World Coins

The Vast Influence of the East India Company and Their Rare 1835 Gold Mohur

The Vast Influence of the East India Company and Their Rare 1835 Gold Mohur

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   On December 31, 1600, Queen Elizabeth (later the first) of England bestowed a Royal Charter upon the East India Company. Its original mission was to expand Great Britain’s trade with Asia, and India in particular. It was first financed by about 200 British businessmen and merchants […]

World Coins – The Canada White-Tailed Deer Four Coin Series

World Coins – The Canada White-Tailed Deer Four Coin Series

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   If the Founding Fathers hadn’t been looking for a national bird, and if he wasn’t partial to the ever-busy beaver or resourceful raccoon, I like to think that Ben Franklin might have chosen the white-tailed deer as a national emblem for the United States. Okay, not […]

Austria 2002 Austria Through the Ages: Prince Eugen of Savoy 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2002 Austria Through the Ages: Prince Eugen of Savoy 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The sixth issue of the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” coin series features the Baroque Period, an era in Western European art that lasted from approximately 1600 through 1750. One of the nation’s leading figures during this period was Prince Eugen of Savoy. Eugen was born in Paris on October 18, 1663 and […]

German 5 Euro Planet Earth Coin Debuts in Time for Earth Day

German 5 Euro Planet Earth Coin Debuts in Time for Earth Day

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The German Mint has released the innovative five-euro “Planet Earth” coin just in time for Earth Day on April 22, when the world focuses on global conservation efforts. The German five-euro coin is innovative because it features three components: a copper-nickel center; a copper-nickel outer ring; and a […]

World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Chinese Gold Coin

World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Chinese Gold Coin

(1917) Yunnan $10 gold coin Posted by Jay Turner  for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. An extremely rare Chinese (1917) Yunnan $10 gold coin was recently submitted to NGC. The first step for a grader is to ascertain the authenticity of the coin in hand. However, when NGC has never seen an authentic example of that coin […]

Heritage Auctions:  More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions: More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions’ CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction, April 14-19, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois A wide assortment of World and Ancient coins, totaling more than 4,600 lots altogether, will provide the ideal setting for discriminating collectors to significantly enhance their collections in Heritage Auctions’ April 14-19, 2016 […]

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 4th Numismatic Catalogue of 2016: First-Ever 3D ‘Water Drop’ Effect

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 4th Numismatic Catalogue of 2016: First-Ever 3D ‘Water Drop’ Effect

“Mother Earth” fine silver coin creates the illusion of a life-like water droplet enveloping a coloured image of our planet to raise environmental awareness In launching its fourth wave of 2016 collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is illustrating the vital importance of water to our planet with a $20 fine silver coin featuring the […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

As the nation prepares to celebrate another landmark for the royal family, The Royal Mint has struck a new, special edition £5 coin to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Approved by The Queen herself, the coin features a design by acclaimed artist and sculptor Christopher Hobbs, and portrays a classical celebratory garland of […]

World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

On May 11, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue the second silver coin of the three-coin set entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second coin–titled “Amade”, as he liked to be called–focuses on his adult life. The obverse of the coin depicts a […]

Treasure Coin News – Oldest European Shipwreck Discovered

Treasure Coin News – Oldest European Shipwreck Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   The oldest shipwreck that dates back to Europe’s “Age of Exploration,” which traces its origins to the 15th century, has been discovered in waters off the coast of Oman, a country situated in the southeast portion of the Arabian Peninsula. A wealth of fantastic artifacts have been […]

Diverse German Offerings in Heritage Monthly World Coin Auction

Diverse German Offerings in Heritage Monthly World Coin Auction

Heritage’s latest Monthly World Coin Internet Auction features an important offering of German States coinage. This auction is accepting bids now, with the live auction scheduled for April 24. As always with our monthly world coin auctions, the selection of material is designed to fit collectors’ budgets. Issues from 20 different German States are featured […]

APMEX – Tiger Shark: Last Shark Series Coin Released

APMEX – Tiger Shark: Last Shark Series Coin Released

The Silver Tiger Shark Launches Exclusively From APMEX as the Final Installment of the Perth Mint’s Shark Series Australia’s Perth Mint is saying goodbye to its APMEXclusive® Shark Series with the release of the Silver Tiger Shark coin. Previous installments included the 1/2 oz Great White Shark and 1/2 oz Great Hammerhead Shark coins, both […]

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Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   Modern myths don’t die easy in Paraguay, particularly when they deal with gold bullion and buried treasure. The legend of the hidden treasure dates to the War of the Triple Alliance–often known simply as the Paraguayan War or the “Great War” to locals–fought from 1864 to 1870 […]

Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

By Central Bank of Ireland …..   The Central Bank of Ireland is releasing gold and silver proof coins to mark the centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on April 24 1916. The coins, designed by Michael Guilfoyle, depict the statue of Hibernia in front of key words and phrases from the Proclamation. […]

