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Italy wins Coin of the Year

An Italian silver 10-euro coin has won the Coin of the Year Award to be presented Feb. 4 at the World Money Fair in Berlin.<p>Italy has won the 2017 …

The Oscars of Paper Currency

The International Bank Note Society was founded in 1961 by a group of people who collected, traded, sold, and admired rare paper currency. It wasn’t …

The extremely rare gold coin that was found among a child's 'pirate treasure' toys

From an 18th century Spanish treasure ship, to a 20th century child’s toy chest — sometimes a rare coin’s journey can be humbling.<p>Boningtons Fine Art …

Archaeology

How did Roman coins from the fourth century get to a castle in Japan?

An amazing discovery was made in Okinawa, Japan, recently, when 10 ancient coins from the Roman and Ottoman empires were unearthed in the ruins of a …

Archaeology

Rise and fall of the gold standard: Precious metals basics

Because gold is durable and highly malleable, it can be hammered into almost any shape and precisely divided into any size or unit of weight. Since …

Cryptocurrency

Shipwreck gold from 1715 Plate Fleet reaches market

Nearly 300 gold coins discovered nearly 300 years after the famous 1715 Plate Fleet shipwreck are now coming to the market.<p>The coins are worth an …

Archaeology

NUMISMATA events in Berlin and Frankfurt

September 15, 2016 – For more than 45 years, the NUMISMATA keeps attracting thousands of interested visitors to its different venues in Germany and …

Germany

Q&A: Is it True That 1917-1930 Standing Liberty Quarters Were Illegally Struck?

Louisiana Purchase Commemorative Gold Dollars

The Pre-Decimal Bank Notes of Bermuda

Results from ABNC durability tests surface at show

One of the more fascinating discoveries revealed at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif., was found a few …

Media Industry

Spink auction of paper money includes collection of Vietnam notes

Spink’s Aug. 17 to 18 auction in Hong Kong features 1,818 lots of coins, medals, notes and ephemera that span the Asian continent. Among them, 141 …

Thailand issues its second special note since June

The Bank of Thailand announced on Aug. 2 the nation’s second commemorative bank note for its royal family in a matter of months. It issued 20 million …

Bhumibol Adulyadej

Precious Metals Update: Gold Sales Are Up

Precious Metals

Belgian 20-Euro Silver Proof Coin Honors Humanitarian Organization with Roots in the United States

The English hoard that has archaeologists excited

York is a gem of a city in England’s north that is steeped in history. It has retained so many of its medieval buildings and narrow winding …

Archaeology

Bitcoin becomes tangible

If bitcoins are supposed to be cyberspace currency, why are they about to be issued physically?<p><b>By Richard Giedroyc</b><p>Aren’t bitcoins supposed to be in …

Early U.S. paper brings big prices

<b>By Bill Brandimore</b><p>This 1861 $20 Demand Note, one of just four from Boston, is graded PMG VF-25. (Images courtesy Lyn Knight Auctions.)<p>The last …

PCGS Bounty for Five Legendary Coins Totals $50,000

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is extending the $10,000 reward offered for the 1964-D Peace Dollar to four additional coins, …

List-Worthy

Ohio Penitentiary inmates counterfeit United States coins from within prison walls

<i>Coin Lore column from Aug. 15, 2016, Weekly issue of Coin World</i>:<p>If you could write with your change in Columbus, Ohio, you knew were the coins came …

Crime

Gates of Hell lined with coins

<b>By Richard Giedroyc</b><p>“Skeleton Coast” and “Gates of Hell” are among the names given to the area along the northern Atlantic coastline of Namibia.<p>Are …

Exploring the Coinage of Greenland

Red Book Recollections: Lincoln W. Higgie III

Stack’s Bowers to Hold Paper Money Auction at World’s Fair of Money on August 10

Welsh Dragon Features on UK’s Latest £20 Silver Face-Value Coin

Another Threat to the Future of “Paper Money”?

Could the German collector become extinct?

<b>By Richard Giedroyc</b><p>The private collector is under fire in Germany. Not just the coin collector but the collector of many antique or fine art …

National Bank Note circulation peaked in 1932-1933

<b>By Jamie Yakes and Peter Huntoon</b><p>The purpose of the National Bank Act was to create a new form of currency. To that end, organizers of national banks …

Gold 10-ducat piece soars in May 18 Swiss auction

A rare gold 10-ducat coin from Wallenstein in Bohemia realized more than four times its estimate in Sincona Ag’s May 18 auction.<p>The 1630 gold …

Top rarities fail to sell in Pogue IV auction

The expected stars in the fourth installment of the D. Brent Pogue Collection — the finest known 1804 Draped Bust dollar and the only collectible …