Category Archives: Colorized coins

Collectors Polarized by US Mint’s Colorized Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. With the release of the United States Mint’s first colorized coins imminent, the debate over the merits of colorized coins is energized. “Woe to all of us,” begins the top post at the time of writing on a CoinTalk thread entitled “Colorized Coins from the U.S. Mint” that began […]

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U.S. Mint Announces Price of Women’s Suffrage, Colorized Basketball Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The United States Mint has announced its introductory and regular pricing for its three 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial commemorative program products, as well as for the colorized versions of the 2020 National Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative silver dollar and clad half dollar. Women’s Suffrage Centennial To commemorate the centennial […]

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NGC Announces All-Star Lineup for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

On April 4, the wait is over for the highly anticipated United States Mint Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is ready with an all-star lineup of special labels and holders to create an unrivaled presentation of the coin, the sport and the people behind both. The US Mint 2020 Basketball […]

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The Indian Warrior: Eighth Issue in American Western Skulls Collection Arrives at JM Bullion

The American Western Skulls Collection of silver rounds debuted in late 2017 and carried on through 2018 with six exciting designs to capture the imagination of any Wild West enthusiast. The collection of silver for sale in this series is startling in its variety, with 1 oz rounds and 5 oz rounds available in proof, […]

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JM Bullion: What Lies Within Joins the Lisa Parker Collection From Anonymous Mint

The Anonymous Mint’s Lisa Parker Collection is yet another installment of beautiful silver rounds with low mintage figures. Even by the Anonymous Mint’s standards though, this collection offers extremely limited mintage figures that the mint has labeled “micro mintage numbers”. This new collection from the Anonymous Mint catalogs some of the top works from wildlife […]

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JM Bullion: Get Moonstruck With First Release of New Lisa Parker Series

The Anonymous Mint has a stellar reputation for the production of copper and silver round series with distinctive, one-of-a-kind designs. All of the mint’s rounds are limited-edition offerings with small batches. Julie Lindquist leads the Anonymous Mint in creating each new series, and at JM Bullion we’re proud to partner with the Anonymous Mint on […]

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APMEX Celebrates Halloween and Día de los Muertos with Silver

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is excited to introduce a variety of Silver bars, rounds and coins celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos. Halloween is enjoyed around the world and is believed to have originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals. Today, children and adults alike revel in the costumes, games and […]

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Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Many Chinese coins and medals celebrate the country’s wildlife, including the 2000 Hoopoe bird coins By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   Would you like to go take photos of birds? It is Mr. Qin, a friend in the coin business, calling. Despite a long day out in the Shenyang sun, my “Yes” […]

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World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Triangular Coin Recognizes International Nurses Day

By Royal Australian Mint …… The contribution and efforts of nurses are being recognised through the Royal Australian Mint’s special release of a triangular commemorative collectible silver coin ahead of Friday’s International Nurses Day. Featuring the spectacular stained glass artwork created by Napier Waller at the Australian War Memorial, this triangular coin reflects on the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Krugerrand: Half a century as a store of value The renowned Krugerrand – dubbed the world’s first, most successful and widely-traded gold bullion coin – this year celebrates 50 years since its first minting. It was mainly created to add value […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Continues Canada 150 Celebration with Latest Collector Coins

With only a few months left before Canada officially turns 150 on July 1, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching more collector coins celebrating this milestone anniversary in its May 2017 numismatic catalogues. The latest offerings from the Mint’s Canada 150 program and other coins featuring iconic depictions of Canada are now available for purchase. […]

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

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

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New Rockhopper Penguin Coin from Falkland Islands

Pobjoy Mint releases latest in Falkland Islands Penguin series Penguins in full color with collector’s album! Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! First 50 pence of a 4 coin set to be minted in 2017 The Coin As it has been almost 10 years since Pobjoy Mint has produced currency […]

