More October Releases from the Perth Mint


The Perth Mint has launched its October releases, and as usual they make for an interesting blend of the playful, the innovative, and the classic. In addition to the 2016 Five Blessings 1 oz. Silver Bullion Coin and the Christmas 2015 1 oz. Silver Star Shaped Coin, October brings us a new Australian Map Shaped Coin featuring the Redback spider, several new Year of the Monkey releases in gold and … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Releases 2016 Five Blessings 1 oz. Silver Coin


Today, October 6, the Perth Mint has released its 2016 Five Blessings 1 oz. Silver Bullion Coin, available for $69.00 AUD. The coin is composed of silver that is 99.9% pure and has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces. The reverse design, created by Aleysha Howarth, features five bats positioned around the Chinese character for "Fu," meaning prosperity. According to a press release, the bats … [Read More...]

Canada to Release Coins Featuring Goalies from the NHL’s “Original Six” Teams


On October 6, 2015, The Royal Canadian Mint will release silver Proof coins featuring goalies who played for the National Hockey League's original six teams. The coins are composed of 1/2-ounce of 99.99% pure silver, with a face value of $10, and respective mintage limits of 8,000 pieces each. Each coin costs $74.95 CAD. The reverses of the six coins feature images of Hall-of-Fame goaltenders. … [Read More...]

Austrian Mint Shares Info on “Wildlife in Our Sights” Capercaillie Coin

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The Austrian Mint has shared information on its upcoming 2015 "Wildlife in Our Sights" coin release. The new coin will feature the Capercaillie, a wild European woodland grouse, and carry a denomination of 100 euros. It will be released on October 28. The coin is composed of 16 grams of gold that is .986 fine, with a diameter of 30 mm, and a mintage limited to 30,000 pieces. The mint has yet to … [Read More...]

Japanese Coin Set Celebrates 50 Years of Bullet Trains


The Japan Mint's U.S. distributor, Panda America, is now accepting pre-orders for a 5-coin set issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Japan's first Shinkansen bullet train, initially conceived to improve the country's infrastructure as it prepared to host the 1964 Olympic Games. A press release notes that this is the first time in 39 years the Japan Mint has issued commemorative 100 yen … [Read More...]

New Canadian “$100 for $100” Coin Features Cougar


The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest in its "$100 for $100" silver coin series, in which 1 oz. coins made of 99.99% fine silver are made available for their face value of $100. The newest coin is titled "Cougar" and is the first in the series to be dated 2016. It has a mintage limit of 50,000 coins and an order limit of three per household. The coin is made of 99.99% fine silver … [Read More...]

2015 Austrian Euro Coin Proof Set


The Austrian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for its 2015 Official Austrian Euro Coin Proof Set, scheduled to being shipping on October 7. The set contains eight coins with denominations ranging from 1 cent to 2 euros, and is presented in a wooden case with a certificate of authenticity. It is priced at €79.80, which includes the value-added tax (VAT). Only 10,000 sets will be sold. The … [Read More...]

Newest “Austria Piece by Piece” Coin to Feature Burgenland


On October 7, the Austrian Mint will release the eighth coin design in its “Austria Piece by Piece” series featuring images of Austrian provinces created by local school children. The new design celebrates Burgenland, a flat region in eastern Austria known for its sun, migratory birds, and proximity to Lake Neusiedl. The reverse of the Bergenlund coin, designed by student Leonie … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint Asks Canadians to Vote on 2017 Coin Designs


The Royal Canadian Mint has invited Canadians to vote online for designs to be included on Canada's 2017 circulating coinage. The mint solicited design submissions from the public as part of its "My Canada, My Inspiration" contest, launched in the run up to Canada's upcoming 150th anniversary celebration in 2017. The contest brought in over 10,000 entries from all over the country, with each … [Read More...]

More September Releases From the Perth Mint


The Perth Mint is now accepting orders for a wide variety of September releases. In addition to this month's Elizabeth II "Longest Reign" and "Ghost Bat" opal series issues, the mint has released an Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver coin, silver and gold Wedge-Tailed Eagle and Year of the Monkey coins, and new installments in their Star Trek and Goddesses of Olympus series'. The 2015 … [Read More...]