Category Archives: French Coins

The Caranett Collection Part III – Gold Coins of Western Europe & Britain

The latest Heritage month-long auction of world coins features Part III of the Caranett Collection, with an offering of gold coins from Western Europe along with sovereign issues from the British Empire and Commonwealth. Bidding in this auction is open now at Coins.HA.com, concluding with a live session beginning at 8 PM CT on October […]

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The French Republican Coin Dating System

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… The French Revolution brought about the First French Republic, which brought about sweeping changes to remove religious and royalist influences across France and its government institutions. One such change came to its calendar, which would be changed and used by the French Republic for 12 years – including on […]

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Pattern Coins of the French Second Republic Highlight Künker Auction 337

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… When the French people had chased away Citizen King Louis Philippe and founded the Second Republic, they were looking for new coin designs for their new government. The most talented artists of the time submitted design proposals. Auction house Künker presents in its auction 337 on 25 June 2020 […]

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Coin Profile – 1906-A France Gold 100 Francs Angel MS-63 PCGS

The 100 Franc French Gold Angel is a large, beautiful coin with a wonderful design and great look that had been a highly popular european gold coin since it was struck. Gold Angel Coin Highlights: Contain .9335 oz actual Gold weight. Graded MS-63 by PCGS and encapsulated in a sealed holder to protect your investment. […]

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The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

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 […]

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Mike Markowitz: The Coins of Shakespeare

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …..   Shakespeare’s works are rich in allusions to coins. Such references were meant to bring his audiences into closer identification with the play by mentioning a familiar aspect of life … The Elizabethan was familiar with many foreign coins not only because of trade with the Continent, but because […]

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Outstanding Ancient and World Coins at Heritage New York International Auction

As we usher in the beginning of a new decade, it is apparent that the international numismatic market is more vibrant than ever, including an ever-growing diversity of both material and collector participation. Heritage’s first New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction of the 2020s, scheduled for January 12-13, mirrors this expansion and interest, displaying […]

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La Semeuse: France Pays Tribute to Coin That Inspired Walking Liberty Half Dollar

The Sower The Semeuse, or “Sower”, has been one of the preeminent motifs of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, La Semeuse was created by Oscar Roty for a medal of the Ministry of Agriculture in 1887. In 1896, when Finance Minister Paul Doumer ordered new coins, Roty was one of the chosen […]

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Rarities From Künker Auction 331 for the World Money Fair in Berlin

Künker Auction 331 by Künker GmbH …… On the occasion of the World Money Fair, auction house Künker offers outstanding rarities from all over the world. Coins from the German States, the Holy Roman Empire and France are especially well represented. The highlight is the Prof. Dr. Rudolf Wiechert Collection o. a. featuring rarities from […]

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From Ancient Coins to Part 2 of the Casa Savoia Collection: Gadoury Auction 2019

By Éditions V. Gadoury, Monaco …… On November 15 and 16, 2019, at Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel the Gadoury auction will offer something for every collector at the highest level; coins from all over the world and the second part of the spectacular collection of a gentleman from the House of Savoy: World Coins […]

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Merovingian Coins on MA-Shops.com

By Joël van Dam – Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… Coins from the Merovingian Empire are popular around the world. Their gold coins, the tremissises, being the most popular of all. Merovingian coins have a style that reminds people of the early middle ages, and most of the coins are very rare. So, to add […]

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Monnaies Françaises: French Coin Reference 2020 Edition Available in November

French “Red” Book by Coin & Currency Institute …… Monnaies Françaises has been the bible on the coins of modern France since it was first published in 1973. It is now authored by Francesco Pastrone and published by Editions Victor Gadoury of Monaco. It is called “Le Rouge” (The Red) in French. The 24th edition, […]

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Rich Selections in September Long Beach World Coins Signature Auction

Heritage Auctions‘ last all-encompassing Ancient & World Coins Signature auction of 2019 will be held September 4-9 in Long Beach in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo. The past 12 months have been a time of tremendous opportunity, with a diverse selection of material seen in some of our biggest auctions yet, […]

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NGC Grades Rare 700-Year-Old French Gold Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of only six known examples of a Royal d’Or struck during the 1314-16 reign of Louis X of France. The french gold coin was graded NGC AU 55. The six known examples were discovered in France in 1861 in the Treasure of Deauville and then sold to collectors. […]

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Monnaie de Paris Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Man’s 1st Step on the Moon with Gold and Silver Coins

Orchestrated by the Apollo 11 mission, the First Step on the Moon was made July 21, 1969, by astronaut Neil Armstrong. APOLLO 11 Part of the Apollo American Space Program owned by NASA, Apollo 11 is a mission that had for the purpose of driving men to the moon and to ask for the first […]

