Tag: World Coins

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Auction Offers Excitement!

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Auction Offers Excitement!

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced details of their November 5-10 Official Auction in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. Nearly 1,800 lots of rare world coins and banknotes will be offered in this exciting event! The sale will commence with Session A, which includes the live World […]

Budget Coin Collecting – Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins

Budget Coin Collecting – Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   The current economic slump has forced many collectors to cut spending to the bone. Even with their allure, coins can’t compete with buying groceries and paying the mortgage or rent. So what can the cash-strapped numismatist do to stay involved in his favorite pastime? Perhaps it’s time for a […]

By October 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Canada 2016 Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Colour $250 2 Ounce Gold Coin

Canada 2016 Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Colour $250 2 Ounce Gold Coin

Description: .9999 pure gold adds to the dazzling wonder of fall in this Royal Canadian Mint release celebrating the fall foliage of the Canadian landscape. A thick and knotted tree with sprawling branches fills the coin, its fully-textured leaves are colorized to recreate the natural scene. The coin’s perspective offers a captivating view of the […]

By October 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profile – 1704 Cob 8 Reales Heart (Corazon) Potosi, Bolivia

World Coin Profile – 1704 Cob 8 Reales Heart (Corazon) Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Heart, 1704Y Unholed and arguably finest known, very rare, ex-Pena, Craig, Karon. S-P43a; KM-unl.; CT-848. 27.00 grams. Seldom do we encounter a cob so astoundingly lovely and rare that it takes us days to come up with a proper description: This is just such a coin. To start with, one […]

World Gold Coins – Incredible Albanian Prova 100 Franga Ari

World Gold Coins – Incredible Albanian Prova 100 Franga Ari

ALBANIA. 100 Franga Ari, 1927-R. President Amet Zogu (1926-28) By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers ….. This week’s preview for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official World Coin Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is a stunning large Albanian gold piece. This Prova (pattern or test) denominated at 100 Franga Ari was […]

Japan 2015 Nagasaki 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2015 Nagasaki 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to 10% […]

By October 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Canada 2015 Holiday Toy Box 50 Cents Holographic Coin

Canada 2015 Holiday Toy Box 50 Cents Holographic Coin

Description: No holiday captures the imagination of children more than Christmas. From the coming together of family and friends, to the bright pageantry of Christmas lights, and of course a copious bounty of new toys and games, Christmas evokes so many feelings for the young and the old. To honor the inner child in all of us, […]

By October 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 The Little Prince: Stars are Guides 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2015 The Little Prince: Stars are Guides 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris celebrates french writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s most famous and enduring work, The Little Prince. The book, written while the author was living in Africa in exile at the height of World War II, tells the story of an aviator, who encounters a strange little boy after his airplane crashes in the […]

By October 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s third “LIVE FLOOR” world coin and treasure auction in Orlando Florida  on October 29th will go down in history as the “Hearts and Royals” auction. Never before have so many Hearts (14) and Royals (46) been offered at the same time. Hearts and Royals are very special silver cob coins from Potosí, Bolivia–made […]

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, 6 October, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to Valse Mélancolique, one of the most excellent pieces of the Latvian symphonic music produced by the likewise brilliant composer Emīls Dārziņš. Ilmārs Blumbergs created the graphic design of the coin, and […]

By October 5, 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 985 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Lustrous Choice Mint State Tralles Cistophorus 1032232 | GREEK. LYDIA. Tralles (Tralleis). Struck after circa 133 BC. AR Cistophorus. NGC Ch. MS (Choice Mint State) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5. 12.59gm. Cista mystica within ivy […]

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
British Error Coins Prove No Mistake In Spink NY Sale

British Error Coins Prove No Mistake In Spink NY Sale

It seems collectors and dealers alike find the Royal Mint’s foibles quite interesting as heated bidding on lots from the Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins proved last week. Sold as part of the offerings in the Spink New York Sale, September 24, the Snyder Collection cumulatively realized above the pre-sale high estimate with […]

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Report: September 28, 2015 – Video: 5:20

CoinWeek Weekly Report: September 28, 2015 – Video: 5:20

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan and CoinWeek beat writer Rebecca Nguyen discuss the week’s top stories. Topics covered: U.S. Mint Product Sell-Outs, Round II of the Pogue Sale, The Stack’s Bowers – Sotheby’s Rarities Auction on October 1, and of course, this week’s Top 5 Coin Profiles.   Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

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Niue 2015 Agnieszka Radwańska $1 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Agnieszka Radwańska $1 Silver Coin

Description: Agnieszka Radwańska is an internationally-ranked woman’s tennis star and, with her 6-3, 6-4 victory over German tennis star Angelique Kerber in the 2012 Wimbledon semi-finals, is the second Polish tennis player to reach the singles final of a Grand Slam tournament. That performance vaulted her to the World’s #2 Ranking and at the time of […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 World Coins that Sold in the Heritage Long Beach Auction

Top 5 World Coins that Sold in the Heritage Long Beach Auction

The following are the Top 5 World Coins that sold in Heritage’s Signature Sale in Long Beach September 18, 2015……… LOT #30144  – Korea: Japanese Protectorate – Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 2 (1908) Sold: $64,625 Japanese Protectorate – Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 2 (1908) AU55 NGC, Osaka mint, KM1142. Complete with harvest-tinged coloration […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Colombian Pillar Dollar

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Until  2009, no one even knew that the 1770 Nuevo Reino Pillar Dollar existed. That changed quickly, however, when an amazing stash of 14 coins was found during the bulldozing of a parking lot in Bogota, Colombia that was being razed for a new building. Buried beneath the dirt and the decades was the old […]

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Niue 2015 Seven New Wonders of the World $7 Spheroid Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Seven New Wonders of the World $7 Spheroid Silver Coin

Description: The Mint of Poland made a splash when it debuted the genre-bending $7 spheroid silver coin struck for the island of Niue. The first-of-its-kind coin broke the “fourth wall” of mainstream coin design, forgoing the concepts of obverse, reverse, and edge and taking the concept of a postmodern commemorative or themed coin to its (il)logical […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By August 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

 
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