Three Holiday Coins From the Royal Canadian Mint


The Royal Canadian Mint has released three diverse coins in preparation for the holidays, each with its own unique features. They include the "1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Holiday Reindeer," "Holiday Toy Box," and the "1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Angel." The Holiday Reindeer coin is made of an ounce of silver that is 99.99% pure and has a mintage limited to 7,500 pieces. It has a … [Read More...]

Final Release in “Adventure Canada” Series Features Dog Sledding


The Royal Canadian Mint's "Adventure Canada" series is wrapping up with its fifth and final coin: "Dog Sledding." Like other coins in this series, it is composed of 1/2 oz. of silver that is 99.99% pure and carries a denomination of $10. It has a maximum mintage of 20,000 pieces and can be purchased for $44.95 (CAD). The reverse image was designed by Ken Ryan and features a team of dogs … [Read More...]

Canada Releases “Dance Screen” 5 Kilo Silver Coin


This month the Royal Canadian Mint has released "The Dance Screen (The Scream Too)", a 5 kg fine silver coin with a great design, a tiny mintage, and a huge price tag. The coin is composed of silver that is 99.99% pure and has a mintage limit of only 100 pieces. That low mintage makes sense considering the fact that each coin costs $10,500 CAD, but that cost hasn't prevented buyers from … [Read More...]

More October Releases from the Perth Mint


The Perth Mint has launched its October releases, and as usual they make for an interesting blend of the playful, the innovative, and the classic. In addition to the 2016 Five Blessings 1 oz. Silver Bullion Coin and the Christmas 2015 1 oz. Silver Star Shaped Coin, October brings us a new Australian Map Shaped Coin featuring the Redback spider, several new Year of the Monkey releases in gold and … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Releases 2016 Five Blessings 1 oz. Silver Coin


Today, October 6, the Perth Mint has released its 2016 Five Blessings 1 oz. Silver Bullion Coin, available for $69.00 AUD. The coin is composed of silver that is 99.9% pure and has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces. The reverse design, created by Aleysha Howarth, features five bats positioned around the Chinese character for "Fu," meaning prosperity. According to a press release, the bats … [Read More...]

Canada to Release Coins Featuring Goalies from the NHL’s “Original Six” Teams


On October 6, 2015, The Royal Canadian Mint will release silver Proof coins featuring goalies who played for the National Hockey League's original six teams. The coins are composed of 1/2-ounce of 99.99% pure silver, with a face value of $10, and respective mintage limits of 8,000 pieces each. Each coin costs $74.95 CAD. The reverses of the six coins feature images of Hall-of-Fame goaltenders. … [Read More...]

Austrian Mint Shares Info on “Wildlife in Our Sights” Capercaillie Coin

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The Austrian Mint has shared information on its upcoming 2015 "Wildlife in Our Sights" coin release. The new coin will feature the Capercaillie, a wild European woodland grouse, and carry a denomination of 100 euros. It will be released on October 28. The coin is composed of 16 grams of gold that is .986 fine, with a diameter of 30 mm, and a mintage limited to 30,000 pieces. The mint has yet to … [Read More...]

Japanese Coin Set Celebrates 50 Years of Bullet Trains


The Japan Mint's U.S. distributor, Panda America, is now accepting pre-orders for a 5-coin set issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Japan's first Shinkansen bullet train, initially conceived to improve the country's infrastructure as it prepared to host the 1964 Olympic Games. A press release notes that this is the first time in 39 years the Japan Mint has issued commemorative 100 yen … [Read More...]

New Canadian “$100 for $100” Coin Features Cougar


The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest in its "$100 for $100" silver coin series, in which 1 oz. coins made of 99.99% fine silver are made available for their face value of $100. The newest coin is titled "Cougar" and is the first in the series to be dated 2016. It has a mintage limit of 50,000 coins and an order limit of three per household. The coin is made of 99.99% fine silver … [Read More...]

2015 Austrian Euro Coin Proof Set


The Austrian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for its 2015 Official Austrian Euro Coin Proof Set, scheduled to being shipping on October 7. The set contains eight coins with denominations ranging from 1 cent to 2 euros, and is presented in a wooden case with a certificate of authenticity. It is priced at €79.80, which includes the value-added tax (VAT). Only 10,000 sets will be sold. The … [Read More...]