New Zealand Mint Features “Cyclopes” on 5th Creatures of Greek Mythology Coin

The New Zealand Mint has released the fifth one-ounce silver Proof coin in its Creatures of Greek Mythology series, which launched late last year with the debut of the Cerberus issue. The new coin features the Cyclopes, one of a race of giants with a single eye in the center of their foreheads. Like other […]

Canada Unveils Coins Celebrating Queen’s 90th Birthday and Blue Jays’ 40th Season

The Royal Mint unveiled designs for several new commemorative coins last week. On Wednesday, April 20, three coins commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday were highlighted, two of which are composed of silver and a third is made of gold. Then on Friday, April 22, the Mint launched a silver coin commemorating the start of […]

Finland to Release Gold Coin Honoring Poet Eino Leino

The Mint of Finland will soon issue new Proof coins paying tribute to one of the country’s greatest writers, Eino Leino (1878-1926). The coins will be available as gold and clad commemorative coins, as well as standard 2-euro Uncirculated issues. The gold coin is composed of 5.65 grams of 91.7% gold, measures 22 mm in diameter, and has […]

Perth Mint Issues Final Design in Silver Shark Bullion Series

The Perth Mint has released the third and final coin in its Silver Shark series of 1/2 oz. silver bullion coins. The Mint has also increased the silver content for the new issue to .9999 fineness, up from the .999 composition of the previous two coins in the series. The new coin features the Tiger […]

“Monuments of Russia” Series Features Shoanin Christian Temple Silver Coin

The Central Bank of Russia has released a new silver Proof commemorative coin in its Monuments of Russia series, which features some of the region’s most historically and architecturally significant structures. The new coin highlights the Shoanin Ancient Christian Temple in the Karachaevo-Cherkessian Republic, located between Ukraine and Georgia. The reverse features an image of […]

Royal British Mint Issues New “Queen’s Beasts” Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

The Royal British Mint has announced the release of an impressive new series of gold and silver bullion coins entitled “The Queen’s Beasts.” The series will pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II by depicting various heraldic animals symbolizing strains of her ancestry. The first design, created by Jody Clark, will be available on one-ounce and […]