Category Archives: World Coins

Künker eLive Auction 62 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Today

Künker Internet Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Start at 6 pm (CET) on October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern times. To kick off our eLive Auction 62, we present rarities from the world of ancient […]

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Stunning British Coins Highlight Nov. Heritage World Coin Auction

We are all in a period of tremendous change in the world. Only months ago many people wondered not only how global events surrounding the pandemic would unfold, but also about the impending impact on the market for rare coins. When we interact with our clients, collectors, and consignors alike, a consistent theme emerges: the […]

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NGC-Certified Ancient and World Coins Featured in Monaco Sale

The October sale is offering over 300 NGC-certified world and ancient coins   Ancient and World Coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are being featured in an Editions V. Gadoury sale, taking place in Monaco from October 30-31, 2020. Online bidding is now open. Among the most anticipated coins is a superb NGC-certified Italy […]

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Countermarked Holed Coins of the Philippines in Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Kyle Ponterio – Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The countermark series of the Philippines is quite vast with a whole array of coins serving as hosts. Utilizing coins ranging from the Spanish colonial period to the early republics of the Americas, and even some from Europe, these countermarks are usually applied […]

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A Time of Transition: Spanish Coin Auction by Tauler and Fau

By Jesús Orejas Valdés – Tauler and Fau …… The following highlights some of the coins from Tauler and Fau’s upcoming E-Auction 67 of Spanish coins. * * * The term “Catholic Kings” refers to Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, who were the king and queen of the Crown of Castile […]

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Künker Auction Sales 342-344 and eLive Auction 62 Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Künker is pleased to present to you four different auction sales today. Let us start with the chronological order of the auctions: On October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Realize Over $11.5 Million in October Hong Kong Auction

Auction firm Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio continues to deliver world-class sales of quality numismatic material and realize impressive prices, regardless of the challenging and unprecedented circumstances of the year 2020. The firm’s incredible Hong Kong series of auctions clearly demonstrates the firm’s success, as their colossal 10th-anniversary auction in May 2020 shot past expectations and […]

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Royal Australian Mint Releases AC/DC Anniversary Coin Set

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the milestone anniversaries of six AC/DC albums with six unique coin tributes, a seven-coin set, and a limited-edition silver frosted uncirculated coin. The Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid said: “The Mint is proud to be issuing coin tributes to the vinyls […]

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Finest-Graded Una and the Lion, Certified by NGC, Offered in MDC Monaco Sale

The finest graded example of the “Una and the Lion“, a coin that is at the zenith of British numismatics, is being offered in a European auction this month. Certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the Great Britain 1839 Five Pounds shares the spotlight with several other NGC-graded British gold ultra-rarities in an MDC Monaco auction on […]

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“100 Greatest” 1931 Palestine 100 Mils Soars at Auction

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. Even after the publication of Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (Whitman), the market landscape for 20th-century world coins is still uncharted territory. At Goldberg’s September 15-16 auction, this fact was made abundantly clear after the finest-known Palestine 1931 100 Mils silver coin sold at auction […]

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Fiji Launches Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 50th Year of Independence

By Reserve Bank of Fiji …… The Reserve Bank of Fiji has launched a commemorative $50 banknote and 50 cent coin to commemorate Fiji’s 50th year of independence. The commemorative currency was officially unveiled by the Honourable Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama on October 7 at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Work on […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Koala Silver Bullion Coins

Depicting one of Australia’s most beloved animals, the Australian koala silver coin pays tribute to our rich wildlife. Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the 2021 koala is available in 1 kilo and 1oz sizes. Only 300,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the 1 kilo coin, however production will close at […]

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8 Escudos Royal Gold Recovered From 1715 Fleet Shines in Sedwick November Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… A Royal gold 8 escudos, a coin literally “fit for a king”, recovered from a sunken Spanish treasure fleet will be up for sale on November 17 in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure Auction 28. It is graded by NGC as Mint State 66 and is the only example […]

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Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Auction Showcases Ancient, World Coins

More than 2,500 Lots of World and Ancient Coins, Medals, and Paper Money Set to Cross the Auction Block this October   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their upcoming Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction of World and Ancient Coins, along with a great offering of World Paper Money. Building on their record-setting CCO […]

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Künker 2020 Fall Auction Sale Results

Künker Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, five exciting, intense and successful auction days came to an end today at 6:30 pm when the last piece was sold here in Osnabrück. Before we present you some extraordinary hammer prices in detail, we would like to thank you all for the […]

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Künker 2020 Fall Auction Sale Results

Künker Auction Results by Künker GmbH ……   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, five exciting, intense and successful auction days came to an end today at 6:30 pm when the last piece was sold here in Osnabrück. Before we present you some extraordinary hammer prices in detail, we would like to thank you all for […]

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The “Horse Gaming Tokens” of Szechuan

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Much like the American pastime poker often involving some friendly monetary wagering, so too it is for Mahjong in a large portion of the Far East. Though playing cards have been around for over a millennium, likely being introduced in the 9th century CE […]

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United States Mint Announces Mayflower 400th Anniversary Program Products

The United States Mint today announced the Mayflower 400th Anniversary products it will offer, including some in collaboration with The Royal Mint (UK). The products are expected to be available later this fall. The coin and medal designs come together to tell the story of the Mayflower’s historic voyage, the Pilgrims, and the impact the […]

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The Komondor: New Coin in Hungarian Dog Breed Series

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Komondor, a breed of dog that has been declared one of Hungary’s national treasures, is the second issue in the “Hungarian sheep and hunting dog breeds” series. It is featured on both sides of a legal tender 2,000 forint coin, with a forward-facing head on the front, and […]

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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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Hong Kong Auction to Feature Pavilion Dollars, Rare Ta-Ching Banknote

The Mysterious ‘Pavilion Dollars’ of 1921 By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… As interaction increased between the western world and the late Imperial/early Republican China, a yearning to modernize Chinese medicine and healthcare caused an influx of both scholarship and funding by the Rockefeller Foundation. Roger Sherman Greene II served […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins

