Category Archives: World Coin News

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RAM Releases Donation Dollar

By Tom Michael
When an Aussie gets a Donation Dollar in change, they are encouraged to donate that dollar back to help those in need. It could be a struggling small business, a person down on their luck or a charity designed to help those in need; it’s your choice, just as it is your choice to act.
The Royal Australian Mint’s Donation Dollar is the world’s first $1 coin designed to be given rather than spent, donated rather than collected

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Chinese ‘Spring Dollar’ Nets $660,000 at Heritage Sale

This Chinese ‘Spring Dollar’ realized a whopping $660,00 at auction. (Images courtesy Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.)
A China 1910 Yunnan silver dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized a whopping 660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June 12, 2020

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1-, 2- Cent Euros May Be Dead

By Richard Giedroyc
The European Union is considering phasing out its smallest of small change coins, the 1- and 2-cent euro denominations. 
A recent work program for 2020 presented to the European Commission uses a 2018 study indicating there is no EU currency union member country in which a majority of the citizens favor keeping the two denominations.
The presentation, for that reason, proposes “uniform rules for rounding prices” through which it would become easy for any participating country to cease using the coins entirely

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World Coin Clinic: What is a Boardwalk Flan?

By Richard Giedroyc
What percentage of ancient coins being sold are from older collections and how many of them are from recent discoveries?
There are no hard statistics on this, however, it appears that prior to 1975 it is likely about 70 percent of the available ancient coins were likely being resold from older collections. This changed around 1975 due to the use of metal detectors. From this point forward, about 30 percent were from existing collections, while about 70 percent were from fresh finds

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Crime Doesn’t Pay

British Treasure Trove laws are some of the most reasonable anywhere. These laws protect the landowner where something is discovered, allow museums and researchers the opportunity to study and perhaps acquire important finds, and rewards the finder. Treasure found in the United Kingdom belongs to the crown and Treasure Valuation Committee

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Active Interest Media Acquires Four F+W Groups Including Numismatics

Boulder, CO: North America’s leading participant media company today announced the acquisition of four storied groups of enthusiast brands from F+W Media. “The addition of Writer’s Digest, Popular Woodworking, Horticulture, and the Collectibles Group significantly extends our footprint in passionate markets that fit Active Interest Media’s vision for future growth,” said President & CEO Andrew Clurman. “These groups bring a combined publishing history of more than 300 years and audiences that demonstrate incredible loyalty through their attendance at events, participation in online conversations, and high rates of membership and subscription renewal

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British Mint Issues Scarce Coins

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In a recent interview with The CDN Monthly Greysheeet US Mint Director David J. Ryder said, “I have to create products they [young collectors] can actually collect at a reasonable price and put in their pockets.”
Perhaps so, but any proposals for new coins need to be approved by Congress prior to commencing production

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India struggles against fakes

You know counterfeit coins are a problem when the state archaeological department issues an advisory warning. The situation is so sufficiently serious, that India’s government has recently taken such action.
Bogus examples of popularly collected 17th to 19th century copper shivrai coins issued during the rule of the Marathas are being sold “in the market through portals,” according to several sources

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Canada leads Coin of the Year nominations

Powerhouses or up-and-comers? Who should get the lion’s share of attention as the 100 nominations for Coin of the Year are discussed?
Perennial powerhouse Canada came away with nine nominations on the list that begins the competition to determine the winner of the 2019 Coin of the Year Award, which is sponsored by World Coin News, sister publication to Numismatic News.
It was followed by eight nominations for Australia and six for the People’s Republic of China.
Other historically strong contenders Finland, France, and South Africa registered five nominations each

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Coin Grading News – NGC Vice President Ken Krah Delays Retirement

NGC Grader Ken Krah leads a team of 20 full-time world coin graders Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is pleased to announce that Ken Krah, NGC Vice President and Grading Finalizer, has again decided to delay retirement and continue in his leadership role at NGC. Krah is highly respected by his peers for his extensive knowledge […]

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Perth Mint’s Unique $2.8 Million Trilogy Sold

The Perth Mint’s one and only $1.8 million Australian Trilogy coin collection has now been sold. The pinnacle of The Perth Mint’s long term association with Rio Tinto and Argyle Pink Diamonds, The Australian Trilogy is an incomparable combination of precious metals and rare natural fancy colored diamonds unearthed from the Argyle Diamond Mine in […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Princeton University Now Has Rare Peter Donald Byzantine Coins According to Princeton University Library, there are 5, 280 coins in the Peter Donald Byzantine collection. The London-based numismatic scholar’s items are one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world … […]

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NGC Certifies Important 1910 and 1911 Chinese Coins Struck by the Vienna Mint

