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Modern World Coins –  Hungary’s Largest Coin Commemorates Compromise of 1867

Modern World Coins – Hungary’s Largest Coin Commemorates Compromise of 1867

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   The Compromise of 1867 is one of the most important events in the history of modern Hungary. It is a catch-all term used for the agreements which re-established the political, legal and economic relations between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary at the beginning of 1867. […]

Armageddon for the Royal Canadian Mint’s $20 for $20 Silver Coin Program

Armageddon for the Royal Canadian Mint’s $20 for $20 Silver Coin Program

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek …..   It seemed like a great idea at the time. Called “Face Value collectibles”, the face value of these .9999 fine silver coins was the same as the selling price. According to Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) spokeswoman Christine Aquino, the $20-for-$20 series, as it was popularly called, was an […]

World Coins – Hologram on New Coin Shows Melted Antarctic Ice Shelf

World Coins – Hologram on New Coin Shows Melted Antarctic Ice Shelf

Holographic coin effect shows the Larsen B Ice Shelf that collapsed 15 years ago! Raising Awareness of an important environmental issue. Limited Mintage of 2,002. Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin To highlight the effect of global warming on the […]

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 […]

Damaged Rio Olympics Medals Soil Athletes’ Memories of 2016

Damaged Rio Olympics Medals Soil Athletes’ Memories of 2016

About 130 medals rusted, spotted or falling apart By CoinWeek News Staff ….   A lot was made last year of the failure of host country Brazil to properly prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The water in the swimming pool was green. The Olympic village had weird plumbing issues and […]

25th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Commemorated on New 2 Euro Coins

25th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Commemorated on New 2 Euro Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Paris Mint, otherwise known as Monnaie de Paris, will issue new 2-euro commemorative collector coins honoring the 25th anniversary of the famous pink ribbon symbol of the fight against breast cancer. The design features a woman holding one such pink ribbon over her left breast, her torso given […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Defacing coins like a suffragette Have you ever tried to get into the mind of a suffragette? British Museum curator Tom Hockenhull has… and not in the way you might expect from a numismatist… The Future Is Now 2.) How the […]

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Triangular Coin Recognizes International Nurses Day

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Triangular Coin Recognizes International Nurses Day

By Royal Australian Mint ……   The contribution and efforts of nurses are being recognised through the Royal Australian Mint’s special release of a triangular commemorative collectible silver coin ahead of Friday’s International Nurses Day. Featuring the spectacular stained glass artwork created by Napier Waller at the Australian War Memorial, this triangular coin reflects on […]

World Coins – JFK 100th Anniversary Silver Coin Features 1/2 Carat of Purple Diamonds

World Coins – JFK 100th Anniversary Silver Coin Features 1/2 Carat of Purple Diamonds

John F. Kennedy Centenary of Birth with Gold-Plated Heart-Shaped Privy Mark and Purple Diamonds Gold-Plated Privy Mark featuring 1/2 Carat of Purple Diamonds 100oz High Relief Proof 999. Fine Silver with $350 face value. Mintage of 35 only! Featuring one of Americas most famous and iconic presidents. Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of […]

World Coin News – Royal Canadian Mint Reports Annual 2016 Results

World Coin News – Royal Canadian Mint Reports Annual 2016 Results

The Royal Canadian Mint has reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016. The contents of this release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report available at www.mint.ca. All monetary amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated. “We are encouraged by the profitability achieved in 2016 as […]

The Royal Mint Becomes First World Mint to achieve compliance with the NEW Shari’ah Standard on Gold

The Royal Mint Becomes First World Mint to achieve compliance with the NEW Shari’ah Standard on Gold

This Standard will provide guidance from the Shari’ah perspective on the usage of gold in financial and investment transactions for Islamic financial institutions and participants The Royal Mint has become the first mint worldwide to achieve compliance with the Shari’ah Standard on Gold for retail sales of its gold and silver bullion coins and bars, […]

New World Commemorative Coins from Swiss Mint: Yodeling & Steamship Uri

New World Commemorative Coins from Swiss Mint: Yodeling & Steamship Uri

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 4 May 2017 the Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new ones Special coins for collectors and lovers. Just in time for the Swiss Jodlerfest (Yodeling Festival) in Brig-Glis appears a silver commemorative coin featuring an iodine miner. The second silver coin features the oldest paddle-wheel steamer in […]

Former Contractor Charged with Theft of Gold from Perth Mint

Former Contractor Charged with Theft of Gold from Perth Mint

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On April 7, the Perth Mint in Perth, Western Australia, became aware of the possible theft of a one-kilogram gold bar. A security team involved with the Mint investigated the situation and determined that the gold was indeed stolen. The Perth Mint then contacted the Gold Stealing Detection Unit […]

