Tag: silver coins

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries, including sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location meant it was frequently involved in the wars of its neighbors: Thebes, Corinth, Athens, and Sparta. It was the main mint for the anti-Athenian states in the Peloponnesian War and issued […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: The Silver Krugerrand Revealed – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: The Silver Krugerrand Revealed – 4K Video

Since its announcement, bullion coin fans in the United States have eagerly awaited the release of the 2017 “50th Anniversary” Silver Krugerrand in silver. This one ounce coin is the first silver Krugerrand to ever be minted and U.S. dealer ModernCoinMart will be the sole official U.S. distributor for the coin program. CoinWeek caught up […]

Spanish Empire “Royal” Potosí Mint 1652 Eight Reales Silver Coin to be Auctioned

Spanish Empire “Royal” Potosí Mint 1652 Eight Reales Silver Coin to be Auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #364 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   In the upcoming Heritage auction of the Moore Collection of high-quality world coins on January 9, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York, a major attraction is a 1652 Eight Reales […]

Silver Coins from English Civil War Discovered

Silver Coins from English Civil War Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   During one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of Britain, the three-part conflict known as the English Civil War (1642-1651), there were undoubtedly a great deal of lives and personal wealth lost to the carnage. A portion of this lost wealth has now emerged from […]

2016 Fort Moultrie ATB 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. Dec. 8

2016 Fort Moultrie ATB 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. Dec. 8

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) (product code 16AN) on December 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design features Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship. […]

By December 7, 20160 Comments Read More →
Silver Coins of Gran Colombia: One Real (12½¢) and Two Reales

Silver Coins of Gran Colombia: One Real (12½¢) and Two Reales

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #359 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Gran Colombia[1] was a formal confederation from 1819 to around 1830, though it existed in parts well before 1819. Beginners may enjoy collecting One Real and Two Reales Gran Colombia coins […]

U.S. Mint Limited Edition 2016 Silver Proof Set Available November 25

U.S. Mint Limited Edition 2016 Silver Proof Set Available November 25

The 2016 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code 16RC) will be available for purchase beginning on November 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $139.95, this set includes the following proof quality coins: One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin; Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coins honoring Shawnee […]

By November 21, 20160 Comments Read More →
COLLECTING SILVER – Add Silver to Your Gift List This Year

COLLECTING SILVER – Add Silver to Your Gift List This Year

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   It’s that time of year again. What can you buy that is unique, enduring and reasonably priced for those on your gift list? One word – silver – immediately comes to mind. Collectors and bullion investors often like to give silver coins, rounds and bars to others, and that is a […]

By November 15, 20164 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin News – Are You Ready for Some Football… Coins?

Modern Coin News – Are You Ready for Some Football… Coins?

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …..   Earlier this week, ModernCoinMart announced the launch of a new two-coin commemorative program honoring the sport of American football. One, a silver 1-ounce coin with a legal tender face value of $25. The other, a gold 1-ounce coin with a legal tender face value of $200. The coins, struck […]

Collecting Strategies – Don’t Lose These Little Small World Silver Coins

Collecting Strategies – Don’t Lose These Little Small World Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Accumulating silver bullion is a satisfying task, but there’s much more to the metal than sheer ounces. Coins are full of art and history, and those elements often lead to collecting. When examining the whole spectrum of silver, it’s natural to wonder why dozens of nations have issued small world silver coins  […]

Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products

Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Until today, four products on the United States Mint’s online product schedule for 2016 had yet to receive official release dates: the Fort Moultrie America the Beautiful Quarter Three-Coin Set (product code 16AH), the Fort Moultrie Uncirculated 5oz Silver Coin (product code 16AN), the Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin […]

Royal Mint 2017 Bullion Coins – Lunar Year of the Rooster

Royal Mint 2017 Bullion Coins – Lunar Year of the Rooster

The Shēngxiào Collection returns – THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiao Collection fuses craftsmanship and heritage with the United Kingdom’s multi-cultural communities and traditions. The Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 bullion coins are the latest in The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào Collection. Combining centuries of Chinese tradition with British minting craftsmanship, the […]

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the […]

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek “Guitar”

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek “Guitar”

Olynthus, 355-352. Chalcidian league, 432-348. Tetradrachm, silver Ancient Greek “guitar” – the reverse depicts a kithara from which the word “guitar” is derived. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   Fearful of Athens and the growing power of the Macedonian Kingdom, Olynthus and the other free cities of the Chalcidice banded together […]

World Coins –  Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

World Coins – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Ask an American numismatist to describe silver commemorative coinage, and one of two possibilities will emerge. Younger people are likely to mention the silver dollar “commems” that have been struck since 1983, while more experienced hobbyists will point to the commemorative half dollars of 1892 to 1954. Despite the difference in eras, […]

Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint  fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”, recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia in southern Austria. The obverse of the coin depicts the Lindworm fountain and the statue of Hercules in the central square of […]

Silver Stacking 101 – DON’T PANIC!

