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Full details of the new 2016 proof Britannia series in gold & silver

Royal Mint releases gold and silver versions of 50p Battle of Hastings coin

RCM outs the next three Warriors of History coins from the NZ Mint

One of our favourite series of the last few months has been the New Zealand Mint’s <i>Warriors of History</i> coins. Struck in silver, antique-finished and …

Swiss Farmer Finds Thousands Of Ancient Coins In Orchard

In our opinion, being a cherry farmer means you find treasure all the time—in the form of cherries, which are nature's treasure because they are …

Viking hoard discovery reveals little-known king 'airbrushed from history'

A hoard of Viking coins could change our understanding of English history, after showing how Alfred the Great 'airbrushed' out a rival king<p>A Viking hoard discovered by an amateur metal detectorist could prompt the re-writing of English history, after experts claimed it shows how <b>Alfred the …

Gold Standard: An Illustrated Timeline Of USA Currency

An Illustrated Timeline Of The Gold Standard In The U.S. by Frank Holmes<p>Ever since the U.S. left the gold standard for good in 1971, some politicians …

On July 30th the US Mints beautiful American Liberty high-relief coin goes on sale

MINTS DESCRIPTION<p>The United States Mint fulfilled renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original vision of an ultra high relief double eagle gold …

Visual Capitalist looks at the worlds growing demand for silver

Visual Capitalist have published the third infographic in their four-part ‘<i>The Silver Series</i>‘ and this one looks at who where demand the world’s …

Infographics

St. George and the Dragon moves away from the Pistrucci classic for a Royal Mint reimaginiing

MINTS DESCRIPTION<p>The Royal Mint has struck a special edition United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin in honour of the second birthday of His Royal …

Olympics

Canada Releases 2015 Muskox “$100 for $100″ Fine Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is offering a new Muskox $100 for $100 Fine Silver Coin—the latest issue in the popular “$100 for $100” series that has sold …

Queen Elizabeth II

2015 Swiss 2000 Years of Aventicum 50-Franc Gold Coin

The Federal Mint Swissmint has released a new commemorative gold coin which marks 2000 years of Aventicum. The obverse design carries an image of the …

Ancient History

How much gold is there in the world?

<b>Imagine if you were a super-villain who had taken control of all the world's gold, and had decided to melt it down to make a cube. How long would the sides be? Hundreds of metres, thousands even?</b><p>Actually, it's unlikely to be anything like that size.<p>Warren Buffett, one of the world's richest …

Extracted

Searching for Rarity

The most valuable coins in numismatics are often those with the lowest mintages or the smallest number of survivors. Just about everyone knows that …

Golden Coins and Golden Fleeces | Pocket Change

<b>This is the fifth in a series of guest posts by students attending the Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics.</b><p>The Black Sea coast of Georgia …

Ancient History

The case of the missing signature

The Provincial Congress of New Jersey authorized a 30,000-pound (later raised to 50,000 pounds) paper money issue Feb. 20, 1776. Nineteen people were …

You know which president was obsessed with making the dollar look like the Greek drachma?

A 1908 "double eagle" gold coin, commissioned by Roosevelt.Wikimedia Commons<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.

Europe

Monnaie de Paris Week. French ships series continues into its fourth year with new trio.

A favourite of ours amongst the many Monnaie de Paris coin series is a maritime one simply called <i>French Ships</i>. As the title suggests, it’s a look …

U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value: A List Of The Most Valuable Coins You Should Be Saving In All Denominations

U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value: A List Of The Most Valuable Coins You Should Be Saving In All DenominationsYou probably have coins that are …

List-Worthy

Insider Tips From A Longtime Coin Collector | The U.S. Coin Guide

Coin collectors who, like me, are on a budget, are always looking to buy coins at discounted prices.<p>I’m talking about coins that cost less than book …

Proof 2015 Britannia steps out from the shadow of the epic 2014 design

One of the years most eagerly awaited releases is now upon us. Last years proof Britannia design came out of nowhere to become, in our view at least, …

One US dollar = Z$35 Quadrillion as Zimbabwe phases out old currency

Americans traveling in Zimbabwe using U.S. dollars in the next few months can consider themselves quadrillionaires in that country, as it phases out its hyper-inflated currency to embrace a multi-currency system.<p>Zimbabwe's central bank says bank notes from its old currency, which collapsed and was …

Central Banks

Journeys of Discovery series from Niue heads off into the unknown with Marco Polo

MINTS DESCRIPTION<p>Marco Polo (1254 – 1324) was an Italian merchant traveller from Venice, who recorded his travels in Livres des Merveilles du Monde …

Even Coin Collectors Have Given Up on Gold

Finding bullish gold investors is getting a lot harder, even in a place where demand has been almost a given in recent years: precious-metal …

Stock Markets

The Royal Mint debuts its annual silver lunar privy Britannia bullion coin

MINTS DESCRIPTION<p>Following the success of the Britannia bullion edge letter privy mark Year of the Snake and Year of the Horse coins in 2013 and …

Art Mint debuts the first in its premium Mandala Art series of silver high-relief coins

MINTS DESCRIPTION<p><b>What is a Mandala?</b><p>The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.” It appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the …

End of an era as largest gold ETF drops out of top 10

<i>In May more than $900m left the world's largest physical gold-backed ETF, dropping the fund to number 11 in rankings it briefly led four years …

Cryptocurrency

COIN CORNER: Indian Head cents, 1859-1909

The Indian Head penny is one of the most beloved coins issued by the U.S. government. It was designed by James B. Longacre, engraver at the United …

Mythological Creatures Vampire coin revamped to a new level of excellence

Back in 2013, a coin featuring a white marble insert and depicting a werewolf made its debut, initiating a new series of 2 oz antique-finish coins …