The cultural property battle in Germany ratcheted up a notch on March 4 when government agents visited the Numismata show in Munich and arrested one dealer and four collectors.
The Royal Mint launched its new 12-sided £1 coin into circulation on March 28 after months of build-up, and Twitter users were encouraged by @RoyalMintUK to share photos of first-day finds with the hashtag #FoundThePound.
A new 354-page book, El Numiscadero, is the most extensive Spanish–English numismatic dictionary in the hobby, according to its author, veteran numismatist Gary Beals, of San Diego, Calif.
In several weeks, new 12-sided £1 coins will likely start showing up regularly in normal circulation, but if you want to get your hands on Uncirculated examples more quickly, you might want to get to one of the banks listed as a source in The Sun newspaper in London.
Criminals have stolen one of the largest gold coins in the world from a museum in Germany. Thieves reportedly only stole one coin overnight from the Bode Museum in Germany’s capital, but it is a whopper. The $1 million gold coin from Canada contains 100 kilograms of .99999 fine gold and is one of six made in 2007 by the Royal Canadian Mint.
We at Coin World report often on fake U.S. coin rarities coming from China, but not so often about fake Chinese coin rarities.
Ancient Greek mythology is rife with stories of gods and goddesses, many familiar today. But hundreds of lesser known deities in Greek mythology aren’t as widely chronicled, and their names may even be unknown to us today. One way we know about these characters is from their appearance on coins.
Private firm Coin Invest Trust on March 7 issued a Proof .999 fine silver dollar and a Brilliant Uncirculated .9999 fine gold dollar, each of which is shaped like the sand dollar it celebrates.
The search for sunken shipwreck treasure often takes decades, high tech equipment and lots of money. In an upcoming auction, however, only the latter is required, because once again Florida auction house and coin dealer Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC offers items recovered from shipwrecks among its marquee lots.
A hoard of gold containing what might be considered “key” coins still awaits its owner. An undisclosed number of gold sovereigns and half sovereigns dating from the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII and George V were discovered hidden away inside a piano.