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Diamond-studded coins sell for $152,000 each

Berlin’s World Money Fair saw Australia’s Perth Mint launch a stunning gold $2,000. The 60.60 mm, 325.366 g (10 oz) .9999 fine gold coin came pavé-set with pink Argyle diamonds. Those diamonds decorate a 14 g (0.45 oz) .8171 fine … Continue reading

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Tibet, Nepal win big in Spink sale

A major portion of Spink’s Hong Kong auction in early April spotlighted coins from the exceptional Nicholas Rhodes Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese coins and bank notes – 241 lots in all. This was one of the most comprehensive numismatic … Continue reading

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China copper sizzles in sale

The sale of Q. David Bowers’ magnificent collection of Chinese copper coins was the undoubted highlight of a coin- and bank note-filled Hong Kong week that ran from April 2 to April 5. The 427 lots realized a remarkable total … Continue reading

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New eagle from Perth Mint

On April 3, Australia’s Perth Mint released the first coin of a third John M. Mercanti rendering of Australia’s Wedge-tailed Eagle. The reverse of the 36.60 mm, 62.213 g (2 oz) .9999 fine gold high-relief proof $200 shows a mother … Continue reading

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Palau issues totem pole coin

Among the more popular coins attracting attention at Berlin’s World Money Fair earlier this year was a silver $10 shaped as a Pacific Northwest totem pole. The coin has been struck using Smartminting® technology to give a spectacular 3D ultrahigh … Continue reading

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Daffy Duck on 50 cents

The Perth Mint released the second 50-cent coin of a new Looney Tunes Series in early April. This second coin features the wonderfully short-fused Daffy Duck. As with the earlier Bugs Bunny 50 cents, the new partially colored issue is … Continue reading

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Silver $10 coin glows in the dark

In March, the Royal Canadian Mint released the second coin in a brief series documenting the most famous vessels in Starfleet history. This time around, U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 as commanded by Captain Kathryn Janeway gets the nod. The reverse of … Continue reading

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Victoria 5 pound proof tops auction

The present love affair with British 5 pound and 5 guinea gold coins continues unabated. One coin stood head and shoulders above the rest of the field in Spink’s main March sale in London. Queen Victoria ruled them all with … Continue reading

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Britain issues 26 10-pence designs

What do James Bond and the Loch Ness monster have in common? Each has been selected to appear on a 2018 10-pence coin recently released by the British Royal Mint. It took the U.S. Mint from 1999 through 2008 to … Continue reading

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China celebrates four good wishes

This year, the People’s Bank of China will release its fourth series of coins celebrating different auspicious aspects of Chinese culture. Once again, four themes are featured, each with its own pair of proof 40 mm, 30 g .999 fine … Continue reading

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