2015 150 Years of Firefighting in Latvia 5 Euro Silver Coin

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Last month, the Bank of Latvia released a new collector coin commemorating 150  years of firefighting in Latvia. The coin honors firefighters and rescuers for their professionalism and heroic acts of bravery for the good of the nation. In Latvia, the very first firefighters' brigade was formed in 1845 in Daugavpils, then Dinaburg of Vitebsk gubernia. The first firefighting unit in Riga emerged … [Read More...]

Australia 2015 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta $5 Silver Rectangular Coin

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The Royal Australian Mint has issued a rectangular shaped coin with an antique finish to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta has been reissued by Monarchs throughout history, including the 1297 Inspeximus issue by Edward I, which now takes pride of place at the Australian Parliament House. It is a fitting home for a document to which much Australian legislation can … [Read More...]

2015 Coastal Waters $200 for $200 Silver Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released the second coin within the $200 for $200 series. The popular format, which spans several different denominations, offers a 99.99% pure silver coin for its legal tender face value. The $200 for $200 coins are being released within a design series entitled "Landscapes of the North", which features 360 style designs. The first release of the series from last … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint June 2015 New Product Releases

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The Royal Canadian Mint has recently started accepting orders for their latest batch of new product releases. Among the coins are a number of firsts including the first use of a hologram on a kilo sized coin and the first use of the ancient technique of mokume gane, involving the melding of copper and silver. Another round of the popular Superman coins have also been released. All of the new … [Read More...]

Perth Mint New Product Releases June 2015

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The Perth Mint of Australia has started accepting orders for many new product releases. This includes the latest coins in the Goddesses of Olympus, Australian Antarctic Territory, Deadly and Dangerous, Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and Disney Princesses series. There are also some high relief gold and silver proof coins, which unfortunately are not available for direct ordering for customers in the … [Read More...]

Austria Piece By Piece – 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

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The Austrian Mint has started accepting orders for the seventh coin in the "Austria Piece By Piece" series, which highlights the nine federal provinces of Austria. The series features reverse designs created by children living in each province, along with an obverse design depicting a UNESCO world heritage site located in the province. The first nine coins in the series will depict each of the … [Read More...]

2015 Swiss 2000 Years of Aventicum 50-Franc Gold Coin

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The Federal Mint Swissmint has released a new commemorative gold coin which marks 2000 years of Aventicum. The obverse design carries an image of the famous Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Aventicum, the capital city of the Helvetii, whose territory once stretched over nearly all of the Swiss Plateau region, had almost 20,000 inhabitants in the third century AD. The city was constructed at the … [Read More...]

70th Anniversary of the End of the Italian Campaign 1 oz Silver Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released a new 1 oz silver coin to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Italian Campaign. As a first for the RCM, the coin comes with unique 3D packaging. The Italian Campaign was Canada's first full-scale ground operation of the Second World War. By the summer of 1943, the Allies were revitalized by victories in North Africa and were seeking to open up a … [Read More...]

2015 Australian Lighthouse Aid to Navigation Silver Coin

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The Royal Australian Mint will soon release a new commemorative coin which recognizes those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal lights around Australia, it comprised of 167 lighthouses, … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint 2015 Bugs Bunny $20 for $20 Silver Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for their latest $20 for $20 silver coin, which features the iconic cartoon character Bugs Bunny. Earlier this month, the Royal Canadian Mint had launched an ambitious program of gold and silver collector coins featuring Looney Tunes characters. This included a set of eight $10 silver coins, a set of four $20 silver coins, a $20 Merrie … [Read More...]