In addition to garnering a licensing fee for its use of the ANA name, the medals will expand the ANA’s international exposure, especially in Asia, according to William Graessle, director of business development at PandaAmerica.
The Statue of Liberty appears on a new coin from Europe, but it’s not from a country that you might think. The National Bank of Romania on July 3 issued the Proof .900 fine gold 100-lei coin dedicated to the anniversary of 20 years since the launch of the strategic partnership between Romania and the United States of America.
The Royal Canadian Mint pairs two famous symbols to celebrate the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver. The RCM on July 30 issued a Maple Leaf 1-ounce .9999 fine silver $5 coin with a privy mark paying tribute to the host city of Denver and pairing Colorado’s state flower with Canada’s most recognized emblem, the maple leaf.
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.
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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.