Tag: World Mint News

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 […]

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 struck. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 1,000-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 10% […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Bullion Anti-Counterfeiting Device

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Bullion Anti-Counterfeiting Device

After successful field trials of a novel device which helps protect buyers and sellers of Gold and Silver Maple Leaf (GML, SML) bullion from coin counterfeiting, the Royal Canadian Mint has announced the commercial launch of its Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology. The Bullion DNA counter-top device, which now allows genuine GML and SML bullion coins […]

World’s First Maple Leaf-Shaped Coin Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s New Release of Collector Coins

World’s First Maple Leaf-Shaped Coin Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s New Release of Collector Coins

Celebration of Yousuf Karsh’s iconic portraits and innovative Year of the Monkey coins also shine a new light on Canada’s heritage Always keen to celebrate Canada through exciting innovations, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched the world’s first maple leaf-shaped coin. The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Canadian Maple Leaf is an intricately […]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

On September 9, The Austrian Mint will issue a new silver coin to begin a set of three silver coins entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name, arguably, makes up the three most famous words in musical history. The obverse of the coin […]

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 […]

Greece 2015 Aristophanes 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Greece 2015 Aristophanes 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Greek 2015 Aristophanes 10-euro silver proof coin is part of the Greek Culture series of 10-euro denomination coins minted by the Bank of Greece. Obverse: The obverse, designed by Bank of Greece engraver Georgios “George” Stamatopolous, features a profile of the Ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, often called the Father of Comedy. A […]

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Mint of Spain produced a limited edition 10-euro silver commemorative coin. The coin is the twelfth wave of coins released by the Spanish mint in their European Heritage series. The .925 silver coin weighs 27 grams and has a dual value of 10 euro and […]

The Royal Mint Visitor Centre in South Wales – One Step Closer

The Royal Mint Visitor Centre in South Wales – One Step Closer

The Royal Mint came one step closer to opening the doors of South Wales’ newest visitor experience today, after plans for The Royal Mint Visitor Centre received final planning approval. The new visitor centre is being partially funded by a grant of £2.3 million from The Welsh Government. The expected total cost of the project is […]

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

As part of the celebrations for Chinese New Year, The Royal Mint has created a new design to mark the Lunar Year of the Sheep, the second issue in the hugely successful Shēngxiào Collection. Following on from the popularity of the Year of the Horse design, which was the first ever United Kingdom lunar design […]

New Zealand Mint Strikes Precious Metal Disney Princess Coins

New Zealand Mint Strikes Precious Metal Disney Princess Coins

New Zealand Mint is celebrating fairy-tale film classics with the release of a new Disney Princess coin program, for which The Perth Mint is the sole distributor in Australia. The inaugural coins in the series feature the ever courageous Cinderella and are struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold. Both coins feature an iconic […]

Celestial: The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium Coin Takes a Look at the Stars

Celestial: The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium Coin Takes a Look at the Stars

This year’s highly anticipated bimetallic niobium and silver from the Austrian Mint features “Cosmology” and will be issued today. It fittingly illuminates the new year with two colours: blue and gold. Cosmology connects all the parts of the universe as a whole, and follows the evolution of it from beginning to end. The blue and […]

The Royal Mint releases the 2015 Britannia One Ounce Silver Coin

The Royal Mint releases the 2015 Britannia One Ounce Silver Coin

An iconic figure and a modern coin tradition – the annual release of The Royal Mint’s Silver BU Britannia for 2015… The Royal Mint has announced the release of the Brilliant Uncirculated Britannia Silver One Ounce coin for 2015 featuring the acclaimed Britannia portrait by sculptor Philip Nathan. Britannia was first featured on Britain’s coinage […]

The Coin Analyst – World Coins Edition: Libertad Proof Sets and Interview with American Buffalo High Relief Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst – World Coins Edition: Libertad Proof Sets and Interview with American Buffalo High Relief Coin Designer

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. 7-piece Libertad proof sets released Last month, I discussed the extensive delays at the Mexican Mint (Casa de Moneda) with respect to production of the Libertad proof coins and sets.  The much-anticipated 7-coin proof set in a wooden box with a numbered certificate of authenticity has finally started shipping.  I received my set […]

Australian Premier Unveils Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Coin Series

Australian Premier Unveils Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Coin Series

ANZAC Spirit Coin Series Released by Perth Mint… The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA visited the Western Australian War Memorial today to pay tribute to our Nation’s servicemen and women by unveiling The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series crafted by The Perth Mint. Issued 100 years after Britain declared war on […]

Austrian Mint’s “Back from the Dead” Series Returns with “Tertiary Period” Silver Coin

Austrian Mint’s “Back from the Dead” Series Returns with “Tertiary Period” Silver Coin

Tertiary Period Silver Coin is the series’ fourth installment…. On September 10, the Austrian Mint will issue the fourth coin in its popular “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series, accompanied with a new and improved augmented reality app. The first two coins of the series moved from “Life in the Water”, to “Life in the […]

Bank of Israel Issues Legal Tender Coins Honoring 60th Anniversary of Yad Vashem

Bank of Israel Issues Legal Tender Coins Honoring 60th Anniversary of Yad Vashem

Museums serving as reminders of the Holocaust are found in many parts of the western world, but there is just one, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, to which they are all compared. It is the pioneer of Holocaust Museums world-wide, and one which since its inception in 1953, has dedicated itself to recovering the names and identities of every […]

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 […]

 
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