• 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 2022 Blue Marble coins from Niue
    Oct 16, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Niue issues silver, gold ‘Blue Marble’ commemoratives

    Two new 2022 coins for Niue, a silver dollar and a gold $100 coin, both enhanced by color, mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 "Blue Marble" photo from space during the Apollo 17 trip to the Moon.

  • 2021 Hungarian greyhound coin
    Oct 11, 2021, 17:00 PM

    Hungary releases the hounds in ongoing series

    For 2021, the third design in the Mint of Hungary's annual 2,000-forint coin series celebrating the nation's indigenous dog breeds stars the Magyar agár, similar to but larger than the greyound.

  • Counterstamped JOP Canadian silver dollars
    Oct 11, 2021, 08:16 AM

    Canadian silver dollars with an optometrist’s counterstamp

    Some of the most celebrated and collectable instances of countermarked silver dollars made an appearance at Toronto Coin Expo auctions, as four "JOP" coins were sold by two firms.

  • Gold hoard discovered in denmark
    Oct 4, 2021, 08:45 AM

    Iron Age gold stash found by detectorist in Denmark

    A small town in Denmark recently yielded one of the largest, richest and most beautiful gold treasures in Danish history, and it is on its way to becoming a museum display in 2022.

  • Morgan tribute by Pobjoy Mint for British Virgin Islands
    Oct 3, 2021, 13:00 PM

    Pobjoy Mint releases 5-ounce ‘Morgan dollar’

    After a sellout of a 1-ounce version of a coin honoring the U.S. Morgan dollar, the Pobjoy Mint has created a 5-ounce version for the British Virgin Islands for Morgan and Peace designs.

  • 2021 20-peso coins for Mexico
    Oct 2, 2021, 13:00 PM

    Mexico introduces a trio of 20-peso coins

    Celebration of the bicentennial of Mexican independence and other events led to the creation of 20-peso coins that are being released dated 2021 for circulation with silver collector versions.

  • Heraldry examples
    Sep 30, 2021, 10:00 AM

    New resource on heraldry symbolism opens

    Understanding and interpreting heraldry has been made easier with a web resource that explains the elements and their meanings, handy for determining origin and meaning of medals.

  • 2021 Royal Canadian Mint Klondike Gold Rush $1
    Sep 27, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Canada issues dollar for Klondike Gold Rush anniversary

    A new dollar coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint helps balance the story of the impact of the Klondike Gold Rush on native peoples on the 125th anniversary of the event.