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Künker Auction 271 Now Online

Künker Auction 271 Now Online

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Künker Auction 271, taking place now on February 4, 2016 in Berlin, a day prior to the World Money Fair, is online. We also would like to present to you our Auction 272, which will be something new, because it introduces our new auction […]

By December 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón), extremely important “first dollar of the New World,” three known, NGC XF 45 By Daniel Frank Sedwick – www.sedwickcoins.com……..   This coin is the very root of the concept of the American dollar. Minted in 1538, under the joint Spanish reign of Charles I […]

Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction – The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish Coinage To Be Featured

Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction – The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish Coinage To Be Featured

Extremely Rare 1/2 Riksdaler, One Of Perhaps Three Known By Bruce Walker for Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish coinage is one of the anchor consignments at Stack’s Bowers’ upcoming January 2016 NYINC auction. It represents a near lifetime achievement dedicated to the memory of Thor Bäckström, the grandfather of […]

By December 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Rare Moroccan Gold Coin

NGC Certifies Rare Moroccan Gold Coin

NGC graders have certified a rare 1787 Moroccan 10 Mithquals. The Morocco AH1201 (1787 AD) 10 Mithquals (or 10 Riyals) coin is a rarity with great historical significance. With an estimated ten surviving examples (and only a few of these available for private ownership), this coin is highly coveted by collectors. The coin’s design features […]

Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

By David Hill….   The Sgarabhaigh Sixpence forms an important part of a wider project to conserve and share the small Scottish island of Sgarabhaigh which lies in the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. The coin design is based on an ancient coin of the realm and incorporates a blend of the ancient and modern […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Tuvalu Back to the Future $1 Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Tuvalu Back to the Future $1 Silver Coin – 4K Video

In 1985, when Robert Zemeckis’ classic sci-fi comedy Back to the Future was released, the date October 21, 2015 seemed like an eternity away. The date, of course, was the far-away future date that Doc Brown and Marty McFly travelled to at the end of the film in their flying DeLorean Time Machine. That version […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 18 December 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued a €2 coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of the EU flag. This coin is one of a series that have been issued in all the euro-zone countries during 2015. All the coins, regardless of the country of issue, […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 4 New Coins on MA Shops as of Dec. 20

Top 4 New Coins on MA Shops as of Dec. 20

By CoinWeek ….   We admit it. Today’s “Top 4” new coin listings on MA-Shops.com was originally a “Top 5” — but by the time of writing the top coin had already sold. If anyone needed a reminder that online auctions can move fast, there it is. Anyway, while the original listing for top coin […]

By December 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Inaugural Heritage Hong Kong Coins and Currency auctions bring $2.82+ million

Inaugural Heritage Hong Kong Coins and Currency auctions bring $2.82+ million

 ……. realized $89,625 on its way to becoming the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Hong Kong’s $2.82+ million inaugural joint World & Ancient Coins and Currency Signature® auctions, held Dec. 10-12, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. “This has been a historic week for Heritage with our events in Hong […]

French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

THE SERIES’ SPIRIT The Sower has been a pattern of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, the Sower was designed by Oscar Roty for a Department of Agriculture’s medal in 1887 that wasn’t edited. In 1896, when the French Minister for Finance Paul Doumer ordered new coins, Roty was part of the selected […]

By December 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lithuania Says Thank You on Country’s First 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

Lithuania Says Thank You on Country’s First 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Lithuania….   On Monday, December 14, the Bank of Lithuania issued into circulation the first Lithuanian 2-euro commemorative coin, which is dedicated to the Lithuanian language. These Lithuanian coins–with a mintage of one million–may be used for payments not only in Lithuania but also in other countries that use the euro. The […]

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Macau 2015 – Video: 8:44

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! Macau 2015 – Video: 8:44

CoinWeek sent video producer David Lisot halfway around the world to find the coolest coins and numismatic items for sale at the Macau Numismatic Society International Show, which was held from December 3 to December 6, 2015 at the Kam Pek Community Centre in Macau. At the show, David ran into dealers from the United […]

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Produces Terrific Results!

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Produces Terrific Results!

