France 2015 Rugby World Cup Gold and Silver Oval Domed Coins

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The Monnaie de Paris has unveiled a new collection of coins issued to celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Both the 10 Euro Silver Coin and 200 Euro Gold Coin within the collection feature an oval shape with a convex obverse and concave reverse. In recent years, there have been an increasing number of domed or curved coins issued. In most instances, this shape has been used to accentuate the the … [Read More...]

Lithuania 2015 Coin Dedicated to Literature 5 Euro Silver Coin

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The Bank of Lithuania has recently released a new collector coin dedicated to literature. The coin is from the series "Culture of Lithuania." The reverse design of the coin takes a minimalist approach with a stylized depiction of the turning of a book's pages. The pages move from static to dynamic, culminating with with pages resembling a bird's wings. The design by artist Rytas Jonas … [Read More...]

2015 Netball World Cup Silver Proof Dome Coin

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The Royal Australian Mint will release a new dome-shaped coin to mark the 14th Netball World Cup to be hosted in Sydney, Australia in August 2015. Held every four years since the world cup’s inception in 1963, Australia previously hosted the Netball World Cup on two occasions, in Perth in 1967 and in Sydney in 1991. Having been victorious on both occasions, Australia will face the 2015 … [Read More...]

2015 500 Years of Riga Castle 5 Euro Silver Coin

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On June 17, the Bank of Latvia launched a new collector coin to mark the 500th anniversary of Riga Castle. This important symbol of Latvia is a characteristic feature of the Riga skyline and has been witness to the power or weakness of rulers for centuries. The obverse of the square shaped coin features the stone moldings on the gateway of the Riga Castle convent showing the Madonna and … [Read More...]

2015 Mask of the Slovak Region 100 Francs CFA Gold Coin

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The first of the new "investment royalty coins" produced by the Kremnia Mint of Slovakia is now available. These coins are issued as legal tender in the Republic of the Congo and feature ritual masks of the world regions. Last year, the Kremnica Mint had distributed a news release and survey to customers indicating that they were considering producing and issuing gold and silver investment … [Read More...]

2015 150 Years of Firefighting in Latvia 5 Euro Silver Coin

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Last month, the Bank of Latvia released a new collector coin commemorating 150  years of firefighting in Latvia. The coin honors firefighters and rescuers for their professionalism and heroic acts of bravery for the good of the nation. In Latvia, the very first firefighters' brigade was formed in 1845 in Daugavpils, then Dinaburg of Vitebsk gubernia. The first firefighting unit in Riga emerged … [Read More...]

Australia 2015 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta $5 Silver Rectangular Coin

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The Royal Australian Mint has issued a rectangular shaped coin with an antique finish to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta has been reissued by Monarchs throughout history, including the 1297 Inspeximus issue by Edward I, which now takes pride of place at the Australian Parliament House. It is a fitting home for a document to which much Australian legislation can … [Read More...]

2015 Coastal Waters $200 for $200 Silver Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released the second coin within the $200 for $200 series. The popular format, which spans several different denominations, offers a 99.99% pure silver coin for its legal tender face value. The $200 for $200 coins are being released within a design series entitled "Landscapes of the North", which features 360 style designs. The first release of the series from last … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint June 2015 New Product Releases

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The Royal Canadian Mint has recently started accepting orders for their latest batch of new product releases. Among the coins are a number of firsts including the first use of a hologram on a kilo sized coin and the first use of the ancient technique of mokume gane, involving the melding of copper and silver. Another round of the popular Superman coins have also been released. All of the new … [Read More...]

Perth Mint New Product Releases June 2015

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The Perth Mint of Australia has started accepting orders for many new product releases. This includes the latest coins in the Goddesses of Olympus, Australian Antarctic Territory, Deadly and Dangerous, Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and Disney Princesses series. There are also some high relief gold and silver proof coins, which unfortunately are not available for direct ordering for customers in the … [Read More...]