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Tesla honored by Serbian series

Nikola Tesla, electrical engineer, physicist and inventor extraordinaire, is to be honored on a series of one-ounce .999 fine silver 100 dinara to be released by the National Bank of Serbia. Each coin in the series showcases one of Tesla’s … Continue reading

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Skull coins made for Day of the Dead

Skull coins struck by Lichtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust for the Republic of Palau have proved highly popular. Two new issues were announced at The American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in August in Philadelphia. Both commemorate October’s El Día … Continue reading

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Cut, countermarked coins in sale

Some remarkable collections of world coins have appeared at auction in recent years. Few can match the broad appeal of the Bob Lyall collection of cut and countermarked coins. It is scheduled to be offered on Sept. 25 by the … Continue reading

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Alligator bite makes unusual coin

Palau has recently released a 38.61mm, 1 oz .999 fine silver $5 proof showing the imprint of an Alligator’s bite. The reverse of the coin presents the reptile almost fully immersed in water. Just the high parts of the animal’s … Continue reading

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Calligraphy celebrated on proofs

Calligraphy is a vital part of Chinese culture. It is traditionally regarded as an art form, referred to as Shufa [way/method/rule of writing]. Many individual characters in use today can be traced back to 4,000 B.C.E. The People’s Bank of … Continue reading

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Cook’s first voyage marked by coins

On Aug. 26, 1768, HMB Endeavour set sail from Plymouth on a three-year voyage of discovery. On board were a crew of 73 sailors and 12 Royal Marines plus assorted scientists and their assistants. They were commanded by 40-year-old Lt. … Continue reading

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Deep Space Nine next for Canada

Twenty-five years ago in 1993, “Deep Space Nine” (DS9) debuted on American television. To mark this year’s anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a selectively colored 36.15 mm, 30.75 g, .9999 fine silver proof $20. It is by no … Continue reading

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Heritage adds ancients database

Collectors of ancient coins will be delighted with the latest addition to Heritage’s www.ha.com website. Details are now provided at the click of a mouse for nearly every ancient coin graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and which has appeared … Continue reading

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Third Tyrant display at Long Beach

More gold and silver coins from the Tyrant Collection – ranging from Gelon, tyrant of the cities of Gela and Syracuse in 485 B.C.E., to King Victor Emmanuel III in 1933 – will be displayed together for the first time … Continue reading

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Sylvester earns place on Tuvalu coin

Early August saw the release of Perth Mint’s fourth 50-cent coin celebrating “Looney Tunes.” This time around, the star is Warner Bros’ inimitable Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr. As with Bugs, Daffy and Tweety Bird, the new partially colored coin is … Continue reading

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