Category Archives: Christmas Coins

New 50p Continues Raymond Briggs Father Christmas Collection

We could all do with a little bit of cheer this year and therefore, following the amazing success of the 2018 and 2019 Father Christmas coins, The Pobjoy Mint is proud to present a new design for this year featuring Father ChristmasTM, the character derived from a British Children’s book written and illustrated by Raymond […]

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New Crown Coin Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Dickens’ Christmas Carol

The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the new release and first Christmas coin of 2020 on behalf of Ascension Island. As Ascension Island is actually mentioned in Charles Dickens’ book Bleak House, we felt this would be a perfect fit for the issue of a Christmas Crown. We are excited to share the new […]

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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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New 50 Pence Coin From Pobjoy Features Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

Following the amazing success of the 2018 Father Christmas coin, Pobjoy Mint is proud to present a new design featuring Father ChristmasTM 2019. Father ChristmasTM is a character derived from a British Children’s book written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs. The books known as Father Christmas and Father Christmas Goes on Holiday were published in […]

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British Royal Mint commemoratives thrive

Perhaps the number of coins needed in circulation is declining, but as this proves to be true, the British Royal Mint is using its otherwise unused capacity to increase the number of commemorative coins it produces.
There has been a notable shift in where the BRM is putting its focus. Not all of its efforts are being directed solely on coins

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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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United Kingdom: 2018-dated holiday crown launches in time to be the perfect gift for coin collecting friends and family

The Royal Mint has launched their latest holiday-themed coin, which is the second year that sees a specially designed crown coin minted with a holiday (or Christmas) theme, well in time to add this unique gift to your holiday list.
The Brilliant Uncirculated crown coin is presented in a Christmas card, which simply makes it ideal for those who are ardent coin collectors

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our valued readers

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers who have visited Coin Update this year a very happy holiday season. Christmas and the New Year seem to always arrive so soon and leave us all too quickly

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Gibraltar: First 50-pence coin issued with a Christmas theme

The government and treasury of Gibraltar have issued (13th December) a new 50-pence coin and is their first such coin to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. During the holiday season, coins are often exchanged as gifts since the story of the Nativity teaches that the three kings (or wise men), seeking out the Messiah, came upon the baby Jesus who was born in a manger

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2018 African Elephant Gold & Silver Coins Available from APMEX

Holiday-themed Elephant coins also available APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to offer the full range of 2018 Gold and Silver Somalian Elephant coins now available to order. In 1999, the Bavarian State Mint, known locally as Das Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt Mint, first manufactured Gold and Silver Elephant […]

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Gibraltar: First 50-pence coin issued with a Christmas theme

The government and treasury of Gibraltar have issued (13th December) a new 50-pence coin and is their first such coin to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. During the holiday season, coins are often exchanged as gifts since the story of the Nativity teaches that the three kings (or wise men), seeking out the Messiah, came upon the baby Jesus who was born in a manger

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2017 Holiday Coin Picks by Dillon Gage Metals

World Sovereign Mint’s Gold and Silver Coins Make Meaningful Holiday Gifts Just in time for Christmas, and as part of an annual tradition dating back several years, executives with international precious metals wholesaler Dillon Gage Metals are out with their short list of favorite 2017 holiday-themed coins. Many of the world’s sovereign mints including The […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Australia 5 Cent, Money Evolves, Wu-Tang Clan…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Brain Food 1.) INFOGRAPHIC: 58 Insane Facts About Bitcoin You probably have heard a lot of people talking about Bitcoin recently, so you’ll want to save this infographic via BitcoinPlay.net to learn what Bitcoin is, when it started, and who uses this cryptocurrency the most… […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Gold Coin, Christmas Coin Set Released

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …. On September 14, 2017, the Federal Mint Swissmint opened sales for a new gold collector coin commemorating the famous Saint Bernard dog Barry, as well as the 2017 Swiss Christmas coin set and medal. Barry At the Great St. Bernhard Pass at 2469 m above sea the Augustine Chorherren […]

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Canadian Symbols Stand out on Latest Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest release of collector coins continues to showcase Canada through a striking combination of craftsmanship and innovation. Creative shapes, sophisticated applications of color and selective gold plating are but a few of the eye-catching features to be found on these new keepsakes, which are available for purchase as of today. By […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Christmas Battles”

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 6 December, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5 euro silver collector coin “Christmas Battles”. This coin is a dedication to the Latvian riflemen, heroes of the Christmas Battles, and their eternal contribution to the future. The Christmas Battles raged from 5 to 11 […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just how […]

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New Bullion Coin from Pobjoy Mint: 2016 Isle of Man Gold Christmas Angel

Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man with a mintage of only 1,000 coins This is the last Christmas Gold Angel to be released by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Isle of Man Every year a special 1/20oz Gold Angel is released on behalf of the Isle of Man to celebrate the Christmas […]

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The Nativity on Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz… The Nativity of Jesus is such a familiar image in visual media–from greeting cards to stained glass windows–that it is startling to discover that it does not appear anywhere in Western art until the fourth century, and – with one unique medallic exception – not on coinage until […]

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