A laughing kookaburra, the largest member of the kingfisher species, is synonymous with the Australian outback. The Perth Mint is pleased to present three bullion coins featuring the kookaburra, meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver in 1 kilo, 10oz, and 1oz sizes. Only 500,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the […]

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Coins of the Conqueror: William, Duke of Normandy

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. On October 14, 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, accomplished in a single day what his Viking ancestors and cousins had failed to achieve over 273 years: he conquered England, defeating the English king Harold II (reigned 1066) at the Battle of Hastings. Over the next several years William […]

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Singapore Mint Launches New Macau Lunar Coin Series

By The Singapore Mint ….. The Singapore Mint is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Macau as the official mint and exclusive international sales agent responsible for the production and international marketing of the new Macau Lunar Coin Series. The new series covers a period of 12 years, […]

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Exceptional Gold World Coins, Medals at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… As autumn arrives, we are very pleased to offer a bounty of exceptional new coins and medals for your browsing delight and numismatic consideration. We hope you may find something special among the new items being offered. As a reminder, if you have any coins that you would like to offer to us, […]

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The Paper Money Coin of 1574 – The First Paper Currency of Europe

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Netherlands Leiden 1574 Siege ¼ Gulden, PCGS XF40 Paper money requires a sacrifice, as they are not of any intrinsic value. It has a value that is assigned to the piece and based on a fiat or faith-based system that requires users to accept it for a particular value. […]

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Roller Coaster Coin Commemorates 120th Anniversary of Loop the Loop

Loop the Loop Cook Islands. 5 dollars. 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. smartminting. Mintage: 1,901. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side depicts the vertical loop of a roller coaster, in which a car with three passengers dares to complete the inversion. In the loop LOOP / THE / LOOP […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Kangaroo 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present the Australian Kangaroo 2021 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin. The Australian kangaroo is a large marsupial endemic to Australia. Identified by its muscular tail, strong back legs, large feet, short fur, and long, pointed ears, the animal has become a much-loved national icon. Struck by The Perth Mint from […]

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Tokelau: Leaping out of the ocean, new silver ounce bullion coins feature flying fish

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The government of Tokelau has authorised the release of new 2020-dated silver one-ounce coins which are part of an overall 12-coin series entitled “Tokelau Sealife” and features various species that live near this South Pacific Island

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Greece: New gold Proof coin to be issued as part of “Greek Mythology” series features the Olympian God Hermes

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The Bank of Greece has launched (21st September) new gold Proof quality collector coins as part of their current “Greek Mythology” series highlighting on some of the most well-known stories: The Gods and Goddesses, in tales which are almost 4,000 years old and have stood the test of time

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St. Helena — East India Company: The stately peacock, the national bird of India, features on second gold and silver coins in Treasures of India collection

The government and treasury of St. Helena, in partnership with the East India Company, have released (23rd September) their latest gold and silver coins struck in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which is part of the series entitled “Treasures of India

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St. Helena — East India Company: The stately peacock, the national bird of India, features on second gold and silver coins in Treasures of India collection

The government and treasury of St. Helena, in partnership with the East India Company, have released (23rd September) their latest gold and silver coins struck in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which is part of the series entitled “Treasures of India

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Greece: New gold Proof coin to be issued as part of “Greek Mythology” series features the Olympian God Hermes

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The Bank of Greece has launched (21st September) new gold Proof quality collector coins as part of their current “Greek Mythology” series highlighting on some of the most well-known stories: The Gods and Goddesses, in tales which are almost 4,000 years old and have stood the test of time

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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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Tokelau: Leaping out of the ocean, new silver ounce bullion coins feature flying fish

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United Kingdom: 2021-dated popular “Queen’s Beasts” gold and silver coins unleashed

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th September) the 2021-dated gold and silver collector’s edition of the immensely popular series entitled “The Queen’s Beasts,” first launched in 2016

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British Virgin Islands: Piedfort silver Proof crown coins issued to remember the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s crossing

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The government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands have launched new Piedfort silver Proof crown coins which are in remembrance of the 400th anniversary of the historic crossing of the Mayflower

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NGC-Certified English Gold Coin Realizes Over $300,000 in Spink Sale

A rare English gold coin struck during the reign of Queen Anne and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized over $300,000 – more than double its pre-auction estimate – in a Spink sale on September 15, 2020. A host of other NGC-graded coins also raced past their pre-auction estimates in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Lunar Series III Year of the Ox Silver Proof Coins

The Perth Mint’s highly anticipated Australian Lunar Series III coin program is an array of superb silver coins celebrating the next animal in the zodiac, the ox. Released as a magnificent three-coin set, and as individual 1oz and 1/2oz silver proof coins, the coins feature original artistry portraying the kind-hearted ox. Those born under the […]

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British Virgin Islands: Piedfort silver Proof crown coins issued to remember the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s crossing

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The government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands have launched new Piedfort silver Proof crown coins which are in remembrance of the 400th anniversary of the historic crossing of the Mayflower

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Chameleon Coin Final Entry in CIT Magnificient Life Series

Magnificent Life 2020 – Chameleon Cook Islands. 5 dollars 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. Special technology: Color application; smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Chameleon Coin One side features the colored front part of a chameleon to the left on a branch, its head turned towards the observer, […]

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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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Meteorite Coin in High Relief Celebrates Viñales Impact: CIT

Meteorite Impacts: Viñales Cook Islands. 5 dollars 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 33mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,500. Special technology: smartminting© with an embedded piece of a meteorite. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side is a realistic depiction of a meteorite impact with an embedded piece of a meteorite. Above the legend […]

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United Kingdom: 2021-dated popular “Queen’s Beasts” gold and silver coins unleashed

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th September) the 2021-dated gold and silver collector’s edition of the immensely popular series entitled “The Queen’s Beasts,” first launched in 2016

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Ancient and Modern Gold Coins Highlight Catawiki Auctions

By CoinWeek …. Internet auction site Catawiki offers a wide range of collectibles, including fine art, jewelry, comics, toys, militaria, wine, and antiques. Numismatists will also find a large selection of precious metal bullion, currency, stamps, and rare coins. This week, we focus on auction highlights that have recently closed and are still open for […]

