27 Dec 2017  Wed

Lyn Knight’s offering of the Emerald Coast Collection of United States Paper Money showcased a huge collection of 400 error notes that had its own catalog and auction session.

The auction covered most of the major...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

Rare Swiss stamps were offered by Corinphila auctions on 10th and 11th November. An 1850 Swiss Rayon II federal administration stamp with a black frame around the cross was sold for $84,000. A similar stamp on a cover was sol...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

Banswara was a Princely State situated in the southern Rajputana province which later became a part of British India. Today it is situated in the South Rajasthan. Banswara was founded by Maharawal Jagmal Singh. Banswara got i...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

Mudra Utsav is an annual exhibition cum sale of beautiful coins organised by the Numismatic Society of Calcutta. It was held at Haldiram Banquet in Ballygunge from 22nd to 24th December this year. 13 exhibitors displayed thei...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

South African Mint’s second set of four coloured coins highlights the beauty and diversity of Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve.

Each coin costs R895 and are available separately or as a limited edition set. Two R1...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

Taiwan recently released a limited edition Disney silver banknote made of 5 grams of pure silver foil to celebrate the Year of the Dog. The note features Mickey Mouse playing with a dog on the one side and the portrait of Que...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

The classification of cultures looks at two things: chronological and geographical features. Since centuries collectors have struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloging ancient coins and the vast array of issu...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

History mostly highlights only those sons of the emperor who became their successor. Hardly the other children are mentioned. But numismatics gives you a chance to understand the political atmosphere of that time through coin...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

The rulers of Tripura assumed the title ‘Manikya’. It was first taken by the founder of the dynasty, Ratna Manikya in 1280 AD.

Krishna Kishore Manikya was one of the rulers of Tripura who ruled from 1830 AD -1...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

National level stamp design competition is going to be organised by India post, the theme of which is going to be "potter’s wheel". The stamp will be launched on Republic Day in New Delhi next year.

Entries were t...

26 Dec 2017  Tue

Rashtrakuta was the royal dynasty that ruled over the regions of south Gujarat, Maharashtra and north Karnataka in the Indian subcontinent between 6th to 10th centuries CE. This dynasty was founded by King Dantidurga, yet the...

25 Dec 2017  Mon

A lovely toned 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar graded Mint State 62 was sold for $141,000 by Legend Rare Coin Auctions on 14th December 2017 in Las Vegas. It was sold for $129,250 in 2013. It’s the second finest example of th...

25 Dec 2017  Mon

The reverse design of the 2018 Native American $1 Coin honouring the legendary sportsman Jim Thorpe was announced. Products with this coin will be released on 15th February 2018.

The reverse features Jim Thorpe along...

25 Dec 2017  Mon

2018 Proof Silver Eagles by APMEX are available for pre-order from 20th December. The American Silver Eagle is extremely popular around the world for more than 30 years. The Proof finish of this edition makes it even more spe...

25 Dec 2017  Mon

At the FUN Currency Auction in Tampa, Fla, an extremely rare 1882 gold certificate could sell for $ 500,000 and is expected to draw the heaviest pursuit among serious collectors.

The rarity of the Fr. 1218e $1,000 1...

25 Dec 2017  Mon

329 archaeological coins were seized from an Egyptian passenger who was trying to smuggle them to France. The passenger was busted at Cairo International Airport by archaeological unit.

Thirteen coins from the Byza...

25 Dec 2017  Mon

Nobody lived in the Cayman Islands until settlers and slaves from the Old World arrived there in the 17th Century. It is the name given to a group of three islands in the western Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba and northwest of ...

25 Dec 2017  Mon

The meaning of Garhwal is ‘country of forts’. It was a Princely State ruled by a Gharwali Rajput dynasty in the northwestern Uttarakhand of India. This state was ruled by three dynasties, Katyuri dynasty, Chand dynasty an...

25 Dec 2017  Mon

“India belongs to the Hindus, the Mohammedans, the Sikhs, the Parsis and others. No single community can run over the rest. Your hand has five fingers. If you put off the thumb, the power of your hand will be reduced to one...

25 Dec 2017  Mon

Yaudheyas were the rulers of modern-day South Eastern Punjab and Rajasthan. They occupy a very prominent position in the galaxy of ancient India and their coins have become one of the sources of study.

The given coin...