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...]

Canada Issues Batman v. Superman Silver Series

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a series of silver coins in the run up to the March 25 release of the film, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. First is "The Trinity," a coin composed of 31.83 grams of 99.99% silver. This issue carries a Proof finish, measures 40 mm in diameter, and has a mintage limited to 12,500 pieces. Its reverse features images of Superman, Wonder Woman, and … [Read More...]

Austria’s “Klimt and His Women” Series Concludes with “The Kiss” Gold Coin

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On April 13, the Austrian Mint will issue a fifth gold coin to mark the conclusion of its "Klimt and His Women" Series. The new issue will feature Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's most famous work, "The Kiss," and will have a mintage limited to 30,000 coins. The reverse design, engraved by Helmut Andexlinger, replicates the central motif of the larger painting, which features an impassioned … [Read More...]

France Debuts “Paris Treasures” Series with Opéra Garnier Silver Coins

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Two new coins honoring France's famous Opéra Garnier have been released by the Monniae de Paris to launch the Mint's "Paris' Treasures" series. The coins are composed of 90% silver and share obverse and reverse designs; collectors can choose from a 10€ silver Proof coin that weighs 22.2 grams and costs 78€, and a 50€ silver Proof coin that weighs five ounces and costs 470€. The Opera Garnier, also … [Read More...]

Poland’s New Silver Coin Marks Anniversary of WWII Cichociemni Paratroopers

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The National Bank of Poland has released a new silver Proof collector coin dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the first drop of the Cichociemni paratroopers. The Cichociemni were an elite force of Polish troops trained in the United Kingdom during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. Although hundreds eventually parachuted into Poland for covert operations against the Germans, only … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Issues 2016 RSL Centenary Gold and Silver Coins

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The Perth Mint has issued two commemorative coins in honor of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Returned & Services League of Australia, (RSL), established to provide camaraderie and care to Australian Defence Force members who have returned from conflicts. Both coins have small mintages, with the one-ounce silver issue capped at 5,000 pieces and the 1/4-ounce gold coin limited … [Read More...]

2016 Mexican Libertad Magnificent Seven Set

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There is good news and bad news on the libertad front. The good news: the seven-coin Proof set mintage remains fixed at 250 sets, signaling that this series has legs. The bad news: 250 sets. This year’s set featuring the 5 oz, 2 oz, 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz silver Proof libertad coins has come and gone already. As with the previous two years, this hyper-rare set is … [Read More...]