World Coins

Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

Description: In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany issued the five-euro Planet Earth collector coin with a blue polymer ring connecting two metallic portions. It was a startling first in coin production, the innovative process having been developed by German press manufacturer Schuler AG. The coin was manufactured by inserting a translucent plastic […]

Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Tiger 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Tiger 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 2nd Numismatic Catalog of 2017

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 2nd Numismatic Catalog of 2017

2017 $100 14-Kt Gold Coin marks 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest collector coins continue to pay tribute to Canadian history and well-known natural and cultural iconography. All of these products can be purchased as of today. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the tragic explosion which decimated the […]

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Photo from the Bristol Post By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   Here’s a caper that’s perhaps more fit for the silver screen than a news site, but it’s true nonetheless. Over £33,000 (approx. $41,250 USD) in stolen coins were taken from a distribution company in the Stoke Gifford village of South Gloucestershire, England. […]

Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Showcase Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   Our inaugural preview of the upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a vintage Chinese coin that always performs well at auction; the Reversed Dragon Pattern Dollar. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in […]

NGC Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Label for all Modern Coins

NGC Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Label for all Modern Coins

NGC has designed a unique special label in honor of Mother’s Day In celebration of Mother’s Day, which will be observed around the world in May, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special Mother’s Day label. This label is the perfect companion to NGC’s Father’s Day label, released last year. It will make any […]

World Coins – Bank of Malta Launches Silver Commemorative Coin Honoring European Council Presidency

World Coins – Bank of Malta Launches Silver Commemorative Coin Honoring European Council Presidency

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 12 January 2017 the Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost are issuing a joint numismatic product to commemorate Malta’s first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The product will consist of a silver coin and a silver foil stamp replica. The coin, struck at the […]

Australia’s First Gold Domed Coin by Royal Australian Mint

Australia’s First Gold Domed Coin by Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ……   A true representation of innovative craftsmanship, the latest release by the Royal Australian Mint sees the mystique of the southern hemisphere’s cosmic wonders captured in one ounce of gold and struck in the highly-acclaimed domed shape seen in previous sell-out products. At the forefront of creative design, this unique […]

Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Angels figure in the myths and legends of countless cultures around the world. They are especially significant in the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The angel Michael is common to all three. Michael, or Saint Michael in the Catholic Church, is a protector of the Jewish people in the Old Testament and […]

United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the modern gold Sovereign with the 2017 Sovereign Collection. One of the coins in this collection is the 2017 Gold Bullion Sovereign Coin, The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin. For two centuries The Sovereign has been a constant of British coinage, admired and […]

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   It has been real cold in the Granite State. Luckily for the first time in a couple years we haven’t been hit with a huge “named” winter storm to wrap up January in New England. What we do have is an exciting and aggressive start to […]

World Coin News – Common 2 Euro Commemorative Celebrates Baltic States Centennial

World Coin News – Common 2 Euro Commemorative Celebrates Baltic States Centennial

By Bank of Latvia ….   The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood. The design of the coin will be […]

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, coinage of 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 […]

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

The Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin On January 30, samples of some of the thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint over the last year will be going on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, an ancient annual quality assurance ceremony. Among them will be the new £1 coin, […]

Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 26 January 2017 the Swiss Mint issued two new coins for collectors and lovers. The first is the bimetallic coin commemorating the Enzian flower. It is the second entry in the three-part FLORA ALPINA (Alpine Flowers) series. The theme of the second commemorative, this one a silver […]

Gold Kilo Proof Coin Worth £49,995 to Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee

Gold Kilo Proof Coin Worth £49,995 to Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 65 years on the throne come February 6 – the first British ruler to do so. And with the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, 2016, Elizabeth is the world’s longest reigning living monarch. So to honor the 65th anniversary […]

Numismatic Books – Ninth Edition of Friedberg’s Gold Coins of the World Published

Numismatic Books – Ninth Edition of Friedberg’s Gold Coins of the World Published

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   The previous edition of Gold Coins of the World, by Arthur L. Friedberg and Ira S. Friedberg, was published eight years ago in 2009. That edition–the eighth–and each one before it descended from the original, groundbreaking 1958 work by Robert Friedberg, whose cataloging and numbering system revolutionized the […]

Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Globalization has been a strong force in numismatics from the availability of world coins and the dissemination of information By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Recently I was able to attend the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) for the first time in quite a while. The event has been held […]

New 2017 Coin Celebrates 1st Ever Sapphire Jubilee for British Monarch

New 2017 Coin Celebrates 1st Ever Sapphire Jubilee for British Monarch

The Pobjoy Mint honors Queen Elizabeth II’s reign with $10 British Virgin Islands silver coin ‘Doubled-Headed’ Coin Celebrating the first ever Sapphire Jubilee of a British Monarch Exclusive Incuse Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II 1,952 maximum mintage to replicate the year of accession The Coin Queen Elizabeth II is unique in that she is […]

