Canada Releases 2016 Geometry in Art Silver Proof Coin


The Royal Canadian Mint has released the 2016 "Geometry in Art: The Loon" Fine Silver Coin, which has a mintage limited to 7,500 pieces and is available for $99.95 CAD. The coin has a Proof finish, but utilizes a variety of finishing techniques to add depth and vividness to the reverse image. The reverse features two loons rendered in stylized fashion using polygons that emphasize the … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Releases 2016 Chinese Mythical Creatures High Relief Coin


The Perth Mint has released the 2016 Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures 1 oz. Silver Proof High Relief Coin, which is available for $98.19 AUD ($70.46 USD) and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. The coin is composed of 99.9% silver, with a diameter measuring 32.60 mm, and a thickness of 6 mm. Both the obverse and reverse of the coin feature slightly concave surfaces that help to increase … [Read More...]

Canada Issues “The Universe: Glow-in-the-Dark Glass with Opal” Silver Coin


The Royal Canadian Mint has released "The Universe: Glow-in-the-Dark Glass with Opal" 1 oz. Silver Coin, available for $149.95 CAD. The 99.99% silver Proof coin utilizes borosilicate glass, glow-in-the-dark glass, and an opal insert to give the effect of a supernova surrounded by shining stars. The coin's reverse features a depiction of the opened dome of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory at Saint … [Read More...]

Austria to Release 2016 New Year’s Coin Featuring Vienna Philharmonic

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On December 2, the Austrian Mint will release its annual New Year's coin. This year, the design celebrates the New Year's concert performed yearly by the Vienna Philharmonic. The new nine-sided coin carries a denomination of 5 euros and is composed of .800 fine silver. It weighs 10 grams, measures 28.5 mm in diameter, and has a mintage limit of 50,000 pieces. Each coin costs €15.40. The … [Read More...]

Libertad Mintage Day is Here!


Not long after the Dia De Los Muertos (the Mexican Day of the Dead), the Banco de Mexico has released the mintage figures for the 2015 Libertads. Let’s look at the numbers: 2015 Silver 1 oz Proof, mintage 6400. The 1 oz silver Proof breaks the three-year streak of low mintages that started in 2012, with a medium (for Libertad) mintage that is still significantly below the 2011 total of … [Read More...]

UK Launches 2016 Range of Britannia Bullion Coins

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The Royal Mint has launched their range of 2016-dated Britannia bullion coins, with a significant change. For the first time, the new coins include the fifth definitive portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, launched in March of 2015. This addition reflects the third change in portraiture for this popular series. The reverse design includes the familiar and elegant standing figure of Britannia as … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Releases 2015 High Relief Silver Proof Collection


Today, November 3, the Perth Mint released its 2015 Australian High Relief Silver Proof Three-Coin Collection. The set costs $319.00 AUD and includes three Proof coins composed of an ounce of silver that is 99.9% pure. Only 1,000 sets will be issued. Each of the coins measures 32.60 mm in diameter and 6 mm in thickness. The Australian Kookaburra coin has a reverse featuring an image of a … [Read More...]

Peanuts’ 65th Anniversary Colored Silver Coin


The Pobjoy Mint has released the 2015 65th Anniversary of Peanuts Colored Sterling Silver Coin, which costs $69.95, has a mintage limited to 10,000 pieces, and is composed of an ounce of silver that is 92.5% pure. An Uncirculated cupro-nickel version of the coin is also available, with an unlimited mintage and a $24.95 price tag. Charles Schulz debuted his iconic comic strip on October 2, … [Read More...]

Bank of Poland Releases Honeybee Silver Proof Coin


The National Bank of Poland has released the latest issue in its "Animals of the World" series, a silver Proof coin featuring a honeybee. It is composed of silver that is 92.5% pure and has a mintage limit of 35,000 pieces. Each coin measures 38.61 mm in diameter and weighs 28.28 grams. A description on the Mint's Web site points out that "although (honeybees) are mainly associated with the … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Releases 30th Anniversary Back to the Future Coins


The Perth Mint has gone all out in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox -- aka one of the top three films of my childhood, along with The Goonies and the Star Wars trilogy. The Mint has issued three coins: a 1 oz. silver coin, a 1/4 oz. gold coin, and a 2 oz. silver issue in the shape of Back to the Future Part II's famous hoverboard. The designer had … [Read More...]