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Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, the only woman ever to rule the Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian Mint is issuing a four-coin series entitled Empress Maria Theresa – Treasures of History. Each entry in the series focuses on one of four virtues–Courage, Justice, Clemency and Prudence. A different portrait […]

New 2017 Isle of Man Coins Mark First Manx Coins in 13 Years

New 2017 Isle of Man Coins Mark First Manx Coins in 13 Years

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   The Isle of Man has unveiled a set of seven new coins for 2017, which mark the first complete redesign of circulating coinage for the British island nation since 2004. The seven new coins range from the 5 pence denomination up through the £5 coin, the latter of […]

World Coins – St. Margaret Subject of Hungary’s First Gold Coin of 2017

World Coins – St. Margaret Subject of Hungary’s First Gold Coin of 2017

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   The first of only two gold coins issued by Hungary in 2017 honors the 775th birthday of an icon both religious and royal, St. Margaret of Hungary. The daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina, Margaret was born on January 27, 1242 and died on […]

CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) How tough is the new £5 note? The new UK’s new £5 bank note – made of polymer rather than paper – gets the “chemistry treatment”. Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff [Of popular Youtube channel Periodic Videos. The professor donated an […]

World Coin News –  Hungarian Silver, Gold Commemoratives Celebrate 200th Birthday of János Arany

World Coin News – Hungarian Silver, Gold Commemoratives Celebrate 200th Birthday of János Arany

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   János Arany is called one of the key figures in Hungarian literature and political life. He was a poet, teacher, editor, Secretary of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and one of the best known and most renowned figures in Hungarian literature. The National Bank of Hungary is marking […]

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin III: The Old Man’s Mitten

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin III: The Old Man’s Mitten

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 28 March, the Bank of Latvia will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin – “Fairy Tale Coin III: The Old Man’s Mitten”. This is the third collector coin in the series “Fairy Tale Coins”, which is dedicated to Latvian fairy tales. The first two coins in […]

CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Show Me The Money: The 1 Króna Coin Until the mid-to-late 19th century, most financial transactions in Iceland were conducted in vaðmál (homespun wool). However, since 1922, Iceland has issued its own currency, the króna. Iceland never being the best at […]

Tower Mint to Strike Circulation, Commemorative Coins for Isle of Man from April 1, 2017

Tower Mint to Strike Circulation, Commemorative Coins for Isle of Man from April 1, 2017

By Tower Mint ……   The Isle of Man is a nearly 600-square-kilometer-big island in the Irish Sea. The self-governing Crown dependency looks back at a vivid history with strong Gaelic cultural ties dating back to the fifth century, followed by Viking settlements. Subsequent rule of the island alternated between the kingdoms of Norway, Scotland […]

CoinWeek IQ: Designing a Modern Coin Program: Guardian Angel – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Designing a Modern Coin Program: Guardian Angel – 4K Video

How does a modern coin go from concept to creation? We seek to answer this question with this CoinWeek IQ video. Follow along as the engravers and the marketing department of the Austrian Mint team up to design a new modern coin program. We go from inspiration, to artwork, to a marketing meeting that ties […]

Austria 2017 Miracle of Life: Spring Lamb 5 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2017 Miracle of Life: Spring Lamb 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: On Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, an event pivotal to His mission of salvation. Because of this, Easter is perhaps the holiest of days in the Christian calendar. Historically, many countries and mints around the world–especially those with cultures steeped in Christian tradition–have issued special coins to honor the holiday. For Easter […]

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 3: The Importance of Primary Research in Numismatics

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 3: The Importance of Primary Research in Numismatics

By Dariusz F. Jasek …..   Link to Part 1 | Part 2 The idea of this article is not to discredit other authors or publications mentioned here. However, without pointing out certain examples it would be impossible to explain how important it is to do primary research in numismatics. Of course, some mistakes are […]

World Coins – “Honey” Wins Innovative Design Competition

World Coins – “Honey” Wins Innovative Design Competition

By Bank of Latvia ….   The design concept “Honey” by industrial designer Artūrs Analts has been awarded the first prize in the competition for the design of an innovative euro collector coin announced by the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka). The Bank will consult with the winner of the competition and the mints on […]

Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Heraldic designs, regional landmarks and cultural interpretations of the UK such as fish and chips and cups of tea were amongst over 6,000 entries submitted by the public for consideration when the competition to design the UK’s new bimetallic 12-sided £1 coin was announced in 2014. Now, three years later, the moment when we will […]

World Commemorative Coins – Malta Honors Lost Landmarks: Argotti Botanical Gardens Conservatory

