The Royal Spanish Mint celebrates a milestone of royal importance with a new silver coin. The Proof .925 fine silver €10, released Sept. 26, commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Charles III. Charles III was the king of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788.
To make new coins, the Royal Dutch Mint went back in time. The Netherland’s second official commemorative coins of 2016 mark the 500th anniversary of the death of painter Jheronimus (Hieronymus) Bosch. The coins are part of a larger program of festivities marking 2016 as the Year of Jheronimus Bosch.
An amazing discovery was made in Okinawa, Japan, recently, when 10 ancient coins from the Roman and Ottoman empires were unearthed in the ruins of a Japanese castle, thousands of miles from their place of origin.
Some of the most interesting errors also happen to be ones that are faint, subtle, or camouflaged. A deliciously stealthy mystery is found on a 1931 Ethiopia 25-matonas coin. It shows two obvious die alignment errors — a hammer (reverse) die that was horizontally misaligned and strongly tilted
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 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.
Almost every time author O’Rourke steps outside his front door, he is greeted by cardinals and blue jays that come right to him if he calls them. The local crows also fly to where he stands, just to say hello. And on those days when he mows the lawn, the black vultures begin circling overhead. He wonders what they may be thinking as they land on his roof, but they...
On Aug. 8, 2016, the U.S. State Department announced a public comment period for the proposed renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Cyprus that authorizes import restrictions on undocumented Cypriot coins. The deadline for public comments is Sept. 30.