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Collecting Peruvian Gold Cobs

Collecting Peruvian Gold Cobs

by Daniel Frank Sedwick – Sedwickcoins.com …….. Serious coin collectors generally concentrate on perfection: the more perfect the coin, the more desirable and valuable it is. As a result many of them shy away from cobs, which, being hand-struck on hand-cut flans, are understandably less than perfect. The gold cobs of Lima and Cuzco, Peru, […]

By February 4, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Top Ten Auction Records for Coins & Patterns

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Top Ten Auction Records for Coins & Patterns

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #150 ….. Last Thursday, I was present when the Carter 1794 U.S. Silver Dollar realized $10,016,875, a world record for a coin sold at auction. As the auction result for this 1794 dollar is unlikely […]

By January 30, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Six Collections and a Good Deal More – Künker Auction March 11 to 16, 2013

Six Collections and a Good Deal More – Künker Auction March 11 to 16, 2013

Six important coin collections and countless smaller ones are hidden in the six auction catalogs illustrating the items to be auctioned off by Osnabruck auction house Künker between March 11 and 16, 2013. The scope ranges from ancient times to present, with a significant focus on the Middle Ages.   These are not mere auction […]

By January 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Silver Maple Leaf Supplies Dwindling and Other World Bullion Coin News

The Coin Analyst: Silver Maple Leaf Supplies Dwindling and Other World Bullion Coin News

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… With all the excitement surrounding the U.S. Mint recently, some modern coin enthusiasts may not be aware of important new developments in the world bullion coin field. Canada: On the heels of the U.S. Mint’s recent announcement of a temporary halt in sales of American silver eagles due to very […]

By January 28, 2013 9 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Rings in 2013 With New Collector Coins Celebrating Canadian Heritage and History

Royal Canadian Mint Rings in 2013 With New Collector Coins Celebrating Canadian Heritage and History

100th Anniversary of Canadian Arctic Expedition; the 100 year-old Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Collection; O Canada subscription series; and 2013 World Baseball ClassicTM are some of the many themes kicking off the Mint’s first launch of the year Ottawa, Ontario, – As Canada looks ahead to a new year, the Royal Canadian Mint is […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Choice, historical British Coins Auctioned in New York

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Choice, historical British Coins Auctioned in New York

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #147 ….. Last week, Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage were among several firms that conducted official auctions at a world coin convention in New York that is held every year at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan. […]

By January 16, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Described by a prominent Canadian numismatist as “impressive,” Professional Coin Grading Service has created a special symbolic and colorful “Canadian Gold Reserve”  insert for Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) hoard gold coins submitted to PCGS for grading and certification. In one of the most exciting and significant developments in Canadian numismatics, the RCM recently began selling […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Australia’s first coinage, the Holey Dollar and Dump, The Perth Mint has released a stunning two-coin commemorative set struck from 99.9% pure silver. Originally produced in 1813 in New South Wales, the Holey Dollar and its miniature partner the colonial Dump were issued as Australia’s first official coins to […]

Canadian Arctic Expedition Proof Silver Dollar

Canadian Arctic Expedition Proof Silver Dollar

FROZEN IN TIME IN PHOTOS AND FILM, THE 100 YEAR-OLD CANADIAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION IS NOW CAPTURED ON THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT’S 2013 PROOF SILVER DOLLAR Passionate about making people discover Canada through its coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is today pleased to commemorate the watershed discoveries of the 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition on its 2013 […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: European Gold Shines in World Coin Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: European Gold Shines in World Coin Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #146 ….. On Jan. 6th and 7th, Heritage conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Numismatic Convention, which includes multiple coin related events that occur every January at the Waldorf Astoria […]

Silver Coinage of the Latin Monetary Union

Silver Coinage of the Latin Monetary Union

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………   As with the 20-unit gold coins issued by France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and other members of the Latin Monetary Union of 1865 to 1927, silver pieces of uniform size and weight denominated in various national currencies were struck to facilitate cross-border commerce. Budget-minded collectors who are priced out of obtaining U.S. silver […]

