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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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Germany: Silver Proof coins celebrate 900 years of the founding of the city of Freiburg

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The State Mint Sales Department of the German Finance Ministry and Munze Deutschland will shortly release new silver commemorative coins which are in observance of the 900th year of the founding of what has grown into Germany’s fourth-largest city

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Ukraine: New silver Proof coins feature sovka roskoshnaja moth as part of flora and fauna series

The National Bank of Ukraine has issued new silver and base metal coins with colour which feature the country’s native flora and fauna in an ongoing coin series. Focusing on the 2020-dated coins is Lepidoptera, an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths

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Estonia: Winning designs unveiled for silver coins in 2021 honour statesman Friedrich Karl Akel

The Bank of Estonia has unveiled (9th June) designs for next year’s silver Proof collector coins which will honour prominent statesman Friedrich Karl Akel (1871–1941), on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. Akel was an Estonian diplomat and politician, a member of the International Olympic Committee, and in 1924 he was named as state elder, which was the official title of Estonia’s head of state from 1920 to 1937

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Spain: New colour silver Proof coin unveiled in remembrance of the centenary anniversary of Spanish Legion

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda has released (15th June) new silver and colour collector coins which highlight an anniversary for one of the country’s more distinct branches of the military. The Spanish Legion, informally known as “The Tercio” or “The Tercios” (an old Spanish military term that roughly translates as “regiment”), is an elite unit of the Spanish Army that belongs to Spain’s Rapid Reaction Force and is modelled on the French Foreign Legion

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Estonia: Winning designs unveiled for silver coins in 2021 honour statesman Friedrich Karl Akel

The Bank of Estonia has unveiled (9th June) designs for next year’s silver Proof collector coins which will honour prominent statesman Friedrich Karl Akel (1871–1941), on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. Akel was an Estonian diplomat and politician, a member of the International Olympic Committee, and in 1924 he was named as state elder, which was the official title of Estonia’s head of state from 1920 to 1937

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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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Netherlands: 75 years of peace after World War II remembered on new gold and silver collector’s coins

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (4th April) new collector coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from the occupation of the Third Reich army during the Second World War

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Taiwan: Commemorative gold and silver Proof coins to be released in celebration of presidential inauguration

The Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) announced on the 6 May the release of commemorative gold and silver coins in celebration of the inauguration ceremony of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President-elect Lai Ching‑te, which will be held on the 20 May. President Tsai won her second election as president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Lai Ching‑te was chosen as her running mate for her second term

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Netherlands: 75 years of peace after World War II remembered on new gold and silver collector’s coins

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (4th April) new collector coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from the occupation of the Third Reich army during the Second World War

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Belgium: Anniversary of Europe’s first Train line celebrated with new silver Proof coins

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The National Bank of Belgium has released (22nd April) new silver Proof collector’s coins which remember the 185th anniversary of the first-ever train line that was built in Europe

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Belgium: Anniversary of Europe’s first Train line celebrated with new silver Proof coins

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The National Bank of Belgium has released (22nd April) new silver Proof collector’s coins which remember the 185th anniversary of the first-ever train line that was built in Europe

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Canada: 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, new Proof and colour coins honouring the Royal Canadian Army

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector coins that are in remembrance of a very special anniversary connecting two countries with an act of courage and bravery which remains, for many, the ultimate in sacrifice and heroism

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Niue: Gabriel, archangel and messenger of God, features on the first of four new ingot silver and colour coins

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The government and treasury of Niue have launched (7th April) a new series of ingot-shaped Proof and colour coins which feature the four primary archangels

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Ukraine: Historic Zolochiv Castle features on new silver coins in “Architectural Monuments” series

The National Bank of Ukraine has issued new silver Proof coins as part of their ongoing numismatic series entitled “Architectural Monuments,” highlighting many of the landmarks and structures built in Ukraine. The coins focus on Zolochiv Castle, once the regal residence of the Sobieski Dynasty

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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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Mongolia: Latest gold and silver coins issued in “Revolutionaries” series featuring Mahatma Gandhi

The Bank of Mongolia has released their latest gold and silver Proof coins which are part of their ongoing numismatic series entitled “Revolutionaries” featuring political figures who impacted, for better or worse, the world around them and further afield. The series was first begun in 2014 with the issue of gold and silver versions

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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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British Antarctic Territory: New 50-pence coin released in recognition of the 220th birthday of explorer James Clark Ross

The treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has released (12th March) new commemorative coins in recognition of the 220th birthday of British explorer Sir James Clark Ross (1800–1862), who is credited with his detailed expedition to the Antarctic coastline.
Fortunately, the two ships were constructed as bombs vessels, which meant they both had solid hulls designed to withstand the recoil from the mortar bombs that they fired

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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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Germany: Newly re-branded Munze Deutschland launches latest silver coins in honour of Ludwig von Beethoven

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The State Mint Sales Department of the German Finance Ministry, now known as Munze Deutschland (formerly the Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), has released (20th February) its latest collector €20 silver coins which are in celebration of the 250th birthday of one of the world’s most celebrated composers of classical music

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Netherlands: New silver ducat series, “Knights and Castles,” launched

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The Royal Dutch Mint has launched a new silver Proof ducat series that combines the traditional depiction of the anonymous knight and also features additional representations of the Dutch province by including images of famous Dutch historic castles located in various towns and villages

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South Africa: Latest silver Proof two-coin set launched in “Innovative Inventions” series

