On the 15th July 2015, Spink will be holding the summer sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. The auction boasts a wide variety of rarities and highly valuable items, from a Catherine II Russian commemorative platinum medal of her accession, (Lot 237, estimated: £40,000 ? 50,000) to a fine collection of Karl Goetz medals. Show More Summary
I love holding the March of Dimes Commemorative Coin in my hand. For me, it symbolizes holding a bit of our past, along with our future. The silver dollar features President Franklin D. Roosevelt and scientist Dr. Jonas Salk, who played key roles in the March of Dimes work to conquer polio, on the coin's head or obverse side. Show More Summary
Spink London's highly esteemed July sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals, 15th July 2015, will be showcasing some exceptional lots from the height of British Colonialism in Nineteenth-Century India. A contemporary described the British Empire in the 1900?s as so vast that ?the sun never set? on it. Show More Summary
This past March, France took offense when it learned of Belgium’s plans to release a 2 euro coin to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the French defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. France vigorously protested the coin’s release, arguing that it would create conflict within the European Union. Show More Summary
After France objected to a coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, Belgium invoked a little-known European Union rule that allowed it to issue the money anyway.
The Belgians were less victors over Napoleon than hosts to the defeat that ended his ambitions, but they have minted a new coin to celebrate the day.
The French are still miffed about losing the Battle of Waterloo. Back in March I showed a Belgian two-euro commemorative coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle, which was fought in Belgium. The French blocked the coin on the spurious grounds that it would create tensions when Europe's unity is under threat (CLICK). Show More Summary
FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced Tuesday that he will eventually step down, and the Internet is commemorating the occasion with this (...)
Greece, beset by fears its economic troubles could force it out of the 19-member euro zone, has won a competition to design a commemorative e2 coin. ||| GREECE, beset by fears its economic troubles could force it out of the 19-member euro zone, has won a competition to design a commemorative e2 coin. Show More Summary
The Perth Mint of Australia has released another set of Star Trek coins. These coins include Captain Jean Luc Picard, and the USS Enterprise-D. The 99.9% pure silver coins are sold individually, or as a set of two. The individual coins are limited to a run of five thousand coins each, while the set is […]
No one wants to take credit for coining the term “gangsta rap.” At least, no rappers do. As noted in L.A. Weekly's story commemorating the 20th anniversary of Eazy-E’s death, during N.W.A’s time, artists preferred to call the genre “reality rap.” After all, they weren’t telling bloody, fictional stories a...
A commemorative coin minted by Belgium raised hackles in France, a small example of the continuing bumps on the road to European unity.
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The 2015 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the contributions of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne communities to “high iron” construction work and the building of New York City skyscrapers. The reverse (tails) design depicts a Mohawk ironworker reaching for an I-beam that is swinging into position, rivets on the left and right side of […]
A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after French objections over what it called a "negative symbol."
The French may have lost the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago, but they've won at least one clash over how to commemorate it. The famous battle in 1815 marked the final defeat of French dynamo Napoleon Bonaparte, his continental ambitions snuffed out by a coalition led by the British and their Prussian allies. It took place near […]
In 2016, Mark Twain will be featured on a U.S. commemorative coin.That's ironic, says Coin World senior editor Bill Gibbs, because Twain wasn't a fan of the phrase "In God We Trust," which will appear on his coin:
The Royal Mint has issued this photo to advertise its new commemorative coin celebrating the Chinese Lunar Year of The Sheep 2015 as part of its Sh?ngxiào series. The designer of the two rams heads on the reverse is Wuon-Gean Ho, an artist of Chinese descent, born in the UK. Show More Summary
Commemorate the birth of our longest-serving president with this set, which includes proof coins, silver and bronze medals, and postage stamps. The Roosevelt coins, medals and stamps are displayed in a rich green folder covered in a soft-touch material with a handsome textured look that is very gift-worthy. Buy It Now! Image/Copy: U.S. Mint
Two limited-edition Star Trek commemorative coins will be released by the Perth Mint. The one ounce silver commemorative coins will arrive on February 16. One coin features Kirk (in color) on the reverse side, with the USS Enterprise next to him. The obverse side of the coin will have Queen Elizabeth II on it, along […]