World Mint News

Catastrophic Launch of Mint of Finland Collector Coin Ends with Scrapped Program

Catastrophic Launch of Mint of Finland Collector Coin Ends with Scrapped Program

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   Last Monday, the Mint of Finland announced a five-coin, five-euro commemorative coin set marking the 100th Anniversary of Finnish Independence. Each coin in the proposed series was designed to mark a 20-year period, with an obverse and reverse design showing the trials and tribulations of the country’s history. […]

New Commemorative World Coins – Royal Mint Marks House of Windsor Centenary

New Commemorative World Coins – Royal Mint Marks House of Windsor Centenary

The Royal Mint has issued an official range of commemorative £5 coins to mark the centenary of the House of Windsor. The coins feature a depiction of Windsor Castle based on the badge of the House of Windsor – a design originally approved by George VI. The House of Windsor came into being in July […]

Netherlands to Issue 2017 Gold Ducats by Reservation Only

Netherlands to Issue 2017 Gold Ducats by Reservation Only

200th Anniversary of the Kingdom’s Gold Ducat Marked by a Special One-Time Design By Coin & Currency Institute ……   An anniversary in Dutch coinage is occurring this year as The Netherlands marks the 200th anniversary of the minting of the Gold Ducat in its current design. To commemorate the occasion, the single Gold Ducat […]

Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Over the weekend, British media (especially the tabloids) began to report that a man had discovered a counterfeit version of the new 12-sided one-pound coin. Roy Wright, a 48-year-old charity worker from Addlestone in Surrey, England, noticed the suspect coin while giving a tip to a delivery man. After […]

World Coins – Hungary 10000 Forint Celebrates Bükk National Park

World Coins – Hungary 10000 Forint Celebrates Bükk National Park

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   New 10000 Forint silver coin honors historic national park. On January 1, 1977, a large part of Hungary’s Bükk Mountains was declared a national park, and to mark the 40th anniversary of the park’s founding, the Hungarian National Bank is issuing a 26.4 x 39.6 mm rectangular coin […]

CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were harmless commensals that had flaked off hands, faces and mouths, but there were others that cause acne, strep throat, the H-bug, two species infecting vaginas, and […]

World Coin News – Reverse Proof Silver Coin for JFK Centenary

World Coin News – Reverse Proof Silver Coin for JFK Centenary

British Virgin Islands Reverse Proof Centenary of Birth Coin for one of America’s most famous and iconic Presidents The Coin Bullion coins are always a very attractive purchase due to their intrinsic metal value and bullion with a proof finish is even more attractive still! We have based the image of JFK on the coin […]

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Announces 4th Numismatic Catalog of 2017

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Announces 4th Numismatic Catalog of 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate distinctly Canadian stories by launching another diverse selection of collector coins in its fourth numismatic catalogue of 2017. These coins are currently available for purchase. The Mint’s latest offering includes a new series of fine silver coins dedicated to Canada’s highest honors, starting with a tribute to the […]

New 2017 Isle of Man Coins Mark First Manx Coins in 13 Years

New 2017 Isle of Man Coins Mark First Manx Coins in 13 Years

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   The Isle of Man has unveiled a set of seven new coins for 2017, which mark the first complete redesign of circulating coinage for the British island nation since 2004. The seven new coins range from the 5 pence denomination up through the £5 coin, the latter of […]

New Rockhopper Penguin Coin from Falkland Islands

New Rockhopper Penguin Coin from Falkland Islands

Pobjoy Mint releases latest in Falkland Islands Penguin series Penguins in full color with collector’s album! Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! First 50 pence of a 4 coin set to be minted in 2017 The Coin As it has been almost 10 years since Pobjoy Mint has produced currency […]

Modern World Coins – Take Flight with New Releases from Coin Invest Trust

Modern World Coins – Take Flight with New Releases from Coin Invest Trust

Exotic Butterflies – Aporia crataegi Mongolia. 500 Togrog 2017. Silver .999. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the coat of arms and the name of the issuing nation, as well as material, fine content, weight, and nominal value. The […]

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge with New Silver Collector Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge with New Silver Collector Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a silver collector coin to honour and remember Canada’s soldiers who, fighting for the first time in a formation uniting all four divisions of the Canadian Corps 100 years ago, valiantly won the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge and paved the way to the Allied victory which ended […]

World Coins – St. Margaret Subject of Hungary’s First Gold Coin of 2017

World Coins – St. Margaret Subject of Hungary’s First Gold Coin of 2017

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   The first of only two gold coins issued by Hungary in 2017 honors the 775th birthday of an icon both religious and royal, St. Margaret of Hungary. The daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina, Margaret was born on January 27, 1242 and died on […]

CoinWeek IQ: Hot off the Press: Striking Euro Coins – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Hot off the Press: Striking Euro Coins – 4K Video

In this CoinWeek IQ video sponsored by NGC, CoinWeek goes behind the scenes at the Austrian Mint in Vienna to watch the production of made for circulation Euro coins. In this video watch 1 euro coin blanks become 1 euro coins and watch how the Mint’s complex automation takes bins of 20-cent euro coins and […]

Royal Mint Adds New Limited Edition Peter Rabbit Commemorative Coins to Beatrix Potter Collection