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New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Two new British commemorative coins–honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and famous children’s book author Beatrix Potter, respectively–are stirring excitement among coin collectors and the general public. The commemorative £5 pound coins honoring the monarch’s birthday are enjoying jubilant popularity – especially since Elizabeth is the first British […]

Royal Canadian Mint: First Ever $1 Million Face Value Gold Coin for Sale

Royal Canadian Mint: First Ever $1 Million Face Value Gold Coin for Sale

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   A 2007 Canadian $1 million gold coin is in the process of being offered for sale by GoldCore, a gold broker headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The $1 million Canadian coin, one of just five ever minted, is one of the rarest and purest gold coins in the world […]

New Indian Gold Coins Emerge on World Bullion Scene

New Indian Gold Coins Emerge on World Bullion Scene

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) announced that it will begin issuing the Indian Gold Coin, a new bullion offering that will come in denominations of 5, 10, and 20 grams. The 0.999-fine 24-karat coins will be India’s first-ever national gold coins and boast two culturally iconic images: a portrait […]

CoinWeek Podcast 24: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins – Audio: 19:02

CoinWeek Podcast 24: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins – Audio: 19:02

CoinWeek Podcast #24: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek teams up with Canadian Coin News, the premier source of information about the Canadian numismatic market, to discuss “legal tender” and the issues that Canadian collectors have encountered over the years when they tried to redeem […]

By April 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 1,116 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Beautifully Toned Leontini Tetradrachm 1035091 | GREEK. SICILY. Leontini. Struck circa 430-420 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC MS✭ (Mint State ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5 Fine Style. 24mm. 17.45gm. Laureate head of Apollo, left / […]

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Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’  Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’ Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

The Queen’s Beasts 2016 – The Lion – 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – 10 creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry. The series will be introduced a ‘beast’ […]

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The […]

The Cob Report – Sedwick Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction #19 Highlights

The Cob Report – Sedwick Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction #19 Highlights

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   We’re busy getting ready for our next auction May 18-19, which is quite a production! First we collect consignments, then we assign lot numbers to each auction lot, and then we photograph everything. While that’s going on, Dan writes a detailed description about each […]

Top 5 World Coins Sold on MA-Shops – March, 2016

Top 5 World Coins Sold on MA-Shops – March, 2016

By CoinWeek ……   At MA-Shops, the width and breadth of offerings is deep, with a large variety of ancient and world coins at your perusal. Here are five top-selling coins for the end of March, 2016: GERMAN, ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF MÜNSTER: 1710 Franz Arnold von Metternich Taler. CH UNCSold for: US$3,609.28 ROMAN IMPERIAL: […]

By March 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Peru 100 Soles Gold Coins Offer Low Mintages, Rich Beauty

World Coins – Peru 100 Soles Gold Coins Offer Low Mintages, Rich Beauty

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Peru 100 Soles gold coin series is one of the most beautiful yet elusive classic world gold coins. Issued from 1950 through 1970, 100 Soles gold coins were typically minted in very small numbers, with all but three issues seeing fewer than 10,000 pieces minted. During many […]

Treasure Coin News – Shipwreck of Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda Discovered

Treasure Coin News – Shipwreck of Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda Discovered

Portuguese ship wrecked on a remote island in the Sultanate of Oman is the earliest ship of discovery to be found and scientifically investigated by archaeologists By Blue Water Recoveries Ltd ……   Oman’s Ministry of Heritage & Culture (MHC), in cooperation with Blue Water Recoveries Ltd (BWR) of West Sussex, UK, announce the discovery […]

By March 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
“Space Gold” 2015 Moon Festival Bimetallic 1 Kilo Chinese Panda Coin

“Space Gold” 2015 Moon Festival Bimetallic 1 Kilo Chinese Panda Coin

China issues massive silver commemorative featuring rare NASA space gold By GovMint.com ….. In the mid-1980s, NASA sent six large plates of 24-karat gold into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. The gold, along with other types of metal and materials, was installed outside of the International Space Station to measure the effects of exposure […]

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender How can legal tender collector coins not actually be treated like money? That’s a question we posed to former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Controversy in the UK has erupted in the past few months, after […]

By March 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – China Replaces 1 Yuan Note, Other Small Bills with Coins

World Coins – China Replaces 1 Yuan Note, Other Small Bills with Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Chinese one-yuan note is about to fold as the new one-yuan coin replaces the paper currency. Many hail the replacement of the one-yuan note, as coins last longer in circulation than paper currency and are thus less expensive to produce over time. But others are concerned that […]

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? Different artifacts associated with an individual may still exist, but these objects are frequently irreplaceable and irreproducible, with much of the appeal based on a personal connection to the individual […]

The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we get a close-up look at the process that the Austrian Mint’s engravers undertake to make award-winning collector and bullion coins. We get a sneak preview of two of the Austrian Mint’s 2016 commemorative designs. Finally, […]

 
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