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New from the Austrian Mint

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 by
New from the Austrian Mint

“Freedom” – The Fall of the Berlin Wall June 25, 2014 will mark a significant milestone in global history, as it was 25 years ago that the Berlin Wall began to crumble.  The Austrian Mint is celebrating this momentous event with a silver coin that is scheduled to be  issued on that day. Mint engraver […]

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“Austria by Its Children” Series Continues

Monday, April 7th, 2014 by
“Austria by Its Children” Series Continues

The Austrian Mint in Vienna will issue on May 7 the fifth silver coin in its charming series “Austria by its Children,” also known as “Austria, Piece by Piece.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the […]

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Is Your Gold Fake?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by

Gold prices may have come down, but that hasn’t stopped counterfeiters. Apparently they believe it’s still worth their while to manufacture fake gold and silver bars and coins. Last month, MorningMoney.com posted an article about how important it is to know that your gold is genuine. Read Seven Ways to Tell If Your Gold Is Counterfeit here.

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Celebrate the Viennese Waltz

Friday, November 9th, 2012 by

The Austrian Mint will issue a 5 euro silver coin celebrating one of the best-known dances of all time, the Waltz. The reverse of the coin depicts a delightful couple dancing the graceful waltz. In the background are the twinkling stars and fireworks, all adding to the festive atmosphere of a waltz. Also on this side of […]

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The Imperial Crown of Austria

Monday, October 29th, 2012 by

The Austrian Mint will issue the fifth and final coin of the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” gold coin series.  The new coin features the majestic Imperial Crown of Austria.  This distinctive crown became widely recognized throughout Europe during the very long reign of the Habsburgs. The obverse depicts the intricate details of the […]

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Stephenson’s Auction Coming Soon

Friday, October 26th, 2012 by

SOUTHAMPTON, PENNSYLVANIA – The demand for precious metals hasn’t been as strong in the United States since the Gold Rush of 1849, but nowadays the “prospecting” is done at auction, and the treasures are purchased in the form of gold and silver coins. Estate specialist Stephenson’s Auctioneers, located in the Philadelphia suburb of Southampton, has […]

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Spain Finally Sees Shipwreck Coins

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 by

COINage readers know well the story of Odyssey Marine’s “Black Swan” project. Doesn’t ring a bell on the main deck of your mind? Odyssey Marine recovered approximately 17 metric tones of gold and silver coins and other artifacts in 2007 from the Atlantic Ocean floor after finding the wreck off the coast of Portugal thanks […]

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Five New Coins for Diamond Jubilee

Friday, January 13th, 2012 by

For Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Royal Mint has unveiled five new precious metal variations of the only official UK £5 coin struck to mark the historic occasion. Like the Brilliant Uncirculated version released a few months ago, the coins have been designed by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS to celebrate a regal […]

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