Rarities in fabulous grades at Grün part 2: World coins and medals

In the last post, we covered selected ancient coins from Auction 73 of the Heidelberger Münzhandlung, taking place November 14 and 15, 2017. Today we move on to selected coins from foreign countries. This part of the auction offers many interesting specimens, among these a small series of English, French, and Flemish gold coins dating from the […]

Rarities in fabulous grades at Grün part 1: Ancient coins

From November 14 to 15, 2017, Auction 73 of the Heidelberger Münzhandlung will take place. Herbert Grün has again assembled a catalog that contains rarities in the best grades imaginable — ranging from ancient times to the Federal Republic of Germany. A large series consisting of more than 700 lots of ancient coins is followed […]

Hungarian commemorative coins honor the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of a church in the German town of Wittenberg. In doing so, he challenged the position of the Catholic Church on the forgiveness of sins. The theses claimed that it was not the Pope, but God alone who could forgive […]

Perth Mint and APMEX renew their annual “Escape to Australia” sweepstakes

The Perth Mint and APMEX are at it again, partnering for the ninth annual Escape to Australia Sweepstakes. U.S. residents who purchase any 2017- or 2018-dated Perth Mint item from APMEX (website or telephone) between October 3 and midnight (ET) on November 5 will be automatically entered to win. (Purchases through eBay do not qualify.) No purchase […]

Czech Republic’s first bullion coin: Beautiful and unusual in more ways than one

For the first time ever, the Czech Republic has issued bullion investment coins. Introduced at the Investor Prague Show, the Czech Lion joins the ranks of the American Eagle, the Chinese Panda, the U.K.’s Britannia, the Australian Kangaroo, and several other government-guaranteed bullion programs. The Lion also joins a more exclusive club: well-designed, low-mintage bullion […]

After Hurricane Irma, the Pobjoy Mint sets up relief fund for the British Virgin Islands

As most World Mint News Blog readers know, the Pobjoy Mint is a private company in the United Kingdom that produces circulating and collector coinage on behalf of governments, central banks, and major companies worldwide. One entity with which Pobjoy has had a long-standing arrangement, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), was among the many places hit […]

Fourth and final coin in popular Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection now available for pre-order

The fourth and final release in the Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection features Benjamin Bunny and is now available for pre-order. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is distinct from Potter’s other four books given that the story was written entirely from scratch, unlike the aforementioned which were based on her own private letters. Benjamin Bunny’s tale […]

Royal Canadian Mint Act authorizes special loonie to commemorate centennial of Toronto Maple Leafs

On June 22, 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint Act authorized the issuance of a $1 circulation coin (the denomination fondly known in Canada as the “loonie”) commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. The “Rationale” section of the act states the following: The 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs is […]

Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Great Trail with a new silver collector coin

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Royal Canadian Mint has launched an exciting new rectangular silver coin to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 24,000-kilometre Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail), which will soon connect Canada from its Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic coasts. This coin was celebrated at an event held beside the Meewasin […]

Special 2018 Somali Elephant designs available at the World’s Fair of Money

The following is a re-post from World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. Collectors love limited-mintage special editions of familiar coins—and mints are happy to provide them. Last February, at Berlin’s World Money Fair, 1,000 silver Somali Elephant coins with a special privy mark (which included the Berlin world clock) were sold to avid […]