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Results of Künker Summer World Coin Auctions 322-324

World Coin Auctions By Künker GmbH ……   We thank you, our customers, for your active participation in the Künker summer world coin auctions 2019, which ended on June 27 at 6.30 pm with great success. In total, more than 1,600 bidders participated in the sale. We were very pleased with the overall hammer price […]

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French Coins & Medals of Künker Summer Auction 323

By Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, French numismatics has a lot to offer. First of all, it spans a vast period of time. Celtic tribes were using their own coins from as early as the second century BCE. Under the Romans, the French city of Lugdunum (modern Lyon) replaced Rome as the […]

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Künker Previews Summer Auctions of World Coins

By Künker GmbH …… About 4,000 lots will be offered in Künker’s Summer Auctions: Specialized collections of bracteates, French and Polish coins and medals, coins of the Middle Rhine from the Link Collection, Günter Westphal’s collection of Solms, a series of Venetian coins and much more. The auctions, which will take place June 24-27, 2019, […]

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Women of France: Marie Curie 2019 Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence on various areas culture, such as politics and art. This series uses the same historical strike that was used in the From Clovis to the Republic series and goes even […]

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Important Early North American Currency at Toronto Coin Expo May 2

By Toronto Coin Expo …. In a young country still forming its national identity, it’s odd that the earliest coins that circulated in Canada for well over a century have been largely ignored. This is changing and one of the most important collections of North American French Colonies coinage, with many of the coins estimated […]

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Monnaie de Paris to Issue Last of Marianne Gold Coin Series

By Monnaie de Paris ……. A Contemporary Allegory of Fraternity Since 2008, the Monnaie de Paris has been striking coins that revisit the major numismatic symbols of France. After the Sower, Hercules, and the Rooster, the institution pays tribute to Marianne. Inseparable from the Republic she has officially represented since 1877, her face appeared for the […]

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Clay, Cardboard, and Zinc: Altered Coinage of World War II

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. In the United States, the most dramatic effect that World War II had on our coinage was the steel penny. The composition of our nickels changed as well, but that wasn’t an immediately noticeable change in the appearance of the coin. Both changes are well-known by collectors today, but […]

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Ring in the New Year With the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2019 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present details of their auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 10-12 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The ancient and world […]

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40th Anniversary Book of Royal French Coins Available From Editions Gadoury

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The 40th anniversary edition of Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, by Francesco Pastrone, a standard reference book on the coins of the Kings of France beginning with Louis XIII (1610)and ending at the French Revolution, has been released and is now available to collectors in North America with delivery in […]

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Monnaie de Paris Commemorates Surrealist Guillaume Apollinaire on New Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Guillaume Apollinaire Born the 26th of August, 1880, Guillaume Apollinaire (originally named Guglielmo de Kostrowitzky) was a french poet and writer considered one of the greatest one of the 20th century. Very active politically, Apollinaire took part of the literary and aesthetic revolutions. A defender of Modern Art, he was a pioneer of Surrealism, which […]

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France starts 2019 program

On Sept. 5, Aurélien Rousseau, Président-directeur général de Monnaie de Paris, launched the mint’s 2019 program.
Heading the announcement and #1 item in MdP’s “Histoire de l’humanité” series was the news that a commemorative will be struck to mark the 50th anniversary of “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

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France celebrates Renoir and Rodin

Renoir’s “Le bal du Moulin de la Galette” (top) and Rodin’s sculpture “Le Baiser” (bottom) feature on the reverses of this year’s silver 10 euro pair struck by Monnaie de Paris as part of its series honoring great works of French art. (Images courtesy Monnaie de Paris)
Last year, Monnaie de Paris introduced a new coin series honoring France’s great wealth of pictorial art.
The series continues this year and pays homage to Renoir’s “Le bal du Moulin de la Galette” [The ball of the Moulin de la Galette] that hangs in Musée d’Orsay and Rodin’s sculpture “Le Baiser” [The Kiss] that can be found in Musée Rodin

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Women of France: George Sand 2018 Gold, Silver Proof Coins From Monnaie de Paris

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence on various areas culture, such as politics and art. This series uses the same historical strike that was used in the From Clovis to the Republic series and goes even […]

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World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Aviation & History: Dakota Gold and Silver Coins

The Series This new series on aviation and its history is paying tribute to major historical aircraft along with their stories. From the Spirit of Saint-Louis to brand new planes like the A380, most of the eras and types of aircrafts will be displayed. Each year, two planes are presented on new collector coins following […]

