Category Archives: European Gold Coins

The Caranett Collection Part III – Gold Coins of Western Europe & Britain

The latest Heritage month-long auction of world coins features Part III of the Caranett Collection, with an offering of gold coins from Western Europe along with sovereign issues from the British Empire and Commonwealth. Bidding in this auction is open now at Coins.HA.com, concluding with a live session beginning at 8 PM CT on October […]

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World Coin Auction: A Spanish Gold Double Principats of Charles and Joanna

World Coin Auction Highlights by Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The rise in power and prestige of the Habsburg dynasty in Austria during the 14th and 15th centuries created the possibility for more advantageous marriages and, as a result, political alliances. The first from the family to become Holy Roman […]

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The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

Modern World Coins & Currency By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to […]

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The Spanish 100 Pesetas Gold Coin

By Tauler and Fau …… With the fall of the reign of Isabel II of Spain, a revolutionary period started during which the social, political, and economic structures were being modernized. Within this period, the most important Spanish currency reform undertaken in the modern age was introduced: the Order of 19th October of 1868. Centenary […]

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World Coin News – Princeton Receives Bell Collection of Gold Ducats

By Alan Stahl – Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University Library ……   The Princeton University Library Numismatic Collection has just received by bequest the Benjamin R. Bell Collection of Ducats. Bell, who worked as a coin dealer and died at a young age earlier this year, was a collector and scholar of the medieval ducats […]

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English Gold Coins – Detectorist Finds Rare Richard III Half Angel Near Bosworth Field

By Dix Noonan Webb …… A rare gold coin dating from the brief reign of Richard III has been found by a metal detectorist just a few miles from Bosworth Field where the king famously met his death in combat in 1485. It is possible that the Half Angel, discovered by Michelle Vall from Blackpool […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer Venetian 40 Zecchini in Jan. 2018 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ official auction at the January New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) will mark an exciting inauguration of the firm’s 2018 auction season, attracting collectors from around the globe to bid on rarities including ancient and world coins and paper money. Among the most impressive highlights is a glorious Venetian 40 Zecchini from […]

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Beautiful Gold 100 Corona Coin from Gorny & Mosch on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek …. In 1908, Emperor Franz Joseph I had been on the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for 60 years – an almost miraculously long reign (though not unfamiliar to Europeans of the time, since Queen Victoria of Great Britain had only recently passed in 1901). To commemorate the occasion, the Austrian Vienna Mint […]

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Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

1904 Design Overstruck on 1903 Design By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique, spectacular and dramatic Belgium Franc struck in GOLD. Below are examples of the 1903 obverse (French text) and the 1904 obverse (Dutch text), both struck in silver: It is an obverse die trial to test the die […]

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New World Gold Coins – Freud & the Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy

The Austrian Mint is dedicating a new three-part series of 50 Euro gold coins to a very special subject: the Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy and three of their prominent representatives. The series starts with its pioneer, the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Freud’s theories did nothing less that start a revolution in the spiritual and […]

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

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

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