Tag: World Coins

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

A new Belgian two-euro coin is giving missing children and their families hope By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   The new circulating commemorative coin, issued by the Royal Mint of Belgium, was launched on May 25, which is International Missing Children’s Day. The Belgian two-euro coin features the face of a young […]

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

Portugal Issues 2016 Olympic Bimetallic Circulating €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   On May 3, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) released a new €2 commemorative coin into circulation entitled “Portugal’s Olympic Team 2016” (Equipa Olímpica de Portugal 2016). The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Bank of Portugal cash offices. The “Portugal’s […]

Regulated Gold Coins in Early America – Unique Largest Known Gold Coin Regulated by Ephraim Brasher

Regulated Gold Coins in Early America – Unique Largest Known Gold Coin Regulated by Ephraim Brasher

Ephraim Brasher – the Assayer The money supply in the fledgling United States consisted of a bewildering hodge-podge of foreign coins, private issues, and state sponsored copper coinage, all mixed with counterfeits and coins of reduced weight. During this time in America, gold coins were primarily used only in large transactions by banks or merchants […]

Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

On June 1, the Austrian Mint will issue the final silver coin in the series honoring each of the provinces of the country. This series has been designed by 9- and 10-year-old school children of Austria. The last coin celebrates the province of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich). The reverse of the coin depicts: the Church of […]

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the Byzantine Empire is fascinating and complex. Unfortunately, it’s not a familiar topic to many Americans. Numismatically, it’s an exceedingly rich field of study, and the next woman […]

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin […]

World Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver Coins

World Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Need something a bit different and artistic to satisfy your silver fix? Look no further than Mexico. Currently one of three nations with silver production of more than 100 million ounces annually, Mexico has a long history of silver coinage. Much of the money in circulation in America […]

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin II: Hedgehog’s Coat

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin II: Hedgehog’s Coat

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 19 April, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5-euro silver collector coin – “Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog’s Coat”. This is the second coin in a special collector coin series dedicated to the most dearly loved and significant Latvian fairy tales. The first […]

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians in celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the launch of a colourful silver collector coin combining royal and Canadian imagery. This coin was unveiled on April 20 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Royal Canadian Mint […]

The Vast Influence of the East India Company and Their Rare 1835 Gold Mohur

The Vast Influence of the East India Company and Their Rare 1835 Gold Mohur

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   On December 31, 1600, Queen Elizabeth (later the first) of England bestowed a Royal Charter upon the East India Company. Its original mission was to expand Great Britain’s trade with Asia, and India in particular. It was first financed by about 200 British businessmen and merchants […]

World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

On May 11, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue the second silver coin of the three-coin set entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second coin–titled “Amade”, as he liked to be called–focuses on his adult life. The obverse of the coin depicts a […]

Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

By Central Bank of Ireland …..   The Central Bank of Ireland is releasing gold and silver proof coins to mark the centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on April 24 1916. The coins, designed by Michael Guilfoyle, depict the statue of Hibernia in front of key words and phrases from the Proclamation. […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Hello, and welcome back to CoinWeek’s weekly roundup of the strange and off-center in coin and currency news. Today’s roundup happens to fall on April 1 – once known as New Year’s but now better known as April Fool’s. We leave it to you, gentle reader, to decide whether one (or […]

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 1,116 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Beautifully Toned Leontini Tetradrachm 1035091 | GREEK. SICILY. Leontini. Struck circa 430-420 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC MS✭ (Mint State ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5 Fine Style. 24mm. 17.45gm. Laureate head of Apollo, left / […]

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’  Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’ Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

The Queen’s Beasts 2016 – The Lion – 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – 10 creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry. The series will be introduced a ‘beast’ […]

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. […]

 
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