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Top New Ancient and World Coins on MA-Shops – January 29

Top New Ancient and World Coins on MA-Shops – January 29

By CoinWeek….   The coin dealers on MA-Shops.com add a wide variety of new coins to their inventory every day. But some coins just have that special something and are bound to stand out from the crowd. Here is a list of some the top new coins on MA-Shops as of January 29, 2016: SICILY. […]

Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Described as one of the greatest works of literature ever written in the English language, we celebrate the Sperm Whale with the release of a new coin commemorating the 165th anniversary of the publishing of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The story, first published in London on October 18, 1851, tells the […]

By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin Profile – Austrian Mint 2016 Silver Niobium Coin “Time”

Modern Coin Profile – Austrian Mint 2016 Silver Niobium Coin “Time”

The Austrian Mint 2016 Niobium Coin – TIME A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIMEKEEPING The theoretical meaning of time may have long been a major subject of debate among philosophers, physicists and religious figures, but the more practical discipline of its measurement has proved to be less of a mystery. Dedicated to the history of chronometry, […]

By January 27, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker presents a new auction format: eLive Premium By Künker GmbH & Company…. The focus of Künker Auction 272 will be minor denominations and bracteates–that is, medieval pfennigs. All lots will be auctioned off live at www.eLive-Auction.de The other areas include a collection of Reformation and Russian medals, as well as a series of Russian […]

By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Introducing the Pobjoy Mint’s First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark in stunning yellow finish By Pobjoy Mint….   Continuing their colored Titanium series and to celebrate International Shark Week, Pobjoy Mint has released a new Yellow Titanium coin featuring the Great Lemon Shark on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. Coin Highlights […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Presents “Spring Ice” Silver Coin to Tom Thomson Art Gallery

Royal Canadian Mint Presents “Spring Ice” Silver Coin to Tom Thomson Art Gallery

The Royal Canadian Mint has donated a $20 Fine Silver Coin – Tom Thomson: Spring Ice (1916) to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. The coin was presented by Mint Board of Directors Member John Bell on Sunday, January 17, in conjunction with the Gallery’s official opening of its 2016 season. “The Mint’s engraving of Tom […]

Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

By Pobjoy Mint….   In previous years, Pobjoy Mint has issued coins to commemorate the Olympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympics are no exception and we are delighted to announce the release of a series of four coins on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place in […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2016 NYINC auction of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins. The firm’s first sale of 2016 featured a fabulous array of material that was anchored by several prominent collections, including Part III of the Syracuse Collection of highly prized Greek and […]

Central Bank of Ireland Issues €2 Coin Commemorating 1916 Easter Rising

Central Bank of Ireland Issues €2 Coin Commemorating 1916 Easter Rising

4.5 million commemorative €2 coins issuing into general circulation First time Ireland is releasing its own commemorative €2 coin marking an event in Irish history Range of collectable commemorative products available   By Central Bank of Ireland….   The Central Bank of Ireland is releasing 4.5 million commemorative €2 coins into general circulation starting January […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
South Africa Commemorates 1st Coinage with 5 Rand Coin

South Africa Commemorates 1st Coinage with 5 Rand Coin

By South African Reserve Bank….   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be issuing a Griqua Town themed R5 circulation coin, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the creation of the first coinage in South Africa. The currency was created in the name of a local community, Griqua Town, but had far-reaching significance as the […]

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France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris closes out its three-year Rooster coin program featuring the art of longtime mint engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ rooster design debuted in 2014. The 2016 is the first 2016-dated coin released by the Monnaie de Paris. This .333 silver coin has a 10-euro face value and has been issued in uncirculated condition at face value. […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint 2016 Easter Coin: “Dürer’s Young Hare”

Austrian Mint 2016 Easter Coin: “Dürer’s Young Hare”

On February 24, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin featuring what may be the most famous painting of an animal in the history of European art, Albrecht Dürer’s “Feldhase”. The reverse bears the classic watercolour of the “Wild Hare” painted by Albrecht Dürer in 1502. The hare was painted with minute, almost scientific […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

By National Bank of Ukraine….   On January 5, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine held a presentation to celebrate the creation of two commemorative coins honoring “Shchedryk” (known in English-speaking countries as the “Carol of the Bells“). The coins come in a 5-hryvnia (UAH) German silver version and a 20-hryvnia silver edition. The event […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – “Star of Lima” Coinage of 1659-1660

World Coins – “Star of Lima” Coinage of 1659-1660

“Star of Lima” Coinage of 1659 By Daniel Frank Sedwick – Sedwick Coins – Treasure and World Coin Auctions ……..   This is a case of “it’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.”1 The city of Lima, Peru, was short of silver coinage and needed to remedy the situation before the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

