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Royal Canadian Mint: Sustained Profitability in First Quarter Financial Report

Royal Canadian Mint: Sustained Profitability in First Quarter Financial Report

In releasing its 2015 First Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian ‎Mint announced consolidated revenues of $640.1 million in the 13 weeks ended March 28, 2015, and consolidated profit before taxes of $15.7 million. These results represent a modest decline from the same period in 2014, when $17.0 million in pre-tax profits were achieved on […]

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

Following the issue by The Royal Mint of the only official United Kingdom coin to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the organisation is to strike precious metal variants of the coin in the lead-up to Britain’s commemoration of the event. The Magna Carta £2 records the moment 800 years […]

Central Bank Issues Coin Commemorating Irish Poet William Butler Yeats

Central Bank Issues Coin Commemorating Irish Poet William Butler Yeats

The Central Bank of Ireland has launched a €15 limited issue silver proof collector coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats [1865 – 1939], the Irish poet and Nobel laureate. Speaking at the launch at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Central Bank Commission member Des Geraghty said: “This coin honours […]

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Special Commentary by CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan….   2015 marks the 23rd year of the Life Ball, a fundraising event held each year in Vienna, Austria. Proceeds from the event fund AIDS education and awareness programs. Combining exclusive formal dinner events, couture designer fashion shows, live music and art, the Life Ball has become one of […]

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The Japan Mint has announced the release of two coins, issued to commemorate the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan. On March 11, 2011, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan’s eastern coastline and unleashed a devastating tsunami with 30-foot-tall waves. The natural disaster killed more than 15,000 people […]

The Royal Mint Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Salvation Army with Silver £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Salvation Army with Silver £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to issue a special £5 coin honouring 150 years of The Salvation Army – the organisation started in 1865 by William Booth to help the vulnerable and fight social injustice. William Booth’s upbringing was one touched by hardship, but arriving in London in search of work, the pawnbroker turned preacher was […]

Royal Mint UK Honors WWI Nurse Edith Cavell on £5 Coin

Royal Mint UK Honors WWI Nurse Edith Cavell on £5 Coin

By The Royal Mint….   As the world continues to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has chosen to honour one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War – Nurse Edith Cavell – on a new coin. To mark the release, Edith’s niece, […]

Netherlands Issues 200th Anniversary of Waterloo and Dutch Kingdom Coins

Netherlands Issues 200th Anniversary of Waterloo and Dutch Kingdom Coins

The fall of Napoleon’s Grand Army commemorated… The Netherlands has commemorated the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo with the issue of two collector coins: a silver five-euro coin and a gold 10-euro coin. The coins are legal tender in the Netherlands. The Battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18, 1815, near the town […]

Germany to Issue First Collector Coin with Polymer Ring

Germany to Issue First Collector Coin with Polymer Ring

By Schuler AG….   Schuler develops equipment to produce five-euro coin from three components for state mints An outer ring and an inner core made of metal with a blue polymer ring between them: these three components will be used to produce a new five-euro collector coin set to appear soon in Germany. The German […]

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 May 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin marking the centenary of the first flight from Malta. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) depicts a Short Type 135 seaplane in flight over the Grand Harbour […]

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The West African nation of The Gambia recently launched new commemorative 20-dalasi (D20.00) polymer banknotes, a new family of paper-based banknotes and commemorative coins celebrating the country’s Golden Jubilee The Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) in collaboration with the Government of The Gambia received approval to introduce a newly-redesigned family of Gambian circulation notes. […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 5th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 5th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Icons of Canadian nature shine with the help of jade inserts and glow-in-the-dark technology The Royal Canadian Mint has just released an extensive catalogue selection of new collector coins, available since May 5, 2015 and featuring themes covering many aspects of Canada’s identity, from history to pop culture, as well as our legendary natural bounty. […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canadian Bighorn Sheep $20 Colorized Silver Coin – Video: 5:39

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool colorized silver coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Canadian $20 coin depicting a Bighorn Sheep.  Fans of the great outdoors will enjoy this new themed-coin.  If you are curious about buying this collectible coin, you’ll definitely want to check out this video first. This is […]

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Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

On May 6, 2015, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the occupation of Austria ended with the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, declaring Austria a neutral and peaceful country for all time. […]

