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Spain celebrates UNESCO World Heritage Site on €2...
by Jeff Starck 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.
$25,000 and change for this Proof 67 1875 Trade...
by Steve Roach This 1875 Trade dollars was upgraded from the PCGS Proof 66 and accompanying green CAC sticker, its grade in 2015, to Proof 67 before the July FUN auction. The numerical upgrade did not heighten the market's perception of this coin's value, as the 2015 price realized was $28,200, and the July Heritage FUN sale price realized was $25,000.48.
Here’s a chance to design a U.S. coin: 2018 Breast...
by Paul Gilkes The U.S. Mint will begin accepting applications Aug. 1 from artists interested in being considered to design the three 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coins. The competition will be conducted in two phases, with Phase I starting Aug. 1 and Phase 2 starting in mid-November.
Cause of weak hubbings on Argentinian doubled die...
by Mike Diamond Many countries farm out their coining operations to foreign mints. Outsourcing makes sense if you lack a mint of your own or if the demands of commerce outstrip domestic coining capabilities. Hired mints, though, can end up making errors too.
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1878-S Trade dollar highlights strong showing at...
by Steve Roach Among the highlights in the 2016 summer FUN auction was a group of Trade dollars, including this 1878-S silver dollar graded Mint State 66 by Professional Coin Grading Service with a green Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker that sold for $30,550.
Heritage offers silver dollar equivalents in ANA...
by Jeff Starck 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.