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CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sold-Out Perth Mint Dragon Coin Available at Modern Coin Mart

Sold-Out Perth Mint Dragon Coin Available at Modern Coin Mart

After selling out in under 48 hours, the Perth Mint’s 2 oz High Relief Silver Antiqued Dragon coin made an impressive arrival into the numismatic marketplace. Collectors from all over the world have been searching for a good opportunity to add a piece of this release’s tiny mintage of 1,000 to their collection. Widely honored […]

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 recognized 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 […]

CoinWeek IQ: A Legacy in Coins – Maria Theresa – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: A Legacy in Coins – Maria Theresa – 4K Video

Maria Theresa’s influence over the Austrian monetary system goes well beyond the famous silver coin that carries her image. In this CoinWeek video, we sit with Anna Fabiankowitsch, Numismatic Curator at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, to discuss the coins, banknotes, and medals of Maria Theresa’s reign and their importance beyond Austria’s borders. This video was made […]

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Commemorative Silver Coin Latgale Congress

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Commemorative Silver Coin Latgale Congress

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Wednesday, 3 May, Bank of Latvia issued a new 5 euro silver collector coin entitled Latgale Congress. By doing so, the Bank expresses its appreciation and gratitude to Latgale for its contribution to the evolvement of the idea of Latvia’s unity and statehood. The coin presentation event will […]

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. […]

Win a Certified Silver Swan, Brought to You by APMEX CoinGrade+

Win a Certified Silver Swan, Brought to You by APMEX CoinGrade+

After being made available to the public on April 3, the 2017 1 oz Silver Swan coin, the first release of a new series from The Perth Mint, SOLD OUT worldwide in less than two days. The coin’s .9999 fine silver content and low mintage of just 25,000 coins combined for the perfect combination of […]

Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: “Microcosm”, the 2017 entry in the popular Austrian Mint 25 euro silver-niobium bimetallic coin program honoring science and technological innovation, is the 15th issue in the series. A quick glance at the muted colors on the niobium center of Microcosm reveals how far the Austrians have developed not only the series but the technical […]

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 […]

CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Hidden Science Of The New British Pound Coin There is however one security feature that the Royal Mint are being particularly cagey about, and that is the feature that they deem to make the coins the most difficult ever to […]

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 […]

Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, the only woman ever to rule the Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian Mint is issuing a four-coin series entitled Empress Maria Theresa – Treasures of History. Each entry in the series focuses on one of four virtues–Courage, Justice, Clemency and Prudence. A different portrait […]

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 […]

 
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