The Falkland Islands are reportedly the “penguin capital of the world” because of the more than 1 million flightless birds that call the islands home. To celebrate the status, the Pobjoy Mint has launched a new Penguin coin series. The first coins also celebrate the Pobjoy Mint’s first striking of Falkland Islands circulating coins in nearly 10 years.
The Star Trek franchise is one of the most popular science-fiction properties. World mints continue to revisit the popular culture mainstay, mining subject matter for new collector coins, including two recent coins from Canada and Tuvalu.
The mob murder scene is depicted on the reverse, the brothers in the act of being killed as though by a many-headed monster composed of savage animals. Hence the “blood sport” reference.
The third edition of the definitive work on Chinese Panda coins is now available. Author Peter Anthony has just published The Gold and Silver Panda Buyer’s Guide, four years after the second edition was released.
Three denominations of Swedish coins will soon be invalid for use in circulation. The Sveriges Riksbank, or Swedish Central Bank, has warned consumers in Sweden that after June 30, older 1-, 2- and 5-krona coins will no longer be accepted in circulation
The Netherlands is marking the 200th anniversary of the current gold ducat with a special issue featuring the coin’s original design, introduced in 1817. To mark the milestone, the Royal Dutch Mint has issued the single ducat for 2017 with the design of the thin, armored knight that was used from 1817 until 1986.
Panama has released a new circulating commemorative coin to celebrate the legacy of the Panama Canal. The coin is now available from an American dealer.
Coins play a starring role in a new exhibit appearing May 19 to Nov. 5 in Great Britain, “Viking: Rediscover the Legend,” a major exhibition by the Yorkshire Museum in partnership with the British Museum.
Swiss International Coin Auctions, popularly called SINCONA Ag., offers more than 3,000 lots of medals and memorabilia related to shooting festivals in the firm’s 40th auction. The William Tell Collection sale is scheduled for May 18 in Zurich.
When thinking of coins found in shipwrecks, the mind likely wanders to silver and gold. But one lot from the Stephen Album Rare Coins May 18 to 20 auction is evidence that coins of other metals are sometimes recovered from the sea. The auction includes a piece of copper plate money, denominated 2 dalers.