World Coins

Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Unveiling a Centennial Mystery of Chinese Pattern Coins This portfolio of 42 dies and 36 letter punches used by the Otto Beh Company of Esslingen, Germany to produce coins for China in 1897-98 is an important document of Chinese numismatic history and of the close economic ties between Germany and China at the end of […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink To Sell Polish Rarities Collection in Winter Coin Auction

Spink To Sell Polish Rarities Collection in Winter Coin Auction

This December, Spink is delighted to announce that the sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals will contain a fantastic collection of Polish Coins and Medals. Earlier this year, Spink was thrilled to offer just a small part of this extensive collection formed in the 1950s and ’60s by a Polish gentleman […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio December Hong Kong Sale to Offer Many Rarities

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio December Hong Kong Sale to Offer Many Rarities

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held December 8 through December 15 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer of rare coins and banknotes […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: France 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 3:46

CoinWeek Unboxing: France 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 3:46

CoinWeek receives one of the most striking coins ever produced by the Monnaie de Paris, the 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin. This silver coin features a porcelain center and a portrait of Marie Antoinette. Shot in 4K for maximum video fidelity. Click the “Watch on YouTube” button to view the video in maximum resolution. […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Some Things (and Coins) Never Change

World Coins – Some Things (and Coins) Never Change

By Al Doyle  for CoinWeek….   One of the main reasons for the introduction of the 50 States Quarters in 1999 (along with more recent facelifts of the Lincoln cent and Jefferson nickel) was the age of those U.S. series. Seeing the “same old same old” in pocket change for 65 to 100 years resulted […]

By November 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Malta to Issue New €5 Gold Coin Representing 1/3 Farthing

Malta to Issue New €5 Gold Coin Representing 1/3 Farthing

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 19 November 2015 the Central Bank of Malta will be issuing a numismatic coin in gold representing the one-third farthing. This coin has a face value of €5 and will be sold at €60 (including VAT). The introduction of British coinage in Malta in 1825 necessitated the introduction […]

By November 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Sale Achieves Stellar Results

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Sale Achieves Stellar Results

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce results of their recent November Baltimore Sale of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins, held November 5 through 10 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. The nearly 1,800-lot sale of rare world coins and banknotes generated solid results, with a significant number […]

By November 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Mexican Silver and Gold Libertads – 2015 Overview and Analysis

The Coin Analyst: Mexican Silver and Gold Libertads – 2015 Overview and Analysis

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   Mexico’s sovereign bullion coin made of gold or silver is known as the Libertad, which means “freedom” in Spanish. The name is fitting since the key element of the obverse design is based on a side view of the winged Victoria statute that sits at the top of the […]

By November 16, 2015 12 Comments Read More →
New Coin Shops from Around the World on MA-Shops.com

New Coin Shops from Around the World on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   MA-Shops is an online marketplace for world and ancient coins. Built from the ground up by German engineer Joachim Schwiening, MA-Shops has assembled a network of reputable European dealers–both large and small–onto one, easy-to-use platform. In recent months, Schwiening and MA-Shops have made a concerted push into the American market, competing with […]

By November 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profile – British Virgin Islands 2015 – Pink Titanium Coin

World Coin Profile – British Virgin Islands 2015 – Pink Titanium Coin

British Virgin Islands 2015  – Pink Titanium Coin Description Following the popularity of previous Titanium coins, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a new Titanium coin for 2015 issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). This unique collector’s coin, struck in pink titanium, features a resplendent flamingo wading in shallow water […]

By November 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Rare World Gold Coin from India – George VI Jaipur Nazarana Mohur

NGC Certifies Rare World Gold Coin from India – George VI Jaipur Nazarana Mohur

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare India-Jaipur 1945 Year 24 Nazarana Mohur. It has been graded NGC MS 64. Issued by Jaipur in India in 1945, this Nazarana Mohur is struck in gold from the silver Nazarana Rupee dies. A “nazarana” is a presentation issue. Nazaranas were struck in limited numbers and […]

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 2:  One-year type coins of the 1900s

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 2: One-year type coins of the 1900s

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Part 1 – One-year type coins of the 1800s …. Unique and short-lived items are eagerly sought in any collectible field, and coins are no exception. This overview of the one-year type coins (not commemoratives) of the 20th century includes silver and base-metal pieces, and many of these short-lived […]

By November 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Is the Krugerrand Still the Most Famous Bullion Coin of All?

Is the Krugerrand Still the Most Famous Bullion Coin of All?

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Over on my blog, I’ve been writing about bullion. I’ve been trying to provide customers with a chance to learn about the precious metals market: the products, the players, the history, etc. I even have an ongoing state-by-state breakdown of sales tax in the United States […]

By November 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2016 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners Announced

2016 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners Announced

By Krause Publications….   Austria brings home three category awards in the first round of World Coin News’ 2016 Coin of the Year Award voting by an international panel of judges that concluded November 8. All coins nominated for the 2016 awards were issued in 2014. Images of the winning coins can be viewed at […]

Millions of Ancient Chinese Copper Coins Discovered

Millions of Ancient Chinese Copper Coins Discovered

Researchers sift through huge piles of the copper coins. Source: ecns.cn By Everett Millman for Gainesvillecoins.com….   Most of the time when we hear about a large discovery of long-forgotten coins, they are found in Europe or the Middle East (with their thousands of years of history using coins), or even along the east coast […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Celebrate Much-Loved Images of Canada

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Celebrate Much-Loved Images of Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint has released its final catalogue of collector coins, featuring some of the most recognizable icons of Canada, from a large-scale colour interpretation of the Common Loon made famous by the one-dollar circulation coin to the stark beauty of a mid-winter freeze, achieved through an innovative finish mimicking the look and feel […]