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Gold Coins From Around the World Star in Künker Auction 340

Künker Gold Auction 340 by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Yes, gold is a very special material. It is the most ductile metal we know of. From a single gram of gold, a wire of two kilometers can be drawn. Humankind made use of this to gild all sorts of items with […]

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First Glow-in-the-Dark Coin in Sustainable World Series Honors the Tiger

By the Italian Mint …… The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance recently issued the latest coin in the Italian Mint’s 2020 Numismatic Collection, dedicated to animals in danger of extinction and in particular the tiger. The new collector coin celebrates the elegance and strength of the tiger through an innovative artistic representation. The bronzital […]

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Israel: Abraham Accords peace agreements are signed and celebrated with new gold and silver official medals

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Israel Coins and Medals Corporation has commissioned commemorative medals in celebration of the historic signing of the Abraham Accords, which are peace agreements signed on the 15th September between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Israel with the Kingdom of Bahrain

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United Kingdom: Partnership announced between Royal Mint and NGC to offer certified coins

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The Royal Mint, along with the American-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, have announced (15th September) the formation of a partnership to offer coin collectors and investors encapsulated, authenticated, and graded products from the Royal Mint’s portion of new releases

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United Kingdom: Partnership announced between Royal Mint and NGC to offer certified coins

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The Royal Mint, along with the American-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, have announced (15th September) the formation of a partnership to offer coin collectors and investors encapsulated, authenticated, and graded products from the Royal Mint’s portion of new releases

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Legendary Chinese “Long-Whisker” Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

  By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… There are many highlights and exceptional rarities in the Stack’s Bowers upcoming October Hong Kong auction. But principal among them is a fabled “long-whisker” pattern dollar designed by Luigi Giorgi, the accomplished head of the central mint at Tientsin during the closing years […]

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Evolution of Life Coin Series Continues With Diplocaulus Fossil

Evolution of Life – Diplocaulus Mongolia. 500 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 999. Special technology: partially plated. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog. 2020. Gold .9999. 0.5g. 11mm. Proof. Mintage: 15,000. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side presents the skull and the upper […]

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Israel: Abraham Accords peace agreements are signed and celebrated with new gold and silver official medals

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Israel Coins and Medals Corporation has commissioned commemorative medals in celebration of the historic signing of the Abraham Accords, which are peace agreements signed on the 15th September between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Israel with the Kingdom of Bahrain

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Egypt: Central Bank governor confirms plans to produce polymer banknotes for early 2021

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The governor of the Central Bank of Egypt has confirmed (10th September) they will begin to print Egyptian pound banknotes on polymer from the beginning of 2021

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Canada: New $2 colour circulation coins remember 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released (4th September) new commemorative $2 coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a conflict in which the Canadian armed forces had been fighting since September 1939

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Present Record-Setting Hong Kong Sale in October

Venerable coin firm Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio is pleased to announce their fall Hong Kong auction comprising seven sessions over five days, split between live and online portions. This sale stands as the firm’s largest Hong Kong offering to date with respect to total lots, with over 4,600 lots of coins, medals, and currency, mostly […]

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Royal Mint Partners With NGC to Offer Certified Coins

The Royal Mint, the official mint of the United Kingdom, has partnered with Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest third-party coin grading service. For the first time, The Royal Mint will work directly with NGC to expertly grade and encapsulate portions of its unique product offerings, giving its customers and collectors more options than […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Lunar Series III Year of the Ox 1oz Gold Bullion Coin

These magnificent gold coins celebrate the Year of the Ox, the second of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar ox in 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, and every 12th preceding year are said to be kind, intelligent, honest, and reliable. Admired for their […]

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The Provincial Coinage of Spain: Tauler and Fau Auction Sept. 22

By Jesús Orejas Valdés – Tauler and Fau …… The following highlights some of the coins from Tauler and Fau’s upcoming E-Auction 64 of Spanish coins (Vol. VII). * * * Following the end of the War of Spanish Succession in 1713, the new king Philip V had to face the problem that Spanish silver […]

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Canada: New $2 colour circulation coins remember 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released (4th September) new commemorative $2 coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a conflict in which the Canadian armed forces had been fighting since September 1939

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Royal Mint Celebrates ‘100 Years of Mystery’ With New Commemorative £2 Coin

The Royal Mint celebrates ‘100 years of Mystery’ in recognition of Dame Agatha Christie’s vast body of work with a commemorative £2 coin. The coin features a jigsaw as the basis of its design showing the puzzle gradually being pieced together until the final missing piece is dropped into place The edge inscription bears the […]

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NGC-Certified English Gold Coins Showcased in Spink Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified over 200 outstanding English gold coins that are now being offered in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold Coins by Spink on September 15, 2020. The sale includes phenomenal selections from several superb collections and represents one of the most prestigious offerings of English gold coins in years. The auction […]

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Egypt: Central Bank governor confirms plans to produce polymer banknotes for early 2021

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The governor of the Central Bank of Egypt has confirmed (10th September) they will begin to print Egyptian pound banknotes on polymer from the beginning of 2021

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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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Royal Australian Mint CEO Steps Down After 10 Years

By Royal Australian Mint …… Ross MacDiarmid, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint, today announced that after 10 years at the helm he will be leaving the Mint on 4 December 2020. As the first Mint CEO with a private sector background, the transformation the Mint has gone through under Ross’ leadership has […]

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Shadows of the Past: The Commemorative Olympic Coins of Failed States

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. While watching the opening ceremony to the Olympic Games, one is easily overwhelmed by the pomp and circumstance. Costing hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars to host, the Games represent a massive financial commitment by the host city and country. As such, they tend to be propagandized […]

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Switzerland: New silver commemorative coins remember 150th anniversary, formation of Swiss Fire Brigade Association

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The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (3rd September) 2020-dated 20-franc commemorative silver coins which are in conjunction with the country’s national Fire Brigade Association and the 150th anniversary of their formation

