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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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First Glow-in-the-Dark Coin in Sustainable World Series Honors the Tiger

By the Italian Mint …… The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance recently issued the latest coin in the Italian Mint’s 2020 Numismatic Collection, dedicated to animals in danger of extinction and in particular the tiger. The new collector coin celebrates the elegance and strength of the tiger through an innovative artistic representation. The bronzital […]

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New Coin in Penguin 50p Series Features the Macaroni Penguin

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored coin available in a special collector’s album Incredibly Low Issue Limit: 2,500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the penultimate 50 pence coin in the penguin series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The third coin in the new series features the macaroni penguin. […]

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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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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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New Proof Gold Coin Complements Popular Penguin Series From Pobjoy Mint

Incredibly Low Issue Limit of 199 Proof Fine 1/25oz Gold Coin featuring the Macaroni Penguin Released on behalf of South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands Numbered certificate presented in a beautiful red box After the recent release of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Penguin Series, The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce […]

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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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Gentoo Penguin on 2nd Coin in 50p Series From South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored coin available in a special collector’s album Incredibly Low Issue Limit: 2,500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the second 50 pence coin in the new series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The second coin in the series features the gentoo penguin. 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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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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New 50 Pence Penguin Coins From South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

After popular demand, The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the first 50 pence coin series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The first coin in the new series features the chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus). The penguins coins have been vastly popular with collectors and this very-low-issue-limit series is sure […]

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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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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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Big Cats of the World Now Available in Cupronickel

Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a five coin series featuring The Big Cats of the World in Cupro Nickel. Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, each coin features the head of one of the Big Cats, emphasizing the power of these animals and illustrating the appeal of these cats. Most 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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Grab the Tinfoil: People on the Internet are Going Batshit Over 2020 Samoa ATB Quarter

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Did you know that the Roosevelt dime has Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s initials on it? Or that a series of Canadian banknotes feature the devil in Queen Elizabeth II’s hair? Did you know that if you fold a $20 bill just right (the basic design having been around since 1928), […]

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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 – 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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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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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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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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2020 America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Honoring National Park of American Samoa on Sale Feb. 18

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ containing coins honoring the National Park of American Samoa on February 18 at noon EST. Coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters set include one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin

The cute Mini Roo returns in 2020 with a new coin design. Struck by The Perth Mint from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Design The reverse of each coin portrays an adult kangaroo with a joey in the background, the coin’s weight […]

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United States Mint to Launch 51st America the Beautiful Quarter Feb. 13

WHAT: The U.S. Mint will participate in an event to celebrate the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring the National Park of American Samoa. The coin’s reverse image showcases a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup. Following the ceremony, $10 rolls of newly minted National Park […]

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American Samoa 5oz Silver America the Beautiful Uncirculated Coin on Sale Feb. 6

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ honoring the National Park of American Samoa (product code 20AJ) on February 6 at noon EST. Production of this coin is capped at 20,000 units. There is no household order limit. The coin is priced at […]

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National Park of American Samoa Quarter Products on Sale Feb. 3

The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring National Park of American Samoa on February 3 at noon EST. This is the first release of 2020 and the 51st overall in the program. Available product options are as follows: The Mint produces the coins in […]

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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 – 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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Perth Mint Presents the Jewelled Tiger 2020 10oz Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint is delighted to present The Jewelled Tiger, an exceptional collectible showcasing rare and spectacular treasures from two Western Australian icons – Argyle Pink Diamonds and The Perth Mint. Struck from 10oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin is surmounted by a phenomenal three-dimensional representation of one of the most […]

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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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2020 American Samoa Quarter Preview

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. Though not the first coin to feature bats as a motif, the first new America the Beautiful National Parks quarter dollar to be released in 2020 certainly has a distinctive take on the flying mammal. Honoring the sensibly named National Park in American Samoa, the quarter will be released […]

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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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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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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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Turtle 50p Coin Featuring Olive Ridley Last in Series From Pobjoy Mint

Complete the Series with the Fifth and Final Coin in the 50p Turtles Series featuring the Olive Ridley Diamond Finish commemorative coins available with die mark Low issue limit of 3,750 Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the final release in the stunning Turtles 50p series on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. 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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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: 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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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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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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Next to Last Coin in Pobjoy Mint Turtle Series Now Available

