Canada Releases 2015 Muskox “$100 for $100” Fine Silver Coin


The Royal Canadian Mint is offering a new Muskox $100 for $100 Fine Silver Coin—the latest issue in the popular “$100 for $100” series that has sold out each of its previous releases. Composed of 99.99% pure silver, weighing 31.83 grams, and measuring 40 mm in diameter, the Muskox Fine Silver Coin’s cost is equal to its value as legal tender: one hundred Canadian dollars. The reverse image … [Read More...]

Mint of Finland to Issue 30th Anniversary European Flag Coin


On July 23rd, the Mint of Finland will begin advance sales of a commemorative 2 Euro coin issued in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the European Union flag. The coin's obverse features Greek artist Georgios Stamatopoulos's image of the EU flag, its twelve stars "morphing" into twelve human forms that symbolize unity among the citizens of Europe. "Suomi Finland 1985-2015" … [Read More...]

The Perth Mint’s July Releases Include Alice in Wonderland and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


The Perth Mint’s releases for the month of July include a unique, 2 oz. silver “antiqued clock” coin created in honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The coin’s reverse bears images of Alice, the Cheshire Cat, and the White Rabbit, with a working clock face occupying the center of the piece. The obverse … [Read More...]

France 2015 Rugby World Cup Gold and Silver Oval Domed Coins


The Monnaie de Paris has unveiled a new collection of coins issued to celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Both the 10 Euro Silver Coin and 200 Euro Gold Coin within the collection feature an oval shape with a convex obverse and concave reverse. In recent years, there have been an increasing number of domed or curved coins issued. In most instances, this shape has been used to accentuate the the … [Read More...]

Lithuania 2015 Coin Dedicated to Literature 5 Euro Silver Coin


The Bank of Lithuania has recently released a new collector coin dedicated to literature. The coin is from the series "Culture of Lithuania." The reverse design of the coin takes a minimalist approach with a stylized depiction of the turning of a book's pages. The pages move from static to dynamic, culminating with with pages resembling a bird's wings. The design by artist Rytas Jonas … [Read More...]

2015 Netball World Cup Silver Proof Dome Coin


The Royal Australian Mint will release a new dome-shaped coin to mark the 14th Netball World Cup to be hosted in Sydney, Australia in August 2015. Held every four years since the world cup’s inception in 1963, Australia previously hosted the Netball World Cup on two occasions, in Perth in 1967 and in Sydney in 1991. Having been victorious on both occasions, Australia will face the 2015 … [Read More...]

2015 500 Years of Riga Castle 5 Euro Silver Coin


On June 17, the Bank of Latvia launched a new collector coin to mark the 500th anniversary of Riga Castle. This important symbol of Latvia is a characteristic feature of the Riga skyline and has been witness to the power or weakness of rulers for centuries. The obverse of the square shaped coin features the stone moldings on the gateway of the Riga Castle convent showing the Madonna and … [Read More...]

2015 Mask of the Slovak Region 100 Francs CFA Gold Coin


The first of the new "investment royalty coins" produced by the Kremnia Mint of Slovakia is now available. These coins are issued as legal tender in the Republic of the Congo and feature ritual masks of the world regions. Last year, the Kremnica Mint had distributed a news release and survey to customers indicating that they were considering producing and issuing gold and silver investment … [Read More...]

2015 150 Years of Firefighting in Latvia 5 Euro Silver Coin


Last month, the Bank of Latvia released a new collector coin commemorating 150  years of firefighting in Latvia. The coin honors firefighters and rescuers for their professionalism and heroic acts of bravery for the good of the nation. In Latvia, the very first firefighters' brigade was formed in 1845 in Daugavpils, then Dinaburg of Vitebsk gubernia. The first firefighting unit in Riga emerged … [Read More...]

Australia 2015 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta $5 Silver Rectangular Coin


The Royal Australian Mint has issued a rectangular shaped coin with an antique finish to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta has been reissued by Monarchs throughout history, including the 1297 Inspeximus issue by Edward I, which now takes pride of place at the Australian Parliament House. It is a fitting home for a document to which much Australian legislation can … [Read More...]