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Australia: Seven Sisters constellation features on latest coin in “Star Dreaming” series

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The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd September) their latest silver Proof coins in the series entitled “Star Dreaming” launched in May of this year and which highlights some of the more memorable stories in Aboriginal folklore about the constellations seen in the Southern Hemisphere

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Winged Victory Gold, Silver 1oz High Relief Proof Coins

These extraordinary 1oz gold and silver high-relief coins feature an innovative new design celebrating Nike, the goddess of victory, from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. In Greek mythology, Nike was invited to live on Mount Olympus by Zeus, the king of the gods, as a reward for becoming his charioteer during the Titan […]

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Benelux: New three-nations mint set celebrates 75 years of peace and freedom in the region

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A three-nations Brilliant Uncirculated mint set has been assembled by the Issuing Authorities of the Belgian Finance Ministry, the Dutch Finance Ministry, and the Luxembourgish Treasury in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the Benelux Customs Union, which was organised between the three countries

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United States Mint and Royal Mint collaborate on Mayflower Anniversary coins and medals

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) and The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage

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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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Auto Dollars of Kweichow Featured in Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

  By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Numismatic representations of automobiles are always popular due to their immense crossover appeal and the fact that such commonplace machines are seldom encountered in the hobby. Some of the earliest appearances were on medals rather than coins, as these generally commemorated auto shows […]

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Coin Commemorates 100th Anniversary of World’s Largest Water-Management Steam Pumping Station

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Royal Dutch Mint is celebrating the centennial of the Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal (in English: the D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station), the largest, still-operating steam pumping station in the world. It was opened on October 7, 1920, by Queen Wilhelmina, and its job was to pump excess water from […]

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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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Fighter Pilots: Knights of the Air Honored on New Silver Coins

Fighter Pilot – Real Heroes Cook Islands. 20 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 3 oz. 50 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 499. Special technology: smartminting©, partially printed, with micro minting. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin Fighter pilot with mirrored visor in front of honeycomb pattern; in the left field REAL / HERO in […]

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Switzerland: Highly anticipated tennis legend Roger Federer collector gold coins now available

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The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (3rd September) 2020-dated 50-franc commemorative gold coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person — tennis legend Roger Federer

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Donation Dollar – Royal Australian Mint Creates World’s 1st Dollar Coin Designed to be Donated

The Royal Australian Mint to produce millions of “daily reminders to give”   By Royal Australian Mint …… In the lead up to International Day of Charity (September 5), the Royal Australian Mint is releasing the world’s first Donation Dollar: a one-dollar coin designed to be donated. According to new research, three in five (57%) […]

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Roger Federer in Gold Among 4 New Coins Issued by Swiss Mint

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… Four new coins from Swissmint went on sale on September 3, 2020. After the huge demand for the Roger Federer silver coins, the Mint has now issued 10,000 Roger Federer gold coins with a new design. At the same time, another 40,000 Roger Federer silver coins have been struck. […]

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How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

By Ursula Kampmann for Künker GmbH …… For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on September 30 and […]

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Switzerland: Highly anticipated tennis legend Roger Federer collector gold coins now available

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The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (3rd September) 2020-dated 50-franc commemorative gold coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person — tennis legend Roger Federer

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San Marino: €2 commemorative coin issued in remembrance of outstanding 18th century artist Giambattista Tiepolo

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The Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino has issued (27th August) new €2 commemorative coins for 2020 for the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of Italian artist Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770), who is considered the greatest painter of the 18th century and the last exponent of the glorious Venetian school

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Hungary: Ingot-shaped silver Proof coins issued featuring Kiskunság National Park

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The Hungarian National Bank will issue (2nd September) new silver Proof ingot-shaped coins which feature a motif highlighting the Kiskunság National Park (KNP) located in Danube–Tisza Bács-Kiskun county

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Perth Mint Unveils 2021 Bullion Coins Amid Metals Rally

As an issuer of world-renowned investment products, The Perth Mint has unveiled the 2021 designs of Australia’s official bullion coin program. The annual range of precious metal coins portrays detailed artistry of the kangaroo in pure gold, silver, and platinum, alongside the koala and kookaburra in fine silver, complemented by the ox in the trio […]

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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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The 1898 Chihli Dollar — A Monumental Gem With a Monumental Pedigree

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… While the massive collection formed by the legendary Eduard Kann stands as a pinnacle of Chinese numismatics, other impressive collections were also formed by numismatists intrigued by their stays in China. One such collection was that of General Miles Stanley Newton of the United […]

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Hungary: Ingot-shaped silver Proof coins issued featuring Kiskunság National Park

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The Hungarian National Bank will issue (2nd September) new silver Proof ingot-shaped coins which feature a motif highlighting the Kiskunság National Park (KNP) located in Danube–Tisza Bács-Kiskun county

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Carstensz Pyramid Newest Coin in Award-Winning High Relief 7 Summits Series

The 7 Summits – Carstensz Pyramid Cook Islands. 25 dollars 2020. Silver .999. 5 oz. 65 mm. BU. Mintage: 777. Special Technology: smartminiting©, partially colored. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side shows a bird’s eye view of the Carstensz Pyramid, whose peaks are minted in raised relief. The piece is […]

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PCGS Grades Rare 20th-Century Russian Gold Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… There are many fantastic numismatic rarities among Russian coinage. One such coin is the Russian 1906 5 Roubles, which has a mintage of only 10 pieces. It is a stopper for anyone hoping to complete a set of 20th-century gold or Nicholas II 5 Roubles gold coin sets. One […]

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San Marino: €2 commemorative coin issued in remembrance of outstanding 18th century artist Giambattista Tiepolo

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The Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino has issued (27th August) new €2 commemorative coins for 2020 for the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of Italian artist Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770), who is considered the greatest painter of the 18th century and the last exponent of the glorious Venetian school

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Heaton Mint Coin From Kiangnan Highlighting Stack’s Bowers’ Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Late in the 19th century, China began to modernize its coining system, moving away from the cast “cash” coinage that had been standard for over two millennia and toward a denominated rubric more in line with the western world. Various provincial mints began striking […]