Penultimate Coin in the 50p Turtles Series Featuring the Loggerhead   Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the penultimate coin release in the stunning Turtles 50p series on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The fourth coin in the series of five coins features the loggerhead turtle. The loggerhead sea turtle is named after […]

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Third Coin in Low Mintage 50p Turtle Series Features the Leatherback

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the third coin release in the stunning Turtles 50p series on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory. The third coin in the series of five coins features the leatherback turtle. Sea turtles have an amazing ability to navigate back to the area where they were born. Although these reptiles […]

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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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Second Coin in New Turtle Series Features the Hawksbill

Second Ever 50p on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory Diamond Finish commemorative coins available with die mark The British Indian Ocean Territory plays an important role in this part of a sea turtle’s life as the territory provides these wonderful creatures a foraging ground. Therefore, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the second release […]

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New Turtle Coin Series From British Indian Ocean Territory and Pobjoy Mint

First Coin in a Brand New 50p Series Featuring the Green Turtle   Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the first coin in a stunning new 50p series of five coins featuring the Turtles of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The first coin in the series of five coins features the green […]

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20 New ANA-Releases 2019 from CIT Coin Invest AG

CIT – Coin Invest AG  proudly presents its large and diverse collection of new releases in Chicago. The 20 new coins span such a wide range of topics, shapes, and designs, that any collector is sure to find his or her new favorite collection piece. All new releases will be available for wholesale orders during […]

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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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Big 5 Safari Wildlife Coins Return in Cupro-Nickel Set From Pobjoy Mint

After the recent success of the immensely popular Big 5 series, the Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce that the Big Five coins are now being released in Cupro Nickel. If you are planning a safari to Africa, the Big Five represents safari royalty – the Elephant, the Lion, the Leopard, the Rhino and the […]

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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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Bee All That You Can Bee: Honeybees on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz …..   From the dawn of human society, the nature and origin of the bee have awakened the curiosity and interest of man. For thousands of years, honey was the only sweetening material known, and it is quite natural that in ancient times, the little busy creature who produced this […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gobi Bear Ends COTY Award-Winning Wildlife Series From Coin Invest Trust

Wildlife Protection – Gobi Bear Mongolia. 500 Togrog. 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. Crystal inlay. 38.61 mm. Antique Finish. Mintage: 2,500 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Mongolia. 1000 Togrog. 2019. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 11 mm. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the emblem of the Central […]

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Pobjoy Mint Issues ‘Big Five’ Lion 2 oz Silver Coin

Introducing the Lion – King of the African Savannah Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release the second coin in a series of five featuring the “Big Five” African animals. The first coin featuring the Elephant proved to be extremely popular and the next coin, featuring the lion, we are sure will be a […]

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Modern World Coins – Chinstrap Penguin Latest in Series From Pobjoy Mint

Delightful Chinstrap Penguin Second in Series from British Antarctic Territory Second in the series of five new Penguin 50p coins Diamond Finish commemorative coins available for the first time with Die Mark Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Coloured coin available in a special collector’s album When most people think about Antarctica the first thing that probably […]

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British Virgin Islands Celebrates Porcupinefish on Yellow Titanium Coin

The tropical waters around the British Virgin Islands are home to a profusion of marine wildlife and the underwater world in this area is a magical place. There are over 400 fish around the British Virgin Islands and it is one of these – the Porcupinefish – that features on the new Titanium issue that […]

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Modern World Coins – New Penguin Coin Series From Pobjoy Mint

First in Series of Antarctic Penguin 50p Coins Features Adélie Penguins   Only second 50p ever released on behalf of British Antarctic Territory First in the series of five new Penguin 50p coins Diamond Finish commemorative coins available for the first time with die mark Penguins are the most common birds in the Antarctic, with […]

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Pobjoy Mint Issues First ‘Big Five’ Elephant 2 oz Silver Coin

First in the series of five new coins featuring the ‘Big Five’ African animals   Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the first of a stunning new series of coins featuring the Big Five African Animals. The first coin in the collection features the African Elephant. Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, […]

