World Gold Coins

Heritage: 20th Century Rarities Claim Top Honors in $4 Million Hong Kong Auctions

Heritage: 20th Century Rarities Claim Top Honors in $4 Million Hong Kong Auctions

A Chinese 1914 Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver “L. Giorgi” Pattern Specimen Dollar SP65 PCGS, took top lot honors at $77,675 USD in Heritage Auction’s $2.9 million Asian Coins Signature Auction held June 21-23 in Hong Kong. The auction saw bidders vying for a diverse selection of 20th century rarities in one of the fastest-growing events […]

New Atlas Numismatics World & Ancient Coins

New Atlas Numismatics World & Ancient Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 546 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (15), World (530) and US (1). Attractive Caesar Denarius with Cabinet Patina http://atlasnumismatics.com/1043108/ These and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1043108 | ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. […]

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

By National Bank of Romania ……   As of 19 June 2017, the National Bank of Romania has entered into circulation a set of three coins (gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) and a brass collector coin for numismatic purposes, along with a brass commemorative circulation coin, dedicated to the anniversary of 10 years since Romania’s […]

Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Many Chinese coins and medals celebrate the country’s wildlife, including the 2000 Hoopoe bird coins By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   Would you like to go take photos of birds? It is Mr. Qin, a friend in the coin business, calling. Despite a long day out in the Shenyang sun, my “Yes” […]

Spink to Sell Collections of Celtic Coins, British Historical Medals

Spink to Sell Collections of Celtic Coins, British Historical Medals

This summer will see a very interesting sale of British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink London. The sale is packed with quality material and many historically important items. The sale will take place on July 5 and contains a substantial collection of Celtic coins, the remaining coins from the Lord Stewartby Collection, […]

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

1904 Design Overstruck on 1903 Design By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……   This is a unique, spectacular and dramatic Belgium Franc struck in GOLD. Below are examples of the 1903 obverse (French text) and the 1904 obverse (Dutch text), both struck in silver: It is an obverse die trial to test the […]

MA-Shops: Why the Gold Ducat Is One of the Most Famous Gold Coins in the World

MA-Shops: Why the Gold Ducat Is One of the Most Famous Gold Coins in the World

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ……   The subject of this piece is about a gold coin most collectors of European coins know about, and it is probably the most famous gold coin of Europe: the golden ducat. But how much do you know about the coin and its huge […]

Perth Mint Unveils Rare $1.8 Million Argyle Diamond Coin Trilogy

Perth Mint Unveils Rare $1.8 Million Argyle Diamond Coin Trilogy

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honorable Mark McGowan MLA, today (June 7) unveiled a $1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection crafted by The Perth Mint. The Australian Trilogy celebrates a selection of the nation’s natural treasures and is the Mint’s most significant numismatic release for 2017. In a convergence of color and light, the breathtaking […]

The East India Company and Its Coins

The East India Company and Its Coins

The East India Company’s classic coins included Gold Mohur, Silver Rupiya, Pagoda, Anna, Fanams and Cash Four centuries ago ships set sail in search of spices with little but a charter from Queen Elizabeth I. The explorers and pioneers took risks, broke new ground and sometimes made brutal mistakes. Without The East India Company, our world […]

Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics May 2017

Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics May 2017

By Atlas Numismatics ……   We will be attending the 51st World Coin, Stamp, Phone Card Fair June 2-4. Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please […]

CoinWeek Submits a New Box of World Coins to WINGS + Results

CoinWeek Submits a New Box of World Coins to WINGS + Results

At the 2017 Spring Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan sat down with WINGS President Lance Tchor to review a box of 20 new coins from Charles’ collection – most of which he purchased raw and submitted for grading. Lance reviews all 20, awards WINGS stickers to a number of them, and […]

New World Gold Coins – Freud & the Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy

New World Gold Coins – Freud & the Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy

The Austrian Mint is dedicating a new three-part series of 50 Euro gold coins to a very special subject: the Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy and three of their prominent representatives. The series starts with its pioneer, the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Freud’s theories did nothing less that start a revolution in the spiritual and […]

The East India Company Releases Limited Edition Guinea and Sovereign Gold Collection to Mark Coins’ 200th Anniversary

The East India Company Releases Limited Edition Guinea and Sovereign Gold Collection to Mark Coins’ 200th Anniversary

Ancestors to the modern-day Pound coin go on sale for £1,395  London –  The East India Company has released a very small limited edition of 100 ‘Bicentenary Guinea and Sovereign’ collection sets to the public. Each set contains one 2016 Guinea and one 2017 Sovereign for the price of £1,395 ($1,953.00 USD). The exclusive quarter-ounce […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Krugerrand: Half a century as a store of value The renowned Krugerrand – dubbed the world’s first, most successful and widely-traded gold bullion coin – this year celebrates 50 years since its first minting. It was mainly created to add […]

Royal Canadian Mint Continues Canada 150 Celebration with Latest Collector Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Continues Canada 150 Celebration with Latest Collector Coins

With only a few months left before Canada officially turns 150 on July 1, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching more collector coins celebrating this milestone anniversary in its May 2017 numismatic catalogues. The latest offerings from the Mint’s Canada 150 program and other coins featuring iconic depictions of Canada are now available for purchase. […]

