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Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Sicilian investigators and Italian police seized 306,000 coins worth €556,000 (almost US$693,000) of counterfeit  1- and 2-euro coins from a shipping container in the southern port city of Naples on Friday, December 12. According to Palermo prosecutor Calogero Ferrara, the seizure of the counterfeit coins is the largest in the 12-year […]

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Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

Exquisite Barber Dimes and Proof Morgans Headline Legend’s Regency X Auction at PCGS Members-Only Show in Las Vegas

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. For dealers and collectors at the top end of the U.S. rare coin market, all eyes will be on the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada at 5:00 pm local time (8:00 pm Eastern) as Legend Rare Coin Auctions starts live bidding for Regency Auction X. […]

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Libertad Coin Mintages Revealed; Ghana Lunar Skulls Take-Off

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Libertad Coin Mintages Revealed; Ghana Lunar Skulls Take-Off

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… Libertad gold and silver coins from the oldest mint in North America, the Casa de Moneda in Mexico, have always appealed to buyers for a range of reasons.  This includes their gorgeous obverse design depicting the bare-breasted winged Victoria statue that many consider the finest to appear on an ongoing […]

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ANA Offering Counterfeit Detection Course at January FUN Show

ANA Offering Counterfeit Detection Course at January FUN Show

By CoinWeek News Staff… The American Numismatic Association (ANA) School of Numismatics will be offering a two-day course on detecting counterfeit and altered coins January 6 and 7, in association with the upcoming Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show in Orlando. Brian Silliman, Senior Numismatist at Panda America based in Torrance, California and writer of the […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Sales Break Record

United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Sales Break Record

The United States Mint has announced record sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins for the second consecutive year. Driven by investor demand around the globe, sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion coins on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, were 495,500. That brought the annual total to date to a record 42,864,000 for Calendar Year 2014, […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo Nickels

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 9: Buffalo Nickels

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #254  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… For less than $500 per coin, a set of Buffalo nickels ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can certainly be completed, provided that the 1918/7-D overdate and the 1916/1916 […]

By December 10, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

ANA to run Treasure Trivia at 60th annual FUN Coin Show

Educational game is designed for young collectors to learn about numismatics… Young collectors attending the 60th annual Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, Florida, will have the opportunity to win coins and other prizes by participating in the American Numismatic Association’s educational Treasure Trivia game. “As a FUN member since 2005, as well as a […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VII

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VII

By David Provost for CoinWeek.com…. Previous installments of this article can be found here. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs took up the House-amended version of S1230, the bill calling for commemorative coinage in support of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, on June 10, 1982. The amended bill was written by Representative […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Zimbabwe Reveals New National Coinage

Zimbabwe Reveals New National Coinage

By CoinWeek Staff… On Friday, December 5, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) held a press conference to introduce a new set of coins due to begin circulating on December 18. The new coins are meant to help relieve the chronic shortage of low-denomination coinage that has plagued the country since Zimbabwe dropped its own […]

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Central Bank of Ireland Urges Citizens to Spend “Copper” Coins

Central Bank of Ireland Urges Citizens to Spend “Copper” Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff The Central Bank of Ireland issued a press release today urging Irish citizens to use their 1c and 2c euro coins. According to the Central Bank, people do not use the small denomination copper-plated steel coins and end up saving or hoarding them instead. And since 1c and 2c coins are […]

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Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

By CoinWeek News Staff… In a year when two Nobel Prize medals have been sold at auction, it is perhaps no surprise that another prestigious award has now found its way to market. On Thursday, December 4, a Laetare medal–given annually by the University of Notre Dame to honor American Catholic groups and individuals for […]

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Coin 3D-Printed at NC State Successfully Launched Aboard Orion Spacecraft

Coin 3D-Printed at NC State Successfully Launched Aboard Orion Spacecraft

By CoinWeek Staff…. Coins have flown in space before. Twelve 22-karat gold Sacagawea dollar coins travelled on the Space Shuttle Columbia in July 1999. A 1909 VDB Lincoln cent currently resides on Mars, where it serves as a calibration target for one of the Curiosity rover’s imaging systems. But today represented the possible dawn of […]

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Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, Christie’s of New York auctioned a unique Nobel Prize medal belonging to Dr. James D. Watson, one of the 20th century’s most preeminent microbiologists and one of a team of scientists credited with discovering the structure of the DNA double helix. As we reported on […]

Celestial: The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium Coin Takes a Look at the Stars

Celestial: The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium Coin Takes a Look at the Stars

This year’s highly anticipated bimetallic niobium and silver from the Austrian Mint features “Cosmology” and will be issued today. It fittingly illuminates the new year with two colours: blue and gold. Cosmology connects all the parts of the universe as a whole, and follows the evolution of it from beginning to end. The blue and […]

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United States Mint Launches 25th America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin

United States Mint Launches 25th America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin

The United States Mint joined National Park Service officials today to launch the Everglades National Park quarter, the 25th coin in the bureau’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The quarter’s reverse (tails) design, inspired by the bird population in the Everglades, features an anhinga with outstretched wings on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill […]

By December 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
5 Gifts Your Favorite Numismatist Might Actually Like

5 Gifts Your Favorite Numismatist Might Actually Like

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… Do you have a coin collector in your life but don’t know what to get them? Fear not fellow traveler, CoinWeek is here with five numismatist-approved gift suggestions that you don’t need to be a rare coin expert to get right.   1. Coins & Collectors: Golden […]

