2015 Reverse Proof Libertad!

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For those of us struck by the polished-dies-of-the-libertad bug, 2015 has lived up to our usual standard of shock, excitement, bafflement, and mad internet scrambling. Keeping this beautiful collection current has always been an elusive goal, and now the Banco de Mexico has decided to accept their North American destiny and release a reverse Proof, leading libertad collectors worldwide to gasp and … [Read More...]

New Zealand Mint Releases New “Star Wars Classic” Darth Vader Coins

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The New Zealand Mint is now taking orders for the first issues in a series its Web site describes as a "major new Star Wars programme." Star Wars Classic: Darth Vader will be available as a 1 oz. silver coin, a 1/4 oz. gold coin, and a 1 oz. gold coin, and will come with a stylized case and a certificate of authenticity. The three coins share a common design. The reverse features an image of … [Read More...]

Canadian Mint Unveils Silver $20 for $20 Superman Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint is now offering the newest coin in its popular "$20 for $20" series. "Superman" is 27 mm across and made of 7.96 grams of fine silver that is 99.99% pure. It has an order limit of five per household and an overall mintage limit of 350,000. The coin's reverse features a classic DC Comics image of Superman bounding forward with his arm outstretched and his cape sprawling … [Read More...]

More 2016 Bullion Coins From the Perth Mint

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The Perth Mint has shared the designs for its 2016 bullion coins, due to be released from September 2015 to January 2016. All of the gold releases are made of 99.99% pure gold; the silver coins are composed of 99.9% silver, except for the Silver Kangaroo, which you can read about here. The obverse for each coin is the same, featuring Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and a … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Introduces 2016 1-Ounce Silver Kangaroo Bullion Coin

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The Perth Mint has unveiled a new Australian Silver Kangaroo bullion coin, due for release in 2016. This marks the first time the kangaroo has appeared on one of the mint’s silver bullion coins, having previously only appeared on gold bullion pieces. The 1 oz. Silver Kangaroo is the first Australian coin to be struck in silver of 99.99% purity. Its reverse features an image of a hopping … [Read More...]

More August Releases From the Perth Mint

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The Perth Mint is now accepting orders for this month’s impressive variety of new releases. In addition to the 2015 “Treasures of the World—Turquoise” locket coin, the mint has issued coins featuring Bruce Lee, Spock, and mother-of-pearl, as well as high relief silver and gold coins. More information on these issues can be found at the Perth Mint’s page for recent releases. The Perth Mint … [Read More...]

Austrian Mint Unveils the First of Three Silver Coins Celebrating Mozart

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The Austrian Mint has announced that on September 9 it will issue the first of three silver coins dedicated to the life and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The series, titled, “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts,” will celebrate a distinct aspect of the composer’s persona with each release. The first coin is named Wolfgang: The Wunderkind, while the second and third releases, … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Shares Next Release in Annual “Treasures of the World” Series

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  The third installment of the Perth Mint's "Treasures of the World" series celebrates turquoise and will be available for purchase on August 3. The Treasures of the World--North America 2015 1 oz Locket Coin with Turquoise will come in gold and silver that is 99.99 percent pure, with a locket at its center containing turquoise. It's reverse design features a landscape of the … [Read More...]

U.K.’s Royal Mint Reports Big Profits

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The Royal Mint has reported a profit of £11.4 million this year through the end of March, dwarfing the £6.7 million in profits collected during the same period last year. The increase has been credited to a boost in commemorative coin sales and new cost-saving measures that have seen cupro-nickel 5- and 10-pence coins replaced by “aRMour nickel-plated steel equivalents,” according to the … [Read More...]

France 2015: The Little Prince Gold and Silver Coins

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic novella, The Little Prince, serves as inspiration for a 2015 series of coins issued by the Monnaie de Paris. The coins share an obverse design that bears a sketch of the Little Prince beside the denomination and "2015," the year of production. Circling the outer edge, the words "The Little Prince" are translated into four languages. The 5 euro 1/25 ounce gold … [Read More...]