Tag: European coins

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 2: The Standard to Be Followed

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 2: The Standard to Be Followed

By Dariusz F. Jasek …..   Link to Part 1 About a century before the birth of the Netherlands gold ducat, many different gold coins were in circulation in the Low Countries and neighboring lands. Various coin types were usually minted strictly for specific purposes: e.g. goldguldens were usually minted for trade with Germany, while […]

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

World Coin News – Malta Launches 2017 Coin Program

World Coin News – Malta Launches 2017 Coin Program

By Central Bank of Malta ……   The Central Bank of Malta is launching its Numismatic Coin Program for 2017, which includes the following products: – A silver numismatic coin commemorating the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, which Malta will be assuming in January 2017. This will be the first time that […]

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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 […]

Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics

Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   We will be attending the FUN Convention and the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) in January. Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 200 Euro Gold Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 200 Euro Gold Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and history. This Women of France coin series issued by the Monnaie de Paris commemorates the life of Matilda of Flanders (1031-1083). The wife of William the Conqueror, Queen Matilda was […]

Latvia Issues Innovative Ringed Collector Coin “The Earth”

Latvia Issues Innovative Ringed Collector Coin “The Earth”

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Thursday, 22 December, the Bank of Latvia is issuing a new 5 euro collector coin “The Earth”, innovative and unique from the technical and design point of view The collector coin “The Earth” is made of translucent perlucor with a silver outer ring. The symbolic Earth at the […]

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A Well-Rounded Fair: 50th NUMISMATA in Munich 2017

A Well-Rounded Fair: 50th NUMISMATA in Munich 2017

On March 4 and 5, 2017, Bavaria will once again become the focal point of Classic numismatics. Collectors and investors will come from near and far, to meet the most renowned exhibitors at the 50th NUMISMATA in Munich. The evergreen among the coin fairs will celebrate an impressive anniversary in Munich on March 4 and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016 Current Events 1.) The reasons Saudi Arabia stopped issuing paper riyals “The number of one Riyal banknotes constitutes half of the banknotes in circulation. This posed challenges and it was thus decided to gradually replace it with coins,” the monetary said… 2.) Venezuela to replace high […]

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World Coin News – A Brace of Musical Beauties from the Austrian Mint

World Coin News – A Brace of Musical Beauties from the Austrian Mint

The special relationship between the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Austrian Mint reaches new heights in 2017 with the issue of a brace of beautiful coins celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first ever performance of The Blue Danube and the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. One of the most […]

Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

By CoinWeek …..   2016 may go down as one of the most captivating years for coin design in recent memory as Mints large and small combined to produce hundreds of designs for circulating and non-circulating coins. In a highly competitive vote, France’s one-ounce .999 gold Queen Matilda 200 euro coin has been named CoinWeek’s […]

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World Coin News – Sweden Replaces Coins with Smaller, Lighter Versions

World Coin News – Sweden Replaces Coins with Smaller, Lighter Versions

By Sveriges Riksbank ….   In October the Riksbank began issuing new 1, 2 and 5-krona coins to replace the older coins. The changeover is expected to lead to more efficient cash management and less environmental impact. Moreover, the new coins are nickel-free. The new 1-, 2- and 5-krona coins that we began issuing on […]

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Austria 2016 Colorful Creatures: The Bat 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Austria 2016 Colorful Creatures: The Bat 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: Starting in October 2016 and running through July of 2019, every three months the Austrian Mint will release a new coin in its Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins. It is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint. Each coin in the 12-coin program showcases a different animal from […]

Austria 2016 Wildlife in Our Sights: The Fox 100 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2016 Wildlife in Our Sights: The Fox 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2013, the Austrian Mint inaugurated its “Wildlife in Our Sights” series of gold Proof coins. Each coin in the series carries a face value of 100 euro and is legal tender in Austria. Struck in Proof quality, the coin measures 30 mm and contains 16 grams of .986 fine (98.6% pure) gold. Maximum mintage […]

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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Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Christmas Battles”

Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Christmas Battles”

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 6 December, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5 euro silver collector coin “Christmas Battles”. This coin is a dedication to the Latvian riflemen, heroes of the Christmas Battles, and their eternal contribution to the future. The Christmas Battles raged from 5 to 11 […]

Ireland Issues €10 Silver Proof Eileen Gray Commemorative Coin

Ireland Issues €10 Silver Proof Eileen Gray Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Ireland ….   Collector coin celebrating renowned Irish designer and architect Eileen Gray First collector coin issued by the Central Bank commemorating the achievements of an Irish woman Coin will be on sale from November 30 On November 30, the Central Bank of Ireland issued a €10 limited edition silver proof […]

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 […]

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Latvia to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Honoring Artist Janis Rozentāls

Latvia to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Honoring Artist Janis Rozentāls

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Wednesday, 23 November, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 5 euro silver collector coin “Janis Rozentāls”. This unique silver collector coin featuring the popular painting The Princess and the Monkey in color is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the prominent Latvian painter Janis Rozentāls (1866–1916). The graphic design […]

By November 22, 20160 Comments Read More →
Second Queen’s Beasts Release from Royal Mint Arrives at APMEX

Second Queen’s Beasts Release from Royal Mint Arrives at APMEX

The Royal Mint’s second release of The Queen’s Beasts Series – The Griffin – is now available at APMEX! The Griffin of Edward III is the second beast to be featured in the 10-coin series from The Royal Mint. Jody Clark, acclaimed coin designer for The Royal Mint, is the talent behind the Queen’s Beasts […]

By November 16, 20160 Comments Read More →
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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World Coins- Portugal Issues New €2.50 Barcelos Figures Collector Coin

World Coins- Portugal Issues New €2.50 Barcelos Figures Collector Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation from 15 November 2016 entitled ‘O Figurado de Barcelos’ (Barcelos sculpted figures), within the ‘Portuguese Ethnography’ series. The coins have a face value of €2.50. The new circulating commemoratives will be distributed […]

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The Royal Mint Selects Designer for 2016 Remembrance Day Coin

The Royal Mint Selects Designer for 2016 Remembrance Day Coin

A Royal Mint coin designer has taken inspiration from the wreath that lies at the foot of The Royal Mint’s on-site war memorial for the design of the organization’s 2016 commemorative £5 Remembrance Day coin. The memorial is formed of bricks from The Royal Mint’s previous location on Tower Hill, and honors colleagues who have […]

Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Gold Brooches: The Disc Fibula”

Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Gold Brooches: The Disc Fibula”

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Thursday, 10 November, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5 euro gold collector coin “Gold Brooches: The Disc Fibula”. The coin replicating a third to fourth century disc fibula is the first in the series of euro gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia’s brooches and […]

By November 14, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 France Joan of Arc 10 Euro silver Proof coin pays homage to the female military leader who rattled English intruders in France and paid the ultimate price for it. Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc) was a peasant girl born circa January 6, 1412 to Jacques d’Arc, a tenant farmer, and Isabelle Romée […]

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and history. This Women of France coin series issued by the Monnaie de Paris commemorates the life of Matilda of Flanders (1031-1083). The wife of William the Conqueror, Queen Matilda was […]

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 […]

 
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