Tag: World Mint News

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris closes out its three-year Rooster coin program featuring the art of longtime mint engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ rooster design debuted in 2014. The 2016 is the first 2016-dated coin released by the Monnaie de Paris. This .333 silver coin has a 10-euro face value and has been issued in uncirculated condition at face value. […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

By CoinWeek….   2015 has been a stellar year for coin design, both for the United States Mint and for mints abroad. Domestically, collectors swooned over the $100 High Relief gold coin that the U.S. Mint released on June 30. The coin sold quite well and has developed a stable aftermarket in both original government packaging […]

By January 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: France 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 3:46

CoinWeek Unboxing: France 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin – Video: 3:46

CoinWeek receives one of the most striking coins ever produced by the Monnaie de Paris, the 2015 Excellence à la Française 10 Euro Silver Coin. This silver coin features a porcelain center and a portrait of Marie Antoinette. Shot in 4K for maximum video fidelity. Click the “Watch on YouTube” button to view the video in maximum resolution. […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2015 Remembrance Day $2 Coin

Australia 2015 Remembrance Day $2 Coin

Description:   According to statistics kept by the Australian War Memorial, 61,254 Australians service members lost their lives serving in World War I. That service and sacrifice is forever remembered each year on November 11, Remembrance Day. To honor the occasion, the Royal Australian Mint has issued a multi-color circulating 2-dollar coin. On the obverse is […]

By November 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: British Virgin Islands 2015 Peanuts 65th Anniversary $10 Silver Coin – Video: 2:42

CoinWeek Unboxing: British Virgin Islands 2015 Peanuts 65th Anniversary $10 Silver Coin – Video: 2:42

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan takes a look at the Pobjoy Mint’s timely release of the 2015 British Virgin Islands “Peanuts 65th Anniversary $10 Silver Coin“. This limited edition sterling silver coin comes with a proof finish and features lovable characters Snoopy and Woodstock. The mintage limit of this coin has been set by the Pobjoy […]

British Antarctic Territory 2015 Centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Proof £2 Silver Coin

British Antarctic Territory 2015 Centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Proof £2 Silver Coin

Description:   The Pobjoy Mint commemorates the heroic story of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) with a silver £2 commemorative coin honoring Sir Ernest Shackleton and the heroic crew of the three-masted barquentine Endurance. The goal of the expedition was to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent but after the Endurance was beset in ice […]

By November 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austria 30 Years of the European Union Flag 2 Euro Coin

Austria 30 Years of the European Union Flag 2 Euro Coin

Description: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the European Union flag, the Austrian Mint will join the 19 member nations of the European Monetary Union and issue a special commemorative 2-euro coin. Every issuing country will feature the award-winning design of Georgios Stamatopoulos. Stamatopoulos’ design was selected by the citizens and residents of […]

By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Italy 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: 2015 marks the 70 years since the end of World War II. The European Union marked the occasion with a series of commemorations, including a number of numismatic issues from a number of European mints. The Mint of Italy commemorated the event with the release of a 10-euro silver coin, titled “70 Years of Peace”. […]

By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Russia 2015 United Nations Convention Against Corruption 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Russia 2015 United Nations Convention Against Corruption 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Description:   On October 22, 2015, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation issued a silver three-ruble commemorative coin to honor the 10th anniversary of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. The timing of the coin’s release coincides with Russia’s hosting of the Conference’s sixth session, which will be held […]

By October 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
South Korea Korean Cultural Heritage: Gyeongju Historic Areas 30000 Won Silver Coin

South Korea Korean Cultural Heritage: Gyeongju Historic Areas 30000 Won Silver Coin

Description: On December 7, 2015, the Bank of Korea will continue its series of Korean Cultural Heritage Commemorative Coin Series with the issuance of two new 30,000-won silver commemorative coins. The first of the two to be issued honors Gyeongju Historic Areas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Gyeongju Historic Areas are significant for their large concentration […]

By October 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Canada 2015 Autumn Express $20 Silver Colorized Coin

