World Coins

World Gold Coins: Albrecht von Wallenstein’s Ten Ducat Gold mirrors his Extraordinary Economic Genius

World Gold Coins: Albrecht von Wallenstein’s Ten Ducat Gold mirrors his Extraordinary Economic Genius

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. In the autumn auction sale of Künker, between the 7th and the 11th October 2013, a ten ducat world gold coins of Albrecht von Wallenstein with a gorgeous portrait will be on offer. This piece shows the extraordinary economic genius, whose logistical skills made him become probably the […]

Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

The special 50th anniversary auction of Australia’s oldest and most respected numismatic auction house, Downies Australian Coin Auctions (ACA), will be held between the 29th and 31st of October, 2013. Following hot on the heels of Sale 314 which boasted an 80+% clearance rate and approaching $1 million in gross sales, Sale 315 is set […]

By July 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Royal Canadian Mint has issued new collector coins which celebrate Canada’s legendary nature and wildlife and open new windows on our past. The Mint’s latest offering of limited-edition precious and base metal coins feature famous natural icons such as the northern lights, Caribou and Polar Bear of the Canadian Arctic; the […]

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – To join Canadians in honouring Canada’s Korean War veterans, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a special edition, 99.99% pure silver dollar commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice. This new collector coin was unveiled at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs […]

Of Kangaroos and Chinese Creatures: The International Appeal of Australian Gold Coins

Of Kangaroos and Chinese Creatures: The International Appeal of Australian Gold Coins

Guest Article By Sharon Freeman ………. Australian gold bullion coins rank among the most treasured in the world. In fact, Perth Mint, Australia’s official gold coin producer (and oldest mint in operation), broke its sales records this year. In April, Perth Mint sold 111,505.06 troy ounces in gold coins and other gilded products, trouncing the […]

By July 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

One of the most impressive and historical collections of British gold coinage auctioned in the United States will fall under the gavel at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money — the largest national numismatic convention held in the United States — August 9-11, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. The Thos. […]

Gold Coins Found off Florida Treasure Coast…..again!

Gold Coins Found off Florida Treasure Coast…..again!

About 200 feet off the coastline of Wabasso Beach, Florida, off the Sebastian Inlet, Captain Greg Bounds and his crew of the “Capitana” found 44 gold coins believed to be from the fabled 1715 Fleet which sank off the Florida coast during a hurricane almost 300 years ago. According to an local NBC News affilate […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Lima Eight Escudos Gold Treasure Coin from the 1715 Fleet ?

Lima Eight Escudos Gold Treasure Coin from the 1715 Fleet ?

by Ben Costello – The 1715 Fleet Society …………. The Holy Grail of Fleet Collectors They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They also say pictures do not lie. But try telling that to anyone who has ever snapped a photo of a UFO – or Bigfoot. Oftentimes a picture ignites a mystery […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Spring 2013 Gold Panda Coins Surge

The Spring 2013 Gold Panda Coins Surge

Guest Article by Jay Feldis on RarePandaCoins Submitted by Jef Andrews …….. February, March, and April were very exciting months for the Chinese coin market, especially for gold Pandas.  As the price of gold paper contracts on the COMEX and London markets declined from $1700 to $1350 per ounce, Chinese panda collectors went into full buying […]

By July 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Professional Coin Grading Service  Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

Professional Coin Grading Service Shanghai Office Will Open July 20, 2013

In a historic event that has the potential to significantly expand the already rapidly-growing coin collecting market in China, “Professional Coin Grading Service, Collectors Universe (Shanghai), Ltd. (上海品吉伟仕商务服务有限公司)” will officially open on July 20, 2013. “The opening of the PCGS Shanghai grading center (www.PCGS.com.cn) and our strategic partnership with Shanghai Quanping Collectables Co. Ltd. are […]

By June 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Spink are delighted to announce the auction dates for the remarkable and historic Nicholas Rhodes Collection. The collection features a number of extremely rare items, some of which are expected to reach record prices. Nicholas Rhodes built a collection of coins, banknotes and stamps concentrated on the core areas of Tibet, Assam and Nepal. The […]

By June 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101/GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER

SILVER 101/GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………. Need something a bit different and artistic to satisfy your silver fix? Look no further than Mexico. Currently one of three nations with silver production of more than 100 million ounces annually, Mexico has a long history of silver coinage. Much of the money in circulation in America from […]

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Chinese Coin Market at TNA Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:11.

Chinese Coin Market at TNA Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:11.

Jessie Zhang, Owner, Supercore Interviewer: David Lisot ……….. The Chinese coin market has been very active for some time reflecting the strength of the market in Asia. Chinese coin specialist Jessie Zhang talks about why that market has been so strong and what specific issues are most popular. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – June 2013 […]

By June 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

One of Canada’s most treasured personalities, comedian Martin Short, has partnered with the Royal Canadian Mint to deliver his own touching and intimate perspective of Canada on a new $3 fine silver collector coin. “The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to have partnered with Martin Short to showcase Canada’s natural beauty from a unique perspective” […]

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming the First Silver British Indian Coin to Sell for a Six Figure Sum

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming the First Silver British Indian Coin to Sell for a Six Figure Sum

A packed auction room and sixty one online bidders competed to buy a piece of numismatic history last Friday, in the second of three auctions that see the David Fore Collection of coins of British India going under the hammer. The auction totalled a fantastic £1,317,600 (inclusive of Buyer’s Premium) and takes the total of […]

Gadoury releases 2013 edition of French Standard Reference, Monnaies Françaises (“Le Rouge”)

