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Germany 2016 Otto Dix 20 Euro Silver Coin

Germany 2016 Otto Dix 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 German 20 Euro silver commemorative coin honoring the 125th birthday of Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix celebrates an artist who had an illustrious career spanning the first seven decades of the 20th century. Dix was known for his striking, often controversial, art and illustrations laden with graphic war symbolism and gritty scenes criticizing […]

By August 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Collecting world coin sets is a refreshing numismatic objective for hobbyists who enjoy pursuing coins with diverse themes from myriad geographic regions. The world coin sets of 2016 offer plenty of wonderful opportunities for collectors to get their hands on fascinating coins covering interesting topics with rich designs. […]

Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On Monday, 22 August 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2016 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ġgantija. This coin is the […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Porcelain 5 Euro Silver Coin

Bank of Latvia Issues New Porcelain 5 Euro Silver Coin

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 9 August, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a five-euro silver collector coin of a unique shape. The coin is dedicated to “Baltars”, the workshop of fine china and faience painting and the pride of Latvian national culture, and has been designed by reproducing the image […]

By August 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint  fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”, recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia in southern Austria. The obverse of the coin depicts the Lindworm fountain and the statue of Hercules in the central square of […]

By August 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …….. Read Part I Here 7.) Are there particular modern world coin series or coins of a specific country or theme that tend to sell better than others? “Yes, well designed modern world coins and really topical series tend to sell well. These are almost always based on history, architecture, […]

Malta Launches Silver Coin Honoring Dom Mintoff Centennial

Malta Launches Silver Coin Honoring Dom Mintoff Centennial

President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca receives Dr Mario Vella, Governor of Central Bank on a courtesy call and is presented with a commemorative coin and stamp issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of ex-Prime Minister Dom Mintoff By Central Bank of Malta ….   On August 6, the Central Bank of […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Germany 2016 175 Years of Song of Germany 20 Euro Silver Coin

Germany 2016 175 Years of Song of Germany 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 175th anniversary of Germany’s national anthem is honored on a 20-euro silver coin released by the German Mint in 2016. The lyrics to the German national anthem (“Deutschlandlied“) were written by August Heinrich Hoffman in 1841 while vacationing in Heligoland, a German island in the North Sea that at the time belonged to […]

Germany 2016 Ernst Litfass 200th Birthday 20 Euro Silver Coin

Germany 2016 Ernst Litfass 200th Birthday 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: German printer and publisher Ernst Litfass (Ernst Litfaß) is the subject of a 2016 20-euro silver coin honoring the bicentennial of his birth. Litfass was born in Berlin on February 11, 1816 and took over his stepfather’s newspaper business in 1845. In 1858, Litfass published the 242-volume Economic Encyclopedia (Oekonomische Encyklopädie), a well-known German […]

Germany 2016 Little Red Riding Hood 20 Euro Silver Coin

Germany 2016 Little Red Riding Hood 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD is one of the most popular children’s fairy tales, and now it is the subject of a 20-euro 2016 commemorative coin from Germany. The 20-euro Little Red Riding Hood German silver coin honors the centuries-old tale, which tells the story of a red-caped young girl who encounters a hungry wolf […]

Germany 2016 Nelly Sachs 125 Years 20 Euro Silver Coin

Germany 2016 Nelly Sachs 125 Years 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The German 2016 Nelly Sachs 20 Euro Silver Commemorative Coin honors the 125th anniversary of the legendary Jewish poet’s birth. Born in Berlin on December 10, 1891, Sachs grew up in a wealthy family and enjoyed dancing, studied music, and wrote poetry during her childhood years. While she was gifted in the arts, her […]

Bank of Latvia Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Featuring Cow

Bank of Latvia Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Featuring Cow

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 19 July 2016, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a 2-euro commemorative coin featuring a cow. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all the euro area countries. Like any other piece of circulation money, this coin will be released to special […]

By July 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 5 Euro Coin

Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 5 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Wadden Sea 5 Euro coins from the Royal Dutch Mint honor one of the world’s largest intertidal habitats, located in the northern region of the Netherlands. The 2016-dated silver-plated five-euro coins are made from a base metal copper alloy, and the silver Proof version is made from 0.925-fine silver. Colored coin varieties […]

Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 10 Euro Gold Coin

Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 10 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Wadden Sea 10 Euro gold coin, issued by the Royal Dutch Mint, commemorates one of the largest intertidal habitats in the world. Located in northern Europe and bordering the nations of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark, the Wadden Sea is a unique 4,400-square-mile conservation area that is home to a chain of islands […]

