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Coin Technology – Coin Invest Trust Brings Innovation to High Relief Minting with smartminting©

Coin Technology – Coin Invest Trust Brings Innovation to High Relief Minting with smartminting©

The Great Tea Race of 1866: Cook Islands. 10 Dollars 2016. 38.61 mm. 2 oz. Silver .999. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. By Coin Invest Trust ……..   Coin manufacturing has seen many changes since the 19th century. The old screw press has been replaced by horizontal and vertical coin minting presses with a capacity of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

History plays a starring role as the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates a wide range of themes in its first offering of new 2016 collector coins. The historic ocean liner SS Great Eastern, which laid out the first transatlantic telegraph cable to link North America and Europe via Newfoundland and Ireland in 1866, figures prominently in […]

British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

British Gold Coins Lead Auctions in New York

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #312 A Weekly Coinweek Column by Greg Reynolds ……   The Heritage auctions in New York in early January will be remembered for British gold coins, including coins minted in the British Commonwealth and in British India. The Stack’s Bowers auction this […]

British Antarctic Territory 2015 Centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Proof £2 Silver Coin

British Antarctic Territory 2015 Centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Proof £2 Silver Coin

Description:   The Pobjoy Mint commemorates the heroic story of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) with a silver £2 commemorative coin honoring Sir Ernest Shackleton and the heroic crew of the three-masted barquentine Endurance. The goal of the expedition was to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent but after the Endurance was beset in ice […]

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Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins – Pt. I

Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins – Pt. I

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   If you’re like me, you hang onto every Canadian coin you find in circulation because they look so different from U.S. coins. And while it seems that some of my non-numismatic friends view Canadian coins as something of a nuisance, I say that the coinage of Canada offers a […]

Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Mint’s 2014 coins are finalists in nine of 10 award categories The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to be the first to receive a dozen nominations for its collector, circulation and bullion coins deemed outstanding in nine of the 10 categories of Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards. The Mint leads a large […]

From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

More stories of the people, places and events which define Canada have been captured on the newest collector coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Its latest catalogue includes the final coin in the fine silver “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the well-known sinking of the freighter Edmund […]

The Great Ships of American Coinage

The Great Ships of American Coinage

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Dedicated to the memory of Chief Petty Officer Virgil Pattin, USN (retired) Outside of the eagle, Lady Liberty and allegorical Native American motifs, no symbol is used on American coins as prolifically as ships. The story of this country – indeed, the story of the New World […]

Canada 2015 Lost Ships in Canadian Waters: Franklin’s Lost Expedition $20 Silver Coin

Canada 2015 Lost Ships in Canadian Waters: Franklin’s Lost Expedition $20 Silver Coin

Description:   170 years ago, two British naval ships set sail to chart the last stretch of the Northwest Passage – the navigable route that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific through the frozen Arctic. The ships were never seen again. The mystery surrounding what happened during that fateful voyage remains the stuff of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Second issue from the Mint’s “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series captures the wonder and danger of Arctic exploration in the 19th century One hundred and seventy years after Sir John Franklin and his crew set sail from England aboard HMS Terror and HMS Erebus on a journey from which they would never return, a […]

Mike Markowitz to Discuss Ships on Ancient Coins at Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

Mike Markowitz to Discuss Ships on Ancient Coins at Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Historian. Military Analyst. Gentleman game designer. Numismatist. Author Mike Markowitz is many things, and one of those things happens to be CoinWeek’s resident expert on Ancient Coins. Twice monthly, CoinWeek has the privilege and the pleasure of bringing you the latest in his series of exploratory articles, covering the entire […]

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David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   With their natural grace and implied motion, Ships are among the most beautiful elements in the coin designs for nations around the globe and provide a wonderful collecting topic for beginning and advanced collectors. The appeal of a graceful Bahamian sloop or a smooth-sailing Fiji outrigger canoe in […]

Ships on Ancient Coins

Ships on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   “We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row well and live.” – Quintus Arrius, Ben Hur (1959) BY THE SIXTH CENTURY BCE, when coinage came into wide use in the Mediterranean world, ships had evolved to a high technical level. Most ships on ancient coins […]

NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients ….   The centering, evenness and strength of the strike can dramatically affect the appearance of an ancient coin To the best of our knowledge, ancient coins were struck the old-fashioned way – hand-hammered between two dies. Thus, the quality of strikes is inconsistent. The degree of variability is […]

 
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