Category Archives: Eastern European Coins

Künker eLive Auction 63, Premium 345 Now Online

Künker Online Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Künker Online Auctions is presenting two online auction sales that are ready to be viewed. The eLive Auction 63 will take place from November 30 to December 1, starting at 5 pm on www.eLive-Auction.com. More than 1,200 lots from the ancient world to modern times await you. The […]

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World Coins – New Commemoratives From Poland, Romania, Spain

100th Anniversary of Polish Independence By Mint of Poland …… The 5 zloty commemorative coin issued by the Mint of Poland is but one element of the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The National Bank of Poland and the Mint have issued this unique 5-zloty in a symbolic circulation of 38,424,000 […]

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World Coins – New Commemoratives From Poland, Romania, Spain

100th Anniversary of Polish Independence By Mint of Poland ……   The 5 zloty commemorative coin issued by the Mint of Poland is but one element of the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The National Bank of Poland and the Mint have issued this unique 5-zloty in a symbolic circulation of […]

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World Coin News – 2 Euro Latvian Coin Commemorates Centenary of Baltic States

By Bank of Latvia …… On Wednesday, 31 January 2018, the Bank of Latvia launched a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the centenary of the Baltic States. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood, the central banks of Latvia, […]

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Russia Commemorates Subversive Folk Singer Vladimir Vysotsky on New Silver Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Russia …… On January 23, 2018, the Bank of Russia issued a commemorative silver coin worth 25 rubles entitled the “Creativity of Vladimir Vysotsky”. The coin consists of 155.5 grams of 92.5% pure silver, with a diameter of 60.0 mm (catalog No. 5115-0141). From the front and back sides of the coin […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017: Fake $100s, What is Crypto, Trump Challenge Coin

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The economics of the Bitcoin payment system Unlike other payment systems, Bitcoin is a two-sided platform with pre-specified rules. Its two main constituencies are the users who hold balances and engage in electronic transactions, and miners who maintain the system’s infrastructure. A […]

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World Coins – Latvia Commemorates Centennial of Step Towards Statehood in Silver

By Bank of Latvia …. On Monday, 4 December, the Cashier’s Offices of the Bank of Latvia and the sales platform e-monetas.lv will launch the sale of the silver collector coin “The First Session of LPNC”. The coin is dedicated to the first session of the Latvian Provisional National Council (LPNC) held in Valka 100 […]

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World Coin News – Latvian Bank Issues 2 Euro Regional Commemoratives

By Bank of Latvia …. On November 14, 2017, the Bank of Latvia is issuing 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Kurzeme and Latgale. These coins, featuring the coats of arms of Kurzeme and Latgale, continue the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia’s cultural and historical regions. It is one of the […]

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World Coins – The Gdańsk (Danzig) 1577 Siege Gold Ducat

By Dariusz F. Jasek ….. As edited by Etjen Vincani Siege coins appear in Polish numismatic history twice: during the siege of Gdańsk (known in German as Danzig) in 1577 and during the siege of Zamość in 1813. In the former case, the gold and silver coins were produced by the city mint. Among these […]

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World Coin News – Bank of Latvia Issues New 5 Euro Silver

By Bank of Latvia …. On Thursday, 2 November, the Bank of Latvia will issue a new 5 euro silver collector coin “Smith forges in the sky” dedicated to Latvian folk songs. The graphic design of the collector coin was created by artist Edgars Folks, whereas the author of the plaster model was Ligita Franckeviča. […]

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Romania Honors Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel on New Silver Commemorative Coin

By National Bank of Romania …… On October 20, 2017, the National Bank of Romania issued a commemorative silver coin dedicated to the Romanian-born Nobel Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. The coin has the following characteristics: Face value: lei 10 Metal: silver Fineness: 999‰ Shape: round Diameter: 37 mm Weight: 31.103 g Quality: […]

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World Coins – Latvia to Issue Eduards Veidenbaums Coin Set

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Thursday, 5 October, Bank of Latvia is issuing a unique set of collector coins dedicated to the outstanding Latvian poet Eduards Veidenbaums (1867–1892). The set of two coins forms a stylized image of a pair of spectacles. The face value of each silver coin is 2.5 euro. The […]

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World Coins – Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Gold Brooches: Horseshoe Fibula”

By Bank of Latvia …. On Thursday, 31 August, the Bank of Latvia is issuing a new 20 euro gold collector coin “Gold Brooches: The Horseshoe Fibula”. The coin replicating a horseshoe fibula continues the series of euro gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia’s centenary. In November 2016, a collector coin featuring a disc fibula […]

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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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World Coins – Estonia Celebrates Independence with New 2 Euro Commemorative

By Bank of Estonia ……   The special 2 euro coin went on sale June 26 and are legal tender throughout the euro area A total of 1.5 million of the coins have been minted A total of 10,000 2 euro coin cards will be produced, retailing for 7 euros each On June 26, the […]

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Modern World Coins – Romanian Gold Coin Commemorates US Partnership

The 2017 Romania 100 Lei Gold Coin features a bridge on the obverse and the Statue of Liberty on the reverse. By National Bank of Romania …… As of July 4, 2017, the National Bank of Romania put into circulation a gold coin dedicated to the anniversary of 20 years since the launch of the […]

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Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

