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Royal Mint Unveils New Definitive Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

With fanfare not seen since the unveiling of the new reverse sides of the Nation’s coinage in 2008 at the Tower of London, the Royal Mint has unveiled the fifth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – which is to grace British coins from today. Incorporating the backdrop of the National Portrait Gallery just off Trafalgar Square, the portrait, which had been kept under strict wraps since it … [Read More...]

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Homestead National Monument of America Quarters in Bags and Rolls

The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarters in numismatic bags and rolls. Circulating quality quarters struck at either the Philadelphia, Denver, or San Francisco Mint facilities are available across six different product options. The Homestead Quarter represents the first release of the year and the […]

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European Central Bank Unveils Revised €20 Banknote

The European Central Bank today launched their latest banknote which has undergone significant design change as well as security upgrades, the €20 note joins both the €5 and €10 which themselves underwent similar upgrade in 2013 and 2014 respectively. In a ceremony presided over by ECB President Mario Draghi who welcomed the world’s media and […]

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US Mint Sales Report: 2015 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set Debuts

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut number for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. Other products in focus include the 2015 Kennedy Half Dollar bags and rolls and 2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coins. The 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set went on sale […]

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Künker Berlin Sale Reaches Total Hammer Price of 8.6 Million Euros

The Berlin Auction of January 29, 2015 on the occasion of the World Money Fair proved that the market for fresh material in highest quality is more than strong. A total of 1,073 lots with an estimate of 6.5 million euros reached a total hammer price of 8.6 million euros.  For more than 60 years, […]

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2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

Today, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. This product provides collectors with the first opportunity to acquire this year’s five different quarters struck in a composition of 90% silver. The America the Beautiful Quarters Program is in its sixth year, with five different […]

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Lithuania: Historic Statesman Honored on New Silver Coin

The Bank of Lithuania have issued a new silver coin which marks the 500th anniversary of one of the country’s most revered statesmen during the era of the Lithuanian Grand Duchy, Mikolaj Krzysztof Radziwill (1515 – 1565) nicknamed The Black. In his time, he was able to gain much political influence with Zygmunt II August, […]

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The Künker March Sale: Rarities and Collections from Ancient to Modern Times

March 9-13, 2015 Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück Auction 259-262 Over 6.700 lots with a total estimate of more than 6.5 million euros will be auctioned off by Künker in March. You will find German and world coins featuring multiple special collections. Phaleristic objects and ancient coins are particularly well represented this time. It is, as […]

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US Mint Sales Report: 2015 Kennedy Half Dollars Debut

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the opening figures for the 2015 Kennedy Half Dollar bags and rolls. The 2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coins make their third appearance within the reports. On February 12, 2015, the US Mint opened sales for products containing circulating quality 2015 Kennedy Half Dollars. Two […]

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Gorny & Mosch Presents Archaic Owls and a Collection of French Coins

March 9-12, 2015 Gorny & Mosch Auctions 228-230 Once again, Gorny & Mosch will hold its March auction week featuring coins and medals from ancient, medieval and modern times. Apart from outstanding rarities, a series of coins from the city of Athens is offered, supplemented with Russian rarities and a collection of French coin types […]

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Russian Central Bank Declines to Issue New Denomination

A proposed new banknote denomination scheduled for issue is said to have now been discarded by the Russian Central Bank due to the current economic climate in the sanction-ridden country. According to a recent Moscow Times article (February 16th) a proposed 2000 Ruble banknote designed by Russian advertising firm Provoda and fitting within the present series […]