The search for sunken shipwreck treasure often takes decades, high tech equipment and lots of money. In an upcoming auction, however, only the latter is required, because once again Florida auction house and coin dealer Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC offers items recovered from shipwrecks among its marquee lots.
A hoard of gold containing what might be considered “key” coins still awaits its owner. An undisclosed number of gold sovereigns and half sovereigns dating from the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII and George V were discovered hidden away inside a piano.
A new 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollar from Fiji offers an artistic option for silver stackers and collectors alike: the 2017 coin from the Scottsdale Mint showcases the artwork of ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai with his most famous piece, The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
The robust commemorative coin program in 2017 celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation continues from the Royal Canadian Mint. The latest entry is the annual Proof silver dollar, which features a bold, modern allegory of the nation of Canada, created by Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya.
Characters from Disney Pixar’s 2006 film Cars are featured on two colorful new coins from the New Zealand Mint. The Proof 2017 .999 fine silver $2 coins for Niue depict Lightning McQueen and Sally, two main protagonists in the anthropomorphic animation.
America’s Capitol building now appears on a coin from the British Virgin Islands. Unlike many modern noncirculating legal tender coins, the subject actually has a connection to the issuer; the designer of the Capitol, William Thornton, was born in the British Virgin Islands.
During the Seven Years’ War in the 1750s and 1760s, Frederick II (“the Great”) found himself battling Russia’s queen Elizabeth I. Tempelhofer Münzenhaus-Berlin on April 6 is auctioning a comprehensive collection of coins related to Frederick the Great. One of those coins is a rare imitation made on behalf of Frederick in an attempt to sabotage his opponents.
To celebrate the nation of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the RCM is offering the world’s first circulating glow-in-the-dark colorized coin. A plain version of the coin, lacking the glow-in-the-dark and color features, will also be issued.
A modern silver bullion coin just released harkens back to ancient coin art. The New Zealand Mint, in conjunction with A-Mark Precious Metals and the issuing nation of Niue, now offers the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm $2 bullion coin.
A 350-page work Lukasz Rosanowski catalogs the more than 8,500 coins released this century for Australia and several island nations in Oceania, and includes more than 12,000 images in color.