Category Archives: World Commemorative Coins

Royal Mint Commemorates 100 Years of the Unknown Warrior With Remembrance Day Coin

As the original maker of UK coins, The Royal Mint has marked milestone moments in history for over a thousand years. Now it has revealed a new coin, created in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, to commemorate Remembrance Day 2020. The coin’s designer Natasha Preece, who works at The Royal Mint, captures this poignant […]

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NGC Certifies Five Gigantic 5 Kilogram Gold Show Pandas

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified the entire mintage of the largest Chinese Panda commemoratives ever produced. Struck for the 2019 Long Beach Expo in California to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Chinese Panda commemoratives (sometimes called “Show Pandas” or “Panda medals”), the five Pandas are five kilograms each in weight. NGC used the NGC […]

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Fiji Launches Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 50th Year of Independence

By Reserve Bank of Fiji …… The Reserve Bank of Fiji has launched a commemorative $50 banknote and 50 cent coin to commemorate Fiji’s 50th year of independence. The commemorative currency was officially unveiled by the Honourable Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama on October 7 at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Work on […]

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The Komondor: New Coin in Hungarian Dog Breed Series

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Komondor, a breed of dog that has been declared one of Hungary’s national treasures, is the second issue in the “Hungarian sheep and hunting dog breeds” series. It is featured on both sides of a legal tender 2,000 forint coin, with a forward-facing head on the front, and […]

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Mayflower Commemorated on 1/2 Gram Gold Coin

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of an extremely limited ½ Gram Gold Proof coin to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Voyage on the Mayflower. In September of 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in the United Kingdom to voyage to America, known at the time to the English […]

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Limited Edition GoldClad Coin Commemorates 400th Anniversary of Mayflower

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of an extremely limited 2 oz Silver Ultra High Relief with GoldClad® sails coin to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Voyage on the Mayflower. On September 16, 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in the United Kingdom to voyage to America, known at […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates ‘100 Years of Mystery’ With New Commemorative £2 Coin

The Royal Mint celebrates ‘100 years of Mystery’ in recognition of Dame Agatha Christie’s vast body of work with a commemorative £2 coin. The coin features a jigsaw as the basis of its design showing the puzzle gradually being pieced together until the final missing piece is dropped into place The edge inscription bears the […]

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Shadows of the Past: The Commemorative Olympic Coins of Failed States

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. While watching the opening ceremony to the Olympic Games, one is easily overwhelmed by the pomp and circumstance. Costing hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars to host, the Games represent a massive financial commitment by the host city and country. As such, they tend to be propagandized […]

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Royal Canadian Mint $2 Circulating Coin Celebrates 75th Anniversary of World War II

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a $2 circulation coin celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Canadians who defeated enemies of freedom after six long years of service on the battlefield and on the home front. Symbolic of that heroic accomplishment, a “V” for Victory figures […]

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Coin Commemorates 100th Anniversary of World’s Largest Water-Management Steam Pumping Station

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Royal Dutch Mint is celebrating the centennial of the Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal (in English: the D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station), the largest, still-operating steam pumping station in the world. It was opened on October 7, 1920, by Queen Wilhelmina, and its job was to pump excess water from […]

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Waltzing Matilda: New Banjo Patterson Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new limited edition commemorative coin set and three 50c coins commemorating Treasured Australian Poetry from Banjo Paterson. In honor of Paterson’s impact on Australia literature, the Royal Australian Mint presents a 2020 50c Uncirculated Three-Coin Set and three 2020 50c Uncirculated 50 coins […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Gold Proof Coins

The Battle of Britain took place over southern England and the English Channel between July and October 1940. Pitting Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) against the German Luftwaffe, it was the first major campaign of the Second World War to be fought entirely by air forces. Following the Fall of France, the might of Nazi […]

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Hungarian Mint Commemorates Impressionist Merse on New Coins

Hungarian Mint Coins by Coin & Currency Institute …… Pál Szinyei Merse, one of the earliest practitioners in the school of Hungarian and Central European Impressionism, is being commemorated by the Hungarian Mint with a pair of coins, one silver and the other copper-nickel, on the 175th anniversary of his birth on July 4, 1845. […]

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Maria Montessori Commemorated on New Italian Bimetallic Coin

By the Italian Mint …… The second commemorative coin of the Numismatic Collection 2020 of the Italian State Mint was recently issued today by the Ministry of Economy and Finances. The coin is dedicated to Maria Montessori, the illustrious Italian pedagog who lived at the beginning of the 20th century. She became famous throughout the […]

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Maria Montessori Commemorated on New Italian Bimetallic Coin

By the Italian Mint ……   The second commemorative coin of the Numismatic Collection 2020 of the Italian State Mint was recently issued today by the Ministry of Economy and Finances. The coin is dedicated to Maria Montessori, the illustrious Italian pedagog who lived at the beginning of the 20th century. She became famous throughout […]

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Ultra High Relief Silver Coin Commemorates Mayflower 400th Anniversary

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a brand new Ultra High Relief Silver Proof coin to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Voyage on the Mayflower. In September of 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in the United Kingdom to voyage to America. The 102 passengers and 30 crew […]

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Apollo 13 Commemorative High Relief Silver Coins Mark 50th Anniversary

Special Permission Granted by NASA for use of the ‘Meatball’ logo 2020 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission Portrays the iconic image of the Lunar Module splashing down in the South Pacific Ocean with the parachutes falling behind it Mintage of only 650 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release […]

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Mint of Poland Honors Pope John Paul II on New Coin

By Mint of Poland …… The late Pope John Paul II continues to be a source of inspiration for many, including artists who create timeless mementos of his life and pontificate. In tribute to one of the greatest Poles in history, on the initiative of the Mint of Poland a commemorative coin “Karol Wojtyła in […]

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Hungarian Coins Commemorate 150 Years of Fire Departments

By Coin & Currency Institute …… Count Ödön Széchenyi laid the foundations for organized fire departments in Hungary, with the recruitment of the first volunteers, the creation of professional associations, and finally the nation-wide collaboration of different associations across the country. As a result of his efforts, the Hungarian Firefighters’ Federation, the legal predecessor of […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary 1/10oz Silver Coin

This 1/10oz silver coin commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II (WWII), which was the deadliest international conflict in history, accounting for the lives of an estimated 60 to 80 million soldiers and civilians. From the outbreak of war in 1939, the Allied and Axis powers fought predominately in Europe and Asia, […]

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British Icon Mr. Bean Celebrated on New Coin From CIT

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bean! Cook Islands. 5 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. Special Technology: color application. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side features a three-quarter view of Mr. Bean in front of the Union Jack in two appearances: the actual human being right looking […]

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Hungary Issues Massive Coins Commemorating 30 Years of Freedom, Departure of Last Russian Soldier

