Mints

Austrian Mint Sees Record Sales of Gold, Silver Bullion Coins in 2015

Austrian Mint Sees Record Sales of Gold, Silver Bullion Coins in 2015

By Hubert Walker for Coinweek ….   Sales of gold bars and bullion coins at the Austrian Mint in 2015 were up 45% over the previous year’s total, with 1.32 million ounces sold. In 2014, the Austrian Mint sold 910,000 ounces. In an interview with Bloomberg, Mint spokesperson Andrea Lang states that the jump in […]

CoinWeek to Deliver Presentation at World Mint Directors Conference in Bangkok

CoinWeek to Deliver Presentation at World Mint Directors Conference in Bangkok

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….   To our readers, a quick note: For the next week I will be in Bangkok, Thailand, site of the 2016 World Mint Director’s Conference. CoinWeek was invited to deliver a presentation at the conference and our topic will be on Modern Coins and the Secondary Market for these issues. […]

Bank of Malta Issues Gold, Silver Coins to Celebrate Art of Antonio Sciortino

Bank of Malta Issues Gold, Silver Coins to Celebrate Art of Antonio Sciortino

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 25 April 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue numismatic coins in gold and silver celebrating the art of Antonio Sciortino. The coins are issued under the Europa Programme with the theme ‘modern 20th century’ and bear the Europa Star logo. The gold coin has a […]

By April 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Celebrates Toronto Blue Jays 40th Season

New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Celebrates Toronto Blue Jays 40th Season

With the Toronto Blue Jays back on another exciting hunt for the pennant in 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint is joining millions of fans in saying thanks for the thrills of the past and wishing them a great 40th season with a colourful new silver collector coin. This coin, which is available as of today, […]

Western Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins

Western Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins

As a former branch of the UK Royal Mint, The Perth Mint commemorates the remarkable life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the release of three gold and silver birthday tributes. Having celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April 2016, Her Majesty became the first British monarch in history to mark such a […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday

World Commemorative Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians in celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the launch of a colourful silver collector coin combining royal and Canadian imagery. This coin was unveiled on April 20 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Royal Canadian Mint […]

World Coins – The Canada White-Tailed Deer Four Coin Series

World Coins – The Canada White-Tailed Deer Four Coin Series

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   If the Founding Fathers hadn’t been looking for a national bird, and if he wasn’t partial to the ever-busy beaver or resourceful raccoon, I like to think that Ben Franklin might have chosen the white-tailed deer as a national emblem for the United States. Okay, not […]

Austria 2002 Austria Through the Ages: Prince Eugen of Savoy 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2002 Austria Through the Ages: Prince Eugen of Savoy 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The sixth issue of the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” coin series features the Baroque Period, an era in Western European art that lasted from approximately 1600 through 1750. One of the nation’s leading figures during this period was Prince Eugen of Savoy. Eugen was born in Paris on October 18, 1663 and […]

2016 Mexican 1 Oz. Silver Libertad  – Available NOW at JM Bullion

2016 Mexican 1 Oz. Silver Libertad – Available NOW at JM Bullion

2016 Mexican Silver Libertad – In Stock NOW One of the world’s most popular coins right now is the Mexican Silver Libertad. Often overshadowed by the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf and American Silver Eagle, the Libertad’s low mintage figures actually make it an immensely popular option for serious investors. 2016 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad […]

By April 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 4th Numismatic Catalogue of 2016: First-Ever 3D ‘Water Drop’ Effect

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 4th Numismatic Catalogue of 2016: First-Ever 3D ‘Water Drop’ Effect

“Mother Earth” fine silver coin creates the illusion of a life-like water droplet enveloping a coloured image of our planet to raise environmental awareness In launching its fourth wave of 2016 collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is illustrating the vital importance of water to our planet with a $20 fine silver coin featuring the […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

As the nation prepares to celebrate another landmark for the royal family, The Royal Mint has struck a new, special edition £5 coin to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Approved by The Queen herself, the coin features a design by acclaimed artist and sculptor Christopher Hobbs, and portrays a classical celebratory garland of […]

World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

On May 11, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue the second silver coin of the three-coin set entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second coin–titled “Amade”, as he liked to be called–focuses on his adult life. The obverse of the coin depicts a […]

APMEX – Tiger Shark: Last Shark Series Coin Released

APMEX – Tiger Shark: Last Shark Series Coin Released

The Silver Tiger Shark Launches Exclusively From APMEX as the Final Installment of the Perth Mint’s Shark Series Australia’s Perth Mint is saying goodbye to its APMEXclusive® Shark Series with the release of the Silver Tiger Shark coin. Previous installments included the 1/2 oz Great White Shark and 1/2 oz Great Hammerhead Shark coins, both […]

