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Green titanium coin from Fiji

Fiji has just announced the striking of its first colored titanium coin, courtesy Pobjoy Mint. The green 36.10 mm, 10.00 g $1 features a pair of the country’s national bird on the reverse: Collared Lories. Mintage is 7,500. The same … Continue reading

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Celtic gold highlights Australian sale

The Noble Numismatics July 25-28 sale in Sydney included 112 lots of choice Ancient British coins. They were the property of a Queenslander who had formed the collection with considerable prudence over many years. The lots ranged from early Gallo-Belgic … Continue reading

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Kangaroos lead 2018 Perth designs

On Sept. 1, Australia’s Perth Mint announced the designs and denominations of its Australian Bullion Coin Program for 2018. Each year, the Mint’s bullion coins feature different designs of the country’s Kangaroo (gold and silver), Kookaburra (silver), and Koala (silver). … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands honor explorer

The firm MDM Münzhandelsgesellschaft mbH has produced numerous spectacular and innovative coins over recent years. They may have surpassed themselves with one .9999 fine gold $200 and one .999 fine silver $25 struck for the Solomon Islands. Both pay tribute … Continue reading

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Gold dazzles at Heritage auction

For world coin collectors, the place to be on Aug. 3 was Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night sale. It provided a spectacular opening to this year’s American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money held at Denver. When the dust settled at … Continue reading

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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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