Tag: World Coins

The Overlooked Fractional Gold Option

The Overlooked Fractional Gold Option

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… With gold parked well above $1550 an ounce, the option of buying pre-1933 $20 gold pieces or one-ounce gold Eagles or Maple Leafs is an impossible dream for some precious metals investors. Even if price isn’t an issue, there is another reason for avoiding larger hunks of the yellow […]

By July 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ANS Announces more Good News about the Huntington Collection

ANS Announces more Good News about the Huntington Collection

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous friend of the ANS, approximately 9,000 additional  Huntington coins (6,159 Islamic, 400 French, 2,496 medieval and later Spain) have been  purchased and will be placed on long-term loan to the ANS. This brings the total return of the  Huntington coins to 19,206, or more than half of the […]

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 2:  One-year type coins of the 1900s

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 2: One-year type coins of the 1900s

by Al Doyle Special Contributor to CoinWeek … Click here to read Part 1 – One-year type coins of the 1800′s …. Unique and short-lived items are eagerly sought in any collectible field, and coins are no exception. This overview of the one-year type coins (not commemoratives) of the 20th century includes silver and base-metal […]

By June 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden to Sell 5,000 Greek and Roman Coins from the Seaver Collection

Morton & Eden to Sell 5,000 Greek and Roman Coins from the Seaver Collection

Kansas University professor’s ancient coins to be offered for sale on 3rd July Kansas University Professor Jim Seaver was a collector of epic proportions. Through his love of opera, he amassed a vast number of operatic recordings, one of the largest and most important ever assembled, which he shared with listeners to his weekly programme “Opera […]

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 1 – One-year world type coins of the 1800s

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 1 – One-year world type coins of the 1800s

by Al Doyle Special Contributor to CoinWeek … American coin collectors are naturally attracted to one-year type coins. This category includes the incredibly affordable 1883 Liberty no-cents nickel, the very rare (mintage 6146) and costly 1796 Draped Bust small eagle reverse quarter and a smattering of other issues. Likewise, the world coin field offers an […]

By June 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Sale Report: Morton & Eden British, Russian and World Orders, Medals and Decorations, London May 31

Sale Report: Morton & Eden British, Russian and World Orders, Medals and Decorations, London May 31

SALE TOTAL: £705,498 (US$1,086,467) LOTS OFFERED: 246 SOLD BY VALUE: 85% £1=US$1.54 Lot 2 *Order of St Andrew, a large and impressive diamond-set sash badge, probably of European manufacture, in two-colour gold set with rose-cut and single-cut diamonds, ruby eyes and a central gold and blue-enamelled St Andrew’s Cross with an applied figure of the […]

World Coins – Some Things (And Coins) Never Change

World Coins – Some Things (And Coins) Never Change

by Al Doyle  for CoinWeek One of the main reasons for the introduction of the 50 States quarters in 1999 (along with more recent facelifts of the Lincoln cent and Jefferson nickel) was the age of those U.S. series. Seeing the “same old same old” in pocket change for 65 to 100 years resulted in […]

Modern Coin News Round-Up: News from Major World Mints

Modern Coin News Round-Up: News from Major World Mints

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek UK Royal Mint Announces Changes to Britannia Coins On April 26 Nick Bowkett of the UK’s Royal Mint posted an article on the mint’s blog which stated that the UK has decided to change the silver and gold content of its Britannia bullion coins. The gold coins will be changed […]

Coins of India, Russia Hits at CICF

Coins of India, Russia Hits at CICF

IOLA, Wis. (May 21, 2012) — The coins of India have joined the coins of China as most sought after by world coin buyers, according to dealer Allen G. Berman. “I find that Russia is still among the strongest countries as well,” Berman said at the Chicago International Coin Fair held April 27-29 the Crowne Plaza […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coins Outperforming U.S. Issues This Year

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coins Outperforming U.S. Issues This Year

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 2012 has been a remarkable year for modern coin collectors in terms of the quality and range of products offered as well as the quick appreciation of sold-out, limited edition items. The U.S. Mint has provided hardly any information about planned releases of many of its major collectible series like […]

