Fiji: Unique Collector Coin Honors 75th Anniversary of Captain America

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Marvel Comics’ Captain America, Fiji has issued a legal-tender silver collector coin that fans will appreciate. Numerous commemorative and collector coins have taken advantage of the convex format, but this one may be the single most appropriate design for a domed coin: Captain America’s shield. It is also […]

On Monday, Maddison Simmonds at reported that the Perth Mint has placed three of Australia’s rarest historical coins on display for the first time ever. The three coins—a cent from 1930 and two gold 1852 Adelaide pound coins (Type 1 and Type 2)—have a collective value of nearly AU$250,000. The exceptional penny specimen on display […]

Ancient Roman Coins Unearthed in Okinawa, Japan

This post updated on October 4, 11:40 a.m., to add a link to an informative historical article (scroll down to the ☆). According to the Japan Times, four ancient Roman coins and a coin from the Ottoman Empire have been unearthed at UNESCO World Heritage Site Katsuren Castle. The Roman coins appear to be from […]

Alderney £5 Remembrance Day Coins

The Royal Mint is taking orders for its annual Remembrance Day commemorative coins. Remembrance Day is observed every November 11 by members of the Commonwealth of Nations. In the United Kingdom, local ceremonies are held throughout the country; the Queen lays a wreath at the Cenotaph during the large ceremony in London. (Scroll to the bottom […]

U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association 2016 Convention and Educational Forum

The U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association’s fifth annual convention will take place October 6–8, 2016, at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. Speakers will include Kent Ponterio, Dan Sedwick, Mike Dunigan, Carlos Jara, Phil Flemming, and others. Dealers will include: American Numismatic Society, New York, New York Huston Pearson, Ennis, Texas Lois & […]

Tokelau: Second Coin in “Legends of Asgard” Released

The second coin in the Legends of Asgard series, struck under the legal authority of the island of Tokelau, has been released. The new coin depicts “Valkyrie, Chooser of the Slain.” In Norse mythology, Valkyries determine both who will die on the battlefield and which of the fallen will ascend to Valhalla. Legends of Asgard […]

Malta Issues Tribute to Historic “Patakka”

A brand-new numismatic coin, issued by the Central Bank of Malta, pays homage to a very old symbol: the Maltese Cross. The origins of the eight-pointed emblem reach back to the 6th century, when it appeared as an ornamental feature in Byzantine art and architecture. It was adopted in the late 15th century as a […]

Perth Mint Releases 2016 Dirk Hartog Australian Landing Stamp and Coin Cover

The Perth Mint has released the 2016 Dirk Hartog Australian Landing 1616-2016 Stamp and Coin Cover, which is available for $16.32 AUD ($12.22 USD). The featured $1 coin is an aluminum bronze version of the silver Proof high relief piece released in June and commemorates the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s arrival in Australia aboard the Eendracht; this was […]

Austrian Mint Launches 3-Year “Colorful Creatures Series” with Fledermaus Coin

The Austrian Mint has launched a new twelve-coin series entitled “Colorful Creatures,” which will kick off with the October 5 release of a coin featuring a fledermaus (German for “bat”). After this year, four coins will be issued annually for both 2017 and 2018, with three final pieces set to bring this series to its […]

Austria’s Final Child-Designed “Piece By Piece” Coins To Be Released October 5

The Austrian Mint has announced that the final design in its “Austria Piece by Piece” series will be released on October 5. This will be the tenth coin in a collection that highlights the various regions of Austria with reverse designs created by the country’s schoolchildren. The final coin is titled “Österreich” and features the […]