Royal Mint Adds New Limited Edition Peter Rabbit Commemorative Coins to Beatrix Potter Collection

Peter Rabbit will be joined by three additional characters throughout 2017. All four designs will find their way into UK publics’ pockets and purses later this year The Royal Mint has today announced that four new designs will be added to the Beatrix Potter collection for 2017. The 50p coins, finished in full color, will […]

New World Coins Celebrate 70 Years of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

New World Coins Celebrate 70 Years of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Pobjoy Mint introduces coins from Falkland Islands, British Virgin Islands and more Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip have had an astonishing life together and have dedicated their lives to the duty of monarchy. The couple first met at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1939 when the Queen was […]

World Collector Coins – Sea Turtle, Sand Dollar Coins from Palau

World Collector Coins – Sea Turtle, Sand Dollar Coins from Palau

Sea Turtle Palau. 10 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 45 g. 45 mm. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. 1 Dollar. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 13.92 mm. BU. Mintage: 15,000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the official coat of arms of the Republic of Palau below an outrigger […]

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin III: The Old Man’s Mitten

World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin III: The Old Man’s Mitten

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 28 March, the Bank of Latvia will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin – “Fairy Tale Coin III: The Old Man’s Mitten”. This is the third collector coin in the series “Fairy Tale Coins”, which is dedicated to Latvian fairy tales. The first two coins in […]

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 […]

Tower Mint to Strike Circulation, Commemorative Coins for Isle of Man from April 1, 2017

Tower Mint to Strike Circulation, Commemorative Coins for Isle of Man from April 1, 2017

By Tower Mint ……   The Isle of Man is a nearly 600-square-kilometer-big island in the Irish Sea. The self-governing Crown dependency looks back at a vivid history with strong Gaelic cultural ties dating back to the fifth century, followed by Viking settlements. Subsequent rule of the island alternated between the kingdoms of Norway, Scotland […]

CoinWeek IQ: Designing a Modern Coin Program: Guardian Angel – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Designing a Modern Coin Program: Guardian Angel – 4K Video

How does a modern coin go from concept to creation? We seek to answer this question with this CoinWeek IQ video. Follow along as the engravers and the marketing department of the Austrian Mint team up to design a new modern coin program. We go from inspiration, to artwork, to a marketing meeting that ties […]

New World Coins – Celebrate Wildlife with Quilling Art Bird, Roaring Deer from Coin Invest Trust

New World Coins – Celebrate Wildlife with Quilling Art Bird, Roaring Deer from Coin Invest Trust

Quilling Art Bird Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 50 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England, also her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary with New 25-Cent Circulating Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary with New 25-Cent Circulating Coin

One hundred and 25 years after former Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston donated a silver challenge cup to recognize the best amateur hockey team in Canada, the legendary Stanley Cup is making a Canadian homecoming in the form of millions of 25-cent commemorative circulation coins issued by the Mint in celebration of […]

Pobjoy Issues New Green Turtle Colored Titanium Coin

Pobjoy Issues New Green Turtle Colored Titanium Coin

First Titanium coin EVER produced for the British Indian Ocean Territory! Titanium 7.5k mintage – Cupro Nickel 10k Mintage Celebration of the majestic Green Turtle Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins Exclusive effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The Coin Green turtles are one of the most iconic animals […]

New Silver Predator, Call of the Wild Series Bullion Coins from Royal Canadian Mint

New Silver Predator, Call of the Wild Series Bullion Coins from Royal Canadian Mint

New silver coin features the lynx and elk appears on 99.999% pure gold coin The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new “Predator” 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series featuring the lynx. It has also issued a new a 1 oz., 99.999% pure gold bullion coin from its “Call of the Wild” series, […]

Royal Canadian Mint 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2017 Shines Spotlight on Canada 150

Royal Canadian Mint 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2017 Shines Spotlight on Canada 150

In keeping with its tradition of telling Canada’s story through coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is sharpening its focus on Canada’s 150th birthday with many new coins and sets, while issuing other innovative products and finely crafted icons of Canadiana. All of these coins are now available to the public. The long-awaited circulation coins commemorating […]

Gold and Silver Britannia Coins from The Royal Mint

Gold and Silver Britannia Coins from The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is the world’s leading export mint, making coins and medals for an average of 60 countries every year. However, its first responsibility is to make and distribute United Kingdom coins as well as to supply blanks and official medals. The Royal Mint has evolved to become a sophisticated industrial concern operating today […]

Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Heraldic designs, regional landmarks and cultural interpretations of the UK such as fish and chips and cups of tea were amongst over 6,000 entries submitted by the public for consideration when the competition to design the UK’s new bimetallic 12-sided £1 coin was announced in 2014. Now, three years later, the moment when we will […]

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 […]

Strong Foreign Circulation Coin, Bullion Sales Help Sustain Royal Canadian Mint 3rd Quarter Profitability

Strong Foreign Circulation Coin, Bullion Sales Help Sustain Royal Canadian Mint 3rd Quarter Profitability

The Royal Canadian Mint has reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2016. The contents of this release should be read in conjunction with the Mint’s Q3 Quarterly Financial Report available at www.mint.ca. All monetary amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated. “Consolidated profit of $4.2 million in the quarter demonstrates […]

 
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