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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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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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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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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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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 Lunar Series III Year of the Mouse 1oz Platinum Proof Coin

This remarkable 2020 Year of the Mouse release is the first pure platinum proof issue from the Australian Lunar Coin Series. Highlighting the first animal in the Chinese zodiac, the coin’s surface treatment combines a mirror-like polished background and delicately frosted relief. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, […]

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Extremely Rare Gold Coins of the Mughal Emperor to be Offered at Spink USA

Two rare gold coins of the Mughal emperor Jahangir are on offer at the Spink USA sale at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on January 19. Lot 264 is a Mohur depicting an image of taurus the bull, struck at Agra mint (estimate $80,000-100,000). This is an extremely […]

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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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Sea Creatures on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …..   ANCIENT PEOPLE WHO lived around the shores of the Mediterranean were intimately familiar with the marine life around them. Fish were a critical resource for these societies, figuring prominently in their culture, art, and mythology from very early times. When coinage came into wide […]

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 1oz Gold High Relief Proof Coin

This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Mouse, the first animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. 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 imagination […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Bullion Coins Honor New Era of Ancient Calendar

The historic Perth Mint has introduced a third series of precious metal coins celebrating the ancient lunar calendar as part of Australia’s internationally renowned bullion coin program. From being the first major mint in the world to issue coins celebrating the animals of the Asian zodiac in 1995, The Perth Mint will strengthen its position […]

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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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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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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Lunar Series II Year of the Pig 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin

  This magnificent 10-kilo silver coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the influence of this sign are said […]

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New Gilded Jolly Pig Coin From CIT Celebrates Chinese New Year

Gilded Jolly Pig Mongolia. 1000 Togrog. 2019. Silver .999, gilded. ca 1 oz. Silk finish. Format 23×33 mm. Mintage: 888 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the pig-shaped coin features the emblem of the Mongolian National Bank in a slightly deepened circle, below in Cyrillic spelling 1000 togrog, below in Latin […]

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Double-Concave Silver Coin Among Final 2018 Products From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce a 10 oz. silver creation that takes coin design to bold new depths. The product of advanced testing by the Mint’s R&D lab, the 2019 $100 Fine Silver Double Concave Coin Nature’s Grandeur: Brown Bear measures 16 mm at its edge and just 4 mm at its […]

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Lucky Money Collection: BEP Celebrates Chinese New Year With Year of the Pig 2019

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection: Year of the Pig 2019! The “Pig” is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Year […]

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Year of the Dog Privy Mark Kookaburra Silver Coin Exclusively at APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to introduce the latest APMEXclusive® release from The Perth Mint celebrating the upcoming Chinese lunar calendar. The Perth Mint has long been known for both their iconic Lunar Series as well as their unique Silver Kookaburra coins. In 2012, they combined […]

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

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

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Anniversaries and Icons on New Royal Canadian Mint Modern Collector Coins

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

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Latest in BEP Lucky Money Collection: 2018 Year of the Dog $1 Note

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection: the Year of the Dog 2018. The Dog is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. […]

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Celebrate Lunar New Year with APMEX, Enter to Win Trip to Australia

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to introduce the latest releases in one of the most popular bullion series in the world: The Perth Mint Lunar Series. First introduced in 1996 and renewed in 2008, Perth Mint Lunar coins have long been valued for their unique designs, high […]

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World Coin News – Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to open new windows on the story of Canada with its newest offering of collector coins. These finely crafted collectibles are available for purchase as of today. The Mint has released another exciting coin innovation with its first-ever use of filigree on the 2017 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Gate […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Continues Canada 150 Celebration with Latest Collector Coins

With only a few months left before Canada officially turns 150 on July 1, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching more collector coins celebrating this milestone anniversary in its May 2017 numismatic catalogues. The latest offerings from the Mint’s Canada 150 program and other coins featuring iconic depictions of Canada are now available for purchase. […]

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Announces 4th Numismatic Catalog of 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate distinctly Canadian stories by launching another diverse selection of collector coins in its fourth numismatic catalogue of 2017. These coins are currently available for purchase. The Mint’s latest offering includes a new series of fine silver coins dedicated to Canada’s highest honors, starting with a tribute to the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2017 Shines Spotlight on Canada 150

In keeping with its tradition of telling Canada’s story through coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is sharpening its focus on Canada’s 150th birthday with many new coins and sets, while issuing other innovative products and finely crafted icons of Canadiana. All of these coins are now available to the public. The long-awaited circulation coins commemorating […]

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 2nd Numismatic Catalog of 2017

2017 $100 14-Kt Gold Coin marks 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest collector coins continue to pay tribute to Canadian history and well-known natural and cultural iconography. All of these products can be purchased as of today. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the tragic explosion which decimated the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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Singapore Unveils 2017 Year of the Rooster Chinese Almanac Coins

By Monetary Authority of Singapore ….. On Monday, November 28, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled the 2017 Year of the Rooster Almanac Coins, the inaugural issue of the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series. These coins will be issued on 1 January 2017. The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will be issued […]

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Year of the Rooster 2017 Gold & Silver Coins from Coin Invest Trust

Mongolia. 1000 Togrog 2017: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs.; 500 Togrog 2017: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Black Proof. Mintage: 2,017 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the coat of arms of the issuing nation and the nominal value below. […]

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British Virgin Islands: Year of the Rooster Celebrated With Unusual “Lock Charm” Coin

On October 5, the Government and Treasury of the British Virgin Islands launched two new 2017-dated coins that mark the start of the Lunar New Year. Celebrated since 2600 BC in much of Asia and based on the cycles of the moon, the New Year will arrive on January 28, according to the Western calendar, and will be represented by the Rooster in the Eastern zodiac

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United Kingdom: “Year of the Rooster” Coins

On September 16 the Royal Mint launched the fourth coin in their innovative and popular Lunar Year Series, which celebrates the beginning of the new year according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Each lunar year is linked to one of 12 animals whose traits are attributed to those born during that year

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The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated event, with the ‘rooster’ the latest animal to join the 1,100 year-old organization’s popular lunar calendar line-up. It is the fourth coin to be issued in The Royal Mint’s lunar series, which started with the 2014 Year of the Horse, followed […]

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Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the stunning new designs of Australia’s official annual bullion coin program. The 2017 suite of releases showcase Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the 10th animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the anticipated Year of the Rooster. The renowned Australian Lunar series comprises […]

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