Isle of Man Coins: Small Island, Big Selection

Isle of Man Coins: Small Island, Big Selection

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Imagine an island of 221 square miles that doesn’t have its own mint. Even with those obstacles, the Isle of Man issues a wide range of coins ranging from low-value circulation strikes to ongoing series of silver and gold pieces. The privately owned Pobjoy Mint cranks out coinage for the self-governing British Crown Dependency located […]

By November 11, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue New Year’s 5 Euro Silver Coin in Concert with Vienna Philharmonic

Austrian Mint to Issue New Year’s 5 Euro Silver Coin in Concert with Vienna Philharmonic

The annual new year’s silver coin issued by the Austrian Mint this year features the New Year’s concert performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and broadcast world-wide. For many decades now the concert begins the new year with a message of hope, friendship and peace to the world. The reverse of the coin depicts part […]

By November 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Bulgaria to Issue New 2 Lev Denomination of Coin

Bulgaria to Issue New 2 Lev Denomination of Coin

By Bulgarian National Bank….   The Bulgarian National Bank will put a new 2-lev coin into circulation starting December 7, 2015 On October 22, 2015, the Governing Council of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) made a decision to release into circulation as legal tender a new circulation coin with a face value of 2 levs […]

By November 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   It’s no secret that collectors at every level are drawn to low-mintage dates like dogs to a meat wagon. Hundreds of pages of mintage figures (low ones, to be specific) is one of the factors that keeps the Red Book a success after more than 65 years. There’s one dilemma that often […]

By November 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coins – Exceedingly Rare Fengtien Aluminum Dollar Pattern to be offered by Heritage

Chinese Coins – Exceedingly Rare Fengtien Aluminum Dollar Pattern to be offered by Heritage

Kuang Hsu aluminum Specimen Our upcoming December 11-12 Hong Kong World Coins auction features an exceedingly rare Fengtien aluminum dollar pattern, graded Specimen-61 by PCGS. While the origins of this pattern dollar remain somewhat a mystery, it is generally accepted that the dies were produced in Germany and it was struck in the first several […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016 Panda Coins and the Switch to Metric Weights

The Coin Analyst: 2016 Panda Coins and the Switch to Metric Weights

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   One of the most anticipated events of the modern world coin scene every year is the release in October of the design for the following year’s silver and gold Panda coins by the People’s Bank of China. Last year’s release of these coins shocked many people when the inscriptions […]

By November 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: San Marino 2015 Abraham Lincoln €10 Silver Coin – Video: 2:54

CoinWeek Unboxing: San Marino 2015 Abraham Lincoln €10 Silver Coin – Video: 2:54

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan offers a hands-on look at the wonderful San Marino 2015 Abraham Lincoln €10 Silver Coin. The coin was one of the most popular CoinWeek Coin Profiles when we posted it in September 2015. The €10 Silver Coin is struck by the Italian Mint and features a salutary greeting that Abraham Lincoln […]

Bank of Latvia Issues 2 Euro Coin to Honor 30 years of EU flag

Bank of Latvia Issues 2 Euro Coin to Honor 30 years of EU flag

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, 3 November, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a 2-euro commemorative coin to honor 30 years of the European Union flag. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all other euro-area countries. Like any other piece of circulating currency, this coin will […]

By November 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Coins – Pattern 8 Reales from Durango Mint in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Sale

Mexican Coins – Pattern 8 Reales from Durango Mint in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Sale

MEXICO. Pattern 8 Reales, 1840-DoOMC. NGC AU-53. By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Stack’s Bowers Cataloger ……… Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore is just a few days away, and the excitement is certainly building. For World coins, the November Baltimore sale has historically been a great venue for Latin American coinage, specifically that of Mexico. With nearly […]

World Coins – Here Today and Gone Immediately PART 1

World Coins – Here Today and Gone Immediately PART 1

One-year world type coins of the 1800s By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   American coin collectors are naturally attracted to one-year type coins. This category includes the incredibly affordable 1883 Liberty no-cents nickel, the very rare (mintage 6146) and costly 1796 Draped Bust small eagle reverse quarter and a smattering of other issues. Likewise, the […]

By October 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ireland Issues Silver Coin Commemorating 70th Anniversary of Peace

Ireland Issues Silver Coin Commemorating 70th Anniversary of Peace

By Central Bank of Ireland…. On Tuesday, 27 October, the Central Bank of Ireland launched a €10 limited-issue silver Proof collector coin to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Peace in Europe. This coin is part of the Europa Star series. At the launch at the Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese […]

By October 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Still Time to Register for Historic Sedwick Auction #18  on October 29

Still Time to Register for Historic Sedwick Auction #18 on October 29

Come be a part of history! Our third LIVE FLOOR auction (Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction#18) will take place on October 29, 2015, at the DoubleTree Lake Buena Vista (Walt Disney World) in Orlando, Florida, USA, with simultaneous LIVE INTERNET bidding and educational seminars during lot viewing the day before (October 28) and lot […]

Chinese Panda Coins-  A Weighty Decision

Chinese Panda Coins- A Weighty Decision

All 2016 brilliant uncirculated Chinese Panda coins will be issued in metric weights. By Peter Anthony for the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. 2016 begins a new era for Panda coins. The old weight system of troy ounces will be replaced by the metric system of grams, the standard system of weights used in the People’s Republic […]

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates Remembrance Day with Two New Circulating Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates Remembrance Day with Two New Circulating Coins

25-cent coin features new poppy design while $2 coin honours the 100th anniversary of Lt. Col. John McCrae’s writing of “In Flanders Fields” One hundred years after Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned “In Flanders Fields” on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a $2 circulation coin commemorating his iconic […]

 
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