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Switzerland 2021 Shooting Talers Available Now for Preorder

Lucerne Shooting Festival First to Feature Two Shooting Talers, Due to Global Events   By Coin & Currency Institute …… Switzerland’s annual shooting taler is now available for preorder in advance of its late January to mid-February release date. The 2021 issue will be different than any that came before it. Swiss Shooting Festivals date […]

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New Influx of Fake Gold Bullion Unsettling Investors Around the World

Increasing sophistication of bullion forgeries a concern for the United States Mint as well   By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. While the numismatic world combats a growing number of sophisticated counterfeit coins from Asia, another major challenge has arisen for those who deal in gold bars. As Reuters has recently reported, there has been […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Coins Honor William Tell and Steamship La Suisse

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… William Tell 50 Franc Gold Coin On April 26, 2018, the Swiss Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new special coins for collectors and lovers. The gold coin “Wilhelm Tell” is dedicated to the most famous Swiss, while the Mint continues its three-part “Swiss steamships” series, launched in 2017, with […]

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Ancient Coin News – 2,000-Year-Old Roman Bronze Coins Found in Switzerland

Credit: Aargau canton archeology department   By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. A team of archaeologists in Switzerland are trying to make sense of a discovery that traces its origins back nearly two millennia. Somewhat strangely, a ceramic cooking pot filled with oil lamps and bronze coins was found during an effort to clear […]

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Secret Gold Vaults in the Swiss Alps

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. Switzerland has long had a reputation—sometimes a dubious one—for being a safe place to stash one’s wealth away from the prying eyes of tax authorities. Right or wrong, the notion of a “Swiss bank account” is synonymous with evading taxation. Now, the ultra-rich seem to have discovered a […]

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Rapp Auctions Presents New Website “Best of Rapp”

Gems of philately and numismatics from 45 years of Rapp Auctions By Rapp Auctions…. New times consistently require new directions. Therefore Rapp Auctions has designed the new website “Best of Rapp”. It presents the best of the best from 45 years worth of Rapp Auctions to a worldwide community in both German and English. Worldclass […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Coins: “Hornussen” and “2000 years of Aventicum”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint…. On 7 May 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint is launching the sale of two new Swiss commemorative coins for collectors and enthusiasts. The silver coin is dedicated to the Swiss national sport “Hornussen”, while the central theme of the gold coin is “2000 years of Aventicum”. “Hornussen” is considered to […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

By The Federal Mint Swissmint….   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic coin celebrates the custom of the descent from Alpine pastures. The first of two silver coins is dedicated to the innovative “Solar Impulse” project, while the second is dedicated […]

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