Tag: World Coins

World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

MADAGASCAR. Pattern Kirobo, 1891. Ravalona III (1883-1897). PCGS SP-62 BN. Kingdom of Madagascar Background – Madagascar is a large island off the southern East African coast, isolated by the sea for several million years. This has produced a unique array of mammals, along with half its birds and most of its plants being found here […]

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings), ND (1619-24). Third Coinage James I (1603-25). NGC MS-64. James I (James VI of Scotland) came to power at the age of 13 months, and went on to become one of the most momentous rulers in all of British history. One could arguably say James I put the “Great” in Great Britain, […]

By December 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: Ken Krah Shares the Importance of Third Party Grading for World Coins

CoinWeek: Ken Krah Shares the Importance of Third Party Grading for World Coins

CoinWeek caught up with NGC​’s Ken Krah in Macau and asked him to share his expertise about the growing market for certified World Coins and why it is important for collectors and dealers to have World Coins certified. Ken Krah, VP & Senior Grader, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation David Lisot, Interviewer & Producer *** CoinWeek is the #1 […]

By December 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote in U.S. numismatic history. Since it first burst into the headlines in 1965 until the announcement that it was ceasing production of medals, coins and collectibles early in 2003, […]

Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Mongolia. 1000 Togrog 2015: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15000 pcs.; 500 Togrog 2015: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the coat of arms of the issuing state, below, the nominal value. Engraved around […]

Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction – The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish Coinage To Be Featured

Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction – The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish Coinage To Be Featured

Extremely Rare 1/2 Riksdaler, One Of Perhaps Three Known By Bruce Walker for Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   The Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish coinage is one of the anchor consignments at Stack’s Bowers’ upcoming January 2016 NYINC auction. It represents a near lifetime achievement dedicated to the memory of Thor Bäckström, the grandfather of […]

By December 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Rare Moroccan Gold Coin

NGC Certifies Rare Moroccan Gold Coin

NGC graders have certified a rare 1787 Moroccan 10 Mithquals. The Morocco AH1201 (1787 AD) 10 Mithquals (or 10 Riyals) coin is a rarity with great historical significance. With an estimated ten surviving examples (and only a few of these available for private ownership), this coin is highly coveted by collectors. The coin’s design features […]

Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

Scottish Coins – The Sgarabhaigh Silver Sixpence

By David Hill….   The Sgarabhaigh Sixpence forms an important part of a wider project to conserve and share the small Scottish island of Sgarabhaigh which lies in the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. The coin design is based on an ancient coin of the realm and incorporates a blend of the ancient and modern […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Inaugural Heritage Hong Kong Coins and Currency auctions bring $2.82+ million

Inaugural Heritage Hong Kong Coins and Currency auctions bring $2.82+ million

 ……. realized $89,625 on its way to becoming the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Hong Kong’s $2.82+ million inaugural joint World & Ancient Coins and Currency Signature® auctions, held Dec. 10-12, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. “This has been a historic week for Heritage with our events in Hong […]

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Produces Terrific Results!

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Produces Terrific Results!

Lot 60164 – Kwangtung. 7 Mace 3 Candareens  ND (1889). NGC MS-62. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio have announced the results of their December 2015 Chinese and Asian Coin, Currency and Medal auction. Overall, prices realized exceeded estimates, with many lots showing heated competition. (All prices realized include the standard buyer’s premium). Setting the pace for […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Massive 60 Shillings of James II to be Auctioned at NYINC

World Coins – Massive 60 Shillings of James II to be Auctioned at NYINC

James VII (II) gold Restrike 60 Shillings 1688 MS62 NGC,  Of the highest rarity, being one of just three examples known. The latter part of the reign of Charles II saw many problems at the mint in Edinburgh, including questionable appointments, charges of corruption, inaccurate weight standards, and political infighting. Numerous officials were removed from […]

Coins for A’s Inspires Young Coin Collectors

Coins for A’s Inspires Young Coin Collectors

In the movie A Christmas Story (1983) – set in 1940’s Indiana – nine-year-old Ralphie sends away for a Little Orphan Annie Secret Society Decoder Pin, racing to the mailbox each day in anticipation of its arrival. Kids aren’t all that different today. The anticipation of receiving a treasure via the mail can be incredibly […]

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 […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

The rooster is a French symbol, appearing on the coins of the 19th century. One of the most significant is one of the versions of the 20-francs Napoleon. Created in 1803 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has carried several effigies including the one with the rooster. The Napoléon Gold coin (Louis d’or) remained in use until […]

By December 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Harlan J. Berk Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Back to Their Customers

Harlan J. Berk Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Back to Their Customers

By CoinWeek….   Harlan J. Berk is a Chicago-based family-owned rare coin business that specializes in ancient coins, antiquities, world coins, U.S. coins, and maps. Hear the Harlan J. Berk story on The Distance Podcast. For 10 years, Harlan J. Berk has been rewarding its most loyal customers with something all numismatists can appreciate… more money to […]

