World Coins

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 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 […]

Russia Issues Latest Architectural Monument Commemorative Coin

Russia Issues Latest Architectural Monument Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Russia ……   On June 14, the Bank of Russia releases into circulation a 25-ruble silver commemorative coin honoring the “Russian Parnassus” – Museum-Estate Ostafyevo – as part of the Architectural Monuments of Russia commemorative coin series. The coin contains 155.5 grams of .925 fine silver, and is catalog number 5115 -0119 […]

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Switzerland 2016 Gottardo 20 Franc Silver Coin

Switzerland 2016 Gottardo 20 Franc Silver Coin

Description: The Gottardo, or Gotthard Base Tunnel, opened on June 1, 2016 as the world’s longest railway tunnel as part of the AlpTransit project. The AlpTransit project under which the Gotthard Base Tunnel was constructed, gained majority approval of Swiss citizens during a 1992 vote, and construction began in earnest in 1996. The Gotthard Base […]

Rare World Coins – Fantastic Gem Proof 1908 25 Rubles

Rare World Coins – Fantastic Gem Proof 1908 25 Rubles

By Chris Chatigny and Bruce Walker – Numismatists & Catalogers, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   We have another exceptional gold coin to preview from our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money auction which will be held in Anaheim, California this August. This coin is an extremely rare commemorative issue celebrating the 40th […]

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

By Central Bank of Luxembourg ….   On Friday, June 3, 2016, Serge Kolb, director of the Central Bank of Luxembourg (BCL), conducted the official presentation of the new collectors coin “D’Maus Ketti” in the presence of the heirs of designer Willy Faber and heirs of the writer Auguste Liesch, author of the fable “D’Maus […]

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Bank of Malta Issues Silver Coin to Commemorate 450th Anniversary of Valletta

Bank of Malta Issues Silver Coin to Commemorate 450th Anniversary of Valletta

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 27 May 2016 the Central Bank of Malta issued a silver coin to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the foundation of Malta’s capital city, Valletta. This silver coin, which has a face value of €10, is struck to proof quality and will be limited to 3,000 pieces. […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

The Royal Mint is to feature a ‘snapshot’ of London’s Trafalgar Square on a limited-edition £100 fine silver commemorative coin – the third in a collection celebrating some of Britain’s most familiar landmarks and monuments. Royal Mint Coin Designers Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (View Designer’s Profile) spent time in Trafalgar Square […]

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

Description: The 2016 Switzerland 10 Franc bimetallic coin features the Alpen Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), the national flower of Switzerland. The edelweiss commonly grows in the Alpine regions of Switzerland, in rocky limestone surfaces at altitudes of 5,900 to 9,800 feet. The non-toxic plant is used in regional folk medicine as a remedy against an array […]

World Coins – Exceptionally Rare Korean Pattern Coinage

World Coins – Exceptionally Rare Korean Pattern Coinage

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Our Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction features a nice range of numismatic material for all types of collectors. This preview will highlight some fabulous Korean pattern coinage. In the late 1880s, Korea sought to improve their monetary system. At […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake At a metal-detecting rally in 2009 near Linwood, a metal detectorist unearthed a small silver coin which on first glance looked like a half crown of William III (1697-1702). On closer […]

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Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) 10-euro copper and silver coins are commemorative issues released in 2016 by the Austrian Mint recognizing one of the nation’s largest provinces. Upper Austria borders Germany and the Czech Republic and is Austria’s leading industrial region, producing roughly one-quarter of the nation’s exports. Additionally, the province of Upper Austria is […]

Rare World Coins – Historically Significant Yunnan Ration Gold Coin

Rare World Coins – Historically Significant Yunnan Ration Gold Coin

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   For this week’s preview of our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction we have a rare and historically significant gold coin from the Yunnan region of China. Shortly after Yuan Shih-kai proclaimed himself emperor of China in December 1915, […]

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

Royal Mint ‘Strikes Gold’ to Remember England’s FIFA World Cup™ Triumph 50 Years on

Royal Mint ‘Strikes Gold’ to Remember England’s FIFA World Cup™ Triumph 50 Years on

Fifty years since footballing legend Bobby Moore hoisted the Jules Rimet trophy in front of 96,924 fans at Wembley Stadium, The Royal Mint is celebrating this landmark moment in sporting history with the Football Association by inviting Stephanie Moore MBE to strike an official 1966 FIFA World Cup England™ 2016 Alderney £5 Coin to mark […]

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

When it comes to modern coins, both U.S. and world issues, the goal of purchasing coins that will perform well in the secondary market is a key incentive for many buyers By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Coin collecting is best understood as a hobby that rewards the collector mainly in non-monetary ways, but […]

