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Online Coin Club: still under construction!

Dear visitors, please not that this site is still under construction. Much does not work, or if it does work - there is no sufficient content. Think of this as a "proof of concept" prototype at this point.

Online Coin Club: what is it going to be?

In short: an online resource for coin collectors. It will have a list of countries and provinces which produce or have produced coins; information about the coins themselves such as their characteristics, history, valuations etc. There will be a platform to manage your collection/s, share information with others, exchange and buy/sell coins.

To get a general idea of the information part, you can browse the New Zealand pre-decimal coins, for example this page.

Online Coin Club: what can I do?

The site needs your help! The long-term vision for this site is for it to be a community project. A community of people to do research, publish and verify data, share their collections and generally make the whole thing work.

The site will work for a profit. Since its success depends on the community, the equitable path will be to reward the members of the community for their contributions. Once the community is established, a mechanism for this will be discussed and implemented. Please use the feedback form to write to us now and join the community if you are interested.

Coin Explorer: Some interesting coins suggested for your perusal
Shilling 1938 from British West Africa
British West African Pound
Shilling 1938 from British West Africa
Mintage: 57,806,287
Material: Nickel Brass
Half Sovereign 1887 Jubilee head
Pound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Half Sovereign 1887 Jubilee head
Mintage: 1,070,567
Material: Gold
Two Oboli 1819 from Ionian Islands
Ionian Obol
Two Oboli 1819 from Ionian Islands
Mintage: 4,139,520
Material: Copper
Five Stotinki 1888 from Bulgaria
Five Stotinki 1888 from Bulgaria
Mintage: 14,000,000
Material: CuproNickel
Latest coin and currency news articles
BBCNew plastic £10 note featuring Jane Austen unveiled
United Kingdom
July 18, 2017

The new plastic £10 note has been unveiled by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral. The note, which follows the polymer £5, will be issued on 14 September and has a portrait of Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of the author's death.

BBCCanada "toonie" coin glows in the dark
June 19, 2017

It may not be made of gold, but Canada's new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter.

Known colloquially as the "toonie," the C$2 ($1.50, £1.20) coin is said to be the world's first glow-in-the-dark coin to enter into circulation. The winning design, which was chosen from 10,000 entries, depicts boaters looking up at the Northern Lights.

The LocalNorway’s new maritime banknotes are here
May 29, 2017

Norway’s new banknotes enter circulation tomorrow, with fish and viking ships taking the place of cultural and historical figures on the reverse. Scientist Kristian Birkelund’s spot on the 200 krone note is taken by a cod, while opera singer Kirsten Flagstad is swapped out for an image of the 9th century Gokstad Ship.

The new notes represent the first time Norway’s central bank has chosen not to use famous Norwegians as motives on the country’s paper currency, electing instead to highlight the importance of the Scandinavian country’s maritime connections.

BBCDeadline to dig out old paper £5 notes
United Kingdom
May 4, 2017

The Bank of England said 150 million of its paper £5 notes - the equivalent of about three for every adult in the UK - remain with the public.

Shops may refuse them from Saturday, although banks should exchange them.

Globe and MailNew $10 bill unveiled to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday
April 7, 2017

The Bank of Canada has unveiled a new commemorative $10 bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation — and it will mark one of the few times Canadian woman and an indigenous Canadian have been featured on the country’s currency.

It is also just the fourth time in Canada’s history that a special, commemorative bank note has been produced.

States of JerseyWithdrawal of Jersey £1 coin
Feb. 24, 2017

After 15 October 2017, the Jersey £1 coin will no longer be legal tender. The States of Jersey will be withdrawing the coin from circulation to coincide with the UK’s timeline for the introduction of its new £1 coin.

The biggest New Zealand numismatic event of 2017 – the Numismatic Society of Auckland and Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand DECIMAL 50 conference
The biggest New Zealand numismatic event of 2017 – the Numismatic Society of Auckland and Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand DECIMAL 50 conference

Featured Blog Articles

The 1920 No Mintmark Australian Shilling

The Museum Victoria numismatic collection has a large number of pattern and proof coins in its collection, acquired mostly from the collection of the former Melbourne Mint, but also from other collections including that of the National Gallery of Victoria. One of the coins that is documented as being transferred from the National Gallery of Victoria collection is 1920-dated Australian shilling with no mintmark. All other known 1920-dated Australian shillings have an M mintmark beneath the date, and no literature makes mention of a no mintmark coin: it has apparently gone unnoticed due to its mis-attribution in the Museum Victoria collection as a 1920M shilling.

On Coins, Sites, Relational Databases and Why It Matters

Some thoughts on what lead me to build this site and why things are not as trivial as they seem (and why not always simple is better).

Online Coin Club needs your help!

Online Coin Club starts a "bounty for information" campaign. Contribute some content and you can get a bag of money for it! A small bag of money really, but still...