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Tasmanian Tiger Silver Coin Features Black Nickel and Selective Gold Plating

By Royal Australian Mint …… Previewing at the 2019 Berlin World Money Fair, the Royal Australian Mint announces new black nickel and selective gold plated coins as part of the Echoes of Australian Fauna series, featuring native Australian animals. Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid said that the series showcases the Mint’s excellence in coin manufacturing and […]

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United States 1936 250th Anniversary of Albany Silver Half Dollar

Description: The Albany Half Dollar is one of twenty 1936-dated commemorative silver coins issued by the United States Mint. The coin was authorized by Public Law 687, which authorized “the production of a minimum of 25,000 coins dated 1936 and bearing a special single design to commemorative the 250the Anniversary of the founding of the […]

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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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Complex High-Relief Design for Antique Finish Silver Gecko Coin

Natural Perspectives: Gecko Palau. 5 Dollars. 2018. Silver .999. ca. 1 oz. Antique finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The blank in the shape of a gecko bears a round collector’s mark on the obverse with the coat of arms of Palau, above REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below 5 $, in the […]

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Royal Dutch Mint Wraps up 2018 With New Silver, Gold Coins

By Coin & Currency Institute ……   The Royal Dutch Mint is closing 2018 with an array of coin issues that span the history of the Netherlands from the 16th century to date, and from Europe to the Americas. Wageningen University, in Gelderland, was established 100 years ago. It is ranked as the best university […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Offers 10-Ounce Koala Silver Coin From Perth Mint

Koala mother and baby grace the exclusive Perth Mint piedfort Just in time for the holidays, Dillon Gage Metals – one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesaler firms – is introducing a one-of-a-kind 10-ounce product from the Perth Mint: “Mother & Baby – The Next Generation,” a 99.99 percent pure silver, 10-ounce koala-themed bullion […]

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First Titanium Coin From Ascension Island Issued by Pobjoy Mint

The Coin Endemic to only two small rock pools on Ascension Island, Procaris ascensionis is a species of shrimp which is in an extremely susceptible position. The two coastal rock pools in which this species can be found are set well inland past the high tide mark but it is possible that the pools have […]

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CIT Scarab Collection – Sacred Scarab on Silver & Rhodium Coins

Series: Scarab Collection / Selection III Secret Riddle, Solar Zenith, Withering Blaze Cook Islands. 5 Dollars. 2017. Silver .999. 1 oz. Proof. Diameter 38.61 mm. Mintage: 499 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features a decorative floral pattern, onto which a round blank space is set in the upper middle of the […]

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New Collector Coin From Royal Canadian Mint for June

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to tap in to its creativity and innovation to further unleash the potential of coin manufacturing and transform the coin collecting experience. Such is the case with the 2018 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Antique Carousel and several other head-turning coins in the June 2018 numismatic catalogue. In a world-first, […]

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Third Coin in Gibraltar Primates Series Features Red Colobus Monkey

Third 50 pence of a four-coin set featuring Primates Coins produced in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish and in color to bring the Primates to life Low mintage of 7,500 Special magnetic collector’s album to hold all four coins available separately The Rock of Gibraltar is one of the Pillars of Hercules, the peninsulas that flank […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Koala 1oz Gold High Relief Proof Coin

We are pleased to present this stunning 1oz gold proof high relief coin, featuring one of Australia’s most loved marsupials. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more […]

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Coin Invest Trust Offers Exotic Butterflies Dream Edition Silver Coin

Coin Invest Trust Exotic Butterflies Dream Edition Palau. 20 Dollars. 2018. Silver .999. 5 oz. 3-D Butterflies set on coin surface. Antique-finish. Diameter 100 mm. from Coin Invest Trust . Mintage: 555 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the coat of arms of Palau with the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU – 20 $. […]

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Emperor Penguin Featured on Two New Precious Metal Coins

