• 2021 New Zealand Middle Earth silver dollar
    Dec 4, 2021, 08:00 AM

    ‘Middle Earth’ issues Lord of the Rings 1-ounce silver coin

    A Brilliant Uncirculated 2021 .999 fine silver dollar issued by New Zealand marks the 20th anniversary of the Lord of the Rings movie franchise and stars the always precisely on time wizard Gandalf.

  • British palladium hydrogen pattern coin from 1869
    Nov 29, 2021, 09:15 AM

    Early experimental coin in Sincona sale

    An 1869 pattern half sovereign of Queen Victoria struck from palladium and hydrogen brought 12,000 Swiss francs in a Sincona auction sale on November 21.

  • 2022 silver coins gold plated for Niue
    Nov 28, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Apex predators from Africa face off on 5-ounce silver coin

    A new coin for Niue showcase the apex predators of Africa, beasts that are so designated because they sit at the top of the food chain without natural predators, like the lion and the hyena.

  • William Pitt medal
    Nov 25, 2021, 09:00 AM

    London sale offers British medal of interest to America

    A December Dix Noonan Webb sale includes a British medal attractive to U.S. collectors, as it features British statesman William Pitt, who was sympathetic to the cause of the American colonies.

  • 1492 soveriegn
    Nov 24, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Royal Mint, Taisei Coins plan collaboration

    Britain’s Royal Mint and Taisei Coins, Japan’s largest numismatic firm, are collaborating for an auction featuring British, Japanese and world coins at the Tokyo International Coin Convention in 2022.

  • 2022 Year of the Tiger
    Nov 22, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Celebrating the Year of the Tiger on three 2022 coins

    In anticipation of the forthcoming Chinese Year of the Tiger, new coins have been created by the Perth Mint with two coins from Niue and a single offering from Tuvalu to be produced.

  • Spain gold bullion coin
    Nov 21, 2021, 09:06 AM

    Spain enters gold bullion market with new Lynx coin

    Spain will become the latest nation to enter in the realm of bullion coins with the planned release of a Reverse Proof Pillars of Hercules 1-ounce .999 fine gold coin in December.

  • Father Christmas 2021 for British Indian Ocean
    Nov 20, 2021, 09:02 AM

    Pobjoy continues Father Christmas 50-penny series

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Pobjoy Mint is keeping the spirit of Father Christmas alive with four versions of coins and include packaging that can transform the coin to a holiday ornament.

  • 2021 UK Remembrance day coins
    Nov 14, 2021, 08:30 AM

    Royal Mint honors Remembrance Day with poppy coins

    The Royal Mint's 2021 release of colorful £5 coins in commemoration of Remembrance Day offers three versions, including a Brilliant Uncirculated copper-nickel coin and two Proof silver versions.

  • South African Big Five Series II elephant
    Nov 13, 2021, 08:30 AM

    South Africa begins second Big 5 precious metal series

    Two years after completiing the first series, the South African Mint is beginning a second series of Big Five coinsin silver, gold and platinum, with some design differences and new sizes.

  • lower-main-mast-of-hms-victory-lifted-from-ship-for-first-time-in-130-years-online
    Nov 8, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Farthing found under mast of HMS ‘Victory’

    The 1894 coin is not rare, but the ship under whose mast it was found is famous as the vessel used by Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson at the historically pivotal 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.

  • British Virgin Islands $10 coin
    Nov 4, 2021, 09:02 AM

    More Morgan dollar anniversary coin versions available

    Pobjoy Mint had added three additional coins to the five previously issued in commemoration of George T. Morgan and his design for the U.S. dollar.

  • NIUE silver PCGS coin
    Nov 4, 2021, 08:30 AM

    Niue silver coin celebrates grading service

    APMEX has partnered with PCGS to commemorate the coin grading service's 35th anniversary with special Brilliant Uncirculated 1-ounce .999 fine silver $2 coins.

  • 2021 10-cent Canada colorized and plain
    Nov 1, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Canada issues colorful circulating dual-dated 10-cent coin

    The image of the iconic schooner "Bluenose" found on the 10-cent coin of Canada has been redesigned for the first time since 1937 to celebrate the centennial of the ship's creation.

  • Recycled electronic waste
    Oct 25, 2021, 08:30 AM

    Royal Mint seeks to recover e-waste metal from phones, computers

    The Royal Mint is partnering with a Canadian firm to recover and recycle precious metals (and eventually base metals) from electronic waste for use in future coins.

  • dreamstime-109977003-electronic-wastedreamstime-109977003-electronic-waste-lead
    Oct 25, 2021, 07:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for Oct. 25, 2021: Recovering e-waste

    Before too long, collectors could be offered coins from Britain’s Royal Mint that are made from precious metals that once lurked inside someone’s laptop computer, smartphone or tablet, thanks to a new initiative.

  • 2021 Dutch gold ducat mule
    Oct 24, 2021, 11:30 AM

    2021 Dutch gold ducat ‘mule’ discovered

    Royal Dutch Mint erred in striking its annual gold ducat coin for 2021, creating a mule by using the reverse die from 2020, but is now striking the correct version for purchase or exchange.

  • Cartagena convention 2021
    Oct 23, 2021, 11:30 AM

    Money researchers to gather in Cartagena for conference

    Historians, numismatists, researchers and academic professionals will be gathering in December for the third International Convention of Historians and Numismatists to be held in Cartagena, Colombia.

  • 2021 Insulin coin from Royal Mint
    Oct 21, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Royal Mint marks insulin discovery on 50-penny coin

    A medical breakthrough 100 years ago, the discovery of insulin, is honored on the Royal Mint's new 2021 50-penny commemorative, available in copper-nickel, silver and gold collectible versions.

  • 1621 silver 8 reales
    Oct 19, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Early coin from Cartagena coming to auction at Sedwick

    Discovery of 1621-dated 8-real coins in the wreckage of ships from a 1622 fleet confirms their early date of minting in what is now Colombia; one example is offered in Sedwick's Nov. 5 auction.