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Royal Mint launches fourth annual round of coins...
by Jeff Starck The Royal Mint’s annual Lunar bullion program continues with 2017 coins marking the Year of the Rooster. It is the fourth round of coins to be issued in the Royal Mint’s Lunar series, which started with the 2014 Year of the Horse, followed by the Year of the Sheep in 2015 and Year of the Monkey coins in 2016.
Works of Dutch painter Jheronimus Bosch star on...
by Jeff Starck To make new coins, the Royal Dutch Mint went back in time. The Netherland’s second official commemorative coins of 2016 mark the 500th anniversary of the death of painter Jheronimus (Hieronymus) Bosch. The coins are part of a larger program of festivities marking 2016 as the Year of Jheronimus Bosch.
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Athena and Pegasus launch on new silver bullion...
by Jeff Starck There’s a new silver bullion coin, and it has ancient roots. The Pobjoy Mint on Oct. 3 is launching a Reverse Proof 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollar on behalf of the British Virgin Islands government, featuring the famous Greek mythological horse, Pegasus.
Privately struck coin that is a ‘historic reminder’...
by Steve Roach Heritage observed that the Twelve Oaks Collection included a remarkably broad spectrum of gold coins, from early U.S. Mint issues to classic gold commemoratives, along with some pioneer gold pieces. This privately struck 1850 Moffat & Co. pioneer gold $5 coin, graded Mint State 62 by Professional Coin Grading Service, features an obverse design that mimics...
Mystery error camouflaged among the obvious,...
by Mike Diamond Some of the most interesting errors also happen to be ones that are faint, subtle, or camouflaged. A deliciously stealthy mystery is found on a 1931 Ethiopia 25-matonas coin. It shows two obvious die alignment errors — a hammer (reverse) die that was horizontally misaligned and strongly tilted