By December 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #2: CoinWeek: The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins – Audio: 13:51

CoinWeek Podcast #2: CoinWeek: The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins – Audio: 13:51

CoinWeek writers Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker weigh in on one area of numismatics that has tremendous growth potential: 20th Century European coins and currency. Whether you are new to collecting world coins or a seasoned collector, you will definitely want to hear what CoinWeek’s seven-time NLG-award-winning writers have to say about the topic in […]

By November 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: Germany 2015 Sleeping Beauty 10 Euro Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: Germany 2015 Sleeping Beauty 10 Euro Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek opens a package containing Germany’s 2015 Sleeping Beauty 10 Euro Silver Coin. This is the fourth in a series of silver coins honoring the timeless stories of the Brothers Grimm. But did you know that Sleeping Beauty traces its origins to a French story? CoinWeek’s Unboxing Video series is part of our award-winning World […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
THE MISSING YEARS – COLLECTING THE COINS OF 1931 TO 1933

THE MISSING YEARS – COLLECTING THE COINS OF 1931 TO 1933

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ………   American collectors will find slim pickings when they try to acquire coins struck from 1931 to 1933. Here’s an overview of the situation. Circulating $5 and $2.50 gold pieces were gone forever, and no silver dollars were struck from 1929 to 1933. Likewise, half dollars were a no-show […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 380 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Fine Style Pergamum Stater 1033796 | GREEK. MYSIA. Pergamum. Struck after 336 BC. AV Stater. NGC MS (Mint State) Strike 4/5 Surface 5/5 Fine Style. 8.62gm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By November 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profile – British Virgin Islands 2015 – Pink Titanium Coin

World Coin Profile – British Virgin Islands 2015 – Pink Titanium Coin

British Virgin Islands 2015  – Pink Titanium Coin Description Following the popularity of previous Titanium coins, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a new Titanium coin for 2015 issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). This unique collector’s coin, struck in pink titanium, features a resplendent flamingo wading in shallow water […]

By November 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 for CoinWeek….   Part 1 – One-year type coins of the 1800s …. 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 pieces, and many of these short-lived […]

By November 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   It’s no secret that collectors at every level are drawn to low-mintage dates like dogs to a meat wagon. Hundreds of pages of mintage figures (low ones, to be specific) is one of the factors that keeps the Red Book a success after more than 65 years. There’s one dilemma that often […]

By November 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: British Virgin Islands 2015 Peanuts 65th Anniversary $10 Silver Coin – Video: 2:42

CoinWeek Unboxing: British Virgin Islands 2015 Peanuts 65th Anniversary $10 Silver Coin – Video: 2:42

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan takes a look at the Pobjoy Mint’s timely release of the 2015 British Virgin Islands “Peanuts 65th Anniversary $10 Silver Coin”. This limited edition sterling silver coin comes with a proof finish and features lovable characters Snoopy and Woodstock. The mintage limit of this coin has been set by the Pobjoy […]

Mexican Coins – Pattern 8 Reales from Durango Mint in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Sale

Mexican Coins – Pattern 8 Reales from Durango Mint in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Sale

MEXICO. Pattern 8 Reales, 1840-DoOMC. NGC AU-53. By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Stack’s Bowers Cataloger ……… Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore is just a few days away, and the excitement is certainly building. For World coins, the November Baltimore sale has historically been a great venue for Latin American coinage, specifically that of Mexico. With nearly […]

World Coins – Here Today and Gone Immediately PART 1

World Coins – Here Today and Gone Immediately PART 1

One-year world type coins of the 1800s By Al Doyle for 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 […]

By October 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List

Stunning Prussia Proof 2 Mark Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 344 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Lustrous Mint State Athenian “Owl” 1031987 | GREEK. ATTICA. Athens. Struck circa 440-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC MS (Mint State) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5. 23mm. 17.20gm. Helmeted head of […]

By October 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austria 30 Years of the European Union Flag 2 Euro Coin

Austria 30 Years of the European Union Flag 2 Euro Coin

Description: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the European Union flag, the Austrian Mint will join the 19 member nations of the European Monetary Union and issue a special commemorative 2-euro coin. Every issuing country will feature the award-winning design of Georgios Stamatopoulos. Stamatopoulos’ design was selected by the citizens and residents of […]

By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Russia 2015 United Nations Convention Against Corruption 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Russia 2015 United Nations Convention Against Corruption 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Description:   On October 22, 2015, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation issued a silver three-ruble commemorative coin to honor the 10th anniversary of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. The timing of the coin’s release coincides with Russia’s hosting of the Conference’s sixth session, which will be held […]

By October 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Upside of Escudos

The Upside of Escudos

By Lance Tchor and Larry Michelson for WINGS™ Coins, LLC ……   A gold coin speaks volumes about a nation’s history and culture and at a price collectors easily can afford This month, we continue our little excursion into the realm of the gold escudo. In the last installment, we pointed out the differences between the original cross-and-shield escudo, initially struck […]

By October 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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