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Coin features 3D image of pharoah

The funerary mask of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, who ruled c. 1332-1323 B.C.E., is one of the best known art treasures of the world. Ultra high relief Smartminting technology® has now rendered it as the 3D reverse of a … Continue reading

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Album sale beats estimate

Strong bidding was seen at Stephen Album Rare Coins’ Auction 31, which was held May 17-19, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif., the firm reported. Total prices realized was $1.2 million (including buyer’s fees) on an estimate of $1.04 million. CFO … Continue reading

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Pobjoy Mint offers Angry Birds™ coin

Pobjoy Mint has launched the world’s first interactive app game coin. Struck for Sierra Leone, the partially colored 38.60 mm, 28.28 gram cupro-nickel dollar introduces numismatics to the world of Angry Birds™ – the international video game franchise created by … Continue reading

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Celtic gold stater tops at Rudd sale

The market for Celtic coins is alive, well and vibrant in Merrie England. Results are in for the latest sale from Chris Rudd’s “Celtic Coins.” Just 41 coins were on offer. As was to be expected, gold staters were to … Continue reading

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Finest World War I general honored

In World War I, the Western Front shredded commanders’ reputations as readily as it did the bodies of their troops. Come Nov. 11, 1918, very few could look history in the face without flinching. One general stood head and shoulders … Continue reading

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Coronation anniversary celebrated

On Jun. 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned sovereign of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon at Westminster Abbey. She was the sixth queen regnant to be crowned in that historic church. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Convict roots theme of Australian coin

In the late 18th century, some studied carelessness on the part of George III’s ministers saw Britain lose many of its North American colonies. One consequence was an urgent need to find a new dumping ground for the country’s convicts. … Continue reading

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Poland celebrates independence

A number of significant events occurred on Nov. 11 one hundred years ago. One that may have flown under many peoples’ radar was the assumption of power in Poland by Marshal Józef Piłsudski. Three days earlier, Piłsudski had been released … Continue reading

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Pobjoy issues colored titanium coins

For a couple of years, Britain’s Pobjoy Mint has been issuing numerous colored coins struck in titanium. The blanks used for the coins have anodized. This is an electrochemical process that produces an oxide layer on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Boar appears on Mongolian coin pair

The latest issue in the Mongolian Wildlife Protection series is now out. This year, the coins feature Sus scrofa, commonly known as the Wild Boar, Wild Swine or Eurasian Wild Pig. As usual in this long-lived series, the silver 500 … Continue reading

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