Category Archives: Silver World Coins

A Time of Transition: Spanish Coin Auction by Tauler and Fau

By Jesús Orejas Valdés – Tauler and Fau …… The following highlights some of the coins from Tauler and Fau’s upcoming E-Auction 67 of Spanish coins. * * * The term “Catholic Kings” refers to Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, who were the king and queen of the Crown of Castile […]

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Royal Australian Mint Releases AC/DC Anniversary Coin Set

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the milestone anniversaries of six AC/DC albums with six unique coin tributes, a seven-coin set, and a limited-edition silver frosted uncirculated coin. The Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid said: “The Mint is proud to be issuing coin tributes to the vinyls […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Koala Silver Bullion Coins

Depicting one of Australia’s most beloved animals, the Australian koala silver coin pays tribute to our rich wildlife. Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the 2021 koala is available in 1 kilo and 1oz sizes. Only 300,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the 1 kilo coin, however production will close at […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins

A laughing kookaburra, the largest member of the kingfisher species, is synonymous with the Australian outback. The Perth Mint is pleased to present three bullion coins featuring the kookaburra, meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver in 1 kilo, 10oz, and 1oz sizes. Only 500,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the […]

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Coins of the Conqueror: William, Duke of Normandy

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek ….. On October 14, 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, accomplished in a single day what his Viking ancestors and cousins had failed to achieve over 273 years: he conquered England, defeating the English king Harold II (reigned 1066) at the Battle of Hastings. Over the next several years William […]

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Singapore Mint Launches New Macau Lunar Coin Series

By The Singapore Mint ….. The Singapore Mint is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Macau as the official mint and exclusive international sales agent responsible for the production and international marketing of the new Macau Lunar Coin Series. The new series covers a period of 12 years, […]

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Roller Coaster Coin Commemorates 120th Anniversary of Loop the Loop

Loop the Loop Cook Islands. 5 dollars. 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. smartminting. Mintage: 1,901. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side depicts the vertical loop of a roller coaster, in which a car with three passengers dares to complete the inversion. In the loop LOOP / THE / LOOP […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Lunar Series III Year of the Ox Silver Proof Coins

The Perth Mint’s highly anticipated Australian Lunar Series III coin program is an array of superb silver coins celebrating the next animal in the zodiac, the ox. Released as a magnificent three-coin set, and as individual 1oz and 1/2oz silver proof coins, the coins feature original artistry portraying the kind-hearted ox. Those born under the […]

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Chameleon Coin Final Entry in CIT Magnificient Life Series

Magnificent Life 2020 – Chameleon Cook Islands. 5 dollars 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. Special technology: Color application; smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Chameleon Coin One side features the colored front part of a chameleon to the left on a branch, its head turned towards the observer, […]

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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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Meteorite Coin in High Relief Celebrates Viñales Impact: CIT

Meteorite Impacts: Viñales Cook Islands. 5 dollars 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 33mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,500. Special technology: smartminting© with an embedded piece of a meteorite. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side is a realistic depiction of a meteorite impact with an embedded piece of a meteorite. Above the legend […]

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Evolution of Life Coin Series Continues With Diplocaulus Fossil

Evolution of Life – Diplocaulus Mongolia. 500 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 999. Special technology: partially plated. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog. 2020. Gold .9999. 0.5g. 11mm. Proof. Mintage: 15,000. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side presents the skull and the upper […]

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The Provincial Coinage of Spain: Tauler and Fau Auction Sept. 22

By Jesús Orejas Valdés – Tauler and Fau …… The following highlights some of the coins from Tauler and Fau’s upcoming E-Auction 64 of Spanish coins (Vol. VII). * * * Following the end of the War of Spanish Succession in 1713, the new king Philip V had to face the problem that Spanish silver […]

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Winged Victory Gold, Silver 1oz High Relief Proof Coins

These extraordinary 1oz gold and silver high-relief coins feature an innovative new design celebrating Nike, the goddess of victory, from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. In Greek mythology, Nike was invited to live on Mount Olympus by Zeus, the king of the gods, as a reward for becoming his charioteer during the Titan […]

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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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Fighter Pilots: Knights of the Air Honored on New Silver Coins

Fighter Pilot – Real Heroes Cook Islands. 20 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 3 oz. 50 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 499. Special technology: smartminting©, partially printed, with micro minting. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin Fighter pilot with mirrored visor in front of honeycomb pattern; in the left field REAL / HERO in […]

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Perth Mint Unveils 2021 Bullion Coins Amid Metals Rally

As an issuer of world-renowned investment products, The Perth Mint has unveiled the 2021 designs of Australia’s official bullion coin program. The annual range of precious metal coins portrays detailed artistry of the kangaroo in pure gold, silver, and platinum, alongside the koala and kookaburra in fine silver, complemented by the ox in the trio […]

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Arctic Culture and Natural Resources Headline Royal Canadian Mint Sept. Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a new collector coin crafted entirely of Nunavut-sourced gold. Entirely Arctic, from its design to its metal content, the reverse of the 2020 $10 Pure Gold Coin – An Inuk and a Qulliq, is the creation of Nunavut artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut. Motifs of a traditional qulliq, an Inuit […]

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Carstensz Pyramid Newest Coin in Award-Winning High Relief 7 Summits Series

The 7 Summits – Carstensz Pyramid Cook Islands. 25 dollars 2020. Silver .999. 5 oz. 65 mm. BU. Mintage: 777. Special Technology: smartminiting©, partially colored. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side shows a bird’s eye view of the Carstensz Pyramid, whose peaks are minted in raised relief. The piece is […]

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Heaton Mint Coin From Kiangnan Highlighting Stack’s Bowers’ Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Late in the 19th century, China began to modernize its coining system, moving away from the cast “cash” coinage that had been standard for over two millennia and toward a denominated rubric more in line with the western world. Various provincial mints began striking […]

