Australia: Possum Magic baby Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated coin sets for 2018 released

The Royal Australian Mint have launched their new 2018-dated Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coin sets which are specially prepared for gift-giving to babies born in the new year, and youngsters who are perhaps celebrating their first or second birthdays. The 2018 coin sets include a magical theme and continue the hugely successful Possum Magic one 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 […]

Trans-Australian Railway Honored on the First Coin Struck in 2017

Each New Year’s Day at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, the first person in line wins the right to strike the mint’s first coin of the year. And thanks to the world’s time zones, that coin is also the year’s first to be struck anywhere in the world. From 2013 through 2016 the honor went to […]

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 […]

Australia: The “Voice of Cricket” Honored on New 50-Cent Coin

On November 24, the Royal Australian Mint released a special collectible coin honoring the “voice of cricket,” Richie Benaud (1930–2015). One of Australia’s greatest all-rounders, Benaud played his last test cricket match in 1964. He held a remarkable playing record as the first test player to score 2000 runs and take 200 wickets, never losing […]

Royal Australian Mint Features VC Commodore as Part of 2016’s Holden Coin Collection

The Royal Australian Mint has issued the 2016 VC Commodore Colored Uncirculated Coin as part of a batch of eleven 12-sided coins featuring classic cars from Australian car manufacturer, Holden. The coins in this series retail for $15 and have mintage limits of 30,000 pieces each. The obverse of the VC Commodore coin carries an […]

Royal Australian Mint Taking Pre-Orders for 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Australian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for its 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin, which is composed of 6.03 grams of 99.9% silver and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. It is the eighth release in the annual series. Shipments of the issue are expected to begin on August 1. The […]

Royal Australian Mint Opens Pre-Orders for its Northern Sky – Ursa Major Domed Silver Coin

The Royal Australian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for the 2016 Northern Sky – Ursa Major Silver Proof Domed Coin, which is due for release on July 4 and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. This is the second coin in the Mint’s Northern Sky series, following up on the Cassiopeia release from last […]

2016 “Australia’s First Mints” Gold and Silver Coins

The Royal Australian Mint has released new coins emulating Australian sovereigns produced by the country’s first Mints. Early Australian branches of the Royal (British) Mint were established in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, in the years 1855, 1872, and 1899, respectively. The Royal Australian Mint was not established until 1965. Each of Australia’s mints had a […]