Category Archives: British coins

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Gilt Reverse Pattern 1831 Half Sovereign

Gilt Uniface Reverse Die Trial NGC Proof 65 Ultra Cameo UNIQUE & UNRECORDED   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique and unrecorded Proof gilt reverse pattern for the 1831 Great Britain William IV Half Sovereign. The regular issue was struck in Proof-only and is rare. This reverse pattern is […]

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NGC Certifies Outstanding British Error Coins Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Beeston Collection, an outstanding set of over 200 British error coins. The coins were recently submitted to NGC International UK Ltd. (NGC UK), the London-based affiliate of NGC. The Beeston Collection includes many different types of unusual and appealing errors. Nearly all of the errors are from Great […]

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New Edition of Coins of England Catalog Now Available

Coins of England By Coin & Currency Institute …… The 2020 edition of Coins of England and the United Kingdom is the 55th update and revision of the long-time standard. Now edited by Emma Howard, the two-volume set is divided into pre-decimal issues in hardback and decimal issues in paperback. It totals 878 pages, with […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1824 Great Britain Half Sovereign Gold Die Cap

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known obverse die cap struck in gold from any country. It was certified and authenticated by NGC. It is an English half sovereign dated 1824 of King George IV. This happens to be an extremely rare date in the English half sovereign series […]

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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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Heritage Features Beautiful 1817 Pattern Three Graces Crown in January NYINC Auction

The Heritage January 12-13 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction features, among many other highlights, an example of the beautiful 1817 Pattern “Three Graces” Crown, graded Proof 65 by NGC. This pattern is estimated at $80,000-$100,000 USD, and it is scheduled to cross the auction block in New York on Monday, January 13. Alongside […]

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Atlas Numismatics Highlights New Inventory of Rare World Coins Before FUN, NYINC

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending both the The 65th Annual F.U.N. Convention, January 8-12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida and The 48th New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), January 16-19, 2020 in New York City. If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns

The newest monthly world coin auction from Heritage Auctions is the José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns, now open for bidding with the live session scheduled for December 29. These sovereigns form a part of the José Rodrigues Collection, a collection that features the NGC #1 set of circulation strike Great Britain sovereigns (1838-1901), as […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Half Sovereign Pattern Mule with Sixpence Obverse

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This proof Half Sovereign off-metal mule pattern encompasses a combination of history, rarity, and condition. This piece is the ONLY known certified example and the ONLY known piece as well. The obverse was struck from the regular obverse die intended for the Sixpence issue. The reverse was […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Lauer Queen Victoria Gold Pattern Coin

(1887) Great Britain Queen Victoria Lauer Pattern in Gold Uniface Obverse Die Trial Ex. Murdoch Collection (1904) – UNIQUE By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Several patterns struck in gold with new designs were submitted in 1887 for the jubilee of Queen Victoria. Her young head portrait had been used for 50 years […]

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NGC Certifies Impressive Waterbird Collection of Rare British Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Waterbird Collection, an impressive array of rare British coins spanning almost six centuries. The coins range from a rare gold noble of King Henry IV struck circa 1412-13 to a 2002 Gold Maundy set from the Cook Islands. Among the many highlights of the collection is an exceptionally […]

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Red Baron Medal, Gold Escudos Highlight New Coin Inventory at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… With our September newsletter, we are pleased to introduce some new features on the Atlas Numismatics website that we hope will improve your browsing experience. These features include mobile optimization for phones and handheld devices and a new “previously viewed items” list that will populate in your browser as items are […]

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Spink to Auction Edward VIII Pattern Coin

Spink is delighted to announce the forthcoming sale of an excessively rare Edward VIII Pattern Penny at its London auction house on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This trial coin, never released for circulation as a result of the King’s abdication in December 1936, is appearing for the very first time at a UK public auction. […]

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Key Carson City Gold, Choice Wildman Thaler Among New Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019 being held in Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago). If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Atlas Numismatics will be […]