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified 11 important coins struck by the Vienna Mint in 1910 and 1911 for the Central Mint in Tianjin, China. These extremely rare coins were carefully preserved in the Central Mint Archives for many years, a pedigree that is noted on the NGC certification label. In 1905 the Empire of […]

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

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

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World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

The Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin On January 30, samples of some of the thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint over the last year will be going on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, an ancient annual quality assurance ceremony. Among them will be the new £1 coin, […]

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Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

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World Coin News – Perth Mint To Exhibit Rare Historic Australian Coins

For the first time, The Perth Mint will showcase three of Australia’s most sought after and desired rare coins – a 1930 Penny, an 1852 Adelaide Pound Type I, and an 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II. These incredible rarities are collectively valued at close to a quarter of a million dollars, making them prized pieces […]

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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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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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World Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. The British Pobjoy Mint will not produce Isle of Man coins in 2017 in a departure from more than four decades of tradition. Without much explanation, the increasingly prominent Pobjoy Mint is upending its oldest relationship with a government that has the authority to issue its own money. […]

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Mint of Finland to Manufacture Coins for Denmark

By Mint of Finland ……   Mint of Finland has been awarded a framework contract with the National Bank of Denmark (Danmarks Nationalbank) for a duration of four years. The agreement includes the manufacturing of all Danish coins during this period. Mint of Finland is the world’s leading exporter of coins and the largest manufacturer […]

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World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin will most […]

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World Coin Shows – Rare 2002 Canada Cent Selling for $7000 at Toronto Coin Expo

By Toronto Coin Expo …. The Toronto Coin Expo, Canada’s premiere coin and banknote show, returns to the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge St. this weekend on April 22 & 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coin collectors, dealers and those new to the hobby can buy, sell, trade and have appraised all […]

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South Korea Canning Coins by 2020, Turning to Electronic Monetary System

Boasting more digital transactions than ever, Korean officials believe coins are outmoded and therefore are making strides toward becoming a “coinless society” by the year 2020 By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   South Korea has announced it is going cashless by 2020 as the nation becomes increasingly dependent on the use of credit cards […]

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Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

    2015 has been a stellar year for coin design, both from the United States Mint and the mints abroad. Domestically, collectors swooned over the $100 High Relief gold coin that the United States Mint released on June 30. The coin sold quite well and has developed a stable aftermarket in original government packaging and […]

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United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

By Connor Falk – World Coin News…. The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. An award trophy will be presented February 6, 2016 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, […]

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CoinWeek Unboxing: British Virgin Islands 2015 Peanuts 65th Anniversary $10 Silver Coin – Video: 2:42

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan takes a look at the Pobjoy Mint’s timely release of the 2015 British Virgin Islands “Peanuts 65th Anniversary $10 Silver Coin“. This limited edition sterling silver coin comes with a proof finish and features lovable characters Snoopy and Woodstock. The mintage limit of this coin has been set by the Pobjoy […]

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Austrian Mint New Niobium “Cosmology” Coin Sells Out at ANA – VIDEO: 2:41

Andrea Lang, Marketing Director, Austrian Mint, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Austrian Mint has created another numismatic sellout with its latest niobium offering. Andrea Lang describes the coin’s popularity and what contributed to making it so popular.   Previously on CoinWeek: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E9NTHcu2RU CoinWeek’s Unboxing Video Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media […]

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France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: I call upon all Frenchmen who want to remain free to listen to my voice and follow me. These were the words that French General Charles de Gaulle spoke to the French speaking people over the airwaves of the BBC in London on June 18, 1940. The French government, humiliated in defeat at the […]

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Niue 2015 In Victoria $1 Silver Coin

Description: The Mint of Poland has struck a silver $1 coin for the island nation of Niue to commemorate Victory. This limited mintage coin is struck on .999 silver planchets and features selective gilding on the coin’s reverse.   Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is fixed slightly above center. Beneath, two ancient warriors are […]

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United Kingdom 2015 Buckingham Palace £100 Silver Coin

Description: Buckingham Palace has become a cherished symbol for the people of the United Kingdom, both as a Royal residence and as a rallying point for the country in times of national need. Purchased by George III in 1761, Buckingham House was transformed into its present form after more than 200 years of renovation and […]

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Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin

Description: In 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a five coin subscription program celebrating North America’s five Great Lakes. This limited edition program features five colorized and enamel-coated one ounce silver coins depicting each of the Great Lakes from a top-down topographic perspective. The visual representation is stunning and utilizes the coin’s relief and modern minting […]

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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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Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

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Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

The ultra-popular Austrian Niobium 25-Euro Center’s second issue celebrates one of the 19th century’s most breathtaking engineering feats, the opening of Semmering Railway. Designed by Carlo Ghega, the Semmering Railway took 20,000 workers six years to construct. One thousand of them lost their lives in the process. The first large scale mountain railway in the […]