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a Florida-based independent coin certification and grading company, announced today it has graded 25 million coins – becoming the first grading company to reach this milestone. Mark Salzberg, chairman of NGC, considers this milestone a great triumph. “It’s remarkable to look back on the collections we’ve seen as we approached the […]

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek Please click here to read Part One of this Article Collectors with a hard money mentality who want to go beyond familiar series such as the American silver Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf have a growing number of options when it comes to one-ounce silver pieces. It could take some […]

By April 30, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Titanic Centennial Coins Popular with Collectors

The Coin Analyst: Titanic Centennial Coins Popular with Collectors

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek April 15th marks the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest maritime disasters, the sinking off the coast of Canada of the then largest and most luxurious ship in the world, the RMS Titanic.  1,517of the 2,229 passengers perished in the tragedy.  RMS stands for Royal Mail Steamer.  None of the ship’s […]

A World of Money: The Oxford Triple Unite to be offered in Chicago

A World of Money: The Oxford Triple Unite to be offered in Chicago

In Heritage’s upcoming CICF World and Ancient Coins auction, to take place in Chicago April 26-30, there is an an example of the rare and popular Oxford Trple Unite. Dated 1643, this Choice VF specimen possesses a lot more eye-appeal than many of these pieces enjoy, so while not in the top level of quality […]

Brazilian Pedro I ‘Coronation Piece’ And Marston Collection Lead CICF Offerings

Brazilian Pedro I ‘Coronation Piece’ And Marston Collection Lead CICF Offerings

By Heritage Auctions An extraordinary 1822R Brazilian Pedro I gold Coronation 6,400 Reis, just one of 64 minted, provides a historic and emotional anchor to our 5,300+-lot Heritage Auctions World & Ancient Coins CICF Signature Auction, April 26-30, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, IL. It is expected to bring $100,000+. The auction will […]

By March 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin’s Announces Auction of the Bentley Collection

Baldwin’s Announces Auction of the Bentley Collection

In the year that Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee Baldwin’s are delighted to be selling at auction the most British of coin collections. Formed over 34 years by a private collector, the Bentley Collection is the ultimate collection of British gold Sovereigns and is sure to generate interest from collectors and investors alike. […]

By March 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
1916 China Yan-Shih-kai Dragon Gold Dollar  Struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1921 for  Philadelphia Coin Dealer Henry Chapman

1916 China Yan-Shih-kai Dragon Gold Dollar Struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1921 for Philadelphia Coin Dealer Henry Chapman

by Ronald J. Gillio Special Submission to CoinWeek After years of research, and convincing evidence in the form of receipts for purchases, I believe that the famous 1916 Yan-Shih-kai Dragon gold dollars were struck in the United States in 1921 for Philadelphia coin dealer Henry Chapman, and not made in China.  The historic receipts will […]

By March 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Pattern Dollar in Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Pattern Dollar in Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist and  Stacks Bowers Auction Services Associate This pattern, designed by the Austrian engraver for the Vienna mint Richard Placht, was undertaken during the construction of the mausoleum for the late Dr. Sun Yat-sen .  The structure itself is located at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) […]

Huntington Collection of Hispanic Related Coins Offered by Sotheby’s as a Single Lot March 8th

Huntington Collection of Hispanic Related Coins Offered by Sotheby’s as a Single Lot March 8th

Sotheby’s will offer the magnificent Archer M. Huntington Collection of coins from the Hispanic world in a sealed bid single lot auction ending on 8 March 2012. Assembled more than a century ago, the 37,895 pieces form the most spectacular collection of coins relating to the entirety of Spanish history that is housed outside of […]

By February 27, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
London Coin Fair Convention Report and Market Outlook

London Coin Fair Convention Report and Market Outlook

Michael Veissid, Director, London Coin Fair Interviewer: David Lisot The London Coin Fair is a regular part of the numismatic marketplace in Great Britain. Show promoter Mike Veissid talks about putting the challenges of holding the convention and how they reach out to London collectors. He also shares about trends in the market and a […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Auction Market in Great Britain

