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The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This article discusses world coins from 2011 that I believe are the best of the year either because they are significant and interesting issues, or because I think they will appreciate in value over time. It includes numismatic releases and collectible bullion coins with limited mintages. All were issued last […]

By January 11, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: The Best 2011 U.S. Mint Coins Still Available at Issue Price

The Coin Analyst: The Best 2011 U.S. Mint Coins Still Available at Issue Price

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek I believe the following 2011 U.S. Mint coins offer the solid long-term potential for price appreciation based on supply and demand factors and secondary market trends of modern issues. Higher future precious metal prices will provide additional value appreciation for these coins. These coins are all still available from the […]

The Coin Analyst: 2012 American Silver Eagles Available for Pre-Order

The Coin Analyst: 2012 American Silver Eagles Available for Pre-Order

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Every year about this time collectors of American silver eagle coins have their own holiday ritual, namely, pre-ordering the next year’s issue. Bullion dealers are currently taking pre-orders for delivery during the second week of January 2012. If you believe that silver will be higher next year, now may be […]

By December 21, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 19, 2011) – Krause Publications, a leading publisher of coin and paper money books, magazines, and other reference products, has announced the winners of its 2012 Coin of the Year Awards. Ninety-five coins issued in 2010 by mints worldwide were nominated for the 2012 Coin of the Year Awards, honoring coins displaying […]

Coin Analyst Special Report: Circulation-Strike Presidential Dollar Program Halted by Obama Administration

Coin Analyst Special Report: Circulation-Strike Presidential Dollar Program Halted by Obama Administration

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek On December 13 Vice President Biden and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced that the presidential dollar coin program will be suspended immediately, which they claim will result in a savings of $50 million annually in production and storage costs over the next decade. But according to non-governmental groups and experts, […]

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Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

December 14, 2011 – The Austrian Mint will issue the first coin of 2012 today. The coin celebrates 200 years of the “Society of Music Friends, in Vienna”. This coin also marks the return of the classic coinage metal of copper, which was used for many centuries around the world. Pure copper was the choice […]

By December 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Publishing in the UK

Numismatic Publishing in the UK

Philip Mussell – Marketing Director, Token Publications Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Mussell helps distribute numismatic books and publications throughout Great Britain and Europe. In the course of his work he also travels to countries around the world to meet collectors and help promote coin collecting. He shares what publications sell the best for him as […]

By November 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

New gold and silver coins echo Boreal Forest, Wood Bison, Orca and Peregrine Falcon commemorative circulation coin program unveiled in October 2011; other collectibles feature a one-kilo pure gold Lacrosse coin; the Nova Scotia Coat of Arms in 14-karat gold; holiday themes in colour and pure silver; and the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Loonie […]

Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

9 November, Vienna – The Austrian Mint will issue today the fourth gold coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” series, featuring the mysterious crown of St. Wenceslas, crown of Bohemia. The crown is named in honor of St. Wenceslas, patron of Bohemia and the Czechs. The obverse of the coin depicts the […]

By November 9, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Update on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Update on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Collectors who ordered 25th anniversary silver eagle sets from the Mint on October 27 are eagerly awaiting shipment of their sets. A waiting list for the sets was posted about 4 ½ hours after the start of sales on October 27, which was one of the fastest sells-outs in U.S. […]

By November 8, 2011 59 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series Still Has Legs

The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series Still Has Legs

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been an interesting year for collectors of the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful (ATB) coin series. The bullion versions, which were hard to obtain when the 2010 coins were released, are now readily available, and relatively few people seem interested in them, although bullion sales did pick up a […]

By November 3, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Proceeds to be donated to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial and the Military Families Fund TRENTON, ONTARIO – October 31, 2011 – Today in Trenton, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a silver coin to commemorate the Highway of Heroes. During the ceremony, the Mint also announced that $20 dollars from the sale of each Highway of […]

Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition

Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition

MAGNIFICENT NEW COLOURED PROOF LUNAR COINS CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrates the auspicious Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, no more […]

The Perth Mint – November Product Releases

The Perth Mint – November Product Releases

The Perth Mint is proud to showcase its array of stunning new product releases for November. The third release in the stunning Sea Life II – The Reef series features a spectacularly realistic portrayal of a surgeonfish. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, and […]

The Coin Analyst: 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets Sell Out in 4 ½ Hours Amid Widespread Ordering Problems

The Coin Analyst: 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets Sell Out in 4 ½ Hours Amid Widespread Ordering Problems

by Louis Golino for Coin Week The widely and eagerly anticipated 25th anniversary American silver eagle sets sold out on October 27 in 4 ½ hours, but large numbers of collectors were unable to place orders because of problems with the Mint’s web site and telephone order options. The sets are limited to 100,000 units […]

By October 28, 2011 65 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Issues world’s largest and most valuable gold bullion coin