History plays a starring role as the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates a wide range of themes in its first offering of new 2016 collector coins. The historic ocean liner SS Great Eastern, which laid out the first transatlantic telegraph cable to link North America and Europe via Newfoundland and Ireland in 1866, figures prominently in […]

CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek columnist and NLG-Award-Winning writer Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez stops by the CoinWeek Podcast (click to check out our entire Podcast archives) studio and presents his take on why Canadian coins are a natural fit for U.S. collectors looking to reach beyond the staid designs from the U.S. Mint. Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Crown

World Coins – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Crown

1809 Bank of Guernsey 5S Bishop de Jersey & Co Graded NGC AU 58 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… A collector recently submitted a rare 1809 Bank of Guernsey 5 Shilling, which was graded NGC AU 58. The 1809 Bank of Guernsey 5 Shilling Token (or Crown—the British name for a 5 Shilling silver coin) […]

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

History of Coins – TWO-BITS, FOUR-BITS, SIX-BITS, EIGHT…

By Leon F. McClellan ……   Have you ever wondered why a United States quarter-dollar is called “two-bits”? Or, a half-dollar “four-bits”? Do you know why we call our basic monetary unit “dollar” instead of something else? Two-bits, four-bits, six-bits and eight-bits make reference to the eight-reales silver coin of New Spain and Mexico. It […]

By January 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #312 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   The Heritage auctions in New York in early January will be remembered for British gold coins, including coins minted in the British Commonwealth and in British India. The Stack’s Bowers auction this […]

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

The Royal Mint has released its United Kingdom Precious Metal Proof coin sets for 2016, containing the nation’s definitive and commemorative coins for the year and struck to an exceptional standard highlighting every design detail. The sets for 2016 include the 2016 United Kingdom Gold Proof and the 2016 United Kingdom Silver Proof coin sets, […]

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

What have Shakespeare, Beatrix Potter, the Army and the Great Fire of London got in common? They are all themes that will be appearing in pockets, purses and piggy banks across Britain on The Royal Mint’s 2016 UK circulating coins. The history of The Royal Mint has been linked closely with the story of Britain […]

A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

More than 30 years after The Royal Mint commenced production of Britain’s modern £1 coin, the last of the familiar gold-coloured coins rolled off the presses in December to make way for production of its new-look replacement, which will be brought into circulation in 2017. Traditionally, the design of the ‘round pound’ has celebrated the […]

French Coin Shops on MA-Shops.com

French Coin Shops on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   The internet connects buyers and sellers like nothing else can. How the average coin collector builds their collection has been changed irrevocably; what the average numismatist collects is changing as well. Geographical distance is sublimated into shipping fees as the entire world becomes one big coin bazaar. Five minutes and a smartphone […]

By January 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Collecting Coins of the Central American Republic

World Coins – Collecting Coins of the Central American Republic

4 Escudos, ND (Decree of December 24, 1841). San Jose Mint By Carlos Jara – as posted on World Numismatics LLC…….   The Central American Republic, also referred to as the Central American Federation, formed by the five countries of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, and officially established in July 1, 1823 […]

World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

MADAGASCAR. Pattern Kirobo, 1891. Ravalona III (1883-1897). PCGS SP-62 BN. Kingdom of Madagascar Background – Madagascar is a large island off the southern East African coast, isolated by the sea for several million years. This has produced a unique array of mammals, along with half its birds and most of its plants being found here […]

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

By the Royal Australian Mint….   With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint New Year’s celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. At the pinnacle yearly event for collectors, the latest gallery press design was unveiled paying tribute to the […]

By January 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2016. 35 mm. 1/2 oz. Silver .925. Proof. Mintage: 2500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II as well as her name, the name of the issuing state, and the nominal value. The reverse, in keeping […]

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings), ND (1619-24). Third Coinage James I (1603-25). NGC MS-64. James I (James VI of Scotland) came to power at the age of 13 months, and went on to become one of the most momentous rulers in all of British history. One could arguably say James I put the “Great” in Great Britain, […]

By December 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Invest Trust: Marine Life Protection – White Tail Damselfish

Coin Invest Trust: Marine Life Protection – White Tail Damselfish

Palau. 1 Dollar 2015. 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 10000 pcs.; 5 Dollars 2015. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Silver. 925. Proof. Mintage: 1500 pcs.; 1 Dollar 2015. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Silver-plated copper. Proof. Mintage: 5000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features three […]

Highly Important & Historically Significant Siege of Malta Ingot

Highly Important & Historically Significant Siege of Malta Ingot

MALTA. 30 Tari Siege Ingot, 1800 – EXTREMELY RARE.  On 9 June 1798 while on his way to Egypt, Napoleon with his expeditionary force of over 30,000 men arrived off the heavily fortified port city and capital of Malta, Valletta. Upon reaching the island he sought fresh water and other provisions demanding that his entire […]

By December 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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