Spain has unveiled the design for its 2017 circulating commemorative €2 coin from its annual series showcasing Spain’s UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites. The 2017 ringed-bimetallic coin, scheduled for release Feb. 1, features an oblique view of the Santa Maria del Naranco Church, entirely contained on the coin’s copper-nickel core.
World coin auctions scheduled for the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money are slated to offer a literal world of options. But three specialized collections offered during Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night auction on Aug. 11 offer dollar-sized highlights across many price points.
The Czech Mint marks crucial wartime moments from 1941 with a series of 2016 noncirculating legal tender coins, starting with a coin featuring the Bismarck. Named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the Bismarck and fellow ship Tirpitz were the largest battleships ever built by Germany, and two of the largest built by any European power.
The San Marino Grand Prix isn’t actually held in San Marino, but it’s close enough for the tiny nation to share its name and celebrate the event. The San Marino Grand Prix was established especially for Imola in 1981, where it continued through 2006. A Proof .925 fine silver €10 coin marks the 35th anniversary of that first race in 1981.
The Pobjoy Mint’s longest partnership is ending. Company officials announced July 19 that the private mint’s relationship with the Isle of Man would end in 2017. The Isle of Man was one of the first coin-issuing entities to expand the production and sale of noncirculating legal tender coinage minted in its name.
The most iconic image of Rio de Janiero and Brazil itself is the Art Deco Christ the Redeemer statue, which was chosen for the common reverse of all four Proof gold coins in Brazil’s Olympic Games coin program.
A total of 16 silver coins celebrate the flora, fauna, music and architecture of Brazil as the nation commemorates the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The global event is scheduled for Aug. 5 to 21.
Although he was overshadowed by his contemporary explorers, Pedro Álvares Cabral today is regarded as a major figure of the Age of Discovery. In 1900, Brazil honored his discovery with a series of coins, including a silver 4,000-real piece, the largest denomination in that commemorative set. An example of that coin highlights an August auction.
When Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, plays host to the Summer Games from Aug. 5 to 21, the nation will be on full display for millions of watchers around the globe, for good or ill. Brazil is celebrating the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with 37 circulating and collector coins, honoring the sports that will be contested and showcasing the nation's flora, fauna, architecture and music.
The ancient Celts are impossible to define in anything but the broadest of terms. The dearth of written records means that we must rely on secondhand accounts and archaeology to fill in the gaps. Even so, the Celts left a rich cultural legacy in the many objects that have been unearthed almost everywhere north of the Mediterranean basin. This legacy not...