Latvia’s golden brooches series of Proof .9999 fine gold €20 coins continues in 2017 with a horseshoe fibula. The Latvijas Banka on Aug. 31 issued the second coin in the annual series in the leadup to the centennial of the nation in 2018.
The Balfour Declaration in 1917 helped pave the way toward eventual establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. A Canadian collector-dealer and an American hobby organization are commemorating the centennial of the Declaration with different numismatic items.
More than 1 million penguins call the Falkland Islands home. The final of four coins from the Falkland Islands in a 2017 program honoring these aquatic birds is now available from the Pobjoy Mint.
A famous Disney character is celebrating the Year of the Dog on 2018 coins — and it’s not Goofy or Pluto. The New Zealand Mint continues its issuance of Disney-licensed coins with a pair of coins showing Mickey Mouse.
A pair of new Proof silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint are a reminder of the simple joys of a beach vacation. Issued Sept. 5, these Proof 2017 .9999 fine silver $20 coins showcase a day at the ocean’s edge, celebrating the Atlantic starfish and the sea turtle.
Though not as valuable as its peers in the Golden Gate Collection, this gold aureus of Nero may offer the most character. Well-traveled, worn and relatively common, this piece was still held in high regard at last month's ANA show, where it realized a tick over $2,000.
The coin is part of a long series of commemorative pieces issued beginning in 1825. Of those, 38 were issued during the reign of Ludwig I, according to researcher John Davenport, but many "were not released until some years after the dates they bear,” he notes.
Downies has issued an ultra high relief silver dollar for Niue to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the CAC Boomerang, the first fighter aircraft to be both designed and constructed in Australia.
While Roman coins depicting men formed the majority of the Golden Gate Collection, some strong and beautiful women were also represented, including Faustina Junior, daughter of Antoninus Pius and wife of Marcus Aurelius.
The Golden Gate Collection of Roman Gold Aurei, a group of 40 coins spanning a century during the peak of the Roman Imperial period from A.D. 60 to 160, reflects “a time when the Roman Empire reached its greatest... artistic influence." The collection's unique gold aureus of Hadrian shows the river god Nilus reclining, half draped, on the reverse, relaxing with one arm...