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

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

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) How tough is the new £5 note? The new UK’s new £5 bank note – made of polymer rather than paper – gets the “chemistry treatment”. Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff [Of popular Youtube channel Periodic Videos. The professor donated an equivalent […]

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Royal Canadian Mint 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2017 Shines Spotlight on Canada 150

In keeping with its tradition of telling Canada’s story through coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is sharpening its focus on Canada’s 150th birthday with many new coins and sets, while issuing other innovative products and finely crafted icons of Canadiana. All of these coins are now available to the public. The long-awaited circulation coins commemorating […]

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New World Coins – Motor Racing Legend Sir Jack Brabham Overtakes Australia’s Currency

By Royal Australian Mint …… Just over 50 years on since Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE claimed his third Formula 1 title, the Royal Australian Mint has honored Jack’s incredible contribution to the motor racing industry with the release of a special commemorative coin. Featuring the very same racing car in which Brabham became the […]

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CoinWeek: How the Crocodile 3-Euro Coin Gets its Color – 4K Video

Color printing technology has come a long way since the first colorized coins entered & scandalized the modern coin industry. In this exclusive video from CoinWeek, we watch as the Austrian Mint prepares the next release of its popular children’s coin series “Colorful Creatures”, using a state-of-the-art color printing press to individually apply glow-in-the-dark color […]

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Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Someone to Watch Over You On Wednesday, February 22, the Austrian Mint issued the first coin in its new series, “Guardian Angels”, and the second coin in the successful three-euro glow-in-the-dark coin series “Colorful Creatures”. Guardian Angels is the Austrian Mint’s talismanic four-coin interfaith series of 10 euro coins in silver and copper featuring historical […]

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 2nd Numismatic Catalog of 2017

2017 $100 14-Kt Gold Coin marks 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest collector coins continue to pay tribute to Canadian history and well-known natural and cultural iconography. All of these products can be purchased as of today. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the tragic explosion which decimated the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Wishes Canada Happy 150th Birthday with New Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to join Canadians in celebrating Canada 150 with a dazzling new array of finely-crafted collector coins to suit all tastes: from first-time collectors to avid seekers of rare numismatic treasures. To help mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, over 40 different products will be issued as the Mint announces […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Wishes Canada Happy 150th Birthday with New Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to join Canadians in celebrating Canada 150 with a dazzling new array of finely-crafted collector coins to suit all tastes: from first-time collectors to avid seekers of rare numismatic treasures. To help mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, over 40 different products will be issued as the Mint announces […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Wishes Canada Happy 150th Birthday with New Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to join Canadians in celebrating Canada 150 with a dazzling new array of finely-crafted collector coins to suit all tastes: from first-time collectors to avid seekers of rare numismatic treasures. To help mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, over 40 different products will be issued as the Mint announces […]

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Celestial Cygnus: Final Northern Sky Coin Sells Out Instantly

On December 5, the Royal Australian Mint released the eagerly anticipated third and final coin of its extremely popular Northern Sky series of domed and colored coins depicting star constellations. That same day the mint marked the coin “temporarily unavailable,” and then the following day, declared it “sold out

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Christmas Battles”

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

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Singapore Unveils 2017 Year of the Rooster Chinese Almanac Coins

By Monetary Authority of Singapore ….. On Monday, November 28, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled the 2017 Year of the Rooster Almanac Coins, the inaugural issue of the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series. These coins will be issued on 1 January 2017. The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will be issued […]

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Latvia to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Honoring Artist Janis Rozentāls

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

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Latest Coins from Royal Canadian Mint Feature Unique Themes and Firsts

Launch includes new innovative “sculpture” series honoring five pillars of Canadian wildlife With the end of the year just around the corner, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a wide variety of keepsakes to appeal to a range of collectors, from Canada’s renowned wildlife to unique anniversaries. One of the many standouts is a new […]

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The Royal Mint Selects Designer for 2016 Remembrance Day Coin

