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Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791) impact on Austrian culture is just as vital today as it was when the young prodigy took the Viennese opera scene by storm at the age of 16 when he composed his first opera, “Bastien und Bastienne”. To celebrate his musical genius, The Austrian Mint will issue a three-coin silver […]

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

The Royal Mint Limited has today announced its annual results for 2014-2015, reflecting the fact that Britain’s oldest manufacturer has enjoyed a successful year, generating £259.6m (US$402.38m) revenue (2013-14: £314.9m / $488.1m) and returning an operating profit of £11.4m ($17.67m) (2013-14: £6.7m / $10.39m). A key ministerial target to achieve 10% return on average capital […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Second issue from the Mint’s “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series captures the wonder and danger of Arctic exploration in the 19th century One hundred and seventy years after Sir John Franklin and his crew set sail from England aboard HMS Terror and HMS Erebus on a journey from which they would never return, a […]

Luxembourg to Issue Castle Brandenburg Silver-Niobium Coin, Congress of Vienna Silver Coin

Luxembourg to Issue Castle Brandenburg Silver-Niobium Coin, Congress of Vienna Silver Coin

By Central Bank of Luxembourg….   On Thursday, July 23, 2015, several numismatic products will be available for sale at the Central Bank of Luxembourg (Banque Centrale Luxembourg) numismatic space, including: The Castle Brandenburg silver-niobium coin is the seventh in a series of nine pieces dedicated to Luxembourg castles. The obverse features a representation of […]

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From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

As the world continues to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has honoured one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War alongside a young flying ace in a new set of United Kingdom £5 coins. Coins commemorating Edith Cavell and Albert Ball VC […]

Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/22/2015. After my previous history of the Royal Canadian Mint, I wanted to run through an impromptu (yet hopefully stimulating) sampling of Royal Canadian Mint products since the release of the first Canadian Silver Maple Leafs in 1988. Because the Mint […]

Royal Mint Unveils New Britannia Proof Collection

Royal Mint Unveils New Britannia Proof Collection

The Royal Mint has launched its new Britannia 2015 Proof Coin Collection in fine gold and fine silver including individual coins such as the United Kingdom’s smallest coin, weighing just one fortieth-ounce and exceptional sets like the Premium Six-Coin Set, all finished to unsurpassed Proof finish. The illustrious Britannia, conceived by the Romans and embraced […]

Malta Issues Auberge De Bavière Silver and Gold Coins

Malta Issues Auberge De Bavière Silver and Gold Coins

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 15 July 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued two numismatic coins, in gold and silver, depicting the Auberge de Bavière. This is the fifth and final in the Bank’s series of numismatic coins on the auberges of the Knights of St. John. Palazzo Carnerio, known today as […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Prince George 2nd Birthday with £5 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Prince George 2nd Birthday with £5 Silver Coin

Prince George of Cambridge two years on – The Royal Mint celebrates with the nation The Royal Mint has struck a special edition United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin in honour of the second birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge on 22 July. The coin bears a contemporary reimagining of the […]

Latvian Coins Win Prizes at Coin Constellation 2015

Latvian Coins Win Prizes at Coin Constellation 2015

By The Latvian Bank….   Not-Intended-for-Circulation Latvian coins have very successfully participated in the 9th International Commemorative (Collector) Coin Contest Coin Constellation 2015. The winners of the contest were recently announced in Moscow. The national central banks, mints and other coin-issuing entities from 29 countries competed for prizes in nine major categories, presenting 240 collector […]

Perth Mint Marks 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Perth Mint Marks 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

The Perth Mint is celebrating the first publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with the release of two limited-edition silver collectable coins. Famous across the world, this Lewis Carroll classic follows the adventures of Alice, a young girl whose curiosity is sparked when she follows a talking White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, into the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 7th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 7th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

New collector coins evoke themes of summer wonder, adventure and history The Royal Canadian Mint is stirring up a storm with the launch of the new catalogue of collector coins, including 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon Series: Summer Storm. It uses a new technological effect which produces a life-like flash of lightning […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

Royal Mint Marks 75 Years Since Battle of Britain with Precious Metal Coins

The Royal Mint has marked 75 years since the Battle of Britain with the release of a range of 50p coins struck in precious metals – the only official United Kingdom coins to commemorate what was undoubtedly one of the turning points of the war. In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

