Investment demand during 2016 is expected to expand by 45,000 ounces, to 350,000 ounces in 2016, while specific bar and coin demand is anticipated to dip from 2015 levels, according to the World Platinum Investment Council’s latest quarter report.
Massive single-owner auctions like the Twelve Oaks Collection include a broad range of coins, allowing the results to shed light on different segments of the rare coin market.
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.
An amazing discovery was made in Okinawa, Japan, recently, when 10 ancient coins from the Roman and Ottoman empires were unearthed at the site of ruined a Japanese castle, thousands of miles from their place of origin.
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.
Heritage observed that the Twelve Oaks Collection included a remarkably broad spectrum of gold coins, from early U.S. Mint issues to classic gold commemoratives, along with some pioneer gold pieces. This privately struck 1850 Moffat & Co. pioneer gold $5 coin, graded Mint State 62 by Professional Coin Grading Service, features an obverse design that mimics...
Some of the most interesting errors also happen to be ones that are faint, subtle, or camouflaged. A deliciously stealthy mystery is found on a 1931 Ethiopia 25-matonas coin. It shows two obvious die alignment errors — a hammer (reverse) die that was horizontally misaligned and strongly tilted
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Lifting the ordering restrictions for the 2016-W Standing Liberty gold quarter dollar has significantly boosted the U.S. Mint’s sales of the coin. Through 11:30 a.m. ET Sept. 26, the Mint recorded sales of 75,338 total out of the product limit of 100,000 coins.
Planned to coincide with the introduction of its new £5 note, the Bank of England Museum opened its refurbished Banknote Gallery on Sept. 7. The Bank of England was established in 1694 and the bank says the exhibit is intended to trace this long history, from primitive paper receipts all the way to the polymer notes of today.
The week of Coinex, the international coin show in London organized by the British Numismatic Trade Association, will include a 790-lot auction of world paper money by Dix Noonan Webb on Oct. 3. The DNW auction is almost equally divided between notes of Britain, Scotland, and Ireland, and those from the rest of the world.
Author Bowers has received more than 100 letters from Coin World readers who have experienced gradeflation or been harmed by it. Just about anybody with a coin graded Mint State 63 in 1990 that today grades MS-65 would be happy. One reader, though, reported losing several hundred thousand dollars — years ago he bought most of the top-graded certified 1909-S...
For a time the Dutch ruled the seas, their merchant vessels sailing far and wide in the name of the kingdom. A silver medal in Nomos Ag’s Oct. 7 auction in Zurich recalls the sailing dominance of the Dutch and a shipwreck and recovery efforts from that time period. The medal is part of a broad collection of European medals from 1513 to 1788 offered in the auction.
The Jakarta Post reported on Sept. 14 that Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, has decided that the country’s new currency being issued later this year will bear the portraits of 12 Indonesians who have been officially designated “National Heroes” by the government.