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Krause 2023 Coin of the Year (COTY) Winner

Ukraine Wins Coin of the Year

Competition was tough for the Coin of the Year (COTY) competitors this year. The 10 category wins had numerous close calls in voting, with Canada,...
First Charles III Coins, Largest Royal Mint Coin Submitted to Trial of the Pyx

First Charles III Coins, Largest Royal Mint Coin Submitted to Trial of the Pyx

The Royal Mint’s coins have been submitted for quality testing in the annual Trial of the Pyx at Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City...
Latest Australian Opal Lunar Coin Celebrates Year of the Rabbit

Latest Australian Opal Lunar Coin Celebrates Year of the Rabbit

From our prestigious Australian Opal Lunar Series, this 2023 Year of the Rabbit coin features a spectacular centerpiece crafted from authentic Australian opal. Those born...
Coins Circulating at the Time of Jack the Ripper

Coins Circulating at the Time of Jack the Ripper

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... Over the past seven years, it seems as if true crime and serial killer podcasts have become ingrained in...
Gold Coinage in Pre-Meiji Japan

Gold Coinage in Pre-Meiji Japan

By David Yoon for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... The coinage of western Eurasia and its colonial explants featured, from the Archaic Aegean to the...
The History Behind the Euro and Euro Coins

The History Behind the Euro and Euro Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... While it is not well known, Europe has flirted with a single unified currency since the founding of the...
2023 Gold Kangaroo Bullion Coins Now Available From Perth Mint

2023 Gold Kangaroo Bullion Coins Now Available From Perth Mint

An iconic product of The Perth Mint, the gold Australian kangaroo bullion coins are a striking tribute to Australia’s most recognizable animal. Issued as Australian...
Royal Canadian Mint Commemorative Coin Honors Black Canadian Volunteers of No. 2 Construction Battalion

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorative Coin Honors Black Canadian Volunteers of No. 2 Construction Battalion

No. 2 Construction Battalion, the first and only all-Black battalion-sized unit in Canadian military history, is being remembered on the 2023 issue of the...
Royal Mint Unveils Henry VIII Coin for British Monarchs Collection

Royal Mint Unveils Henry VIII Coin for British Monarchs Collection

First coin in the collection to feature His Majesty King Charles III’s official coinage portrait   The Royal Mint, the official maker of UK coins, has...
Royal Canadian Mint Announces Numismatic Collection Honoring Life and Reign of Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Canadian Mint Announces Numismatic Collection Honoring Life and Reign of Queen Elizabeth II

The life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, who served as Canada’s monarch and head of state for 70 years, is being remembered on...
The 1849 Michael Jackson Memorial Coin?

The 1849 Michael Jackson Memorial Coin?

By Jay Turner for PCGS ...... Late Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso was famous for his numerous musical compositions, including many religious choral pieces. Also...
Perth Mint Issues 2023 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Perth Mint Issues 2023 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present the Australian Kangaroo 2023 1oz Silver Bullion Coin. The kangaroo is a large marsupial endemic to Australia....
Currently Circulating Mexican Coins

Currently Circulating Mexican Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... With nearly 500 years of western-style monetary history, Mexico’s numismatic story is quite fascinating. As one of the oldest North...
The Second-Heaviest Coin of Classical Numismatics: Künker

The Second-Heaviest Coin of Classical Numismatics: Künker

By Künker GmbH ...... About 15 kilograms – as much as four bricks or a three-year-old child – that’s the weight of the second-heaviest coin...
CoinWeek Streaming News: Three Awesome Gold Coins You Can't Afford to Miss

CoinWeek Streaming News: Three Awesome Gold Coins You Can’t Afford to Miss

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...
A Brief History of the Chinese Gold Panda

A Brief History of the Chinese Gold Panda

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... First struck in 1982, the .999 pure Chinese Gold Panda series has been a perennial favorite of numismatists and...
Royal Mint Unveils Britannia 2023 Bullion Coin Bearing King Charles III’s Portrait

Royal Mint Unveils Britannia 2023 Bullion Coin Bearing King Charles III’s Portrait

The Royal Mint is the first Mint in the world to introduce King Charles III’s official portrait onto bullion coins, with His Majesty’s effigy...
Royal Canadian Mint: Transitional Effigy on 2023 Proof Silver Dollar

Royal Canadian Mint: Transitional Effigy on 2023 Proof Silver Dollar

2023-dated collector and bullion coins to feature transitional effigy until permanent obverse is chosen for all Canadian coins The Royal Canadian Mint has dedicated its...
Atocha: The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

Atocha: The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ..... The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was one of the most valuable shipwrecks in history. The Spanish galleon was owned...

A Brief History of the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin: Music to Investor's Ears It is fascinating how events in two different countries on different...
The Coins of Viking Age Scandinavia

The Coins of Viking Age Scandinavia

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... Nearly everything we know about Viking Age coins comes from hoards. Whether buried as votive offerings or as simple...
Royal Mint Reveals 1st 2023 Commemorative Coins Bearing King's Official Portrait

Royal Mint Reveals 1st 2023 Commemorative Coins Bearing King’s Official Portrait

The Royal Mint has revealed the first coins of 2023, to bear His Majesty The King’s official coinage portrait. This is the first...
Perth Mint Issues 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

Perth Mint Issues 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Rabbit, the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar. According to Chinese...
The Mexico 1983 Pattern Proof Set

The Mexico 1983 Pattern Proof Set

By Jay Turner for PCGS ...... Recently, a collector's accumulation provided insight into a rare pattern set from Mexico. The first Proof Set offered by...
The Coin Analyst’s Guide to Post-Holiday Gifts for Modern World Coin Collectors

The Coin Analyst’s 2022 Gift Guide for Modern World Coin Collectors

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ..... It’s that time of the year again – time to look back on some highlights from the dizzying...
Final Royal Australian Mint Commemorative Coin Design Featuring Queen Elizabeth II Released

Final Royal Australian Mint Commemorative Coin Design Featuring Queen Elizabeth II Released

By Royal Australian Mint ...... On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, the Royal Australian Mint released the design of the obverse side to be used on...
How Apartheid Hurt the Krugerrand

How Apartheid Hurt the Krugerrand

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... A system of racial segregation in South Africa, Apartheid was first instituted in 1948 by the minority White Afrikaans...
Fourth Coin in British Monarchs Series: Edward VII

Fourth Coin in British Monarchs Series: Edward VII

The Royal Mint, one of the oldest continuously operating mints in the world, has struck coins for every British monarch for the last millennium,...
Royal Canadian Mint Issues $2 Circulation Coin With Black Nickel Finish in Memory of Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Canadian Mint Issues $2 Circulation Coin With Black Nickel Finish in Memory of...

As 2022 draws to a close, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a $2 circulation coin featuring a black outer ring to honor Her...
Royal Mint Begins Circulating 1st Coins With Charles III Effigy

Royal Mint Begins Circulating 1st Coins With Charles III Effigy

The King’s portrait will first appear on the 50 pence coins, with the reverse commemorating the life and legacy of Her Late Majesty...