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Preview: HA’s Platinum Night at the World’s Fair of Money

  From August 11 to August 15 the American Numismatic Association will organize the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. Considered the largest show of the year, the whole week is a gigantic happening of numismatics, attended by people from around the world. Several auctions are also organized, with United States and world coins on offer, as well as paper … [Read More...]

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Famed but Doomed Franklin Expedition Features on Canadian Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a coin which marks the 175th anniversary of a fateful expedition that was instrumental in defining Canada’s sovereignty over its Arctic territory. One hundred and seventy years after Sir John Franklin and his crew set sail from England aboard HMS Terror and HMS Erebus on a journey from which […]


Whitman Announces 25th-Anniversary Update to the Cherrypickers’ Guide

On September 29, Whitman Publishing will release the sixth edition of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins in honor of the series’ 25th anniversary. Series creators Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton have partnered with die-variety specialist Mike Ellis to produce an updated version of the award-winning reference, which aims to […]

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Monaco Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Sovereign’s Accession

The Treasury of the Principality of Monaco has launched a new gold coin marking the tenth anniversary of the accession of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco on April 6, 2005. His father, the late Prince Rainier III, had passed away after a reign of almost fifty-six years. Rainier III was credited with heightening the profile […]


Pobjoy Mint Utilizes High Relief Technique for Mount Rushmore Silver Coin

The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands has announced the issuance of a new collector coin paying tribute to one of the most unique national monuments in North America: Mount Rushmore. The extraordinary monument, located in the state of South Dakota, covers an area of 1,278.45 acres which amounts to two square miles or 5.17 km, and is […]


On Sale Now: 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set

The 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set has gone on sale today, July 21, at noon (EDT) for $16.95 each. These sets have no stated production limit or per-household buying restrictions and are available for purchase on the U.S. Mint’s website. From Mint News Blog, 7/15/15: The set’s coins bear the portraits of four mid-century Presidents: […]

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Portuguese 2 Euro Coin Celebrates 500th Anniversary of First Contact with Timor

The Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda (INCM), or Portuguese Mint, has issued a new two Euro coin marking the 500th anniversary of first contact with its former colony of Timor. An island forming part of Maritime Southeast Asia, Timor is located between the Savu and Timor Seas near the coast of Northeast Australia. First contact […]


Gold Value Hits Lowest Level in Five Years

Gold prices fell by as much as forty dollars an ounce when Asian markets began trading Sunday at 9:30 pm ET. This initial plunge spurred an overnight sell-off that brought the value of the metal below $1,110 an ounce—its lowest level since 2010, according to CNN Money. Though eventually stabilized by trade in Europe, gold […]

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Original Silver Crown Set Highlights Last Three Kings of Great Britain

The Royal Mint has officially launched a silver three-crown coin set focusing on the last three Kings of the United Kingdom, whose reigns collectively spanned from 1901 to 1952. The three coins are all original crowns previously struck by the Royal Mint and are minted for only one year each. In January 1901, the eighty-three […]


Man Finds Nazi-Era Coin Hoard Worth 45,000 Euros in Northern Germany

Last October, Florian Bautsch was walking with his metal detector when he stumbled upon an unusual gold piece in Lüneburg, Germany, south of Hamburg. Piqued, he kept searching, eventually discovering nine more of the coins—enough to spur him to notify local archaeologists that he might be on to something big. After a two-week excavation, the […]