Tag: WWII

Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Commem, Filipino Veterans Medal Designs June 21

Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Commem, Filipino Veterans Medal Designs June 21

A possible 2018 American Liberty 24-karat gold fractional coin also on the meeting’s agenda Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 21, 2017. Date: June 21, 2017. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor […]

Rare 10 Mark DDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

Rare 10 Mark DDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ….   In 1967, the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (otherwise known as East Germany) created a new design for the 10 mark coin that commemorated the life and heroism of Dr. Theodor Neubauer, a teacher and leftist organizer who was an important figure in the anti-fascist resistance to the Nazi regime within Germany itself. Twenty-three sample pieces […]

New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Dieppe 75th Anniversary

New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Dieppe 75th Anniversary

The Royal Canadian Mint has crafted a silver collector coin marking the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, where brave Canadian troops suffered heavy losses in Canada’s first army combat mission of the Second World War. In remembrance of this unforgettable chapter in Canadian military history, on May 25 the Mint presented a framed version […]

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks

CoinWeek Podcast #60: George Selgin on the Gold Standard, Bi-Metalism, and Failed Banks Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Gorge Selgin is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute and Professor Emeritus […]

Royal Canadian Mint 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2017 Shines Spotlight on Canada 150

Royal Canadian Mint 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2017 Shines Spotlight on Canada 150

In keeping with its tradition of telling Canada’s story through coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is sharpening its focus on Canada’s 150th birthday with many new coins and sets, while issuing other innovative products and finely crafted icons of Canadiana. All of these coins are now available to the public. The long-awaited circulation coins commemorating […]

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Commemorates 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of SS Vyner Brooke

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Commemorates 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of SS Vyner Brooke

By Royal Australian Mint ……   As we near the 75th anniversary of the sinking of SS Vyner Brooke on Tuesday 14 February 2017, a special collectible commemorative 20 cent coin has been released by the Royal Australian Mint to recognize the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival. During the Second […]

By February 15, 20170 Comments Read More →
Treasure News – Search for Yamashita’s Gold Continues

Treasure News – Search for Yamashita’s Gold Continues

Most of the time, when the topic of lost treasure is brought up, it falls into one of two categories: centuries-old shipwrecks and hidden Nazi gold. However, there is another major source of mythologized stories of long-forgotten gold riches that dates back to the WWII era: Yamashita’s gold.

CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Plough uncovers major hoard of Roman coins A WONDERFUL collection of 120 Roman Imperial coins was unearthed in the Isle of Axholme. The so-called Owston Ferry Hoard was discovered in 1952 by Mr. A. T. Pitchfork. Ploughing a field in the village, […]

2016 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available Dec. 14

2016 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available Dec. 14

The 2016 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product code 16RB) will be available for purchase starting on December 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $49.95, this set contains the following uncirculated quality $1 coins in production this year: Three Presidential $1 Coins Struck at the Philadelphia Mint, the obverses of […]

By December 8, 20160 Comments Read More →
New $2 Coin Commemorates Canada’s Role in Battle of the Atlantic

New $2 Coin Commemorates Canada’s Role in Battle of the Atlantic

At a special ceremony held aboard HMCS Sackville, the last of 123 Canadian corvettes to sail in the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint today unveiled a new two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. This coin, which was revealed before guests including veterans of the Battle of […]

Rare US Coins – Glass Cent Pattern Discovered

Rare US Coins – Glass Cent Pattern Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Amid the nationwide mobilization effort for the Second World War, the United States Mint was forced to explore using new materials for its low-denomination coins as nickel and copper supplies were diverted to war production. This led the mint to replace the normal composition of the five-cent […]

No Nazi Gold Train, But Legends Abound

No Nazi Gold Train, But Legends Abound

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   The saga of the Nazi Gold Train supposedly buried in a mountain tunnel may have ended with the treasure hunters coming up empty, but the world-wide publicity has given the nearby Polish city of Walbrzych a new lease on life. The town has become a tourist destination […]

Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Those Who Fought in Battle of Hong Kong

Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Those Who Fought in Battle of Hong Kong

To honor the soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada who valiantly fought to defend Hong Kong from enemy invasion in December 1941, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a silver collector coin marking the 75th anniversary of their bravery and sacrifice. This coin was unveiled today before veterans of the […]

Spink: SAS Heroes Medals To Go under the Hammer in London

Spink: SAS Heroes Medals To Go under the Hammer in London

The medals belonging to a founding member of the SAS are set to be auctioned in London on 21st July. Warrant Officer Arthur ‘Taffy’ Lawley was awarded the prestigious Military Medal for his part in the daring top-secret raid upon the Tragino Aqueduct in Southern Italy during February 1941 codenamed ‘Operation Colossus’. Born in Wales, […]

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The years during and surrounding World War II were an era of inventiveness and ingenuity among manufacturers in the United States, the result of shortages that threatened the availability of previously abundant raw materials. The U.S. Mint was not spared from this rationing, and […]

