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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2020 Year of the Mouse Rotating Charm 1oz Silver Coin

This 1oz silver antiqued coin is an excitingly innovative release featuring a central gold-plated rotating charm in the shape of the first animal in the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, the mouse. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year are said to […]

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Perth Mint: 2020 Australia Lunar III – Year of the Mouse Silver Bullion Coins

These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a rich […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Coins Honor New Era of Ancient Calendar

The historic Perth Mint has introduced a third series of precious metal coins celebrating the ancient lunar calendar as part of Australia’s internationally renowned bullion coin program. From being the first major mint in the world to issue coins celebrating the animals of the Asian zodiac in 1995, The Perth Mint will strengthen its position […]

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World Coins: The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer […]

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Canada: “Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon” features the awakening of the bear on new silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the second silver coloured coin which is part of their new series entitled “Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon,” that features the folklore associated with indigenous teachings and stories associated with the lunar cycle. According to the teachings of Canada’s indigenous Anishnaabe people, who view every aspect of nature as a living relation that plays an active role in their lives, from the woodland cultures that extend from the eastern seaboard to the Great Lakes — Grandmother Moon is ever-present

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China: Lunar New Year celebrations observed with new silver coins

The People’s Bank of China have issued new silver coins in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, which will be observed on the 16th February according to the Gregorian (western) calendar. The People’s Bank first launched the Lunar New Year Silver Commemorative Coin Project in 2015 and has proven to be very popular with many Chinese citizens who have given the coins as tokens of celebration or welcome gifts

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? …[I]t takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Franklin D. Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, […]

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Taiwan: Year of the Dog greeted with new commemorative and collector coins

The Central Bank of the Republic of Taiwan have announced (16th January) that two collector coins will be issued in celebration of the Lunar New Year and the ushering in of the Year of the Dog. The Lunar New Year arrives on the 18th February 2018, and ends on the 4th February 2019, with the year being dedicated to the Dog

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Year of the Dog Privy Mark Kookaburra Silver Coin Exclusively at APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to introduce the latest APMEXclusive® release from The Perth Mint celebrating the upcoming Chinese lunar calendar. The Perth Mint has long been known for both their iconic Lunar Series as well as their unique Silver Kookaburra coins. In 2012, they combined […]

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Singapore Mint to Launch New Chinese Almanac Coin Series: Year of the Dog 2018

By The Singapore Mint ….. The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will span 12 years, from 2017 to 2028. Each year’s issue will depict a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore. To welcome the Year of the Dog, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is proud to present the 2018 […]

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NGC Certifies Hercules Collection of Modern Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Hercules Collection, one of the finest and most complete sets of modern Chinese coins ever assembled. The Hercules Collection includes a high-grade example of virtually every non-circulating modern coin issued by China since 1979, the date generally considered to be the start of modern Chinese coinage. The coins’ […]

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NGC Certifies Hercules Collection of Modern Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Hercules Collection, one of the finest and most complete sets of modern Chinese coins ever assembled. The Hercules Collection includes a high-grade example of virtually every non-circulating modern coin issued by China since 1979, the date generally considered to be the start of modern Chinese coinage. The coins’ […]

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Celebrate Lunar New Year with APMEX, Enter to Win Trip to Australia

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to introduce the latest releases in one of the most popular bullion series in the world: The Perth Mint Lunar Series. First introduced in 1996 and renewed in 2008, Perth Mint Lunar coins have long been valued for their unique designs, high […]

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Royal Mint Launches 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog Commemorative Coins

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated annual event, with the Year of the Dog the latest in the 1,100-year-old organisation’s popular lunar calendar line-up. The series is a celebration of the UK’s diverse multi-cultural society, lending a unique British angle to this ancient custom. Lunar new year […]

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World Coin News – Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to open new windows on the story of Canada with its newest offering of collector coins. These finely crafted collectibles are available for purchase as of today. The Mint has released another exciting coin innovation with its first-ever use of filigree on the 2017 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Gate […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The “Scandalous” Quarter Protest That Wasn’t Some accounts even claimed that famous anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock had personally led the attack against the coin. The only problem with that story? Comstock died in 1915… 2.) Minting history “The world of coins is […]

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The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated event, with the ‘rooster’ the latest animal to join the 1,100 year-old organization’s popular lunar calendar line-up. It is the fourth coin to be issued in The Royal Mint’s lunar series, which started with the 2014 Year of the Horse, followed […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Find New Ways to Discover Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to creatively expand its numismatic repertoire with coins that both innovate and preserve time-honoured craftsmanship. This can be seen in new products such as the 2017 Fine Silver Maple Leaf Quartet, a collection of four square-shaped, 99.99% pure silver coins which together create a mosaic of an iconic maple leaf […]

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Preview of Stack’s Bowers Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday August 15 through Wednesday April 17 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer of […]

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British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the  Chinese New Year that started on February 8th. Produced specifically for the UK, The Royal Mint’s commemorative lunar coins blend ancient Chinese tradition with British craftsmanship, and form part of The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào (or […]

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