Tag: circulating coinage

World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

By Central Bank of Seychelles….   The Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles’ Independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity – the backbone of our economy”. The project which started in 2012 is in its final stage and the issuance is scheduled […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   When the Lincoln wheat cents of 1958 were struck by the United States Mint, few individuals knew the coins would represent the end of a 50-year tradition. Collectors had little reason to suspect that the Lincoln cent, which had remained virtually unchanged since its debut in 1909, was […]

U.S. Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarter in South Carolina

U.S. Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarter in South Carolina

On Thursday, November 17, the United States Mint joined the National Park Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina. The coin’s reverse depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from British ships. “This new coin […]

By November 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

2016 is the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen’s birth and the People’s Republic of China has just released three coins to commemorate this event By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   It feels like a train station. We weave though the milling crowd in the ticket office lobby. The glass barrier between the […]

World Coin News – Latvia Dedicates 2 Euro Commemorative to Vidzeme

World Coin News – Latvia Dedicates 2 Euro Commemorative to Vidzeme

By Bank of Latvia ….   On 15 November 2016, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Vidzeme. This coin, featuring the coat of arms of Vidzeme, is the first one in the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia’s cultural and historical regions. It is […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins- Portugal Issues New €2.50 Barcelos Figures Collector Coin

World Coins- Portugal Issues New €2.50 Barcelos Figures Collector Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation from 15 November 2016 entitled ‘O Figurado de Barcelos’ (Barcelos sculpted figures), within the ‘Portuguese Ethnography’ series. The coins have a face value of €2.50. The new circulating commemoratives will be distributed […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

By November 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to Launch Fort Moultrie Quarter Nov. 17

U.S. Mint to Launch Fort Moultrie Quarter Nov. 17

What: The United States Mint will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. (ET). The ceremony will culminate with a coin exchange, where the public can trade cash for $10 rolls of newly-minted Fort Moultrie (Fort […]

By November 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

By November 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

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Pound No Longer ‘Round’: Businesses Get Ready for Historic New £1 Coin

Pound No Longer ‘Round’: Businesses Get Ready for Historic New £1 Coin

A new campaign to support retailers and other major businesses to prepare for the historic new £1 coin has been launched On November 1 a new website went live – as part of the ‘Is your business ready campaign?’ – that provides businesses with materials aimed to support them in their preparation for the new […]

Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

By Central Bank of Malta ……   Series of coins depicting Malta’s prehistoric monuments On 22 September 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ġgantija temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ġgantija temples. The coin […]

By September 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Continues to Generate Profits in 2nd Quarter 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Continues to Generate Profits in 2nd Quarter 2016

With its diversified businesses maintaining profitability, the Royal Canadian Mint remains on track to achieve its financial goals for the current fiscal year after announcing consolidated revenues of $1.54 billion and consolidated profit before taxes of $25.3 million in its 2016 Second Quarter Financial Report. Strong bullion sales continued to drive revenues, though these were […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils 2016 Lucky Loonie Circulation Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils 2016 Lucky Loonie Circulation Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is paying tribute to all Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Summer Games by launching the 2016 Lucky Loonie, Canada’s latest commemorative circulation coin. The coin was part of the celebration program at the Canadian Olympic Beach Party held at Toronto’s Woodbine Beach in honour of Team […]

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

By Bank of Lithuania ….   The national side of the 2-euro commemorative coin, issued into circulation on April 4 by the Bank of Lithuania, bears one of the most salient symbols of Baltic culture — an amber disc-amulet. The new coin was presented to the public at the Palanga Amber Museum. “These Lithuanian coins, […]

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 […]

Guest Commentary – Harvey Stack: Cents and Nonsense

Guest Commentary – Harvey Stack: Cents and Nonsense

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   The United States Mint has announced that they are considering stopping the issuance of cents, often called pennies, because of the cost to make them. Since that announcement, the cost of copper has dropped on the world metal markets and it led me to think that […]

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin […]

Modern US Coins – Where Have All the 50 State Quarters Gone?