Switzerland 2016 Swiss Red Cross 150th Anniversary 20 Franc Silver Coin

Switzerland 2016 Swiss Red Cross 150th Anniversary 20 Franc Silver Coin

Description: The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016, and the Swiss Mint is memorializing the occasion on a 20-franc coin. The silver commemorative coin was released on January 28, 2016, and designed by world-renowned artist Marc Roulin, whose career includes a six-year stint as a newspaper cartoonist, many acrylic paintings and […]

U.S. Mint 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Avail. June 16

U.S. Mint 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Avail. June 16

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set (product code 16RA) on June 16 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $14.95, the set consists of a tri-fold presentation folder that holds one Enhanced Uncirculated finish 2016 Native American $1 Coin from the United States Mint at […]

2016 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set Avail. May 18

2016 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set Avail. May 18

The 2016 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 16RJ) will be available for purchase starting on May 18 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The 2016 set contains two folders with 13 coins each from the United States Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia. Each folder has the following coins: Three Presidential $1 Coins […]

Poland Commemorates WWII Paratroopers with 10 Złoty Silver Coin

Poland Commemorates WWII Paratroopers with 10 Złoty Silver Coin

By Polish National Bank ……   On Tuesday, February 16, the Polish National Bank (NBP) issued a silver coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first air drop of the Cichociemni, a team of elite paratroopers of the Polish Army trained in Great Britain after the Nazi occupation of their home country. The obverse of […]

By February 29, 20160 Comments Read More →
Coins of Dark Days: World War II in Occupied Europe

Coins of Dark Days: World War II in Occupied Europe

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   May 8, 1945 was VE Day, “Victory in Europe” Day, which marked the end of fighting on the continent in World War II. In our town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, most of the 1,200 residents of the town and neighboring countryside gathered at the Volunteer Fire House to celebrate […]

Native American $1 Coin 2016 Products Now Available

Native American $1 Coin 2016 Products Now Available

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Bags, boxes and rolls containing the 2016 Native American $1 coin went on sale Wednesday, January 27 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). P-Mint and D-Mint 25-coin rolls (product codes 16NA and 16NB, respectively) are priced at US$32.95. 100-coin bags are available from Philadelphia (product code 16NE) and Denver (product […]

2016 Native American $1 Coin Products Available Jan. 27

2016 Native American $1 Coin Products Available Jan. 27

The United States Mint will open sales for product options containing the 2016 Native American $1 Coin beginning on January 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Available product options and their prices are as follows: Orders will be accepted at catalog.usmint.gov/, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order […]

By January 22, 20160 Comments Read More →
Russia Furthers Crimea Claim with New 100 Ruble Banknote

Russia Furthers Crimea Claim with New 100 Ruble Banknote

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On Wednesday, December 23, the Central Bank of Russia released a new 100-ruble banknote commemorating the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. The new note is an extension of the numismatic propaganda campaign began with the minting of two new 10-ruble coins in October of last […]

Top 5 Coins Sold on MA Shops, Dec. 8-15

Top 5 Coins Sold on MA Shops, Dec. 8-15

By CoinWeek….   MA-Shops offers a wide variety of ancient, classic and modern world and U.S. coins, and a list of the top five highest hammer prices at any given time often reflects this variety. Last week, however, belonged to the Germans. Here are the top five coins sold on MA-Shops.com for the week of […]

By December 16, 20150 Comments Read More →
United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

By Connor Falk – World Coin News….   The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. An award trophy will be presented February 6, 2016 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, […]

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 Part 2 Here I continue my thoughts on rarities, and the factors that affect this important aspect of numismatics. As noted, true rarity cannot be caused by a collector through hoarding or manipulation, although sometimes temporary rarity can be achieved. During the early days of […]

Why Are 1943 Copper and 1944 Steel Lincoln Cent Errors So Valuable?

Why Are 1943 Copper and 1944 Steel Lincoln Cent Errors So Valuable?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #306 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…..   Although 1909-S VDB and 1914-D pennies are often thought of as the most important Lincoln cents, the most valuable Lincoln ‘cents’ are the off-metal errors struck in 1943 […]

NGC Certifies Rare World Gold Coin from India – George VI Jaipur Nazarana Mohur

NGC Certifies Rare World Gold Coin from India – George VI Jaipur Nazarana Mohur

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare India-Jaipur 1945 Year 24 Nazarana Mohur. It has been graded NGC MS 64. Issued by Jaipur in India in 1945, this Nazarana Mohur is struck in gold from the silver Nazarana Rupee dies. A “nazarana” is a presentation issue. Nazaranas were struck in limited numbers and […]

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, 20150 Comments Read More →
2016 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners Announced

2016 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners Announced

By Krause Publications….   Austria brings home three category awards in the first round of World Coin News’ 2016 Coin of the Year Award voting by an international panel of judges that concluded November 8. All coins nominated for the 2016 awards were issued in 2014. Images of the winning coins can be viewed at […]

 
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