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South Africa Commemorates 1st Coinage with 5 Rand Coin

South Africa Commemorates 1st Coinage with 5 Rand Coin

By South African Reserve Bank….   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be issuing a Griqua Town themed R5 circulation coin, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the creation of the first coinage in South Africa. The currency was created in the name of a local community, Griqua Town, but had far-reaching significance as the […]

By January 20, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris closes out its three-year Rooster coin program featuring the art of longtime mint engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ rooster design debuted in 2014. The 2016 is the first 2016-dated coin released by the Monnaie de Paris. This .333 silver coin has a 10-euro face value and has been issued in uncirculated condition at face value. […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint 2016 Easter Coin: “Dürer’s Young Hare”

Austrian Mint 2016 Easter Coin: “Dürer’s Young Hare”

On February 24, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin featuring what may be the most famous painting of an animal in the history of European art, Albrecht Dürer’s “Feldhase”. The reverse bears the classic watercolour of the “Wild Hare” painted by Albrecht Dürer in 1502. The hare was painted with minute, almost scientific […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
nanoPay Acquires MintChip from the Royal Canadian Mint

nanoPay Acquires MintChip from the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that all assets related to MintChip™, a digital currency product developed by the Mint, have been sold to Loyalty Pays Holdings Corporation – a wholly owned subsidiary of nanoPay, a fully-integrated loyalty and payments platform provider. As a digital payment technology with many of the attributes of […]

National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

By National Bank of Ukraine….   On January 5, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine held a presentation to celebrate the creation of two commemorative coins honoring “Shchedryk” (known in English-speaking countries as the “Carol of the Bells“). The coins come in a 5-hryvnia (UAH) German silver version and a 20-hryvnia silver edition. The event […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

History plays a starring role as the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates a wide range of themes in its first offering of new 2016 collector coins. The historic ocean liner SS Great Eastern, which laid out the first transatlantic telegraph cable to link North America and Europe via Newfoundland and Ireland in 1866, figures prominently in […]

CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek columnist and NLG-Award-Winning writer Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez stops by the CoinWeek Podcast (click to check out our entire Podcast archives) studio and presents his take on why Canadian coins are a natural fit for U.S. collectors looking to reach beyond the staid designs from the U.S. Mint. Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

From the development of the world’s first man-made precious metal, Virenium, to the world’s highest relief coin, Pobjoy Mint are renowned for their innovation in the world of numismatics. Beyond the list of “Firsts” presented below, we have selected 5 coins produced by Pobjoy that reflects both the technical achievements and aesthtic craftsmanship that has […]

By January 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

The Royal Mint has released its United Kingdom Precious Metal Proof coin sets for 2016, containing the nation’s definitive and commemorative coins for the year and struck to an exceptional standard highlighting every design detail. The sets for 2016 include the 2016 United Kingdom Gold Proof and the 2016 United Kingdom Silver Proof coin sets, […]

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

What have Shakespeare, Beatrix Potter, the Army and the Great Fire of London got in common? They are all themes that will be appearing in pockets, purses and piggy banks across Britain on The Royal Mint’s 2016 UK circulating coins. The history of The Royal Mint has been linked closely with the story of Britain […]

A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

More than 30 years after The Royal Mint commenced production of Britain’s modern £1 coin, the last of the familiar gold-coloured coins rolled off the presses in December to make way for production of its new-look replacement, which will be brought into circulation in 2017. Traditionally, the design of the ‘round pound’ has celebrated the […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: Niue 2016 Star Wars: Darth Vader 1 Ounce Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: Niue 2016 Star Wars: Darth Vader 1 Ounce Silver Coin – 4K Video

This CoinWeek video is brought to you by Modern Coin Mart. You can buy an example of this coin at: http://tinyurl.com/hby2ftq *** And today we will unbox a Star Wars themed coin from the Island Nation of Niue that honors everybody’s favorite Sith apprentice, Darth Vader. The coin is one of several coins struck in […]

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

By the Royal Australian Mint….   With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint New Year’s celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. At the pinnacle yearly event for collectors, the latest gallery press design was unveiled paying tribute to the […]