Gadoury releases 2013 edition of French Standard Reference, Monnaies Françaises (“Le Rouge”)

Monnaies Françaises has been the bible on the coins of modern France since it was first published in 1973. Now authored by Francesco Pastrone and published by Editions Victor Gadoury of Monaco, it is literally the French red book and in France, it in fact goes by the color of its cover, “Le Rouge” (The […]

The Coin Analyst: Eurozone Considers Eliminating One and Two Cent Euro Coins

The Coin Analyst: Eurozone Considers Eliminating One and Two Cent Euro Coins

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… The 17 members that share the euro, known as the Eurozone, are considering eliminating the two lowest denomination circulating euro coins, according to a new report from the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union’s executive branch. The proposals put forth in the May 14 report would need to be crafted […]

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

April 30, 2013 saw the Netherlands crown its first king in over a century when Crown-Prince Willem Alexander succeeded his mother, Queen Beatrix, after she stepped down that same day. The seating of a new monarch in the Netherlands is neither a coronation nor an inauguration, but is instead referred to as an “investiture.” The […]

New Books: Canadian Coins Vol 2 Collector & Maple Leaf Issues

New Books: Canadian Coins Vol 2 Collector & Maple Leaf Issues

The fourth edition of Canadian Coins, Volume 2, Collector and Maple Leaf Issues will be released May 31st, 2013, at the Toronto Coin Expo which will be held at the Toronto Reference Library. The new 464-page fourth edition is current to March 2013, with all new Mint issues. This 4-colour catalogue tracks all Mint and […]

PCGS Certifies Unique Chinese Coin

PCGS Certifies Unique Chinese Coin

  The Hong Kong Submission Center of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) has certified a unique Chinese coin, the only known Kirin Province 1910 Hsusen Tung branch mint silver 1.44 Mace (1 Mace, 44 Candareens) with an incuse “Ki” (吉)  and the dragon’s tail in the design pointing to the right.  It’s pedigree includes the […]

By May 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadians have countless ways to define their identity; from proud historical moments to fond memories of outdoor life. All of these stories are captured on the Mint’s latest offering of finely crafted collector coins which include vivid portrayals in pure gold, silver and platinum of the pitched ocean battle between HMS Shannon […]

Bentley Sets The New Gold Standard For Sovereigns

Bentley Sets The New Gold Standard For Sovereigns

There was an air of sadness in the room as the final part of the Bentley Collection went under the hammer.  The end of an eighteen month journey of auctions, and thirty four years of collecting, did not however go out with a whimper. 306 lots achieved a sale total of £845,292 (inclusive of buyer’s […]

British Indian Coins to Make Numismatic History

British Indian Coins to Make Numismatic History

Baldwin’s are delighted to present part two of the most impressive collection of Indian coinage ever to be sold by public auction. Due to be held on the 31 May at the CIPFA Conference Centre in London the auction will contain 291 lots of Patterns and Proofs of British India, the Presidencies and the Indian Native States. […]

May 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

May 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is excited to present a stunning array of new product releases for the month of May. Treasures of the World is a beautiful new annual series of locket coins which highlights the world’s abundance of natural riches. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the first coin features loose […]

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

Just months after the successful launch of a new fineness of 99.99 gold and 99.9 silver in their highly-regarded bullion range, The Royal Mint has announced an innovative strategic partnership with precious metals dealer A-Mark to distribute a version of their traditional 1oz Silver Britannia Bullion coin, specially designed to celebrate the Chinese ‘Year of […]

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Gold Libertads a Great Choice for Buyers

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Gold Libertads a Great Choice for Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As regular readers of this column probably know, I believe one of the best ways to acquire gold and silver is to buy coins that are semi-numismatic. In my view, semi-numismatic precious metal coins are primarily modern bullion coins that have low mintages yet sell for a relatively small premium over melt value. […]

Heritage Auctions Sells Canadian and Brazilian Rarities at 2013 CICF Chicago. VIDEO: 1:52

Heritage Auctions Sells Canadian and Brazilian Rarities at 2013 CICF Chicago. VIDEO: 1:52

Cris Bierrenbach, Vice President of World Coins, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot The Chicago International Coin Fair hosts a major auction of ancient and world coins presented by Heritage Auctions. Vice President Cris Bierrenbach talks about the sale, some of the highlights and upcoming Heritage World Coin Auctions. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2013 The […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Auction Results over $6.3 Million

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Auction Results over $6.3 Million

STACK’S BOWERS AND PONTERIO SELLS MILLIONS IN HONG KONG Irvine, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio conducted their bi-annual Hong Kong sale from April 1-3 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kowloon. The sale featured more than 2,500 lots of Chinese and other Asian rarities, including both coins and paper money, and realized a strong $6,307,830. […]

Scott Tappa Talks About the 2013 CICF Coin Convention. VIDEO: 4:19

Scott Tappa Talks About the 2013 CICF Coin Convention. VIDEO: 4:19

Scott Tappa, Numismatics Publisher, Krause Publication Interviewer: David Lisot The Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) is a yearly event held in Chicago. While most coin conventions in the United States focus on American coins the CICF only allows coins of the world to be on display. Scott Tappa is the show promoter as well as […]

By April 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Collectors Caravan Beating A Path To CSNS; Heritage CICF-CSNS Sales Boasts Finest Known Icons; Generic US Gold A Bargain As I took a stroll outside my New Hampshire home today, in a few isolated areas, I observed the last remaining crusts of snow maintaining their fleeting yet memorable presence […]

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