Niue Island: New “Great Cities” coin features Tokyo, the dynamic capital of Japan

Niue Island and the New Zealand Mint have released the “Great Cities” collection’s fifth coin, which features Japan’s dynamic capital city, Tokyo. (The previous cities featured were Copenhagen, Shanghai, London, and New York.) Originally a small fishing village known as Edo, the growing city became the nation’s political center in 1603; its name was changed to Tokyo (tō, […]

United Kingdom: Mr. Jeremy Fisher, second 2017 Beatrix Potter coin, now available

The second release in the Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection features Mr. Jeremy Fisher—the first time the character has appeared on an official U.K. coin. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, the eighth of Potter’s little tales, follows the frog in his waterproof mackintosh and galoshes through a day of fishing adventures. Once upon a time […]

Niue’s “Battle of Yorktown” inaugurates a new series, “Battles That Changed History”

Niue Island has launched a brand-new coin collection titled “Battles That Changed History,” which highlights legendary military battles that had historic repercussions. The “Battle of Yorktown” 1-ounce, legal-tender silver coin, released today (June 8), is the first issue in the collection. The reverse of the coin depicts American troops capturing a British gun during the 1781 battle. […]

Perth Mint releases tribute to the original Ghostbusters film

The government of Tuvalu, in conjunction with the Perth Mint, has released a new silver collector coin honoring the 1984 blockbuster comedy Ghostbusters. Called “Ghostbusters Crew,” the coin contains 1 ounce of .9999 fine silver. The reverse of the coin, designed by Thomas Vaughan, depicts Drs. Spengler, Stantz, and Venkman as they appeared in Ghostbusters, […]

The Compromise of 1867 is the subject of Hungary’s largest coins

The “Compromise of 1867,” which describes one of the most important events in the history of modern Hungary, is a catch-all term used for the agreements that reestablished the political, legal, and economic relations between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary at the beginning of 1867. It was negotiated between the head of […]

“Decay” inaugurates new high-relief silver series, “Gargoyles & Grotesques”

Ibex Coins, on behalf of the Republic of Chad, has released the first of an intriguing new series of high-relief silver coins called “Gargoyles and Grotesques.” The subjects, as the name suggests, are those strange and fantastical creatures that have decorated buildings since ancient times, peering from the peaks of gothic windows, crouching on rooftops, […]

Monnaie de Paris to issue breast-cancer awareness €2 coin

Scooping the world of numismatic publications, WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) reported yesterday that the Monnaie de Paris will be issuing a commemorative €2 coin to benefit breast-cancer research. It’s no surprise that news emerged via the fashion world, as the coin is being produced in association with the Estée Lauder Companies’ “Le Cancer du Seins Parlons-en!” […]

Russia: New silver Proof coin commemorates poet Konstantin Balmont

As of May 2, 2017, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation has issued a silver Proof coin commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of poet Konstantin Balmont (1867–1942). The coin is the latest entrant in the series “Outstanding Personalities of Russia.”   The obverse bears a relief image of the Russian Federation’s coat of arms with […]

APMEX promoting its new CoinGrade+ feature with giveaway of MS-70 Silver Swan from the Perth Mint

  The following is a repost from World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. (Oklahoma City)—After being made available to the public on April 3, the 2017 Silver Swan 1-ounce coin—the first release of a new bullion series from the Perth Mint—sold out worldwide in less than two days. The coin’s .9999 fine silver content […]

Austria: On the eve of a new release, a look back at the popular Silver Niobium series

Fourteen years ago, the Austrian Mint embarked on a series of bimetallic silver-and-niobium coins. Although the mint is known for splendid design and production standards, the field of collector coins—especially colorized collector coins—was viewed at the time with skepticism. Even in 2017, many collectors still disregard such designs, slapping all of them, regardless of their […]