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Heritage Presents Special Auctions of Mexican 8 Reales, Canadian Paper Money

A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales Heritage World and Ancient Coins is presenting a month-long auction featuring A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales. Bidding is open now through Coins.HA.com, with the live session scheduled for Sunday, August 30 at 8 PM CT. Mexican 8 Reales pieces were struck in large quantities from many […]

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Fear and Majesty of Great White Shark on New Coin From CIT

Great White Shark Palau. 5 dollars 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2021. Special Technology: smartminting©, partially colored. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side depicts on the center line a great white shark, whose back comes out of the water showing the characteristic triangular dorsal fin and […]

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Tiffany Art Series to End With 2020 Isfahan Silver Coins

Tiffany Art – Isfahan Palau. 20 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 3 oz. 55 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. Tiffany glass inlay; smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Palau. 25 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 5 oz. 65 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 555. Tiffany glass inlay with gold plating; smartminting. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the […]

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Cougar Celebrated on Last Coin in “Big Cats” 2 oz Silver Coin Series

Each “Big Cats” coin is presented in an acrylic box with a complimentary outer sleeve that includes the certificate of authenticity Issue Limit: 500   Big Cats The cougar is also known as a mountain lion or puma, but they all refer to the same impressive, tawny-colored big cat. This solitary and stealthy cat is […]

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1st Antarctic Territory £2 Bimetallic Coin Commemorates 200 Years Since Discovery of Antarctica

The first-ever British Antarctic Territory £2 bimetallic coin Low issue limit of only 2020 Worldwide Also available in Proof Sterling Silver with a small mintage of 199   The Pobjoy Mint is proud to announce the new release of the first-ever British Antarctic Territory £2 bimetallic coin in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Recognizes 150th Anniversary of Northwest Territories Among New Collector Coins

True to its commitment to celebrating Canada’s history, cultures, and values, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin in honor of the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Northwest Territories. Designed by Inuvialuk artist Myrna Pokiak, this piece of history is also a tribute to the various Indigenous cultures that have shaped […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kookaburra 5oz Silver Proof Gilded High Relief Coin

  This exceptional 5oz silver Proof gilded high-relief coin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Proof Coin. A first from The Perth Mint, elements of the high-relief design have been gilded in pink gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques. Known as the ‘king of the bush’, the kookaburra has been featured on […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release this 1oz silver Proof coin featuring the Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format. Depicted as serpentine-shaped creatures with large-eyes, horns, fish scales, and sharp claws, mythological dragons have been part of Chinese culture for thousands of years. Despite their fearsome appearance, they are considered to be benevolent […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2020 Industry in Motion 1oz Silver Antiqued 2-Coin Set

This Industry in Motion two-coin set celebrates the evolution of industry and machinery. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, each innovative gear-shaped coin is issued as legal tender of Tuvalu. The cogwheel, also known as a cog or gear, was a device fundamental to the development of machinery. The rotating […]

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Talers of the Habsburg Dynasty in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The Habsburgs came to dominate European affairs for nearly four centuries, with the family name eventually becoming synonymous with that of the Holy Roman Empire. This exalted status wasn’t always the case, however, as the family started with a small holding along the Rhine. […]

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The Tiger: Penultimate Coin in Latest “Big Cats” 2 oz Silver Coin Series

Presented in an acrylic box with a complimentary outer sleeve that includes the certificate of authenticity Issue Limit: 500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the fourth and penultimate coin in a series of five coins featuring Big Cats of the World. The “Big 5” series in 2019 proved extremely popular […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Great Southern Land 1oz Silver Proof Opal Coin

This coin features the great southern Australian continent in stunning Australian opal. Australia is the planet’s sixth-largest country yet the smallest of the world’s continents. Evolving across more than 3,000 million years, it is also unique as the lowest, flattest and driest continent (after Antarctica) and home to a diverse range of climates, landscapes, and […]

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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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Perth Mint – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin

This 10 kilo silver coin, produced by The Perth Mint, celebrates the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, […]

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New Series of Dutch Silver Ducats Focuses on Country’s Famous Castles

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Silver Ducat has been part of the heritage of the Netherlands Mint for 350 years. But with the 2020 issue, it takes on an appearance unlike any of its predecessors. Although the requisite standing armored knight is on the obverse as required by the law, on each of […]

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Hungary Commemorates 30th Anniversary of Stock Exchange After Fall of Communism

By Coin & Currency Institute ……   The National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) is issuing a silver collector coin with a face value of 10,000 forints and a copper-nickel version of 2,000 forints to mark the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Budapest Stock Exchange. By reopening the stock exchange, one of […]

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Missing Blank Space Makes Chinese Peacock Coin Worth Over $100,000

The modern Chinese Peacock series of coins is always popular with collectors. But despite these coins’ popularity and beauty, you can usually purchase a high-grade 1993 Peacock 150 Yuan for under $10,000 USD or even under $5,000. Heritage Auctions will be selling a very special piece that will likely sell for more than 10 times […]

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The Panther: Third Entry in Big Cats Coin Series Now Available

Presented in an acrylic box with a complimentary outer sleeve that includes the certificate of authenticity Issue Limit: 500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the third coin in a series of five coins featuring Big Cats of the World. The “Big 5” series in 2019 proved extremely popular with collectors […]

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The Walczak Collection Month-Long Heritage Auction of Canadian Silver Coins

Heritage Auction’s latest Month-Long auction features the Walczak Collection, a collection of Canadian silver minor coinage that truly has something for every numismatic budget. Bidding on this auction is ongoing, with the live auction scheduled for 8PM CT on Sunday, June 28. A coin that has attracted a great deal of attention already is the […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kookaburra 2oz Silver Proof Gilded High Relief Coin

This extraordinary 2oz silver Proof gilded high-relief coin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Proof Coin. A first from The Perth Mint, elements of the high-relief design have been gilded in 24-carat gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver […]

