Tag: World Coins

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The […]

World Coins – Peru 100 Soles Gold Coins Offer Low Mintages, Rich Beauty

World Coins – Peru 100 Soles Gold Coins Offer Low Mintages, Rich Beauty

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Peru 100 Soles gold coin series is one of the most beautiful yet elusive classic world gold coins. Issued from 1950 through 1970, 100 Soles gold coins were typically minted in very small numbers, with all but three issues seeing fewer than 10,000 pieces minted. During many […]

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint continued its theme of early 20th-century modernist design, with the second release in its 100-euro gold Jugendstil collection honoring the architecture and artwork of the Vienna Secession. The Vienna Secession was an important modernist architectural movement that retaliated against the Beaux-Arts and Art Nouveau, two decidedly French schools. Deriving […]

World Coins – Dutch Lion Daalders, America’s First Dollar

World Coins – Dutch Lion Daalders, America’s First Dollar

Dutch Lion Dollar By Kent Ponterio – World Numismatics LLC ……….   Named so for its design element depicting a rampant lion, the Dutch Lion Dollar played a crucial role in world trade during the 16th and 17th centuries. The first Lion Daalders or leewndaalders were produced in the province of Holland in 1575 during […]

World Coins – Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

World Coins – Collecting Mexican 20th Century Coins

By Cory Frampton – Mexican Coin Company / World Numismatics LLC …….   This series, which has gone from the most collected during the late 1960s to the most stagnant today, has a lot of promising segments. There were probably 10 times as many collectors in the ’60s and ’70s as there are today, mostly due […]

CoinWeek Submits a Box of World Coins to WINGS + RESULTS!- 4K Video

CoinWeek Submits a Box of World Coins to WINGS + RESULTS!- 4K Video

At the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Dallas, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan submitted a box of certified world coins to WINGS, to determine whether the coins are solid or premium for the grade. Coins Submitted in this video: two beautifully toned East German commemorative coins, a rare West German 2 Pfennig Proof, a […]

World Coin Grading – NGC Certifies Rare Modern Venezuelan Pattern

World Coin Grading – NGC Certifies Rare Modern Venezuelan Pattern

The only Venezuela 1989 bimetallic 20 Bolivares pattern certified by NGC thus far has been graded MS 66. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……..   During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Venezuela was unable to produce sufficient circulation issue coinage at its mint in Caracas so the country needed to rely on foreign mints for […]

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 […]

Canada 2016 Venetian Glass Snail Silver Coin

Canada 2016 Venetian Glass Snail Silver Coin

Description: Venetian glass is a kind of glass artwork produced by highly-skilled craftsmen in Venice, Italy, sought after the world over for its masterful color, clarity and complex designs. Like much of the arts and crafts of medieval Italy, the development of Venetian glass was shaped by a strong Byzantine influence. When the Venetians sacked […]

World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Albrecht Dürer was an innovative engraver, painter and printmaker and an important contributor to the Northern Renaissance in Germany. Born in Nuremberg in 1471, Dürer showed a talent for drawing at an early age and once he finished apprenticing under his Hungarian goldsmith father he set out to learn from various artists around Germany […]

NGC Certifies First World Gold Coin Pattern Ever Struck by United States Mint

NGC Certifies First World Gold Coin Pattern Ever Struck by United States Mint

1855 MB Peru 2P Gold Pattern NGC graders have certified a rare 1855 Peruvian Gold Pattern 2 Peso struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has graded an 1855 Peruvian Pattern 2 Peso in gold that was the first pattern struck by the United States Mint for a foreign country. “Patterns” are sample […]

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 […]

How to Save Money on Your First MA-Shops Order – CoinWeek 4K Video

How to Save Money on Your First MA-Shops Order – CoinWeek 4K Video

CoinWeek Met up with Joachim Schwiening, owner and CEO of MA-Shops, to discuss how the shopping platform offers American collectors better access to rare European and World Coins and how new customers can save money on their first order. For the past several months, CoinWeek has turned its attention to MA-Shops, the largest online shopping […]

Spink To Auction a Wide Variety of Interesting Coins and other Numismatic Items in New York

Spink To Auction a Wide Variety of Interesting Coins and other Numismatic Items in New York

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #315 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……   On January 27th and 28th, the British firm of Spink & Son, Ltd. will conduct an auction at their New York office, 145 West 57 St., 18th floor. […]

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris closes out its three-year Rooster coin program featuring the art of longtime mint engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ rooster design debuted in 2014. The 2016 is the first 2016-dated coin released by the Monnaie de Paris. This .333 silver coin has a 10-euro face value and has been issued in uncirculated condition at face value. […]

