Tag: World Coins

World Coin Profiles: Austria 1807 Copper 30 Kreuzer Coin

World Coin Profiles: Austria 1807 Copper 30 Kreuzer Coin

Overview: The Doppelkaiser The 1807 Austrian 30 kreuzer copper coin features a portrait of Franz II, last ruler of the Holy Roman Empire and first ruler of the Austrian Empire, where he was known as Franz I. He is more commonly known as Francis II in the English-speaking world, but for two years in Greater […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination without its value written in numerals. The only indication of its worth is in the kanji characters 五円, which mean “five yen,” and so foreign visitors […]

Penguins Back on New Falkland Islands Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Penguins Back on New Falkland Islands Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Falklands 50p Penguin Series – The Gentoo Penguin Penguins in full color with collector’s album! Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! Second 50 pence of a 4 coin set to be minted in 2017 The Coin It has been almost 10 years since Pobjoy Mint has produced currency for the […]

CoinWeek Ask: Our New Question and Answer Live Stream, Today at 12:30pm.

CoinWeek Ask: Our New Question and Answer Live Stream, Today at 12:30pm.

Oh, the power of the internet! CoinWeek editor and 13-time Numismatic Literary Guild Award winner Charles Morgan hosted a live stream event today on CoinWeek’s Facebook Channel, where he answered reader questions on-air. Some of the questions that answered today pertain to certified coin populations, world currency values, and the possible existence of Proof 1943 cents. […]

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

By National Bank of Romania ……   As of 19 June 2017, the National Bank of Romania has entered into circulation a set of three coins (gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) and a brass collector coin for numismatic purposes, along with a brass commemorative circulation coin, dedicated to the anniversary of 10 years since Romania’s […]

Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Many Chinese coins and medals celebrate the country’s wildlife, including the 2000 Hoopoe bird coins By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   Would you like to go take photos of birds? It is Mr. Qin, a friend in the coin business, calling. Despite a long day out in the Shenyang sun, my “Yes” […]

Spink to Sell Collections of Celtic Coins, British Historical Medals

Spink to Sell Collections of Celtic Coins, British Historical Medals

This summer will see a very interesting sale of British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink London. The sale is packed with quality material and many historically important items. The sale will take place on July 5 and contains a substantial collection of Celtic coins, the remaining coins from the Lord Stewartby Collection, […]

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

1904 Design Overstruck on 1903 Design By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……   This is a unique, spectacular and dramatic Belgium Franc struck in GOLD. Below are examples of the 1903 obverse (French text) and the 1904 obverse (Dutch text), both struck in silver: It is an obverse die trial to test the […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim […]

World Coins – Mint of Spain Issues History of the Dollar 1 Kilo Silver Coin

World Coins – Mint of Spain Issues History of the Dollar 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Commemorative features first U.S. Dollar from 1794 By Real Casa de la Moneda ……   On May 23, the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda) issued a limited-release 1 kilogram silver coin dedicated to the history of the dollar. The special commemorative consists of .999 fine silver and has a face value […]

CoinWeek Podcast #70: The Canadian Loonie Celebrates 30 Years – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #70: The Canadian Loonie Celebrates 30 Years – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #70: The Canadian Loonie Celebrates 30 Years Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. The Canadian “Loonie” has just celebrated 30 years of service. When the $1 coin was introduced in 1987, it replaced a $1 Canadian currency note. No small […]

New Reverse Proof Silver Britannia Bullion Coin Commemorates Falkland War

New Reverse Proof Silver Britannia Bullion Coin Commemorates Falkland War

NEW 1oz silver bullion coin featuring Britannia commemorates the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation Limited mintage of 50,000 produced in 999. Fine Silver In remembrance of the Falkland Islands’ fallen soldiers Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The Coin To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation, Pobjoy Mint […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Life of Jane Austen with UK £2 Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Life of Jane Austen with UK £2 Coin

Limited numbers of circulation versions to be released at key Jane Austen locations on the anniversary of her death For 200 years, Jane Austen has delighted readers across the world with her Regency-era romances. Now, The Royal Mint is celebrating her life by featuring her portrait on a new commemorative UK £2 coin for 2017. […]

MA-Shops: Why the Gold Ducat Is One of the Most Famous Gold Coins in the World

MA-Shops: Why the Gold Ducat Is One of the Most Famous Gold Coins in the World

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ……   The subject of this piece is about a gold coin most collectors of European coins know about, and it is probably the most famous gold coin of Europe: the golden ducat. But how much do you know about the coin and its huge […]

Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

The latest selection of collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate Canadian tradition and identity with themes ranging from Canada 150, military service and our renowned natural heritage. These new collectibles, featuring a variety of innovations, are now available for purchase. In continuing its $20 fine silver coin series honoring important Canadian […]

Heritage Auctions Sets World Record for Sale of Gold Dutch Coin

Heritage Auctions Sets World Record for Sale of Gold Dutch Coin

Portugalöser sold for $179,000 in Amsterdam Heritage Auctions Europe recently sold a 10 dukat “Portugalöser, struck by the city of Deventer in the year 1640 to compete with Portuguese coinage circulating in Brazil, for $179,000 USD – by far a record price ever realized for a coin of the pre-Kingdom Dutch provinces. The Netherlands 1640 […]

