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Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

Austrian Mint: Last Coin in Austria Piece by Piece Series Avail. June 1

On June 1, the Austrian Mint will issue the final silver coin in the series honoring each of the provinces of the country. This series has been designed by 9- and 10-year-old school children of Austria. The last coin celebrates the province of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich). The reverse of the coin depicts: the Church of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canada’s National Heroes with Silver Collector Coin Series

Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canada’s National Heroes with Silver Collector Coin Series

Mint to donate $10,000 and portion of proceeds of the “Firefighters” coin to Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal (Fort McMurray) The Royal Canadian Mint is proudly honouring Canada’s national heroes with a new silver collector coin series. The series features firefighters, paramedics, police and the military, all of which face danger in the line of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Star Trek 50th Anniversary Coin Collection

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Star Trek 50th Anniversary Coin Collection

The Royal Canadian Mint, under license by CBS Consumer Products, is set to uncover a new world of collectibles celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. The unforgettable characters and imagery of the revolutionary TV show, which has captivated legions of fans in Canada and around the world since 1966, have been […]

Editor’s Note – World Mint Directors’ Conference XXIX: A Time for Cooperation

Editor’s Note – World Mint Directors’ Conference XXIX: A Time for Cooperation

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. I’ve been home about a week from my trip to Thailand where CoinWeek was invited to be a presenter at the XXIX World Mint Director’s Conference. I have to say that the Royal Thai Mint did a fantastic job hosting the event in the heart of Bangkok, a world-class […]

World Coins – New 2016 Big Ben Shaped Coin from Pobjoy Mint

World Coins – New 2016 Big Ben Shaped Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands with a mintage of only 5,000 coins Shape, Shape, Shape Your Collection with Pobjoy Mint Following on from the success of our Eiffel Tower shaped coin, this year we are producing another uniquely shaped coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands, this time in the shape […]

Business Profitability in 2015 Reinforces Royal Canadian Mint’s Future

Business Profitability in 2015 Reinforces Royal Canadian Mint’s Future

The Royal Canadian Mint once again demonstrated strong business performance in 2015 thanks to excellent bullion and numismatics sales. Though a $65.5 million non-cash impairment charge resulting from lower than anticipated future cash flows from the Mint’s circulation businesses offset profits, the Mint broke even in 2015. Strong cash generation from operations also allowed the […]

Win 500 Ounces of Silver in APMEX & Royal Mint Britannia Coin Sweepstakes

Win 500 Ounces of Silver in APMEX & Royal Mint Britannia Coin Sweepstakes

Enter for your chance to win a sealed Monster Box containing 500 of The Royal Mint’s 2016 1 oz Silver Britannia bullion coins In continued celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday, The Royal Mint and APMEX announce the launch of The 2016 Great Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes. The Queen’s birthday was April 21 and for […]

By May 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint 5th Numismatic Catalog of 2016 Feat. World’s First 5 oz Silver Coin with Murano Glass

Royal Canadian Mint 5th Numismatic Catalog of 2016 Feat. World’s First 5 oz Silver Coin with Murano Glass

5 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Murano Maple Leaf: Autumn Radiance – Mintage: 2,000 The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new world first with a 5 oz. silver coin featuring a vibrantly coloured, handcrafted venetian glass element gracing the heart of an engraved ring of maple leaves designed by artist Lisa Thomson-Khan. The 2016 […]

World Coins – Revealing the Remarkable Royal Mint Experience

World Coins – Revealing the Remarkable Royal Mint Experience

For the first time, The Royal Mint will throw open its doors to reveal how the nation’s coins are made and find their way into pockets and purses around the world. The Royal Mint Experience will allow the public to witness for the first time hundreds of moments from the history of British coins, with […]

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 Coinweek News Staff ….   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 sales […]

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 […]

By April 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 – 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 […]

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’ […]

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 →
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 […]

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 […]

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Launches 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Launches 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Exciting Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice™ Coin Series adds to the variety of coin themes offered by the Mint In launching its third numismatic catalogue of 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint has once again launched an exciting variety of collector coins which celebrate Canadian identity: from our love of pop culture, to our legendary […]

Canadian 2016 Grizzly Bear Proof Coin CAD Error Roars onto Scene

Canadian 2016 Grizzly Bear Proof Coin CAD Error Roars onto Scene

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The 2016 Canadian $200 Roaring Grizzly Bear Proof coin is making headlines for a recently discovered error variety. The error coin features remnants of a micro-engraved Canadian Maple Leaf security mark, ordinarily found only on the bullion version of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Roaring Grizzly Bear gold coin. […]

 
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