  By Coin & Currency Institute …… After mass demonstrations by a unified opposition in 1989, free elections were held in Hungary, and resulted in a new parliament convening on May 2, 1990. When the last occupying Soviet solider left the country on June 19, 1991, the goals for which the heroes of the 1956 […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin With Privy Mark

These beautiful and silver coins commemorate 75 years since the end of World War II. Each piece bears internationally recognised motifs of peace, representing poignant tributes to the courage and sacrifice of those who fought in the name of freedom from tyranny. Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Continues to Mark Important Commemorations With New Collector Coins

As the Royal Canadian Mint takes measures to safeguard employee health and safety and prioritizes manufacturing operations to support trade and commerce, it continues to offer high-quality collectibles to its loyal customers. In doing so, the Mint is proud to commemorate important turning points in Canadian and world history, such as the 75th anniversaries of […]

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A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

Niobium Coin Article Originally by Louis Golino and Updated April 2020 by CoinWeek …..   The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints, with historical roots that date back to 1194. It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins,however since 2003 the mint has […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates Hudson’s Bay Company 350th Anniversary With Silver Coin

In 1670, a Royal Charter was granted to “the Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson Bay.” Today, HBC is one of North America’s oldest companies and this year celebrates its 350 year anniversary, marking an incredible milestone in the company’s rich history. To commemorate this occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint is […]

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New Coin From British Virgin Islands Honors 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a brand new cupro-nickel $1 coin to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Voyage on the Mayflower. In September of 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in the United Kingdom, to voyage to America, known at the time to the English as the New […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Dedicates 2020 Black History Month Coin to NHL Trailblazer Willie O’Ree

Fredericton-born Willie O’Ree made sports and human rights history the moment he donned a Boston Bruins jersey and stepped onto the ice of the Montreal Forum on January 18, 1958. That night, O’Ree became the first black player to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), inspiring generations of hockey players from diverse backgrounds to […]

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UK Music Legends Queen to be Celebrated on Royal Mint Coin

The commemorative coin, which marks the first of The Royal Mint’s ‘Music Legends’ collection, is available in Gold Proof, Silver Proof, and Brilliant Uncirculated   The Royal Mint has announced the iconic band, Queen, will be celebrated with the launch of a commemorative coin collection, making it the first time that a British band has […]

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Swiss Mint Issues World’s Smallest Gold Coin showing Albert Einstein

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… The Smallest Gold Coin in the World With determination, patience, and ingenuity, Albert Einstein established his enduring fame in 1905 with the formula “E = mc2“, revolutionizing the world of physics. Swissmint has now tried to revolutionize the world of coins with the striking of the “smallest gold coin […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 50 Years of Indian Pacific Train with 50p Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 50 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ revered Indian Pacific with a new colored 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train and the announcement of a competition to win a trip for two on the transcontinental journey. Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 50 Years of Indian Pacific Train with 50c Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 50 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ revered Indian Pacific with a new colored 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train and the announcement of a competition to win a trip for two on the transcontinental journey. Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid […]

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La Semeuse: France Pays Tribute to Coin That Inspired Walking Liberty Half Dollar

The Sower The Semeuse, or “Sower”, has been one of the preeminent motifs of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, La Semeuse was created by Oscar Roty for a medal of the Ministry of Agriculture in 1887. In 1896, when Finance Minister Paul Doumer ordered new coins, Roty was one of the chosen […]

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Swiss Mint Honors Tennis Star Roger Federer with Presale of New Silver Coin

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… For the first time in its history, the Federal Mint Swissmint has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person: tennis champion Roger Federer. One of if not the most important individual Swiss athletes is also Switzerland’s perfect ambassador to the rest of the world. It is all reason […]

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Celebrate the Bicentennial of Queen Victoria with a New 50p Coin

Pobjoy Mint is excited to announce the release of a brand new 50p to mark the Bicentennial of Queen Victoria featuring the Royal British Coat of Arms of this much loved monarch. Also known as the Royal Arms, they can be traced back to the first arms of the Kings of England and Scotland. Various […]

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Two New Silver Coins From the Italian Mint Celebrate Renaissance Art and Modern History

By the Italian Mint …… The State Mint of Italy has produced two coins: one to celebrate the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and one to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The first coin, in silver with a face value of 5 euros, is dedicated to […]

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates Qantas Airline Centenary

To mark the Centenary of Queensland and North Territory Aerial Services Ltd (Qantas), the Royal Australian Mint and the national carrier have revealed on November 15 a new $1 Australian circulating coin, a collectible Qantas Centenary 11 Coin Set, along with a ‘Golden Ticket’ competition. The Royal Australian Mint’s responsible Minister, the Hon. Michael Sukkar, […]

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Top 5 Ancient and World Coins From Künker Fall Auction Sales

Künker Fall Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Lots with a total estimate of about seven million euros were sold during the 2019 Künker  Fall Auction Sales 2019 for 11 million. Here, we present the top five World coins, medals and orders plus the top five Ancient Greek coins and an interesting coin suited for […]

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The Beauty and Art of the Duomo in Milan Celebrated on New Italian Coin

By the Italian Mint …… On October 2, the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance issued a new silver commemorative coin–made by the State Mint–dedicated to one of the most representative monuments of the art and history of Italy: the Duomo, or the Cathedral of Milan. The coin, designed by the engraver and artist Luciana […]

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Poppy Shaped Coin Among New Releases From Royal Canadian Mint

For the first time ever, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly crafted an innovative poppy-shaped silver coin. The 2019 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Remembrance Day is the work of Mint product manager and artist Jamie Desrochers, whose multi-layered engraving and coloring give the poppy a sense of depth and airiness. This latest innovation adds […]

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Furka Pass Commemorated on New Silver Swiss Coin

2019 Christmas coin set also available from Swissmint   By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… On September 12, 2019, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched a new 20 Franc silver coin commemorating the Furka Pass. This is the second issue–after the Klausen Pass–of a three-part series entitled “Swiss Alpine Passes“. And in addition to this, the […]

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30 Years of Police Remembrance Commemorated by Royal Australian Mint

Police Remembrance Day Commemorative Coin by Royal Australian Mint …… The 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day to honor Australia’s police forces is marked with a colored $2 commemorative coin by the Royal Australian Mint, following the release of a circulating coin of the same design. Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid, Police Federation […]

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Royal Australian Mint Marks 70th Anniversary of ASIO with New 50c Coin

Collectors who decrypt the code can also enter to win a unique Proof version   On Monday, September 9, the Royal Australian Mint released its first-ever coin featuring a secret code to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Monday also marked the launch of the Mint’s exciting new competition – […]

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Pulsating Maple Leaf Coin Another World-First From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a numismatic breakthrough from its ambitious and creative Research and Development team. Working with the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Research in Photonics, the R+D team has created the 2020 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Pulsating Maple Leaf, engraved with an array of sub-millimeter-scale mirrors in the […]

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Uncle Sam and Britannia Commemorate 80th Anniversary of World War II

The Second World War was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It was the most global war in history and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. To show the unity between the United States and Great Britain during this conflict, Pobjoy Mint […]

