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Tokyo sale garners top bids for gold

The first joint auction conducted by Spink and Taisei Coins in some decades took place in Tokyo on April 29. The sale brought a great fillip to the Tokyo International Coin Convention. Coins from Asia, Britain and across the globe … Continue reading

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Starship on Canadian $10

The final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s series celebrating famous Starfleet vessels was released in April. The 34 mm, 15.87 g, .9999 fine silver colored $10 pays homage to U.S.S. Enterprise NX-01. It is shown back-lit by a multicolored, … Continue reading

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Alfred gets great results at DNW

April 25 saw Dix Noonan Webb offer the first tranche of Marvin Lessen’s wide-ranging “North Yorkshire Moors Collection of British Coins.” Offered were 290 lots of Iron Age, Roman Imperial, early Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Viking coins. The sale also included the … Continue reading

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New British coin celebrates royal wedding

On May 19, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, known to the world as Harry, and Ms. Meghan Markle were married in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. To mark the occasion, Great Britain’s Royal Mint has issued a £5 … Continue reading

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Norwegian 3 speciedaler stuns at sale

The prices of world rarities have been on a roll for quite a while. There is no indication of any likely pause in this situation. The health of the market is clearly shown by the results of Heritage’s April 20-23 … Continue reading

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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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