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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 […]

By November 8, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
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 →
The Coin Analyst: West Point Sales Revised Lower; CCAC and U.S. Mint Disagree on Coin Designs

The Coin Analyst: West Point Sales Revised Lower; CCAC and U.S. Mint Disagree on Coin Designs

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… West Point set sales revised lower On October 25, late in the day on a Friday, the U.S. Mint confirmed what many astute collectors have suspected for the past several weeks: that substantially fewer 2013-W West Point Sets were sold than the number the Mint provided at the end […]

By October 30, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s pre-historic kangaroo, the Procoptodon, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s remarkable new Australian Megafauna coin series. Unveiled in Melbourne by renowned paleo-illustrator and coin designer, Peter Trusler, the latest collector program reveals the unique characteristics of the country’s lost giants, who roamed Australia during the Pleistocene period. Anticipating strong collector interest […]

Royal Canadian Mint Leads the 2014 COIN OF THE YEAR Awards With  Eight Nominations

Royal Canadian Mint Leads the 2014 COIN OF THE YEAR Awards With Eight Nominations

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to stand out in the running for Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards, after eight coins issued in 2012 were nominated for awards to be presented next February at the 2014 World Money Fair in Berlin. This is the most nominations earned for the last four consecutive years […]

Royal Canadian Mint to Design, Produce Medals for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Royal Canadian Mint to Design, Produce Medals for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

The medals awarded to the top athletes competing at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will be designed and produced by one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world: the Royal Canadian Mint. “With the expertise and innovative spirit of the Royal Canadian Mint, we plan to push the design of […]

Wider Choice For New Zealand Mint Gold & Silver Bullion Investors

Wider Choice For New Zealand Mint Gold & Silver Bullion Investors

NZ Mint signs distribution deal with Perth Mint New Zealand gold investors now have access to a much wider choice of bullion with the news that Auckland’s New Zealand Mint is now the official local distributor for the Perth Mint. The distribution agreement with the renowned West Australian mint lifts to three the number of […]

By October 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Making Waves in the Caribbean

Royal Canadian Mint Making Waves in the Caribbean

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce recent contract wins with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the Central Bank of Barbados and Centrale Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten, representing both circulation and numismatic coins. “For the past 35 years, the Mint has proudly produced coins for over 75 countries and maintaining and […]

By October 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
BEP Initiative for US Paper Money to Help Visually Impaired. VIDEO: 2:57

BEP Initiative for US Paper Money to Help Visually Impaired. VIDEO: 2:57

Rosie Rios, United States Treasurer US Treasury Forum, August 15, 2013……… A program called Meaningful Access has been initiated at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to help the blind and visually impaired denominate Paper Money currency. Learn the specifics of how this program will help people. Copyright © CoinWeek – Chicago – August 2013 […]

By September 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Director Talks About the Silver Philharmonic Bullion Coin. VIDEO: 1:29

Austrian Mint Director Talks About the Silver Philharmonic Bullion Coin. VIDEO: 1:29

Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Director, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… The European counterpart to the American Silver Eagle is called the Philharmonic. It is a one ounce silver denominated coin struck in Austria. The Director of the Austrian Mint talks about the success and continued demand for this European Philharmonic bullion coin. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

By September 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Releases Royal Infant Commemorative Coins. VIDEO: 6:33

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Royal Infant Commemorative Coins. VIDEO: 6:33

Alex Reeves, Communications Manager, Royal Canadian Mint……… Continuing a long tradition of issuing special coins to celebrate historical events the Royal Canadian Mint has announced the release of a series of coins to commemorate the birth of the baby Prince George to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Information about the different coins is explained […]

By September 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Race against time – Limited Edition Doctor Who gold coin from the New Zealand Mint

Race against time – Limited Edition Doctor Who gold coin from the New Zealand Mint

You’ll need to race against time if you want get your hands on the latest Doctor Who coin – there are only 250 in the known universe. Following on from its silver predecessor, a gold one-ounce coin has been struck by New Zealand Mint to continue the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the longest-running […]

By September 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Stop Physical Coin Sales ?