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Buel Spoon: Legendary Fishing Lure Commemorated on New Collector Coins

The Lure That Revolutionized Fishing Cook Islands. 20 dollars. 2020. Gold .9999. 1/10 oz. 22.5 x 14 mm. Silk finish. Mintage: 1,000. Special Technology: concave minting. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Cook Islands. 2 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 40 x 25 mm. Silk finish. Mintage: 2,000. Special technology: concave minting. B. H. Mayer’s […]

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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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The Canadian Silver Dollars of 1935-67

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The coins of Canada attract collectors from all around the world with their beautiful, nature-themed designs and motifs of British royalty spanning back to the long and colorful reign of Queen Victoria. Of all the coins struck for Canada since its provincial days in the late 1850s, among the […]

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Boudica Warrior Queen – Ultra High Relief Silver Coin From Isle of Man

Boudica – Warrior Queen Isle of Man. 5 pounds. 2020. Silver .999. 3 oz. 55 mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 999. Special Technology: Smartminting© Ultra High Relief. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side is dedicated to the Celtic queen Boudica: it depicts the queen with an elaborate braided hairstyle in front […]

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kangaroo 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

This spectacular silver gilded coin features a true blue Aussie icon – the kangaroo, gilded in stunning 24-carat gold. Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of […]

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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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History Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s Latest Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint released its entire fine silver Floral Emblems of Canada coin series on Tuesday, May 5. This follows the launch of the first two coins earlier this year featuring Ontario and Quebec. Each coin features the official floral emblem of each province and territory, illustrated by artist Lisa Thomson-Khan. This bouquet of […]

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Ancient Tortoise of Aegina Reprised on New High Relief Coin

Tortoise Cook Islands. 5 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. Approx. 30 mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 999. Special Technology: smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side features a tortoise in the style of Aeginetic staters. At its right and left, C-I for Cook Islands. The other side features the portrait […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Brisbane Expo Privy Mark Kookaburra 1oz Silver Coin

This exclusive 2020 Brisbane Money Expo ANDA Special from The Perth Mint celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin. The coin also features a Cooktown Orchid privy mark, Queensland’s floral emblem, to signify the show that was due to take place in Brisbane on the 2-3 of May 2020. Although the Money […]

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Blue Skies and Tailwinds From CIT on Proof High Relief Propeller Coin

Airplane Propeller – Blue Skies Cook Islands. 10 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description One side is dominated by the propeller of an airplane, behind it, the cockpit; in the background, compass scale; in the left field, inscription BLUE SKIES & TAILWINDS. The […]

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Coin Profile – 2019 Alderney 1 oz Silver Puffin Coin

The 1 troy oz puffin coin has a limited mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide and has been graded a near perfect coin by PCGS. This release of the APMEXclusive® Alderney Five Pounds features a striking image of a Puffin Coin in .999 fine Silver. The common puffin, named after its puffed-up swollen appearance (although its […]

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Racoon Dog: Trickster of Japanese Folklore on Third Woodland Spirits Silver Coin

Woodland Spirits – Racoon Dog Mongolia. 500 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. Partly pad printed. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 1,500. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side presents the head of a racoon dog in front view; the animal is hiding in a flower field. Below, the series’ title Woodland […]

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Racoon Dog: Trickster of Japanese Folklore on Third Woodland Spirits Silver Coin

Woodland Spirits – Racoon Dog Mongolia. 500 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. Partly pad printed. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 1,500. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side presents the head of a racoon dog in front view; the animal is hiding in a flower field. Below, the series’ title Woodland […]

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Coin Profile – 2019 Australia 1 oz Silver $1 Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin

Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin This unique Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin depicts the Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, in one ounce of .999 fine Silver. There is a limited mintage of 20,000 coins available in this release. Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin Highlights: Limited mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide. Each coin comes individually packaged in a unique,  Coin […]

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Plesiosaur Latest Coin in High Relief Silver Prehistoric Beasts Series

Prehistoric Beasts – Plesiosauria Mongolia. 2,000 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 3 oz. Blue-rock finish. 65 mm. Proof. Mintage: 499. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side presents the fossilized skeleton of a plesiosaur; below in italics Plesiosauria, Blainville, 1835; in block letters Mesozoic era. The other side features the coat of […]

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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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Coin Profile – 2018 Mexico 2-Coin Silver Libertad Proof & Reverse Proof Set

The Banco de México has partnered with APMEX to produce 500 worldwide of these unique two-coin sets featuring its most popular design. This beautiful APMEXclusive® set contains two 2018 Silver Mexican Libertad coins in both Proof and Reverse Proof finishes. Silver Libertads are Mexico’s treasured coins and this Proof/Reverse Proof 2018 set continues the beloved series that […]

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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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Coin Profile – 2019 Netherlands 1 oz Silver Lion Dollar MS-70 PCGS (FS)

With a history of more than 400 years, the Royal Dutch Mint presents a 1 oz Brilliant Uncirculated Lion Dollar restrike with a limited mintage of 15,000 coins worldwide. In addition to these coins being an APMEXclusive®, we have partnered with PCGS to create a custom label made specifically for this coin. The design of the label […]

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Coin Profile – 2020 Laos 1 oz Silver 500 KIP Indochinese Tiger

Laos Indochinese Tiger Product Details This bullion silver coin issued by the country of Laos features the Indochinese tiger. This APMEXclusive® has a limited mintage of 10,000 coins. Indochinese Tiger Coin Highlights: Mintage of 10,000 Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver. APMEXclusive® worldwide. View more exclusives here Coin comes in protective packaging. Obverse: Depicts the Bank […]

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Künker Spring Auction Results Defy Troubles

Künker Spring Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… The Künker Spring Auction Sales took place in the middle of the worldwide coronavirus crisis and under constantly tightened security requirements. The concern was enormous: How would the collectors react? In brief, the mood was positive and participation was high overall. For the more than 6,500 lots, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Dragon 1oz Gold, Silver Bullion Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release these 1oz gold and silver bullion coins featuring two Chinese dragons in a unique rectangular format. In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl. […]

