Category Archives: ships on coins

Mayflower Commemorated on 1/2 Gram Gold Coin

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of an extremely limited ½ Gram Gold Proof coin to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Voyage on the Mayflower. In September of 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in the United Kingdom to voyage to America, known at the time to the English […]

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The Coin Analyst: Coin Designer Chris Costello Documents History and Culture With Numismatic Art

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Chris Costello is a Boston-based artist, graphic designer, illustrator and typographer, and an award-winning coin designer who is always involved in many projects for different clients. He has been a coin collector since childhood and dreamed for many years of designing his own U.S. coin. Thirty years ago, […]

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Limited Edition GoldClad Coin Commemorates 400th Anniversary of Mayflower

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of an extremely limited 2 oz Silver Ultra High Relief with GoldClad® sails coin to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Voyage on the Mayflower. On September 16, 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in the United Kingdom to voyage to America, known at […]

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Cutty Sark: Third Tall Ship Coin for 2020 from Pobjoy Mint

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the third tall ship of the year, a series that has become incredibly popular coins amongst collectors. The new 50 pence coin features the Cutty Sark on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory. The new coin commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the first voyage of the Cutty Sark, which […]

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The 1936 Delaware Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… When it comes to commemorative coins, 1936 was one of the busiest years in United States Mint history. Some 21 distinct issues were minted that year, not even accounting for the numerous mintmark variations and some of the rare Proof and special presentation strikes that were also made that […]

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US Mint, Royal Mint Collaborate on Mayflower Anniversary Coins, Medals

The United States Mint and The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. The story of Mayflower is one that connects multiple communities, cultures, and countries. This transatlantic voyage brought 102 Pilgrims and migrants from Europe across the Atlantic and established a new […]

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Arctic Culture and Natural Resources Headline Royal Canadian Mint Sept. Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a new collector coin crafted entirely of Nunavut-sourced gold. Entirely Arctic, from its design to its metal content, the reverse of the 2020 $10 Pure Gold Coin – An Inuk and a Qulliq, is the creation of Nunavut artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut. Motifs of a traditional qulliq, an Inuit […]

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1st Antarctic Territory £2 Bimetallic Coin Commemorates 200 Years Since Discovery of Antarctica

The first-ever British Antarctic Territory £2 bimetallic coin Low issue limit of only 2020 Worldwide Also available in Proof Sterling Silver with a small mintage of 199   The Pobjoy Mint is proud to announce the new release of the first-ever British Antarctic Territory £2 bimetallic coin in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the […]

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Ultra High Relief Silver Coin Commemorates Mayflower 400th Anniversary

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a brand new Ultra High Relief Silver Proof coin to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Voyage on the Mayflower. In September of 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in the United Kingdom to voyage to America. The 102 passengers and 30 crew […]

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Coin Profile – 2019 Australia 1 oz Silver $1 Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin

Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin This unique Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin depicts the Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, in one ounce of .999 fine Silver. There is a limited mintage of 20,000 coins available in this release. Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin Highlights: Limited mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide. Each coin comes individually packaged in a unique,  Coin […]

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World Coin Profiles: Finest Known Gold Ship Ryal of Elizabeth I

Our upcoming April 22-27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction features an absolutely spectacular Elizabeth I (1558-1603) gold “Ship” Ryal of 15 Shillings, graded MS64 by PCGS. This piece’s very survival seems miraculous. It is one of the rarest and most popular coins of Elizabeth I’s reign, absent from most British collections in any condition, […]

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New Coin From British Virgin Islands Honors 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a brand new cupro-nickel $1 coin to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Voyage on the Mayflower. In September of 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in the United Kingdom, to voyage to America, known at the time to the English as the New […]

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First 50p From South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands to Feature HMS Resolution

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the world’s first 50 pence coin on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands government. The new coin features HMS Resolution captained by James Cook. 2020 celebrates the bicentennary of the reign of George III, Britain’s longest-reigning king. During his rule in 1775, explorer Captain Cook made […]

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Reverse Frosted Silver Bullion Coin Honors the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a brand new reverse frosted bullion $1 coin to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Voyage on the Mayflower. In September of 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in the United Kingdom, to voyage to America, known at the time to the English as […]

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The 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative Half Dollar Turns 100

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The year 2020 represents a very special duo of commemoratives for numismatists who appreciate Colonial history. Among America’s earliest chapters is the landing of the famous Mayflower, an English ship that carried more than 100 Puritans, collectively known as The Pilgrims, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620. Prior to disembarking […]