National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

National Bank of Ukraine Issues “Carol of the Bells” Commemorative Coin

By National Bank of Ukraine….   On January 5, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine held a presentation to celebrate the creation of two commemorative coins honoring “Shchedryk” (known in English-speaking countries as the “Carol of the Bells”). The coins come in a 5-hryvnia (UAH) German silver version and a 20-hryvnia silver edition. The event […]

Heritage Realizes $53+ Million In Coin Auctions at FUN and NYINC Events

Heritage Realizes $53+ Million In Coin Auctions at FUN and NYINC Events

A wide variety of coins and currency, in the form of U.S., World and Ancient rarities, realized more than $50 million for Heritage Coin Auctions across the first two weeks of 2016 in the company’s U.S. Coins ($34+ million) and Currency auctions at the annual FUN Convention ($7.6+ million) in Tampa, FL and the NYINC […]

Ancient Coins –  How Old Is Old Enough ?

Ancient Coins – How Old Is Old Enough ?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing the vast array of issues from antiquity through the modern era. Joseph Eckhel (1737-1798), a secularized Jesuit abbot who served […]

The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

From the development of the world’s first man-made precious metal, Virenium, to the world’s highest relief coin, Pobjoy Mint are renowned for their innovation in the world of numismatics. Beyond the list of “Firsts” presented below, we have selected five coins produced by Pobjoy that reflects both the technical achievements and aesthtic craftsmanship that has […]

World Gold Coins Lead Heritage’s NYINC Coin Auction – Here are the top 5 (6) Coins

World Gold Coins Lead Heritage’s NYINC Coin Auction – Here are the top 5 (6) Coins

Seldom Offered 1852 Type 1 Gold Adelaide Pound South Australia. British Colony gold Adelaide Pound Type 1 1852 AU58 PCGS, KM1, Fr-1. The exceedingly rare type 1 Variety with two linear circles around the beading on the reverse and a cracked die by the D of DWT. This type is the first true government coin […]

World Coins – Collecting Coins of the Central American Republic

World Coins – Collecting Coins of the Central American Republic

4 Escudos, ND (Decree of December 24, 1841). San Jose Mint By Carlos Jara – as posted on World Numismatics LLC …….   The Central American Republic, also referred to as the Central American Federation, formed by the five countries of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, and officially established in July 1, […]

World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

MADAGASCAR. Pattern Kirobo, 1891. Ravalona III (1883-1897). PCGS SP-62 BN. Kingdom of Madagascar Background – Madagascar is a large island off the southern East African coast, isolated by the sea for several million years. This has produced a unique array of mammals, along with half its birds and most of its plants being found here […]

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 Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings), ND (1619-24). Third Coinage James I (1603-25). NGC MS-64. James I (James VI of Scotland) came to power at the age of 13 months, and went on to become one of the most momentous rulers in all of British history. One could arguably say James I put the “Great” in Great Britain, […]

CoinWeek: Ken Krah Shares the Importance of Third Party Grading for World Coins

CoinWeek: Ken Krah Shares the Importance of Third Party Grading for World Coins

CoinWeek caught up with NGC​’s Ken Krah in Macau and asked him to share his expertise about the growing market for certified World Coins and why it is important for collectors and dealers to have World Coins certified. Ken Krah, VP & Senior Grader, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation David Lisot, Interviewer & Producer *** CoinWeek is the #1 […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote in U.S. numismatic history. Since it first burst into the headlines in 1965 until the announcement that it was ceasing production of medals, coins and collectibles early in 2003, […]

Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Mongolia. 1000 Togrog 2015: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15000 pcs.; 500 Togrog 2015: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the coat of arms of the issuing state, below, the nominal value. Engraved around […]

Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction – The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish Coinage To Be Featured

Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction – The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish Coinage To Be Featured

Extremely Rare 1/2 Riksdaler, One Of Perhaps Three Known By Bruce Walker for Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish coinage is one of the anchor consignments at Stack’s Bowers’ upcoming January 2016 NYINC auction. It represents a near lifetime achievement dedicated to the memory of Thor Bäckström, the grandfather of […]

NGC Certifies Rare Moroccan Gold Coin

NGC Certifies Rare Moroccan Gold Coin

NGC graders have certified a rare 1787 Moroccan 10 Mithquals. The Morocco AH1201 (1787 AD) 10 Mithquals (or 10 Riyals) coin is a rarity with great historical significance. With an estimated ten surviving examples (and only a few of these available for private ownership), this coin is highly coveted by collectors. The coin’s design features […]

Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

By David Hill….   The Sgarabhaigh Sixpence forms an important part of a wider project to conserve and share the small Scottish island of Sgarabhaigh which lies in the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. The coin design is based on an ancient coin of the realm and incorporates a blend of the ancient and modern […]

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