Australian Coins

World Coins – Queen’s Baton Relay Commemorative Marks Australian Commonwealth Day Celebration

World Coins – Queen’s Baton Relay Commemorative Marks Australian Commonwealth Day Celebration

By Royal Australian Mint ……   The first two of a series of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) commemorative collectible coins were revealed on March 13 at a Commonwealth Day celebration at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre. Queensland Minister for Education, Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones MP unveiled the […]

New World Coins – Motor Racing Legend Sir Jack Brabham Overtakes Australia’s Currency

New World Coins – Motor Racing Legend Sir Jack Brabham Overtakes Australia’s Currency

By Royal Australian Mint ……   Just over 50 years on since Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE claimed his third Formula 1 title, the Royal Australian Mint has honored Jack’s incredible contribution to the motor racing industry with the release of a special commemorative coin. Featuring the very same racing car in which Brabham became […]

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Commemorates 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of SS Vyner Brooke

World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Commemorates 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of SS Vyner Brooke

By Royal Australian Mint ……   As we near the 75th anniversary of the sinking of SS Vyner Brooke on Tuesday 14 February 2017, a special collectible commemorative 20 cent coin has been released by the Royal Australian Mint to recognize the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival. During the Second […]

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Australia’s First Gold Domed Coin by Royal Australian Mint

Australia’s First Gold Domed Coin by Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ……   A true representation of innovative craftsmanship, the latest release by the Royal Australian Mint sees the mystique of the southern hemisphere’s cosmic wonders captured in one ounce of gold and struck in the highly-acclaimed domed shape seen in previous sell-out products. At the forefront of creative design, this unique […]

Royal Australian Mint – Exhibit Explores Work of Designer Stuart Devlin

Royal Australian Mint – Exhibit Explores Work of Designer Stuart Devlin

By Royal Australian Mint ….. The highly anticipated exhibition exploring the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO, “The Designer with the Midas Touch”, has now officially opened to the public at the Royal Australian Mint. Featuring stunning pieces created by the most prolific goldsmith and silversmith of our time, the exhibition sees richness and romance […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016 Current Events 1.) The reasons Saudi Arabia stopped issuing paper riyals “The number of one Riyal banknotes constitutes half of the banknotes in circulation. This posed challenges and it was thus decided to gradually replace it with coins,” the monetary said… 2.) Venezuela to replace high […]

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Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

By CoinWeek …..   2016 may go down as one of the most captivating years for coin design in recent memory as Mints large and small combined to produce hundreds of designs for circulating and non-circulating coins. In a highly competitive vote, France’s one-ounce .999 gold Queen Matilda 200 euro coin has been named CoinWeek’s […]

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Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications …..   The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered. All […]

Royal Australian Mint – ‘Voice of Cricket’ Richie Benaud Commemorated on New Coin

Royal Australian Mint – ‘Voice of Cricket’ Richie Benaud Commemorated on New Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …..   With the toss of a coin to start the Australia v South Africa test match in Adelaide on November 24, it is only fitting that the coin commemorates the ‘voice of cricket’ Richie Benaud, who played his last test cricket match against the South Africans back in 1964. Commemorated […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a […]

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At PAN Fall Show, John Mercanti Views His Latest Finished Coin Design for First Time

At PAN Fall Show, John Mercanti Views His Latest Finished Coin Design for First Time

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists ….   Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) President and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) member Tom Uram received a FedEx package and wanted retired U.S. Mint 12th Chief Engraver John Mercanti to be the one to open it during his visit to the PAN Fall Coin Show on Friday October […]

Collecting Strategies – Don’t Lose These Little Small World Silver Coins

Collecting Strategies – Don’t Lose These Little Small World Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Accumulating silver bullion is a satisfying task, but there’s much more to the metal than sheer ounces. Coins are full of art and history, and those elements often lead to collecting. When examining the whole spectrum of silver, it’s natural to wonder why dozens of nations have issued small world silver coins  […]

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the […]

World Coin News – Perth Mint To Exhibit Rare Historic Australian Coins

World Coin News – Perth Mint To Exhibit Rare Historic Australian Coins

For the first time, The Perth Mint will showcase three of Australia’s most sought after and desired rare coins – a 1930 Penny, an 1852 Adelaide Pound Type I, and an 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II. These incredible rarities are collectively valued at close to a quarter of a million dollars, making them prized pieces […]

