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Highlights from the Upcoming Künker Berlin Sale

The upcoming Künker Berlin sale, to be held on January 29, 2015, offers a myriad of highlights and the potential for some record prices. The sale starts with 258 spectacular showpieces from the Horn Collection, including a large series of Saxon rarities. Next in line are 238 lots of German coins from different possessions, every item of which is something special, too. The 76 world coins and … [Read More...]

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When a Coin Isn’t the Perfect Gift…

Miners in Queensland Australia who are employed by the Palmer Nickel and Cobalt refinery had recently heard through the grapevine – they were in for a nice little Christmas surprise for all of their hard work and dedication. Well, that’s nice to hear wherever or whatever kind of work you do, especially if it’s from […]


Lithuania Says “Farewell” to the Litas on New Silver Collector Coin

The Bank of Lithuania have issued a new silver coin which will mark an important day and event in the country’s modern history, that of its admission into the European Union’s Euro-zone. As a celebration of this event and to say a loving and appreciative “Farewell” to the Litas, the Bank of Lithuania has issued […]

Zimbabwe Bond Coins

Zimbabwe Introduces New “Bond Coins” into Dollarized Economy

Earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe unveiled a series of small denomination coins which they hope will alleviate the shortage of change that has been prevalent since the country adopted the US Dollar as legal tender in late 2009 following the collapse of their own Dollar due to unprecedented levels of hyper-inflation. The […]

Penny and Nickel

US Mint Production Cost for Cent and Nickel Decline Again

The unit cost for the United States Mint to manufacture and distribute the cent and nickel declined for the third consecutive year. Nonetheless, the unit cost for each denomination remained above its face value for the ninth consecutive year. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, the unit cost for the US Mint to […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales for November 2014

The Perth Mint has released the latest monthly figures for gold and silver sold as coins and minted products. While gold sales retreated from recent monthly levels, silver reached its second highest monthly sales total for this year. For the month of November 2014, sales of gold coins and minted products reached 49,904 troy ounces. […]

World War II Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal

World War II Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal

At a ceremony held on December 10, 2014 in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, a Congressional Gold Medal was collectively awarded to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). The medal recognizes the organization for their humanitarian, combat, and national services during a critical time for our nation. […]


The Incredible Collections of Reed Hawn, Part 3

The extent of varieties and completeness of the Reed Hawn Collection show that man’s dedication. Reed Hawn dedicated himself to specialization, as with his half dollar collection, 1794 to 1947 as described in the previous part of this article. But, he was also interested in other series that were easier to complete. During the 1960s […]


House and Senate Pass WWI American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed a bill which would require the minting and issuance of coins in commemoration of the centennial of World War I. The bill has now awaits the President’s signature to become law. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado introduced H.R. 2366 World War I American Veterans Centennial […]


Highlights from the Monaco 6th December 2014 Gadoury Auction

This year’s much anticipated Gadoury Auction, held in conjunction with the increasingly popular “Numismatique” Bourse got off to a promising start. Hosted this year at Monte Carlo’s Meridien Hotel perched on the eastern-most coastline of the principality, the auction began with a tantalizing selection of Roman and Byzantine pieces. One particular piece, A Roman Dupondius […]