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Rarities up for Bidding Soon in ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night

As our most prestigious venue of the year, Heritage’s Platinum Night auctions consistently prove to be among the most anticipated sales in the hobby, and this year’s selections presented at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Rosemont, Illinois on August 15 are no exception. Along with the fantastic pieces to be sold as part […]

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Gem 1887 Queen Victoria Proof Crown, Treaty of Paris Medal Highlight World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 13th Annual Summer F.U.N. Convention from July 11-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample of the 151 recent […]

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CoinWeek Sponsor: Amazing UK Coins on MA-Shops

Expansion of the British Range   By MA-Shops.com …… This 1703 Great Britain Anne Silver VIGO Crown or 1851 Great Britain Victoria young head penny are just a few examples from our new dealer Wessex Coins, a family run business with over 45 years of passionate experience in the numismatic and antiquities field, both in […]

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Handsome Selection of British and Related Coins Offered in Stack’s Bowers June World CCO Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack’s Bowers …… This week we feature a handsome selection of British and related items from our June Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Ancient & World Coins Auction taking place June 27, 2019. Many high grade, attractive and collectible examples will be offered, in gold, silver and base […]

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United Kingdom: Rare early sovereign offered by Royal Mint by ballot

The Royal Mint has announced that after having acquired an exceedingly rare British gold sovereign coin, they will make it available to an interested collector by ballot.
The coin in question, an 1819-dated George III sovereign, was first minted just two years after the initial issue of the country’s first gold coins since the great re-coinage of 1816, which saw the removal of gold guineas of 21 shillings and the introduction gold sovereigns of 20 shillings

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Lake Country Collection Spotlights British Coin Offerings at Central States

The upcoming April 25-30 Central States World Coins Signature Auction is set to be loaded with outstanding material, with an especially strong selection of British coins. One of the featured collections is The Lake Country Collection, a privately assembled collection of nearly 300 coins, almost all of which are British. The Lake Country Collection contains […]

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World Coins – Heritage to Offer Denis Burger Collection of English Crowns, Mint Errors

Once again, Heritage will be offering a specialized single consignor collection of world coins for your bidding pleasure beginning on February 18, ending in a live session on March 17. This offering will be from The Denis Burger Collection of Crowns and Mint Errors, a collection strong in both British coins and in errors, particularly […]

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World Coin News – NGC Certifies Rare 1839 British Proof Set

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®) has certified a rare complete 1839 Great Britain Proof Set. The incredible set includes 15 gold, silver and copper coins, representing each denomination and type issued in 1839. Among these is an NGC PF 63+ Ultra Cameo example of the most famous of all British coins: the Una and the Lion […]

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Halfcrowns strong in DNW auction

Five special collections constituted the bulk of the catalog for Dix Noonan Webb’s last 2018 sale of British coins. Among these, one was pre-eminent – “The ‘Welsh Marches’ Collection.”
This consisted largely of English hammered silver from Aethelred II to Charles I with a few early milled silver pieces rounding out this section of the catalog

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Experience the World of Numismatics in the NYINC Heritage Auction

  Heritage Auctions can think of no better way to kick off 2019 than with our highly anticipated New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale, taking place January 6-7 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York. NYINC is arguably the most significant international numismatic event of the year, and it serves as an opportunity […]

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As Queen becomes first monarch to reach her Sapphire Coronation Jubilee on Saturday 2nd June, “world’s first” gold quarter sovereign was released

Featuring a portrait of the Queen on horseback, one of these limited edition coins was donated to equestrian charity, The Horse Rangers Association, at a ceremony in Hampton Court
Collectibles firm The Bradford Exchange has released a brand new gold quarter sovereign to commemorate the Queen’s Sapphire Coronation Jubilee, marking Her Majesty’s incredible milestone when she became the first British monarch to reach the 65th anniversary of their coronation on Saturday 2nd June. The 2018 Gold Quarter Sovereign features a portrait of the Queen on horseback, recalling a similar image which was used on the first commemorative coin of her reign, the 1953 Coronation Crown, and then on subsequent coins celebrating her Majesty’s Jubilees over the decades

