Mints

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Creates New Finish for American Silver Eagles

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Creates New Finish for American Silver Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In May or June the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) will begin taking orders for a special two-coin West Point American silver eagle set that will mark the 75th anniversary of the Mint’s facility at West Point. The set will include two coins that will only be sold in the special […]

The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report to Congress

The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report to Congress

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On March 1 the U.S. Mint delivered to the Senate Banking Committee and House Committee on Financial Services a marketing study prepared by the CPM Group on the feasibility of minting American eagle coins made of palladium. The report was completed at the end of August, but additional time […]

The Curious Collector: A Visit to the Mint in 1919

The Curious Collector: A Visit to the Mint in 1919

by Len Augsburger – The E-Gobrecht Volume 9, Issue 3 ……. Lots of numismatic information crosses my desk, and while this month’s missive isn’t directly related to the period of Liberty Seated coinage (1837-1891), I found this outsider’s view of the Mint fascinating. Christopher Morley wrote a series of articles for the Philadelphia Evening Public […]

Aurora Australis Glows on Perth Mint Coin: First Ever glow-in-the-dark Coin

Aurora Australis Glows on Perth Mint Coin: First Ever glow-in-the-dark Coin

The Perth Mint has combined traditional craftsmanship with special phosphorescence technology to release its first ever glow-in-the-dark coin. The unique ink substance, which absorbs photons of light to then release a radiant glow, has been used to showcase Aurora Australis – the latest coin from the highly successful Australian Antarctic Territory series. The neon curtain […]

The Coin Analyst: Latest Developments at the U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: Latest Developments at the U.S. Mint

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Update on U.S. Mint Price Increases On March 5 the U.S. Mint’s Michael White, who serves in the Mint’s Office of Public Affairs, provided some clarification regarding the issues discussed in my last column , which concerned the recent increase in premiums on gold and platinum numismatic coins at […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Premiums on Precious Metal Coins as Metal Prices Decline

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Premiums on Precious Metal Coins as Metal Prices Decline

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Last year the U.S. Mint saw its numismatic revenue decline by a third as a result of declining sales of gold and platinum coins due to higher underlying precious metal prices and strained collector budgets because of a still-struggling U.S. economy. Silver coins, on the other hand, continued to be […]

The Perth Mint Announces New Products for March 2013

The Perth Mint Announces New Products for March 2013

March 2, 2013 – The Perth Mint For the month of March, The Perth Mint is pleased to showcase a stunning assortment of new product releases. Australia is a continent rich in history, cultural diversity and unique habitats. The Perth Mint is pleased to announce two feature coins from the series aptly titled, The Land […]

What is Krause Publications “Coin of the Year Award”? VIDEO: 1:51

What is Krause Publications “Coin of the Year Award”? VIDEO: 1:51

Lisa Bellavin, On-Line Editor, Krause Publications Interviewer: David Lisot This is the 30th anniversary of the prestigious Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony sponsored by Krause Publications. Mints from countries all over the world compete for different categories of specialties in numismatics. Lisa Bellavin is charge of the entries and ceremony for Krause. She talks […]

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South African Numismatic Market Perspective with Alan Demby. VIDEO: 3:38.

South African Numismatic Market Perspective with Alan Demby. VIDEO: 3:38.

Alan Demby, CEO, South African Gold Coin Exchange Interviewer: David Lisot Alan Demby is in charge of the South African Gold Coin Exchange that is one of the largest companies that trades in precious metals and collector coins in South Africa. Mr. Demby shares his perspective of the numismatic market in both Berlin and South […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Offers Pennies to Mark the End of Distribution as it Launches its Latest Collector Coin Offering

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Pennies to Mark the End of Distribution as it Launches its Latest Collector Coin Offering

20,000 rolls of the last million distributed pennies joined by the 25th anniversary of the Silver and Platinum Maple Leaf bullion coins; a second glow-in-the-dark dinosaur coin; a new Tradition of Hunting fine silver series; and more gold and silver wildlife-themed coins After saying farewell to the penny with the final distribution of this iconic […]

