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Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

The Perth Mint pays homage to Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar, and her beloved verse, “My Country”, with the release of a stunning new collector coin set depicting rare and beautiful landscapes of Australia. In 1904, after spending time in London, and feeling homesick for Australia, Mackellar began writing “My Country”. Several re-writes later, the poem […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand….   More than three quarters of the coloured circulating commemorative coins minted to mark the Anzac centenary have been taken up by the public. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand minted one million of the special 50-cent Anzac coins to commemorate the centenary on 25 April, 1915 of the […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

St. George’s Day – 23 April 2015 The dramatic depiction of St. George conquering the dragon is an image that has long been associated with The Sovereign – but how did England’s Patron Saint come to span 198 years on The Royal Mint’s flagship gold coin? St. George has been the Patron Saint of England […]

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

By The Royal Australian Mint….   Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 – 28 May 2015. In its 50th year, the Mint has re-evaluated […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

The designer of the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen has kicked off production of the new 2015 circulating coins that will soon become a familiar sight across the United Kingdom. Royal Mint designer Jody Clark was offered the privilege of starting up the presses which will strike his own depiction of […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

By The Royal Mint…. The Royal Mint has issued a limited-edition Alderney £5 VE Day Platinum Proof coin to commemorate 70 years since the moment in May 1945 when Second World War hostilities in Europe finally ceased, and ‘Victory in Europe’ was declared. The six-year wartime struggle impacted many. Europe had been plunged into darkness […]

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint and P&O Cruises have commemorated the launch of two iconic ‘Britannias’ in 2015 – a new United Kingdom £2 coin and the cruise ship Britannia. The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to rule over the United Kingdom’s circulating coins in the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 4th Collector Coin Catalog Of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 4th Collector Coin Catalog Of 2015

1915’s Second Battle of Ypres, a tribute to the 1943-45 Victory Nickel and Canada’s safeguarding of Allied gold in the Second World War are among the fascinating stories told on Mint’s newest collector coins…. In launching its newest wave of collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is again exploring a broad spectrum of themes, ranging […]

Royal Canadian Mint Announces Judges for ‘My Canada, My Inspiration’ Coin Design Contest

Royal Canadian Mint Announces Judges for ‘My Canada, My Inspiration’ Coin Design Contest

Canadians to vote online in September on panel’s selection of finalist designs…. To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a national contest inviting Canadians to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. To assist in the selection of five finalist designs for each of […]

The Royal Mint to Gift Silver Pennies to Babies Born on the Same Day as the New Royal Baby

The Royal Mint to Gift Silver Pennies to Babies Born on the Same Day as the New Royal Baby

To celebrate the arrival of the new addition to the Royal Family, The Royal Mint is to gift 2,015 babies born on the same day with a special Lucky Silver Penny struck with the year of their birth. It is a fitting gesture to welcome the eagerly anticipated future Prince or Princess and also in […]

Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint has released a new Australian Funnel-Web Spider bullion coin to enhance its new theme of deadly animals now featured on the nation’s investment coin issues. Meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the latest edition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program has been released on the success of the 2014 Saltwater […]

International Euro Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Held March 24-27

International Euro Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Held March 24-27

By The European Central Bank, Directorate of General Communications….   The European Central Bank, Europol and the European Commission jointly organised the 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting. The conference was held at the ECB’s new headquarters in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 March 2015 and was the […]

By April 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By April 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 ARMS REVISITED: National Symbol Redesigned on  2015 United Kingdom £1 Coin

ROYAL ARMS REVISITED: National Symbol Redesigned on 2015 United Kingdom £1 Coin

The Royal Mint has issued a new £1 coin for 2015 portraying Timothy Noad’s contemporary reworking of the Royal Arms, in a heraldic celebration of the United Kingdom. Featuring Jody Clark’s ‘fifth portrait’ of Her Majesty The Queen on the obverse, this new commemorative The Royal Arms 2015 United Kingdom £1 coin is being issued […]

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 […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Schloss Hof (Schloß Hof) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Schloss Hof (Schloß Hof) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Schloss Hof | Schloß Hof  (2003) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine silver. […]

By March 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

From June 6 to July 5, 2015, Canadians will have the world’s best female soccer teams playing right in their own backyards as six cities across the nation host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled numismatic coins to commemorate this milestone sporting event today in two of the host cities: Vancouver […]

Britannia Returns as United Kingdom Circulating Coin

Britannia Returns as United Kingdom Circulating Coin

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to the United Kingdom’s circulating coins this year alongside the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. It will be the first time that newly minted UK circulating coins have featured the patriotic emblem of Great Britain […]

Perth Mint Unveils 2015 Gold Coin to Commemorate the Sacrifices of the ANZAC

Perth Mint Unveils 2015 Gold Coin to Commemorate the Sacrifices of the ANZAC

Anzac Day – April 25 – remains a deeply significant commemoration, honouring the military service and sacrifice of the Australian Defence Forces. On April 25 at around 4.15 am on a still spring morning, the first soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, or ANZAC, made an amphibious landing on the Turkish Gallipoli peninsula. Although ultimately unsuccessful, the campaign […]

By March 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

By March 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Visitor Centre in South Wales – One Step Closer

The Royal Mint Visitor Centre in South Wales – One Step Closer

The Royal Mint came one step closer to opening the doors of South Wales’ newest visitor experience today, after plans for The Royal Mint Visitor Centre received final planning approval. The new visitor centre is being partially funded by a grant of £2.3 million from The Welsh Government. The expected total cost of the project is […]

Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

The Perth Mint has showcased the breathtaking Kimberley sunset on a limited edition pink gold coin featuring a dazzling Argyle pink diamond. Struck from 22-carat 91.67% pink gold in proof quality, this precious metal collectable contains 2oz of pure gold and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Each coin incorporates […]

Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

By The Royal Australian Mint….   History was made today on March 4, 2015, with three Pacific Island nations marking the introduction of their own brand-new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. With the Mint’s assistance and expertise, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have embarked on the […]

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Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

By The Royal Mint….   Following the unveiling of the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint has released the definitive fifth portrait first edition and combined ‘first and last’ edition annual sets, continuing the celebration of what is recognized as a vintage year for UK coins. The Fifth Definitive Coinage […]

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 […]

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

Modern Chinese Varieties: 2002 Gold Panda Frosted and Mirrored Branches

Modern Chinese Varieties: 2002 Gold Panda Frosted and Mirrored Branches

By David J. Camire for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Due to the overwhelming popularity of modern Chinese coins, there has been steady increase and interest in varieties. NGC is at the forefront of actively attributing and listing new varieties of modern Chinese coins. To date, NGC recognizes and attributes more than 90 varieties, including small […]

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