Author Archives: Kerry Rodgers

Philippines 500 pesos among leaders in Stack’s Bowers sale

Over 10 days in early August, Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted five sales of world paper. Two were held at ANA in Denver and three in Hong Kong. The total realized over all five catalogs was $1,313,715. In the ANA sale … Continue reading

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History of Krugerrand a thrilling tale

Of the many numismatic books I have opened over the years, I have found few as readable and as absorbing as Professor Francois Malan’s story of South Africa’s Krugerrand: “Krugerrand Golden Jubilee” Prestige Bullion, South African Mint & Rand Refinery, … Continue reading

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Spink London to tender major collections

World paper money aficionados need to mark Sept. 27-29 in their diary. Spink London will be conducting three sales over that period: The Medici Collection of Italian Banknotes, The Bruce Smart Collection of The British Commonwealth Part 2, and their … Continue reading

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Canadian coins celebrate 150 years

Editor’s Note: All images courtesy RCM. Since Jan. 1, Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations have been in full swing. No more so is this apparent than at the Royal Canadian Mint. During the course of this year, the Mint plans to … Continue reading

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Austen to grace new £10 note

On July 18, the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney unveiled the design of the bank’s new £10 note that features the world-renowned author. Speaking at Winchester Cathedral, the resting place of Jane Austen, … Continue reading

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Krugerrand: Right idea at right time

The guest of honor at the 2017 World Money Fair in Berlin in February was the South African Mint along with Rand Refinery. The distinction was bestowed by the fair organizers to mark the golden anniversary of South Africa’s best … Continue reading

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Fiji celebrates with its first $7 note

At the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the Pacific Islands nation of Fiji won its first ever gold medal. It did so in seven-aside rugby football, popularly known as “Sevens.” For the nation it was a historic moment. The Fiji public … Continue reading

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Britannia for Victoria and her son

The story so far: Britannia dominated the reverse designs of Britain’s copper coins from the reign of Charles II to that of William IV. She also starred on all the notes of the Bank of England as well as some … Continue reading

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Coins honor WWI cavalry charge

Late in World War I, one of the world’s most successful offensive cavalry charges of the 20th century took place. It was by no means the last cavalry charge of history. That honor probably goes to the Poles during the … Continue reading

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‘Two Camels’ Egyptian note tops

Spink’s main April world paper sale occupied two days over April 26-27. Some 1,779 lots were involved. They covered the full range of world notes with the usual suspects taking out most top spots. The highest price paid went to … Continue reading

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