APMEX: Win Trip of a Lifetime to Perth, Australia, Including Perth Mint VIP Tour

APMEX: Win Trip of a Lifetime to Perth, Australia, Including Perth Mint VIP Tour

Now Is Your Chance to Enter to Win a Trip to Australia Today, APMEX, Inc. announced their latest sweepstakes — Escape to Australia — giving away a free trip to The Perth Mint for one winner and a guest of their choice. The amazing trip includes roundtrip airfare to Perth and hotel accommodations for seven […]

By October 6, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016 The Future Is Now 1.) Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack “Bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term,” [Judge Alison] Nathan wrote. “Bitcoins can be accepted as a payment for goods and services or bought […]

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The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are certainly many ways to accumulate, or as some people put it, stack silver, in the physical form. For those looking to acquire physical silver, I think one has to begin with some basic […]

Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage’s Long Beach World & Ancient coins Signature auction, scheduled for September 8-12, is open for bidding! Although it feels like the final hammer just fell on our August Platinum Night auction, we’ve managed, with the help of more than 270 consignors, to amass over 4,200 lots for your bidding consideration. Like our Long Beach […]

Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the stunning new designs of Australia’s official annual bullion coin program. The 2017 suite of releases showcase Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the 10th animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the anticipated Year of the Rooster. The renowned Australian Lunar series comprises […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Rare coins in rare places While finding one or more rare coins in a totally unexpected location doesn’t happen very often, it does happen. Here are three stories about rare coins found in surprising spots… 2.) Some interesting facts about Indian […]

Australian Commemorative Coin Marks 50th Anniversary of Battle of Long Tan

Australian Commemorative Coin Marks 50th Anniversary of Battle of Long Tan

By Royal Australian Mint …..   Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a special commemorative collectible coin to remember those soldiers who fought and died during the battle. Fifty years ago on 18 August 1966, 108 Australian and New Zealand troops encountered […]

Royal Australian Mint – Go for the Gold with Exclusive Olympic Coin Launch

Royal Australian Mint – Go for the Gold with Exclusive Olympic Coin Launch

By Royal Australian Mint …..   Limited-edition Australian Olympic Coin and Paralympic $2 coins To celebrate Rio 2016, Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint have launched a series of limited-edition Australian Olympic and Paralympic $2 coins, and the only way to strike gold is by shopping at Woolies. Starting on July 19, one of 12 […]

Perth Mint’s Silver Kangaroo Bullion Coin Sales Top 10 Million Oz

Perth Mint’s Silver Kangaroo Bullion Coin Sales Top 10 Million Oz

The Perth Mint has announced that sales of its 2016 Australian Silver Kangaroo bullion coin have reached 10 million ounces/coins. Since this latest addition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program was introduced to the market in September 2015, the release has had financiers, asset management specialists, bullion distributors and investors on the hop, with sales […]

Perth Mint: Million Dollar Kimberley Coin Sold in Record Time

Perth Mint: Million Dollar Kimberley Coin Sold in Record Time

Following the launch of the world-exclusive Kimberley Treasure coin, the Perth Mint has sold the spectacular masterpiece to an international buyer within just 48 hours of its release. Crafted from one kilogram of 99.99% pure gold and featuring a radiant 0.54 carat red diamond from the famed Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley region […]

Western Australia Premier Unveils Perth Mint Exclusive

Western Australia Premier Unveils Perth Mint Exclusive

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Diamond Mine. A world exclusive from The Perth Mint, the Kimberley Treasure coin is the only coin in its class. Valued at NZ$1 million, the breathtaking collectable has […]

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   On September 21, 2015 the Perth Mint began offering a new line of one-ounce silver bullion coins featuring a design that had appeared previously on Perth’s one-kilo and one-ton gold coins: a bounding red kangaroo against a background of stylized sun rays. The series is known as the […]

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

When it comes to modern coins, both U.S. and world issues, the goal of purchasing coins that will perform well in the secondary market is a key incentive for many buyers By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Coin collecting is best understood as a hobby that rewards the collector mainly in non-monetary ways, but […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Sizing up U.S. coin currency QUESTION: Why are dimes smaller than other coins? 2.) Coins on gravestones have particular meanings Visitors paying their respects to fallen servicemen this Memorial Day weekend might notice that the headstones of certain graves have coins […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016 Brain Food 1.) There is help for stranded currency Did you recently arrive home from abroad with foreign bills and coins in your pocket? If so, they need not sit around your home for the rest of your life as a reminder of unspent […]

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative program rooted in the history of Australia’s founding as a nation. Between 1788 and 1868, England sent more than 160,000 criminals, convicted of an array of crimes, to colonize the new, rugged territory. The long ocean voyage to Australia and the […]

 
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