Austria 2017 Waltzing in the New Year 5 Euro Coin

Austria 2017 Waltzing in the New Year 5 Euro Coin

Description: Like many other people around the world, Austrians give small gifts to their friends and family to wish them good luck in the New Year (Jahreswechsel). And each year the Austrian Mint produces a specially themed coin for the occassion. This year’s theme is the waltz, specifically The Blue Danube waltz, written by Austrian […]

Numismatics’ Worldly Flavor—Big Apple Holds Court To NYINC

Numismatics’ Worldly Flavor—Big Apple Holds Court To NYINC

NYINC Heritage sales approach $18 Million; Pastor sells coins to dig for more! By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The international flavor of our hobby has always been one of the most exciting and yet often overlooked areas in numismatics; at least for most of the coindexters in the USA. For the […]

Modern Coin Mart: 1st Legal Tender Trump Coins in NGC Red Core with Inaugural Releases Designation

Modern Coin Mart: 1st Legal Tender Trump Coins in NGC Red Core with Inaugural Releases Designation

2017 Donald Trump Legal Tender Proof Coins Exclusive Inaugural Releases Designations + Red Core Holders! As 2016 came to a close, U.S. citizens campaigned, discussed, and exercised their American rights to elect the 45th President of the United States of America. After one of the most controversial presidential elections in U.S. history, it was successful […]

Cool Coins! 2017 Episode 1 – Over a Million Dollars in Rare Coins – 4K Video

Cool Coins! 2017 Episode 1 – Over a Million Dollars in Rare Coins – 4K Video

Cool Coins! kicks off 2017 with this “million dollar” episode, featuring WINGS Co-President Lance Tchor and his 1952 Peru 100 Soles gold coin with deep mirror Prooflike surfaces in an NGC MS67 holder; error coin specialist and author Fred Weinberg with a very special “golden” State Quarter (a coin you might find in change!); treasure […]

Green Titanium Hummingbird Coin New Entry in Pobjoy Mint Series

Green Titanium Hummingbird Coin New Entry in Pobjoy Mint Series

2017 Hummingbird Green Titanium Coin Issued by British Virgin Islands Exclusive 2017 Green Titanium Coin Beautifully Coloured Elemental Metal Also Available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Pobjoy Mint high quality proof finish New effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint We are delighted to announce the release of a brand new […]

Heritage Auctions: $15.6 Million Sales in World Coins Caps Near $67 Million Week

Heritage Auctions: $15.6 Million Sales in World Coins Caps Near $67 Million Week

A stunningly rare Japanese Proof set, sold as individual pieces, took center stage as Heritage’s January 8 – 9 World Coins Signature Auction was completed at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Overall, this auction was a huge success, with sales exceeding $15.6 million USD. Other Heritage auctions taking place during the week of […]

CoinWeek News Wire for January 20, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 20, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 20, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Yesterday Today with Alan McRae THIS week’s image is one of the Commonwealth Government’s first issue of bank notes, known as “superscribed notes”. With Federation in 1901, the new Commonwealth Government was empowered under the new Commonwealth Constitution to legislate for its […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: The Silver Krugerrand Revealed – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: The Silver Krugerrand Revealed – 4K Video

Since its announcement, bullion coin fans in the United States have eagerly awaited the release of the 2017 “50th Anniversary” Silver Krugerrand in silver. This one ounce coin is the first silver Krugerrand to ever be minted and U.S. dealer ModernCoinMart will be the sole official U.S. distributor for the coin program. CoinWeek caught up […]

British, Russian & Dutch Coins Lead Stack’s Bowers Auction in NY

British, Russian & Dutch Coins Lead Stack’s Bowers Auction in NY

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #367 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   During the evenings of January 13 and 14, Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. […]

Pobjoy Mint Releases 2017 Titanium Blue Marlin Coin

Pobjoy Mint Releases 2017 Titanium Blue Marlin Coin

2017 Titanium Blue Marlin – Celebrating 225 Years of the Discovery of Titanium Exclusive 2017 Blue Titanium Coin Beautifully Colored Elemental Metal Also Available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Pobjoy Mint high quality proof finish New effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint We are delighted to announce the release of […]

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 2: The Standard to Be Followed

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 2: The Standard to Be Followed

By Dariusz F. Jasek …..   Link to Part 1 About a century before the birth of the Netherlands gold ducat, many different gold coins were in circulation in the Low Countries and neighboring lands. Various coin types were usually minted strictly for specific purposes: e.g. goldguldens were usually minted for trade with Germany, while […]

 
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