Tag: Modern world coins

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 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 […]

In Memoriam: Robert-Ralph Carmichael, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Robert-Ralph Carmichael, 1937-2016

The wildlife and natural beauty of Canada is one of the predominant themes of Robert-Ralph Carmichael’s work By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Saturday, July 16, 2016 saw the passing of nationally-known Canadian artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael, aged 78. He produced a large body of work during his life but is perhaps best known for a […]

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World Coins – Royal Mint Unveils 2016 Britannia Proof Collection

World Coins – Royal Mint Unveils 2016 Britannia Proof Collection

The 2016 Britannia Proof Coin Collection The Royal Mint has launched its perennial classic for 2016, The Britannia Proof Coin Collection. The range, which includes individual coins such as the United Kingdom’s smallest coin weighing just one-fortieth ounce and the Premium Six-Coin Set, is struck in fine gold and fine silver to Proof finish. This […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. […]

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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 […]

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, […]

Collect Chinese Olympic Games Coins, Add Enjoyment to World’s Top Athletic Contests

Collect Chinese Olympic Games Coins, Add Enjoyment to World’s Top Athletic Contests

By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   As the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Brazil approach, this is a good time to prepare for the festivities. Calisthenics? Running or swimming? How about some numismatic activity? Let’s review some of China’s coin contributions to the Summer Games. After the reform of China’s economic […]

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 […]

New Coin Commemorates Ukrainian Film Star Ivan Mykolaychuk

New Coin Commemorates Ukrainian Film Star Ivan Mykolaychuk

By National Bank of Ukraine….   On June 17, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine presented the new “Ivan Mykolaychuk” (Іван Миколайчук) commemorative coin at the Museum of Money. The presentation was attended by Chairman of the State Agency of Ukraine for Film Illienko Philip; Chairman of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine Sergey […]

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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 […]

Royal Mint Issues Precious Metal Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary £2 Coin

Royal Mint Issues Precious Metal Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary £2 Coin

As Britain builds towards the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, The Royal Mint has struck precious metal variants of the £2 coin that marks the occasion, following on from the earlier issue of the Brilliant Uncirculated coin. The Great Fire of London £2 coin captures the moment 350 years ago when devastation […]

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   On September 21, 2015 the Perth Mint began offering a new line of one-ounce silver bullion coins featuring a design that had appeared previously on Perth’s one-kilo and one-ton gold coins: a bounding red kangaroo against a background of stylized sun rays. The series is known as the […]

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 […]

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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Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

The Royal Mint is to feature a ‘snapshot’ of London’s Trafalgar Square on a limited-edition £100 fine silver commemorative coin – the third in a collection celebrating some of Britain’s most familiar landmarks and monuments. Royal Mint Coin Designers Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (View Designer’s Profile) spent time in Trafalgar Square […]

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 […]

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

When it comes to modern coins, both U.S. and world issues, the goal of purchasing coins that will perform well in the secondary market is a key incentive for many buyers By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Coin collecting is best understood as a hobby that rewards the collector mainly in non-monetary ways, but […]

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   On May 3, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) released a new €2 commemorative coin into circulation entitled “Portugal’s Olympic Team 2016” (Equipa Olímpica de Portugal 2016). The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Bank of Portugal cash offices. The “Portugal’s […]

Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to 10% […]

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the Byzantine Empire is fascinating and complex. Unfortunately, it’s not a familiar topic to many Americans. Numismatically, it’s an exceedingly rich field of study, and the next woman […]

Royal Canadian Mint 5th Numismatic Catalog of 2016 Feat. World’s First 5 oz Silver Coin with Murano Glass

Royal Canadian Mint 5th Numismatic Catalog of 2016 Feat. World’s First 5 oz Silver Coin with Murano Glass

5 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Murano Maple Leaf: Autumn Radiance – Mintage: 2,000 The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new world first with a 5 oz. silver coin featuring a vibrantly coloured, handcrafted venetian glass element gracing the heart of an engraved ring of maple leaves designed by artist Lisa Thomson-Khan. The 2016 […]

Japan 2016 Fukushima 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2016 Fukushima 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to 10% […]

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin will […]

Italy 2016 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Benedetto Croce 5 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2016 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Benedetto Croce 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Benedetto Croce was one of Italy’s Renaissance Men, even if he was born more than three centuries after the historical period we call by that name. Croce was a philosopher, historian and politician who wrote on an array of topics, such as philosophy, aesthetics, and history. He was born on February 25, 1866 in […]

Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Description: Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (usually referred to by his cognomen Plautus) is one of the defining icons of Latin comedy, his influence extending across the globe and across the centuries. Among his numerous other source materials, Shakespeare drew heavily from Plautus for style, characters and plot. This year, Italy is honoring the […]

 
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