Latest posts with tags "coin"

First-ever United States Mint curved coins to go on sale

Mar 28, 2014 / Events

The 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin will be the first curved coin produced by the United States Mint.

Australia unveils world’s largest gold coin

Nov 03, 2011 / Collectibles

Australia has unveiled the world’s largest gold coin, weighing a massive 1,000 kg, to mark the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. The Perth Mint produced it in time for the Queen’s visit to Western Australia for the Commonwealth heads of government meeting. The coin has a kangaroo on one side and the Queen’s profile on […]

New Gold Coin Features The Taj Mahal

Nov 18, 2010 / Jewellery

The Taj Mahal coin comes with a carrying case designed by Goyard that contains a magnifying glass.

Christian Lacroix gets a new job

Jul 14, 2010 / Celebrities

Iconic French designer Christian Lacroix has been appointed creative director of La Monnaie de Paris (French Mint). The institution is in control of designing French Euros and medals and also home to many ancient coins, a museum and photography shows. The designer will be in charge of designing limited editions of coins, as well as […]

Italy – Thousands of euro coins spill on motorway

Jul 09, 2010 / Billionaires

Motorists in southern Italy must have thought they had hit the jackpot after spotting piles of euro coins on a motorway. A security lorry carrying some two million euros $2.5m) in one and two-euro coins overturned near Foggia. The accident dislodged the boxes on board which burst open as they hit the ground, paving a […]

Woman trades rare coins for groceries

Apr 01, 2009 / Collectibles

A Utah woman who tried paying for Walmart groceries with $20 Gold Double Eagles was apparently turned away, and then exchanged 14 of them at a nearby bank for face value. The bank teller gave the woman $280 but the coins were worth far more. While the coins have not been appraised, at today’s gold […]

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