New Zealand Mint Releases Snow Leopard and Ferdinand Magellan Silver Coins

The New Zealand Mint has issued new silver coins for two of its ongoing series: “Endangered Species” and “Journeys of Discovery.” The new coins, featuring the Snow Leopard and Ferdinand Magellan, respectively, are each composed of .999 silver and have mintages limited to 2,000 pieces. The Endangered Species – Snow Leopard 1 oz. Silver Proof […]

Perth Mint Releases 1916 Gold Sovereign and Special Edition Kookaburra Silver Coin

The Perth Mint is now offering its latest 100-year-old gold sovereign, composed of 7.98 grams of 22 karat gold. Just over four million of the coins were minted at Perth in 1916, and the new issues have been kept in Uncirculated condition for the last century. The reverse design features Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous rendering of St. George […]

Austria to Release 2016 Easter Coin, “Dürer’s Young Hare”

The Austrian Mint has shared images and information on its upcoming 2016 Easter Coin featuring an image inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s 1502 masterpiece, “Feldhase,” which translates from the German to “young hare” or “field hare.” The coin will be issued in copper and silver, and will be available for €5 and €16.80, respectively. The reverse of the […]

Poland’s Coin History Series Continues with Half Grosz of Ladislaus Jagiello

The National Bank of Poland has issued its eighth coin in a series commemorating the country’s Medieval coinage. The “Half-grosz of Ladislaus Jagiello” features an obverse and reverse that incorporate the design of original half grosz (1/100 Polish zloty) pieces from the time of Ladislaus Jagiello, King of Poland from 1386 to 1434. The coin is […]