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Chinese ‘Spring Dollar’ Nets $660,000 at Auction
THE CHINA 1910 Yunnan silver dollar previously mentioned in the August issue of World Coin News, and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), realized an astounding 660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions’ sale on June 12, 2020. This is one of
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Show Calendar
The World Coin News club show and commercial events calendar is a guide to events with a focus for world-coin collectors. Domestic events scheduled up to 10 weeks in advance of the issue date and foreign events up to six months in advance are listed.
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ASSOCIATE EDITOR Hannah Wiedmeyer GRAPHIC DESIGNER Sandi Carpenter PRESIDENT & CEO Andrew W. Clurman EXECUTIVE VP & CFO Brian Sellstrom CTO Nelson Saenz SENIOR VP OF OPERATIONS Patricia B. Fox VP, PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING Barbara Van Sickle VP, PE
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NYINC Announces Bourse and Auction Schedule
THERE HAVE BEEN many event and coin show cancellations during 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic that has spread throughout the world. Most people and coin collectors alike are holding out hope for 2021, when people can get back to a sense of “norm
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Royal Mint Experience Safely Reopening
THE ROYAL MINT is preparing to safely reopen the Royal Mint Experience on July 31. The Royal Mint’s website announced that there will be changes due to health and safety regulations and that visitors will be greeted by hosts right at the door. The Ro
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Hungary’s Heart Wrenching Rise to Freedom Regained
THE 1940s WAS a complicated period for Europe. While many countries were invaded by Germany, several also joined forces with the Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan. Romania, Slovak Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary all maintained some cont
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World War I Medal Collection Featured in Münzenhandling Harald Möller’s Auction 75
MÜNZENHANDLING HARALD MÖLLER’S Auction 75 wrapped up on June 29 with very strong results. Their selections of late-medieval minors, rare European gold and an outstanding collection of 500 medals commemorating World War I themes hit the mark with coll
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Künker Summer Auction Features First Danish Portrait Coin
IN OUR FOURTH installment of the Industry Insider: COVID Business Landscape series, which can be read online at numismaticnews.com , we contacted Ulrich Künker, general manager at Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Osnabrück, Germany
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Rosalind Franklin’s First View of DNA Featured on Coins
MANY OF US are familiar with the shooting stars of pop-culture; musicians Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin or Buddy Holly, even actress Marilyn Monroe. Their contributions to the improvisational styles of Blues, Rock and iconography of film are incalcul
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Gentoo Penguin Lands on South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
THE POBJOY MINT has announced the next colorful penguin in line for the popular 50 pence series issued for South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands. The Gentoo penguin has a wide white stripe from eye to eye across the top of its head and a very bright
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Royal Dutch Mint Celebrates Miffy, Dick Bruna
BORN INTO A publishing family in 1927, Dick Bruna had a happy life. As a child during WWII, Bruna began drawing and painting and received guidance from some of the designers working for his family’s company. After the war Bruna designed his first boo
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RDM Gifts Commemorative Coins To Ambassadors Of The U.K. And Canada
CFO BERT VAN Ravenswaaij of the Royal Dutch Mint presented the first issues of the coin set “Europe Remembers” to the ambassadors of Canada and the United Kingdom, in the presence of a representative of the Europe Remembers 1944-1945 project, the com
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Australia Celebrated as Great Southern Land
IT’S REALLY ENJOYABLE to see a one-ounce silver coin featuring so much interesting geography and wildlife. The concept of the Perth Mint Great Southern Land coin has great eye-appeal as well as a fantastic depth of information to relay. Australia is
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The Coinage of Peter I Part Two: 1701-1704
DURING 1700, COPPER coins were struck for the first time since 1663. Little effort was made to force them into circulation and the Treasury was content to let copper seek its appointed place for the time being. This first year was actually experiment
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Is There Such a Thing as ‘Collector Furniture?’
