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Iconic Canadian Symbol Turns 30: “The Loonie” Dollar Coin Celebrates Big Birthday

Iconic Canadian Symbol Turns 30: “The Loonie” Dollar Coin Celebrates Big Birthday

In June 1987, Canadians from coast to coast to coast welcomed Canada’s new 11-sided one-dollar coin in their pockets and change purses. The coin also found its way into our hearts and was soon dubbed the “Loonie” after the solitary loon that graces its reverse side. The introduction of the coin was the most significant […]

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 […]

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To celebrate 25 years of Australia’s most famous Banana duo from the ABC, the Royal Australian Mint held a meet-and-greet with the Bananas in Pyjamas and launched the Mint’s fun collectible two coin set, featuring the Bananas in Pyjamas and their friends – the Teddy Bears and Rat in […]

New World Coins – Unicorn of Scotland Available from Royal Mint UK

New World Coins – Unicorn of Scotland Available from Royal Mint UK

The Royal Mint is to unleash the legendary Unicorn of Scotland onto a range of collectable coins celebrating the 10 ‘Queen’s Beasts’ of British heraldry. The mythical creatures – which include griffins, lions, dragons and falcons – have stood guard throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry, and can be seen all round Britain […]

CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

Austria’s 10 Schilling coin features one of the most iconic coin designs of Post-War Europe. On the obverse is a youthful woman of Wachau. On the reverse, a heraldic shield. In this CoinWeek video, we go deep into the archives of the Austrian Mint with engraver Helmut Andexlinger to admire Ferdinand Welz’s work and discuss […]

World Coins – Malta Issues New 2017 Euro Coin Set

World Coins – Malta Issues New 2017 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On May 31, 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued a new euro coin set dated 2017 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ħaġar Qim. This coin is the second […]

World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

With one month to go before Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is encouraging Canadians to look in their change for the specially designed 2017-dated coins and keep them as a reminder of this milestone anniversary. “Like the rest of Canada, the Mint is looking forward to July 1st to celebrate everything […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Princeton University Now Has Rare Peter Donald Byzantine Coins According to Princeton University Library, there are 5, 280 coins in the Peter Donald Byzantine collection. The London-based numismatic scholar’s items are one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world […]

New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Dieppe 75th Anniversary

New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Dieppe 75th Anniversary

The Royal Canadian Mint has crafted a silver collector coin marking the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, where brave Canadian troops suffered heavy losses in Canada’s first army combat mission of the Second World War. In remembrance of this unforgettable chapter in Canadian military history, on May 25 the Mint presented a framed version […]

New World Coins – JFK Collector Coin in Special Purple Heart Package

New World Coins – JFK Collector Coin in Special Purple Heart Package

Celebrate the centenary of an iconic American president’s birth Featuring one of America’s most famous and iconic Presidents Unique Purple Heart shaped Packaging Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins New exclusive effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The Coin This new addition to our range of coins features an […]

Coin by Boneta-Marie Mabo Released for Australia’s National Reconciliation Week

Coin by Boneta-Marie Mabo Released for Australia’s National Reconciliation Week

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision, award-winning contemporary artist and grand-daughter of Eddie Mabo, Boneta-Marie Mabo, collaborated with the Royal Australian Mint in the design of Australia’s newest 50c circulating coin. The commemorative coin was officially […]

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 – Laughing Buddha, Cherry Blossom Snow Globe Coins from CIT

Modern World Coins – Laughing Buddha, Cherry Blossom Snow Globe Coins from CIT

Laughing Buddha Palau: 10 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 888 pcs. Palau: 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 features the official coat of arms of the Republic of Palau below an […]

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 […]

 
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