By January 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

By CoinWeek….   2015 has been a stellar year for coin design, both for the United States Mint and for mints abroad. Domestically, collectors swooned over the $100 High Relief gold coin that the U.S. Mint released on June 30. The coin sold quite well and has developed a stable aftermarket in both original government packaging […]

By January 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2016. 35 mm. 1/2 oz. Silver .925. Proof. Mintage: 2500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II as well as her name, the name of the issuing state, and the nominal value. The reverse, in keeping […]

Coin Invest Trust: Marine Life Protection – White Tail Damselfish

Coin Invest Trust: Marine Life Protection – White Tail Damselfish

Palau. 1 Dollar 2015. 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 10000 pcs.; 5 Dollars 2015. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Silver. 925. Proof. Mintage: 1500 pcs.; 1 Dollar 2015. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Silver-plated copper. Proof. Mintage: 5000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features three […]

Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Mongolia. 1000 Togrog 2015: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15000 pcs.; 500 Togrog 2015: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the coat of arms of the issuing state, below, the nominal value. Engraved around […]

‘Chewie, We’re Home’: New Han Solo Star Wars(TM) Silver Coin from CIBC

‘Chewie, We’re Home’: New Han Solo Star Wars(TM) Silver Coin from CIBC

By Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce….   Officially licensed Star Wars collectible coins offered exclusively at CIBC With the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens movie opening on December 18, two stunning 1 oz. pure silver coins in the officially licensed Star Wars™ collection – Han Solo™ and Rey™ — are now available […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 18 December 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued a €2 coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of the EU flag. This coin is one of a series that have been issued in all the euro-zone countries during 2015. All the coins, regardless of the country of issue, […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

THE SERIES’ SPIRIT The Sower has been a pattern of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, the Sower was designed by Oscar Roty for a Department of Agriculture’s medal in 1887 that wasn’t edited. In 1896, when the French Minister for Finance Paul Doumer ordered new coins, Roty was part of the selected […]

By December 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

The Royal Canadian Mint debuts its haunting depiction of howling wolves in a 3/4-oz silver coin. The 2016 Howling Wolves coin is the Royal Canadian Mint’s second tribute to the Great White North’s legendary hunter. With thick coats illuminated under a full moon, two howling grey wolves raise their song from the hillside on this […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Read Part 1 here. I love United States coins, but I must tip my proverbial toque to Canadian coins, too. While few coin designs compare to works of art such as the Augustus Saint-Gaudens gold $20 double eagle or Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar, there are still […]

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

On January 20, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin to celebrate the Vienna Opera Ball’s 60th anniversary, with a blush of pink flowers printed on the coin. The reverse of the coin depicts one of the highlights of the Opera Ball, the dance of the young ladies and young men’s committee coming […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Please click here to read Part One of this Article …… Collectors with a “hard money” mentality who want to go beyond familiar series such as the American Silver Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf have a growing number of options when it comes to one-ounce silver pieces. It could […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

By Pobjoy Mint ……   To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Pobjoy Mint has issued a unique coin which incorporates some of the old Chinese traditions to bring luck. February 8, 2016 sees the start of the Lunar Year of the Monkey, which has been celebrated since 2600 BCE and is based […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

The rooster is a French symbol, appearing on the coins of the 19th century. One of the most significant is one of the versions of the 20-francs Napoleon. Created in 1803 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has carried several effigies including the one with the rooster. The Napoléon Gold coin (Louis d’or) remained in use until […]

By December 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

The Royal Mint has been recognised as finalists for three International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards at the recent Coin Conference in Madrid. The two-day Coin Conference is the only event specifically focused on coins and was attended by around 250 delegates from across the industry and around the world. […]

Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary since the appearance of the Livonian ferding. This coin is meant to fulfil a historic and cultural mission: the ferding is reintroduced to feature not just as […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

By Pobjoy Mint….   To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new commemorative dished coin on behalf of the Ascension Island Government. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

By Connor Falk – World Coin News….   The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. An award trophy will be presented February 6, 2016 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, […]

 
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