World Coins

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 →
Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Missing Edge Lettering is the Second Example Discovered of the Sold-Out Issue In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint released a popular Silver $20 piece titled “Portrait of Power”.  The coin boldly features the American Bald Eagle and was released with special edge lettering.  Only 7,500 were minted and they sold out in a few hours. […]

Russian Coins Sell For $5,364,428 in Baldwin’s New York World Coin Auction

Russian Coins Sell For $5,364,428 in Baldwin’s New York World Coin Auction

An auction of Russian coins, orders and medals held by Baldwin’s, in association with Dmitry Markov Coins and Medals and M & M Numismatics, on Thursday 9th January realised US$5,364,428. Struck to commemorate the 30th Birthday of Tsar Alexander II’s fourth son Grand Duke Vladimir, an 1876 25 Roubles topped The New York Sale, Auction […]

By January 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Collectors Eagerly Await The Eric P. Newman Collection Part III, Jan. 14-16, At Heritage Auctions In New York

World Coin Collectors Eagerly Await The Eric P. Newman Collection Part III, Jan. 14-16, At Heritage Auctions In New York

Sublime collection of international numismatic rarities from one of the greatest collections ever offered, Jan. 14-16, at Heritage Auctions in New York; all proceeds to benefit the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society NEW YORK — Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection of World Coins Part III will be offered by Heritage Auctions Jan. […]

It Was 3 a.m. When I Found this Set of Mexican Coins on eBay! VIDEO: 1:31

It Was 3 a.m. When I Found this Set of Mexican Coins on eBay! VIDEO: 1:31

Pat Stovall, Don & Lois Bailey Numismatics Interviewer: David Lisot for  CoinWeek.com…….. We have all heard the story of the item listed in the middle of the night that turns out to be a great buy. Hear one of those tales from a specialist in Mexican numismatics who used his knowledge to make a good […]

By January 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #203 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds On Jan. 10th and 11th, Stack’s-Bowers-Ponterio conducted one of the official auctions of a coin convention that is held every January in Manhattan. More than two thousand coins and medals from around the world […]

By January 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. We met yesterday with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold maple leaf coin.  Canadian gold maple leafs are among the most common coins that we purchase, so we didn’t expect this transaction to be much different than any other.  However, we […]

By January 10, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction

Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #202 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. On Jan. 5th and 6th, Heritage conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Numismatic Convention, which is held every January at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan. Although this […]

Gold Royal Cob Sheds Light on Spanish Colonial Coinage and Highlights Heritage World Coin Results

Gold Royal Cob Sheds Light on Spanish Colonial Coinage and Highlights Heritage World Coin Results

A Stunning Rarity from the New World One of the highlights of the recent Heritage World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction held in New York  which concluded yesterday January 6th, was a stunning Royal Cob described below. As Lot 25654 it realized $293,750.00 ( Including the buyers premium). However beyond the price, this coin sheds […]

SILVER 101 – World Mints : Some coins you may not have considered but should.

SILVER 101 – World Mints : Some coins you may not have considered but should.

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the rest of the story. The person who prefers collectible silver hasn’t been forgotten, as […]

By January 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers New York International Nusmismatic Convention World Coin Auctions

Stacks Bowers New York International Nusmismatic Convention World Coin Auctions

AN INTERNATIONAL PARADE OF RARITIES TO BE PRESENTED AT THE  STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES OFFICIAL AUCTION OF THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL NUMISMATIC CONVENTION January 10-13, 2014, at the New York Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Stack’s Bowers New York Auction Gallery IRVINE, Calif. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to serve as an official auctioneer of the […]

By December 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Top prices for numismatic rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Top prices for numismatic rarities at Numismatik Lanz

65,000 euros for a Thraco-Macedonian stater, 40,000 euros for the second known antoninianus of Proculus, and 42,000 euros for a zodiac mohur! Despite the quite low starting prices many rarities of Numismatik Lanz auction sale reached maximum prices. By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. It’s a tradition at Numismatik Lanz to call out the […]

World And Ancient Coins: Heritage January 5-6 NYINC Auction Highlights

World And Ancient Coins: Heritage January 5-6 NYINC Auction Highlights

Six valuable and diverse World Coin collections will all be vying for primacy in Heritage’s January 5-6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction, taking place at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan, in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). “This is as striking and varied an auction as I can remember,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, […]

Modern Coins: 2014 “Florida Natives” American Alligator coin to be released at FUN convention.

Modern Coins: 2014 “Florida Natives” American Alligator coin to be released at FUN convention.

By Charles D. Daughtrey ………….. Coinciding with the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention ModernCoinMart (MCM) is releasing a new coin depicting “Florida Natives”.  The coin, which may be the first of a series, depicts the American Alligator, one of the oldest and most fearsome apex predatory reptiles in North America, and a common native to […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Isle of Man Coins: Small Island, Big Selection

Isle of Man Coins: Small Island, Big Selection

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Imagine an island of 221 square miles that doesn’t have its own mint.  Even with those obstacles, the Isle of Man issues a wide range of coins ranging from low-value circulation strikes to ongoing series of silver and gold pieces.  The privately owned Pobjoy Mint cranks out coinage for the self-governing British Crown Dependency located […]

By December 12, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
500th Anniversary  of The Earliest Dated English Coin: the 1513 Tournai Groat

500th Anniversary of The Earliest Dated English Coin: the 1513 Tournai Groat

Henry 8th 500th anniversary of England’s capture Tournai in France 1513   500th Anniversary  of The Earliest Dated English Coin was the 1513 Tournai Groat The earliest Exceptionally Rare coin dated 1513. Struck in the name of an English monarch Henry 8. The Tournai Groat (gros or 4d) struck subsequent to the capture of the town […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights in 2013 Champion Winter Online Coin Auction

Highlights in 2013 Champion Winter Online Coin Auction

Champion’s 2013 winter auction features two Chinese 1992 Compass and Seismograph gold kilo coins and other rarities. The 2013 Champion winter online auction will be held on December 18, 2013. For more details, please visit: http://www.icollector.com/Champion-Hong-Kong-Auction_ae1925, and http://www.cghka.com/. Some of the highlights of this sale are: Two 1992 Compass and Seismograph gold kilo coins with […]

Chinese Coins: 2012 Peking Opera Mask Coins

Chinese Coins: 2012 Peking Opera Mask Coins

Posted by Peter Anthony on Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………. Peking Opera is a breathtakingly diverse art form. In 2012 the People’s Bank of China released a set of coins that feature masks from the Peking Opera. The Peking (or Beijing) opera has been a cornerstone of Chinese culture for nearly 2000 years. It has become […]

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