The final animal coin in the Australian map-shaped coin series from the Perth Mint depicts the iconic Aussie wild dog, the dingo. The Reverse Proof 2016 .999 fine silver dollar is the tenth and final issue in the series, which began in 2012.
New coins from the Pobjoy Mint can serve as jewelry. For the second year, the Pobjoy Mint has issued Chinese Lunar coins from the British Virgin Islands that are wearable as charms. The Year of the Rooster in the 12-year cycle begins Jan. 28, 2017.
Though he is not without critics, President Reagan remains one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century. His optimism and wit earned him favor with many citizens. Reagan is also the subject of many coins from around the world.
A strong crossover appeal exists among American collectors for coins of the Philippines issued under U.S. administration — buoyed no doubt by their inclusion in the compact tome that has become the bible for collectors of American coins, known informally as the "Red Book."
For the second time in four years, noncollectors have located a 1703 Vigo Bay gold 5-guinea coin in the inherited belongings of their families, according to the greater London auction house Boningtons Auctioneers.
The wreck of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha is arguably the most famous shipwreck discovered in modern America, so when items salvaged from the Florida wreck are sold at auction, it’s notable. Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Nov. 12 and 13 Treasure and World Coin auction No. 20 features a silver bar from the 1622 wreck weighing more than 82 pounds.
Also this week, we looked back at a four-year period when paper was being turned into silver en masse, profiled the market for special slabs, and explored a few numismatic series in which high grades are not necessarily what a collector wants.
The vibrant colors of autumn are visible on two new limited-mintage commemorative coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. The RCM has issued a Proof 2016 .9999 fine silver $20 coin and a Proof 2017 .9999 fine gold $250 coin that both celebrate the splendor of the season.
Boningtons Fine Art Auctioneers announced Oct. 23 that it will be offering a British Queen Anne “Vigo” gold 5-guinea coin struck from gold seized by the British from a Spanish fleet in Vigo Bay on Oct. 23, 1702, exactly 314 years before the Boningtons announcement was made.
The Pobjoy Mint’s final gold Christmas Angel bullion coin for the Isle of Man presents the gifts associated with the birth of the Christ child. The Pobjoy Mint has issued annually a limited mintage Angel 20th-ounce gold coin for the Isle of Man to celebrate the Christmas season.