Mints

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 […]

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

By the Reserve Bank of New Zealand…. A colored legal tender 50-cent coin will be on sale to the public starting next month to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It is the first time that a circulating New Zealand colored coin has been produced. The […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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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 →
Reel In Guy Harvey Rounds and Other Great Catches at Gainesville Coins

Reel In Guy Harvey Rounds and Other Great Catches at Gainesville Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Gainesville Coins near Tampa, Florida is one of the larger numismatic and bullion coin retailers in the Southeast United States. They’ve recently become popular for offering Guy Harvey coins and many other hard-to-find series. So I decided to call them up to find out about the latest Guy Harvey […]

The Royal Canadian Mint Has a New “Master” and Board Chair

The Royal Canadian Mint Has a New “Master” and Board Chair

Report filed by Canadian Coin News, CoinWeek Content Partner …….. Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced today the appointment of a new Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) president and CEO as well as a new chair of the board. Sandra Hanington, former executive vice-president of BMO Financial Group, will be taking over as the new president and […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type (2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-Present) The 2 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a nickel-brass center with a copper-nickel outer ring. Along with the 1 euro coin, the 2 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, […]

By February 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 1 Euro Coin (2002-Present) The 1 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a copper-nickel center with a nickel-brass outer ring. Along with the 2 euro coin, the 1 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except that the inner and […]

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The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the Royal Navy 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the Royal Navy 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint’s programme of commemoration marking the centenary of the First World War continues with a £2 coin that honours the Royal Navy. The design is now being released in precious metal editions – Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Silver Proof Piedfort. As an island nation, Britain has been largely dependent on the seas […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Video News Update: March of Dimes Special Collector Set. Video: 2:35.

CoinWeek Video News Update: March of Dimes Special Collector Set. Video: 2:35.

In this CoinWeek Video News Update, Editor Charles Morgan details what we know about the recently announced 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set from the United States Mint. The set marks the first time the U.S. Mint has produced a 90% silver W-Mint dime and a 90% silver Reverse Proof dime. NOTE: Make sure you select […]

By February 8, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium 25 euro coin has sold out, according to Kirsten Petersen of the Austrian Mint. The coin, which sports a mid-century modern design aesthetic, shows a cosmos filled with planets and stars and celebrates mankind’s efforts to peak beyond the protective envelope of our planet. To see the CoinWeek […]

By February 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United Kingdom’s Smallest and Largest Coins go on Trial in Ancient Quality Assurance Ceremony

United Kingdom’s Smallest and Largest Coins go on Trial in Ancient Quality Assurance Ceremony

Today, both the smallest and the largest UK coins ever minted at The Royal Mint are among 70,000 coins on trial at the Trial of the Pyx. Weighing just one fortieth-ounce and measuring a delicate 8mm wide, the coin features a modern interpretation of Britannia. The imposing Kilo coin measures at 100mm wide and continues […]

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

By February 2, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Reunites Four Decimal Crown Coins to Mark a Decade of Royal Occasions

The Royal Mint Reunites Four Decimal Crown Coins to Mark a Decade of Royal Occasions

The Royal Mint is to issue a specially compiled historic coin set uniting four decimal crowns celebrating a decade of royal occasions – an anniversary, a Jubilee, a landmark birthday and a royal wedding. Coins have long played an important part in celebrating special events in the history of the nation. Commemorative crowns as we […]

Central Bank Announces 2016 Irish Coin Design Competition

Central Bank Announces 2016 Irish Coin Design Competition

By the Central Bank of Ireland….   In 2016, the Central Bank of Ireland will issue silver and gold proof coins to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. The Central Bank published a newspaper advertisement on January 10, inviting artists and designers who would be interested in designing the coin to submit their Curriculum […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint has revealed when the eagerly awaited fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world. The news was announced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mary Gillick – the first artist to capture The Queen’s portrait for her nation’s coins. The new fifth definitive […]

New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

By The Federal Mint Swissmint….   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic coin celebrates the custom of the descent from Alpine pastures. The first of two silver coins is dedicated to the innovative “Solar Impulse” project, while the second is dedicated […]

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CCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates

CCAC Releases 2015 High Relief Gold and Silver Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, January 27, from 9am […]

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CCAC Releases Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

CCAC Releases Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, January 27, from 9am […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Austrian Mint’s website (http://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/cosmology), features a design based on the theme of “Cosmology”. Delivery started Wednesday, January 21. The outer […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has an attractive crimped […]

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