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.
A 1953 Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial medal, struck by the Adams Company for old-time St. Louis coin dealer Otto Oddehon, accidentally commemorates the death of the world’s fair movement, as the expo era fizzled and a hoped for Louisiana Purchase sesquicentennial exposition never materialized, lacking any federal or local business support.
The hunter and hunted are joined together on the design of a 2017 gold coin from the Royal Canadian Mint. The reverse of the Proof .9999 fine gold 25 cents — the third in a four-coin Predator vs. Prey series — features a design by Inuit artist Andrew Qappik.
For the fifth year in a row, the Royal Mint will issue a £5 coin for Alderney to honor the sacrifice and spirit celebrated on Remembrance Day. The 2016 coin, as with earlier coins, will show the poppy — a widely recognized symbol of remembrance — to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war.
Also this week, we profiled the potential of an ancient coin that depicts a structure that still stands, looked back at an unprecedented flood of error notes into U.S. circulation 40 years ago, and got a look at the newly minted 2016-W Walking Liberty gold half dollar.
The nation’s two coin review panels have taken sharply different stands on how some the nation’s most expensive coins should be designed. Meeting in Washington on two consecutive days, the Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee reviewed 12 sets of proposed obverse designs for platinum coins planned for 2018 to 2020.
The counterfeit 1873 Coronet, Closed 3 gold $2.50 quarter eagle illustrated here is most likely one of the counterfeits that were produced in the 1960s and 1970s as a way of bringing gold into the United States. Laws that prohibited the importation of gold bullion, while at the same time allowing U.S. gold coins, prompted conversion of tons of gold bullion to fakes...
In the copper-nickel clad Washington quarter dollar series, only a small number of good die varieties are known. Even so, one coin that arguably should be included in collections of this coinage seldom is. It’s not a die variety, but a Mint error. It’s the 1970-D Washington quarter dollar struck on dime thickness stock. To make coin blanks, pre-formed strips of metal...