Category Archives: Unusual coins

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term “hobo nickel” is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. Classic […]

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Swiss Mint Issues World’s Smallest Gold Coin showing Albert Einstein

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… The Smallest Gold Coin in the World With determination, patience, and ingenuity, Albert Einstein established his enduring fame in 1905 with the formula “E = mc2“, revolutionizing the world of physics. Swissmint has now tried to revolutionize the world of coins with the striking of the “smallest gold coin […]

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The Coin Which Tells a Remarkable Story: Sealand 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

The Treasury of the Principality of Sealand, the world’s oldest man-made micro-nation and self-proclaimed independent state located in the North Sea have announced that a Sealand commemorative coin has been issued in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the declaration of independence which occurred on the 2nd September 1967. On that day 50 years ago, […]

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NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… A newly discovered “mule” error on the Canadian 2017 In the Eyes of the Timber Wolf $2,500 1 kilo gold coin has become the latest star in the world of modern coins. The mint gaffe marries the obverse of the $250 Proof silver Timber Wolf kilo, graced by an […]

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Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

  The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term “hobo nickel” is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. […]

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New Niobium Coin Offered by Austrian Mint at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 2:21

Andrea Lang,  Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The Austrian Mint uses a special proprietary process to create a very unusual collector coin. Andrea Lang shows an example of the coin and explains how it has captured the interest of collectors. Copyright © CoinWeek – Chicago – August 2014 American […]

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