The Pobjoy Mint’s colorful titanium animal coin series continues with a new coin for the crabeater seal. This £2 coin is issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory and features a mother seal and her pup resting on the pack ice while the father leaves to hunt.
The Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to be one of 2017’s biggest movies. ModernCoinMart and GovMint.com have partnered with former United States Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti to celebrate the movie with three new precious metal collector coins.
The rise of Jose Victoriano Huerta Ortega to the presidency of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution led to the creation of a fantastic numismatic rarity. A pattern for the MUERA HUERTA peso, even rarer than the coin it presaged, is crossing the auction block in Denver.
Colombia shipwreck recovery continues, German police arrest suspects from March heist: Week’s Most Read
Also this week, we get a glimpse of a rare 1806 Draped Bust half dollar. Plus, we learned of some trademark issues with a silver bullion coin.
Britain’s Royal Mint profits from selling commemorative coins as well as making circulation coins for the British Isles and around the world. Now, it is expanding its efforts in the coin market by buying a minority stake in coin dealer Sovereign Rarities.
Greece is issuing a circulating commemorative €2 coin to celebrate the ancient settlement of Philippi. An image of the archaeological site featuring part of Basilica B, and linear motifs inspired by a border pattern from an ancient Greek mosaic discovered at the site appear on the obverse of the coin.
Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, announced July 5 that the national government has been in cooperation with salvage specialists to recover the San José, which sank June 8, 1708, in 800 feet of water off the island of Baru near Cartagena, the nation’s capital.
The Great Fire of London in 1666 left scars on the city that remain to this day. A massive, undated gold medal (possibly from the 1966 anniversary) showcasing the event is one highlight in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Aug. 2 and 4 auction in Denver in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money.
Police in Germany have arrested individuals in connection with one of the most brazen and famous recent coin heists in the world. Law enforcement officials in Berlin detained four suspects in the March 2017 theft of the 100-kilogram gold Canadian coin with a face value of $1 million from the Bode Museum in Germany’s capital.
A pattern for the silver Queen Victoria military decoration for those engaged in battle during the First Opium Wars was rejected for its design, showing a vanquished dragon (indicating the Chinese). A rare example of this pattern medal realized $26,290 U.S. (including the 19.5 buyer’s fee) during Heritage Auctions’ June 22 and 23 auction in Hong Kong.