Tag: World Coins

France 2015 The Great War €10 Silver Coin

France 2015 The Great War €10 Silver Coin

Description: The Great War is remembered in this thought-provoking series of silver 10€ coins struck by the Monnaie de Paris. In this issue, the French mint honors the Centennial of the Great War by commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914. By the end of that year, it had become apparent to all that the war was expanding. Expanding […]

Niue 2015 Money Frog $2 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Money Frog $2 Silver Coin

Description: From the Mint of Poland: [The] frog is a famous symbol of wealth. Since ancient times many cultures have believed that these animals attract financial prosperity. In the East it is believed that appearance of a frog heralds a prosperous future. The Niue 2015 Money Frog $2 Silver Coin is a colorized thematic coin […]

Niue 2015 Pro Memoria Pope John Paul II $2 Proof Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Pro Memoria Pope John Paul II $2 Proof Silver Coin

Description: In 2015, the Mint of Poland issued a one-ounce and an impressive 10-kilogram silver coin to honor the 10th anniversary of the death of Polish-born Pope John Paul II. Both coins were struck in .9999 silver and issued in the name of the Island of Niue. This, the 1-ounce version, has a mintage of […]

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 556 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items (all prices USD): Signed Ptolemaic Tetradrachm 1031313 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. (Pharaoh, 305/4-282 BC). Struck 305-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC AU✭ (About Uncirculated ✭) Strike […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Yvette Gastauer-Claire

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Yvette Gastauer-Claire

Yvette Gastauer-Claire is an artist and sculptor from Luxembourg. Her design of HRH Grand Duke Henri is featured as the obverse for the Luxembourg’s country-side on its euro coins. She is also credited with a number of commemorative coin designs.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Yvette Gastauer-Claire 2015 Luxembourg Brandenbourg Castle 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Luc Luycx

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Luc Luycx

Lucy Luycx (born April 11, 1958) is a Belgian coin designer and computer engineer, who is best known in numismatic circles for being the designer of the common side of the euro coinage. His initials are represented on the coins by an overlapping LL monogram.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Luc Luycx 2015 Austria […]

Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   In 2012, the Bank of Canada announced the sale of 30,000 hand-selected specimens from a hoard of about 245,000 gold coins stored in cloth bags and locked in its vault since the 1930s. The $5- and $10-denomination circulating gold pieces were minted between 1912 and 1914, and are […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Maria Grazia Colaneri

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Maria Grazia Colaneri

Maria Grazia Colaneri is a prolific sculptor and engraver of coins and medals for the Italian Mint.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Maria Grazia Colaneri 2015 Italy 2015 Centennial of the Avezzano Earthquake 5 Euro Silver Coin       Italy 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Showcases World Coins and Currency in the Upcoming 2015 World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Showcases World Coins and Currency in the Upcoming 2015 World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s-Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin and World Paper Money Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2015 World’s Fair of Money. The convention will be hosted by the American Numismatic Association and will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, […]

Dave Harper Predicts: Changes to Coins, Packaging, and Coin Shows… Video.

Dave Harper Predicts: Changes to Coins, Packaging, and Coin Shows… Video.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. Numismatic News Editor and Futurist Dave Harper looks forward and wonders how the hobby will change over the course of the next 25 years. David Harper Predicts: Changes in Coinage and Packaging. VIDEO: 10:32. Traditional coins are a thing of the past. New coins come in different shapes, colors, with holograms, some that […]

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 […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Artstetten Castle traces its origins back to the 13th century. Over the years, numerous families have resided at the estate, renovating the castle to suit the times and their tastes. In 1823, the castle was acquired by Austrian Emperor Franz I. His influence can be seen in the configuration of the residence’s chestnut trees. Two […]

Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway

Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway

APMEX offers the chance to win a trip to London and a VIP tour of the Royal Mint. APMEX, Inc. announced today that they are awarding an exclusive trip to the world-renowned Royal Mint to one lucky winner. The trip, valued at over $7,500 USD, will include roundtrip airfare and accommodations for five nights for […]

The Royal Mint Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Salvation Army with Silver £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Salvation Army with Silver £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to issue a special £5 coin honouring 150 years of The Salvation Army – the organisation started in 1865 by William Booth to help the vulnerable and fight social injustice. William Booth’s upbringing was one touched by hardship, but arriving in London in search of work, the pawnbroker turned preacher was […]

Papua New Guinea Issues New Commemorative Coins, Banknotes

Papua New Guinea Issues New Commemorative Coins, Banknotes

By Bank of Papua New Guinea….   Loi M. Bakani, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, gives notice of the forthcoming issue into circulation of new K20 and K10 commemorative banknotes and a 50t coin, effective 21 May 2015. K20 Commemorative Banknote The K20 banknote has been resized as part of the banknote […]

Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Last October I wrote about the coinage of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. I was curious how one of the smallest nations on Earth–an island barely above sea level in the middle of the Pacific Ocean–somehow manages to produce an unexpectedly large number of Not […]

Germany to Issue First Collector Coin with Polymer Ring

Germany to Issue First Collector Coin with Polymer Ring

By Schuler AG….   Schuler develops equipment to produce five-euro coin from three components for state mints An outer ring and an inner core made of metal with a blue polymer ring between them: these three components will be used to produce a new five-euro collector coin set to appear soon in Germany. The German […]

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 May 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin marking the centenary of the first flight from Malta. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) depicts a Short Type 135 seaplane in flight over the Grand Harbour […]

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 35

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Künker GmbH & Co.’s eLive Auction 35 will take place this coming week from Tuesday, May 19th until Thursday, May 21st, at 6:00 p.m. each day on elive-auction.de. This auction offers a large number of coins and medals from the ancient world up to the modern era, with exceedingly […]

Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

On Sunday, the Royal Mint in London announced the release of a two-coin commemoration to celebrate the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The release of the coin marks only the second time the Royal Mint has issued an official United Kingdom coin to honor a royal birth with the permission of the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

One hundred years after Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned “In Flanders Fields” on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued silver collectors coins commemorating the iconic poem which honours all those who risked or sacrificed their lives in defense of democratic values, and inspired the adoption of the poppy as a […]

World Coins – NGC Grades Rare “99” Stamped 1898 South Africa Pond

World Coins – NGC Grades Rare “99” Stamped 1898 South Africa Pond

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded an exquisite specimen of the rare 1898 South Africa Pond with a “99” stamp. Graded NGC MS 62, it is one of just 20 examples certified by NGC. The 1898 “99” Stamped Pond were issued during the Anglo-Boar War between the South African Republic and the British Empire. The […]

Kent Ponterio Joins Mexican Coin Company

Kent Ponterio Joins Mexican Coin Company

Mexican Coin Company and Latin American Numismatics are proud to announce that Kent Ponterio has joined our team, coming on as full partner in the company. Kent is well known throughout the numismatic community for his writing, published articles and affiliation with various renowned numismatic organizations. It is with great enthusiasm that we make this […]

You Must Watch Alessandro Novelli’s Beautiful Coins

You Must Watch Alessandro Novelli’s Beautiful Coins

Animated-filmmaker Alessandro Novelli has created a whimsical and elegant short video that celebrates the beauty and cultural heritage of Europe’s pre-euro coinage. Starting with the German 5 Mark coin, Novelli weaves a story that travels through time and across the continent. Underneath the striking visual presentation is a jaunty and playful musical score by Django Reinhardt. If this […]

Nostalgic About World Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo A Winner

Nostalgic About World Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo A Winner

  By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Stack’s Bowers Sale Powers to Over $18 Million; Spring Fever Memories of 1969; You Can’t Judge A Modern Coin By Its Mintage Well I have come down with a case of spring fever, no not that kind, the strain which harbors regular flu symptoms that is. This […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

From June 6 to July 5, 2015, Canadians will have the world’s best female soccer teams playing right in their own backyards as six cities across the nation host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled numismatic coins to commemorate this milestone sporting event today in two of the host cities: Vancouver […]

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia –  Rome’s Worst Nightmare

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia – Rome’s Worst Nightmare

The long and glorious history of Persia as an Imperial power dates to the rise of Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BCE. Cyrus, King of the Parsa people who had settled in the region bounded by the Tigris River and the Persian Gulf, created a vast and enduring empire by subsuming the Median, […]

Künker’s Coin Auction Week Results are In…..

Künker’s Coin Auction Week Results are In…..

The auctionweek has come to an end today with Künker’s catalogue #262 “Coins of the Ancient World”. Many of the 6,500 pieces led to heavy bidding in the coin auction room and on the telephone that resulted in an impressive total sale price of 2,6 M. Euros – 55% above the estimated price. Over the entire week  […]

East German Commemorative Coins: The Collector Market 25 Years Later

East German Commemorative Coins: The Collector Market 25 Years Later

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. Oct. 3, 1990 was an historic date for Germany and the world as the five constituent provinces of the former German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR or East Germany) gained admission to the Federal Republic of Germany, thus ending nearly 50 years of division growing out of catastrophic […]

Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rarities from the W&B Capital Foundation Collection and Other Important Properties Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong auction will entice bidders with a total of 2,077 lots of Chinese and Asian coins and banknotes from ancient to modern times, in four live Showcase sessions and two internet-only sessions. Session A commencing at 10:00 […]

 
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