Mint of Poland Issues Gold-Gilded Silver Coin Honoring Shakespeare and Cervantes

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The Mint of Poland has issued a unique commemorative coin honoring two of the most important writers in the Western canon, Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare. Interestingly, these two artists who so impacted the literature of their respective languages were contemporaries -- Shakespeare died less than two weeks after Cervantes in the Spring of 1616, 400 hundred years ago. The coin is … [Read More...]

Canada Celebrates 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money With New Poppy-Marked Silver Maple Coins

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The Royal Canadian Mint's latest privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin will be issued in honor of the American Numismatic Association's upcoming World's Fair of Money, set to be held in Anaheim, California from August 9-13. This coin is composed of one ounce of 99.99% silver, features a Reverse Proof finish, and has a mintage limited to just 6,000 pieces. The coin's reverse features a … [Read More...]

Canada Launches DC Comics 3-Coin Silver Subscription Series

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new three-coin subscription series featuring three iconic superheroes from DC Comics. Each issue is composed of an ounce of 99.99% silver, features a Proof finish, and is available for $109.95 CAD. The first coin in the series is available now and bears an image of Superman; the second piece will feature Wonder Woman and begin shipping in August; and the … [Read More...]

Royal Australian Mint Taking Pre-Orders for 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin

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The Royal Australian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for its 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin, which is composed of 6.03 grams of 99.9% silver and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. It is the eighth release in the annual series. Shipments of the issue are expected to begin on August 1. The reverse of the coin features a clean, stylized image of a kangaroo on a horizon-line, … [Read More...]

Monnaie de Paris Issues 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc Gold and Silver Coins

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The Monnaie de Paris has released its 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc gold and silver coins, which carry the third design in the Mint's new "Women of France" series launched earlier this year. The coin is available in a 22.2-gram silver Proof version and as 1/4-ounce and 1-ounce gold Proof pieces. The Joan of Arc coins follow the Queen Clotilde and Queen Matilda releases in this series. As a … [Read More...]

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Britannia Gold and Silver Coins

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The Royal Mint has released its 2016 range of Britannia gold and silver coins, which includes a variety of sizes and product options for collectors to consider. The silver coins are composed of 99.9% silver and are available in one-ounce Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated versions, a five-ounce Proof piece, and as a six-coin Proof set. The gold issues all carry a Proof finish and are composed of … [Read More...]

The Perth Mint’s Gold Releases for July 2016

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The Perth Mint has released a number of new gold coins this month, including a two-ounce high relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle, a half-sovereign, and four gold Australian Koalas ranging in size from 1/10 of an ounce to two ounces. The two-ounce high relief Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle is composed of 99.99% gold and has a mintage limited to 500 pieces. The reverse image was designed by former … [Read More...]

New Zealand 2016 Warriors of History – Samurai Silver Coin

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The New Zealand Mint has launched its new "Warriors of History" coin series with a one-ounce silver piece featuring the Samurai, a caste of warriors that held power for centuries in feudal Japan. The issue has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces and is available for $85 USD. The obverse design features an color illustration of a Samurai warrior before a background image of Samurai soldiers … [Read More...]

2016 Canada “$25 for $25” True North Silver Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest coin in its "$25 for $25" coin series, which allows collectors to purchase 99.99% silver coins for the cost of their face value. The new issue is titled "True North" and has a mintage limited to 250,000 pieces, with an order limit of 5 coins per household. The coin's reverse was designed by Trevor Tennant and features an image of a polar bear … [Read More...]

Mint of Poland Continues “History of Polish Coin” Series with Ducat of Sigismund the Elder

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The National Bank of Poland has issued its ninth coin in a series commemorating coinage from throughout the nation's history. The newest issue marks the start of the third part of the series, which is dedicated to coins from the modern era. The “Ducat of Sigismund the Elder" features an obverse and reverse that incorporate the design of the original gold ducat pieces from the time of Sigismund … [Read More...]