By April 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Irish Central Bank Releases Easter Rising Gold, Silver Proof Coins

By Central Bank of Ireland …..   The Central Bank of Ireland is releasing gold and silver proof coins to mark the centenary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on April 24 1916. The coins, designed by Michael Guilfoyle, depict the statue of Hibernia in front of key words and phrases from the Proclamation. […]

By April 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Two new British commemorative coins–honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and famous children’s book author Beatrix Potter, respectively–are stirring excitement among coin collectors and the general public. The commemorative £5 pound coins honoring the monarch’s birthday are enjoying jubilant popularity – especially since Elizabeth is the first British […]

Royal Canadian Mint: First Ever $1 Million Face Value Gold Coin for Sale

Royal Canadian Mint: First Ever $1 Million Face Value Gold Coin for Sale

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   A 2007 Canadian $1 million gold coin is in the process of being offered for sale by GoldCore, a gold broker headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The $1 million Canadian coin, one of just five ever minted, is one of the rarest and purest gold coins in the world […]

Perth Mint Achieves Record Half-Year Results

Perth Mint Achieves Record Half-Year Results

The Perth Mint posted record revenue of $4.4 billion and pre-tax profit of $24.9 million for Q1/Q2 of the 2015/16 financial year. Owned by the Government of Western Australia, The Perth Mint makes a contribution to the State economy through the successful management of its sizable and diverse operation, and ongoing support of the mining […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Hello, and welcome back to CoinWeek’s weekly roundup of the strange and off-center in coin and currency news. Today’s roundup happens to fall on April 1 – once known as New Year’s but now better known as April Fool’s. We leave it to you, gentle reader, to decide whether one (or […]

By April 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’  Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’ Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

The Queen’s Beasts 2016 – The Lion – 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – 10 creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry. The series will be introduced a ‘beast’ […]

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The […]

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender How can legal tender collector coins not actually be treated like money? That’s a question we posed to former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Controversy in the UK has erupted in the past few months, after […]

By March 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we get a close-up look at the process that the Austrian Mint’s engravers undertake to make award-winning collector and bullion coins. We get a sneak preview of two of the Austrian Mint’s 2016 commemorative designs. Finally, […]

How The Royal Mint  is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

How The Royal Mint is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ……   Royal Mint Refusal to Redeem Commemorative Coins at Face Value Calls Into Question Value of Modern Collector Issues from the UK The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom, one of the world’s leading mints and manufacturers of circulating and commemorative coins, has established a disturbing […]

Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 1 Crown Colored Silver Coin

Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 1 Crown Colored Silver Coin

Description: The Penny Red was a British postage stamp first issued in 1841, making 2016 the 175th Anniversary of its release. It was essentially introduced to combat fraud but it consistently became the main type of postage stamp used in the UK until 1879. The statistics surrounding the stamp are not short of highlights. It […]

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint continued its theme of early 20th-century modernist design, with the second release in its 100-euro gold Jugendstil collection honoring the architecture and artwork of the Vienna Secession. The Vienna Secession was an important modernist architectural movement that retaliated against the Beaux-Arts and Art Nouveau, two decidedly French schools. Deriving […]

World Coins – New 2016 Penny Red Stamp Coin from Pobjoy Mint

World Coins – New 2016 Penny Red Stamp Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Issued on behalf of Ascension Island with a mintage of only 5,000 coins The Penny Red Stamp Coin Has Arrived! Following on from the highly-successful Penny Black coin and the Two Pence Blue coin last year, the Pobjoy Mint is delighted to release a new issue in the series: the Penny Red Stamp coin. The […]

Royal Canadian Mint Privy-Marked Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins Continue to Sell Out

Royal Canadian Mint Privy-Marked Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins Continue to Sell Out

The Royal Canadian Mint’s “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin series continues to enjoy a strong following as all 50,000 coins from the “Grizzly” release have sold out. Crafted of one troy ounce of 99.99% pure silver, the Silver Maple Leaf is one of the world’s favourite silver bullion coins. The addition […]

In Memoriam: Beloved Royal Mint Employee Honored after Tragic Death

In Memoriam: Beloved Royal Mint Employee Honored after Tragic Death

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Longtime British Royal Mint employee David Stanton died on March 9 at the age of 48 following a long illness. The beloved Royal Mint employee started working at the Llantrisant-based coining facility in 1989, when he was just 22 years old. In addition to his longtime role at […]

 
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