Emperor Penguin Silver Coin Cook Islands. 20 $. 2018. Silver .999. 88 g. Antique finish. Height 60 mm. Mintage: 888 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows a circular impression with the portrait of the English Queen facing right; below the portrait, the signature I(an) R(ank) B(roadley) and, surrounding it, the legend […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Offers Unique Piedfort Silver Bullion Koala Coin from Perth Mint

   mother and baby grace the 2-ounce Koala coin from the Perth Mint Precious metals wholesale firm Dillon Gage Metals is introducing a new product from the Perth Mint for its exclusive list of authorized dealers. “Mother & Baby – The Next Generation” is a 99.99 percent pure silver, 2-ounce themed bullion Koala coin. This […]

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2018 Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures – The Shark 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The launch of the Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Austria 2018 Colorful Creatures: The Parrot 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Throws Collectors a Curve with New Convex Coin Celebrating Canadian Baseball History

Plus, “Light Bulb” Privy-Marked Silver Maple Leaf bullion boin with MintshieldTM technology now available The Royal Canadian Mint has crafted a curved silver coin to commemorate North America’s first officially recorded baseball game. The scene, which played out in a Beachville, Ontario pasture on June 4, 1838 as local amateur teams faced off in the […]

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CIT Commemorates Lizard Named for Tolkien Dragon Smaug with Gilded Silver Coin

Shades of Nature – Giant Girdled Lizard Cook Islands. 5 Dollars. 2018. Silver .999. Partially gilded. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,000 pcs. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II, as well as the following inscriptions: 5 DOLLARS – ELIZABETH II – COOK ISLANDS. […]

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2018 Golden Eagle Coin 5th in RCM series, Now Available at APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading online precious metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, announces the latest release in the exceptional Call of the Wild Series from the Royal Canadian Mint, The 2018 Golden Eagle Coin, which combines elegant design, classic subject matter and high Gold content to appeal to investors and collectors. The Royal Canadian Mint […]

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Modern World Coins – Wildlife of the British Virgin Islands

Sterling Silver Coin Celebrates the Wildlife of the Archipelago Featuring wildlife found on the British Virgin Islands! Limited to 2k Proof Sterling Silver coins worldwide! Exclusive Pobjoy Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin To celebrate the British Virgin Islands Archipelago and the wildlife that inhabits it, Pobjoy Mint is proud to launch this […]

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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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Orange Titanium Clownfish Coin: Nemo Found at Pobjoy Mint

Featuring the Clownfish in a unique shade of orange Titanium! Limited to 7,500 coins worldwide! Exclusive Pobjoy Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin The reverse of this new Titanium coin features the much loved Clownfish. Made popular by the Disney film Finding Nemo, this little fish has a big character both in the […]

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Pobjoy Mint Issues 1st Titanium Coins of 2018

Two new Titanium coins produced by The Pobjoy Mint and released on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory Featuring the Magnificent Manta Ray in dark blue Titanium Limited to 7,500 coins worldwide Exclusive Pobjoy Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin Manta Rays are incredibly majestic creatures of the blue and as a […]

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Wolf 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

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2018 African Elephant Gold & Silver Coins Available from APMEX

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

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New APMEXclusive American Buffalo Silver Coin Made with Latest Tech

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is committed to offering customers Precious Metals products they can’t find anywhere else. This 2017 2 oz Silver Antique American Buffalo is the perfect example and is now available exclusively at APMEX.com. Produced as a sovereign coin backed by the Cook Islands government, this […]

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World Coin News – Final Issue in Penguin Series Released by Pobjoy Mint

Falklands 50p Penguin Series – The Magellanic Penguin Final 50 pence piece of the four-coins set! Complete your collector’s album! Cupro Nickel ‘Diamond Finish’ 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! The Coin The Falkland Islands refer to themselves as the “penguin capital of the world” as more than one million penguins nest on the […]

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Canadian Symbols Stand out on Latest Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

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

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Revered Around the World, Cobra & Scarab Depicted on Luxurious Collector Coins from CIT

Magnificent Life 2017 – Cobra Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England, as well as her name, the name of the issuing nation, nominal […]

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Falkland Islands Commemorates 30 Years of Conservation Work with “Sea Bass” Titanium Coin

Pobjoy Mint continues to bring titanium coins to collectors of World Coins NEW Coloured Titanium coin featuring an unusual fish! Titanium 7,500 mintage – Cupro Nickel 10,000 Mintage Raising Awareness of endangered fish populations Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins First EVER Titanium coins produced on behalf on the Falkland Islands! […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017: Coins, Guns, and Fort Knox