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World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Simone Veil 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

Overview: Simone Veil was born to a non-practicing Jewish family on July 13, 1927, in the city of Nice on the Mediterranean coast. During the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, she and her family were arrested by German authorities. Simone, her mother and one sister were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. They were later […]

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Rare Coins From All Over the World: Sincona Auction Review

In May of 2018 Sincona held its 46th and 47th auction. A so-called “Stirnlocken-Vreneli” was sold at 130,000 CHF, a 10 ducat piece of the city of Berne won the bid at 190,000 CHF and a mohur of the Indian freethinker Akbar found a new home at 140,000 CHF. Auction 46: World Gold Coins Sincona’s […]

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Unusual Russian Coin Struck at Austrian Mint Among Variety of World Coins at MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ….   At online coin marketplace MA-Shops, the width and breadth of offerings is deep, with a large variety of ancient, modern, U.S. and world coins at your perusal. As the largest shopping platform for numismatic items in Europe, it offers American collectors an opportunity for better access to rare European and otherwise […]

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World Coin Profile: France 2018 Marianne – Equality 1,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Marianne is the national symbol of the Republic of France, the personification of both Liberty and Reason. Born of the 18th-century philosophical movement known as the Enlightenment, she has stood for Democracy at its best and (sometimes) its worst. Her first appearance was on a 1789 medal honoring the storming of the Bastille, a […]

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MA-Shops Presents Comptoir des Monnaies Anciennes

Founded in 1977 in France (in Epernay, the world capital of Champagne), CDMA (Comptoir des Monnaies Anciennes) has placed itself among the leaders in its business in Europe , developing recognized expertise in Numismatics and offering today one of the largest coin catalogs on the Internet and is a member of MA-SHOPS CDMA is the online […]

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World Coins: The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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The French in Vietnam – Rare 1946 French Indochinese Piastre Pattern Coin at MA-Shops

French Indochinese piastre By CoinWeek …. Compared to Portugal and Spain, France was late colonizing Asia and the Far East. Its involvement in Southeast Asian affairs didn’t begin until the early 1600s, when French Jesuit missionaries began working in Vietnam – which itself was only just beginning to grow into the country as we understand […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $9.82 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the exceptional Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized nearly $10 million (all prices reported include the standard buyer’s premium). The first major […]

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France: The Sower series presents the currencies and coins that have shaped the history of France

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (12th January) the latest set of coins which are part of their highly successful series entitled Le Semeuse or “The Sower,” named after one of the most recognisable numismatic designs seen on French coinage. Begun in 2014, this series continues to highlight the designs seen throughout French numismatic history

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World Coin Rarities Auctioned at NYINC in New York

News & Analysis – World Coin Rarities, markets, & collecting #401 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. From Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14, there were a large number of auction sessions for ancient and world coins at the Grand Hyatt Hotel adjacent to Grand Central Station in New York City. CNG, Goldbergs and […]

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French Coins – Fabulous Pavillon d’Or of Philip VI De Valois in Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

lot 20138, French Coins – Pavillon d’Or of Philip VI De Valois. By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… Today’s preview for the January New York International (NYINC)auction offers a gorgeous medieval French Coins in gold. We are proud to offer a substantial cache of this area of numismatics, which should cause considerable […]

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Heritage Auction Offerings at January 2018 NYINC Sale

With the calendar turning to a new year, it’s time for our highly anticipated New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, scheduled for January 7-8 at its new Grand Hyatt (@ Grand Central Station) venue. We’re honored and excited about the numismatic treasures we’ve assembled for this auction, totaling nearly 6,200 lots, our largest offering […]

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MA-Shops: What is a High-Quality Coin?

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… Ever since I started my career as a professional in the numismatic world, I get questions about quality almost every day. The questions I hear the most are Should I buy a more expensive high-quality coin or a less expensive, lower quality one? and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017: Bitcoin Nyet, and Speaking of Crime…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts Following the fashions to buy western art and classic wristwatches, historical Chinese artefacts are now the must-have item for the country’s wealthy collectors who are snapping up maps, books and other objects that […]

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Gadoury Auctions: Gold Coins From All Over the World

By Éditions V. Gadoury, Monaco …… On December 2, 2017, Monaco auction house Editions V. Gadoury will conduct its annual auction. The 1,384 lots include numerous world gold coins, from the Persians to the Shah of Persia, from Afghanistan to Zaire The upcoming Gadoury sale has something in store for every gold coin enthusiast. Spanning […]

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New Ancient, World Coin Highlights from MA-Shops