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. […]

Catastrophic Launch of Mint of Finland Collector Coin Ends with Scrapped Program

Catastrophic Launch of Mint of Finland Collector Coin Ends with Scrapped Program

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   Last Monday, the Mint of Finland announced a five-coin, five-euro commemorative coin set marking the 100th Anniversary of Finnish Independence. Each coin in the proposed series was designed to mark a 20-year period, with an obverse and reverse design showing the trials and tribulations of the country’s history. […]

New Commemorative World Coins – Royal Mint Marks House of Windsor Centenary

New Commemorative World Coins – Royal Mint Marks House of Windsor Centenary

The Royal Mint has issued an official range of commemorative £5 coins to mark the centenary of the House of Windsor. The coins feature a depiction of Windsor Castle based on the badge of the House of Windsor – a design originally approved by George VI. The House of Windsor came into being in July […]

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 […]

Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Over the weekend, British media (especially the tabloids) began to report that a man had discovered a counterfeit version of the new 12-sided one-pound coin. Roy Wright, a 48-year-old charity worker from Addlestone in Surrey, England, noticed the suspect coin while giving a tip to a delivery man. After […]

World Coins – Hungary 10000 Forint Celebrates Bükk National Park

World Coins – Hungary 10000 Forint Celebrates Bükk National Park

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   New 10000 Forint silver coin honors historic national park. On January 1, 1977, a large part of Hungary’s Bükk Mountains was declared a national park, and to mark the 40th anniversary of the park’s founding, the Hungarian National Bank is issuing a 26.4 x 39.6 mm rectangular coin […]

CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were harmless commensals that had flaked off hands, faces and mouths, but there were others that cause acne, strep throat, the H-bug, two species infecting vaginas, and […]

World Coin News – Reverse Proof Silver Coin for JFK Centenary

World Coin News – Reverse Proof Silver Coin for JFK Centenary

British Virgin Islands Reverse Proof Centenary of Birth Coin for one of America’s most famous and iconic Presidents The Coin Bullion coins are always a very attractive purchase due to their intrinsic metal value and bullion with a proof finish is even more attractive still! We have based the image of JFK on the coin […]

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 […]

New 2017 Isle of Man Coins Mark First Manx Coins in 13 Years

New 2017 Isle of Man Coins Mark First Manx Coins in 13 Years

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   The Isle of Man has unveiled a set of seven new coins for 2017, which mark the first complete redesign of circulating coinage for the British island nation since 2004. The seven new coins range from the 5 pence denomination up through the £5 coin, the latter of […]

New Rockhopper Penguin Coin from Falkland Islands

New Rockhopper Penguin Coin from Falkland Islands

Pobjoy Mint releases latest in Falkland Islands Penguin series Penguins in full color with collector’s album! Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! First 50 pence of a 4 coin set to be minted in 2017 The Coin As it has been almost 10 years since Pobjoy Mint has produced currency […]

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 […]

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge with New Silver Collector Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge with New Silver Collector Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a silver collector coin to honour and remember Canada’s soldiers who, fighting for the first time in a formation uniting all four divisions of the Canadian Corps 100 years ago, valiantly won the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge and paved the way to the Allied victory which ended […]

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 […]

CoinWeek IQ: Hot off the Press: Striking Euro Coins – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Hot off the Press: Striking Euro Coins – 4K Video

In this CoinWeek IQ video sponsored by NGC, CoinWeek goes behind the scenes at the Austrian Mint in Vienna to watch the production of made for circulation Euro coins. In this video watch 1 euro coin blanks become 1 euro coins and watch how the Mint’s complex automation takes bins of 20-cent euro coins and […]

Royal Mint Adds New Limited Edition Peter Rabbit Commemorative Coins to Beatrix Potter Collection

Royal Mint Adds New Limited Edition Peter Rabbit Commemorative Coins to Beatrix Potter Collection

Peter Rabbit will be joined by three additional characters throughout 2017. All four designs will find their way into UK publics’ pockets and purses later this year The Royal Mint has today announced that four new designs will be added to the Beatrix Potter collection for 2017. The 50p coins, finished in full color, will […]

New World Coins Celebrate 70 Years of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

New World Coins Celebrate 70 Years of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Pobjoy Mint introduces coins from Falkland Islands, British Virgin Islands and more Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip have had an astonishing life together and have dedicated their lives to the duty of monarchy. The couple first met at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1939 when the Queen was […]

 
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