2012 Wheat Sheaf $10 Gold Proof Coin

The Royal Australian Mint takes an interesting approach to selling one of their low mintage gold proof coins. Since the mintage is presumably smaller than the anticipated demand, they accept ballots from customers and conduct a drawing to determine who can order the coin. I recently received the latest Royal Australian Mint catalog, which includes […]

30th Anniversary Chinese Panda Coins

Today, March 30, 2012 marks the release of five gold and silver commemorative coins to mark the 30th anniversary of the issuance of the Chinese Gold Panda. The coins feature a common obverse design depicting the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (The Temple of Heaven) and the words “30th Anniversary of the Issuance of […]

2012 Europa Coin Programme “European Artists”

The Europa Coin Programme, also referred to as the Europa Silver Star Coin Programme or Eurostar Programme, is an interesting concept that has been running for several years. Member countries of the European Union cooperate to issue coins celebrating common aspects of European identity with a different theme selected for each year. All coins must […]

Results of the Titanic Coin Poll

Before moving on to some new issues, I wanted to revisit the results of the poll where readers were asked to select their favorite from a selection of the 2012 Titanic Commemorative Coins. The poll included five different one ounce (or less) silver coins from various world mints, which had roughly similar pricing points. To […]

2012 Titanic Commemorative Coins from World Mints

The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Various mints around the world have marked the occasion with the issuance of commemorative coins. As opposed to the United States Mint, world mints generally have much greater latitude in deciding which people, places, animals, or events will be commemorated on […]

2012 Gilded Year of the Dragon Silver Coins

The 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Coin Gilded Edition is once again available for ordering on the Perth Mint’s website. This coin originally went on sale October 4, 2011, along with colored versions, the gemstone edition, and the Typeset collection. The gilded edition is struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver and features […]