Endangered and Extinct: 2015 Mahogany Glider 1oz Silver Proof Coin

2015 Mahogany Glider 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for the fifth release within the Endangered and Extinct silver coin series, which features the mahogany glider. The extremely rare species of gliding possum is found only in fragmented woodlands in a very small area of Queensland's wet tropics. It was thought to be extinct for some 100 years before being rediscovered in 1989. The creatures have a … [Read More...]

France 2014 Great War Centenary Gold and Silver Coins

France 2014 Great War Silver Coin

The Monnaie de Paris has released four coins, a medal, and insignia to honor the men and women of the Great War on its centenary. The coins, which include two gold and two silver, feature a common design which continues its theme from one side to the other. The obverse features a scene of soldiers answering the call of the mobilization poster campaign. Soldiers bid farewell to the civilian … [Read More...]

Latvia 2014 Old Stenders 5 Euro Silver Coin

Old Stenders Silver Coin

The Bank of Latvia has issued a new silver collector coin dedicated to Gotthard Friedrich Stender, known as Vecais Stenders or "Old Stenders." The release coincides with the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Latvian writer, linguist, thinker, and founder of Latvian secular literature. The obverse design features an image taken from the title page of the first edition of Old Stender's A … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint New Product Releases September 2014

Emily Carr Totem Forest Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders from the general public for a wide array of new product releases. The coins come from both new and existing series with several subscription offerings beginning this month. Highlights include the Mint's first use of glow in the dark technology on a silver coin, new releases in the niobium series, and low mintage gold and platinum coins. All … [Read More...]

Perth Mint New Product Releases September 2014

Abalone Shell Silver Coin

The Perth Mint has launched their latest batch of new product releases. Highlights for this month's releases include the proof versions of the 2015 Year of the Goat Gold and Silver Coins, the latest release in the Australian Opal series, the start of a new five-coin series featuring Australian dinosaurs, and unique coin which includes a fragment of a polished abalone shell. For collectors in … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint 2014 Superman Gold and Silver Coins

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The Royal Canadian Mint has officially launched a collection of four new Superman gold and silver coins. Pre-orders for the coins were accepted from Master's Club members starting late last week. Today, the designs were officially unveiled and orders opened to the general public. Last year, the Royal Canadian Mint had released a series of Superman themed coins to coincide with the 75th … [Read More...]

Finland: 2014 Ilmari Tapiovaara and Interior Decoration Silver Coins

Ilmari Tapiovaara Silver Coin

The Mint of Finland will soon release silver coins in honor of Ilmari Tapiovaara, one of the most significant Finnish designers of the 20th century. His most famous designs include the Domus and Mademoiselle chairs. The coins are released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his birth. The obverse design of the coin features an image of the Mademoiselle chair.  The inscription reads … [Read More...]

Austria 2014 “Tertiary – Life on the Ground” 20 Euro Silver Coin

Tertiary Coin Sabre Toothed Cat

The Austrian Mint has started accepting orders for the fourth coin in the series “Prehistoric Life: Back from the Dead.” The designs of the coin feature dramatic depictions of a the saber-toothed cat. The coin represents life on the ground during the Tertiary period, which spans 66 million to 2.6 million years BC. The obverse design features a detailed representation of the skull of the … [Read More...]

Latvia 2014 25th Anniversary of the Baltic Way 5 Euro Silver Coin

2014 Baltic Way Silver Coin

The Bank of Latvia has issued a new silver collector coin dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way. Also known as the Baltic Chain or Chain of Freedom, this was a peaceful demonstration that occurred on August 23, 1989 with approximately two million people joining hands to form a human chain spanning more than 600 kilometers across the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and … [Read More...]

Royal Australian Mint New Releases Include Year of the Goat Coins

Australia Tetra Decagon Year of the Goat Coin

The Royal Australian Mint has started accepting pre-orders for a range of new products which include gold and silver coins to celebrate the Year of the Goat as well as the latest releases in the Kangaroo Explorer's First Sightings and Saltwater Crocodiles series. The releases to celebrate the Year of the Goat begin with tetra decagon or 14-sided coins featuring a depiction of a mother goat … [Read More...]