Category Archives: Gold Proof Coins

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United Kingdom: 2021-dated popular “Queen’s Beasts” gold and silver coins unleashed

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th September) the 2021-dated gold and silver collector’s edition of the immensely popular series entitled “The Queen’s Beasts,” first launched in 2016

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United Kingdom: 2021-dated popular “Queen’s Beasts” gold and silver coins unleashed

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th September) the 2021-dated gold and silver collector’s edition of the immensely popular series entitled “The Queen’s Beasts,” first launched in 2016

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United States Mint and Royal Mint collaborate on Mayflower Anniversary coins and medals

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) and The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage

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Switzerland: Highly anticipated tennis legend Roger Federer collector gold coins now available

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The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (3rd September) 2020-dated 50-franc commemorative gold coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person — tennis legend Roger Federer

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Switzerland: Highly anticipated tennis legend Roger Federer collector gold coins now available

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The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (3rd September) 2020-dated 50-franc commemorative gold coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person — tennis legend Roger Federer

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United Kingdom: Second crown coins introduce the Royal Menagerie as part of ongoing “Tower of London” series

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th August) the latest crown coins which introduce the Royal Menagerie and continue the epic story of London’s most imposing royal palace and fortress with the “Tower of London” series

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United Kingdom: Second crown coins introduce the Royal Menagerie as part of ongoing “Tower of London” series

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th August) the latest crown coins which introduce the Royal Menagerie and continue the epic story of London’s most imposing royal palace and fortress with the “Tower of London” series

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United Kingdom: New crown coins issued in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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The Royal Mint has released (10th August) new gold and silver Proof crown coins, which are in remembrance of the end of the Second World War that engulfed the world in fighting from Europe to Asia and involved armies from North America

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United Kingdom: New crown coins issued in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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The Royal Mint has released (10th August) new gold and silver Proof crown coins, which are in remembrance of the end of the Second World War that engulfed the world in fighting from Europe to Asia and involved armies from North America

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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Macaroni penguin featured on new, small-sized gold Proof coins

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The Treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have released new gold Proof coins which include a motif that will be seen on colour-produced 50-pence coins released later this year as part of a four-coin series featuring one of the region’s most well-known wildlife species: The penguin

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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Macaroni penguin featured on new, small-sized gold Proof coins

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The Treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have released new gold Proof coins which include a motif that will be seen on colour-produced 50-pence coins released later this year as part of a four-coin series featuring one of the region’s most well-known wildlife species: The penguin

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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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United Kingdom: Third and final £2 coin in the James Cook anniversary trilogy series released

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The Royal Mint has released (18th May) their third and final coin which is part of the three-year series and recognised the 250th anniversary and chronicled the three-year extraordinary journey of Captain James Cook and his crew aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, beginning in August 1768

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United Kingdom: Third and final £2 coin in the James Cook anniversary trilogy series released

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The Royal Mint has released (18th May) their third and final coin which is part of the three-year series and recognised the 250th anniversary and chronicled the three-year extraordinary journey of Captain James Cook and his crew aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, beginning in August 1768

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Poland: New commemorative gold and silver coins remember the centenary anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II

The National Bank of Poland has issued (14th May) new gold and silver collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II. Remembered as the first-ever Polish Pontiff of the Holy See, John Paul II was the charismatic personality, who, for many in his homeland, hastened the end of communist control of the country

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Poland: New commemorative gold and silver coins remember the centenary anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II

The National Bank of Poland has issued (14th May) new gold and silver collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II. Remembered as the first-ever Polish Pontiff of the Holy See, John Paul II was the charismatic personality, who, for many in his homeland, hastened the end of communist control of the country

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Armenia: New gold and silver coins feature prominent artist Jean Jansem

The Central Bank of Armenia has issued new collector coins dedicated to the prominent Armenian artist Hovhannes “Jean” Semerdjian Jansem (1920–2013) during the year of his birth centenary anniversary. Jansem is remembered as a French-Armenian painter who became a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia

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United Kingdom: Peter Rabbit hops onto new 50-pence coins in time for Easter — and for the very last time

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The Royal Mint has announced (19th March) the return of one of the most famous and best-loved children’s literary characters, Peter Rabbit, onto UK commemorative 50-pence coins for one last time

