World Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

The Royal Canadian Mint stands out among nominees in the running for the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards by earning nominations in two of the four categories of IACA’s annual awards program. Produced by the Mint for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post, the 50-cent 100th […]

Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 September 2015 Professor Josef Bonnici, Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, and Dr. Joseph M Buttigieg, Chairman of Heritage Malta launched a joint numismatic product commemorating the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 in an event that marks this important national anniversary […]

By September 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canada Imposing Alpha Wolf $20 Silver Coin – Video: 4:15

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canada Imposing Alpha Wolf $20 Silver Coin – Video: 4:15

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan gets a new coin in the mail: the 2015 Canadian “Imposing Alpha Wolf” $20 Silver Coin! See the coin in motion in HD video and decide for yourself if you want this wild beast in your collection.   Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print […]

By September 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coin Expert Attends Long Beach Expo – VIDEO: 4:55

Chinese Coin Expert Attends Long Beach Expo – VIDEO: 4:55

Chen Hao Min, Coin in Coin Company, Translator: Rachel Luo, Interviewer: David Lisot. Includes Chinese language. Chen Hao Min is a noted authority in Chinese coins. He talks about coming to the Long Beach Coin Expo and some of the things he saw at the convention. Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line […]

By September 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 2

South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 2

광복 30주년 기념 백원 By Mark Lovmo – dokdo-research.com/koreancoins.html….   From the Introduction to Part 1: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won commemorative coin was released in the tense and somewhat tentative atmosphere of South Korea in 1975. The coin was the first commemorative to be made in that country, and it was introduced […]

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Sun Keqin, Author of New Book on Modern Chinese Coinage – VIDEO: 3:38

Sun Keqin, Author of New Book on Modern Chinese Coinage – VIDEO: 3:38

Keqin Sun, Modern Numismatic Web, Translator: Rachel Luo, Interviewer: David Lisot. Includes Chinese language. Collectors Universe and PCGS are reaching out to the market in China by actively sponsoring Chinese dealers to come the Long Beach Coin Expo. One of these dealers talks about his experiences and a new book he has written.   Copyright […]

By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dix Noonan Webb Coin ‘Festival’ Totals More Than £2.1 Million

Dix Noonan Webb Coin ‘Festival’ Totals More Than £2.1 Million

By Dix Noonan Webb Ltd….   The coins ‘festival’ held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, totaled more than £2.1 million (almost £1.8 million total hammer price) as a series of important collections attracted strong bidding from dealers and private buyers over four days. The highlight of the London sale held […]

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Highlights of Künker Auction 268

Highlights of Künker Auction 268

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, In this newsletter, we are delighted to introduce to you two remarkable special collections. Auction 267, the Roland Grüber Collection, consists of the largest compilation of coins and medals of Brandenburg in Franconia ever to be on the market. Ranging from an inconspicuous kipper coin to a gorgeous presentation piece, […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Release 8th Silver Coin in Austria by Its Children Series

Austrian Mint to Release 8th Silver Coin in Austria by Its Children Series

On October 7, 2015, the Austrian Mint will issue the eighth silver coin of the well received “Austria by Its Children” program, featuring the eastern province of Burgenland. The obverse of the coin was designed and engraved by mint engraver Helmut Andexlinger (View Designer’s Profile). The design features the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lake […]

By September 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 World Coins that Sold in the Heritage Long Beach Auction

Top 5 World Coins that Sold in the Heritage Long Beach Auction

The following are the Top 5 World Coins that sold in Heritage’s Signature Sale in Long Beach September 18, 2015……… LOT #30144  – Korea: Japanese Protectorate – Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 2 (1908) Sold: $64,625 Japanese Protectorate – Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 2 (1908) AU55 NGC, Osaka mint, KM1142. Complete with harvest-tinged coloration […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker Auction 267

Highlights of Künker Auction 267

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, In this newsletter, we are delighted to introduce to you two remarkable special collections. Auction 267, the Roland Grüber Collection, consists of the largest compilation of coins and medals of Brandenburg in Franconia ever to be on the market. Ranging from an inconspicuous kipper coin to a gorgeous presentation piece, […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Colombian Pillar Dollar

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Until  2009, no one even knew that the 1770 Nuevo Reino Pillar Dollar existed. That changed quickly, however, when an amazing stash of 14 coins was found during the bulldozing of a parking lot in Bogota, Colombia that was being razed for a new building. Buried beneath the dirt and the decades was the old […]

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 1

South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 1

광복 30주년 기념 백원 By Mark Lovmo – dokdo-research.com/koreancoins.html….   The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won commemorative coin was released in the tense and somewhat tentative atmosphere of South Korea in 1975. The coin was the first commemorative to be made in that country, and it was introduced as a numismatic salute to the […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada’s modern era. “In addition to featuring four effigies of Her Majesty on the obverse of Canada’s coins since her accession to the throne, the Mint has a long […]

Künker Auctions: The Julius Löser and the Preussag Collection

Künker Auctions: The Julius Löser and the Preussag Collection

Over the course of the previous decades, Preussag AG has assembled the largest collection of löser and mining coins in history. Künker and the London Coin Gallery will auction this collection in London on October 30. The range of pieces on offer comprises 217(!) löser and 327 mining coins. The oldest lösers date back to […]

