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The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Responds to Collector Concerns with New Mintage Policies

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Responds to Collector Concerns with New Mintage Policies

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Coin collectors and investors, especially those who purchase modern coins, love low mintages. And mints, foreign and domestic, are aware of that and use it as a marketing tool to drum up interest in their coins. Foreign mints in particular issue coins in small numbers to increase interest in […]

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The Coin Analyst: U.S. and Perth Mints Respond to Requests for Information

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and Perth Mints Respond to Requests for Information

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… I recently contacted the U.S. Mint  and the Perth Mint  in Western Australia for information on some issues that are of great interest to buyers of their numismatic coins, including in particular price increases and mintage levels. The questions for the U.S. Mint deal with the recent increase in prices […]

By October 18, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
ROYAL CANADIAN MINT DELIVERS A BOUNTY OF NEW COLLECTOR COINS

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT DELIVERS A BOUNTY OF NEW COLLECTOR COINS

Ottawa, Ontario, As its reputation for expanding the variety and creativity of coin manufacturing keeps growing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to present its customers with a bountiful array of new collector coins. Its latest product release includes fine silver tributes to Canadian historical figures such as War of 1812 hero Major-General Sir Isaac […]

Austrian Mint Announces “Carinthia” – Austria by its Children

Austrian Mint Announces “Carinthia” – Austria by its Children

September 26, 2012 Vienna – The Austrian Mint will issue the second coin in the delightful silver coin series, “Austria by Its Children.”  This coin series continues to celebrate what Austrian children are excited by, and proud to speak about, when they speak of their home.  The other side of the coin features a UNESCO […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100th Grey Cup With One-Dollar Circulation Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100th Grey Cup With One-Dollar Circulation Coin

TORONTO, ONTARIO – August 27, 2012 – A new one-dollar coin commemorating the 100th Grey Cup, Canada’s single biggest annual sporting event, was unveiled today by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint. “This new circulation coin immortalizes an important milestone in Canada’s sports history and our […]

Modern World Coin News Round-Up: Interesting New Issues

Modern World Coin News Round-Up: Interesting New Issues

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… 2012 has been an amazing year for modern world coins with lots of interesting new issues and low mintage coin sell-outs. Here are a couple of the more significant new and forthcoming world coin issues: 1.) Latvia Tribute coin In late May the Bank of Latvia announced that it […]

Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

As Australia’s specialist precious metals mint, The Perth Mint is proud to release a commemorative coin celebrating the 40th anniversary of friendship between the Commonwealth of Australia and the People’s Republic of China. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality, the coin’s reverse portrays the animal emblem of each nation, the Kangaroo […]

Aussie Wildlife in Colour on Perth Mint Tribute

Aussie Wildlife in Colour on Perth Mint Tribute

The Perth Mint has captured the endearing qualities of Australia’s much loved kangaroo, koala and kookaburra in its latest 2012 Australian Outback silver coin collection. Displaying the identical artistry as shown on Australia’s 2012 popular bullion series, the stunning designs depict the nation’s instantly recognizable wildlife in their natural habitats. Brought to life using vibrant […]

Royal Canadian Mint Wishes Canada’s Athletes Luck With the 2012 Lucky Looney Circulation Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Wishes Canada’s Athletes Luck With the 2012 Lucky Looney Circulation Coin

Calgary, Alberta – July 19, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to issue Canada’s  latest commemorative circulation coin, the 2012 Lucky Loonie. The coin, which was unveiled  today at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, will serve as a good luck charm for Canadian  athletes competing in London at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic […]

RCM Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Coast Guard

RCM Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard is celebrating 50 years of exceptional service in 2012, and the Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to mark this anniversary by issuing a 99.99 per cent fine silver coin featuring the flagship icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent hard at work in the frozen waters of the Canadian Arctic. “As we celebrate […]

From Robert Bateman to the Group of Seven, Canada Comes Alive on New Royal Canadian Mint Coins