ROYAL MINT SPONSORS “EWE-NIQUE” ART TRAIL IN LONDON

ROYAL MINT SPONSORS “EWE-NIQUE” ART TRAIL IN LONDON

The Royal Mint has announced that it is one of the sponsors of a ‘ewe-nique’ art trail taking place across London to raise money for UK children’s hospitals.   For the next eight weeks only, a flock of 50 five-foot-tall sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will be trotting the streets of London for the ‘Shaun […]

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. “As a curator of our nation’s history, culture and values, the Mint is in a unique position to offer Canadians a rare, once-in-a-generation opportunity to […]

By March 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Irish Ernest Walton 15 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Irish Ernest Walton 15 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 Irish 15 euro coin in .999 fine silver. Fans of Irish coins and those with a penchant for physics will enjoy the coin as it honors famous Irish physicist Ernest Walton.  Those who like world coins will definitely want […]

Queen Elizabeth II’s Fifth Portrait Revealed March 2, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II’s Fifth Portrait Revealed March 2, 2015

The Royal Mint has today (March 2, 2015) unveiled a new coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, giving the general public the first glimpse of the image that will soon be a familiar sight on coins in the United Kingdom. This is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on our […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag with Gold and Silver Coins

On the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the universally-recognized symbol of Canada with a fine silver collector coin enhanced by vibrant color. The coin was unveiled today at a special Flag Day ceremony at Confederation Park in Ottawa. “The Mint is delighted to join Canadians in […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Silver Coin – 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo | Tiergarten Schönbrunn  (2002) Once the imperial stomping grounds of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I (1708-1765), the Schönbrunn Zoo, also known as the Vienna Zoo, is the oldest zoo in the world and is home to more than 600 species of animals, including […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint….   The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under license from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup is […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

As part of the celebrations for Chinese New Year, The Royal Mint has created a new design to mark the Lunar Year of the Sheep, the second issue in the hugely successful Shēngxiào Collection. Following on from the popularity of the Year of the Horse design, which was the first ever United Kingdom lunar design […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Zealand Mint Strikes Precious Metal Disney Princess Coins

New Zealand Mint Strikes Precious Metal Disney Princess Coins

New Zealand Mint is celebrating fairy-tale film classics with the release of a new Disney Princess coin program, for which The Perth Mint is the sole distributor in Australia. The inaugural coins in the series feature the ever courageous Cinderella and are struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold. Both coins feature an iconic […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

  CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes the exciting 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin, produced by the Austrian Mint. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek

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Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   The Royal Mint has an end-of-the-year surprise for you. On December 27, the venerable institution unveiled a new, limited-edition £100 silver coin featuring the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London–otherwise known as “Big Ben”*–on the reverse. This is the first time the Mint has issued a […]

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Two New Coins to be released by Coin Invest Trust in 2015

Two New Coins to be released by Coin Invest Trust in 2015

Butterflies in 3D 2015 – Graphium Policenes Good news for butterfly fans: the three-dimensional butterfly from Coin Invest Trust is so true-to-life that it could almost count as a preserved specimen. The fifth issue in the «Butterflies in 3D» series is dedicated to a particularly exotic species. Most coin collectors will never have heard of […]

Singapore Mint Debuts Wave-Shaped 4 Coin Silver Proof Set

Singapore Mint Debuts Wave-Shaped 4 Coin Silver Proof Set

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Earlier today, the Singapore Mint debuted a new four coin silver proof set featuring regional marine life. Each coin is vaguely scallop-shaped and features artwork that, when connected to the other coins in the set, forms a serpentine or wave-shaped undersea panorama. The 2014 Marine Life Commemorative Coin […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Krause Coin of the Year Award: Royal Canadian Mint Portrayal of Father and Child Fishing Nets “Most Inspirational Coin”

Krause Coin of the Year Award: Royal Canadian Mint Portrayal of Father and Child Fishing Nets “Most Inspirational Coin”

Ottawa, Ontario, November 18, 2014 — The Royal Canadian Mint is honoured that its 2013-dated $3 Fine Silver Coin – Fishing won the Most Inspirational category of the 2015 Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards. This award places the Mint in the running for the overall Coin of the Year prize which will be […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Update for November

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Update for November

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. As the end of the year approaches, there are some interesting new coins from various world mints on a wide range of themes.  Some are bullion, while others are numismatic issues, but all of them have low mintages and are intriguing in their own way.   Elephants instead of eagles? […]

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