World Coins

Perth Mint Unveils 2015 Gold Coin to Commemorate the Sacrifices of the ANZAC

Perth Mint Unveils 2015 Gold Coin to Commemorate the Sacrifices of the ANZAC

Anzac Day – April 25 – remains a deeply significant commemoration, honouring the military service and sacrifice of the Australian Defence Forces. On April 25 at around 4.15 am on a still spring morning, the first soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, or ANZAC, made an amphibious landing on the Turkish Gallipoli peninsula. Although ultimately unsuccessful, the campaign […]

By March 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Medieval Coins –  Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

Medieval Coins – Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

This remarkable hoard of 65 medieval coins and four ingots is a fascinating insight into the power struggles of the northern Danelaw and King Aethelstan’s subsequent recapturing of York from the Vikings in 927 CE. We see on the coins a fascinating mix of the different cultures and religions prevalent in 10th century England. The […]

By March 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. “As a curator of our nation’s history, culture and values, the Mint is in a unique position to offer Canadians a rare, once-in-a-generation opportunity to […]

By March 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
East German Commemorative Coins: The Collector Market 25 Years Later

East German Commemorative Coins: The Collector Market 25 Years Later

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. Oct. 3, 1990 was an historic date for Germany and the world as the five constituent provinces of the former German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR or East Germany) gained admission to the Federal Republic of Germany, thus ending nearly 50 years of division growing out of catastrophic […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: 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 March 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

Schleswig and Holstein make the history of the most northern part of Germany a pretty complex subject. The background story is much easier to grasp when told by means of coins. In the context of Künker´s upcoming Spring Auction 259-262 from March, 9th to March 13th 2015, we have prepared this movie for you. “Only […]

Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rarities from the W&B Capital Foundation Collection and Other Important Properties Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong auction will entice bidders with a total of 2,077 lots of Chinese and Asian coins and banknotes from ancient to modern times, in four live Showcase sessions and two internet-only sessions. Session A commencing at 10:00 […]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

The Perth Mint has showcased the breathtaking Kimberley sunset on a limited edition pink gold coin featuring a dazzling Argyle pink diamond. Struck from 22-carat 91.67% pink gold in proof quality, this precious metal collectable contains 2oz of pure gold and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Each coin incorporates […]

Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

By The Royal Australian Mint….   History was made today on March 4, 2015, with three Pacific Island nations marking the introduction of their own brand-new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. With the Mint’s assistance and expertise, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have embarked on the […]

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Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

By The Royal Mint….   Following the unveiling of the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint has released the definitive fifth portrait first edition and combined ‘first and last’ edition annual sets, continuing the celebration of what is recognized as a vintage year for UK coins. The Fifth Definitive Coinage […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the third and final issue of Austrlia’s Southern Sky silver coin series, the 2014 Orion $5. Struck by the Royal Australian Mint, this ..999 fine silver coin features cutting edge minting technology. Video: 6:27. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click our […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler 50 Franc Silver Coin

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler 50 Franc Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the new 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler. Struck by the Mayer Mint, this .900 fine silver coin is the newest issue in a long-running and historic Swiss coin and medal series. Video: 5:06. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click […]

By March 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Irish Ernest Walton 15 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Irish Ernest Walton 15 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Irish 15 euro coin in .999 fine silver. Fans of Irish coins and those with a penchant for physics will enjoy the coin as it honors famous Irish physicist Ernest Walton.  Those who like world coins will definitely want […]

NGC Expands Plus (+) Designation to World Coins

NGC Expands Plus (+) Designation to World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has expanded its Plus (+) Designation to world coins struck prior to 1970. All eligible world coins submitted for grading on March 3, 2015, and later will be reviewed for +. The Plus (+) Designation is assigned by NGC to coins at the high end of their numeric grade, approaching the […]

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has certified an extremely rare Great Britain 1897B Gold Trade Dollar. Graded NGC PF 61, it is one of only a handful of examples believed to exist and is the only specimen certified by NGC. The prominent United Kingdom auction house Baldwin’s will offer this extraordinary coin as lot 1068 in […]

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Some 45 years since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ordered the cessation of all minting activity at the Melbourne branch of the Royal Mint, it is with honour that Melbourne Mint operates today from the original Mint building – a building that has stood tall through 143 years. Initially constructed in 1872, The Melbourne Mint […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler – Video: 5:06.

