Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Summer Games by launching the 2016 Lucky Loonie, Canada’s latest commemorative circulation coin. The coin was part of the celebration program at the Canadian Olympic Beach Party held at Toronto’s Woodbine Beach in honour of Team […]

Bank of Russia Issues Latest Coins in Russian Federation, City Series

Bank of Russia Issues Latest Coins in Russian Federation, City Series

By Bank of Russia ……   On Thursday, June 30, the Bank of Russia issued into circulation the latest bimetallic 10-ruble commemorative coin in the “Russian Federation” series, honoring Amur Oblast. Also released was the latest entry in the “City of Military Glory” series, a 10-ruble coin commemorating the city of Gatchina. The Amur region […]

World Coins – Exceedingly Rare Silver Pattern Russian Coin

World Coins – Exceedingly Rare Silver Pattern Russian Coin

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is edging ever closer. For this preview we have a fantastic and exceedingly rare pattern. This coin was produced in Russia during the reign of Empress Catherine II (the Great). Also, Catherine […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 Ascension Island Two Pence Blue Crown Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2016 Ascension Island Two Pence Blue Crown Silver Coin – 4K Video

Colorized coins are not everybody’s cup of tea, but we were intrigued by the Pobjoy Mint’s silver coin struck to honor the Penny Blue stamp’s 175th Anniversary. So when an example showed up in the mail, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan broke out the 4K camera and filmed this unboxing segment for you. At $75 USD, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

Portugal 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2 Euro Coin

Portugal 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Portugal 2 Euro bimetallic Olympic Coin honoring the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a legal-tender, circulating commemorative issue. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games hold special significance for the Portuguese not only because the nation is sending a slated 88 competitors to participate in 15 different sports but […]

Atlas Numismatics: New Ancient, World Coin Inventory – June 2016

Atlas Numismatics: New Ancient, World Coin Inventory – June 2016

New Inventory These 6 are just a sample of the 385 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (81), World (794) and US (15). Selections from our Inventory Superb 1934 Czechoslovakia 2 Ducats All images courtesy Atlas Numismatics 1037899 | CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 1934 AV 2 Dukaten. PCGS MS67. S CIVITATIS REGIS […]

World Coins – NGC Grades Most Valuable English Coin 1344 Double Leopard

World Coins – NGC Grades Most Valuable English Coin 1344 Double Leopard

1344 Edward III “Double Leopard” NGC has graded a rare “Double Leopard” that recently sold privately for the highest price ever paid for an English coin Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 1344 Edward III “Double Leopard” that recently sold privately for the highest price ever paid for an English coin. Graded NGC MS […]

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

One hundred years on from the Battle of the Somme, The Royal Mint is to commemorate the anniversary with the creation of a £5 silver proof commemorative coin depicting poignant scenes from the terrible event. Produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, the coin has been designed by sculptor and coin designer John Bergdahl, […]

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 50 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 50 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris honors the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in 2016 with the issuance of a three-coin commemorative set struck as part of the Great French Ships coin series. The 858-foot-long carrier is named for the iconic (and controversial) French general and politician. During World War II, de Gaulle was an important […]

APMEX Is Giving You a Chance to Rule Britannia

APMEX Is Giving You a Chance to Rule Britannia

APMEX is offering the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to London, including a VIP tour of The Royal Mint APMEX announced today they are presenting an exclusive trip – Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway sweepstakes – to the incredible Royal Mint for one lucky winner and a guest of their choice. […]

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