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Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is alleging that one of its former employees gradually smuggled $180,000 CAD (approximately $136,000 USD) worth of gold out of the mint. The strange part is how they say he did it: by hiding the gold in his anal cavity. Leston Lawrence, […]

The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated event, with the ‘rooster’ the latest animal to join the 1,100 year-old organization’s popular lunar calendar line-up. It is the fourth coin to be issued in The Royal Mint’s lunar series, which started with the 2014 Year of the Horse, followed […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Malta Issues Gold Commemorative Honoring Historic Coin

Bank of Malta Issues Gold Commemorative Honoring Historic Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 16 September 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue a numismatic coin in gold representing the copper four tari “patakka”. This coin has a face value of €5 and will be sold at €60 (including VAT). In 1566, Grand Master Jean de Valette embarked on the […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Find New Ways to Discover Canada

Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Find New Ways to Discover Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to creatively expand its numismatic repertoire with coins that both innovate and preserve time-honoured craftsmanship. This can be seen in new products such as the 2017 Fine Silver Maple Leaf Quartet, a collection of four square-shaped, 99.99% pure silver coins which together create a mosaic of an iconic maple leaf […]

World Coins – Collecting 20th Century Canadian Quarters

World Coins – Collecting 20th Century Canadian Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   20th-century Canadian quarters are among the most widely collected types of world coins. Incorporating the portraits of five different British rulers and offering an exciting array of options and key dates, Canadian quarters dating from 1901 through 2000 provide even the most seasoned numismatists with a plethora of […]

CoinWeek News Wire for September 16, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 16, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 16, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Deciphering history, one coin at a time Pankaj Tandon, an accidental numismatist, is breathing life into forgotten kingdoms and solving historical puzzles with the help of ancient currency… 2.) Printing money, minting coins, refining gold IF THERE is one single Philippine […]

By September 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The 2017 Cougar Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coin: Now at JM Bullion

The 2017 Cougar Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coin: Now at JM Bullion

JM Bullion is the Exclusive Authorized U.S. Distributer of the Third Coin in the Wild Canada Series The 2017 Cougar Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coin, the third coin in the increasingly popular Wild Canada Series, is now available at JM Bullion. The six-coin series will be released over a three-year period. Each […]

By September 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Pegasus Silver Bullion Coin from Pobjoy Mint

New Pegasus Silver Bullion Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands with a mintage of only 50,000 coins Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of an exquisite new Silver Reverse Proof coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government, featuring the famous Greek mythological horse Pegasus. The story of Pegasus begins when Perseus is sent […]

By September 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coming Collector Coin Supernova and Its Ramifications for World Mints and the Numismatic Marketplace

The Coming Collector Coin Supernova and Its Ramifications for World Mints and the Numismatic Marketplace

An Editorial by Charles Morgan – Editor, CoinWeek.com …..   In July of last year, American publisher Krause Publications released the 10th edition of The Standard Catalog of World Coins: 2001-Date. This book serves as the most comprehensive encyclopedia of all coins struck by or for each country in the world, tracking issues starting with […]

By September 13, 2016 5 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue Final Austria Piece by Piece Coin, New €3 “Colorful Creatures” Series

Austrian Mint to Issue Final Austria Piece by Piece Coin, New €3 “Colorful Creatures” Series

Austria Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin Home are you to great daughters and sons… History, culture and landscape, together with other elements, combine to form the special character of a country. Like most countries, Austria has the first two in abundance, but one of the things that makes the country truly unique […]

By September 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting Modern Swiss Shooting Thalers – 4K Video

Collecting Modern Swiss Shooting Thalers – 4K Video

For more than a century, the Swiss have celebrated their independence from foreign rule and the close sense of community that ties each of its culturally unique cantons together into one Swiss Confederation, through a series of shooting festivals. Throughout the years, these festivals have been marked by the issuance of collectible medals known as […]

By September 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are certainly many ways to accumulate, or as some people put it, stack silver, in the physical form. For those looking to acquire physical silver, I think one has to begin with some basic […]

By September 12, 2016 18 Comments Read More →
Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the stunning new designs of Australia’s official annual bullion coin program. The 2017 suite of releases showcase Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the 10th animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the anticipated Year of the Rooster. The renowned Australian Lunar series comprises […]

By September 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What to do with an ink-stained bank note? Would you know what to do with a bank note stained with dye — an indicator that the note was stolen in a robbery or ATM theft?… 2.) Collectors Universe Reports Financial Results […]

