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Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

By Central Bank of Ireland …..   The Central Bank of Ireland is releasing gold and silver proof coins to mark the centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on April 24 1916. The coins, designed by Michael Guilfoyle, depict the statue of Hibernia in front of key words and phrases from the Proclamation. […]

By April 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Two new British commemorative coins–honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and famous children’s book author Beatrix Potter, respectively–are stirring excitement among coin collectors and the general public. The commemorative £5 pound coins honoring the monarch’s birthday are enjoying jubilant popularity – especially since Elizabeth is the first British […]

Royal Canadian Mint: First Ever $1 Million Face Value Gold Coin for Sale

Royal Canadian Mint: First Ever $1 Million Face Value Gold Coin for Sale

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   A 2007 Canadian $1 million gold coin is in the process of being offered for sale by GoldCore, a gold broker headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The $1 million Canadian coin, one of just five ever minted, is one of the rarest and purest gold coins in the world […]

Perth Mint Achieves Record Half-Year Results

Perth Mint Achieves Record Half-Year Results

The Perth Mint posted record revenue of $4.4 billion and pre-tax profit of $24.9 million for Q1/Q2 of the 2015/16 financial year. Owned by the Government of Western Australia, The Perth Mint makes a contribution to the State economy through the successful management of its sizable and diverse operation, and ongoing support of the mining […]

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’  Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’ Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

The Queen’s Beasts 2016 – The Lion – 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – 10 creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry. The series will be introduced a ‘beast’ […]

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The […]

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender How can legal tender collector coins not actually be treated like money? That’s a question we posed to former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Controversy in the UK has erupted in the past few months, after […]

By March 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we get a close-up look at the process that the Austrian Mint’s engravers undertake to make award-winning collector and bullion coins. We get a sneak preview of two of the Austrian Mint’s 2016 commemorative designs. Finally, […]

How The Royal Mint  is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

How The Royal Mint is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… Royal Mint Refusal to Redeem Commemorative Coins at Face Value Calls Into Question Value of Modern Collector Issues from the UK The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom, one of the world’s leading mints and manufacturers of circulating and commemorative coins, has established a disturbing precedent […]

Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 1 Crown Colored Silver Coin

Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 1 Crown Colored Silver Coin

Description: The Penny Red was a British postage stamp first issued in 1841, making 2016 the 175th Anniversary of its release. It was essentially introduced to combat fraud but it consistently became the main type of postage stamp used in the UK until 1879. The statistics surrounding the stamp are not short of highlights. It […]

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint continued its theme of early 20th-century modernist design, with the second release in its 100-euro gold Jugendstil collection honoring the architecture and artwork of the Vienna Secession. The Vienna Secession was an important modernist architectural movement that retaliated against the Beaux-Arts and Art Nouveau, two decidedly French schools. Deriving […]

World Coins – New 2016 Penny Red Stamp Coin from Pobjoy Mint

World Coins – New 2016 Penny Red Stamp Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Issued on behalf of Ascension Island with a mintage of only 5,000 coins The Penny Red Stamp Coin Has Arrived! Following on from the highly-successful Penny Black coin and the Two Pence Blue coin last year, the Pobjoy Mint is delighted to release a new issue in the series: the Penny Red Stamp coin. The […]

Royal Canadian Mint Privy-Marked Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins Continue to Sell Out

Royal Canadian Mint Privy-Marked Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins Continue to Sell Out

The Royal Canadian Mint’s “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin series continues to enjoy a strong following as all 50,000 coins from the “Grizzly” release have sold out. Crafted of one troy ounce of 99.99% pure silver, the Silver Maple Leaf is one of the world’s favourite silver bullion coins. The addition […]

In Memoriam: Beloved Royal Mint Employee Honored after Tragic Death

In Memoriam: Beloved Royal Mint Employee Honored after Tragic Death

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Longtime British Royal Mint employee David Stanton died on March 9 at the age of 48 following a long illness. The beloved Royal Mint employee started working at the Llantrisant-based coining facility in 1989, when he was just 22 years old. In addition to his longtime role at […]

Austria 2016 Klimt & His Women: “The Kiss” 50 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2016 Klimt & His Women: “The Kiss” 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter, most widely identified with the Art Nouveau movement. He created many renowned works, such as The Kiss (1907-08), Judith and the Head of Holofernes (1901), Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), and Danaë (1907), among others. Klimt was born in Baumgarten, Austria, on July 14, 1862, the son […]

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Launches 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Launches 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Exciting Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice™ Coin Series adds to the variety of coin themes offered by the Mint In launching its third numismatic catalogue of 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint has once again launched an exciting variety of collector coins which celebrate Canadian identity: from our love of pop culture, to our legendary […]

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Spanning 3,987 miles (5,525 if you include Alaska) the U.S. – Canadian border is one of the longest in the world. In the early 1990s, I lived near it for a few years. My kids, who were young, called their babysitter’s parents mémé and pépé. Because we lived close […]

Canadian 2016 Grizzly Bear Proof Coin CAD Error Roars onto Scene

Canadian 2016 Grizzly Bear Proof Coin CAD Error Roars onto Scene

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The 2016 Canadian $200 Roaring Grizzly Bear Proof coin is making headlines for a recently discovered error variety. The error coin features remnants of a micro-engraved Canadian Maple Leaf security mark, ordinarily found only on the bullion version of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Roaring Grizzly Bear gold coin. […]