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Rare English Proof Sets in Long Beach Tyrant Collection Exhibit

Among the numismatic treasures that will be featured in the upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be the largest display of English proof sets ever presented in the United States, including the complete proof set of 1746, the first ever struck as a set by The Royal Mint. […]

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Classic Anglo-Saxon Coin Art Featured in Tyrant Collection

Among the numismatic treasures that will be featured in the upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be the first public displays in the United States of some of England’s most important Anglo-Saxon era coins. Veteran professional numismatist and English coinage specialist Bruce Lorich, on behalf of the Tyrant […]

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2018 edition of Coins of England now available in the United States as a two-volume set

The 2018 edition of Coins of England and the United Kingdom is the 53rd update and revision of the long-time standard. Now edited by Emma Howard, the two-volume set is divided into pre-decimal issues in hardback and decimal issues in paperback

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Gold Sovereigns & Triple Unites Lead British Gold Coins Auctioned in New York

News & Analysis – World Coin Rarities, markets, & collecting #402 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Among all the coin auctions conducted in New York from Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14, there was no one single collection sold that was overwhelming or epic in nature. The main news story of the […]

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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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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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United Kingdom: New £2 coin celebrates the centenary anniversary of the Royal Air Force

The Royal Mint have unveiled (1st January) the design for a new two-pound coin issued in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the Royal Air Force, which came into being in 1918. The need for air power was realised during the deadly European conflict which erupted in July 1914

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United Kingdom: Centenary anniversary of the end of the Great War observed with new £2 coin

The Royal Mint have unveiled (1st January) the design for the final commemorative two-pound coin in their ongoing series which marks the centenary anniversary of the commencement and conclusion of the Great War in Europe. The deadly conflict, which was described 100 years ago as the “war to end all wars,” began in July 1914 with the assassination of the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne

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The Most Famous Coins or Patterns in the History of Britain – The Petition Crown & Reddite Crown

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and  coin collecting , #399 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds Crowns, Five Shilling silver coins, of King Charles II are not rare overall. Thousands survive of those minted during his reign from 1660 to 1685. The mass-produced British Crowns, however, were designed by John Roettier. The 1663 pattern silver […]

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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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Spink: Commonwealth Silver Coinage and Anglo-Saxon Gold

The upcoming sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink contains a very special collection of silver commonwealth coinage which is sure to excite the collecting world, it also has a very good collection of ancient coins and a stunning Thrymsa. One item from the Tisbury collection has famously been the […]

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NGC-Certified “Una and the Lion” Proof Coin Realizes About $460,000

An 1839 Victoria gold “Una and the Lion” Five Pounds that was recently certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has realized £340,000 (about $460,000 USD) at an auction in London. The coin doubled its pre-auction estimate of £150,000 to £200,000 when it was sold September 22, 2017, by Baldwin’s of St. James’s, an English firm, […]

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British Halfpenny Imitations Minted and Circulated in New York Before 1800

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #385 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Imitation British halfpennies were made in New York State during the 1780s and widely circulated as money. The purpose here is to introduce this series and to provide guidelines for collecting them. A […]

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British Halfpenny Imitations Minted and Circulated in New York Before 1800

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #385 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Imitation British halfpennies were made in New York State during the 1780s and widely circulated as money. The purpose here is to introduce this series and to provide guidelines for collecting them. […]

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NGC Grades Rare and Beautiful ‘Una and the Lion’ Proof Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) recently graded an example of the iconic 1839 Victoria gold “Una and the Lion” Five Pounds, which is widely considered to be the most beautiful British coin ever struck. The piece was submitted by Baldwin’s of St. James’s, an English firm, and was graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo, making it […]