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Netherlands: Third silver ducat in “Castles” series features historic Hoensbroek Castle

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (27th August) the third silver proof Ducat which is part of their new series entitled “Historic Castles” that combines the traditional depiction of the Anonymous Knight and representations of the 12 Dutch provinces by including images of famous Dutch historic castles located in various towns and villages

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Netherlands: Third silver ducat in “Castles” series features historic Hoensbroek Castle

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (27th August) the third silver proof Ducat which is part of their new series entitled “Historic Castles” that combines the traditional depiction of the Anonymous Knight and representations of the 12 Dutch provinces by including images of famous Dutch historic castles located in various towns and villages

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Heritage Presents Special Auctions of Mexican 8 Reales, Canadian Paper Money

A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales Heritage World and Ancient Coins is presenting a month-long auction featuring A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales. Bidding is open now through Coins.HA.com, with the live session scheduled for Sunday, August 30 at 8 PM CT. Mexican 8 Reales pieces were struck in large quantities from many […]

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New Coin in Penguin 50p Series Features the Macaroni Penguin

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored coin available in a special collector’s album Incredibly Low Issue Limit: 2,500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the penultimate 50 pence coin in the penguin series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The third coin in the new series features the macaroni penguin. […]

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Fear and Majesty of Great White Shark on New Coin From CIT

Great White Shark Palau. 5 dollars 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2021. Special Technology: smartminting©, partially colored. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side depicts on the center line a great white shark, whose back comes out of the water showing the characteristic triangular dorsal fin and […]

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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Niue: Step back in time while going Back to the Future with new licence plate silver and colour rectangular coin

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The government and treasury of Niue have released new, innovative rectangular coins in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the release of one of the world’s most popular and exciting feature-length movies

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Cook Islands: Impressive three-dimensionally designed silver Proof coin salutes real heroes

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The government and treasury of the Cook Islands have released new impressively designed silver Proof coins which utilise smartminting technology to create a three-dimensional design which is dedicated to the real heroes of our time

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Royal Mint Plaster for Great Britain 1983 One Pound Coin

Official Royal Mint Plaster for the Great Britain 1983 One Pound Official Adopted Design by Eric Sewell (Former Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint) Approved by Queen Elizabeth II Possibly Unique   One Pound Coin Plaster by Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a fascinating official Royal Mint plaster that was designed […]

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Cook Islands: Impressive three-dimensionally designed silver Proof coin salutes real heroes

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The government and treasury of the Cook Islands have released new impressively designed silver Proof coins which utilise smartminting technology to create a three-dimensional design which is dedicated to the real heroes of our time

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The Coinage of the Barbary Pirate States

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… The contemporary United States is no stranger to overseas war. This was not always the case, however, at least not until President Thomas Jefferson took the then-unusual step of protecting American interests abroad, setting a precedent that continues today. The result would be two wars fought by Americans and […]

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Special Ancient, World Coin Collections and Gold Treasure at Künker Fall Auctions

Künker Ancient and World Coin Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Three auctions will be held during the Fall Auction Sale Week from 28 September to 2 October 2020. The auction will kick off with the Günther Jansen Collection of Carolingian coins as well as world coins and medals from Münster, Rietberg and Paderborn. This will […]

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Tiffany Art Series to End With 2020 Isfahan Silver Coins

Tiffany Art – Isfahan Palau. 20 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 3 oz. 55 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. Tiffany glass inlay; smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Palau. 25 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 5 oz. 65 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 555. Tiffany glass inlay with gold plating; smartminting. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the […]

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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Niue: Step back in time while going Back to the Future with new licence plate silver and colour rectangular coin

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The government and treasury of Niue have released new, innovative rectangular coins in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the release of one of the world’s most popular and exciting feature-length movies

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Belgium: Prolific and historic 16th century printer, Christoffel Plantin, featured on new silver Proof collector coin

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (19th August) new €10 silver Proof collector coins in honour of the 500th birthday anniversary and recognition of 470 years since the arrival in Antwerp of the world’s first industrialised book printer

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United Kingdom: Second crown coins introduce the Royal Menagerie as part of ongoing “Tower of London” series

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th August) the latest crown coins which introduce the Royal Menagerie and continue the epic story of London’s most imposing royal palace and fortress with the “Tower of London” series

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Australia: Third triangular gold and silver coins issued in popular “Australian Shipwrecks” bullion series

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The Royal Australian Mint has released the third coin which is part of the popular and unique “Australian Shipwrecks” series that focuses on some of the continent’s most intriguing tales of mysterious and tragic shipwrecks recorded

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Cougar Celebrated on Last Coin in “Big Cats” 2 oz Silver Coin Series

Each “Big Cats” coin is presented in an acrylic box with a complimentary outer sleeve that includes the certificate of authenticity Issue Limit: 500   Big Cats The cougar is also known as a mountain lion or puma, but they all refer to the same impressive, tawny-colored big cat. This solitary and stealthy cat is […]

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Australia: Third triangular gold and silver coins issued in popular “Australian Shipwrecks” bullion series

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The Royal Australian Mint has released the third coin which is part of the popular and unique “Australian Shipwrecks” series that focuses on some of the continent’s most intriguing tales of mysterious and tragic shipwrecks recorded

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Künker Fall Auction Sales of World and Ancient Coins Now Online

Künker Fall Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, It’s time. The catalogs of our upcoming Fall Auction Sales 339-341 are online. From September 28 to October 2, 2020, we will auction off more than 4,400 lots with a total estimate of 7.4 million euros at Vienna House Remarque Hotel in Osnabrück, […]

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An Introduction to Coins and Precious Metal Bullion Available on Catawiki

By CoinWeek ….   Catawiki is a large internet auction site that offers fine art, antiques, and other collectibles including bullion, coins, currency, and stamps. To highlight some of what they have to offer numismatists and coin collectors, here are a couple of auctions that have transpired recently and a few that are still ongoing. […]

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United Kingdom: Second crown coins introduce the Royal Menagerie as part of ongoing “Tower of London” series

