World Coins

PEI Coin & Banknote Rarities Come to Toronto For Canadian Coin Auction

PEI Coin & Banknote Rarities Come to Toronto For Canadian Coin Auction

It is not often that rarities such as the Prince Edward Island Holey Dollar, McCausland penny, a Farmers Bank of Rustico $5.00 note and an uncirculated one cent appear in one place. Geoffrey Bell Auctions of Moncton, NB will be offering these pieces on October 3rd and 4th at the Toronto Reference Library in downtown […]

By October 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Whether eBay is Important for Trading Currency and Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 1:37.

Whether eBay is Important for Trading Currency and Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 1:37.

Cory Frampton, Mexican Coin Company, John Markis, Trusted Traditions Currency. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Opinions vary greatly about the value of eBay as a trading platform for different collector markets. As a new regular video feature on CoinWeek various dealers will be interviewed about their perspective of buying and selling on eBay and how whether […]

By October 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

By Bruce Lorich with Permission…………. Coins of the first three Edwards & Richard II Hammered English  gold coins are so captivating in their designs, which invariably include intricate symbolism and Latin abbreviations of Biblical quotations favored by the respective monarchs, that many collectors focus too much on the coin designs, without understanding the historical motivations […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Unusual Items: Joao VI Prince Regent Gold Ingot of Sabara 1812, with Guia

Unusual Items: Joao VI Prince Regent Gold Ingot of Sabara 1812, with Guia

This ingot was just sold this past week in the Heritage World Coin Signature sale in Long Beach for the sum of $199,750.00. Below is the catelog description of this rare and unusla ingot: Gold Ingots as Legal Tender in Brazil For a period in the colonial history of Brazil, in addition to coins, gold […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting The Coins of Ecuador

Collecting The Coins of Ecuador

By Carlos Jara – Mexican American Coin Company –  Latin American Numismatics ……… The coins of Ecuador have traditionally been both respected as difficult to obtain, and very popular among collectors. While not a particularly extensive series (as opposed to, say, Colombia), the Ecuadorean series is complex nonetheless. Thankfully, good references about it have been […]

By September 23, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Canadian Mint Unveils Coins Fit for the Ultimate Superhero: SUPERMAN ™

Canadian Mint Unveils Coins Fit for the Ultimate Superhero: SUPERMAN ™

By The Royal Canadian Mint ………. Superman™ Commemorative Coins In the heart of the city that inspired Metropolis, the famous backdrop against which the story of Superman™ has been told since 1938, the Royal Canadian Mint has released seven exciting new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world’s most celebrated Super Hero. Co-created […]

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Royal Infant Commemorative Coins. VIDEO: 6:33

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Royal Infant Commemorative Coins. VIDEO: 6:33

Alex Reeves, Communications Manager, Royal Canadian Mint……… Continuing a long tradition of issuing special coins to celebrate historical events the Royal Canadian Mint has announced the release of a series of coins to commemorate the birth of the baby Prince George to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Information about the different coins is explained […]

By September 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins: The Early Coinage Of Costa Rica

World Coins: The Early Coinage Of Costa Rica

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Mention Costa Rica, and images of natural beauty, rain forests and a popular retirement destination for Americans comes to mind. Like most small nations, Costa Rica has a very low profile in the numismatic community. That means an interesting history of coinage is largely overlooked, and the collector who wants to take the […]

By September 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin;s Presents Part Three of The Davis Fore Collection of Coins of British India

Baldwin;s Presents Part Three of The Davis Fore Collection of Coins of British India

The final part of a landmark Collection of coins of British India to be sold during Coinex Week. The concluding part of this prestigious collection will be the second of three significant auctions offered by Baldwin’s as the Official Coinex Auctioneer 2013. The final part of this unique collection will be sold on 25-26 September […]

By September 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint sells out all 7,500 of second issue in Bald Eagle Series

Royal Canadian Mint sells out all 7,500 of second issue in Bald Eagle Series

The Royal Canadian Mint issues some commemorative coins with tiny mintages that are unheard of for United States issues—like just 7,500 of a $20 face coin, containing 1 troy oz. of the purest (99.99%) silver. Since the design features a pair of bald eagles, this could be nicknamed the modern “Double Eagle Twenty Dollar” coin. […]