The South African Mint has released (3rd March) their fifth set of two-rand crown and 2.5-cent “tickey” coins in the ongoing and popular series entitled “Ingenuity and Innovation,” first launched in 2016

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Romania: Centenary anniversary of founding of Romanian National Opera celebrated on new silver Proof coins

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has issued (17th February) new collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the founding of the Romanian National Opera of Cluj-Napoca, which was the first lyric institution of the country and one of the most iconic from Europe. Founded on the 18th September 1919, it was previously the National Theatre of Cluj and the Music Conservatory

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Japan: Annual Proof and mint sets unveiled

The Mint of Japan has unveiled its 2020 collection of Proof and mint sets which include presentation folders for special occasions. The 2020-dated sets include the denotation of the second year of Reiwa, named after Emperor Naruhito’s regnal era, which began in May 2019

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Niue: New silver Proof coins issued in support of New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Services

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The government and treasury of Niue have released new cupro-nickel and silver Proof collector coins that are supportive of the New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Services (WIRES), which is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation

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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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France: New gold and silver coin series featuring “Nature of France” launched

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The Monnaie de Paris has launched a new three-year series that will highlight the beauty of nature through three strong numismatic symbols often depicted on French coinage: Namely the oak leaf, the laurel wreath, and the wheat sheaf

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Niue: Warrior princess, Wonder Woman, features on new silver coins in celebration of 60th anniversary of the creation of the Justice League

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The Treasury of Niue has released the first coins which are part of a seven-coin series that will include all of the primary criminal fighters comprising the indomitable Justice League

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Niue: Warrior princess, Wonder Woman, features on new silver coins in celebration of 60th anniversary of the creation of the Justice League

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The Treasury of Niue has released the first coins which are part of a seven-coin series that will include all of the primary criminal fighters comprising the indomitable Justice League

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France: New gold and silver coin series featuring “Nature of France” launched

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The Monnaie de Paris has launched a new three-year series that will highlight the beauty of nature through three strong numismatic symbols often depicted on French coinage: Namely the oak leaf, the laurel wreath, and the wheat sheaf

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New Zealand: Extinct Chatham Island crested penguin features on latest silver and colour Proof coins

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, via New Zealand Post, has announced (22nd January) the release of new collector coins commemorating one of the country’s extinct animals

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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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2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin on sale January 9

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (product code 20EA) beginning on January 9, 2020, at noon EST

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2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin on sale January 9

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (product code 20EA) beginning on January 9, 2020, at noon EST

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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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Romania: 30th anniversary of the revolution against communism remembered on new silver coins

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The Banca Naţională a României has released (16th December) new collector coins which remember the revolution that took place toward the end of 1989 and saw the removal of the last communist dictator to rule the country, ending dominance of the communist party in Romania, as well as restoring democracy after more than 40 years of an imposed communist government

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Gibraltar: New 50-pence collector’s coins celebrating 180th anniversary of famed “Penny Black” first stamp issue

The treasury of Gibraltar has released (3rd December) new gold and silver collector’s coins which are in celebration of the world’s first-ever postage stamp. The Penny Black, as it is referred to, is remembered as the world’s first postage stamp used in a public postal system

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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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Canada: “Canadian Fun and Festivities” coin series and finding the perfect Christmas tree

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest coin which is part of their 12-coin series entitled “Canadian Fun and Festivities,” focusing on the many pursuits of Canadian society throughout an ordinary year. From scenic routes to seasonal activities, along with countless festivals and festivities that lift spirits throughout the year, there is an array of activities, and many of them have been captured in the coin series that incorporates a colour depiction of the activity featured

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Switzerland: Tennis legend Roger Federer featured on new silver commemorative coin

The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (2nd December) new commemorative silver coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person — tennis legend Roger Federer. As well as probably being Switzerland’s most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland

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Ireland: Latest silver Proof collector coins in “Modern Irish Musicians” series feature Phil Lynott

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced (6th November) that they will release their latest collector coins which is part of the series entitled “Modern Irish Musicians” that launched last year. The new silver Proof coins feature the singer Phil Lynott (1949–1986) and coincide with the 70th anniversary of his birth

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Romania: New silver Proof coins remember 75th anniversary of the establishment of the West University of Timișoara

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has announced that they will release, on the 18th November, new silver Proof quality coins which are in observance of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Western University of Timișoara.
Since the city of Timișoara was ceded from Hungary to Romania by the Treaty of Trianon on the 4th June 1920, it was only fitting during the same year, King Ferdinand I (reigned 1914–1927) awarded Timișoara the status of a university centre

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Romania: New silver Proof coins remember 75th anniversary of the establishment of the West University of Timișoara

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has announced that they will release, on the 18th November, new silver Proof quality coins which are in observance of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Western University of Timișoara.
Since the city of Timișoara was ceded from Hungary to Romania by the Treaty of Trianon on the 4th June 1920, it was only fitting during the same year, King Ferdinand I (reigned 1914–1927) awarded Timișoara the status of a university centre

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Canada: Distinct Canadian horse features on gold and rhodium-plated silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched new collector coins with an eye-catching design, in terms of depiction and using plating effectively to highlight an exceptional equine-themed design.
For thousands of years, horses have played a significant role in transforming the world, with no other partnership between man and another species being as beneficial

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Canada: Distinct Canadian horse features on gold and rhodium-plated silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched new collector coins with an eye-catching design, in terms of depiction and using plating effectively to highlight an exceptional equine-themed design.
For thousands of years, horses have played a significant role in transforming the world, with no other partnership between man and another species being as beneficial

