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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Ghost Bride Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Ghost Bride Coin

Fairmont Banff Springs’ most famous ghostly inhabitant first to be featured…. A new collector coin and stamp tell the story of the Ghost Bride who has made the Fairmont Banff Springs her eternal home since the 1930s when, upon stepping onto the staircase, she suddenly stumbled and tragically fell to her death. Since then, some […]

Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three new commemorative coins from Hungary highlight National Bank, influential composer, and famous architect… The three commemorative coins announced recently by the National Bank of Hungary are the inaugural representatives of its new issuing policy in which each 10,000 forint proof silver coin is joined by a copper-nickel 2,000 uncirculated version with an identical design. […]

75th Anniversary of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Coin Revealed

75th Anniversary of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Coin Revealed

The Winnipeg Ballet Club debuted in June 1939, performing two prairie-themed ballets as part of a city-wide pageant welcoming King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. In 1953, the group was given its Royal charter, becoming the first ballet company in Canada to receive the privilege. Although the ballet struggled financially and artistically through the 1940s […]

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin commemorates to a pivotal point in European history.   June 25, 2014 marks a significant milestone in global history as it was 25 years ago that the Berlin Wall began to crumble. The Austrian Mint is celebrating this momentous event with a silver coin that is being issued today. Mint engraver […]

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint coins are preserving ever more chapters in Canadian history as the Mint announces its latest collector products. These include fine silver and pure gold coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first Royal visit to Canada, as well as a pair of haunting colour portraits, on silver coins, of the R.M.S. […]

Spanish 2014 Mint Sets Include 2 Euro Coin Honoring Antonin Gaudí’s Park Güell

Spanish 2014 Mint Sets Include 2 Euro Coin Honoring Antonin Gaudí’s Park Güell

The Spanish Mint (Real Case de la Moneda) has released the 2014 Euroset, the Spanish Mint Set. The offering includes nine coins. The .01, .02, and .05 Euro coins feature the likeness of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral; The .10, .20, and .50 Euro coins feature the likeness of Spanish poet Miguel de Cervantes; while the €1 […]

Cup-Shaped FIFA World Cup Coins Offered by Monnaie de Paris

Cup-Shaped FIFA World Cup Coins Offered by Monnaie de Paris

The Monnaie de Paris debuts FIFA World Cup Coins…. The U.S. Mint’s National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is heading towards a sell out. Now, France’s Monnaie de Paris has stepped up to offer another high profile sports commemorative, this one celebrating the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Football World Cup™ or FIFA […]

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (30 April 2014) a €20 limited edition Gold Proof collector coin to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. The Battle of Clontarf coin features a carved portrayal of High King of Ireland Brian Ború and the words ‘Clontarf 1014’. As with all circulating and […]

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Royal Mint Unveils Plans for First Visitor’s Center

Royal Mint Unveils Plans for First Visitor’s Center

On April 24, The Royal Mint has today unveiled plans to develop a visitor centre at its headquarters in south Wales. For the first time in its 1,000 year history, Britain’s oldest manufacturing organization, and the world’s leading export mint, will officially open its doors to the general public, allowing them to get behind the […]

By April 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and her work on the new American Bald Eagle high relief silver proof coin, a stunning piece that depicts the bird’s profile in exquisite detail.  The coin has a limited mintage of […]

200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri Celebrated with New 2 Euro Coin

200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri Celebrated with New 2 Euro Coin

The Italian Mint has announced the release of a 2 euro coin celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri. The coin was revealed on April 15th during an official ceremony at the School of the Art of the Medal in Rome. In attendance was Mint Director Dr. Maurizio Prato, Chief of the Ministry of Economy […]

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Royal Mint Strikes Maundy Money for Ancient Easter Ceremony

Royal Mint Strikes Maundy Money for Ancient Easter Ceremony

Maundy Thursday is familiar to many as the Thursday before Easter, but for Britain’s 1100-year old Royal Mint, the day has an added significance, as it continues a 700 year old tradition of striking Maundy Money coins for the monarch to present in an annual pre-Easter ceremony known as the Royal Maundy. The tradition was […]

New Gold Coin Celebrates Sesquicentennial of the Finnish Mark

New Gold Coin Celebrates Sesquicentennial of the Finnish Mark

The first silver Finnish mark was minted at Mint of Finland on 15 October 1864. The obverse of the first mark and numismatics gold coin depicts the two-headed Russian eagle, whose heart-shaped heraldic shield bears the lion coat of arms of Finland. The obverse depicts the two-headed Russian eagle with the lion coat of arms […]

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The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 coin. Queen Anne’s reign is one of great interest to many collectors, as it gave rise to a number of numismatic treasures that were struck by The Royal Mint. This period of classic elegance has been recalled […]

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends New Reverse Design for American Silver Eagle Program

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends New Reverse Design for American Silver Eagle Program

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  Editor’s Note: A complete rundown of designs considered by the CCAC are included at the bottom of this article. On April 8 the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (www.ccac.gov) held a two-hour telephone meeting to discuss what design should replace the Heraldic eagle that currently appears on the reverse of the American silver […]

Austrian Mint Unveils New Children Series: “Province of Salzburg” Coin

Austrian Mint Unveils New Children Series: “Province of Salzburg” Coin

The Austrian Mint in Vienna has recently issued the fifth silver coin in its charming series, “Austria by its Children”, also known as “Austria, Piece by Piece.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the student who co-designed the […]

Shenandoah National Park Quarter Goes on Sale Today

Shenandoah National Park Quarter Goes on Sale Today

The United States Mint is now offering business strike Shenandoah National Park quarters from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints. The new Shenandoah issue follows the release of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park quarter, which went on sale earlier this year. It is the 22nd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. […]