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Poppy Shaped Coin Among New Releases From Royal Canadian Mint

For the first time ever, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly crafted an innovative poppy-shaped silver coin. The 2019 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Remembrance Day is the work of Mint product manager and artist Jamie Desrochers, whose multi-layered engraving and coloring give the poppy a sense of depth and airiness. This latest innovation adds […]

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Pobjoy Celebrates Official Naming of RRS Sir David Attenborough with New Coin

In 2014, the UK government announced funding for the construction of a new polar research vessel for the British Antarctic Survey to replace a pair of existing vessels, RRS James Clark Ross and RRS Ernest Shackleton. The new vessel is named after the famed British broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough. The ship will […]

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Boaty McBoatface’s Adventure Continues With New 50p Coin From Pobjoy Mint

In 2016 the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) launched a campaign to find a name for the UK’s new polar research ship. The nation’s imagination was truly captured by the playful suggestion of Boaty McBoatface. Although not quite fitting for the state-of-the-art research ship, the popularity of ‘Boaty’ could not be ignored. Today the National […]

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Batavia Shipwreck: Gold & Silver Triangular Investment Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… The ill-fated Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, is depicted on these magnificent gold and silver triangular investment coins, proudly presented by the Royal Australian Mint. The design depicts the harrowing story of the Batavia’s wreck and the events that followed. These exclusive products are both a stunning investment and […]

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New Proof Silver Coin Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Cutty Sark Clipper Ship

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Cutty Sark being built, Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the new release on the behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. Cutty Sark is a British Clipper ship that was built on the River Clyde in 1869. She was one of the last tea clippers to be built […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coins Honoring Queen Victoria, Equality

The Royal Canadian Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the monarch who gave royal assent to the act that ushered in Canadian Confederation in 1867 and chose Ottawa as our nation’s capital. The legacy of Her Majesty Queen Victoria continues to live on in numerous other cities where streets, schools, and […]

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Modern World Coins – Three New Swiss Commemoratives

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… The Federal Mint Swissmint recently launched three new commemorative coins for collectors. The first coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Swiss National Circus Knie, a colored silver Proof coin. The second coin is also silver and honors the steamer Blümlisalp, which concludes the three-coin “Swiss Steamships” series. The […]

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NGC Ancients: Late Roman Coin Reverse Types, Part 2

Reverse types of the Late Roman Empire are remarkably varied, with military and religious types being the most abundant   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Click Here for Part I In the previous column, we examined some of the familiar reverse types associated with Roman military life and the vows undertaken by emperors. In […]

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Rhode Island Ship Tokens Among Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #1041 includes a selection of 260 New Items along with 60 Special No Reserve Lots, 25 Vault Value Items, and a wonderful selection of 34 rarities from the Couer d’Alene Colonial Collection. From the great state of Idaho comes the Couer d’Alene Colonial Collection! This […]

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Captain Canuck Among Homegrown Icons Celebrated on Latest Coins From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating Captain Canuck on a $20 fine silver rectangular coin showing the imposing red and white-clad figure of our homegrown superhero, just as he looked when he burst onto the comic book scene in 1975. Designed by creator Richard Comely, the rectangular coin is a perfect canvas for the image […]

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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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Doomed British Explorer Honored on New Silver Coin from Antarctic Territory

Commemorating the Birth of a Famous Explorer The Coin The Reverse of this coin features an artist’s impression of the Polar Medal that was inaugurated for members of Captain Robert F. Scott’s first and incredibly arduous expedition to Antarctica in 1904. The design was created by Ernest Gillick and shows RSS Discovery, with a sledging […]

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World Coins – APMEX Introduces Latest in Trident, Isle of Man Coin Series

New Isle of Man Coins Plus APMEXclusive Set APMEX, a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to introduce the latest in two popular lines from the Isle of Man, offering options in both Silver and Gold. Mintages are extremely limited and certain coins are only available in APMEXclusive® two-coin sets. […]

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Annual Classics Return as Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalog of 2018

A new year signals the return of collector coins which have long been the foundation of the Royal Canadian Mint’s numismatic program. These include perennial favorites such as the Proof Silver Dollar and Fine Silver Proof Set, $100 and $200 gold coins, as well as the Classic Canadian Uncirculated Set. All of these new collectibles […]

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Latest Noah’s Ark Silver Bullion Coin Available from APMEX

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals retailer, is pleased to carry a variety of 2018 Noah’s Ark Silver coin, providing a wide range of shopping opportunities. The Central Bank of Armenia introduced the Noah’s Ark series in 2011 as their first investment-grade bullion coin. Featuring truly inspirational images, these .999 fine Silver coins have […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   In recent years, the “Classic” Commemorative series has become increasingly popular. These coins were first issued in 1892 to celebrate the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, with nearly a million Columbian half dollars […]