By September 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Continues Shēngxiào Collection with 2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

Royal Mint Continues Shēngxiào Collection with 2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed its design for the Lunar Year of the Monkey – an eagerly anticipated annual event in The Royal Mint’s launch calendar following the release of coins for the 2015 Year of the Sheep and the 2014 Year of the Horse. Known as the Chinese Zodiac or Shēngxiào Collection, The Royal […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coinweek Unboxing: Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

Coinweek Unboxing: Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek augments its World Coin Profile entry for Canada’s 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin with a little hands-on time with the colorized silver coin. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan files this report. To see CoinWeek’s Coin Profile of this coin, click here.     Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Latvia Issues Silver Collector Coin Dedicated to Poets Rainis and Aspazija

Latvia Issues Silver Collector Coin Dedicated to Poets Rainis and Aspazija

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, September 8, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new five-euro silver collector coin, Rainis and Aspazija. This coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of Rainis and Aspazija, two brilliant minds of Latvia. It is a unique coin due to its specific form and minting technique. The graphic design […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
European Cultural Preservation Laws and the Private Coin Collector: A Primer

European Cultural Preservation Laws and the Private Coin Collector: A Primer

By Shaun Pearce – Jollys Jewellers….   Coin collecting is a fascinating hobby, and even a potentially profitable one as coins can appreciate in value. However, when it comes to rare historic coinage, it is a hobby that can be very much complicated by the various cultural preservation laws in place throughout Europe. What Laws Affect […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Record Remembered in Timeless Pieces

Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Record Remembered in Timeless Pieces

By Royal Australian Mint….   Only moments away from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reaching a Royal Record, the Royal Australian Mint has released a selection of beautifully designed collectible coins to commemorate the occasion. Still a beloved figure after 63 years as Queen, Her Majesty will soon gain the title of the longest-reigning Commonwealth […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink: Incredible Leopard Coinage in September Coin Sale

Spink: Incredible Leopard Coinage in September Coin Sale

This autumn, Spink has put together a very impressive array of items for the sale of Ancient, Islamic, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals taking place between September 22 and 23, 2015 in London. The sale includes the Andy Scot Collection of Copper and Bronze Pennies, a selection of Constantius and Constantine from the […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
South African Gold Headlines Heritage World & Ancients Event in Long Beach

South African Gold Headlines Heritage World & Ancients Event in Long Beach

Heritage Auctions will offer several exceptional pieces of South African gold Sept. 17-22, 2015, at the Long Beach Expo; featuring the Read Collection of Z.A.R. Coinage, one of the finest collections of South African coinage to ever come to auction A very rare 1898 South African Republic “Tickey” 3 Pence, struck in gold at the […]

Rare Gold Coin of Sigismund III – King of Poland, King of Sweden

Rare Gold Coin of Sigismund III – King of Poland, King of Sweden

The early modern era was much more democratic that we are inclined to believe. The Polish chose a Swedish king, and the Swedes forced that Polish king to make great concessions, when he started to control their country as well. A unique coin bears testimony to these events. On June 20, 1566, a baby was […]

By September 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker to Auction Largest Collection of Löser and Mining Coins Ever Offered

Künker to Auction Largest Collection of Löser and Mining Coins Ever Offered

Over the course of the previous decades, Preussag AG has assembled the largest collection of löser and mining coins in history. This collection will now be auctioned off by London Coin Gallery, in collaboration with Künker, in London on October 30. The range of pieces on offer comprises 217(!) löser and 327 mining coins. A […]

By September 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

Art, nature, folklore and pop culture also shine brightly on Mint’s newest coins As more and more Canadians join in the celebration of Asian cultural festivals, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a pair of finely crafted pure gold coins in its first-ever tribute to Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Artist Sarindar Dhaliwal has […]

Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

The Royal Mint is to release a strictly limited number of 750 Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated coins for connoisseurs of The Sovereign to add to their collection. The largest coin in the Sovereign range, The Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 bears Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St. George and the dragon reverse design. Appearing for the first time […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, The Royal Mint will celebrate with the nation the moment when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. The anniversary surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria more than a century ago. To celebrate the remarkable journey Her Majesty The Queen has encountered […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Gorny & Mosch Auctions: From the Wappenmünze to the German Thaler

Gorny & Mosch Auctions: From the Wappenmünze to the German Thaler

The Gorny & Mosch October sale has much to offer. The sessions will present a wide range of numismatic highlights, featuring rarities from the ancient world and showpieces from Germany alike. The Middle Ages are particularly well represented as well. Over the course of its auction week, Gorny & Mosch will conduct three auction sales. […]

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on 2017 Circulating Coin Designs

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on 2017 Circulating Coin Designs

Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Federation with a coin design contest With the finalist designs now selected, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to vote on what will be depicted on Canada’s 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will appear in 2017. Canadians can vote for their favourites […]

Heritage Auctions Joins Petition vs. ‘Onerous’ Proposed German Law

Heritage Auctions Joins Petition vs. ‘Onerous’ Proposed German Law

Legislation seen as negatively impacting German coins and collectibles business by requiring undue burden of provenance on dealers Heritage Auctions has announced its support for an online petition aimed at stopping a controversial new German law instituting an export license on German cultural objects – which could include coins, art and a variety of other […]

 
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