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017:  Under the Radar 1.) King Rama IX commemorative coins unveiled A portrait of the late monarch in court regalia appears on one side of the coins along with his name in Thai. On the reverse are a depiction of the crematorium being erected at Sanam […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017: Coins, Guns, and Fort Knox

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017:  Under the Radar 1.) King Rama IX commemorative coins unveiled A portrait of the late monarch in court regalia appears on one side of the coins along with his name in Thai. On the reverse are a depiction of the crematorium being erected at […]

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World Coins – Southern Right Whale Latest Silver Coin in Series from Pobjoy Mint

New Silver, CuNi coins made exclusively for British Antarctic Territory New addition to the Whales & Dolphins Animal collection! Celebrating one of the most majestic animals of the sea. Only 2,000 coins issued in Proof Sterling Silver! Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin The Pobjoy Whales & Dolphins set has […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for August 7, 2017: War on Cash and Coins, Monday Edition

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 4, 2017:  The War on Cash 4: The Cash Master 1.) Is e-payment fast rendering cash extinct? As a Guardian newspaper article points out in January, “If you begin to insist on cashlessness, it does put pressure on you to be banked and signed up to […]

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World Coins – Pobjoy Issues Latest in Falkland Island Penguin Series

Falkland Islands Coins – 50p Penguin Series – The King Penguin Penguins in full color with collector’s album! Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! Third 50 pence of a four-coin set to be minted in 2017 The Coin The Falkland Islands refer to themselves as the penguin capital of the […]

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World Coins – Seals on Latest Blue Titanium Coin from Pobjoy Mint

New Blue Titanium Coin from British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint New Colored Titanium Coin each slightly varying in color! Highlighting British Antarctic Territory Crabeater Seal Populations Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin Pobjoy Animal coins are always a popular […]

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Canada 2017 Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl Black Rhodium $20 Silver Coin

Description: The 2017 Barn Owl $20 1oz Silver Coin is the first coin from the Royal Canadian Mint to feature a striking black rhodium plating. It combines the Mint’s penchant for innovative products, the high purity of its gold and silver coins, and its celebration of Canada’s abundant wildlife. It is also the first coin […]

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Penguins Back on New Falkland Islands Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Falklands 50p Penguin Series – The Gentoo Penguin Penguins in full color with collector’s album! Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! Second 50 pence of a 4 coin set to be minted in 2017 The Coin It has been almost 10 years since Pobjoy Mint has produced currency for the […]

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Modern Chinese Coins: On The Wild Side

Many Chinese coins and medals celebrate the country’s wildlife, including the 2000 Hoopoe bird coins By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   Would you like to go take photos of birds? It is Mr. Qin, a friend in the coin business, calling. Despite a long day out in the Shenyang sun, my “Yes” […]

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Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

The latest selection of collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate Canadian tradition and identity with themes ranging from Canada 150, military service and our renowned natural heritage. These new collectibles, featuring a variety of innovations, are now available for purchase. In continuing its $20 fine silver coin series honoring important Canadian […]

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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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Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Someone to Watch Over You On Wednesday, February 22, the Austrian Mint issued the first coin in its new series, “Guardian Angels”, and the second coin in the successful three-euro glow-in-the-dark coin series “Colorful Creatures”. Guardian Angels is the Austrian Mint’s talismanic four-coin interfaith series of 10 euro coins in silver and copper featuring historical […]

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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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Latest Coins from Royal Canadian Mint Feature Unique Themes and Firsts

Launch includes new innovative “sculpture” series honoring five pillars of Canadian wildlife With the end of the year just around the corner, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a wide variety of keepsakes to appeal to a range of collectors, from Canada’s renowned wildlife to unique anniversaries. One of the many standouts is a new […]

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World Coins: ATLAS OF WILDLIFE – First Issue of New Coin Series!

The Principality Andorra has issued an exclusive set of four silver coins under the title ‘Europe’. It’s the first issue of the ‘Atlas of Wildlife’ – a brand-new low mintage series! 1 oz silver .999 each coin Unique high relief images Antique finish with Swarovski crystals Stylized luxury box – exclusive map inside Extremely low […]

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