As the world settles down from World Cup fever, coin collectors will have plenty of souvenirs to remember the 2014 games. FIFA – the sanctioning body for the event – recognizing the success of commemorative coins for events such as the Olympic Games, created its own official numismatic program back in 2004. In recent years, the company MDM (Münzhandelsgesellschaft Deutsche Münze) has been responsible for the development, promotion and roll-out of the official international commemorative coin program for the World Cup. The coins offered by MDM include gold and silver commemorative coins from 40 different countries. Understandably, many of the coins come from Germany, winner of the 2014 Cup. However most of the coins were created and struck before the competition started. Continue reading →
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Sometimes, I get a bit miffed at the general ignorance of some things that seem pretty basic to me. Now I’m not talking about the use of the term penny for one-cent coin, since that use has been sanctioned by no less an authority than the Royal Canadian Mint. I’m not even talking about the …
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