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France: New “Masterpieces” coin series pays tribute to the masterworks of French museums

August 11, 2017 in Art, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Monnaie de Paris, Museums, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled a new coin series which will focus primarily on some of the most memorable art treasures and masterpieces housed in many of France’s landmark museums and historical monuments. The three-year “Masterpieces of the Museums” series commemorates major artistic eras such as the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and Impressionism, and aims to honour two major masterpieces each year. In 2017, the series commences with a sculpture and a painting: The Venus de Milo (Vénus de Milo in French; from the Louvre Museum) and the Déjeuner sur l’herbe (from the Orsay Museum). Each design is minted… Full article at the source>

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Falkland Islands: Liberation is remembered with new silver crown coin

July 27, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, UK Coins, Uncirculated Coins, World Coins

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

The government and Treasury of the Falkland Islands have issued (11th July) a new crown coin which remembers the 35th anniversary of the day the islands were officially and wholly liberated from invading forces of the Argentinian Army. The long-running dispute between Britain and Argentina over the ownership of the Falkland Islands was brought to a head on the 19th March 1982, when 50 Argentinians landed on South Georgia Island and hoisted their flag. Under the order of Leopoldo Galtieri, president of Argentina and head of the military junta in charge, the invasion of the Falkland Islands was declared on… Full article at the source>

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Israel: 50th anniversary of Jerusalem under one authority commemorated on new silver and gold coins

July 24, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Israel Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

The Bank of Israel will issue (1st August) new gold and silver coins which mark the 50th year of the city of Jerusalem, which was brought under one single authority as a result of the Six-Day War in June 1967.

Throughout Jewish history, the holy city of Jerusalem has never been forgotten. The city is considered holy to each of the primary monotheistic religions, with Jerusalem remaining an eternal source of inspiration and focus of pilgrimage for people from all over the globe.

From 1947 (before the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948) until 1967, Jerusalem was a divided city. The… Full article at the source>

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Spain: “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” the focus of new silver coin

July 20, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

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

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre–Real Casa de la Moneda will issue, on the 24th July, a new silver coin with colour accenting that seeks to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism. The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This new initiative seeks to further the development among public- and private-sector decision-makers and the public at large, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.

Spain in particular is a very desirable destination for literally millions of tourists who are attracted… Full article at the source>

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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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South Africa: Innovative twinned coins celebrate 50th anniversary of world’s first heart transplant

June 5, 2017 in African Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, South Africa Coins, World Coins

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The South African Mint has issued a silver coin commemorating the 50th anniversary of a medical miracle that astonished the world in 1967—the world’s first heart transplant, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa. The extraordinary surgery is celebrated on a unique pair of coins: a 2-Rand silver coin and a smaller, 2-1/2-cent “Tickey.” The two coins actually fit together to allow the viewer to imagine the transplant. The small silver Tickey coin, depicting the good heart, appears on top of the larger coin depicting the torso and, within it, the poor heart.

The very complex and correct anatomical detail… Full article at the source>

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America the Beautiful Quarters® Program

June 5, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Quarters, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Carolyn Fields United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

About the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program America the Beautiful Quarters® Site and Design Selection Process Silver Bullion Quarters Additional Resources About the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program In 2010, the United States Mint began issuing 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring… Full article at the source>

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Rich in symbolism, new Dragon and Phoenix coins offer rare collectable opportunities

May 17, 2017 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Two of the most potent animal symbols in Chinese mythology appear in stunning high relief on these new gold and silver proof coins from The Perth Mint.

Seen as wise and benevolent, the Oriental dragon represents nobility and good fortune in a culture where people believed their Emperor to have been the son of a dragon.

Another ancient symbol of good fortune, the Phoenix is considered to be an immortal bird whose rare appearance foreshadowed harmony at the ascent to the throne of a new Emperor.

In Feng Shui, the dragon and phoenix are said to be perfect matches for one another. The… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Portugal: Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima shrine celebrated with new coin

May 12, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

The Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda or INCM have issued (5th May) a new coin commemorating the Fatima Santuary as part of the celebration of the centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The anniversary has not only significant socio-cultural relevance in Portugal but also international support throughout the Catholic world.

