New Zealand Mint Features “Cyclopes” on 5th Creatures of Greek Mythology Coin


The New Zealand Mint has released the fifth one-ounce silver Proof coin in its Creatures of Greek Mythology series, which launched late last year with the debut of the Cerberus issue. The new coin features the Cyclopes, one of a race of giants with a single eye in the center of their foreheads. Like other releases in this series, the 99.9% silver coin measures 40 mm in diameter, has a mintage … [Read More...]

Canada Unveils Coins Celebrating Queen’s 90th Birthday and Blue Jays’ 40th Season


The Royal Mint unveiled designs for several new commemorative coins last week. On Wednesday, April 20, three coins commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday were highlighted, two of which are composed of silver and a third is made of gold. Then on Friday, April 22, the Mint launched a silver coin commemorating the start of the Toronto Blue Jays' 40th major league season. The first … [Read More...]

Finland to Release Gold Coin Honoring Poet Eino Leino


The Mint of Finland will soon issue new Proof coins paying tribute to one of the country's greatest writers, Eino Leino (1878-1926). The coins will be available as gold and clad commemorative coins, as well as standard 2-euro Uncirculated issues. The gold coin is composed of 5.65 grams of 91.7% gold, measures 22 mm in diameter, and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. 100 of these coins will … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Issues Final Design in Silver Shark Bullion Series


The Perth Mint has released the third and final coin in its Silver Shark series of 1/2 oz. silver bullion coins. The Mint has also increased the silver content for the new issue to .9999 fineness, up from the .999 composition of the previous two coins in the series. The new coin features the Tiger Shark, which is the fourth-largest shark in the world; adults in the species average 10 to 14 feet … [Read More...]

Perth Mint’s New Gold and Silver Coins Honor Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday


The Perth Mint is joining in the celebrations surrounding the upcoming milestone birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, who will turn 90 years old on April 21. In addition to a stamp and coin cover issued to mark the occasion, the Mint has released three Proof coins with a common commemorative reverse design. The reverse was designed by Natasha Muhl and features an image of St. Edward's crown at its … [Read More...]

Austrian Mint Shares Info on Second Silver Coin in Mozart Series


The Austrian Mint will continue its "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a Life in Three Acts" series with a new silver Proof coin scheduled for release on May 11. This issue will be the second of three planned for the program and will follow up on last year's "Wunderkind" coin, which highlighted the composer's early years as a child prodigy. A press release notes that new coin will be titled "Amade: The … [Read More...]

2016 Libertad Silver BU Releases Early


Unlike the American Silver Eagles, which begin sales in January, the Mexican Mint releases its Libertad bullion (BU) coins whenever they want and this year this means now! The silver BU coins began their 2016 year by surprising everybody and shipping starting April 1. With silver prices up from a few months ago, it is likely good for business. The Winged Victory design on the liberated pays … [Read More...]

Canada’s 2016 Weather Phenomenon “Radiant Rainbow” Silver Proof Coin


The Royal Canadian Mint has begun taking orders for its new 2016 Weather Phenomenon - Radiant Rainbow 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin, which carries a Proof finish and has a mintage limit of 8,000 pieces. Pre-orders began this week and have already exceeded 87% of the available inventory. Composed of 99.99% pure silver, the one-ounce coin measures 38 mm in diameter and can be purchased for $99.95 … [Read More...]

“Monuments of Russia” Series Features Shoanin Christian Temple Silver Coin


The Central Bank of Russia has released a new silver Proof commemorative coin in its Monuments of Russia series, which features some of the region's most historically and architecturally significant structures. The new coin highlights the Shoanin Ancient Christian Temple in the Karachaevo-Cherkessian Republic, located between Ukraine and Georgia. The reverse features an image of the temple … [Read More...]

Royal British Mint Issues New “Queen’s Beasts” Gold and Silver Bullion Coins


The Royal British Mint has announced the release of an impressive new series of gold and silver bullion coins entitled "The Queen's Beasts." The series will pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II by depicting various heraldic animals symbolizing strains of her ancestry. The first design, created by Jody Clark, will be available on one-ounce and 1/4-ounce gold coins, as well as on two-ounce silver … [Read More...]