World Coins

Rarities Headlines Stack’s Bowers April 2014 Hong Kong Coin Auction

Rarities Headlines Stack’s Bowers April 2014 Hong Kong Coin Auction

Choice, rare and interesting items in all series and price ranges will be offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries April 2014 Hong Kong Coin Auction. Chinese, East Asian, and world coins and paper money will cross the block. Collectors can participate in person at the sale or worldwide on the company’s website, StacksBowers.com. Highlights include […]

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin Releases

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin Releases

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  1.) Fortuna Redux revisited Last year perhaps the most unusual and innovative world coin ever issued was made by the Mint of Poland (founded in 1766) for the island nation of Niue. It is the six-ounce silver, 24 K selectively-gilded Fortuna Redux coin, the world’s first cylinder-shaped silver coin with amazingly intricate […]

Royal Canadian Mint Congratulates Canada’s Paralympic Team with Lucky Loonies

Royal Canadian Mint Congratulates Canada’s Paralympic Team with Lucky Loonies

Lucky Loonies being sent to communities as thanks for supporting their medal-winning Paralympic athletes The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to congratulate the Canadian Paralympic Team for its many accomplishments at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games, earning an exceptional 16 medals – 7 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze. “Canadians were riveted by the […]

The Royal Mint to Manufacture Modern New British Pound Coin

The Royal Mint to Manufacture Modern New British Pound Coin

Today George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, revealed that HM Treasury believes there is a strong case for introducing a new British Pound coin to help reduce counterfeiting and ensure the integrity of the United Kingdom’s currency. The Royal Mint has developed world-leading anti-counterfeiting technology which will enable Her Majesty’s Treasury to modernise the […]

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Proof Coins Unveiled

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Proof Coins Unveiled

The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Proof Coins following the successful launch of the Brilliant Uncirculated coin set earlier this year. The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will see thousands of athletes competing in 17 sports from hockey to lawn bowls across 11 days in the city of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Produces New Circulation Coins for Botswana

Royal Canadian Mint Produces New Circulation Coins for Botswana

Bank of Botswana converts its entire coinage system to Mint’s multi-ply plated steel technology The Royal Canadian Mint announced today that it has produced a new series of multi-ply plated steel circulation coins on behalf of the Bank of Botswana. “An industry leader and innovator focused on delivering the best quality and value to our […]

A Pair of Royal Mint Mules Spurs Speculation

A Pair of Royal Mint Mules Spurs Speculation

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek……….   The Royal Mint in Wales has confirmed the existence of a pair of £2, .999 fine silver mules, which the Mint says were mistakenly produced and sold in December 2013. In Numismatics, the term “mule” describes a coin that’s struck using two dies not designed to be paired […]

The United States Mexican Numismatic Association Announces 3rd Annual Convention and Educational Forum

The United States Mexican Numismatic Association Announces 3rd Annual Convention and Educational Forum

By Oliver Simons  for CoinWeek………. The United States Mexican Numismatic Association (USMEX) announced today that it will host their 3rd annual convention and educational forum at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 16-18, 2014. The 2013 convention was a huge success and everyone who attended enjoyed themselves. The 2014 convention opens on Thursday afternoon […]

Australian Posters of World War I Celebrated on New Perth Mint Coins

Australian Posters of World War I Celebrated on New Perth Mint Coins

The Perth Mint is proud to launch a remarkable commemorative coin series featuring vintage Australian Posters of World War I. When news first broke of the war in 1914, a huge wave of patriotism and support swept across Australia. Major political parties, churches, community leaders and newspapers exhorted its citizens to champion the war and […]

Perth Mint Honors the Evolution of Australia’s Military Aviation

Perth Mint Honors the Evolution of Australia’s Military Aviation

The Perth Mint is commemorating 100 Years of Australian Military Aviation with the release of a limited edition collector coin depicting a Bristol Boxkite aircraft – the first military aircraft flown in Australia at Point Cook, on 1 March 1914.  Operated by flight instructor Lieutenant Eric Harrison, the Bristol Boxkite was instrumental in the evolution […]

