Tag: World Coins

Latvia Issues Silver Collector Coin Dedicated to Poets Rainis and Aspazija

Latvia Issues Silver Collector Coin Dedicated to Poets Rainis and Aspazija

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, September 8, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new five-euro silver collector coin, Rainis and Aspazija. This coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of Rainis and Aspazija, two brilliant minds of Latvia. It is a unique coin due to its specific form and minting technique. The graphic design […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Charles Morgan Describes MA-SHOPS.com – Video: 4:25

Charles Morgan Describes MA-SHOPS.com – Video: 4:25

MA-SHOPS.com is a European online marketplace that brings together dealers from across the continent. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan gave the site a try, ordering a coin online, and files this report on his experience and whether U.S. collectors should give it a try.   Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source […]

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Künker Fall Auction Sale Week: Six Auctions, About 7,600 Lots, Many Special Collections

Künker Fall Auction Sale Week: Six Auctions, About 7,600 Lots, Many Special Collections

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann for Künker….   Over the course of six days, the city of Osnabrück will witness a spectacular event when nearly 7,600 lots of superb numismatic items with a total estimate of more than 10 million euros will cross the auction block. The sessions will be composed of a wide range of […]

Swedish “Blood Money” to be offered as part of Künker Sale

Swedish “Blood Money” to be offered as part of Künker Sale

The estimate of this blood klippe made of the very same silver coins which King Erik XIV used to buy himself free off of the guilt of having killed Svante Sture is estimated with 1,500 euros. The coin will be part of the Künker Auction 266 and auctioned off on September 28, 2015. By Dr. […]

Niue 2015 Missing Works of Art: Pontifical of Płock $1 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Missing Works of Art: Pontifical of Płock $1 Silver Coin

Description: From the Mint of Poland: Over centuries they were owned mostly by affluent private collectors and patrons of art. In the turmoil of history some of them vanished without trace. However, missing works of art still are an important part of our culture. The Mint of Poland would like to eternalize the artistic heritage […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Atlas Numismatics Publishes August Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes August Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 289 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Superb Syracuse Decadrachm, Ex-Hess-Leu 1958 1030325 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Hicetas (Hiketas). (Tyrant, circa 288-279/8 BC). AV Decadrachm. NGC Ch. AU✭ (Choice About Uncirculated ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5 Fine […]

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Impressive Results from Stack’s Bowers 2015 ANA Auctions

Impressive Results from Stack’s Bowers 2015 ANA Auctions

“Excitement” was the buzzword at the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money held last week in Rosemont, Illinois, a familiar and popular venue for collectors and dealers alike. Adding to the excitement of this annual summer event were two official auction sales of U.S. coins held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The company’s ever-popular Rarities Night […]

Agit-Prop on Early Soviet Coins

Agit-Prop on Early Soviet Coins

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek …..   It is rare when a coin can be read like a book, when it actually tells you a story. Most coins throughout history have presented monarchs, various images of Liberty, famous people, and other images. But a few coins minted in the heady early years of the Union […]

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that […]

France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: I call upon all Frenchmen who want to remain free to listen to my voice and follow me. These were the words that French General Charles de Gaulle spoke to the French-speaking people over the airwaves of the BBC in London on June 18, 1940. The French government, humiliated at the hands of the […]

By August 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Niue 2015 In Victoria $1 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 In Victoria $1 Silver Coin

Description: The Mint of Poland has struck a silver $1 coin for the island nation of Niue to commemorate Victory. This limited mintage coin is struck on .999 silver planchets and features selective gilding on the coin’s reverse.   Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is fixed slightly above center. Beneath, two ancient warriors are […]

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

The following coins are just a few of the highlights in the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 World Coins ANA Auction. CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Dukatu, 1936. NGC MS-63. Lot: 30224 – Fr-4; KM-14. Mintage of only 633. Individual pieces typically remain in the same collection for many years, hence quite infrequently offered. PCGS has never seen one, […]

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791) impact on Austrian culture is just as vital today as it was when the young prodigy took the Viennese opera scene by storm at the age of 16 when he composed his first opera, “Bastien und Bastienne”. To celebrate his musical genius, The Austrian Mint will issue a three-coin silver […]

Italy 2015 Centennial of the Avezzano Earthquake 5 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2015 Centennial of the Avezzano Earthquake 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: On January 13, 1915, a massive earthquake rocked central Italy, killing more than 30,000 people and destroying or damaging structures throughout the affected regions. Receiving the brunt of the damage was the Italian town of Avezzano in the Abruzzo region. One of the key structures in the town was a historic church dedicated to the Apostle […]

Poland 2015 Florin of Ladislaus the Elbow 20 Złoty

Poland 2015 Florin of Ladislaus the Elbow 20 Złoty

Description: Polish King Ladislaus I (1261-1333), known as Ladislaus the Elbow due to his diminutive height, ruled Poland from 1306-1333. It is believed that coinage bearing his image first appeared in 1330. The coinage of Ladislaus departed from the thin, single-sided bracteates that preceded them, and demonstrated several stylistic and technical features that foretold the coming of […]

Germany 2015 25 Years of Unity 25 Euro Silver Coin

Germany 2015 25 Years of Unity 25 Euro Silver Coin

Description:   Germany issued this .999 fine silver 25-euro commemorative coin to honor the 25th Anniversary of German Reunification. The coin was designed by German artist Bernd Wendhut, from the Rhine valley wine country town Bernkastel-Kues.   Obverse: A stylized German federal eagle. The top and bottom text are centered and separated by two partitions of six […]

Niue 2015 Somali Cat 1 Dollar Silver Proof

Niue 2015 Somali Cat 1 Dollar Silver Proof

Description: The Mint of Poland continues its popular colorized coin series “Man’s Best Friends – Cats” with this .999 silver coin featuring the lithe and graceful Somali cat. This coin is legal tender on the Island of Niue and carries a face value of one New Zealand dollar. The Niue 2015 Somali Cat 1 Dollar Silver […]

Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins featured at ANA

Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins featured at ANA

We are honored and humbled to have been chosen to present the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins for your bidding consideration, as a part of the August 12 – 17 ANA World Coins Signature Auction in Chicago. The collection, while small in its number of lots, just 109, contains an impressively broad selection of many […]

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Description: The 2015 Castle Brandenbourg Castle 5-euro silver-niobium coin is the seventh of nine silver-niobium coins honoring Luxembourg castles to be struck by the Austrian Mint for Luxembourg. Each coin is struck “Proof-like” with a smooth edge, a diameter of 34 mm, and a total weight of 16.6 grams. The coin’s outer ring is made […]

World Coins – Exceptional Prussian Gold Coin – 2 Frederick d’Or in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

World Coins – Exceptional Prussian Gold Coin – 2 Frederick d’Or in Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

By Bruce Walker and Chris Chatigny – Stacks Bowers Numismatists & Catalogers …. The world and ancient coin section of our Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money is now online. The over 1,500 world and ancient coins to be offered will appeal to a variety of collectors. You can […]

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 […]

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 […]

 
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