Royal Canadian Mint Releases First Glow-in-Black-Light Coin

Summer Storm Black Light Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new series, which for the first time incorporates black light technology to enhance the design. The four coin series is entitled "Weather Phenomenon" with two releases scheduled for this year and two releases the following year. The first coin in the series carries a depiction of a summer storm. The reverse design by Canadian artists Tony Bianco and … [Read More...]

Russia 2015 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2 Roubles Silver Coin

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The Central Bank of the Russian Federation has recently released a silver proof commemorative coin which celebrates the 175th anniversary of the birth of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The coin is issued in the series of "Outstanding Personalities of Russia." P.I. Tchaikovsky is widely considered to be the most popular Russian composer in history. His works includes the The Sleeping Beauty … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint April 2015 New Product Releases

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The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for another batch of new product releases. This month's releases are led by an extensive series of coins issued to mark the FIFA Women's World Cup, followed by new releases from ongoing series, upscale platinum coins, and a gold coin issued to commemorate the rescue of Norway's national treasury during the Second World War All of the new … [Read More...]

Perth Mint New Product Releases April 2015

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The Perth Mint of Australia has started accepting orders for an assortment of new coins. This includes the latest releases in the ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary, Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Famous Ships that Never Sailed, and Disney Princesses series, as well as coins paying tribute to Dorothea Mackellar's My Country, and a kilo sized 25th anniversary Silver Kookaburra proof coin. All of the … [Read More...]

Mongolia 2015 Campbell’s Hamster 500 Togrog Silver Coin

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The sixth coin of the Mongolia Wildlife Protection series features an animal that many may recognize from places less wild than Siberia.   "Campbell's Hamster" sounds like a child's pet, partly because it is.  The dwarf hamsters that are bred worldwide as pets originated from Mongolia and northeast China.  Small rodents who feed on seeds and bugs, they help birds and foxes stay fed on those long … [Read More...]

2015 Anzac Centenary Silver Proof Triangular Coin

Anzac Day Silver Triangular Coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released a new $5 silver proof triangular coin to mark Anzac Day 2015. The coin is part of the Official Anzac Centenary Program. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand broadly commemorating all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of … [Read More...]

2015 Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

2015 High Relief Ancient Mythical Creatures Silver Coin

The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for a new 5 oz silver proof high relief coin featuring four Chinese ancient mythical creatures. According to ancient Chinese mythology, the universe was divided into four quadrants marking the beginning and end of the winter and summer solstices, and the autumn and spring equinoxes. These quadrants were represented by a guardian animal with a … [Read More...]

France UNESCO 2015 Bank of Seine Gold and Silver Coins

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The Monnaie de Paris has unveiled a new collection of coins featuring the Hôtel national des Invalides and Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. The silver coins included in the collection incorporate selective plating in gold and black rhodium for a dramatic effect. The collection is part of a series that pays tribute to UNESCO world heritage sites. From 2014, the series has shifted focus to the … [Read More...]

Canada 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup $20 Silver Coin

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The latest $20 for $20 silver coin offered by the Royal Canadian Mint is issued as an official commemorative coin for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The championship tournament will be held in Canada from June 6 to July 5, 2015. A total of 24 qualified teams will be competing at venues located in the cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, and Moncton. As with … [Read More...]

2015 Australian Funnel-Web Spider 1 oz Silver Bullion Coins

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The Perth Mint has introduced a new silver bullion coin featuring the Australian Funnel-Web Spider. This continues a new theme of deadly animals featured on 1 oz silver bullion coins, following last year's successful launch of coins featuring the Saltwater Crocodile. Australia has more than 40 species of Funnel-Web Spider with several renowned for their highly toxic and fast-acting venom. The … [Read More...]