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Proxibid Adopts Bidder-Friendly Coin Listing Rules

I've been writing about self-slabbed and hyped coins for more than five years on Coin Update News, not only because of the inherent dishonesty of auctioneers calling a silver-melt Morgan MS67, but also because of concerns about the hobby. One bad transaction in which a significant sum is lost, based on misleading or even fraudulent information, and the buyer will typically cease collecting … [Read More...]

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Latest Dutch UNESCO Heritage Site Featured on New Gold & Silver Coins

The Royal Dutch Mint has launched the latest coins in their ongoing Dutch UNESCO heritage sites series, first launched in 2012. The 2015-dated coins feature the Netherlands’ most important industrial national heritage site, the former Van Nelle Factory, located on the Delfhavense Schie in the city of Rotterdam. As recently as 1995, coffee, tea, and tobacco […]

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Graceful Hourglass Dolphins Feature on Latest Coins From British Anarctic Territory

The Treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has launched their latest crown highlighting the extraordinary animals of Antarctica. This year’s coin includes images of the hourglass dolphin, a small species of dolphin with a compact body and a striking black and white pattern that is generally found in a circumpolar band around the Antarctic. First described […]

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British Virgin Islands Features Iconic Flamingo on New Pink Titanium Coin

The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands has launched a new series of coins featuring one of the Caribbean’s most recognizable and vibrant birds, the flamingo. Admired for their color and grace, the flamingo is renowned for their pink feathers, sizable flocks, and a penchant for standing on one leg. An interesting fact about these […]

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Dana Samuelson Elected President of Professional Numismatists Guild

  The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has elected Dana Samuelson to take over as president of the organization from 2015 to 2017. He is taking over for Terry Hanlon, who previously held the position. Samuelson, who is president of American Gold Exchange in Austin, Texas, noted in a PNG press release that goals for his upcoming […]

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Chinese “War Against Fascism” Anniversary Remembered on New Gold and Silver Coins

The People’s Bank of China has released three new collector coins marking the 70th anniversary of the “War Against Fascism” fought against Imperial Japanese forces starting in 1931 and lasting fourteen years until the conclusion of World War II in 1945. The struggle is said to have begun in 1931, when Imperial Japanese forces seized […]

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Germany Introduces Next Generation Polymer Ring Circulation Coin for 2016

  The Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Finance and Economics Baden-Württemberg) has publicized the issue of Germany’s upcoming 5 euro coin, which is being hailed as both a numismatic first and a new step toward a “next-generation” coin that is resistant to counterfeiting. As part of the production and design, a ring of […]

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U.S. Mint Release: 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set

The U.S. Mint will release the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set today, August 24, at noon ET. The set will include a tri-fold presentation folder, an enhanced Uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin that is only available as part of this set, and a $1 Series 2013 note from the Federal Reserve Bank […]

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Finland Honors Respected Designer Tapio Wirkkala on Latest Silver Coin

The Mint of Finland has officially launched its silver collector coins honoring one of the country’s most respected designers. Tapio Wirkkala was a highly versatile designer and artist whose designs for commonplace products like glass, wood, porcelain, metal, and plastics earned his work a reputation for “belonging” to the everyday lives of Finns. Born on […]

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Canadian Birds of Prey Series Concludes with Final Silver 1-Ounce Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched the last coin in their “Birds of Prey” silver coin series. This coin features the Great Horned Owl. These beautiful raptors are quite distinctive in appearance with feather colors ranging from soft browns and grays to varying shades of white, affording them great camouflage. They also have tufts of […]

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ICMC Announces End to Exclusive Distribution of Bank of Israel Collector Coins

The Israel Coins and Medals Corporation (ICMC) has announced that it will no longer act as the exclusive distributor of Bank of Israel commemorative and collector coins, effective August 31. The ICMC has also announced that due to the significant decrease in the price of precious metals, they will be reducing the cost of many […]