Author Archives: Kerry Rodgers

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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Printer’s essays led sale offerings

In its second paper money catalog of April 25, Spink offered 246 lots of Middle Eastern and North African bank notes. Along with issued notes, the catalog included a plethora of rare trials, die proofs, specimens, and essays from a … Continue reading

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10,000 yuan renminbi sets record

The number of high denomination, first issue, People’s Bank of China renminbi available to the market is proving quite insufficient to meet collector demand. Prices have been sky rocketing but when it comes to high grade the sky fails to … Continue reading

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India note tops Hong Kong sale

The paper money section of Spink Hong Kong’s Numismatic Collector’s Series sale in April sizzled from beginning to end. There were effectively six bank note sections and these were spread throughout the two-day sale. At sale’s end, three lots had … Continue reading

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