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Hungary: Esteemed Hungarian composer featured on new silver coin

June 30, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Design, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

The National Bank of Hungary have issued (24th June) a new coin which pays tribute to one of the country’s most respected and esteemed music composers, who is also remembered as a folk-dance researcher. László Lajtha was born 125 years this month in 1892. His contribution to Hungarian arts and music resulted in a resurgence of Hungarian folk dancing during the decade of the 1970’s.

The coin is produced by the Mint of Hungary at their facilities in Budapest on behalf of the National Bank. The obverse of the coin is designed by Andrea Horváth and depicts a couple folk dancing… Full article at the source>

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Hungary: János Irinyi, inventor of the match, features on latest “Hungarian Inventors” coin

May 16, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Science, World Coins

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

The National Bank of Hungary will issue (18th May) a new coin in the very popular and ongoing collector series “Inventions and Technical Innovations of Hungarian Engineers and Inventors.” The series features the people and inventions that have made a significant technical or scientific contribution to popular culture and modern life. The latest coin highlights both the inventor János Irinyi (1817–1895) and the outstanding contribution he is credited as having invented and patented—the noiseless and non-explosive match. The coin also marks the 200th anniversary of the year of his birth.

The square-shaped coin is produced by the Mint of Hungary with… Full article at the source>

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Collecting on a Budget: Affordable Indian Head Cents

April 26, 2016 in Bronze Coins, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Copper, Copper Coins, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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

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We are continuing our series on interesting coins costing less than $100 with what is arguably America’s most loved and hated denomination: the cent. We have discussed the Lincoln Wheat cent series in an earlier article, and now we will go further back in time to the Indian Head cent series, which was produced from 1859 to 1909.

These coins played an important role in American commerce over a 50-year period that began before the Civil War and ended in the 20th century. Produced in large quantities most years, there are several rare and scarce dates, some of which… Full article at the source>

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British Virgin Islands Features Lemon Shark on Innovative Yellow Titanium Coin

January 27, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Government and Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have launched (12th January) a new crown coin continuing their successful colored titanium series. To celebrate International Shark Week, the British Virgin Islands have released a yellow titanium coin featuring the Great Lemon Shark.

The lemon shark, or Negaprion Brevirostris, is a large and powerful species of shark often found in shallow subtropical waters. First named and described in 1868, lemon sharks are not thought to be a large threat to humans despite their fierce appearance. The shark’s yellow coloring serves as a perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy… Full article at the source>

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UK Honors Children’s Author Beatrix Potter on New Coin

January 4, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, The Royal Mint, World Coins

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

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The Royal Mint has announced the release of new gold, silver, and cupro nickel coins honoring the 150th birthday of children’s author Beatrix Potter.

Helen Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) was born in the affluent London borough of Kensington into a family of privilege. As a way to earn extra money in the 1890s, Beatrix and her younger brother Walter would print cards of their own design for Christmas and other special occasions. Mice and rabbits were the most frequent subject of her fantasy paintings as a young girl, and these served as the inspirations… Full article at the source>

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Ascension Island’s New Crown Coin Pays Tribute to Patriotic Song, “Rule Britannia”

December 28, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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 The Treasury of the Government of Ascension Island has issued a new coin commemorating the 275th anniversary of the composition of the patriotic song, “Rule Britannia.” The song originates from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name, which was set to music in 1740 by Thomas Arne. The song has always been strongly associated with the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, but was also used by the British Army. This tune was first performed at Cliveden, the country home of Frederick Prince of Wales, father of HM King George III, on August 1, 1740….Full article at the source>

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British Virgin Islands Celebrate 450th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Francis Drake with New Coin

October 26, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands Government has launched a new coin celebrating the 475th anniversary of the birth of Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540 – 1596). Considered one of the greatest sea captains of all time, Drake was born in Devonshire, England around 1540 and first took to the seas at the age of 12 or 13. He was to become a successful privateer, a private person or ship authorized by a government to attack foreign vessels during wartime.

Drake is also remembered as a talented navigator who was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I to be the head of… Full article at the source>

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Falkland Islands Celebrate 275th Anniversary of “Rule, Britannia!” Theme with New Crown Coin

October 9, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Treasury of the Government of the Falkland Islands has issued (18th September) a new collector coin commemorating the 275th anniversary of the composition of the tune “Rule, Britannia!” The staunchly patriotic British song was set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740, adapted from the poem, “Rule, Britannia,” by James Thomson.

James Thomson, a Scottish poet and playwright, was born in Ednam, Roxburghshire around September 11, 1700. In 1740, Thomson collaborated with his lifelong friend, dramatist David Mallet, on a masque entitled Alfred, which included this work.

