Fiji: Unique Collector Coin Honors 75th Anniversary of Captain America

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Marvel Comics’ Captain America, Fiji has issued a legal-tender silver collector coin that fans will appreciate. Numerous commemorative and collector coins have taken advantage of the convex format, but this one may be the single most appropriate design for a domed coin: Captain America’s shield. It is also […]

Canada: Revisiting Centennial Reverse Designs With a New Silver 5-ounce “Big Coin” Series

By Michael Alexander On October 4, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a new series of “Big Coins,” in which six 5-ounce pure silver coins will depict some of the most popular and iconic reverse designs associated with the Mint. The new series celebrates the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867, […]

Tokelau: Second Coin in “Legends of Asgard” Released

The second coin in the Legends of Asgard series, struck under the legal authority of the island of Tokelau, has been released. The new coin depicts “Valkyrie, Chooser of the Slain.” In Norse mythology, Valkyries determine both who will die on the battlefield and which of the fallen will ascend to Valhalla. Legends of Asgard […]

2014 Christmas and Holiday Themed Coins

Leading up to the holiday season, World Mint News Blog and Coin Update have covered many of the Christmas or holiday themed coins offered by various world mints. In this post, I wanted to bring together a showcase of these coins which feature great diversity in design and in technological enhancements. Each coin image will […]

2015 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners

Krause Publications has recently announced the ten category winners for the 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Each year, the nomination and award process provides a nice look at the diverse styles, themes, and technologies employed by mints around the world. The original slate of nominees included 94 different 2013-dated coins from 45 countries across […]

Ten 2012 Coins That Didn’t Win COTY Awards

Last week Krause Publications announced the ten category winners of the 2014 Coin of the Year Awards for 2012-dated coins. This article on Coin Update News provided images of all ten of the winning coins, so I won’t repeat them here. For World Mint News Blog, I wanted to take the approach of highlighting ten […]

Images of 2014 Coin of the Year Nominees, Part Two

This represents the second of two posts which showcase images of the nominees for Krause Publication’s 2014 Coin of the Year Awards. This annual process provides an excellent opportunity to review some of the best coins from mints around the world. As in the previous post, the images which appear below are only for coins […]

Images of 2014 Coin of the Year Nominees, Part One

Krause Publications has announced the nominees for their 2014 Coin of the Year Awards for 2012-dated coins. This includes a total of 99 different nominees from 48 different countries across ten categories. One winner will be selected from each category with the awards presented on February 8, 2014 at the World Money Fair in Berlin. […]

More Coins Celebrate Royal Baby

The Royal Canadian Mint and Perth Mint have recently announced coins issued to celebrate the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. This follows the well received £5 silver coin issued by the Royal British Mint featuring Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic design of St. George Slaying the Dragon. Product page The offerings from the Royal […]