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World Coins – Austria 2016 Mozart: The Legend 20 Euro Silver Coin

World Coins – Austria 2016 Mozart: The Legend 20 Euro Silver Coin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: arguably the three most famous words in musical history. “Wolfgang”, “Amadé” and “Mozart” are the names of three silver coins dedicated to Austria’s most famous son, each of which explores a different phase in Mozart’s short but prolific life, as well as one of his famous stage productions from that phase. Larger […]

World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

On May 11, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue the second silver coin of the three-coin set entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second coin–titled “Amade”, as he liked to be called–focuses on his adult life. The obverse of the coin depicts a […]

Austrian Mint 2016 Easter Coin: “Dürer’s Young Hare”

Austrian Mint 2016 Easter Coin: “Dürer’s Young Hare”

On February 24, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin featuring what may be the most famous painting of an animal in the history of European art, Albrecht Dürer’s “Feldhase”. The reverse bears the classic watercolour of the “Wild Hare” painted by Albrecht Dürer in 1502. The hare was painted with minute, almost scientific […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Issues Wedge-Tailed Silver Eagle Coin Design by John Mercanti

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Issues Wedge-Tailed Silver Eagle Coin Design by John Mercanti

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   The iconic American Silver Eagle, the most widely collected and traded silver coin in the world, now has an Australian cousin that was created by the same person who designed the American eagle, retired U.S. Mint coin sculptor-engraver, John Mercanti. On January 7 the Perth Mint in Western […]

Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

The special 50th anniversary auction of Australia’s oldest and most respected numismatic auction house, Downies Australian Coin Auctions (ACA), will be held between the 29th and 31st of October, 2013. Following hot on the heels of Sale 314 which boasted an 80+% clearance rate and approaching $1 million in gross sales, Sale 315 is set […]

By July 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many Ways

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many Ways

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   Located within the city of Rome in Italy, Vatican City, or the Vatican, is the smallest independent country in the world. The Vatican issues its own stamps and coins, and like several other European micro states such as San Marino and Monaco, it relies on the sales of […]

By November 12, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Downies – An Important Consignment

Downies – An Important Consignment

As the final hammer dropped on Downies Auction 310 there is little rest for all involved as consignments for Auction 311 held 10-12 July 2012 are set to make it perhaps our most impressive sale yet! Headlined by the library of Former Australian Coin and Medal Dealer and Author, Mr Reg Williams, collectors will be […]

By March 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Strong at 2012 Berlin World Money Fair

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Strong at 2012 Berlin World Money Fair

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Every year in February the most important international coin fair of the year is held in Berlin, Germany. It is known as the World Money Fair . This year’s event, held from February 3-5, drew over 15,000 visitors and more than 300 exhibitors. Unlike coin shows that mainly include a […]

By February 9, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
Downies Presents the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coin

Downies Presents the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coin

Uniquely beautiful, majestically powerful and once abundant, the Thylacine was an animal like no other. Paying tribute to the last of this species, Downies is proud to announce the newest additions to their unwavering range, the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coins. Showcasing an eight part moving image of ‘Benjamin’ moving from the back of his […]

By August 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
“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 […]

Mortality, Abdication and Power – The Three Kings of 1936

Mortality, Abdication and Power – The Three Kings of 1936

Paying tribute to George V, Edward VIII and George VI, Downies is pleased to announce the newest addition to their unwavering range, The Three Kings of 1936. Infamously characterised by mortality, voluntary abdication and eventual power, the Three Kings of 1936 ultimately shaped the future and fate of the British Monarchy throughout this one incredible […]

By April 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
 
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