World Coins

World Coins – The Latin Monetary Union Gold Coins

World Coins – The Latin Monetary Union Gold Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …. In addition to serving as the primary gold coin in commerce for more than a century, the French 20-franc piece was the model for identically sized gold issues by other nations. Why did Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Austria-Hungary strike their own versions of the “Napoleon”?  Signed in 1865 and implemented […]

By February 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Entry in Silver Niobium Coin Series

Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Entry in Silver Niobium Coin Series

On March 9, the Austrian Mint will release the newest issue of the hugely successful and sought after bi-metallic niobium and silver coin series, this year honoring Time. The theoretical meaning of time may have long been a major subject of debate among philosophers, physicists and religious figures, but the more practical discipline of its […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Launches 2nd Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 2nd Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Newest Collector Coins Celebrate Canada Through Innovation and Craftsmanship In launching its second numismatic catalogue of 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint is introducing new coin shapes and other innovations to bring multiple stories of Canada to life. The Mint’s very first concave coin, made of 99.99% pure silver engraved in ultra-high relief, commemorates the 140th […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Each year the largest and most important coin show in Europe is held the first week of February in Berlin, Germany. From February 5 to 7, the 45th Annual World Money Fair was held in the eastern portion of Berlin, where it has been held for most of […]

By February 17, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
New Top 5 World Coins Available on MA-Shops

New Top 5 World Coins Available on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ……   As usual, MA-Shops continues to feature some of the best world coins available on the market, and the latest “top 5” list is no exception. Highlighting coins predominantly from Germany in the early modern historical era, the offerings go as far afield as China and a 150-yuan, 20 oz. silver Proof Unicorn […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Silver Coinage of the Latin Monetary Union

World Coins – 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 February 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Offers Anti-Counterfeiting Device To European Bullion Dealers

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Anti-Counterfeiting Device To European Bullion Dealers

Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology certifies authenticity of Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins through convenient counter-top device After a successful North American launch, the Royal Canadian Mint is introducing its Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology to the European market. The Mint’s Bullion DNA counter-top device, which now allows genuine Gold Maple Leaf (GML) and Silver […]

British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the  Chinese New Year that started on February 8th. Produced specifically for the UK, The Royal Mint’s commemorative lunar coins blend ancient Chinese tradition with British craftsmanship, and form part of The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào (or […]

By February 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Coin

Bullion Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Coin

2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Bullion coin, courtesy Austrian Mint Description: In 1989, the Austrian Mint introduced its best-selling and award-winning .9999 fine, one troy ounce Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin. In 2002, the Mint issued the first silver bullion Philharmonic. Now, the Austrian Mint has added a new precious metal to the repertoire, […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint Makes Decimal Currency History with Flip of a Coin

Royal Australian Mint Makes Decimal Currency History with Flip of a Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ….   The 14th of February marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the decimal currency in Australia – the move from pounds, shilling and pence to dollars and cents. The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer the Hon Alex Hawke MP has announced that history will be made this year […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint “Predator” Bullion Coin Series, “Call Of The Wild” Coin Feat. Grizzly

Royal Canadian Mint “Predator” Bullion Coin Series, “Call Of The Wild” Coin Feat. Grizzly

Building on the success of previous specialty bullion coin series, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new “Predator” 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series. It has also issued a new a 1 oz., 99.999% pure gold bullion coin from its “Call of the Wild” series, featuring the “Roaring Grizzly”. Both coins were […]

NGC Certifies First World Gold Coin Pattern Ever Struck by United States Mint

NGC Certifies First World Gold Coin Pattern Ever Struck by United States Mint

1855 MB Peru 2P Gold Pattern NGC graders have certified a rare 1855 Peruvian Gold Pattern 2 Peso struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has graded an 1855 Peruvian Pattern 2 Peso in gold that was the first pattern struck by the United States Mint for a foreign country. “Patterns” are sample […]

Austrian Mint Issues 1st Platinum Coin, Part of Vienna Philharmonic Range

Austrian Mint Issues 1st Platinum Coin, Part of Vienna Philharmonic Range

The Austrian Mint has issued a new platinum Vienna Philharmonic coin as the latest addition to its internationally renowned coin range. Unveiled at the Berlin Coin Fair, the coin marks the Austrian Mint’s first platinum offering. Produced from 999.5 pure platinum, the new Vienna Philharmonic coin features the same award-winning design by Austrian Mint head […]

By February 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Pobjoy Mint Issues 2016 Blue Titanium Emperor Penguin Coin

World Coins – Pobjoy Mint Issues 2016 Blue Titanium Emperor Penguin Coin

Issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory with a mintage of only 5,000 coins Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of the second 2016 coin issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory. This unique two pounds 990 Blue Titanium collector’s coin, struck alongside a Proof Sterling Silver coin and an Unc. Cupro Nickel coin, features The Emperor […]

By February 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CIBC to Offer Chinese New Year Gold, Silver Monkey Coins

CIBC to Offer Chinese New Year Gold, Silver Monkey Coins

By Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce….   CIBC is the only bank in Canada providing special, festive coins for the Lunar New Year Looking for gift ideas for the Lunar New Year? The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has five special, limited-edition Year of the Monkey collector coins to help you wish good luck, […]

By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profile – Canadian 1992 $15 Commemorative Special Gold striking