Modern US Coins – Where Have All the 50 State Quarters Gone?

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Over the years the United States Mint has issued many commemorative coins. There are the “Classic” commemoratives that were struck between 1892 and 1954. There are the Bicentennial coins of 1776, featuring special reverse designs for the quarter, half dollar and dollar. And, starting in 1983, […]

Modern Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

Modern Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

Canadian Coins – New Dollar Coin Celebrates 100th Anniversary Canadian Women’s Right to Vote

Canadian Coins – New Dollar Coin Celebrates 100th Anniversary Canadian Women’s Right to Vote

One hundred years after Canadian women won the right to vote in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta provincial elections, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a special one-dollar circulation coin to commemorate this important milestone in the history of women’s rights in Canada. The coin was unveiled March 8 by the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime […]

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

In publishing its 2015 Third Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian Mint announced consolidated revenues of $928.5 million for the 13 weeks ended September 26, 2015, representing an 85.5% increase over the same period in 2014. A sustained resurgence in gold and silver bullion demand, paired with robust sales of numismatic products have put the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on 2017 Circulating Coin Designs

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on 2017 Circulating Coin Designs

Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Federation with a coin design contest With the finalist designs now selected, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to vote on what will be depicted on Canada’s 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will appear in 2017. Canadians can vote for their favourites […]

Royal Canadian Mint Reports Strong Performance, Profitability in Q2 Financial Report

Royal Canadian Mint Reports Strong Performance, Profitability in Q2 Financial Report

The Royal Canadian ‎Mint announced consolidated revenues of $572.4 million in the 13 weeks ended June 27, 2015, and consolidated profit before taxes of $32.7 million in publishing its 2015 Second Quarter Financial Report. While slightly below the same period in 2014, when $34.9 million in pre-tax profits were achieved, these results demonstrate another quarter […]

U.S. Mint Unveils 2016 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs

U.S. Mint Unveils 2016 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs

The United States Mint today announced the five new reverse designs that will appear on the 2016 coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The 2016 coins honor Shawnee National Forest (Illinois), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (Kentucky), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (West Virginia), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota), and Fort Moultrie […]

By July 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: John Flanagan

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: John Flanagan

The Washington quarter’s iconic Houdin-inspired portrait of America’s first president was the work of sculptor John Flanagan. While Flanagan’s quarter design was his only executed coin design, he did receive several government commissions, including the Department of Agriculture’s World War (I) Memorial, the Rotunda Clock at the Library of Congress, and the Verdun Medal.   […]

Canadian Coins Advanced $1 AND $2 Design Win BEST NEW COIN INNOVATION Award

Canadian Coins Advanced $1 AND $2 Design Win BEST NEW COIN INNOVATION Award

The Royal Canadian Mint overcame strong competition today from Britain’s Royal Mint and the Mint of Finland to win the inaugural Best New Coin Innovation Excellence in Currency Award presented by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA). This official recognition confirms the suite of advanced security features the Mint developed for Canada’s new multi-ply […]

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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 […]

United States Mint Press Conference ANA Philadelphia 2012 : Video

United States Mint Press Conference ANA Philadelphia 2012 : Video

Richard A. Peterson, Deputy Director US Mint …….. Richard A. Peterson was named Deputy Director of the United States Mint on January 25, 2011. A member of the Mint team since October 2008, Mr. Peterson served as Associate Director for Manufacturing prior to assuming his current position. Mr. Peterson talks about the status of the […]

By August 14, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Introduces a New Generation of One-Dollar and Two-Dollar Circulation Coins

Multi-ply plated steel composition and visible security features are latest evolutions for Canada’s Loonie and Toonie The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that a new generation of one-dollar and two-dollar circulation coins–which incorporate advanced security features and are manufactured with the Mint’s patented multi-ply plated steel technology–begins circulating today. More cost-effective than their predecessors and unprecedented in […]

 
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