Author Archives: World Coin News Staff

Coins follow paper in Hong Kong sale

Spink China’s August Hong Kong collectors’ sale saw two days of bank notes lead the auction. This was followed by just one day of Chinese and Hong Kong coins. The coin catalog was very much one for the specialist collector. … Continue reading

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Princess Diana coins hot sellers

The 20th Anniversary of the death of Princess Diana continues to yield numismatic tributes. The latest come from Ascension Island courtesy of Pobjoy Mint. All bear a reverse design based on a single Princess Diana rose. Three 38.6 mm versions … Continue reading

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Bullet coin brings $22,800

Among the non-Chinese rarities offered in Stack’s Bowers August Hong Kong sale was an extremely rare Thai commemorative pod duang, or bullet coin (C-193). The 303.72 g silver 20 baht piece, equivalent to 5 tamlung or 1/4 chang, had been … Continue reading

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Longtime ‘Standard Catalog’ editor dies

Colin R. Bruce II, longtime editor and author at Krause Publications, succumbed to cancer on Sept. 3, 2017, at Iola Living Assistance following an extended fight with the disease. He was 77 years old. Raised in the Buffalo area of … Continue reading

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New coin marks UFO anniversary

As all UFO conspiracy theorists know, the headline of the “Roswell Daily Record” for July 9, 1947, read: “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region.” It was the beginning of what would become the most famous UFO incident … Continue reading

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Prince Philip retirement coins struck

On May 4 this year, 96-year-old Prince Philip announced he would be retiring from royal duties as of August. To celebrate his almost 80-year contribution to Britain’s public life, the country’s Royal Mint will issue a series of £5 coins … Continue reading

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Unicorn latest beast coin

Britain’s Royal Mint has released its latest Queen’s Beast: the Unicorn of Scotland. As with the four earlier coins in this series, the legendary cloven-hoofed horse with a horn is available as gold and silver proofs as well as a … Continue reading

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New gold ducats

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first minting of the Dutch gold ducat in its current design. To commemorate the occasion, Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt [Royal Dutch Mint] has struck bicentennial proof editions of both the single ducat and … Continue reading

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‘Britannia’ removed due to trademark

In June, the Pobjoy Mint released details of a .999 fine silver crown struck to mark the 35th anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands Islands from Argentine occupation. The reverse design featured Britannia complete with helm, trident, and rolling … Continue reading

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Constellations on latest domed coin

On Aug. 7, the Royal Australian Mint released its latest astronomy-themed domed coin: a 38.51 mm, 1 oz .9999 fine gold $100 proof. The reverse features the constellations of the northern night sky depicted in their mythological forms. Mintage is … Continue reading

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