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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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
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 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
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
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
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-editor (CNN) – For the love of "Lesus," the Vatican needs a copy editor – preferably an infallible one. In honor of the first year of Pope Francis' papacy, the Vatican issued a commemorative medal Tuesday. The coin-size medals are sold in Vatican City and usually provide a steady stream […]
Details of Prince George's christening have emerged.
After canceling the announcement of the winning design for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin competition because of the government shutdown, the U.S. Mint posted the information on their website yesterday with little fanfare. The winning design was submitted by Cassie McFarland of San Luis Obispo, California. McFarland, who is from the Sacramento [...]
Shown is a special commemorative coin honouring Pope Francis. Nice artwork. Shame about the cock-up. I've marked the spot with an X. Jesus was misspelled Lesus. Nobody at the Vatican noticed the misspelling before the mould was sent to the Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute to be turned into coins. Show More Summary
Someone misspelled the name of the Vatican’s raison d’etre, Jesus, on a commemorative medallion, striking 6,000 gold, silver and bronze coins with the name Lesus. Several of the medallions were sold before someone noticed the error.Show More Summary
The Vatican has withdrawn from sale 6,000 copies of a new papal medal on which the name of Jesus was misspelt. In an inscription around the edge of the coin, Jesus was mistakenly spelt with an L. Keen-eyed experts snapped up a handful of the coins, which were struck in gold, silver and bronze by [...]
I bet the Vatican's commemorative coins celebrating Pope Francis's first year are suddenly much more valuable than expected. Why? They spelled Jesus wrong.