U.K.’s Royal Mint Reports Big Profits

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 […]

France 2015: The Little Prince Gold and Silver Coins

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” […]

The Perth Mint’s July Releases Include Alice in Wonderland and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Perth Mint’s releases for the month of July include a unique, 2 oz. silver “antiqued clock” coin created in honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The coin’s reverse bears images of Alice, the Cheshire Cat, and the White Rabbit, with a working […]

Russia 2015 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2 Roubles Silver Coin

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 […]

Royal Canadian Mint April 2015 New Product Releases

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 […]

Perth Mint New Product Releases April 2015

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 […]