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Mint Reduces Product Limit for 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection to 225,000

Mint Reduces Product Limit for 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection to 225,000

The United States Mint announced today the revised product limit for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection will be 225,000. The United States Mint initially announced October 24 a product limit of 300,000 units for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection.  This product was placed on sale October 28, initially with a household limit […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Italy Offers 2014 Mint Set with Donato Bramante Silver € 5 Coin

Italy Offers 2014 Mint Set with Donato Bramante Silver € 5 Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports…   The Italian State Mint has just released a limited-edition 2014 euro collector set, featuring a commemorative Silver 5 euro coin honoring the 500th Anniversary of the death of architect Donato Bramante (1444-1514). The set comes housed in a sturdy plastic blister pack, which slides into a thick paper sleeve. Printed on both […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The Austrian Mint scored three category victories in Krause Publications’ 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Since 1984, Krause has recognized excellence in coin design with its annual awards. This year’s competition was especially tough, with many high-quality collectible coins in contention. Austria’s three category winners are as follows: Best Gold Coin […]

By November 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in “value” than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees slightly more demand based on a quick survey of mintages. The 2 euro cent has little purchasing power but is favored by Germany and a handful of other Eurozone […]

Krause Coin of the Year Award: Royal Canadian Mint Portrayal of Father and Child Fishing Nets “Most Inspirational Coin”

Krause Coin of the Year Award: Royal Canadian Mint Portrayal of Father and Child Fishing Nets “Most Inspirational Coin”

Ottawa, Ontario, November 18, 2014 — The Royal Canadian Mint is honoured that its 2013-dated $3 Fine Silver Coin – Fishing won the Most Inspirational category of the 2015 Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards. This award places the Mint in the running for the overall Coin of the Year prize which will be […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia:   1 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The smallest of the circulating euro coins, the diminutive 1 euro cent has virtually no purchasing power but, much like the cent in the United States, it circulates widely as a change-making coin. The 1 euro cent replaced the 10 groschen as Austria’s lowest value circulating coin […]

Everglades National Park Three-Coin Set To Go On Sale Nov. 18

Everglades National Park Three-Coin Set To Go On Sale Nov. 18

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Everglades National Park on Nov. 18 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Priced at $9.95, the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Everglades National Park contains two uncirculated quarters–one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austria leads in first round of Coin of the Year voting

Austria leads in first round of Coin of the Year voting

Three Austrian coins came out on top during the first round of World Coin News’ Coin of the Year Award voting by an international panel of judges that concluded. A 100-euro gold coin, KM-3225, issued in the Austrian Wildlife series and depicting a Red Deer was tops in the Most Artistic Coin category. Triumphing in […]

Paris Mint Transforms into a Chocolate Factory

Paris Mint Transforms into a Chocolate Factory

CoinWeek staff reports… Controversial American artist Paul McCarthy, who was in the news recently after his giant green inflatable “Christmas Tree” sculpture–installed in the heart of historic Paris–came under fire for being indecent, has opened a remarkable exposition at the newly renovated Monnaie de Paris (the Paris Mint). McCarthy’s installation, entitled Chocolate Factory, is the […]

By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Analyst: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series

Coin Analyst: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to 1194.  The modern Austrian Mint dates to 1918 when the Republic of Austria was formed.  It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins. […]

By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Receives Four Nominations for Coin of the Year Awards

The Royal Mint Receives Four Nominations for Coin of the Year Awards

The Royal Mint has received four nominations for the prestigious Krause Publications Coin of the Year Awards in recognition of the iconic commemorative coins which it struck to mark some of The United Kingdom’s most important historical events in 2013. A special £5 coin to celebrate the Royal Christening of His Royal Highness Prince George […]

By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part I

The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part I

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek… The broad silver coin known everywhere today as the Maria Theresa taler is familiar to many numismatists in the United States and the world over. However, fewer collectors have ever paused to give the coin the really close examination it deserves, or delved into its colorful two-century history and […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Update for November

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Update for November

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. As the end of the year approaches, there are some interesting new coins from various world mints on a wide range of themes.  Some are bullion, while others are numismatic issues, but all of them have low mintages and are intriguing in their own way.   Elephants instead of eagles? […]

By November 10, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint releases the Winston Churchill Memorial Two Coin Set

The Royal Mint releases the Winston Churchill Memorial Two Coin Set

The Royal Mint has issued a two-coin set to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, one of history’s great figures. The Royal Mint’s newly released Winston Churchill 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin is paired with an original Winston Churchill 1965 Memorial Crown in this special set that is sure to delight […]

Royal Canadian Mint Receives Six Nominations in Krause’s 2015 Coin of the Year Contest

Royal Canadian Mint Receives Six Nominations in Krause’s 2015 Coin of the Year Contest

The Royal Canadian Mint has made another strong showing with 2013-dated coins nominated in six categories of Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards. The awards are to be presented in January at the 2015 World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. “The Royal Canadian Mint prides itself on producing coins which consistently stand out […]

The Royal Mint Expands Online Products to Include Fractional Gold Britannia Bullion Coins

The Royal Mint Expands Online Products to Include Fractional Gold Britannia Bullion Coins

Building on the successful launch in September of its new bullion trading website www.royalmintbullion.com, The Royal Mint is to expand its offering to include fractional gold bullion coins for the first time as part of its core range. The new additions – the Britannia Half-Ounce, the Britannia Quarter-Ounce and the Britannia Tenth-Ounce gold bullion coins […]

