Bank of Russia Issues Three 2016 Circulation Coins in “Ancient Cities of Russia” Series

Last month, the Bank of Russia issued three new 10-ruble coins as part of its “Ancient Cities of Russia” series, first launched in 2002. The coins were struck at the Moscow Mint – Branch of Goznak and feature depictions of Velikie Luki, Zubtsov, and Rzhev. The Velikie Luki coin highlights two to the city’s great landmarks: to […]

Finland Opens Pre-Sale for 2016 “Finnish Work” Silver Proof Coins

The Mint of Finland is now accepting orders for its 2016 silver Proof coins commemorating “Finnish work.” The coin is available in three versions: a 10-gram piece with a mintage limit of 10,000 units for € 38; a 25.5-gram issue with a mintage limit of 5,000 for € 61, and a numbered 25.5-gram coin in a glass […]

New Zealand Issues 2016 Star Wars “R2-D2” and Warriors of History “Vikings” Silver Coins

The New Zealand Mint has released new issues in two of its popular ongoing series: the Star Wars Classic program and Warriors of History. First, we’ll take a look at the most recent addition to the Star Wars Classic coin series, which features characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The newest design features the […]

Royal Mint Releases Gold and Silver Coins Marking Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

The Royal Mint has released four coins dedicated to the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conquerer of Normandy defeated King Harold, England’s last Anglo-Saxon monarch. The anniversary design is available on a 22-karat gold Proof coin, a .925 silver Proof piece, a .925 silver Proof Piedfort version, and a […]

Canada Continues its Landscapes of the North $200 for $200 Series with “Vast Prairies”

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the fourth $200 for $200 coin in its Landscapes of the North series, which highlights different ecologocial zones of Canada. Launched in 2014, previous themes in this series of two-ounce 99.99% silver coins include Towering Forests, Coastal Waters, and Rugged Mountains; the new issue is titled “Vast Prairies,” and features […]

2016 UK Portrait of Britain £5 Silver Collection

The Royal Mint is now accepting orders for its 2016 Portrait of Britain £5 Silver Collection, which includes four silver coins celebrating famous natural sites located around the United Kingdom. The coins feature images of Snowdonia in Wales, Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, the Lake District in northern England, and the White Cliffs of Dover along […]

Austrian Mint’s Final “Mozart: A Life in Three Acts” Silver Coin to be Released in September

The Austrian Mint has announced that it will release the final coin in its series honoring the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on September 7. This series launched in September of last year with a coin highlighting the composer’s early years as a child prodigy and continued in May with an issue entitled, “Amade: The […]

Perth Mint’s 2016 Norse Gods Series Ends with “Loki” High Relief 2 oz. Silver Coin

The Perth Mint has released the third and final high relief silver coin its Norse Gods series, which launched in March with an issue featuring Odin and continued in June with Thor. The latest release carries a design highlighting Loki, a shape-shifter known in Norse mythology as the god of fire. Each coin in this […]

The New Zealand Mint’s 2016 Sherlock 2-Coin Silver Set

The New Zealand Mint has issued the Sherlock 2 x 1 oz Silver Coin Set, which includes two one-ounce 99.9% silver coins featuring characters from the BBC’s popular television series, Sherlock. The two-coin set is available for $120 and is packaged in a rectangular coin case accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The total mintage for […]

Mint of Poland Issues Gold-Gilded Silver Coin Honoring Shakespeare and Cervantes

The Mint of Poland has issued a unique commemorative coin honoring two of the most important writers in the Western canon, Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare. Interestingly, these two artists who so impacted the literature of their respective languages were contemporaries — Shakespeare died less than two weeks after Cervantes in the Spring of […]