National Geographic Pairs with South African Mint to Launch Big Cats Coin Program

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National Geographic and the South African Mint have launched a limited edition coin series called the National Geographic Big Cats Coin Program. The new program includes five unique issues and benefits National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative, which aims to combat the decline of these animals in the wild. The reverse designs highlight the cheetah, a threatened species famous for being the world's … [Read More...]

Austrian Mint’s Final Child-Designed Coins Feature Upper Austria

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The Austrian Mint has unveiled the design for the ninth coin in its "Austria By its Children" series, which features reverse images created by 9- and 10-year old Austrian school children. Each release in this series highlights a different region of Austria; the new issue is due for release on June 1 and features Upper Austria, or Oberösterreich. The coin will be issued in three versions: a … [Read More...]

Canada’s 50th Anniversary of Star Trek Coin Collection

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Last week the Royal Canadian Mint launched a diverse series of coins celebrating 50 years of Star Trek. Captain Kirk himself, actor William Shatner, was on hand to aid Mint President and CEO Sandra Hanington in the unveiling of the issues, which include several silver coins with varying denominations and a $200 gold issue modeled after the Delta Shield insignia worn by the crew of the U.S.S. … [Read More...]

Poland’s New NBP Money Center Silver Coin Remembers Sławomir S. Skrzypek

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The Bank of Poland has released a new silver coin commemorating the establishment of the "NBP Money Center in memory of Sławomir S. Skrzypek," an economic educational institution located in Warsaw. The center provides visitors with interactive programs aiming to expand familiarity with financial planning, histories of money, and larger economic systems. As is clear from center's formal title, it … [Read More...]

France Unveils 2016 Banks of the Seine Gold and Silver Coins

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France's Monnaie de Paris has unveiled a new set of coins in its "Banks of the Seine" series, which highlights culturally significant locations along the Seine River in Paris, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The new coins feature the Musée d'Orsay, one of the most famous art museums in the world. The museum was established in a converted railway station in 1986 and is perhaps best known for its … [Read More...]

Canada Issues 3rd Silver Coin in “The Universe” Glow-in-the-Dark Series

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The Royal Canadian Mint's "The Universe" series continues with a third one-ounce 99.99% silver coin entitled, "The Universe: Glow-in-the-Dark Glass with Silver Fume." The coin includes a glow-in-the-dark glass and silver fume globule that depicts a radio wave, which relates to the radio telescope installed at the NRC Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) near Penticton, British Columbia, … [Read More...]

Star Trek Stamp and Coin Covers From the Perth Mint

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The Perth Mint has released two "Star Trek: The Original Series" Stamp and Coin Covers featuring Spock and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the show's 1966 debut. Each cover includes an original Australia Post stamp and $1 coin, both of which carry images from the original Star Trek television show. These issues have no listed mintage limits and are each … [Read More...]

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

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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

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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

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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...]