Portugal to Issue 50 Years of the April 25 Bridge €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal to Issue 50 Years of the April 25 Bridge €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   On July 19, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will issue a bimetallic commemorative coin with a face value of €2, entitled ‘50 Anos da Ponte 25 de Abril’ (50 Years of the April 25 Bridge). The €2 commemorative coin will be distributed to the public […]

By July 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Belgium 2016 Rio Olympic Games 10 Euro Silver Coin

Belgium 2016 Rio Olympic Games 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Belgium 10 Euro “Belgium at the Rio Olympics” coin is a silver-hued celebration of that European nation’s strong presence at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Belgium is slated to field 98 competitors in 17 different sports, including archery, sailing, and swimming. Belgians have participated in virtually every Olympic […]

Mint of Finland to Manufacture Coins for Denmark

Mint of Finland to Manufacture Coins for Denmark

By Mint of Finland ……   Mint of Finland has been awarded a framework contract with the National Bank of Denmark (Danmarks Nationalbank) for a duration of four years. The agreement includes the manufacturing of all Danish coins during this period. Mint of Finland is the world’s leading exporter of coins and the largest manufacturer […]

Portugal 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2 Euro Coin

Portugal 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Portugal 2 Euro bimetallic Olympic Coin honoring the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a legal-tender, circulating commemorative issue. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games hold special significance for the Portuguese not only because the nation is sending a slated 88 competitors to participate in 15 different sports but […]

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

One hundred years on from the Battle of the Somme, The Royal Mint is to commemorate the anniversary with the creation of a £5 silver proof commemorative coin depicting poignant scenes from the terrible event. Produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, the coin has been designed by sculptor and coin designer John Bergdahl, […]

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 50 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 50 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris honors the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in 2016 with the issuance of a three-coin commemorative set struck as part of the Great French Ships coin series. The 858-foot-long carrier is named for the iconic (and controversial) French general and politician. During World War II, de Gaulle was an important […]

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 50 Euro Gold Coin

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris honors the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in 2016 with the issuance of a three-coin commemorative set struck as part of the Great French Ships coin series. The 858-foot-long carrier is named for the iconic (and controversial) French general and politician. During World War II, de Gaulle was an important […]

Austria 2012 Piece by Piece: Styria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2012 Piece by Piece: Styria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The Austria by Its Children: Piece by Piece 10 Euro commemorative coin series kicked off in early 2012 with the release of the first issue in a 10-coin program. Silver and copper 10-euro coins honoring the Austrian province of Styria were released on April 25, 2012, launching a program that stretched into 2016 and […]

Austria 2012 Piece by Piece: Carinthia 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2012 Piece by Piece: Carinthia 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: Kärnten, known as Carinthia when the name is translated to English, is the southernmost of the nine Austrian states honored among the Austria by Its Children: Piece by Piece series. The second region to be honored in the 10-coin Piece by Piece commemorative coin series, Carinthia thrives on industry, manufacturing, and tourism. Three of […]

Austria 2013 Piece by Piece: Lower Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2013 Piece by Piece: Lower Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: Located in the northeastern part of the country, Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) is Austria’s largest province and a nexus of agriculture and industry. The Danube River flows from west to east through the state, providing almost infinite panoramas for photographers and nature lovers. And even though it is located in the north of the country […]

Austria 2013 Piece by Piece: Vorarlberg 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2013 Piece by Piece: Vorarlberg 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: Vorarlberg is Austria’s westernmost state and the second smallest in terms of physical size and overall population. The picturesque region has many mountain ranges, and several rivers run through Vorarlberg–including the famous Rhine. Human settlement in the area dates back to at least 1500 BC, with the Celtics dominating the region until the Romans […]

Austria 2014 Piece by Piece: Salzburg 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2014 Piece by Piece: Salzburg 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the state of the same name. For this reason, the state of Salzburg is often colloquially referred to as Salzburgland to help distinguish it in text and conversation from the city of Salzburg. The state now known as Salzburg had inhabitants as early […]

Austria 2014 Piece by Piece: Tyrol 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2014 Piece by Piece: Tyrol 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: Tyrol, honored on this Austrian 2014 10-euro coin, is a state in western Austria known for alpine sports and internationally-recognized resorts. Tyrol’s capital is Innsbruck, a major city on the Inn River (the name “Innsbruck” translates to “Inn bridge,”) located halfway between Munich, Germany, and Verona, Italy that hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter […]

France 2016 UEFA 10 Euro Silver Uncirculated Coin

France 2016 UEFA 10 Euro Silver Uncirculated Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris honored the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Euro2016 soccer championship event by issuing silver commemorative coins. The quadrennial event, held in France from June 10 through July 10, 2016, is a major event similar to the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl championship game in the United States. The […]

 
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