Austria: Easter’s on its way with a charming new silver collector coin

The Mint of Austria have unveiled (29th January) a new collector coin which was released just in time for Easter with its depiction of one of the more well-known Easter rabbit figurines in Austria. The new 2018-dated collector coin also celebrates the 300th anniversary of the manufacture of porcelain in Vienna. Designed by ceramicist and […]

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 […]

CoinWeek Selects Three World Coins and One U.S. Coin for Its “Best Coin Designs of 2016”

  On December 12, World Mint News Blog posted the news of the first-round COTY Awards for 2015-dated coins. Today we’d like to share CoinWeek’s top picks for the best coin designs of 2016. Their top-ranking coin is the 2016 Women of France / Queen Mathilde 1-ounce, 200 euro gold coin from Monnaie de Paris […]

Austrian Mint Launches 3-Year “Colorful Creatures Series” with Fledermaus Coin

The Austrian Mint has launched a new twelve-coin series entitled “Colorful Creatures,” which will kick off with the October 5 release of a coin featuring a fledermaus (German for “bat”). After this year, four coins will be issued annually for both 2017 and 2018, with three final pieces set to bring this series to its […]

Austria’s Final Child-Designed “Piece By Piece” Coins To Be Released October 5

The Austrian Mint has announced that the final design in its “Austria Piece by Piece” series will be released on October 5. This will be the tenth coin in a collection that highlights the various regions of Austria with reverse designs created by the country’s schoolchildren. The final coin is titled “Österreich” and features the […]

Austrian Mint’s Final “Mozart: A Life in Three Acts” Silver Coin to be Released in September

The Austrian Mint has announced that it will release the final coin in its series honoring the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on September 7. This series launched in September of last year with a coin highlighting the composer’s early years as a child prodigy and continued in May with an issue entitled, “Amade: The […]

Austrian Mint’s Latest Child-Designed Coins Feature Upper Austria

The Austrian Mint has unveiled the design for the ninth coin in its “Austria By its Children” series, which features reverse images created by 9- and 10-year old Austrian school children. Each release in this series highlights a different region of Austria; the new issue is due for release on June 1 and features Upper […]

Austria’s “Klimt and His Women” Series Concludes with “The Kiss” Gold Coin

On April 13, the Austrian Mint will issue a fifth gold coin to mark the conclusion of its “Klimt and His Women” Series. The new issue will feature Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s most famous work, “The Kiss,” and will have a mintage limited to 30,000 coins. The reverse design, engraved by Helmut Andexlinger, replicates the […]

Austria’s 2016 “Time” Silver Niobium Coin

Austria has announced that its upcoming “Time” Silver Niobium Coin, composed of 9 grams of 90% silver and 6.5 grams of 99.8% niobium, will be released on March 9. The coin’s 65,000-piece mintage has already been pre-ordered, however, effectively rendering the issue sold out before it has even been released. Priced at €69.60, the coin is […]