By December 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Budget Silver Coins for the Casual Collector

Budget Silver Coins for the Casual Collector

Welcome to this week’s “Budget Silver Coins for the Casual Collector.” For this feature, I go through our inventory and find some older, inexpensive silver coins, with a view towards recommending them for the beginning collector as an introduction to world coins. These coins would also make a nice “stocking stuffer” for the casual coin […]

Spectacular British and Islamic Coin Collections headline NYINC Auctions

Spectacular British and Islamic Coin Collections headline NYINC Auctions

An unprecedented selection of high-grade ancient and world coins — ranging from the dawn of numismatics to most modern corners of the globe and featuring several important collections — highlights the 2,800+ lots in Heritage’s Auctions’ Jan. 6-7 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction and an additional 3,400 lots offered Jan. 15-16 during Internet sessions […]

King Richard III, Battle of Bosworth Field

King Richard III, Battle of Bosworth Field

by Geoffrey Cope – www.petitioncrown.com ……. A coin of a King of Machiavellian Intrigue found within 9 miles of the Battle Field. Richard III who took the Crown of England over 500 years ago to become King and put the two young Princes of his late brother Edward IV in the Tower of London to […]

By December 21, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary I

Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary I

Coin Rarities and Related Topics by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #143 ….. During the morning of Thursday, Dec. 13 on Madison Avenue in New York, Bonhams auctioned a noteworthy collection of English and British gold and silver coins dating from 1300s to the 1800s, […]

By December 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
1.3 Million Swiss Francs For a Complete Collection of the First Islamic Gold Dinars

1.3 Million Swiss Francs For a Complete Collection of the First Islamic Gold Dinars

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. Numismatica Genevensis turns Geneva into the centre of Islamic numismatics There was great applause when lot number 439 was finally knocked down on November 27, 2012 at the ritzy Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva. Why? Because this most spectacular of the impressive lots from the Islamic coins section brought […]

Krause Publications Announces 2013 Coin of the Year Winners

Krause Publications Announces 2013 Coin of the Year Winners

Krause Publications, a leading publisher of coin and paper money books, magazines, and other reference products, has announced the winners of its 2013 Coin of the Year Awards. Ninety-nine coins issued in 2011 by mints and national banks worldwide were nominated for the 2013 Coin of the Year Awards, honoring coins displaying the highest achievement in […]

The Sunrise Collection of Islamic Coins

The Sunrise Collection of Islamic Coins

In the Eighth Century AD, while Western Europe was mired in the Dark Ages, Islamic Civilization stormed out of the Arabian Peninsula and swept over the lands formerly held by the Roman and Persian Empires. Millions of new adherents and subjects were introduced to a vibrant culture rooted in veneration of the Prophet Mohammed and […]

Künker to offer World Coin Rarities from Germany, Europe and Russia  at World Money Fair in Berlin

Künker to offer World Coin Rarities from Germany, Europe and Russia at World Money Fair in Berlin

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. With over 1200 coins in tow, Künker auction house will be making its way to the 42nd World Money Fair in Berlin. Packed away in their luggage will be rarities from Germany, Europe and overseas, as well as specialties from Pomerania and Russia. There are three catalogues for […]

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Rare Opportunity to Own Canada’s First Gold Coins From 1912-1914

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Rare Opportunity to Own Canada’s First Gold Coins From 1912-1914

The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to put a national treasure back in the hands of Canadians by offering the public the unique chance to buy part of a rare collection of Canada’s first gold coins, produced by the Mint from 1912 to 1914 and not seen since the outbreak of the First World War.  […]

The Coin Analyst: From 50 Cents to $1 Million? High-Grade Nelson Mandela Coins Continue to Set Price Records

The Coin Analyst: From 50 Cents to $1 Million? High-Grade Nelson Mandela Coins Continue to Set Price Records

