Category Archives: Bimetallic Coins

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold & Platinum Bimetal Proof Coin

An extremely limited release with a history of selling out at The Perth Mint, this prestigious 1.5oz bi-metal coin is crafted from equal parts gold and platinum. The innovative coin depicts a swooping eagle in the latest addition to John M. Mercanti’s celebrated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series. Struck by The Perth Mint from 3/4oz […]

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Bimetallic US Braille Pattern Dollar Offered by Stack’s Bowers in November Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries presents a rare bimetallic pattern dollar featuring Braille text in their November 2020 Showcase Auction. Struck by the German company Schuler for exhibition at United States Congressional hearings and the United States Mint, this pattern was intended to demonstrate the implementation of Braille elements in response to concerns from the Alliance for […]

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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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Maria Montessori Commemorated on New Italian Bimetallic Coin

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

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Maria Montessori Commemorated on New Italian Bimetallic Coin

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

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

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

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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 – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1.5oz Bi-Metal Proof Coin

An extremely limited release with a history of selling out at The Perth Mint, this prestigious 1.5oz bi-metal coin is crafted from equal parts gold and platinum. The innovative coin depicts a soaring eagle in the latest addition to John M. Mercanti’s celebrated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, […]

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

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

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

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

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Modern World Coins – Three New Swiss Commemoratives

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

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

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

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South Africa Releases Designs for Coins, Currency Commemorating Nelson Mandela

By South African Reserve Bank ……   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be launching its first commemorative banknote series, in celebration of the first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s birth centenary. These notes will cover all denominations – R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. As part of the celebrations, the South African Mint, […]

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

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

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Austrian Mint 2018 Anthropocene 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: Are we living in a new geological age? The Austrian Mint’s 2018 silver-niobium coin illustrates what activities of modern man have brought about major changes in the Earth’s system. Our footprint on Earth has become wide and deep… will we manage to be gentler in the future? Global Change Are we no longer in […]

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Italy Commemorates Ministry of Health on 2018 Bimetallic 2 Euro Coin

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

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

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

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World Coin News – New 10 Rupee Seychelles Coin Introduced

New Seychelles coin replaces 2016 issue that was susceptible to rust By Central Bank of Seychelles…. The Central Bank of Seychelles is to introduce a new 10 rupee Seychelles coin to replace the batch of 10 rupee coins introduced in December 2016. The new Seychelles coin will be of a different metal content but will have the same […]

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

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

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

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

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World Coin News – Latvian Bank Issues 2 Euro Regional Commemoratives

By Bank of Latvia …. On November 14, 2017, the Bank of Latvia is issuing 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Kurzeme and Latgale. These coins, featuring the coats of arms of Kurzeme and Latgale, continue the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia’s cultural and historical regions. It is one of the […]

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World Coin News – Finland Issues Nature 2 Euro Circulating Commem

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

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Italian Mint Celebrates Cinema Star Totò on New 5 Euro Bimetallic Coin

By the Italian Mint …… Totò, stage name of Antonio de Curtis, is among the most famous Italian actors of the 20th century. Totò masterly combined folk theatre with art movie. Like other great comic actors such as Charlie Chaplin with his Charlot, he created his own “mask” that features an original, irresistible, irreverent and […]

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World Coins – Estonia Celebrates Independence with New 2 Euro Commemorative

By Bank of Estonia ……   The special 2 euro coin went on sale June 26 and are legal tender throughout the euro area A total of 1.5 million of the coins have been minted A total of 10,000 2 euro coin cards will be produced, retailing for 7 euros each On June 26, the […]

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Modern World Coins – Mexico Issues New 20 Peso Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Mexico …… The Bank of Mexico (Banco de México) has recently issued into circulation a 20 peso commemorative coin honoring the 50th anniversary of the implementation of Plan DN-III-E, which recognizes the work of the Secretariat of National Defense in safeguarding the life and property of those affected by natural disasters. The […]

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New 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin Commemorates St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the completion of  St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice By Instituto Poligrafico & Zecca Dello Stato (IPZS) …… The most famous and impressive monument in Venice is St. Mark’s Basilica , one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture and a real symbol of the greatness of the “Serenissima” or the […]

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New Silver Niobium Coin and 2 Euro Commemorative from Luxembourg

By Central Bank of Luxembourg …. As of Wednesday June 21, 2017, the Central Bank of Luxembourg (Banque centrale du Luxembourg, or BCL) is offering the following numismatic products at the counters of the Numismatic center situated at 43, avenue Monterey, L-2163 Luxembourg (while stocks last). Castles of Luxembourg: Useldange Silver Niobium Coin Coin Specifications […]

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New World Coins – Malta’s Ħaġar Qim Temples on €2 Commemorative

By Central Bank of Malta …… On 27 June 2017, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ħaġar Qim temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ħaġar Qim temples. The coin obverse was designed by Noel Galea […]

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World Coins – New Euro National Sides, 5 Euro Coin for San Marino in 2017

By Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica …… New San Marino National Sides In 2017, San Marino will change the national sides of the coins after 15 years. The new coins are famous works of art and monuments such as: € 2.00 – Saint Marino, detail of an oil on canvas by Urbinelli € […]

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Iconic Canadian Symbol Turns 30: “The Loonie” Dollar Coin Celebrates Big Birthday

