• Comparison of trial and proper
    Nov 4, 2023, 09:35 AM

    2023 trial $100 coin found outside of Perth Mint

    A coin dealer in the UK discovered a trial 2023 Kangaroo $100 gold bullion coin Perth Mint produced with the previous years' standard obverse design, before the updated 2023 obverse was approved.

  • Hercules slaying of the Hydra
    Nov 2, 2023, 08:48 AM

    Market Analysis: Hercules battles hydra on gold aureus

    The "Twelve Labors of Hercules" provide a challenge for those interested in collecting a complete set and a gold aureus depicting the slaying of the Hydra sold by Heritage for $33,600.

  • Roman emperor Otho
    Nov 1, 2023, 08:42 AM

    Market Analysis: Hairless Otho remains elusive

    A gold coin of Otho, one of the emperors of Rome with a short tenure, is the rarest of the Twelve Caesars and Heritage recently offered an example that brought $87,000 in a sale.

  • UK Royal Mint 2023 circulating
    Oct 30, 2023, 08:30 AM

    Royal Mint redesigns circulating coinage with nature themes

    New 2023 circulating United Kingdom coins will begin to appear as the Royal Mint has revealed the designs that pay homage to King Charles III's passion for conservation and nature.

  • World coinage
    Oct 29, 2023, 09:38 AM

    Mint Directors Conference includes digital currency talks

    The 31st Mint Directors Conference took places in Ottawa, bringing in more than 250 interested participants from around the world to address topics of mutual concern.

  • Marcus Aurelius aureus
    Oct 27, 2023, 12:31 PM

    Market Analysis: Aureus of Marcus Aurelius as Augustus

    Roman Imperial gold coins have proven to be attractions when offered for sale and Heritage sold a gold aureus struck by Marcus Aurelius as Augustus for $25,200 in an August sale.

  • Aurora Borealis coins
    Oct 23, 2023, 09:27 AM

    Aurora borealis shines on two new commemoratives

    The impressive light display of the aurora borealis is captured on two 2023 colorized collector coins, a Tuvalu silver dollar with a Queen Elizabeth II obverse, and a Niue gold $100 coin with King Charles III.

  • Tuvalu Phoenix silver $5
    Oct 22, 2023, 09:48 AM

    Phoenix $5 coin celebrates bird’s legend

    The legend of the phoenix is depicted with a multicolored Chinese phoenix on an Antique Finish 2023 5-ounce .999 fine silver $5 coin for Tuvalu, made by the The Perth Mint of Western Australia.

  • Pobjoy Mint
    Oct 20, 2023, 09:00 AM

    Week's Most Read: Closing of Pobjoy Mint

    The startling news of the planned closing of the Pobjoy Mint after 58 years was by far the most attention-grabbing news of the week, though readers were also interested in upcoming Mint products.

  • Greek coin in Canadian museum
    Oct 16, 2023, 08:16 AM

    Coins help support exhibits at Canada’s largest museum

    Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum displays coins in historical settings, using Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins to illustrate economic patterns, artistic movements and how cultures depicted themselves.

  • Pobjoy Mint
    Oct 16, 2023, 08:00 AM

    Monday Morning Brief for Oct. 16, 2023: End to an era

    The closing of the Pobjoy Mint, a private minter that has issued thousands of coins since its founding in 1965, comes as a huge surprise to us. Its influence was substantial and its legacy, long-lasting.

  • 2023 Canada $2
    Oct 15, 2023, 09:05 AM

    Canada 2023 $2 coin honors work of modern artist

    Plain and colorful 2023 circulating commemorative $2 coins celebrating the centennial of the birth of Canadian artist Jean Paul Riopelle are being issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.

  • Swiss 25 francs trial strike
    Oct 14, 2023, 08:27 AM

    Swissmint offers trial pieces in Oct. 26 SINCONA auction

    SINCONA Ag is offering 51 trial coins consigned by the Swissmint, pieces from production dated 2022 to 2024, to give collectors an opportunity to own a piece of important minting history.

  • Pobjoy Mint
    Oct 12, 2023, 11:30 AM

    After 58 years of operation, UK’s Pobjoy Mint closing

    The Pobjoy Mint will cease operations at the end of 2023 with the retirement of managing director Taya Pobjoy, ending 58 years of the company's involvement in producing coins and medals.

  • sicily-silver-tetradrachm-morton-eden-auction-online
    Oct 8, 2023, 11:30 AM

    Signed classic silver decadrachms in Morton & Eden sale

    Three different silver decadrachms, one signed by the artist Kimon and two by Euianetos, sold during Morton & Eden’s Sept. 26 and 27 auction, realizing a range of prices that fell on, above and below their estimates.

  • Slovakia 2 euro 200th anniversary of mail delivery
    Oct 5, 2023, 08:00 AM

    Slovakia unveils new circulating commemorative €2 coin

    A new 2023 circulating commemorative €2 coin from Slovakia marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of regular horse-drawn express mail on the route between Vienna and Bratislava.

  • 1066 Harold II penny
    Oct 1, 2023, 08:10 AM

    Harold II penny with historic date tops Noonans sale

    An extremely rare Harold II silver penny from 1066 realized £24,800 ($28,780 U.S.), including a 24% buyer’s fee, during a Noonans auction on Sept. 19, more than doubling the pre-sale estimate.

  • 2023-gbritain-s2-britannia-qeii-obverse-last-coin-struck-ms70-online
    Sep 25, 2023, 15:00 PM

    Stack’s Bowers sale of Royal Mint coins hits $5.1 million

    A partnership between Stack's Bowers and the Royal Mint led to the profitable auction of the final sovereign and Britannia coins struck of Queen Elizabeth II and the first ones of King Charles III.

  • 2023 Smurf coins from APMEX
    Sep 24, 2023, 15:00 PM

    APMEX issues Smurf bullion coins for character anniversary

    Identical designs are featured on three different silver and gold bullion coins that pay tribute to the 65th anniversary of creation of the Smurfs, issued in the name of Niue and available from APMEX.

  • 1912 French pattern coin
    Sep 22, 2023, 15:00 PM

    French collection formed by an American in MDC auction

    A unique hybrid denomination French pattern coin from a collection of French issues put together by an American collector is one of the highlights of an October MDC sale in Monaco.