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United Kingdom: “Most popular poet,” William Wordsworth, honoured on new commemorative crown coins

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The Royal Mint has launched (9th March) new gold and silver commemorative crown coins on the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most beloved poets and regarded the world over as one of the greatest authors to have ever written in the English language

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Romania: History of Gold series continues with new coin featuring Roman gold and silver artefacts of Carsium

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The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has released (2nd March) new gold collector’s coins which are part of their current series entitled “The History of Gold in Romania” and focuses on various artefacts and artisan pieces which highlight Romanian culture and identity

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United Kingdom: New collector coin series, the Dinosauria Collection, begins with Megalosaurus

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The Royal Mint has launched (13th February) a new series focusing on the discovery of the planet’s prehistoric inhabitants, the dinosaurs, which roamed the Earth for more than 160 million years

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Australia: New gold and silver Proof coins remember historic first gold rush

The Royal Australian Mint has released new collector coins which pay tribute to the era of Australia’s famed gold rush, which was first discovered in 1851. New South Wales was the scene of the country’s initial discovery of large deposits of gold when Edward Hammond Hargraves (1816–1891), a gold prospector, claimed to have found gold in Australia in 1851, effectively starting an Australian gold rush

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Niue and East India Company: Final Proof coins in popular “World Trade” coin series feature elegant Seated Liberty motif

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The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of the East India Company, in partnership with the Treasury of Niue, have released the fifth and final coin which is part of their popular series entitled “World Trade Coins,” launched in 2018

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Poland: New gold coin marks repatriation of gold reserves onto Polish soil

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The National Bank of Poland has released (18th December) new gold collector coins which highlight the National Bank’s repatriation of their pre-war gold reserves back onto Polish soil

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St. Helena and East India Company: New gold collector’s guineas in remembrance of the bicentenary anniversary of the death of King George III

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of the East India Company, in partnership with the treasury of the government of St. Helena, have released 2020-dated gold Proof guinea coins in remembrance of the end of the reign of King George III

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Israel: 23rd coin released in ongoing “Biblical Art” series featuring the story of the 12 Spies

The Bank of Israel has released its 23rd collector’s coin which is part of the ongoing series entitled “Biblical Art.” First launched in 1995, the series focuses on some of the Bible’s most well-known stories with depictions featuring those persons or occurrences that feature prominently in the Holy Scriptures

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Niue and East India Company: New gold collector’s guineas in remembrance of the bicentenary anniversary of the death of King George III

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of the East India Company, in partnership with the treasury of the government of St. Helena, have released 2020-dated gold Proof guinea coins in remembrance of the end of the reign of King George III

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Romania: Latest coin in “History of Gold” series features exquisite coronation coins of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie

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The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has released (1st December) new gold Proof-quality coins which are part of their ongoing series entitled “History of Gold

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East India Company and St. Helena launch annual gold coin series with new Una and the lion gold three-coin set

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, in association with the government of St. Helena, has launched (10th October) a new collector gold set of coins which is in remembrance of the bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria

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Australia: New gold bullion series, “Kangaroos at Dawn,” debuts with new 1/5-ounce Proof coins with limited mintage

The Royal Australian Mint has launched their new gold bullion series entitled “Kangaroos at Dawn” with the issue of 1/5-ounce gold Proof coins and a very limited mintage of just 1,000 pieces.
For 13 years, the Royal Australian Mint released, by ballot, the “Kangaroo at Sunset” 1/5-ounce gold coin for serious collectors and those attracted to fine artistic representations of one of Australia’s most popular unique animals

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Finest Known Proof 1837 Quarter Eagle

Only four examples of the 1837 Classic Head Proof quarter eagle are known to numismatists today. One of those coins is located in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution and a second example is in impaired condition. Heritage Auctions is privileged to present the finest known example of this landmark early proof rarity […]

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Romania: Historic visit of His Holiness to Romania commemorated with new collector gold coins

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has announced the release of new gold coins which will celebrate the historic visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the country from the 31st May to the 2nd June. This is the second visit of a reigning Pope to Romania, the first being exactly 20 years ago when Pope John Paul II visited the country shortly after the restoration of democracy to the Eastern European country