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th August) the latest crown coins which introduce the Royal Menagerie and continue the epic story of London’s most imposing royal palace and fortress with the “Tower of London” series

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Annam Gold 5 Tien Among New World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… We hope that everyone is doing well and that your summer has been a pleasant one up to this point. We are pleased to bring you a new selection of coins for your consideration. As a reminder, if you have any coins that you would like to offer to us, Atlas Numismatics is […]

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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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NGC-Graded British Gold Rarities Top Heritage Auctions World Coin Sale

British coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) led the way at the Heritage Auctions World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction, held August 5, 2020. Highlighting NGC’s world and ancient coin grading services, most of the lots in the sale were certified by NGC, including 15 of the top 20 highest-grossing coins, as […]

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British Antarctic Territory: First-ever bi-metallic £2 commemorative coin marks bicentenary of the discovery of Antarctica

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The government and treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has issued (12th August) their first-ever bi-metallic coins, which are in recognition of the bicentenary anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins remember the 50th anniversary of voting rights for women

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The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the second design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the granting of voting rights to women in Andorra

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Heritage Auctions’ offerings of finest-known coins from U.S. and England push ANA sales past $33 million

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$33 Million Sells in Early August Heritage Signature Auctions

Gold rarities provided the vast majority of the highlights as Heritage’s August 3-9 Dallas Signature Auctions saw more than $33 million USD in rare coins and currency change hands. The bulk of the action took place in the August 3-9 US Coins Auction, which raised over $18.7 million, with the August 5-7 World and Ancient […]

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Heritage Auctions’ offerings of finest-known coins from U.S. and England push ANA sales past $33 million

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Limited-Edition 2020 Silver Eagles, “No Show” Pandas Offered by American Numismatic Association

2020 “No Show” Pandas Also Available   American Numismatic Association Living President Signature Labels Limited-edition 2020 American Silver Eagles certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with original signatures from 16 living American Numismatic Association (ANA) presidents are being offered as a membership promotion for the nonprofit hobby organization. The program is made possible by the […]

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Canada: Large silver coin celebrates 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Northwest Territories

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new large-size silver coins which are in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s Northwest Territories, one of the largest regions of land in North America. At 1,144,000 square kilometres (442,000 square miles), it represents 34 percent of Canada’s landmass

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United Kingdom: New crown coins issued in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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The Royal Mint has released (10th August) new gold and silver Proof crown coins, which are in remembrance of the end of the Second World War that engulfed the world in fighting from Europe to Asia and involved armies from North America

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins remember the 50th anniversary of voting rights for women

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The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the second design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the granting of voting rights to women in Andorra

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Royal Canadian Mint Recognizes 150th Anniversary of Northwest Territories Among New Collector Coins

True to its commitment to celebrating Canada’s history, cultures, and values, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin in honor of the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Northwest Territories. Designed by Inuvialuk artist Myrna Pokiak, this piece of history is also a tribute to the various Indigenous cultures that have shaped […]

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Selections From D. Brent Pogue Collection Bring Over $592,000 at Stack’s Bowers Auction

Historic numismatic literature and rare Spanish Colonial gold coinage from the D. Brent Pogue Collection realized over $592,000 last week in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction. This offering represents a departure from the United States coins and paper money from the Pogue Collection sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries from May 2015 […]

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United Kingdom: New crown coins issued in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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The Royal Mint has released (10th August) new gold and silver Proof crown coins, which are in remembrance of the end of the Second World War that engulfed the world in fighting from Europe to Asia and involved armies from North America

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Ancient and Medieval Coins as Royal Propaganda

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. How does a monarch solidify legitimacy? What tools can be drawn upon to project power? Since a centralized state monopolizes the use of force, the monarch has it within his prerogative to wage war. If successful, an “US” versus “THEM” conflict is a surefire unifier of people, as personified […]

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Norway: 20-kronor commemorative coins issued for the 100th anniversary of birth of author Anne-Cath Vestly

The Norges Bank has issued 20-kronor (USD 2.20) commemorative circulation quality coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the eminent author Anne-Cath Vestly, who was born on the 15th February 1920

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Canada: Large silver coin celebrates 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Northwest Territories

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new large-size silver coins which are in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s Northwest Territories, one of the largest regions of land in North America. At 1,144,000 square kilometres (442,000 square miles), it represents 34 percent of Canada’s landmass

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Künker eLive Auction 61 of Ancient and World Coins and Medals Starts Tuesday

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Next Tuesday starts our three-day eLive Auction 61 featuring numismatic and phaleristic rarities. In the meantime, you may take a look at our wide range on offer. We would like to present to you some of the attractive numismatic pieces we will auction off […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kookaburra 5oz Silver Proof Gilded High Relief Coin

  This exceptional 5oz silver Proof gilded high-relief coin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Proof Coin. A first from The Perth Mint, elements of the high-relief design have been gilded in pink gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques. Known as the ‘king of the bush’, the kookaburra has been featured on […]

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Norway: 20-kronor commemorative coins issued for the 100th anniversary of birth of author Anne-Cath Vestly

The Norges Bank has issued 20-kronor (USD 2.20) commemorative circulation quality coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the eminent author Anne-Cath Vestly, who was born on the 15th February 1920

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Niue: Inventor Alfred Nobel features on third coin in “Geniuses of the 19th Century” series

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The government and treasury of the island state of Niue have released the third coin in their ongoing collector series entitled “Geniuses of the 19th Century

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NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Macaroni penguin featured on new, small-sized gold Proof coins

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The Treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have released new gold Proof coins which include a motif that will be seen on colour-produced 50-pence coins released later this year as part of a four-coin series featuring one of the region’s most well-known wildlife species: The penguin

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Q&A: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system, as did most other countries that subsequently emerged from British domination?
A: The reason was not, as some have suggested, to disassociate the United States from everything English

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release this 1oz silver Proof coin featuring the Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format. Depicted as serpentine-shaped creatures with large-eyes, horns, fish scales, and sharp claws, mythological dragons have been part of Chinese culture for thousands of years. Despite their fearsome appearance, they are considered to be benevolent […]

