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Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

“Howling Wolf” sells out 50,000 coin mintage in 41 days The first release in a new series of six “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coins from the Royal Canadian Mint has sold out its entire mintage of 50,000 coins. Featuring a howling wolf privy mark, this 2016-dated SML has exceeded expectations by […]

Demand for Gold, Silver Returning to Pre-Spike Levels at Perth Mint

Demand for Gold, Silver Returning to Pre-Spike Levels at Perth Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Following September’s dramatic spike in silver demand and October’s last-minute push to a new yearly high for gold, in both instances demand for bullion products from the Perth Mint appears to be returning to pre-spike levels. In November, the Mint sold 31,664 total ounces of gold. While not […]

By December 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ASX, Perth Mint to Develop Precious Metals Derivatives Products

ASX, Perth Mint to Develop Precious Metals Derivatives Products

The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and The Perth Mint (Gold Corporation) have signed an agreement to develop new precious metals derivatives products that will be quoted and traded on ASX. The collaboration will enable ASX to grow its suite of commodities products and services, backed by the world-class physical market infrastructure of The Perth Mint. […]

By December 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

In publishing its 2015 Third Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian Mint announced consolidated revenues of $928.5 million for the 13 weeks ended September 26, 2015, representing an 85.5% increase over the same period in 2014. A sustained resurgence in gold and silver bullion demand, paired with robust sales of numismatic products have put the […]

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

The Royal Mint has announced that it is to launch the UK’s first face value £50 for £50 coin. Celebrating the year that Her Majesty the Queen became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the return of the iconic Britannia image to UK coinage, this silver coin will feature images of two of the nation’s most […]

Coin Invest Trust: Golden Egg No. 2

Coin Invest Trust: Golden Egg No. 2

Palau. 1 Dollar. 9.7 x 13.92 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Prooflike. Mintage: 5000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the egg-shaped coin displays the coat of arms of the issuing state below an outrigger canoe. Above, the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, the nominal value. […]

Coin Invest Trust: Mountains & Flora

Coin Invest Trust: Mountains & Flora

Palau. 5 Dollars 2016. 38.61 mm. 20 g. Silver .925. Proof. Mintage: 2500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse displays the coat of arms of the issuing state below an outrigger canoe. Above, the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, the nominal value. Continuing the style of the […]

Coin Invest Trust: Quilling Art 2016 – Flowers

Coin Invest Trust: Quilling Art 2016 – Flowers

Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2016. 50 mm. 1/2 oz. Silver .999. 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, along with her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The reverse shows […]

Royal Mint Reveals Coin Designs for 2016

Royal Mint Reveals Coin Designs for 2016

The Royal Mint has released its Annual Sets for 2016, revealing some exciting new designs for United Kingdom coins for the year ahead. 2016 will be a significant year for the nation’s coins and The Royal Mint itself; [2016] is the last year that the Annual Sets will contain the round £1 coin, and the […]

By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Launches 2016 Sovereign to Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

Royal Mint Launches 2016 Sovereign to Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Royal Mint has launched the latest collection of its world renowned flagship coin – The Sovereign – featuring a celebratory obverse portrait for one year only on Proof Sovereign coins, to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday year. This is only the second time in Queen Elizabeth’s reign that a commemorative portrait has […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Puts Gold & Silver at Investors’ Fingertips

Perth Mint Puts Gold & Silver at Investors’ Fingertips

The Perth Mint has made investing in precious metals even easier with a secure online trading platform that offers investors the ability to buy and store with the Mint. Providing trusted storage facilities, which are guaranteed by the Government of Western Australia, and with complete account privacy, investors are able to confidently transact with live […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: France 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 3:46

CoinWeek Unboxing: France 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 3:46

CoinWeek receives one of the most striking coins ever produced by the Monnaie de Paris, the 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin. This silver coin features a porcelain center and a portrait of Marie Antoinette. Shot in 4K for maximum video fidelity. Click the “Watch on YouTube” button to view the video in maximum resolution. […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Mexican Silver and Gold Libertads – 2015 Overview and Analysis

The Coin Analyst: Mexican Silver and Gold Libertads – 2015 Overview and Analysis

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   Mexico’s sovereign bullion coin made of gold or silver is known as the Libertad, which means “freedom” in Spanish. The name is fitting since the key element of the obverse design is based on a side view of the winged Victoria statute that sits at the top of the […]

By November 16, 2015 13 Comments Read More →
2016 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners Announced

2016 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners Announced

By Krause Publications….   Austria brings home three category awards in the first round of World Coin News’ 2016 Coin of the Year Award voting by an international panel of judges that concluded November 8. All coins nominated for the 2016 awards were issued in 2014. Images of the winning coins can be viewed at […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Celebrate Much-Loved Images of Canada

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Celebrate Much-Loved Images of Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint has released its final catalogue of collector coins, featuring some of the most recognizable icons of Canada, from a large-scale colour interpretation of the Common Loon made famous by the one-dollar circulation coin to the stark beauty of a mid-winter freeze, achieved through an innovative finish mimicking the look and feel […]

