Tag: Queen Elizabeth II

World Coins – Collecting 20th Century Canadian Quarters

World Coins – Collecting 20th Century Canadian Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   20th-century Canadian quarters are among the most widely collected types of world coins. Incorporating the portraits of five different British rulers and offering an exciting array of options and key dates, Canadian quarters dating from 1901 through 2000 provide even the most seasoned numismatists with a plethora of […]

Royal Mint: Britain’s Oldest Manufacturer Sees Highest-Ever Revenue

Royal Mint: Britain’s Oldest Manufacturer Sees Highest-Ever Revenue

The Royal Mint Limited has announced its annual results for 2015-2016, reflecting the highest revenue in the 1,100 year history of the organization in financial terms. Significant growth in the precious metal trading activities of the company’s Bullion division made a major contribution to this outcome, with increased competitiveness in the US silver market at […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians in celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the launch of a colourful silver collector coin combining royal and Canadian imagery. This coin was unveiled on April 20 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Royal Canadian Mint […]

New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Two new British commemorative coins–honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and famous children’s book author Beatrix Potter, respectively–are stirring excitement among coin collectors and the general public. The commemorative £5 pound coins honoring the monarch’s birthday are enjoying jubilant popularity – especially since Elizabeth is the first British […]

Queen Elizabeth II Offers 5£, 50p, Other Coins at Annual Maundy Money Ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II Offers 5£, 50p, Other Coins at Annual Maundy Money Ceremony

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Queen Elizabeth II personally delivered small purses containing special Maundy money during her annual Royal Maundy Thursday ceremony in Great Britain on March 24, 2016. The Queen, delivering her speech before a congregation of senior citizens, held the Maundy service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. It […]

Royal Mint UK – Queen’s 90th Birthday Medal Competition

Royal Mint UK – Queen’s 90th Birthday Medal Competition

The Royal Mint is looking for young designers across South Wales to enter a competition to design both sides of a very special medal – lucky winners will have their design struck in bronze for presentation to Her Majesty The Queen to wish her a very happy 90th birthday. The Royal Mint Museum’s Education Manager […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

In celebration of the Gumnut Babies‘ centenary, The Perth Mint has released a superb commemorative coin featuring original illustrations of one of Australia’s most treasured children’s authors, May Gibbs. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited-edition book, which contains a collection of Gibbs’ […]

By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

More than 30 years after The Royal Mint commenced production of Britain’s modern £1 coin, the last of the familiar gold-coloured coins rolled off the presses in December to make way for production of its new-look replacement, which will be brought into circulation in 2017. Traditionally, the design of the ‘round pound’ has celebrated the […]

Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

By CoinWeek….   2015 has been a stellar year for coin design, both for the United States Mint and for mints abroad. Domestically, collectors swooned over the $100 High Relief gold coin that the U.S. Mint released on June 30. The coin sold quite well and has developed a stable aftermarket in both original government packaging […]

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World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2016. 35 mm. 1/2 oz. Silver .925. Proof. Mintage: 2500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II as well as her name, the name of the issuing state, and the nominal value. The reverse, in keeping […]

Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

By Pobjoy Mint ……   To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Pobjoy Mint has issued a unique coin which incorporates some of the old Chinese traditions to bring luck. February 8, 2016 sees the start of the Lunar Year of the Monkey, which has been celebrated since 2600 BCE and is based […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

The Royal Mint has been recognised as finalists for three International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards at the recent Coin Conference in Madrid. The two-day Coin Conference is the only event specifically focused on coins and was attended by around 250 delegates from across the industry and around the world. […]

Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

By Pobjoy Mint….   To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new commemorative dished coin on behalf of the Ascension Island Government. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of Ascension Island that commemorates the 275th Anniversary of the Composition of “Rule, Britannia!”. The patriotic British song “Rule, Britannia!” originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2016 Australia Northern Sky Cassiopeia $5 Silver Coin

2016 Australia Northern Sky Cassiopeia $5 Silver Coin

Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This is the first coin of a three-coin Northern Sky series featuring the celebrated domed shape coin. In Greek mythology, Cassiopeia was the beautiful but boastful queen of Ethiopia. While her beauty could never be questioned, her vanity became her tragic legacy. Cassiopeia can still be seen in the […]

By December 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

In publishing its 2015 Third Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian Mint announced consolidated revenues of $928.5 million for the 13 weeks ended September 26, 2015, representing an 85.5% increase over the same period in 2014. A sustained resurgence in gold and silver bullion demand, paired with robust sales of numismatic products have put the […]

