World Coins

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 →
Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Spink are delighted to announce the auction dates for the remarkable and historic Nicholas Rhodes Collection. The collection features a number of extremely rare items, some of which are expected to reach record prices. Nicholas Rhodes built a collection of coins, banknotes and stamps concentrated on the core areas of Tibet, Assam and Nepal. The […]

By June 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101/GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER

SILVER 101/GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………. Need something a bit different and artistic to satisfy your silver fix? Look no further than Mexico. Currently one of three nations with silver production of more than 100 million ounces annually, Mexico has a long history of silver coinage. Much of the money in circulation in America from […]

By June 18, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coin Market at TNA Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:11.

Chinese Coin Market at TNA Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:11.

Jessie Zhang, Owner, Supercore Interviewer: David Lisot ……….. The Chinese coin market has been very active for some time reflecting the strength of the market in Asia. Chinese coin specialist Jessie Zhang talks about why that market has been so strong and what specific issues are most popular. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – June 2013 […]

By June 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

One of Canada’s most treasured personalities, comedian Martin Short, has partnered with the Royal Canadian Mint to deliver his own touching and intimate perspective of Canada on a new $3 fine silver collector coin. “The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to have partnered with Martin Short to showcase Canada’s natural beauty from a unique perspective” […]

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming the First Silver British Indian Coin to Sell for a Six Figure Sum

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming the First Silver British Indian Coin to Sell for a Six Figure Sum

A packed auction room and sixty one online bidders competed to buy a piece of numismatic history last Friday, in the second of three auctions that see the David Fore Collection of coins of British India going under the hammer. The auction totalled a fantastic £1,317,600 (inclusive of Buyer’s Premium) and takes the total of […]

Gadoury releases 2013 edition of French Standard Reference, Monnaies Françaises (“Le Rouge”)

Gadoury releases 2013 edition of French Standard Reference, Monnaies Françaises (“Le Rouge”)

Monnaies Françaises has been the bible on the coins of modern France since it was first published in 1973. Now authored by Francesco Pastrone and published by Editions Victor Gadoury of Monaco, it is literally the French red book and in France, it in fact goes by the color of its cover, “Le Rouge” (The […]

The Coin Analyst: Eurozone Considers Eliminating One and Two Cent Euro Coins

The Coin Analyst: Eurozone Considers Eliminating One and Two Cent Euro Coins

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… The 17 members that share the euro, known as the Eurozone, are considering eliminating the two lowest denomination circulating euro coins, according to a new report from the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union’s executive branch. The proposals put forth in the May 14 report would need to be crafted […]

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

April 30, 2013 saw the Netherlands crown its first king in over a century when Crown-Prince Willem Alexander succeeded his mother, Queen Beatrix, after she stepped down that same day. The seating of a new monarch in the Netherlands is neither a coronation nor an inauguration, but is instead referred to as an “investiture.” The […]

New Books: Canadian Coins Vol 2 Collector & Maple Leaf Issues

New Books: Canadian Coins Vol 2 Collector & Maple Leaf Issues

The fourth edition of Canadian Coins, Volume 2, Collector and Maple Leaf Issues will be released May 31st, 2013, at the Toronto Coin Expo which will be held at the Toronto Reference Library. The new 464-page fourth edition is current to March 2013, with all new Mint issues. This 4-colour catalogue tracks all Mint and […]

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