World Coins

Magnus Princeps Bronze Portrait Medal of Sultan Mehmed II to be offered by Baldwin’s

Magnus Princeps Bronze Portrait Medal of Sultan Mehmed II to be offered by Baldwin’s

On the 25th April Baldwin’s will offer for sale one of the most important pieces of Islamic historical documentation. The discovery of the Magnus Princeps Bronze Portrait Medal of Sultan Mehmed II, c.1460 in late 2000 provides the earliest known portrait of one of history’s greatest military commanders. Prior to this the only reliable appearance […]

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PCGS Update for World Coin Grading

PCGS Update for World Coin Grading

Michael Sherman, Vice President, World Operations, PCGS Interviewer: David Lisot PCGS has graded United States since 1986. World coins were added later but until now have never had the prominence of US coins. Find out why PCGS is moving into world coins and what that means for collectors. TRT: 2:51 Copyright © CoinWeek – February […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
A H Baldwin to offer highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns

A H Baldwin to offer highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns

A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd are proud to announce the publication of a special preview brochure of the highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns which will be offered for sale at auction from May 2012 in three parts over 12 months. The brochure is available as a pdf document on our website […]

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The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Strong at 2012 Berlin World Money Fair

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Strong at 2012 Berlin World Money Fair

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Every year in February the most important international coin fair of the year is held in Berlin, Germany. It is known as the World Money Fair . This year’s event, held from February 3-5, drew over 15,000 visitors and more than 300 exhibitors. Unlike coin shows that mainly include a […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Canada’s Rare Wood Bison

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Canada’s Rare Wood Bison

Special 25-cent circulation coin is the third of five 2011 commemorative coins honouring Canada’s legendary nature Ottawa, Ontario, January 13, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that Canadians can soon collect a new 2011-dated 25-cent circulation coin celebrating Canada’s Wood Bison. This coin, which enters circulation on January 16, 2012, has […]

Ex Collection Manager at ANA Money Museum Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Coin Theft

Ex Collection Manager at ANA Money Museum Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Coin Theft

Former ANA collections manager Wyatt Yeager entered a guilty plea yesterday in Federal District Court in Wilmington, DE, to the theft of approximately 300 historically significant coins and other numismatic objects, valued at $984,740, from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, ANA President Tom Hallenbeck has announced. This case is being prosecuted by David L. […]

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The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This article discusses world coins from 2011 that I believe are the best of the year either because they are significant and interesting issues, or because I think they will appreciate in value over time. It includes numismatic releases and collectible bullion coins with limited mintages. All were issued last […]

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Rare South African Coins Highlight $9 million NYINC auction

Rare South African Coins Highlight $9 million NYINC auction

A pair of South African rarities led all lots as our first auction of 2012 brought in over $9 million in New York, January 2 and 3. All prices include a 15% Buyer’s Premium. South African numismatics is hot, and the prices in this auction show why. Atop the auction results was a unique bronze […]

PCGS Division of Collectors Universe  Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia

PCGS Division of Collectors Universe Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia

In a major expansion of its international services and activities, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading operation. The new Asia venture will be known as Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd. In May 2010, PCGS successfully opened an office in Paris, […]

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Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 19, 2011) – Krause Publications, a leading publisher of coin and paper money books, magazines, and other reference products, has announced the winners of its 2012 Coin of the Year Awards. Ninety-five coins issued in 2010 by mints worldwide were nominated for the 2012 Coin of the Year Awards, honoring coins displaying […]

THE NEW YORK SALE XXIX – The Portrait of a Lady

THE NEW YORK SALE XXIX – The Portrait of a Lady

An entirely new numismatic discovery is set to cause a stir at the 2012 New York International Numismatic Convention.  Lot 2092, a 1766 pattern Rouble depicting the bust of Catherine II,  has for the first time been linked to a monumental official painting of the Tsarina by renowned artist Fedor Rokotov (pictured below with the […]

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Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Continuing a longstanding tradition, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will again serve as an official auctioneer at the New York International Numismatic Convention, presenting 2,945 lots of world and ancient coins and paper money during three sessions, January 4-9, 2012. Session One will offer Ancient Coins and World Gold on January 6, and Session Two will […]

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Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

December 14, 2011 – The Austrian Mint will issue the first coin of 2012 today. The coin celebrates 200 years of the “Society of Music Friends, in Vienna”. This coin also marks the return of the classic coinage metal of copper, which was used for many centuries around the world. Pure copper was the choice […]

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Market for Mexican and Latin Coins

Market for Mexican and Latin Coins

Cory Frameton, Mexican Coin Company Interviewer: David Lisot Coins from south of the border are enjoying popularity with both collectors and investors. Plus these coins are some of the most beautiful ever produced. Learn more about this emerging marketplace from Cory Frameton who runs a company strictly devoted to numismatics of Latin America. 4:33 Copyright […]

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Standard Catalog of World Coins 1601-1700 Now Available

Standard Catalog of World Coins 1601-1700 Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 12, 2011) – The Standard Catalog of World Coins 1601-1700 is now available from Krause Publications. Edited by George Cuhaj and Tom Michael, this fifth edition presents some of the fastest-rising retail values for world coins. Economic factors have continued to drive collector interest and push prices for these classic coins higher […]

