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 […]

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 […]

“Past & Present” considers the next-of-kin plaques from the Great War

In 1917, while World War I raged, the British government set up a committee to create a memorial plaque to be sent to the next-of-kin of any British subject who died as a result of the war (this included those who died in training or from natural causes, so long as it was determined to be war-related.) A […]

Perth Mint follows up success of silver swan bullion coins with two new swan issues

Following the monumental success in sales from their silver bullion Swan coin released earlier this year, the Perth Mint has unveiled two new swan-themed issues: a 1-ounce, .9999 fine silver Proof coin and a 1-ounce, .9999 fine gold Brilliant Uncirculated coin. These coins are projected to be the first in a new series of swan-themed coins […]

The Huns latest to be featured in popular “Warriors of History” series

The New Zealand Mint has released its 10th coin in the popular “Warriors of History” series on October 30. The warriors featured on this coin are some of the most feared in all of human history: the Huns. The Huns were renowned for their skill with the bow and the terrifying efficiency with which they […]

Early October releases from Niue commemorate “Battles That Changed History” and two Disney classics

In the first half of October, the New Zealand Mint has produced seven new commemorative coins for the island of Niue, with themes covering the Battle of Trafalgar, the 80th anniversary of the animated Disney movie Snow White, and Disney’s 1983 production of Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Each of these new coins comes in a Proof finish, with the exception of the […]

Hungarian commemorative coins honor the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of a church in the German town of Wittenberg. In doing so, he challenged the position of the Catholic Church on the forgiveness of sins. The theses claimed that it was not the Pope, but God alone who could forgive […]

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 […]

The New Zealand Mint reveals extensive numismatic September smorgasbord

The New Zealand Mint has recently unveiled their comprehensive selection of products for the month of September. Among these exciting new releases are the extremely popular Lunar Series Year of the Dog Coins, in addition to a variety of officially licensed Disney coins ranging from the Star Wars franchise to The Three Little Pigs. The […]

Fourth and final coin in popular Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection now available for pre-order

The fourth and final release in the Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection features Benjamin Bunny and is now available for pre-order. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is distinct from Potter’s other four books given that the story was written entirely from scratch, unlike the aforementioned which were based on her own private letters. Benjamin Bunny’s tale […]