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Switzerland: Famous electric locomotives, affectionately known as the “Crocodiles,” feature on new gold coins

The National Bank of Switzerland has issued (9th May) new commemorative coins which focus on the country’s love for older locomotives and additionally highlights Swiss cultural heritage.
Colloquially known in Switzerland as the “Crocodiles,” these rail locomotives are more than just “old engines” for many people

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United States Mint 24-karat gold Proof coin goes on sale on April 12

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 American Buffalo one-ounce gold Proof coin (product code 19EL) on April 12 at noon EDT.
The American Buffalo one-ounce gold Proof coin is a 24-karat gold Proof coin struck by the Mint and is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Buffalo one-ounce gold bullion coin

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United States Mint 24-karat gold Proof coin goes on sale on April 12

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 American Buffalo one-ounce gold Proof coin (product code 19EL) on April 12 at noon EDT.
The American Buffalo one-ounce gold Proof coin is a 24-karat gold Proof coin struck by the Mint and is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Buffalo one-ounce gold bullion coin

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United States Mint 24-karat gold Proof coin goes on sale on April 12

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 American Buffalo one-ounce gold Proof coin (product code 19EL) on April 12 at noon EDT.
The American Buffalo one-ounce gold Proof coin is a 24-karat gold Proof coin struck by the Mint and is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Buffalo one-ounce gold bullion coin

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Luxembourg: 20th anniversary of central bank’s founding celebrated with new gold coin

The Banque Centrale de Luxembourg has issued (31st May) a new coin that marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the country’s central bank, which came into effect on the 1st June 1998. The central bank is the successor of the former Institut Monétaire Luxembourgeois (IML), which was itself founded in 1983, and whose primary function was that of a regulator of the commercial banking system in Luxembourg in addition to being the issuer of banknotes and coins

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Romania: New gold coin issued to remember the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War

The National Bank of Romania has issued (29th May) new gold coins which mark the centenary anniversary of both the end of the First World War and the territorial additions to the country gained as part of the peace treaty which officially ended the hostilities.
Romania’s territorial gains during the negotiations, which ratified the Treaty of Versailles, were quite substantial, having taken control of a great portion of Transylvania away from the former Austro-Hungarian Empire and what had previously been under the authority of Hungary

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Netherlands: Coins for 100th birthday of “The Flying Housewife” Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four gold medals at 1948 London Olympics

Fanny Blankers-Koen, who arrived at the 1948 London Olympic Games as a 30-year-old mother of two from Utrecht, was described by the International Olympic Committee as, “unlike anyone the Olympics had seen before or since.” Some thought she was too old

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France: Third coin in prominent “Women of France” series continues with noted author George Sand

The Monnaie de Paris has launched (4th May) their third and final coin for 2018 in the successful series entitled “Women of France,” which tells the stories of notable French women who have shaped and influenced France from the first millennium to the current decade. The latest coin highlights the life of author George Sand, controversial in her day for her political views, her ability to develop a successful career in the middle 19th century, and for her romantic relationships which often became public matters

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2018 American Buffalo One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin goes on sale on May 10

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2018 American Buffalo One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 18EL) on May 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The Mint introduced the American Buffalo One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin in 2006

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France: Europa Star series “The Ages of Europe” continues with Baroque and Rococo design era

The Monnaie de Paris has issued their latest coins which are part of the overall and multi-national issue of coins focusing on the various eras and chapters in European design. The series “The Ages of Europe,” which began in 2016, is inspired by the seven current bank note denominations of the euro currency — each representing seven distinct timelines of design and style that had become prevalent on the European continent in their day

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Romania: New gold coin remembers Michael the Brave, forerunner of the Great Union

The National Bank of Romania has issued (30th April) new collector’s gold coins which are dedicated to the memory of Romanian national hero Michael the Brave (1558-1601). He is remembered in the country’s history as having united Romanian-speaking peoples and historic territories before his own demise at the hands of an assassin in August 1601

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United Kingdom: New crown coin celebrates the wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The Royal Mint has released new crown coins which are minted in celebration of the wedding of Her Majesty’s third grandson, His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales, to his intended, Meghan Markle. The ceremony takes place on the 19th May