Is there any such thing as “collector furniture” through which I could display my coin collection at home? I am unaware of any furniture specifically suggested to be “collector furniture,” however, you might want to consider a coffee table with a gl
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Around the World
IMPORTING ANCIENT ROMAN coins might become a thing of the past if a proposed update of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Italy is approved by the U.S. State Department. The existing MOU originated in 2001 and has been
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Coins Tell Stories of Long Ago
THEY DIDN’T HAVE the internet back then. Or TV, radio, or newspapers. Most of us who lived in “civilization” never went anywhere. We went to our job, then we went home. If we wanted to go anywhere, we walked. Some of us, women, slaves, might never le
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Cambodia Moves To Oust U.S. Bank Notes
THE U.S. BANK note is accepted in many countries around the world. U.S. money has totally replaced domestic currency in five U.S. territories and seven sovereign nations. Regarding Cambodia, an Internet posting by MoveToCambodia.com tells us: “Most t
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Yemen Separatists Or Pirates
IN AN ACT certain to heighten tensions between the government of Yemen and the competing Southern Transitional Council separatist government the STC seized the equivalent of 255 million USD June 17 in freshly printed bank notes, the notes to have bee
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Fake Money, Fake Bank Accusations
LIBYA HAS BEEN in a continual civil war since the overthrow of dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Until 2014 it appeared the oil rich African nation might become a democracy, but this possibility disintegrated as rival governments appeared. Si
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Syria Using Turkish Lira
TURKEY HAS AN inflation rate problem. During 2018 the rate was at 16.33 percent. This rate declined to 15.18 percent during 2019, and is currently estimated to be at 12 percent. While this rate may not be desirable, Turkey’s currency is more desirabl
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Tomography Helps Study Medieval Coins
NUMISMATIC STUDIES EMPLOY many techniques used in related fields of science. Tomography involves using a penetrating wave to image a section of something. It has been useful in archeology, astrophysics, atmospheric science, biology, geophysics, mater
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Counterstamped Gold a Highlight of Heritage ANA Auction
WHEN I SPOKE with Steve Ivy of Heritage Galleries back in early May, we touched on the subject of the American Numismatic Association convention set for August and the accompanying Heritage Galleries auction scheduled to take place at the event. At t
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SARC Auction 37 Nets $1.85 Million
THE FOLKS AT Stephen Album Rare Coins bring a substantial base of combined knowledge to the process of cataloging their high quality, diverse consignments. I think also that their bidders tend to be very well versed in the specialized fields in which
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Egyptian Art 3-D Series Continues with Anubis
AT THE WORLD Money Fair in February we saw the preliminary designs and test pieces for NumisCollect’s new Palau Anubis coin. Its’ three-dimensional ultra-high relief is achieved through the use of Smartminting technology developed by Mayer’s Mint and
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Rare British Pattern From the Cromwell Survives Over 350 Years
DURING THE AUGUST ANA Auction No. 3085, Heritage Auctions will be offering up a 1656 Cromwell Pattern Broad. It is a rare piece considering its historical context. The English Civil War ended in 1649 on the execution of King Charles I, marking the be
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Pobjoy Mint Releases A Footprint in Gold
IN 2019 WE saw a lot of 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Moon Landing coins being released. Many had great designs and several were really outstanding in their concepts and execution of the final product. You might remember the stunning United States Mint
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PRESIDENT & CEO Andrew W. Clurman EXECUTIVE VP & CFO Brian Sellstrom SENIOR VP OF OPERATIONS Patricia B. Fox VP, PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING Barbara Van Sickle VP, PEOPLE & PLACES JoAnn Thomas VP, DIGITAL PRODUCTS & PLATFORMS Katie Herrell VP, IT Nels
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30 Years Of The Kookaburra
PERTH MINT CONTINUES their celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra with the release on June 2 of a 2-ounce silver proof gilded high relief 2 dollar coin. The high relief with selective gilding is a first for the Perth Mint. T
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Bank of Montreal 1844 Canadian halfpenny
I have an 1844 Canadian halfpenny issued on the Bank of Montreal. I have never seen anything about such a coin and was wondering if it is a rarity. If you know anything about this coin I would like to know. Canadian confederation took place in 1858.
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