A Royal Mint coin designer has taken inspiration from the wreath that lies at the foot of The Royal Mint’s on-site war memorial for the design of the organization’s 2016 commemorative £5 Remembrance Day coin. The memorial is formed of bricks from The Royal Mint’s previous location on Tower Hill, and honors colleagues who have […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of the Singapore […]

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World Coin News – Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Historic Space Flight

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

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

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

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

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

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Latvian Coins Gain Recognition at Coin Constellation International Contest

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

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The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognized symbol of remembrance – to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The reverse design for the 2016 Remembrance Day Coin has been created by Royal Mint coin […]

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The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognized symbol of remembrance – to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The reverse design for the 2016 Remembrance Day Coin has been created by Royal Mint coin […]

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The Coming Collector Coin Supernova and Its Ramifications for World Mints and the Numismatic Marketplace

An Editorial by Charles Morgan – Editor, CoinWeek.com ….. In July of last year, American publisher Krause Publications released the 10th edition of The Standard Catalog of World Coins: 2001-Date. This book serves as the most comprehensive encyclopedia of all coins struck by or for each country in the world, tracking issues starting with Afghanistan’s […]

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Austrian Mint to Issue Final Austria Piece by Piece Coin, New €3 “Colorful Creatures” Series

Austria Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin Home are you to great daughters and sons… History, culture and landscape, together with other elements, combine to form the special character of a country. Like most countries, Austria has the first two in abundance, but one of the things that makes the country truly unique […]

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Four Takeaways from Receiving the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

By Littleton Coin Company ……….. Littleton Coin Company president shares what he’s learned from winning the prestigious award Recently the American Numismatic Association (ANA) honored me with the 2016 Dealer of the Year Award. This prestigious award goes to a dealer who has shown exceptional dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA and displays […]

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United States 2001 New York 50 State Quarter

Description: The 2001 New York state quarter is a circulating commemorative coin that, by an awful twist of fate, became one of the most widely publicized, most popular issues in the 50 States Quarters series. The New York quarter was released on January 2, 2001 and became the first 50 States Quarters issue for that […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Rare coins in rare places While finding one or more rare coins in a totally unexpected location doesn’t happen very often, it does happen. Here are three stories about rare coins found in surprising spots… 2.) Some interesting facts about Indian currency […]

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Royal Mint Captures ‘Watercolor’ Coin Portraits of British Natural Landmarks

Two Royal Mint engravers have teamed up to capture watercolour-style portraits of some of Britain’s best loved natural landmarks on a commemorative collection of sterling silver £5 coins. Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (View Designer’s Profile) started by painting the scenes in watercolor, before going through the painstaking process of engraving every […]

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

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

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New Royal Canadian Mint Coins Feature Innovative Celebrations of Nature

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

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The history keepers On a cool, cloudy Tuesday morning … a coin collector stops by the Laxmi Narayan temple in Basantapur, looking for a coin minted during the reign of Prithivi Narayan Shah. There he finds an old man, seated on […]

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Royal Canadian Mint’s New Collector Coins Reflect Innovation, National Pride

125th anniversary of the invention of Basketball and celebrating Canada 150 through the eyes of Canadian Geographic magazine photographers among notable coin themes In introducing its latest collection of numismatic products, the Royal Canadian Mint is proudly launching its first-ever coin with a convex reverse and getting a head start on celebrating of Canada’s 150th […]

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Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 5 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Wadden Sea 5 Euro coins from the Royal Dutch Mint honor one of the world’s largest intertidal habitats, located in the northern region of the Netherlands. The 2016-dated silver-plated five-euro coins are made from a base metal copper alloy, and the silver Proof version is made from 0.925-fine silver. Colored coin varieties […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils 2016 Lucky Loonie Circulation Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is paying tribute to all Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Summer Games by launching the 2016 Lucky Loonie, Canada’s latest commemorative circulation coin. The coin was part of the celebration program at the Canadian Olympic Beach Party held at Toronto’s Woodbine Beach in honour of Team […]

