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Künker Auctions: 300,000 Euros for Roman Aureus on Defeat of Judaea

Künker Auctions: 300,000 Euros for Roman Aureus on Defeat of Judaea

In the Künker Fall Auctions week, spectacular results were achieved: 300,000 euros for an aureus of Vespasian featuring defeated Judaea, 42,000 euros for a Polish reichstaler or 48,000 euros for 4 ducats of the Great Elector. And these are only a few examples   5,700 lots with a total estimate of 8.2 million euros were […]

Gold Coins of the Central American Republic: Costa Rica & Guatemala

Gold Coins of the Central American Republic: Costa Rica & Guatemala

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #355 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The CAR gold coins of the independent societies of Costa Rica and Guatemala were first minted while these nations were part of a loose federation called the Central American Republic (CAR […]

CoinWeek Video Coin Profile: The Carthaginian 1 1/2 Gold and Silver Shekel Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Video Coin Profile: The Carthaginian 1 1/2 Gold and Silver Shekel Coin – 4K Video

Atlas Numismatics and CoinWeek offer a look into the world of ancient Carthage with this video coin profile of the Carthaginian 1 1/2 Shekel gold and silver coin. Struck bearing the likeness of the goddess Tanit on the obverse and a lithe and powerful horse on the reverse, this ancient coin is both beautiful and […]

D. Moore Collection of Russian Coins in Heritage NYINC Auction

D. Moore Collection of Russian Coins in Heritage NYINC Auction

We are already looking forward to our January 8-9 World Coins Signature Auction, to be held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The superlatives for this auction are already flowing in, with particular emphasis on the diversity and quality of the material to be offered. One of the standout collections to […]

Mondo Coine! New Silver Skull Coin Released in Time for Halloween

Mondo Coine! New Silver Skull Coin Released in Time for Halloween

Palau. 1 Dollar 2016: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs.; 5 Dollars 2016: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 1,750 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the official coat of arms of the issuing nation Palau below an outrigger canoe […]

Boy’s Pirate Chest Yields Extremely Rare British Gold Coin

Boy’s Pirate Chest Yields Extremely Rare British Gold Coin

One of only 15 known, Queen Anne ‘Vigo’ 5-guinea coin will be auctioned Nov. 16 in Greater London, with $240K-$300K estimate By Boningtons Auctioneers ……   Bonington’s auction house near London will auction one of Britain’s rarest coins on Wednesday, November 16. The company is offering to bidders worldwide a coveted Queen Anne “Vigo” 5-guinea […]

World Coin Auctions – Large Collection of Imperial Silver at Grün

World Coin Auctions – Large Collection of Imperial Silver at Grün

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün ….   In the autumn of 2016, Heidelberger Münzhandlung will conduct two auctions: Auction 69 comprising the entire range of numismatics with a focus laid on Germany, and Auction 70 offering an almost complete collection of silver coins from the German Empire As happened in spring already, Heidelberger Münzhandlung adds […]

Chinese Coins: Show and Friendship Pandas

Chinese Coins: Show and Friendship Pandas

Olympic Participation Medals and Show Pandas exemplify the spirit of friendship By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   One of the wonderful aspects of coin collecting is the opportunity to make new friends from around the world. Numismatics brings people from any and all cultures together. The recent ANA World’s Fair of Money […]

CoinWeek IQ: On Collecting Irish Coins of the 20th Century

CoinWeek IQ: On Collecting Irish Coins of the 20th Century

Coin dealer Del Parker offers this introductory lesson about the modern period of Irish Coinage. The Irish Free State was established in 1922 with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921. The process of developing a free state took several years and was not without considerable challenges. One of the early problems Ireland […]

South Africa Issues Silver, Platinum Krugerrands for 50th Anniversary

South Africa Issues Silver, Platinum Krugerrands for 50th Anniversary

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   It’s not entirely surprising that in addition to enjoying vast precious metal deposits, South Africa has long been a world-leader in the international gold coin market. The flagship South African Gold Krugerrand was the first modern bullion coin available on the global market in 1967. Krugerrands quickly […]

Bullion Exchanges Announces New Canadian Coin Series – “Canada the Great”

Bullion Exchanges Announces New Canadian Coin Series – “Canada the Great”

Niagara Falls – Canada the Great Series, 10 oz Silver Coins By Bullion Exchanges ………   Bullion Exchanges and the Royal Canadian Mint announce a joint effort to celebrate Canadian beauty and uniqueness with a new Canadian Coin Series titled “Canada the Great”. Bullion Exchanges is excited to introduce the brand new limited-edition Canadian coin […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just […]

New $2 Coin Commemorates Canada’s Role in Battle of the Atlantic

New $2 Coin Commemorates Canada’s Role in Battle of the Atlantic

At a special ceremony held aboard HMCS Sackville, the last of 123 Canadian corvettes to sail in the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint today unveiled a new two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. This coin, which was revealed before guests including veterans of the Battle of […]

Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction: Gorgeous Brazilian 20,000 Reis

Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction: Gorgeous Brazilian 20,000 Reis

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The January New York International (NYINC) Auction is rapidly growing into an impressive sale. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to preview another highlight from the sale: a gold Brazilian 20,000 Reis from the reign of Joao V, struck by the colony of Brazil, at […]

