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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint

ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint

Beverley Letine, Vice President & COO Mint officials unveil a new series of silver coins that continue to feature an animal theme and discuss the success of previous issues. 7:26   ANA World Mint Theater: Royal Canadian Mint Copyright © August, 2011 American Numismatic Association – World’s Fair of Money August 15-20 2011 Chicago, Illinois

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ANA World Mint Theater: Japan Mint

ANA World Mint Theater: Japan Mint

Hideharu Hishida, Executive Director The Japan Mint announces their new series of coins that include bi-colored coins and the 47 Prefectures Coin Program. 19:39   ANA World Mint Theater: Japan Mint Copyright © August, 2011 American Numismatic Association – World’s Fair of Money August 15-20 2011 Chicago, Illinois

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Canadian Culture, Traditions and Icons Stand Out on New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Canadian Culture, Traditions and Icons Stand Out on New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The 75th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada is joined by a treasure trove of gold and silver coins celebrating the upcoming Year of the Dragon; new issues from ongoing series; and an early flurry of winter-themed coins Ottawa, Ontario, August 25, 2011 – With a growing list of customers eager for expertly crafted coins to collect or […]

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAN IN MOTION WORLD TOUR

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAN IN MOTION WORLD TOUR

St John’s, NL, August 24, 2011 – As the Canada-wide relay to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour gets under way in Cape Spear NL, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to launch a medallion replicating the stunning relay participant medal. This inspiring medallion can be purchased as a […]

ANA Press Conference: United States Mint

ANA Press Conference: United States Mint

Rosie Rios, United States Treasurer Treasurer Rios introduces herself to ANA convention goers and answers questions from the crowd. She talks about the future of the dollar coin and dollar bill, whether a new Mint Director has been chosen, status of the new $100 bill, future of the US dollar as the world reserve currency, […]

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U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

by Louis Golino for Coin Week For several years collectors of American silver eagles have speculated about whether the U.S. Mint would issue a limited edition set of American silver eagles to mark the coin’s 25th anniversary in 2011. The coin was first produced in 1986. This issue has been on collector’s minds ever since […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Suspends Sales of Gold Commemorative Coins to Develop New Pricing Structure.

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Suspends Sales of Gold Commemorative Coins to Develop New Pricing Structure.

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Within hours of the publication on August 11 of my column on exploding gold prices (http://www.coinweek.com/bullion-report/the-coin-analyst-the-explosion-in-gold-prices-and-the-gold-coin-market/), the U.S. Mint removed the $5 gold commemorative coins that I recommended to readers from its web site (http://www.usmint.gov) for repricing. The spot price of gold had reached the point that the Mint […]

Austrian Mint Announces Fourth Coin in “Rome on the Danube” Series

Austrian Mint Announces Fourth Coin in “Rome on the Danube” Series

September 7, 2011, Vienna – the Austrian Mint will issue today the fourth coin in the silver coin series “Rome on the Danube.” The new coin features the thriving town of Aguntum, a well- established center of commerce and trade, founded as early as 30 BC. The obverse of the coin shows the profile of […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The fate of ten Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The fate of ten Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins)

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #62 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On July 7th, at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, a trial began regarding the fate of ten 1933 Double Eagles ($20 gold coins). The U.S. Treasury Department is pitted against the Switt-Langbord family. This trail […]

Coin Analyst Special Report: Congress May End Dollar Coin Program

Coin Analyst Special Report: Congress May End Dollar Coin Program

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Major print and broadcast media seldom focus on coins. But in the past two weeks the news media has devoted considerable attention to an issue that coin collectors are well aware of, namely, the oversupply of $1 coins. This includes both the presidential dollar coins created through a 2005 […]

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July is already upon us, and as anticipated, we have an exceptional range of new coin releases to showcase this month. The 90th anniversary of the creation of Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest running comic strip, is celebrated. Created by Jimmy Bancks, the comic strip was first introduced in the Sydney Sunday Sun […]

US Mint News Roundup – 2011 Proof Buffalo, Grant Presidential Dollar, Platinum Proof Eagle, Yellowstone 5 oz ATB

US Mint News Roundup – 2011 Proof Buffalo, Grant Presidential Dollar, Platinum Proof Eagle, Yellowstone 5 oz ATB

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin Now Available The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin on May 19 at noon Eastern Time (ET). There is no mintage or household order limit for this product. The designs on the obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) of […]

“Rub and Sniff” Marijuana Coin to be Released

“Rub and Sniff” Marijuana Coin to be Released

Paying tribute to one of the world’s favourite drugs, Benin has launched its first legal tender 44mm Marijuana Scented Silver Plated coin. Set for release May 20 2011, the “Rub and Sniff” design is one of the few scented coins in numismatics. Distinctively leaf shaped, this iconic 2011 coin releases the aroma of cannabis when […]

The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint will issue today the fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”.  The new coin 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 […]

French Mint Sold Out of New 1,000-euro gold coin, before July Release

French Mint Sold Out of New 1,000-euro gold coin, before July Release

The French Mint, La Monnaie de Paris, will issue a new 1,000-euro gold coin this summer. Reservations for the limited-edition coin opened on Friday, with hundreds of collectors queuing outside the Mint in Paris. As of today the coin has been sold out. Only 10,000 of the coins will be minted. The Mint is also […]

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US Mint News: 2011 First Spouse Designs, Kennedy Half Dollars and Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 Coin

US Mint News: 2011 First Spouse Designs, Kennedy Half Dollars and Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 Coin

United States Mint Announces 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs The United States Mint today announced the eight new designs for the 2011 First Spouse Gold Coins. The First Spouse Gold Coins honor Eliza Johnson, Julia Grant, Lucy Hayes and Lucretia Garfield. The obverses (heads sides) of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins feature striking […]

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New Army Commemorative Coins Available Today, Jan 31st from the US Mint

New Army Commemorative Coins Available Today, Jan 31st from the US Mint

The United States Mint announced today that it will begin accepting orders for the 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coins at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 31.  Public Law 110-450 authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue a maximum of 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad […]

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British Royal Mint Reveals 2011 Commemorative Coin Themes

British Royal Mint Reveals 2011 Commemorative Coin Themes

The Royal Mint has announced six new commemorative coins for 2011 along with details of the first Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated coin sets. The coming year will see the six commemorative coins added to the eight circulating coins that feature Matthew Dent’s shield design. 2011 is a year of several unique and memorable anniversaries and […]

U.S. Mint Director Awards “Coin for Excellence” to PCGS’ Miles Standish

U.S. Mint Director Awards “Coin for Excellence” to PCGS’ Miles Standish

As one of his final acts before leaving office on January 9, 2011 as Director of the United States Mint, Edmund Moy awarded the “Director’s Coin for Excellence” medal to Miles Standish, Vice President and Senior Grader of the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com), a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT). In recognizing Standish’s […]

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