World Coin Profile – Canadian 1992 $15 Commemorative Special Gold striking

Royal Canadian Mint – 1992 Spirit of the Generations $15 Proof struck in Gold In the latest issue of MintErrorNews, one of the rarest, most expensive and spectacular Canadian coins was highlighted on the cover. This special striking in gold of a proof commemorative coin was unknown to the numismatic community and was just certified […]

By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint “Buddies” up at Berlin World Money Fair

Royal Australian Mint “Buddies” up at Berlin World Money Fair

By Royal Australian Mint….   The internationally adored Buddy Bear figure has become eternalized as a privy mark on the exclusive 2016 Berlin World Money Fair (WMF) coin by the Royal Australian Mint. Attendees to the Berlin WMF will be the first in the world to get their hands on the Australian 2016 $1 Buddy […]

By February 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #16: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series – Audio: 10:09

CoinWeek Podcast #16: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series – Audio: 10:09

The Austrian Mint’s 25-euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series has captured international interest since its 2003 debut. With new designs each year, the coin is a perennial favorite in both the primary and secondary markets. This year’s Niobium and Silver coin’s design evokes the passage of time and, according to Austrian Mint sources, is already […]

By February 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
RCM Honors Library of Parliament 140th Anniversary with 1st Concave Coin

RCM Honors Library of Parliament 140th Anniversary with 1st Concave Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Library of Parliament with its first-ever concave coin, whose ultra-high relief shows off the amazing detail of the Library’s architecture, as seen from the inside of its domed ceiling. This coin was unveiled on January 28 before Senators, MPs and special guests assembled at […]

How to Save Money on Your First MA-Shops Order – CoinWeek 4K Video

How to Save Money on Your First MA-Shops Order – CoinWeek 4K Video

CoinWeek Met up with Joachim Schwiening, owner and CEO of MA-Shops, to discuss how the shopping platform offers American collectors better access to rare European and World Coins and how new customers can save money on their first order. For the past several months, CoinWeek has turned its attention to MA-Shops, the largest online shopping […]

Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

In celebration of the Gumnut Babies‘ centenary, The Perth Mint has released a superb commemorative coin featuring original illustrations of one of Australia’s most treasured children’s authors, May Gibbs. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited-edition book, which contains a collection of Gibbs’ […]

By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Latest Coin in Isle of Man Cat Series Features Havana Brown

Latest Coin in Isle of Man Cat Series Features Havana Brown

Meet the newest member of Pobjoy’s popular Cat Series! By Pobjoy Mint….   The Isle of Man’s historic Cat coin is one of the world’s most famous, and the series continues in 2016 with a new coin featuring the Havana Brown. The phrase “Chocolate Delight” is often used to describe the Havana Brown. These charming […]

By February 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Top New Ancient and World Coins on MA-Shops – January 29

Top New Ancient and World Coins on MA-Shops – January 29

By CoinWeek….   The coin dealers on MA-Shops.com add a wide variety of new coins to their inventory every day. But some coins just have that special something and are bound to stand out from the crowd. Here is a list of some the top new coins on MA-Shops as of January 29, 2016: SICILY. […]

Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

Pobjoy Mint celebrates Melville’s Moby Dick with Sperm Whale Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Described as one of the greatest works of literature ever written in the English language, we celebrate the Sperm Whale with the release of a new coin commemorating the 165th anniversary of the publishing of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The story, first published in London on October 18, 1851, tells the […]

By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin Profile – Austrian Mint 2016 Silver Niobium Coin “Time”

Modern Coin Profile – Austrian Mint 2016 Silver Niobium Coin “Time”

The Austrian Mint 2016 Niobium Coin – TIME A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIMEKEEPING The theoretical meaning of time may have long been a major subject of debate among philosophers, physicists and religious figures, but the more practical discipline of its measurement has proved to be less of a mystery. Dedicated to the history of chronometry, […]

By January 27, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker presents a new auction format: eLive Premium By Künker GmbH & Company…. The focus of Künker Auction 272 will be minor denominations and bracteates–that is, medieval pfennigs. All lots will be auctioned off live at www.eLive-Auction.de The other areas include a collection of Reformation and Russian medals, as well as a series of Russian […]

By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Pobjoy Mint Releases First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark

Introducing the Pobjoy Mint’s First Titanium Coin of the Year: The Lemon Shark in stunning yellow finish By Pobjoy Mint….   Continuing their colored Titanium series and to celebrate International Shark Week, Pobjoy Mint has released a new Yellow Titanium coin featuring the Great Lemon Shark on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. Coin Highlights […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Presents “Spring Ice” Silver Coin to Tom Thomson Art Gallery

Royal Canadian Mint Presents “Spring Ice” Silver Coin to Tom Thomson Art Gallery

The Royal Canadian Mint has donated a $20 Fine Silver Coin – Tom Thomson: Spring Ice (1916) to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. The coin was presented by Mint Board of Directors Member John Bell on Sunday, January 17, in conjunction with the Gallery’s official opening of its 2016 season. “The Mint’s engraving of Tom […]

Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

Pobjoy Mint 4-Coin Set Commemorates 2016 Olympic Games

By Pobjoy Mint….   In previous years, Pobjoy Mint has issued coins to commemorate the Olympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympics are no exception and we are delighted to announce the release of a series of four coins on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place in […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2016 NYINC auction of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins. The firm’s first sale of 2016 featured a fabulous array of material that was anchored by several prominent collections, including Part III of the Syracuse Collection of highly prized Greek and […]

 
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