World Coins

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 […]

PCGS Certifies Unique Chinese Coin

PCGS Certifies Unique Chinese Coin

  The Hong Kong Submission Center of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) has certified a unique Chinese coin, the only known Kirin Province 1910 Hsusen Tung branch mint silver 1.44 Mace (1 Mace, 44 Candareens) with an incuse “Ki” (吉)  and the dragon’s tail in the design pointing to the right.  It’s pedigree includes the […]

By May 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadians have countless ways to define their identity; from proud historical moments to fond memories of outdoor life. All of these stories are captured on the Mint’s latest offering of finely crafted collector coins which include vivid portrayals in pure gold, silver and platinum of the pitched ocean battle between HMS Shannon […]

Bentley Sets The New Gold Standard For Sovereigns

Bentley Sets The New Gold Standard For Sovereigns

There was an air of sadness in the room as the final part of the Bentley Collection went under the hammer.  The end of an eighteen month journey of auctions, and thirty four years of collecting, did not however go out with a whimper. 306 lots achieved a sale total of £845,292 (inclusive of buyer’s […]

British Indian Coins to Make Numismatic History

British Indian Coins to Make Numismatic History

Baldwin’s are delighted to present part two of the most impressive collection of Indian coinage ever to be sold by public auction. Due to be held on the 31 May at the CIPFA Conference Centre in London the auction will contain 291 lots of Patterns and Proofs of British India, the Presidencies and the Indian Native States. […]

May 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

May 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is excited to present a stunning array of new product releases for the month of May. Treasures of the World is a beautiful new annual series of locket coins which highlights the world’s abundance of natural riches. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the first coin features loose […]

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

Just months after the successful launch of a new fineness of 99.99 gold and 99.9 silver in their highly-regarded bullion range, The Royal Mint has announced an innovative strategic partnership with precious metals dealer A-Mark to distribute a version of their traditional 1oz Silver Britannia Bullion coin, specially designed to celebrate the Chinese ‘Year of […]

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Gold Libertads a Great Choice for Buyers

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Gold Libertads a Great Choice for Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As regular readers of this column probably know, I believe one of the best ways to acquire gold and silver is to buy coins that are semi-numismatic. In my view, semi-numismatic precious metal coins are primarily modern bullion coins that have low mintages yet sell for a relatively small premium over melt value. […]

Heritage Auctions Sells Canadian and Brazilian Rarities at 2013 CICF Chicago. VIDEO: 1:52

Heritage Auctions Sells Canadian and Brazilian Rarities at 2013 CICF Chicago. VIDEO: 1:52

Cris Bierrenbach, Vice President of World Coins, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot The Chicago International Coin Fair hosts a major auction of ancient and world coins presented by Heritage Auctions. Vice President Cris Bierrenbach talks about the sale, some of the highlights and upcoming Heritage World Coin Auctions. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2013 The […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Auction Results over $6.3 Million

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Auction Results over $6.3 Million

STACK’S BOWERS AND PONTERIO SELLS MILLIONS IN HONG KONG Irvine, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio conducted their bi-annual Hong Kong sale from April 1-3 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kowloon. The sale featured more than 2,500 lots of Chinese and other Asian rarities, including both coins and paper money, and realized a strong $6,307,830. […]

Scott Tappa Talks About the 2013 CICF Coin Convention. VIDEO: 4:19

Scott Tappa Talks About the 2013 CICF Coin Convention. VIDEO: 4:19

Scott Tappa, Numismatics Publisher, Krause Publication Interviewer: David Lisot The Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) is a yearly event held in Chicago. While most coin conventions in the United States focus on American coins the CICF only allows coins of the world to be on display. Scott Tappa is the show promoter as well as […]

By April 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Collectors Caravan Beating A Path To CSNS; Heritage CICF-CSNS Sales Boasts Finest Known Icons; Generic US Gold A Bargain As I took a stroll outside my New Hampshire home today, in a few isolated areas, I observed the last remaining crusts of snow maintaining their fleeting yet memorable presence […]

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Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

By Cory Frampton – Mexican Coin Company ……. This series, which has gone from the most collected during the late 1960’s to the most stagnant today, has a lot of promising segments.  There were probably ten times as many collectors in the 1960’s and 1970’s as there are today, mostly due to the demise of […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction #13 Coming in May

Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction #13 Coming in May

Our latest auction, closing LIVE in five sessions on May 1-2 (Wednesday-Thursday), is ready for viewing online at SedwickCoins.com Note you will need to register for this auction even if you already have an iCollector profile and bid with us in the past. While our photos and descriptions are well beyond what you see elsewhere, […]

Famed Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent leads Heritage Auctions’ CICF offerings in Chicago

Famed Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent leads Heritage Auctions’ CICF offerings in Chicago

World and Ancient Coins event at Chicago International Coin Fair, April 18-23; More than 5,800 lots, including superb examples from Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, China and Ancient Rome and Greece The legendary Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent, the most famous coin in Canadian numismatics, one of just three known – and indeed one of the […]

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… I recently became a member of the Royal Canadian Mint  Masters Club, which confers some special benefits on those who spend $1,000 in a year on coins from the mint.  One of the benefits is advance notice about forthcoming numismatic coin releases, and the chance to pre-order them before […]

Baldwins Final Auction of Historic Collection of British Gold Sovereigns

Baldwins Final Auction of Historic Collection of British Gold Sovereigns

Baldwin’s are delighted to present the third and final part of this historic collection, due to be offered for sale by public auction on the 8 May in London. It will draw to a close the sale of the most spectacular and comprehensive assemblage of British gold Sovereigns. Part three will contain 307 lots of […]