The Land Down Under Rises To The Top

The Land Down Under Rises To The Top

The Perth Mint unveiled its highly anticipated The Land Down Under collector coin series in Berlin at an exclusive event during the prestigious World Money Fair. In the presence of the Australian Ambassador to Germany, Peter Tesch, senior representatives from AUSTRADE, leading financial institutions and coin distributors, the Mint announced the spectacular design themes which […]

By February 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
World Money Fair 2013 Guest of Honor Monnaie de Paris

World Money Fair 2013 Guest of Honor Monnaie de Paris

Christophe Beaux , Chairman & CEO, Monnaie de Paris Interviewer: David Lisot For many years it has been a tradition that one country is invited to the World Money Fair as guest of honor. In 2013 this honor falls to France, chosen as special guest for the second time since 1998. The Grand Nation is […]

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Royal Dutch Mint Wins Krause 2013 COTY Award. VIDEO: 3:20.

Royal Dutch Mint Wins Krause 2013 COTY Award. VIDEO: 3:20.

Martin Brouwer, Royal Dutch Mint, David Harper, Executive Editor, Krause Publications The 2013 Coin of the Year Award was bestowed on the Royal Dutch Mint at the World Money Fair held in Berlin, Germany. Martin Brouwer, managing director of the Royal Dutch Mint, accepted the prestigious award. The coin design that won was a silver […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Rings in 2013 With New Collector Coins Celebrating Canadian Heritage and History

Royal Canadian Mint Rings in 2013 With New Collector Coins Celebrating Canadian Heritage and History

100th Anniversary of Canadian Arctic Expedition; the 100 year-old Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Collection; O Canada subscription series; and 2013 World Baseball ClassicTM are some of the many themes kicking off the Mint’s first launch of the year Ottawa, Ontario, – As Canada looks ahead to a new year, the Royal Canadian Mint is […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Sells Out of 2013 Silver Eagles and Keeps Collectors Guessing About Early Numismatic Sell-Outs

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Sells Out of 2013 Silver Eagles and Keeps Collectors Guessing About Early Numismatic Sell-Outs

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Collecting modern U.S. coins just got a lot more interesting. During the past week there have been a series of rather dramatic developments involving the U.S. Mint, whose origins and implications remain unclear at this point. First, on January 17, just ten days after the opening of sales to its […]

By January 21, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Prices on Some 2013 Silver Coin Products

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Prices on Some 2013 Silver Coin Products

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On January 15 the U.S. Mint  published a notice in the Federal Register announcing new, higher prices for some 2013 silver coin products, including the five-ounce America the Beautiful silver coins, which will now be $244.95 instead of $229.95. The increase amounts to $3 per ounce of silver. The notice […]

By January 16, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2012 U.S. Mint Coin Sell-Outs Help Support Modern Coin Market

The Coin Analyst: 2012 U.S. Mint Coin Sell-Outs Help Support Modern Coin Market

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Modern U.S. coin collectors often seem to have what could be called a Rodney Dangerfield problem. They can’t get any respect from serious numismatists, coin experts, and dealers who specialize in classic coins. They are told that the Mint mainly sells over-priced and over-hyped coins that will only be worth their […]

By January 11, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Australia’s first coinage, the Holey Dollar and Dump, The Perth Mint has released a stunning two-coin commemorative set struck from 99.9% pure silver. Originally produced in 1813 in New South Wales, the Holey Dollar and its miniature partner the colonial Dump were issued as Australia’s first official coins to […]

Canadian Arctic Expedition Proof Silver Dollar

Canadian Arctic Expedition Proof Silver Dollar

FROZEN IN TIME IN PHOTOS AND FILM, THE 100 YEAR-OLD CANADIAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION IS NOW CAPTURED ON THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT’S 2013 PROOF SILVER DOLLAR Passionate about making people discover Canada through its coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is today pleased to commemorate the watershed discoveries of the 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition on its 2013 […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Releases Report on Alternative Metallic Composition for Circulating Coins

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Releases Report on Alternative Metallic Composition for Circulating Coins