Canada 2015 Autumn Express $20 Silver Colorized Coin

Description: Canada offers two unique looks at fall with the release of a colorized $20 silver coin and the 2016 Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Colour $250 gold coin. For this, the $20 silver coin, the Royal Canadian Mint juxtaposes traditional coin engraving techniques with a state of the art application of color to create a […]

By October 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Belgium 2015 Waterloo Bicentennial 2.5 Euro Coin

Belgium 2015 Waterloo Bicentennial 2.5 Euro Coin

Description:   The first Belgian coin with a face value of 2.5 euros, the Bicentennial of Waterloo commemorative coin marks Napoleon’s staggering defeat 200 years ago. Lion’s Mound is the coin’s central design motif. That mound, constructed between 1820 and 1826, overlooks the site of the historic battle. The coin is offered as a Proof […]

By October 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Switzerland 2015 2,000 Years of Aventicum 50 Franc Gold Coin

Switzerland 2015 2,000 Years of Aventicum 50 Franc Gold Coin

Description: Aventicum was an important ancient Roman and Swiss town, founded near the beginning of the common era (CE) and enjoying several centuries of growth as a thriving regional cultural center. Around 69 CE, the Roman Emperor Vespasian (who spent a military childhood there) granted Aventicum the elite status of a settlement colony, and in […]

By October 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Canada 2016 Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Colour $250 2 Ounce Gold Coin

Canada 2016 Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Colour $250 2 Ounce Gold Coin

Description: .9999 pure gold adds to the dazzling wonder of fall in this Royal Canadian Mint release celebrating the fall foliage of the Canadian landscape. A thick and knotted tree with sprawling branches fills the coin, its fully-textured leaves are colorized to recreate the natural scene. The coin’s perspective offers a captivating view of the […]

By October 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Mexico 2015 Aztec Calendar $100 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Mexico 2015 Aztec Calendar $100 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Description:   One of the most impressive modern coins ever struck, this Mexican $100 coin recalls more than a thousand years of national history and culture. It’s 1 kilo size is certainly impressive, but even more so is the intricate level of detail exhibited on this limited mintage silver coin’s design. Only 500 examples were […]

By October 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
San Marino 2015 Abraham Lincoln 10 Euro Silver Coin

San Marino 2015 Abraham Lincoln 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: On May 7, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln, less than a month into the American Civil War, began a letter to the Regent Captains of the Republic of San Marino with the words “Great and Good Friends”. The text of the letter is as follows: I have received and read with great sensibility the letter […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 The Seine Banks: Invalides – Grand Palais 5 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 The Seine Banks: Invalides – Grand Palais 5 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The L’Hôtel national des Invalides was built under order of King Louis XIV as a place to house disabled French war veterans. Libéral Bruant (1635-1697) was commissioned to design the structure and construction began in 1671 and lasted eight years. For more than 200 years, the Hotel served its intended purpose. Today, the site is […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Netherlands 2015 De Van Nelle Fabriek 5-Euro Silver Coin

Netherlands 2015 De Van Nelle Fabriek 5-Euro Silver Coin

Description: “A Poem in Steel and Glass”. So said American architects Howard Robertson and Francis Rowland Yerbury of Johannes Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt’s magnificent Van Nelle Fabriek, a flowing, technologically state-of-the-art structure built in the Dutch style of Nieuwe Bouwen. So ahead of its time it was, that even modern master Le Corbusier had to tip his hat […]

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Japan 2015 Osaka 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2015 Osaka 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1000 Yen Silver Coin Series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to […]

By September 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Alderney 2015 Salvation Army 150th Anniversary £5 Proof Silver Coin

Alderney 2015 Salvation Army 150th Anniversary £5 Proof Silver Coin

Description: The Salvation Army traces its roots back 150 years to the poor sections of Victorian London’s East End, when traveling preacher William Booth saw an opportunity to evangelize the Christian message to the marginalized and forgotten. Through a structured system built upon faith and service, the Salvation Army has become a global institution for good, […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United Kingdom 2015 First World War £10 Five-Ounce Silver Coin

