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Isle of Man Issues Silver Angel Bullion Coins

March 28, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, 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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2015-issued Isle of Man Silver Angel

 

The Government of the Isle of Man has announced (March 24) that it has issued a brand new Reverse Proof Silver Bullion Angel following the success of its popular Gold Angel bullion coins.

The Angel’s folklore is legendary amongst coin collectors, and its colorful and inspirational history is as much an attraction as the coins themselves. It began as a gold coin originally introduced into England by Edward IV in 1465 as a new issue of the Noble. Based on a French coin, the Angelot or Ange, its name was derived from the representation of the… Full article at the source>

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2016 Mexican Libertad Magnificent Seven Set

February 27, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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There is good news and bad news on the libertad front.

The good news: the mintage remains fixed at 250 sets, signaling that this series has legs.

The bad news: 250 sets.

This year’s seven-coin Proof set featuring the 5 oz, 2 oz, 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz silver Proof libertad coins has come and gone already. As with the previous two years, this hyper-rare set is limited to 250 sets and, unless you have a contact with one of the sellers who gets their limited sets directly from the mint, the secondary market will have to… Full article at the source>

Source: world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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2016 World Money Fair, Part II: Media Forum Highlights

February 10, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, 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 45th World Money Fair formally opened on February 5, with the Republic of Korea serving as this year’s guest host. The media forum, which takes place just after the formal opening of the fair, is a popular event in which a selected group of mints and central banks have the opportunity to discuss upcoming coin issue programs for the year, as well as share ideas and themes with other mints.

Among some of the coins discussed were:

The Mint of Korea, or KOMSCO, highlighted their upcoming Winter Olympics program by unveiling their three-year issue schedule containing gold, silver, and base metal… Full article at the source>

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Complete guide to ‘Year of the Monkey’ coins

February 8, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Today is Chinese New Year. Ever since we launched the Australian Lunar coin series back in 1996, it has been traditional for The Perth Mint to wish customers and friends Gong Xi Fa Cai.

This year, Chinese and other Asian communities throughout the world welcome back the Monkey. Laden with significance, the ninth animal of the ancient lunar calendar is said to bestow intelligence, wisdom, optimism, ambition and a sense of adventure on those born under its influence.

Befitting the significance of the monkey in Chinese folklore, The Perth Mint has released an extensive coin program marking the Chinese New Year. For… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Canada Issues First Concave Silver Coin Celebrating Library of Parliament

January 29, 2016 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, Investing, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued its first concave coin in celebration of the 140th anniversary of Canada’s Library of Parliament. This ultra high relief issue is 99.99% silver, weighs 30.75 grams (an ounce is about 28.35 grams), and has a mintage limited to 6,000 coins. It has been given a purchase price of $159.95.

The reverse features a concave image of the Library’s domed ceiling. A statue of Queen Victoria occupies the foreground, just above the inscriptions CANADA, 1876, and 2016. The pine bookshelves and woodwork along the domed ceiling are rendered in Ultra High Relief, with an… Full article at the source>

Source: world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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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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Auction 320 Prices Realised / Results / Auction 321 Consignments

November 18, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Auctions, Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Downies (Downies Blog)

A grand event for Australian numismatics, Downies Australian Coin Auctions Sale 320 was an outstanding success! Comprising more than 3,500 lots, our last auction for 2015 was highlighted by a number of exquisite English Hammered pieces, which as expected sold … Continue reading → Full article at the source>

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