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Latvia: New silver Proof coin marks centenary anniversary of Latvia’s war of independence

The Latvijas Banka is issuing (7th November) silver collector coins entitled “Freedom Fights (1918–1920),” which are dedicated to the Latvian War of Independence and all the people who helped to win independence and hold freedom in high esteem. The Republic of Latvia as it is known today was born on the ruins of empires that had collapsed as a result of World War I

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India: Silver commemorative coins celebrate 150th anniversary of the birth of the Mahatma

The Reserve Bank of India has issued silver commemorative coins in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the country’s national hero, Mohandas K. Gandhi — otherwise affectionately known as the Mahatma, or, “venerable soul

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India: Silver commemorative coins celebrate 150th anniversary of the birth of the Mahatma

The Reserve Bank of India has issued silver commemorative coins in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the country’s national hero, Mohandas K. Gandhi — otherwise affectionately known as the Mahatma, or, “venerable soul

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Latvia: New silver Proof coin marks centenary anniversary of Latvia’s war of independence

The Latvijas Banka is issuing (7th November) silver collector coins entitled “Freedom Fights (1918–1920),” which are dedicated to the Latvian War of Independence and all the people who helped to win independence and hold freedom in high esteem. The Republic of Latvia as it is known today was born on the ruins of empires that had collapsed as a result of World War I

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Austria: Popular collector series “Reaching for the Sky” continues with second silver Proof coin

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The Mint of Austria has launched (16th October) the second coin in the series entitled “Reaching for the Sky,” which celebrates the pioneers of powered aviation, including pilot Igo Etrich (1879–1967), who broke records in 1910 by flying for 140 kilometres (87 miles) across northern Austria, and Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974), a famed American aviator who became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927

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Poland: 140th anniversary of the founding of Krakow’s National Museum remembered on new silver Proof coin

The National Bank of Poland has issued new silver Proof crown coins in celebration of Krakow’s National Museum, which was founded 140 years ago. Established in 1879, under a resolution of the Kraków City Council, it is now the oldest and the largest Polish museum, which is known as the National Museum

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Poland: 140th anniversary of the founding of Krakow’s National Museum remembered on new silver Proof coin

The National Bank of Poland has issued new silver Proof crown coins in celebration of Krakow’s National Museum, which was founded 140 years ago. Established in 1879, under a resolution of the Kraków City Council, it is now the oldest and the largest Polish museum, which is known as the National Museum

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Canada: New silver Proof dollar coin issued in remembrance of Louis Riel, the “father of Manitoba”

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and launched (22nd October) new coins which commemorate Louis Riel’s place in Canadian history on the 175th anniversary of his birth, as well as being a celebration of the cultural legacy of the Métis Nation and its resilience. The 2019-dated special edition Proof dollar highlights the contributions of Louis Riel (1844-1885) and the Métis Nation to the story of Canada

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Canada: New silver Proof dollar coin issued in remembrance of Louis Reil, the “father of Manitoba”

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and launched (22nd October) new coins which commemorate Louis Riel’s place in Canadian history on the 175th anniversary of his birth, as well as being a celebration of the cultural legacy of the Métis Nation and its resilience. The 2019-dated special edition Proof dollar highlights the contributions of Louis Riel (1844-1885) and the Métis Nation to the story of Canada

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Canada: New silver Proof dollar coin issued in remembrance of Louis Reil, the “father of Manitoba”

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and launched (22nd October) new coins which commemorate Louis Riel’s place in Canadian history on the 175th anniversary of his birth, as well as being a celebration of the cultural legacy of the Métis Nation and its resilience. The 2019-dated special edition Proof dollar highlights the contributions of Louis Riel (1844-1885) and the Métis Nation to the story of Canada

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Georgia: New collector’s coin issued in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the National Bank

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The National Bank of Georgia has announced the issue of silver Proof collector coins that are issued in celebration of the country’s first National Bank, which was established 100 years ago, in December 1919

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Latvia: Latest silver Proof collector coin highlights “Gifts of the Forest”

The Bank of Latvia has launched (14th October) new silver Proof collector’s coins which focus on the country’s cultural relationship with nature and the affinity Latvians have with their forests. Entitled “Gifts of the Forest,” the coin’s issue is dedicated to Latvia’s values and sense of traditions created by the sense of belonging and uniting its people

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Latvia: Latest silver Proof collector coin highlights “Gifts of the Forest”

The Bank of Latvia has launched (14th October) new silver Proof collector’s coins which focus on the country’s cultural relationship with nature and the affinity Latvians have with their forests. Entitled “Gifts of the Forest,” the coin’s issue is dedicated to Latvia’s values and sense of traditions created by the sense of belonging and uniting its people

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Georgia: New collector’s coin issued in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the National Bank

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The National Bank of Georgia has announced the issue of silver Proof collector coins that are issued in celebration of the country’s first National Bank, which was established 100 years ago, in December 1919

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Romania: Centenary anniversary of esteemed University in Cluj remembered on new silver Proof coin

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has released (1st October) new collector coins in observance of the centenary anniversary of the launch of the highest institution of learning in the city of Cluj. The Babeș-Bolyai University, which was officially relaunched in 1959, began its activities as the Franz Joseph University founded in 1872 in the Hungarian realm of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

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Romania: Centenary anniversary of esteemed University in Cluj remembered on new silver Proof coin

