World Mint News

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 […]

Royal Mint Launches ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ Queen’s Beasts Bullion Coins

Royal Mint Launches ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ Queen’s Beasts Bullion Coins

The ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ to feature on Royal Mint gold and silver bullion coins A dramatic interpretation of the heraldic ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ is to feature on a range of bullion coins that will be available to purchase direct from The Royal Mint later this month. Due to be launched in mid-March, those […]

New World Coins – Silver Skyline Dollar Notes,  Time Capsule Coin from Coin Invest Trust

New World Coins – Silver Skyline Dollar Notes, Time Capsule Coin from Coin Invest Trust

Skyline Dollars Description In recent years a new line of collector’s items has been established: banknotes that are not made of paper, but of precious metals. While usually the items for sale are merely collector’s objects without any nominal value, Coin Invest Trust (CIT) has now issued the first real legal tender silver note – […]

Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Someone to Watch Over You On Wednesday, February 22, the Austrian Mint issued the first coin in its new series, “Guardian Angels”, and the second coin in the successful three-euro glow-in-the-dark coin series “Colorful Creatures”. Guardian Angels is the Austrian Mint’s talismanic four-coin interfaith series of 10 euro coins in silver and copper featuring historical […]

World Coins – Hungary’s First 2017 Issues Released

World Coins – Hungary’s First 2017 Issues Released

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   Hungary’s first commemorative coins of 2017 honor Zsuzsanna Kossuth, one of the pioneers of the nursing profession in Hungary, on the 200th anniversary of her birth. The coin comes in two versions: .925 silver proof 10,000 forint (31.46 g, 38.61 mm), limited to 5,000 pieces. And a copper-nickel […]

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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 […]

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

The Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin On January 30, samples of some of the thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint over the last year will be going on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, an ancient annual quality assurance ceremony. Among them will be the new £1 coin, […]

Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 26 January 2017 the Swiss Mint issued two new coins for collectors and lovers. The first is the bimetallic coin commemorating the Enzian flower. It is the second entry in the three-part FLORA ALPINA (Alpine Flowers) series. The theme of the second commemorative, this one a silver […]

Gold Kilo Proof Coin Worth £49,995 to Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee

Gold Kilo Proof Coin Worth £49,995 to Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 65 years on the throne come February 6 – the first British ruler to do so. And with the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, 2016, Elizabeth is the world’s longest reigning living monarch. So to honor the 65th anniversary […]

Blue Squid Features on Second South Georgia Titanium Coin

Blue Squid Features on Second South Georgia Titanium Coin

A New Release in the Titanium Coin Series from the Pobjoy Mint The Colossal Squid has long been a creature from a sailor’s nightmare, appearing in folklore throughout the ages it has often been synonymous with the Kraken. A mighty beast notorious for dragging unwary men to their doom and emitting a foul stench that […]

Pobjoy Mint:  Green Elephant Seal Expands 2017 Titanium Coin Series

Pobjoy Mint: Green Elephant Seal Expands 2017 Titanium Coin Series

2017 Green Titanium Elephant Seal – Our Top Seller Metal Range just got bigger! Exclusive 2017 Green Titanium Coin Beautiful Elemental Metal Celebrate 225 Years of the Discovery of Titanium Available in Proof Silver and Cupro Nickel Pobjoy Mint high quality proof finish New effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy […]

Royal Canadian Mint Wishes Canada Happy 150th Birthday with New Collector Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Wishes Canada Happy 150th Birthday with New Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to join Canadians in celebrating Canada 150 with a dazzling new array of finely-crafted collector coins to suit all tastes: from first-time collectors to avid seekers of rare numismatic treasures. To help mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, over 40 different products will be issued as the Mint announces […]

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Give Some Luck This Year with 2nd Release in Pobjoy Mint Lunar Series

Give Some Luck This Year with 2nd Release in Pobjoy Mint Lunar Series

To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Pobjoy Mint has issued a unique coin which incorporates some of the old Chinese traditions to bring luck. January 28, 2017 sees the start of the Lunar Year of the Rooster which has been celebrated since 2,600 BCE and it’s based on the cycles of the […]

Latvia Issues Innovative Ringed Collector Coin “The Earth”

Latvia Issues Innovative Ringed Collector Coin “The Earth”

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Thursday, 22 December, the Bank of Latvia is issuing a new 5 euro collector coin “The Earth”, innovative and unique from the technical and design point of view The collector coin “The Earth” is made of translucent perlucor with a silver outer ring. The symbolic Earth at the […]

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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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