Archive for: World Coins

Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Coinworks has just sold an 1813 Holey Dollar, Australia’s first domestic coin, to a new owner for close to half a million dollars. The price of $485,000 is a world record. While the buyer, a high profile Melbourne Graphic designer, appreciated... read more »

 

Paul Fraser’s Top Five…Spectacular and Unique Rare Coin Sales

Paul Fraser’s Top Five…Spectacular and Unique Rare Coin Sales

By Paul Fraser Collectibles If you ever have only one penny to your name, make sure it is one of these fantastic coins… How many coins do you need to have to be wealthy? The answer is, not as many as you’d think. Rare, unique and... read more »

 

Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2011 Official Baltimore Auction will feature 7,107 total lots

Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2011 Official Baltimore Auction will feature 7,107 total lots

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2011 Baltimore Auction will feature 7,107 total lots, including more than 4,100 lots of U.S. coins and exonumia and an additional 680+ lots of U.S. currency, plus over 1,700 lots of world coins and 520+ lots... read more »

 

The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint will issue today the fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”.  The new coin recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia... read more »

 

Prices Soar As Chinese Coins Reach Fever Pitch

Prices Soar As Chinese Coins Reach Fever Pitch

Baldwin’s auction department had a lot to celebrate last Thursday night after the outstanding success of the Hong Kong Coin Auction 50 and the very first Hong Kong Watch Auction. Auction lots were selling for up to 30 times estimate as prices... read more »

 

Stacks Bowers Baltimore Coin and Currency Auctions Combine to Nearly Reach $14 Million

Stacks Bowers Baltimore Coin and Currency Auctions Combine to Nearly Reach $14 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries realized an impressive $13,892,475 over eight U.S. and world sessions conducted March 29-April 2, 2011, continuing its lengthy tenure as the only official auctioneer of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo.... read more »

 

Reflections on the Numismatic Hobby: An Interview with Chet Krause

Reflections on the Numismatic Hobby: An Interview with Chet Krause

The varied and storied life of Chester L. Krause of Iola, Wis., is well documented in his autobiography, “I’m Chet”. In the book, Krause recalls his youth growing up on the family farm just east of Iola, and days spent in a... read more »

 

Islamic Coin Sells For £3.7 Million In Morton & Eden Sale – Second Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold at Auction

Islamic Coin Sells For £3.7 Million In Morton & Eden Sale – Second Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold at Auction

Second most expensive coin ever sold at auction One of the rarest and most highly-prized of all Islamic gold coins, struck possibly to coincide with an occasion when the Caliph himself led the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, sold for a record £3.7... read more »

 

Sedwick’s Treasure And World Coin Auction #9 Is Now Online !

Sedwick’s Treasure And World Coin Auction #9 Is Now Online !

Scheduled for April 26-28 (Tuesday-Thursday), in six sessions LIVE on the Internet, Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure and World Coin Auction #9 is ready for viewing and bidding online via iCollector. For those who missed the lot viewing... read more »

 

Chinese Rarities Headline CICF World Coin Heritage Auction

Chinese Rarities Headline CICF World Coin Heritage Auction

More than 4,400 rare world and ancient coin lots from all corners of the world ready for auction, April 15-18, at the Chicago International Coin Fair A wide array of international numismatic rarities, including fine examples of Chinese, Polish,... read more »

 

Coin Profile: St. Patrick Halfpenny

Coin Profile: St. Patrick Halfpenny

The St Patrick halfpenny was a milled coin minted in the 17th century in England, Ireland and Wales. The reverse design shows King David kneeling playing a harp while gazing up at the royal crown of England. One peculiarity of the harp is that... read more »

 

RARE COINS WORTHY OF A KING’S SPEECH

RARE COINS WORTHY OF A KING’S SPEECH

Following the phenomenal success of the British spectacular The King’s Speech at the Oscars Baldwin’s latest auction consignment couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Offered in its original Royal Mint case, a set of four 1937... read more »

 

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Until three years ago, no one even knew that the 1770 Nuevo Reino Pillar Dollar existed. That changed quickly, however, when an amazing stash of 14 coins was found during the bulldozing of a parking lot in Bogota that was being razed for a new... read more »

 

Auction to Feature Dr. Frank Sedwick Collection of Columbian Republic Gold Coins

Auction to Feature Dr. Frank Sedwick Collection of Columbian Republic Gold Coins

SEDWICK TREASURE AND WORLD COIN AUCTION #9 TO FEATURE HEARTS AND ROYALS AND THE DR. FRANK SEDWICK COLLECTION OF COLOMBIAN REPUBLIC GOLD COINS Sedwick’s next auction, scheduled for April 26-28 (one session each day), will feature several... read more »

 

Coin Auctions: Goldberg Pre Long Beach and Dan Holmes Sale Results

Coin Auctions: Goldberg Pre Long Beach and Dan Holmes Sale Results

January 30, 2011 The Dan Holmes Sale, Part IV This was a memorable session which concluded the auction of this historic and memorable collection. Many bidders attended the pre-auction party the night before the sale, and celebrated again with... read more »

 

Coin collecting as a Work of Art

Coin collecting as a Work of Art

By Geoffrey Cope of From www.petitioncrown.com A view of what could be for British Numismatics for 2011 I consider a coin of the finest quality to be a work of art. The dies for coinage were created by the country’s finest artist to show the... read more »

 

Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

Dancing with the Universe –  The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

From Wayne Sayles Blog Ancient Coin Collecting, With kind permission of John Hooker I’m sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates coins. As the link here describes, it was a badly mishandled discovery... read more »

 

Rarest Of Islamic Coins In London Auction

Rarest Of Islamic Coins In London Auction

Umayyad dinars struck from gold from the Caliph’s own mines Two of the rarest and most highly-prized of all Islamic gold coins are to be offered for auction in London by Morton & Eden on April 4, 2011. The Umayyad dinars, dated 92h... read more »

 

British Royal Mint Reveals 2011 Commemorative Coin Themes

British Royal Mint Reveals 2011 Commemorative Coin Themes

The Royal Mint has announced six new commemorative coins for 2011 along with details of the first Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated coin sets. The coming year will see the six commemorative coins added to the eight circulating coins that feature... read more »

 

Chinese and South American Coins lead $9.28+ million NYINC World & Ancient Coins Heritage Auction

Chinese and South American Coins lead $9.28+ million NYINC World & Ancient Coins Heritage Auction

22 pound Chinese gold coin takes top honors with $575,000 final price Ancient coins see substantial interest, high prices realized Collectors from all over the world descended on New York City on January 2 and 3 to take part in Heritage Auctions’... read more »

 
 
 
 
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