World Coins

Collection of English Crowns Highlights The Next Morton & Eden World Coin Auction

Collection of English Crowns Highlights The Next Morton & Eden World Coin Auction

Sale of Coins, Medals and Banknotes, November 7 2013 A collection of English crowns dating from the first issues of Edward VI in 1551 features in a sale by London specialist coin and medal auctioneers Morton & Eden on Thursday 7 November, to be held at Sotheby’s galleries in London. The collection, formed many years […]

Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s pre-historic kangaroo, the Procoptodon, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s remarkable new Australian Megafauna coin series. Unveiled in Melbourne by renowned paleo-illustrator and coin designer, Peter Trusler, the latest collector program reveals the unique characteristics of the country’s lost giants, who roamed Australia during the Pleistocene period. Anticipating strong collector interest […]

Royal Canadian Mint Leads the 2014 COIN OF THE YEAR Awards With  Eight Nominations

Royal Canadian Mint Leads the 2014 COIN OF THE YEAR Awards With Eight Nominations

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to stand out in the running for Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards, after eight coins issued in 2012 were nominated for awards to be presented next February at the 2014 World Money Fair in Berlin. This is the most nominations earned for the last four consecutive years […]

US Mexican Numismatic Association Second Annual Convention Report 2013. VIDEO: 3:43.

US Mexican Numismatic Association Second Annual Convention Report 2013. VIDEO: 3:43.

Cory Frampton, Executive Director – United States Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot………. The US Mexican Numismatic Association is a collecting organization that specializes in the coins, paper money and numismatic items from Mexico. Their second annual convention took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cory Frampton, Executive Director talks about the convention and what that organization […]

By October 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
British Coins 2014-15 an Overall View of Now and into The Future

British Coins 2014-15 an Overall View of Now and into The Future

By Geoffrey Cope – www.petitioncrown.com ……… What is creating the interest in the British Coin market? Not just the upward trend of prices but the increasing number of collectors. What has really happened over the last decade leading to 2014/15? We need to understand a few facts and then mix all the facts up to […]

By October 20, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
PCGS Will Present Educational Seminars At ANDA Melbourne Show

PCGS Will Present Educational Seminars At ANDA Melbourne Show

Representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGSAsia.com), the world’s leader in coin authentication and grading services, will be attending the Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association International Coin and Banknote Show (http://australiancoinshows.com.au) in Melbourne, Australia, October 18 – 20, 2013. The show will be held in the Medallion Club (level 2) at Etihad Stadium. This is the […]

By October 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins Auctions Realise £6 Million During Two Weeks of World Records at Spink

World Coins Auctions Realise £6 Million During Two Weeks of World Records at Spink

Spink has started Autumn in London with a remarkable two weeks of world records, historic rarities, and almost £6 million in numismatic sales. We are delighted to announce a number of record-breaking figures for some extraordinary world coins and banknotes. Some of the rarest items on the market have gone under the hammer over the […]

By October 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, the foreign and ancients division of auction powerhouse Stack’s Bowers Galleries, is once again gearing up to sell world and ancient coins and paper money at public auction in November. Ancient and foreign coins will feature a number of important pieces and collections, including the David O’Harrow Collection of Mexican coins. […]

By October 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Major  World , U.S. Coin & Treasure Auction #14 by Daniel Frank Sedwick in Orlando October 30th

Major World , U.S. Coin & Treasure Auction #14 by Daniel Frank Sedwick in Orlando October 30th

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC announces their first LIVE FLOOR auction, scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, at the DoubleTree Hotel Lake Buena Vista at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. The event includes lot viewing the day before and lot pick-up the day after, followed by a live Internet-only auction on Friday, November 1. […]

The Arielle Collection Part One Colonial British Coins Exceed Expectations at Official Coinex Auction

The Arielle Collection Part One Colonial British Coins Exceed Expectations at Official Coinex Auction

September 26th 2013 saw the final Official Coinex Auction, and the start of a new adventure, with the first part of The Arielle Collection of British Colonial Coins going under the hammer. This first sale featured the most comprehensive collection of coins of British Africa to have been offered for many years.  In Randy Weir’s […]

By October 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
US Mexican Numismatic Association 2nd Annual Convention in October 2013. VIDEO: 1:43.

