An extremely rare Pattern Five Pounds gold coin which was designed as George III lay dying in 1820 and effectively became a commemorative piece for the king is expected to sell for £200,000 to £250,000 at an auction held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on 16 September 2015. Show More Summary
Another commemorative Trek-themed silver coin has been announced by the Perth Mint, this one featuring Leonard Nimoy as Spock. The Spock coin...
The breast cancer research institute, which sends money to abortion giant Planned Parenthood, was under consideration for funding from legislation regarding a commemorative coin.
Political observers can usually see contentious fights on Capitol Hill coming, but once in a while, they spring up unexpectedly. Take yesterday, for example.
Republican leaders pulled a commemorative coin bill from the House floor on Tuesday because it would funnel money to Susan G. Komen, a breast cancer charity that gives grants to the family planning provider Planned Parenthood. The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, sponsored by Rep. Show More Summary
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."