Netherlands to Issue 2017 Gold Ducats by Reservation Only

Netherlands to Issue 2017 Gold Ducats by Reservation Only

200th Anniversary of the Kingdom’s Gold Ducat Marked by a Special One-Time Design By Coin & Currency Institute ……   An anniversary in Dutch coinage is occurring this year as The Netherlands marks the 200th anniversary of the minting of the Gold Ducat in its current design. To commemorate the occasion, the single Gold Ducat […]

British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Earlier this year, the British public–along with the rest of the world–was invited to help solve the mystery of a 913-piece gold coin hoard hidden inside a vintage piano donated to a local community college in 2015. The 91.7% pure gold coins, 633 sovereigns and 280 half sovereigns dating […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April World & Chinese Coins & Paper Money Hong Kong Auction Brings Over $5.8 Million

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April World & Chinese Coins & Paper Money Hong Kong Auction Brings Over $5.8 Million

Latest Hong Kong auction shows strength in market for Chinese coins… April is always an exciting time in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as hundreds of coin and paper money dealers, collectors and enthusiasts gather for a week of world class auctions and the fastest growing coin and paper money show. This past week Stack’s Bowers and […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 11

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 11

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   CoinWeek continues to post Harvey Stack’s wonderful series of blogs on not only the building of one of the all-time greatest coin collections but also how the relationship between Josiah K. Lilly and the Stack family grew over time. This week’s entry compiles parts 19 and […]

Rapp Auctions: L’Excellence Suisse – Switzerland’s Most Precious Coins

Rapp Auctions: L’Excellence Suisse – Switzerland’s Most Precious Coins

By Rapp Auctions …..   From 2 to 12 May 2017, the international auction house Rapp will be presenting a comprehensive exhibition of Switzerland’s most precious and rare coins in cooperation with Chaponnière & Firmenich SA. The exhibition tells the story of Switzerland’s coins and documents the creation of the Swiss Franc. Are you interested […]

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Announces 4th Numismatic Catalog of 2017

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Announces 4th Numismatic Catalog of 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate distinctly Canadian stories by launching another diverse selection of collector coins in its fourth numismatic catalogue of 2017. These coins are currently available for purchase. The Mint’s latest offering includes a new series of fine silver coins dedicated to Canada’s highest honors, starting with a tribute to the […]

Modern World Coins – Take Flight with New Releases from Coin Invest Trust

Modern World Coins – Take Flight with New Releases from Coin Invest Trust

Exotic Butterflies – Aporia crataegi Mongolia. 500 Togrog 2017. Silver .999. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the coat of arms and the name of the issuing nation, as well as material, fine content, weight, and nominal value. The […]

World Coins – St. Margaret Subject of Hungary’s First Gold Coin of 2017

World Coins – St. Margaret Subject of Hungary’s First Gold Coin of 2017

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   The first of only two gold coins issued by Hungary in 2017 honors the 775th birthday of an icon both religious and royal, St. Margaret of Hungary. The daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina, Margaret was born on January 27, 1242 and died on […]

World Collector Coins – Sea Turtle, Sand Dollar Coins from Palau

World Collector Coins – Sea Turtle, Sand Dollar Coins from Palau

Sea Turtle Palau. 10 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 45 g. 45 mm. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. 1 Dollar. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 13.92 mm. BU. Mintage: 15,000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the official coat of arms of the Republic of Palau below an outrigger […]

Four Million Dollar 100 Kilo Gold Coin Gestohlen!

Four Million Dollar 100 Kilo Gold Coin Gestohlen!

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   Officials at the Bode Museum in Berlin were awoken to the shocking reality that one the museum’s most valuable holdings, a 100-kilogram pure gold Canadian coin weighing about 220 pounds and with a face value of one million dollars Canadian had been spirited away by a team of thieves […]

World Coins – Queen’s Baton Relay Commemorative Marks Australian Commonwealth Day Celebration

World Coins – Queen’s Baton Relay Commemorative Marks Australian Commonwealth Day Celebration

By Royal Australian Mint ……   The first two of a series of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) commemorative collectible coins were revealed on March 13 at a Commonwealth Day celebration at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre. Queensland Minister for Education, Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones MP unveiled the […]

CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Show Me The Money: The 1 Króna Coin Until the mid-to-late 19th century, most financial transactions in Iceland were conducted in vaðmál (homespun wool). However, since 1922, Iceland has issued its own currency, the króna. Iceland never being the best at […]

New World Coins – Celebrate Wildlife with Quilling Art Bird, Roaring Deer from Coin Invest Trust

New World Coins – Celebrate Wildlife with Quilling Art Bird, Roaring Deer from Coin Invest Trust

Quilling Art Bird Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 50 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England, also her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The […]

New Silver Predator, Call of the Wild Series Bullion Coins from Royal Canadian Mint

New Silver Predator, Call of the Wild Series Bullion Coins from Royal Canadian Mint

New silver coin features the lynx and elk appears on 99.999% pure gold coin The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new “Predator” 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series featuring the lynx. It has also issued a new a 1 oz., 99.999% pure gold bullion coin from its “Call of the Wild” series, […]

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 3: The Importance of Primary Research in Numismatics

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 3: The Importance of Primary Research in Numismatics

By Dariusz F. Jasek …..   Link to Part 1 | Part 2 The idea of this article is not to discredit other authors or publications mentioned here. However, without pointing out certain examples it would be impossible to explain how important it is to do primary research in numismatics. Of course, some mistakes are […]

 
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