By September 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare & Historically Important English Gold Sovereigns of King Henry VII

Rare & Historically Important English Gold Sovereigns of King Henry VII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, column #184………. A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. The Gold Sovereigns of King Henry VII are legendary rarities and are of great historical importance. Henry VII ruled England from 1485 to 1509. He was the father […]

By September 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A Highly Desirable “Coarse Beard” Burgers Pond World Gold Coins

A Highly Desirable “Coarse Beard” Burgers Pond World Gold Coins

The Transvaal patterns in gold of President Burgers figure among the rarest of the world gold coins, and were in fact the first types of Pond (Pound, or Sovereign) struck of native South African gold. The off-metal patterns (listed by Hern on page 340 of his reference) are rare enough, but the pieces struck in […]

1898 Sungarei Silver Dollar Proves Itself In 55th Baldwin-Ma Tak Wo Hong Kong Coin auction

1898 Sungarei Silver Dollar Proves Itself In 55th Baldwin-Ma Tak Wo Hong Kong Coin auction

The 55th Baldwin-Ma Tak Wo Hong Kong Coin auction, held at the Holiday Inn, Kowloon, on the 22nd August, proved to be one of the most exciting in the Groups history. 1187 lots went under the hammer, including lot 580, a sensational Sinkiang Province, 1898 Sungarei Silver Dollar. One of the rarest of the Chinese […]

By August 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Reveals 2014 Gold and Silver Australian Bullion Coin Program

Perth Mint Reveals 2014 Gold and Silver Australian Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the latest designs of the Australian Bullion Coin Program to an audience of financiers and investors in Frankfurt, Germany. Featuring six series, the 2014 program showcases Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the seventh animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the spirited Year […]

Stacks Bowers Auction of the Law Collection of English Gold Coins Beyond Expectations

Stacks Bowers Auction of the Law Collection of English Gold Coins Beyond Expectations

The much anticipated Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins sold Tuesday night. August 13, 2013, at the ANA World’s of Money, realizing prices well beyond pre-sale expectations. The 459 lots offered, which included many extreme rarities that had been off the market for decades, were met with enthusiasm from the moment the 140-page catalog, […]

High-denomination Gold Coins from the Holy Roman Empire Highlight Künker Autumn Coin Auction

High-denomination Gold Coins from the Holy Roman Empire Highlight Künker Autumn Coin Auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. The autumn auction sale of Künker / Osnabrück once again astonishes connoisseurs. Dispersed among four sale catalogs is an offer of gold coins one hasn’t come across for a long period of time. Whether Roman aurei or gold multipla from Regensburg and the Habsburg Empire, whether rare imperial […]

By August 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Presents the August 2013 Hong Kong Coin Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Presents the August 2013 Hong Kong Coin Auction

Please join Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio as they conduct their annual August Hong Kong coin auction from August 19-21 at the Mira Hong Kong in Kowloon. The sale will showcase three sessions of Asian coins and currency, and includes everything from ancient Chinese coins through Soviet-era issues to modern Chinese issues, foreign coins, and Asian […]

SILVER 101: Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin Design Turns 25

SILVER 101: Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin Design Turns 25

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Even though Canada beat the U.S. to the gold bullion game by introducing the gold Maple Leaf in 1979, the silver version didn’t become a reality until 1988. That was two years after the silver Eagle debuted in 1986. Once thought of strictly as a bullion piece, the silver Maple’s quarter-century run makes […]

By August 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Rare Coin Company (Australia) Has Entered Voluntary Liquidation Owing Millions

The Rare Coin Company (Australia) Has Entered Voluntary Liquidation Owing Millions

One of Australia’s major numismatic dealers Robert Jackman of The Rare Coin Company, has gone into liquidation owing private investors what is believed to be tens of millions of dollars. The company sometimes seemed larger than life with well publisized auctions of rare australian coin and Banknotes. In June of 2009 the company sold the […]

By August 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian Coins: The Silver Dollars of Canada

