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CoinWeek News Wire for March 3, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for March 3, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins tell tales of kings, their fancies The longest reigning ruler Aurangazeb changed his monetary system so many times in his 49 years of reign that numismatist and author of the book South Asian Coins and Paper Money, Rajender Marudhar, says […]

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

The Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin On January 30, samples of some of the thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint over the last year will be going on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, an ancient annual quality assurance ceremony. Among them will be the new £1 coin, […]

New 2017 Coin Celebrates 1st Ever Sapphire Jubilee for British Monarch

New 2017 Coin Celebrates 1st Ever Sapphire Jubilee for British Monarch

The Pobjoy Mint honors Queen Elizabeth II’s reign with $10 British Virgin Islands silver coin ‘Doubled-Headed’ Coin Celebrating the first ever Sapphire Jubilee of a British Monarch Exclusive Incuse Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II 1,952 maximum mintage to replicate the year of accession The Coin Queen Elizabeth II is unique in that she is […]

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how […]

Royal Australian Mint – Exhibit Explores Work of Designer Stuart Devlin

Royal Australian Mint – Exhibit Explores Work of Designer Stuart Devlin

By Royal Australian Mint ….. The highly anticipated exhibition exploring the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO, “The Designer with the Midas Touch”, has now officially opened to the public at the Royal Australian Mint. Featuring stunning pieces created by the most prolific goldsmith and silversmith of our time, the exhibition sees richness and romance […]

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Second Queen’s Beasts Release from Royal Mint Arrives at APMEX

Second Queen’s Beasts Release from Royal Mint Arrives at APMEX

The Royal Mint’s second release of The Queen’s Beasts Series – The Griffin – is now available at APMEX! The Griffin of Edward III is the second beast to be featured in the 10-coin series from The Royal Mint. Jody Clark, acclaimed coin designer for The Royal Mint, is the talent behind the Queen’s Beasts […]

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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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

 
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