Hungary: 200th birthday of János Arany commemorated in three metals

(Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont)—János Arany is called one of the key figures in Hungarian literature and political life. He was a poet, teacher, editor, secretary of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and one of the best-known and most renowned figures in Hungarian literature. The National Bank of Hungary is marking the 200th anniversary […]

King Arthur Triumphant on New Cook Islands Coin

Fans of Arthurian legend—and fans of richly inventive world coins, as well—have a new collectible series to enjoy. Choice Mint has released the first coin, “King Arthur,” in its new, six-coin “Camelot” series, and it is a beauty. “Camelot” is a joint product of the government and treasury of Cook Islands, Choice Mint, and Coin […]

Arrival: 2013 High Relief Piedfort 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf

Included in last month’s new releases from the Royal Canadian Mint was the 2013 Silver High Relief Piedfort Coin issued to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf. The example of the coin that I ordered recently arrived. The reverse design features an arrangement of overlapping maple leaves with the uppermost leaf slightly […]