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Netherlands: New gold and silver coins celebrate four-time gold medal Olympian Fanny Blankers-Koen

The Royal Dutch Mint has launched (25th April) new collector coins which are the second commemoratives issued in the series of Dutch sporting icons. The first coin highlighted the football career of Johan Cruijff issued last year

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Switzerland: New gold coin is dedicated to the legend of William Tell, the most famous Swiss persona


The Swiss Federal Mint have released (26th April) a new gold coin which is minted in tribute to one of the country’s most iconic personalities, whose name and image has become synonymous with Switzerland, and the legend of the struggle for political and individual freedom. Although the historical existence of William Tell is often disputed, according to popular legend, Tell was a peasant from the town of Bürglen, in the canton of Uri, said to have lived during the 13th and early 14th centuries

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Hungary: New coin re-creates gold florin of Albert Habsburg as part of ongoing “Medieval Hungarian Gold Forints” coin series

The Hungarian National Bank have issued (13th March) their latest recreation of the gold forint coins which are part of their popular and ongoing series entitled “Medieval Hungarian Gold Forints,” first launched in 2012. The series includes detailed designs from some of Hungary’s most well-known gold forint coins from the rulers of Medieval Hungary beginning with the exquisite replicated design of the gold forint of Charles I issued in 2012

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New Zealand: The Great War centenary anniversary series concludes with final “Back from the Brink” gold and silver coins

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand have launched (12th March) the final installment of gold and silver proof coins which are part of an overall series that was made in remembrance of the centenary anniversary of the commencement and conclusion of the Great War — later referred to as World War I.
The gold and silver coins are the final pieces in the five-year First World War coin programme, which was begun in 2014 and drew attention to the contribution of the fighting men from New Zealand, who supported the home country of Great Britain from the very beginning

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Italy: Latest gold coin issued in “Roman Emperors” series remembers the legacy of Trajan

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have released (22nd February) their latest gold coin which is part of their ongoing “Roman Emperors” series chronicling those emperors who have made exceptional contributions to the growth and reach of the Roman Empire — much of which is still familiar in western society such as a senate and civil service.
The latest gold coin is in tribute to Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus (53 A

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United Kingdom: The Black Bull of Clarence is the latest issue charging out of the “Queen’s Beasts” coin series

The Royal Mint have released (27th February) the latest coin in their highly successful “Queen’s Beasts” series of coins highlighting the mythical and real animals which are prevalent in British heraldic representation. The newest coin features the Black Bull of Clarence — one of 10 heraldic representations that can be seen cropping up throughout centuries of British heraldry

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Canada: The splendour of rubies and diamonds set in a pure gold coin to create Tudor rose motif

The Royal Canadian Mint has released one of their most intricately designed gold coins which also utilises the skill of a jeweller’s expertise to create their most innovative and artistic coins. Royal Canadian Mint engravers have recreated one of the heraldic Tudor roses featured on the Burmese tiara, which is part of Queen Elizabeth II’s royal jewel collection and uses genuine rubies to replicate the rose’s centre and selective platinum plating to define the surrounding petals

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Breast Cancer Awareness 2018 Proof $5 Gold Coin available March 15 at noon

The Breast Cancer Awareness 2018 Proof $5 Gold Coin (product code 18CE) will be available for purchase at the Mint’s website March 15 at noon. The coin is part of the Mint’s Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program, which uses funds generated through the sale of related coins to benefit the efforts of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

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Breast Cancer Awareness 2018 Proof $5 Gold Coin available March 15 at noon

The Breast Cancer Awareness 2018 Proof $5 Gold Coin (product code 18CE) will be available for purchase at the Mint’s website March 15 at noon. The coin is part of the Mint’s Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program, which uses funds generated through the sale of related coins to benefit the efforts of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

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Niue and East India Company launch new Proof gold and silver trade coin series

The government and treasury of Niue, in association with the East India Company, have issued (16th February) new coins struck in gold and silver which are made in tribute to one of the world’s most recognised trade coins: The British trade dollar. The new gold and silver ounce coins are part of a new series entitled “The Trade Dollar Collection,” and are the first of five coins which are commissioned by the East India Company — an entity with over 400 years of international trade and commerce

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Sales open for 2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 1

