Tag: Eurozone

World Paper Money – Europe Prepares Introduction of New €50 Banknote

World Paper Money – Europe Prepares Introduction of New €50 Banknote

By European Central Bank…..   New Europa series €50 banknote to be unveiled on 5 July 2016 ECB and partners to ensure machines are ready to accept new €50 banknote The European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks of the euro area – the Eurosystem – will unveil the new Europa series €50 […]

By June 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Polish National Bank to Introduce New 500-Zloty Banknote Feb. 2017

Polish National Bank to Introduce New 500-Zloty Banknote Feb. 2017

By Polish National Bank ….   On Monday, June 6, the Polish National Bank (Narodowy Bank Polski, or NBP) unveiled a new 500-złoty denomination Polish banknote featuring the image of John III Sobieski, which shall be introduced into circulation in February 2017. In recent years, the NBP notes the increase in the value of currency […]

By June 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money – The World’s 15 Highest Denominations

Paper Money – The World’s 15 Highest Denominations

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   Ever wonder what the highest-denomination currencies are in the world’s top-producing nations? At a time when terrorism and other criminal activities increasingly have the attention of international police and regulatory agencies, there is greater pressure on authorities to eliminate the higher-value denominations of the world’s leading […]

Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines Slightly 2nd Half 2015

Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines Slightly 2nd Half 2015

By European Central Bank….   445,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2015. 83% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes. Some 445,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2015, two percent fewer than in the first half of the year, the […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 18 December 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued a €2 coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of the EU flag. This coin is one of a series that have been issued in all the euro-zone countries during 2015. All the coins, regardless of the country of issue, […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lithuania Says Thank You on Country’s First 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

Lithuania Says Thank You on Country’s First 2 Euro Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Lithuania….   On Monday, December 14, the Bank of Lithuania issued into circulation the first Lithuanian 2-euro commemorative coin, which is dedicated to the Lithuanian language. These Lithuanian coins–with a mintage of one million–may be used for payments not only in Lithuania but also in other countries that use the euro. The […]

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austria 30 Years of the European Union Flag 2 Euro Coin

Austria 30 Years of the European Union Flag 2 Euro Coin

Description: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the European Union flag, the Austrian Mint will join the 19 member nations of the European Monetary Union and issue a special commemorative 2-euro coin. Every issuing country will feature the award-winning design of Georgios Stamatopoulos. Stamatopoulos’ design was selected by the citizens and residents of […]

By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 24, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – July 24, 2015

ABSTRACT: Amid continued risk-off sentiment in the markets following an easing of geopolitical tensions, the precious metals sunk even further this week. The attention of investors, however, turns to the likelihood of an increase to the federal funds rate in September. Stock indices in the U.S. slumped on mixed corporate earnings data, while a strong […]

Infographic – Assessing the Potential Risk of a Greek Default

Infographic – Assessing the Potential Risk of a Greek Default

Presented and produced by Gainesvillecoins.com …….   On Friday, April 24, the finance ministers of Europe once again met to discuss the fate of Greece’s bailout program. Although no definitive course of action was expected to come out of this meeting, it was yet another chance to assess the potential consequences if indeed the Greek […]

International Euro Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Held March 24-27

International Euro Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Held March 24-27

By The European Central Bank, Directorate of General Communications….   The European Central Bank, Europol and the European Commission jointly organised the 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting. The conference was held at the ECB’s new headquarters in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 March 2015 and was the […]

By April 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France Wins the Battle, 200 Years after Losing the War

France Wins the Battle, 200 Years after Losing the War

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   The interconnected euro monetary system has led to a number of squabbles, both petty and of great import for the participating Eurozone countries. While most of the focus rightly has been placed on matters of finance (the intractable Greek debt crisis, for instance), other numismatically-related disagreements between nations pop up […]

The Coin Analyst: Eurozone Considers Eliminating One and Two Cent Euro Coins

The Coin Analyst: Eurozone Considers Eliminating One and Two Cent Euro Coins

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… The 17 members that share the euro, known as the Eurozone, are considering eliminating the two lowest denomination circulating euro coins, according to a new report from the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union’s executive branch. The proposals put forth in the May 14 report would need to be crafted […]

Retail Buying Dominates Gold Action But Bullion Not Trading as Safe Haven

Retail Buying Dominates Gold Action But Bullion Not Trading as Safe Haven

WHOLESALE gold prices rose back above $1430 per ounce Monday morning for the first time since last Monday’s price drop, amid reports of strong buying in Asia, while stocks gained and US Treasuries fell. Silver meantime ticked higher above $23.60 an ounce, though remained below Friday’s high, while other commodities also gained with the exception […]

Eurozone Enters Recession, Worldwide Gold Demand Down in Q3

Eurozone Enters Recession, Worldwide Gold Demand Down in Q3

THE DOLLAR gold price drifted lower to $1720 an ounce during Thursday morning’s London session, around ten Dollars down on the week, as stocks and the Euro also drifted lower following the release of weak economic growth data from the Eurozone. The silver price dropped below $32.60 an ounce, more-or-less exactly where it started the week, while other […]

By November 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many Ways

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many Ways

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   Located within the city of Rome in Italy, Vatican City, or the Vatican, is the smallest independent country in the world. The Vatican issues its own stamps and coins, and like several other European micro states such as San Marino and Monaco, it relies on the sales of […]

