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Switzerland 2016 Gottardo 20 Franc Silver Coin

Switzerland 2016 Gottardo 20 Franc Silver Coin

Description: The Gottardo, or Gotthard Base Tunnel, opened on June 1, 2016 as the world’s longest railway tunnel as part of the AlpTransit project. The AlpTransit project under which the Gotthard Base Tunnel was constructed, gained majority approval of Swiss citizens during a 1992 vote, and construction began in earnest in 1996. The Gotthard Base […]

Royal Mint Gold Bullion Now Available

Royal Mint Gold Bullion Now Available

The Royal Mint has revealed the next stage in its expansion as a world class bullion supplier with the announcement that Royal Mint gold bullion is now eligible for holding in Small Investment Personal Pension (SIPP) and Small Self-Administered (SSAS) Schemes. Through its bullion trading platform, royalmintbullion.com, the 1,000-year-old organisation can now offer private individuals […]

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

Latest Silver Niobium Castles of Luxembourg, Gold Cultural History Coins Released

By Central Bank of Luxembourg ….   On Friday, June 3, 2016, Serge Kolb, director of the Central Bank of Luxembourg (BCL), conducted the official presentation of the new collectors coin “D’Maus Ketti” in the presence of the heirs of designer Willy Faber and heirs of the writer Auguste Liesch, author of the fable “D’Maus […]

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Bank of Malta Issues Silver Coin to Commemorate 450th Anniversary of Valletta

Bank of Malta Issues Silver Coin to Commemorate 450th Anniversary of Valletta

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 27 May 2016 the Central Bank of Malta issued a silver coin to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the foundation of Malta’s capital city, Valletta. This silver coin, which has a face value of €10, is struck to proof quality and will be limited to 3,000 pieces. […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

The Royal Mint is to feature a ‘snapshot’ of London’s Trafalgar Square on a limited-edition £100 fine silver commemorative coin – the third in a collection celebrating some of Britain’s most familiar landmarks and monuments. Royal Mint Coin Designers Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (View Designer’s Profile) spent time in Trafalgar Square […]

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

2016 Switzerland 10 Franc Bimetallic Coin – Alpen Edelweiss

Description: The 2016 Switzerland 10 Franc bimetallic coin features the Alpen Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), the national flower of Switzerland. The edelweiss commonly grows in the Alpine regions of Switzerland, in rocky limestone surfaces at altitudes of 5,900 to 9,800 feet. The non-toxic plant is used in regional folk medicine as a remedy against an array […]

JM Bullion Now Selling Scottsdale Mint Products

JM Bullion Now Selling Scottsdale Mint Products

Two Coins, Tombstone Silver Nugget Bars, Stacker Rounds, and Patriot Metals Stacker Silver Bars Responding to increased demand for unique high-quality bullion, JM Bullion is now offering select products from the Scottsdale Mint. Pledging environmental responsibility, the Scottsdale Mint refines metals to a minimum .999 purity using an award-winning recycling process. Recycled materials are sourced […]

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Upper Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) 10-euro copper and silver coins are commemorative issues released in 2016 by the Austrian Mint recognizing one of the nation’s largest provinces. Upper Austria borders Germany and the Czech Republic and is Austria’s leading industrial region, producing roughly one-quarter of the nation’s exports. Additionally, the province of Upper Austria is […]

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

Royal Mint ‘Strikes Gold’ to Remember England’s FIFA World Cup™ Triumph 50 Years on

Royal Mint ‘Strikes Gold’ to Remember England’s FIFA World Cup™ Triumph 50 Years on

Fifty years since footballing legend Bobby Moore hoisted the Jules Rimet trophy in front of 96,924 fans at Wembley Stadium, The Royal Mint is celebrating this landmark moment in sporting history with the Football Association by inviting Stephanie Moore MBE to strike an official 1966 FIFA World Cup England™ 2016 Alderney £5 Coin to mark […]

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

When it comes to modern coins, both U.S. and world issues, the goal of purchasing coins that will perform well in the secondary market is a key incentive for many buyers By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Coin collecting is best understood as a hobby that rewards the collector mainly in non-monetary ways, but […]

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

World Commemorative Coins – Swiss 2016 Brass Instrument Silver Coin

World Commemorative Coins – Swiss 2016 Brass Instrument Silver Coin

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 26 May 2016, the Swissmint issued a silver commemorative coin about brass and wind instrument music There is hardly a bigger festival in Swizterland that provides a brass music lineup. With their performances, the clubs enrich village and town life and make an important contribution to the […]

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

Infographic – The World’s Most Popular Mints: Key Facts and Comparisons

Infographic – The World’s Most Popular Mints: Key Facts and Comparisons

By Jeff Desjardins and JMBullion for Visual Capitalist …..   In the precious metals industry, trust is paramount. That’s why if you own any gold or silver bullion, there is a good chance that it comes from one of the few internationally recognized and reputable mints around the world. In this infographic with JMBullion, we […]