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Former South Africa President and Nobel peace prize recipient, Nelson Mandela, is clearly a man beloved by people all over the world, especially South Africans. Mr. Mandela was imprisoned by the South African government for decades. It is therefore not surprising that Mandela coins are very popular, particularly in […]

By November 26, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many Ways

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many Ways

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Located within the city of Rome in Italy, Vatican City, or the Vatican, is the smallest independent country in the world. The Vatican issues its own stamps and coins, and like several other European micro states such as San Marino and Monaco, it relies on the sales of those […]

By November 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Video Playlist from the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention – November, 2012

Video Playlist from the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention – November, 2012

CoinWeek is pleased to present a NEW Feature from our Video Library: The Video Playlist. Every month CoinWeek Producer David Lisot attends multiple coin and currency shows both across the US and in Europe. The “Video Playlist” will be a summary of all videos produced during each of these specific shows. The First Annual US Mexican […]

By November 12, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Sedwick’s Treasure and World Coin Auction Tops $2.25 Million

Sedwick’s Treasure and World Coin Auction Tops $2.25 Million

Sedwick’s Treasure and World Coin Auction Tops $2.25 Million To view the complete list of Prices Realized, please Click here (note: the Prices Realized are hammer prices, to which buyers’ fees are added). Several lots sold for record prices for their types. Top Highlights from Auction #12 are as follows (all prices include 15% buyer’s […]

The Budgerigar Has Landed on Perth Mint Coin

The Budgerigar Has Landed on Perth Mint Coin

The beloved Budgerigar is the subject of the second release from The Perth Mint’s magnificent Birds of Australia coin series. This tiny green and yellow parrot is said to be the most popular of all pet birds; but in the wild, away from the confines of a cage, it lives in vast open spaces of inland Australia. […]

By November 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins Mexican! US Mexican Convention 2012. VIDEO

Cool Coins Mexican! US Mexican Convention 2012. VIDEO

Interviewer: David Lisot Don Bailey, 1995 Silver 10 peso Don Quixote, Bob Briggs, copper 1864 Mining token, Dave Busse, 1689 Charles II silver cob 8 reales, Sal Falcone, 1915 Chihuahua Parral silver Boleta, Angel Fregoso, 1910 Banco Minera 10 peso commemorative bank note, Carlos Jara, 1778 silver Medal of Charles III, Dave Keiss,1998 silver one […]

By November 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention Report 2012. VIDEO

US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention Report 2012. VIDEO

Cory Frampton, Executive Director, USMNA Interviewer: David Lisot. The first annual convention of the US Mexican Numismatic Association was held in Phoenix, Arizona. A small but dedicated group of collectors and dealers converged in a deluxe hotel to buy, sell and discuss Mexican and Latin American numismatics. Executive Director of the Association Cory Frampton talks […]

By November 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Two Dukes in Pomerania From the Friedrich Popken Collection

Two Dukes in Pomerania From the Friedrich Popken Collection

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com The Pomerania collection of Friedrich Popken will be coming up for auction at Künker on January 31, 2013 . Here, we present two coins from the collection that are as different as the men who had them minted. The sextuple ducat piece that Philip II had minted in Stettin […]

PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

PCGS At Korea Money Fair – Praised By Collectors And Dealers

Representatives of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) attended the Korea Money Fair for the first time and heard compliments and congratulations from Asian collectors and dealers. The three-day show in Seoul, October 26 – 28, 2012, was sponsored by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Bank of Korea and Shinhan Bank.  A PCGS […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
South Africa’s first gold coin: the Burgers Pond

South Africa’s first gold coin: the Burgers Pond

Up until 1874, the only currency in circulation in South Africa was British. Then in that year two indigenous currencies were introduced. In East Griqualand, a trading store called Strachan and Company issued trade tokens that were widely used as currency for over 50 years along South Africa’s east coast. Further north, President Burgers of […]

By October 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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