From Robert Bateman to the Group of Seven, Canada Comes Alive on New Royal Canadian Mint Coins

Addition of Canadian Coast Guard 50th anniversary and War of 1812 themes blends history with the celebration of our natural and cultural heritage Ottawa, Ontario, July 16, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce a summer blockbuster of new coins featuring an abundance of themes and designs capturing Canada’s wealth of national […]

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

Perth Mint Gold Certified Conflict-Free

The Perth Mint is one of the first three gold refiners in the world to be certified under the internationally recognised Conflict-Free Smelter Program.   Developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the voluntary Conflict-Free Smelter Program provides credible third-party valuation of a smelter’s procurement activities.   Operating one of the largest gold refineries in […]

Australia’s Bush Babies Win the Hearts of Collectors

Australia’s Bush Babies Win the Hearts of Collectors

Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural Australian Bush Babies collector coin series, The Perth Mint is pleased to announce its sequel – Australian Bush Babies II.   Similarly inspired by the adorable young of Australia’s iconic animals, the follow-up series will commence with a release which capture’s the inquisitive nature of a beautiful […]

Twenty-Five Years in Flight: “The Loonie” Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Twenty-Five Years in Flight: “The Loonie” Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Royal Canadian Mint to issue $1 fine silver coin to celebrate OTTAWA, ONTARIO – June 25, 2012 – What has 11 sides, is brass in colour, is renowned as a good luck charm and is celebrating a birthday? Canada’s iconic Loonie one-dollar coin is turning 25 on June 30th. In 1987, Canadians said goodbye to […]

The Royal Canadian Mint Announces Series of Five Commemorative Circulation Coins Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

The Royal Canadian Mint Announces Series of Five Commemorative Circulation Coins Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

$2 circulation coin celebrating victory of HMS Shannon over USS Chesapeake is the first salvo in a commemorative circulation coin program also honouring Brock, Tecumseh, de Salaberry and Secord Ottawa, Ontario, June 18, 2012 – Two hundred years after the start of the conflict in 1812, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce the […]

Perth Mint Excludes U.S. Customers From Direct Dragon Proof Coin Sales

Perth Mint Excludes U.S. Customers From Direct Dragon Proof Coin Sales

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. Coins from the Perth Mint in Western Australia are eagerly collected all over the world and are renowned for their high quality and innovative designs and themes. More than most other world mints, Perth has pushed the envelope of modern world coins into all kinds of interesting areas that involve […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100 Years of “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100 Years of “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted collector coins which continue to capture the spirit and excitement of the many milestones and anniversaries Canadians are celebrating in 2012. IT’S A COIN STAMPEDE AS THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF “THE GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH”, THE 25TH […]

Perth Mint King-Sized Kilo Coins Mark Queen’s 60 Year Reign

Perth Mint King-Sized Kilo Coins Mark Queen’s 60 Year Reign

As a former branch of the Royal Mint, The Perth Mint is honouring its British heritage by releasing two majestic kilo coins to celebrate the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Struck from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure gold and 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver, these latest releases complete The Perth Mint’s extensive […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Year of Remarkable Financial Performance

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Year of Remarkable Financial Performance

Corporation achieves $3.2 billion in revenues and$43.8 million in pre-tax profits in 2011 OTTAWA, ONTARIO – May 7, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint achieved a record $3.2 billion in revenues and pre-tax profits of $43.8 million last year, the Corporation’s fourth highest ever net income. All four of the Mint’s business lines were profitable […]

“Brigantium” Final Coin In “Rome on the Danube” silver Series

“Brigantium” Final Coin In “Rome on the Danube” silver Series

June 13, 2012 (Vienna) – The Austrian Mint today will issue “Brigantium”, the sixth and final silver coin in the historic “Rome on the Danube” series. The Roman Empire was certainly very powerful and influential in many regions of Europe; today’s Austria was no exception.  Much of this was because of the interconnected complex of […]