In June 1987, Canadians from coast to coast to coast welcomed Canada’s new 11-sided one-dollar coin in their pockets and change purses. The coin also found its way into our hearts and was soon dubbed the “Loonie” after the solitary loon that graces its reverse side. The introduction of the coin was the most significant […]

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World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

With one month to go before Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is encouraging Canadians to look in their change for the specially designed 2017-dated coins and keep them as a reminder of this milestone anniversary. “Like the rest of Canada, the Mint is looking forward to July 1st to celebrate everything […]

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25th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Commemorated on New 2 Euro Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The Paris Mint, otherwise known as Monnaie de Paris, will issue new 2-euro commemorative collector coins honoring the 25th anniversary of the famous pink ribbon symbol of the fight against breast cancer. The design features a woman holding one such pink ribbon over her left breast, her torso given a […]

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Winning Design Chosen for Baltic State 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Latvia …. The work by Lithuanian designer Justas Petrulis, i.e. a symbolic plait in which the fates of the three Baltic sisters intertwine, will turn into the common Baltic 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States. This design received the most votes in the public survey […]

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Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: “Microcosm”, the 2017 entry in the popular Austrian Mint 25 euro silver-niobium bimetallic coin program honoring science and technological innovation, is the 15th issue in the series. A quick glance at the muted colors on the niobium center of Microcosm reveals how far the Austrians have developed not only the series but the technical […]

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Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Heraldic designs, regional landmarks and cultural interpretations of the UK such as fish and chips and cups of tea were amongst over 6,000 entries submitted by the public for consideration when the competition to design the UK’s new bimetallic 12-sided £1 coin was announced in 2014. Now, three years later, the moment when we will […]

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he’s making a claim to 21st-century fame by being honored on a series of coins from the Monnaie de Paris – including a 2017 French 2 Euro bimetallic circulating commemorative coin. While […]

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World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

  By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. The Royal Mint in the U.K. has over eight centuries of experience under its belt. Yet even the best coining operations occasionally make errors. When they do, you had better bet that collectors are searching for those rarities! Currently, the hottest error-coin craze in Britain centers around […]

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Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …. On 26 January 2017 the Swiss Mint issued two new coins for collectors and lovers. The first is the bimetallic coin commemorating the Enzian flower. It is the second entry in the three-part FLORA ALPINA (Alpine Flowers) series. The theme of the second commemorative, this one a silver coin, […]

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Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

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Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

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World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

By Central Bank of Seychelles…. The Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles’ Independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity – the backbone of our economy”. The project which started in 2012 is in its final stage and the issuance is scheduled for […]

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At PAN Fall Show, John Mercanti Views His Latest Finished Coin Design for First Time

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists …. Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) President and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) member Tom Uram received a FedEx package and wanted retired U.S. Mint 12th Chief Engraver John Mercanti to be the one to open it during his visit to the PAN Fall Coin Show on Friday October 28, […]

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World Coin News – Latvia Dedicates 2 Euro Commemorative to Vidzeme

By Bank of Latvia …. On 15 November 2016, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Vidzeme. This coin, featuring the coat of arms of Vidzeme, is the first one in the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia’s cultural and historical regions. It is one […]

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France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

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Mint of Finland Releases Special New Two Euro Coin

By Mint of Finland …… On October 17, the Mint of Finland released one million commemorative two-euro coins paying tribute to philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright. The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of von Wright. Mint of Finland has minted the special coins by order of the Ministry of Finance. Georg […]

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Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Description: 2005 saw the release of the third issue in Austria’s 25-Euro Silver-Niobium bimetallic coin series. The reception of the previous two releases was so positive that the Austrian Mint decided to raise the authorized mintage from 50,000 to 65,000. This decision did little to dampen collector enthusiasm for the innovative coin program. The subject […]

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Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

By Central Bank of Malta …… Series of coins depicting Malta’s prehistoric monuments On 22 September 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ġgantija temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ġgantija temples. The coin obverse […]

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Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

By Central Bank of Malta ……   Series of coins depicting Malta’s prehistoric monuments On 22 September 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ġgantija temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ġgantija temples. The coin […]

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Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

By Central Bank of Malta …. On Monday, 22 August 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2016 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ġgantija. This coin is the first […]

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Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Coins

The First and Only Bimetalic Commemorative Coin Minted by the US The Library of Congress, founded on April 24, 1800, is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. Also the world’s largest library, it houses 119 million items– 18 million books; two million recordings; 12 million photographs; four million maps; and 53 million manuscripts. The library’s […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Featuring Cow

By Bank of Latvia …. On Tuesday, 19 July 2016, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a 2-euro commemorative coin featuring a cow. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all the euro area countries. Like any other piece of circulation money, this coin will be released to special points […]

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Portugal to Issue 50 Years of the April 25 Bridge €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. On July 19, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will issue a bimetallic commemorative coin with a face value of €2, entitled ‘50 Anos da Ponte 25 de Abril’ (50 Years of the April 25 Bridge).   The €2 commemorative coin will be distributed to the public […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins …… As The Royal Mint begins production of a new 12-sided £1 coin made with their recently-patented anti-counterfeiting measures, it seems like a good time to look at some of the recent technologies being used to fight fake coins. Quitting the Old Quid The Royal Mint’s campaign to invent […]

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