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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 […]

The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular as American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular as American Silver Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Each year modern world coin collectors eagerly await the release of the latest Panda coins from China, which are made in silver and gold. Even more than is the case with other world releases, one ounce silver Pandas attract the interest of both bullion buyers and numismatists, including those who […]

The East India Company Issues its First Legal Tender Coins Since 1874

The East India Company Issues its First Legal Tender Coins Since 1874

LONDON, ENGLAND,  – Over three hundred years after The East India Company was first given the right to mint its own currency by Charles II in 1677, the company has announced the issue of its legal tender coins returning to its by-gone days in the bullion trade. The Limited Edition gold proof coins are struck […]

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Egon Schiele Europa Silver Program “Artists” 2012

Egon Schiele Europa Silver Program “Artists” 2012

March 14, Vienna – The Austrian Mint will issue today a new 20 euro silver coin celebrating word-renowned artist Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918). The coin is Austria’s contribution to the European Union’s collaborative coin program in which 14 countries are participating this year. The common theme chosen for the European silver program is “Artists.” […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Remembers RMS Titanic With Commemorative Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Remembers RMS Titanic With Commemorative Coins

Coins produced to honour Canada’s role in aftermath HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – March 5, 2012 – Today at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a 99.99% pure silver collector coin with a $10 face value to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The […]

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Coins Widely Collected in the U.S.

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Coins Widely Collected in the U.S.

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek World coins are gaining in popularity in the U.S., and none are more popular than coins from Canada. Canada has been a pioneer in the use of color and alternative materials such as holograms, embedded crystals, enamel, and so forth. Coins with such materials have gained wider acceptance in recent […]

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Strong at 2012 Berlin World Money Fair

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Strong at 2012 Berlin World Money Fair

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Every year in February the most important international coin fair of the year is held in Berlin, Germany. It is known as the World Money Fair . This year’s event, held from February 3-5, drew over 15,000 visitors and more than 300 exhibitors. Unlike coin shows that mainly include a […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Earns Most Historically Significant Coin Title at 2012 Coin of the Year Awards

Royal Canadian Mint Earns Most Historically Significant Coin Title at 2012 Coin of the Year Awards

Ottawa, Ontario, January 31, 2012 — The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to add a new title to its ever-growing list of Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards, as its 2010 14-Karat Gold Coin–400th Anniversary of the Discovery of Hudson’s Bay won the Most Historically Significant Coin award category. This award will be presented […]

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Canada’s Rare Wood Bison

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Canada’s Rare Wood Bison

Special 25-cent circulation coin is the third of five 2011 commemorative coins honouring Canada’s legendary nature Ottawa, Ontario, January 13, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that Canadians can soon collect a new 2011-dated 25-cent circulation coin celebrating Canada’s Wood Bison. This coin, which enters circulation on January 16, 2012, has […]

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   This article discusses world coins from 2011 that I believe are the best of the year either because they are significant and interesting issues, or because I think they will appreciate in value over time. It includes numismatic releases and collectible bullion coins with limited mintages. All were issued […]

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Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 19, 2011) — Krause Publications, a leading publisher of coin and paper money books, magazines, and other reference products, has announced the winners of its 2012 Coin of the Year Awards. Ninety-five coins issued in 2010 by mints worldwide were nominated for the 2012 Coin of the Year Awards, honoring coins displaying […]

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

December 14, 2011 – The Austrian Mint will issue the first coin of 2012 today. The coin celebrates 200 years of the “Society of Music Friends, in Vienna”. This coin also marks the return of the classic coinage metal of copper, which was used for many centuries around the world. Pure copper was the choice […]

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Numismatic Publishing in the UK

Numismatic Publishing in the UK

Philip Mussell – Marketing Director, Token Publications Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Mussell helps distribute numismatic books and publications throughout Great Britain and Europe. In the course of his work he also travels to countries around the world to meet collectors and help promote coin collecting. He shares what publications sell the best for him as […]

By November 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

New gold and silver coins echo Boreal Forest, Wood Bison, Orca and Peregrine Falcon commemorative circulation coin program unveiled in October 2011; other collectibles feature a one-kilo pure gold Lacrosse coin; the Nova Scotia Coat of Arms in 14-karat gold; holiday themes in colour and pure silver; and the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Loonie […]

Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

9 November, Vienna – The Austrian Mint will issue today the fourth gold coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” series, featuring the mysterious crown of St. Wenceslas, crown of Bohemia. The crown is named in honor of St. Wenceslas, patron of Bohemia and the Czechs. The obverse of the coin depicts the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Proceeds to be donated to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial and the Military Families Fund TRENTON, ONTARIO – October 31, 2011 – Today in Trenton, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a silver coin to commemorate the Highway of Heroes. During the ceremony, the Mint also announced that $20 dollars from the sale of each Highway of […]

Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition

Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition

MAGNIFICENT NEW COLOURED PROOF LUNAR COINS CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrates the auspicious Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, no more […]

The Perth Mint – November Product Releases

The Perth Mint – November Product Releases

The Perth Mint is proud to showcase its array of stunning new product releases for November. The third release in the stunning Sea Life II – The Reef series features a spectacularly realistic portrayal of a surgeonfish. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, and […]

Perth Mint Issues world’s largest and most valuable gold bullion coin

Perth Mint Issues world’s largest and most valuable gold bullion coin

The biggest, heaviest, inherently the most valuable gold bullion coin in the world has been unveiled by The Perth Mint. Weighing one tonne (32,150.7466 troy ounces) of 99.99% pure gold, the monumental coin measures nearly 80 cms wide and more than 12cms deep.  At current Bullion prices the coin would be worth over 55 Million […]

 
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