Tag: World Coin News

France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: I call upon all Frenchmen who want to remain free to listen to my voice and follow me. These were the words that French General Charles de Gaulle spoke to the French speaking people over the airwaves of the BBC in London on June 18, 1940. The French government, humiliated in defeat at the […]

Niue 2015 In Victoria $1 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 In Victoria $1 Silver Coin

Description: The Mint of Poland has struck a silver $1 coin for the island nation of Niue to commemorate Victory. This limited mintage coin is struck on .999 silver planchets and features selective gilding on the coin’s reverse.   Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is fixed slightly above center. Beneath, two ancient warriors are […]

Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin

Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin

Description: In 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a five coin subscription program celebrating North America’s five Great Lakes. This limited edition program features five colorized and enamel-coated one ounce silver coins depicting each of the Great Lakes from a top-down topographic perspective. The visual representation is stunning and utilizes the coin’s relief and modern minting […]

United Kingdom 2015 Buckingham Palace £100 Silver Coin

United Kingdom 2015 Buckingham Palace £100 Silver Coin

Description: Buckingham Palace has become a cherished symbol for the people of the United Kingdom, both as a Royal residence and as a rallying point for the country in times of national need. Purchased by George III in 1761, Buckingham House was transformed into its present form after more than 200 years of renovation and […]

Russia 2015 XVI FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Russia 2015 XVI FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Description:   The Bank of Russia has issued a silver three-ruble coin to commemorate Russia’s hosting of the XVI FINA games in Kazan, Russia. The .925 silver coin has a limited mintage of 5,000 pieces and is struck in proof. The coin’s reverse is colorized. Issue date for the Kazan three-ruble coin was July 22, […]

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791) impact on Austrian culture is just as vital today as it was when the young prodigy took the Viennese opera scene by storm at the age of 16 when he composed his first opera, “Bastien und Bastienne”. To celebrate his musical genius, The Austrian Mint will issue a three-coin silver […]

Italy 2015 Centennial of the Avezzano Earthquake 5 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2015 Centennial of the Avezzano Earthquake 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: On January 13, 1915, a massive earthquake rocked central Italy, killing more than 30,000 people and destroying or damaging structures throughout the affected regions. Receiving the brunt of the damage was the Italian town of Avezzano in the Abruzzo region. One of the key structures in the town was a historic church dedicated to the Apostle […]

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

Two Extremely Rare 1982 Panda Patterns kick off the Modern Chinese Coin Session of our August Hong Kong Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers The Panda Series of modern Chinese coins have seen over three decades of numismatic success, and this August Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to offer two exceptionally rare 1982 Panda Patterns from the beginning of this series. In 1982 the China Mint decided to produce a […]

Germany 2015 25 Years of Unity 25 Euro Silver Coin

Germany 2015 25 Years of Unity 25 Euro Silver Coin

Description:   Germany issued this .999 fine silver 25-euro commemorative coin to honor the 25th Anniversary of German Reunification. The coin was designed by German artist Bernd Wendhut, from the Rhine valley wine country town Bernkastel-Kues.   Obverse: A stylized German federal eagle. The top and bottom text are centered and separated by two partitions of six […]

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 […]

Niue 2015 Somali Cat 1 Dollar Silver Proof

Niue 2015 Somali Cat 1 Dollar Silver Proof

Description: The Mint of Poland continues its popular colorized coin series “Man’s Best Friends – Cats” with this .999 silver coin featuring the lithe and graceful Somali cat. This coin is legal tender on the Island of Niue and carries a face value of one New Zealand dollar. The Niue 2015 Somali Cat 1 Dollar Silver […]

Latvia 2015 150 Years of Firefighting in Latvia 5-Euro Silver Coin

Latvia 2015 150 Years of Firefighting in Latvia 5-Euro Silver Coin

Description:   The Bank of Latvia has issued a .925 silver 5-euro coin to commemorate 150 years of firefighting in Latvia. Latvia’s first firefighters’ brigade was formed in 1845 in Dinaburg of Vitebsk, today referred to as the city of Daugavpils. Firefighting units emerged in Riga 19 years later, fighting their first fire on May 17, 1865. […]

Korea 2015 Seventh World Water Forum 1000 Won Tri-Metallic Coin

Korea 2015 Seventh World Water Forum 1000 Won Tri-Metallic Coin

Description: Established in 1996, the World Water Forum is a triennial conference dedicated to discovery and implementation of solutions to global water challenges. The organization brings together technology innovators, government and non-government organizations, and key policy and decision makers from around the world with the purpose of finding areas of mutual cooperation to provide safe […]

Greece 2015 Aristophanes 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Greece 2015 Aristophanes 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Greek 2015 Aristophanes 10-euro silver proof coin is part of the Greek Culture series of 10-euro denomination coins minted by the Bank of Greece. Obverse: The obverse, designed by Bank of Greece engraver Georgios “George” Stamatopolous, features a profile of the Ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, often called the Father of Comedy. A […]