Perth Mint Issues world’s largest and most valuable gold bullion coin

The biggest, heaviest, inherently the most valuable gold bullion coin in the world has been unveiled by The Perth Mint. Weighing one tonne (32,150.7466 troy ounces) of 99.99% pure gold, the monumental coin measures nearly 80 cms wide and more than 12cms deep.  At current Bullion prices the coin would be worth over 55 Million […]

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 coin series or coins of a specific country or theme that tend to sell better than others? “Yes, well designed coins and really topical series tend to sell well. These are almost always based on history, architecture, or art. Personalities also sell […]

By October 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint’s ultra-high relief creation is the world’s first 10-kilo coin crafted of 99.999% pure gold Vancouver, British Columbia, October 21, 2011 – The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce it has crafted the world’s first 10-kilo 99.999% pure gold coin and that this exquisite numismatic creation has been dedicated to Bill Reid’s […]

The Royal Canadian Mint is hosting Online Coin Exchanges

The Royal Canadian Mint is hosting Online Coin Exchanges

Canadian Mint Did you know that the Royal Canadian Mint’s high-tech plant in Winnipeg produces over 1 billion circulation coins every year? That’s like 20 million coins per day or 750 coins per second! Even though the Mint has produced coins for more than 70 countries in the last 35 years, this post is all […]

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

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

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Two Kinds of Royalty Shine in Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Line of Collector Coins

Two Kinds of Royalty Shine in Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Line of Collector Coins

Among many captivating themes and designs, new gold and silver coins celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the legacy of Wayne and Walter Gretzky As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II prepares to celebrate an unprecedented 60 years as Canada’s monarch and after “The Great One” reached a new milestone by […]

The Perth Mint – New Product Releases for October 2011

The Perth Mint – New Product Releases for October 2011

October is proving to be another exciting month at The Perth Mint, with an immense range of highly anticipated new product releases. The Perth Mint is proud to showcase its internationally renowned Australian Lunar Series II this month, celebrating the auspicious 2012 Year of the Dragon. This month’s lunar releases include the stunning special edition […]

2012 Colorized Australian Dragons To Be Issued as Proof Coins for First Time

2012 Colorized Australian Dragons To Be Issued as Proof Coins for First Time

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On Monday, October 3 I spoke with a representative of Talisman Coins (http://www.talismancoins.com), which is the authorized U.S. distributor of Perth Mint coins from Australia as well as those of several other world mints. He explained that for the first time the Perth Mint will release the colorized silver […]

Royal Canadian Mint Proudly Supports Our Troops With $100,000 Donation to The Military Families Fund

Royal Canadian Mint Proudly Supports Our Troops With $100,000 Donation to The Military Families Fund

All profits from the sale of the Mint’s 2010 Poppy Remembrance Day Collector Card directed to charity The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce that the sales of its 2010 25-cent poppy coin collector card have generated a donation of $100,000 to the Military Families Fund (MFF), a non-profit organization created to assist military […]

Austrian Mint Announces Final “Legends of Austria” Commemorative Coin

Austrian Mint Announces Final “Legends of Austria” Commemorative Coin

13 October Vienna – The sixth and final coin of the popular “Legends of Austria” silver series will be issued today. The final Legend to be commemorated in this series commemorates a song written in 1679, “Du Lieber Augustin”, which is still used today as inspiration for contemporary entertainment. The reverse of the coin depicts […]

By September 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
China Coins Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund

China Coins Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund

The Bank of China has issued two 2011 coins commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund—30,000 Proof 10 Yuan, containing 1 oz. .999 fine silver, and 10,000 Proof 100 Yuan, containing ¼ oz. .999 fine gold. The silver coin features a Tibetan antelope in the foreground, with a bounding herd and a snow-covered […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Video: The Making of the World’s Largest Gold Coin

Video: The Making of the World’s Largest Gold Coin

Making of the world’s largest gold coin, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000.000 Maple Leaf. This coin breaks all records: It weighs a staggering 100 kilos and measures 53 cm in diameter. But the most remarkable thing about this impressive coin, which cannot even be lifted by two men, is that it is made exclusively of […]

2012 Australian Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

2012 Australian Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint unveils the new designs for the 2012 Australian Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program. Issued as Australian legal tender, these gold and silver coins are for investors who want to buy bullion and collectors who want precious metal coins with annual design changes. Struck from 99.99% pure gold and 99.9% pure silver […]

By September 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Perth Mint September 2011 Releases

The Perth Mint September 2011 Releases

The Perth Mint is excited to release a vast selection of stunning new product releases for September. The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II and Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II are showcased this month, celebrating the auspicious 2012 Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year […]

By September 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On August 30 the U.S. Mint’s online list of upcoming products was updated to include the first 2011 collector version in the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful (ATB) coin series. The coin, which will be released on September 22, is the 2011-P Gettysburg coin, which honors the national military […]

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