Tag: European coins

Modern World Coins – Romanian Gold Coin Commemorates US Partnership

Modern World Coins – Romanian Gold Coin Commemorates US Partnership

The 2017 Romania 100 Lei Gold Coin features a bridge on the obverse and the Statue of Liberty on the reverse. By National Bank of Romania ……   As of July 4, 2017, the National Bank of Romania put into circulation a gold coin dedicated to the anniversary of 20 years since the launch of […]

World Coin News – Bank of Ireland Releases 2017 Mint Set

World Coin News – Bank of Ireland Releases 2017 Mint Set

By Central Bank of Ireland …..   The Central Bank of Ireland 2017 Annual Mint Set will be Available to Order from today 10 July 2017. The cost of the set is €29. Postal charges of €5.54 apply within the Republic of Ireland. The theme of this year’s Annual Mint Set is “Irish Lighthouses and […]

Royal Mint Marks Birth of Royal Flying Corps with WWI Aviation 2017 UK £2 Coin

Royal Mint Marks Birth of Royal Flying Corps with WWI Aviation 2017 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint is to continue its First World War ‘Outbreak to Armistice’ collection with the 2017 Aviation £2 coin, marking the contribution of aviators during the conflict. At the time of the outbreak of the First World War, few people believed that aircraft would play a major role. Hot-air balloons had been used for […]

New 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin Commemorates St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

New 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin Commemorates St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the completion of  St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice By Instituto Poligrafico & Zecca Dello Stato (IPZS) ……   The most famous and impressive monument in Venice is St. Mark’s Basilica , one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture and a real symbol of the greatness of the “Serenissima” or […]

New Silver Niobium Coin and 2 Euro Commemorative from Luxembourg

New Silver Niobium Coin and 2 Euro Commemorative from Luxembourg

By Central Bank of Luxembourg ….   As of Wednesday June 21, 2017, the Central Bank of Luxembourg (Banque centrale du Luxembourg, or BCL) is offering the following numismatic products at the counters of the Numismatic center situated at 43, avenue Monterey, L-2163 Luxembourg (while stocks last). Castles of Luxembourg: Useldange Silver Niobium Coin Coin […]

New World Coins – Malta’s Ħaġar Qim Temples on €2 Commemorative

New World Coins – Malta’s Ħaġar Qim Temples on €2 Commemorative

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 27 June 2017, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ħaġar Qim temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ħaġar Qim temples. The coin obverse was designed by Noel […]

World Coin Profiles: Austria 1807 Copper 30 Kreuzer Coin

World Coin Profiles: Austria 1807 Copper 30 Kreuzer Coin

Overview: The Doppelkaiser The 1807 Austrian 30 kreuzer copper coin features a portrait of Franz II, last ruler of the Holy Roman Empire and first ruler of the Austrian Empire, where he was known as Franz I. He is more commonly known as Francis II in the English-speaking world, but for two years in Greater […]

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

By National Bank of Romania ……   As of 19 June 2017, the National Bank of Romania has entered into circulation a set of three coins (gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) and a brass collector coin for numismatic purposes, along with a brass commemorative circulation coin, dedicated to the anniversary of 10 years since Romania’s […]

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

1904 Design Overstruck on 1903 Design By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……   This is a unique, spectacular and dramatic Belgium Franc struck in GOLD. Below are examples of the 1903 obverse (French text) and the 1904 obverse (Dutch text), both struck in silver: It is an obverse die trial to test the […]

World Coins – Mint of Spain Issues History of the Dollar 1 Kilo Silver Coin

World Coins – Mint of Spain Issues History of the Dollar 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Commemorative features first U.S. Dollar from 1794 By Real Casa de la Moneda ……   On May 23, the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda) issued a limited-release 1 kilogram silver coin dedicated to the history of the dollar. The special commemorative consists of .999 fine silver and has a face value […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Life of Jane Austen with UK £2 Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Life of Jane Austen with UK £2 Coin

Limited numbers of circulation versions to be released at key Jane Austen locations on the anniversary of her death For 200 years, Jane Austen has delighted readers across the world with her Regency-era romances. Now, The Royal Mint is celebrating her life by featuring her portrait on a new commemorative UK £2 coin for 2017. […]

MA-Shops: Why the Gold Ducat Is One of the Most Famous Gold Coins in the World

MA-Shops: Why the Gold Ducat Is One of the Most Famous Gold Coins in the World

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ……   The subject of this piece is about a gold coin most collectors of European coins know about, and it is probably the most famous gold coin of Europe: the golden ducat. But how much do you know about the coin and its huge […]

Heritage Auctions Sets World Record for Sale of Gold Dutch Coin

Heritage Auctions Sets World Record for Sale of Gold Dutch Coin

Portugalöser sold for $179,000 in Amsterdam Heritage Auctions Europe recently sold a 10 dukat “Portugalöser, struck by the city of Deventer in the year 1640 to compete with Portuguese coinage circulating in Brazil, for $179,000 USD – by far a record price ever realized for a coin of the pre-Kingdom Dutch provinces. The Netherlands 1640 […]