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has released (1st October) new collector coins in observance of the centenary anniversary of the launch of the highest institution of learning in the city of Cluj. The Babeș-Bolyai University, which was officially relaunched in 1959, began its activities as the Franz Joseph University founded in 1872 in the Hungarian realm of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

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Italy: New colour Proof coin marks 30 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has launched (27th September) new €5 silver Proof quality and colour coins that mark a significant worldwide event which changed the course of international politics and aided in the collapse of communism in Europe.
This year marks 30 years since what was thought impossible actually occurred

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Italy: New colour Proof coin marks 30 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has launched (27th September) new €5 silver Proof quality and colour coins that mark a significant worldwide event which changed the course of international politics and aided in the collapse of communism in Europe.
This year marks 30 years since what was thought impossible actually occurred

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United Kingdom: 50th anniversary of first issue of iconic seven-sided 50-pence coin officially celebrated

The Royal Mint has released (24th September) new commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first issue of the country’s still distinctive and now iconic seven-sided 50-pence coins. As the United Kingdom revised their currency system in 1971 to adopt a decimal system, a new denomination was to emerge

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China: 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic celebrated with new gold and silver collector’s coins

The Bank of the People’s Republic of China has released (10th September) new collector’s coins which are in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. With the ousting of the Chinese Republic’s government on the 1st October 1949, which took refuge on the island of Formosa (present-day Taiwan), the People’s Republic of China was proclaimed by its founder Mao Tse Tong (1893–1976)

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Spain: New silver Proof and colour coin marks 175th anniversary of the establishment of the Spanish Civil Guard

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda has released (23rd September) their latest collector coins which are in observation of the country’s premier law enforcement organisation. The Guardia Civil, which celebrates its 175th anniversary of creation in 2019, is currently the oldest law enforcement agency with responsibilities that cover the whole of Spain

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United Kingdom: 50th anniversary of first issue of iconic seven-sided 50-pence coin officially celebrated

The Royal Mint has released (24th September) new commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first issue of the country’s still distinctive and now iconic seven-sided 50-pence coins. As the United Kingdom revised their currency system in 1971 to adopt a decimal system, a new denomination was to emerge

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Spain: New silver Proof and colour coin marks 175th anniversary of the establishment of the Spanish Civil Guard

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda has released (23rd September) their latest collector coins which are in observation of the country’s premier law enforcement organisation. The Guardia Civil, which celebrates its 175th anniversary of creation in 2019, is currently the oldest law enforcement agency with responsibilities that cover the whole of Spain

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China: 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic celebrated with new gold and silver collector’s coins

The Bank of the People’s Republic of China has released (10th September) new collector’s coins which are in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. With the ousting of the Chinese Republic’s government on the 1st October 1949, which took refuge on the island of Formosa (present-day Taiwan), the People’s Republic of China was proclaimed by its founder Mao Tse Tong (1893–1976)

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Canada: “Pulsating maple leaf” with photonics strike features on double crown silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof coins which incorporate first-of-its-kind striking technology and leading-edge photonics with their classic coin reverse design. The maple leaf design on this coin was first introduced on Royal Canadian Mint silver and platinum bullion coins in 1988

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Canada: Innovative moving design features bumblebee hovering over a flower on new silver Proof coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released one of their most innovative designs seen on any collector coin, which includes an interactive element in the design in addition to delicate and intricate engraving and minting.
Featured in the design is the ever-popular theme of the bumblebee encircling and hovering over a floral bloom as it looks to extract nectar, while at the same time pollinate the flower

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Canada: Mega-sized silver Proof coin honours “Roaring Lion” Winston Churchill

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a new mega-sized Proof coin which honours one of the most prominent and inspirational personalities to have emerged from World War II, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
His image is the focus of this exceptional coin and was taken of him during his wartime visit to Canada in 1941, as viewed through the lens of the legendary Armenian-Canadian photographer, Yousuf Karsh, C

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British Virgin Islands: The British lion and American eagle unite on new crown coin to honour alliance during World War II

The government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands have released (28th August) new crown coins which are in tribute to the ongoing military alliance and friendship between the United Kingdom and the United States. On the 75th anniversary of the historic and decisive D-Day landings, which saw the beginning of the end of the destructive fighting in Europe, the question of security was also crucial in the Caribbean, practically from the beginning of hostilities

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Niue: Aladdin and the genie appear on latest silver coin featuring One Thousand and One Nights series

The government and treasury of Niue have launched (23rd August) the third silver crown coin which is part of the new series focusing on the 1001 Arabian Nights tales made popular with author Richard Francis Burton’s published translations of One Thousand and One Nights. First compiled in 1885 as a work of 10 volumes and known as “The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night,” his addendum Supplemental Nights was published between 1886 and 1888 in six volumes

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Belgium: Legendary cycler Briek Schotte features on new silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Belgium has unveiled (14th August) new collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most well-known cyclists who achieved world-class standing in the Tour de France. Briek Schotte, who is affectionately remembered as the “Last of the Flandrians” (from West-Flanders) to have achieved such international recognition for his efforts in professional cycling

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Belgium: Legendary cycler Briek Schotte features on new silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Belgium has unveiled (14th August) new collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most well-known cyclists who achieved world-class standing in the Tour de France. Briek Schotte, who is affectionately remembered as the “Last of the Flandrians” (from West-Flanders) to have achieved such international recognition for his efforts in professional cycling

