Tag: World Coins

It Was 3 a.m. When I Found this Set of Mexican Coins on eBay! VIDEO: 1:31

It Was 3 a.m. When I Found this Set of Mexican Coins on eBay! VIDEO: 1:31

Pat Stovall, Don & Lois Bailey Numismatics Interviewer: David Lisot for  CoinWeek.com…….. We have all heard the story of the item listed in the middle of the night that turns out to be a great buy. Hear one of those tales from a specialist in Mexican numismatics who used his knowledge to make a good […]

By January 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ……….. Here on CoinWeek, Louis Golino reported on the recent release of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle high relief one-ounce silver and gold proof coins by the Perth Mint.  The bullion coins are being offered for sale in the United States by The New York Mint on their […]

British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #203 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds On Jan. 10th and 11th, Stack’s-Bowers-Ponterio conducted one of the official auctions of a coin convention that is held every January in Manhattan. More than two thousand coins and medals from around the world […]

By January 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction

Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #202 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. On Jan. 5th and 6th, Heritage conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Numismatic Convention, which is held every January at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan. Although this […]

Gold Royal Cob Sheds Light on Spanish Colonial Coinage and Highlights Heritage World Coin Results

Gold Royal Cob Sheds Light on Spanish Colonial Coinage and Highlights Heritage World Coin Results

A Stunning Rarity from the New World One of the highlights of the recent Heritage World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction held in New York  which concluded yesterday January 6th, was a stunning Royal Cob described below. As Lot 25654 it realized $293,750.00 ( Including the buyers premium). However beyond the price, this coin sheds […]

Stacks Bowers New York International Nusmismatic Convention World Coin Auctions

Stacks Bowers New York International Nusmismatic Convention World Coin Auctions

AN INTERNATIONAL PARADE OF RARITIES TO BE PRESENTED AT THE  STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES OFFICIAL AUCTION OF THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL NUMISMATIC CONVENTION January 10-13, 2014, at the New York Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Stack’s Bowers New York Auction Gallery IRVINE, Calif. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to serve as an official auctioneer of the […]

By December 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
500th Anniversary  of The Earliest Dated English Coin: the 1513 Tournai Groat

500th Anniversary of The Earliest Dated English Coin: the 1513 Tournai Groat

Henry 8th 500th anniversary of England’s capture Tournai in France 1513   500th Anniversary  of The Earliest Dated English Coin was the 1513 Tournai Groat The earliest Exceptionally Rare coin dated 1513. Struck in the name of an English monarch Henry 8. The Tournai Groat (gros or 4d) struck subsequent to the capture of the town […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Interesting and inexpensive coins of Russia

Interesting and inexpensive coins of Russia

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Imagine a vast nation with a long and fascinating history of numismatic issues. Does that sound like an introduction for an overview of U.S. coinage? Guess again. The coins of Russia have a large collector following both internally and internationally. Eye appeal always plays a major role in popularity, and the Cyrillic lettering […]

By November 18, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint issues News Gold Coin in Wildlife Series – The Red Deer

Austrian Mint issues News Gold Coin in Wildlife Series – The Red Deer

“Wildlife in Our Sights” – New Gold Coin Series – First Issue “Red Deer” The Austrian Mint will issue today the first coin of a new gold coin series featuring wildlife and celebrating the diverse natural habitats of Europe. A total of six coins to be issued over the next six years will feature the […]

By November 7, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Canadian Coins Advanced $1 AND $2 Design Win BEST NEW COIN INNOVATION Award

Canadian Coins Advanced $1 AND $2 Design Win BEST NEW COIN INNOVATION Award

The Royal Canadian Mint overcame strong competition today from Britain’s Royal Mint and the Mint of Finland to win the inaugural Best New Coin Innovation Excellence in Currency Awards presented by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA). This official recognition confirms the suite of advanced security features the Mint developed for Canada’s new multi-ply […]

By November 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101: Don’t Lose These LIittle Silver Coins

SILVER 101: Don’t Lose These LIittle Silver Coins

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Accumulating silver bullion is a satisfying task, but there’s much more to the metal than sheer ounces. Coins are full of art and history, and those elements often lead to collecting. When examining the whole spectrum of silver, it’s natural to wonder why dozens of nations have issued coins that are smaller – […]

By October 25, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Collection of English Crowns Highlights The Next Morton & Eden World Coin Auction

Collection of English Crowns Highlights The Next Morton & Eden World Coin Auction

Sale of Coins, Medals and Banknotes, November 7 2013 A collection of English crowns dating from the first issues of Edward VI in 1551 features in a sale by London specialist coin and medal auctioneers Morton & Eden on Thursday 7 November, to be held at Sotheby’s galleries in London. The collection, formed many years […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, the foreign and ancients division of auction powerhouse Stack’s Bowers Galleries, is once again gearing up to sell world and ancient coins and paper money at public auction in November. Ancient and foreign coins will feature a number of important pieces and collections, including the David O’Harrow Collection of Mexican coins. […]

By October 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

EDITORS NOTE: LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES is a new CoinWeek column that focuses on coins that were produced with low mintages yet currently sell for modest prices that are within the reach of the average collector. We hope you enjoy this numismatic perspective. by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… It’s no secret that collectors at every level are drawn […]

By October 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst – Modern World Coins: Will Lunar Horse Coins Perform More Like Dragons or Snakes?

