Category Archives: WWII

US Mint to Opens Sales for End of World War II 75th Anniversary Coins, Medal in November

Beginning in November, the United States Mint is releasing four products to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II. November 5 End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (20XE) Product Limit: 1,945 Price: Per Pricing Grid The obverse features a version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure […]

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Royal Canadian Mint $2 Circulating Coin Celebrates 75th Anniversary of World War II

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a $2 circulation coin celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Canadians who defeated enemies of freedom after six long years of service on the battlefield and on the home front. Symbolic of that heroic accomplishment, a “V” for Victory figures […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary 1/10oz Silver Coin

This 1/10oz silver coin commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II (WWII), which was the deadliest international conflict in history, accounting for the lives of an estimated 60 to 80 million soldiers and civilians. From the outbreak of war in 1939, the Allied and Axis powers fought predominately in Europe and Asia, […]

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Community Voice Response: May 5, 2020

From the April 10, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
Do you think the “W” quarters with privy marks are a good way for the Mint to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II? Why or why not?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
It is a great idea as long as this is not to make it easier for the Mint-contracted coin dealers to more readily identify the 2020-W quarters because they let some slip through to consumers and collectors in 2019.
Metro East Coin & Currency Club
via Facebook
 
It seems that such a world-changing event should have at least earned the entire reverse of a coin, not just a privy mark

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin With Privy Mark

These beautiful and silver coins commemorate 75 years since the end of World War II. Each piece bears internationally recognised motifs of peace, representing poignant tributes to the courage and sacrifice of those who fought in the name of freedom from tyranny. Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, […]

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D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemorated on New 50p Coin

Coins produced in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finished and in color highlighting the flags of the Allied Forces Presented in a special color pack During World War II, the Battle of Normandy resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944 and is […]

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Soldier on Royal Canadian Mint D-Day 75th Anniversary Silver Dollar Coin Identified

Working with local historians and officers of the Bathurst, New Brunswick-headquartered North Shore Regiment, the Royal Canadian Mint has solved the mystery of the identity of the soldier whose face is dramatically portrayed on its 2019 Proof Silver Dollar commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. That soldier has been identified as Private George Herman Baker, […]

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World Paper Money – Hidden Messages in Propaganda Notes of Japanese-Occupied China

Chinese banknotes insulted the Japanese enemy and instilled hope in an occupied people By Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   While many American historians cite the start of World War II as the invasion of Poland in 1939, scholars of Asian history often state that the war had, in fact, begun two years earlier, following […]

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

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Lincoln Cent Errors , coin markets #306 For CoinWeek  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 cent errors;  ‘cents’ are the off-metal errors struck in 1943 and 1944, which relate to U.S. involvement in World […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017: Take a Knee, Not Elon, the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vasilopita – An Important Greek Celebration for New Year Vasilopita literally means St. Basil’s Cake, which contains a hidden coin baked inside. This “New Year’s Cake” is a highly esteemed Orthodox tradition worldwide, having its origins in the 4th century… 2.) History […]

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Filipino Veterans of World War II Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Filipino Veterans of World War II received a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol. It was awarded collectively to those who served honorably in an active duty status between July 26, 1941, and December 31, 1946 under the command of the United States Army Forces in the […]

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World Coin News – Malta Commemorates St. Marija Convoy and George Cross Award

By Central Bank of Malta …… On 14 August 2017 the Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost issued a joint numismatic product to mark the 75th anniversary of the award of the George Cross to Malta, in April 1942, and the arrival of the providential convoy code named ‘Pedestal‘ in August 1942. The product will […]

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Modern US Coins – Congress Proposes John Kennedy, World War 2 Commemorative Programs

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   As a coin collector, one may almost be forgiven for believing that Congress was frittering away its time this past summer by focusing on frivolous bills of no numismatic import whatsoever (Graham-Cassidy what now?), but two commemorative programs were introduced that prove our legislators have their priorities straight. And […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 28, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 28, 2017:  Digital Cash Revolution 1.) UPDATE: “WE ARE DECLARING WAR ON CASH,” BANK SPOKESMAN ANDY GERLT …[A]mong the people championing the convenience of a cashless society are those who use iphones to buy Starbucks coffee. These devotees who will sacrifice freedom for convenience will not […]

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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 […]

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

By CoinWeek …. In 1967, the German Democratic Republic (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 […]

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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 were […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 World […]

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Treasure News – Search for Yamashita’s Gold Continues

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. 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. […]

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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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 nickel […]

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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 for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, Germany, […]

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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 the […]

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A Brief History of the Royal Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….. 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 some peace of mind […]

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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

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. […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Launches 4th Collector Coin Catalog Of 2015

1915’s Second Battle of Ypres, a tribute to the 1943-45 Victory Nickel and Canada’s safeguarding of Allied gold in the Second World War are among the fascinating stories told on Mint’s newest collector coins…. In launching its newest wave of collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is again exploring a broad spectrum of themes, ranging […]

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First Special Service Force Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Members of the First Special Service Force (the Force), an elite American-Canadian joint combat group, were collectively awarded the Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Designed and struck by the United States Mint, the medal recognizes the Force for its superior service during World War […]

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