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Gold, Silver Coins Commemorate Italian Renaissance Artist Raffaello Sanzio

Raffaello Sanzio By the Italian Mint …… The State Mint of Italy has produced two coins, one in silver and one in gold, to celebrate Raffaello Sanzio the illustrious artist of Urbino, on the fifth centenary of his death. The silver coin will have a circulation of 5,000 pieces in Proof, and it has a […]

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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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Mahatma Gandhi Latest in CIT’s Revolutionaries Gold, Silver Coin Series

Revolutionaries – Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) Mongolia. 1000 Togrog. 2020. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 13.92 mm. Proof. Mintage: 5,000. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The reverse depicts a frontal portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, in the left field, MAHATMA GANDHI in Latin and Mongolian script, in the field below, 2020. The obverse features the coat of […]

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Still Trapped: Mankind’s Greatest Fears Continue on New Silver Coin From CIT

Still Trapped Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Antique Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials IRB); surrounded by the sovereign’s name, the country of issue and the denomination 5 DOLLARS. The reverse […]

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Madonna of Bruges Honored With Gilt Silver Coin

Madonna of Bruges Cook Islands. 2020. Silver .999. Gilded. 3 oz. Silk finish. Size 60 x 30 mm. Mintage: 501. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The blank is minted in the shape of a Madonna with a child. The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB) in a […]

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The British Trade Dollar: A Turn-of-the-Century Staple of Commerce in East Asia

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Following Spanish colonization of the New World during the 16th century and the subsequent utilization of local silver mines—especially in Mexico—trade increased between the Americas and Spain’s outpost in the Far East—the Philippines. Commerce in the Filipino capital of Manila allowed for access to […]

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Künker Auction 335: Holy Citizens – A Special Collection of Medieval Coins

Künker Spring Auctions by Künker GmbH …… On March 18, 2020, Künker’s auction No. 335 offers a special collection of medieval coins containing about 150 splendid bracteates. These Romanesque works of art take us back to a time when saints were regarded as fellow citizens willing to engage actively for the well-being of the community. […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Presents First-Ever Collectible Coin in Shape of Cut Diamond

Breaking the mold to prove there can be more than two sides to a coin, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly created a collectible in the three-dimensional shape of a real cut diamond. The 2020 $50 Fine Silver Diamond Shaped Coin – Forevermark© Diamond is crafted from three ounces of 99.99% pure silver and is […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Surfboard 2oz Silver Colored Coin

One of Australia’s most popular pastimes, surfing is enjoyed by millions of people around the country. In an Australian first, this colored coin is shaped like a surfboard in an innovative release certain to appeal to enthusiasts of the sport. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver and […]

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Cheetah Coin Second in ‘Big Cats’ High Relief 2 oz Silver Series

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the second coin in a series of five coins featuring Big Cats of the World. The “Big 5” series in 2019 proved extremely popular with collectors and we know this series will do the same. Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, these new coins are being […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Hand of Faith 1oz Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

These commemorative gold and silver bullion coins mark 40 years since the discovery of the Hand of Faith nugget. The largest gold nugget still in existence and the second biggest ever found, the Hand of Faith was discovered by Kevin Hillier 200 kilometers northwest of Melbourne near the small Victoria town of Kingower on September […]

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Latest in Silver Charm Silver Coin Series: Gilded Fortune From CIT

Silver Charms: Gilded Fortune Palau. 5 dollars 2020. Silver .999, gilded. 1 oz. Silk finish. 38.61 mm. Mintage: 777. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin The blank has the shape of a four-leave clover with stem. The obverse shows elaborate, intertwined ornaments. The reverse depicts the coat of arms of Palau, above, […]

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Special Collectors Coin Helps Efforts to Fight Wildfires in Australia

15% of the proceeds from this coin will be donated to the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services   Since Australia’s fire season began in late July of last year, the country has been devastated by the worst wildfires seen in decades, and so in support of the efforts being made to combat these […]

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kookaburra 2 Kilo Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin

The Perth Mint is excited to release this spectacular 2 kilo silver coin featuring the Australian kookaburra. Known as Australia’s ‘king of the bush’, kookaburras are also popular inhabitants of urban areas, including national parks and botanical gardens full of incredible native flora and fauna. These birds mate for life and occupy the same territories […]

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Majestic Eagle Series in High-Relief Gold, Silver and Copper From Coin Invest Trust

Majestic Eagle Gold Mongolia. 25,000 Togrog 2020. Gold .9999. 1 oz. Proof. 33 mm. Mintage: 199 pcs. Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog 2020. Gold .9999. 1/10 oz. Proof. 16.5 mm. Mintage: 999 pcs. Silver Mongolia. 2,000 Togrog 2020. Silver .999. 3 oz. Proof. 45 mm. Mintage: 500 pcs. Mongolia. 500 Togrog 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. Proof. […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Figure 8 Dragon and Phoenix 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine creature and potent symbol of power, strength, wealth and good fortune. The phoenix is regarded as an immortal bird whose rare appearance is believed to foreshadow harmony. In feng shui, the dragon and the phoenix are considered perfect matches for one another. The phoenix […]

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First 50p From South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands to Feature HMS Resolution

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the world’s first 50 pence coin on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands government. The new coin features HMS Resolution captained by James Cook. 2020 celebrates the bicentennary of the reign of George III, Britain’s longest-reigning king. During his rule in 1775, explorer Captain Cook made […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 World Money Fair Kookaburra 1oz Silver Colored Coin

Marking the 2020 World Money Fair to be held between the 31st of January and the 2nd of February, The Perth Mint has released an exclusive coin show special celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin featuring the 2020 Australian kookaburra design in vivid color. Each coin is struck by The Perth […]