The Coin Analyst – Modern World Coins: Will Lunar Horse Coins Perform More Like Dragons or Snakes?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Since the summer when the first Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 coin was issued by the small nation of Tokelau, which is near New Zealand, horse-themed coins have largely dominated modern world coin collecting. The Lunar series coins are issued by more countries than any other coin, and […]

By September 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting The Coins of Ecuador

Collecting The Coins of Ecuador

By Carlos Jara – Mexican American Coin Company –  Latin American Numismatics ……… The coins of Ecuador have traditionally been both respected as difficult to obtain, and very popular among collectors. While not a particularly extensive series (as opposed to, say, Colombia), the Ecuadorean series is complex nonetheless. Thankfully, good references about it have been […]

By September 23, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions: World and Ancient Coins to be sold by Künker in October. VIDEO: 1:56

Coin Auctions: World and Ancient Coins to be sold by Künker in October. VIDEO: 1:56

Ulrich Künker, Partner, Künker Auction House Interviewer: David Lisot……. Künker of Germany will hold another world and ancient coin auction from October 7-11th. Nearly 6,400 lots with a total estimate of nearly 10 million euros will be sold. There is something for everyone, starting with a Regensburg Heller estimated at 10 euros to a tenfold ducate […]

By September 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwins to Auction David Fore and Arielle Collections at COINEX. VIDEO: 1:22

Baldwins to Auction David Fore and Arielle Collections at COINEX. VIDEO: 1:22

Steve Hill, Director, A.H. Baldwins & Sons, Ltd Interviewer: David Lisot……. In September in London at the COINEX Coin Show sponsored by the British Numismatic Trade Association (BNTA) Baldwins will be selling two major collections of British coins, The David Fore Collections that features coins of British India and the Arielle Collection that features of […]

By September 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
New York International Numismatic Convention [ NYINC ] Waldorf-Astoria Room Block Approaches Sell Out

New York International Numismatic Convention [ NYINC ] Waldorf-Astoria Room Block Approaches Sell Out

The New York International Numismatic Convention’s sleeping room block at its Waldorf-Astoria event site is almost sold out, according to Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley, who said, “Earlier this year the Waldorf agreed to a reduced room rate versus what our attendees has paid last year. This concession on the hotel’s part has resulted in a […]

By August 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: From the Trenches of the Whitman Baltimore Expo

The Coin Analyst: From the Trenches of the Whitman Baltimore Expo

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Three times a year Whitman Publishing sponsors the Whitman Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, an east coast city with a storied history that is known to locals as Charm City. The show is held at the modern convention center located around the corner from Camden Yards, the home of the Orioles, and near the […]

Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Spink are delighted to announce the auction dates for the remarkable and historic Nicholas Rhodes Collection. The collection features a number of extremely rare items, some of which are expected to reach record prices. Nicholas Rhodes built a collection of coins, banknotes and stamps concentrated on the core areas of Tibet, Assam and Nepal. The […]

By June 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101/GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER

SILVER 101/GO SOUTH OF THE BORDER

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 from […]

By June 18, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Rapp turns over 1.6 million Swiss francs with its coin auction

Rapp turns over 1.6 million Swiss francs with its coin auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. In the evening of May 27, Peter Rapp called out 161 lots with a starting price of 242,000 Swiss francs. Not a single one was sold for its starting price or was returned. The room, which was filled to capacity, made sure of that. Additional chairs were fetched […]

Chinese Coin Market at TNA Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:11.

Chinese Coin Market at TNA Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:11.

Jessie Zhang, Owner, Supercore Interviewer: David Lisot ……….. The Chinese coin market has been very active for some time reflecting the strength of the market in Asia. Chinese coin specialist Jessie Zhang talks about why that market has been so strong and what specific issues are most popular. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – June 2013 […]

By June 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin News Round-Up

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin News Round-Up

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… New coins from Vatican City, Ireland, and Canada are featured in this installment of the modern world coin news round-up. Vatican City’s Sede Vacante Coins Released June 3 In an April column on Numismaster.com written after the inauguration of Pope Francis I, Patrick Heller commented that various world coins commemorating the new pontiff […]

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

April 30, 2013 saw the Netherlands crown its first king in over a century when Crown-Prince Willem Alexander succeeded his mother, Queen Beatrix, after she stepped down that same day. The seating of a new monarch in the Netherlands is neither a coronation nor an inauguration, but is instead referred to as an “investiture.” The […]

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. My first encounter with the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection occurred nearly three decades ago. While in the Washington D.C. area I planned a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of American History to see what coins they might have on exhibit. My interest in rare […]

All-Time Finest U.S. Half Cent Set And Superb German Coins on Display at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

All-Time Finest U.S. Half Cent Set And Superb German Coins on Display at June 2013 Long Beach Expo

The number one finest set of all time of United States half cents from 1793 to 1857 will be displayed for the first time in public at the June 2013 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo. There will also be exhibits of the all-time finest sets of German Empire 25 pfennig proof coins, […]

By May 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Certifies Unique Chinese Coin

PCGS Certifies Unique Chinese Coin

  The Hong Kong Submission Center of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGSAsia.com) has certified a unique Chinese coin, the only known Kirin Province 1910 Hsusen Tung branch mint silver 1.44 Mace (1 Mace, 44 Candareens) with an incuse “Ki” (吉)  and the dragon’s tail in the design pointing to the right.  It’s pedigree includes the […]

By May 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Technology Changes How Collectors of Coins and Precious Metals Investors do Business: Modern Coin Mart Launches New Go2MCM App for iPad

Technology Changes How Collectors of Coins and Precious Metals Investors do Business: Modern Coin Mart Launches New Go2MCM App for iPad

ModernCoinMart (MCM), a division of John Maben Rare Coins, Inc., of Sarasota, Florida, has laid a benchmark in the 21st century coin market as being among the first major retailers in modern coins and bullion to launch their own iPad store application. Designed and developed by a partnership between Arkansas based Amos Digital and MCM […]

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