Royal Australian Mint Shines Spotlight on Century of Lighthouses

Royal Australian Mint Shines Spotlight on Century of Lighthouses

By the Royal Australian Mint….   Ahead of this century’s largest reunion of past and present Australian lighthouse personnel and in celebration of 100 years of the Australian Government managing of aids to navigation, the Royal Australian Mint unveiled two shining collectible coins as tribute on Friday, July 3. Working with the Australian Maritime Safety […]

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/11/2015. The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global market, but how much does the average American collector know about Canada and Canadian coins? So as part of my mini-series on […]

CoinWeek Designer’s Profile: Ian Rank-Broadley

CoinWeek Designer’s Profile: Ian Rank-Broadley

By CoinWeek IQ…. Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, was chosen to appear on the coinage of the United Kingdom in 1998. His design began to appear on collector coins that year and became widespread starting in 1999. The IRB portrait replaced the royal portrait design of Raphael Maklouf, which had been […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

The ultra-popular Austrian Niobium 25-Euro Center’s second issue celebrates one of the 19th century’s most breathtaking engineering feats, the opening of Semmering Railway. Designed by Carlo Ghega, the Semmering Railway took 20,000 workers six years to construct. One thousand of them lost their lives in the process. The first large scale mountain railway in the […]

Royal Mint Reveals Design for Princess Charlotte’s Christening Coin

Royal Mint Reveals Design for Princess Charlotte’s Christening Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the £5 coin that celebrates the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, following approval from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The designer has been announced as respected engraver John Bergdahl. The coin is decorated with harp-playing […]

CoinWeek Designer Profile: Christopher Le Brun

CoinWeek Designer Profile: Christopher Le Brun

Since 2011, Christopher Le Brun has served as the President of the Royal Academy. As an artist, Le Brun has undertaken a number of commissions for The Royal Mint. His works include the 2007 Britannia bullion coin, the 50p celebrating the 250th anniversary of Kew Gardens and, more recently, the magnificent Pegasus design that graced the five-ounce […]

Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

Malta Issues New 2015 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta…. On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2015. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin commemorating Malta’s change of status to a republic in 1974. This coin is the fifth and final […]

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Perth Mint Announces New Chair and CEO

Perth Mint Announces New Chair and CEO

Gold Corporation, operator of The Perth Mint, has announced the appointment of Donald Mackay-Coghill as its new Chairman, and Richard Hayes as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 July 2015. Mr Mackay-Coghill, former Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation for 17 years until 2003, is known as a pioneer in the global precious […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Following the recent announcement of the arrangements for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the royal household has agreed that The Royal Mint should create a range of official United Kingdom coins to commemorate this historic event. The Royal Mint will create these new coins to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening, which will take place […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Reopening of the Burgtheater and Opera 1955 | Wiederöffnung von Burg und Oper 1955 10-Euro Silver Coin (2005)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Reopening of the Burgtheater and Opera 1955 | Wiederöffnung von Burg und Oper 1955 10-Euro Silver Coin (2005)

The Burgtheater is Europe’s second-oldest extant theater and one of the most important venues for theater in the German-speaking world. Born in 1741 under the instructions of Empress Maria Theresa, the famed venue was home to the first performances of three Mozart operas–as well as Beethoven’s 1st Symphony on April 2, 1800. The building itself […]

Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

By Central Bank of Ireland….   The Central Bank of Ireland welcomes the decision by the Government on 16 June 2015 to rollout the rounding of 1c and 2c coins nationally. This follows a successful trial that was conducted by the National Payments Plan in Wexford in 2013. The Central Bank will now assume responsibility […]

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Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

As Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate Canada Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new 25-cent circulation coin commemorating the 50th birthday of the universally-recognized Canadian flag. The coin was unveiled yesterday, June 9, at centre field in Toronto’s Varsity Stadium, before the kick-off to a Canadian Football League (CFL) exhibition game […]

GOING FOR GOLD – The Royal Mint unveils Signature Gold

GOING FOR GOLD – The Royal Mint unveils Signature Gold

On June 2, The Royal Mint launched Signature Gold, a brand-new addition to its bullion trading service. Opening up the world of gold trading to everybody, Signature Gold guarantees customers full ownership over their gold, and the entry-level is just £20. Signature Gold allows customers to purchase and own a fractional amount of a 400 […]

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 […]

 
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