If you have some time to spare from eating, relaxing, and otherwise enjoying the summer-sendoff that is Labor Day, take a look at the videos below. They’ll be oldies-but-goodies for some of you, but they’re worth revisiting. Happy Labor Day.
Articles written by the Coin Update News Staff.
The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato, or IPZS, have issued (15th May) their latest collector coin in part of the multinational Europa Star series, which focuses this year on the “Ages of Europe—Iron and Glass.” The Europa Star coin program is an ongoing annual numismatic initiative begun in 2004. The featured structure on the Italian entry in […]
(The following is a re-post from Coin Update’s sister site, Mint News Blog.) The Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications has issued a press release concerning spurious branch-mint identification of certain American Eagle silver bullion coins. Back in April, PCGS announced that it would begin providing branch-mint identification on slabs for some ASEs dated 2014–2017. The service […]
(Washington, D.C.)—The U.S. Mint announced today that it is discontinuing all mail orders effective September 30, 2017. [Editor’s note: The Mint announced in 2015 that it would be discontinuing mail orders in 2016; however, it canceled that plan two days later, stating that the mail-order policy would be under review.] The Mint will return any […]
The Mint of Finland have launched a new silver coin that focuses on one of the country’s most popular pastimes—remarkably, it is the sultry dance of the tango. Finland’s tango culture has grown in popularity over the decades since the early 1900s, when it first made an impact in the Nordic country through the music […]
The government of the British Antarctic Territory have issued (22nd May) a new coin that pays particular attention to a phenomenon occurring in 2002 that shed light on the ecological plight of the polar regions of the planet. During the period from the 31st January to March 2002, the Larsen B Sector of the shelf partially collapsed […]
(Pelham, Alabama)—Whitman Publishing announces the release of two new volumes in its series of combination book-albums trademarked under the name Search & Save. Each new volume consists of a 96-page hardcover book bound with a Whitman Classic Coin Album page for storing and displaying a customized coin collection. The Search & Save volumes are intended […]
The Mint of Finland have announced (16th May) that the new €2 commemorative centenary anniversary coins have begun production with a first-strike celebration. The event was attended by Bank of Finland governor Erkki Liikanen, who started the production of commemorative Independent Finland 100 Years coins at Mint of Finland’s facilities in Vantaa. Accompanying Governor Liikanen was Mint […]
The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued (17th May) a new crown coin that marks the centenary of John F. Kennedy’s birth. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, also known as JFK, was born in May 1917 in Massachusetts as the second son of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald, then a prominent Irish Catholic family. He spent […]
Monday (15th May) saw the launch of the Royal Mint’s 500-gram and 1,000-gram (1-kilo) platinum bars, which will be followed in the next few weeks by a 100-gram and a 1-ounce platinum bar, as well as a new bullion product of 1-ounce Queen’s Beasts–Lion of England coin—the first platinum coin to be launched in the popular […]
There’s a fake in the latest catalog of a respected auction house—and the owner knows it. Dr. Hubert Lanz, of the respected Munich coin company Numismatik Lanz, has long been a champion of collectors, whose many hazards include the issue of counterfeit coins. As Numismatik Lanz is celebrating its 70th year of operation, Dr. Lanz came […]