Silver Stacking 101 – DON’T PANIC!

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ….. If I was given a $1 bill for every lament I’ve heard from those who bought physical silver just before the spot price dropped once the purchase was made, I could fill a briefcase with portraits of George Washington. So what if silver drops $1 or $2 after you […]

CoinWeek IQ: How to Grade and Authenticate the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: How to Grade and Authenticate the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar – 4K Video

Chinese coin expert Jessie Zhang sits down with CoinWeek at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention in Tampa, Florida to share the fascinating story of the Chinese Kweichow Auto Dollar of 1928. It’s a popular Chinese coin featuring an American automobile that commemorates the opening of the Kweichow province’s first highway. But there’s so much more […]

World Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver Coins

World Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Need something a bit different and artistic to satisfy your silver fix? Look no further than Mexico. Currently one of three nations with silver production of more than 100 million ounces annually, Mexico has a long history of silver coinage. Much of the money in circulation in America […]

Silver Coins –  Why Every American Should Own Silver

Silver Coins – Why Every American Should Own Silver

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   Every American should own at least a little silver. No weaseling around, no exceptions. What kind of radical declaration is that? If it seems like something straight from a Ron Paul rally, keep in mind that what I’m proposing is really a very old and proven idea… It’s […]

World Coins – New 2016 Penny Red Stamp Coin from Pobjoy Mint

World Coins – New 2016 Penny Red Stamp Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Issued on behalf of Ascension Island with a mintage of only 5,000 coins The Penny Red Stamp Coin Has Arrived! Following on from the highly-successful Penny Black coin and the Two Pence Blue coin last year, the Pobjoy Mint is delighted to release a new issue in the series: the Penny Red Stamp coin. The […]

CoinWeek IQ: The Vienna Philharmonic Silver Coin: From Planchets to Monster Boxes – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: The Vienna Philharmonic Silver Coin: From Planchets to Monster Boxes – 4K Video

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we share we share with you the entire minting process for the silver Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin. Silver stackers and coin collectors will be intrigued to learn about the entirely automated process by which the Silver […]

Silver Coins –  Low Budget Silver Coin Investing and Collecting

Silver Coins – Low Budget Silver Coin Investing and Collecting

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   At current spot prices in the $15/ounce range, silver isn’t the screaming bargain it was over a decade ago when the metal’s peak for the year was $5.05/ounce on July 22, 2002. Despite silver’s higher price point today, economic observers still say it’s still a good value based […]

World Coins – Silver Coinage of the Latin Monetary Union

World Coins – Silver Coinage of the Latin Monetary Union

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………   As with the 20-unit gold coins issued by France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and other members of the Latin Monetary Union of 1865 to 1927, silver pieces of uniform size and weight denominated in various national currencies were struck to facilitate cross-border commerce. Budget-minded collectors who are priced out of obtaining U.S. silver […]

By February 16, 20160 Comments Read More →
Chinese New Year Coins

Chinese New Year Coins

2016 Cook Islands 5 oz Silver Mother of Pearl Year of the Monkey The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) has become a much-celebrated event not only in China but in countries around the world. Beginning on the first day of the […]

World Coins – Pobjoy Mint Issues 2016 Blue Titanium Emperor Penguin Coin

World Coins – Pobjoy Mint Issues 2016 Blue Titanium Emperor Penguin Coin

Issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory with a mintage of only 5,000 coins Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of the second 2016 coin issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory. This unique two pounds 990 Blue Titanium collector’s coin, struck alongside a Proof Sterling Silver coin and an Unc. Cupro Nickel coin, features The Emperor […]

Modern Coins – APMEX First Retailer to Ship 2016 Silver Eagles

Modern Coins – APMEX First Retailer to Ship 2016 Silver Eagles

As the first retailer to ship the U.S. Mint’s 2016 American Silver Eagles, APMEX is pleased to announce the product line is in stock and shipping immediately. APMEX buys directly from the U.S. Mint, unlike many other retailers, and for this reason is able to provide MintDirect® 2016 Silver Eagles. This latest release marks the […]

By January 18, 20160 Comments Read More →
An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver and Silver Coins

An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver and Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   Even with premiums of $2.50 to $4 an ounce above spot, government-issued bullion coins such as the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic and Mexican Libertad are extremely popular among modern silver investors. Cost-conscious shoppers tend to go for circulated pre-1965 U.S. dimes, quarters and half dollars […]

A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Click here for Part 1 Last time I gave a brief history of The Royal Mint in London, England, hitting most of the highlights concerning technological improvements, important figures, new facilities and the like. This time, it’s all about the coins. Or, more precisely, the denominations […]

The Terminator Silver Reverse Proof

The Terminator Silver Reverse Proof

Thirty-one (31) years ago they created The Terminator. The film opened in theaters and rocketed to No. 1 at the box office as audiences journeyed to the year 2029 then back to the 80 ’ s in the fight for the survival of the human race. Celebrating over 30 Years on the Silver Screen, the […]

 
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