Excellent Results for German Coins, Medals at Grün Auction in Heidelberg

Excellent Results for German Coins, Medals at Grün Auction in Heidelberg

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün….   On May 16 and 17, 2017, the Heidelberger Münzhandlung conducted its two Spring Auctions 71 and 72. As always, many coins stood out, not only due to their rarity but above all due to their excellent grade, and this was clearly reflected in the results. ((1 – Lot 4170: […]

World Coins – New Euro National Sides, 5 Euro Coin for San Marino in 2017

World Coins – New Euro National Sides, 5 Euro Coin for San Marino in 2017

By Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica ……   New San Marino National Sides In 2017, San Marino will change the national sides of the coins after 15 years. The new coins are famous works of art and monuments such as: € 2.00 – Saint Marino, detail of an oil on canvas by Urbinelli […]

TOREX National Coin Show Starts June 24 in Toronto

TOREX National Coin Show Starts June 24 in Toronto

By TOREX …..   Don’t miss TOREX, Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy two days of exciting coin action with over 40 of Canada’s finest dealers. Show Schedule: Saturday, June 24: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, June 25: 10:00 am – 3:00 […]

Lest We Forget: Poppy Coin Commemorates 35th Anniversary of Falklands War

Lest We Forget: Poppy Coin Commemorates 35th Anniversary of Falklands War

New coin from Pobjoy Mint honors the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of their country Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation NEW Colored coin featuring a beautiful red Poppy Low mintage of 2,000 Proof Sterling Silver & 10,000 CuNi In remembrance of our fallen soldiers The Coin To commemorate the […]

Iconic Canadian Symbol Turns 30: “The Loonie” Dollar Coin Celebrates Big Birthday

Iconic Canadian Symbol Turns 30: “The Loonie” Dollar Coin Celebrates Big Birthday

In June 1987, Canadians from coast to coast to coast welcomed Canada’s new 11-sided one-dollar coin in their pockets and change purses. The coin also found its way into our hearts and was soon dubbed the “Loonie” after the solitary loon that graces its reverse side. The introduction of the coin was the most significant […]

Perth Mint Unveils Rare $1.8 Million Argyle Diamond Coin Trilogy

Perth Mint Unveils Rare $1.8 Million Argyle Diamond Coin Trilogy

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honorable Mark McGowan MLA, today (June 7) unveiled a $1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection crafted by The Perth Mint. The Australian Trilogy celebrates a selection of the nation’s natural treasures and is the Mint’s most significant numismatic release for 2017. In a convergence of color and light, the breathtaking […]

Rare 10 Mark DDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

Rare 10 Mark DDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ….   In 1967, the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (otherwise known as East Germany) created a new design for the 10 mark coin that commemorated the life and heroism of Dr. Theodor Neubauer, a teacher and leftist organizer who was an important figure in the anti-fascist resistance to the Nazi regime within Germany itself. Twenty-three sample pieces […]

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To celebrate 25 years of Australia’s most famous Banana duo from the ABC, the Royal Australian Mint held a meet-and-greet with the Bananas in Pyjamas and launched the Mint’s fun collectible two coin set, featuring the Bananas in Pyjamas and their friends – the Teddy Bears and Rat in […]

New World Coins – Unicorn of Scotland Available from Royal Mint UK

New World Coins – Unicorn of Scotland Available from Royal Mint UK

The Royal Mint is to unleash the legendary Unicorn of Scotland onto a range of collectable coins celebrating the 10 ‘Queen’s Beasts’ of British heraldry. The mythical creatures – which include griffins, lions, dragons and falcons – have stood guard throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry, and can be seen all round Britain […]

CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

Austria’s 10 Schilling coin features one of the most iconic coin designs of Post-War Europe. On the obverse is a youthful woman of Wachau. On the reverse, a heraldic shield. In this CoinWeek video, we go deep into the archives of the Austrian Mint with engraver Helmut Andexlinger to admire Ferdinand Welz’s work and discuss […]

World Coins – Malta Issues New 2017 Euro Coin Set

World Coins – Malta Issues New 2017 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On May 31, 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued a new euro coin set dated 2017 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ħaġar Qim. This coin is the second […]

APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is proud to announce the 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes, courtesy of The Royal Mint. Beginning June 5, 2017 and running through July 2, 2017, the purchase of any eligible Royal Mint product will automatically enter the purchaser into the sweepstakes. One lucky […]

World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

With one month to go before Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is encouraging Canadians to look in their change for the specially designed 2017-dated coins and keep them as a reminder of this milestone anniversary. “Like the rest of Canada, the Mint is looking forward to July 1st to celebrate everything […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Princeton University Now Has Rare Peter Donald Byzantine Coins According to Princeton University Library, there are 5, 280 coins in the Peter Donald Byzantine collection. The London-based numismatic scholar’s items are one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world […]

 
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