Rare Coin Auction Market in Great Britain

Stephen Lockett, Director, London Coins Ltd. Interviewer: David Lisot. Auction continues to be a popular method to sell coins in Great Britain. Stephen Lockett shares what items have been selling and how prices are faring. He talks about what sales his company has coming up in the future. Runtime: 3:20 Copyright © CoinWeek – February […]

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Extremely Rare and Historically Important 1931 Hunan Soviet Dollar

Extremely Rare and Historically Important 1931 Hunan Soviet Dollar

by Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Among the many highlights to be offered at auction in Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April 1-4 Hong Kong auction is an extremely rare Soviet Government of Hunan Provinces star dollar. In terms of historical importance and numismatic rarity, this offering should be considered among […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden Ltd Auction Company Profile

Morton & Eden Ltd Auction Company Profile

Stephen Lloyd, Director – Morton & Eden Interviewer: David Lisot. Morton & Eden is a coin and medal auction company in London that was once a division of Sotheby’s that now functions as an independent entity. Director Stephen Lloyd talks about their firm and the state of the market. He discusses market provenance and how […]

By February 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dix Noonan Webb Auctions Profile

Dix Noonan Webb Auctions Profile

Christopher Webb, Director Interviewer: David Lisot. Christopher discusses the background of Dix Noonan Webb, what kind of sales they hold and shows some highlights from recent sales. He talks about why people choose the auction route rather than private sale. He suggests ways to get started collecting. He also explains why provenance is so important […]

By February 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
British Coin Market Perspective

British Coin Market Perspective

David Miller, Owner, David Miller, Ltd Interviewer: David Lisot. David has been coming to the London Coin Fair for more then 40 years. He talks about why he continues to come to the convention and what people are buying. He talks about why people may buy the items that they do. Runtime: 2:22 Copyright © […]

By February 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
London Coin Fair Market Report

London Coin Fair Market Report

Interviewer: David Lisot, Randy Weir, Randy Weir Numismatics, Steve Hill, A.H. Baldwin, Christopher Webb, Dix Noonan Webb, Stephen Lockett, London Coins, David Miller, David Miller Ltd. Each coin convention in London brings together dealers specializing in different collectibles areas. Hear from some of the coin traders at the show as they discuss the strength of […]

By February 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Auction Results and News from A.H. Baldwin & Sons

Auction Results and News from A.H. Baldwin & Sons

Steve Hill, Director Interviewer: David Lisot Steve talks about the recent sale of the Prospero Collection of ancient coins that brought record prices for many coins. He also discusses the upcoming auction of the Bentley Collection that includes 1,240 gold British sovereigns. He addresses the question of provenance of coins and how important it is […]

By February 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins! London Coin Fair 2012 February

Cool Coins! London Coin Fair 2012 February

Interviewer: David Lisot Steve Hill, Director, A.H. Baldwin & Sons, 1601 Elizabeth I silver crown, Stephen Lockett, Director, London Coins Ltd, Henry VIII gold sovereign, Pamela West, British Notes, 1914 one pound bank note, David Miller, David Miller Ltd, 287 AD Roman bronze of Emperor Carausius, Peter Thompson, P&D Medallions, 1689 bronze gilded Security of […]

By February 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Market for Mexican Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Market for Mexican Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Duane Douglas, El Mundo de la Moneda, Mexico Interviewer: David Lisot The market for Mexican and Latin American coins is a thriving area in numismatics. More people are appreciating this area of the coin hobby as a place for collecting historical items and possible investment. Duane Douglas has a coin shop in Mexico City and […]

By February 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
SPECTRUM GROUP INTERNATIONAL HIRES ALLISON WATANABE TO CIO POSITION

SPECTRUM GROUP INTERNATIONAL HIRES ALLISON WATANABE TO CIO POSITION

Spectrum Group International, Inc. (“SGI”) (SPGZ.pk) , a Fortune 500 company and the largest global trading and collectibles network in the world, announced today it has named Allison A. Watanabe to the position of Chief Information Officer of the Collectibles Division. Prior to joining Spectrum Group, Watanabe served as Vice President of Information Technology for […]

By February 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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