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Waltzing Matilda: New Banjo Patterson Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new limited edition commemorative coin set and three 50c coins commemorating Treasured Australian Poetry from Banjo Paterson. In honor of Paterson’s impact on Australia literature, the Royal Australian Mint presents a 2020 50c Uncirculated Three-Coin Set and three 2020 50c Uncirculated 50 coins […]

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World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit 1928 South Africa Gold Sovereign By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …….. A group of four 1928 South African Sovereigns was recently submitted to NGC all struck from the same world coin counterfeit dies. The gold sovereign is a coinage issue of Great Britain historically equal to one pound sterling. It was first struck from […]

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Q&A: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system, as did most other countries that subsequently emerged from British domination?
A: The reason was not, as some have suggested, to disassociate the United States from everything English

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Royal Canadian Mint Honors Champion of Haida Culture Bill Reid on New $2 Circulation Coin

One hundred years after the birth of the late Bill Reid, the legendary artist and advocate of Haida culture also known by the Haida name Iljuwas, the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a new $2 circulation coin honoring his ground-breaking contributions to contemporary Indigenous art. The bold image of a grizzly bear, a favorite character […]

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NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Macaroni penguin featured on new, small-sized gold Proof coins

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The Treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have released new gold Proof coins which include a motif that will be seen on colour-produced 50-pence coins released later this year as part of a four-coin series featuring one of the region’s most well-known wildlife species: The penguin

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From the Book Stacks: 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. 100 Greatest Modern World Coins By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker; Foreword by Donald Scarinci.   Whitman Publishing LLC, 160 pages, lavishly illustrated, hardcover. Rarely has a numismatic book published in modern times achieved the overall excellence displayed by this newest Whitman Greatest title. Authors Charles Morgan and […]

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What Are Bullion Coins?

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… There is a significant share of numismatics and the coin market that is driven by one factor: the metallic value of the coin. These coins that follow the fluctuation of metals markets are considered bullion coins. Bullion coins can consist of precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and […]

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Niue: Inventor Alfred Nobel features on third coin in “Geniuses of the 19th Century” series

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The government and treasury of the island state of Niue have released the third coin in their ongoing collector series entitled “Geniuses of the 19th Century

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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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New Proof Gold Coin Complements Popular Penguin Series From Pobjoy Mint

Incredibly Low Issue Limit of 199 Proof Fine 1/25oz Gold Coin featuring the Macaroni Penguin Released on behalf of South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands Numbered certificate presented in a beautiful red box After the recent release of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Penguin Series, The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce […]

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Canada: New colour $2 circulation coins commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Bill Reid

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new $2 commemorative coins in honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Iljuwas, known as Bill Reid (1920-1998), who brought Haida art and culture to a global audience

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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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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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Künker eLive Auction 61 of Ancient and World Coins and Medals Now Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collector friends, Please find our next eLive Auction 61 ready to be viewed online. This time you will find a wide-ranging offer from ancient coins to modern times – as well as medals and military orders and decorations. The online auction takes place from August 11-13, […]

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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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The French Republican Coin Dating System

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… The French Revolution brought about the First French Republic, which brought about sweeping changes to remove religious and royalist influences across France and its government institutions. One such change came to its calendar, which would be changed and used by the French Republic for 12 years – including on […]

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Bullion Investing: Factors to Consider When Deciding Which Coin to Buy

We look at the mintage, purity, and other details of the ‘Big Four’   By John Maben – Pegasus Coin and Jewelry …… With global chaos seeming only a blink away and with the growing threat of inflation caused by governments pumping trillions of dollars and euros into Western economies, the idea of investing in […]

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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2020 Industry in Motion 1oz Silver Antiqued 2-Coin Set

This Industry in Motion two-coin set celebrates the evolution of industry and machinery. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, each innovative gear-shaped coin is issued as legal tender of Tuvalu. The cogwheel, also known as a cog or gear, was a device fundamental to the development of machinery. The rotating […]

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Ukraine: Now-postponed Tokyo Olympic Games theme for new silver Proof crown coins

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The National Bank of Ukraine has issued (22nd July) new silver collector coins which are in recognition of Ukraine’s National Olympic Team, who would have been competing alongside top-class world athletes this month

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United Arab Emirates: New silver Proof coin celebrates now-postponed Expo 2020 hosted in Dubai

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The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has released new silver Proof quality coins on the occasion of the Emirate hosting Expo 2020 in their capital city of Dubai

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Künker Summer World Coin Auction Yields Record Prices for Talers

Künker’s Summer Auction Sales started with a record! On 22 June 2020, the most expensive taler ever auctioned off was sold for 180,000 euros. And this incredible result “only” made the taler the third-most-expensive coin of the auction. One thing’s for sure: even though COVID-19 has been keeping the world in suspense for several months, […]

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Talers of the Habsburg Dynasty in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The Habsburgs came to dominate European affairs for nearly four centuries, with the family name eventually becoming synonymous with that of the Holy Roman Empire. This exalted status wasn’t always the case, however, as the family started with a small holding along the Rhine. […]

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The Coinage of Manchukuo and the Last Emperor of China

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… The Last Emperor On March 1, 1932, a man by the name of Puyi became the Datong, or chief executive, of Manchukuo. It was just six days earlier that Puyi had accepted the offer with a drunken party to celebrate this event. This celebration included a wide variety of […]

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The Tiger: Penultimate Coin in Latest “Big Cats” 2 oz Silver Coin Series

Presented in an acrylic box with a complimentary outer sleeve that includes the certificate of authenticity Issue Limit: 500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the fourth and penultimate coin in a series of five coins featuring Big Cats of the World. The “Big 5” series in 2019 proved extremely popular […]

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United Arab Emirates: New silver Proof coin celebrates now-postponed Expo 2020 hosted in Dubai

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The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has released new silver Proof quality coins on the occasion of the Emirate hosting Expo 2020 in their capital city of Dubai

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Special Selection of Brazilian Coins in Heritage Monthly Auction