Bank of Portugal to Issue €2.5 Cante Alentejano Commemorative Coin

Bank of Portugal to Issue €2.5 Cante Alentejano Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will issue a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation on 8 June 2016. Entitled ‘Cante Alentejano’, the coin will have a face value of €2.5 and commemorate the listing of this variety of polyphonic singing as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of […]

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

New Commemorative World Coins from Bank of Russia

New Commemorative World Coins from Bank of Russia

By Bank of Russia ……   On March 15, 2016, the Bank of Russia issued two precious metal commemorative coins into circulation: The 10-Ruble “Belgorod Region” entry in the “Russian Federation” series, and The 10-Ruble “Staraya Russa” coin in the “Cities of Military Glory” series Russian Federation: Belgorod Region The bimetallic “Belgorod Region” coin has […]

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

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

Dear Clients, We hope to see you at the Long Beach Expo this week. Please let us know in advance if you would like to see any particular items as we can only bring a selection of our inventory. New Inventory These 10 are just a sample of the 888 recent additions to our inventory. […]

World Commemorative Coins – Swiss 2016 Brass Instrument Silver Coin

World Commemorative Coins – Swiss 2016 Brass Instrument Silver Coin

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 26 May 2016, the Swissmint issued a silver commemorative coin about brass and wind instrument music There is hardly a bigger festival in Swizterland that provides a brass music lineup. With their performances, the clubs enrich village and town life and make an important contribution to the […]

Heritage: Impressive Chinese Coins Highlight Hong Kong Auction

Heritage: Impressive Chinese Coins Highlight Hong Kong Auction

We are extremely pleased and excited to offer our second semi-annual Hong Kong Signature Coin Auction, scheduled for June 22-24, held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair. We hope that you join us and find something that your collection can’t live without. One particular area to highlight is a group of impressive […]

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Sizing up U.S. coin currency QUESTION: Why are dimes smaller than other coins? 2.) Coins on gravestones have particular meanings Visitors paying their respects to fallen servicemen this Memorial Day weekend might notice that the headstones of certain graves have coins […]

World Coin Auctions – Extremely Rare Kwangtung “Reverse Pattern” Dollar in Copper

World Coin Auctions – Extremely Rare Kwangtung “Reverse Pattern” Dollar in Copper

Perhaps the most impressive coin in our upcoming June 22-24 Hong Kong Signature Coin Auction is lot 29053, an extremely rare copper striking for a very early machine-produced Kwangtung pattern, made from equipment procured from the Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England. This pattern, the second produced for this dragon dollar design, changed the proposed fineness […]

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

By Bank of Lithuania ….   The national side of the 2-euro commemorative coin, issued into circulation on April 4 by the Bank of Lithuania, bears one of the most salient symbols of Baltic culture — an amber disc-amulet. The new coin was presented to the public at the Palanga Amber Museum. “These Lithuanian coins, […]

Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   I wrote about the Pacific island nation of Niue not too long ago, and a one-ounce, 99.9% pure silver coin it had issued commemorating the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. What I didn’t mention in that blog post was the fact the the Lincoln Memorial coin is part […]

Romania 2016 Constantin A. Rosetti Bicentennial 100 Lei Gold Coin

Romania 2016 Constantin A. Rosetti Bicentennial 100 Lei Gold Coin

Description: Constantin Rosetti was a Romanian journalist and politician who founded Romania’s National Liberal Party. Born on June 2, 1816 in Bucharest, Rosetti studied at Saint Sava National College in 1832 and joined the army the following year, serving as an aide-de-camp of Muntenian Prince Alexandru D. Ghica. Rosetti resigned from his military position three […]

Chinese Pandas: The Proof is in The Panda

Chinese Pandas: The Proof is in The Panda

Posted by Peter Anthony on 5/10/2016 Proof Panda coins — available in silver, gold, platinum, palladium and even brass — offer many set-building options. Many collectors consider proof coins to be the ultimate expressions of numismatic art. Panda coins offer a wide range of proofs for collectors. In fact, many were only released as proofs. […]

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

A new Belgian two-euro coin is giving missing children and their families hope By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   The new circulating commemorative coin, issued by the Royal Mint of Belgium, was launched on May 25, which is International Missing Children’s Day. The Belgian two-euro coin features the face of a young […]

Singapore Mint to Launch Splendour of Native Orchids Series Coin Set

Singapore Mint to Launch Splendour of Native Orchids Series Coin Set

By The Singapore Mint …..   Following the success of the Native Orchids of Singapore coin series that was issued from 2011 to 2015, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is proud to present The Splendour of Native Orchids Series coin set. The Native Orchids Series celebrates the beauty of the orchids that once thrived in […]

 
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