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Gustav Vasa took charge of Sweden

By Bob Reis There is a kind of temper of the times when similar kinds of things happen all over the place. I look at history a lot as part of my job. There are these general tendencies that develop … Continue reading

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2018 COTY Ceremony Photo Gallery

On Saturday, Feb. 3, in cooperation with the World Money Fair and The Journal of East Asian Numismatics, trophies were presented to the winners in the annual Coin of the Year competition held by Krause Publications, parent company of World … Continue reading

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Popular skull coins struck for Palau

In 2016, Coin Invest Trust produced two 3-D, high relief, skull-shaped coins for Palau, one in gold and one in silver. These proved an instant sellout. Late in 2017, they released three more. First up is “Big Skull”: a 80×52 … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year winners announced

Individual category winners and the top Coin Of The Year prize were announced on Feb. 3, 2018, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. All coins in the contest are dated 2016. MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT COIN (for events that … Continue reading

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Tyrant coins on display in Long Beach

Coins from the “Tyrants of the Thames” Collection will go on display Feb. 22-24 at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. Estimated value is $15 million. The inaugural exhibition in a planned multi-year series of displays … Continue reading

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Careful where you put money toad

China’s Jin Chan, or Three-legged Money Toad, features on a 40.60 mm, 31.107 g (1 oz), .9999 fine partly gilded silver dollar struck for Tuvalu by The Perth Mint. Mintage is 5,000; designer is Ing Ing Jong. Jin Chan is … Continue reading

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Earth’s climate zones in new series

A first strike ceremony at the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg on Dec. 8 saw production of the second 5 euro in a series of coins describing the Earth’s climate zones. The first had been issued in April. These bimetallic coins … Continue reading

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Three coins mark New Year 2018

A trio of national mints have marked the 2018 Solar New Year in coin: The Royal Australian Mint, The Austrian Mint and China Gold. RAM kicks off festivities with the Sydney Harbor Bridge lit up by the fireworks that celebrate … Continue reading

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Solidus from Islamic conquest of Spain tops Spink sale

Spink’s catalog for the firm’s early December sale may have been packed with rare and desirable British silver, but it was a Spanish Umayyad solidus that topped the bill. It was followed a little way back by a surviving half … Continue reading

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Gold of Richard III found, auctioned

An extremely rare gold half angel of Richard III sold for $54,507 [£40,800] at Dix Noonan Webb’s Dec. 13 London sale. The coin had been found last September by metal detectorist Michelle Vall from Blackpool in a field at Monks … Continue reading

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