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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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World Coin Auctions – Heritage to Offer Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins Feb. 9

Our third highlighted monthly World and Ancient coin auction in as many weeks features A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins, minted for the Free City of Frankfurt before German confederation. The coins in this auction range from the small copper Heller all the way to silver 2 Taler issues and several examples of gold ducats. […]

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James Bond Collector Coins: Perth Mint Puts 007 in its Sights

The Perth Mint is delighted to announce the release of a series of limited edition commemoratives to celebrate the James Bond films under license from EON Productions. The first official James Bond film, Dr. No, was brought to cinemas in 1962 by producers Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. Nearly 60 years later, the 25th […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Lunar Series III Year of the Mouse 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

The first coin in our Australian Lunar Series to feature an ‘antiqued’ finish, this 2oz silver release portrays our 2020 Year of the Mouse design in exceptional detail. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year are said to be smart, resourceful, […]

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First Coin in ‘Big Cats’ High Relief 2 oz Silver Series Features the Lion

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the first coin in a series of five coins featuring Big Cats of the World. The “Big 5” series in 2019 proved extremely popular with collectors and we know this series will be the same. Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, these new coins are being […]

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2020 Year of the Mouse Rotating Charm 1oz Silver Coin

This 1oz silver antiqued coin is an excitingly innovative release featuring a central gold-plated rotating charm in the shape of the first animal in the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, the mouse. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year are said to […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Opal Lunar Series Year of the Mouse 1oz Silver Proof Coin

From our prestigious Australian Opal Lunar Series, this 2020 Year of the Mouse coin features a spectacular centerpiece crafted from authentic Australian opal. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Sell Most Extensive Offering of Colonial Chilean 8 Reales in Three Decades at 2020 NYINC

Anchored by the Santa Fe Collection, which includes an astounding 26 dates, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to offer the most extensive group of Spanish Colonial-Era Chilean 8 Reales in decades in their annual official auction at the 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Perhaps the most challenging series within Latin American numismatics, a […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

This extraordinary 1oz silver high relief coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, […]

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Royal Dutch Mint Silver Lion Coins From the Royal Dutch Mint – America’s First Dollar

With a history of more than 400 years, the Royal Dutch Mint presents a 1 oz Brilliant Uncirculated Lion Dollar restrike with a limited mintage of 15,000 coins worldwide. After a year of hiatus, APMEX is proud to bring back the highly anticipated and long overdue 2019 Netherlands 1 oz Silver Lion Dollar Restrike Coin. Lowest mintage […]

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Atlas Numismatics Highlights New Inventory of Rare World Coins Before FUN, NYINC

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending both the The 65th Annual F.U.N. Convention, January 8-12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida and The 48th New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), January 16-19, 2020 in New York City. If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse Quadrant 1oz Silver Proof 4-Coin Set

The Quadrant Mouse set consists of four coins that each comprise a quarter of a circle. When arranged together the coins form circle with a square in the centre reminiscent of the first currency of the Chinese empire. These ‘ban liang’ coins were first cast during the Qin Dynasty around 200 BCE. The four coins […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Set of Third Reich Hindenburg Silver Matte Proof Coins

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique historical and unbelievable set of all three Third Reich proof silver issues in matte proof of the Hindenburg German coins. It has been authenticated and certified by PCGS. The 1937A silver 2 Mark is unique in matte proof. It is unrecorded in all […]

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First Coin in Big Cats 2oz Silver Series Features the Lion

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the first coin in a series of five coins featuring Big Cats of the World. The “Big 5” series in 2019 proved extremely popular with collectors and we know this series will be the same. Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, these new coins are being […]

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New Release Silver and Limited Mintage Gold Coins from APMEX

The Silver Krugerrand Returns This is the third year this popular silver South African coin has been offered as Brilliant Uncirculated. The iconic design is popular with both investors and collectors alike worldwide. The obverse of this .999 fine silver coin matches the Gold Krugerrand, featuring the South African Republic’s first president, Paul Kruger. The […]

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PAMP Suisse Creates Its 1st Ever UFO Shaped Coin!

Colorized UFO Shaped Coin is Out of this World! By Bullion Shark LLC …… PAMP Suisse, the renowned Swiss refiner, has just released its first-ever UFO-shaped coin. PAMP has been effectively capturing collector’s imaginations and past by releasing similar items such as the 1 oz Silver Shark coins and its super popular Silver PEZ dispenser. […]

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World Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kangaroos at Dawn 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Design Following the Royal Australian Mint’s popular Kangaroo at Sunset series, the Mint introduces a new prestigious coin titled Kangaroos at Dawn. This high-quality $1 1/2oz silver proof coin features a stunning artistic representation of two kangaroos poised against the rising sun. For 13 years, the Royal Australian Mint released the Kangaroo at Sunset coin […]

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Switzerland 2020 Shooting Talers Continue Long Tradition

By Coin & Currency Institute …… Switzerland’s annual shooting taler is now available for preorder in advance of its mid to late January release date. The Swiss tradition of marksmanship was established during the old Swiss Confederacy in the 15th century, when festival participants used crossbows in shooting contests. The legend of William Tell recalls […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 1 Kilo Silver Coin with Gold Privy Mark

A prestigious collectible crafted from one kilo of 99.99% pure silver and featuring a one-gram gold insert, this flawlessly struck coin is a rare release with no more than 388 available. The unique tribute to the legendary lunar calendar portrays the first animal in the zodiac in vivid color and enshrines the Chinese character for […]

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2020 The Simpsons – Homer 2019 1/2oz Silver 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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Star Trek 2019 3oz Silver Holey Dollar & Delta Coin Set

This unique collectible two-coin set has been minted to reflect the United Federation of Planets’ Starfleet Command Emblem. Struck by The Perth Mint from 3oz of 99.99% pure silver, the two-coin set is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of […]

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Fabergé’s Famous Apple Blossom Egg Celebrated on New Coin From Coin Invest Trust

