World Mint News

New $2 Coin Commemorates Canada’s Role in Battle of the Atlantic

New $2 Coin Commemorates Canada’s Role in Battle of the Atlantic

At a special ceremony held aboard HMCS Sackville, the last of 123 Canadian corvettes to sail in the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint today unveiled a new two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. This coin, which was revealed before guests including veterans of the Battle of […]

New Bullion Coin from Pobjoy Mint: 2016 Isle of Man Gold Christmas Angel

New Bullion Coin from Pobjoy Mint: 2016 Isle of Man Gold Christmas Angel

Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man with a mintage of only 1,000 coins This is the last Christmas Gold Angel to be released by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Isle of Man Every year a special 1/20oz Gold Angel is released on behalf of the Isle of Man to celebrate the Christmas […]

By October 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting […]

By October 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Chinese Pandas – Setting the Bar High in Shenyang

Chinese Pandas – Setting the Bar High in Shenyang

For its 120th anniversary, the Shenyang Mint has unveiled numerous commemorative items, including a half-kilogram silver bar with an enchanting panorama of images from three decades of Panda coins By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   It is late August and summer is already waning in northern China. Under a brilliant blue sky […]

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of Hastings Commemorative Coin into Circulation

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of Hastings Commemorative Coin into Circulation

The Battle of Hastings 1066 – it’s when William the Conqueror beat King Harold to change the timeline of Britain forever, and the date most quoted by Britons when asked which one they remember best from school. The Royal Mint, maker of coins for over 1,000 years for British monarchs including both William and Harold, […]

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 […]

By October 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The 2016 10 Euro Austria coin completes a 10-piece commemorative series honoring the nine federal Austrian states plus the entire nation of Austria. The preceding nine coins in the series commemorate each of the nine states, and this tenth coin honors all of the parts as one – the unified nation of Austria. The […]

By October 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint: New 5 Kilo Silver Coin, Other Collectibles for October

Royal Canadian Mint: New 5 Kilo Silver Coin, Other Collectibles for October

Sculptural genius of legendary Haida carver Charles Edenshaw shines again in ultra-high relief The Royal Canadian Mint is once again taking bold steps in celebrating Canada’s heritage with new coins that impress and inspire through their designs, their themes and their innovation. With its newest ultra-high relief five-kilogram fine silver coin, the Mint has paid […]

Royal Mint UK Celebrates William Shakespeare on New Proof Silver Coin

Royal Mint UK Celebrates William Shakespeare on New Proof Silver Coin

At over 1,000 years old and Britain’s oldest manufacturer, The Royal Mint must be one of the few organizations that can claim to have its products referenced throughout the works of Shakespeare. Royal Mint coins such as the halfpenny, farthing and noble have all taken their turn on the Shakespearean stage, in plays that include […]

Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Description: 2005 saw the release of the third issue in Austria’s 25-Euro Silver-Niobium bimetallic coin series. The reception of the previous two releases was so positive that the Austrian Mint decided to raise the authorized mintage from 50,000 to 65,000. This decision did little to dampen collector enthusiasm for the innovative coin program. The subject […]

By October 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The evolution of money in its many forms In his new book The Curse of Cash, which was released on September 7, the Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff argues for the near-total abolition of paper money, on the grounds that technology […]

By September 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Those Who Fought in Battle of Hong Kong

Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Those Who Fought in Battle of Hong Kong

To honor the soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada who valiantly fought to defend Hong Kong from enemy invasion in December 1941, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a silver collector coin marking the 75th anniversary of their bravery and sacrifice. This coin was unveiled today before veterans of the […]

Latvian Coins Gain Recognition at Coin Constellation International Contest

Latvian Coins Gain Recognition at Coin Constellation International Contest

By Bank of Latvia ….   Latvian collector coins “Rainis and Aspazija”, “500 Years of Livonian Ferding” and “Valse Mélancolique” gained recognition at Coin Constellation – 2016, the 10th international collector coin contest organized by the Water Mark Publishing House. Last week the results of the contest were announced in Moscow. Overall, more than 240 […]