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New Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics -September 2017

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (24), World (601) and US (3). Fine Style Syracuse Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1044607 1044607 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, Time of Hieron I. (c. 480-475 BCE). Struck […]

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September Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (24), World (601) and US (3). Fine Style Syracuse Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1044607 1044607 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, Time of Hieron I. (c. 480-475 BCE). Struck 480-475 […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Fake Gold, Fake Coins, and Fort Knox

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland For almost 400 years, kreuzers were probably the most important small coins being circulated every day in Switzerland. It was not only a method of payment, but was also used to measure the value of other coins. Kreuzers […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Fake Gold, Fake Coins, and Fort Knox

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland For almost 400 years, kreuzers were probably the most important small coins being circulated every day in Switzerland. It was not only a method of payment, but was also used to measure the value of other coins. […]

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Stack’s Bowers ANA Sale of Ancient & World Coins, World Paper Money Realizes $4.54 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their August 2017 auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money auction realized over $19 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) with the ancient coins, world coins and world paper money realizing […]

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NGC-Certified World and Ancient Coins Top Heritage Auctions’ ANA Sale

Coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) stood out in Heritage Auctions’ recent Platinum Night sale, held in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver. The sale was headlined by a group of nine NGC-certified Japanese Proof coins from the 1870s that sold for a combined $793,125 USD. […]

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APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is proud to announce the 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes, courtesy of The Royal Mint. Beginning June 5, 2017 and running through July 2, 2017, the purchase of any eligible Royal Mint product will automatically enter the purchaser into the sweepstakes. One lucky […]

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Rare British Pattern Crown Certified by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of only two known Great Britain 1950 Pattern Crowns. It is graded NGC MS 63. The 1950 Pattern Crowns were struck as the United Kingdom prepared to release a new crown coin in 1951 after a 13-year hiatus. The 1951 Crown was to be the first struck in […]

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New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

By Atlas Numismatics ……   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please contact us […]

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Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Over the weekend, British media (especially the tabloids) began to report that a man had discovered a counterfeit version of the new 12-sided one-pound coins. Roy Wright, a 48-year-old charity worker from Addlestone in Surrey, England, noticed the suspect coin while he was giving a tip to a delivery man. […]

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British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Earlier this year, the British public–along with the rest of the world–was invited to help solve the mystery of 913 piece gold coin hoard hidden inside a vintage piano donated to a local community college in 2015. The 91.7% pure gold coins, 633 sovereigns and 280 half sovereigns dating from […]

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Heritage Auctions: Record Prices at Inaugural CCE World & Ancient Coins Event

1826 British Proof Set sells for $282,000 to lead $6.38 million auction One of the most fancied proof sets in British numismatics starred in Heritage Auctions’ CCE World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction. The 11-piece 1826 George IV Proof Set brought $282,000 USD, establishing a new record price for the set. Over 2,800 lots sold […]

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Heritage Auctions: Record Prices at Inaugural CCE World & Ancient Coins Event

1826 British Proof Set sells for $282,000 to lead $6.38 million auction One of the most fancied proof sets in British numismatics starred in Heritage Auctions’ CCE World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction. The 11-piece 1826 George IV Proof Set brought $282,000 USD, establishing a new record price for the set. Over 2,800 lots sold […]

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Royal Mint Adds New Limited Edition Peter Rabbit Commemorative Coins to Beatrix Potter Collection

Peter Rabbit will be joined by three additional characters throughout 2017. All four designs will find their way into UK publics’ pockets and purses later this year The Royal Mint has today announced that four new designs will be added to the Beatrix Potter collection for 2017. The 50p coins, finished in full color, will […]

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Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Heraldic designs, regional landmarks and cultural interpretations of the UK such as fish and chips and cups of tea were amongst over 6,000 entries submitted by the public for consideration when the competition to design the UK’s new bimetallic 12-sided £1 coin was announced in 2014. Now, three years later, the moment when we will […]

