British Virgin Islands: Distinctive Hummingbird Features on Latest Titanium Coin

On December 12, the government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands issued a new coin within their popular color-tinted titanium coin series. Their latest coin highlights an avian species, the hummingbird, prevalent on the islands and in much of the Caribbean. Hummingbirds are a diverse family of 320 species that can mostly be found […]

Palau: Distinctive Triggerfish Features on 2017 “Red Sea Marine Life” Silver Coin Series

On December 1, the government and treasury of the Republic of Palau launched their latest coin, which features exotic and unique marine life inhabiting the Red Sea. This is the fifth coin in the series and features the Triggerfish (or Rhinecanthus aculeatus, to use their scientific name). Triggerfish inhabit tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world, with over 40 species […]

France: Year 4 of Popular “7 Arts” Series Features New Coins Honoring Actor/Director Jean Gabin

On November 27, the Monnaie de Paris launched their latest coins in the very popular and contemporary series entitled “The 7 Arts,” which encompasses seven media of artistic expression. This set of coins, the fourth in a seven-year series, is dedicated to cinema. In this category the coins feature famed actor and director Jean Gabin […]

Buyers Beware! Fake British Virgin Islands Collector Coins from Unauthorized Distributor

The following consumer alert is a re-post from World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. (Thursday, October 27)–The government of the British Virgin Islands is advising the public, especially coin collectors, that “coins” purported to be issued in the name of the British Virgin Islands have been offered for sale to coin dealers and the […]

Isle of Man: Final Gold Christmas Angel Issued

On October 18, the Government and Treasury of the Isle of Man launched their latest and final gold Angel, which includes a Christmas-themed privy mark, in time for a festive celebration of the holiday season. The 2016-dated coins will be the last in the concluding series, which was originally introduced in 2004 and included privy marks representing […]

Canada: Revisiting Centennial Reverse Designs With a New Silver 5-ounce “Big Coin” Series

By Michael Alexander On October 4, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a new series of “Big Coins,” in which six 5-ounce pure silver coins will depict some of the most popular and iconic reverse designs associated with the Mint. The new series celebrates the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867, […]

UK Launches 2016 Range of Britannia Bullion Coins

The Royal Mint has launched their range of 2016-dated Britannia bullion coins, with a significant change. For the first time, the new coins include the fifth definitive portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, launched in March of 2015. This addition reflects the third change in portraiture for this popular series. The reverse design includes the […]