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Hungary: 175th anniversary of national anthem features on new large silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Hungary has issued large silver Proof coins which are in celebration of the country’s national anthem, which was unofficially adopted in Hungary while it was part of the greater Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1844. However, after the collapse of the communist party in Hungary, which governed Hungary from 1946 to 1989, the melody and lyrics were officially adopted the same year

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Canada: Multi-frame holographic technology highlights design of avian flight on new silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled (25th July) a new three-coin series which combines the technology of holographic imagery with detailed depictions of some of Canada’s most familiar birds in flight — all brought together with Proof quality strikes on pure silver to create a special set of coins with the illusion of winged motion on each design. Entitled “Majestic Birds in Motion,” the three-coin series pays tribute to the marvel of avian flight through three great Canadian feathered icons

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Canada: Queen’s Canadian flag features on new rectangular colour Proof coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new rectangular coins which feature a flag never before included on a Canadian coin. The Queen’s personal banner is the foremost flag of the Crown in Canada and was specially created for Canada’s Head of State

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Ireland: Centenary of first trans-Atlantic flight celebrated on new silver crown coin

On behalf of the Minister for Finance, the Central Bank of Ireland has issued (10th July) €15 silver Proof coins to mark the centenary anniversary of transatlantic aviation. It was on the 15th June 1919 that John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed their Vickers Vimy airplane in a bog near Clifden County, Galway

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Belgium: 50th anniversary of historic lunar landing captured on new silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Belgium will issue (21st July) new collector coins which honour one of the world’s most historic events — the day when the first man set foot on the Moon. It will be exactly 50 years ago when the first human set foot on the moon

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Spain: New silver coins dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing included in dual Spanish-U.S. presentation

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda will release (1st July) their latest collector coins, which is the first time collector coins of the Casa Real de la Moneda and the United States Mint will be presented in a single two-coin set. The occasion celebrates the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing by United States NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins

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Spain: New silver coins dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing included in dual Spanish-U.S. presentation

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda will release (1st July) their latest collector coins, which is the first time collector coins of the Casa Real de la Moneda and the United States Mint will be presented in a single two-coin set. The occasion celebrates the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing by United States NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins

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Sierra Leone: “Big Five” silver Proof coin series concludes with issue of African buffalo design

The  Bank of Sierra Leone has issued (26th June) the last collector coins which are part of a double-crown silver Proof coin series entitled “The Big Five.” The Big Five includes the African elephant, the lion, the rhinoceros, the leopard, and the water buffalo

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Sierra Leone: “Big Five” silver Proof coin series concludes with issue of African buffalo design

The  Bank of Sierra Leone has issued (26th June) the last collector coins which are part of a double-crown silver Proof coin series entitled “The Big Five.” The Big Five includes the African elephant, the lion, the rhinoceros, the leopard, and the water buffalo

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Monaco: Silver Proof coin remembers the 90th anniversary of the birthday of Princess Grace

The treasury of the Principality of Monaco has issued (16th May) new silver crown coins which remember what would have been the 90th birthday of Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco. Beloved and sadly missed, the warm and generous spirit of the princess is still very much in existence in the small Mediterranean country

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Australia: Centenary anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles remembered on new silver dollar coins

The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd May) new commemorative coins which are in remembrance of the centenary anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, the accord which officially brought an end to fighting in Europe in what became known as the Great War, fought from 1914 to the armistice in November 1918.
The treaty is particularly important to Australians, as it was the first foreign war they participated in as defenders of the empire and the mother country, Great Britain

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Greece: Herodotus, the “Father of History” features on first silver coin launching new “Greek Historians” series

The Bank of Greece has unveiled (30th May) the first new coins which launch a new series entitled “Greek Historians,” focusing on the many personalities who have shaped the nature of recorded history since the practise began. The first coin focuses on the man considered to be the Father of History, Herodotus from Halicarnassus (c

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Spain: 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca features on latest silver crown coin

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre—Real Casa de la Moneda has released (21st May) new silver crown coins which are in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca, one of the world’s oldest continuous institutes of higher learning and the oldest university in the Spanish-speaking world. Founded in the year 1218 by royal warrant of HM King Alfonso IX de León (reigned 1188–1230), king of Leon and Galicia, he was considered a man ahead of his time

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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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Canada: Celebrating the wedding of Harry and Meghan with a new silver crown coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled (9th May) the design for their latest collector coin which is issued in celebration of the wedding of Britain’s Prince Henry (or “Harry” as is known to the world) and his fiancé Ms. Meghan Markle

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Italy: Latest silver collector coin salutes the medieval cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Pisa

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released new collector coins (4th May) which mark the 900th anniversary year of the consecration of the medieval cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Pisa. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, along with the Baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower, bear witness to the prestige achieved by the city as one of the most important maritime republics

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New Zealand: Baby Prince Louis of Cambridge welcomed with new silver coin

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has unveiled (4th May) new silver collector coins which are minted in celebration of the recent birth of the third child of William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The young prince’s name in full is His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge

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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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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 silver coin continues the “Swiss Steamships” series featuring La Suisse

The Swiss Federal Mint have released (26th April) a new silver coin which continues with its three-part “Swiss Steamships” series started in 2017. The latest coin in the series is dedicated to the La Suisse steamship, which was first commissioned by the Sulzer brothers in 1908

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Niue: New coin series portrays Disney’s villains with first coin featuring the Evil Queen of Snow White

