Greek coins are, in many ways, the standard bearers for classical beauty in coin design. Among the well known and respected practitioners of this art is the sculptor known to us today as Kimon.
RCM honors soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada in Battle of Hong Kong
One of the first battles in the Pacific Theater during World War II is the subject of a new silver $20 coin, the second in a series from the Royal Canadian Mint. The RCM issued the coin “To honor the soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada who valiantly fought to defend Hong Kong from enemy invasion in December 1941."
A dinosaur fossil found in America and now residing in the Netherlands is being honored on new medals. The Naturalis Museum of Natural History in Leiden, Netherlands, owns one of the largest collections of natural history items in the world, and now a Tyrannosaurus rex found in Montana in 2013 during expeditions the museum funded.
It was supposed to be the war that ended all wars, but in hindsight, World War I was only the precursor to a larger battle. In 1928, a gold medal marking the 10th anniversary of the war’s end was issued in Italy.
Among dynamic rotated die errors in which the identity of the spinning die can be established, it’s almost always the hammer die. When the assembly holding that twisting die is tilted, the striking results show a mixture of consistency and variety that identifies both problems.
The dandy horse (also known as velocipede) is the precursor to the bicycle. Germany will celebrate the invention and its inventor, Karl Drais, with a commemorative 20-euro silver coin in 2017.
Maria Theresa, the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg, is recognized in coin collecting circles for the ubiquitous silver trade taler that bears her image. The coin circulated across much of Europe and Africa. Ruler of Austria, Hungary and their domains, her image continues to be struck on these coins, centuries after...
Money is an often significant, if hidden, character in several plays by William Shakespeare. The Royal Mint gives the playwright himself a starring role on a new Brilliant Uncirculated .999 fine silver £50 coin. The coin is the latest issue in the series of silver coins sold by the Royal Mint at their face value.
Nearly 300 gold coins discovered nearly 300 years after the famous 1715 Plate Fleet shipwreck are now coming to the market. The coins are worth an estimated $1 million or more, according to John Albanese, who brokered the deal between the salvors and the firms now selling the coins.