Lot 60164 – Kwangtung. 7 Mace 3 Candareens  ND (1889). NGC MS-62. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio have announced the results of their December 2015 Chinese and Asian Coin, Currency and Medal auction. Overall, prices realized exceeded estimates, with many lots showing heated competition. (All prices realized include the standard buyer’s premium). Setting the pace for […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 Coins Sold on MA Shops, Dec. 8-15

Top 5 Coins Sold on MA Shops, Dec. 8-15

By CoinWeek….   MA-Shops offers a wide variety of ancient, classic and modern world and U.S. coins, and a list of the top five highest hammer prices at any given time often reflects this variety. Last week, however, belonged to the Germans. Here are the top five coins sold on MA-Shops.com for the week of […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Massive 60 Shillings of James II to be Auctioned at NYINC

World Coins – Massive 60 Shillings of James II to be Auctioned at NYINC

James VII (II) gold Restrike 60 Shillings 1688 MS62 NGC,  Of the highest rarity, being one of just three examples known. The latter part of the reign of Charles II saw many problems at the mint in Edinburgh, including questionable appointments, charges of corruption, inaccurate weight standards, and political infighting. Numerous officials were removed from […]

Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

The Royal Canadian Mint debuts its haunting depiction of howling wolves in a 3/4-oz silver coin. The 2016 Howling Wolves coin is the Royal Canadian Mint’s second tribute to the Great White North’s legendary hunter. With thick coats illuminated under a full moon, two howling grey wolves raise their song from the hillside on this […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Read Part 1 here. I love United States coins, but I must tip my proverbial toque to Canadian coins, too. While few coin designs compare to works of art such as the Augustus Saint-Gaudens gold $20 double eagle or Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar, there are still […]

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

On January 20, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin to celebrate the Vienna Opera Ball’s 60th anniversary, with a blush of pink flowers printed on the coin. The reverse of the coin depicts one of the highlights of the Opera Ball, the dance of the young ladies and young men’s committee coming […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Please click here to read Part One of this Article …… Collectors with a “hard money” mentality who want to go beyond familiar series such as the American Silver Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf have a growing number of options when it comes to one-ounce silver pieces. It could […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

By Pobjoy Mint ……   To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Pobjoy Mint has issued a unique coin which incorporates some of the old Chinese traditions to bring luck. February 8, 2016 sees the start of the Lunar Year of the Monkey, which has been celebrated since 2600 BCE and is based […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   A new modern coin collector can very easily become overwhelmed. Whether attending a coin show, perusing hobby web sites and periodicals, or checking out dealer stores and web sites, new collectors quickly discover that with so many coins out there it’s easy to become lost when you’re just starting […]

By December 12, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops–the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening–is poised to grow into a significant player in the U.S. coin market as well. When it comes to competing against major U.S.-based sites such as Amazon and eBay, MA-Shops.com has two key assets. The first […]

By December 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

By Heritage Auctions – (Thanks to Moyun Niu, Heritage’s Asian Art specialist, for much of the information)……..   A marvelous cast gold ingot, will be offered Friday December 11th in Heritage’s inaugural Hong Kong auction, cast in the form of the ubiquitous “cash” coins of China, and made during the early decades of the Song […]

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

The rooster is a French symbol, appearing on the coins of the 19th century. One of the most significant is one of the versions of the 20-francs Napoleon. Created in 1803 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has carried several effigies including the one with the rooster. The Napoléon Gold coin (Louis d’or) remained in use until […]

By December 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held January 8-9, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in beautiful New York City. After a highly successful year of auction activity in 2015, Stack’s Bowers […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary since the appearance of the Livonian ferding. This coin is meant to fulfil a historic and cultural mission: the ferding is reintroduced to feature not just as […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

By Pobjoy Mint….   To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new commemorative dished coin on behalf of the Ascension Island Government. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of Ascension Island that commemorates the 275th Anniversary of the Composition of “Rule, Britannia!”. The patriotic British song “Rule, Britannia!” originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

“Howling Wolf” sells out 50,000 coin mintage in 41 days The first release in a new series of six “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coins from the Royal Canadian Mint has sold out its entire mintage of 50,000 coins. Featuring a howling wolf privy mark, this 2016-dated SML has exceeded expectations by […]

Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   BETWEEN THE YEARS 1200 and 1600 a handful of feisty Italians created one of the greatest commercial and maritime empires in history. Venetians wrecked the Byzantine state, fought the Ottoman sultans to a standstill, defied a series of Popes and German emperors, and adorned their city with […]

 
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