The government and treasury of the island of Niue have issued (30th April) the first silver coins which launch a new series dedicated to the Disney characters you would mostly not want to encounter. The new series highlights the villains who test the strength and fortitude of the heroes dotting the charming Disney full-length animated movies

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Czech Republic: New silver coins issued for the 500th anniversary of famed Klaudyan Map

The National Bank of the Czech Republic have issued (28th February) new collector silver coins which remember the 500th anniversary of one of the country’s oldest cartographic memories — the Klaudyan map — with an origin that dates back to 1518. In the course of 500 years, its creation was considered a great source of invaluable information from the beginning of the 16th century with regard to the territory of Czech lands

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Canada: Centenary anniversary of armistice of the Great War honoured on new large silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched a new large-size silver coin which is in tribute to the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ceased hostilities of the Great War in Europe, later referred to as the First World War. Great Britain was in the alliance from the start of hostilities in 1914 which included the French Republic and Imperial Russia — later to include the armed forces of the United States

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Canada: New “Frozen in Ice” innovative silver coin series highlights woolly mammoth

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched new coins in a new series which focuses on animals found in Canada during the last Ice Age. The first in the two-coin series highlights the woolly mammoth — the closest prehistoric relative to the elephant

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British Indian Ocean Territory: New mythical creatures series launches with “The Siren” on silver double crown

The government and treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have issued (3rd April) new silver double crown coins which imaginatively captures one of the world’s most alluring mythical creatures — the siren — which graces the reverse side of this new coin.
The famous mythological stories, tales, and legends were designed over the generations to entertain, thrill, and inspire the listeners

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Australia: New series “The Earth and Beyond” launches with silver coin dedicated to our home planet

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) have launched (3rd April) a new coin series which features the nine planets in our solar system and also benefits from a domed or concave-shaped strike. The first coin in the series concentrates on our home planet, the Earth, and how it may appear to observers in outer space

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Ascension: Royal wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales celebrated on latest crown coin

The government and treasury of Ascension Island have issued (22nd March) new crown coins which are in celebration of the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, commonly known as Prince Harry to his fiancé Megan Markle, which will occur on the 19th May at Windsor Chapel.
Prince Henry is the third grandson of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the second son of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales, and the late Diana, Princess of Wales

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Austria: Life of Maria Theresa silver coin series continues with third release

The Mint of Austria have unveiled (13th March) the third coin in their insightful and informative silver coin series which salutes the life and reign of Austria’s first and, to date, only female head of state as well as the only woman to rule over the vast Hapsburg Empire — Empress Maria Theresa. The series celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Empress Maria Theresa with the issue of four-coins and is based on the four cardinal virtues which governed the Empress throughout her life

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Canada: Third and final silver coin issued in popular “Norse Figureheads” series

The Royal Canadian Mint has released (6th March) the final silver coins that are part of their three-coin series entitled “Norse Figureheads” which focuses on the connection with North America and early Viking explorations. The coins also focus on the ships with which these explorations were made possible by and saw the Norse Vikings sail from their homelands in Scandinavia as far as the Middle East, into the Black Sea, and, of course — to what would be known as North America

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Niue: Disney princess silver coin series begins with Cinderella and features aqua-blue gemstone

The government and treasury of the island nation of Niue have issued (5th March) the first coin in a new series which features some of most beloved and well-known Disney princess characters. The first of these royal princesses depicted is remembered for her magical night at the ball when she met her Prince Charming: Cinderella

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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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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: Silver dome-shaped coin celebrates 180 years of Canadian baseball

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched (6th March) a new silver coin which marks 180 years of baseball that took place in Ontario, paving the way for one of the most popular sports and pastimes. Travel back in time 180 years ago to Beachville, Ontario, the date was the 4th June 1838, and with an open pasture, a cedar “club” and a ball made of yarn and stitched calfskin seemed to be all that was necessary to stage a match that made sports history

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Australia: Definitive silver commemorative coins celebrate Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games

The Royal Australian Mint have issued (5th March) both traditional silver crowns and a one-kilo silver mega coin in celebration of the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which commence with an elaborate opening ceremony on the 4th April. The Commonwealth Games are staged every four years in the same way as the Olympics and offer an opportunity for athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations and territories to compete in a variety of sports during a 10-day event

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United Kingdom launches new “Great British Coin Hunt” project and smartphone app about the A to Z of Britain

The Royal Mint have launched (1st March) a new Great British coin project which will see the issue of 26 new 10-pence coin designs whose theme is in line with the alphabet and highlights 26 of the country’s favourite or iconic references. From the date of the project’s launch, all 26 designs will be shown on the reverse side of 10-pence coins and will make their way into general circulation

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Poland: National hero August Emil Fieldorf features on latest “Enduring Soldiers” series silver coin

The Narodowy Bank Polski have issued (23rd February) collector coins which are part of the series “The Enduring Soldiers Persecuted by the Communists,” introduced last year, with the first coin dedicated to the memory of Danuta Siedzikówna (1928-1946). The latest and second coin in the series pays tribute to the national hero August Emil Fieldorf (1895–1953)

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Romania: Eminent artist Stefan Luchian honoured on new silver coin

The Banca National a Romanei have issued (26th February) collector coins which are minted in observance of one of the country’s most respected artists who made a name for himself for outstanding landscape and still life works. Stefan Luchian (1868–1916), through his work, proved to be an original and capable artistic personality