Thomas Augustine Arne was born in London on March 12, 1710 into a family… Full article at the source>

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Longest Reigning Monarch Celebrated on New Australian Coins

September 2, 2015 in Australian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Australian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Australian Mint has launched three new collector coins celebrating September 9, 2015, the day Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning British and Commonwealth monarch.

Australia is part of the Commonwealth of Nations and recognizes Elizabeth II as its official monarch. Queen Elizabeth II is also the only reigning Australian monarch to have visited the country since New South Wales was established as a British colony in 1788. The queen was actually due to visit Australia in 1952 on behalf of her ailing father, King George VI, but while on her way she learned of his unexpected death… Full article at the source>

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British Virgin Islands Features Iconic Flamingo on New Pink Titanium Coin

August 27, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Titanium, Titanium Coins, World Coins

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

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The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands has launched a new series of coins featuring one of the Caribbean’s most recognizable and vibrant birds, the flamingo.

Admired for their color and grace, the flamingo is renowned for their pink feathers, sizable flocks, and a penchant for standing on one leg. An interesting fact about these majestic tropical birds is that their coral pink color does not occur naturally, but rather due to their prolific consumption of brine shrimp and blue-green algae, which contain pigments called carotenoids.

 

When a flamingo spots a potential meal while… Full article at the source>

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Hungarian Inventors & Inventions Series Continues with Latest Square Coin

July 29, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, World Coins

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

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The National Bank of Hungary has issued its latest coin in the popular and informative “Hungarian Inventors and Their Inventions” series, which focuses on some of the country’s best known inventors. The 2015-dated coin highlights Kornél Szilvay, an important figure in the history of Hungarian firefighting and technology, on the 125th anniversary of his birth.

Born in Budapest, his keen interest in technology was influenced by his father and by Hungary’s burgeoning mechanical engineering industry in the mid to late 1800’s. After finishing school, he was awarded a degree as a technician from the engineering faculty of the Budapest Industrial College… Full article at the source>

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The Life of Sir Winston Churchill Remembered in Four Coin Set

May 12, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Treasury of the Government of Alderney have issued a new four-coin set which not only pays tribute to a great World War II leader, but also to his genius as a gifted orator, leader, statesman and artist – Sir Winston Churchill was very much a renaissance man and could lend his talents to just about any subject. The year 2015 is remembered in his honor as it is the 50th anniversary of his passing and this four coin set highlights the many facets of one of Great Britain’s most admired personalities. A young Winston Churchill while stationed in India… Full article at the source>

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Two Coin Set in Tribute to the Memory of Winston Churchill

November 7, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, English Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, The Royal Mint, World Coins

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

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The Royal Mint has announced a new two-coin set which will be issued in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the death of the country’s war-time leader, Sir Winston Churchill, who first served as Prime Minister of Great Britain during the war years from 1940 until the post-war election in 1945. Widely considered one of the great leaders during the Second World War – even of the 20th century, he was a man of many Full article at the source>

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The silver-coloured 2p freak coin that was accidentally made in the wrong metal is set to sell for £1,000 at auction

July 26, 2014 in Auctions, Coin Errors, Coins, Collecting, Cupro-Nickel Coins, English Coins, Errors, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, The Royal Mint, World Coins

By MAIL ON SUNDAY REPORTER. 26 July 2014 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)

  • Coin was accidentally made in cupronickel rather than bronze 

  • Was discovered in 1988 by a petrol station owner opening roll of new coins 

  • Could fetch up to £1,000 at auction next week in Dorset  

A two pence piece that was accidentally made in the wrong metal is set to sell for 50,000 times its face value.

The coin was struck in cupronickel, the blend of copper and nickel formerly used for 10p and 5p coins, when it should have been bronze.

The errant coin, thought to be unique, was discovered in 1988, by the owner of a petrol station in a roll of new coins.

Full article and pictures at the source>

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Brazil 2014 World Cup Collector Coin Series To Be Issued

December 20, 2013 in Brazil Coins, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

Dec. 19, 2013 By Michael Alexander (http://news.coinupdate.com/)

he Banco Central do Brazil have announced that a series of gold, silver and cupro-nickel coins will be issued ahead of the FIFA World Cup which the country will be hosting. A total of nine different coins will be issued from the 24th January – comprising of one gold, two silver, and six cupro-nickel coins. The tournament, which is staged every four years, is scheduled to commence on the 12th June and will see 32 national football, or Soccer, teams battle over the next month for the championship. The “Copa do Mundo da FIFA Brasil 2014” will be staged in twelve cities around the country, with the host country kicking off the competition – playing against the national team from Croatia at the venue in Sao Paolo.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the second time that Brazil has hosted this international tournament, the first being in 1950.

Full article and pictures of the coins at the source>

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