Chicago International Coin Fair Auction: Greek and Roman, Canadian Specimen Coins take Center Stage

Chicago International Coin Fair Auction: Greek and Roman, Canadian Specimen Coins take Center Stage

Heritage Auctions is proud to present the official auction of the 2014 Chicago International Coin Fair, set for April 9-16. Though this will certainly be a well-rounded auction, with something for every collector, there are certain highlights that worth mentioning. The auction will be held in conjunction with the annual Chicago International Coin Fair world […]

By March 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Medals from the Baums Collection highlight the Künker Spring Sale

Medals from the Baums Collection highlight the Künker Spring Sale

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ……….. About 1,100 medals from the renaissance to the present day, made of bronze, silver and gold, some being created by famous artists, some referring to world-changing events – that is the Baums Collection, which will be liquidated by Künker during the spring sale on 13 March 2014. You will find […]

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany –  World Mint Presentations – Videos

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany – World Mint Presentations – Videos

MEDIA FORUM: Moderator: Hans-Henning Göhrum, President, World Money Fair, Berlin, February 7, 2014. The World Money Fair takes place each year in Berlin and hosts the prestigious gathering of world mints at Europe’s largest convention of coin and precious metals collectors and manufacturers. New coin products are unveiled and trends in the minting industry are […]

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Austrian Mint’s Polar Bears at the Schönbrunn Zoo 5-Euro Commemorative Coin Debuts

Austrian Mint’s Polar Bears at the Schönbrunn Zoo 5-Euro Commemorative Coin Debuts

The Austrian Mint has just issued Polar Bears at the Schönbrunn Zoo 5-Euro Commemorative Coin to celebrate the new Polar bear enclosure at Schönbrunn Zoo, scheduled to open in May 2014. The delightful reverse was designed and engraved by the Mint’s Chief engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer. The foreground of the design shows a mother polar bear with her […]

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Royal Australian Mint Unveils New Circulating $1 Coin Commemorating Anzac Centenary

Royal Australian Mint Unveils New Circulating $1 Coin Commemorating Anzac Centenary

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, today unveiled a new $1 circulating 2014 coin featuring the Centenary of Anzac logo and produced by the Royal Australian Mint. The special commemorative 2014 $1 circulating coin […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kew Gardens 50p, the UK’s Rarest Circulating Commemorative Coin

Kew Gardens 50p, the UK’s Rarest Circulating Commemorative Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed last week that the Kew Gardens 50p coin is the rarest commemorative UK coin design released into circulation– with just over 1 in every 300 people in the UK, or 0.32% of the population, likely to find it in their change.* Only 210,000 of the coins were ever released into […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. Announce The Hong Kong Coin Auction

A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. Announce The Hong Kong Coin Auction

As dredgers scour the seabeds of Tangasseri harbour in Kollam city, Kerala, India, in the hunt to discover more Chinese coins’ London based auctioneers, A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, give buyers an easier way to buy a piece of Chinese monetary history at their 56th Hong Kong Coin Auction of Far Eastern and World […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Sochi 100 Ruble Note and Other Circulating Russian Banknotes: A Brief Primer

The Sochi 100 Ruble Note and Other Circulating Russian Banknotes: A Brief Primer

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek………. Once derided as worthless during the Soviet era, Russian banknotes offer a glimpse at the country’s past while at the same time looking forward. Russian Numismatics is one of the most exciting growth areas in the hobby. But where to start? The price of Imperial coinage can be prohibitive, […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Berlin Rare Coin Auction Exceeds Expectations

Künker Berlin Rare Coin Auction Exceeds Expectations

The rare coin market in Europe, much like the American coin market, is experiencing strong sales in 2014. The Künker Berlin Rare Coin Auction, held at the Berlin Estrel Hotel of February 6, was filled to capacity, and for some standing-room-only with buyers eager to bid on the 335 lots offered in Künker’s Sale Catalog […]

By February 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
UK Coin Auctioneer Baldwin’s to Offer Impressive “Hemisphere Coin Collection”

UK Coin Auctioneer Baldwin’s to Offer Impressive “Hemisphere Coin Collection”