Consecrated to the Virgin Mary, the sanctuary is one of the most important Marian Shrines in the world. Some four million people visit Fatima each year, drawn by apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three shepherd children in 1917. According to the tradition, the Virgin revealed the… Full article at the source>

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Ukraine: 100th anniversary of first statehood celebrated with new coin

March 29, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

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

The National Bank of Ukraine have issued (22nd March) a new coin in celebration of Ukraine’s first declaration of statehood, which occurred in the wake of the dissolution of the Russian Empire in 1917. Events surrounding the abdication of Czar Nicholas II on the 15th March 1917 resulted in the initial declaration of independence in the spring of 1917, but this declaration would be followed by a civil conflict and a short-lived duration of statehood.

The coin is produced by the Ukrainian… Full article at the source>

 

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Amazing coin puts new spin on Yin Yang

October 19, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Ancient Chinese philosophers thought all things in the universe are made up of two contrasting forces, known as Yin and Yang.

While contradictory, Yin and Yang are also complementary, meaning they cannot exist without each other. And because they are constantly re-balancing – their influence over one another repeatedly ebbing and flowing – the concept was used to explain the cyclical changes in nature.

As Yang energy overcomes Yin, for example, day turns to night. Broader manifestations in Yin Yang’s duality include slow/fast; soft/hard; cold/hot; wet/dry; passive/aggressive. Yin is associated with the earth, the moon, and femininity; while Yang is identified with… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Shares New Images of Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin

August 18, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint’s Web site now features official images of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, which will become available on September 8. Production of the issue will be limited to 100,000 coins and a one-coin-per-household order limit has been established.

The price of the coin will be revealed closer to the item’s launch-date, since the Mint will appraise the value of the issue in accordance with the fluctuating market price of gold. The Mint’s full pricing chart for this year’s Centennial gold coins can be viewed here.

The Standing Liberty obverse… Full article at the source>

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2016 Pop Art: Canada Goose 2 oz. Silver Coin

February 29, 2016 in Art, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released the 2016 Pop Art: “Celebrating the Canada Goose” 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin, which is composed of two ounces of .9999 silver and is available for $169.95 CAD. The coin measures 50 mm in diameter and has a mintage limited to just 3,000 pieces.

The reverse of the coin features several geese in flight, rendered in a pop art style by artist Andrew Lewis. The Canada goose is a migratory fowl known for its adaptability to a variety of environments and contexts. They are indigenous to North America, commonly spending warmer… Full article at the source>

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A Look at 2016’s America the Beautiful Quarters

January 7, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint released both the 2016 Birth Set and 2016 Happy Birthday Coin Set yesterday, giving collectors an opportunity to obtain two (Shawnee and Fort Moultrie) of this year’s America the Beautiful quarters in Proof format. The 2016 ATB Quarter Proof Set is also on deck at the Mint, set to go on sale Monday, January 11. That makes now an ideal time to take a look at all of the designs for this year’s ATB quarters, with the Uncirculated versions placed on the left side and Proofs to the right.

All ATB quarters share an obverse that… Full article at the source>

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Finland Honors its Premier Confectionary Creator on New Silver Coin

January 6, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, 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 Mint of Finland has announced the issue of two new coins featuring one of the country’s most well-known and loved confectioners, Karl Fazer (1866 – 1932), on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Finns and visitors to this Nordic land will know the name of Fazer and the many products that this brand produces, from luxury chocolates to hard candies. The brand – with its ever-present blue wrapper, a symbol of Finland itself — has become a favorite with not only Finns but for many Europeans and is for many synonymous with quality and fine ingredients.

Karl Fazer was born in… Full article at the source>

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

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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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UK to Feature the Great Fire, Shakespeare, and Battle of Hastings on 2016 Coins

November 3, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, 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 released information on coin programs planned for 2016. New issues will mark historic anniversaries, including the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, and London’s Great Fire of 1666.

Also announced is a special one pound coin to be included in specific coin sets, effectively saying goodbye to the current one pound coin, which will be replaced by a new security enhanced circulation version in 2017.

In all, a total of five commemorative £2 coins will be issued, as well as one new fifty pence coin. In… Full article at the source>

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

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