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Selections from Atlas Numismatics New Ancient, World Coin Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 879 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (88), World (784) and US (7). Beautiful Perseus Drachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1041035 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1041035 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Perseus. […]

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Selections from Atlas Numismatics New Ancient, World Coin Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 879 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (88), World (784) and US (7). Beautiful Perseus Drachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1041035 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1041035 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Perseus. […]

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United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the modern gold Sovereign with the 2017 Sovereign Collection. One of the coins in this collection is the 2017 Gold Bullion Sovereign Coin, The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin. For two centuries The Sovereign has been a constant of British coinage, admired and […]

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United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the modern gold Sovereign with the 2017 Sovereign Collection. One of the coins in this collection is the 2017 Gold Bullion Sovereign Coin, The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin. For two centuries The Sovereign has been a constant of British coinage, admired and […]

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World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

The Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin On January 30, samples of some of the thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint over the last year will be going on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, an ancient annual quality assurance ceremony. Among them will be the new £1 coin, […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World & Ancient Coins Realizes $4.86 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries rang in the New Year with tremendous results at the January New York International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by several superb collections, including Selections from the Estate of Richard Doty, Selections from the Michael Druck Collection, The Mezo Toth Kalman Collection, The Dr. Michael Popoff Collection and Selections […]

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Numismatics’ Worldly Flavor—Big Apple Holds Court To NYINC

NYINC Heritage sales approach $18 Million; Pastor sells coins to dig for more! By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The international flavor of our hobby has always been one of the most exciting and yet often overlooked areas in numismatics; at least for most of the coindexters in the USA. For the most […]

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British, Russian & Dutch Coins Lead Stack’s Bowers Auction in NY

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #367 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. During the evenings of January 13 and 14, Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. A […]

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Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. In 1996, a Briton who was interested in archaeology and metal detecting as a pastime discovered one of the most significant treasure hoards in the history of the U.K., the Alton Hoard. A full two decades later, the finder–a bricklayer named Peter Beasley–believes that expert appraisers downplayed the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a three-year […]

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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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SAFE Collecting Supplies: Around the World in 3 Coins

By SAFE® Collecting Supplies …… Here at SAFE® Collecting Supplies we cover ample news and history about American coinage, but there’s a rich culture of currency extending beyond and before the good ol’ U.S.A. With that said, let’s delve into the world of international coin currency. Namely, we’ll tell three fascinating international historical coin stories. […]

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SAFE Collecting Supplies: Around the World in 3 Coins

By SAFE® Collecting Supplies ……   Here at SAFE® Collecting Supplies we cover ample news and history about American coinage, but there’s a rich culture of currency extending beyond and before the good ol’ U.S.A. With that said, let’s delve into the world of international coin currency. Namely, we’ll tell three fascinating international historical coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

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Boy’s Pirate Chest Yields Extremely Rare British Gold Coin

One of only 15 known, Queen Anne ‘Vigo’ 5-guinea coin will be auctioned Nov. 16 in Greater London, with $240K-$300K estimate By Boningtons Auctioneers …… Bonington’s auction house near London will auction one of Britain’s rarest coins on Wednesday, November 16. The company is offering to bidders worldwide a coveted Queen Anne “Vigo” 5-guinea gold […]

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Boy’s Pirate Chest Yields Extremely Rare British Gold Coin

One of only 15 known, Queen Anne ‘Vigo’ 5-guinea coin will be auctioned Nov. 16 in Greater London, with $240K-$300K estimate By Boningtons Auctioneers ……   Bonington’s auction house near London will auction one of Britain’s rarest coins on Wednesday, November 16. The company is offering to bidders worldwide a coveted Queen Anne “Vigo” 5-guinea […]

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Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of Hastings Commemorative Coin into Circulation