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler – Video: 5:06.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler in .900 fine silver.. Fans of the series will like this year’s design. Those who have never collected the series will definitely want to check it out. This is the third in an ongoing series of […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Künker Berlin World Coin Auction: One Highlight After Another

The Künker Berlin World Coin Auction: One Highlight After Another

1,073 lots. Total estimate: 6.5 million, total hammer price: 8.6 million. And this happened within only one day. The Berlin Auction of January 29, 2015 on the occasion of the World Money Fair proved that the market for fresh material in highest quality is more than strong. For more than 60 years, the Horn Collection […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Chinese Varieties: 2002 Gold Panda Frosted and Mirrored Branches

Modern Chinese Varieties: 2002 Gold Panda Frosted and Mirrored Branches

By David J. Camire for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Due to the overwhelming popularity of modern Chinese coins, there has been steady increase and interest in varieties. NGC is at the forefront of actively attributing and listing new varieties of modern Chinese coins. To date, NGC recognizes and attributes more than 90 varieties, including small […]

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

By the Reserve Bank of New Zealand…. A colored legal tender 50-cent coin will be on sale to the public starting next month to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It is the first time that a circulating New Zealand colored coin has been produced. The […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

On the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the universally-recognized symbol of Canada with a fine silver collector coin enhanced by vibrant color. The coin was unveiled today at a special Flag Day ceremony at Confederation Park in Ottawa. “The Mint is delighted to join Canadians in […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Silver Coin – 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo | Tiergarten Schönbrunn  (2002) Once the imperial stomping grounds of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I (1708-1765), the Schönbrunn Zoo, also known as the Vienna Zoo, is the oldest zoo in the world and is home to more than 600 species of animals, including […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint….   The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under license from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup is […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

A rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown designed by A.G. Wyon topped the Feb. 11 Dix Noonan Webb auction of coins, tokens and historical medals, bringing in £144,000.   One of only two known specimens of the 1910 George V Pattern Crown in gold designed by A.G. Wyon topped Dix Noonan Webb’s coin auction including, […]

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

As part of the celebrations for Chinese New Year, The Royal Mint has created a new design to mark the Lunar Year of the Sheep, the second issue in the hugely successful Shēngxiào Collection. Following on from the popularity of the Year of the Horse design, which was the first ever United Kingdom lunar design […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sweden Introduces New Coins and Banknotes for 2015

Sweden Introduces New Coins and Banknotes for 2015

  By Sveriges Riksbank….   On Monday, February 16, the Riksbank presented Sweden’s new banknotes and coins. For the first time, the media was given the possibility of seeing, feeling and tilting the printed banknotes and minted coins. In 2015 and 2016, Sweden will gain new banknotes and coins. They will have a completely new […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Zealand Mint Strikes Precious Metal Disney Princess Coins

New Zealand Mint Strikes Precious Metal Disney Princess Coins

New Zealand Mint is celebrating fairy-tale film classics with the release of a new Disney Princess coin program, for which The Perth Mint is the sole distributor in Australia. The inaugural coins in the series feature the ever courageous Cinderella and are struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold. Both coins feature an iconic […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Reel In Guy Harvey Rounds and Other Great Catches at Gainesville Coins

Reel In Guy Harvey Rounds and Other Great Catches at Gainesville Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Gainesville Coins near Tampa, Florida is one of the larger numismatic and bullion coin retailers in the Southeast United States. They’ve recently become popular for offering Guy Harvey coins and many other hard-to-find series. So I decided to call them up to find out about the latest Guy Harvey […]

 
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