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… For the first time since 1965 the U.S. Mint has done major research into possible alternative metallic composition and changes in the method of production for all circulating coins with the goal of reducing production costs. The study, which was conducted by an outside metallurgic research consulting company, found […]

By December 17, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Launches 2013 Coin Program and Increased Focus on Customer Relations

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Launches 2013 Coin Program and Increased Focus on Customer Relations

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Customers of the U.S. Mint have frequently complained that they do not have enough notice about upcoming U.S. Mint products. This year, in particular, there were several months when virtually no information was made available on forthcoming coin releases, which many customers found frustrating. To address those concerns, as […]

By December 12, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Offers Rare Opportunity to Own Canada’s First Gold Coins From 1912-1914

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Rare Opportunity to Own Canada’s First Gold Coins From 1912-1914

The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to put a national treasure back in the hands of Canadians by offering the public the unique chance to buy part of a rare collection of Canada’s first gold coins, produced by the Mint from 1912 to 1914 and not seen since the outbreak of the First World War.  […]

The Coin Analyst: Overview of House Hearing on The Future of Money: Dollars and Sense

The Coin Analyst: Overview of House Hearing on The Future of Money: Dollars and Sense

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On November 29 the Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services, which is headed by outgoing Chairman Ron Paul, held a hearing on “The Future of Money: Dollars and Sense” that examined in detail the issues surrounding the replacement of paper dollars with coins and […]

By November 30, 2012 9 Comments Read More →
World Money Fair Berlin 2013 – the Numismatic Window to the World

World Money Fair Berlin 2013 – the Numismatic Window to the World

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com This Year’s Guest of Honor: The Monnaie de Paris From February 1 to 3, 2013, the entire world of numismatics will meet in Berlin. The 42nd World Money Fair brings over 300 exhibitors from almost 50 countries to the Estrel Convention Center. The organizers are expecting around 15,000 visitors. […]

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Responds to Collector Concerns with New Mintage Policies

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Responds to Collector Concerns with New Mintage Policies

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Coin collectors and investors, especially those who purchase modern coins, love low mintages. And mints, foreign and domestic, are aware of that and use it as a marketing tool to drum up interest in their coins. Foreign mints in particular issue coins in small numbers to increase interest in […]

By November 28, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Budgerigar Has Landed on Perth Mint Coin

The Budgerigar Has Landed on Perth Mint Coin

The beloved Budgerigar is the subject of the second release from The Perth Mint’s magnificent Birds of Australia coin series. This tiny green and yellow parrot is said to be the most popular of all pet birds; but in the wild, away from the confines of a cage, it lives in vast open spaces of inland Australia. […]

By November 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… First Spouse coin news Initial sales for the first 2012 First Spouse gold $10 coin have been strong. During the first week the coins were available from the Mint, buyers snapped up 1394 uncirculated coins, and 1808 proof coins for a total of 3202 units, or about 25% of […]

By October 26, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. and Perth Mints Respond to Requests for Information

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and Perth Mints Respond to Requests for Information

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… I recently contacted the U.S. Mint  and the Perth Mint  in Western Australia for information on some issues that are of great interest to buyers of their numismatic coins, including in particular price increases and mintage levels. The questions for the U.S. Mint deal with the recent increase in prices […]

By October 18, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
ROYAL CANADIAN MINT DELIVERS A BOUNTY OF NEW COLLECTOR COINS

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT DELIVERS A BOUNTY OF NEW COLLECTOR COINS

Ottawa, Ontario, As its reputation for expanding the variety and creativity of coin manufacturing keeps growing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to present its customers with a bountiful array of new collector coins. Its latest product release includes fine silver tributes to Canadian historical figures such as War of 1812 hero Major-General Sir Isaac […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Ends One-Week Suspension of Silver Coin Sales

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Ends One-Week Suspension of Silver Coin Sales

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On October 3 the U.S. Mint suspended sales of some numismatic silver coins because of the recent rise in silver spot prices and announced plans to increase prices for some silver coins by $5 per ounce. The Mint issued the following statement to the numismatic press: “Because silver has […]

By October 10, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
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