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Austria: Latest coin in popular Silver Niobium series rolls out in June

May 7, 2017 in Austrian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

On June 7, 2017, the Austrian Mint will release “Mikrokosmos” (Microcosm), the newest in its extremely popular Silver Niobium series. Inaugurated in 2003, the bimetallic €25 coins have consistently sold out at the mint, and all—especially the first few issues—have gained value on the secondary market.

Each year’s issue is composed of a disc of niobium surrounded by a .900 silver outer ring. The brilliant colors of the disc are achieved by anodic oxidation—a precisely controlled electrochemical process that deposits a fine layer of oxidized niobium on the surface of the disc. The color is determined by the thickness of… Full article at the source>

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2016 Bullion Releases From China, Australia, and Austria

January 1, 2016 in Australian Coins, Austrian Coins, Austrian Mint, Blogs, Bullion, China Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Precious metal dealers are now selling a wide selection of 2016 bullion coins issued by various world mints. World Mint News Blog has already looked at the United Kingdom’s 2016 Brittanias and Canada’s 2016 Silver Howling Wolves and Wolf-marked Silver Maple Leafs, and with just a few hours left in 2015 it’s a good time to consider other issues released in time for New Year’s.

China’s 2016 gold and silver Pandas have generated a lot of discussion in recent weeks, as the country’s Central Bank has moved away from the troy… Full article at the source>

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Austria Announces its First Coin for 2016: The Vienna Opera Ball

December 10, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Austrian Mint has announced that its first coin dated 2016 will be dedicated to one of the country’s most anticipated cultural events of the year: the Vienna Opera Ball. Considered one of the most elegant and quintessentially “Austrian” events in the social calendar, the Vienna Opera Ball celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016, though its origins span much further back in the country’s history.

The Opera Ball has existed since 1814 when it was first hosted by the Imperial Court of the Habsburg dynasty. The outbreak of the Second World War and the subsequent adversity faced by war-torn Vienna forced… Full article at the source>

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Austrian Mint to Release 2016 Vienna Opera Ball Silver Coin

December 2, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Austrian Mint, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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On January 20, the Austrian Mint will release its 2016 Vienna Opera Ball silver coin, which is composed of 18 grams of .900 fine silver and has a mintage limited to 50,000 pieces. The coin is being issued to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Vienna Opera Ball’s return following a hiatus of 17 years that began with the start of World War II.

The obverse of the coin features a young man preparing to kiss the hand of a debutante in front of opera house. The lady carries pink flowers that serve as a colorful… Full article at the source>

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2016 Coin of the Year Awards Announced

November 11, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Awards, Coins, Collecting, German Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Krause Publications, sponsors of the 2016 Coin of the Year Awards (COTY), have announced the new COTY winners. Several of the recognized coins were favorites with the panel of international judges, though there were some surprises as well.

Austria: The Mint of Austria was nominated in four separate categories, and managed to scoop the award for Best Silver Coin with their emotive 20 euro piece marking the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin wall in 1989. Their poignant design of a protestor stepping through a break in the wall stirred the memories of many who had watched the… Full article at the source>

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Austrian Schoolgirl’s Winning Design Features on New Coin

October 12, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Copper, Copper Coins, Design, Education, Euro Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Prize Winners, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Mint of Austria has unveiled their latest coin in the series, “Austria by its Children”. This charming series began three years ago and has given Austrian 9- and 10-year-olds the opportunity to depict something important to them about their home town or province.

The series, which includes two coin issues per year, has been well received both in and out of Austria. The new coin is the eighth release overall in the series and the second of 2015; it features the province of Burgenland, Austria’s most eastern administrative region.

Burgenland bills itself as “the sunny side of Austria” and is best… Full article at the source>

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2015 Austrian Euro Coin Proof Set

September 18, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, World Coins

By Dan Holmes World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Austrian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for its 2015 Official Austrian Euro Coin Proof Set, scheduled to being shipping on October 7. The set contains eight coins with denominations ranging from 1 cent to 2 euros, and is presented in a wooden case with a certificate of authenticity. It is priced at €79.80, which includes the value-added tax (VAT). Only 10,000 sets will be sold.

The smallest coins feature alpine flowers on their reverses. The 1 cent piece bears the image of a gentian, the 2 cent coin contains an edelweiss, and the… Full article at the source>

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Austrian Mint Unveils the First of Three Silver Coins Celebrating Mozart

August 6, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Austrian Mint has announced that on September 9 it will issue the first of three silver coins dedicated to the life and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The series, titled, “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts,” will celebrate a distinct aspect of the composer’s persona with each release. The first coin is named Wolfgang: The Wunderkind, while the second and third releases, respectively due out in 2016 and 2017, will be called Amadeus: The Genius and Mozart: The Legend.

The coin’s obverse, designed by Helmut Andexlinger, bears an image of a young Mozart donning the formal clothes in which… Full article at the source>

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Man Finds Nazi-Era Coin Hoard Worth 45,000 Euros in Northern Germany

July 19, 2015 in Anthropology, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Austrian Coins, Belgian coins, Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Last October, Florian Bautsch was walking with his metal detector when he stumbled upon an unusual gold piece in Lüneburg, Germany, south of Hamburg. Piqued, he kept searching, eventually discovering nine more of the coins—enough to spur him to notify local archaeologists that he might be on to something big.

After a two-week excavation, the archaeologists did find something big: a trove of 207 gold coins buried one meter deep at the foot of a tree. Bearing stamps from Belgium, France, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the coins had been buried in separate pouches that had deteriorated except for their seals, Full article at the source>

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Austria Piece By Piece – 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

May 30, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinski world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Austrian Mint has started accepting orders for the seventh coin in the “Austria Piece By Piece” series, which highlights the nine federal provinces of Austria. The series features reverse designs created by children living in each province, along with an obverse design depicting a UNESCO world heritage site located in the province. The first nine coins in the series will depict each of the federal provinces within Austria with the tenth and final coin celebrating the country as a whole.

The latest release for the series features Vienna, the capital and largest city of Austria, as well as one Full article at the source>

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Police appeal for help to find rare coins

August 27, 2013 in Antique Coins, Austrian Coins, Burglaries, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Rare Coins

24 Aug, 2013. (http://www.itv.com)

Police are appealing for help in retrieving some rare coins stolen in a burglary in Colchester.A house in Maldon Road was broken in to between 1pm and 4.30pm on Thursday, August 22, after glass in a rear door was smashed to gain entry.

Two very rare, mint condition, Austrian ducat coins were stolen. One had a unique gold mount and a chain attached to it.

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