By April 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Congratulates Canada’s Paralympic Team with Lucky Loonies

Royal Canadian Mint Congratulates Canada’s Paralympic Team with Lucky Loonies

Lucky Loonies being sent to communities as thanks for supporting their medal-winning Paralympic athletes The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to congratulate the Canadian Paralympic Team for its many accomplishments at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games, earning an exceptional 16 medals – 7 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze. “Canadians were riveted by the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Produces New Circulation Coins for Botswana

Royal Canadian Mint Produces New Circulation Coins for Botswana

Bank of Botswana converts its entire coinage system to Mint’s multi-ply plated steel technology The Royal Canadian Mint announced today that it has produced a new series of multi-ply plated steel circulation coins on behalf of the Bank of Botswana. “An industry leader and innovator focused on delivering the best quality and value to our […]

Australian Posters of World War I Celebrated on New Perth Mint Coins

Australian Posters of World War I Celebrated on New Perth Mint Coins

The Perth Mint is proud to launch a remarkable commemorative coin series featuring vintage Australian Posters of World War I. When news first broke of the war in 1914, a huge wave of patriotism and support swept across Australia. Major political parties, churches, community leaders and newspapers exhorted its citizens to champion the war and […]

Perth Mint Honors the Evolution of Australia’s Military Aviation

Perth Mint Honors the Evolution of Australia’s Military Aviation

The Perth Mint is commemorating 100 Years of Australian Military Aviation with the release of a limited edition collector coin depicting a Bristol Boxkite aircraft – the first military aircraft flown in Australia at Point Cook, on 1 March 1914.  Operated by flight instructor Lieutenant Eric Harrison, the Bristol Boxkite was instrumental in the evolution […]

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany –  World Mint Presentations – Videos

World Money Fair Media Forum from Berlin Germany – World Mint Presentations – Videos

MEDIA FORUM: Moderator: Hans-Henning Göhrum, President, World Money Fair, Berlin, February 7, 2014. The World Money Fair takes place each year in Berlin and hosts the prestigious gathering of world mints at Europe’s largest convention of coin and precious metals collectors and manufacturers. New coin products are unveiled and trends in the minting industry are […]

By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint’s Polar Bears at the Schönbrunn Zoo 5-Euro Commemorative Coin Debuts

Austrian Mint’s Polar Bears at the Schönbrunn Zoo 5-Euro Commemorative Coin Debuts

The Austrian Mint has just issued Polar Bears at the Schönbrunn Zoo 5-Euro Commemorative Coin to celebrate the new Polar bear enclosure at Schönbrunn Zoo, scheduled to open in May 2014. The delightful reverse was designed and engraved by the Mint’s Chief engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer. The foreground of the design shows a mother polar bear with her […]

By February 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

by Steven Cochran, The Coin Explorer – Gainesville Coins ………. With the huge anticipation over the Perth Mint’s new two-ounce high relief Zeus silver coin prior to its release, I contacted the Mint to arrange an interview with artist Tom Vaughan, who designed this unique coin. Mr. Vaughan was also the designer for the Perth […]

Austrian Mint: (R)evolution –  Innovation Process & Niobium Coins. VIDEO: 13:01

Austrian Mint: (R)evolution – Innovation Process & Niobium Coins. VIDEO: 13:01

Dr. Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Austrian Mint. 10th Technical Forum, World Money Fair, Berlin Germany. The discussions among experts of mints that operate internationally and their partners from the supplier industry are the focus of the Technical Forum of the World Money Fair 2014. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. February, 2014 World Money Fair – Berlin A supporting […]

By February 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Dinosaur Coin “Cretaceous Period” Released

Austrian Mint Dinosaur Coin “Cretaceous Period” Released

The Austrian Mint will issue today the third coin in its popular five-coin “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series, accompanied with a new and improved augmented reality app [CoinWeek can confirm that the App is available to customers inside the United States and is offered free of charge to iTunes and Android users]. The first […]

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The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Issues Wedge-Tailed Silver Eagle Coin Design by John Mercanti

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Issues Wedge-Tailed Silver Eagle Coin Design by John Mercanti

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… The iconic American silver eagle, the most widely collected and traded silver coin in the world, now has an Australian cousin that was created by the same person who designed the American eagle, retired U.S. Mint coin sculptor-engraver, John Mercanti. On January 7 the Perth Mint in Western Australia […]

The Coin Analyst: The 2013 Season of U.S. Mint Product Sell-Outs Continues

The Coin Analyst: The 2013 Season of U.S. Mint Product Sell-Outs Continues

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As was the case about this time last year, many U.S. Mint coins issued in the past year are selling out at a quick pace and creating quite a buzz in the modern coin collecting community. And sales of a number of coins from the past two years will […]

By December 11, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: News from the U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: News from the U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Here is a round-up of news developments from the U.S. Mint and some recommendations for 2013 coins to watch. Commemorative coins Unlike in years past when sales ended in mid-December, this year the U.S. Mint has decided to sell its 2013-dated commemorative coins until the last day of the […]

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Austrian Mint issues News Gold Coin in Wildlife Series – The Red Deer

Austrian Mint issues News Gold Coin in Wildlife Series – The Red Deer

“Wildlife in Our Sights” – New Gold Coin Series – First Issue “Red Deer” The Austrian Mint will issue today the first coin of a new gold coin series featuring wildlife and celebrating the diverse natural habitats of Europe. A total of six coins to be issued over the next six years will feature the […]

By November 7, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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