A gold aureus of Roman Emperor Nerva reflects the delicate balance of power between the military and the ruling class in ancient Rome. An example of this coin is being offered by Numismatica Ars Classica at an Oct. 24 auction.
In February 2017, two brothers-in-law discovered buried treasure in a field north of Lincoln, the county city of Lincolnshire. The area was initially an Iron Age settlement comprising wooden dwellings and known by the Celts as Lindon.
A pair of modern Russian mint errors highlight Sincona Ag’s Oct. 23 auction in Zurich. The Swiss firm offers 1,425 lots of coins and medals in the sale, ranging from the classic coins of the czars and czarinas to contemporary issues.
France celebrates the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon as a symbol of the fight against breast cancer with a new circulating commemorative €2 coin.
Latvia’s golden brooches series of Proof .9999 fine gold €20 coins continues in 2017 with a horseshoe fibula. The Latvijas Banka on Aug. 31 issued the second coin in the annual series in the leadup to the centennial of the nation in 2018.
The Balfour Declaration in 1917 helped pave the way toward eventual establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. A Canadian collector-dealer and an American hobby organization are commemorating the centennial of the Declaration with different numismatic items.
More than 1 million penguins call the Falkland Islands home. The final of four coins from the Falkland Islands in a 2017 program honoring these aquatic birds is now available from the Pobjoy Mint.
A famous Disney character is celebrating the Year of the Dog on 2018 coins — and it’s not Goofy or Pluto. The New Zealand Mint continues its issuance of Disney-licensed coins with a pair of coins showing Mickey Mouse.
A pair of new Proof silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint are a reminder of the simple joys of a beach vacation. Issued Sept. 5, these Proof 2017 .9999 fine silver $20 coins showcase a day at the ocean’s edge, celebrating the Atlantic starfish and the sea turtle.
Though not as valuable as its peers in the Golden Gate Collection, this gold aureus of Nero may offer the most character. Well-traveled, worn and relatively common, this piece was still held in high regard at last month's ANA show, where it realized a tick over $2,000.