Nanyadarshini 2017 Coin Exhibition, a three-day exhibition of old coins and notes organised by the Karnataka Numismatic Society, was inaugurated at Shikshakara Sadana on KG Road on Friday morning. Numismatists from across India had put their collections of antique coins and notes for display and sale. It was a great time we had in Bangalore, lot of people came to see the Exhibition and collectors where felicitated. to be a member of the group visit there page here
The former Manchester United striker has become the latest global cultural icon to be immortalised on the side of a banknote.
Unfortnately for fans of of the big Swede, you will not be able to get your hands on the note as the work is the product of Swedish photographer, Bingo Rimer – and not official Swedish currency
“You have Benjamin Franklin and you have me,” Ibrahimovic wrote in an Instagram post of him posing alongside the piece.
Chennai Coin Society’s Grand Coin fair day 2 Images, National level Coin fair is being held at Chennai AKR Mahal, Ancient Tamil coins, British India Coins, Rare Foreign Coins, Old Currencies and stamps are for sale in here, this is one of the best exhibitions ever held in Chennai, If you are in Chennai and love coins and Philatelic you dont want to miss this, This Coin Exhibition is held for youths of the society to develop the interest in Old Coins of India and know about the Ancient old Coinage and Currency, this are some images from Day 2 of Chennai Coin Society’s Grand Coin Fair
One of the Best Exhibitions ever Conducted by the team of Karnataka Philatelic Society(R) #karphilex2017, had a great time Exhibiting our Collections in front of a Large Audience, Great support by the very friendly Management thanks a lot and Hope to Visit again.
Banknotecoinstamp.com we took part as a dealer booked a stall at Karphilex 2017 Philatelic Exhibition, It was a wonderful crowd and a great experience, there where engaging competitions for students like Treasure hunt , stamp exhibition. checkout some of images from Day 2 from the stamp exhibition from our Dealer booth, thanks to Karnataka Philatelic Society(R)
The 221-pound, solid gold “Big Maple Leaf” is worth more than $4 million.
Back in March, a band of thieves mounted an Ocean’s Eleven–level heist at a German museum and made off with the “Big Maple Leaf”: a 221-pound coin worth roughly $4 million that earned a Guinness World Record for its unmatched size and purity. The operation baffled police—but they made their first major breakthrough on Wednesday, arresting several people in Berlin in connection with the case, Deutsche Welle reports.
SWAT teams raided 13 different buildings in Neukölln, detaining a total of four suspects between the ages of 18 and 20, but no gold coin, the Associated Press reports. A police spokesman told the Guardian those arrested belong to an “Arabic-Kurdish clan” with ties to the arms trade, drug smuggling, and racketeering. Apparently, authorities tracked them down by swabbing for DNA evidence in the museum that housed the coin.
The “Big Maple Leaf” disappeared from Berlin’s Bode Museum in the early hours of a Monday morning in March. According to police, the gang of thieves propped a ladder on a set of elevated train tracks next to the museum and climbed inside through a third-floor window. They broke through the coin’s bulletproof glass case, and somehow managed to lug the massive hunk of gold back through the window, onto the train tracks, and roll it in a wheelbarrow 330 feet to a nearby park. Cops are still lost as to where it might have gone from there, though they suspect it could have been melted into smaller chunks and sold off individually.
According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the stolen coin is one of five that it made back in 2007 “because we can.” The mint assigned it a face value of $1 million, but at more than an inch thick, about 20 inches wide, and composed of 24 karat gold, it’s worth much more, according to the BBC. Its theft astounded Bernhard Weisser, the director of the collection that housed it at the Bode.
“When I finally understood what had happened, my knees were shaking,” he told DW back in March. “We still hope that the coin will surface… no matter what condition it might be in.”
Original Article credits: Vice
Brunei and Singapore have both issued new 50-dollar polymer notes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement. Brunei introduced one million notes, and Singapore introduced two million notes, all at face value. Banks in both countries offered sets of notes in complimentary folders. The commemorative notes were jointly designed by Abdul Ajihis Haji Terawih, Eng Siak Loy, and Weng Ziyan. A total of 50,000 sets of Brunei and Singapore notes bearing matching serial numbers and CIA prefixes were sold for S$300 (US$220) each beginning 12 July 2017. Uncut sheets of 3, 8, and 40 notes were also packaged for sale as numismatic products.
Photography credits wong wong brunei
Just when you thought all the stories about ‘rare valuable coins’ were a myth, a window cleaner finds one worth three grand.
And it seems that the Royal Mint have confirmed its authenticity and the eagle-eyed collector has already had it valued.
The coin is one of the new pounds that has 2016 on one side, and 2017 in micro-inscriptions around the edge of the reverse.
Coin mad Richard Bird spotted it last month and the Mint is now investigating how it got into circulation.
He said: “I just check all my coins I circulate and spotted the mistake. Surely it can’t be the only one like it. They’ve made the fault so there must be more like it, but people just have to spot it.
“But there definitely won’t be a large amount. There are so many collectors that others would have been confirmed by now otherwise.
“It’s been confirmed that it is what I thought it was. The people from the Royal Mint have seen it and saw it as a genuine and are now investigating how it got into circulation.
“A couple of others have claimed to have similar coins, but according to Change checker no-one else has proved it yet.
“After it was verified I was then able to get it valued, and I was told it could be worth about £3,000.
“I’ve got a collection which I think is worth about £15,000. I’d love to do it professionally, but I think it’s a nice side project to do alongside the window cleaning.”
Mr Bird, from Hull, said: “I think I will sell it. I mainly got into collecting so I could get commemorative stuff that my daughter would be able to keep. Last year I bought some Beatrix Potter collection coins for around £60 each. The Peter Rabbit one is already selling for £550.
“They are good long term investments, but I think I will probably just cash in on this at some point. I will probably auction it off with a £3,000 reserve.
The Royal Mint responded to Mr Bird confirming his coin was a genuine fault, although they believed all of the batch containing the fault were removed from circulation.
In a letter, the Assistant Curator at the Royal Mint said: “The Royal Mint produces around five billion coins each year and we have strict quality controls in place.
“Our robust quality checks were successful in highlighting a fault in a small batch of coins. These coins were removed before they entered circulation and, therefore, we are investigating how this coin got into the public domain.
“We are committed to producing a consistently high standard of coins and thank you for bringing this our attention.”