New Zealand: Latest honeybee collector coin unveiled features mānuka honey

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand have unveiled (13th February) their second collector coin which focuses on the country’s lucrative honey industry. Following on the huge success of the Reserve Bank’s release of their first honey bee coin last year, a second coin is to be issued which features the golden nectar from the mānuka […]

British Virgin Islands: The archipelago and its wildlife featured on new crown coin

The government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued (6th February) a new crown coin which highlights the territory’s unique wildlife inhabiting these islands who make this warm Caribbean spot their home. Well-known creatures such as the iguana, the flamingo, and the brown pelican feature prominently in the design. The British Virgin Islands, located […]

Switzerland: Klausen Pass commemorative silver coin begins new Alpine Pass series

The Swiss Federal Mint have launched (25th January) a new commemorative coin which is part of a new three-year series of coins which focuses on Swiss Alpine passes. The first coin features the Klausen Pass, which is 1,948 metres high (6,400 feet) and 46 kilometres long (40 miles), and links the valley of Schächental in […]

British Indian Ocean Territory: Impressive coconut crab features on new titanium crown coin

The government and treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have issued (16th January) a new crown coin produced in both titanium and cupro-nickel which focuses on one of the most curious indigenous animals that are widely found in the region: The coconut crab. One the world’s largest land arthropods, coconut crabs are famous for […]

Slovakia: World Natural Heritage UNESCO site Caves of Slovak Karst features on new gold coin

The National Bank of Slovakia have issued (15th November) their latest gold coin within their currently running series “World Natural Heritage,” which highlights geographical areas of the country that are of particular natural beauty and are part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO’s) list of protected areas. This year’s coin is […]

Perth Mint heralds the Lunar Year, the 70th anniversary of the royal wedding, and more with its September releases

On September 5, 2017, the Perth Mint released nine new coins for the first month of autumn. Four of the coins commemorate the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s royal wedding, which was held at Westminster Abbey in London on November 20, 1947. An additional two coins honor the upcoming Year of the Dog with both silver […]

Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Great Trail with a new silver collector coin

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Royal Canadian Mint has launched an exciting new rectangular silver coin to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 24,000-kilometre Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail), which will soon connect Canada from its Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic coasts. This coin was celebrated at an event held beside the Meewasin […]

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 […]