Austrian Mint Launches 3-Year “Colorful Creatures Series” with Fledermaus Coin

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The Austrian Mint has launched a new twelve-coin series entitled "Colorful Creatures," which will kick off with the October 5 release of a coin featuring a fledermaus (German for "bat"). After this year, four coins will be issued annually for both 2017 and 2018, with three final pieces set to bring this series to its conclusion in 2019. The coin was designed by Helmut Andexlinger and … [Read More...]

Austria’s Final Child-Designed “Piece By Piece” Coins To Be Released October 5


The Austrian Mint has announced that the final design in its "Austria Piece by Piece" series will be released on October 5. This will be the tenth coin in a collection that highlights the various regions of Austria with reverse designs created by the country's schoolchildren. The final coin is titled "Österreich" and features the entire country of Austria as its theme. The coin will be issued … [Read More...]

Canada Issues 2016 DC Comics Originals: The Trinity Silver Colored Coin


The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the 2016 DC Comics Originals: The Trinity Silver Colored Coin, which is available for $112.95 CAD and has a mintage limited to 10,000 pieces. Coins in this series feature classic DC comics characters in a retro illustration style reminiscent of comics produced in the 1980s. The reverse design features color images of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, … [Read More...]

A Look at the Perth Mint’s 2017 Gold and Silver Bullion Programs


The Perth Mint has shared information on its upcoming 2017 bullion program. The following issues are presented in the order they will be released, with the first set of 2017 Rooster bullion coins expected to become available on September 12 of this year. Next year will be the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese Zodiac calendar, which employs a 12-animal cycle that starts over every dozen … [Read More...]

Royal Australian Mint Features VC Commodore as Part of 2016’s Holden Coin Collection

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The Royal Australian Mint has issued the 2016 VC Commodore Colored Uncirculated Coin as part of a batch of eleven 12-sided coins featuring classic cars from Australian car manufacturer, Holden. The coins in this series retail for $15 and have mintage limits of 30,000 pieces each. The obverse of the VC Commodore coin carries an image of a red Commodore backed by a stylized Australian sunset. … [Read More...]

Bank of Russia Issues Three 2016 Circulation Coins in “Ancient Cities of Russia” Series


Last month, the Bank of Russia issued three new 10-ruble coins as part of its "Ancient Cities of Russia" series, first launched in 2002. The coins were struck at the Moscow Mint – Branch of Goznak and feature depictions of Velikie Luki, Zubtsov, and Rzhev. The Velikie Luki coin highlights two to the city's great landmarks: to the right in the background is a memorial obelisk dedicated to … [Read More...]

Finland Opens Pre-Sale for 2016 “Finnish Work” Silver Proof Coins

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The Mint of Finland is now accepting orders for its 2016 silver Proof coins commemorating "Finnish work." The coin is available in three versions: a 10-gram piece with a mintage limit of 10,000 units for € 38; a 25.5-gram issue with a mintage limit of 5,000 for € 61, and a numbered 25.5-gram coin in a glass case for € 100, which also has a mintage limited to 5,000 units. The coin's reverse … [Read More...]

New Zealand Issues 2016 Star Wars “R2-D2” and Warriors of History “Vikings” Silver Coins


The New Zealand Mint has released new issues in two of its popular ongoing series: the Star Wars Classic program and Warriors of History. First, we'll take a look at the most recent addition to the Star Wars Classic coin series, which features characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The newest design features the droid R2-D2 and is available as a one-ounce silver piece, a one-once gold … [Read More...]

Royal Mint Releases Gold and Silver Coins Marking Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings


The Royal Mint has released four coins dedicated to the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conquerer of Normandy defeated King Harold, England's last Anglo-Saxon monarch. The anniversary design is available on a 22-karat gold Proof coin, a .925 silver Proof piece, a .925 silver Proof Piedfort version, and a copper-nickel Brilliant Uncirculated coin. The obverse … [Read More...]

Canada Continues its Landscapes of the North $200 for $200 Series with “Vast Prairies”


The Royal Canadian Mint has released the fourth $200 for $200 coin in its Landscapes of the North series, which highlights different ecologocial zones of Canada. Launched in 2014, previous themes in this series of two-ounce 99.99% silver coins include Towering Forests, Coastal Waters, and Rugged Mountains; the new issue is titled "Vast Prairies," and features the sprawling grasslands of the … [Read More...]