By MA-Shops.com …… MA-Shops.com has an extensive network of reputable dealers (well-placed to source ancient coins and collectible classic and modern world coins) from which customers can buy direct. If you’re not familiar with the format of MA-Shops, each dealer operates its own shop within the website. Browsing through the site quickly reveals how wide […]

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NGC Grades Likely Unique French Gold Pattern Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a likely unique French gold pattern that was submitted for grading at the recent ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Graded NGC PF 65+, this remarkable Gem 1848A Essai 5 Franc is the only known gold striking of a 5 Franc Pattern of the Monetary Concours coin design competition of […]

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Excellent Results for German Coins, Medals at Grün Auction in Heidelberg

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün…. On May 16 and 17, 2017, the Heidelberger Münzhandlung conducted its two Spring Auctions 71 and 72. As always, many coins stood out, not only due to their rarity but above all due to their excellent grade, and this was clearly reflected in the results. ((1 – Lot 4170: German […]

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25th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Commemorated on New 2 Euro Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The Paris Mint, otherwise known as Monnaie de Paris, will issue new 2-euro commemorative collector coins honoring the 25th anniversary of the famous pink ribbon symbol of the fight against breast cancer. The design features a woman holding one such pink ribbon over her left breast, her torso given a […]

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Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 398 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (29), World (362) and US (6). Pedigreed Cnidus (Knidos) Drachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1041010 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1041010 | GREEK. CARIA. Cnidus (Knidos). […]

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The French Mint honors artist Auguste Rodin on a 100 Euro silver commemorative coin released in 2017. The French artist, famous for iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Kiss, is honored on the obverse of the 100 Euro silver coin, which is one of three French coins released in 2017 featuring his […]

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France: Ever-popular figure of Marianne features on latest gold and silver collector coins

The following is a courtesy repost from Coin Update’s sister site, World Mint News Blog.
The Monnaie de Paris have launched (20th January) a new set of coins that feature a modern rendition of Marianne, the female allegory of France

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: French artist Auguste Rodin is featured on a 10 Euro silver commemorative coin Monnaie de Paris released in 2017. The 10 Euro Rodin silver commemorative honors the life of the famous French artist known for such iconic sculptures as The Thinker (1904) and The Kiss (1889). Rodin was born on November 12, 1840 in […]

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France: Ever-popular figure of Marianne features on latest gold and silver collector coins

The following is a courtesy repost from Coin Update’s sister site, World Mint News Blog.
The Monnaie de Paris have launched (20th January) a new set of coins that feature a modern rendition of Marianne, the female allegory of France

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he’s making a claim to 21st-century fame by being honored on a series of coins from the Monnaie de Paris – including a 2017 French 2 Euro bimetallic circulating commemorative coin. While […]

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New Ancient, World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 515 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (35), World and US (3). Beautiful Galerius Argenteus http://atlasnumismatics.com/1035093 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1035093 | ROMAN IMPERIAL. Galerius. (Caesar, 293-305 CE). Struck […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 France Joan of Arc 10 Euro silver Proof coin pays homage to the female military leader who rattled English intruders in France and paid the ultimate price for it. Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc) was a peasant girl born circa January 6, 1412 to Jacques d’Arc, a tenant farmer, and Isabelle Romée […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and history. This Women of France coin series issued by the Monnaie de Paris commemorates the life of Matilda of Flanders (1031-1083). The wife of William the Conqueror, Queen Matilda was […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and history. This Women of France coin series issued by the Monnaie de Paris commemorates the life of Matilda of Flanders (1031-1083). The wife of William the Conqueror, Queen Matilda was […]

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France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

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World Coin Auctions – Large Collection of Imperial Silver at Grün

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün…. In the autumn of 2016, Heidelberger Münzhandlung will conduct two auctions: Auction 69 comprising the entire range of numismatics with a focus laid on Germany, and Auction 70 offering an almost complete collection of silver coins from the German Empire As happened in spring already, Heidelberger Münzhandlung adds to the […]

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World Coin Auctions – Large Collection of Imperial Silver at Grün

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün ….   In the autumn of 2016, Heidelberger Münzhandlung will conduct two auctions: Auction 69 comprising the entire range of numismatics with a focus laid on Germany, and Auction 70 offering an almost complete collection of silver coins from the German Empire As happened in spring already, Heidelberger Münzhandlung adds […]

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World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the rest […]

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New Ancient, World Coins from Atlas Numismatics – September 2016

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These seven coins are just a sample of the 713 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (60), World (647) and US (6). Berend Plate Coin http://atlasnumismatics.com/1038377 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1038377 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I. (Tyrant, […]

