World Coins

Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Mint’s 2014 coins are finalists in nine of 10 award categories The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to be the first to receive a dozen nominations for its collector, circulation and bullion coins deemed outstanding in nine of the 10 categories of Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards. The Mint leads a large […]

Bank of Hungary Gold Coins Commemorate Hungarian Bible

Bank of Hungary Gold Coins Commemorate Hungarian Bible

By Coin & Currency Institute….   The National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) has issued gold coins with face values of 50,000 and 5,000 forint and a non-ferrous metal coin with a face value of 2,000 forint to commemorate the 425th anniversary of the first complete translation of the Bible into Hungarian. The design […]

By October 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bavarian Coins, Medals Highlight Heidelberger Münzhandlung Fall Sale

Bavarian Coins, Medals Highlight Heidelberger Münzhandlung Fall Sale

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün….   About 5,200 lots will be sold during the Fall Sale of the Heidelberger Münzhandlung. The sale is highlighted by the R.W. Collection, a high-caliber collection of Bavarian coins and medals. Pre-1871 Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, and foreign countries are also well represented, as is the German Empire. From […]

By October 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Auction Planned in Conjunction with Torex Coin Show

Auction Planned in Conjunction with Torex Coin Show

By Canadian Numismatic Company….   It is our pleasure to welcome all collectors and dealers to the October 2015 TOREX Auction Sale. This auction, held in conjunction with the TOREX Coin Show, features nearly 1,300 numismatic lots focused on two major collections and joined by selections from 49 other consignors across North America. One of […]

By October 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

More stories of the people, places and events which define Canada have been captured on the newest collector coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Its latest catalogue includes the final coin in the fine silver “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the well-known sinking of the freighter Edmund […]

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to strike coins commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, regarded as one of history’s greatest military victories for England’s King Henry V. The limited edition £5 coins will be struck in Silver Proof and Gold Proof for Alderney. Fought on 25 October 1415 this pivotal moment in the […]

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognised symbol of remembrance – to honour servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The Royal Mint’s Remembrance Day coin for 2015 bears a poignant composition by Royal Mint Engraver […]

Malta Issues New €2 Commemorative Coin

Malta Issues New €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 5 October 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued the fifth coin in a series of €2 commemorative coins highlighting milestones in Malta’s Constitutional History. The theme of this coin is ‘Republic – 1974’. The coin reverse is the common €2 side designed by Luc Luycx. The coin […]

By October 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s third “LIVE FLOOR” world coin and treasure auction in Orlando Florida  on October 29th will go down in history as the “Hearts and Royals” auction. Never before have so many Hearts (14) and Royals (46) been offered at the same time. Hearts and Royals are very special silver cob coins from Potosí, Bolivia–made […]

The Last Coins of the Holy Roman Empire

The Last Coins of the Holy Roman Empire

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   The last of things have a poignancy all their own, from the passing of the last Civil War veteran to the last rose of summer. Consider the saga of the Holy Roman Empire (HRE), an elective monarchy sprawling across the heart of Europe from the west bank of […]

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, 6 October, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to Valse Mélancolique, one of the most excellent pieces of the Latvian symphonic music produced by the likewise brilliant composer Emīls Dārziņš. Ilmārs Blumbergs created the graphic design of the coin, and […]

By October 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

By Éditions Victor Gadoury…. The upcoming Gadoury sale will present a large collection of coins of Savoy featuring many great rarities. The connoisseur will furthermore find coins ranging in date from antiquity to the present time. The auction will focus on France, Russia, and, needless to add, on Monaco–not to forget the rich material from […]

By October 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd was the centre of the numismatic world on September 25, as Auction 96, held at 399 Strand in London, saw no less than TWO world records broken A packed and palpably excited standing-room-only auction room watched on as two major lots, both pertaining to Queen Victoria, garnered bids from […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 985 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Lustrous Choice Mint State Tralles Cistophorus 1032232 | GREEK. LYDIA. Tralles (Tralleis). Struck after circa 133 BC. AR Cistophorus. NGC Ch. MS (Choice Mint State) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5. 12.59gm. Cista mystica within ivy […]

By September 30, 2015 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 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Wildlife in Our Sights Gold Coin

Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Wildlife in Our Sights Gold Coin

On October 28, the Austrian Mint will issue the third gold coin in the “Wildlife in Our Sights” program. The six coin series celebrates the diversity of Europe’s native wildlife as well as the sustainable management of their habitats. The obverse was designed and engraved by the mint’s master engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer (View Designer’s Profile), […]

By September 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

The Royal Canadian Mint stands out among nominees in the running for the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards by earning nominations in two of the four categories of IACA’s annual awards program. Produced by the Mint for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post, the 50-cent 100th […]

Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 September 2015 Professor Josef Bonnici, Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, and Dr. Joseph M Buttigieg, Chairman of Heritage Malta launched a joint numismatic product commemorating the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 in an event that marks this important national anniversary […]

By September 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canada Imposing Alpha Wolf $20 Silver Coin – Video: 4:15

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canada Imposing Alpha Wolf $20 Silver Coin – Video: 4:15

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan gets a new coin in the mail: the 2015 Canadian “Imposing Alpha Wolf” $20 Silver Coin! See the coin in motion in HD video and decide for yourself if you want this wild beast in your collection.   Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print […]

By September 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coin Expert Attends Long Beach Expo – VIDEO: 4:55

Chinese Coin Expert Attends Long Beach Expo – VIDEO: 4:55

Chen Hao Min, Coin in Coin Company, Translator: Rachel Luo, Interviewer: David Lisot. Includes Chinese language. Chen Hao Min is a noted authority in Chinese coins. He talks about coming to the Long Beach Coin Expo and some of the things he saw at the convention. Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line […]

By September 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 2

South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 2

광복 30주년 기념 백원 By Mark Lovmo – dokdo-research.com/koreancoins.html….   From the Introduction to Part 1: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won commemorative coin was released in the tense and somewhat tentative atmosphere of South Korea in 1975. The coin was the first commemorative to be made in that country, and it was introduced […]

By September 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sun Keqin, Author of New Book on Modern Chinese Coinage – VIDEO: 3:38

Sun Keqin, Author of New Book on Modern Chinese Coinage – VIDEO: 3:38

Keqin Sun, Modern Numismatic Web, Translator: Rachel Luo, Interviewer: David Lisot. Includes Chinese language. Collectors Universe and PCGS are reaching out to the market in China by actively sponsoring Chinese dealers to come the Long Beach Coin Expo. One of these dealers talks about his experiences and a new book he has written.   Copyright […]

By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dix Noonan Webb Coin ‘Festival’ Totals More Than £2.1 Million

Dix Noonan Webb Coin ‘Festival’ Totals More Than £2.1 Million

By Dix Noonan Webb Ltd….   The coins ‘festival’ held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, totaled more than £2.1 million (almost £1.8 million total hammer price) as a series of important collections attracted strong bidding from dealers and private buyers over four days. The highlight of the London sale held […]

By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker Auction 268

Highlights of Künker Auction 268

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, In this newsletter, we are delighted to introduce to you two remarkable special collections. Auction 267, the Roland Grüber Collection, consists of the largest compilation of coins and medals of Brandenburg in Franconia ever to be on the market. Ranging from an inconspicuous kipper coin to a gorgeous presentation piece, […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Release 8th Silver Coin in Austria by Its Children Series

Austrian Mint to Release 8th Silver Coin in Austria by Its Children Series

On October 7, 2015, the Austrian Mint will issue the eighth silver coin of the well received “Austria by Its Children” program, featuring the eastern province of Burgenland. The obverse of the coin was designed and engraved by mint engraver Helmut Andexlinger (View Designer’s Profile). The design features the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lake […]

By September 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 World Coins that Sold in the Heritage Long Beach Auction

Top 5 World Coins that Sold in the Heritage Long Beach Auction

The following are the Top 5 World Coins that sold in Heritage’s Signature Sale in Long Beach September 18, 2015……… LOT #30144  – Korea: Japanese Protectorate – Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 2 (1908) Sold: $64,625 Japanese Protectorate – Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 2 (1908) AU55 NGC, Osaka mint, KM1142. Complete with harvest-tinged coloration […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker Auction 267

Highlights of Künker Auction 267

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, In this newsletter, we are delighted to introduce to you two remarkable special collections. Auction 267, the Roland Grüber Collection, consists of the largest compilation of coins and medals of Brandenburg in Franconia ever to be on the market. Ranging from an inconspicuous kipper coin to a gorgeous presentation piece, […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Colombian Pillar Dollar

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Until  2009, no one even knew that the 1770 Nuevo Reino Pillar Dollar existed. That changed quickly, however, when an amazing stash of 14 coins was found during the bulldozing of a parking lot in Bogota, Colombia that was being razed for a new building. Buried beneath the dirt and the decades was the old […]

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 1

South Korea: The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won Commemorative Coin, Pt. 1

광복 30주년 기념 백원 By Mark Lovmo – dokdo-research.com/koreancoins.html….   The 30th Anniversary of Liberation 100 Won commemorative coin was released in the tense and somewhat tentative atmosphere of South Korea in 1975. The coin was the first commemorative to be made in that country, and it was introduced as a numismatic salute to the […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada’s modern era. “In addition to featuring four effigies of Her Majesty on the obverse of Canada’s coins since her accession to the throne, the Mint has a long […]

 
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