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

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

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Japan 2016 Fukushima 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to 10% […]

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 4th Numismatic Catalogue of 2016: First-Ever 3D ‘Water Drop’ Effect

“Mother Earth” fine silver coin creates the illusion of a life-like water droplet enveloping a coloured image of our planet to raise environmental awareness In launching its fourth wave of 2016 collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is illustrating the vital importance of water to our planet with a $20 fine silver coin featuring the […]

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New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. Two new British commemorative coins–honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and famous children’s book author Beatrix Potter, respectively–are stirring excitement among coin collectors and the general public. The commemorative £5 pound coins honoring the monarch’s birthday are enjoying jubilant popularity – especially since Elizabeth is the first British monarch […]

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Canada 2016 Venetian Glass Snail Silver Coin

Description: Venetian glass is a kind of glass artwork produced by highly-skilled craftsmen in Venice, Italy, sought after the world over for its masterful color, clarity and complex designs. Like much of the arts and crafts of medieval Italy, the development of Venetian glass was shaped to a large extent by a strong Byzantine influence. […]

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

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

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Perth Mint Marks 100th Anniversary of Returned & Services League Australia

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL), The Perth Mint is proud to issue a gold and a silver commemorative coin portraying the iconic RSL badge. Founded in 1916 by returning Australian soldiers from World War I, the main aim of the RSL is to continue to provide […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

In publishing its 2015 Third Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian Mint announced consolidated revenues of $928.5 million for the 13 weeks ended September 26, 2015, representing an 85.5% increase over the same period in 2014. A sustained resurgence in gold and silver bullion demand, paired with robust sales of numismatic products have put the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

Art, nature, folklore and pop culture also shine brightly on Mint’s newest coins As more and more Canadians join in the celebration of Asian cultural festivals, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a pair of finely crafted pure gold coins in its first-ever tribute to Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Artist Sarindar Dhaliwal has […]

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World’s First Maple Leaf-Shaped Coin Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s New Release of Collector Coins

Celebration of Yousuf Karsh’s iconic portraits and innovative Year of the Monkey coins also shine a new light on Canada’s heritage Always keen to celebrate Canada through exciting innovations, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched the world’s first maple leaf-shaped coin. The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Canadian Maple Leaf is an intricately […]

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Russia 2015 XVI FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Description:   The Bank of Russia has issued a silver three-ruble coin to commemorate Russia’s hosting of the XVI FINA games in Kazan, Russia. The .925 silver coin has a limited mintage of 5,000 pieces and is struck in proof. The coin’s reverse is colorized. Issue date for the Kazan three-ruble coin was July 22, […]

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Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 556 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items (all prices USD): Signed Ptolemaic Tetradrachm 1031313 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. (Pharaoh, 305/4-282 BC). Struck 305-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC AU✭ (About Uncirculated ✭) Strike […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields with Silver Coins

One hundred years after Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned “In Flanders Fields” on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued silver collectors coins commemorating the iconic poem which honours all those who risked or sacrificed their lives in defense of democratic values, and inspired the adoption of the poppy as a […]

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New $5 Coin from Cook Islands Offers a Color View of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, is the inaugural subject in a new program of coins under the heading “Spectacular Landscapes.” The sterling silver $5 piece dated 2014 issued under the auspices of the Cook Islands weighs 20 grams and has a diameter of 38.61 millimeters (1½ inches). Its mintage […]

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Three New Cook Island Collector Coins: Bees, Painting, and the PGA

CoinWeek would like to bring to your attention, three new Cook Island Collector Coins struck by B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH. Shades of Nature – Bee “Sweet as honey” – the yellow nectar has always been the epitome of sweetness. And the honey-producing bees rightfully deserve the phrase «to be busy as a bee». They go through […]

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