Perth Mint Issues Final Design in Silver Shark Bullion Series

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The Perth Mint has released the third and final coin in its Silver Shark series of 1/2 oz. silver bullion coins. The Mint has also increased the silver content for the new issue to .9999 fineness, up from the .999 composition of the previous two coins in the series. The new coin features the Tiger Shark, which is the fourth-largest shark in the world; adults in the species average 10 to 14 feet … [Read More...]

Perth Mint’s New Gold and Silver Coins Honor Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

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The Perth Mint is joining in the celebrations surrounding the upcoming milestone birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, who will turn 90 years old on April 21. In addition to a stamp and coin cover issued to mark the occasion, the Mint has released three Proof coins with a common commemorative reverse design. The reverse was designed by Natasha Muhl and features an image of St. Edward's crown at its … [Read More...]

Austrian Mint Shares Info on Second Silver Coin in Mozart Series

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The Austrian Mint will continue its "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a Life in Three Acts" series with a new silver Proof coin scheduled for release on May 11. This issue will be the second of three planned for the program and will follow up on last year's "Wunderkind" coin, which highlighted the composer's early years as a child prodigy. A press release notes that new coin will be titled "Amade: The … [Read More...]

2016 Libertad Silver BU Releases Early

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Unlike the American Silver Eagles, which begin sales in January, the Mexican Mint releases its Libertad bullion (BU) coins whenever they want and this year this means now! The silver BU coins began their 2016 year by surprising everybody and shipping starting April 1. With silver prices up from a few months ago, it is likely good for business. The Winged Victory design on the liberated pays … [Read More...]

Canada’s 2016 Weather Phenomenon “Radiant Rainbow” Silver Proof Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint has begun taking orders for its new 2016 Weather Phenomenon - Radiant Rainbow 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin, which carries a Proof finish and has a mintage limit of 8,000 pieces. Pre-orders began this week and have already exceeded 87% of the available inventory. Composed of 99.99% pure silver, the one-ounce coin measures 38 mm in diameter and can be purchased for $99.95 … [Read More...]

“Monuments of Russia” Series Features Shoanin Christian Temple Silver Coin

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The Central Bank of Russia has released a new silver Proof commemorative coin in its Monuments of Russia series, which features some of the region's most historically and architecturally significant structures. The new coin highlights the Shoanin Ancient Christian Temple in the Karachaevo-Cherkessian Republic, located between Ukraine and Georgia. The reverse features an image of the temple … [Read More...]

Royal British Mint Issues New “Queen’s Beasts” Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

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The Royal British Mint has announced the release of an impressive new series of gold and silver bullion coins entitled "The Queen's Beasts." The series will pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II by depicting various heraldic animals symbolizing strains of her ancestry. The first design, created by Jody Clark, will be available on one-ounce and 1/4-ounce gold coins, as well as on two-ounce silver … [Read More...]

Royal Mint Opens Sales for Three New Beatrix Potter Silver Coins

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The Royal British Mint is now taking pre-orders for three new silver coins in its popular 2016 Beatrix Potter series. The previous issue featured an illustration of Peter Rabbit on its reverse and sold out its 15,000-piece inventory in a week. The new coins carry images of the Potter characters Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, and Squirrel Nutkin, and have each been given a "Limited Edition … [Read More...]

France Continues Sower Series with “The Teston” Gold and Silver Coins

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The Monnaie de Paris has released the next design in its Sower Historic Coins series, which recalls France's numismatic heritage by highlighting some of the most significant coins in the nation's history. The 2016 issues feature the teston, a sixteenth century issue that circulated during the reign of Francis 1. This year's design is available on three gold Proof coins -- with 10-euro, 50-euro, … [Read More...]

Finland’s 2016 Uno Cygnaeus and Baltic Herring Collector Coins

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The Mint of Finland has issued 2016 collector coins featuring Uno Cygnaeus, father of the Finnish public school system, and the Baltic Herring, the first fish to be highlighted as part of the Mint's new "Fish of the Baltic Sea" series. Uno Cygnaeus (1810-1888) was a clergyman and Master of Science who gave his life to the improvement of public schooling, or "folk" schooling, according to a … [Read More...]