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Nike SB Zoom Blazer Mid Canvas “Two Up”

Commemorating the release of their latest video featuring Australian teamriders Nick Boserio and Alex Campbell, Nike SB rolled out a special edition Zoom Blazer Mid. Named after the popular Australian coin gambling game, the sneaker comes… Nike SB Zoom Blazer Mid Canvas “Two Up” is a post by Fritz Radtke on Highsnobiety.

Baseball gold is called out

The U.S. Mint reports that the $5 gold National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin has sold out. It may be the fastest sell out of any gold commemorative coin in the modern commemorative era lasting only through the first weekend. It has been speculated that the U.S. Mint will strike more coins than the [...]

2014 Native American $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, and Boxes

The 2014 Native American $1 Coin commemorates native hospitality ensuring the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The reverse (tails) depicts a Native American man offering a pipe while his wife offers provisions of fish, corn, roots, and gourds. In the background is a stylized image of the face of William Clark’s compass highlighting […]

Baseball Fanatics and Numismatics Unite! US Mint Strikes Curved Coin

Numismatics can catch their curve-ball coins starting today. The U.S. Mint has struck its first curved coin to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Congress passed a law inShow More Summary

The Alice Munroonie

First Alice Munro won the Nobel, and now she has her own commemorative coin. She will be on the Canadian $5 coin, but don’t expect to spend it anytime soon. There will be only 7,500 of the coins, which will sell for $69.95 each.

Alice Munro honored on Canadian commemorative $5 coin

Putting authors on currency is not a new thing. Benjamin Franklin, a founding father and author of “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” is on the U.S. $100 bill, and in Chile the Nobel laureate and poet Gabriela Mistral graces the 5,000 peso bill, which is worth about $10. And Jane Austen will soon grace Britain's 10-pound note.

U.S. Mint's First Curved Coin Commemorates Baseball Hall of Fame

Curves aren't just for pitchers anymore. The United States Mint will soon roll out its first ever curved coin — a commemorative design in honor of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 75th anniversary. According to the 2012 NationalShow More Summary

Doctor Who Monsters – Dalek Collectible Coin

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

The Doctor Who Monsters – Dalek Collectible Coin commemorates one the most iconic figures in the Doctor Who universe, because everybody knows the Doctor would just be a madman wandering aimlessly through time and space if it weren’t for awesome villains constantly making him be a hero. You might have seen the coin collection that […]

What’s a tenor doing on my tenner?

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Irish government has commemorated Count John McCormack on a 10-Euro coin. John McCormack (1884-1945) was a world-renowned Irish tenor, spanning Handel to Hollywood.

2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollar

The United States Mint is proud to honor the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the minting and issuing of a commemorative coin – the 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollar. The coin’s designs are emblematic of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]

Russian coins sell for US$5,364,428 in New York

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

An auction of Russian coins, orders and medals held by Baldwin?s, in association with Dmitry Markov Coins and Medals and M & M Numismatics, on Thursday 9th January realised US$5,364,428. Struck to commemorate the 30th Birthday of Tsar...Show More Summary

More than just a sales failure

For the first time the U.S. Mint’s history, an organization did not receive a payout from a commemorative minted for them. Following the close of the year, the U.S. Mint told Coin World that the sales of the 2013-W Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative coins was so low that it did not cover [...]

What is with the Coin of the Year

Last month, World Coin News announced that the 2014 Coin of the Year (COTY) would be awarded to the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) for their commemorative coin honoring the artist Yves Klein. The silver coin features the artist’s hand colored in a striking blue on the silver coin. For those who are not familiar [...]

Summary of December coin-related legislation

H.R. 3680: Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act Sponsor: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) • To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer. • Introduced: December 9, 2013...Show More Summary

Counting Down the Top 10: #1 No trouble with the curve

For the first time ever, the U.S. Mint will be producing a coin that is not flat. The curved coin is of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin. The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 112-152 [PDF]) celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame [...]

Australia - Club Nintendo adds two new items

The Year of Luigi Coin - Let's celebrate The Year of Luigi and show Luigi some love with this special coin! Mark this special occasion by getting your hands on this gorgeous, gold-coloured commemorative coin. Hanafuda Cards - Own a piece of Nintendo history with this traditional Hanafuda card set. Show More Summary

Want to propose a commem? Be prepared to make sausage

As a comment on my post about the selection design for my 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative coin a reader commented with a simple question: Can you offer a suggestion as to who I can approach to offer an idea for a commemorative dollar? The easy answer is to say “write to your member [...]

Smart Power Strip brings its home automation dreams to Kickstarter

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Smart Power Strip landed its way into the final round of our Insert Coin competition the other week at Engadget Expand, and while it didn't take home one of the giant foam commemorative coins (or the prize money attached), it was an impressive feat nonetheless. Show More Summary

The Royal Mint Creates Nine Coins to Mark Prince George's Christening

His birth this summer captured the world's attention and now Prince George of Cambridge 's christening will be commemorated with a series of coins. According to the Royal Mint, the nine coins will range in value from £5 to £50,000. Four...Show More Summary

Club Nintendo Europe adds year of Luigi coin

2013 is The Year of Luigi! Mark this special occasion by getting your hands on this gorgeous, gold-coloured commemorative coin. This hefty metal coin comes in its own green velvety Club Nintendo pouch, to keep it safe and sound! Please note: the coin is gold-coloured only, it does not contain any actual gold. Show More Summary

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