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

World Coins – Missing Child Featured on Belgian 2 Euro Coin

A new Belgian two-euro coin is giving missing children and their families hope By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   The new circulating commemorative coin, issued by the Royal Mint of Belgium, was launched on May 25, which is International Missing Children’s Day. The Belgian two-euro coin features the face of a young […]

World Mint News – Royal Canadian Mint Sees Strong 1st Quarter 2016

World Mint News – Royal Canadian Mint Sees Strong 1st Quarter 2016

The Royal Canadian Mint is on track to achieve its financial goals for the current fiscal year after announcing consolidated revenues of $780.9 million in the 13 weeks ended April 2, 2016, and consolidated profit before taxes of $13.2 million in its 2016 First Quarter Financial Report. Strong bullion sales have increased overall revenue by […]

Singapore Mint to Launch Splendour of Native Orchids Series Coin Set

Singapore Mint to Launch Splendour of Native Orchids Series Coin Set

By The Singapore Mint …..   Following the success of the Native Orchids of Singapore coin series that was issued from 2011 to 2015, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is proud to present The Splendour of Native Orchids Series coin set. The Native Orchids Series celebrates the beauty of the orchids that once thrived in […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016 Brain Food 1.) There is help for stranded currency Did you recently arrive home from abroad with foreign bills and coins in your pocket? If so, they need not sit around your home for the rest of your life as a reminder of unspent […]

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative program rooted in the history of Australia’s founding as a nation. Between 1788 and 1868, England sent more than 160,000 criminals, convicted of an array of crimes, to colonize the new, rugged territory. The long ocean voyage to Australia and the […]

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The Australian 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coins hearken back to the country’s colonial roots, when some of the earliest European settlers were British convicts sentenced to living several years in the fledgling Royal territory. England began sending convicted criminals to Australia in 1788 with the hopes of colonizing the small Pacific continent. […]

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative initiative that hearkens back to the roots of Australia’s founding as a nation. In 1788, England began sending criminals to Australia to serve their sentence in an attempt to colonize the new, rugged territory. Most of the criminals were small-time crooks, […]

Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2016 Tokyo 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-yen silver coin series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to 10% […]

Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

On June 1, the Austrian Mint will issue the final silver coin in the series honoring each of the provinces of the country. This series has been designed by 9- and 10-year-old school children of Austria. The last coin celebrates the province of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich). The reverse of the coin depicts: the Church of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canada’s National Heroes with Silver Collector Coin Series

Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canada’s National Heroes with Silver Collector Coin Series

Mint to donate $10,000 and portion of proceeds of the “Firefighters” coin to Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal (Fort McMurray) The Royal Canadian Mint is proudly honouring Canada’s national heroes with a new silver collector coin series. The series features firefighters, paramedics, police and the military, all of which face danger in the line of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Star Trek 50th Anniversary Coin Collection

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Star Trek 50th Anniversary Coin Collection

The Royal Canadian Mint, under license by CBS Consumer Products, is set to uncover a new world of collectibles celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. The unforgettable characters and imagery of the revolutionary TV show, which has captivated legions of fans in Canada and around the world since 1966, have been […]

Editor’s Note – World Mint Directors’ Conference XXIX: A Time for Cooperation

Editor’s Note – World Mint Directors’ Conference XXIX: A Time for Cooperation

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. I’ve been home about a week from my trip to Thailand where CoinWeek was invited to be a presenter at the XXIX World Mint Director’s Conference. I have to say that the Royal Thai Mint did a fantastic job hosting the event in the heart of Bangkok, a world-class […]

Adam and Eve: Exile from Eden – 3rd 2016 Biblical Series Coin Released

Adam and Eve: Exile from Eden – 3rd 2016 Biblical Series Coin Released

Adam and Eve has been introduced as the third coin of the 2016 Scottsdale Mint Biblical Series The Biblical Coin Series by the Scottsdale Mint showcases iconic stories from the Bible that have been told and re-told for centuries. This third coin of 2016 displays one of the first stories in the Bible – the […]

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World Coins – New 2016 Big Ben Shaped Coin from Pobjoy Mint

World Coins – New 2016 Big Ben Shaped Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands with a mintage of only 5,000 coins Shape, Shape, Shape Your Collection with Pobjoy Mint Following on from the success of our Eiffel Tower shaped coin, this year we are producing another uniquely shaped coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands, this time in the shape […]

Business Profitability in 2015 Reinforces Royal Canadian Mint’s Future

Business Profitability in 2015 Reinforces Royal Canadian Mint’s Future

The Royal Canadian Mint once again demonstrated strong business performance in 2015 thanks to excellent bullion and numismatics sales. Though a $65.5 million non-cash impairment charge resulting from lower than anticipated future cash flows from the Mint’s circulation businesses offset profits, the Mint broke even in 2015. Strong cash generation from operations also allowed the […]

 
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