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Popular Hunting Dog Breed Vizsla Focus of New Coin From Hungary

By Coin & Currency Institute …… Although the Hungarian Vizsla did not start arriving in the United States until the close of World War II, the first written reference to the Vizsla dog breed is said to have been recorded in the Illustrated Vienna Chronicle prepared on order of King Louis I of Hungary in […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Kookaburra Centenary With Square 1/4oz Silver Proof Coins

By Royal Australian Mint …… One of Australia’s most unusual and distinctive coin designs celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019, the design never circulated and yet it is still treasured in numismatic circles today. This 2019 25c Fine Silver Proof Set remembers the Kookaburra coins, valued for their distinctive designs and rarity. In 1919, Australia’s […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates 200-Year Anniversary of Prince Albert’s Birth With Strike on the Day Sovereign

The Royal Mint has announced that a special Strike on the Day Sovereign will be struck on August 26 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Prince Albert. This year not only marks 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria but also that of a man who served as her greatest confidant, […]

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New Canadian Coin Honors Soldiers Who Forged Path to Liberating the Netherlands in World War II

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest Second World War Battlefront Series fine silver coin commemorates the bravery and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers who, 75 years ago, helped the Allies win control of the Dutch and Belgian shores of the strategic Scheldt River. This costly battle, fought from September to October 1944, secured a vital supply line […]

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Three New Collector Coins From the Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ……   Celebrating 90 Years of The Ghan With a New 50c Coin and Competition The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 90 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ The Ghan, with a new colored 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train and the launch of a competition to win twotickets […]

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Monnaie de Paris Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Man’s 1st Step on the Moon with Gold and Silver Coins

Orchestrated by the Apollo 11 mission, the First Step on the Moon was made July 21, 1969, by astronaut Neil Armstrong. APOLLO 11 Part of the Apollo American Space Program owned by NASA, Apollo 11 is a mission that had for the purpose of driving men to the moon and to ask for the first […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Honours Newfoundland and Labrador With Forget-Me-Not Silver Coin

For Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual Memorial Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has remembered the province’s veterans and fallen of the First World War with a fine silver Forget-me-not collector coin. The Mint proudly unveiled this coin on July 1 at a ceremony hosted by Her Honour, The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Innovative Tributes to Canada for Annual July 1st Celebrations

As the nation gears up for July 1st, the Royal Canadian Mint continues to find new ways to celebrate Canada with original and innovative coins. These creations include the 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin – The Fabric of Canada. Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya has designed a first-ever undulating, colored Canadian flag, realistically fluttering above national landmarks, […]

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100 Years Since Australia Signed Treaty of Versailles Marked by Coins Depicting Figure of Peace

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint released unique coins depicting the female figure of peace in commemoration of the historic signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June, 1919 – one hundred years ago today. The intricately detailed coin design is inspired by the ‘Peace Medal – Triumph of Liberty & […]

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World Coin News – Gold and Silver Coins Commemorate Beemster UNESCO Heritage Site

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The second official Dutch commemorative coin of 2019, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Finance and struck by the Royal Dutch Mint is the Beemster Euro Coin. Every year, since 2012, special commemorative coins have been issued celebrating Dutch World Heritage. The Kingdom of the Netherlands currently has 10 […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50 Years of Official Languages Act with Silver Coin

On the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly struck a new silver collector coin celebrating the equal status of English and French in Canada. With centuries of shared Canadian history, these two languages are represented through one of the most recognizable symbols of our linguistic duality: the bilingual […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Pays Tribute to Normandy Veterans in June Numismatic Catalogue

Always proud to celebrate stories of Canadian accomplishment on its coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching two new coins honoring the soldiers who fought in the Normandy Campaign, which, after the success of D-Day, sent the Allies on the path to liberating Western Europe. These historic keepsakes, along with many other finely crafted collectibles, […]

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Legendary Manannán – 1st King of Isle of Man – on New Silver Coin From CIT

Manannán – 1st King of Man Isle of Man. 5 Pounds. 2019. Silver .999. ca. 3 oz. 55 mm. Antique Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, below the inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II ISLE OF MAN 2019 / FIVE POUNDS in the hub […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is launching new limited edition domed coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with those who worked on the historic transmission of Apollo 11 in Australia. Three new coins were released including the world’s first dome-shaped colored nickel plated coin, a domed […]

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D-Day Privy Mark on Limited Edition Pegasus Silver Bullion Coin

Limited edition Pegasus coin issued with special Privy Mark Limited to 1,944 Fine 999. Silver Proof 1oz coins worldwide Struck on Thursday 6th June 2019 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Pobjoy Mint is excited to announce the release of a new Pegasus coin with a very special Privy Mark to commemorate the 75th […]

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D-Day Privy Mark on Limited Edition Silver Proof Pegasus Coin

Limited edition Pegasus coin issued with special Privy Mark Limited to 1,944 Fine 999. Silver Proof 1oz coins worldwide Struck on Thursday 6th June 2019 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Pobjoy Mint is excited to announce the release of a new Pegasus coin with a very special Privy Mark to commemorate the 75th […]

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Two New Swiss Commemoratives: “Crocodile” Locomotive and 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Coins

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… On May 9, 2019, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new collector coins. The first honors the 100th anniversary of the locomotive “Crocodile” with a gold coin. The second commemorative, a silver coin this time, honors the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which the University of […]

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Women of France: Marie Curie 2019 Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence on various areas culture, such as politics and art. This series uses the same historical strike that was used in the From Clovis to the Republic series and goes even […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 The Simpsons – Bart 1oz Silver Proof Coin

First introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally appeared in 30-second segments on The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons premiered as a half-hour series and instantly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon, now seen in 60 countries in 20 languages. In 2018, The Simpsons reached an incredible milestone becoming the longest-running primetime scripted […]

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Royal Australian Mint Launches New Mutiny and Rebellion Themed Coins

On Tuesday, May 14, the Royal Australian Mint launched the first coins of a new limited edition commemorative coin series, featuring the mutiny on HMS Bounty, The Rum Rebellion and The Eureka Stockade at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. Royal Australian Mint General Manager of Sales, Marketing and Distribution Mark Cartwright said these special […]

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A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

Niobium Coin Article Originally By Louis Golino and Updated May 2019 by CoinWeek ….. The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to 1194. It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins,however since 2003 the mint has issued […]

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Austrian Mint 2019 Artificial Intelligence 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

2019 Artificial Intelligence 25 Euro Silver Niobium Bimetallic Coin, obverse. Image courtesy Austrian Mint Description: Artificial Intelligence, the 2019 Silver Niobium edition, looks to a future that has already begun. We humans have been using artificial intelligence, in the form of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, to think for […]

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Fifty Years of the 50 Cent Coin: Celebrating Australia’s Unique 12-Sided Coinage

