When Australia went to war in the 1910s, artists went to work creating posters supporting the war effort. These posters are modern inspirations for an annual coin series issued by the Perth Mint. The Proof 2017 silver dollar, the fourth in the series that began in 2014, depicts a poster created in 1916 by the Young Men’s Christian Association.
The full program of precious metal coins and other versions of the commemorative designs will be released for individual sale throughout the year, but the sets are the only option now to acquire the coins, with one exception.
Two Panda medals are planned for release during the World Money Fair in Berlin Feb. 2 to 5. The 2017 medals’ designs are by Shanghai Mint Senior Designer Yu Min, who also designed the 2016 medal.
The Pobjoy Mint on Jan. 10 released its fourth colorful titanium coin of 2017, a blue £2 coin celebrating the blue whale. The 2017 Blue Whale coin comes four years after the sellout of the 2013 Blue Whale £2 coin, also created in the name of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands by Pobjoy Mint.
The Central Bank of Malta has issued the first circulating commemorative €2 coin under a new program titled “From Children in Solidarity,” with the first theme being “Solidarity through Love.” The coin design was selected through a nationwide design contest for all secondary schoolchildren, which allowed the children to select the winning design from a panel of five...
The second ringed polymer-metal €5 coin from Germany celebrates the tropics. The German Ministry of Finance has unveiled designs for the coin, which features a red polymer ring placed between the metallic outer ring and core of the 2017 coin.
Dix Noonan Webb’s Feb. 15 auction in London offers the return of 194 Roman bronze coins to market, some 75 years after the collection was formed. One of the highlights is the 134 to 138 bronze sestertius of Emperor Hadrian.
In our latest Coin World Show & Tell Facebook video, senior editor Jeff Starck talks about a the 1943 Lincoln Steel cent. A rare, and well-known U.S. issue in its own right.
Die fill is a combination of various factory-floor elements — think metal dust and filings, and heavy grease — that can end up on the surface of a die. The material can fill the recesses of a die where, under the impact of striking coins, it eventually becomes quite hardened. What happens if, during the heat of striking, it expands beyond the surface of the die face?
Bidding is set to open Jan. 12 for RR Auction’s sale of Summer and Winter Olympics winners’ medals, participation medals, Olympic torches and related items. Among the medals are a rare gold winner’s medal from the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina, Italy; and a silver winner’s medal from the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome; a bronze winner’s medal from the 1912 Summer...