British Indian Ocean Territory: Indigenous green turtle featured on new titanium colour crown

The government and Treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have issued (15th March) two new crown coins, their first-ever produced in coloured titanium. The coins, befittingly, feature one of the territory’s most familiar reptilian residents, the green turtle. Also known by its scientific name, Chelonia mydas, this large sea turtle takes its name not […]

Canada: “The Sugar Shack” captures iconic practice of making maple syrup

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched a silver coin that pays tribute to one of the country’s best-known commodities: that of delicious maple syrup. Going back almost to the time of the first inhabitants of the region now known as Canada, the process of collecting maple sap and turning it into syrup has been part […]

The Netherlands: “Lion daalder” reborn in new gold and silver bullion coins

The following is a cross-post from World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. The Royal Dutch Mint have unveiled their newest silver and gold 1-ounce coins, which are based on one of the world’s most well-known and trusted trade coins of the late 16th century. The famed lion daalder (or leeuwendaalder) was first minted by the Province […]

France: “Treasures of Paris” coin series continues with focus on Statue of Liberty

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (20th January) a new set of coins highlighting the many treasures of the French capital, Paris. This second set of coins follows last year’s set, which featured the Palais Garnier and Institut de France. The first coin in the 2017-dated series pays special homage to one of the world’s most enduring […]

France: Ever-popular figure of Marianne features on latest gold and silver collector coins

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (20th January) a new set of coins that feature a modern rendition of Marianne, the female allegory of France. Since 1877, Marianne has had place of honour in official buildings throughout cities and towns of the French Republic. Her profile appears on official documents, on many definitive postage stamps, and […]

Australia: First domed gold coin features Southern Hemisphere’s cosmic wonders

The Royal Australian Mint have unveiled (3rd February) a new coin that is a first for them: a dome-shaped coin that depicts the mystique of the Southern Hemisphere’s cosmic wonders, captured in one ounce of pure gold. A true representation of innovative craftsmanship and at the forefront of creative design, this latest gold issue captures […]

Guernsey: Silver crown coins issued for Sapphire Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II

The government and Treasury of Guernsey have issued new crown coins to mark the Sapphire Jubilee (65th anniversary of accession) of HM Queen Elizabeth II, which occurred today, the 6th February. On the 9th September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning English monarch. The event, although a very low-key celebration, was a milestone in terms of […]

Vatican City: Portrait of Pope Francis Removed from Circulation Euro Coins

Note: The following is a re-post from World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. The Treasury of Vatican City State (or the Holy See) announced on the 24th January that from March of this year, new 2017-dated coins and those thereafter issued will no longer carry the effigy of His Holiness Pope Francis. The decision […]

New Zealand Southern Lights Replicated On Holographic Silver Crown Coin

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand have announced (18th January) the issue of a new silver coin that highlights the southern hemisphere’s own natural and astounding light show: the Aurora Australis. The Southern Lights (as many know them) form a spellbinding natural light show that produces shimmering sheets of colourful light that appear to dance across the […]

British Virgin Islands: Distinctive Blue Marlin Appears on Blue Titanium $5 Coin

The government and Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued (17th January) a new $5 coin, struck in titanium, that features one of the sea’s more distinctive and beautiful inhabitants: the blue marlin. The Atlantic blue marlin, or Makaira nigricans, to be more accurate, is a species of marlin endemic to the Atlantic Ocean. […]