Tag: WWII

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, […]

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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, 2016 0 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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, 2016 0 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 […]

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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, 2016 0 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, 2015 0 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 […]

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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, 2015 0 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 […]

PANKidZone Program Well Attended and Active

PANKidZone Program Well Attended and Active

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists….   The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) October 24 Fall Coin Show Kid Zone program was attended by 62 very enthusiastic children and parents. The Saturday morning began with a steady stream of young people entering the kid’s the area to fill in their penny and nickel folders. Each child […]

A Brief History of the Royal Mint

A Brief History of the Royal Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   If you’ve been keeping score at home, I’ve been going further and further back in time to find the oldest company around today that still manufactures or sells coins and bullion. I was doing it mostly because it’s fun, but it may offer precious metals investors […]

By November 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink: Female Agents, Four Pints of Blood and a Very Impressive Career

Spink: Female Agents, Four Pints of Blood and a Very Impressive Career

Spink & Son, Ltd. is particularly excited about this November’s auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria taking place in London on the 19th. Within this sale are three incredible pieces that have intriguing and exciting stories of both Military and Hollywood legend. These superb items are sure to make the auction charged with […]

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1963 Nobel Prize Medal in Physiology or Medicine Sells for $795,614

1963 Nobel Prize Medal in Physiology or Medicine Sells for $795,614

Nobel prize medal was Awarded to Central Nervous System Research Pioneer Dr. Alan Lloyd Hodgkin By Nate D. Sanders Auctions…. The 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Alan Lloyd Hodgkin sold tonight for US$795,614 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions. It was the only 13th Nobel Prize to go under the hammer. […]

By November 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ireland Issues Silver Coin Commemorating 70th Anniversary of Peace

Ireland Issues Silver Coin Commemorating 70th Anniversary of Peace

By Central Bank of Ireland ….   On Tuesday, 27 October, the Central Bank of Ireland launched a €10 limited-issue silver Proof collector coin to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Peace in Europe. This coin is part of the Europa Star series. At the launch at the Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, Former President of Ireland […]

By October 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Italy 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: 2015 marks the 70 years since the end of World War II. The European Union marked the occasion with a series of commemorations, including a number of numismatic issues from a number of European mints. The Mint of Italy commemorated the event with the release of a 10-euro silver coin, titled “70 Years of Peace”. […]

By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Monuments Men Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Monuments Men Receive Congressional Gold Medal

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented collectively to the Monuments Men Foundation on October 22, 2015 during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The group received the nation’s highest civilian honor in recognition of its heroic role in the preservation, protection, and restitution of monuments, works of art, and artifacts […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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