World Coins

The New England Collection Of Brazilian Coins

The New England Collection Of Brazilian Coins

by Daniel Frank Sedwick – Sedwickcoins.com …….. We are honored to present Part I of the New England Collection of Brazilian Coins in our upcoming Treasure and World Coin Auction #13. This well put-together type collection covers some of the most difficult areas of Brazilian coins, mainly from the Bahia mint, which is by far […]

By February 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Israel Releases First Coins in New Series Devoted to the Coral Reef of Eilat

Bank of Israel Releases First Coins in New Series Devoted to the Coral Reef of Eilat

Despite its relatively small size the land of Israel is one replete with a variety of scenic vistas – from mountains to valleys and deserts to seas. A new series of coins was just announced by the Bank of Israel which will take a strictly limited audience on a tour in precious metal of some […]

By February 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Mexico’s Silver Libertad Coins Offer Great Opportunity for Collectors

The Coin Analyst: Mexico’s Silver Libertad Coins Offer Great Opportunity for Collectors

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… There is, quite simply, no better world bullion coin from a long-term value perspective than the Mexican Silver Libertad, in the opinion of the Coin Analyst. Silver Libertads are minted of .999 silver and come in 1/20th, 1/10th, ¼, ½, 1 ounce, 2 ounce, 5 ounce, and kilo sizes in […]

By February 25, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
New Books: History of Ottoman Coins Vol. 6

New Books: History of Ottoman Coins Vol. 6

OTTOMAN SULTANS – Suleyman II – Ahmed II – Mustafa II – Ahmed III – Mahmud I From the end of the sixteenth century onwards, various administrative, military, industrial, commercial, financial and social developments, which occurred within the boundaries of the Ottoman state and throughout the world, were instrumental in exacerbating the economic problems of […]

By February 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden to Sell Huntington Spanish Colonial Coins and 1859 US Proof coins from the Royal Mint

Morton & Eden to Sell Huntington Spanish Colonial Coins and 1859 US Proof coins from the Royal Mint

The Sale of the Archer M. Huntington Collection of Spanish Colonial Coins, Later Republican and Related Coins Following last November’s successful sale of important Portuguese and Portuguese Colonial coins from the Archer M. Huntington Collection of Hispanic Coins, on Wednesday March 6 2013 (10:30 – 2:00pm) specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden will sell the equally […]

Künker Spring World Coin Auctions 226-231…. March 11-16th

Künker Spring World Coin Auctions 226-231…. March 11-16th

Dear Coin Collectors, In a few weeks our Spring Auctions 226-231 are held in Osnabrück. On six days from March 11th, we again present many special highlights from the world of coins and medals. As an introduction to the upcoming auction week, we would like to present the catalogs of Auction 226 and Auction 227, […]

By February 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Künker in Berlin: 7.6 Million on a Single Day

Künker in Berlin: 7.6 Million on a Single Day

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……… The opening auction sale of this year’s World Money Fair with a total hammer price of 7.6 million euros was a huge success indeed: this result exceeded the expectations by more than 65 per cent. 1,200 lots were sold, and only 13 went into the post-auction sale. Auction house Künker, […]

Centenary Sale of Unique Set of Australia’s First Banknotes Expected to Realise Approximately $5.5 Million

Centenary Sale of Unique Set of Australia’s First Banknotes Expected to Realise Approximately $5.5 Million

A century after the issue of the Commonwealth of Australia’s first banknotes, history will be made when the only privately owned complete set of Collins/Allen Cancelled Specimen banknotes from the original series is presented for sale for the first time, this month. The eight banknotes from 1913 and 1914, comprising a 10/-, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, […]

By February 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Offers Pennies to Mark the End of Distribution as it Launches its Latest Collector Coin Offering

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Pennies to Mark the End of Distribution as it Launches its Latest Collector Coin Offering

20,000 rolls of the last million distributed pennies joined by the 25th anniversary of the Silver and Platinum Maple Leaf bullion coins; a second glow-in-the-dark dinosaur coin; a new Tradition of Hunting fine silver series; and more gold and silver wildlife-themed coins After saying farewell to the penny with the final distribution of this iconic […]

The Land Down Under Rises To The Top

The Land Down Under Rises To The Top

The Perth Mint unveiled its highly anticipated The Land Down Under collector coin series in Berlin at an exclusive event during the prestigious World Money Fair. In the presence of the Australian Ambassador to Germany, Peter Tesch, senior representatives from AUSTRADE, leading financial institutions and coin distributors, the Mint announced the spectacular design themes which […]

By February 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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.  […]

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