Austrian Mint to Issue New Year’s 5 Euro Silver Coin in Concert with Vienna Philharmonic

Austrian Mint to Issue New Year’s 5 Euro Silver Coin in Concert with Vienna Philharmonic

The annual new year’s silver coin issued by the Austrian Mint this year features the New Year’s concert performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and broadcast world-wide. For many decades now the concert begins the new year with a message of hope, friendship and peace to the world. The reverse of the coin depicts part […]

By November 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Makes Racing History with First Silver Medallion Honouring NASCAR®

Royal Canadian Mint Makes Racing History with First Silver Medallion Honouring NASCAR®

Stock car racing fans now have a new way of treasuring their favourite memories of North America’s most popular motorsports series with a 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver NASCAR®-licensed medallion expertly crafted by the Royal Canadian Mint. This unique collectible, limited to a mintage of only 30,000 medallions, is now available for purchase. Designed by […]

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates Remembrance Day with Two New Circulating Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates Remembrance Day with Two New Circulating Coins

25-cent coin features new poppy design while $2 coin honours the 100th anniversary of Lt. Col. John McCrae’s writing of “In Flanders Fields” One hundred years after Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned “In Flanders Fields” on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a $2 circulation coin commemorating his iconic […]

Sunset Glows on Australia’s New Coloured Remembrance Day Circulating Coin

Sunset Glows on Australia’s New Coloured Remembrance Day Circulating Coin

By the Royal Australian Mint….   In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, Australia’s newest coloured circulating coin marks one hundred years since the unforgettable poem “In Flanders Fields” was first heard. Announced today at the Royal Australian Mint by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, over two million coins of […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Mint’s 2014 coins are finalists in nine of 10 award categories The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to be the first to receive a dozen nominations for its collector, circulation and bullion coins deemed outstanding in nine of the 10 categories of Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards. The Mint leads a large […]

Bank of Hungary Gold Coins Commemorate Hungarian Bible

Bank of Hungary Gold Coins Commemorate Hungarian Bible

By Coin & Currency Institute….   The National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) has issued gold coins with face values of 50,000 and 5,000 forint and a non-ferrous metal coin with a face value of 2,000 forint to commemorate the 425th anniversary of the first complete translation of the Bible into Hungarian. The design […]

By October 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint’s Oriana Gold Bar in Re-Release: An APMEX Exclusive

Perth Mint’s Oriana Gold Bar in Re-Release: An APMEX Exclusive

Initially distributed from 2006-2010, Oriana Gold bars return to the market as an APMEXclusive® product. The Perth Mint first introduced a vision of Oriana in 2006. Based on the English princess from “Amadis of Gaul,” a medieval Spanish romance epic, Oriana inspired the Spanish adventurer Amadis to embark on many dangerous quests. First meeting as […]

By October 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

More stories of the people, places and events which define Canada have been captured on the newest collector coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Its latest catalogue includes the final coin in the fine silver “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the well-known sinking of the freighter Edmund […]

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to strike coins commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, regarded as one of history’s greatest military victories for England’s King Henry V. The limited edition £5 coins will be struck in Silver Proof and Gold Proof for Alderney. Fought on 25 October 1415 this pivotal moment in the […]

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognised symbol of remembrance – to honour servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The Royal Mint’s Remembrance Day coin for 2015 bears a poignant composition by Royal Mint Engraver […]

Malta Issues New €2 Commemorative Coin

Malta Issues New €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 5 October 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued the fifth coin in a series of €2 commemorative coins highlighting milestones in Malta’s Constitutional History. The theme of this coin is ‘Republic – 1974’. The coin reverse is the common €2 side designed by Luc Luycx. The coin […]

By October 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, 6 October, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to Valse Mélancolique, one of the most excellent pieces of the Latvian symphonic music produced by the likewise brilliant composer Emīls Dārziņš. Ilmārs Blumbergs created the graphic design of the coin, and […]

By October 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
September Spike in Silver, Gold Demand at Perth Mint

September Spike in Silver, Gold Demand at Perth Mint

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Demand for silver and gold at the Perth Mint spiked dramatically last month, with the total number of ounces sold reaching new highs for the year. The Mint sold 63,791 troy ounces of gold in September – 12,703 ounces more than the previous yearly high of 51,088 troy ounces set […]

By October 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Wildlife in Our Sights Gold Coin

Austrian Mint to Issue Latest Wildlife in Our Sights Gold Coin

On October 28, the Austrian Mint will issue the third gold coin in the “Wildlife in Our Sights” program. The six coin series celebrates the diversity of Europe’s native wildlife as well as the sustainable management of their habitats. The obverse was designed and engraved by the mint’s master engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer (View Designer’s Profile), […]

By September 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

The Royal Canadian Mint stands out among nominees in the running for the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards by earning nominations in two of the four categories of IACA’s annual awards program. Produced by the Mint for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post, the 50-cent 100th […]

 
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