Tag: Bimetallic Coins

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he’s making a claim to 21st-century fame by being honored on a series of coins from the Monnaie de Paris – including a 2017 French 2 Euro bimetallic circulating commemorative coin. While […]

World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Royal Mint in the U.K. has over eight centuries of experience under its belt. Yet even the best coining operations occasionally make errors. When they do, you had better bet that collectors are searching for those rarities! Currently, the hottest error-coin craze in Britain centers around […]

Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 26 January 2017 the Swiss Mint issued two new coins for collectors and lovers. The first is the bimetallic coin commemorating the Enzian flower. It is the second entry in the three-part FLORA ALPINA (Alpine Flowers) series. The theme of the second commemorative, this one a silver […]

Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

Bank of Malta Issues Kid-Themed Commemorative €2 Coin

Bank of Malta Issues Kid-Themed Commemorative €2 Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 5 December 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin under a new program entitled ‘From Children in Solidarity’, with the first theme being ‘Solidarity through Love’. This is an initiative between the Central Bank of Malta, the Ministry for Education and Employment, […]

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World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

By Central Bank of Seychelles….   The Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles’ Independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity – the backbone of our economy”. The project which started in 2012 is in its final stage and the issuance is scheduled […]

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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 Coin News – Latvia Dedicates 2 Euro Commemorative to Vidzeme

World Coin News – Latvia Dedicates 2 Euro Commemorative to Vidzeme

By Bank of Latvia ….   On 15 November 2016, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Vidzeme. This coin, featuring the coat of arms of Vidzeme, is the first one in the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia’s cultural and historical regions. It is […]

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France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

Mint of Finland Releases Special New Two Euro Coin

Mint of Finland Releases Special New Two Euro Coin

By Mint of Finland ……   On October 17, the Mint of Finland released one million commemorative two-euro coins paying tribute to philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright. The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of von Wright. Mint of Finland has minted the special coins by order of the Ministry of Finance. […]

Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Description: 2005 saw the release of the third issue in Austria’s 25-Euro Silver-Niobium bimetallic coin series. The reception of the previous two releases was so positive that the Austrian Mint decided to raise the authorized mintage from 50,000 to 65,000. This decision did little to dampen collector enthusiasm for the innovative coin program. The subject […]

Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

By Central Bank of Malta ……   Series of coins depicting Malta’s prehistoric monuments On 22 September 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ġgantija temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ġgantija temples. The coin […]

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Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On Monday, 22 August 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2016 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ġgantija. This coin is the […]

Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Coins

Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Coins

The First and Only Bimetalic Commemorative Coin Minted by the US The Library of Congress, founded on April 24, 1800, is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. Also the world’s largest library, it houses 119 million items– 18 million books; two million recordings; 12 million photographs; four million maps and 53 million manuscripts. The library’s […]

Bank of Latvia Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Featuring Cow

Bank of Latvia Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Featuring Cow

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 19 July 2016, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a 2-euro commemorative coin featuring a cow. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all the euro area countries. Like any other piece of circulation money, this coin will be released to special […]

Portugal to Issue 50 Years of the April 25 Bridge €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal to Issue 50 Years of the April 25 Bridge €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   On July 19, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will issue a bimetallic commemorative coin with a face value of €2, entitled ‘50 Anos da Ponte 25 de Abril’ (50 Years of the April 25 Bridge). The €2 commemorative coin will be distributed to the public […]

Bank of Russia Issues Latest Coins in Russian Federation, City Series

Bank of Russia Issues Latest Coins in Russian Federation, City Series

By Bank of Russia ……   On Thursday, June 30, the Bank of Russia issued into circulation the latest bimetallic 10-ruble commemorative coin in the “Russian Federation” series, honoring Amur Oblast. Also released was the latest entry in the “City of Military Glory” series, a 10-ruble coin commemorating the city of Gatchina. The Amur region […]

Portugal 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2 Euro Coin

Portugal 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Portugal 2 Euro bimetallic Olympic Coin honoring the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a legal-tender, circulating commemorative issue. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games hold special significance for the Portuguese not only because the nation is sending a slated 88 competitors to participate in 15 different sports but […]

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

By Central Bank of Luxembourg ….   On Friday, June 3, 2016, Serge Kolb, director of the Central Bank of Luxembourg (BCL), conducted the official presentation of the new collectors coin “D’Maus Ketti” in the presence of the heirs of designer Willy Faber and heirs of the writer Auguste Liesch, author of the fable “D’Maus […]

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

Description: The 2016 Switzerland 10 Franc bimetallic coin features the Alpen Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), the national flower of Switzerland. The edelweiss commonly grows in the Alpine regions of Switzerland, in rocky limestone surfaces at altitudes of 5,900 to 9,800 feet. The non-toxic plant is used in regional folk medicine as a remedy against an array […]

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

When it comes to modern coins, both U.S. and world issues, the goal of purchasing coins that will perform well in the secondary market is a key incentive for many buyers By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Coin collecting is best understood as a hobby that rewards the collector mainly in non-monetary ways, but […]

New Commemorative World Coins from Bank of Russia

New Commemorative World Coins from Bank of Russia

By Bank of Russia ……   On March 15, 2016, the Bank of Russia issued two precious metal commemorative coins into circulation: The 10-Ruble “Belgorod Region” entry in the “Russian Federation” series, and The 10-Ruble “Staraya Russa” coin in the “Cities of Military Glory” series Russian Federation: Belgorod Region The bimetallic “Belgorod Region” coin has […]

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

A new Belgian two-euro coin is giving missing children and their families hope By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   The new circulating commemorative coin, issued by the Royal Mint of Belgium, was launched on May 25, which is International Missing Children’s Day. The Belgian two-euro coin features the face of a young […]

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   On May 3, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) released a new €2 commemorative coin into circulation entitled “Portugal’s Olympic Team 2016” (Equipa Olímpica de Portugal 2016). The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Bank of Portugal cash offices. The “Portugal’s […]

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   As The Royal Mint begins production of a new 12-sided £1 coin made with their recently-patented anti-counterfeiting measures, it seems like a good time to look at some of the recent technologies being used to fight fake coins. Quitting the Old Quid The Royal Mint’s campaign to […]

Italy 2016 550th Anniversary of the Death of Donatello 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin

Italy 2016 550th Anniversary of the Death of Donatello 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin

Description: Donatello, whose 550th anniversary death is honored on this 2016 2-euro Italian coin, was perhaps the finest Florentine sculptor besides Michelangelo; he was also Italy’s most influential artist of the 15th century. Donatello was born around 1386, and during his formative years learned Gothic art under several notable sculptors. Donatello was noted for highly […]

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 […]

World Coin Grading – NGC Certifies Rare Modern Venezuelan Pattern

World Coin Grading – NGC Certifies Rare Modern Venezuelan Pattern

The only Venezuela 1989 bimetallic 20 Bolivares pattern certified by NGC thus far has been graded MS 66. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……..   During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Venezuela was unable to produce sufficient circulation issue coinage at its mint in Caracas so the country needed to rely on foreign mints for […]

Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Entry in Silver Niobium Coin Series

Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Entry in Silver Niobium Coin Series

On March 9, the Austrian Mint will release the newest issue of the hugely successful and sought after bi-metallic niobium and silver coin series, this year honoring Time. The theoretical meaning of time may have long been a major subject of debate among philosophers, physicists and religious figures, but the more practical discipline of its […]

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Each year the largest and most important coin show in Europe is held the first week of February in Berlin, Germany. From February 5 to 7, the 45th Annual World Money Fair was held in the eastern portion of Berlin, where it has been held for most of […]

 
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