By Royal Australian Mint …… The 50th Anniversary of the introduction of the copper-nickel dodecagon 50 cent coin is celebrated today with a new limited edition collectible coin set by the Royal Australian Mint. Celebrating not only 50 years but also five different effigies that have featured on the coins since 1969. “This year Australia […]

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Italian Mint Commemorates Carabinieri, Alpine Corps With New 5 Euro Commemoratives

Carabinieri 5 Euro Commem by the Italian Mint …… The State Mint of Italy is issuing two coins to celebrate the Carabinieri and the Alpini. The first coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Cultural Heritage Protection Command, and the second celebrates the centenary of the National Alpine Association. The homeland, courage, […]

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Modern World Coins – Three New Swiss Commemoratives

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… The Federal Mint Swissmint recently launched three new commemorative coins for collectors. The first coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Swiss National Circus Knie, a colored silver Proof coin. The second coin is also silver and honors the steamer Blümlisalp, which concludes the three-coin “Swiss Steamships” series. The […]

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Italian Mint Dedicates Commemorative Coin to Iconic Vespa Scooter

Made with three colors, green, white and red, to resemble the Italian flag   By the Italian Mint …… The State Mint has created a new 5 euro silver coin, issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, that celebrates one of the most famous symbols of Italian style in the world: the Vespa. It […]

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Temperate Zone: Germany Announces 3rd in Climate Zones Polymer Ring Coin Series

On Wednesday, April 10, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance Secretary Gisela Splett announced the first 5-euro Collector’s coin with the motif “moderate zone” stamped. “The new collection coin is provided with a translucent green polymer ring,” said Splett at the State Mint of Baden-Württemberg in Karlsruhe. “A special feature is that each state mint in Germany […]

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Italy Issues Second Collector Coin of 2019 Numismatic Program

By the Italian Mint …… On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the State General Accounting Office, the Ministry of Economy and Finance has issued a 5 euro commemorative coin struck by the State Printing Office and Mint. The coin presents an occasion to celebrate and remember an important institution of […]

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Monnaie de Paris to Issue Last of Marianne Gold Coin Series

By Monnaie de Paris ……. A Contemporary Allegory of Fraternity Since 2008, the Monnaie de Paris has been striking coins that revisit the major numismatic symbols of France. After the Sower, Hercules, and the Rooster, the institution pays tribute to Marianne. Inseparable from the Republic she has officially represented since 1877, her face appeared for the […]

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates International Year of Indigenous Languages With New Coins

The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50 cent coin. Launching in Adelaide, the coin has been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). The coin […]

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Royal Canadian Mint, World-Renowned Photographer Peter McKinnon Create New Coin Series

Always eager to showcase Canadian talent, the Royal Canadian Mint is collaborating with star photographer and video blogger Peter McKinnon to produce an innovative coin series featuring three of Canada’s most famous landscapes. The series begins with Alberta’s Moraine Lake, captured in full color on a 2 oz. fine silver coin, surrounded by an edge […]

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Austrian Mint Commemorates 825th Anniversary With 2nd Coin in Series

 As a leading online Precious Metals retailer, APMEX enjoys being able to help mints around the world celebrate important milestones. In 2019, the Austrian Mint marks their 825th anniversary with a special three-coin series. The second release is now available at APMEX. Throughout the year, the Austrian Mint will release three exceptional silver coins, […]

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Welcome Stranger: Celebrate One of the Largest Gold Nuggets Ever Found With New Silver Bullion Coin

In 2019, APMEX, one of the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailers, is helping The Perth Mint celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of one of the largest Gold nuggets ever found with a special U.S. APMEXclusive® Silver coin. On February 5, 1869, miner John Deason discovered a large nugget around the roots of a […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 70 Years Since Newfoundland and Labrador Joined Confederation

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to issue an impressive new silver coin that recaptures the design of the 1949 Silver Dollar celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador’s transformation from a British colony into Canada’s newest province 70 years ago. This coin features the Matthew, the sailing vessel that intrepid European explorer John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland’s […]

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Royal Mint UK – Yale of Beaufort Next Coin in Queen’s Beasts Collection

The Royal Mint unleashes the mythical Yale of Beaufort as the sixth coin in The Queen’s Beasts collection. The Yale is one of 10 heraldic Beasts that form the Queen’s Beasts collection. Inspired by these ancient symbols of power and identity, the range brings to life the 10 imposing statues that are part of an […]

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Netherlands Celebrates 100 Years of Dutch Aviation, World’s Oldest Operating Airline

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Royal Dutch Mint’s first official Netherlands commemorative coins of 2019 are the Aviation 5 and 10 euros in honor of 100 years of Dutch aviation. KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij or Royal Airline Company), NLR (National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, a major technological institute) and aircraft manufacturer Fokker […]

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Royal Mint Unveils the Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

One of the World’s Best-Loved Monsters to Appear on UK Coins To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of the world’s favorite literary monsters, The Gruffalo, The Royal Mint has released a new collection of special commemorative coins to mark the milestone in partnership with Magic Light Pictures. The famous story of brain over brawn, […]

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The Coin Analyst: The Euro’s Impact on Numismatics After 20 Years

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On January 4, 1999, 11 members of the European Union began using a common currency known as the euro. For the first three years, the currency existed virtually, used only for cashless and bank transactions. Euro coins were first minted in 1999 but only entered circulation in 2002 following […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Dedicates 1st Black History Month Coin to Viola Desmond

In celebration of Black History Month, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce that its very first Black History Month coin pays tribute to Canadian civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond. In 1946, Ms. Desmond was arrested and later tried after refusing to sit in a segregated area of a New Glasgow, Nova Scotia movie […]

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Italian Mint Dedicates 1st Coin of 2019 to Leonardo da Vinci

By the Italian Mint …… On the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Ministry of Economy and Finance is issuing a commemorative coin with a nominal value of 2 euros, made by the State Mint, to celebrate the Tuscan artist and inventor, considered one of the greatest geniuses […]

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Soldier on Royal Canadian Mint D-Day 75th Anniversary Silver Dollar Coin Identified

Working with local historians and officers of the Bathurst, New Brunswick-headquartered North Shore Regiment, the Royal Canadian Mint has solved the mystery of the identity of the soldier whose face is dramatically portrayed on its 2019 Proof Silver Dollar commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. That soldier has been identified as Private George Herman Baker, […]

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New Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Titanium Coin From NASA Tracking Station Ascension Island

New versions of the 50th Anniversary of the First Man on the Moon coin from Ascension Island released   Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of two new versions of this coin design commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the First Man on the Moon which includes the official NASA logo for which special […]

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APMEX: Royal Mint Releases Final Landmarks of Britain Silver Coin

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to introduce the fourth release in The Royal Mint’s Landmarks of Britain series. This final issue celebrates one of the most famous residences in the world: Buckingham Palace. The grounds of Buckingham Palace had been the site of previous residences, but […]

