2012 Christmas Coins and Medals

This post will summarize some Christmas, Holiday, or New Year themed coins and medals from various world mints that I have come across. Feel free to share any others within the comments. From the Perth Mint of Australia is the 2012 Christmas Locket 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin. The reverse of the coin features an […]

Images of 2013 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Krause Publications has just announced the ten category winners for the 2013 Coin of the Year Awards. Since many collectors might be curious what the award winning coins actually look like, I tracked down images of each and will provide within this post. The award winning coins were selected by a panel of judges including […]

New Zealand Post “The Hobbit” Coins

The New Zealand Post will be issuing gold, silver, and base metal coins featuring characters from The Hobbit films. The upcoming coins celebrate the first film within the trilogy entitled, An Unexpected Journey. The Hobbit coins have received considerable mainstream media attention since their designs were announced earlier this month. The array of products covers […]

Images of 2013 COTY Nominees, Part Two

This post will continue presenting images of some of the nominees for Krause Publications 2013 Coin of the Year Awards. These are for 2011-dated coins across ten different categories, with 100 different nominees from 50 different countries in total. As in part one, these images are for coins where images and information are available via […]

Images of 2013 COTY Nominees, Part One

Krause Publications recently announced their selection of the nominees for the 2013 Coin of the Year Awards for 2011-dated coins. With 100 different nominees from 50 different countries, the coins represent a wide variety of topics, designs and styles. The nominees are divided into ten different categories from which a winner for each category will […]

2012 Europa Coin Programme “European Artists”

The Europa Coin Programme, also referred to as the Europa Silver Star Coin Programme or Eurostar Programme, is an interesting concept that has been running for several years. Member countries of the European Union cooperate to issue coins celebrating common aspects of European identity with a different theme selected for each year. All coins must […]

Results of the Titanic Coin Poll

Before moving on to some new issues, I wanted to revisit the results of the poll where readers were asked to select their favorite from a selection of the 2012 Titanic Commemorative Coins. The poll included five different one ounce (or less) silver coins from various world mints, which had roughly similar pricing points. To […]