100th Anniversary of the Death of Peter Carl Fabergé: Apple Blossom Egg Mongolia. 1000 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 2 oz. Proof with color application and partial gilding. 38.61 mm. Mintage: 888. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below in Cyrillic script 1000 Togrog, […]

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Gold, Shaped Silver Coins From CIT Celebrate Edelweiss Flower

Edelweiss – Mountain Star Description Mongolia. 500 Togrog. 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. Appr. 33 mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 2,500. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. The blank is minted in the shape of an edelweiss. The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below in Cyrillic script 500 Togrog, in the […]

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Philippine Eagle Featured on Latest Silver Coin in Magnificent Life Series

Magnificent Life 2019 – Philippine Eagle Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (signature IRB below the neck). Around it the legend ELIZABETH II – 5 DOLLARS – COOK ISLANDS […]

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Philippine Eagle Featured on Latest Silver Coin in Magnificent Life Series

Magnificent Life 2019 – Philippine Eagle Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (signature IRB below the neck). Around it the legend ELIZABETH II – 5 DOLLARS – COOK ISLANDS […]

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English Coin Rarities to Star in JustCollecting’s November 14 Auction

A look at three of the most intriguing numismatic pieces in JustCollecting’s November 14 Prestige Collectibles Auction JustCollecting’s online November 14 Prestige Collectibles Auction, hosted on Invaluable, features a wealth of prize coins, postage stamps, and rare memorabilia. Ranging from ancient Greek to 19th-century British, the coin selection offers some tantalizing prospects for numismatists. James […]

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Legendary Kilimanjaro Latest Coin in Award-Winning 7 Summits Series

The 7 Summits – Kilimanjaro Cook Islands. 25 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 5 oz. 65 mm. BU. Mintage: 777. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley (signature IRB below the neck). In the right field micro minting .999. Around it the legend ELIZABETH […]

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Perth Mint: Australia 2019 High Relief 1oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Collection

Comprising the 2019 Australian kangaroo, koala and kookaburra high relief coins, this collection displays three of the most popular designs for the year. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Star Trek Enterprise & Crew 2oz Silver Proof Coin

Perfect for fans of Star Trek: The Original Series, this striking 2oz silver-colored coin depicts Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, and Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, key members of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 crew. Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of […]

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The “Little Iron Horse” Stands Tall In Black and Gold on New Royal Canadian Mint Coin

Nearly 400 years after the Canadian horse was first brought to Canada by the settlers of New France, the “little iron horse” that helped build a nation is being celebrated on a pure silver Royal Canadian Mint coin that combines gold and black rhodium plating. Designed by artist Claude Thivierge of Saint-Zotique, Quebec, this eye-catching […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons – Maggie 2019 1oz Silver 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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The Coin Analyst: Mexican Libertad Series Surprises Again

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. As Pat Stovall, a longtime dealer in Mexican coins and the stepson of the late “Dean of American Experts on Mexican Numismatics” Don Bailey, noted recently: “The never-ending story of Mexican coins is that something new comes to light almost every day.” In an interview for CoinWeek, Pat explained […]

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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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Hidden Tiger Coin From CIT Features Alternating Proof and Frosted Fields

Hidden Tiger Mongolia. 250 togrog. 2019. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,500. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below, 250 togrog in Cyrillic script, in the exergue, MONGOLIA 1/2 oz .999 SILVER in Latin script. The obverse […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Métis Leader Louis Riel

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a fine silver Special Edition Proof Dollar marking the 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel. In addition to featuring an evocative portrait of the founder of Manitoba, this is the first coin produced by the Mint to be engraved with Michif, the official language of the Métis […]

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New Titanium Silver Coin From CIT Features Piece of Estacado Meteorite

Meteorite Impacts: Estacado Meteorite Cook Islands. 2 dollars 2019. Titanium silver .925. 1/2 oz. 50 mm. Silk finish. Mintage: 2,500. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin The blank is split by an artificial crack, which almost reaches the coin’s center. In this crack, there is a piece of the Estacado meteorite. The […]

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Royal Australian Mint Launches Lunar Year of the Rat Coin Collection, Competition

By Royal Australian Mint …… To mark the first sign of the Chinese lunar zodiac, the Royal Australian Mint has released a Year of the Rat coin collection and launched a competition to win a limited edition gold proof domed coin. The Royal Australian Mint’s responsible Minister, the Honorable Michael Sukkar, the Minister for Housing […]

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Sinraptor Inaugurates New Dinosaur Coin Series From CIT

Evolution of Life – Sinraptor Mongolia. 500 togrog. 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Mongolia. 1,000 togrog. 2019. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 11 mm. Proof. Mintage: 15,000. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin The obverse features the coat of arms of the […]

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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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Royal Canadian Mint Issues Coin Illustrating Canada’s Famous Shag Harbour UFO Crash

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest glow-in-the-dark collector coin tells the story of a unique and mysterious event that made the small village of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, an attraction for believers in paranormal phenomena. The coin vividly illustrates Canada’s best-documented account of what some claim to be the crash of an unidentified flying object on […]

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Metal Detectorist Finds Hoard of 99 Anglo-Saxon Silver Pennies

By Dix Noonan Webb …… Thirty years ago, a fortune-teller asked builder Don Crawley to pick three cards from a full deck of playing cards, Don picked out three cards and to the fortune-teller’s amazement, they were all nines. Since then Don has always had a special attachment to the number nine. For almost the […]

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Boaty McBoatface’s Adventure Continues With New 50p Coin From Pobjoy Mint

In 2016 the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) launched a campaign to find a name for the UK’s new polar research ship. The nation’s imagination was truly captured by the playful suggestion of Boaty McBoatface. Although not quite fitting for the state-of-the-art research ship, the popularity of ‘Boaty’ could not be ignored. Today the National […]

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Recently Announced Hoard Second Largest Find of Norman Coins Ever in UK