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 8: Mercury Dimes

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 8: Mercury Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #253  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…   For less than $500 per coin, a set of Mercury dimes ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint locations) can be completed, with most dates represented by gem quality coins, […]

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Coin News: Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter Named Best Circulating Coin

Coin News: Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter Named Best Circulating Coin

The United States Mint is pleased to announce that the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter has been named Best Circulating Coin in the annual international competition sponsored by Krause Publications, publishers of World Coin News and Numismatic News. By winning in this category, the coin is now in competition for Coin of the Year and […]

By December 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Unveils Two-Coin 2015 Year of the Goat Silver Coin Set

Perth Mint Unveils Two-Coin 2015 Year of the Goat Silver Coin Set

Celebrating the Year of the Goat and the ideal of good fortune, this stunning 1oz silver proof two-coin set is released to encourage wealth and wisdom. Each coin is a prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar goat include 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, […]

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The Royal Mint releases the 2015 Britannia One Ounce Silver Coin

The Royal Mint releases the 2015 Britannia One Ounce Silver Coin

An iconic figure and a modern coin tradition – the annual release of The Royal Mint’s Silver BU Britannia for 2015… The Royal Mint has announced the release of the Brilliant Uncirculated Britannia Silver One Ounce coin for 2015 featuring the acclaimed Britannia portrait by sculptor Philip Nathan. Britannia was first featured on Britain’s coinage […]

Royal Canadian Mint: Demand for Bullion Coins Declined in Third Quarter

Royal Canadian Mint: Demand for Bullion Coins Declined in Third Quarter

CoinWeek Staff Reports… On Wednesday, the Royal Canadian Mint released its earnings statement for the third quarter of 2014. The Ottawa-based Mint reported persistent demand for numismatic and collector coins, but noted a 20 percent decline in sales of Silver Maple Leaf coins when compared to the third quarter of 2013. That year, the Royal […]

By November 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
December Regency Auction X to offer Simpson Barber Dime Collection & Sunset Hill Collection of Proof Morgan Dollars

December Regency Auction X to offer Simpson Barber Dime Collection & Sunset Hill Collection of Proof Morgan Dollars

Headliners: The Simpson Barber Dime Collection, The Sunset Hill Collection, MTA Collection, AMG Collection Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to present their tenth sale, The Regency Auction X, which will be held Thursday, December 18th in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show at The Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas. In addition to several prestigious […]

Mint Reduces Product Limit for 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection to 225,000

Mint Reduces Product Limit for 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection to 225,000

The United States Mint announced today the revised product limit for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection will be 225,000. The United States Mint initially announced October 24 a product limit of 300,000 units for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection.  This product was placed on sale October 28, initially with a household limit […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VI

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VI

By David Provost for CoinWeek.com…. Previous installments of this article can be found here. Following the conclusion of its hearings, the House Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage reported out the Los Angeles Olympics coin bill proposed by its Chairman, Representative Frank Annunzio (D-IL), by a vote of 6-0, on May 13, 1982. The bill […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The Austrian Mint scored three category victories in Krause Publications’ 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Since 1984, Krause has recognized excellence in coin design with its annual awards. This year’s competition was especially tough, with many high-quality collectible coins in contention. Austria’s three category winners are as follows: Best Gold Coin […]

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Why the National Media Has the ISIS Gold and Silver Coin Story Wrong

Why the National Media Has the ISIS Gold and Silver Coin Story Wrong

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The news exists–or should exist–to produce an informed populace, under the assumption that a populace needs to be informed in order to make beneficial decisions for society and state. But sometimes what comes across the wire is so horrific, so brutal, so tasteless–so against the grain of […]

NGC-Certified Mexican 1538 8 Reales Silver Coin Sells for Record $587,500

NGC-Certified Mexican 1538 8 Reales Silver Coin Sells for Record $587,500

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that an NGC XF 45 Mexico (1538)R 8 Reales of Spanish co-regents Charles and Joanna was recently sold for a record price of $587,500. Struck in Mexico City in 1538, it is one of only three known survivors of the first mintage of the 8 reales denomination in the […]

The Royal Mint Receives Four Nominations for Coin of the Year Awards

The Royal Mint Receives Four Nominations for Coin of the Year Awards

The Royal Mint has received four nominations for the prestigious Krause Publications Coin of the Year Awards in recognition of the iconic commemorative coins which it struck to mark some of The United Kingdom’s most important historical events in 2013. A special £5 coin to celebrate the Royal Christening of His Royal Highness Prince George […]

By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Money & Politics: Four Million 5 Rappen Coins Purchased for Exhibition about Money

Money & Politics: Four Million 5 Rappen Coins Purchased for Exhibition about Money

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Money & Politics In what could best be described as a costly political stunt, activists from Generation Basic Income, a group lobbying in favor of universal basic income in Switzerland, dumped eight million five-rappen (five-cent) coins in historic Parliament Square in Bern last December. The goal of their campaign was […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction IX to feature The Sunnywood Collection

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction IX to feature The Sunnywood Collection

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction IX to feature The Sunnywood Collection and duplicates, boasts numerous other numismatic treasures LINCROFT, NJ – Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to announce The Regency Auction IX featuring The Sunnywood Collection, which will be held October 2nd at the PCGS Members Only Show at the Bellagio in Las […]

By September 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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