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Hungary: New silver coin honours army officer Artúr Görgei on the 200th anniversary of his birth

The National Bank of Hungary have issued (30th January) a new coin which is in remembrance of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Artúr Görgei (1818-1896), who is considered one of the country’s most esteemed military minds, and army officer who is credited with the staunch defence of Hungary’s declaration of independence in 1848. The coin also marks the 170th anniversary of Hungary’s 1848-49 revolution and war of independence

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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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Italy: Latest coin in the Europa Star Programme series features the Baroque period of art

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have released (22nd February) their latest coin which is part of the overall Europa Silver Star Programme. For 2018, the coin features the art which is part of the series “Ages of Europe — The Baroque Period” and the Europa Star Programme — an ongoing annual numismatic initiative begun in 2004

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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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Canada: New silver coin recognises 25 years of courage in combat

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched a new coin which remembers the 25th anniversary of one of Canada’s most prestigious honours that is associated with the military and service to the nation. Established on the 2nd February 1993, with royal ascent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Star of Military Valour is one of Canada’s highest military honours for valour in combat and courage under fire

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2018 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set available on February 22

Washington — Sales will open for the 2018 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 18AQ) on February 22 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The five quarters in this set—all struck in 90 percent silver at the San Francisco Mint—have reverse (tails) designs honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin), Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota), Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia), and Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island)

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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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United Kingdom: Academy of Arts features on new £5 crown coin

The Royal Mint have launched (14th February) a new crown coin which is in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts. The striking of the Royal Academy 250th Anniversary Commemorative Coin highlights more than just the RA 250 celebrations — it also shines a light on a number of important historical, cultural, and symbolic links that have been maintained between the Royal Mint and the Royal Academy of Arts since it first opened in 1768

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New Zealand: Latest honeybee collector coin unveiled features mānuka honey

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand have unveiled (13th February) their second collector coin which focuses on the country’s lucrative honey industry. Following on the huge success of the Reserve Bank’s release of their first honey bee coin last year, a second coin is to be issued which features the golden nectar from the mānuka honey bee and its extraordinary product

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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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Canada: Final silver coin issued in “Nature’s Impressions” series features the wolf

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued new coins that are part of an innovative and unconventional tie-in to the traditional wildlife portrait.
As an added feature to each design, engraved animal prints all along the coin’s edge can be viewed in a continuous pattern which correspond to the wildlife highlighted

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Canada: “Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon” features the awakening of the bear on new silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the second silver coloured coin which is part of their new series entitled “Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon,” that features the folklore associated with indigenous teachings and stories associated with the lunar cycle. According to the teachings of Canada’s indigenous Anishnaabe people, who view every aspect of nature as a living relation that plays an active role in their lives, from the woodland cultures that extend from the eastern seaboard to the Great Lakes — Grandmother Moon is ever-present

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Netherlands: First silver ducat issued for 2018 focuses on province of Overijssel

The Royal Dutch Mint have launched (8th February) the latest design for their first silver Ducat dated 2018. The province featured on this coin is Overijssel, which is a member of the traditional Dutch provinces with a strong connection to Europe’s Hanseatic League and the cities associated with it

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Canada: New silver and colour coin in “Gardens in Canada” series features the sovereign’s entrance

The Royal Canadian Mint have released the third silver and colour coin in their innovative series entitled “Gardens in Canada,” where various detailed and finely crafted gates are integrated into three-dimensional coin designs featuring vividly coloured depictions of some of Canada’s most outstanding gardens.
Inspired by the many public, national, and private gardens in Canada, the series captures the greatest vantage point where the garden is at its most splendid

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Finland: Fascinating culture of the Sami peoples featured on latest silver collector coins

The Mint of Finland have launched (18th January) new silver collector coins which offer a fascinating look into the indigenous Sami people and their culture which has developed on the northernmost part of the European continent since the end of the Ice Age.
Believed to be some of the very first inhabitants on the European continent, the Sami are also related to the Inuit people living in Greenland and the northern half of North America who migrated from Eurasia (what is today Siberia)

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Canada: Second silver coin issued in popular Norse Figureheads series features Leif Eriksson’s Dragon’s Sail ship

In my first column on the Norse Figureheads series, I covered the Northern Fury coin. Now, the Royal Canadian Mint has released their second silver coin which revisits the long and historic ties of Viking exploration in North America more than 1,000 years ago

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Italy: New silver coin salutes the XXII FIFA World Cup tournament

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) have issued a new silver coin in celebration of the FIFA World Cup tournament, which will be hosted this year in Russia with venues in various cities and venues. Sadly, for the first time in the tournament’s history, the Italian team did not qualify — which was heartbreaking for many

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Ukraine: Winter Olympiad celebrated with new silver holographic crown coin

The National Bank of Ukraine have issued (11th January) two new coin denominations which were minted in support of the Ukrainian Winter Olympics team who are on their way to the XXIII Winter Olympiad, set to be hosted by the city of PyeongChang, South Korea. The first Ukrainian Winter Olympics team participated as an independent nation in the 1994 Games which were hosted in Lillehammer, Norway, and have participated in every Winter Olympiad since

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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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Pricing for the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program

The United States Mint is announcing pricing for the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program as follows:

Coin

Introductory Price

Regular Price

Silver Proof

$51.95

$56

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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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Pricing for the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program

The United States Mint is announcing pricing for the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program as follows:

