UK Releases “Great Fire of London” Gold and Silver Series

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The Royal British Mint has released four new coins highlighting the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which destroyed the oldest section of the city over a four-day period in 1666. A vivid reverse design depicting the event was created by Aaron West and is available on gold and silver Proof coins, a silver Proof Piedfort version, and a Brillaint Uncirculated cupro-nickel … [Read More...]

Superman 1 oz. Silver Bullion Coins From the Royal Canadian Mint

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The Royal Canadian Mint will soon begin issuing 2016 Superman one-ounce silver bullion coins, which are composed of 99.99% silver and will have a mintage limited to one million pieces. This release follows up on several popular limited-edition bullion coins produced by the R.C.M. recently, including the "Call of the Wild" series and privy-marked Maple Leafs. The reverse of the new coin … [Read More...]

Canada Releases Tiger and Dragon Ying and Yang Silver Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the 2016 Tiger and Dragon Ying and Yang Silver Coin, which is available for $98.88 CAD and has a mintage limited to 6,888 pieces. This issue has a square hole in its center, in keeping with an ancient Chinese minting tradition that included a round or square hole -- referencing the universe or the earth, respectively -- so that coins to be tied together for easy … [Read More...]

The Perth Mint’s June 2016 Silver Coin Releases

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The Perth Mint has unveiled its new releases for June, including four silver issues. The first is a one-kilo (32 oz.) 99.9% silver Proof Australian Kookaburra coin, which has a mintage limited to 500 units and is available for $1,590.91 AUD ($1,184.71 USD). Designed by Natasha Muhl, the coin measures 100.60 mm in diameter and 14.40 mm thick. It's monetary denomination is 30 … [Read More...]

The Perth Mint’s 80th Anniversary of The Phantom Silver Medallion

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The Perth Mint has issued a 1 oz. 99.9% silver medallion in honor of the 80th Anniversary of The Phantom comic strip, created by Lee Falk in 1936. The medallion has a mintage of just 3,000 coins and is available for $122.73 AUD ($88.99 US). The reverse of the medal features a color image of the Phantom running. Surrounding him, rendered in silver, is a jungle environment, with his wolf, … [Read More...]

Royal Mint Issues Collector Versions of Last “Round Pound”

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The Royal Mint UK has released two collector versions of its last "round pound," a design that has been circulated for 30 years and will be replaced by a twelve-sided pound coin in 2017. Collectors can choose from a 92.5% silver Proof Piedfort commemorative round pound as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated clad issue. The obverse of 2016's round pound features the heraldic beasts of the … [Read More...]

Swiss Mint Releases Gold Gotthard Tunnel Coin and “Brass Band” Silver Issue

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Today, May 26, the Swiss Mint has released two new commemorative coins featuring the soon-to-be completed Gotthard Tunnel and Switzerland's famous brass bands, respectively. While the brass bands issue is composed of 83.5% silver, the "Gottardo" coin follows up on a silver piece released in January with a new reverse design and a 90% gold composition. Seventeen years in the making, the … [Read More...]

National Geographic Pairs with South African Mint to Launch Big Cats Coin Program

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National Geographic and the South African Mint have launched a limited edition coin series called the National Geographic Big Cats Coin Program. The new program includes five unique issues and benefits National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative, which aims to combat the decline of these animals in the wild. The reverse designs highlight the cheetah, a threatened species famous for being the world's … [Read More...]

Austrian Mint’s Final Child-Designed Coins Feature Upper Austria

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The Austrian Mint has unveiled the design for the ninth coin in its "Austria By its Children" series, which features reverse images created by 9- and 10-year old Austrian school children. Each release in this series highlights a different region of Austria; the new issue is due for release on June 1 and features Upper Austria, or Oberösterreich. The coin will be issued in three versions: a … [Read More...]

Canada’s 50th Anniversary of Star Trek Coin Collection

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Last week the Royal Canadian Mint launched a diverse series of coins celebrating 50 years of Star Trek. Captain Kirk himself, actor William Shatner, was on hand to aid Mint President and CEO Sandra Hanington in the unveiling of the issues, which include several silver coins with varying denominations and a $200 gold issue modeled after the Delta Shield insignia worn by the crew of the U.S.S. … [Read More...]