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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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New World Commemorative Coins from Swiss Mint: Yodeling & Steamship Uri

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 4 May 2017 the Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new ones Special coins for collectors and lovers. Just in time for the Swiss Jodlerfest (Yodeling Festival) in Brig-Glis appears a silver commemorative coin featuring an iodine miner. The second silver coin features the oldest paddle-wheel steamer in […]

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Announces 4th Numismatic Catalog of 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate distinctly Canadian stories by launching another diverse selection of collector coins in its fourth numismatic catalogue of 2017. These coins are currently available for purchase. The Mint’s latest offering includes a new series of fine silver coins dedicated to Canada’s highest honors, starting with a tribute to the […]

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New 2017 Isle of Man Coins Mark First Manx Coins in 13 Years

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… The Isle of Man has unveiled a set of seven new coins for 2017, which mark the first complete redesign of circulating coinage for the British island nation since 2004. The seven new coins range from the 5 pence denomination up through the £5 coin, the latter of which […]

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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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Ships on World Coins: 2017 Centenary Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Commemorating one of the Greatest Survival Stories in History Featuring Shackleton’s Famous Ship Endurance 2017 New South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Coin Available in Proof Sterling Silver and Unc. Cupro Nickel Pobjoy Mint High Quality Proof Finish The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, also known as the Endurance Expedition after the expedition ship, is considered by […]

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World Coin News – Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Historic Space Flight

Canada’s first woman astronaut is honored on a silver collector coin with a curved shape and glow-in-the-dark effect On January 22, 1992, Dr. Roberta Bondar made history when she became Canada’s first woman astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space, when she flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery as a crew member of Mission STS-42. […]

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Modern Coins: A Lifetime of Change to Our Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   Look at the change in your pocket or purse. You’ll notice the coins in circulation look a lot different today than, say, in the mid-1990s. As recently as 1998, the array of current-production circulating coins included the Lincoln Memorial cent, the Jefferson nickel with traditional side-profile obverse bust, […]

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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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Royal Canadian Mint: New 5 Kilo Silver Coin, Other Collectibles for October

Sculptural genius of legendary Haida carver Charles Edenshaw shines again in ultra-high relief The Royal Canadian Mint is once again taking bold steps in celebrating Canada’s heritage with new coins that impress and inspire through their designs, their themes and their innovation. With its newest ultra-high relief five-kilogram fine silver coin, the Mint has paid […]

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The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Collecting world coin sets is a refreshing numismatic objective for hobbyists who enjoy pursuing coins with diverse themes from myriad geographic regions. The world coin sets of 2016 offer plenty of wonderful opportunities for collectors to get their hands on fascinating coins covering interesting topics with rich designs. While […]

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Howard Franklin Bowker Benefit Auction and Champion Liveauctioneers Auction

By Champion Auction  …… We are very excited to offer selections from the Howard Franklin Bowker East Asian Collection. Many of the Bowker coins are in the top level of preservation and with excellent eye appeal. This is a great opportunity to add these coins to a Chinese collection. A few of the most important […]

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New Royal Canadian Mint Coins Feature Innovative Celebrations of Nature

Glow-in-the-dark vision of a West Coast deep sea reef and Mint’s first maple leaf-shaped gold coin are among the latest offering of numismatic treasures As the Royal Canadian Mint continues to explore innovative ways to showcase Canada on its finely-crafted coins, it is launching an otherworldly 2 oz. glow-in-the-dark silver coin revealing our hidden seascapes, […]

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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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Royal Canadian Mint 5th Numismatic Catalog of 2016 Feat. World’s First 5 oz Silver Coin with Murano Glass

5 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Murano Maple Leaf: Autumn Radiance – Mintage: 2,000 The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new world first with a 5 oz. silver coin featuring a vibrantly coloured, handcrafted venetian glass element gracing the heart of an engraved ring of maple leaves designed by artist Lisa Thomson-Khan. The 2016 […]

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Coin Technology – Coin Invest Trust Brings Innovation to High Relief Minting with smartminting©

The Great Tea Race of 1866: Cook Islands. 10 Dollars 2016. 38.61 mm. 2 oz. Silver .999. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. By Coin Invest Trust …….. Coin manufacturing has seen many changes since the 19th century. The old screw press has been replaced by horizontal and vertical coin minting presses with a capacity of up […]

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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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