National precious-metals dealer releases the 1/2-oz. New Zealand Bounty silver coin to U.S. investors

The following is a press release courtesy of Money Metals Exchange. Money Metals Exchange, a leading U.S. precious metals dealer, has just released the half-ounce Bounty coin to the public through an exclusive arrangement with the New Zealand Mint. Demand for half-ounce silver bullion is significant, yet few legal-tender mints (including the U.S. Mint) offer […]

Canada: 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup celebrated on new 25¢ circulation coin

Press release courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint. (Ottawa)—One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the former governor general of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston, donated a silver challenge cup to recognize the best amateur hockey team in in the country. Today the legendary Stanley Cup is making a Canadian homecoming in the form of millions of 25-cent commemorative circulation coins issued by […]

Hungary: 200th birthday of János Arany commemorated in three metals

(Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont)—János Arany is called one of the key figures in Hungarian literature and political life. He was a poet, teacher, editor, secretary of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and one of the best-known and most renowned figures in Hungarian literature. The National Bank of Hungary is marking the 200th anniversary […]

United Kingdom: One valuable £5 note with rare engraving remains to be found

Embed from Getty Images Last September, the Bank of England released a new £5 polymer banknote featuring a portrait of Winston Churchill. Thanks to the efforts of artist Graham Short and gallery owner Tony Huggins-Haig, four of those notes are worth about £50,000. Huggins-Haig commissioned Short, a renowned British miniature engraver, to etch a tiny […]

Space-flown material from all six shuttles in new Cook Islands collector coin

On April 12, 1981, the space shuttle Columbia roared off the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was the first mission in what would be a 30-year program, culminating in July 2011 with the final space mission of the shuttle Atlantis. All told, the five active shuttles completed 135 flights, carrying […]

British Virgin Islands: New Silver Reverse-Proof Coin Celebrates Sapphire Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II

The government and Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued (24th January) a new coin that marks the 65th anniversary, or “Sapphire Jubilee,” of HM Queen Elizabeth II, who will herself mark the solemn occasion on the 6th February. Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, […]

Ares, God of War, Inaugurates New Series from Niue Island

In ancient Greek mythology, the gods and goddesses did not create the universe but were created by it. Rather than standing above the natural world, superior to it, they embodied the qualities of the world that created them. Thus we can see that the ancient Greeks used their deities to describe and explain the world as […]

Trans-Australian Railway Honored on the First Coin Struck in 2017

Each New Year’s Day at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, the first person in line wins the right to strike the mint’s first coin of the year. And thanks to the world’s time zones, that coin is also the year’s first to be struck anywhere in the world. From 2013 through 2016 the honor went to […]