By March 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Aurora Australis Glows on Perth Mint Coin: First Ever glow-in-the-dark Coin

Aurora Australis Glows on Perth Mint Coin: First Ever glow-in-the-dark Coin

The Perth Mint has combined traditional craftsmanship with special phosphorescence technology to release its first ever glow-in-the-dark coin. The unique ink substance, which absorbs photons of light to then release a radiant glow, has been used to showcase Aurora Australis – the latest coin from the highly successful Australian Antarctic Territory series. The neon curtain […]

Coinworks achieves record price with sale of Holey Dollar

Coinworks achieves record price with sale of Holey Dollar

Coinworks has just sold a Holey Dollar for a world record price of $495,000. It’s the highest price paid for an example of Australia’s first coin, both nationally and internationally. Ms. Belinda Downie, numismatics expert and Managing Director of Coinworks, said, “This Holey Dollar was created from a Spanish Silver Dollar that had been minted […]

By March 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Perth Mint Announces New Products for March 2013

The Perth Mint Announces New Products for March 2013

March 2, 2013 – The Perth Mint For the month of March, The Perth Mint is pleased to showcase a stunning assortment of new product releases. Australia is a continent rich in history, cultural diversity and unique habitats. The Perth Mint is pleased to announce two feature coins from the series aptly titled, The Land […]

What is Krause Publications “Coin of the Year Award”? VIDEO: 1:51

What is Krause Publications “Coin of the Year Award”? VIDEO: 1:51

Lisa Bellavin, On-Line Editor, Krause Publications Interviewer: David Lisot This is the 30th anniversary of the prestigious Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony sponsored by Krause Publications. Mints from countries all over the world compete for different categories of specialties in numismatics. Lisa Bellavin is charge of the entries and ceremony for Krause. She talks […]

By February 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
South African Numismatic Market Perspective with Alan Demby. VIDEO: 3:38.

South African Numismatic Market Perspective with Alan Demby. VIDEO: 3:38.

Alan Demby, CEO, South African Gold Coin Exchange Interviewer: David Lisot Alan Demby is in charge of the South African Gold Coin Exchange that is one of the largest companies that trades in precious metals and collector coins in South Africa. Mr. Demby shares his perspective of the numismatic market in both Berlin and South […]

By February 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The New England Collection Of Brazilian Coins

The New England Collection Of Brazilian Coins

by Daniel Frank Sedwick – Sedwickcoins.com …….. We are honored to present Part I of the New England Collection of Brazilian Coins in our upcoming Treasure and World Coin Auction #13. This well put-together type collection covers some of the most difficult areas of Brazilian coins, mainly from the Bahia mint, which is by far […]

By February 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Israel Releases First Coins in New Series Devoted to the Coral Reef of Eilat

Bank of Israel Releases First Coins in New Series Devoted to the Coral Reef of Eilat

Despite its relatively small size the land of Israel is one replete with a variety of scenic vistas – from mountains to valleys and deserts to seas. A new series of coins was just announced by the Bank of Israel which will take a strictly limited audience on a tour in precious metal of some […]

By February 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Mexico’s Silver Libertad Coins Offer Great Opportunity for Collectors

The Coin Analyst: Mexico’s Silver Libertad Coins Offer Great Opportunity for Collectors

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… There is, quite simply, no better world bullion coin from a long-term value perspective than the Mexican Silver Libertad, in the opinion of the Coin Analyst. Silver Libertads are minted of .999 silver and come in 1/20th, 1/10th, ¼, ½, 1 ounce, 2 ounce, 5 ounce, and kilo sizes in […]

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New Books: History of Ottoman Coins Vol. 6

New Books: History of Ottoman Coins Vol. 6

OTTOMAN SULTANS – Suleyman II – Ahmed II – Mustafa II – Ahmed III – Mahmud I From the end of the sixteenth century onwards, various administrative, military, industrial, commercial, financial and social developments, which occurred within the boundaries of the Ottoman state and throughout the world, were instrumental in exacerbating the economic problems of […]

By February 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden to Sell Huntington Spanish Colonial Coins and 1859 US Proof coins from the Royal Mint

Morton & Eden to Sell Huntington Spanish Colonial Coins and 1859 US Proof coins from the Royal Mint

The Sale of the Archer M. Huntington Collection of Spanish Colonial Coins, Later Republican and Related Coins Following last November’s successful sale of important Portuguese and Portuguese Colonial coins from the Archer M. Huntington Collection of Hispanic Coins, on Wednesday March 6 2013 (10:30 – 2:00pm) specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden will sell the equally […]

Künker Spring World Coin Auctions 226-231…. March 11-16th

Künker Spring World Coin Auctions 226-231…. March 11-16th

Dear Coin Collectors, In a few weeks our Spring Auctions 226-231 are held in Osnabrück. On six days from March 11th, we again present many special highlights from the world of coins and medals. As an introduction to the upcoming auction week, we would like to present the catalogs of Auction 226 and Auction 227, […]

By February 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Künker in Berlin: 7.6 Million on a Single Day

Künker in Berlin: 7.6 Million on a Single Day

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……… The opening auction sale of this year’s World Money Fair with a total hammer price of 7.6 million euros was a huge success indeed: this result exceeded the expectations by more than 65 per cent. 1,200 lots were sold, and only 13 went into the post-auction sale. Auction house Künker, […]

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