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Central Bank Issues Coin Commemorating Irish Poet William Butler Yeats

The Central Bank of Ireland has launched a €15 limited issue silver proof collector coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats [1865 – 1939], the Irish poet and Nobel laureate. Speaking at the launch at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Central Bank Commission member, Des Geraghty said, “This coin honours […]

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Japan Mint to Issue New Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Japan Mint has announced the release of two coins, issued to commemorate the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan. On March 11, 2011, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan’s eastern coastline and unleashed a devastating tsunami with 30-foot-tall waves. The natural disaster killed more than 15,000 people and […]

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Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

On Sunday, the Royal Mint in London announced the release of a two-coin commemoration to celebrate the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The release of the coin marks only the second time the Royal Mint has issued an official United Kingdom coin to honor a royal birth with the permission of the […]

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The Royal Mint reveals the design of the only official United Kingdom coin to commemorate the new Royal birth

    The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the […]

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The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

  The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the child’s […]

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The Royal Mint to Gift Silver Pennies to Babies Born on the Same Day as the New Royal Baby

To celebrate the arrival of the new addition to the Royal Family, The Royal Mint is to gift 2,015 babies born on the same day with a special Lucky Silver Penny struck with the year of their birth. It is a fitting gesture to welcome the eagerly anticipated future Prince or Princess and also in […]

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48th Numista Coin Show Wraps in Munich

On March 7 and 8, 2015, the capital of Bavaria once again became the venue of a major numismatic event. As was to be expected, the 48th edition of the Munich NUMISMATA attracted collectors and dealers from all around the world. They witnessed a fair that was successful in every single way. For 45 years […]

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The Royal Mint Visitor Centre in South Wales – One Step Closer

The Royal Mint came one step closer to opening the doors of South Wales’ newest visitor experience today, after plans for The Royal Mint Visitor Centre received final planning approval. The new visitor centre is being partially funded by a grant of £2.3 million from The Welsh Government. The expected total cost of the project is […]

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Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]

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The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the Royal Navy 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint’s programme of commemoration marking the centenary of the First World War continues with a £2 coin that honours the Royal Navy. The design is now being released in precious metal editions – Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Silver Proof Piedfort. As an island nation, Britain has been largely dependent on the seas […]

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Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium 25 euro coin has sold out, according to Kirsten Petersen of the Austrian Mint. The coin, which sports a mid-century modern design aesthetic, shows a cosmos filled with planets and stars and celebrates mankind’s efforts to peak beyond the protective envelope of our planet. To see the CoinWeek […]

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United Kingdom’s Smallest and Largest Coins go on Trial in Ancient Quality Assurance Ceremony

Today, both the smallest and the largest UK coins ever minted at The Royal Mint are among 70,000 coins on trial at the Trial of the Pyx. Weighing just one fortieth-ounce and measuring a delicate 8mm wide, the coin features a modern interpretation of Britannia. The imposing Kilo coin measures at 100mm wide and continues […]

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Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

  CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes the exciting 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin, produced by the Austrian Mint. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek  

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Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

  CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes the exciting 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin, produced by the Austrian Mint. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek

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The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint has revealed when the eagerly awaited fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world. The news was announced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mary Gillick – the first artist to capture The Queen’s portrait for her nation’s coins. The new fifth definitive […]

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Central Bank of the Philippines to Issue New Circulating Commemoratives Dec. 22

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) announced today that it will release three new circulating commemorative coins starting December 22. One commemorative, a 5-piso coin, will honor Filipinos who work overseas and are an important part of the Philippine economy. A 10-piso coin will celebrate the 150th […]

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As Relations with Cuba Thaw, Market for Cuban Coins Likely to Heat Up

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com… Ask most Americans born following the Cuban Missile Crisis about Cuba, and you’ll probably hear about cigars or Guantanamo Bay. Maybe baseball. But America’s strained relationship and historical connection to the Caribbean island goes far beyond mid-century cold war tensions, delicious ham and pork sandwiches, connoisseur cigars, […]

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The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Royal Mint has unveiled the 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Bullion Coin. The popular 22 carat gold coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the original portrait of The Sovereign by engraver Benedetto Pistrucci on the reverse. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the Sovereign UK […]

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The Künker Berlin Sale: One Highlight after the Next

1,078 lots with a total estimate of 6.5 million, these plain numbers catch best the amazement one is smitten with when flipping through the latest catalog of Fritz Rudolf Künker. Within the upcoming Berlin sale, to be held on January 29, 2015, one highlight comes after the next. It starts with 258 spectacular showpieces from […]