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Monnaie de Paris Commemorates Surrealist Guillaume Apollinaire on New Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Guillaume Apollinaire Born the 26th of August, 1880, Guillaume Apollinaire (originally named Guglielmo de Kostrowitzky) was a french poet and writer considered one of the greatest one of the 20th century. Very active politically, Apollinaire took part of the literary and aesthetic revolutions. A defender of Modern Art, he was a pioneer of Surrealism, which […]

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Royal Australian Mint Maps the World on Exclusive New Domed Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ……   The excitement of the era of discovery is captured in a new fine silver proof domed coin released today by the Royal Australian Mint. The exclusive 2019 $5 Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin features the delicate artistry of a richly-decorated 1812 map and traces the three voyages by Captain […]

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Royal Dutch Mint Wraps up 2018 With New Silver, Gold Coins

By Coin & Currency Institute ……   The Royal Dutch Mint is closing 2018 with an array of coin issues that span the history of the Netherlands from the 16th century to date, and from Europe to the Americas. Wageningen University, in Gelderland, was established 100 years ago. It is ranked as the best university […]

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World Coin News – Silver Proof Commemorative Marks 100 Years Since Irish Women Got the Vote

By Central Bank of Ireland ……   €15 silver proof coin marks 100 years since Irish women won the right to vote Coin presented by Deputy Governor Sharon Donnery to the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Vótáil 100 Committee, Senator Ivana Bacik Limited to 3,000 pieces it is the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Issues Anniversary Tributes to Gold and Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins

Long known for defining the “gold standard” of refining and bullion coin manufacturing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to celebrate its Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins (GML and SML), with a pair of innovative collector coins. Marking its 40th anniversary in 2019, the GML is being honored with an extra-low-mintage 99.99% pure […]

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Swiss Mint: New Commemorative Coins Swiss Army Knife, Christmas 2018

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of cutlery pioneer Karl Elsener, the Swiss Federal Mint Swissmint has launched the “Swiss Army Knife” commemorative silver coin. With this new coin–as well as the 2018 Christmas coin set–the Swissmint has settled this year’s numismatic program. In the […]

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World Coin Profiles: 1970 Guyana One Dollar FAO Coin

Description: Guyana is a South American country that is located on the northern coast of the continent situated between Venezuela to the west and Suriname to the east. A former British colony, Guyana is the only South American nation that uses English as its official language. Although a small country, Guyana benefits from tremendous biodiversity, a […]

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Women of France: George Sand 2018 Gold, Silver Proof Coins From Monnaie de Paris

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence on various areas culture, such as politics and art. This series uses the same historical strike that was used in the From Clovis to the Republic series and goes even […]

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World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Aviation & History: Dakota Gold and Silver Coins

The Series This new series on aviation and its history is paying tribute to major historical aircraft along with their stories. From the Spirit of Saint-Louis to brand new planes like the A380, most of the eras and types of aircrafts will be displayed. Each year, two planes are presented on new collector coins following […]

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World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Simone Veil 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

Overview: Simone Veil was born to a non-practicing Jewish family on July 13, 1927, in the city of Nice on the Mediterranean coast. During the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, she and her family were arrested by German authorities. Simone, her mother and one sister were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. They were later […]

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Antique Bronze Coin From Hungary Honors Heritage Site- Fiumei Road Cemetery

Hungarian National Heritage Coin in Antique Bronze: Fiumei Road Cemetery By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Hungarian Mint, in partnership with the Hungarian National Heritage Institute, began a series of legal tender commemorative coins presenting national memorials in 2014, with a new coin added every year (2014: Somogyvár-Kupavár, 2015: Mohács, 2016: New Public Cemetery […]

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Singapore Mint Issues Its Own Trump-Kim Summit Coin

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. One of the longstanding uses for coins and medals is to commemorate transformative or otherwise noteworthy events. What better way could there be to immortalize an important milestone or historic moment? THat is what the Singapore Mint has done. Of course, this is provided the moment being commemorated actually […]

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New Collector Coin From Royal Canadian Mint for June

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to tap in to its creativity and innovation to further unleash the potential of coin manufacturing and transform the coin collecting experience. Such is the case with the 2018 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Antique Carousel and several other head-turning coins in the June 2018 numismatic catalogue. In a world-first, […]

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World Coins – New Commemoratives From Poland, Romania, Spain

100th Anniversary of Polish Independence By Mint of Poland …… The 5 zloty commemorative coin issued by the Mint of Poland is but one element of the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The National Bank of Poland and the Mint have issued this unique 5-zloty in a symbolic circulation of 38,424,000 […]

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World Coins – New Commemoratives From Poland, Romania, Spain

100th Anniversary of Polish Independence By Mint of Poland ……   The 5 zloty commemorative coin issued by the Mint of Poland is but one element of the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The National Bank of Poland and the Mint have issued this unique 5-zloty in a symbolic circulation of […]

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World Coin News – Lithuania, Romania, Norway to Issue New Commemoratives

CoinWeek World Coin News Sesquicentenary of Gustav Vigeland By Bank of Norway (Norges Bank) …… In 2019, the City of Oslo and the Vigeland Museum will jointly commemorate the sesquicentenary of the birth of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland. To mark the occasion, Norges Bank has decided to issue a special edition 20-krone circulation world coin. […]

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World Coin News – Netherlands Commemorates 100th Birthday of “The Flying Housewife”

Fanny Blankers-Koen known as The Flying Housewife at the time, Won Four Gold Medals at 1948 London Olympics By Coin & Currency Institute …… Fanny Blankers-Koen, who arrived at the 1948 London Olympic Games as a 30-year-old mother of two from Utrecht, the Netherlands was, the International Olympic Committee says, “unlike anyone the Olympics had […]

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World Coin News – Netherlands Commemorates 100th Birthday of “The Flying Housewife”

Fanny Blankers-Koen known as The Flying Housewife at the time, Won Four Gold Medals at 1948 London Olympics By Coin & Currency Institute ……   Fanny Blankers-Koen, who arrived at the 1948 London Olympic Games as a 30-year-old mother of two from Utrecht, the Netherlands was, the International Olympic Committee says, “unlike anyone the Olympics […]

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Ancient Coins on Modern Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz …. COINAGE IS CONSERVATIVE. IF a denizen of ancient Rome picked up a modern American dime, he would recognize familiar symbols: a torch, an olive branch, oak leaves. He could even understand the Latin motto E PLURIBUS UNUM (“Out of Many, One”). Similarly, if that ancient Roman picked […]

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Hungary Issues Massive Silver Commemorative Coin for National Anthem

    By Coin & Currency Institute …… In honor of the 175th anniversary of Hungary’s second national anthem, The Szózat (in English: Appeal or Summons), Hungary issued a large-size, silver commemorative coin on the May 10 anniversary of its premiere. The sterling silver (.925 fine) 20,000 forint coin measures 52.5 millimeters across (2.05 inches) […]