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Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage’s Long Beach World & Ancient coins Signature auction, scheduled for September 8-12, is open for bidding! Although it feels like the final hammer just fell on our August Platinum Night auction, we’ve managed, with the help of more than 270 consignors, to amass over 4,200 lots for your bidding consideration. Like our Long Beach […]

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Preview of Stack’s Bowers Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday August 15 through Wednesday April 17 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer of […]

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NGC Highlights of Stack’s Bowers August Anaheim Auction

NGC-certified world coins highlight Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money The Stack’s Bowers auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money will be held August 9-13, 2016, in Anaheim California. It features a number of exceptional NGC-certified world coins. Below is a list of highlights: U.S. Coins & Medals […]

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Atlas Numismatics Publishes Newest Fixed-Price List – July 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 366 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Superb Athenian Owl http://atlasnumismatics.com/1038222/ Images courtesy Atlas Numismatics 1038222 | GREEK. ATTICA. Athens. Struck circa 440-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC MS✭ (Mint State ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface […]

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Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The beauty of exonumia is that it knows no boundaries.  If it has to do with numismatics in some remote way, that’s generally good enough for an exonumia collector. My personal collection contains paper, wood, metal, plastic, and Bakelite items and more. Among […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

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Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The appeal […]

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Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

By  Monnaie de Paris……. Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called EURO, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016.  UEFA Euro 2016 2 Euros BU and Proof The obverse represents the Henri-Delaunay trophy in the centre of a map of France. It is accompanied […]

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Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

By  Monnaie de Paris……. Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called EURO, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016.  UEFA Euro 2016 2 Euros BU and Proof The obverse represents the Henri-Delaunay trophy in the centre of a map of France. It is accompanied […]

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Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

By Monnaie de Paris …….   Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called EURO, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016.  UEFA Euro 2016 2 Euros BU and Proof The obverse represents the Henri-Delaunay trophy in the centre of a map of France. It is […]

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Top New Ancient and World Coins on MA-Shops – January 29

By CoinWeek…. The coin dealers on MA-Shops.com add a wide variety of new coins to their inventory every day. But some coins just have that special something and are bound to stand out from the crowd. Here is a list of some the top new coins on MA-Shops as of January 29, 2016: SICILY. Syracuse. […]

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Highly Important & Historically Significant Siege of Malta Ingot

MALTA. 30 Tari Siege Ingot, 1800 – EXTREMELY RARE.  On 9 June 1798 while on his way to Egypt, Napoleon with his expeditionary force of over 30,000 men arrived off the heavily fortified port city and capital of Malta, Valletta. Upon reaching the island he sought fresh water and other provisions demanding that his entire […]

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Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear customers and coin enthusiasts, Künker’s eLive Auction 38 sessions begin December 2 and 3. Join us for bidding at 6:00 pm sharp at eLive-Auction.de. The auction will offer a variety of coins and medals ranging from ancient world to modern times. On Wednesday, the auction will start off […]

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Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

By Éditions Victor Gadoury…. The upcoming Gadoury sale will present a large collection of coins of Savoy featuring many great rarities. The connoisseur will furthermore find coins ranging in date from antiquity to the present time. The auction will focus on France, Russia, and, needless to add, on Monaco–not to forget the rich material from […]

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Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 556 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items (all prices USD): Signed Ptolemaic Tetradrachm 1031313 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. (Pharaoh, 305/4-282 BC). Struck 305-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC AU✭ (About Uncirculated ✭) Strike […]

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Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, After three eventful auction days the final bid was taken on June 25. More than 4,000 lots were auctioned off. The total result was almost €9 million ($9.9 million USD), including buyers premium. Auction 263 started with gold and silver coins from the Friedrich […]

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22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises Now Available

By Éditions Victor Gadoury…. There are some books coin collectors can’t imagine doing without. The Gadoury Rouge is one of them, dealing with French coins struck between 1789 and 2015. Its 22nd edition was completely revised and significantly enlarged. It now contains more than 100 new pages, yet for the same price. Every collector of […]

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The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

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Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

France’s Monnaie de Paris has released two bullion coins honoring 18th century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Rameau served as the official composer of the Versailles Court and is best known for his operas and ‘ballet-operas’. He served as the Official composer of the Versailles Court from 1745. Designer Christian Lacroix reinterprets on the obverse a feminine […]

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French Patterns and Piéforts the Subject of New Victor Gadoury Book

It is a futile attempt to look for patterns and piéforts in the standard work of reference on modern French numismatics, the red-colored Gadoury, because the well-known author considered in 1989 this topic much too important to be dealt with merely in the appendix of his catalog. Roughly a quarter of a century after this […]

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