The French in Vietnam – Rare 1946 French Indochinese Piastre Pattern...

French Indochinese piastre By CoinWeek ....   Compared to Portugal and Spain, France was late colonizing Asia and the Far East. Its involvement in Southeast Asian affairs...

Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   In 2012, the Bank of Canada announced the sale of 30,000 hand-selected specimens from a hoard of about 245,000...

Austria 2018 Colorful Creatures: The Parrot 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every...

Austrian Mint’s Maria Theresa and Wildlife in Our Sights Programs Take...

Two successful collector coin programs take a final bow... Empress Maria Theresa – Prudence and Reform Rounding off the Empress Maria Theresa series, Prudence and Reform,...

Perth Mint to Release Ready Player One Collector Coins March 6

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science-fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become...

Royal Mint Celebrates 40th Anniversary of The Snowman With 1st Full-Color...

The Royal Mint, together with Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House) has today announced that it will be releasing a series of special...

APMEX Releases 1 oz Proof Gold, Silver Swan Coins

APMEX, Inc. is excited to introduce new additions to the already popular Perth Mint Silver Swan series. Both of these coins, the 1 oz...

South Korean Mint Announces New 2018 Silver Chiwoo Cheonwang, Tiger Medals

APMEX, Inc. is excited to announce the latest releases from KOMSCO , the South Korean Mint with the 2018 1 oz Silver Chiwoo Cheonwang and...

Isle of Man Releases 2018 Silver and Gold Bullion Angel Coins

Isle of Man - 2018 Angel Isle of Man. Angel. 2018. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt,...

When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop?...

UFO-Themed Coin Adds New Dimension to Royal Canadian Mint’s Latest Offerings

The Falcon Lake Incident of 1967 is remembered on a glow-in-the-dark, ovoid-shaped coin The fascinating tale of one of Canada's most famous UFO encounters, has...

CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017: Fake $100s, What is...

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The economics of the Bitcoin payment system Unlike other payment systems, Bitcoin is a two-sided...

CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold?...

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...

Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last October I wrote about the coinage of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. I was curious...

First Strike: Germany Mints 5 Euro Polymer Ring “Subtropical Climate Zone”...

On 8 December 2017, Department of Finance Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold has struck the very first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”. He thus...

Perth Mint to Issue 1st Platinum Kangaroo Bullion Coin in 2018

For the first time in its 30-year history, Australia’s official bullion coin program will showcase the nation’s iconic kangaroo on three precious metals. Recognized as...

A Most Innovative Coin: The German Polymer Ring Climate Zone Series

By Gu Jun (Shanghai), for the Journal of East Asian Numismatics ......   On December 8, 2017, in Karlsruhe, Germany, it was raining outside with the...

Soldier on Royal Canadian Mint D-Day 75th Anniversary Silver Dollar Coin...

Working with local historians and officers of the Bathurst, New Brunswick-headquartered North Shore Regiment, the Royal Canadian Mint has solved the mystery of the...

CoinWeek News Wire for April 20, 2018: The Doctor Will See...

Coinweek News Wire for April 20, 2018 .... Current Events 1.) Should the U.S. Retire the Penny and Nickel? It’s true that it costs more to mint these two...

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in "value" than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees...

Perth Mint Ingots Put Pink Panther & Pink Diamonds in Spotlight

Discerning collectors can now capture the Pink Panther™ in pure platinum or pink gold with his hands on a rare pink diamond from Rio...

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian...

As Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate Canada Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new 25-cent circulation coin commemorating the 50th...

Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications .....   The first round of voting for...

CoinWeek Podcast #102: Confronting Counterfeit Coins with Beth Deisher

 CoinWeek Podcast #102: Confronting Counterfeit Coins with Beth Deisher Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

Monster of a Coin – Royal Mint Frankenstein £2 Coin Unveiled

The Halloween season is upon us, is this really a shocking development? The Royal Mint is celebrating the 200th anniversary since the publication of Mary...

APMEX – Second Gold & Silver Czech Lion Bullion Coins Now...

First Ever Czech Lion Bullion Coins from the Czech Mint APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to announce...

A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

Originally By Louis Golino and Updated May 2018 by CoinWeek ..... The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to...

Dragon & Phoenix: Perth Mint Merges Ancient Mythology with Modern Numismatics

As global demand for Chinese-themed precious metal coins continues to soar, The Perth Mint has unveiled two new offerings featuring mythical creatures from the...

World Coins – Royal Mint Unleashes Latest Queen’s Beast: The Red...

By The Royal Mint ......   The Royal Mint is to unleash a range of commemorative coins celebrating the Red Dragon of Wales – one of...

CoinWeek News Wire for January 26, 2018: Buy the Book Before...

By Coinweek Coin News Wire ....   Coin News Wire for January 26, 2018 Brain Food 1.) This is the reason why only dead people can be featured on...