Norman Coins Hoard By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. After seven months of processing the find, the British Museum in London announced on Tuesday, August 27 the discovery of a large norman coins hoard of silver pennies in the Chew Valley dating to the Norman Invasion of England. Discovered by metal detectorists in January, the […]

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Mexican & Latin American Coins From Lake County Collection in Special Heritage Auction

As one of our periodic auctions of specialized collections of world coins , Heritage has just opened its auction of The Lake County Collection for bidding. This collection features quality material from Latin America, with opening bids that will not break most collectors’ budgets. The live session for this auction is scheduled for 8 pm […]

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CIT Salutes Those About to Rock with New AC/DC Coin

AC/DC: For Those About to Rock Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 5,000. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB); around, name of ruler, issuing nation and denomination 2 DOLLARS. On the reverse, you can […]

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Perth Mint: 2020 Australia Lunar III – Year of the Mouse Silver Bullion Coins

These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a rich […]

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Biker Skull Silver, Gold Coins Latest From CIT Coin Invest Skull Series

Biker Skull Palau. 5 dollars. 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. Antique finish. 22 x 38.61 mm. Mintage: 1,750. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Palau. 1 dollar. N.d. (2019). Gold .9999. 0.5 g. Silk finish. 13.92 mm. Mintage: 15,000. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the silver version features the national coat of arms of Palau with […]

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AC/DC Commemorative Coin Series Goes to the Razors Edge

AC/DC: The Razors Edge Cook Islands. 10 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB); around, name of ruler, issuing nation and denomination 10 DOLLARS. Below, year of mintage 2019. On […]

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NGC Certifies Impressive Waterbird Collection of Rare British Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Waterbird Collection, an impressive array of rare British coins spanning almost six centuries. The coins range from a rare gold noble of King Henry IV struck circa 1412-13 to a 2002 Gold Maundy set from the Cook Islands. Among the many highlights of the collection is an exceptionally […]

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons – Lisa 2019 1oz Silver Coin

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons The seventh release in The Perth Mint exclusive The Simpsons coin program, this brightly colored shaped coin depicts a Duff beer can, Homer Simpson’s drink of choice and the most popular beer in his fictional home town of Springfield. First introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally […]

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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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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

This silver high relief coin celebrates one of Australia’s most incredible birds of prey, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, the bird […]

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Batavia Shipwreck: Gold & Silver Triangular Investment Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… The ill-fated Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, is depicted on these magnificent gold and silver triangular investment coins, proudly presented by the Royal Australian Mint. The design depicts the harrowing story of the Batavia’s wreck and the events that followed. These exclusive products are both a stunning investment and […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coins: Coins of Medieval Armenia

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….. THE CILICIAN KINGDOM OF ARMENIA (1199 – 1375) produced a vibrant culture strongly influenced by interaction with neighboring Crusader states[1]. Wealth derived from trade between East and West led to an extensive royal coinage that includes some of the most handsome and popular medieval coins collected today. Cilicia[2] is a […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Suicide Squad – Deadshot 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Deadshot first appeared in Batman #59, released by DC Comics in 1950. Created by David Vern Reed, Lew Schwartz, and Bob Kane, Deadshot, aka Floyd Lawton, was captured by Batman and remained in prison until 1977 when, in Detective Comics #474, he escaped with the aim of destroying Batman. Armed with a high-tech laser eye, […]

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World-First Multifaceted High-Relief Wolf Coin Among August 2019 Products From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to unleash its latest numismatic tour de force with the 2019 $25 Fine Silver Coin – Multifaceted Animal Head: Wolf. Struck in extraordinarily high relief rising 6 mm from a 36 mm diameter surface, this Claude Thivierge-designed coin is composed of 435 individual polygons. The Mint’s R+D Lab team, […]

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Key Carson City Gold, Choice Wildman Thaler Among New Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019 being held in Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago). If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Atlas Numismatics will be […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons – Duff Beer 2019 1oz Silver Coin

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons The seventh release in The Perth Mint exclusive The Simpsons coin program, this brightly colored shaped coin depicts a Duff beer can, Homer Simpson’s drink of choice and the most popular beer in his fictional home town of Springfield. First introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally […]

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Celebrate the World’s Olympians with Coins Commemorating the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a series of four coins on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. The Tokyo Summer Olympics were awarded to Tokyo in September 2013 and will take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. The designs of the coins feature two established sporting events and two events […]

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Royal Mint Launches Final Coin in Tower of London Collection

The collection features four coins with the latest featuring the Ceremony of the Keys The coin features a special Tower mint mark – the first time this has appeared on an official UK coin collection By The Royal Mint …… On August 6, The Royal Mint launched the final coin in the 2019-dated Tower of […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer Cape Coral Collection of German 3 Marks at ANA

Very infrequently does one encounter a collection of such comprehensiveness and caliber that it may truly be deemed a reference collection. The dedication, time, and resources required to create such an achievement are simply too great for most to accomplish, and so it remains a rare case when an assemblage of this nature is painstakingly […]

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New Proof Silver Coin Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Cutty Sark Clipper Ship

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Cutty Sark being built, Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the new release on the behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. Cutty Sark is a British Clipper ship that was built on the River Clyde in 1869. She was one of the last tea clippers to be built […]

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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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Soldier, Sailor, Airman: 80th Anniversary of the Start of World War II Commemorated on 3-Coin Set

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the start of the Second World War, Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce a new three-coin set on the behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory. In 1942 the British opened RAF Station Diego Garcia and established an advanced flying boat unit at the East Point Plantation. East Point is […]

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East India Company Presents Latest Coins in Tribute to World’s Trade Dollars

By East India Company Bullion Ltd …… The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of The East India Company and in partnership with the Treasury of the Government of the Island of Niue announce the release of the fourth coin in their current innovative collector coin series entitled “The Trade Dollar Collection”. The series […]