United Kingdom 2015 First World War £10 Five-Ounce Silver Coin

Description: In commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of World War I, The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom is issuing a series of special coins honoring the nation’s sacrifice in one of the twentieth century’s most devastating wars. This five-ounce £10 coin is the second five-ounce coin in the five-year series. It depicts the cost […]

By August 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2015 Western Australia 5 Dollar Silver Coin

Australia 2015 Western Australia 5 Dollar Silver Coin

Description: Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometers. Notable cities include Albany, Broome, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Margaret River, and Perth (home of the Perth Mint). English colonization of Western Australia began in 1829. From 1850-1868, it functioned as a penal colony. The discovery of gold in 1890 […]

By August 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Canada 2015 DC Comics™ Originals: Gauntlet $10 Silver Coin

Canada 2015 DC Comics™ Originals: Gauntlet $10 Silver Coin

Description: From the Royal Canadian Mint and DC Comics: Saved from certain doom by his birth parents, the House of El would be preserved in the infant Kal-El, who was rocketed away from Planet Krypton. Forming his strong moral compass, his adoptive parents, the Kents, would teach him what it is to be human as […]

By August 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Tuvalu 2015 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland $2 Silver Antiqued Clock Coin

Tuvalu 2015 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland $2 Silver Antiqued Clock Coin

Description: To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book, the Perth Mint has struck a colorized Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Silvered Antique Clock Coin. Bearing a denomination of $2, this .999 fine silver coin is legal tender on the island nation of Tuvalu and is the first working clock coin ever struck.   Obverse: In the center, the […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Niue 2015 The World of Your Soul – Love $1 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 The World of Your Soul – Love $1 Silver Coin

Description: From the Mint of Poland: “Love”, “Faith”, “Friendship”, “Loyalty”, and “Hope” – these are the names of five silver tokens that constitute the extraordinary collection of coins called “The World of Your Soul”. The Mint of Poland is pleased to introduce the first coin from this series – “Love” – being the epitome of all […]

By August 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

Description: Starting in 2012, the Monnaie de Paris introduced a 5-year coin program called, “Les Grands Navires Français”. The program celebrates French maritime history and consists of coins honoring French military and civilian vessels, released at a pace of three per year. For the third issue of 2015, the Mint honors the French ocean liner La […]

By August 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 The 7 Arts: Le Corbusier 50 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 The 7 Arts: Le Corbusier 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Born in Switzerland but better known as a leading figure behind the French modernist architecture movement, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) freed French architecture from its traditional forms and rejected what to him was the unnecessary ornamentation of the Beaux Arts School. Le Corbusier was a free-thinker and visionary. An early pioneer in urban planning, Le Corbusier sought to […]

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791) impact on Austrian culture is just as vital today as it was when the young prodigy took the Viennese opera scene by storm at the age of 16 when he composed his first opera, “Bastien und Bastienne”. To celebrate his musical genius, The Austrian Mint will issue a three-coin silver […]

Poland 2015 Florin of Ladislaus the Elbow 20 Złoty

Poland 2015 Florin of Ladislaus the Elbow 20 Złoty

Description: Polish King Ladislaus I (1261-1333), known as Ladislaus the Elbow due to his diminutive height, ruled Poland from 1306-1333. It is believed that coinage bearing his image first appeared in 1330. The coinage of Ladislaus departed from the thin, single-sided bracteates that preceded them, and demonstrated several stylistic and technical features that foretold the coming of […]

Canada 2015 Lost Ships in Canadian Waters: Franklin’s Lost Expedition $20 Silver Coin

Canada 2015 Lost Ships in Canadian Waters: Franklin’s Lost Expedition $20 Silver Coin

Description:   170 years ago, two British naval ships set sail to chart the last stretch of the Northwest Passage – the navigable route that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific through the frozen Arctic. The ships were never seen again. The mystery surrounding what happened during that fateful voyage remains the stuff of […]

 
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