Austrian Coins – Austrian Mint Issues Final Gold Coin in Klimt and His Women Series – The Kiss

Austrian Coins – Austrian Mint Issues Final Gold Coin in Klimt and His Women Series – The Kiss

The Austrian Mint will issue today the fifth and final gold coin in the “Klimt and His Women” series. The coin honours the internationally renowned painting, “The Kiss”. The obverse of the coin depicts Gustav Klimt in one of his many favorite painting smocks on the right side, accented by some of the intricate scroll […]

Canadian Coins – New Dollar Coin Celebrates 100th Anniversary Canadian Women’s Right to Vote

Canadian Coins – New Dollar Coin Celebrates 100th Anniversary Canadian Women’s Right to Vote

One hundred years after Canadian women won the right to vote in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta provincial elections, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a special one-dollar circulation coin to commemorate this important milestone in the history of women’s rights in Canada. The coin was unveiled March 8 by the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime […]

Russian Coins – Shoaninsky Temple Commemorative 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Russian Coins – Shoaninsky Temple Commemorative 3 Ruble Silver Coin

By Bank of Russia ……   On February 16, 2016, the Bank of Russia put into circulation a three-ruble silver coin commemorating the ancient Christian Shoaninsky Temple in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. It is the latest coin in the Architectural Monuments of Russia series (fine metal content 31.1 g, fineness 925, catalog number 5111-0330 ). The […]

By March 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
APMEX Presents: The Ultimate Canadian Experience

APMEX Presents: The Ultimate Canadian Experience

APMEX Offers the Chance to Win a Trip for Two to Tour the Royal Canadian Mint and Explore Ottawa’s Surrounding Amenities APMEX, Inc. announced today that they are awarding an exclusive trip to the world-renowned Royal Canadian Mint to one lucky winner. The trip, valued near $2,000 USD, will include round-trip airfare and four nights’ […]

By March 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint Lights up Parliament House with Decimal Currency Coin Anniversary

Royal Australian Mint Lights up Parliament House with Decimal Currency Coin Anniversary

By Royal Australian Mint …..   With Enlighten 2016 preparing for the biggest crowds yet, the Royal Australian Mint and Australian Parliament House are making and celebrating history by stamping a ‘C’ for Canberra onto the obverse side of a coin, an exciting first for the Mint. Venturing out of Deakin, the Mint’s famed mobile […]

By March 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
February Gold, Silver Bullion Sales Down at Perth Mint

February Gold, Silver Bullion Sales Down at Perth Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   In February 2016, the Perth Mint sold 37,063 ounces of gold and 1,049,062 ounces of silver in the form of coins and minted bars. The Mint sold 10,696 fewer ounces of gold last month compared to January, representing a 22.40% decrease from the beginning of the year’s spike in […]

Canada 2016 Venetian Glass Snail Silver Coin

Canada 2016 Venetian Glass Snail Silver Coin

Description: Venetian glass is a kind of glass artwork produced by highly-skilled craftsmen in Venice, Italy, sought after the world over for its masterful color, clarity and complex designs. Like much of the arts and crafts of medieval Italy, the development of Venetian glass was shaped by a strong Byzantine influence. When the Venetians sacked […]

Coin Technology – Coin Invest Trust Brings Innovation to High Relief Minting with smartminting©

Coin Technology – Coin Invest Trust Brings Innovation to High Relief Minting with smartminting©

The Great Tea Race of 1866: Cook Islands. 10 Dollars 2016. 38.61 mm. 2 oz. Silver .999. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. By Coin Invest Trust ……..   Coin manufacturing has seen many changes since the 19th century. The old screw press has been replaced by horizontal and vertical coin minting presses with a capacity of […]

Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

By Monnaie de Paris …….   Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called EURO, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016.  UEFA Euro 2016 2 Euros BU and Proof The obverse represents the Henri-Delaunay trophy in the centre of a map of France. It is […]

By March 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Marks 100th Anniversary of Returned & Services League Australia

Perth Mint Marks 100th Anniversary of Returned & Services League Australia

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL), The Perth Mint is proud to issue a gold and a silver commemorative coin portraying the iconic RSL badge. Founded in 1916 by returning Australian soldiers from World War I, the main aim of the RSL is to continue to provide […]

Poland Commemorates WWII Paratroopers with 10 Złoty Silver Coin

Poland Commemorates WWII Paratroopers with 10 Złoty Silver Coin

By Polish National Bank ……   On Tuesday, February 16, the Polish National Bank (NBP) issued a silver coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first air drop of the Cichociemni, a team of elite paratroopers of the Polish Army trained in Great Britain after the Nazi occupation of their home country. The obverse of […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Albrecht Dürer was an innovative engraver, painter and printmaker and an important contributor to the Northern Renaissance in Germany. Born in Nuremberg in 1471, Dürer showed a talent for drawing at an early age and once he finished apprenticing under his Hungarian goldsmith father he set out to learn from various artists around Germany […]

By February 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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