Tag: Australian Coins

Royal Australian Mint – ‘Voice of Cricket’ Richie Benaud Commemorated on New Coin

Royal Australian Mint – ‘Voice of Cricket’ Richie Benaud Commemorated on New Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …..   With the toss of a coin to start the Australia v South Africa test match in Adelaide on November 24, it is only fitting that the coin commemorates the ‘voice of cricket’ Richie Benaud, who played his last test cricket match against the South Africans back in 1964. Commemorated […]

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a […]

By November 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
At PAN Fall Show, John Mercanti Views His Latest Finished Coin Design for First Time

At PAN Fall Show, John Mercanti Views His Latest Finished Coin Design for First Time

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists ….   Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) President and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) member Tom Uram received a FedEx package and wanted retired U.S. Mint 12th Chief Engraver John Mercanti to be the one to open it during his visit to the PAN Fall Coin Show on Friday October […]

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the […]

By October 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin News – Perth Mint To Exhibit Rare Historic Australian Coins

World Coin News – Perth Mint To Exhibit Rare Historic Australian Coins

For the first time, The Perth Mint will showcase three of Australia’s most sought after and desired rare coins – a 1930 Penny, an 1852 Adelaide Pound Type I, and an 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II. These incredible rarities are collectively valued at close to a quarter of a million dollars, making them prized pieces […]

By October 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016 Brain Food 1.) ANA Unveils Treasures In Your Pocket In 2014 a collector discovered a 1969-S Lincoln cent in his pocket change. Upon further inspection, he realized it was a rare doubled die cent. The value of his find? $19,800… To encourage budding coin collectors, […]

By October 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
APMEX: Win Trip of a Lifetime to Perth, Australia, Including Perth Mint VIP Tour

APMEX: Win Trip of a Lifetime to Perth, Australia, Including Perth Mint VIP Tour

Now Is Your Chance to Enter to Win a Trip to Australia Today, APMEX, Inc. announced their latest sweepstakes — Escape to Australia — giving away a free trip to The Perth Mint for one winner and a guest of their choice. The amazing trip includes roundtrip airfare to Perth and hotel accommodations for seven […]

By October 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016 The Future Is Now 1.) Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack “Bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term,” [Judge Alison] Nathan wrote. “Bitcoins can be accepted as a payment for goods and services or bought […]

By September 23, 2016 0 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 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 […]

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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 Australian Mint – Go for the Gold with Exclusive Olympic Coin Launch

Royal Australian Mint – Go for the Gold with Exclusive Olympic Coin Launch

By Royal Australian Mint …..   Limited-edition Australian Olympic Coin and Paralympic $2 coins To celebrate Rio 2016, Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint have launched a series of limited-edition Australian Olympic and Paralympic $2 coins, and the only way to strike gold is by shopping at Woolies. Starting on July 19, one of 12 […]

By August 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The history keepers On a cool, cloudy Tuesday morning … a coin collector stops by the Laxmi Narayan temple in Basantapur, looking for a coin minted during the reign of Prithivi Narayan Shah. There he finds an old man, seated on […]

By July 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint’s Silver Kangaroo Bullion Coin Sales Top 10 Million Oz

Perth Mint’s Silver Kangaroo Bullion Coin Sales Top 10 Million Oz

The Perth Mint has announced that sales of its 2016 Australian Silver Kangaroo bullion coin have reached 10 million ounces/coins. Since this latest addition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program was introduced to the market in September 2015, the release has had financiers, asset management specialists, bullion distributors and investors on the hop, with sales […]

Western Australia Premier Unveils Perth Mint Exclusive

Western Australia Premier Unveils Perth Mint Exclusive

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Diamond Mine. A world exclusive from The Perth Mint, the Kimberley Treasure coin is the only coin in its class. Valued at NZ$1 million, the breathtaking collectable has […]

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   On September 21, 2015 the Perth Mint began offering a new line of one-ounce silver bullion coins featuring a design that had appeared previously on Perth’s one-kilo and one-ton gold coins: a bounding red kangaroo against a background of stylized sun rays. The series is known as the […]

Grading & Certification – NGC Grades 35 Millionth Coin

Grading & Certification – NGC Grades 35 Millionth Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has become the first third-party coin grading service to grade 35,000,000 coins. NGC has long been the world’s largest third-party grading service, a position that reflects the preference that more collectors and dealers have for NGC-graded coins. This preference is largely the result of NGC’s commitment to accuracy, consistency and integrity, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Sizing up U.S. coin currency QUESTION: Why are dimes smaller than other coins? 2.) Coins on gravestones have particular meanings Visitors paying their respects to fallen servicemen this Memorial Day weekend might notice that the headstones of certain graves have coins […]

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative program rooted in the history of Australia’s founding as a nation. Between 1788 and 1868, England sent more than 160,000 criminals, convicted of an array of crimes, to colonize the new, rugged territory. The long ocean voyage to Australia and the […]

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The Australian 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coins hearken back to the country’s colonial roots, when some of the earliest European settlers were British convicts sentenced to living several years in the fledgling Royal territory. England began sending convicted criminals to Australia in 1788 with the hopes of colonizing the small Pacific continent. […]

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative initiative that hearkens back to the roots of Australia’s founding as a nation. In 1788, England began sending criminals to Australia to serve their sentence in an attempt to colonize the new, rugged territory. Most of the criminals were small-time crooks, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, […]

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin […]

Western Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins

Western Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins

As a former branch of the UK Royal Mint, The Perth Mint commemorates the remarkable life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the release of three gold and silver birthday tributes. Having celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April 2016, Her Majesty became the first British monarch in history to mark such a […]

By April 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
APMEX – Tiger Shark: Last Shark Series Coin Released

APMEX – Tiger Shark: Last Shark Series Coin Released

The Silver Tiger Shark Launches Exclusively From APMEX as the Final Installment of the Perth Mint’s Shark Series Australia’s Perth Mint is saying goodbye to its APMEXclusive® Shark Series with the release of the Silver Tiger Shark coin. Previous installments included the 1/2 oz Great White Shark and 1/2 oz Great Hammerhead Shark coins, both […]

By April 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Welcome to the latest edition of CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. In this series we recap some of the cool, interesting, offbeat, ludicrous and maybe even disturbing news items that we’ve read over the past week. Brain Food 1.) The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due No, that’s not […]

By March 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2016 Kookaburra 10 oz Silver Coin

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 10 oz Silver Coin

Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2016 issue of the .999 fine 10-ounce silver coin. First released in 1990 in a one-ounce version, each year’s issue has featured a different design on the reverse – one of the few world bullion programs to do so. Long one […]

Royal Australian Mint Makes Decimal Currency History with Flip of a Coin

Royal Australian Mint Makes Decimal Currency History with Flip of a Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ….   The 14th of February marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the decimal currency in Australia – the move from pounds, shilling and pence to dollars and cents. The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer the Hon Alex Hawke MP has announced that history will be made this year […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Counterfeit Coin Detection: Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The popularity of lunar coins has grown of late, making the coins an excellent target for counterfeiters. Lunar coins have become very popular in recent years with coins struck annually to commemorate the Chinese Zodiac, a calendar that […]

 
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