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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” […]

June 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

June 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is excited to showcase an amazing array of new product releases for the month of June. One of Australia’s favourite collectable issues, the Australian Koala Gold Coin Series portrays delightful original artistry each year.  Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the 2013 series comprises a 2oz high […]

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

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

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Allocations lifted on White Mountain coins and 1/10th ounce American Gold Eagles On May 28 the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) announced to its network of Authorized Purchasers that it is lifting restrictions on sales of the 5-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for the White Mountain National Forest. Prior to the launch of sales […]

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

April 30, 2013 saw the Netherlands crown its first king in over a century when Crown-Prince Willem Alexander succeeded his mother, Queen Beatrix, after she stepped down that same day. The seating of a new monarch in the Netherlands is neither a coronation nor an inauguration, but is instead referred to as an “investiture.” The […]

US Mint Releases New 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set. VIDEO: 3:49

US Mint Releases New 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set. VIDEO: 3:49

Marc Landry, Plant Manager, US Mint, Philadelphia Interviewer: David Lisot The United States Mint continues its efforts to create new and interesting numismatic collectibles. Marc Landry runs the plant at the Philadelphia Mint and is also Acting Associate Director of Sales and Marketing. He describes the new Silver Eagle set available from the West Point […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Sales of the West Point Silver Eagle sets began at noon on May 9. According to David Harper of Numismatic News , during the first two hours 88,000 sets were sold, which is more than during the entire first day of sales of last year’s San Francisco sets. The 2012 sets sold 85,341 […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadians have countless ways to define their identity; from proud historical moments to fond memories of outdoor life. All of these stories are captured on the Mint’s latest offering of finely crafted collector coins which include vivid portrayals in pure gold, silver and platinum of the pitched ocean battle between HMS Shannon […]

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… After a three-month delay while the Mint determined mintage levels for the coins, the first 2013 five-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for the White Mountain national park will be released on May 16. The next two coins in the series will follow on June 6 and 27. The last two for this […]

May 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

May 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is excited to present a stunning array of new product releases for the month of May. Treasures of the World is a beautiful new annual series of locket coins which highlights the world’s abundance of natural riches. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the first coin features loose […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint to Release West Point Silver Eagle Set May 9

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint to Release West Point Silver Eagle Set May 9

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… This spring is shaping up as a busy period for the U.S. Mint and an exciting, albeit expensive one for collectors of modern U.S. coins because so many coins are being released in rapid succession. On the heels of the release of the regular and silver proof sets, new presidential and Native American […]

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

Just months after the successful launch of a new fineness of 99.99 gold and 99.9 silver in their highly-regarded bullion range, The Royal Mint has announced an innovative strategic partnership with precious metals dealer A-Mark to distribute a version of their traditional 1oz Silver Britannia Bullion coin, specially designed to celebrate the Chinese ‘Year of […]

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In the week since precious metal prices suffered their biggest decline since the 1980’s, buyers of silver and gold coins and bars have been taking advantage of the lower prices at a frenzied pace.  That bodes well for those looking for higher prices. There are all kinds of factors that show there is a […]

United States Mint Opens Baseball Coin Design Competition

United States Mint Opens Baseball Coin Design Competition

The United States Mint today announced the opening of its Baseball Coin Design Competition that will culminate in the Department of the Treasury’s selection of the image for the obverse (heads side) of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. On hand for the launch announcement in the Russell Senate Office Building were […]

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The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint’s New Laser Frosting Technique Pushes the Envelope in Coin Design Process

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint’s New Laser Frosting Technique Pushes the Envelope in Coin Design Process

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Modern U.S. numismatic coins have until recently tended to be more conservative in their use of newer technologies. But major change is brewing at the U.S. Mint today. Steve Antonucci, who serves as branch manager for digital process and development at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia, is at […]

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… I recently became a member of the Royal Canadian Mint  Masters Club, which confers some special benefits on those who spend $1,000 in a year on coins from the mint.  One of the benefits is advance notice about forthcoming numismatic coin releases, and the chance to pre-order them before […]

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 […]

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