A Bumper Year for Coin Collectors

A Bumper Year for Coin Collectors

By Carlos Rabanillo – Collector Submission This year looks set to be a great year for coin collectors to add some valuable and collectable silver coins to their hoard.  For those new to collecting coins and starting their first collection, 2012 offers a number of opportunities to buy silver coins that won’t come around again […]

South African Reserve Bank Announces that Some 2011 Proof Gold Krugerrands Were Underweight

South African Reserve Bank Announces that Some 2011 Proof Gold Krugerrands Were Underweight

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek On Tuesday, April 24 a spokesman for the South African Reserve Bank, Hlengani Mathebula, e-mailed a statement to the Associated Press about a controversy regarding gold Krugerrand coins that first came to light last week. Mathebula stated that an internal investigation of proof Krugerrands produced last April and May had […]

WHERE BULLION INVESTING AND COIN COLLECTING MERGE – PART 1

WHERE BULLION INVESTING AND COIN COLLECTING MERGE – PART 1

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek Are you a collector or investor? The answer doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few coin enthusiasts have a favorite series or two they pursue as a hobby while investing in gold and silver bullion for financial insurance. That’s the ideal situation, but what about the […]

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Tradition and Innovation Shine Though as Royal Canadian Mint Launches New Collector Coins

Tradition and Innovation Shine Though as Royal Canadian Mint Launches New Collector Coins

As it continues to advance the art and science of coin manufacturing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce a striking variety of new collector coins which celebrate Canada through nature, art and history. This newest collection includes: the Mint’s first glow-in-the-dark coin in a new 25-cent dinosaur series; new Maple Leaf Forever coins in gold, silver […]

Modern Coin News Round-Up: Recent World Coin Releases

Modern Coin News Round-Up: Recent World Coin Releases

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the first article in a new column that will provide brief news and analysis of significant developments in modern U.S. and world coins.  This edition focuses on some noteworthy recent and upcoming coin releases from around the world. 1.) Unique Canadian Bumble Bee Coin Sells Out During Pre-Release Period The Royal […]

Modern Coin News Round-Up: U.S. Coins

Modern Coin News Round-Up: U.S. Coins

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 1.) Julia Grant Coin Now Lowest Mintage Proof First Spouse The proof version of the Julia Grant First Spouse $10 gold coin unexpectedly sold out on March 30.  Normally the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) keeps these coins on sale for one year unless they sell out of their maximum mintage before then. These […]

The Coin Analyst: Titanic Centennial Coins Popular with Collectors

The Coin Analyst: Titanic Centennial Coins Popular with Collectors

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek April 15th marks the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest maritime disasters, the sinking off the coast of Canada of the then largest and most luxurious ship in the world, the RMS Titanic.  1,517of the 2,229 passengers perished in the tragedy.  RMS stands for Royal Mail Steamer.  None of the ship’s […]

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Multi-ply plated steel composition and visible security features are latest evolutions for Canada’s Loonie and Toonie The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that a new generation of one-dollar and two-dollar circulation coins, which incorporate advanced security features and are manufactured with the Mint’s patented multi-ply plated steel technology begins circulating today.  More cost-effective than their predecessors and […]

Canada To Cease Producing Cents.  Will US Mint Soon Follow?

Canada To Cease Producing Cents. Will US Mint Soon Follow?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com On March 29, the Canadian government announced that it would permanently cease minting 1-cent coins by the end of April 2012.  The final shipment of these coins to banks will occur in the fall.  After that, the Canadian government will start calling in the […]

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Mint Plans to Stop Making Cents, and the U.S. Should Do the Same

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Mint Plans to Stop Making Cents, and the U.S. Should Do the Same

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The Royal Canadian Mint‘s 2012 budget, which was issued on March 29, does not include funding for the production of one cent coins, according to Canadian and U.S. media sources. The cost to produce and store the coins, not to mention the hassle of dealing with them, finally drove our […]

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