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are the collector versions of the Mint’s American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins

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Lithuania: Centenary of independence celebrated with innovative new silver coin

The Bank of Lithuania have released (16th February) new collector’s coins which are minted in celebration of the country’s centenary anniversary of its second proclamation of independence, declared on the 16th February 1918. In the midst of the Great War and the abdication of Russia’s last czar, Nicholas II, along with the emergence of the Bolsheviks in Russia, the council of Lithuania declared themselves independent of the remnants of the Russian Empire

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Japan: First coins unveiled for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Finance Ministry of Japan have unveiled (22nd February) the first series of Olympic coinage which is scheduled for release later in 2018. The first coins in the series comprise a gold design, two silver designs, and two base metal designs — all highlighting the various sports which will feature during the Games of the XXXII Olympiad — commonly known as “Tokyo 2020

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France: 25th anniversary of the implementation of Maastricht Treaty celebrated on new gold and silver coins

The Monnaie de Paris have issued (5th February) gold and silver coins commemorating the 25th anniversary of the implementation of the Maastricht Treaty, a major event in modern, post-war European history. It was signed‎ on the ‎7th February 1992 in the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands by the foreign ministers of the 12 countries who were members of the European Economic Community — remembered today as the original 12

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France: Notable ”Women of France” historical coin series continues with Empress Joséphine

The Monnaie de Paris have launched their latest releases in the current coin series entitled “Women of France,” which features some of the country’s most notable women who have shaped or influenced French history, culture, and society. The series commenced in 2016 with the first coin honouring Queen Clotilde (474–545)

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United Kingdom: Regal crown coin celebrates four royal generations of succession

The Royal Mint has launched (29th January) a new five-pound crown coin in recognition of the rare instance of four generations of the royal family who are in line to the throne, which is presently held by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not since 1894 has there been four generations of the royal family who were in succession to the throne at the same time

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British Indian Ocean Territory: Beautiful lion and unicorn depicted on coronation anniversary crown coin

The government and treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have issued (25th January) a new crown coin and gold coin which were minted in celebration of one of most solemn events that took place in the United Kingdom 65 years ago: The Queen’s coronation.
It was nearly 66 years ago that the then-Princess Elizabeth acceded to the throne at the age of 25 upon the death of her father, King George VI

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United States Mint issues One-Tenth Ounce American Liberty Gold Proof Coin on February 8

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 American Liberty One-Tenth Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 18XF) on February 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Produced at the West Point Mint, the obverse (heads) of this 24-karat gold coin features a profile of Liberty wearing a crown of stars and the inscriptions LIBERTY, 2018, and IN GOD WE TRUST

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Canada: New gold coin is issued to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Tecumseh

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new gold coin which is a tribute to one of Canada’s great military heroes of the War of 1812. Known as Tecumseh (1768-1813), whose life and legacy as a legendary Shawnee war leader are woven into the complex fabric of Canada’s history, he is now honoured on the 250th anniversary of his birth

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Austria: Alfred Adler features on latest Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy gold coin

The Mint of Austria have launched (19th December) their second coin in the enlightening the Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy gold coin series which is dedicated to the third Viennese school of psychotherapy. The second coin is dedicated to Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

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Poland: Founding member of National Committee, Roman Dmowski, featured on new gold and silver coins

The National Bank of Poland have issued (8th November) two new coins which were minted in remembrance of Poland’s momentous day in November 1917 when an independent Polish state was on the road to being recognised after more than 146 years of living under the yoke of various European empires and kingdoms. Statesman Roman Dmowski played an important role in the organising of a National Committee that became the governing body which first saw recognition by the European powers as Poland’s legitimate representation before independence was formally recognised in November 1918

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Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins 1821-1915

Proof gold coins are ideal for the few great coins collecting strategy By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The late, great collector Ed Trompeter once stated “only real men collect Proof United States gold coins.” This chauvinistic statement would be politically incorrect in today’s world, but it does offer a glimpse into […]

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U.S. Mint to Release 2017 American Buffalo 1oz Gold Proof Coin May 11

The United States Mint 2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 17EL) will be available for purchase beginning on May 11 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Produced since 2006, this .9999 fine, 24-karat gold coin features designs that are based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel designed by James Earle […]

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