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Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Sicilian investigators and Italian police seized €556,000 (almost US$693,000) worth of counterfeit one- and two-cent euro coins from a shipping container in the southern port city of Naples on Friday, December 12. According to Palermo prosecutor Calogero Ferrara, the seizure of the counterfeit coins is the largest in the 12-year history […]

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Lord Mayor of London Strikes Royal Mint Sovereign on First Official Visit to India

The Lord Mayor of the City of London has struck a special commemorative gold Sovereign during a visit to The Royal Mint’s operations in India as a lasting reminder of his first official overseas trip. The Lord Mayor, the elected head of the City of London Corporation which supports the world-leading finance and business sector in […]

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The Coin Analyst: 2014 Libertad Coin Mintages Revealed; Ghana Lunar Skulls Take-Off

  By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… Libertad gold and silver coins from the oldest mint in North America, the Casa de Moneda in Mexico, have always appealed to buyers for a range of reasons.  This includes their gorgeous obverse design depicting the bare-breasted winged Victoria statue that many consider the finest to appear on an […]

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Singapore Mint Debuts Wave-Shaped 4 Coin Silver Proof Set

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Earlier today, the Singapore Mint debuted a new four coin silver proof set featuring regional marine life. Each coin is vaguely scallop-shaped and features artwork that, when connected to the other coins in the set, forms a serpentine or wave-shaped undersea panorama. The 2014 Marine Life Commemorative Coin set is the […]

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The Maria Teresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part II

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek… *** Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out David Alexander’s excellent first installment of this excellent two-part history of Austria’s Maria Teresa Taler by clicking here.   At the end of her eventful life, Maria Theresa received greater love from her peoples than she did in the stressful opening years of her […]

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Zimbabwe Reveals New National Coinage

By CoinWeek Staff… On Friday, December 5, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) held a press conference to introduce a new set of coins due to begin circulating on December 18. The new coins are meant to help relieve the chronic shortage of low-denomination coinage that has plagued the country since Zimbabwe dropped its own […]

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Celestial: The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium Coin Takes a Look at the Stars

This year’s highly anticipated bimetallic niobium and silver from the Austrian Mint features “Cosmology” and will be issued today. It fittingly illuminates the new year with two colours: blue and gold. Cosmology connects all the parts of the universe as a whole, and follows the evolution of it from beginning to end. The blue and […]

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The Royal Mint releases the 2015 Britannia One Ounce Silver Coin

An iconic figure and a modern coin tradition – the annual release of The Royal Mint’s Silver BU Britannia for 2015… The Royal Mint has announced the release of the Brilliant Uncirculated Britannia Silver One Ounce coin for 2015 featuring the acclaimed Britannia portrait by sculptor Philip Nathan. Britannia was first featured on Britain’s coinage […]

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Krause Coin of the Year Award: Royal Canadian Mint Portrayal of Father and Child Fishing Wins for “Most Inspirational Coin”

Ottawa, Ontario, November 18, 2014 — The Royal Canadian Mint is honoured that its 2013-dated $3 Fine Silver Coin – Fishing won the Most Inspirational category of the 2015 Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards. This award places the Mint in the running for the overall Coin of the Year prize which will be […]

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Perth Mint Unveils Chinese Lion Silver Coin

      The Chinese lion dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture dating back to the Han Dynasty (205 BCE to 220 CE) in China. The dance is performed during Chinese New Year and other traditional, cultural, and religious festivals and is thought to bring good luck and fortune. Struck by […]

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The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Update for November

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. As the end of the year approaches, there are some interesting new coins from various world mints on a wide range of themes.  Some are bullion, while others are numismatic issues, but all of them have low mintages and are intriguing in their own way.   Elephants instead of eagles? […]

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The Royal Mint releases the Winston Churchill Memorial Two Coin Set

The Royal Mint has issued a two-coin set to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, one of history’s great figures. The Royal Mint’s newly released Winston Churchill 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin is paired with an original Winston Churchill 1965 Memorial Crown in this special set that is sure to delight […]

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Numismatic Quick Hits: Butte Nugget Sold + Bitcoin News + Denmark Cashes Out

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   It’ll be a busy week for us here at CoinWeek. Charles will be leaving for Baltimore on Wednesday to attend the Whitman Expo. As always, you’re invited to stop by and say Hi if you’re in town. He’ll file his first show report Friday morning. In addition, we have a […]

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Central Bank of Ireland Issues Commemorative Coin in Honor of Submarine Inventor John Philip Holland

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (1 September 2014) a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland [1841 - 1914], the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine. Speaking at the launch at the Marine Institute, Oranmore, Galway, Central Bank Director of Currency and Facilities Management, Paul Molumby […]

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