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Spain marks royal celebration on Proof 2016 silver...
by Jeff Starck The Royal Spanish Mint celebrates a milestone of royal importance with a new silver coin. The Proof .925 fine silver €10, released Sept. 26, commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Charles III. Charles III was the king of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788.
1848 Coronet, CAL. gold quarter eagle could be...
by Steve Roach Collectors will long debate whether the 1,389 1848 Coronet gold $2.50 quarter eagles with CAL. stamped above the eagle’s head on the reverse are truly the first U.S. commemorative coins. The letters were stamped at the Philadelphia Mint above the eagle to identify coins minted from the first gold sent to the Philadelphia Mint from California.
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.
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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.
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.