US Mexican Numismatic Association 2nd Annual Convention in October 2013. VIDEO: 1:43.

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, US Mexican Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Collectors of Mexican and Latin American coins now have a yearly gathering place in Scottsdale, Arizona at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Coin Convention. This year’s convention takes place October 17-19, 2013 and is the second year in a row of what is […]

By October 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

EDITORS NOTE: LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES is a new CoinWeek column that focuses on coins that were produced with low mintages yet currently sell for modest prices that are within the reach of the average collector. We hope you enjoy this numismatic perspective. by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… It’s no secret that collectors at every level are drawn […]

By October 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
PEI Coin & Banknote Rarities Come to Toronto For Canadian Coin Auction

PEI Coin & Banknote Rarities Come to Toronto For Canadian Coin Auction

It is not often that rarities such as the Prince Edward Island Holey Dollar, McCausland penny, a Farmers Bank of Rustico $5.00 note and an uncirculated one cent appear in one place. Geoffrey Bell Auctions of Moncton, NB will be offering these pieces on October 3rd and 4th at the Toronto Reference Library in downtown […]

By October 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Whether eBay is Important for Trading Currency and Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 1:37.

Whether eBay is Important for Trading Currency and Mexican Coins. VIDEO: 1:37.

Cory Frampton, Mexican Coin Company, John Markis, Trusted Traditions Currency. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Opinions vary greatly about the value of eBay as a trading platform for different collector markets. As a new regular video feature on CoinWeek various dealers will be interviewed about their perspective of buying and selling on eBay and how whether […]

By October 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

By Bruce Lorich with Permission…………. Coins of the first three Edwards & Richard II Hammered English  gold coins are so captivating in their designs, which invariably include intricate symbolism and Latin abbreviations of Biblical quotations favored by the respective monarchs, that many collectors focus too much on the coin designs, without understanding the historical motivations […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Unusual Items: Joao VI Prince Regent Gold Ingot of Sabara 1812, with Guia

Unusual Items: Joao VI Prince Regent Gold Ingot of Sabara 1812, with Guia

This ingot was just sold this past week in the Heritage World Coin Signature sale in Long Beach for the sum of $199,750.00. Below is the catelog description of this rare and unusla ingot: Gold Ingots as Legal Tender in Brazil For a period in the colonial history of Brazil, in addition to coins, gold […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting The Coins of Ecuador

Collecting The Coins of Ecuador

By Carlos Jara – Mexican American Coin Company –  Latin American Numismatics ……… The coins of Ecuador have traditionally been both respected as difficult to obtain, and very popular among collectors. While not a particularly extensive series (as opposed to, say, Colombia), the Ecuadorean series is complex nonetheless. Thankfully, good references about it have been […]

By September 23, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Canadian Mint Unveils Coins Fit for the Ultimate Superhero: SUPERMAN ™

Canadian Mint Unveils Coins Fit for the Ultimate Superhero: SUPERMAN ™

By The Royal Canadian Mint ………. Superman™ Commemorative Coins In the heart of the city that inspired Metropolis, the famous backdrop against which the story of Superman™ has been told since 1938, the Royal Canadian Mint has released seven exciting new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world’s most celebrated Super Hero. Co-created […]

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Royal Infant Commemorative Coins. VIDEO: 6:33

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Royal Infant Commemorative Coins. VIDEO: 6:33

Alex Reeves, Communications Manager, Royal Canadian Mint……… Continuing a long tradition of issuing special coins to celebrate historical events the Royal Canadian Mint has announced the release of a series of coins to commemorate the birth of the baby Prince George to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Information about the different coins is explained […]

By September 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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, 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 to take the […]

By September 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin;s Presents Part Three of The Davis Fore Collection of Coins of British India

Baldwin;s Presents Part Three of The Davis Fore Collection of Coins of British India

The final part of a landmark Collection of coins of British India to be sold during Coinex Week. The concluding part of this prestigious collection will be the second of three significant auctions offered by Baldwin’s as the Official Coinex Auctioneer 2013. The final part of this unique collection will be sold on 25-26 September […]

By September 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
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