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Mining Talers From the Linda Collection​ Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Ever an iconic denomination and focal point of countless coin collections, the taler—a large-sized and weighty silver piece—has been the basis for much of the world’s economy since the late 15th century. At that time, Sigismund, the Archduke of Austria and a member of […]

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Ultra High Relief 11oz Silver Domed Coin Celebrates Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Special Permission Granted by NASA for use of the ‘Meatball’ logo and Apollo 11 Crew Patch Unique Ultra High Relief and Domed coin replicates the surface of the Moon Craters rise from the surface of the moon surrounding the iconic footprint Now available in Fine Silver weighing 11oz to commemorate the Apollo 11 Mission Anyone […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons – Marge 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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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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Special NGC Label and Designations for US-Canada Pride of Two Nations Set

The United States Mint has announced the Pride of Two Nations 2019 Limited Edition Two-Coin Set, which will go on sale July 3. It combines a 2019-W US Silver Eagle with an Enhanced Reverse Proof finish and a 2019 Canadian One Ounce Silver Maple Leaf with a Modified Proof finish. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is […]

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Buffalo Features on Final Coin in ‘Big Five’ 2oz Silver Series

Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce the final coin in the stunning collection of five featuring the Big Five African Animals. The concluding coin features the unpredictable buffalo. Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, these magnificent coins are produced in high relief that accentuates the capacity of these iconic five African animals. If you are […]

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Silver Eagles & Maple Leaves: Historic Coin Set Celebrating Pride of Two Nations on Sale July 3

The United States Mint, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint, proudly announces the release of the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set™ (product code 19XB) on July 3 at noon EDT. This beautifully rendered set is the first ever joint coin set between the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian […]

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Gem 1887 Queen Victoria Proof Crown, Treaty of Paris Medal Highlight World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 13th Annual Summer F.U.N. Convention from July 11-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample of the 151 recent […]

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CoinWeek Sponsor: Amazing UK Coins on MA-Shops

Expansion of the British Range   By MA-Shops.com …… This 1703 Great Britain Anne Silver VIGO Crown or 1851 Great Britain Victoria young head penny are just a few examples from our new dealer Wessex Coins, a family run business with over 45 years of passionate experience in the numismatic and antiquities field, both in […]

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Star Trek: TOS – Kirk 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This exciting new release depicts Captain James T. Kirk with the planet Jupiter. Captain Kirk was immortalized by William Shatner in Star Trek: The Original Series and in seven feature films. He also voiced the Captain in the animated version of the series. Kirk became Starfleet’s youngest captain and gained a reputation for unconventional tactics […]

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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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Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canadians at Juno Beach with $2 Circulating Coin Commemorating D-Day 75th Anniversary

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a $2 circulation coin honoring the brave Canadians who, landing in Normandy, France 75 years ago, helped establish the Allied foothold that would lead to the liberation of Western Europe. This coin was unveiled today at the Moncton Garrison, home to the 37 Brigade of the North […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Suicide Squad – Joker 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The Joker stands as one of the most recognizable and popular comic book villains in pop culture history. Unpredictable and incredibly dangerous, Batman’s arch nemesis was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and brought to life by artist Jerry Robinson. The Joker made his debut in the Batman #1 comic in 1940 and today […]

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Pobjoy Mint Issues Fourth ‘Big Five’ 2 oz Silver Coin Featuring the Leopard

Penultimate Coin in Big 5 Series Features the Sleek Leopard   Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of the fourth coin in the immensely popular series of five featuring the Big Five African Animals. The penultimate coin features the agile leopard. Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, these new coins are being produced […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Japanese Bar Money

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Information about early Japanese coinage can be difficult to find. It’s not a highly studied area among American numismatists, but some of the coinage is very unique and raises many questions. Take bar money, for example. Mainly minted in the 1800s, these thick and sharply cornered rectangular coins are […]

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Two Commemorative Coins of Mongolia Mark the Year of the Mouse

Year of the Mouse Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 1 ounce. Antique finish. Size 22 x 32 mm. Mintage: 999 pieces. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the coin, which is struck on a blank in the shape of a stylized mouse, shows the emblem of the Central Bank of Mongolia […]

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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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80th Anniversary of the Start of World War II Commemorated by Pobjoy Mint

This year marks the 80th anniversary since the start of the Second World War, which lasted from 1939 to 1945 involving countries across the globe. To mark this anniversary, Pobjoy Mint has released a new One Crown coin on the behalf of Ascension Island that is dedicated to this historic occurrence. The war directly involved […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Alien 40th Anniversary 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

Alien is a classic science fiction horror movie that artfully explored the worst imaginable scenario in space – being stalked and slain by an aggressive and terrifying extraterrestrial. The groundbreaking 1979 release was a box office hit, earning $80 million in revenues in the US and $105 million worldwide. It also initiated a compelling series […]

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Golden Arowana Coin Features Individually Proof Finished Scales

Dragonfish – Golden Arowana Palau. 10 Dollars. 2019. Silver .999. ca. 2 oz. 50 x 31 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse is ornamented with a scaly pattern, in the center the national coat of arms of Palau with the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below the nominal value […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Earliest Russian Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….. SINCE ANCIENT TIMES, RUSSIA’S great rivers have served as trade routes, sending Baltic amber, luxury furs, beeswax, honey, and slaves southward in exchange for the wine, silver, silks and fine metalware of the Mediterranean and Islamic civilizations. About the year 860, Riurik[1], a legendary Scandinavian adventurer, was invited by […]

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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 Canadian Mint Releases Coins Honoring Queen Victoria, Equality

The Royal Canadian Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the monarch who gave royal assent to the act that ushered in Canadian Confederation in 1867 and chose Ottawa as our nation’s capital. The legacy of Her Majesty Queen Victoria continues to live on in numerous other cities where streets, schools, and […]

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Little Princess Lullaby Coin Works With Music Box in Latest From CIT