The Battle of Hastings 1066 – it’s when William the Conqueror beat King Harold to change the timeline of Britain forever, and the date most quoted by Britons when asked which one they remember best from school. The Royal Mint, maker of coins for over 1,000 years for British monarchs including both William and Harold, […]

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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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Rose-Ryals, 30 Shilling Gold Coins of King James I

Lot 1008 – James I, third coinage, rose ryal, mm. spur rowel (1619-1620) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #350 As part of a major sale on September 30, 2016, St. James Auctions in London will offer a Rose-Ryal, 30 Shilling gold coin from the third […]

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World Coins – Rose-Ryals, 30 Shilling Gold Coins of King James I

Lot 1008 – James I, third coinage, rose ryal, mm. spur rowel (1619-1620) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #350 As part of a major sale on September 30, 2016, St. James Auctions in London will offer a Rose-Ryal, 30 Shilling gold coin from the third […]

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Spink Auctions: Leopards Can’t Change Their Spots, but England Can Change Its Coinage

Spink are pleased to announce the perfect accompaniment to the golden sunshine – a gold coin auction! Earlier in the year Spink had the pleasure of selling parts 1 and 2 of Lord Stewartby’s vast collection, and the time has come to sell the third. The collection, being offered across five sales, is one of […]

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New Ancient, World Coins from Atlas Numismatics – August 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ……   This weekend we will depart for the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim. We decided to publish our August list before the show so that our clients might peruse our stock before the convention begins. New Inventory These nine are just a sample of the 136 recent […]

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World Coins – Baldwin & Sons Summer 2016 Fixed Price List

A H Baldwin & Sons are delighted to announce the release of the latest installment in our Fixed Price List series, available on-line from 19 July 2016 and in catalogue form soon thereafter Baldwin’s standing within the world of numismatics has never been higher, and this has allowed us to amass the largest selection we […]

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World Coins – Royal Mint Unveils 2016 Britannia Proof Collection

The 2016 Britannia Proof Coin Collection The Royal Mint has launched its perennial classic for 2016, The Britannia Proof Coin Collection. The range, which includes individual coins such as the United Kingdom’s smallest coin weighing just one-fortieth ounce and the Premium Six-Coin Set, is struck in fine gold and fine silver to Proof finish. This […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

As the nation prepares to celebrate another landmark for the royal family, The Royal Mint has struck a new, special edition £5 coin to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Approved by The Queen herself, the coin features a design by acclaimed artist and sculptor Christopher Hobbs, and portrays a classical celebratory garland of […]

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Anglo-Saxon, Norman Coins to Battle It out in Spink Auction

The Academic Collection of English coins assembled by Lord Stewartby over a long and very active lifetime will be dispersed by Spink in a series of auctions over the coming months. The first part containing Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins (March 22, 2016) will give collectors the opportunity to acquire some extremely rare pieces at affordable […]

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Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway

APMEX offers the chance to win a trip to London and a VIP tour of the Royal Mint. APMEX, Inc. announced today they are awarding an exclusive trip to the world-renowned Royal Mint to one lucky winner. The trip, valued at over $7,500 USD, will include roundtrip airfare and accommodations for five nights for the […]

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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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The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

  The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the child’s […]

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David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. With their natural grace and implied motion, Ships are among the most beautiful elements in the coin designs for nations around the globe and provide a wonderful collecting topic for beginning and advanced collectors. The appeal of a graceful Bahamian sloop or a smooth-sailing Fiji outrigger canoe in overwhelming, […]

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ROYAL ARMS REVISITED: National Symbol Redesigned on 2015 United Kingdom £1 Coin

The Royal Mint has issued a new £1 coin for 2015 portraying Timothy Noad’s contemporary reworking of the Royal Arms, in a heraldic celebration of the United Kingdom. Featuring Jody Clark’s ‘fifth portrait’ of Her Majesty The Queen on the obverse, this new commemorative The Royal Arms 2015 United Kingdom £1 coin is being issued […]

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