Besides Brazilian Coins, Extreme Rarity of Indian Numismatics Also Available in August Auction   The latest month-long auction from Heritage features a Special Selection of Brazilian coins, offered entirely without reserve. This auction, containing Brazilian selections for all numismatic budgets, is open for bidding now, with the live session scheduled for Sunday, July 26 at […]

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United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

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The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

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First Read: 100 Greatest Modern World Coins… Review by Louis Golino

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature … By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   If you are a collector of American coins, you probably have long considered those coins issued in copper-nickel since 1965 (as well as modern bullion and commemoratives) to be “modern” coins and […]

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United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

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The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

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Emergency Issues: Collecting Meissen Porcelain Notgeld

By Tyler Rossi ….. What makes modern money valuable? Simply put – belief. The whole modern financial system rests on the simple belief that the national government guarantees the value of an inherently valueless item. However, when people lose faith in their governments, they will search out alternatives. One such solution is notgeld, examples of […]

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Highlights of Stack’s Bowers Upcoming July Precious Metals Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present their July Precious Metals Auctions, a new auction platform for buying bullion with no buyer’s fees. The interest in bullion has seen a steady increase over the past several years, as interest in this historically stable investment category grows. Bullion is available in a wide range of […]

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Ukraine: Silver one-ounce bullion coin series featuring Archangel Michael and new reverse design

The National Bank of Ukraine has released (10th July) their silver one-ounce bullion coins, which are part of their annual “Archangel” series begun in 2011. For the 2020-dated issue, the silver coins feature a new reverse design, which, for the first time, includes the new currency symbol ₴ for the hryvnia-denominated coins

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Ukraine: Silver one-ounce bullion coin series featuring Archangel Michael and new reverse design

The National Bank of Ukraine has released (10th July) their silver one-ounce bullion coins, which are part of their annual “Archangel” series begun in 2011. For the 2020-dated issue, the silver coins feature a new reverse design, which, for the first time, includes the new currency symbol ₴ for the hryvnia-denominated coins

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Great Southern Land 1oz Silver Proof Opal Coin

This coin features the great southern Australian continent in stunning Australian opal. Australia is the planet’s sixth-largest country yet the smallest of the world’s continents. Evolving across more than 3,000 million years, it is also unique as the lowest, flattest and driest continent (after Antarctica) and home to a diverse range of climates, landscapes, and […]

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Spring Dollar Rare Chinese Coin Realizes $660,000 at Heritage Sale

A China 1910 Yunnan Silver Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized an outstanding $660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June 12, 2020. This is one of the highest prices ever paid for any Chinese coin. Commonly referred to as a “Spring Dollar”, this is one of the greatest rarities in Chinese […]

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Gentoo Penguin on 2nd Coin in 50p Series From South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored coin available in a special collector’s album Incredibly Low Issue Limit: 2,500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the second 50 pence coin in the new series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The second coin in the series features the gentoo penguin. The […]

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France: Latest gold and silver Proof series features the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mount Olympus, Mont Saint-Michel, and Mount Fuji

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The Monnaie de Paris (MdP) has released (July 7th) the first of a three-coin set struck in gold and silver, which highlights world landmarks associated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of sites known as “World Heritage

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New York International Numismatic Convention Announces 2021 Schedule

The 49th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street between Lexington and Park Avenues from January 8 through January 17, 2021. Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the world and ancient specialty event, said of the convention’s auction offerings: “We will […]

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The Last Coinage of Portuguese India

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Throughout the long and complicated history of Colonial India, Portugal had the longest span of all the European colonizers. Beginning as early as 1498, colonial rule by Portugal continued in India until 1961 — a full 13 years past 1948, when British colonial control famously ended and India became […]

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Ancient Type Coins, Crown and Medallic Collections Highlight Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their annual August Ancient and World auction, featuring over 3,000 lots of coins, medals, and paper money. Scheduled to take place at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, this rich offering of material will comprise three live sessions August 5 and 6, with three additional online sessions […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Gold Proof Coins

The Battle of Britain took place over southern England and the English Channel between July and October 1940. Pitting Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) against the German Luftwaffe, it was the first major campaign of the Second World War to be fought entirely by air forces. Following the Fall of France, the might of Nazi […]

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France: Latest gold and silver Proof series features the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mount Olympus, Mont Saint-Michel, and Mount Fuji

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The Monnaie de Paris (MdP) has released (July 7th) the first of a three-coin set struck in gold and silver, which highlights world landmarks associated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of sites known as “World Heritage

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique German 5 Mark Die Trial in Silver

1932G Germany 5 Mark Reverse Trial Strike in Silver Johann Goethe NGC PF 62 UNIQUE & UNLISTED   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique and unlisted Germany 5 Mark reverse trial strike. It is the adopted design in silver. It is uniface since only the reverse die was used […]

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Ancient, World Coin Heritage Signature Auction Open for Bidding Soon

As we come to present our August 5-7 August Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins, we cannot help but reflect on the changing circumstances in the world today. Yet while we have certainly had to adapt in the ways that we work, live, and interact, Heritage is proud to be able to say that […]

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Island Games Commemorated on Three Unusual Circulating Coins

Three new coins individually presented in their own unique numbered packs Particularly unusual coins with alternate polishing and frosting Small Issue Limit: 2,019 Produced on behalf of the Gibraltar Government In the early 1980s, the idea of organizing “The Year of Sports” was born, with the highlight of the year being the Islands Games. The […]

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Angola: New series of polymer banknotes to be introduced with designs highlighting natural landmarks

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The Banco Nacional de Angola has announced (7th July) that a new series of banknotes will be gradually introduced beginning on the 30th July

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Hungarian Mint Commemorates Impressionist Merse on New Coins

Hungarian Mint Coins by Coin & Currency Institute …… Pál Szinyei Merse, one of the earliest practitioners in the school of Hungarian and Central European Impressionism, is being commemorated by the Hungarian Mint with a pair of coins, one silver and the other copper-nickel, on the 175th anniversary of his birth on July 4, 1845. […]

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