By September 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Their Children with Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Their Children with Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has produced a new silver collector coin to celebrate the visit to Canada by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the first with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The Royal Tour is taking place in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory until October 1, 2016. […]

Perth Mint CEO to Headline Precious Metals Investment Symposium

Perth Mint CEO to Headline Precious Metals Investment Symposium

The Perth Mint’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hayes, a precious metals industry expert, will headline a key group of speakers at the 7th Annual Precious Metals Investment Symposium, being held in Sydney in October. A thought leader on the global precious metals market, Mr. Hayes will share his knowledge and unique insights into the industry […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognized symbol of remembrance – to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The reverse design for the 2016 Remembrance Day Coin has been created by Royal Mint coin […]

By September 24, 2016 0 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 […]

By September 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is alleging that one of its former employees gradually smuggled $180,000 CAD (approximately $136,000 USD) worth of gold out of the mint. The strange part is how they say he did it: by hiding the gold in his anal cavity. Leston Lawrence, […]

The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated event, with the ‘rooster’ the latest animal to join the 1,100 year-old organization’s popular lunar calendar line-up. It is the fourth coin to be issued in The Royal Mint’s lunar series, which started with the 2014 Year of the Horse, followed […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Malta Issues Gold Commemorative Honoring Historic Coin

Bank of Malta Issues Gold Commemorative Honoring Historic Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 16 September 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue a numismatic coin in gold representing the copper four tari “patakka”. This coin has a face value of €5 and will be sold at €60 (including VAT). In 1566, Grand Master Jean de Valette embarked on the […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Find New Ways to Discover Canada

Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Find New Ways to Discover Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to creatively expand its numismatic repertoire with coins that both innovate and preserve time-honoured craftsmanship. This can be seen in new products such as the 2017 Fine Silver Maple Leaf Quartet, a collection of four square-shaped, 99.99% pure silver coins which together create a mosaic of an iconic maple leaf […]

The 2017 Cougar Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coin: Now at JM Bullion

The 2017 Cougar Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coin: Now at JM Bullion

JM Bullion is the Exclusive Authorized U.S. Distributer of the Third Coin in the Wild Canada Series The 2017 Cougar Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coin, the third coin in the increasingly popular Wild Canada Series, is now available at JM Bullion. The six-coin series will be released over a three-year period. Each […]

By September 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Pegasus Silver Bullion Coin from Pobjoy Mint

New Pegasus Silver Bullion Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands with a mintage of only 50,000 coins Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of an exquisite new Silver Reverse Proof coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government, featuring the famous Greek mythological horse Pegasus. The story of Pegasus begins when Perseus is sent […]

By September 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coming Collector Coin Supernova and Its Ramifications for World Mints and the Numismatic Marketplace

The Coming Collector Coin Supernova and Its Ramifications for World Mints and the Numismatic Marketplace

An Editorial by Charles Morgan – Editor, CoinWeek.com …..   In July of last year, American publisher Krause Publications released the 10th edition of The Standard Catalog of World Coins: 2001-Date. This book serves as the most comprehensive encyclopedia of all coins struck by or for each country in the world, tracking issues starting with […]

By September 13, 2016 5 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue Final Austria Piece by Piece Coin, New €3 “Colorful Creatures” Series

Austrian Mint to Issue Final Austria Piece by Piece Coin, New €3 “Colorful Creatures” Series

Austria Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin Home are you to great daughters and sons… History, culture and landscape, together with other elements, combine to form the special character of a country. Like most countries, Austria has the first two in abundance, but one of the things that makes the country truly unique […]

By September 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What to do with an ink-stained bank note? Would you know what to do with a bank note stained with dye — an indicator that the note was stolen in a robbery or ATM theft?… 2.) Collectors Universe Reports Financial Results […]

By September 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By August 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Captures ‘Watercolor’ Coin Portraits of British Natural Landmarks

Royal Mint Captures ‘Watercolor’ Coin Portraits of British Natural Landmarks

Two Royal Mint engravers have teamed up to capture watercolour-style portraits of some of Britain’s best loved natural landmarks on a commemorative collection of sterling silver £5 coins. Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (View Designer’s Profile) started by painting the scenes in watercolor, before going through the painstaking process of engraving every […]

 
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