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Description:   The 2015 Castle Brandenbourg Castle 5-euro silver-niobium coin is the seventh of nine silver-niobium coins honoring Luxembourg castles to be struck by the Austrian Mint for Luxembourg. Each coin is struck “Proof-like” with a smooth edge, a diameter of 34 mm, and a total weight of 16.6 grams. The coin’s outer ring is […]

Austria 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: From the Austrian Mint: One of the world’s five biggest cities a century ago, Vienna may no longer be the capital of a huge empire but it is still a world leader in terms of its quality of life. The economic and cultural dynamism, and superb infrastructure of the modern metropolis have led to Vienna […]

Canada 2016 Universe $20 Silver Coin

Canada 2016 Universe $20 Silver Coin

Description: The Royal Canadian Mint’s 2016 Universe $20 Silver Coin marries color coin technology with an industry first application of handcrafted borosilicate colored glass. The glow-in-the-dark globule-shaped glass is crafted to resemble a spiral galaxy – making this a stunning representation of the night sky’s celestial beauty. Obverse: Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen […]

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Rooster is one of French numismatics most enduring symbols. The France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin features an updated interpretation of the Rooster was designed by longtime Monnaie de Paris engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ design debuted in 2014 and will serve as the French 100-euro gold coin design through 2016. Obverse: A modern representation of a Rooster. […]

Latvian Coins Win Prizes at Coin Constellation 2015

Latvian Coins Win Prizes at Coin Constellation 2015

By The Latvian Bank….   Not-Intended-for-Circulation Latvian coins have very successfully participated in the 9th International Commemorative (Collector) Coin Contest Coin Constellation 2015. The winners of the contest were recently announced in Moscow. The national central banks, mints and other coin-issuing entities from 29 countries competed for prizes in nine major categories, presenting 240 collector […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

The ultra-popular Austrian Niobium 25-Euro Center’s second issue celebrates one of the 19th century’s most breathtaking engineering feats, the opening of Semmering Railway. Designed by Carlo Ghega, the Semmering Railway took 20,000 workers six years to construct. One thousand of them lost their lives in the process. The first large scale mountain railway in the […]

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Mint of Spain produced a limited edition 10-euro silver commemorative coin. The coin is the twelfth wave of coins released by the Spanish mint in their European Heritage series. The .925 silver coin weighs 27 grams and has a dual value of 10 euro and […]

CoinWeek Designer Profile: Christopher Le Brun

CoinWeek Designer Profile: Christopher Le Brun

Since 2011, Christopher Le Brun has served as the President of the Royal Academy. As an artist, Le Brun has undertaken a number of commissions for The Royal Mint. His works include the 2007 Britannia bullion coin, the 50p celebrating the 250th anniversary of Kew Gardens and, more recently, the magnificent Pegasus design that graced the five-ounce […]

CoinWeek Designer Profile: Joaquin Jimenez

CoinWeek Designer Profile: Joaquin Jimenez

By CoinWeek IQ…. Joaquin Jimenez (October 23, 1956 – ) is a prize-winning sculptor and designer of coins and medals. He currently serves as the Chief Engraver at the Monnaie de Paris. Jimenez designed many circulating and commemorative coins during his career, highlights include the French 5-franc “Eiffel Tower” design in 1989 as well as the 1986 […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Reopening of the Burgtheater and Opera 1955 | Wiederöffnung von Burg und Oper 1955 10-Euro Silver Coin (2005)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Reopening of the Burgtheater and Opera 1955 | Wiederöffnung von Burg und Oper 1955 10-Euro Silver Coin (2005)

The Burgtheater is Europe’s second-oldest extant theater and one of the most important venues for theater in the German-speaking world. Born in 1741 under the instructions of Empress Maria Theresa, the famed venue was home to the first performances of three Mozart operas–as well as Beethoven’s 1st Symphony on April 2, 1800. The building itself […]

For Napoleon Apologists, Defeat Comes in the Flavor of Belgian Mint

For Napoleon Apologists, Defeat Comes in the Flavor of Belgian Mint

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   An epic and bloody battle played out on June 18, 1815, claiming the lives of half a million soldiers. It shaped not only 19th-century European politics and culture but had major repercussions around the world. Though staggered by defeat, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I was spared […]

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Circulation Finds. Video: 7:28.

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Circulation Finds. Video: 7:28.

Numismatic News Editor Dave Harper discusses the increasing difficulty collectors will have finding valuable coins in pocket change. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the numismatic spectrum. More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

Following the issue by The Royal Mint of the only official United Kingdom coin to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the organisation is to strike precious metal variants of the coin in the lead-up to Britain’s commemoration of the event. The Magna Carta £2 records the moment 800 years […]

 
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