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World Coin News – Central Bank of Malta Commemorates 10 Years of Euro

  On 9 May 2018, the Central Bank of Malta issued a numismatic coin to commemorate 10 years since adopting the euro. The coin, which will be struck in cupro-nickel, has a face value of €5 and is only legal tender in Malta. It has a weight of 15.50g and a diameter of 33mm. The […]

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Canadian Silver Coin Honors the Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle

In honor of the upcoming wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle, the Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a beautifully crafted silver collector coin and is making a $25,000 donation to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation in Toronto. CAMH holds special meaning for Prince Harry as his […]

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World Coin News – Silver Commemorative Celebrates 900th Anniv. Consecration of the Cathedral of Pisa

Coin Commemorates the Home of the Famous Leaning Tower of Pisa By the Italian Mint …… On May 4, a silver coin with a face value of 5 euros was issued by the Italian Mint to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the medieval Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta of Pisa. The Cathedral, with its Baptistery […]

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Captain Canuck Among Homegrown Icons Celebrated on Latest Coins From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating Captain Canuck on a $20 fine silver rectangular coin showing the imposing red and white-clad figure of our homegrown superhero, just as he looked when he burst onto the comic book scene in 1975. Designed by creator Richard Comely, the rectangular coin is a perfect canvas for the image […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Coins Honor William Tell and Steamship La Suisse

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… William Tell 50 Franc Gold Coin On April 26, 2018, the Swiss Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new special coins for collectors and lovers. The gold coin “Wilhelm Tell” is dedicated to the most famous Swiss, while the Mint continues its three-part “Swiss steamships” series, launched in 2017, with […]

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2018 Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures – The Shark 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The launch of the Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Unusual Russian Coin Struck at Austrian Mint Among Variety of World Coins at MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ….   At online coin marketplace MA-Shops, the width and breadth of offerings is deep, with a large variety of ancient, modern, U.S. and world coins at your perusal. As the largest shopping platform for numismatic items in Europe, it offers American collectors an opportunity for better access to rare European and otherwise […]

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World Coin Profile: France 2018 Marianne – Equality 1,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Marianne is the national symbol of the Republic of France, the personification of both Liberty and Reason. Born of the 18th-century philosophical movement known as the Enlightenment, she has stood for Democracy at its best and (sometimes) its worst. Her first appearance was on a 1789 medal honoring the storming of the Bastille, a […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 6, 2018: Twit on Bitcoin, Fake Banknotes, Gold Caper

Coinweek News Wire for April 6, 2018 …. Current Events 1.) Filipinos Not Happy With New Coin Designs Even with this breakdown, it’s obvious that it’s not going to be easy to distinguish which coin is which. All have similar colors, identical layouts, and some are only a few millimeters bigger than others. For example, the PHP10 […]

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Kingfisher 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Maria Theresa 20 Euro Silver Coin “Clemency and Faith” Coming April 25 from Austrian Mint

Empress Maria Theresa – The Series The third coin in the Austrian Mint’s Empress Maria Theresa series features the only ever female ruler of the Habsburg Empire wearing a widow’s veil. Maria Theresa donned the veil following the sudden death of her beloved husband, Francis I, in 1765. Like the other entries in this series, […]

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Austria 2017 Sigmund Freud 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

The Austrian Mint started their three-coin series on the Vienna schools of psychotherapy with the pioneer: the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. He was the first to freely associate his patients and interpret their dreams. His findings meant a spiritual revolution to the teaching of man. On the Couch Born Schlomo Sigismund Freud on 6 […]

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Italy Commemorates Ministry of Health on 2018 Bimetallic 2 Euro Coin

By the Italian Mint …… The Italian State Mint has issued a bimetallic 2 euro coin to commemorate 60 years of the Italian Ministry of Health. The issue is based on a silver medal made last year by the Mint and delivered by Mint CEO Paolo Aiello to the Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin. Based […]

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Austria 2018 Raphael – The Healing Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

The third coin of in the Austrian Mint’s “Heavenly Messengers” series is dedicated to Raphael, the prototype of a guardian angel. The story of Tobias and the Angel, probably written around 200 BCE, is one of the late writings of the Old Testament. Tobias and the Angel “Tobias went in search of a companion and […]

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Doomed British Explorer Honored on New Silver Coin from Antarctic Territory

Commemorating the Birth of a Famous Explorer The Coin The Reverse of this coin features an artist’s impression of the Polar Medal that was inaugurated for members of Captain Robert F. Scott’s first and incredibly arduous expedition to Antarctica in 1904. The design was created by Ernest Gillick and shows RSS Discovery, with a sledging […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 2, 2018: Elon Musk Cryptoking? Gold Underfoot…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for March 2, 2018 Current Events 1.) New Jim Thorpe one-dollar coins selling out fast The people of Jim Thorpe were lining up to get the newest coin from the US Mint. The Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank has already sold out of a 3,000-coin shipment it received […]

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Austria 2017 Gabriel – The Annunciation Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

The second coin in the Austrian Mint’s Heavenly Messenger series is all about Gabriel : a powerful being that awes people and brings good news. This wonderful coin may serve you as a talisman, to help you make the right decisions and find surprising solutions: you will be amazed at what you might achieve. Happy Messages […]

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Italian Mint Issues Next €10 Europa Star Coin, Roman Emperor Commemorative Silver Coins

By the Italian Mint ……   On February 22 the Italian Mint issued two more coins from the mint’s Numismatica 2018 collection were issued to celebrate two important historical-artistic themes: the Baroque cultural and artistic movement born in Rome around the third decade of the 17th century, and Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus, otherwise known as Trajan and […]

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South Africa Celebrates Nelson Mandela Centenary with Commemorative Banknotes, Coin

By South African Reserve Bank ……   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will this year launch a set of commemorative South African banknotes in honour of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s centenary. These notes will cover all denominations – R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. At the same time, the South African Mint, […]

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Sapphire Coronation from the Pobjoy Mint – The Lion & Unicorn

Available in Proof 1/25oz Fine 999. Gold Featuring a striking image of a Lion & Unicorn Limited to 750 Gold and 2,000 Silver coins worldwide Exclusive Pobjoy Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin This striking reverse features the Lion and the Unicorn, which signify the United Kingdom and the Royal Family. As Prince […]

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World Coin News – 2 Euro Latvian Coin Commemorates Centenary of Baltic States

By Bank of Latvia …… On Wednesday, 31 January 2018, the Bank of Latvia launched a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the centenary of the Baltic States. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood, the central banks of Latvia, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 2, 2018:

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 2, 2018 Brain Food 1.) When paper money was as risky as bitcoin The first paper money notes in these parts were issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1690. That caught the attention of London. In 1740, when the Massachusetts Land Bank wanted to […]

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Russia Commemorates Subversive Folk Singer Vladimir Vysotsky on New Silver Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Russia …… On January 23, 2018, the Bank of Russia issued a commemorative silver coin worth 25 rubles entitled the “Creativity of Vladimir Vysotsky”. The coin consists of 155.5 grams of 92.5% pure silver, with a diameter of 60.0 mm (catalog No. 5115-0141). From the front and back sides of the coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 26, 2018: Buy the Book Before your Buy the Bitcoin….