World Coins – New Euro National Sides, 5 Euro Coin for San Marino in 2017

World Coins – New Euro National Sides, 5 Euro Coin for San Marino in 2017

By Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica ……   New San Marino National Sides In 2017, San Marino will change the national sides of the coins after 15 years. The new coins are famous works of art and monuments such as: € 2.00 – Saint Marino, detail of an oil on canvas by Urbinelli […]

Rare 10 Mark DDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

Rare 10 Mark DDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ….   In 1967, the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (otherwise known as East Germany) created a new design for the 10 mark coin that commemorated the life and heroism of Dr. Theodor Neubauer, a teacher and leftist organizer who was an important figure in the anti-fascist resistance to the Nazi regime within Germany itself. Twenty-three sample pieces […]

New World Coins – Unicorn of Scotland Available from Royal Mint UK

New World Coins – Unicorn of Scotland Available from Royal Mint UK

The Royal Mint is to unleash the legendary Unicorn of Scotland onto a range of collectable coins celebrating the 10 ‘Queen’s Beasts’ of British heraldry. The mythical creatures – which include griffins, lions, dragons and falcons – have stood guard throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry, and can be seen all round Britain […]

CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

Austria’s 10 Schilling coin features one of the most iconic coin designs of Post-War Europe. On the obverse is a youthful woman of Wachau. On the reverse, a heraldic shield. In this CoinWeek video, we go deep into the archives of the Austrian Mint with engraver Helmut Andexlinger to admire Ferdinand Welz’s work and discuss […]

World Coins – Malta Issues New 2017 Euro Coin Set

World Coins – Malta Issues New 2017 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On May 31, 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued a new euro coin set dated 2017 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ħaġar Qim. This coin is the second […]

APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is proud to announce the 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes, courtesy of The Royal Mint. Beginning June 5, 2017 and running through July 2, 2017, the purchase of any eligible Royal Mint product will automatically enter the purchaser into the sweepstakes. One lucky […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the […]

Modern World Coins –  Hungary’s Largest Coin Commemorates Compromise of 1867

Modern World Coins – Hungary’s Largest Coin Commemorates Compromise of 1867

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   The Compromise of 1867 is one of the most important events in the history of modern Hungary. It is a catch-all term used for the agreements which re-established the political, legal and economic relations between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary at the beginning of 1867. […]

New World Gold Coins – Freud & the Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy

New World Gold Coins – Freud & the Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy

The Austrian Mint is dedicating a new three-part series of 50 Euro gold coins to a very special subject: the Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy and three of their prominent representatives. The series starts with its pioneer, the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Freud’s theories did nothing less that start a revolution in the spiritual and […]

25th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Commemorated on New 2 Euro Coins

25th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Commemorated on New 2 Euro Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Paris Mint, otherwise known as Monnaie de Paris, will issue new 2-euro commemorative collector coins honoring the 25th anniversary of the famous pink ribbon symbol of the fight against breast cancer. The design features a woman holding one such pink ribbon over her left breast, her torso given […]

Winning Design Chosen for Baltic State 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

Winning Design Chosen for Baltic State 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Latvia ….   The work by Lithuanian designer Justas Petrulis, i.e. a symbolic plait in which the fates of the three Baltic sisters intertwine, will turn into the common Baltic 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States. This design received the most votes in the public […]

European Coin Auction: Numismatic Lanz Auction 164

European Coin Auction: Numismatic Lanz Auction 164

Numismatik Lanz has been in business for 70 years and published recently auction catalogue 164 featuring coins and medals from antiquity, the Holy Roman Empire, the Vatican, and a collection of pilgrim badges. To mark the milestone birthday, Lanz organizes a competition. * * * To illustrate to his customers how important a professional coin […]

New World Commemorative Coins from Swiss Mint: Yodeling & Steamship Uri

New World Commemorative Coins from Swiss Mint: Yodeling & Steamship Uri

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 4 May 2017 the Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new ones Special coins for collectors and lovers. Just in time for the Swiss Jodlerfest (Yodeling Festival) in Brig-Glis appears a silver commemorative coin featuring an iodine miner. The second silver coin features the oldest paddle-wheel steamer in […]

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Commemorative Silver Coin Latgale Congress

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Commemorative Silver Coin Latgale Congress

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Wednesday, 3 May, Bank of Latvia issued a new 5 euro silver collector coin entitled Latgale Congress. By doing so, the Bank expresses its appreciation and gratitude to Latgale for its contribution to the evolvement of the idea of Latvia’s unity and statehood. The coin presentation event will […]

Catastrophic Launch of Mint of Finland Collector Coin Ends with Scrapped Program

Catastrophic Launch of Mint of Finland Collector Coin Ends with Scrapped Program

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   Last Monday, the Mint of Finland announced a five-coin, five-euro commemorative coin set marking the 100th Anniversary of Finnish Independence. Each coin in the proposed series was designed to mark a 20-year period, with an obverse and reverse design showing the trials and tribulations of the country’s history. […]

Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: “Microcosm”, the 2017 entry in the popular Austrian Mint 25 euro silver-niobium bimetallic coin program honoring science and technological innovation, is the 15th issue in the series. A quick glance at the muted colors on the niobium center of Microcosm reveals how far the Austrians have developed not only the series but the technical […]

CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Hidden Science Of The New British Pound Coin There is however one security feature that the Royal Mint are being particularly cagey about, and that is the feature that they deem to make the coins the most difficult ever to […]

 
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