Coin

Introductory Price

Regular Price

Silver Proof

$51.95

$56

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New Zealand: A giant from the past, the wingless moa, makes an appearance on new silver crown

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand have launched (18th January) a new silver crown coin which provides a glimpse into the country’s pre-historical past and reminds us about the fragility of animal species once thought to be sufficiently robust to thrive under any circumstances. The new coin features the moa, who were a family of 11 species of flightless birds that were only found within New Zealand

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Canada: Iconic Inuksuk landmarks feature on new gold-plated silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new silver coin which highlights one of the country’s more recognisable landmarks predominantly seen in the more northern locations of Canada, that of the Inuksuk. The rough-hewn elegance and spiritual meaning of the Inuksuk confirms its practicality as a navigational and communication tool for Arctic travellers

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Canada: Norse Figureheads silver coin series launches with “Northern Fury” long ship

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new silver coin which revisits the long historic ties of Viking exploration in North America more than a thousand years ago. The coin launches a new series that revisits the Viking Age, a time when the naval expertise of Norse seafarers left an imprint on history wherever their ships came ashore, including Canada’s east coast

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Italy: New silver coin issued to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s constitution

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) have released (2nd January) a new silver coin which is in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Italian constitution, which came into force on the 1st January 1948. Italy’s post-war constitution was written by the 556 deputies in the Italian senate and Chamber of Deputies which the Italian people elected to their first Constitutional Assembly on June 2, 1946

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United States Mint opened sales for 2018 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin on January 4

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint kicked off the New Year with the release of the 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 18EA) on January 4, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
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United States Mint opened sales for 2018 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin on January 4

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint kicked off the New Year with the release of the 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 18EA) on January 4, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Since its debut in 1986, the obverse (heads) of this coin has featured Adolph A

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United States Mint opens sales for 2018 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin on January 4

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will kick off the New Year with the release of the 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 18EA) on January 4, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Since its debut in 1986, the obverse (heads) of this coin has featured Adolph A

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Ukraine: Centenary anniversary of National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture celebrated with new silver coin

The National Bank of Ukraine have issued (7th December) two new collector coins which are minted in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, which is the successor of the Ukrainian State Academy of Arts. Founded on the 18th December 1917, on the initiative of prominent public figures, patrons of the arts, and artists, the academy was inaugurated at a time of great hardship in Ukraine

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American Eagle 2018 One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin to go on sale January 4, 2018, at noon

The Mint’s first product scheduled to be released for 2018 will go on sale January 4 at noon. The American Eagle 2018 One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin, struck by the West Point Mint, contains one troy ounce of

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American Eagle 2018 One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin to go on sale January 4, 2018 at noon

The Mint’s first product scheduled to be released for 2018 will go on sale January 4 at noon. The American Eagle 2018 One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin, struck by the West Point Mint, contains one troy ounce of

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Czech Republic: New coin celebrates 100 years of the Czech Astronomical Society

The Czech National Bank have issued (1st December) new collector coins minted in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the Czech Astronomical Society, which was founded on the 8th December 1917, and was located in the capital city of Prague. The history of the Czech Astronomical Society dates back to the first thoughts of its founding before World War I during a time when Czech lands were still a part of the Habsburg monarchy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire

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South Africa: New Proof and colour coins feature Cape West Coast biosphere diversity

The South African Mint have launched their second set of colourised coins following closely on the successful 2016-dated series which highlighted the rich diversity of the flora and fauna of the country’s Kogelberg Biosphere, east of Cape Town. This 2017-dated range of colour coins celebrates the rich diversity and astounding beauty of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve, situated in the coastal zone north of Cape Town

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By Gabriel Leif Bellman
A surprise 2017 release from the Mexican Mint comes to us in kilo silver. The first surprise is that the 2017 kilo silver Libertad is the key to the series

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A silver bar walks into a mint

By Gabriel Leif Bellman
A surprise 2017 release from the Mexican Mint comes to us in kilo silver. The first surprise is that the 2017 kilo silver Libertad is the key to the series

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Malaysia: New silver coin celebrates National Archives anniversary

The Banka Negara Malaysia have launched (4th December) two new coins in recognition of the country’s National Archives institute which was founded on the 1st December 1957. The institute was founded originally as the Public Records Office before changing their current name in 1963 and is located in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia

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Latvia: Centenary anniversary of the Latvian Provisional National Council celebrated on new silver coin

The Bank of Latvia have issued (4th December) a new silver coin which is in remembrance of the-then province’s first session of the Latvian Provisional National Council (LPNC) held in Valka 100 years ago, one of the most significant events which resulted in establishing Latvia’s statehood.
Between a complicated and vast war breaking out in Europe in late 1914 and the abdication of Czar Nicholas II in March 1917, circumstances all over the would-be former empire were about to change significantly

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Poland: Precursor to independence, National Committee, is celebrated on new silver coin

The National Bank of Poland have issued (15th November) a new coin which remembers the auspicious day when the establishment of Poland’s National Committee. The famed legislative body undertook the arrangements of the re-establishment of Polish independence after more than 146 years of partition

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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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Ireland: Famed satirist and poet Jonathan Swift features on latest silver coin

The Central Bank of Ireland have officially launched (30th November) their latest silver crown coin which is in recognition of the 350th anniversary of the birth of satirist and poet Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), whose wit and outlook on life in Ireland during his lifetime is remembered from his many works and essays. He is best remembered as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, an adventure story involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, which was first published in 1726

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