World Cup memories live on in coins

The World Cup’s colourful mascot, Fuleco, is featured on a $10 coin from Cook Islands.

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 →

More learning, more money 
at upcoming RCNA convention

A 1911 $1,000 in Specimen will be part of the RCNA auction this year.

One of the highlights is the bourse, which with more than 50 tables, is the largest and most prestigious in Canada. However, seasoned collectors know there is much more to the event than just the one room. Over the course of the five days, various organizations plan meetings, including the Newfoundland Enthusiasts, Canadian Association of Token Collectors, Canadian Tire Corporation Coupon Collectors, Canadian Paper Money Society, Canadian Errors and Varieties Numismatic Association, RCNA, Ferguson Foundation, Canadian Numismatic Research Society, Canadian Association of Wooden Money Collectors, Society of Bearded Numismatists, and others. Continue reading →

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