A collection of Gold Sovereigns that spans 525 years, 15 Monarchs and seven mints, will be offered for sale by London based auctioneers, A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, on Thursday 8th May 2014. The comprehensive date collection of 394 Sovereigns from the earliest hammered examples to modern milled is entitled The Hemisphere Collection and […]

By February 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

by Steven Cochran, The Coin Explorer – Gainesville Coins ………. With the huge anticipation over the Perth Mint’s new two-ounce high relief Zeus silver coin prior to its release, I contacted the Mint to arrange an interview with artist Tom Vaughan, who designed this unique coin. Mr. Vaughan was also the designer for the Perth […]

Austrian Mint Dinosaur Coin “Cretaceous Period” Released

Austrian Mint Dinosaur Coin “Cretaceous Period” Released

The Austrian Mint will issue today the third coin in its popular five-coin “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series, accompanied with a new and improved augmented reality app [CoinWeek can confirm that the App is available to customers inside the United States and is offered free of charge to iTunes and Android users]. The first […]

By February 18, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Rheingold Coin Collection One of Many Highlights at Rapp Auction 2014

Rheingold Coin Collection One of Many Highlights at Rapp Auction 2014

Swiss auctioneer Peter Rapp AG has announced November 24 to 28 as the date for its next major numismatic and philatelic auction. According to the firm, the philatelic highlights will once again set unusual standards, while the numismatic offer will be the most comprehensive and valuable in the history of the company. One of the most […]

By February 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
La Compania de Subastas Numismaticas to Hold Mexico City Coin Auction in March 2014. VIDEO

La Compania de Subastas Numismaticas to Hold Mexico City Coin Auction in March 2014. VIDEO

Angel Smith, Auction Director Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. A coin conventions will be held in Mexico in March 2014 sponsored by the Sociedad de Numismatica de Mexico. La Compania de Subastas Numismaticas has been awarded the coin auction contract. An offering of Mexican coins will be sold to collectors. Hear details of the sale Copyright […]

By February 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: World Coin News- Wedge Tailed Eagles Multiply and Latvian Euro Sets

The Coin Analyst: World Coin News- Wedge Tailed Eagles Multiply and Latvian Euro Sets

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Multiple Versions of Wedge-Tailed Eagle Probably the most widely discussed modern world coin at the moment is the Perth Mint’s 2014 wedge-tailed silver and gold eagles that I covered recently and which my colleagues, Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, also discussed in a chat with the coin’s designer , […]

By January 31, 2014 8 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101 – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

SILVER 101 – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Ask an American numismatist to describe commemorative silver coinage, and one of two possibilities will emerge. Younger people are likely to mention the silver dollar “commems” that have been struck since 1983, while more experienced hobbyists will point to the commemorative half dollars of 1892 to 1954. Despite the difference in eras, both […]

By January 29, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Exceedingly Rare CANADIAN Coin to be sold at Torex auction next month

Exceedingly Rare CANADIAN Coin to be sold at Torex auction next month

An “exceedingly rare” and valuable CANADIAN 1921 50 CENTS is set to be sold at the 2014 February Torex auction next month. This amazing piece has been graded by PCGS and it is believed to be one of the best known examples that exist. The coin has a lovely russet-gray toning with gold highlights. This […]

By January 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Expands Star Designation to World Coins

NGC Expands Star Designation to World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that world coins will be eligible for its popular NGC Star Designation® ★ starting February 1, 2014. The NGC Star Designation identifies coins with exceptional eye appeal, including vibrant, colorful toning or intense luster. Eye appeal is considered to be a coin’s most subjective attribute, but the introduction of the NGC […]

Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US Coinage

Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US Coinage

Guest Commentary by Martin Kaplan for CoinWeek …………. Greg Reynolds discussed the results of the recent Heritage NY International World Coin auction in an article dated January 8, 2014, “Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction“. In the article he mentioned the “value” that world coins may offer compared to US coins. […]

By January 20, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 9: European Coins

The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 9: European Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #205 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Many collectors were surprised to learn that Eric Newman had a tremendous collection of European coins and many excellent coins from elsewhere in the world. After all, the Eric […]

By January 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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