By September 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop? Perhaps not to deep-pocketed bullion investors or rare coin aficionados. But for me, it was a numismatic accomplishment I doubted I’d be able to achieve financially. An unusual […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Rare coins in rare places While finding one or more rare coins in a totally unexpected location doesn’t happen very often, it does happen. Here are three stories about rare coins found in surprising spots… 2.) Some interesting facts about Indian […]

By August 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Captures ‘Watercolor’ Coin Portraits of British Natural Landmarks

Royal Mint Captures ‘Watercolor’ Coin Portraits of British Natural Landmarks

Two Royal Mint engravers have teamed up to capture watercolour-style portraits of some of Britain’s best loved natural landmarks on a commemorative collection of sterling silver £5 coins. Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (View Designer’s Profile) started by painting the scenes in watercolor, before going through the painstaking process of engraving every […]

World Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split

World Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The British Pobjoy Mint will not produce Isle of Man coins in 2017 in a departure from more than four decades of tradition. Without much explanation, the increasingly prominent Pobjoy Mint is upending its oldest relationship with a government that has the authority to issue its own […]

Australian Commemorative Coin Marks 50th Anniversary of Battle of Long Tan

Australian Commemorative Coin Marks 50th Anniversary of Battle of Long Tan

By Royal Australian Mint …..   Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a special commemorative collectible coin to remember those soldiers who fought and died during the battle. Fifty years ago on 18 August 1966, 108 Australian and New Zealand troops encountered […]

By August 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Continues to Generate Profits in 2nd Quarter 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Continues to Generate Profits in 2nd Quarter 2016

With its diversified businesses maintaining profitability, the Royal Canadian Mint remains on track to achieve its financial goals for the current fiscal year after announcing consolidated revenues of $1.54 billion and consolidated profit before taxes of $25.3 million in its 2016 Second Quarter Financial Report. Strong bullion sales continued to drive revenues, though these were […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Collecting world coin sets is a refreshing numismatic objective for hobbyists who enjoy pursuing coins with diverse themes from myriad geographic regions. The world coin sets of 2016 offer plenty of wonderful opportunities for collectors to get their hands on fascinating coins covering interesting topics with rich designs. […]

Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On Monday, 22 August 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2016 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ġgantija. This coin is the […]

By August 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Beaumont-Hamel with Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Beaumont-Hamel with Silver Coin

In recognition of Newfoundland’s great First World War sacrifice, the Royal Canadian Mint held an event at Canadian Forces Station St. John’s to officially present the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland and Labrador Command of the Royal Canadian Legion with framed silver coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel. This collector […]

Precious Metal News – Virtual Gold Treasure Hunt to Engage Community at Elizabeth Quay

Precious Metal News – Virtual Gold Treasure Hunt to Engage Community at Elizabeth Quay

On August 2, 2016, the Gold Industry Group announced a long-term, community engagement project in the Perth CBD, which is expected to attract millions of students, tourists and families. The Heart of Gold Discovery Trail and gold panning activity in Elizabeth Quay will provide a fun and interactive way for visitors to learn about Western […]

By August 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for the government to take care of it, we’ll all be in real trouble,“ said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals, a wholesale precious-metals trader… 2.) […]

By August 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Spink: The Inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show

Spink: The Inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show

As we get closer to Spink’s 350th anniversary this September, we are delighted to announce that Spink have been heavily involved in co-organising–along with Stacks Bowers, Coins-in-Coins and Shouxi–what is set to be a truly fantastic and purely numismatic fair in Hong Kong. The very first Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), will take place on […]

By August 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Latvia Issues New Porcelain 5 Euro Silver Coin

Bank of Latvia Issues New Porcelain 5 Euro Silver Coin

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 9 August, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a five-euro silver collector coin of a unique shape. The coin is dedicated to “Baltars”, the workshop of fine china and faience painting and the pride of Latvian national culture, and has been designed by reproducing the image […]

By August 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint  fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”, recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia in southern Austria. The obverse of the coin depicts the Lindworm fountain and the statue of Hercules in the central square of […]

By August 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   Read Part I Here 7.) Are there particular modern world coin series or coins of a specific country or theme that tend to sell better than others? “Yes, well designed modern world coins and really topical series tend to sell well. These are almost always based on history, […]

Malta Launches Silver Coin Honoring Dom Mintoff Centennial

Malta Launches Silver Coin Honoring Dom Mintoff Centennial

President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca receives Dr Mario Vella, Governor of Central Bank on a courtesy call and is presented with a commemorative coin and stamp issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of ex-Prime Minister Dom Mintoff By Central Bank of Malta ….   On August 6, the Central Bank of […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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