U.S. Mint, March of Dimes Announce Commemorative Coin Design

U.S. Mint, March of Dimes Announce Commemorative Coin Design

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint and the March of Dimes Foundation unveiled designs yesterday for a commemorative coin to be issued next year in honor of the March of Dimes. The unveiling coincides with the foundation’s observance of Prematurity Awareness Month Public Law 112-209, the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Act of 2012, […]

By November 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst:  2014 Kennedy Silver Set Sales by US Mint at 85,670 in first 12 hours

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Kennedy Silver Set Sales by US Mint at 85,670 in first 12 hours

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek… The launch of the 2014 four-coin Kennedy half dollar 50th anniversary set on October 28 went much more smoothly than most people had expected it to go. Some buyers encountered minor issues when placing orders, but the vast majority said the process was much quicker and easier than it had […]

By October 29, 2014 15 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: Butte Nugget Sold + Bitcoin News + Denmark Cashes Out

Numismatic Quick Hits: Butte Nugget Sold + Bitcoin News + Denmark Cashes Out

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   It’ll be a busy week for us here at CoinWeek. Charles will be leaving for Baltimore on Wednesday to attend the Whitman Expo. As always, you’re invited to stop by and say Hi if you’re in town. He’ll file his first show report Friday morning. In addition, we have a […]

The Austrian Mint’s <i>Die Fledermaus</i>: The Bat and the Ball

The Austrian Mint’s Die Fledermaus: The Bat and the Ball

On December 3, 2014, the Austrian Mint will issue a 5 euros silver coin celebrating the renowned Johann Strauss operetta celebrating a bat at a formal dance, “Die Fledermaus”. On this silver coin one sees The Bat fluttering above the sparkling bubbles of a seasonal glass of champagne held by Rosalinde. Rosalinde, one of the […]

By October 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Canadian Mint: A Decade of Remarkable Innovation

The Royal Canadian Mint: A Decade of Remarkable Innovation

Breaking new ground by launching the world’s first colored circulation coin on October 21, 2004, the Royal Canadian Mint has continuously raised the bar on innovation within the minting industry by introducing new technologies and coinage solutions. “The Royal Canadian Mint is a great example of made-in-Canada innovation,” said the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of […]

The Coin Analyst: Jackie Kennedy Gold Coin Mintage Announced and Spouse Series Keys

The Coin Analyst: Jackie Kennedy Gold Coin Mintage Announced and Spouse Series Keys

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Jacqueline Kennedy Coin Mintage On October 16 the U.S. Mint issued a news release to numismatic editors and writers regarding the maximum mintage limits for the 2015 First Spouse $10 gold coins.  Next year will mark the ninth and penultimate year for this series, with the final coins to be […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst – World Coins Edition: Libertad Proof Sets and Interview with American Buffalo High Relief Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst – World Coins Edition: Libertad Proof Sets and Interview with American Buffalo High Relief Coin Designer

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. 7-piece Libertad proof sets released Last month, I discussed the extensive delays at the Mexican Mint (Casa de Moneda) with respect to production of the Libertad proof coins and sets.  The much-anticipated 7-coin proof set in a wooden box with a numbered certificate of authenticity has finally started shipping.  I received my set […]

By October 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC offers collectors a first look at three of 2015’s U.S. Commemorative coins… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded two sets of 2015 US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary commemorative coins released for a celebration ceremony on September 24, 2014. This is believed to be the first time the US Mint has issued coins during a […]

First Look at Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists

First Look at Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists

Coinweek Staff Reports… Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists On October 14, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, D.C. to review design candidates for two Congressional Gold Medals: The Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal and the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal. The Congressional Gold Medal Program dates back to […]

By October 14, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for October

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for October

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… U.S. Mint News in October: A busy month… Silver Eagle rationing? Last week the U.S. Mint sold 2.742 million American silver eagles to its network of Authorized Purchasers, a level that appears to be unprecedented.  On October 1 alone it sold 1.150 million coins, which Mint officials said could be […]

From Victoria to Elizabeth: The Royal Mint’s historic penny collection

From Victoria to Elizabeth: The Royal Mint’s historic penny collection

Whether a seasoned coin collector or a youngster new to the world of collecting, historic coins hold a certain fascination – what tales do these coins tell? Whose hands have they passed through over the years? The Royal Mint’s newly released historic penny collection is likely to ignite the imagination of anyone wanting to explore […]

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint is to celebrate the centenary of the birth of writer and poet Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins featuring the literary great himself, alongside symbolic references to his life and work… Popular both in his homeland of Wales and internationally, Dylan Thomas’ works have been performed and enjoyed for decades, and include the […]

The Royal Mint’s Wedding Gold and Silver Coin Set –  capturing the essence of a wedding tradition dating from 1549

The Royal Mint’s Wedding Gold and Silver Coin Set – capturing the essence of a wedding tradition dating from 1549

“With this ring I thee wed, this gold and silver I thee give: with my body I thee worship: and with all my worldly goods I thee endow…” The Royal Mint has captured the essence of a wedding day tradition which was first formalised over 450 years ago with the release of The Wedding Gold and […]

By October 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

by Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins. The big names (China, Canada, the United States, etc.) tend to be big countries, or at least have “big” histories (the United Kingdom, for one). Yet Tuvalu–one of the smallest countries […]

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