Canadian Coins: The Silver Dollars of Canada

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Although the United States and Canada have their national currencies denominated in dollars and cents, that doesn’t mean the friendly neighbors are identical when it comes to issuing coins. Silver dollars are a prime example of how the Canadians do things their own way. Canada struck its first circulating crown-sized silver pieces in […]

By July 30, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
World Gold Coins: Albrecht von Wallenstein’s Ten Ducat Gold mirrors his Extraordinary Economic Genius

World Gold Coins: Albrecht von Wallenstein’s Ten Ducat Gold mirrors his Extraordinary Economic Genius

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. In the autumn auction sale of Künker, between the 7th and the 11th October 2013, a ten ducat world gold coins of Albrecht von Wallenstein with a gorgeous portrait will be on offer. This piece shows the extraordinary economic genius, whose logistical skills made him become probably the […]

Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

The special 50th anniversary auction of Australia’s oldest and most respected numismatic auction house, Downies Australian Coin Auctions (ACA), will be held between the 29th and 31st of October, 2013. Following hot on the heels of Sale 314 which boasted an 80+% clearance rate and approaching $1 million in gross sales, Sale 315 is set […]

By July 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Royal Canadian Mint has issued new collector coins which celebrate Canada’s legendary nature and wildlife and open new windows on our past. The Mint’s latest offering of limited-edition precious and base metal coins feature famous natural icons such as the northern lights, Caribou and Polar Bear of the Canadian Arctic; the […]

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – To join Canadians in honouring Canada’s Korean War veterans, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a special edition, 99.99% pure silver dollar commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice. This new collector coin was unveiled at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs […]

Of Kangaroos and Chinese Creatures: The International Appeal of Australian Gold Coins

Of Kangaroos and Chinese Creatures: The International Appeal of Australian Gold Coins

Guest Article By Sharon Freeman ………. Australian gold bullion coins rank among the most treasured in the world. In fact, Perth Mint, Australia’s official gold coin producer (and oldest mint in operation), broke its sales records this year. In April, Perth Mint sold 111,505.06 troy ounces in gold coins and other gilded products, trouncing the […]

By July 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

One of the most impressive and historical collections of British gold coinage auctioned in the United States will fall under the gavel at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money — the largest national numismatic convention held in the United States — August 9-11, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. The Thos. […]

Gold Coins Found off Florida Treasure Coast…..again!

Gold Coins Found off Florida Treasure Coast…..again!

About 200 feet off the coastline of Wabasso Beach, Florida, off the Sebastian Inlet, Captain Greg Bounds and his crew of the “Capitana” found 44 gold coins believed to be from the fabled 1715 Fleet which sank off the Florida coast during a hurricane almost 300 years ago. According to an local NBC News affilate […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Lima Eight Escudos Gold Treasure Coin from the 1715 Fleet ?

Lima Eight Escudos Gold Treasure Coin from the 1715 Fleet ?

by Ben Costello – The 1715 Fleet Society …………. The Holy Grail of Fleet Collectors They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They also say pictures do not lie. But try telling that to anyone who has ever snapped a photo of a UFO – or Bigfoot. Oftentimes a picture ignites a mystery […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Spring 2013 Gold Panda Coins Surge

The Spring 2013 Gold Panda Coins Surge

Guest Article by Jay Feldis on RarePandaCoins Submitted by Jef Andrews …….. February, March, and April were very exciting months for the Chinese coin market, especially for gold Pandas.  As the price of gold paper contracts on the COMEX and London markets declined from $1700 to $1350 per ounce, Chinese panda collectors went into full buying […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Professional Coin Grading Service  Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

Professional Coin Grading Service Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

In a historic event that has the potential to significantly expand the already rapidly-growing coin collecting market in China, “Professional Coin Grading Service, Collectors Universe (Shanghai), Ltd. (上海品吉伟仕商务服务有限公司)” will officially open on July 20, 2013. “The opening of the PCGS Shanghai grading center (www.PCGS.com.cn) and our strategic partnership with Shanghai Quanping Collectables Co. Ltd. are […]

By June 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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