World Commemorative Coins – Malta Honors Lost Landmarks: Argotti Botanical Gardens Conservatory

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 28 February 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued numismatic coins in gold and silver depicting the Argotti Botanical Gardens Conservatory. The coins are issued under the Europa Program with the theme ‘the Age of Iron and Glass’ and bear the Europa Star logo. The gold coin […]

Selections from Atlas Numismatics New Ancient, World Coin Inventory

Selections from Atlas Numismatics New Ancient, World Coin Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 879 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (88), World (784) and US (7). Beautiful Perseus Drachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1041035 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1041035 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Perseus. […]

CoinWeek: How the Crocodile 3-Euro Coin Gets Its Color – 4K Video

CoinWeek: How the Crocodile 3-Euro Coin Gets Its Color – 4K Video

Color printing technology has come a long way since the first colorized coins entered & scandalized the modern coin industry. In this exclusive video from CoinWeek, we watch as the Austrian Mint prepares the next release of its popular children’s coin series “Colorful Creatures”, using a state-of-the-art color printing press to individually apply glow-in-the-dark color […]

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The French Mint honors artist Auguste Rodin on a 100 Euro silver commemorative coin released in 2017. The French artist, famous for iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Kiss, is honored on the obverse of the 100 Euro silver coin, which is one of three French coins released in 2017 featuring his […]

Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Someone to Watch Over You On Wednesday, February 22, the Austrian Mint issued the first coin in its new series, “Guardian Angels”, and the second coin in the successful three-euro glow-in-the-dark coin series “Colorful Creatures”. Guardian Angels is the Austrian Mint’s talismanic four-coin interfaith series of 10 euro coins in silver and copper featuring historical […]

World Coins – Hungary’s First 2017 Issues Released

World Coins – Hungary’s First 2017 Issues Released

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   Hungary’s first commemorative coins of 2017 honor Zsuzsanna Kossuth, one of the pioneers of the nursing profession in Hungary, on the 200th anniversary of her birth. The coin comes in two versions: .925 silver proof 10,000 forint (31.46 g, 38.61 mm), limited to 5,000 pieces. And a copper-nickel […]

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2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin from Monnaie de Paris

2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin from Monnaie de Paris

Description: French artist Auguste Rodin is featured on a 10 Euro silver commemorative coin Monnaie de Paris released in 2017. The 10 Euro Rodin silver commemorative honors the life of the famous French artist known for such iconic sculptures as The Thinker (1904) and The Kiss (1889). Rodin was born on November 12, 1840 in […]

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 […]

Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

Description: In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany issued the five-euro Planet Earth collector coin with a blue polymer ring connecting two metallic portions. It was a startling first in coin production, the innovative process having been developed by German press manufacturer Schuler AG. The coin was manufactured by inserting a translucent plastic […]

Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Tiger 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Tiger 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

World Coins – Bank of Malta Launches Silver Commemorative Coin Honoring European Council Presidency

World Coins – Bank of Malta Launches Silver Commemorative Coin Honoring European Council Presidency

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 12 January 2017 the Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost are issuing a joint numismatic product to commemorate Malta’s first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The product will consist of a silver coin and a silver foil stamp replica. The coin, struck at the […]

Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Angels figure in the myths and legends of countless cultures around the world. They are especially significant in the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The angel Michael is common to all three. Michael, or Saint Michael in the Catholic Church, is a protector of the Jewish people in the Old Testament and […]

World Coin News – Common 2 Euro Commemorative Celebrates Baltic States Centennial

World Coin News – Common 2 Euro Commemorative Celebrates Baltic States Centennial

By Bank of Latvia ….   The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood. The design of the coin will be […]

CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history Historians say an entire chapter of the Anglo-Saxon period will have to be re-written after a metal detectorist found a huge hoard of coins in a field. James Mather made the discovery of 200 complete […]

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 […]

Austria 2017 Waltzing in the New Year 5 Euro Coin

Austria 2017 Waltzing in the New Year 5 Euro Coin

Description: Like many other people around the world, Austrians give small gifts to their friends and family to wish them good luck in the New Year (Jahreswechsel). And each year the Austrian Mint produces a specially themed coin for the occassion. This year’s theme is the waltz, specifically The Blue Danube waltz, written by Austrian […]

Numismatics’ Worldly Flavor—Big Apple Holds Court To NYINC

Numismatics’ Worldly Flavor—Big Apple Holds Court To NYINC

NYINC Heritage sales approach $18 Million; Pastor sells coins to dig for more! By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   The international flavor of our hobby has always been one of the most exciting and yet often overlooked areas in numismatics; at least for most of the coindexters in the USA. For the […]

 
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