Cool Coins at the Houston Money Show of the Southwest 2011

Cool Coins at the Houston Money Show of the Southwest 2011

CoinWeek.com host David Lisot interviews participants at the Money Show of the Southwest in Houston, Texas to find out what “cool” coins or bank notes they have in stock. See some of the most interesting and beautiful numismatic items including an 1882 Proof Trade Dollar, 1853-C $5 Liberty gold, 1803 copper Large Cent-Sheldon 260, 1824 […]

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Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

A simply magnificent 1892 South African Republic gold Proof Pond, PR65 NGC — the best of just 10 like pieces known to have been minted — is expected to bring $300,000+ as one of the principal highlights of our Jan. 2-3, 2012 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction, an official auction of the New York […]

London Coin Fair Highlights November 2011

London Coin Fair Highlights November 2011

David Lisot, host of CoinWeek, travels to Great Britain for the thrice annual London Coin Fair. He speaks with Mike Veissid, show director who talks about the convention, Steve Hill of Baldwin and Sons who deals in coins as well as whose company has the auction in conjunction with the show, Eric Green who talks […]

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Digitizing a best-kept secret: Cornell’s coin collection

Digitizing a best-kept secret: Cornell’s coin collection

By Linda B. Glaser – Cornell University Cornell’s coin collection is one of the best-kept secrets on campus, but if archaeologist Annetta Alexandridis has her way, the world will soon have access to every one of its 1,500 coins. Thanks to the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, the coin collection will […]

By November 30, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
English Coin Market Update

English Coin Market Update

Eric Green – Numismatic Consultant, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Green travels the world going to coin conventions. He discusses the state of the worldwide and British markets, which coin shows are important to attend, and how a collector can get started. Length: 2:32 Copyright © November, 2011 London Coin Fair Bloomsbury, England November […]

By November 29, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Publications in the United Kingdom

Numismatic Publications in the United Kingdom

Philip Skingley – Director of Publishing, Spink, London Interviewer: David Lisot Philip heads the publishing division of Spink’s of London, established in 1666. He shows examples of some of the most popular numismatic books and talks about what areas of numismatics are most popular. length: 3:45 Copyright © November, 2011 London Coin Fair Bloomsbury, England […]

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Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain

Stephen Lockett, London Coins, Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Lockett operates London Coins Ltd, a coin business that trades in numismatics and includes an auction service. He is also founder of “Coin Grading Service UK,” Britain’s first encapsulating grading service. He shares his perspective on the collector market, how auction functions in the sale of […]

By November 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Interview – Scott Tappa, Numismatic Publisher, F+W Media/Krause Publications

Numismatic Interview – Scott Tappa, Numismatic Publisher, F+W Media/Krause Publications

Interviewer: David Lisot 6:23 Scott is in charge of one of the largest groups of numismatic publications in the world. They publish the Standard Catalogues of the World for both coins and paper money along with World Coin News, Numismatic News and Bank Note Reporter. Scott’s group also holds a paper money convention and world […]

By November 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

“Small but Mighty” might be a good phrase to describe the January 7, 2012 Kolbe & Fanning public auction of rare and desirable numismatic works to be sold in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. While there are only 350 lots in the sale, […]

The Chinese Coin Collection of Dr John Snell

The Chinese Coin Collection of Dr John Snell

Paul Fraser Collectibles Lost for three quarters of a century, John Snell’s Chinese coin collection is has now re-surfaced John Abner Snell was born in Knife Falls, Minnesota on October 28, 1880, the fifth of eight children. When he was around five, his family made the long trek from northern Minnesota to central Florida, then […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick – Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success!

Daniel Frank Sedwick – Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success!

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success, and for the first time we hold a new world record price in South American gold coins with the sale of a Brazilian gold monetary ingot for $218,500 (including buyer’s fee). We achieved this through proper research, promotion, and expertise that only […]

Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

9 November, Vienna – The Austrian Mint will issue today the fourth gold coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” series, featuring the mysterious crown of St. Wenceslas, crown of Bohemia. The crown is named in honor of St. Wenceslas, patron of Bohemia and the Czechs. The obverse of the coin depicts the […]

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Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

IOLA, Wis. (Nov. 7, 2011) – Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the nominees for the 2012 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design and manufacturing from around the world. The awards will be presented […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Proceeds to be donated to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial and the Military Families Fund TRENTON, ONTARIO – October 31, 2011 – Today in Trenton, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a silver coin to commemorate the Highway of Heroes. During the ceremony, the Mint also announced that $20 dollars from the sale of each Highway of […]

Lot Highlights of the January 2012 Prospero Collection Auction

Lot Highlights of the January 2012 Prospero Collection Auction

Baldwins Formed over several decades by a collector with a passion for the arts and a discerning taste for outstanding examples of the most beautiful and famous ancient Greek coins, the Prospero Collection offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a group of coins of such magnitude, so meticulously sourced and so lovingly […]

By October 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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