Royal Mint Reveals Coin Designs for 2016

Royal Mint Reveals Coin Designs for 2016

The Royal Mint has released its Annual Sets for 2016, revealing some exciting new designs for United Kingdom coins for the year ahead. 2016 will be a significant year for the nation’s coins and The Royal Mint itself; [2016] is the last year that the Annual Sets will contain the round £1 coin, and the […]

By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2015 Remembrance Day $2 Coin

Australia 2015 Remembrance Day $2 Coin

Description:   According to statistics kept by the Australian War Memorial, 61,254 Australians service members lost their lives serving in World War I. That service and sacrifice is forever remembered each year on November 11, Remembrance Day. To honor the occasion, the Royal Australian Mint has issued a multi-color circulating 2-dollar coin. On the obverse is […]

By November 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2016 Silver Kangaroo $1 Coin

Australia 2016 Silver Kangaroo $1 Coin

Description: The Royal Australian Mint continues their popular series of Kangaroo coins, with this 2016 issue of the Silver Kangaroo one-ounce coin, featuring Australia’s Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). The Eastern Grey is native to Australia’s inland plain and eastern coast. This 1 oz. silver coin is struck with a limited mintage of 5,000 pieces. […]

By October 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Canada 2015 Holiday Toy Box 50 Cents Holographic Coin

Canada 2015 Holiday Toy Box 50 Cents Holographic Coin

Description: No holiday captures the imagination of children more than Christmas. From the coming together of family and friends, to the bright pageantry of Christmas lights, and of course a copious bounty of new toys and games, Christmas evokes so many feelings for the young and the old. To honor the inner child in all of us, […]

By October 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognised symbol of remembrance – to honour servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The Royal Mint’s Remembrance Day coin for 2015 bears a poignant composition by Royal Mint Engraver […]

New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd was the centre of the numismatic world on September 25, as Auction 96, held at 399 Strand in London, saw no less than TWO world records broken A packed and palpably excited standing-room-only auction room watched on as two major lots, both pertaining to Queen Victoria, garnered bids from […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Cook Islands 2015 Armillary Sphere $25 (x4) Gold Coin

Cook Islands 2015 Armillary Sphere $25 (x4) Gold Coin

Description: This avant-garde 24-carat gold coin concept comes in the shape of an Armillary sphere. Four individual annular $25 1/4 ounce coins combine to form a large one-ounce $100 coin. This coin was produced by Swiss gold manufacturer Valcambi and is legal tender in the Cook Islands.  Each of the rings is individually packaged and comes […]

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Bank of Canada Issues $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

Bank of Canada Issues $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

By The Bank of Canada…….   At an official ceremony at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, September 9, the Bank of Canada unveiled and issued a special commemorative $20 bank note honouring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As of Wednesday, Elizabeth II’s reign exceeds that of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, making Her Majesty the longest-reigning sovereign […]

By September 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Niue 2015 Pro Memoria $1500 Proof Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Pro Memoria $1500 Proof Silver Coin

Description:   In 2015, the Mint of Poland issued both a one-ounce and an impressive 10-kilogram silver coin to honor the 10th anniversary of the death of the Polish-born Pope John Paul II. Both coins were struck in .9999 silver and issued in the name of the Island of Niue. This, the 10-kilogram version, has […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Record Remembered in Timeless Pieces

Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Record Remembered in Timeless Pieces

By Royal Australian Mint….   Only moments away from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reaching a Royal Record, the Royal Australian Mint has released a selection of beautifully designed collectible coins to commemorate the occasion. Still a beloved figure after 63 years as Queen, Her Majesty will soon gain the title of the longest-reigning Commonwealth […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

The Royal Mint is to release a strictly limited number of 750 Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated coins for connoisseurs of The Sovereign to add to their collection. The largest coin in the Sovereign range, The Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 bears Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St. George and the dragon reverse design. Appearing for the first time […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United Kingdom 2015 First World War £10 Five-Ounce Silver Coin

United Kingdom 2015 First World War £10 Five-Ounce Silver Coin

Description: In commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of World War I, The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom is issuing a series of special coins honoring the nation’s sacrifice in one of the twentieth century’s most devastating wars. This five-ounce £10 coin is the second five-ounce coin in the five-year series. It depicts the cost […]

By August 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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