By National Bank of Romania …… As of 19 June 2017, the National Bank of Romania has entered into circulation a set of three coins (gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) and a brass collector coin for numismatic purposes, along with a brass commemorative circulation coin, dedicated to the anniversary of 10 years since Romania’s accession […]

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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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Winning Design Chosen for Baltic State 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Latvia …. The work by Lithuanian designer Justas Petrulis, i.e. a symbolic plait in which the fates of the three Baltic sisters intertwine, will turn into the common Baltic 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States. This design received the most votes in the public survey […]

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World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Commemorative Silver Coin Latgale Congress

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Wednesday, 3 May, Bank of Latvia issued a new 5 euro silver collector coin entitled Latgale Congress. By doing so, the Bank expresses its appreciation and gratitude to Latgale for its contribution to the evolvement of the idea of Latvia’s unity and statehood. The coin presentation event will […]

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World Coins – “Honey” Wins Innovative Design Competition

By Bank of Latvia …. The design concept “Honey” by industrial designer Artūrs Analts has been awarded the first prize in the competition for the design of an innovative euro collector coin announced by the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka). The Bank will consult with the winner of the competition and the mints on how […]

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World Coin News – Common 2 Euro Commemorative Celebrates Baltic States Centennial

By Bank of Latvia …. The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood. The design of the coin will be selected […]

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World Coin News – Common 2 Euro Commemorative Celebrates Baltic States Centennial

By Bank of Latvia ….   The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood. The design of the coin will be […]

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World Coin News – Common 2 Euro Commemorative Celebrates Baltic States Centennial

By Bank of Latvia ….   The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood. The design of the coin will be […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Christmas Battles”

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 6 December, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5 euro silver collector coin “Christmas Battles”. This coin is a dedication to the Latvian riflemen, heroes of the Christmas Battles, and their eternal contribution to the future. The Christmas Battles raged from 5 to 11 […]

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Latvia to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Honoring Artist Janis Rozentāls

By Bank of Latvia …. On Wednesday, 23 November, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 5 euro silver collector coin “Janis Rozentāls”. This unique silver collector coin featuring the popular painting The Princess and the Monkey in color is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the prominent Latvian painter Janis Rozentāls (1866–1916). The graphic design of […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Gold Brooches: The Disc Fibula”

By Bank of Latvia …. On Thursday, 10 November, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5 euro gold collector coin “Gold Brooches: The Disc Fibula”. The coin replicating a third to fourth century disc fibula is the first in the series of euro gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia’s brooches and the […]

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Ukraine 2016 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 Hryvnia Coin

Description: The Ukrainian 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 hryvnia coin does double duty as a commemorative coin. First, it celebrates the technological accomplishments that went into the development of the modern fire truck. And second, it honors the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect Ukrainian citizens […]

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Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Description: 2005 saw the release of the third issue in Austria’s 25-Euro Silver-Niobium bimetallic coin series. The reception of the previous two releases was so positive that the Austrian Mint decided to raise the authorized mintage from 50,000 to 65,000. This decision did little to dampen collector enthusiasm for the innovative coin program. The subject […]

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Latvian Coins Gain Recognition at Coin Constellation International Contest

By Bank of Latvia …. Latvian collector coins “Rainis and Aspazija”, “500 Years of Livonian Ferding” and “Valse Mélancolique” gained recognition at Coin Constellation – 2016, the 10th international collector coin contest organized by the Water Mark Publishing House. Last week the results of the contest were announced in Moscow. Overall, more than 240 coins […]

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Stack’s Bowers – Outstanding Quality Romanian 20 Lei

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions …… The ANA World’s Fair of Money auction has come and gone, and many rare and interesting numismatic treasures have found new homes, including a nice selection of Romanian coinage. One piece stands out not as the highest price realized in the auction, but as a testament its […]

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Latvian Bank Issues “National Entrepreneur” 5 Euro Silver Coin

By Bank of Latvia …. On Tuesday, 13 September, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a five-euro silver collector coin called “National Entrepreneur“. This coin is dedicated to the achievements of Latvian entrepreneurs and honors their endeavor and contribution to reinforcing the economic independence and national self-confidence of the country.   The author […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Porcelain 5 Euro Silver Coin

By Bank of Latvia …. On Tuesday, 9 August, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a five-euro silver collector coin of a unique shape. The coin is dedicated to “Baltars”, the workshop of fine china and faience painting and the pride of Latvian national culture, and has been designed by reproducing the image of […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Featuring Cow

By Bank of Latvia …. On Tuesday, 19 July 2016, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a 2-euro commemorative coin featuring a cow. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all the euro area countries. Like any other piece of circulation money, this coin will be released to special points […]

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Romania 2016 Constantin A. Rosetti Bicentennial 100 Lei Gold Coin

Description: Constantin Rosetti was a Romanian journalist and politician who founded Romania’s National Liberal Party. Born on June 2, 1816 in Bucharest, Rosetti studied at Saint Sava National College in 1832 and joined the army the following year, serving as an aide-de-camp of Muntenian Prince Alexandru D. Ghica. Rosetti resigned from his military position three […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List of Russian Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have published a new fixed-price list focusing on Russian numismatic literature. The 300-item PDF catalogue can be downloaded or viewed on the Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com. The catalogue includes material from the library of Quentin Archer, generally consisting of modern books, periodicals and auction catalogues on Russian coins […]

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