Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

Decoplata: The History of .720 Silver in World Coinage

By Austin Jepsky .....   Sometimes referred to as “Mexican Silver”, coins of a .720 silver fineness at one time or another could be found in...

PCGS Division of Collectors Universe Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia

In a major expansion of its international services and activities, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) has...

Clay, Cardboard, and Zinc: Altered Coinage of World War II

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   In the United States, the most dramatic effect that World War II had on our coinage was the steel...
World coins & medals: AUSTRIA. Franz Joseph I. 1910 Gilt Bronze Medal. PCGS SP68. 90mm. Bust of Franz Joseph / Diana with bow. Hauser-3131 Matte. Images courtesy Atlas Numismatics

New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry...

Tyler Rossi: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As an avid numismatist, I tend to be attracted to coins that tell a story. While I of course...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination...

CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire ....   Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? ...t takes a keen eye to see...

CoinWeek IQ: Japanese Bar Money

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Information about early Japanese coinage can be difficult to find. It’s not a highly studied area among American numismatists,...
Rare Coins From All Over the World: Sincona Auction Review

Rare Coins From All Over the World: Sincona Auction Review

By Sincona ......   In May of 2018 Sincona held its 46th and 47th auctions. A so-called “Stirnlocken-Vreneli” was sold at 130,000 CHF, a 10 ducat...

Japanese Proof Collection Star of Heritage NYINC 2017 Signature Auction

Japanese Meiji Year 13 (1880) proof coins - possibly the most complete set in the world - will be auctioned in Heritage Auctions' World...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be...
A Gift of Admiration and Adoration: Stack's Bowers to Offer Japanese Gold Oban in January 2021 NYINC Auction

A Gift of Admiration and Adoration: Stack’s Bowers to Offer Japanese Gold Oban in...

Japanese Gold Oban by Kyle Ponterio - Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   There are countless reasons for the act of gifting, including...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio to Offer 5,000+ Lots in Most Valuable Hong Kong Auction to Date

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer 5,000+ Lots in Most Valuable Hong Kong Auction to...

The rare coin market remains incredibly robust, with Chinese numismatics among the clear trend-setters. Within this environment of intense interest, venerable auction house Stack's...
Basel "Glückhennentaler" in Gold Among World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

Napoleon I Essai, Basel “Glückhennentaler” in Gold Among World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Dear Clients, We hope everyone is doing well and that you may have some nice summer plans in store. This month we have brought...
Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1,000 yen silver coin

Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture...

Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $9.82 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 NYINC Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the...

Heritage: Coins of Asia Offered in December Hong Kong Auction

It is with much pride and excitement that we present our December 6-7 2018 Hong Kong Auction of World Coins, an event sure to...

Heritage: Hong Kong Auction Open for Bidding

Our third semi-annual Hong Kong World Coins Signature Auction, scheduled for December 8-9, is open for bidding at HA.com! It has been only one...

Niels Bohr Nobel Prize Medal Highlights Heritage Central States Auction

It is an exciting time for numismatics, as the many spectacular coins that the hobby offers are increasingly made accessible to collectors across the...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Look closely at your change Another day she was picking up some hamburgers at a...

MA-Shops: New Dutch Coin Dealer a Prestigious Name in Numismatics

By MA-Shops.com ......   Jongeling Numismatic Consultancy provides a wide variety of services in the field of numismatics. Both individuals and business clients are welcome. Whether...
Rare Prooflike Danish West Indies Gold Among Atlas Numismatics World Coins

Rare Prooflike Danish West Indies Gold Among Atlas Numismatics World Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ......   Atlas Numismatics is pleased to offer our latest selection of coins and medals for your consideration. We hope that you may find something...

Preview of Stack’s Bowers Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio to Offer 5,000+ Lots in Most Valuable Hong Kong Auction to Date

Rare Asian Coins Break Records at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction

Several Significant Rarities from the Pinnacle Collection and Graded by PCGS Cross the Block at April Hong Kong Auction   Some of the rarest coins from...

The Coinage of Manchukuo and the Last Emperor of China

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Last Emperor On March 1, 1932, a man by the name of Puyi became the Datong, or chief executive,...

Goodbye, Low-Denomination Coins

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins ......   You'll often hear that nothing lasts forever, and this aphorism is especially appropriate when it comes to fiat currencies....
World Coin Silver Commemoratives

World Coins – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Ask an American numismatist to describe silver commemorative coinage, and one of two possibilities will emerge. Younger people are likely to mention the...
Japan 2016 Fukushima 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2016 Fukushima 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture...

CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 23, 2018: Libyan MoU, $20 Trillion in Free Bitcoins,...

By Coinweek News Wire ....   Coinweek News Wire for February 23, 2018 Current Events 1.) US, Libya sign MoU to combat looting of cultural properties As part of the...

A World of Gold Coins – The Japanese Gold Oban

The Japanese Gold Oban is a large oval gold plate coin, minted in Japan as part of the Tokugawa coinage system. The Oban was the...