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Angel’s 30th Anniversary Celebrated with New Silver Bullion Coin

The Angel gold bullion coin celebrates thirty years of issue at the end of 2014. From its hopeful start, the Angel range of bullion coins have gone from strength to strength in terms of overall sales and market share and has also become a very desirable collector coin due to its beauty and endurance. Michael Alexander of the London Banknote and Monetary Research Centre speaks with Sharon Eiden … [Read More...]

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FROM EXPO TO EXPO: London 1851 – Milan 2015

Countdown begins! EXPO 2015 Milano to be featured in new exhibit during Monte Carlo’s “Numismatique” 2014 coin show The Musee del Tempo, licensees and organizers of the EXPO 2015 Milano official souvenir coin programme have announced that a special exhibition of many of the past coins and medals commemorating the previous Universal Exhibitions and World’s […]


Rarities at Numismatik Lanz Auction Sale #159

On December 8, 2014, Numismatik Lanz will conduct auction sale #159 in their premises, Maximiliansplatz 10 in Munich. Almost 1,000 lots will be for sale. A first focus is on ancient coins with Celts, Greeks, Romans and Byzantium. The Roman-German Empire and the foreign countries are present, as well. The sale is highlighted by two […]


Reserve Bank of New Zealand Reveals New Revised Banknote Series

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand have revealed the revised and updated designs for their new series of banknotes scheduled to be released for use in late 2015. The Reserve Bank indicated that there would be a new or upgraded series of banknotes but the personalities featured on obverse the present series would remain or […]


US Mint Sales Report: 2014 Baseball Half Dollars Top 400,000

In the latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report, orders for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Half Dollars crossed the 400,000 mark. Elsewhere in the report, the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products saw a quiet week ahead of the removal of household ordering limits and a new product makes its […]


New King’s Effigy Appears on Dutch Caribbean Circulation Coins

The Royal Dutch Mint have released the 2014 dated circulation coin set in brilliant uncirculated (BU) quality for collectors which includes the new definitive portrait of HM King Willem-Alexander on the two highest denomination coins. The 5 Gulden, 2 ½ Gulden and 1 Guilder coins bear the likeness of the king who faces to the […]


Korean Round, Square, and Triangular Coins Continue UNESCO Cultural Heritage Series

The Bank of Korea have issued three coins which continue the hugely successful and popular UNESCO cultural heritage series highlighting the many historic locations and revered landmarks within the Republic of Korea and included on the UNESCO world heritage list. This year’s issue includes three coins as last year but with a slight difference – […]


US Mint Removes Ordering Limit from 50th Anniversary Kennedy Sets

The United States Mint has removed the household ordering limits previously in place for two sets issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar. Each of the sets was previously limited to only five units per household. The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set includes half dollars struck at the […]

2015 Cricket World Cup Silver Coin

Royal Australian Mint 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Domed Silver Coin

The Royal Australian Mint will release a new dome-shaped coin to mark the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup. Held from February 14 to March 29, 2015, this will represent the 11th ICC Cricket World Cup and include 49 matches played in 14 venues within Australia and New Zealand. There have been an […]


Two-Cent Pieces in the Midwest in 1880

Two-cent pieces were first made in 1864, at a time when small change was scarce in circulation. In the following year, 1865, the shortage had abated and the nickel three-cent piece was introduced. Mintage quantities for the two-cent piece fell sharply, with 1872 (as illustrated here) being the last year they were struck for circulation. […]