By November 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
London Gold Market Report 03/09/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 03/09/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Friday 9 March 2012, 09:10 EST Gold and Silver Down on Week, Stocks and Dollar Rally Following Nonfarms Release, Chinese Inflation News “Could See Boost for Gold’s Value” SPOT MARKET gold prices fell by over $20 an ounce within one hour Friday lunchtime in London, while stock markets rallied along with […]

London Gold Market Report 03/08/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 03/08/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Thursday 8 March 2012, 08:45 EST Inflation “Tying Hands” of ECB as Rates Unchanged in Eurozone and UK, Fed Reaction “Key to Precious Metals Case” SPOT MARKET prices to buy gold were hovering around $1700 per ounce Thursday lunchtime in London, following the latest interest rate announcements from the European Central […]

London Gold Market Report 02/27/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 02/27/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Monday 27 February 2012, 08:30 EST Precious Metals “Under Pressure” as Investors and Traders “Take Breather” and G20 “Adds to Risk Anxiety” by Putting Onus on Germany to Solve Crisis U.S. DOLLAR prices for buying gold dropped to $1764 an ounce Monday morning London time – a 0.5% fall from Friday’s […]

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London Gold Market Report 02/15/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 02/15/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Wednesday 15 February 2012, 09:00 EST Euro Crisis “Still Supporting Gold” as Germany’s Concerns Grow over Greece’s Second Bailout SPOT MARKET gold prices rose to $1732 per ounce Wednesday lunchtime in London, slightly above where they started the week, as European stock markets dipped amid ongoing uncertainty over Greece’s second bailout. […]

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London Gold Market Report 01/31/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 01/31/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Tuesday 31 January 2012, 09:00 EST Gold Set for Biggest Monthly Gain of C21st, But Ends January with “Lackluster” Physical Interest in Asia U.S. DOLLAR gold bullion prices looked set to record their largest calendar month gain this century by Tuesday lunchtime in London. Gold prices hit $1745 per ounce – […]

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London Gold Market Report 01/11/12 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 01/11/12 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Wednesday 11 January 2012, 08:40 EST “Bullish Macro Factors” to Drive Gold in 2012 Rather than Dollar, “Ringleader of Intolerance” Germany sees Negative Growth in Q4 SPOT MARKET gold prices rose to a one-month high of just under 1647 per ounce Wednesday morning – a 5.1% gain for January – before […]

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London Gold Market Report 12/21/11 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 12/21/11 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Wednesday 21 December, 08:45 EST Gold “Does Not Offer Comfort in Liquidity Crunch”, European Banks “Could Not Refuse” ECB’s “Free Money” Offer U.S. DOLLAR gold bullion prices dropped to $1609 an ounce Wednesday lunchtime in London – 1.9% down from the high for the week so far, set less than three […]

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London Gold Market Report 12/19/11 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 12/19/11 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Monday 19 December, 08:45 EST Physical Demand “Will Determine Support for Gold” while Selloff was “Driven by Euro Weakness” WHOLESALE MARKET gold bullion prices rose to $1607 an ounce Monday lunchtime in London – 0.5% up from last Friday’s close – while European stocks and commodities were broadly flat and government […]

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London Gold Market Report 12/16/11 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 12/16/11 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Friday 16 December, 08:45 EST Phys. Demand “Huge” as Gold Touches $1600, but “Bears in Driver’s Seat” as European Govts Fear Possible Downgrades SPOT MARKET gold prices briefly touched $1600 an ounce Friday lunchtime in London – 2.3% up on this week’s lows – while stocks and commodities were broadly flat […]

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London Gold Market Report 12/12/11 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 12/12/11 – BullionVault

from Ben Traynor BullionVault Monday 12 December, 09:00 EDT “Funding Stresses” as Gold Plummets, European Summit Deal “Shows a Lack of Progress”, MF Global Fallout Causes Confusion Over Who Owns Gold Bars SPOT MARKET gold prices dropped to $1670 an ounce Monday lunchtime in London – 2.3% off last week’s closing spot price – while […]

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London Gold Market Report 12/09/11 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 12/09/11 – BullionVault

from Adrian Ash BullionVault Fri 9 Dec., 10:05 EST Gold Nears Weekend 2% Down as UK Quits New European “Fiscal Compact”, Politicians “Expect ECB Action” WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices fell back to this week’s low of $1705 per ounce Friday lunchtime in London, as Asian equities closed sharply lower but Eurozone and US equities rallied […]

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London Gold Market Report 12/08/11 – BullionVault

London Gold Market Report 12/08/11 – BullionVault

from Adrian Ash BullionVault Thurs 8 Dec., 08:35 EST Bullion Rises in “Very Thin” Trade as ECB Cuts Rates, €200Bn Central-Bank Loan Rumored Ahead of EU Summit THE WHOLESALE gold and silver price both continued to rise in London on Thursday morning, recovering the week’s earlier losses despite what dealers called “lethargic”, “thin” and “quiet” […]

By December 8, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ten Fearless Forecasts For 2011 By Patrick A. Heller

Ten Fearless Forecasts For 2011 By Patrick A. Heller

1. Gold and silver prices will rise by a higher percentage in 2011 than they did in 2010. If any of the lawsuits against JPMorgan Chase or HSBC (including one that is also suing the SLV silver exchange traded fund) for illegal manipulation of the silver and gold markets result in the disclosure of any […]

 
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