The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Stop Physical Coin Sales ?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Longtime Numismatic News editor David Harper likes to write provocative columns and online posts. I do too, as they can help get debate going. In a “The Buzz” blog post  dated September 10th, he noted that the U.S. Mint plans to close its coin sales kiosk (really just a […]

By September 11, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint sells out all 7,500 of second issue in Bald Eagle Series

Royal Canadian Mint sells out all 7,500 of second issue in Bald Eagle Series

The Royal Canadian Mint issues some commemorative coins with tiny mintages that are unheard of for United States issues—like just 7,500 of a $20 face coin, containing 1 troy oz. of the purest (99.99%) silver. Since the design features a pair of bald eagles, this could be nicknamed the modern “Double Eagle Twenty Dollar” coin. […]

By September 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Dutch Coin with an American Twist: Centennial of the Peace Palace in the Hague

Dutch Coin with an American Twist: Centennial of the Peace Palace in the Hague

Dutch Institution Was Built 100 Years Ago with Donation by U.S. Industrialist Andrew Carnegie The Hague, seat of government in the Netherlands, home of King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima, location of most embassies to the nation, and base for dozens of international organizations, is often in the world’s news because two of those organizations […]

By August 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Reveals 2014 Gold and Silver Australian Bullion Coin Program

Perth Mint Reveals 2014 Gold and Silver Australian Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the latest designs of the Australian Bullion Coin Program to an audience of financiers and investors in Frankfurt, Germany. Featuring six series, the 2014 program showcases Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the seventh animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the spirited Year […]

The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… At the recently-concluded American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, the most important coin show of the year, a major highlight was the fact that the US Mint was selling the 2013-W American Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold Coin in person to show attendees. From the start […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Shipments Delayed by Packaging, According to U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Shipments Delayed by Packaging, According to U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… West Point set delays A large number of purchasers of the 2013-W West Point silver eagle sets have been frustrated by ongoing delays in the shipment of their orders. Although they found out as soon as their orders were placed that the sets would not ship right away, many […]

Bank of Israel Issues Legal Tender Coins Honoring 60th Anniversary of Yad Vashem

Bank of Israel Issues Legal Tender Coins Honoring 60th Anniversary of Yad Vashem

Museums serving as reminders of the Holocaust are found in many parts of the western world, but there is just one, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, to which they are all compared. It is the pioneer of Holocaust Museums world-wide, and one which since its inception in 1953, has dedicated itself to recovering the names and identities of every […]

By August 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
August 2013 product releases from The Perth Mint

August 2013 product releases from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint has a wonderful array of new product releases available for the month of August. The stunning 2013 Discover Australia gold proof coin series unveils three new designs consisting of the 1/2oz kangaroo, kookaburra and koala as well as the 1/10oz koala. Featuring some of Australia’s most beloved feathered creatures, The Perth Mint’s […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Releases from Great Britain, San Marino, Australia, and Canada

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Releases from Great Britain, San Marino, Australia, and Canada

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… Modern world coin collectors have to be selective because so many different releases are issued regularly all over the world. Even if you only collect the coins of one country, most people find it necessary to zero in on the coins and series that have the most appeal to […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… Summer used to be a slower time for coin collecting, but it is increasingly becoming just as busy as the rest of the year is. There are many interesting recent developments at the U.S. Mint. These include lower prices on its silver coins, the release of some exciting new […]

Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Royal Canadian Mint has issued new collector coins which celebrate Canada’s legendary nature and wildlife and open new windows on our past. The Mint’s latest offering of limited-edition precious and base metal coins feature famous natural icons such as the northern lights, Caribou and Polar Bear of the Canadian Arctic; the […]

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – To join Canadians in honouring Canada’s Korean War veterans, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a special edition, 99.99% pure silver dollar commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice. This new collector coin was unveiled at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs […]

Royal Canadian Mint Opens Plating Facility Expansion and Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development

Royal Canadian Mint Opens Plating Facility Expansion and Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – JUNE 14, 2013 – The Royal Canadian Mint officially opened its plating facility expansion and the Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development. The plating expansion will enable the Mint to increase production of multi-ply plated steel blanks and other advanced plated products by two billion pieces per year, […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Graded Sets Moving Up; Baseball Coin Semi-Finals

The Coin Analyst: West Point Graded Sets Moving Up; Baseball Coin Semi-Finals

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… More on West Point graded sets While buyers of the 2013 West Point American Silver Eagle coin sets wait for the U.S. Mint to begin shipping their orders, which is expected to start on June 17, I have noticed that pre-order prices on e-Bay have increased substantially. This may be a sign that […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On June 6 the U.S. Mint  ended sales of the special two-coin American Silver Eagle set marking the 75th anniversary of the West Point Mint. As of the previous day, 251,695 sets were sold, according to the Mint’s web site odometer, a number similar to the last day’s number for the 2012 San […]

Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

One of Canada’s most treasured personalities, comedian Martin Short, has partnered with the Royal Canadian Mint to deliver his own touching and intimate perspective of Canada on a new $3 fine silver collector coin. “The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to have partnered with Martin Short to showcase Canada’s natural beauty from a unique perspective” […]

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