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 26, 2018 Brain Food 1.) This is the reason why only dead people can be featured on American currency In 1866, Congress issued an act stating that no living person can be portrayed on American currency. Our Founding Fathers believed it was unpatriotic for living […]

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Modern World Coins – New Swiss Commemoratives in Alpine Flower, Passes Series

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ……   On January 25, 2018, the Federal Mint Swissmint launches two new commemorative coins for collectors and lovers. The bimetallic Silver Thistle coin concludes the three-part series “Flora Alpina”. At the same time, Klausenpass launches a new series of silver commemorative coins on Swiss Alpine passes. Silver Thistle The […]

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Modern Coins – Italian Mint Commemorates World Cup Soccer, Constitution’s 70th Anniversary

By the Italian Mint …… The 70th Anniversary of the Italian Constitution and the final phase of the “FIFA World Cup Russia 2018” 21st world championships are the themes that characterize the first numismatic issues of the Italian State Mint. The two commemorative coins (featuring face values of 5 and 2 euros) dedicated to the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? …[I]t takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Franklin D. Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, […]

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The Coin Which Tells a Remarkable Story: Sealand 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

The Treasury of the Principality of Sealand, the world’s oldest man-made micro-nation and self-proclaimed independent state located in the North Sea have announced that a Sealand commemorative coin has been issued in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the declaration of independence which occurred on the 2nd September 1967. On that day 50 years ago, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017: Fake $100s, What is Crypto, Trump Challenge Coin

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The economics of the Bitcoin payment system Unlike other payment systems, Bitcoin is a two-sided platform with pre-specified rules. Its two main constituencies are the users who hold balances and engage in electronic transactions, and miners who maintain the system’s infrastructure. A […]

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World Coins – Double Effigy Silver Piedfort Commemorates Royal Platinum Wedding Anniversary

Platinum Wedding Anniversary HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip Featuring the Exclusive Double Effigy Obverse! New Ultra-High Relief Dished coin Celebrating the lives of two long-serving Royals 1oz Piedfort coin available in 999. Proof Fine Silver (2oz Total Weight) The Coin Our Ultra-High Relief coins are always incredibly desirable and usually sell out! […]

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World Coin News – Bank of Malta Commemorates Women’s Right to Vote

By Central Bank of Malta …… On December 1, 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued a silver coin to mark the 70th anniversary of the coming into force of the 1947 constitution, which enshrined the principle of universal suffrage to all persons over 21 years of age. This was the first time that Maltese […]

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World Coin News – Bank of Malta Commemorative Coin Women’s Right to Vote

By Central Bank of Malta …… On December 1, 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued a silver coin to mark the 70th anniversary of the coming into force of the 1947 constitution, which enshrined the principle of universal suffrage to all persons over 21 years of age. This was the first time that Maltese […]

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First Strike: Germany Mints 5 Euro Polymer Ring “Subtropical Climate Zone” Collector Coin

On 8 December 2017, Department of Finance Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold has struck the very first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”. He thus set the wheels in motion for the production of the second issue of the “Climate Zones of the Earth” coin series. All coins in the series are equipped with a polymer […]

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Silver Coin Commemorates 50th Anniversary World’s 1st Heart Transplant

Medical Miracle performed in Cape Town – Modern Medicine Leaps Forward By South African Mint …… The South African Mint has issued a silver coin that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the medical miracle that astonished the world in 1967: the world’s first heart transplant. The extraordinary surgery is celebrated on a unique pair of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 8, 2017: Money Will Burn, the Bitcoin Bubble and the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 8, 2017 Current Events 1.) BEP Damaged Currency Redemption With the wildfires raging in California, it’s important to remember that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) offers a redemption program for burned, mutilated or otherwise damaged currency. Follow this link to learn more. 2.) Zimbabwe not […]

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World Coins – Royal Mint Commemorates Engagement of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

By The Royal Mint …… On 27 November 2017, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle announced their engagement, delighting well-wishers around the world. The Royal Mint is to mark the announcement of this, the next Windsor wedding, with a keepsake to mark the occasion, The House of Windsor 2017 UK […]

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World Coins – Latvia Commemorates Centennial of Step Towards Statehood in Silver

By Bank of Latvia …. On Monday, 4 December, the Cashier’s Offices of the Bank of Latvia and the sales platform e-monetas.lv will launch the sale of the silver collector coin “The First Session of LPNC”. The coin is dedicated to the first session of the Latvian Provisional National Council (LPNC) held in Valka 100 […]

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Singapore Mint to Launch New Chinese Almanac Coin Series: Year of the Dog 2018

By The Singapore Mint ….. The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will span 12 years, from 2017 to 2028. Each year’s issue will depict a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore. To welcome the Year of the Dog, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is proud to present the 2018 […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017: Take a Knee, Not Elon, the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vasilopita – An Important Greek Celebration for New Year Vasilopita literally means St. Basil’s Cake, which contains a hidden coin baked inside. This “New Year’s Cake” is a highly esteemed Orthodox tradition worldwide, having its origins in the 4th century… 2.) History […]

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New Irish €15 Commemorative Coin Honors Jonathan Swift’s 350th Anniversary

By Central Bank of Ireland….   Limited-edition silver coin issued commemorating the life of one of Ireland’s best known authors, Jonathan Swift Commemorative Coin launched on the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth on November 30, 1667 Coin available to purchase for €60 on collectorcoins.ie from December 7 The Central Bank of Ireland has launched […]

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Rosland Capital Unveils Circuit of The Americas Gold & Silver Coin Collection

By Rosland Capital, LLC ……   Rosland Capital, a leading precious metal asset firm, recently unveiled its latest coin collection celebrating the home of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Circuit of The Americas (COTA). This beautiful, limited edition set of 2.5oz gold and silver coins – of which only 250 will ever […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 70th Wedding Anniversary with Silver Commemorative Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To commemorate the momentous occasion of the Royal 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, two special collectible coins have been released by the Royal Australian Mint. Acting Chief Executive Officer Ms. Sarah Polhill said that the Mint chose to combine […]

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World Coin News – Philippines Issues 10 Peso General Luna Circulating Commemorative

By Central Bank of the Philippines …..   On Friday, November 24, the Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, or BSP) issued the new limited-edition 10-Piso commemorative circulation coin for the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine hero General Antonio Luna. The coin is now available at BSP Offices and Branches for the […]

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Silver Coin from British Virgin Islands Celebrates Queen’s Platinum Wedding Anniversary

Anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip Honored with Piedfort Silver Featuring the Exclusive Double Effigy Obverse! New Ultra-High Relief Dished coin Celebrating the lives of two long-serving Royals 1oz Piedfort coin available in 999. Proof Fine Silver (2oz Total Weight) The Coin Our Ultra-High Relief coins are incredibly desirable and usually […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017: Bitcoin Nyet, and Speaking of Crime…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts Following the fashions to buy western art and classic wristwatches, historical Chinese artefacts are now the must-have item for the country’s wealthy collectors who are snapping up maps, books and other objects that […]

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Anniversaries and Icons on New Royal Canadian Mint Modern Collector Coins

Canadian symbols and cultural icons grace the newest offering of modern collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint, which also shine a spotlight on a number of historic milestones. All of these collectibles are currently available to the public. Leading the list is the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His […]

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World Coin – 70 oz Proof Silver Celebrates Royal Couple’s Platinum Anniversary

70 oz State Opening of Parliament – Platinum Wedding Anniversary Limited to an issue limit of just 70 pieces – OVER HALF SOLD! 70oz Proof Fine 999. Silver coin measuring an impressive 130mm in diameter! Encrusted with 70 Diamonds with a total weight of 1 Carat! Featuring the Exclusive Double Effigy Obverse! Featuring a portrait […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Intl. Day of People with Disability with Commemorative Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… The 25th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability was celebrated on Tuesday, November 14 with the release of a commemorative 20 cent coin and prepaid envelope welcomed by the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Social Services Jane Prentice. Mr. McCormack who has responsibility […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Israel’s ancient underwater treasure In 2015, divers discovered a hoard of more than 2,000 gold coins on the ocean floor off the coast of Caesarea – the largest stash ever found in the region… 2.) Why Soviet communist countries had a love-hate […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils NHL Centennial Anniversary Silver Coin

On Friday, November 3, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a rectangular-shaped silver collector coin commemorating the NHL’s Centennial anniversary. The coin was unveiled in Edmonton, Alberta at the Centennial Fan Arena – a traveling exhibit honoring a century of unforgettable moments, teams, and extraordinary players – by 100 Greatest NHL Player Paul Coffey and Royal […]

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World Coin News – Bank of Latvia Issues New 5 Euro Silver

By Bank of Latvia …. On Thursday, 2 November, the Bank of Latvia will issue a new 5 euro silver collector coin “Smith forges in the sky” dedicated to Latvian folk songs. The graphic design of the collector coin was created by artist Edgars Folks, whereas the author of the plaster model was Ligita Franckeviča. […]

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World Coin News – Italian Mint Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Fiat 500

By the Italian Mint ……   Fiat 500 enthusiasts can now purchase a limited-edition silver coin that has been specially minted to mark the iconic model’s 60th anniversary. Released by The Italian State Mint (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato) and just unveiled by the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance, the coin has a […]

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World Coin News – Finland Issues Nature 2 Euro Circulating Commem

By Mint of Finland …… The second commemorative two-euro coin of Finland’s centenary was launched on 21 October 2017. The special coin pays tribute to Finland’s nature and is a part of the Finland 100 program celebrating the centenary of Finland’s independence. Like the silver Finnish Nature collector coin, the special coin will also take […]

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South African Mint Launches Commemorative Coin to Mark 100th Anniversary of Oliver Tambo’s Birth

By South African Reserve Bank…. In commemorating the birth centenary of Oliver Reginald Tambo, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), is producing a R5 circulation coin and a series of collectible coins under the theme ‘Freedom, Democracy and Culture’. The new coins bear the ‘Order of the Companions […]

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Romania Honors Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel on New Silver Commemorative Coin

By National Bank of Romania …… On October 20, 2017, the National Bank of Romania issued a commemorative silver coin dedicated to the Romanian-born Nobel Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. The coin has the following characteristics: Face value: lei 10 Metal: silver Fineness: 999‰ Shape: round Diameter: 37 mm Weight: 31.103 g Quality: […]

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NGC Certifies Hercules Collection of Modern Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Hercules Collection, one of the finest and most complete sets of modern Chinese coins ever assembled. The Hercules Collection includes a high-grade example of virtually every non-circulating modern coin issued by China since 1979, the date generally considered to be the start of modern Chinese coinage. The coins’ […]

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NGC Certifies Hercules Collection of Modern Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Hercules Collection, one of the finest and most complete sets of modern Chinese coins ever assembled. The Hercules Collection includes a high-grade example of virtually every non-circulating modern coin issued by China since 1979, the date generally considered to be the start of modern Chinese coinage. The coins’ […]

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World Coin News – Fiji Celebrates 2018 South Korea Winter Olympics

Winter Olympic Games South Korea 2018 – Snow & Ice Low Issue limit – Proof Sterling Silver 2,000 of each design Showcases Winter Olympic sports that Fiji has competed in Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins [editor’s note- this coin program is not officially licensed by the Organising Committees for the Olympic […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Christmas 2017 with Special £5 Coin & Gold Peter Rabbit

The Royal Mint has launched three special coins for Christmas 2017, in celebration of Yuletide traditions. The Christmas Tree 2017 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin, designed by print maker Edwina Ellis, captures the excitement of the festive season. The Royal Mint is supporting an age old British Christmas tradition by encouraging families to stir The […]

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The Royal Mint Issues Its 2017 Remembrance Day Coin

A member of The Royal Mint Coin Graphic Design Team has taken inspiration from the renowned poem “In Flanders Fields” as the foundation of this year’s Remembrance Day coin. The poppy is a symbol synonymous with remembrance and the traditions that surround it, making it the main focal point of the 2017 Remembrance Day coin. […]

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World Coin News – Hungary Commemorates Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

By Coin & Currency Institute …. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church in the German town of Wittenberg. In doing so, he challenged the position of the Catholic Church on the forgiveness of sins. The theses claimed that it was not the […]

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World Coin News – Hungary Commemorates Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church in the German town of Wittenberg. In doing so, he challenged the position of the Catholic Church on the forgiveness of sins. The theses claimed that it was not […]

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Falkland Islands Honors Centennial of Royal Family with 4-Coin Set

Centenary of the House of Windsor set features four different monarchs Four-Coin Set featuring the House of Windsor Low mintage of 2,000 in Sterling Silver! Featuring HM Queen Elizabeth II young head Also available in Cupro Nickel Produced in Great Britain by Pobjoy Mint The Coins The House of Windsor has had a monumental impact […]

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New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins for October

A new month brings another extensive array of Royal Canadian Mint collector coins that continue to impress customers with their signature craftsmanship as well as exciting innovations. Extreme relief, new shapes and novel coin enhancements are among the stand-out features of several new coins that are bound to turn heads in a diverse line-up that […]

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Honors Toronto Maple Leafs 100th Anniversary

As the legendary Toronto Maple Leafs take to the ice for the first home game of the 2017-2018 season, the Royal Canadian Mint is joining Leafs fans across Canada in celebrating their beloved team’s 100th anniversary with a special one-dollar circulation coin. This new coin was unveiled Friday, October 7, outside the Air Canada Centre […]

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