Tag: European coins

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 […]

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 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 […]

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

By Central Bank of Luxembourg ….   On Friday, June 3, 2016, Serge Kolb, director of the Central Bank of Luxembourg (BCL), conducted the official presentation of the new collectors coin “D’Maus Ketti” in the presence of the heirs of designer Willy Faber and heirs of the writer Auguste Liesch, author of the fable “D’Maus […]

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Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) 10-euro copper and silver coins are commemorative issues released in 2016 by the Austrian Mint recognizing one of the nation’s largest provinces. Upper Austria borders Germany and the Czech Republic and is Austria’s leading industrial region, producing roughly one-quarter of the nation’s exports. Additionally, the province of Upper Austria is […]

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

By Bank of Lithuania ….   The national side of the 2-euro commemorative coin, issued into circulation on April 4 by the Bank of Lithuania, bears one of the most salient symbols of Baltic culture — an amber disc-amulet. The new coin was presented to the public at the Palanga Amber Museum. “These Lithuanian coins, […]

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

A new Belgian two-euro coin is giving missing children and their families hope By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   The new circulating commemorative coin, issued by the Royal Mint of Belgium, was launched on May 25, which is International Missing Children’s Day. The Belgian two-euro coin features the face of a young […]

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris closes out its three-year Rooster coin program featuring the art of longtime mint engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ rooster design debuted in 2014. The 2016 is the first 2016-dated coin released by the Monnaie de Paris. This .333 silver coin has a 10-euro face value and has been issued in uncirculated condition at face value. […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Prince Metternich (Fürst Metternich) 20 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Prince Metternich (Fürst Metternich) 20 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Silver Coin – Prince Metternich | Fürst Metternich (2003) Austria Through the Ages Series (2000-2003) Description: This, the third issue in the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” series, focuses on the historically-significant Biedermeier period of 1815 through 1848. This was a period of heightened prominence for Austrian style, industry, […]

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France 2015 The Little Prince: Stars are Guides 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2015 The Little Prince: Stars are Guides 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris celebrates french writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s most famous and enduring work, The Little Prince. The book, written while the author was living in Africa in exile at the height of World War II, tells the story of an aviator, who encounters a strange little boy after his airplane crashes in the […]

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France 2015 Rugby World Cup 200 Euro Concave Oblong Proof Gold Coin

France 2015 Rugby World Cup 200 Euro Concave Oblong Proof Gold Coin

Description: To mark the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Monnaie de Paris, has issued a gold and silver collector coin program. The centerpiece of the offering is an concave and oblong one-ounce gold coin resembling a rugby ball. A similar ellipsoidal coin was produced in silver; it carries a face value of 10 euro. The […]

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Austria 2015 Burgenland 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Burgenland 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Austria’s eastern province of Burgenland, also known as the “sunny side of Austria”, is a region best known for its National Park of Lake Neusiedl, its hot springs, spas, and its wine. Lake Neusidl is sometimes referred to as the “Sea of the Viennese” due to its close proximity to Vienna. Archaeologists have traced evidence of […]

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France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

Description: Starting in 2012, the Monnaie de Paris introduced a 5-year coin program called, “Les Grands Navires Français”. The program celebrates French maritime history and consists of coins honoring French military and civilian vessels, released at a pace of three per year. For the third issue of 2015, the Mint honors the French ocean liner La […]

By August 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that […]

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791) impact on Austrian culture is just as vital today as it was when the young prodigy took the Viennese opera scene by storm at the age of 16 when he composed his first opera, “Bastien und Bastienne”. To celebrate his musical genius, The Austrian Mint will issue a three-coin silver […]

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Description: The 2015 Castle Brandenbourg Castle 5-euro silver-niobium coin is the seventh of nine silver-niobium coins honoring Luxembourg castles to be struck by the Austrian Mint for Luxembourg. Each coin is struck “Proof-like” with a smooth edge, a diameter of 34 mm, and a total weight of 16.6 grams. The coin’s outer ring is made […]

France 2015 The Great War €10 Silver Coin

France 2015 The Great War €10 Silver Coin

Description: The Great War is remembered in this thought-provoking series of silver 10€ coins struck by the Monnaie de Paris. In this issue, the French mint honors the Centennial of the Great War by commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914. By the end of that year, it had become apparent to all that the war was expanding. Expanding […]

Austria 2015 Piece by Piece: Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Piece by Piece: Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: From the Austrian Mint: One of the world’s five biggest cities a century ago, Vienna may no longer be the capital of a huge empire but it is still a world leader in terms of its quality of life. The economic and cultural dynamism, and superb infrastructure of the modern metropolis have led to […]

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

Following the issue by The Royal Mint of the only official United Kingdom coin to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the organisation is to strike precious metal variants of the coin in the lead-up to Britain’s commemoration of the event. The Magna Carta £2 records the moment 800 years […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Artstetten Castle traces its origins back to the 13th century. Over the years, numerous families have resided at the estate, renovating the castle to suit the times and their tastes. In 1823, the castle was acquired by Austrian Emperor Franz I. His influence can be seen in the configuration of the residence’s chestnut trees. Two […]

 
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