• 2021 Slovenia three-euro
    May 20, 2021, 10:46 AM

    Slovenia launches €3 coin celebrating Passion Play anniversary

    Slovenia's 2021 non-circulating €3 collector coin honors the Škofja Loka Passion Play as the nation's central bank issued 40,000 examples at face value and 750 Proof coins were sold.

  • 2014 Somalia Elephants gold coin
    May 18, 2021, 14:30 PM

    An elephant coin that’s lost weight

    Emporium Hamburg acknowledges error pieces dicovered in its 2014 Somalia Elephants series, as 0.5 gram gold planchets were used for a batch of the series' 1/50-ounce (0.62-gram) gold 20-shilling coin.

  • Silver Royal Canadian Mint coins
    May 15, 2021, 13:00 PM

    Two Canadian silver coins honor Avro Arrow

    Two 2021 .9999 fine silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint are dedicated to a top aviation design created in Canada that was faster and more efficient than any other aircraft in the 1950s.

  • Great Aussie Coin Hunt 2
    May 15, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Great Aussie Coin Hunt begins again in 2021

    The RAM's second iteration of the Great Aussie Coin Hunt is on, as 26 new 2021 dollar coins, each representing a letter of the alphabet in Australia style, are sent into circulation.

  • 2021 Queen
    May 10, 2021, 09:15 AM

    Royal Mint’s Queen's Beasts on big new 10-kilo gold coin

    The Royal Mint is issuing its first 10-kilogram gold coin, 200 millimeters in diameter, in its new Masterworks series. The coin is not struck but individually engraved, with the Queen's Beasts.

  • 1886 Liverpool exhibition medal
    May 10, 2021, 08:45 AM

    Liverpool exhibition medal from 1886 sells at CNG

    A recent Classical Numismatic Group electronic auction saw a bronze medal from the 1880s commemorating a Liverpool celebration give the winning bidder a bargain for a collection.

  • 2020 5-florin hummingbird coin
    May 9, 2021, 12:30 PM

    Low-mintage colorful silver coin from Aruba now available

    A hummingbird so tiny that it is often mistaken for a bumblebee is the subject of a 2020 Proof .925 fine silver 5-florin commemorative coin from Aruba that had a delayed release to April 2021.

  • 2021 Frosted Reverse silver $1 coin for British Virgin Islands
    May 8, 2021, 12:30 PM

    Pobjoy issues limited mintage silver flamingo bullion coin

    A Frosted Reverse 2021 American Flamingo .999 fine silver bullion coin issued for the British Virgin Islands Government by the Pobjoy Mint has a mintage limit of 10,000 coins.

  • Royal Australian Mint 2021 bullion coins
    May 4, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Royal Australian Mint issues new bullion coins

    Two different bullion coin sets from the Royal Australian Mint will have new issues, as the Beneath the Southern Skies series and the popular dolphin series get 2021 additions.

  • 1859 gold sovereign
    May 2, 2021, 10:00 AM

    1859 gold sovereign reflects chemistry improvement

    In the mid-19th century, the Royal Mint faced a dilemma with gold that was too brittle to be used for coinage, but an enterprising scientist named George Frederick Ansell came to the rescue.

  • Brick of tea as money
    May 2, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Tea bricks used as money offered in Album sale

    The many uses for tea include eating it, drinking for pleasure or medicinal purposes, and in several Asian cultures, dried tea pressed into blocks called "bricks" was also used as money.

  • British Indian Ocean Territory 50-penny silver
    Apr 30, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Pobjoy issues 50-penny Trooping the Colour coin honor

    For Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday, the Pobjoy Mint issued a British Indian Ocean Territory 50-penny coin featuring her on horseback at an earlier birthday's Trooping the Colour ceremony.

  • Elton John with medallion
    Apr 29, 2021, 12:26 PM

    Royal Mint makes Elton John medal for charity auction

    The Elton John UK Charitable Foundation is the beneficiary of an April 21 through May 6 online fundraising auction of a unique medallion created by the Royal Mint for the occasion.

  • Niue Queen Elizbeth 95th birthday silver dollar
    Apr 22, 2021, 15:00 PM

    Niue silver dollar for Elizabeth II celebrates her 95th birthday

    In honor of the Queen Elizabeth II's April birthday, Niue presents a Proof 1-ounce silver dollar commemorating the longest reigning queen in the history of the world.

  • Mint of Finland making Mozambique coins
    Apr 22, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Mint of Finland secures contract for Mozambique coinage

    The Mint of Finland has secured a three-year contract from the Bank of Mozambique to mint and supply circulation coins for Mozambique in five denominations from 2021 through 2023.

  • 1916 China silver dollar
    Apr 22, 2021, 09:30 AM

    Chinese rarity hits auction block in May Macau sale

    In one of the hottest markets in the global numismatic space, a rare 1916 Flying Dragon silver dollar from China's 82-day Yuan Shi Kai administration is offered in May at a Macau auction by Champion.

  • 1839 Una and the lion and 1937 pattern
    Apr 21, 2021, 09:15 AM

    World gold coins soar at Paramount Collection auction

    More than 2,000 bidders from 28 different countries vied for a chance at the top quality world gold coins of The Paramount Collection in the March Heritage auction offering of 729 coins.

  • Countermarked naval coin
    Apr 19, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Countermarked Spanish colonial coin turned art sold

    A Peruvian silver 8-real coin with an 1830s Philippines revaluation mark hosts circa 1900 folk art commemorating the wreck of the USS Yosemite and realized $1,320 in a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction.

  • 2021 Lithuania nature coin
    Apr 18, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Lithuania issues nature €2 coin

    Lithuania’s next 2021 circulating commemorative €2 coin focuses on the country's largest wetland, Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve, with release of the 500,000-coin mintage planned for May.

  • David Jacobson wins Shekel Prize
    Apr 17, 2021, 16:00 PM

    Jacobson selected as winner of AINA’s 2021 Shekel Prize

    The award for the American Israel Numismatic Association's Shekel Prize for 2021 has been given to David Jacobson for his work on Agrippa II, the last of the Herodian kings.