New Bullion Coin from Pobjoy Mint: 2016 Isle of Man Gold Christmas Angel

New Bullion Coin from Pobjoy Mint: 2016 Isle of Man Gold Christmas Angel

Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man with a mintage of only 1,000 coins This is the last Christmas Gold Angel to be released by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Isle of Man Every year a special 1/20oz Gold Angel is released on behalf of the Isle of Man to celebrate the Christmas […]

Treasure News – Daniel Frank Sedwick Auction #20 Now Online

Treasure News – Daniel Frank Sedwick Auction #20 Now Online

Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 20 Floor Auction November 12-13 – Internet Only November 14 Orlando, Florida * * * Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC is pleased to announce our Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #20 catalog is now online and open for early bidding. iCollector (Register and enter bids) SixBid […]

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting […]

Chinese Pandas – Setting the Bar High in Shenyang

Chinese Pandas – Setting the Bar High in Shenyang

For its 120th anniversary, the Shenyang Mint has unveiled numerous commemorative items, including a half-kilogram silver bar with an enchanting panorama of images from three decades of Panda coins By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   It is late August and summer is already waning in northern China. Under a brilliant blue sky […]

Künker Auctions: The Preussag Collection, Part 2

Künker Auctions: The Preussag Collection, Part 2

On 1 November 2016 the second part of the Preussag collection will be auctioned off by London Coin Galleries in cooperation with Künker in Osnabrück. The material comprises 772 lots of mining coins, estimated at 630,000 GBP altogether. On 1 November 2016 London Coin Galleries, in cooperation with Künker, will be selling the second part […]

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of Hastings Commemorative Coin into Circulation

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of Hastings Commemorative Coin into Circulation

The Battle of Hastings 1066 – it’s when William the Conqueror beat King Harold to change the timeline of Britain forever, and the date most quoted by Britons when asked which one they remember best from school. The Royal Mint, maker of coins for over 1,000 years for British monarchs including both William and Harold, […]

World Coin News – Portugal Issues €5 Iberian Lynx

World Coin News – Portugal Issues €5 Iberian Lynx

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a €5 cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation on 12 October 2016. The ‘Iberian lynx’ commemorative coin is the latest offering within the ‘Endangered species’ series. The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Banco […]

World Coin News – Perth Mint To Exhibit Rare Historic Australian Coins

World Coin News – Perth Mint To Exhibit Rare Historic Australian Coins

For the first time, The Perth Mint will showcase three of Australia’s most sought after and desired rare coins – a 1930 Penny, an 1852 Adelaide Pound Type I, and an 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II. These incredible rarities are collectively valued at close to a quarter of a million dollars, making them prized pieces […]

Ukraine 2016 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 Hryvnia Coin

Ukraine 2016 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 Hryvnia Coin

Description: The Ukrainian 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 hryvnia coin does double duty as a commemorative coin. First, it celebrates the technological accomplishments that went into the development of the modern fire truck. And second, it honors the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect Ukrainian citizens […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016 Brain Food 1.) ANA Unveils Treasures In Your Pocket In 2014 a collector discovered a 1969-S Lincoln cent in his pocket change. Upon further inspection, he realized it was a rare doubled die cent. The value of his find? $19,800… To encourage budding coin collectors, […]

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The 2016 10 Euro Austria coin completes a 10-piece commemorative series honoring the nine federal Austrian states plus the entire nation of Austria. The preceding nine coins in the series commemorate each of the nine states, and this tenth coin honors all of the parts as one – the unified nation of Austria. The […]

APMEX: Win Trip of a Lifetime to Perth, Australia, Including Perth Mint VIP Tour

APMEX: Win Trip of a Lifetime to Perth, Australia, Including Perth Mint VIP Tour

Now Is Your Chance to Enter to Win a Trip to Australia Today, APMEX, Inc. announced their latest sweepstakes — Escape to Australia — giving away a free trip to The Perth Mint for one winner and a guest of their choice. The amazing trip includes roundtrip airfare to Perth and hotel accommodations for seven […]

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Royal Canadian Mint: New 5 Kilo Silver Coin, Other Collectibles for October

Royal Canadian Mint: New 5 Kilo Silver Coin, Other Collectibles for October

Sculptural genius of legendary Haida carver Charles Edenshaw shines again in ultra-high relief The Royal Canadian Mint is once again taking bold steps in celebrating Canada’s heritage with new coins that impress and inspire through their designs, their themes and their innovation. With its newest ultra-high relief five-kilogram fine silver coin, the Mint has paid […]

Croatian National Bank Marks 25th Anniversary of Independence with New Coin

Croatian National Bank Marks 25th Anniversary of Independence with New Coin

Over 10,000 people have taken part in a poll to select a commemorative 25-kuna coin set to go into circulation By Croatian National Bank ……   The winning design (photo credit: HNB) The Croatian National Bank (HNB) will issue the new commemorative 25-kuna coins on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Croatian Independence: October […]

NCS Conservation: Special Concerns For Gold Coins

NCS Conservation: Special Concerns For Gold Coins

Although gold coins are less impacted by environmental effects than silver and copper coins, they are not completely impervious to such damage Even though gold is the most stable metal typically used to make coins, a gold coin or one that is mostly gold is not impervious to the perils of poor long-term storage. Problems […]

 
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