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US Mint Sales Report: American $1 Coin and Currency Set Debuts

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the opening figure for the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. This product has now been confirmed to include a coin with a special enhanced uncirculated finish. The US Mint began accepting orders for the product on November 20, 2014. The product information coinciding with the release simply described the set as … [Read More...]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Isle of Man 2014 Christmas Gold Angel Coin with Privy Mark

The Treasury of the Isle of Man Government have issued a gold coin in time for the holiday season which highlights a classic Christmas carol with an innovative “privy mark.” The new “2014” dated gold coin includes an appropriate “pipes” design just to the right of the coin’s principle design. Every year the Isle of […]

Ultra High Relief Lynx Silver Coin

Ultra High Relief Silver Coin Features Canada Lynx

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a new ultra high relief coin featuring close up imagery of the elusive Canada Lynx. The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is found in boreal forests across Canada and Alaska as well as certain northern areas of the United States. The animal is about twice the size of a domestic […]