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 […]

2013 Silver Bullion Coins From Around the World

In response to some reader requests, I wanted to provide a post which showcases and reviews the various 2013-dated Silver Bullion Coin offerings from around the world. Many mints from around the world produce high quality bullion priced coins which often feature rotating designs and carry limited mintages. In most cases, these are available for […]

Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Coins

A world silver bullion coin series that has received a lot of attention this year is the Australian Lunar series. These coins are produced by the Perth Mint and feature the 12 animals of the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar. Each animal is believed to influence people born under its rule, leading to prominence of certain […]

Mexican Silver Libertad Bullion and Proof Coins

Of all the world bullion coins, arguably the most beautiful is the Mexican Libertad.  Minted since 1982, in the oldest mint in North America, the Casa de Moneda de Mexico (literally the House of Mexican Money, founded in 1535 by the Spanish as a way of minting coins with the gold plundered in conquest) the […]

Austrian Philharmonic Silver Bullion Coins

The Silver Philharmonic bullion coins have been issued by the Austrian Mint since 2008. The introduction of the series followed the success of the Gold Philharmonic, which had been issued since 1989. The obverse design for the coins features the Great Pipe Organ found in Vienna’s Golden Hall with the inscriptions “Republik Osterreich”, “1 Unze […]